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Eligibility Rule
Change Asked
By M. J. Smith
Wants Frenshmen To Play
Football If CongressI
Passes New Draft Bill
VILLANOVA, PA., Aug 7.-(P)-
Maurice J. (Clipper) Smith, former
Notre Dame star whose Villanova
football college teams have lost only
four games in his four seasons here,
proposed'today that freshmen eligibi-
lity rules be waived this fall if the
Military Conscription bill becomes a
"Some of the leading coaches," he
said, "already are discussing how to
offset losses in manpower which en-.
actment of the Burke-Wadsworth
bill might bring"I
"Clipper," author of numerous
novel coaching stunts, offered as a
solution lifting the ban on fresh-
man varsity football "until this emer-
gency has passed."
"It is fairly certain that young men
between the ages of 21 and 31 will
be subject to call," the Villanova
mentor said after a study of pending
draft legislation. "In our case, this
means that 27 men in our squad of
44 will be eligible for miltiary train-
"In nearly every college the draft
law will affect the seniors and some
of the juniors. The upper classmen
are the experienced players and the
backbone of any football team. If
they are called up, it is obvious that
a great number of the colleges will
be minus some stellar performers this
Cleveland Manager
Protests Newsom 's
Use Of Taped Hand
CHICAGO, Aug. 7.-OP)-Manager
Oscar Vitt of the Cleveland Indians
declared today that he will not con-
sent to the use of tape on Lou
(Buck) Newsom's thumb if the De-
troit pitcher attempts to wear the
bandage when the Tigers meet the
"That's the silliest thing I ever
heard of," said Vitt. "The rules state
distinctly that a pitcher can't have
tape anywhere on his throwing hand.
Using tape must give a pitcher an
advantage, otherwise there wouldn't
be any rule against it. I'm certainly
not giving the Tigers any advant-
Since Newsom returned to action
ten days ago he has protected with
tape the thumb which was broken
on the Tiger's last eastern trip. Op-
posing managers so far have con-
sented . to this.

Tigers Keep Lead By Defeating
Browns, 7-5, As Cleveland Wins




Reds, 5-3; Cardinals

Bow TwiceI


To Pirates, 10-9, 12-6; Yanks, Red Sox Split


(By The Associated Press)
The league-leading Detroit Tigers
had a scare yesterday but managed
to hold on to an early lead and de-
feat the St. Louis Browns, 7 to 5, to
maintain a mere half-game advan-
tage over the threatening Cleveland
The tottering Brownies, who sur-
prisingly enough often make their
best showing against first division
clubs, rallied and scored four runs
in the last three innings while blank-
ing the Tigers.
Weakeningsin the stretch, John
Gorsica, Detroit's starting pitcher,
was relieved in the ninth by Archie
McKain, who in turn had to have
help from Alton Benton, who saved
the day.
He retired hard-hitting Johnny
Berardino and Harland Clift with
the bases filled to protect the two-
run lead.
Bill Trotter, making his first start
of the season, after appearing in the
relief role 23 times, was the losing
pitcher, yielding 12 hits and all seven
Detroit runs.
Indians-White Sox
Lou Boudreau, Cleveland's spark-
ling young shortstop, drove in six
marginal runs with two homers and
a single today as the Indians de-
feated the Chicago White Sox, 9 to 3,
and took the series, three games to
Johnny Rigney, tall Chicago right-
hander, was the victim of Boudreau's
spree and suffered his 13th defeat
against 10 victories. Boudreau's first
home run, his eighth of the year,
tied the score at one-all in the fourth.
He connected again in the seventh
after pitcher Al Smith walked and
Ben Chapman singled. Boudreau sin-
gled in his other two runs in the
Smith was credited with his 12th
victory against four defeats, al-
though he was removed for Harry
Eisenstat after Rigney doubled to
open the seventh. Eisenstat retired
.the next nine Sox batters in order,
fanning three.
A four-hit rally in the tenth gave
Chicago a 5 to 3 victory over the
first-place Cincinnati Reds today
after homers by Bill Nicholson and
Jimmy Gleason sent the game into
overtime at 2-all. The Reds twice
loaded the bases in their half but
got only one run.
The red-hot Pittsburgh Buccaneers
swept a double-header from St. Louis
today, 10 to 9 and 12 to 6, running
their winning streak to seven straight
and their percentage above the .500

mark for the first time since April.
Lee Handley, Frankie Gustine and
Bob Elliott made two hits apiece dur-
ing a nine-run third inning rally of
the nightcap.
Red Sox-Yankees
It took a three-run rally in the
ninth inning of the second game of
today's doubleheader to pull the
world champion New York Yankees
out of a five-game losing streak, but
they made it.
Tom Henrich tripled with two on
and then scored on Joe DiMaggio's
single for a 6 to 3 victory after drop-
ping the first game, 10 to 7.
Lefty Marius Russo went the route
for New York in the nightcap, scat-
tering eight hits. All the runs scored
against him came on home runs by
Jim Tabor and Manager Joe Cronin,
who also had one in the firstgame.
The Red Sox turned loose a 16-hit
assault on four pitches in winning
the opener and again were helped by
Yankee misplays, two of their runs
being unearned. Bobby Doerr hit a
homer for Boston and Joe DiMaggio
hit his 22nd of the season.
novae Season
Daily at 2-4-7-9 P.M.

CH A I R M AN -This is Ed-
ward J. Flynn of the Bronx,
N. Y., who as new Democratic
national committee chairman
will direct the Roosevelt cam-
paign. He succeeds Farley.

Mats. 28c

Eves. 39c

Ends Tonight
A Picture To




Greater than "KENTUCKY"
"Kentucky's" Great Star

A R M Y T R A I N S 'C H U T I S T S-Drill in parachuting has been added to Uncle Sam's cur-
ricula, and here's a scene at Hightstown, N. J., where a test parachute platoon of two officers and
48 men has been training. With the upper cable the man and 'chute are raised to 125-foot free drop
'towers, and ride down begins. Beginners use harness suspension drop (attached to cables).




E N D 0 F A j 0 U R N E Y-Moored at Auckland, New Zealand, is the giant American Clipper
which recently established the first commercial air line between U. S. and New Zealand. During the
16,016-mile, 12-day round trip between San Francisco and Auckland the plane, which went by way
of Honolulu, Canton Island and New Caledonia, had 52 hours' flying time each way.

F O R E C A S T-Tonic for hot
weather is this reminder of
skating season - an igloo cos-
tume designed by Louise Unger
of Flushing. N. Y., who thereby
won a scholarship sponsored by
Dr. Willis H. Carrier. Embroid-
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