THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRMAY, AUGUST 9, 1940
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1940
Remain In 2nd
Bobby Feller Wins 19th
Game Of Season, 7.4;
Auker Hurls Nightcap
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 8. -(P)- The
Cleveland Indians bounced into co-
leadership of the American League
-and right out again-today as they
split a doubleheader with the St.
Louis Browns to remain a half game
The pace-setting Tigers were idle
and the Indians caught them by
snapping through a 7 to 4 victory over
the Brownies in the opener, but
kicked away the chance to move
out in front by dropping the night-
cap, 2 to 1.
The goat of the defeat was Cleve-
land's pitcher, Johnny Humphries,
who was charged with the defeat
despite the fact he set the Browns
down with a mere three hits.
Deciding Run In Sixth
The run that eventually spelled
victory for the Browns came in the
hitless sixth inning on Don Heffner's
long fly to left field with the bases
Credit for the win went to Elden
Auker, his ninth of the season, against
eight defeats. He allowed eight hits
but managed to keep them fairly well
Bobby Feller scored his nineteenth
Victory of the year in the first game.
He yielded ten hits, but coasted to an
easy triumph after his comrades gave
him a healthy early lead.
Keltner Hits Homer
Ken Keltner hit a homer in the
sixth inning to give Cleveland a 6-0
lead and Rip Radcliff hit a four-
bagger in the home half of the same
inning for the Browns' first run.
Vern Kennedy, charged with his
eleventh defeat of the year, was
knocked out in the fifth inning when
the Indians piled across three runs
on four hits.
Ben Chapman injured his leg run-
ning bases in the fifth inning of the
first game and Roy Bell replaced him
in right field. Bell got three hits,
including a double, in the second.
BRIDGEBORO, N. J., Aug. 8.-(R')
-Handsome Joe Burk stepped down
voluntarily today from the pedestal
he has occupied for nearly three years
as world amateur rowing champion.
"There is nothing to look forward
to unless the international situation
brightens unexpectedly," the red-
haired fruit farmer declared.
Besides, he wants to give the "other
fellows" a chance at the diamond
sculls, Canadian Single Sculls, and
Gold Challenge Titles he holds.
"I think it is a good thing for me
and for the rowing game that I quit
now," the former University of Penn-
sylvania sculler said
In The Majors
New York ........
Washington ..... .
Boston 6, New York 5
Cleveland 7-1, St. ;Louis 4-2
Philadelphia 6, Washington 4
Only Games Scheduled
Detroit at Chicago (night)
Cleveland at St. Louis (night)
Boston at Washington
Philadelphia at New York
Team W L
New York.... ..51 45
Chicago ..........53 51
Pittsburgh ........49 48
St. Louis ......... .47 50
Boston ...... . ...37 61
Cincinnati 3, Chicago 1
Boston 6, Philadelphia 2
Brooklyn 6, New York 3
Only Games Scheduled
DETROIT, Aug. 8.-P)-The pen-
nant-chasing Detroit Tigers took out
a little more "infield insurance" to-
day by acquiring a slugging second
baseman from Knoxville of the
The new player, for whom the
Tigers agreed to give an unan-
nounced sum of cash and two play-
ers, is 25-year-old L. D. (Dutch)
Meyer, who has hit 22 home runs
and batted in 96 runs for Knoxville
in 107 games this season to lead the
Association in both departments.
Meyer, a former football star at
Texas Christian University, bats and
throws right-handed, is 5 feet, 10/2
inches tall and weighs 180 pounds.
Officials of the Detroit Baseball
Club said Meyer would join the team
Saturday morning in Chicago.
If the rookie from Dixie is to be
used in the regular Tiger lineup to
relieve the veteran Charley Gehrin-
ger on occasion, it will be necessary
for Manager Del Baker to cut one
player loose from the Detroit player
roster which now is at the league
The players to be sent to Knox-
ville in the deal for Meyer are yet
to be selected. There was no indica-
tion whether one or both might be
players now on the Tiger roster, or
whether Minor League property of
the club might be involved.
Thus far this season the Tigers
have functioned with insufficient
capable infield reserve material. The
mishaps which at times have removed
Gehringer, third baseman Pinky Hig-
gins and shortstop Dick Bartell from
the lineup have weakened the club
at bat if not afield. Meyer's acquisi-
tion is counted on to help remedy this
Chicago at Pittsburgh
Brooklyn at Boston
St. Louis at Cincinnati (night)
Only Games Scheduled
Brooklyn at Boston: Wyatt (11-9)
vs.- Errickson (8-7).
Chicago at Pittsburgh (night):
Olsen (7-7) vs. Sewell (9-2).
St. Louis at Cincinnati (night) :
McGee (11-6) vs. Thompson (10-7).
(Only games scheduled).
Philadelphia at New York: Babich
(8-9) vs. Ruffing (10-8).
Boston at Washington: Ostermuel-
ler (3-5) vs. Leonard (12-10).
Detroit at Chicago (night): Trout
(1-5) or Hutchinson (2-3) vs. E.
Cleveland at St. Louis (night):
Harder (7-7) and Whitehead (1-3).
Giant Netiman Stops
Frank From Coming
Through_ The Rye
RYE, N. Y., Aug. 8.--P)-Frankie
Parker, of Pasadena, Calif., as final-
ist in the Eastern Grass Court cham-
pionships last year, was bumped out
of the tournament in the quarter-
final round today by Hank Prusoff,
Seattle giant, whose tennis career
seemed finished five years ago after
he broke his back in an elevator ac-
Prusoff had hardly completed his
masterful 6-4, 6-3 conquest of the
nation's second ranking player when
Bryan. (Bitsy) Grant, another veter-
an on the downgrade, turned in an-
other upset by eliminating Joe Hunt,
of Annapolis, fifth ranking player of
The parade of surprises seemed
destined to reach a dizzy peak, when
Frank Shields, of New York, won the
first set of his match against defend-
ing champion Bobby Riggs, but Riggs
staged one of his characteristic ral-
lies and downed the'former interna-
tionalist, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.
Landis Withholds Decision
On Grimes' Suspension
CHICAGO, Aug. 8.-(')-Kenesaw
Mountain Landis, organized base-
ball's high commissioner, withheld
his decision today in the appeal of
Burleigh Grimes, suspended mana-
ger of the Michigan State League's
Grand Rapids Club.
Landis conferred with T. J. Halli-
gan of Flint, Mich., president of the
state circuit, and heads of the loop's
six clubs. Halligan submitted all cor-
respondence and records on Umpire
Bob Williams' charges that Grimes
had spit in his face during a dispute
over a decision.
N A M E D -Rep. Lindsay C.
Warren (above), North Carolina
Democrat named by F.D.R. as
comptroller general for a 1-
year term, is chairman of the
House accounts committee, and
served on the merchant marine
and roads committees.
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Alilunas, Panzarella Meet
Final winners in the Intramural
horseshoes tournament are Evans,
who won the singles competition by
beating Stall, -21-8 and 21-6, and
Evans and Stall, who together de-
feated Larson and Ulevitch in the
Three more final matches will be
played today. Leo J. Alilunas, who
won a default from W. Judd, will
meet Marion A. Panzarella, who de-
feated J. F. Thompson, at 3:30 in the
tennis singles tourney; C. Dunham,
who won his semi-final round in the
First Flight Golf meet from C. Dun-
ham Tuesday, will face J. Wilson at
2 p.m., and the final handball match
will be between Dalgren and Naesath
at 4:15 p.m.
In the handball doubles Pfaff and
Reynolds defeated Naeseth and Hess,
19-21, 21-19, 21-19.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 8. -(iP)-
American Airlines officials tonight
investigated the reported slugging of
a sky sleeper stewardess by an un-
identified person shortly before the
Westbound plane landed here last
The stewardess, 24-year-old Rose-
mary Griffith of Flushing, N.Y., was
recovering in a hospital here from
a blow on the head and other bruises.
Paul Stanley, local sales manager
for the airline, talked with her this
morning and late today gave out a
statement that Miss Griffith had told
him of being accosted in the ladies
lounge by a man who demanded a
key she had to the mail, express and
Navy Hours Extended
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8. -(A)-
The Navy gave its bustling ship-
yards and shore stations permission
today to work their 106,000 mechanics
and laborers more than 40 hours a
week if necessary to speed contruc-
tion of the two-ocean fleet. Secre-
tary Knox announced the step had
been taken in cooperation with Sid-
ney Hillman, Labor Member of the
National Defense Commission.
W A N T E D: P OT S A N D P A N S-English households
are being combed for aluminum articles, such as pots and pans;
shoe trees, bathroom fittings, cigarette boxes, etc., which can be
converted into plane parts. Here's a typical response.
P L E D G E O F A M E R I C A S-of historic interest to the 21
American republics concerned is signing by U. S. Secretary of
State Cordell Hull (above), and other delegates, of the Havana
declaration safeguarding this hemisphere from aggression.