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St. Louis Browns Lead
1 Juior Circuit Race
By The Associated Press
St. Louis boasted a 5%-game lead in the American League today after
brushing off Eastern opposition in 11 of 16 starts to pace the Western
clubs to a decisive triumph in the fourth intersectional series of the season.
While the Browns operated on home soil, the traveling Cardinals
wound up their second tour of the Atlantic seaboard with a fancy 14 of{
17 win secord as all Western Nationals broke .500 or better.Y
Only the Boston Red Sox, who won nine of 15 starts, upheld the
honor of the East in either league with a few scattered games to be played
before the clubs head home. Washington, winner of only one in 16 and
loser of 11 straight, hit bottom with an :$63 mark for the tour.:
Sig Jakucki hurled the Brewers to an 11-6 nod over the Nats last
-night with Vern Stephens' four hits 1

Sayres, Detroit
:....:'Netter, Beaten

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Daily Sports Editor

Tigers Draw
Large Crowds
In Home Stand
79,601 Fans Watch
Last Four Contests
DETROIT-()-The Detroit Ti-
gers were stil in fifth place in the
American league today but they left
a trail of attendance records in their
wake as they pulled away from Briggs
stadium for a swing through west-
ern Michigan after taking three out
of four from the New York Yankees.
Though buried in the second divi-
sion, the Tigers packed 'em into the
home lot like they were leading the
league when 79,601 fans paid to
watch the four games in three days.
Record Attendance
An all-time record twilight crowd
for the club-26,815-sat in on Paul
(Dizzy) Trout's 16th victory last
light, his fourth without defeat
against the Yanks. The score was
8 to 4.
New York, previously beaten nine
times in 14 starts this year against
the Tigers, sent out Ernie (Tiny)
Bonham in search of his seventh
straight mound triumph, but the big
righthander didn't last four innings
and when Al Lyons came to the res-
cue Detroit was leading, 6 to 1.
Trout, taking it easy with the com-
fortable margin, permitted 14 Yankee
hits, three more than Detroit col-
York Hits 11th
But the Tigers made theirs count.
Joe Hoover's single in the second
drove in both Pinky Higgins, who had
singled, and Bob Swift, who had
doubled. Four hits netted three more
Detroit runs in the fourth and Rudy
York's 11th homer of the year, a
mighty swat into the upper deck
in left field in the seventh, scored
Jim Outlaw, who had walked.
Tight in the Pinches
New York had runners on the base
paths in seven of the nine innings
but Trout escaped serious damage
each time, striking out Relief Pitch-
er Al Lyons in the sixth with the
bases full.
Pop flies: When Trout took Hems-
ley's liner in the second and threw
to York, catching Etten off first, it
was Detroit's 123rd double play .--
home attendance for the 1 8days of
the stand just ended was 219,527
... total for seven twilight games is
92,806, an average of 13,258 ... Trout
now has beaten New York four times
without defeat and Hal Newhouser
has notched five wins from the
Bob Swift came out of a
collision at the plate with a torn
finger nail but should be ready for
the club's next American league
game Saturday at Chicago . . . the
crash was with Mike Miloesvich, who
was out trying to score from first on
Stirnweiss' double in the third . .
after tonight's game at Grand Rap-
ids with a western Michigan all-star
nine the Tigers play on successive
days at Muskegon and Kalamazoo.

helping to send Dutch Leonard down
for the eighth time.
Boston fell before Cleveland,
8-4, but kept second place when the
Yankees lost to Detroit by the same
score. Tex Hughson's three-game
win streak was snapped by Cleve-
land's Ray Poat in a relief role
and Ernie Bonham's six-game
string was broken by Detroit's
Dizzy Trout who won his sixteenth.
Philadelphia nosed out Chicago,
2-1, as Gordy Maltzberger lost his
third game in a relief role to Joe
Berry when Buddy Tall tripled and
scored on Hal Epps' long fly in the
The Cardinals and Mort Cooper
avenged Monday's beating by Brook-
lyn when they walloped the Dodgers,
14-3. Cooper, belted out in three
rounds the night before, coasted to
win No. 14 behind a 17-hit barrage
off Whit Wyatt and four successors.
It was Wyatt's first start since June
28 due to arm trouble.
Cincinnati pulled out a tight 5-4
game from New York on Ed Heus-
ser's fine relief pitching and hit-
ting. The Redleg pitcher singled
in the ninth and scored the win-
ning run to beat Harry Feldman.
Frank McCormick drove in four of
Cincy's runs.
Pittsburgh held a 12-8 lead on Bos-
ton when their game was called at
the end of the eighth by agreement.
It went as a "suspended" game to be
completed Sept. 25. Babe Dahlgren
drove in six runs with four hits, in-
cluding a homer, and Dutch Neiman
of Boston hit for the circuit twice.
A Chicago-Philadelphia double-
header was postponed because of a
bus and trolley strike in Philadel-
Bond Buyers
Only To Watch
Boxing Event
NEW YORK, Aug. 2-('P)-Friday
night's Madison Square Garden 10-
rounder between Sidney (Beau Jack)
Walker and Bob Montgomery took
on a "seat-a-serviceman" tinge to-
day as war bond sales for the fourth
meeting of the two army privates
soared to $13,250,000.
The only way you can get in is
to buy a war bond but Uncle Mike
Jacobs, the promoter who generally
is taking instead of shelling out
around the fight shows, is fixing it so
some of the service men may get in
Jacobs bought 43 bonds of various
sizes today and turned the tickets
over to government hospitals to be
distributed to wounded service men.
Joe Leonard, brother of Benny Leon-
ard-the former lightweight king-
bought 100 of the $25 bonds and sent
his ducats to service men, too. The
idea is spreading.
The promoter predicted at least
18,000 fans would see the slugfest, at
bond prices ranging from $25 to
$100,000. No one had an idea as to
what the gate might be but Treasury
Department officials said they would
be as proud of 18,000 purchasers of
$125 bonds as they would be if the
total soared to $50,000,000.

TAKES AFTER THE OLD MAN-Gabby Hartnett. manager of Jersey
City, N. J., Giants and former big league catcher, and his 16 year old
son, Charles Leo, Jr., watch the Giants work out. Gabby claims
Charles can swing a "mean" bat and is big league timber.
Athletics Divide Doubleheader
By Taking Opener from Sox

CHICAGO, Aug. 2.-(P)-The Phil-
adelphia Athletics split a double-
header with the Chicago White Sox
today to wind up with five victories
in their seven-game series. A seven-
run spree in the ninth inning gave
the A's the opener, 9 to 3, but the
Chicagoans banged Don Olack and
young Carl Scheib out of the bor
with a pair of three run innings to
take the second game, 7 to 3.
Lum Harris, who was handed his,
season's eighth defeat here Sunday
in the A's other series loss, took re-
venge by minimizing Chicago's 13
hits inbthemopener.Going into the
ninth, tied at 2-2, his mates mixed
five hits with two Chicago errors to
give him his ninth victory. A triple
by Bob Estalella and doubles by Joe
Burns and Hal Epps were the main
Hal Trosky's eighth homer with
one on accounted for the first two
Sox runs.
Johnny Humphries, beaten 3-0 by
the A's Sunday when he allowed eight
hits in. eight innings, was tagged for
ten today before being relieved in the
seventh by Gordon Maltzberger, who
saved Humphries' fifth victory.
Veteran Tony Cuccinello. had a
perfect game of four singles for

hits in an exhibition twilight game
here tonight to defeat the Grand
Rapids All-Stars, 6 to 2. Stub Over-
mire pitched four hitless innings,
while Rufe Gentry allowed but hits
when he took over the mound assign-
ment in the fifth inning.
Line Score
Detroit .....020 210 010-6 9 1(
Grand Rapids000 020 000-2 3 1
Overmire, Gentry, Miller; Gray,
Roxbury, Sweitzer.

Big Six ...

Musial, Cardinals 97
Walker, Dodgers 97
Hopp, Cardinals ..4
Doerr, Red Sox . .99
Siebert, Athletics 85
Fox, Red Sox ....77

37 5

76 137
53 129
72 103
74 124
35 101
50 104


By Bartzen
Behrens, Top-Seeded
In Boys' Singles, Wins
Easily; David Loses
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Aug. 2-(P)
--All top-seeded players except one,!
Robert David of Chicago, advanced
today to the quarterfinals in the Na-
tional Junior and Boys Singles Ten-
nis Championships.
David, seeded No. 7 in the junior
division, was eliminated by Billy
Smith of Orlando, Fla., 6-1, 6-0. in
the tournament's second upset. Smith
tomorrow faces the defending cham-
pion, top-seeded Robert Falkenburg
of Hollywood, Calif., who was hard
pressed to score an 8-6, 6-3 victory
over Richard Savitt of El Paso, Tex..
formerly of Orange, N. J.
Bartzen To Play Watson
Second seeded Bernard Bartzen of
San Angelo, Tex., National Inter-
scholastic and Western Champion,
eliminated William Sayres of Detroit,
8-6. 6-1, and tomorrow will play
Alan Watson of Shore Hills, N. J.,
seeded No. 8. Watson won from
Henri Salaun of Boston, 6-1, 6-4.
Salaun is a French refugee student
at Western University, Middletown,
In the boys singles, Buddy Beh-
rens of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., first seed-
ed, ousted Curtis Morsell of Milwau-
kee, 6-2, 6-3, and tomorrow he will
play Tony Trabert of Cincinnati. Tra-
bert won from Herbert Suhr, Jr., of
San Francisco, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Second seeded MacDonald Mathey
of Princeton, N. J., who trimmed
Grant Golden of Chicago, 6-0, 6-1,
will match strokes with Matthew
Murphy of San Francisco tomorrow.
Murphy defeated Charles Steinke of
Hinsdale Ill., 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Herbert Flam of Beverly Hills,
Calif,. third seeded in the juniors,
beat Tom Molloy of Panama City,
Fla., 6-2, 6-4, to move into a quart-
erfinal match with Henry Pfister of
San Francisco. Ffister, who yester-.
day upset sixth seeded Edward Mc-
Grath of Brooklyn, defeated Edwin
Davis of Baton Rouge, La., 4-6, 6-2,
Hetzeck Faces Schwartz
In a feature match tomorrow,
fourth seeded Ed Ray of Sinton,
Tex., will oppose fifth ranking John
Shea of Los Angeles. Ray won from
Glenn Bassett of Santa Monica,
Calif., 6-4, 6-3, and Shea defeated
Wade Herren of Birmingham, Ala.,
6-2, 6-4.
Sidney Schwartz of Brooklyn, third
seeded in the boys singles, tomorrow
will face fifth seeded Alex Hetzeck
of Hamtramck, Michigan champion.
Schwartz won from Victor Braden
of Monroe, Mich., 6-0, 6-4, and Het-
zeck defeated James Bicknell of Gar-
den City, N. Y., 6-1, 6-2.
Kenneth Green Defeated
Fourth ranking Richard Moule-
dous of New Orleans, who won on a
default from Kenneth Green of Kala-
mazoo, Mich., will play John Wen-
rich of Chicago. Wenrich won from
Ted Rubin of Baltimore, 6-3, 6-4.
In the junior doubles, the top rank-
ing duo of Falkenburg and Shea mov-
ed to the quarterfinals by eliminat-
ing Andy Moses of Kalamazoo and
Walter English of Hamtramck, 6-1,

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SOME TIME AGO sports scribes all over the country got wind of the
' return to school of Bob Westfall, Michigan All-American and captain
in '42. Since then his name has been mentioned constantly and Michi-
gan fans, as well as the critics have been making a lot of speculations
as to what the burly fullback will do.
After playing three full seasons at Michigan, Westfall entered the
Army Air Corps, and was not discharged until last spring. He needed only
one more semester of work to get his diploma, so he re-entered Mfichigan.
Under the present lack of a rule stating otherwise, Westfall, would
again be elegible to play this fall. Shortly after the war began, the
Big Ten relaxed its regulations to give military men collegiate competi-
tion, and in an endeavor to provide the requisite amount of personnel
to keep intercollegiate athletics alive.
HOWEVER, it was impossible for Conference officials to see so far ahead,
and they did not make provisions for the possibility of civilians partici-
pating in some sport for more than three years.
Though Westfall has at no time signified his intention of playing his
fourth season at Michigan, and the fact that the offer of the Detroit
Lion's will lure him to their bailiwick, the possibility of his playing, has
brought up an inevitable issue, which will have to be decided sooner or
Hence, under these circumstances, it would not be at all surpris-
ing if the Western Conference faculty committee would soon take a
vote on the proposal to limit eligibility of civilian students to the
normal three years. In fact, it has already been rumored that all
Big Ten coaches are voting on this topic by mail, though there has
been no verification to this.
At first, this idea of players in more than three years of competition
was the exception rather than the rule. As the time passes on, it is more
and more becoming the rule.
Many four-eff players will be competing in their third season of inter-
collegiate football this fall, and unless the three year rule is enforced
*by the Conference 'big wigs', these players will be eligible to compete next
year, if the war continues.
NOW, most of the teams are evenly matched, as a great percentage of
former stars who are in the service have gone on to advance bases.
However, if this wartime eligibility of players is not limited soon, the
competition may again becoml unfair for freshmen and other green
hands, who compose the main part of most squads nowadays.
If a player has had his three years of intercollegiate competi-
tion, his sense of fair and honor should be enough to decide his
course of action.
When most of the service elevens and some college teams had an
array of former professional and collegiate stars, this practice of limiting
eligibility could not seriously be taken into cognizance, for coaches then
needed all of the manpower which they could muster to maintain their
winning ways.
But now the tides have changed and there is a certain code of fairness
developing in most football camps throughout the country. -
The above statement was prompted by the recent actions of two
service elevens. In order to meet the level of their collegiate compe-
tition, Great Lakes has ruled out all professionals and Iowa Pre-Flight
will use. only cadets.
IN THE LIGHT of these inspiring events by. these two squads, I feel that
it is only right that Conference officials would be right in restricting
civilians to three years of play.
N. Y. U. Returns to Football Competition


Chicago in the nightcap.
First Game
Philadelphia . .000 100 017-9 120
Chicago ......000 200 001-3 133
Harris and Hayes; Lapat and
Second Game
Philadelphia . .01 000 200-3 12 1
Chicago ......030 003 Olx-7 11 0
Black, Scheib, Berry, Christo-
pher & Hayes; Humphries, Maltz-
berger & Castino.
* * *


Stephens, Browns..............69
Doerr, Red Sox .................64
Johnson, Red Sox.............60
Sanders, Cardinals ..............72
Nicholson, Cubs ......... .......70
Weintraub,dGiants ........... 64
Walker, Dodgers ........... 64
Doerr, Red Sox ................13
Metheny, Yankees ..............12
Cullenbine, Indians ..............11
Hayes, Athletics ................11
Stephens, Browns ..............11
Etten, Yankees ..................11
York, Tigers ....................11
Ott, Giants ....................22
Nicholson, Cubs ................21
Weintraub, Giants ..............13

Next to State Theatre

Tigers Win ...
GRAND RAPIDS, Aug. 2.- (AP)-
The Detroit Tigers smashed out nine

NEW YORK, Aug. 2--(,P)-New
York University, which gave up
football in 1942 because of man-
power shortages despite its enroll-
ment of 22,000, will return to the
gridiron this fall with a six-game
schedule, graduate manager Al-
bert B. Nixon said today.

The Violets, who in the past
drew their opponents from all cor-
ners of the United States and play-
ed most of their home games in
vast Yankee Stadium, this fall will
tangle only with eastern foes and
have scheduled all their home
games for tiny Ohio field.


pP1,pr A Escapist Comedy

Major League Standings ..
W L Pct. *GB W L Pet. *GB
St. Louis .......59 42 .584 St. Louis .......69 26 .726
Boston ..........52 46 .531 51 Cincinnati ......54 42 .563 152
New York .......50 46 .521 61/ Pittsburgh ......50 40 .556 16%/
Cleveland .......51 49 .510 7/ New York .......46 51 .474 24
DETROIT ......49 50 .495 9 Chicago ........42 47 .472 24
Chicago ........46 50 .479 10 Boston ..........39 56 .411 30
Philadelphia .. .45 55 .455 13% Philadelphia ... .37 55 .402 301/
Washington .....42 56 .429 151 1%Brooklyn ........38 58 .396 31
*Games behind leader. WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS
TUESDAY'S NIGHT GAME Chicago at Philadelphia, trans-
St. Louis 11, Washington 6. portation strike.
WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS St. Louis at Pittsburgh, night.
Philadelphia 9, Chicago 3 (sec- Only games scheduled.
ond game, incomplete). THURSDAY'S GAMES
THURSDAY'S GAMES Chicago at Brooklyn (2).
Cleveland at Chicago (2). St. Louis at Pittsburgh.
Only games scheduled. Only games scheduled.
Continuous rt ----- PRICES -
from 1 P.M.COJOLJ Opening to 5 P.M.
NOW PLAYING Adults 76c -- Children 40c
Servicemen 55c
After 5 P.M. - Adults $1.10
Children 55c - Servicemen 76c



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