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BACK FROM BUSH: ____o____
GCapman Comes Back ......
To Big Time as Pitcher ..................... .......

NEW YORK, Aug. 4-(P)-We're a
little late in getting around to Ben
Chapman, which makes it practically
unanimous. Ben Chapman was a
little late in getting around to pitch-
ing. The Brooklyn Dodgers have
been a little late in getting around
to that, too, come to think of it.
The Dodgers have tamed down a
bit the last couple of years compared
with the boisterous years they were
winning pennants or breathing down
the neck of the team that did win
them. In those days they were some-
thing of a rowdy, "sez you," "wanta
make something outa it?" gang car-
rying a feud with practically every
team in the league.
Chapinani would have fit in bet-
ter with that crew than he will
with the present Dodgers, as he is
a rough, tough citizen who asks
no quarter once he gets on that
ball field, and his history is pep-
pered with rousing incidents which
had nothing to do with the actual
playing of the game. If there was
a fight around and he wasn't some-
where in the core of it, he'd ask
for A retake.
As long as 11 years ago he was
fighting his way into trouble, and he
was periodically in jams thereafter
because of his belligerency. In 1939
he was suspended for five days and
tined 100 bucks for participating in
fisticuffs which culminated in a riot
in Washington.
He wasn't a guy to be particular
about his opposition, either. In 1937,
then playing with Botson, he was
fined $50 and suspended for three
days for threatening to take a poke
at umpire John Quinn in Philadel-

phia, and the next year he was oust-
ed from a game for scuffling with
Tiger catcher Birdie Tebbetts. Ben
had taken a third strike, and Birdie,
as was his wont, had to get in his
two cents worth when Ben argued
with the umps about the legitimacy
of the strike.
As late as 1940 Chapman was a
$15,000 property, signing for that
sum with Cleveland. He faded
from the picture rapidly after that,
however, the Indians trading him
to Washington that year for pitch-
er Joe Krakauskas. Clark Grif-
fith gave Ben his unconditional re-
lease the following year.
He bobbed up as manager of the
Richmond Colts, and it wasn't long
before he was in another jam. He
was suspended for a year for clout-
ing an umpire duringea Piedmont
League playoff game.
With the Dodgers now, he is back
with a pal. Dixie Walker was on the
Yankees with Chapman in 1933 when
Ben got involved .with Buddy Meyer
in the scramble that resulted in
Chapman's fine and suspension, and
in the general melee which followed
the original incident Walker sided
with Ben. We don't recall all the
details of the affair, but if memory
serves Earl Whitehill, Senator south-
paw, was the chief casualty, emerg-
ing with a beautiful shiner.
Anyway, Chapman may be able
to put a, little of that old fire into
the Dodgers, who right now are as
cold as a hound's nose. He's about
36 years old, but most of the wear
and tear of his baseball years was
on his legs as an outfielder. His
arm should be classed as a rookie.

SITTING PRETTY-White Sox catcher, Vince Castino, slides safely
into second in the second inning of the second game of a doubleheader
between Chicago and Philadelphia. Taking the ball a split second
too late to make the putout is Joe Burns. The imnire is Cal Hubbard.
The Sox won the game, 7-3 after losing the opener, 9-3.
White Sox Return to First Division
By Beating Cleveland Third Time

Andersson or Haegg Will Break
'Im possible' Mark--Track Coach.


Jake Wade Saves
Game for Chicago
CHICAGO, Aug. 4-(P)--After an
absence of a month, the Chicago
White Sox returned to the first di-
vision today, displacing the Cleve-
land Indians, whom they beat for a
third straight time, 5 to 3. The sweep
of the series gave the Chicagoans a
four-game winning streak.
Jack Wade, going to the mound
after the Indians shelled Lee Ross for
three runs in the second inning, shut
out the Tribe on three singles for
the remaining seven frames. The
Chicagoans took the lead in the fifth
when a pass, three singles, a steal and
an error added up to two runs off Mel
Cleveland ....030 000 000- 3 5 1
Chicago......010 121 00x- 5 12 0
Harder, Heving, Poat and Schlue-

Favorites Enter
Finals in Junior
Tennis Tourney
Falkenburg To Clash
With Bartzen for Title;
Behrens Meets Mathey
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Aug. 4.-()
---First and second seeded favorites
in both divisions of the National Jun-
ior and Boys Tennis Championships
today waded into the finals at Kala-
mazoo College, where tomorrow de-
fending champion Bob Falkenburg,
Merced Field, Calif., tackles Bernard
(Tut) Bartzen, San Angelo, Tex., for
the junior title and Herbert (Buddy)
Behrens, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., meets
MacDonald Mathey, Princeton, N.J.,:
for the boys crown.
Falkenburg, seeded No. 1 on the
basis of his junior title defense, start-
ed slowly today against fifth-seeded
John Shea, Los Angeles, but finished
strong to win 1-6, 6-0, 6-2.
. Bartzen, second seeded in the jun-
ior meet after taking the 1944 Na-
tional Scholastic and Western Junior
titles, also had to go three sets to
dispose of Herbert Flam, Beverly
Hills, Calif., the 1943 Boys Champion
seeded third among this year's jun-
iors. Bartzen, who whipped Flam in
the finals of the Western Junior last
week at Milwaukee, had his hands'
full winning today. 6-4, 7-9, 7-5.
Both boy finalists won their way
into the title match on straight-set
victories. Behrens, the Western boys
champ, downed third-seeded Sidney
Schwartz, Brooklyn, N.Y., 6-3, 6-3,
for his fourth straight-set decision
in this tourney.
Mathey, seeded No. 2 behind Behr-
ens, had an easy time disposing of
Richard Mouledous, New Orleans,
seeded fourth, 6-1, 6-1. Mathey has
ripped through five matches here
with loss of only seven games in ten
Tigers Triumph
Over All-Stars, 6-1
-The Detroit Tigers completed their
exhibition trip in Michigan tonight
by batting out a 6 to 1 victory over
the Kalamazoo All-Stars before an
appreciative crowd of 5,000 fans at
Hyames Field.
Before the game Frank (Stub)
Overmire, former Western Mici-
gan college star, was presented with
a wallet containing $100 in cash from
home town admirers. Judson Hy-
ames, Western Michigan Athletic Di-
rector, made the presentation.
Overmire pitched the first two in-
nings for the Tigers, allowing one
hit. The All-Stars got their only
run in the fifth when LSalle Smath-
ers hit a homer 460 feet to the score
board in left field off Jake Mooty.
The score:
Detroit .......102 200 001- 6 11 1
All-Stars .....000 010 000- 1 7 4
Overmire, Mooty, Eaton and Rich-
ards, Miller.
Balch, Modica, Hiatt and Wang,

Red Sox Split Pair
BOSTON, Aug. 4--(P)-The Boston
Red Sox opened a 21-game home
stand today by splitting a double-
header with the Washington Senat-
ors. Emmett O'Neill, Red Sox hurler,
shut out the Senators with a two-
hit, 4-0 victory in the nightcap after
Washington took the opener, 7-5.
Big Mr. O'Neill's fast ball was
clicking today in the second game
and between the second and eighth
inning he retired 19 batters in a
row. Only three Senators reached
first base and George Case was
O'Neill's only problem, reaching third
base in the first inning and second
base in the ninth.
Washington . .104 100 010- 7 14 0
Boston .......011 002 010- 5 12 21

St. Louis .......59
Boston .........53
New York .......50
Philadelphia . .. .45
Washington. .... .43




A typical Ann Arbor cloudburst
greeted Michigan's football squad
yesterday, but this didn't dampen
the Wolverine spirit, and according
to Line Coach Biggie Munn, yester-
day's workout was the best of the
The Blues, composed of experi-
enced personnel scored three touch-
downs against the Whites. As the
scrimmage ended, the Whites had
driven to the Blue 20-yard line.
The most consistent ground gainer
yesterday was battering Ralph
Chubb. Chubb crossed the goal line
twice and one of his trips was a 30-
yard jaunt. Chubb took over the
fullback slot in the absence of Capt.
Bob Wiese.
End Coach Bennie Oosterbaan,
commenting on the progress of his
wingmen, said tiat "theyare show-
ing steady improvement." Bruce Hil-
kene, Art Renner and Dick Rifenburg
snagged some good passes considering
the condition of the turf,
Yesterday's starting lineup had
Rifenburg and Hilkene at ends,
Quentin Sickels and Clem Bauman
at the tackles, Harold Burg and
Roger Chiaverini at guards, and
Major League

freshman Chuck Wahl at center: In
the backfield, burly Joe Ponsetto was
at quarterback, Bob Nussbaumer at
the tailback slot, Dick Bentz at wing-
back and Chubb at full.
Bob Kolesar, a former outstanding
Wolverine guard, worked out with
the team yesterday in preparation
for the All-Star Game at Chicago,
Aug. 30. Kolesar is stationed on cam-
pus in the Army. Medical unit.
Tews To Play
Against Stars in
Michigan Open
John Tews, naval trainee .and
number one man on this year's Wol-
verine golf team, who will compete
in the Michigan Open to be held to-
day at the Orchard Lake Country
club, recently shot a 69 on the par
72 University course.
Tews' 69 is only fivestrokes behind
the University course record of 64
set by JohnnytFischer. Nicknamed
"Octavius" by the men 'at the course,
Tews shoots consistently in the very
low 70's. However, as befalls almost
every golfer once in a while, he will
come up with a score in the 90's.
There will be two Wolverines among
his competitors, assistant basketball
coach Bill Barclay who goes around
the University course in 71 or 72,
and Chuck Menefee, a former Michi-
gan golf letterman in '32, '33 and '34.
He also will have stiff competition
from Al Watrous, last year's Open
winner, and Sam Byrd.
"Octavius" Tews, a Bay City boy
won his hometown championship last
year. Many of the golfers at the
University course say that Tews has
excellent ability and deserves watch-
Montgonmery to
Fight Beau Jack
In War Bond Go
NEW YORK, Aug. 3-(/P)-It's the
interest-Both fistic and financial-
that is making the fourth meeting
between Beau Jack and Bob Mont-
gomery a $20,000,000 War Bond at-
Montgomery's lightweight title
won't be at. stake in the 10-round
battle tomorrow night to which ad-
mittance can be gained only by pur-
chase of bonds ranging in price from
$25 for the cheaper seats to $100,000
for a ringside pew.
At least 60 seats have been sold at
the latter price and 88 have owners
at $50,000 each.
The closeness of the previous three
meetings between the pair has zoom-
ed the fistic interest. In their first,
Montgomery won and took the title.

Blues Punch Over Three
Scores in Spirited Drill
Ralph Chubb Leads Assault by Tallying Twice;
Kolesar Prepares for All-Star Game at Chicago

A few days ago Michigan track
coach Ken Doherty flatly predicted
that either Arne Andersson or Gun-
der Haegg, the two Swedish speed-
sters, would run the much-discussed
four-minute mile "sometime in the
near future."
Doherty made this statement
shortly after Andersson flashed a-
round the cinders in the breath-tak-
ing time of 4:01.6 with Haegg just a
few feet to the rear. Both men
smashed the former mark of 4:02.6,
also set by Andersson a few weeks
"When two runners such as Haegg
and Andersson get together, they
push each other to great performan-
ces," the Michigan mentor said.
"Some day, when the conditions are
just right, one of the two will run the
distance in four minutes or under."

*Games behind leader.
Chicago 5, Cleveland 3.
Washington 7-0, Boston 5-4.
New York at Philadelphia, night.
Only games scheduled.
DETROIT at Chicago, night.
Cleveland at St. Louis, night.
New York at Philadelphia (2).
Washington at Boston.

are still climbing toward their peak
and still have something to learn in
the way of pace. Other track officials
have also noted that Haegg especially
doesn't pace himself as well as he
might. But with each race thestwo
flyers gain more experience, and the
four-minute mile seems to be just a
matter of time.
"In running such a race," Doherty
commented, "a miler would try to
finish the first three quarters in three
minutes and then the last lap with
everything he's got. The secret of all
running is for the runner to force
himself to get tired."
Haegg and Andersson have not
hooked up in any mile duels since,
but yesterday Haegg shattered the
two-mile mark by three and six-
tenths seconds by travelling the dis-
tance in 8:42.8. Anderson was not
comipeping against him.
Haegg has performed consistently
better in the longer distances than
his countryman while the slim, schol-
arly-looking Andersson has shaded
his rival in the shorter events. But
with both men pushing each other to
new and greater efforts, records are
due to continue to take the awful
beating they have ever since the
world first heard of the flying Swedes.
Hannon Leads Nelson
-(IP)-Firing a sparkling 67, Carl
Hannon, a public links player whose
reputation is strictly local, led the
favored pros, Byron Nelson and Jug
McSpaden, to the post today in the
initial round of the First Annual
Beverly Hills open golf tournament.

Niggeling and Ferrell.
Hausman, Ryba and Wagner.
Washington 000 000 000- 0
Boston .......201 000 01x- 4
Wynn and Guerra, Evans.
O'Neill and Partee.



Ross, Wade and Tresh.


W L Pct.
St. Louis.......71 26 .732
Cincinnati......54 42 .563
Pittsburgh......50 42 .542
Chicago ........44 47 .484
New York .......46 51 .474
Boston ..........39 56 .411.
Philadelphia ....37' 55 .402
Brooklyn ..:.....38 60 .388

991 /


Doherty observed that both


Horses Work Out
At Local Grounds

(Continued from Page 2)
>f the University of Michigan in
Rackham Galleries: "Scenes and
People of the Caucasus," (this week,
only) photographic exhibit circu-
lated by the National Councils of.
American - Soviet Friendship, New
York. Open daily except Sunday, 2-5
and 7-10 p.m.
Rackham Exhibition Rooms: Each
afternoon during theConferenceon
China this week, there is on display
from four to six p.m. an exhibit of
Chinese objects of art, with a collec-
tion of articles in everyday use, which
4 ®i


very few people are

probably conscious of it, harness rac-
ing has invaded Ann Arbor with a
few trotters and pacers working out
at the old Fair Grounds track.
The two horses are Calumet Cal,j
a big bay trotter owned by Fred
Toulo of Detroit, and Earl's Jimmie
Mite, slim black pacer owned by Bill
Henderson of Ann Arbor. Both ani-
mals were in good form although
Earl's Jimmie Mite experienced trou-
ble in keeping his pace. Both were
working the mile in about 2:20.

76c to 5 P.M.
After 5 -$1.10

from 1 P.M.


have been loaned for this occasion
by the Museum of Anthropology of
the University and by private collec-
tors. The Institute of Pacific Rela-
tions will have on display books,
publications and educational materi-
als of particular interest to teachers
planning a China program in the
school curriculum.
Events Today
Michigan Sailing Club: It is neces-
sary for all members to attend an
important meeting to be held at 1
o'clock in the Union today.
Pi Lambda Theta is arranging a
program by Harriet Harwood, radio
book reviewer on Hudson's "Minute
Parade" for tonight at the Michigan
League. The program is open to the
public without charge. A display of
children's books published in 1944
will be a feature of the talk.
Lest you forget, your USO Club is a
jack of all trades. May we do your
mending, wrap a package? Puzzled
about housing? Wondering what's
going on in town? We're here to help.
Coming Events
Russian Film: "Childhood of Max-
im Gorky." Aug. 11 and 12, 8:15 p.m.,
Rackham Lecture Hall.
The Inter-Racial Association will
again present Mr. Karl Akiya in the
second of his series of lectures on the
History of Anti-Japanese Prejudice
in the United States on Monday,
Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. in the Michigan
League. He will speak on the impact
(Continued on Page 4)

Boston at Brooklyn, night.
Philadelphia at New York, night.
Chicago at Pittsburgh, night.
St. Louis at Cincinnati, night.
Chicago at Pittsburgh.
Brooklyn at Boston.
Philadelphia at New York, night.
Only games scheduled.


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