THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Chandler Orders Owen
Dropped for Five Years
Commissioner Releases Statement Claiming
No 'Good Reason' Exists for Modification
Wage Stabilization Board'Warns:
'Essential Food Prices Must Fall'
By The Associated Press
CINCINNATI, Aug. 14- Mickey
Owen, the former Brooklyn catcher,
must pay the full penalty of five
years suspension from Organized
Baseball for hopping to Mexico, the
baseball commissioner's office ruled
The ruling, handed to newsmen
by Walter Mulbry, secretary-treasur-
er of baseball, was a terse, four para-
graph statement which read:
Nies To Meet
In Softball Final
It will be Vets Housing against the
Chemistry Department nine in the
finals of the All-Campus Softball, to-
day at Ferry Field.
The Vets bounced back to nulli-
fy a four-run Tyler first inning
with a 15 run attack, while the
Chemistry squad edged out Pres-
cott, 4-2; in a bitterly fought con-
The Vets scored their runs in three
big innings. Four hits, an error and
a walk knotted the count in the last
half of the first. Another four run
outburst in the fourth and a seven
run rally in the flifth put the game
on ice. Vet's, pitcher, Williams, was
also the games batting star. In addi-
tion to hurling a five-hitter he
smashed out a homer and two singles
to drive in six runs.
The Chemistry Department, one
of the pre-tourney favorites, caught
a tartar in the tough Prescott nine.
They took a two run lead in the
first inning on first baseman George
Killick's single to left. In the fourth
Prescott knotted the count on a
pair of hits, a fielder's choice and
Two errors and a hit in the last off
the sixth finally gave the Chem boys
their two run victory margin. Losing
pitcher Longwell held the Chemistry
nine to four hits while his mates got
five off Adams, the winner.
"Commissioner A. B. Chandler has
"The Commissioner's office has re-
ceived from Mr. Ford C. Frick, Pres-
ident of the National League, a letter
from Arnold Malcolm Owen asking
for reinstatement to American pro-
fessional baseball. This letter was
forwarded to the Commisisoner by
Mr. Frick without recommendation.
"Earlier this year player Owen and
other players who jumped their con-
tracts or otherwise violated their ob-
ligations to professional baseball
clubs were suspended by the Com-
missioner for a period of five years.
"No good reason has been shown
to the Commissioner why this pe'n-
alty should be lessened or modified."
Mulbry's name and title was at the
bottom, of the page.
The doughty little catcher went
to the Mexican league this spring
after his release from service instead
of returning to the Brooklyn team.
On May 9 the Commissioner sus-
pended him for five years
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 14-
Mickey Owen, erstwhile Brooklyn
and Mexican League catcher, tonight
gamely accepted the ruling of Base-
ball Commissioner A. B. (Happy)
Chandler 'which apparently will end
his Major League career, but said
"I'm not giving up hope."
"Maybe this Mexican situation will
blow over before long and I'll get
"Meanwhile, I'll just farm and
wait," said Mickey who admitted he
had made a big mistake
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MEXICO CITY, Aug. 14-Jorge
Pasquel, President of the Mexican
League, said tonight that Commis-
sioner A. B. Chandler's refusal to
lift Mickey Owen's five year suspen-
sion "makes us feel a little better
about the affair."
4He would say nothing more, but
friends who know how'he feels about
Owen's jump back to the U.S. ex-
plained that Owen's punishment will
discourage any further "such irreg-
DAMAGED VESSEL MAKES PORT ... Here is a close-up of the 20-foot hole in the bow of the American
Farmer after she made port at Falmouth, England. Abandoned several hundred milesoff the English coast
recently after a collision, the ship is now the center of a British-American controversy over salvage rights.
The shin made Port under her own power after being manned by a British crew.
Boudreau's 12th Inning Double
Gives Tribe Win over Tigers
OPER ATION PIGSKIN
fl-DAY... MICHIGAN STATE
By JACK MARTIN
_MICHIGAN STATE'S football forces have faced true Spartan hardships
the past few years, and this fall Charlie Bachman will again have to
create a gridiron army from a host of unknown quantities.
Only two of the first eleven men on the 1945 team will be back; four
have gone the way of all 18-year-olds, two have dropped out of school, two
graduated, and one simply announced his withdrawal from the game after
two war years.
From last year's backfield ranks only one halfback has reported
for duty-but that halfback was just about 50 per cent of the Spartan's
offense in the '45 season. Russ Reader joined Michigan State's line-up
after the Spartans had collapsed under the Wolverines' freshman-
power in their opening encounter, and from then on its was a rejuven-
ated State eleven that took the field.
In the eight games he played for the Spartans, Reader led the parade
in the scoring department, accumulating 35 of the 120 total points achieved.
He also proved a potent air arm bycompleting 53 of 90 forward passes for
a percentage of .588. His accurate aerials allowed end Steve Contos to be-
come one of the nation's leading pass receivers with 31 successful catches.
STATE'S '45 forward wall has crumbled into virtual disappearance. All
that's left of it is end Warren Huey, an 18-year-old Punxsutawney, Pa.
freshman. According to Bachman, Huey would easily fit into the football
picture of any college campus.
However, this dark cloud of gridiron gloom hanging over East Lansing
is not impenetrable. In fact, there are quite a few promising rays of light
piercing the shroud. The biggest spot .of brightness is generated by the
return of eight members of Michigan State's 1942 sophomore-studded out-
fit which upset the high-sailing Great Lakes Bluejackets, 14-0.
Among the eight veterans is Vince Mroz, who joined the Marines,
was transferred to Ann Arbor, and during his 1943 tenure here succeeded
in winning a letter as an end for Michigan's Western Conference champ-
ions. Barney Roskopp and Ken Balge, two other '42 flankmen, are ac-
companying Mroz. Along with them a pair of 210-pound bits of muscle
are coming back to help fill the empty holes around tackles Alger Con-
ner and John Pletz.
Two excellent quarterbacks are also included, in the 1942 package. One
is Russ Gilpin, who continued his pigskin career while in service. The for-
mer Spartan was named by the Associated Press to the Rocky Mountain
all-service eleven at guard, but when he performs again for State this fall it
will be from his old quarterback post. Gilpin was noticed by Bulldog Turner,
Chicago Bear pro, while he was in the Army, and Turner declared that he
was of All-American calibre at either position.
UARTER BOB OTTING and fullback Edo Mencotti complete the roll-
call of '42 veterans returning to pad the '46 roster.
In addition to the old hands, Charlie Bachman will have a fine crop of
Spring fledglings to work with. The outstanding freshman among last May's
gridders was a Flint ex-serviceman, George Guerre (he pronounced it
Gary). Operating from the half-back slot, Guerre stood out like a beacon-
light in theearly drill session.
Among others to show definite promise were fullbacks Frank Wa-
ters and Dave Lumsden, center Pete Fusi, and guard Mark Blackman.
All are former GI's. It seems that Bachman will have a fair amount of
good back field material, but only a spotty line. The ends and, tackles
may be strong, but an ominous shortage of guard and center candidates
is cropping up.
While Michigan State's Spartans may not set the world on fire during
the coming football months they should be a great deal stronger than the
squad which won five, lost three, and tied one in 1945. And by the time
Nov. 19 rolls around they will have six games under their belt, six games
By The Associated Press
CLEVELAND, Aug. 14-Tribe
Manager Lou Boudreau's 12th inning
double and an error by Pat Mullin on
the play scored Heinz Backer with
the winning run today as the Cleve-
land Indians copped the finale of a
three-game series with the Detroit
Tigers, 6 to 5.
Becker rapped a single after two
were out in the 12th frame and
Boudreau drove his second double to
right center scoring the Tribe first
baseman as Mulin bobbled the ball in
an attempt to return it to the infield.
Embree Wins in Relief
Red Embree limited the Tigers to
two hits in four innings of relief hurl-
ing to gain his seventh triumph, while
Fred Hutchinson was rapped for 15
hits over the distance to absorb his
The Tribe manager broke a 3-3
tie in the eighth inning to put Cleve-
land in front 5 to 3 on his double with
the bases loaded, but Lou's bobble on
George Kell's roller in the ninth per-
mitted the Tigers to knot the score.
Greenberg Gets Three Hits
Hank Greenberg . paced Detroit's
11-hit attack on Charley Gassaway,
Joe Krakauskas and Embree with
three bingles in six trips, while Boud-
real cracked four safeties in five trips.
The victory was the Tribe's first in
seven games with Detroit here this
season and prevented the Tigers from
sweeping their third straight series
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Brooklyn Wins Two
BROOKLYN, Aug. 14-The Brook-
lyn Dodgers came up with two runs
in the last half of the seventh inn-
ing to break a scoreless duel between
the Dodgers' Joe Hatten and New
York's Monty Kennedy and went on
to beat the Giants 2-1 tonight. The
victory following Brooklyn's 8-4 af-
ternoon triumph over the Giants, in-
creased the Dodgers' National League
lead over the St. Louis Cardinals to
one and a half games.
Brooklyn's double win, which mark-
ed the first afternoon-night double
header in Major League history in
which two separate admissions were
charged, drew a total of 57,224 cash
Pollet-Wins for Cards
CHICAGO, Aug. 14-Lefty Howie
Pollett kept the St. Louis Cardinals
in the thick of the National League
pennant fight today when he pitch-
ed the second placers to a 6-4 victory
over the Chicago Cubs.
Pollett allowed nine hits in gain-
ing his No. 14 triumph of the season
as the Cardinals gained a 2-1 edge
for the series.
Pollett got away to a bad start, the
Cubs scoring two runs off his first
four pitches. Johnny Ostrowski
singled on the first, and Don John-
son hit his first home run of the
season on the fourth to give the Cubs
a 2-0 lead.
Bevens Hurls Five-Hitter
NEW YORK, Aug. 14-Floyd Be-
vens registered his 13th victory to-
night with a five-hit performance as
the New York Yankees defeated the
Washington Senators, 4-1, at the
The lone Washington run came in
the second and was unearned as Phil
Rizzuto, in attempting a double play
on Jake Early after singles by Ce-
cil Travis and Bill Hitchcock had
placed -unners in scoring position,
threw the ball past Tommy Henrich
and Travis scored.
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Red Sox Nip A's, 3-1
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 14 - Tex
Hughson held the Philadelphia Ath-
letics to four scattered hits as the
Boston Red Sox picked on Dick Fow-
ler for 11 safeties and a 3 to'1 victory
today before 13,733 fans.
The A's scored their only run in
the first inning when Tom McBride
and Dom DiMaggio got mixed up on
Barney McCosky's drive and it went
to the fence for an inside home run,
his second of the year.
NEW YORK, Aug. 14-(P)-The
New York stock exchange was thrown
suddenly onto an emergency basis
for two hours today, but managed
to stay in operation, while most of
its unionized employes walked out in
a body to vote in favor of a strike
"at any time."
M. David Keefe, president of the
United Financial Employes Union
(Ind.), replied with an "I don't know"
when asked whether the 652 to 5 bal-
lot in favor of arming him with strike
authority meant that a strike was
imminent. He said he hoped for
peaceable settlement of the union's
The temporary walk-out today
marked the first time in its 154 year
history that operations of the ex-
change had been disrupted by such
Members of the exchange were
forced to rush extra employes to the
floor to pick up quotations. When the
exchange's stock clearing corpora-
tion was unable to accept deliveries
of securities, the members had to
deal directly with each other.
But the exchange continued to
operate with supervisory and non-
union workers filling in the places
left vacant and quotations for the
most part came through in orderly
Emil fchram, president of the ex-
change, asserted in a statement that
the walkout "was a direct violation
of the union's contract with the
exchange." He said the contract,
which expires on Oct. 15, expressly
prohibited strikes, walkouts or work
Keefe said the union's demands in-
cluded a 25-per cent wage increase,
a 35-hour five-day week, overtime
on a daily basis and pensions, insur-
ance and other benfits.
Alleged Black Market
Operators Deny Charges
BERLIN, Aug. 14-(A)-Lewis L.
Warner, who with his father and
three brothers were named in an
Army investigation of alleged black
marketing, said today "the Army's
statement that we did business at thej
rate of millions of dollars was a de-
liberate exaggeration to make a sen-I
Other statements in an Army press
announcement based on a criminal
investigation division report were
equally "outrageously fantastic," the
23-year-old U.S. weather bureau me-
terologist told a news conference. It
was his first opportunity to reply
Warner has been released from de-
tention and permitted to resume his
civilian job with the weather bureau
at Tempelhof airdrome.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14-A)-The
Wage Stabilization Board stepped in-
to a hot argument over price ceilings
tonight with a warning that unless
prices of essential foods are rolled
back the whole stabilization policy
will be imperiled.
"The public interest will be greatly
served by the recontrol of food prices
which will permit the avoidance of
wage inflation," they said.
The views of Chairman W. Willard
Wirtz and vice chairman Phillips L.
Garman, the two members of the
board representing the public, were
made known in a letter to chairman
Roy L. Thompson of the decontrol
board, which is now considering
whether price ceilings should be re-
stored on meat, milk, butter and
other items. Thompson had asked
for their views.
Meantime, two members of the
decontrol board hotly denied at a
hearing today that they had already
made up their minds to restore ceil-
Thomas Linder, Georgia commis-
sioner of agriculture, was testifying
before the board at the time, urging
it to keep price controls off cotton-
seed and soybean products.
He remarked that it "is openly as-
serted in letters going out of Wash-
ington to the general public that
arrangements already have been
made prior to these hearings as to
what this board will decide."
"I resent such a statement being
made by any gentleman appearing
before this board," protested George
H. Mead, Dayton, Ohio, industrialist
and Republican member.
Just as forcefully, Daniel W. Bell,
Washington banker and another
board member, declared he "chal-
lenged" the Linder statement.
Linder said letters, sent out by
Washington services featuring inside
information, stated "meetings al-
ready have been held to insure car-
rying out of the President's wishes
in the matter, regardless of what
this board itself might think best."
Bell recalled that when the hear-
ings began last Monday the board
emphasized that "we would make-
our own impartial decisions" and
would not be subject to any pressure.
In his testimony Linder said that
farmers are "100 percent opposed to
OPA ceilings" on cottonseed.
He was followed to the witness
GI's Freed By
BAD NAUHEiM, Germany, Aug.
14-V'P)-The U.S. Army dropped
court martial charges against two
sergeants today after a general re-
fused to appear as a witness and
answer defense charges that he had
prejudged the case and ordered the
The charges alleged that Sgt. Allen
D. Hawk of Bristol, Tenn., and Sgt.
Miles M. Hays of Houston, Tex.,
"wrongfully, in violation of standing
orders of the commanding general
of continentaLase section rode with-
out authority in a motor vehicle to
Although it was not explained in
the courtroom why Brig. Gen. T. F.
Bresnahan, the commanding gener-
al, had declined to testify nor why
the charges were withdrawn the
stand by more than a score of
spokesmen who told the board of
possible effects of reestablishing con-
trols on cottonseed, soybeans and
dairy products. Unless the board
rules otherwise, these products along
with grains and livestock will auto-
matically go back under control on
In Past Week
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14-(A)-The
U.S. Public Health Service said to-
day that the rate of increase of in-
fantile paralysis cases dropped off
last week from 41 per cent to 30 per
The total number of cases for the
year, however-about 7,000-was the
largest of any corresponding period
since the service began receiving
weekly reports in the 1920's.
The disease has reached epidemic
proportions only in the north cen-
tral states, Texas, Florida, Alabama,
California and Colorado, a health
service official told a reporter.
The national total of new cases for
the week ended August 1-except
for Rhode Island, Georgia and New
Jersey which haven't yet reported-
was 1,543, a percentage increase of
30 over the preceding week. The 1,-
263 cases reported for the week ended
August 3 was an increase of 373, or
41 per cent over the week before.
The official classed Minnesota as
the "bad spot" this year.
Ci viliniTr is
FRANKFURT, Germany, Aug. 14-
(AP)-U.S. Army headquarters today
took new steps to speed the prosecu-
tion of 13 American soldiers and ci-
vilians who had been confined in a
Frankfurt jail for up to two months
without charges or counsel.
Following the release of one pri-
soner last night, the Army said it
had served charges today on a sec-
ond prisoner, had read notice of trial
for murder against a third and would
try a fourth tomorrow.
The headquarters command judge
advocate said charges had been pre-
ferred late today against Henry E.
Grewe, 43-year-old ex-sailor from
4369 Helen, Detroit, who was jailed
Grewe was charged with forgery
of Army currency control books, mis-
appropriation of Army rations, firing
pistols from his billet window and
hiding German women in his billet.
Pfc. Daniel P. Walczak, 22-year-old
soldier whose letter to an Army law-
yer precipitated an investigation of
the prolonged detention of prisoners
at the Frankfurt guard house, was
notified that he would be tried for
Walczak, locked up June 11 and
held without formal notice until to-
day, was told he would be tried as
soon as the Army's criminal investi-
gation division had completed a
probe of the slaying of a German girl.
Boston ........ 79
New York ., 64
Detroit ........ 61
Washington ... 55
Cleveland . ... 54
Philadelphia .. 32'
Cleveland 6, Detroit 5
Boston 3, Philadelphia 1
New York 4, Washington 1
Washington at New York (2)
Chicago at Detroit
Boston at Philadelphia
St. Louis at Cleveland
St. Louis ......65
New York .....48
Philadelphia . .45
Pittsburgh .. ..43
Brooklyn 8, 2; New
public relations officer of the section
issued a statement several hours lat-
er which read:
"Gen. Bresnahan commands 35,000
men and is responsible for the ad-
ministration of immense quantities
of U.S. property in an occupied, hos-
tile country. He cannot be made
available for a trivial case of misuse
of government transportation. If, in
the opinion of the court, the evidence
presented was insufficient to sustain
the charges, the accused should have
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St. Louis 6, Chicago 4
Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 2
Boston 5, Philadelphia 4
New York at Brooklyn
Philadelphia at Chicago
Pittsburgh at St. Louis
Cincinnati at Chicago
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