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V "L Page Ten KENOSHA EVENING NEWS Friday, May 26, 1944 , i rans"°0000 the r= - "00reet Comets at Public Reception Tonight o: ,00000000Amertcan Le0ton Auditorium Didya K ow-? Brewers Lose; Fou00. New Players on ]Divide First Bacme Belles Bos00er Will be Scene of Gathering that you don&apos;t have to be a bum Racine---(Special)--Four new players have been added to the chum, ,, Redbirds pionship Racine Belles of.the All.American Girls' Professional Baseb.ll sizes the fact that Eddie Basinski League for the 1944 season. The Belles open the season amruay ntgnz to be a Dodger merely empha- is just one of a long line of col- lege ball players who have made good in the big leagues .... Ed- die is the bespectacled youngster who came from Buffalo U. to oothe that second base sore spot in the Dodger infield .... For the benefit of those who are surprised to find a mere collegian playing good baseball, here's a lineup of major league stars who had the benefits of at least some higher education: TWO DEEP On second thought, mke it two teams: First base, Lou Gehrig, Columbia, or Jake Stahl, Illinois; second, Eddie Collins, Columbla or Frank Frisch, Fordham; third, Jimmy Collins, Canislus, or Joe Dugan, Holy Cross; short, Joe Se- well, Alabama, or Jck Collins, Holy Cross; outfield, George SIS- let, Michigan; Harry Hooper, SL Mary's; Earle Combs, Kentucky State Teachers; Birdie Cree, Penn State; Riggs Stephenson, Ala- bama; Louis Sockalexls, Holy Cross and Notre Dame; catcher, Mlckey Cochrane, Boston U., or Bill Carrigano Holy Cross; pitch- ers, Christy Mathewson, Bueknell; Jack Coombs, Colby; Ed Reul- bach, Notre Dame and Vermont; Ted Lyons, Baylor;Chief Bender, Carlisle; Eddie Plank, Gettysburg, Addle Joss, Wiscons/n, and Orrie Overall, California• e Michi0an Teams Are Favorites Chicago -- iP) -- Superior man- power is expected to bring Mich- igan the 44th annual Western Con- ference outdoor track and field championship tomorrow at Cham- paign while the Wolverine tennis and golf teams are favored to cart another pair of titles back to Ann Arbor this week-end. Despite Coach Ken Dohert's an- nouncement that indoor quarter- mile champion Bob Ufer, broad Jumper Elroy Hirsch and hurder Elmer Swanson would not com- pete, Michigan appears an almost certain winner by sheer weight of numbers. Most schools will have very few entrants, but the Wolver- Ines probably will qualify at least one or two men in every event. Michigan's undefeated tennis aquad should have little difficulty in-the tourney at Northwestern, opening rounds of which will be played tomorrow and the finals on Sunday. Stiffer competition is expected in i the golf meet tomorrow at Medinah I Country club, Chicago. Purdue, Ohio State and Minnesota offer i e i the principal threa to once-beat n Michigan, defending champion. How They Stand By Alatd Prm it atlcn&l Leasue W L Pet. St. Louis ............... 21 9 .700 Ptttsburah .............. lS 11 .593 ClncL, Inai ............. 17 12 •586 Philadelphia ............ ],3 ,4 •481 Bos$on .............. lS 19 .441 Ncw York .............. 13 17 .433 Brooklyn ............... 13 17 ,433 Chicago .......... 9 18 .333 American League '. W L Pct. w York ............. 17 I0 .630 St. LOUIS ............... 19 15 .559 Wuhington ............. 17 14 •548 Philadelphia ............ 16 lS .516 Detroit ................. 15 18 .4q Boston ................ 14 17 .4L5 Cleveland .............. 14 19 .424 Chicago ............... 13 17 . American Association W L Pet. MilwaUkee ............. 22 10 .888 Columbia .............. ' 10 .688 St. Paul ................ 14 I0 .583 I.,ouisvtlle ............... 15 lS .00 Toledo ............. 14 16 .487 ]Kansas City ............ 10 18 .357 Indianapolis ........... II 20 .3. Minneapolis ......... 10 19 .343 X'ESTEIDAY" S KESULTS Natienal League Boston 1: Pittsburgh 0. Chicago-Philadelphia. postponed. Cinclnnati-New York. postponed. St. Louis-Brooklyn, postponed• merican League PhUadelphia 2; Detroit 0. Washington 4; Cleveland 2. St. LOUIS 3; Boston 2. Chicago-New York, postponed. American Asseelatl4n St. Paul a-S; Toledo 0-4. Indianapolla 64: Kansas City 5-1. Louisville 7; Milwaukee 5. Minneapolis at Coltunbus, postponed. OMOIIgOW'M SCHEDULg American Lagae Ncw York at ChicagO• Boston at St. Loula. phfledelphta at ltroit. Whinon at Cleveland. l'at len -n Lo4tgac ClncimU at Brooklyn. SL Louis at New York. Chicago at Boston. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia tnlght). Amtrleln Au@ciatlon Mflwauka at IndLt.,tpolis. Kansas City at Louisville. St Paul at Cohnbu. Minneapolis et Toledo. t KYF Softball Oames for Satlrdsy May ' Lincoln No. 1-- Kenosha New Sports gditor Magnet in the minds of Kenosha patrons all last summer, members of the Kenosha Comets, second half champions in the 1943 All-American :Girls' Professional Baseball league, will return to the spotlight of pop- ularity here tonight, when they are feted at a public "'welcome Home" starting at 8 o'clock in the auditorium of the American Legion clubhouse. All fans of the city have been extended an invitation to turn out EVENING DRESS -- Frenchy Bor. dagaray goes simply ga.ga about Inew white satin uniform worn by Brooklyn Dodgers in night games. ISavold 7-5 to IWin Over Baski New York -- .P3 -- Lee Savold, New Jersey's veteran heavyweight "Blond Tiger" is a 7-5 favorite to trounce young Joe Baksi again to- night in their return bout at Madi- son Square Garden, where boxing resumes after a lapse of seven weeks of the circus. The circus and its elephants moved out, making way for big fellows among the leather-tossers who should prevent any quick shrinkage of the garden's girders. Blond Savold of the Grecian pro- file is slated for 12 rounds with big, lumbering, brown-haired Bak- si from the coal mines of Kulp- mont, Pa• Savold won a cTose 10- round, decision over Baksi at the garden, March 10, when Baksi tried in the late going. Because Baksi faded in I0 heats. Larruping Lee is favored tonight over the longer 12-round distance because of his apparently greater stamina. Baksi is Younger But Baksi, who at 22 is six years younger than Savold, claims that his surprise defeat by Lee in March was due entirely to lack of condition. He says he took the Savold bout on short notice, inter- rupting his honeymOon with his bride, Anne. Also, his abbreviated training period was broken up by his mother's illness. He had no time to round into shape; so he tired for the first time in his career. Many experts agree with Baksi; they are convinced that he will rebound tonight in fine shape, and win out with his heavier punch, his youth, his ruggedness and weight advantage of about 10 pounds. He expected to scale about 20g, 10 more than Lee. However, Savold is favored in the smart betting because of his previous victory, because of his apparently superior-stamina, and because of his superb boxing skill and sharp hitting. A crowd of 15,000 and a gate of $0,000 are expected. Sailor Thinlies Invade Hilltop Milwaukee  (5') -- The Great Lakes Naval Training Center team. laden with former college stars, will invade Marquette stadium tomor- row afternoon for a dual track and field meet with the Hilltoppers. Great Lakes has met and de- feated Notre Dame and Northwest- ern this season and rates an edge and renew acquaintances with the 1943 players, along with the four new candidates assigned to the 1944 roster Manager Marty McManus will be officially presented at the gather- ing, and he will be eager to meet Kenosha fandom at this time. Gene Lawing, business manager, has all details arranged for the affair that promises to attract hundreds of Kenoshans. Musical Entertainment Eddie La Vigne's orchestra will offer music during the informal reception. McManus will give a brief talk as a feature of the "home- coming" for the girls. Members of the board of directors of the corporation sponsoring the clude Judge Edward J. Ruetz, . [N/- president; G. S. Lance, vice-presi- ('t/ dent: Joe DeWald, Don Frost, and H. C. Hyslop. There are also 43 stockholders, 22 individuals and 21 [Id'' business firms and clubs, and rep- I .X¢=bq resentatives of these will also be in attendance at the gala occasion. Meanwhile, the Comets, prepar-I ing for the season's opener at Ra-I cine Saturday night, hustledt through a lengthy workout this l morning in Lake Front stadium.[ Manager McManus was handi-t capped in the drill, however, due I to the absence of Shirley Jameson, i Audrey Wagner. and Pauline Pirok,' who are rounding out their schol- Detroit Unable To On Home Field teacher at Dundee, Ill., while the Misses Wagner and Pirok are high school students. "Rookie" Looks Good By Associated press Hioh Rate for McManus is "high" on the possi- Steve O'Neill must be tempted to put the show on the road for: keeps today after watching his Detroit Tigers lose their llth of 12 BriggShome percentage.Stadium starts for an .3Cu b Outfielder bilities of Anna Meyer, the 15 year old "'rookie" from Aurora, Ind. Small but swift and wiry, she looms as a defensive dynamo, the new pilot declared. Two new catchers, Lucille Colai- cito of Denver, Colorado, and An- derla Thomas, Fairfield, Iowa, are coming in for much attention as is Helen "Pee-Wee" Westerman who handled the bulk of the mask- ing last season. Pitchers Helen Nicol, Lee Harney, and the two new hopefuls, Rose Folder, Springfield, Ill., and Mar- jorie Hanna, Calgara, Canada, all unlimbered their arms in the warm sunshine this morning. While the players were putting on extra polish, fans signified the intentions of seeing the games over the week-end at Racine. The Saturday game starts at g o'clock. The double-bill Sunday afternoon opens at 2 o'clock. A single game is on the books Monday night. On Memorial night, Kenosha plays a twin-bill with Minneapolis, one of the two new entrants in the league. have played eight games on their current road trip and lost six of them, were forced today to share the American Association lead with Columbus as a result of a 7 to 5 defeat banded them last night by Louisville. The Redbirds gained a tie al- though kept idle by rain. Nick Polly wrecked the Brewers. He crashed his tenth home rain of the season and his fourth in four playing days in the fifth inning with te bases loaded. Polly aLso drove in one of the Colonel's two runs in the first for a double as the Kentuckians got 30 nits off Owen Scheetz in five innings. Charley Gassaway toiled three hitless in- nings for Milwaukee in a relief role• AI Widmar was the winning pitcher. The Brewers got him for two runs in the first inning and sin- gle tallies in the third and fourth but he kept them from further scor- ing until his mates had built up a safe lead. Bill Norman tripled and George Binks singled for the Brew- era' final run in the ninth. Louisville on Beam It was Louisville's ninth victory in its last 10 starts and its 10th in 12 home games this season. Sytvester (Stretch) Goedde, rookie southpaw, hurled his fifth straight victory as the Toledo Mud- hens divided a double header with St. Paul. The Hens won the second game. 4 m 2, after dropping the opener, 2 to 0• Goedde fanned six and limited the Saints to seven hits in the second contest. Veteran Otto Nitcholas, St. Paul righthander, held Toledo to two hits In pitcoing a shutout. The reviving Indianapolis In- dians won their third straight dou- bleheader, 6 to 5 and 6 to 1, over the Kansas City Blues. Husky Dave Odom took his first pitching victory in two years in the opener and in the nightcap Johnny Hutchins snapped his own six.game losing streak. In the second game. the Indians :clinched the contest on Ed Morgan's three.run, inside-the-park home run in the opening frame. The Indians produced a statistical freak by re- cording six runs, nine hits and one error in each of the games. The Bengals swept the east at a 10 out of 14 clip and have played' Milwaukee.Louisville line score: 667 ball outside of Detroit Even I . Milwaukee.. 201 100 001--,5 7 0 =• ennan winnin- clubs of 1934,  Hew York--{g')---Andy Pafko s Louisville... : 200 041 00x--7 I0 1 :; and 1940 couldn't approaehllbetolwki:rgthYungs II Pa:',:IdS!',,r'nd md- tha pace: .......... {National league this year and that's " t "  away ga is conslaerea  om • .. .[a pretty fair recommendat'on c -]., . _ by baseball men as exceuen . • , • t mg from the skipper of the 194.2-43 • . . /pennant winners /Jtmmv tano Enters ground work for a pennant bad bu the Bengas' sorry snowmg on .the / After looking'ove new talent ! -- -- home lot. ]eaves )them hreUggohyglthat dots every senior circuit ros-tt'= Mmrhl,= M=! to .stay .In nxm p mc 7. -- Y d/ter the St. Louis Cardinal manager luuv u- uuuuuv u" uvvu wmtor uty xans wno nave bOOS e ' • • home attendance e or :elr2wi0nltOu°tYldr:th:hd ChlT:°fi[°k  James Lang, 11, city and district mark haven t se n g back[league hitters while with Los An- No. 3 marble champion, will com- since,Johnn, y^orsica. turned_ [geles in 1943, as the best of the pete against 12 other district Clevemna -z in me seconn game ' . . ^f - Aril 30 doubleheader " [crop. Pafko was hlttmg .396 champions in the .<ante tournament .°"  .... : .- [through games of May 24 at Milwaukee Saturday.  year Lure harris SpOlleCl uezrol'S . • ". • hit [ _ Pafko ts from Boyceville, WL. Al Decesaro of Kenosha rated sxth ho-es -'esterda'" with a three -uout.  and drove in one p]ia_|He played with Green Bay of the place. %"" -' ' " 2 0 ed-e | Wisconsin State league, and once Lang, undefeated in 12 matches, aetpnm run xor a g " " [was the property of the Milwaukee will be going in the state finals Javery Breaks Streak /Brewers. ,with a fine record and will be after ......... ! t the state .crown. George Limpert, At aavery Ot oson nnally broke his hardluck string by blank'-IM=rn|mH r|  tch;areno°h;h:°?t aF:dlnddia:c mg Pittsburgh 1 0 wth threeUJvlUJt 4UUIIU V/IU singles. Victory was the first for| ,,,,,...m..t w:o.1::.;ulee:.,ll accompany Lung Javery after six heart-breazingI II n Il • la " losses. The other National leaguell ]IITI/31M( rmnT I games---Cincinnati at New York[,/UIlJ]JlX I,g/l:Jll/ and St. Louis at Brooklyn, night[ tilts, and Chicago at Philadelphia Milwaukee -- (g') -- Coach Tom Entries Arrive For Track Meet It was announced today by George Limpert of the KYF, in charge of the all city boys' track meet, that more than 50 entries have been turned in so far with June 1 the deadline. There will be two divisions to this year's tournament• the prep for boys 10 to 13 'ears. and junior for boys over l. There will be three running events in the prep division and three field events. In the junior division there will be four running events and three field events. The St. Louis Browns strength- ened their hold on second place in the American, and advanced to within a game and a half of the idle Yankees, by shading Boston 3-2 behind Bob Muncrief. Mel Harder lost his bid for vic- tory No. 202 the hard way as his own ninth inning error with the bases loaded sent the tying run across the plate and Washington went on to score two more for a 4-2 night game decision before 18.706 fans. The Yankee-White Sox night game was rained out. --were postponed. E. Stidham feels a little better about Marquette university's 1944 football prospects after watching the performance of several tal- ented newcomers in spring practice. Among those who have drawn I the attetion of the Hilltop mentor by their spirit and aptitude are Jack Franklin of Toledo, O., and Dick Pooler. Milwaukee, centers; Howard Gelsinger, Chambersburg, Pa., halfback; Bob Gannon, Jersey; City, N. J., and Dick Stahr, Mas- sillon, O.. ends; Dick Hubanks, Madison, Wis.. and Albert Placey. on the basis of past performances ,,,i- ............ Chicago, tackles; and George ...... " ,,e outposts oz zne czty wuz run , INN "r l Ptacek, Cudahy, Wis., guard. Glenn Cunnmgnam great um ' .- their track meet together with Most of the versify of Kansas distance star Ls 00ull mwo r'lavers laKe newcomers are navy _ . .,_ this event. The KYF _.I ......... expected to compete omy m me . trainees. ......... medals for first place wmner andl t I%1 , I one mite relay uther allor stars ribbo • " " ': " niversit ns for seconds and thirds, nrm IJrluflf;lf inctuae Jerry Tnompson, U Y 'I e met ig rhodld tn ha Y'lln I 'm|l I | /11 y JI%.U lJ the na .............................  UW/ON CLUB • " ' dFlo el'Bate :2-00p m. paw and veteran outfielder Run will elese on May 28th for repuir State hign lUmper, an Y S, I " " , "'o th f th Phill" Watch paper for reopening date. !Flint, Mich., high school hurdling p p ., ,, =. ,.rey . o . ne . tea, were We wish to thank our patrons  I L......A. LAAAI--II tXA. scneme o Tze service pnyslcal for the past season's business. "Marquette will rely for points onlrUllllt3 rUU/Udll 31dl examinations, today. Be nn.y Culp, The Mamement ts Ken eserve cacner passe nm navy ' Chuck Beaudry, in the sprin ; 1 • -" '- - her exammauon yesteruay Wlesner, high Jump; Harvey B " k d' ' • " " wald. pol. ,00ult: Bob mch.rdson, Mntfnnn in weights; and Bud Kailie in the dis- I'llJJI I1 I II JII Adi, YOU fl[AR TALK ABOUT tanee events. * Minneapolis ---(A--- Capt. Harold Wilmot Topples Van Every. 26, fullhack for Unl. 1,,, versity of Minnesota football teams • s e g • in 1937-38-39, and later for the by 147- Green Bay Packers, has been re- Muvels ue only fully Elkhorn 10:00---Mustangs vs. Wfldcat B. ll:00----Flylng Trs C vs. WolveS. heridan-- Still in the undefeated category, 10:00---nlack Dvil v. Hieules A. Wilmot high school's baseball team :0o--Journal Green vs. Red  notched its fifth successive win of Colurnbtt$--- 9:00---Hawks vs. Tigers. 10:00---Wildcats C vs. Btek Ae. l l:00---Ran A v Choeolto Shop. Washtngton-- 9:(M)--Blue .aYS v Lucky Stars. 10:(X)--Independent Roofer v RoyallL ll.'00--BLIts vs. Concern. Hlen/u B--Bye. Cobru---By. • rake-L'p Games te be Pisyod |u/ay, Mar 2a WuhW4n--- l---obras vs. Roylds. 2:30---Blue Jays v ont 3:MepeMet ]L-'L1 VS. .t " 4:30Black Devils v C'noculato Shop. €olumtms-- l:30--ouars vs. Tigors. '0Wi/dcats st vs. Hawks. 3O--Flytng Tillers B vs. Hlmsiu B. o The Pittsburgh Pirates have . finished in the Nations1 League's first division in 35 of the last 44 years. Their only last place finish wu 1917. the current campaign, victimizing Elkhorn, 14 to 7, at Fox River park Thursday afternoon. Fourteen has been a popular scoring figure for the Kenosha county preps as they have posted that number at least three times this on. "Shad" Richard& on the mound, delivered a two hit performance in the seven innings. He hat won all games this season. Nine strikeout victims were added to his list yes- terday. Elkhorn used Conners. who saw the showers in the second McCabe, who lasted until the sixth with Getzen as the finisher. Wilmot's final assignment wil be against Zion, Monday night at Fox Park. Earlier this week the Panthers had little trouble with that Illtnol opponent. • . I ported missing in action since hLs; fourth mission as a bomber pilot over Germany May 12, his wife, Mrs. Drexel Van Every, Slayton, Minn., was notified yesterday by the War department. Capt. Van Every graduated from the university in 1940 and enlisted in the air corps soon after Pearl Harbor. While a member of the army air corps he added to his football laurels while touring the country w4th an air corps team. aged, elected tobaccos. No wartime skimping on quality, Mwvels a packed and conditioned to gay fresh 25.% Ioag¢ . . . by laboratory test. ADAM00 °" RRV{ ess uth st ]be  .gorotto of Qv01il in Horlick field at 8 o'clock against the Kenosha Comets. A brief sketch on the newcom- ers: Anna May Hutchison, a catcher from Louisville, Ky., who will un- derstudy "Choo Choo" Hickson, one of the loop's top receivers. Anna May, an 18-year-old who stands five feet. eight inches and weighs 135 pounds, is reputed to have a fine throwing arm and the ability to hit a long ball. She re- I places Dorothy McGuire, who went to Milwaukee to hold down the No. 1 catching assignment on the new club in that city. Figio is 8outhpaw Josephine Figlo of Milltown, N. J., new outfielder on the Belles, is also 18, stands five feet, five inches and weighs 130. She is a portside batter and thrower, and was lead- ing hitter on her home town team which went to the quarter-finals at the national amateur girls soft- ball tournament in Detroit last fall. One of the most valuable new assets signed by the Belles this season is Dorothy (Boots) Ortman, a fiery little pitcher from Chicago who was regarded as the best area. teur hurler in the Windy City for five years• Pitching under her maiden name, Dorothy Ortman, Boots was colorful as well as dan. gerous on Chicago mounds. Her husband is now in service and she has returned to the diamond. An- other addition to the Racine squad is Jane Jacobs, a hurler from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, who is ex- pected to take up the slack left by the dismissal of last year's pitchers, Annabelle Thompson and Gloria Marks. Caging Jamboree Milwaukee, Was. -- It's a half a year before basketball will be back in fashion, but a visit to the Mar. que'.te university gymnasium any Sunday morning might belie that remoteness. A galaxy of past. pres- ent and possibly future Marquette stars engages in a caging jamboree every week under the watclul eye of Coach.Bill Chandler. 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