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Craig Wood, Veteran Golfer Wins U. S. Open Championship
Texas Favorites Falter On
Last Round Gallery Of
10,000 Watch.
Tort Worth, Texas, June 7.
'!Pl Craig Wood was paid off In
full todBy for long yearj of golf
ing hard luck.
Under a broiling sun and be
fore galleries that totaled some
10,000 the 39-year-old veteran
from Mamaroneck, N. Y., stole
the U. S. open golf champion
ship right out from under the
noses of those Texans who had
been sure this was going to be
the Lone Star state's own golf
ing show.
Bracketed In a first place tie
'at 36 holes with Denny Shute.
1940 champion Lawson Little,
and Clayton Hoafner, Wood
broke that deadlock by match
ing par for the gruelling Col
onial club course with a 70 on
his morning card.
.' This afternoon, playing last
among the men with a chance to
take the title, he looked to be
wavering occasionally but each
time got back to par, closing
out his round with a thrilling
30-foot putt on the home green
that brought a ringing cheer
from the banked ranks of spec
tators and gave him another 70.
With that 72-hole score, over
what was a very tough par all
the way, the big easy-going
.blonde beat T .ny Shute, who
once nosed him out in a playoff
for the British open title, by
three strokes, and scored his
second malor triumph In two
months after never having taken
one before. Two months Bgo at
Augusta. Ga., Craig captured
the Masters title.
On that last time around the
'7,005 yards of the Colonial
-course which proved so disas
trous to the homebred Texans
Wood went over par on only
three holes and had the putting
touch for three birdies to wipe
out those losses.
Back of Shute, who was first
after the opening round, tied
for first at the halfway mark
and even with Paul Runyan In
second place with 18 to go, came
large Johnny Bulla of Chicago
and 135-pound Ben Hogan, who
didn't hit his stride until this
final day and then played 36
holes In two under par with a
68 and a 70 for 389. Bulla got
that total out of a 72 and 71.
Runyan, who was 71-75 for
291, tied with Herman Darrein,
a surprise contender, on a clos
ing 74-71. Jug McSpaden, Gene
Sarazen and E. J. (Dutch) Har
rison, who shot two 7 I s, were
bunched at 294; Dick Meti with
Lloyd Mangrum and Ed Dud
ley at 295, and Sam Snead, Hor
ton Smith and Henry Ransom,
young Fort Worth pro, finished
in a bunch at 2H6 with the low
amateur, Harry Todd of Dallas.
Two of the strongest advance
favorites, 1SI40 champion Law
son Little and P G A. titlrholder
Byron Nelson, posted 2117 s. Lit
tle losing all chance to repeat
by blowing to a 79 on his third
round. Others to break 300 were
Vic Gheui, 2!)tt. and Gene
Kunes of Philadelphia, 299.
while Hoafner, from a tie for
the 38-hole lead, soared to 300
at the finish.
New York. June 7 Mi
Vhlrlawny, winner of the Ken
tucky driby and rrr.-ikncss, to
day completed Hie truf triple
by taking the Belmont stakes
t Belmont Park.
J. Fred Hyer' Hnbert Morri
'n deeoiul, three lenyth hack
of the IVrlu' -IVe:ikne-;s u inner
Sonny V h 1 1 n e y's Yankee
Chance wn third, another five
lengths further l;iek, and Itob
ert Kleberg's Itntm wn lat In
the four-horse field The time
for the mile and a half was 2 31.
the slowest for thn stake in
For the firt t:me since he
began bis aniaring swerp of
three-year eld honors. Warren
Wright s little chestnut W ith the
long tail ran a front rare
Salina, Calif. June 7. i
Bill McMackin brone rider from
Trail City. S. D , held the lead
today in the nM 'mm r boy
championship lare of the Rodeo
Association of America, for the
second consecutive month.
Portland. Ore, 8 '-7
Carl Kmc. scout ffr the De
troit American bafc'al!
club, t'Klny he h.-itt
signed two p:t. lurs C layton
Shaw of Orr'in State eclir-ee
and Gordon I.ifb. Salfm Vet
em International lcnsue club
Beta left fur the ciit lis', night.
Cleveland, June 7 UP) Jim
Bagby, Jr., did the unusual to
day. He held the Philadelphia
Athletics to four hits for a 6 to
2 triumph to become the first
Cleveland pitcher other than
Bob Feller to win game In
exactly two weeks.
The result kept Intact the
tribe's two-game margin over
the second-place Chicago White
Irving Hadley, the New York
Yankee castoff, was the victim
of a 13-hit Cleveland attack led
by Hal Trosky'i fifth home run
of the season.
Single scored Lou Boudreau.
Philadelphia 2 4 2
Cleveland 6 13 0
Hadley, Potter (6), Dean (7)
and Hayes; Bagby and Hemsley.
Chicago, June 7 OP) Chica
go's White Sox repulsed the Bos
ton Red Sox challenge for sec
ond place in the American
league by turning back Joe
Cronln's slugging crew today, 5
to 4.
The victory evened the series
at one game apiece and snapped
Boston's winning string at six.
Boston 4 9 0
Chicago 8 12 0
Wilson, Fleming (6) and Pyt
Iak; Smith and Tresh.
St. Louis, June 7 (P) The
Yankees were forced to come
from behind with a five-run
rally in the ninth today to de
feat the scrapping Browns, 11
to 7. Catcher Bill Dickey's sin
gle with the bags loaded pro
vided the winning runs and
drove Johnny Allen, fourth St.
Louis pitcher, from the mound.
New York 11 15 2
St. Louis 7 8 1
Gomez, Chandler (3), Stanceu
(9), and Dickey; Munchlef, Kra
mer (3), Caster (0), Allen (9),
Trotter (9) and Ferrell.
Detroit, June 7 OP) The De
troit Tigers victimized Steve
Sundra and Vcrn Kennedy for
nine runs In two innings to
erase an early deficit and take
a 10 to 0 decision today from
Washington, their second vic
tory In a row over the hapless
Washington 8 11 1
Detroit 10 13 1
Sundra, Kennedy (7) and
Early; Corslgan, McKaln (2) and
San Diego, Calif., June 7.
UP) San Diego drove Byron
Spccce to the showers with a
four-run outburst In the third
Inning today to defeat Portland,
8 to 3, and retain its slender
hold on a Coast league first
division berth. A triple, two
doubles, a single and a wild
pitch produced the quartet of
Catcher Annunzlo of Portland
and Manager Durst and Haslln
of San Diego were banished
from the game In the fourth for
protesting Umpire Jordan's de
cisions. Score: R. II. E.
Portland 3 11 1
San Diego 8 10 1
Speece, Callahan and Annun-
! zlo, Schulz: Herbert and Sal-
Oakland, Calif., June 7. UP)
Henry Tlppen, Oakland right
hander, pitched three-hit ball
and his team defeated Los An-
I gcles 5 to 0 tixiay for its second
j victory out of five games in the
' l.os Angeles 0 3 1
j Oakland 5 8 0
) Stine and Collins; Pippen and
Hollywood, June 7.-
! Hollywood clinched Its third
! straight series of the Pacific
Coast league baseball wars to
: day. rapturing a 7-4 decision
over San Francisco for their
I fourth victory of the week. i
I Score: R. H. E. '
San Francisco 4 10 2
Hollywood 7 10 0
Seats and Ogrodowskl; Os
' borne and Dapper, Brentel.
Buy 'em at the factory.
i i iiiuuuniuui.
10th st Crape Phene 4111
Johnson Goes Distance In
:48 Flat At Compton
Meet Finishes Fifth.
Although Medford's Racin'
Ray Johnson finished fifth in
the 400-meter race at the Comp
ton (CalJ junior college invita
tional track and field meet Fri
day night, the Tiger speedster
flashed over the distance in 48
seconds flat, two-tenths of a
second faster than the national
interscholastic 440-yard dash
record of :48.2, according to a
telegram received from Coach
Bill Bowerman.
Bowerman wired that John
son, running in lane six, was
"badly boxed at the turn and
could not get through." An
Associated Press message from
Compton said that Johnson fin
ished about 20 yards behind
Urover Klemmer of the Uni
versity of California, who won
the race in :46.5. The world's
record for the 440 is :48.4, tied
by Klemmer in the Coast con
ference meet recently.
Running second to Klemmer
was Clifl Bourland of the Uni
versity of Southern California,
with Kerns of the same school
third. Eugene Littler of the
University of Nebraska was
lourth. '1 railing Johnson across
the finish line was Johnny
watchler of Pasadena (Cal.) Jun
ior college, 1941 national Junior
college quarter-mile champion.
Seventh was James Herbert oi
the New York Grand Street
boys' A. A.
Johnson, three-time Oregon
prep 44u-yard dash champion,
was timed in the Compton race
by Coach iiowerman. Although
he ran the distance under the
national nigh scnool record, the
mark is, of course, entirely un
official and will not count as a
new prep tigure.
New Vault Record
Compton, Calif., June 7. UP;
arl lweauows stood off in the
shadows of the pole vault pit
ana watched in undisguised awe
and perhaps a trace of sadness.
lie was watching "that man''
ill action, the man who not only
had beaten his accepted world
pole vault record tune and time
again, but who repeatedly haa
tnuniDed his nose at a height
they used to call the 15-foot
Meadows' 14 feet, 11 inches
stands as the official world
mark. It was great when he
and his teammate at Southern
California, tiill Svfton, set it in
1937. Toaay that mark is puny.
Cornelius Warmerdara maue
it look even more insignificant
f'nday night. Warmeraam, the
nearest tiling to a real, live
jack-in-the- bean-stalk, rose to
even greater heights while
Meadows looked on.
Warmerdam brought the crowd
to its feet with a nigh mark of
15 feel, d-U inches, tie already
had them in an uproar with a
vault of IS feet, 4U inches.
tioUi were better than his pre
vious high, set six weeks ago
at 13 leet, liH inches.
Urover Klemmer of California
outlived a box thrown around
him and outran Clitf Bounaud
and Hubert iverns of University
ol Southern California and Gene
Littler of Nebraska to win the
featured 400-meter race in 48.5
seconds better than the 46.
record held by John oodrufl
of Pitt since 1939.
Albany, June 7. ) Kamp
(er Brothers market here was
picketed today by the Butchers
and Meat Cutters union, and
union spokesmen said Hie firm'
markets at ta. ,.n and Eugene
also were patroled.
Big Heaping Load
300 cu. ft.
12 or II inch
Fill your car er trailer at eur yti at the end
of North Central Ave. and McAndrews Read
Timber Products Company
Fboce 3111 End North Centra)
Brooklyn, June 7. VP) Pee
Wee Reese's error on Frank
McCormick's roller In the eighth
Inning today started a painful
chain of events that resulted
in the Cincinnati Reds beating
the Dodgers 8 to 3 and dump
ing the locals off the top of the
National league standing.
The Dodgers were leading 3
to 2 In a tight duel between
Luke Hamlin and Bucky Walt
ers when the Dodger shortstop
made his second misplay of the
game. Two were out at the
time. Before the third out fin
ally came the Reds had scored
six unearned runs, knocked
Hamlin from the hill and sewed
up the game.
Outstanding in the shambles
that followed Reese's error was
a homerun by Ernie Lombard!
with two aboard.
R. H. E.
Cincinnati 8 12 2
Brooklyn 3 7 3
Walters and Lombard!; Ham
lin, Kimball and Owen.
Boston, June 7. (IP) The
Chicago Cubs got only five hits
today but their timing was per
fect as they took the series
opener from the Boston Braves,
3 to 1.
R. H. E.
Chicago .. 9 5 0
Boston 17 1
Passeau and McCullough; Er
rlckson, Lamanna, Tobin and
Philadelphia, June 7.
Veteran Cy Blanton yielded
eight scattered hits and fanned
three batters as Philadelphia
took a 2 to 0 game from the
Pittsburgh Pirates at Shibe Park
Pittsburgh 0 8 1
Philadelphia 2 7 0
Lanning and Lopez; Blanton
and Warren.
New York, June 7. UP)
Jimmy Brown, Coaker Triplett
and Terry Moore each blasted
four hits today as the St. Louis
Cardinals waded Into four Giant
pitchers for 19 hits and an 11 -to
3 victory that boosted them into
the leadership of the National
R. H. E.
St. Louis 11 19 1
New York 3 8 3
Nahem, White and Mancuso:
Melton, Adams, Brown, Wittig
and Danning.
Rlney Cook, coach of Jackson
county's American Legion Junior
baseball team for the past three
years, yesterday Issued a call for
players to report for the first
official practice session of the
season at the high school park
at 9 a. m. Tuesday. All boys
In the county, who did not reach
their 17th birthday by January
1 of this year, were invited by
Coach Cook to be on hand for
the drills, and tryout for the
Included with the Jackson
county team In the southern
Oregon district are Marshfield
and Roseburg junior legion
teams. Each club will play
the other two teams twice. No
date has been set for the local
teams' first game.
Coach Cook expects the fol
lowing players to form the
nucleus of a winning nine: Hal
Adams, catcher; Charlie Jand
reau of Ashland, pitcher and
third base: Bob Smith of Jack
sonville, pitcher and lnfielder:
Southpaw Howard Parker of
Eagle Point, pitcher: Bud Pro
vost of Ashland, first base; Don
Fawcett, second base; Jack
Swaryck of Jacksonville, short
stop; Bob Davis, third base;
Marlon Hardy of Jacksonville,
i leftfield and Steve Dippel, cen-
Other players Coach Cook
plans to rely on are Dale Brug-
i ger, lnfielder; Dick Fawcett, out
fielder; Mark Marquess, short
stop, and Homer Sullivan,
Lost from last year's club
because of their ages were Bill
Reed and Cato Wray, pitchers;
Lee Reynolds, short stop; Mickey
Miller, first base, and Harold
Fawcett, outfielder.
With Billy Calvert due to
join the club today and two
unidentified inf ielders from
jTortland also slated to sign
contracts and step into action
immediately, the Medford Crat
ers will present a strengthened
I lineup when they go against
the Hills Creek Hillbillies In a
regular Oregon State league
contest at Hills Creek this aft
Calvert, dynamic little catcher
who worked behind the plate
in every game played by the
University of Oregon Webfoots
this spring, mailed his signed
contract to Manager Lou Sauer
Friday. He will meet the team
in Hills ..reek and return to
Medford with the others players
after the game. With Calvert on
hand, Slater will probably be
used as a sec. .id-string receiver
Manager Sauer and Murray
Marley, treasurer of the Med
ford Athletic association, left
here Friday night for Portland
where they expect to sign a
pair of Infielders recommended
by Billy Ross, last year's skipper
of Jack and Jill Tavern's State
league club. Identity of the
players is not known.
Before leaving here Friday
evening. Manager Sauer said
that Bob Fox, smooth-working
righthander, would pitch against
the Hillbillies, with 18-year-old
Willard Smith In reserve.
Hills Creek, which Is tied
with Bend for fourth place In
the loop standings, having won
one and lost one, will probably
have Bun Kelsay on the pitching
rubber. This year's Hills Creek
club, managed by Monroe Dean,
is rated the strongest ever to
represent the little mill town.
Other State league gawes to
day find Eugene at Klamath
Falls, Toledo at Bend and
Albany drawing a bye.
It was announced by E. E.
McKinncy, secretary of the
Medford Athletic association,
that the Craters would tangle
with Manager Red Talbot's Dor
rls, Cal., Lumberjacks in an ex
hibition game under the fair
grounds park lights next Wed
nesday night at 8:30. Dorris, a
member of the Northern Cali
fornia league, recently lost to
the State league Klamath Falls
Pelicans by only a 6 to 5 score
in an exhibition game.
yfuc a eutu fitC
taJu tab mcr&eA
A young telephone customer wanted to
re.h her mother, who waa i nurse, in s
hoiriul. 'Ihe telephone operatcr by dint
of ipeciil effort located the mother,
brought her to the telephone. . . . Later
the young customer! signal light again
appeared on the switchboard. The oper
ator answered and haprr little voice
eip!iined,"I'm hugging the telephone!"
i JJ
'ringing folks together
Though an average of more thin 79 mil
lion telephone conversations per day are
handled by the Bell System, each one is
an individual transaction. And telephone
people try to treat it as such.
The sen-ice seeks to be friendly and
helpful as well as technically efficient.
IIS rth RArtl-tt
Softball, far from being dead
in Medford, came from its winter
hibernation at a meeting Friday
night when tentative plans were
drawn to form an eight-team
league and schedule games for
two nights a week under the
lights at the high school stadium.
Present plans call for opening
games to be played Tuecday
night, June 17.
Six team managers signified
their intentions of entering clubs
In the loop. They were: Cath
olic Men, represented by Ray
Lewis; Timber Products, by Jim
Boyle; Jennings Tire, by Ray
fvngler; Bear Creek Orchards
by Heinle Bohl; Medco, by Louie
Kircher and Murray's Maid-Rite
by Murray Bell. With openings
for one or two more outfits
anyone desiring to enter a team
was asked to contact Sam Jen
nings before next Tuesday night
at which time the final meeting
prior to the league opening will
be held at Jennings Tire com
pany at 8 o'clock. All team
managers were asked to be pre
sent at the meeting with their
entrance fees.
It was decided to limit players
to local talent, with no out-of
town pitchers brought in to bol
ster one or two clubs. The man
agers went on record as feeling
that softball fans were more In
terested In watching local boys
play, than outsiders.
Should local interest warrant
more than two nights will be
used each week, It was reported.
However, present plans call for
action only on Tuesday and Fri
day evenings, with two games
to be played each night on one
diamond in the center of the
field. Under the new setup
eliminating the Importation of
outside performers, the managers
believe the teams will be much
better matched than In previous
years because no one or two
clubs will boast a star pitcher
It was also 'planned at the
meeting to operate a league of
young players, who will play
their games at twilight. Any
Boy Scout troop or other or
ganization, wishing to sponsor
such a youthful nine, is asked
to get in touch with Sam Jen
nings this week.
A drive to sell season tickets
Is expected to get under way
late this week.
Detroit, June 7 UP) The De
troit News said today that Louis
Norman (Buck) Newsom, 1940
world series pitching hero of
the Detroit Tigers, had been
fined $3,000 by owner Walter
T-l-vh-'n- ia
O. Brlggs for "failure to get
into proper condition.
Newsom was notified of the
fine several days ago, the paper
asserted. Two days ago the big
right-hander was demoted from
starting hurler and assigned to
bullpen duty.
The News said the fine equals
the highest ever assessed in
baseball, Babe Ruth having paid
the amount in 1925 when sus
pended by the New York Yan
kees for "general misconduct."
Bolstered by the acquisition
of Pitcher Steve Crippen and
Outfielder Billy Piche, the
league-leading Medford Rogues
will tackle second-place Grants
Pass Merchants in a regular
Southern Oregon loop fracas at
the high school park at 2:30 this
afternoon. In the other circuit
contest. Crescent City plays at
Rogue River.
Crippen, ex-Crater pitcher,
who has been turning in win af
ter win for Yreka, Cal., in the
Northern California league, will
start on the Rogue rubber, ac
cording to Manager Paul Hof
fard. Paul Hess, unbeaten in
three S. O. L. starts, will be
held in reserve, as will Lefty Al ,
Wimer, who hurled for the Uni
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versity of Oregon freshmen this
spring and has joined the Rogues.
Piche, one of the finest field
ing outfielders ever developed
in Medford, has returned from
Linfield college and will hold
down centerfield for the Rogues.
Piche played on the Linfield
varsity this spring.
The Rogue infield will be
slightly revised for today's game,
Hoffard said, with young Jack
Swaryck playing short-stop and
Orv Hampel taking care of first
base. Johnny Gitzen will be on
second and Riney Cook on third,
with Harold Fawcett in left and.
Skipper Hoffard in right. Hal
Adams will do the receiving.
Grants Pass, whose only de
feat in league play was at the
hands of the Rogues earlier in
the season, will have Chuck
Ostrom, fireballtng righthander,
on the firing line. Ostrom's last
start resulted in a two-hit, 4-2
victory over Crescent City.
Cleveland, June 7 UP) Man
ager Roger Peckinpaugh of the
Cleveland Indians believes 'it
wouldn't be too much out of
line" to ask a short deferment
if Bob Feller is called into the
army in August.
Peckinpaugh made this com
ment today as the star pitcher
received his draft questionnaire
and his selective service board
said he might be inducted la
of tho bett baseball gamea ol
the aeaon will be held this afternoon
at the high achool diamond when
Paul HoKaril i Roguea will play their
toughettl iial, the Grant Pai Mer
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