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THE MARION STAR, MARION, OHIO While Palin, 71, ' Wins at the club was by of for the an with the and Hall. Sea mm tttftir Trainer-Driver Trainer-Driver Trainer-Driver Sep Falin with Seattle Hanover, an $18,000 yearling buy last fall. . '. ,! but and issue with has he ter The for cats a no hit, basket nival good to the been and orig' wo claim in of is of This the J. the pastor, Hugh sub-deacon. sub-deacon. children Most the were exercises Mary re Ohio yes ! of O. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Septre F. (Sep) Palin, who drove Greyhound Greyhound to 17 world trotting records, records, is considerably more durable than" the great horse. -.".' -.".' Greyhound, 17 years old, is loafing on pasture at St. Charles, 111. and getting fat as a pig. ; . Palin, 71, is starting his 41st racing campaign at Fairmont Park in St. Louis. He is training 16 horses for Castleton Farm, Lex ington, Ky., at the Indiana State fairgrounds and plans to drive some of the trotters this season, Palin drove, infrequently last season, turning over the major part of ; the sulky riding to Joe OBrien, a young Canadian, O'Brien now. has a public stable in Orlando, Fla., and Palin isn't sure who will succeed him. Probably Palin could get along without much help. He has ridden more than 60 miles, in competition, competition, at times of 2 minutes or bet- bet- in the Harribletonian and four times took the Indiana State Fair's $30,- $30,- 000 Fox Stake. Palin-driven Palin-driven Palin-driven horses have won well over $1,000,000 in purses since he began reining standout trotters and pacers for E. J. Baker, St. Charles, 111., hotel man in 1926. In several single seasons, the string's purses totaled mure man $iuu,uuu.- $iuu,uuu.- - - - Sep also has done well for Cas tleton Farm, owned by Mrs. Fred erick Van Lennup, the former Frances Dodge Johnson. His best season was 1947, when he took the Hambletonian with Hoot Mon and piled up $120,000 in earnings. Hoot Mon lost only one race that season. Victory Song set a world record of 1:57-25 1:57-25 1:57-25 for stud trot ters at Springfield, 111., and was undefeated on mile tracks. The pacer . Ensign Hanover also had a good year. ;; It costs about $100,000 a year to own a string of horses like the Castleton stable, so it's better fi nancially to be a driver and train er like Palin. He has done all right owns a new stone house in an exlusive section of India napolis, has 700 acres of rich In diana farm lands, and drives a luxury-class luxury-class luxury-class automobile. Palin started in the game as a groom for Billy Marvin, Attica, ind., m 1896. He started training on his own in 1900, began driving on half-mile half-mile half-mile tracks in 1909 and graduated to the Grand Circuit in 1912. ;.. Greyhound was "just another yearling," Palin says, when he bought him for Baker from Henry Knight of Lexington, Ky. You never can be sure about yearlings, but Palin and Mrs. Van Lennup have hopes for a shining bay colt named Seattle Hanover. He's by Nibble Hanover out of Sorceress and probably, will go in the Fox Stake and in the Mc Mahon Memorial at Duquoin, 111. They must like the youngster They bought him from the Han over 1 Shoe Farm, Hanover, Pa., for $18,000 highest price paid for a yearling at the Harrisburg, Pa., sale last fall. Greyhound once ran an exhibition exhibition race in Marion. Palin raced horses here for several seasons. - - , California Leads In Big League Players ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) The population of a state apparently has little or nothing to do with the amount of big league baseball talent produced in that state. ; Based on he 1940 census California California was the fifth ranking state in population, but -it -it ranks in big league stars. Thirty-eight Thirty-eight Thirty-eight players were born in California. : Pennsylvania ranks second with 29 stars. Twenty-five Twenty-five Twenty-five stars were born in Illinois, making the Sucker State third ranker among producers of prime baseball beef. New York has more people than any other state but it is ' fourth in baseball , population with 19 stars. North Carolina and Texas each have 11; native sons in the majors. 1 ' ' Canada has three stars in the big leagues. ' Italy, Scotland and Czechoslovakia have one '. player each m the majors. :. , . ; .- .- ' v . , , i . " . " , 3RD IN CONVERSIONS J EAST LANSING, , Mich- Mich- (AP) George Smith, successfully kicked points after 39 touchdowns for Michigan State university- university- in 1948, tying for third spot in the national ratings. Over a two year span, Smith has 56 conversions in 75 attempts. . 1 1

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  1. The Marion Star,
  2. 31 May 1949, Tue,
  3. Page 13

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