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THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON. ILLINOIS FRIDAY JUNE 15, T95I [Kings Thump Mattoon 12-4, Now Vz Game From Top tASSIDY WINNER AS MT.Y. BREAKS BAHING SLUMP; DANVILLE HERE TONIGHT Indion Hurler Dick Lacko Whiffs 13 But Howleymen Snap 15-inning Scorcltst Stredk With 6 Runs In S«v«nth, 6 In Eighth; Poris Lokers Sweep Series From Centrolio, 11-2. Chuck Hawley's Mt. Vernon Kings, who held the lead in the M-O-Valley's first-half pennant chase for two weeks before surrendering to Centralia, were just one-half gome behind Zeke Bekeza's Zeros today. The Kings crawled closer to firat place by poondlnir out 12 rum In a late-frame rally at Vets Park last night to slnlt Mattoon's Indians, 12-4. The Paris Lakers made it two straight over Centralia with a convincing 11-2 victory at Fans Field the 25eros' home ground. The oncoming Paris club is now just 41 /3 games from the top rung and four lengths behind the Kings. It looked very much like Mt. Vernon was in for another shutout at the hands of Mattoon pitcher Dick Lacko ^for six innings last night. Bob Hertzberger blanked the Kings 5-0 on Wednesday night and teanunate Lacko held the Hawley- men to goose eggs for the initial lix rounds last night. Mt, Vernon had totalled jast two hits off Lacko in the six Msnk frames. The Indian faat-baller had struck out 12 Kings, sfx in a row after Jim Given opened the fifth inning with a single. He fanned IS before leaving the game. Meanwhile. Mattoon had scored three times off King hurler Ray Cassidy in the top of the sixth. Cassidy. who eventually chalked up W Centralia 22 Mt. Vernon 21 Paris 17 Vincennes 17 Danville 13 Mattoon 11 16 L 12 12 18 21 21 GB 414 5 lis 9 10'/j CARDS TRADE 5 FOR 2 REDBIRDS LAND WESTLAKE, SURRENDER POLLET, WILKS By Associated Press PrrrSBURGH, June 15.—The Pittsburgh Pirates, desperately trying to get out of the National League cellar, today swapped third baseman Wally Westlake and pitcher Cliff Chambers to the St. Louis Cardinals for five players. In exchange for the slugging Westlake, who has It? homers, and Chambers the Pirates got these players from the Cards: Pitcher Howie Pollet, catcher Joe Garagiola, outfielder Bill Howerton, relief pitcher Ted Wilks, and rookie shortstop Dick Cole. Pirate officials said no cash is involved in the swap, biggest since Branch Rickey took over as vice president and general nian- ager of the Bucs. NO CASH IN DEAL Ram Won't Stop 'em Tonight MATTOON AM R Chalupka, rf 3 1 •ybwt, IS 4 KlMSW't, lb . 4 OHHkavich, cf — 4 Ivy. 2b 4 DMHIS, 3b — 4 Mwikman, If 4 • 3 bMk», p 3 MVMr (•). » 0 e 13 2 0 0 0 TPTALS .33 4 7 24 5 4 MT. VCRNON AB R H O A rinlian, rf 4 2 2 3 0 P*M*i*h, 2b 4 110 2 ffVtiM, cf 5 0 13 0 SalariaiM, >« 3 2 111 ai«an, lb 4 12 4 0 MlHiibav, If . 4 1 0 S 1 riahtol, 3b . 4 2 112 ii«all, • 4 10 9 0 •••aMy, n 4 2 2 1 0 CENTRALIA, 111.. June 15. — Mississippi - Ohio Valley baseball Thursday night: (1st Game—7 Innings) DANVILLE 5 7 0 VINCENNES 10 1 Collins and Karas; Messel and Haas. (HR—Danville, Hall, 1st, 1 on; also Hall, 6th, 2 on). (2nd Game—9 Innings) DANVILLE 4 14 3 VINCENNES 12 12 1 Zajaczkowski, Hall (8), and Karas; Mehringer and Haas. PARIS 11 11 2 CENTRALIA 2 7 1 Heiserer and Black; Sisk, Langenfeld (1), Burkenkamp (5), Reilly (9) and Karg. MATTOON 4 7 4 MT. VERNON 12 10 2 Lacko, Nyser (8) and Doe; Cassidy and Bodell. TONIGHT'S SCHEDULE Danville at Mt. Vernon. Mattoon at Centralia. Paris at Vincennes. SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE Danville at Mt. Vernon. Mattoon at Centralia. Paris at Vincennes. LEE SAVOLD k .iNG mm •-TOTALS . 3S 12 10 27 • 1 SCORE BY INNINGS S ATTOON 000 003 001 T. VERNON 000 000 (•> Ids fifth win, had stop{>ed the Indians on two singles until the sixth when three singles, a hit batter and an error accounted for the three Ifattoon runs. After the three-run outburst ~ Cassidy got Mattoon in order ^In the seventh and eighth and ^ tave up a run in the ninth on ' a triple by KUngert and a •Inffle by manager Mel Ivy. He .lanned nine during the game while being nicked for seven ; Mts. CsBsldy has one defeat to fo with five victories. ,;Two.baggers by Cassidy and Oiuck Popovich were the big blows in the Mt. Vernon seventh in which>| Lacko walked Finigan, Solorzano and Milinkov, and Given contributed a single to right. Not content with batting around in the seventh, the Kings continued to atone for their 15-inning drouth Iw batting around again in the eighth for six insurance runs. Mt. Vernon notched five singles iii the eighth and Lacko. walked three more batters before getting rilief from Bob Nyser who bagged the final out of the inning. Danville Here Tonight The Kings continue their bid for first place at Vets Park tonight when they open a two-game set against Frank Piet's Danville t)ans. Legion Box Score V.ANOALIA AB Ciwater, 2b 3 Waaaan, )t 4 rsMMIni, c 4 BtMana. 3b I Ward, lb —i 3 •liwllnaan, » 3 SiRHh, If 3 K Mlahaali, cf 1 «ik Mlahala*. rf 3 TOTALS U MT. VERNON AB MMI*M , 3b 4 »:l I Ipraar. lb 3 " • ;r::::;::: I n, p 3 STOTALB : 27 ^ "'O 00 tft: VERNON 001 000 01 R 0 0 s 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 R 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 e 0 H 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 H 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Next Thursday night will be Boy Scount and Cub Scout Nite at Vets Park, it was announced by King President C. E. Brehm . . . Mt. Vernon Scouts are selling 5-ticket books for Mt. Vernon honie games and on Thursday night some lucky Scout will win a new bicycle which is now on display at the Western Auto Store on the west side of the square . . . All Scouts will be admitted free if they wear their uniforms next Thursday niglit . . . Also the Mt. Vernon Optimist Club will give away the gold -laced 75th Anniversary baseball, and another ball, autographed by the Kings will be given away by the Mt. Vernon club . . . Of** The Jefferson Post Junior American Legion tesun defeated Vandalia in a prelim last night .. . The next of the Junior Legion prelims, which begin at 5:30 o 'clock, will be on June 21 against Breese ... Bob Brookman, son of the Kings' Lefty, was the winner last night, striking out 13 batters . . . « « * * Lacko lost last night but by fanning 13 the Mattoon hurler raised is total to 30 strikeouts in two games ... He fanned 17 against Centralia ... He has pitched 42 innings for the Indians, whiffing 51 batters. . . The second game of the Ned Garver-autographed baseballs was given to Knothole Club members last night ... A ball autographed by the Kings goes to a Knothole kid tonight . . . Bucs Eliminated In NCAA Tourney By Aitocialtd Press OMAHA, June 15 — Opportunity knocks tonight for Oklahoma or Southern California. The last two unbeaten teams in the NCAA baseball tournament, they clash in ;;he tourney 's most crucial game thus far. The one that answer's opportunity 's knock will be a certain finalist in the double elimination tourney. Beating Springfield (Mass.) College 7-1 last night. Oklahoma pounded out 14 hits. use, led by hard-swinging Stan Charnofsky and Bob Lillis, based an 8-2 win over Utah on power at the plate. Yesterday's second round play saw the first eliminations, Princeton and Ohio State. The Ivy League boys went down before Tennessee 's Vols, 3 to 2. The big Ten champs were beaten by the same score by Texas A. & M. Today's three game schedule paired Tennessee and Springfield, the Texas Aggies and Utah. Each has been beaten once. The losers will be eliminated. By Associated Press NEW "iORK, June 15.—Since it doesn't rain in Madison Square Garden, Joe Louis and Lee Savold positively will tangle in their overdue 15-round bout tonight. An all-day rain, crossing up the weather forecasters, forced the second straight postponement of the battle of the ancients yesterday and sent the show indoors to the Garden. The fight was slated for the Polo Grounds. The International Boxing Club and the bail club proprietors have an agreement not to run competing shows outdoors. The Yankees host the Detroit Tigers at the Stadium tonight. There still won't be any television for the general public. The same nine theaters in six cities —Pittsburgh, Washington, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland and Albany, N. Y.—will get the fight on theiv screens via a closed circuit. Plenty of Height On Prep All-Star North-South Tilt By Associated Pi-sss MURRAY, Ky., June 15 — The height advantage will belong to the north squad in tomorrow night's third annual north-south all-star high school basketball game at Murray State College. The northerners average a lofty six feet, 4'i inches per man on their 12-man squad. The southerners a]-e big enough to care for themselves too. Their dozen dribblers hitting a 6-3% average. A slight edge in speed is causing a lot of observers to give the favorite's nod to the south stars. Doing most to boost the "Yankees" height average are Dean Parsons, (S-lVk) from Eugene, Ore., Tom Gola (6-7), from Philadelphia and Rube Schulz (6-7) Watertown, Wis. Big boy for the Dixie dozen is Don Dalton 6-9',--) from Altus, Okla. coming in a 6-7 each are Charles McCullough of McDonough Md., and Keith Lane, Bprger, Tex. The northerners are coached by Warren Schooler of Hamilton, Ohio and Phil Manders of ..Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., coaching the southerners are Dale Barnstable of Louisville and Tom, Stanton of St. Louis. JOE LOUIS Cards Lose Weird Game To Bums 2-1 Marion Fears a 'Hex'-Chuck Dressen Doesn't Forget Marty's Protest. Citation Nears $ Million Mark By Absociated Press INGLEWOOD, Calif., June 15 — Barring injury and unusually bad racing luck. Citation looks like a cinch to become this summer, the first millionaire horse in turf history. The pride and joy of Calumet Farm captured the $15 ,000 Century Handicap at Hollywood Park yesterday, beating back the challenge of Big 'Fleet, the hoi'se that defeated him so convincingly here on Memorial Day. Citation was two-fifths second slower than Hollywood's track ST. LOUIS, June 15.—The dazed St. Louis Cardinals don't know who put the hex on them, but Manager Marty Marion says it's the most powerful he's ever encountered. It must be someone in the em­ ploye of Brooklyn. The Cardinals have outhit the Dodgei-s in five of their last six games, and have lost them all. Yesterday the Cardinals got 15 hits, the Dodgers seven. But the hypnotic spell had the Cards sleepwalking on the base paths and, with little Joe Presko one out away from a four-hit shutout, the Cards lost again, 2-1 on Gil Hodges' ninth -inning homer. "It's the roughtest I 've se'fen and I 've been playing 16 year," Marion said. The freshman manager was completely mystified. St. Louis put 18 men on base and left 14 stranded. Twice they had three hits in an inning and failed to scox'e. In one of these, the fifth, the Cards put five men on base without scoring. This was possible t>ecause Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella picked Presbo and Red Schoendienst off second. "The guys know better," said Marion. "Two men picked off second in one inning—first time I ever saw that." But the weirdest of plays in a weird game came in the fourth with two Cardinals on base and none out. Catcher Joe Gai-agiola rapped'a grounder to Gil Hodges at first—and made 'no effort to run it' out. Stan Musial, trying to make it from third, was thrown out at the plate and Gacagiola transfixed, was doubled up two feet from the batters' box. Here's a possible reason for the hex, Marty. Flemember protesting to league officials that 3-2 loss to Brooklyn June 6 when Biooklyn manager Chuck Dressen, after being put out of the game, relayed instructions to his players on the field? Dressen didn't like that. Me said he wouldn 't squawk about any other manager for doing something like tliat—unless it involved you. And just before yesterday 's game Dressed vowed: "If I ever get the chance, you can bet I'll pour it on him good." SAMMY SNEAD PACESETTER IN U. S. OPEN HQW!I_POUE1 This bt. JOE GARAGIOLA Louis trio TraveFs to Pittsburgh TED WILKS NATIONAL LEAGUE MAJOR TEAMS MUST SINK OR SWIM AFTER MIDNITE W L Brooklyn 34 18 iNew York 30 26 St. Louis 26 27 Boston 26 27 Philadelphia 26 27 Cincinnati 25 26 Chicago 22 27 Pittsburgh 20 21 Pet. .654 .536 .491 .491 .4'1 .490 GB 6 SVi: 81^ .449 10 Vs .392 131-i FRIDAY 'S SCHEDULE AND PROBABLE PITCHERS Brooklyn at Chicago, 12:30 p.m. Newcombe (6-4) vs. Minner (3-4). New York at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Hearn (6-3) vs. Friend (1-2). Boston at Cincinnati, 7 :00 p.m. Surkont (5-4) vs. Ramsdell (3-6). Philadelphia at St. Louis, 7 :30 p.m. Hintzelman (2-5) vs. Pollet (0-3). THURSDAY'S RESULTS Brooklyn 2, Louis 1. New York 11, Cincinnati 6. Pittsburgh 9, Boston 4. Philadelphia 11, Chicago 3. SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE New York at Pittsburgh, 11:30 a.m. Boston at (Cincinnati. 1:00 p.m. Brooklyn at Chicago, 12:30 p.m. Philadelphia at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE record running the mile in 1:35 4/5. atation got $8,250 for first place. That boosted his earnings for his racing career (he's now six) to $952,710. Big Cy has been to tlie post 43 times now, has won 30, been second 10 times third twice, and only once in his great career lias he fin ished out of the money. W L Chicago 36 14 New York 32 19 Boston 30 22 Cleveland 29 23 Detroit 25 24 Washington 18 32 St. Louis 18 34 Philadelphia .... 15 35 Pet. GB .720 .627 41 i .577 7 .558 8 .510 10 .360 18 .346 19 .300 21 FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE AND PROB.4BLE PITCHERS, Detroit at New York, 6:30 p.m. Newhouser (5-4) or Hutchinson (5-2) vs. Raschi (9-3). St. Louis at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Suchecki (1-1) vs. McDermott (3-3). , Cleveland at Washington 6:30 p. m. Wynn (4 -7) vs. Johnson (1-2) Chicago at Philadelphia (2) 4:00 and 6:00 p. m. Rogovin (312) and Hojcombe (4-3) vs. Coleman (1-4) and Fowler (2-4). THURSDAY'S RESULTS Chicago 8-14, Washington 7-5 (twi-night). Cleveland 3, Philadelphia 1 (night). St. Louis at New York postponed rain. Dertoit at Boston postponed rain. SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE Cleveland at Washington 6:30 p. m. Chicago at Philadelphia 12 noon. Detroit at New York 12:30 p. m. St. Louis at Boston 12 noon. Umps Don't Like The Conversation By Associated Press PHILADELPHIA, June 15. — Spanish-speaking Minnie Minoso, Chicago White Sox infielder-outfielder who leads American League batters with .368, says he will have to quit talking to himself, even in Spanish. Umpire Joe Paparella ejected the brilliant rookie from the first game of a doubleheader with Washington last ni.o'ht for cussing" him. Minoso said he was 100 feet away and talking to himself at the time. "Only time' I say anything to umpire was when he call me out at second base," explained the be- wildej-ed Cuban. "I tell him 'you miss play.' When I go to right field I only talk to myself. Then he throw me out." Kansas Hopes to Halt Razzberries By Associiitcd Press It will be sink or swim for major league teams at midnight tonight. The deadline (or player trades will toll then. After midnight no major league teams will be allowed to trade until the completion of the championship season. The only loophole is that pla\ers may be obtained on waivers. At the pace the Chicago White Sox and Brooklyn Dodgers arc moving it is doubtful if any team will trade with them. Yet both are lookng for additional strength. '^'he So.\ stretched their .\meri- can League load over the New York Yankees to 4i'.. games by beating the Washington Senators, 8-7, and 14-5 in a twi-night doubleheader last night. The Yanks' game with the St. Louis Browns was rained out. Bi'ookI.\'n remained six games in front in the National League as a result of a stirring 2-1 triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals. Pinch-hitter Floyd Baker's two- run eighth inning double gave the White Sox and relief pitcher Marv Rotl^latt victory in the opener at Washington. Joe Dobson breezed to his fifth victory in the second game. The Sox scored si.x runs in the second inning to sew it up. The sweep extended the Sox winning streak on the road to 15 games, two shy of the major league record .set by the Giants in 1916. The Sox began their amazing streak in Det!-oit oft April 29. They added seven on their first eastern suing and four more in Cleveland before they returned home. They started their current eastern trip with 12 straight and now have tliree in a row over Washington. The Senators have lost 21 out of their last 24 starts. Sixth inning home runs by Ray Boone and Jim Hegan sparked the Cleveland Indians to a 3-1 triumph over the Philadelphia Athletics. Bob Lemon went all the way to post his seventh victory. Rain waslied out games between the St. Loui.s Browns and the Yanks and the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox. Gil Hodges homered with two out and one on in the ninth inning t» give the Dodgers the nod over the Cards in St. Louis. The Cards pounded out 15 hits but blew the decision because of inept base running and the alert play of Dodger catcher Roy Campanella. 7"wice the Cards collected thi'oe hits in one inning and failed to score. The Cards tallied in the fourth but the inning might have been more fruitful if Joe Garagiola had run out a grounder. Garagiola grounded to Hodges who nipped Stan Musial attempting to score from third. Garagiola apparently thought that Hodges had made the out at first before firing home and was easily doubled up. The Cards collected three hits, a walk and got a life on an error in the fifth but failed to score. Campanella picked two men off second 6ase to kill the bid. Joe Presko, rookie righthander, blanked the Dodgers on four hits until the ninth. He retired the first two batters but Duke Snider singled and Hodges followed with his 20th homer to break up the game. The Giants remained ni second place by beating the Cincinnati Reds. 11-6. Larry aJn.sen, provided with a 4-0 lead in the first inning, coasted to his seventh victory. Hank Thompson and Willie Mays accounted for seven of the Giants' 15 hits and drove in three runs apiece. Heavy hitting also enabled Russ Myer of the Philadelphia Phils and Murray Dickson of the Pittsburgh Pirates to post easy triumphs. Meyer stopFK?d the Cliicago Cubs, 11-3 and Dickson turned back the Boston Braves, 9-4. The Phils pounded out 16 hits with Ed Waitkus and Richie Ashburn leading the way with thi'ee safeties apiece. Wally Westlake featured a 13-hit Pirate attack, driving in four runs on his 16th homer and two singles. Yanks-Senators Make a Trade WASHINGTON, June 15 — The Washington Senators today traded pitcher Bob Kuzava to the New York Yankees for pitchers Tom Ferrick, Fred Sanford and Bob Porterfield. Clark Griffith, Senators' president, said no cash is involved. BIRMINGHAM, Mich., June 15. f — Samuel Jack.son Snead, the man to beat in the par-staved 51st United States Golf Open, took a one-stroke lead into today 's second 18-hoie round with this humble tip: "The Angels will have t«» b«! riding sninok on the shoulder of the man who wins thiiD one. If you're lucky, you got It." • Not in 17 years has golf's su- i preme event undergone such huffing and puffing'as marked yesterday 's opening round in which Snead's one-over-par 71 was the best effort wrenched from Oakland Hills' terrifying course. Back in 1934. there wore three 71's shot to top the opening round over the par-70 Merion course at Philadelphia. Snead, who has had four open titles slip put of his grasp and still is shooting for his first big 1 one, was one stroke ahead of AI Besselink, blond, husky former University of Miami (Fla.) golfer, and a stern campaigner, and Clayton Heafner of Charlotte, N. C. Somebody figured that the average score in yesterday's staggering opening round by a field of 162 was a whopping 78 .26 strokes. 'One-third of the field was over 80. Chandler Harper, 1950 P. j G. A. champion, did what a 'lot of his brethren probably would have liked to do. He refu-sed to turn In hio card after an opening nine 43 and simply announced: "to hell with It." After today's 18-hole scramble, the field will be reduced to the low 50 scorers for Saturday 's gruelling 36-hole finale. It would be difficult to say where the ciiallenge might arise I to Snead's bid. With due regard to Besselink and Heafner, one stroke behind, Snead's worse foe seemed to be himself. Aftpr slashing three strokes off par over the first 14 holes yesterday Sambo went berserk and stumbled two-over- par on the 15th and one-over -par on the 16th and 17th. "Just mark it down that luck uill win this tournamer.t," Snead puffed on a rubbing table after «• his pace-setting round. "When I was three strokes under par, I figured the worst I could finish was two under, with maybe a one-over par on the 18th. Wham, the roof fell in. I machine-gunned a shot into a sand trap on the 15th and all bf a sudden I was fighting for my life." Doc Blanchard to Help Coach Army WASHINGTON, June 15 — The Air Force will transfer Felix "Doc" Blanchard, All-America back at West Point in 1944-45-46, to Steward Field, N. Y., later this month so he can become assistant Army football coach. Blanchard, an Air Force captain and jet fighter at an Alaskan air base, will go on temporary duty at the military academy near Steward Field from July through i December. \ Family^f a vorite ! 0' i > i> 1 %0 America's finest DRY b ear By Associated Press WICHITA, Kas., June 15.—The University of Kansas will lead a campaign next fall to eliminate booing at sports events, Phog Allen, K. U. basketball coach, told Sunflower boys starers here last night. "To boo players in any sort of an athletic contest is morally wrong," Allen said. "It's time for somebody to take steps against it." Allen proposed the anti-boo movement as a memorial to the late Dr. James Naismith, inventor of basketball. K. U. will enlist the aid of its lettermen in teaching the general student body now to enjoy sports without booing. The influence of lettermen is expected to have a steadying effect on crowds in general, Allen said. STOCK CAR RACES IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII^ EVERY MONDAY NIGHT niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiniiiiiiiiiiHiHnmiiiiminninimiinHniHiHinHiiiiiiHiiuiH KING CITY SPEEDWAY MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS TIME TRIALS 7:30 • RACES START AT 8 P.M. Nice things call for burglary insurance The fun of owning nice things is spoiled if you fear burglars, rubbers and thieves. 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