Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on March 19, 1952 · Page 16
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 16

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, March 19, 1952
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PAGE SIXTEEN ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 1952 Ralph Freeman Chosen Roxana's 'Most Valuable' Shell For wart Candidate for fJig Trophy Third Nominee for Plnye Of Year Award at, April 2 Banquet nOXANA, March 19 - Rnlph Freemnn, Hoxona junior forwnrd hfl* been named by hi* Shell lenm male* «* their Most Valuable Pipy cr for Ihe 1951-52 season. Freeman thus becomes n en mil date for the Player of Ihe Year trophy which will be awarded n the Alton Exchange Club's Piny er of the Year banquet April 2 n the Franklin iCtasonlc Temple. Mr joins Bcthalto'8 Dan MeCalley and Wood River'* Tlon Fisher amoni the nominee*. Yet to be narnrt are the most valuable players o Alton and Western Military Ara demy. The banquet Is open to the pub He and tickets are now on snlr at the Photo .Art Shop In Woor River and Melralfe-Millor Sports Shop In Alton for $2,25, aplnre. Freeman Top Scorer Freemnn was the leading scorer In the Alton area during; the pns neason with 414 points In 24 game' for an averaj?« of 17.3 points pc"i game. Jtoxann, after winning the Class A title In the Madison county tournament at Wood River In enrly December, ran Into a long series of narrow defeats by one and two point margins to finally complete the season with an 11-13 record but Freeman Was a consistent scorer throughout the campaign. His highest point Jnlly was 20 , against Greenville. but. on Hirer occasions—against Alton. Granite City and Troy—Freeman cut loose with 26 points and was good for 20 polnls or more In six other games for the Shells. In addition to being a top scorer, Ralph Is a standout ball handler, particularly as a dribbler, a good rebounder and a top flight de fonslve player. The prospect of Freeman's return for ajiother sea'son next winter as well as two .other members of the Shell slartlng five. Center I Dick Harbke and Guard Bobby Hunter, help Roxana Coach Ed Atkinson forget* about the six games his kids lost by one or two points. -Freeman's big offensive punch was supplied by tallying 169 field goals and 76 free throws which gave him 117 more polnls than the next man in the .Roxana scoring department. O'Connor To Mnta Award The Player of the Year trophy will be presented by Bucky O'Connor, University of, Iowa basketball couch at the April 2 banquet whore O'Connor will bo the featured speaker. The Player of the Year banquet annually honors all basketball players from the five schools in the Alton nrea~»-AUon High, Western, Wood River, Bethalto and Ro.xnna. At I lie banquet there will also be the presentation of the trophy for the player who hi Is the highest percentage of free throws during the year. To be, eligible, n player must shoot, at 16ast 35 free throws during the season. Ton players on the Telegraph All-District learn will be presented with certificates o{ merit by O'Connor. Exhibition Baseball By Till: ASSOCIATED PRESS \Vednnd».v'» Kchtitult Bo»tnn (Ai vi St. l..oiili (Ni «t St. Prteriburg, Kla. New York iN) vi Chirniio (Ai »t Pnsadena, Calif. Cleveland <Ai v« T'liuburgh (N) at Sun Bernnrdlnii, Culif. Detroit (A) Vi Bosltm (Ni at Bradcn-' ton. Fin. New York (Al vt Philadelphia (Ni at C'loarwnlcr, Flu. St. Louis (A) vi Chu-ngo INI at Los Angplen. Cnllf. Clnrinrtfltl iN) vi ilrookli n (Ni at Vero Bench, fla. Tu«icU>'i lUkulli Chicago >Ai 3, Clt'vcliincl iA) 1 Chicago "B" (Al IS. Sr n I lie (PCI..I 3 Uelrolt lAi 3. I'hllailrlphiR (Ai 1 Philadelphia "B" u\i a Brooklyn "B" iNi -2 Boston IN) 1, New York iA) 0. U4 in- Chicago INi H. St Louis lAi 3 Phllndelphla tNi 2. Washington (Al 1 St. l.oui.s iNi II, Citu'mnuti iNi 0 Pittsburgh IN) 3, New York iNi 3. (II innings) Brooklyn (Ni 4, Von Wurlli ITLI 1 Major leugue Mail 4, Hollywood iPCLi J. The Cincinnati Hotls will nietn the Huffalo Bisons ul llio lnteimi-j lional League in Buffalo on Aug. -I | in a benefit game for ( Jcorge Topor- j for, former Buffalo manager who is now totally blind. MUST BE < RI6HT«WEU MAKE IT < RKAau! AMD J RYNDERS 4'U* 11414- ALTON, l SHELLS' STAR — Ralph Freeman, Roxana forward, lias been picked bv his Shell team mates a r > their Moat Valuable Player. Freeman will be a candidate with the Most Valuable nominees from bur other Alton area schools for the Alton Exchange Club's Player of the Year banquet April 2,—Staff photo. ' Mass Exodus Leaves Only Unmilked Cows •*• At Home In Hebron HEBRON, 111., March 19-/P-A nass exodus that will leave this lllle town almost, empty started oday as Hebron >high school's ld basketball followers began departing for the stole tournament n Champaign. Hebron, ranked No. 1 In the late, opens tourney action tomor- ow and by that time 400 faithful vill hiivc made Ihc 190 mile pil- rimago to Champaign to root 'ieir lungs out. Only some 250 persons—those un- icky enough not to get one of 400 tlckels alloted to the school -will remain behind. Virtually all usiness houses will lie closer! own, Everything in Hebron \vMl ome to a standstill. "It even looks as if the cows will 0 unmilked," observed Paul Ti- ard, school superintendent. The city has been working up 1 en m for the big moment for re than a week. Hand painted igns bedeck the town wishing [cbron's Green Giants the best. The citizens still shudder when icy think what happened the last me Hebron gained the stale meet n 1940. At that time one of the cam's star plnyers, Russ Vollz, rose from bed. slill weakened by nflucnzH, to make Ihc trip, causing real concern. But: that was only he start. The Green Giants left t tie-on the day they were to ilay Lewistown at 8 p. m. One if I lie autos In the caravan ilunged off the road en route. The team finally arrived in Champaign almost 15 minutes Into or I he unrne. After rushing to hnnge clot lies, the boys took the loor "cold" and wound up losing to Lewistown, 31-30. Coach Russ Ahcarn Is taking plenty of time this time. He and his squad will leave today and will work out in the Champaign junior high school upon arrival. Ahearn said the team will be at its physical and mental peak for the opening game tomorrow afternoon against Champaign High. "We're as ready as 1 we'll ever be,""he said. "The kids are rarin' to go and I hope we can have some luck on our side. You know you've got. (o have some of that stuff or its no go." Hartford Legion Wins 28th Game HARTFORD, March 19. -The Hartford Legion rolled up their 28th win of the season here Tuesday night against just five losses by knocking over Ihc Meremac Caverns quintet of St, Louis, 87-83, lit the Hartford junior high gym. Meremac went into an early 17-11 first: quarter lead but by halftlnie the Legion was in front, 44-42, and maintained the lead against the hard driving Cavern crew through the second half. Kenny Zumwnlt topped the Legion scorers with 28 points, follow§d by Earl Dodd with 20, Jim Jones with 19 and Lorcn Simms with 15. Wolf nnd Gerkcs topped the Mound Citians with Jli and 14 points respectively. Tefefirnph Want Ads "CLICK" FOR THIS SPRING and after! GET YOUR CAR OFF TO A GOOD START!! Don't risk faulty, delayed starts this spring with an old, lifeless battery. Choose a top- quality, power-packed battery from our complete selection of guaranteed batteries! BATTERY RECHARGE Let I'd Kftchnrge Your R»t- (pry to lt» Peuk < SPARK PLUGS Complete Sot of Sjuu-U I'lug* for Your C'nr. SEAT COVERS Brighten up and protect your car this spring with SEAT COVERS in durable, colorful fabrics... seat covers ready made with 4 tailor-made look. Fine plastic smart patterns, well tailored smooth fitting. l*rfe Selection in Mock ALTON TOE SALES 435 EAST BROADWAY State Tournament To Start Tonight CHAMPAIGN, III.. March 13-/P —The 4. r )th annunl Rhowrlown for (he Illinois prop basketball rrown opens tonight with two gnmes matching Ml. Vernon agiiinst Knn- knkef nnd Pinrkneyville with Roosevelt of Chicago. The other six first round till* in the 1R tp»m ptnvnffs will be run off two al a time In mornine. nftcr- noon nnd evening sessions tomorrow. Winners qualify for the Friday quarterfinals to nominate the four survivors in Saturday matinee semifinals. Victors in the semi- windups tnngle in the championship duel starting at !) p. tn. Snt- urrltty. Capacity crowds of fi905 cage happy fans will iam Huff Gym on University of Illinois campus for fill eight sessions of the colorful sports «nerlncln, Hebron I* Favored The Hebron Green (ii/mts rule n pre-lournev favorile to replace Freeport on the thronp but there was a lot of support for Qulncv's veteran-studded outfit which placed third last year. In opnosite brackets, the two favorites could collide In the payoff bout. The elite field is dotted with good looking darkhorses capable of upsetting the dope bucket. Prominent in this category nre Pinckneyville, Thornton, Mt. Vernon, Freeport and Rock Island. The consensus of 26 sports writers and sportscaslers polled by the Associated Press on title prospects predicts a Mt. Vernon victory over Kankakce and a win by Pinckneyvillc over Roosevelt. The forecast for the rest of opening round action: Taylorville over Peorla Manual, Quincy over Freeport, Hebron over Champaign. Lawrenceville over Madj.son. Ottawa over Jacksonville and Thornton over Rock Island. Thornton, Mt. Vernon Liked Thornton and Mt. Vernon were picked to survive to the semifinals before bowing to Hebron and Quincy, respectively. The statistics seem to bear ou>. the selection of Hebron as the team to beat, The tall Green Giants have the best won-Iost record, 31-1. They nonst the best offensive mark, with an average of 69.7 points a game. Their defensive performance in limiting opposing teams to 4-1.6 points a game is eighth brst. but many badly beaten foes fattened their totals in the waning minutes against subs. In the attack department the Ror-k Island Rocks rank second with a 65,5 standard In piling up 23 triumphs and four setback*. Quincy Top* Defensively Taylorville is third with a 64.9 scoring average but the Tornadoes lack'the height and experience of Quincy, whose Blue Devils have developed the stickiest defense of any of the finalists. Quincy adversaries counted under 40 points a «arno against fhe Blue Devils. Of the darkhorses, Pinckneyvilfe was attracting a lot of llth hour enthusiasm. The Perry county lads, who captured the title in 1948 when Elgin was favored, have demonstrated an ability to rally and win when the chips were down. Their conquest of powerful Centralia in the sectional finals at West Frankfort was a case in point. Centralia had licked the Pincks twice in regularly scheduled contests. Piasa Pointer Club Will Meet Tonight The Piasa Pointer & Setter Club will meet tonight at the Alton- Wood River Sportsman's Club on Godfrey roar! to hold n drawing for the membership field trial which will be held Saturday and Sunday, Club Secretary Richard Wickenhauser has announced. The meeting will begin at 8 o'clock. Telegraph Want Ads "CLICK" Rochester Tops Fort Wayne in Playoff Opener BOWLING • Br TUB ASSOCIATED PRESS The defending champion Rochester Royals, winners of the National Basketball Association Western Division title, defeated fourth place Fort Wayne Pistons, 95-78, at Rochester in the opening game of a best-of-three playoff series. The teams meet again in the second game of the series Thursday night in Fort Wayne. Sensational second-half set-shooting' by Bobby Wanzer and Bob Davies enabled the Royals to break away after Fort Wayne had kept pace for almost three periods. Wanzer, connecting on 10 out of 15 field goal attempts, wound with 26 points, -while Davies went eight for 18 from the field to finish with 23. Larry Foust topped the Pistons with 16. The playoffs continue tonight when the Boston Celtics, second place finishers in the Eastern Division, take on the New York Knicks, third place occupants, at Boston in the opening of a best-of- three series. Fi#fi*« tmst Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS T.OS ANGELES—Keeny Teran. 115, Lo.i Angelen, stopped Nick Sanders, 117, St. Louis. .1. SEATTLE—Eddie Cotton, 171, Seattle, knocked out Abel Fernandez, 182, Los Angeles. 4. PITTSBUHGH — Skeets Starkey, 168. Pittsburgh, knocked out Johnny Hobln- sor* 1(17. Brooklyn, 2. CINCINNATI— Ronnie Wulf. 208'i, Ludiow, Ky.. and Terry O'Connor, 188, Chicago, drew, 8. NEWARK, N. J. — Joey Lupo, 147. Lodl, N. J.. outpointed Joey Carkido, 1411. Youngstown, O., 8. WHITE PLAINS, N. Y.—Joey Klein, HSU, New York, outpointed Joe Tomasello. 151'i. Elizabeth. N. J., 8. STOCKTON, Calif.—Chu Chu Jim- Inez. 142. Los Angeles, and Ernie Greer, 142, Oakland, Calif., drew, 10. Two out of three players in the National Hockey League are married. BOWL Sinclair League Office won 3 from Pipefitters. Laboratory won 2 from Gems. P. F. Helpers won 3 from Payroll. Operators won 2 from Stillrnan. Foremen won 2 from Klectriclans. Ind. high game—Winters 266. Ind. high series—Winters 606. Team high game—Office 968. Team high series-Office 2597. 200 bowlers—Winters 266, Hirsch 200. Luening 204, Cown 203, Judd 209, Van Pelten 201. WOOD RIVER BOWL Tuesday Ladle* Camp Drug won 3 from Roxana Cleaners. Edwards Cleaners won 3 from Bakans. Swanns won 2 from Kramer Electric. Ind. high game—Kramer 202. hid. high series—Kramer 544. Team high game—Swanna 748. Team high series—Swnnns 2223. 200 bowlers—Kramer 202. Tuesday Late Wells-Schmidt won 3 from Rosewood. JAW won 2 from K of C. Fluor No. 1 won 2 from J & J. PyrOfax won 2 from Swectins. Dixie won 2 from Falslaff. Marys won 2 from Fluor No. 2. Ind. high game—Lawless 225. fnd. high series—Toth 581. Team high game-K of C 915. Team high series—Fluor No. 1, 2581. 200 bowlers—Jack Dipaolo 204, Joe Dipaolo 200, Long 210, Almassy 223, Haynes 220, Lawless 225, Tolh 203, Hoover 206, Baknn 202. ISCO League Split Packing won 2 from No. 2 Sorters. Isco Moose won 2 from Blue Stock. No. 2 Setting won 2 from No. 2 Shavers. Ind. high game—Braddy 225. Ind. high series—Sheets 564. Team high game—Split Packing 908. Team high scries—Isco Moose 2524. 200 bowlers—Braddy 225, Redfern 211, Miller 200, Sheets 202. Ul'l'KK ALTON" ALLEYS Tuesday Ladles Kumpf's Five won 2 from UAB Lanes. Cagers won 2 from Pin Spotters. Milton Five won 2 from Misfits. Ind. high game—Dimaio 182. Ind. high series—Zeller 481. Team high game—Kumpf's 800. Team high series—Kumpf's 2166. Tuesday Merchants Rexroat won 3 from Leady's. Thrift won,2 from Tower. Onlzed won 2 from Piasa Rabbit. Ind. high game-Chester 245. Ind. high series—Chester 647, Team high game—Thrift 930. Team high series-Thrift 2638. 200 bowlers-Chester 245-233, Wooff 208, Steiger 206-208, Coleman 200-204, Rhoads 210, Moss 210, Borman 206, Youngberg 207. ACME ALLEYS Creamon won 3 from Flemings. Walz won 3 from Luken. Optimist won 2 from Swain. Hyndman Ice won 2 from Alton Telegraph. Griesedieck won 2 from Jaycees. Faulstich won 2 from Pearl Market. Ten Pin won 2 from Bobs Band Box. Falstaff won 2 from Kiwanis. Individual high game: Priest; 231. Individual high series: Scott 577. Team high game: Ten Pin 889. Team high series: Ten Pin 2499. 200 bowlers: Manns 200, Priest 231. Edwards 204, Scbtt 216, Kinzol 203, Losch 202, Hartwick 213, R, Smith 209, 200. Westerner Club "B" Fabricating won 3 from Chemical , Workers No. 1. Carpenters won 12 from Brass Mill Engineering. Brass Mill won 2 from Tool Makers. Cast: Shop won 2 from Inspection. Chemical Workers No. 2 won 2 from Die Makers. Plant won 2 from Mechanical. Research won 2 from Quarter Century. Individual high game: Rose 206. Individual high series: Jacobs 550. Team high game: Cast Shop 840. Team high series: Cast Shop 2364. 200 bowlers: Jacobs 205, Rose 206, Allen 202. Westerner Club "A" Brass Sales won 3 from Electricians. Tool Room won 2 from Ammunition Sales. Silver Tips won 2 from Cap Dept. Brass Casting won 2 from Rangers. Industrial Relations won 2 from Metallurgists. Machine Shop won 2 from White Flyers. Metallic Mfg. won 2 from Mill Products. Individual high game: Davis 24.1. Individual high series: Davis 626. Team high game: Metallic Mfg. 926. Team high series: Machine Shop 2586. 200- bowlers: Brown 236, Belange 232, Stanhope 201, T. Hcnesey 204, Nekols 214, Williams 204, Morgan 201, 203, Davis 226, 241, Hensley 204. Block 218. GOOD " TIRES •\ \ m- •<& \\* f -m\ \ (PLUS TAX) AND YOUR OLD TIRE Popular 6.00x16 size MARATHON Now, with dependable Marathons priced so low there's no longer any need to risk riding on worn, unsafe tires. Come in today and get new, safer Goodyear tires at this budget-easy price. 1" A WEEK BUYS A PAIR OP NEW TIRES New Low-Priced Low Pressure MARATHON Sup«r<(vshion DIAL 3-8868 WELLS TIRE COMPANY i 833 E. BROADWAY PHONE 3-3131 ALTON WELLS-SCHMIDT TIRE SALES 101 E. FERGUSON PHONE 4-3828 WOOD RIVER ^ WELLS-NORRIS I JERSEYVILLE, ILL. PHONE JER5EYVILLI 39 ?

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