Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on March 20, 1952 · Page 34
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PAQB THIRTY-FOUR ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1W2 Rams Edge Kankakee in Overtime to Start Sweet 16 Pinckneyville Also Advances Past Roosevelt Sweet 16 Sidelights Other First Round Games In Three Sessions Todiiy Pld.vfr nnr Miller Mnll/t I.nnrtt Clrtlmitn Tlnllif Ml) Plnrknf > vlllf O F P Plnyrr O 2 SPInc-i" -'I .1 MTnllry 4 •I aMnrRcnlhnlcr imil 4l)nvl« HP, PiirnHI OR. Pnr«HI Qnlllmmi T.menby Tolntii . ..1.1IR20 TolnlK fionrn hy Quartan: Plnckneyvllle, Ml. Vnrnon 13 ..201011) 234 17 an 44 2H 4.1 Bfl Player j. Stokes Mnnncn Kdmlnnon M. Stokei John»on McCnnn Knnkukre Plnyer 0 r P n S n SGnrtiT 1 0 OSchmlrlt 4 .1 4John*rm 0 4 ZOrlffln B 1 3 Polk Wcllor Chrlntopher (M) r, r ft 0 1 I JO B I *0 :t » ) o n o n n Totnln Score hy Ml. Vcrnon Kimknkea ...2017 Ifl Quartern'. Total* I 2 .21 143(1 .1 4 OT an 42 ,14 ID 22 M 1)4 By ROGKR LANK CHAMPAIGN. III.. March 20. —The 16-l.cam playoffs 1o deride the 1952 Illinois high school baskel- ball title shifted into hi(jh Rear today with a program of six to complete first round ncllon. Victorious quintets move Info the Friday quarterfinals, Joining Mt. Vemon and Plnckneyvllle which advanced ns second round opponents by winning opening tournament games last night. Mt. Vernon, rated the third most likely tlllist behind top favored Hebron and Quincy, got: a bad scare edging Kankakee 57-56 in an overtime. Pincknoyville whipped Roosevelt of Chicago 56-4-1. Neither of the winners played like potential heirs to the slalo championship captured last March by Freeporl, but the rousing finish of the Mt. Vcrnon-Kankakec bout provided a thrill for the en pa city crowd of 6905 In Huff gymnasium. Trailing 56-55 with a half minute of the overtime remaining, Ml. Vernon. pulled the game out of I ho fire on a 25-foot set shot by Roger Edmison, a substitute. Taylorville (won 27 lost 1) faced Peorla Manual (20-8) at 10 a. in. today In the third upper bracket game of the tourney's first round. Qiiincy (25-4) and Freeporl (23-3) were opponents at 11:30 a. m. Lower Bracket lower bracket activity matched Hebron (31-1) with Champaign (23-6) at 2:30 p. m. and Lavvronoc- ville (19-8) with Madison (28-4) at 4:00 p. m. Jnt he evening session, Ottawa (25-3) was paired with Jjfickson- ville (22-7) at 7:30 p. m. and Thornton of Hnrvey (25-3) with Rock Island (23-4) at 9:00 p. m. The pre-tourney outlook generally was for Hebron , and Quincy to wade through their respective brackets and then collide for the crown. However, the way decided underdogs like Kankakee and Roosevelt made their heavily favored opponents sit. up and take notice sowed doubts with many fans whether the form sheet was worth anything at all. The Kankakee Kays were at the bottom of the experts' list of tillo prospects, and Roosevelt occupied a perch just one .step* higher. Poised and confident, Alt. Vernon seemed little fa/ctt by a first half ^performance that wiled only a 12S-21! advantage. Tlio Rums methodically built, up a .",!)-30 lead toward the end of iho third (mar- Icr. Superior passing ;uul Mmnu- «?r rebounding v;avr iliem plenty Of shots from rlosi> (n ilu- haski'l. KaniN Stair With the coiuil . r >ll-n in I heir favor and live minutes to i;o, the Rams began to slall. The Kankakee lads, their hacks to ihr uall. CHAMPA KIN, I..., March 20, .1' ••-Harvard .Schmidt, ,/mky KunVa- kco i end r, played a chnri'.pion- ship brand o( haskctl'iill for a losing loam .n the opening session ol Hie Illinois prep basketball playoffs. Schmidt, a slender fi-foot 6-irich lad. slacked up the points lik' 1 Kankakee hackers said he would, collfcling 2H on 10 baskets and eight, free throws. In addition, he rebounded well, passed crisply arid moved uilh surprising grace and aggressiveness for a fellow of hi- .si/e. lie was cool under pressure and dribbled well. Few of his baskets \svre easy chances. Maybe toutanmenl goers will get another loo!: at. him next year. .Schmidt, ifi, is a junior as ai< two others of th" T ankimee regulars, Dick Rnpp and Roy Johnson. Hupp and Johnson are "A" students. If Mt. Vernon r id lot its over- lime verdict to Kankakee instead of winning 57-5(5, the defeat could have been laid l< inaccuracy ai the free throw line. The Rams had 34 charily chances and converted half of them. Ono of the mlsyvl free throws, during the final minute of the fourth quarter when ,\1t. Vernon led 54-52,, went through (lie hoop but. was dls-'ilowed because the shooter stepped over the line. Ono of the little Misses who directed cheers for Kankakee attracted attention for something that wasn't part of her routine. The gal kicked one leg high in the air. The other skidded out from under her, and S!K> sat down hard. Illustrating bow cold Roosevelt was at the hoop, Mori Oilman shot 14 limes from the field and connected only once. Roy Roe got one basket in .10 tries. The best, shooting percentagewise during the opening session was that, of Mt. Vernon's Jlrn Stokes, who losscr. eight; baskets on J5 attempts. Most of Jim's buckeyes came on jump orie-handers from (he left side of the foul circle. The way he launched them reminded spectators of the. style Walt Moore used when he was a star on the Mt. Vernon slate champions of 10'in and B50. Stokes, H-2, lias about the same build as Moore, now a freshman at the U of I. Pinckneyville is good again this year at free throwing, the same as Iho Panthers were in JiM8 when they carried Iho state title home with them to Perry co inly. Against Roosevelt, (lie Pincks converted on 16 of 23 opportunities. Braves Seek Shortstop for Kerr^s Position San Francisco Moves to AAU Quarter Finals By FRANK 1'ITMAX DENVKR, March 20, /'I' -- Six veteran AAU lenms, a crew of collegians and (lie U.S. air force champions Jasl night .sailed into tho quarter-finals of the National Amateur Athletic Union basketball tournament. San Francisco's defending champion Stewart Chevrolets led the inarch into tonight's four-game round with an 8 ( .M<I lashing of Portland, Ore. Going along wilh the champions were learns from Barllesville, Oklit.; Oakland, Calif.; Peorin, 111.; Hollywood, Calif.; Arlesia. N. Mex.; Warrens burV;, Mo., and the air force team, made up mostly of players from Tinker air base in Oklahoma. | San Francisco plays Iho Holly| wood Fibber MeOee &. Molly leant, ! which advanced wilh « <lf>-TJ vie- I lory over the Denver Central Hank- UMS. , , , Phillips tiliers Irom l.iartlesville, broke up cnouuh passes and i api-j Okl!l Dinners of lali/ed on possession lo surge inloj n fi'l-54 deadlock jnsi before the' time ran oul. Their rally was sparked by Harvard Schmidt. (>foot 6 inch pivoiman, who pitched in eight of the 11 points and u total of 28 for iho evening. Schmidt tallied once more early in the extra period lo put Kanka• • i /tpped by San Die^o, I'alil., llrihalva Motors, 74-IS, will play the Air Force All-Stars. The Air Force ICHIM. generntini; a bla/.- i"g fasl hreak, swept by Milwaukee Allen-Bradley. 117.f,(). 1'eona's Caterpillar Diesels used their superior reserve strength lo wear down the Denver Jussel Electric team 75-511. The Diesels uil! play Ihe Warrenslmrg, Mo , Hig- gles Pla/.a Howl. The Missouri team, made up of Against Roosevelt, Ihe deliher- i Warrcnsburg Teachers College ate Panthers from Pmckneyv ille ; players, (lipped over sev emh-sccd- got off to a fasl star), mov mi.; ' ahead 9-1 midway in the first quarter, 28-17 at tho half, and 4:K'll at three quarters. Pinckneyville, like Ml. Vernon, kept popping away from close to the target while forcing Roosevelt's Rough Riders to fire most of the time from well out on the court. lioot>evelt Cold And still, only miserable marksmanship by the scrappy Roosevelt youngsters prevented them from drawing close-and perhaps overtaking the southerners -during the fourth period when Pinckneyville gave a ragged exhibition. Roosevelt put on a press defense. flustering the Pineks and causing them to repeatedly lost tin-* ball on intercepted or deflected passes and outright steals. Uul when the I By .lOft KKfrill.KR i P.RADKNTON. Kla , Maich ' j/!' Boston's youlh-infused Braves I inppe/ir to have strengthened them] selves in several positions, but nol julK'ie they need help the most ! at the vital shortstop bei Hi. The Braves, fourth place- finishers fot- the past three years, have one of Inn league's better pitching staffs, header! by Warren Spahn. They own a solid, experienced outfield composed of Sid Cordon, Sam Jethroe, and Wlllard Marshall. They have some good long ball hitlers in Karl TorgcKon, Bob Kl- lioll, and Walker Cooper. But unless Manager Tommy Holmes can come up wilh a suitable shortstop replacement for the depnrled Buddy Kerr. the Braves' hopes of improving their position appear slim. (Jood Kli-ld, Xo Hit •lack Cusick, who came lo Roslon from the Chicago Cubs for outfielder Bob Addis last, October, unfortunately, is one of those "good- field, no-hit" phenoms. Jack balled only .17(1 In 65 games last year. Billy Reed, a 20-year-old rookie from Milwaukee, has impressed wilh bis fielding finesse, poise and stockwork. He halted .312 arid set an American Association fielding record for second basemen. "Reed has looked very good," said Holmes, "He is the steady type who gives you a good performance day in and elay out. He has teamed up well wilh Cusick in making the double play." Kxcept for the three outfield positions and three pitching spots, Holmes is undecided on his regular lineup. Rookie George Crowe, who hit .339 and drove in 119 runs at Milwaukee, has been slow getting slarled in his efforts to wrest the first base Job from Karl Torgeson. I.OHC Nichols The call to service for April 7 Induct ion of sophomore southpaw diet Nichols undoubtedly will hurt, but Holmes still regards his pitching staff as one of the best in the league-. Warren Spahn (22-14), Vern Bickford (11-9), and Matt Surkonl (12-16) comprise a solid trio. Leading candidates for the fourth starting job include Gene Conle-y (20-9) at Hartford), Ernie Johnson (15-4 at Milwaukee), Murray Wall (15-5) at Milwaukee), anel holdovers Jim Wilson and Dave Cole. Bert Thiel, owner of two minor league no-hit- lers, anel Virgil Jester, Milwaukee relief ace, arc- slated for firemen roles. Gordon (.287), Jethroe (.280), and Marshall (.281) arc a cinch lo open the- season in the outfield. The trio hit f>8 home runs and drove in 236 runs last: year. F.blm SI. Claim (.2821 has the edge over Walker Cooper (.313) as the No. I. catcher. St. Claiiv is hitting wilh more..j)tiwer this spring. Chicago NCAA To Start Friday REDBIRD SOPHOMORE b,r>o!bo!l |j;0 lourn,-jiri' nt <i'i<"i firn'.hiyj M'", 'I-<J"OM [•if,t i(.fH, l f ''i lo i:;-',lit, f 'i li.H, C,• Dcnn/ Lont;. :/.':.cr,'i fOw, led to n;;ht, Kfjn I'rcwitt, hrn lii,;r,iri:, tii.irMi'.cr, ..nyi h won tho championship of the ninth annual Gillcs- Baker's Dozen By BAKER CHAMPAIGN -- The first session of the state basketball finals finished as figured with Mt. Vernon and. Pinckneyville taking the' looked for first round triumphs. The two games were complete opposites. However, with Mt. Vernon being pushed info overtime by the late surging Kankakee Kays before winning a thriller, 57-56, while Pinckneyville was bored stiff in winning from Roosevelt of Chicago, 56-44. The big citians showed even less than is usually displayed by the Chicago Champions as the Pincks took a 9-1 lead in the first four and a half minutes before toying cat and mouse with the "Rough" Riders lh» rest of the way. Lowly regarded Kankakee, a team which had won only 15 of 28 games for the worst record in the Sweet Sixteen, provided the first great, tourney surprise by pulling up from an eight point deficit, 51-43, in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter to tie things up and move the affair into an extra period. • Roger Edmison pulled the Rams' chestnuts out of the fire hy popping a 30 foot set shot with 25 seconds left to put: Mt. Vernon in front, by their single point margin of victory for the narrow edge by which Stanley Changnon's kids kept in the running. The game itself developed into a battle of the Stokes brothers, Jim and Mose, against Kankakee's terrific Harvard Schmidt. Schmidt looked like a slightly abbreviated edition of Iowa's great scorer, Chuck Darling. Jim had 22 points and Mose had .1.1 as the Rams' brother combination picked up 33 points between them while Schmidt got 28 on his own. Jim was death on his outcourt jump shots while Schmidt was equally effective on hooks or sets from outcourt. v. 'th a record of 13 Vvirr, and 5 orgc 1 Ho-:.-,, C!e.e Hammonds. Don Utley. Did< McFcrrn, and j G''iie Twitty, rnandgor; AI Jun. D;CK Henderson, V/o/ne Enlow, Ccdoh Joe Rallo -r-r'hoto by Don HdyC'i. Phil Austerity Program Pays Off for Eddie Pilot Exprds 'Whi/, Kills' To Bounce Back From Fifth By winners of sevep of the last nine AAK tourneys, hud lough going before whipping Ihe Los Ala- imlos, Calif., naval air station lit;>•!. I'lullips will play Ihe Rea Travelers from Arlesia. The Rea club needed an overtime period before conquering Ihe Mcl'herson, Kail., American Legion, lil-:>5. . , i Oakland's Alias Pacific Kngi- kee in front alter Ml. Vermin's j m , t ,,. Si xvhl) , , ,, y Joe Johnson collected throw. That set the stage mison's heroics. Kdmison had replaced Jim Stokes, 6-2 Ram forward who bagged 22 points belore picking up his fifth foul in the fourth period. Mt. Vernon hit a .'Ml clip Irom the field, making good L'O of T>:s attempts, while Kankakee's longer j efforts found their mark 1'L of 7-1! times for .285. i etl Los Angeles Kirby Shoes lil'-fili : m yesterday's major upset. The AAl' semifinals are tomorrow wilh the championship game Saturday. Chicagoans got the ball they couldn't put it through the hoop. Roosevelt connected from the field on a measlcy 13 of b'7 shots for a .194 percentage compared uilh Ihe Pinckneyville mark of .'.'>'M on the basis of 20 buckets produced by fi!) tries. Ron Pursell paced ihc Pun kncy- ville attack vsiih l!l pomi- Morton Miller's l.j was high lot Roo.>e- vcll. The elleclive liarrv ing tacin > Used bv Roo'-evrH 'Acre exccuicd chiefly In guards Morion ilcllman. ,1 quii k 5-li plavei and hdwafd Rothcnbeig, a six tooter. CHICAGO, March 20. ,1' ~- The two day NCAA regional basketball tournament will open in Chicago Stadium tomorrow with Princeton (1C-!)) facing Duquesne (22-3) (7:45 p.m. csU and Illinois (19-3) taking on Dayton (27-41 in the second game. The two winners will meet Saturday night for tbe regional lillc and the right, to ^o 'o Seattle for the NCAA final rounds next week. Illinois' Big Ten champion^ \ ill be vip against one of the outstanding all-around centers in college basketball, Don einckc of Daylon. The (i-7 ptvotman boasts a '.'(.-point scoring average-. Dayton, runner-up in the recent NIT tourney in New York, also will have the best over-all height in the field. Illinois will try lo neu- Irali/o this by mustering its tallest starting lineup. Coach Harry Co.nbes plans to start his two regular renters, t!-l) John Kcrr and (i-8 Boh Peterson. KI-IT will play center while Peterson teams at forwa.d wilh G-!!'^ Irv Bemoras. Rod Fletcher tj-l, and peppery Jim Breda r, a-10, will be at the guard spots. Tele-graph Want Aels "CLICK" RALPH RODKN psd Sports Writer Manager Eddie Sawyer's "austerity program" for the Philadelphia' Phillies is paying off. In fact, it appears such a success, the Philadelphia skipper is optimistic over his team's chances In the 1952 race. ' Sawyer laid the law down this spring after his National League champion "Whi/ Kids" of • 1950 slipped to fifth place in 1951; no wives, no automobiles, no golf, no gambling, no swimming and a strict curfew. Sawyer is well pleased with the showing o£ the Phils and believes they have a good chance to regain the throne. "The Dodgers haven't replaced (Don) Newcombe and the Giants have lo replace (Ed) Stanky and (Willie) Mays," Sawyer said lotiay. "Our pitching could be as good as anybody's when (Curt) Simmons gets back," he added. Simmons expects his army discharge soon. Outfielder Del Enriis, who slumped after a great. 1930 season, is in the best shape of his career. A streamlined .100 pounds, Del has been hitting with power in the clutch. Umils Lending The slugging outfielder, started the Phils on the road to an 8-1 victory over the New York Yankees at. Clearwater, Fla., yesterday by belting a grand slam home run in the seventh inning. The homer was Ennis' second bases loaded poke this spring. Knnis' drive ignited a seven run rally that snapped a 1-t tie. Pitcher Steve Kid/.ik climaxed the uprising with a three-run homer. Rookie Bob Keegan was the vic- ! lim of the? Phils' blasting. Ridzik and Robin Roberts checked the world champions on two hits. The Detroit Tigers alse> came up wilh some lusty hitting as they scalped the Boston Braves, 9-1, at Bradenton, Fla. Rookies Ben Taylor and Russ Sullivan pounded out three hits apiece to lead the attack. Former Tigi-r Earl Rapp socked two home runs to pace the St. Louis Browns to a 8-2 decision over the Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles. Dunne Pillettc and newcomer Vein Taylor limited the Cubs to five sale-lii-s and tanned 10. li-vin Out (if Slump Monie Irvin, National League runs-batied-m king, came oul of his slump lo lead the New York (iianls to a -I-,'! victory over the Chicago White Sox at Pasadena, Calif. Irvin polled a two-run homer In the first inning. A home run by Vern Stephens also enabled the Boston Reel Sox to iu)se out the St. Louis Cardinals, ;!-J, at St. Pelersburg, Kla. Stephens homered with two ( .n m Ilie sixth inning off Cluyd Beiyer Uf sew it up. Utility inlielder Bolihy Morgan drove home two runs tin a triple and single lo lend the Brooklyn Dodgers to a M-- triumph over I he Cincinnati Reels at Veto Beach, Kla. Bud Poelblelan and John Ruthcrt't/rel limited tho Heels to Baseball Briefs By TIIK ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla., March 20. IP— The Brooklyn Dodgers were still discussing today a ground rule in force in their game against Cin- cinnali at Vero Beach yesterday. Before the game a water moccasin was found and killed in a ditch bordering left field. Just in case a companion was about, the umpires ruled that any ball bouncing into the ditch on a fly would be a home run. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 20. /P -Rookie lefthander Harry Schacffcr is compiling quite a strikeout mark for the New York Yankees. Sehaeffer, upp from Beaumont of the Texas League, has fanned 12 men in 14 innings. Yesterday Sehaeffer fanned five Philadelphia Phillies in five innings and allowed only three hits. HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 20. /P—"When we get back to Tucson", says Cleveland manager Al Lopez, "we'll start early morning batting drills to sharpen up. It's easy to see Lopez' point. Look at these Indian "hitters" for the exhibition season through yesterday's 3 to 2 loss to Pittsburgh. Al Rosen, four hits in 26 times at hat; Ray Boone, four in 28; Bob Avila, five in 24; Larry Doyle, six in 21; Luke Easter, two in nine. Bob Feller, who looked great his firs time out, didn't help Lope/.' spirits, either. Yesterday, in his second start, he Jet the Pirates score all three runs on four hits In the first inning. PASADKNA, Calif., March 20. JP -Luis Aloma. the Chicago White Sox No. 1 relief pitcher, says he has shed 20 pounds. Aloma, who was ordered by Manager Paul Richards to refrain from playing winter baseball in Cuba to save wear on his arm, reported this sepring at a hefty 220 pounds. Aloma won six games without defeat last year in his fireman's role and has a 13-2 record for two seasons with the Sox. LOS ANGELES, March 20. .T— Chicago's city rivals, the While Sox and Cubs, will tangle today in the second of their spring e\ hibition series. The Sox defeated I lie Northsid- ers 3-2 in the previous meeting. Both managers, Paul Richards of the Sox and Phil Cavarrclla of tiie Cubs, uill use their regulars in the second spring meet ing. The Palehose, however, will employ two .second line pitchers, Lee Grimslcy and Joe Dobson. The Cubs will rely upon Willie Ramsdell and Joe Hatten. BURBANK, Calif.. March 20. ft The St. Louis Browns, even- sleven with the New York Giants in two games, try their luck against the National League pennant winners a third time today at the Browns' camp here. John Hetki and Tommy Fine are Manager Roger Hornsby's pitching choices. The Browns defeated the Chicago Cubs, 8-2, yesterday as Earl Rapp and Tom Wright accounted for six of the eight St. Louis hits. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 20. A'—The St. Ix>uis Cardinals, lost to Boston Red Sox, 3-2, yesler- day, also lost the pitching services of veteran southpaw Harry (The Cat) Brecheen. X-rays showed a bone chip in his left elbow. Brecheen will be sidelined indefinitely. LAKELAND. Fla., March 20. /P —There may be a big shuffle in the Detroit Tiger outfield if rookie Russ Sullivan keeps up his base hits and improved fielding. Sullivan, with an admittedly weak throwing arm, has played four games of errorless ball in left field. Yesterday he rocketed a double and two singles lo smash in three runs in the Tigers 9-1 win over the Boston Braves. If Sullivan makes the team, Johnny Groth likely would move to right field and Hoot Evers would play center. Despite the closeness of the final score, however, Mt. Verncn held the upper hand throughout the game until the Kays hgan swapping fouls for possession of the ball during the final minutes when the Rams sought to put on a freeze. In the overtime, therefore, Kankakee was weakened with three players out on fouls and two regulars with four personals. In all, Kankakee svas charged with 30 personals while Mt. Vernon had 16. This vast difference came from the Kays falling Into far too many Ram screens which could have been avoided by more adept defensive play. There was a great parallel here with the Edvvardsville- Madison regional game when Edwardsville lost several key players on fouls resulting from blindly running into screening Madison players. The,Rams were battled toe to toe through the first half with only a 23-22 lead at halftime but then cut loose with 19 third quarter points to take a 42-35 edge at the three-quarter mark. Had they continued to keep their offense rolling in the fourth period rather than tiy to play it safe with a stall, Mt. Vernon in all likelihood could have won with ease for theirs was considerably the better team. Schmidt was the Kankakee team and may gain All-Tournament, rating even though the Kays were (he first to be eliminated. The big boy is only a 16 year old junior but his 12 points during the Kays' last quarter rally mark him as a pressure performer and he was by far the best college prospect to show among the first four teams in action here. The less said about the Pinckneyville-Roosevolt meeting, the better. The steady failure of the Chicago teams to make any sort of showing in the state tournament would make one believe that a change in the present elimination set-up is called for. Rather than 15 sectional winners and the Chicago City champion advancing to the stale tourney, the proper move would be to have the state divided into 16 sectionals with the Chicago champ thrown into a district tourney somewhere. Litlle doubt exists in our mind that Roosevelt could never have gotten fieyond the semi-finals of the Bethalto district tournament for both Madison and Dunbar have better teams. Probably even Troy or Lincoln of East Side could take the measure of the "Rough" Riders. Roosevelt was rough all right and did their share of riding, too, but their basketball ability was not displayed at any time. With such an easy time of it, Pinckneyville had no real opportunity to display its true strength. As a result, the second round meeting of the Rams and Panthers looks like a toss-up with Pinckneyville a good choice if Mt. Vernon does not come forth with something more than the Stokes boys. five hits including Ted Klus/.ew- ski's fourth home run of tbe spring. The Pittsburgh Pirates hopped on Boh Keller for Ihree runs in the first mnmg on a walk and three singles mid downed the Cleveland Indians, 3-_, at San Bernardino, i.'alif. Celtics Hold Edge In NBA Playoffs BOSTON, March 20. .P-Boston's high scoring Celtics held a one- game edge today over the New York Knickerbockers in their best- of-three games National Basketball Association playoff series. Confident as a result of their 105-94 victory over the New Yorkers last night at the Garden, the Celtics hope to wind up the series Sunelay afternoon in New York. Tonight at Fort Wayne. Ind., the defending e-hampion Rochester Royals and the Fort Wayne Zoll- ners will play the second game of their best-ol-three game series. Reicliestor won the first lilt Tuesday night by trouncing the Xoll- ners, 9:V78. at Rochester, N.Y. Danny Nardico Takes Decision from Wagner CLEVELAND, March 20, .1- -Pounding Danny ITardico of Tampa,. Fla. gained a 10-round unanimous decision over Di k Wagner of Toppenish, Wash. Last night in a light heavyweight bout that excited just about everybody. Nardico, at 177, knocked Wagner down for nine-counts twice—once in the fourth and again in the seventh. But the crowd cheered the game Wagner, 173, who gave Danny his lumps in the fifth and sixth rounds, and struggled vainly for a knock- lout in the 10th. Fights Lust M CLEVELAND — Danny Nardico, 177. Tampa, outpointed Dick Wagner, 173, Toppenish, Wash., 10 LEW1STON, Me.— Gene Hersom. 1. r )7. Bsith, Me., outpointed Bobby Howe, 35B, Biclcleforcl. 8. In the 14 night contests at the Yankee Stadium, the Yanks won their first 11 in a row. Then they lost the last three to Boston, St. Louis and Chicago. Snead Champion Of Seminole Golf PALM BEACH, Wla., March 20, .'P—Sammy Snead won the pro division of the 510,000 Seminole golf tournament: yesterday with a brilliant four-hole display of sub par golf. Snead trailed Johnny Palmer of Badin, S.C. by a stroke before he birdied the 10th and 31 th with long, difficult putts. He chipped in from 40 feel, off the green for an eagle Ihree at the 12th, and birdied the loth with another long putt. That demoralizing rally shot Snead far past Palmer, who flopped to a 39 on the homecoming stretch, and earned Sammy a total of $1858.33' for his six under par 138 in the 36-hole event. Palmer and three others—Doug Ford of Harrison, N.Y.; Marty Furgol of Lemont, 111., and Claude Harmon of West Palm Beach — were next, all with 144. Olympic Wrestling Trials Start Friday CHICAGO, March JO, .1' — The University of Illinois Navy Pier will be host to 120 wrestlers tomorrow and Saturday in district Olympic trials. Notice of Civil Service Examination An fMiininulioii of appUi'iinls for appointment In the Kirc Department of Hie I'ilv ,i( Alton, Illinois will lie hold at <he i:n.\ Hull, Alton, Illinois on TliurMlj.v. March 27, 1!>M nt 7:00 p. m. Applicant!, oiiisl have loulfil in the City of Alton, Illinois for on* year piccetlinK the date of the cxummaitun. must he over twent.\-.>ne i 1 .!!' .soars of u«c. and not over thirty-rive i:i. r n .sears of age. and must conform to the schedule prescribed by the Civil Service Rules. Inquiiu ahiiut this opportunity lor qualified person*. 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