Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on March 25, 1952 · Page 15
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 15

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, March 25, 1952
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PA68 SlXTftBN ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, MARCH 25, Watson Gets TKO Over Kennedy In Wood River Bout Legion Fight Draws Slight Paying Crowd First fjnxing Show for Mnny Yriir* 1 Kails Rnllirr Flat WOOD RIVKtt. Mnrrh 2:>. Pro- fossionnl hnxinK iniirlo fi comebwK nftcr ninny yours of nbsnncn from U'oorl River in n f|vr> mnlr.h rnrrl sponsored hy Ihf locnl Anioricnn Legion post, Mnmloy nielli nntl wilh only 5:52 pnying nwloiiirrs rattling nrouml in thn '1000 soul nipnclty Memorial Gym here, Ilio pii^'il art. might well hnvc stnyed Rone. Lnrry Watson, n Chirn»?r> Negro lightheuvy whoso Krentr-Kl r.lalm to fume Js n win over KHS! Si. Louis' Wesbury Bascomb, «ot a ninth round TKO ovor Curt Kennedy, billed as nn Irish-Indlarr honvy- .Avelght from Wichita, Kari.sus, In the rttafn event. Ref Stopped II When the alfalr wiis finally over, the rof crawled mil of th rniillt'ring, "1 hml lo slop il have boon killed In there- couldn't afford to have that, happen — he didn't know whore he was" and that was that. Kenne.'.y, or eounie, had enough presence of mind to start hollering Just as tsoori ns the rot called It off but it really didn't make ony difference since the fight was a)) Watson's nnywny. The first round was pretty much even but Kennedy put Watson down for a count of nine in Ihe second, only to have the coffee colored Chi- cattoan carry the fight lo Kennedy for Hit 1 next ilvo rounds. The Kan- snn's bobbing and weaving kepi him oul. of serious trouble, even though often barked into rorrwH and onto the ropes, while Watson was content to left hook his way to a goodly lead on points. WatHoii Has Hliurp Watson wastt sh p looking fighter while Kennedy, weighing 105 to Larry's 181, appeared to be at least five pounds too heavy nround his Dabby middle. In the preliminaries, Pat Parks of St. Louis took a four round decision over Luclan Richards of St. Louis and Oltumwa, Jown; Johnny (Red) Evans of Pekin RO! a third round TKO ove- Mel Weber of St. LoulS In the night's only decent fight; Terry O'Connor, billed as being from either Dublin or Limerick but definitely from Ireland, took a TKO over Freddie Daly of Tnylorville In 1:08 01 the soco-tl round (Daly reportedly was making a comeback but wilh lots of paunch and no punch, his comeback WHS move of a "go back"); and Jessie Gray of Chicago, a Sugar liny Robinson type of dude fighter, got a' four round decision over stocky Lou King of Chicago. Chuck Davey In Prime Test Ex • Spartan AV ill M e c I Williams Tomorrow ' NEW OILER CAPTAIN — Joe! SchwaIbe, sophomore center for lh« Wood River Oilois, kis been chosr-n a r . the tram captain for the 1952-j3 hi-.; I cum mates, Schwdlbe, son of Mr. and Mr;. Elmer Schwjlbe of 821 Whitelaw avenue in Wood River, did no I become a regular until near mid-sear»on hut averaged 8,5 pomtr., per game in the Oilers' final \'j games with a season total of 123 points. •Staff photo. Dressen Hopes Giants Will Try Rubbing In Their Pennant Win CHICAGO, March 25, /P -Chuck Davey, the unmarked, undefeated welterweight who hns been brought slowly up the professional fight ladder, will face Ike Williams tomorrow night in the first big test of his career. The scheduled 10 rounder in Chicago Stadium will bo televised nationally. The International Boxing Club c.xpects a ringside crowd in excess of 5000, including eight bus loads of hometown rooters' from Lansing, Mich., 200 Michigan State alumni from the Chicago area and two cheer loaders from the MSC campus. Williams, the hatllC'himlencd, experienced former llghlwoighl champion whose total of 148 bouts is the most of any active fighter, is regarded a 7-5 favorite in Chicago. Hut in Now York Davey uas being quoted as a 0-5 choice. Dm oy, a southpaw, is a grad- unle of Michigan Stale with a mas- tor degree in education adminis- I ration and a lucntfivc insurance business in the making. His fishl- iiiK career which includes more than 150 amateur scraps in the Army, NCAA competition and in Golden Gloves. The 26-year-old Ilavey, whose educational polish sots him apart in the beak-busting business, has won 30 bouts and fought to one draw since turning pro. He has scored 21 knockouts. By .IOE KEICIIU;R MIAMI, Fin., March 23. /P-"I hope the Giants holler at us when we play 'em. That'll only get us madder. "I hear the Gianls have been joking about us all winter. I hope they do some laughing to our faros. We'll give 'em something to laugh iboul, all right." These wore the exact words uttered by Manager Chuck Dresson, whoso Brooklyn learn, as everybody knows, blew a l.'i l-'J name load !o Iho Gianls in the final six weeks of the season. They are 11111- plo proof that Ihe '51 debacle still rankles deep in Ihc breasts of Dressen and his doughty Klatbush- ers. Full of Optimism Dressen was bursting wilh optimism as he discussed his team's pennant chances for 1952. "Brooklyn will be n bettor club than last year once we j;ol In shape," he said. "The pitching staff will bo bolter despite the loss of Don Neweome lo Ihe service. Clem t.abino will take Newcumbo's place. If ho pilches like he did Ihe last six \\oo-ks ol the ',">! season, he'll win 'JO. "The Gianls will be \\caker bo- cause of the loss of Kddie Stnnky and Willie Mays, but they are still the team lo heat." Drosseu's slurliiiK staff will consist of Preacher Roe < L';'-,'! >, Ralph Branca (13-121, c'arl Krskiue U(i- 12), Lubine lii-D. Chris Van Cuyk (11-4 at Montreal' ami John Rutherford (15-8 al Si. Paul i. Clyde King IM-7) will again head the relief brigade assisted by Johnny SohmiU. Clarence Podbielan and Rookie Ben Wade, (16-16 at Hollywood). Van Cuyk, h big strong lefthand- er, is a fastballer with n sharp- breaking curve. Rutherford,, a right-hander relies mostly on slow stuff and needle-point control. "f hoar they are calling us an old club," said Drosson, " every one of our regular learn is ovor nt) except Gil Hodges and Duke Snider. "Bui Jackie Robinson (I!:!), T'oowoo Reese <. n .l!i and Billy Cox 1321 base looked as K ood us they did last year. Robinson, in lad, feels better than he has in several years." Those throe, together with First Baseman Hodges, again form the infield, rated Ihe best in baseball. Snider, Carl Furillo and Pafko represent the outfield. Roy Cam- p'anella, National League's Most Valuable Player, will do the bulk of the catching, assisted by Rube Walker. Secret For Hitting, Second Slot Helped Average Claims Fain WKST PALM BF1ACH Ha., March 2ii. /I' Ferris iCocky• Fain, fearless firs! \>n erntin of lh»> Philadelphia Athletics chuckled aloud and cracki'd: "If f had reali/erl it was K«ing lo feel so. K<xxl. I would have started hitting like that much sootier." Fain referred, of course, to his bulling mark "f I'll last season. Not only uas that figure enough to lead th' 1 Am"rlrnn .^eague. but 11 marked Ihe first lime hr- had ever lopped ..'100, Mis host mark in four campaigns with the A'.s was his ,'J!)1 In bis freshman season in 19-17. llooat lii Siilnry The league batting title meant a si/eablo boost in salary for 15)52- from 517,000 to $25.000.'H also was direclly responsible for some extra cash and prestige in endorsements, royalties and personal appearances. Mow could Fain, belter known for his cleverness a n d adroitness around Ihc hag than lor his ability at the plate, account for his sudden prowess', 1 What is his secret? I "That's right ' Ferris .arknowl- ' edged. "Il is n secret a trade se- :cret. I learned something about hit'. ting last year that * didn't ':now j before. I won't tell what it s but il , has nothing to do with a now stance, a now or anything like that." , More Thau flO I'rilnf* Hoing moved up lo second spot in the batting ordo'- also helped him raise his average more than 60 points, Fain said. Actually he went from ,i82 to .344, "Up Until last year " was batting third, fourth and fifth," Ferris explained. "I wns expectei to provide the )or,g ball, hit the home runs, drive in the runs, simply am n:>t that kind of a hitter. "Last year though. wi,h the co v | ing of big Ous Zernial, Dvk2,s ! iManager Jimmy Dy':osi vvai in 1 position to lake nio 01 of the cleanup spot, and put me where I belonged all Ihc time -second. 1 i therefore --crnlcl <K what f wanted ... get on base ... go for the average . . . move a runner in scoring position ... or drive him in from second or third with a single." ST. JOHN'S TONIGHT—Coach Harry Combes and Captain Rod Fletcher of the University of llhriGr, cagcrs will lead the Fighting lll:rn into the '.cmi-finals of the NCAA basketball tournament tonight .against the St. John's Redrnon of BrocH/n Although the Illmi will j be fa/croci, they will proceed cautiously against the upset conquerors | of-Kentucky las!' v/cek in the NCAA regional at P.dicigh, N. C. NCAA Final Has Jay hawks, Illini Favored By (iAVI.K TAIJIOT SAN FRANCISCO, March 2r>. /T — The most significant baseball Item of the weekend was the announce. Tent fiom here that the New York Gianls were sending 'first-baseman Tooklc r.ilbert and Shortstop Hudy Rufer to Oakland on option. Gilbert, one of. Ihe most, promising youngsters in the National League, and Ruler, a great fielder, will join Hie Acorns next week subject, to recall lo the n<irent. club. Gilbert, could pliiy regular fi'rsl base on boiler than half Ihe major league oul fits, and Ilufer stole 5<1 bases for Minneapolis last year. Some students might find it strange thai. Ihe Gianls, who have a lot of hungry farm clubs of their own, should give first grubs of their surplus talent to the Acorns. After all, Gilbert hns been powdering Iho ball so hard lately Unit Durocher didu'tf.wanl to send him out at all. The only answer we can think of quickly is lliiil Iho Acorns have in their possession a young fellow named Jim Marshall, r< first-baseman for Iho lime being, who is by all accounts the greatest prospect produced around bore in years. They say he's only terrific, though perhaps in need of another season in a .somewhat lower minor league. Wilh Gilbert on hand, it will be possible to send Jim clown. The kid might not develop. He might never play a game in the Polo Grounds, but that's the sort of gamble an operator like Stoneham has to take all the time. Giants Looking to Future Optioning Pair to Coast Seventh Win In Row Cubs' Goal Today PHOENIX, Ariz., March 25, /P- The Chicago Cubs will try for their seventh straight exhibition win today, sending Paul (Lofty) Winner against; the Now York Gianls. Manager Phil Cavarrcfla. said I ho winning streak and the season record of 10 of 15 games is doing a lot lo instill confidence in his 1951 ta Slenders. "But I'm not too surprised with our winning string." ho added. "Our hitting is improving because Kve've had a couple of hours of hitting practice every day for the last week. After all, that's what we're supposed lo do—win." I'iasa Hi Ho Team Is Easy Vi'inner in 'Mulch The Piiisfi Rille Club No. 1 team won a match Monday afternoon wilh Iho Wcsl Kml loam of St. Louis at the Alloli rnnge with oa---o. The Piasa team's score of MISD was the highest posted in Ihe Si. Louis Metropolitan League for the season to easily win over West End's score of IT!'.!. Scores for Piasa wore: Rick Herring, 2SK!; Cora Herring, 290: William Schwordtfogor, L'Sti, End Mercior, 28ti; Louis Wille, 28-1. Scores for \Vi>si Kml were Mel Hacker, 275: Nellie Robnell. 2"-l; Frank Cliue, L'liS; Emily Ballay, 2G3; D. J. Bierno, 252. Dillinger Sold To Sacramento PASADKNA. Calif., March 25, .T—Third Baseman I3ob Dillinger, who carried a $125,000 price tag two years ago, has been sold by the Chicago White Sox to the Sacramento Solons for $10.000 and a player yet to bo named. Sox General Manager Frank Lane made the announcement yesterday before (ho So.x loH for i Tucson, An/. DilliiiKor. !!!!, was sold by the 'Si. Louis Browns to the Philadelphia Aihloiios for $125,000 in the j winter of 1050. Ho was benight by j Ihe Sox for Iho waiver price of $10.000 from Pittsburgh last soa- ; son. • Oillingcr, a nine-year major league veteran, batted .301 for the So.x in part-time duty last year, This spring he had fallen in disfavor of Manager Paul Richards for lack of hustle. Tele«ni|ili Want Ads "CLICK" TIME FOR V SPK1M Exhibition By THE ASSOCIATED PBISS Tueidar't Svhrdult Ppaton (Al v§. Detroit iA> at Lakeland Chicago iA» v». Cleveland iA> at Tuc- lon. Cincinnati iNi vs. New York (A) at Si Petersburg. Philadelphia (Al v«. Brooklyn iNi at Miami. Pittsburgh (Ni vs. St. Louis (Al at Burbank. Philadelphia (Ni vs. Washington iA< at Orlando. Chicago INI v». New York INI al Phoenix. St. Louis (Ni v«. Boston 'Ni at Bra dcnlon- Piltsburgh iNI v«. Seville (PCLi al San Bernardino .Moii<U>'k Ke»ulls Chicago iNi 0. Cleveland 'A' S. Cincinnati 'N> 7, Uetioil 'A' 5 New York >Ai :t. Boston 'N> 1. Buffalo <Int 8. Detroit "B' 1 -A> 5 St. Louis 'N> 1, Philadelphia 'N. 0 Pittsburgh "B ' iNi 8, Hollywood <PCL< 5. N«u- York <Ni 7. International All- Stars 1 Brooklyn (Ni 10, Philadelphia lAi 8 TUNE-UP For Only ^' $1 Q in Doug Ford Is Jacksonville Open Winner JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 25, /P—-DouR Ford's first big golf victory—the Jacksonville Open title- was assured when Slammin' Sam Snead forfeited their l&hole' playoff. Ford, 28-year-old Harrison, N. Y., professional, and Snead, ','>!year-old Ryder Cup team captain and PGA tournament champion, tied for first place at 280 when the 72-hole tournament wound up yesterday. • A playoff was scheduled for this afternoon, but. Snead announced ho wanled i to relinquish claim to the top $2000 to Ford and take second money of $1.400. Snead said ho was reluctant to take the first-place tie on the .strength of a ruling in his (avor on an out-of-bounds shot in Saturday's ( second round of the tournament. I This victory was Ihe biggosl of 'Ford's career. He was second in | Iho Texas, Kmpire State and Kansas City opons last year—his second year as a professional. He won $11.000 and was the seventh biggest money winner of 1951. But be never before won a tournament along the tour. Dave Douglas. Newark, Del., | pro, finished at 283 for third place 'and $1000. Slanky Uses Staley Against Braves Today ST. PETERSBURG. Fla., March 25 .1' — Manager Eddie Stanky planned lo use the other half of his one-two pitching punch, Gerald Staley, in the St. Louis Cardinals- Boston Braves exhibition today. The first half of what Stanky recently described as his most dependable "team" is Cliff Chambers. Chambers joined rookie Wiliard Schmidt in the Cards' two-hit., 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phils yesterday. The one hit off Chambers in his three innings was a ground-rule double by Outfielder Mel Clarke in the eighth. ^ Indians Cannot Top Cubs, Let Alone Yankees TtJCSON, Ariz., March 25. .V- What's this about the World Champion New York Yankees being Cleveland's big problem? Right now Ihe Indians can't even got past Iho Chicago Cubs. «• The Tribe hasn't won an exhibition from the Cubs in at least two years. It lost three 1o the National League cellar dwellers last spring and four this year. The latest set-to came yesterday when the Cubs, trailing 3-2, unleashed a pack of four runs in St. John's, Santa Clara Are Given Underdog. Ratings By JACK IIKWINS SEATTLE. March 25. JV — The tall men from the Illinois tall corn country and the Lovellelte-led powerhouse from Kansas are rated as heavy favorites to survive tonight's semifinals of the NCAA basketball championships. But St. John's University's Redmen from Brooklyn, who twisted the tail of the Kentucky Wildcat in Ihe regional playoffs, were not conceding a thing. They'll tangle | with the Fighting Illini In the open- ; er at 9:30 p. m. ost. Two hours later Santa Clara- oven more the underdog than St. John's—will try to take the measure of the Kansans. Those Jayhawks measure pretty | big, especially Center Clyde Lovellette. At 6' feet 9 inches he's the largest thing in or out of the tournament. Coach Bobby Feerick of the lightly regarded but frisky Santa Clara Broncos, had but this brief prediction for the press: "We'll show up." Frank McGuire of St. John's was just as cautious. He said that before his team met. Kentucky Saturday night in Raleigh, N. C,, he "had a feeling something would happen." Whether ho still had the fooling or not ho wouldn't say. Both Harry Combes of Illinois and Dr. F. C. "Phog" Allen of Kansas were reluctant to say anything lhat might indicate they expected to trounce the darkhorse teams. Alien put it for both when he said "I know we're meeting an inspired club. I hope we're ready." The losprs will open Wednesday night's action in the consolation finals and the winners will be Shooting for the national championship. Both winners the first night will earn berths in the National Olympic trials to bo played in Kansas City and Madison Garden in New York. (lie iCighth inning and won, 6-5. Pitcher Bob Lemon's perfect string of scoreless innings ended at 14, too, he allowed two runs in six innings. Another Chicago club, the White Sox, opens a two-game stand here today. . R(«d Ttlcgrtpb Want Ad» Here's what we will do.,. • OVERHAUL and ADJUST DUtrlbulor • CLEAN anil ADJUST Spark Plug* • CHECK anil TIGHTEN All Hose • (I.KAN mid ADJl .ST Carburetor • CHECK Voltage Kegu- lator nnd TIUHTKN Hire Connections • DRAIN and FLUSH Radiator See [/« Today.' 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