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fcarctwals At Home -to' Tenant Browns in Spring Series Opener iTrucfe$!and Starting Hurlers; Many r, , New Faces in Lineups " By Bob Broeg ft . With new clubowners, new managers and even a new name for "the old ball park since last they met, the Browns and Cardinals will open the St. Louis major league baseball season today at 2:30 p.m., Jack Frost and Jupiter Pluvius permitting. Weather dealt the city series a low' blow last year, rain twice preventing an attraction that definitely deserved the designation as a "natural." . - Bill Veeck had brought his magic to town to build up the bedraggled Browns and brought back Rogers Hornsby as manager. Eddie Stanky, long time foe of the - Cardinals,, had been named pilot of the Redblrds to succeed Marty Marion, then trying a comeback with the local American League club. Fred Saigh, the Redblrd , owner and ball park tenant, was feuding with his new landlord, Veeck. A year later Veeck Is the tenant rid, having tried to sneak the Browns to Baltimore month ago, no longer would walk off with a popularity contest. Acting quickly in the wake of reports that the Cardinals would move to Milwaukee, Anheuser-Busch recently acquired the St. Louis National , League club. Saigh and Hornsby 'are out of the baseball picture here, and Marion, who managed 'the Redbirds the last time the two "home-town teams met, now is '"skipper of the Browns. Sunday Game at 2 O'Cloek. 4 And the ball park, which was Soortsman's Park for more than 75 years and Budweiser Stadium for fewer than 24 hours, now is "Busch Stadium. In the opener of the scheduled 'two-game series for the city title Tield by the Browns since 1945, 'the National League Redbirds will be the home club, wearing their home uniforms and occupying the third base dugout. The Sunday cdhtest will be at 2 o'clock and ?the Browns will exchange their "gray flannels for the home suits and will take over the third base bench convenient to the club-' houses. " " The last time fhe Cardinals made their city rivals say "uncle" was In the unforgettable 1944 Vorld series, the one and only played entirely in St. Louis. The Browns took the '45 city series and the clubs split annually until '51 when, playing two games at Houston before meeting twice iere, the American Leaguers won ihree out of four. In the all time Inter-club rivalry the Browns won 19 series and .93 games while the Cardinals, who more often have gone to big-.ger things, have held the city title 10 times and won 83 contests. Nineteen series have been shared. - Trucks Against Haddix. .... Pitching today's game will re -a. big righthander and little lefthander beginning their, first sea-con in St. Louis uniforms. : For the Browns it'll be husky Virgil Trucks, the former Detroit fireballer who is Manager Mar-km's choice to open the American League season here Tuesday night against his former teammates. Trucks will go only three innings in his final tune-up and will be followed by southpaw Dick Little-iield. For the Cardinal wiry Harvey Haddix, who came out of service last August to make his major league debut, will be on the hill to go nine innings if possible with his fast ball, curve, slider and sharp control In the Sunday game rangy, young Vinegar Bend Mtzell also will attempt a complete-contest performance for the Cardinals while little Harry (The Cat) Bre- jheen, a long-time Bedbird, will test his cunning against his old comrades for the first time. Of the nine players in the Browns' opening lineup, only Bobby Young, the slick-fielding second baseman, is a front-line holdover from last spring. An' other Brownie regular, Catcher Clint Courtney, is sidelined with a fractured finger. Lots of New Faces. The only American League varsity man completely new to Sportsman's Park er, Busch Stadium is the highly-publicized 100.000 shortstop, Bill Hunter. However, this will be the first city series here for ex-Detroit Stars Vic WerU and Johnny Groth, and the first since 1950 for the third regular Browns' outfielder, Dick Kokos, who was in service the last two years. A year ago at this time, showing further how quickly situations can change, Roy S levers was an outfielder drydocked with a shoulder, separation while Jim Dyck was a rookie outfielder. Now Dyck is a third baseman and Sievers Is the club's first baseman. The Cardinals, though more of a ttand-pat club in recent seasons, have more new faces in their No- 1 batting order than any time in years. Solly Hemus, Red Schoendienst, Stan Musial, Enos Slaughter and Del Rice will need mr introduction. Even big Steve 'Bilko has got this far before, but 'never so impressively. Ray Ja-blonski, the third baseman, and ;Rip Repulski, the center fielder, !sre entirely new and Haddix, as .mentioned, has had only six weeks of major league experience. The St. Louis clubs come up to this preliminary test with almost identical records. The Browns won 38 out of 31, the Cardinals 17 of 21. . S Grlesedleck Waives TV Rights. t Qriesedkck Brothers Brewery Company has relinquished its pptton of first refusal to telecast Cardinal baseball games this season, it was announced last night. Under the option If the Cardinals got an offer, Grlesedleck had the opportunity to match It. The Sftdinals now are owned by An-iStser-Busch, Inc. JtSbBust A. Busch Jr., president ihe Redbirds. and Anheuser-BtEIjh, said later ''our television poi$y has not . yet been defined. As -the season, .goes on, we win announce the-games which will pe televised." - Grlesedleck Bp$i will coni finue to sponsor radio broadcasts of Cardinal samel. Haddix Are THE BATTING ORDERS BROWS flrolk rf l..,S4V (fmn ea .J8 (rk'Bd'at 3k (.303) nualal It (.and) Bilks lk (.3211 Hauahtrr rf I.SnO) Jitil'.kl 3k Renulikl rf (.296) n. Rice r.S.WI HADIIIX (W-S, Rubin If (Ami?) Hevrre It 1.200) Werte H I.J1II Dvrk .lb (.2119) Mom I. UHt Hunter us .2R4) Yonni 2k (.247) TRICKS p (W-B, PLACEt Rnrh fttadlttm (Soortamla'i i.- I Fark.1 TIME: :30 p.m. I'MPIREO: DmoH and GKlktma. National LriLtut; McKlaley, Americas Ltaaue. Sandy Challenges AH Comers After T.K.O.OverBeau NEW YORK, April 11 (API- Randy Sandy, promising New York middleweight, is open to all offers after stopping experienced Jimmy Beau on a technical knockout in 2:03 of the eighth round last night at St. Nicholas Arena. As blood continued to drip from a cut over Beau's right eye, Referee Petey Scalzo called a halt to the proceedings. It was only a formality for 22-year-old Sandy was way out front on all three official cards. Scalzo had It 5-2. and both Judges Otto Suss-kind and Joe Eppy scored it 6-1 up to the eighth. Only 1589, paying S3292, were present for the nationally televised bout In which Beau, a New Canaan (Conn.) boxer, substituted for the ailing Willie Troy. There were no knockdowns or anything close to' It Beau won the fifth but took a solid pasting in the seventh and eighth. "I fought according to plan," said Sandy. "I expected to run away until he got tired and then give him the bombs." Sandy has no definite plans for the future. He has won Jl of 12 since he left the Golden Gloves. It was the third time Beau failed to go the route in 41 pro fights. He had dropped a close fight to Frenchman Pierre Langlois, March 29, his first outing in almost a year. Correspondent Is Sprint Winner KEENELAND, Ky April 11 'UP) Correspondent,, the West Coast's best bet for the Kentucky Derby, turned in a strong stretch run at Keeneland yesterday to defeat Money Broker by two lengths in the featured Shandon Purse. With Eddie Arcaro urging him on. Correspondent took command n the first quarter mile and easily fought off Money Broker, which came from last place in the field of five. Money Broker, which won the Florida Derby in his last start, was forced to settle for second place, a length ahead of Mr. Para dise, while Eoic King and Sir Mango brought up the rear of the small field. Epic King was the only derby non-eligible in the race. Correspondent, owned by Mrs. George Guiberson, was the 1-2 choice of the Keeneland fans. The California-bred colt paid $3 and $2.20, while Money Broker returned $2.60 to place. There was no show betting allowed. The winner, carrying 114 pounds, was clocked in 1:111-5 over a fast track. Muny Soccer Off In order to give the Kutis-Fal- cons game a clear field, Municipal soccer officials have postponed their senior play-off game sched uled for tomorrow. The Kutis II team will appose Carondelet club next bunday, it was announced. The Chicago Falcons will oppose Kutis of the Major Soccer League at North Side Arena tomorrow aft ernoon in the only soccer game oookea m me city. The winner advances to the National Open Cup final, opposing Harmarville, Pa. How About ' , !: W- f- '.!' '';;, j. yjr r Bv t Pnt-r)lpatcli Stuff PhotojnipliM Officials and managers of the Browns and Cardinals, and WARREN GILES, president of the National League, photographed at the Chamber of Commerce baseball dinner at Chase Hotel last night. Seated, from left: f V, AUGUST A. BUSCH JR., BILL VEECK and JOHN L. WIL-SON. Standing: EDDIE CTANKY and MARTY MARION. Marion suggested it would be nice to meet Stanky in the world series. A Key fx 1 i - - -hp; i .iTL.'lYi..i'. tTfitk .,( ykirireiaTl rinT .umin-u--' success or tanure ot tne Browns' new mtieid comDination depends largely on the performance of ROY SIEVERS, shown above as he covered first base in a workout at Busch Stadium yesterday. Billy Hunter, at shortstop, ia another new infielder. Sievers, normally an outfielder, got only a brief test at his position late last aeason. Cardinals 6 to J Browns 200 to 1 InPennantJRaces RENO, Nev, April 11 (AP). RENO odds favor the New York Yanks to win the .American League baseball pennant, but figure it a toss-up between the Broklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants in the National League. As the season gets underway, the Yankees are 8-5 favorites, meaning you bet five' to win eight The Dodgers and Giants are both listed at 2k to 1. :- The odds are effective only -In Reno because state regulations requires that bets must be made in person. Here is the rest of the line posted by the Reno Turf Club: AMERICAN LEAGUE. Chicago 7-1. Cleveland 8-1, Boston 15-1, Washington 30-1, Philadelphia 80-1. Detroit 100-1 and St. Louis 200-1. NATIONAL LEAGUE. St. Louis 6-1, Philadelphia 25-1, Chicago 80-1, Milwaukee 100-1, Cincinnati 150-1 and Pittsburgh 200-1. 60 Washington U. Men ' Begin Spring Football Practice Under Snavely Sixty candidates for the Washington University varsity team took part yesterday in the opening spring football practice at Francis Field under new Coach Carl Snavely.. Snavely, after the two-hour workout, said he was pleased at the large number of big boys who turned out, and also with the pass-receiving shown him. The Bears didn't run plays, but were to go into this phase in another drill today. Grant Korkoyan, letter-winning lineman of last year's team, suffered a pulled leg muscle during speed sprints and likely will be out of action indefinitely. Snavely expressed satisfaction with the group of centers he watched. Center will be an im portant position in the single-wing offense Snavely is introducing at Washington to replace the cus tomary T-formation. Another One Man in New . Globetrotters, With 10-5 lead in Series, to Oppose Stars at The Arena Tonight By Harold Basketball's so-called "world series" reaches St. Louis tonight with the Harlem Globetrotters, one of the best professional teams in the world, meeting the All-Americans, a picked squad of collegiate standouts during the 1952-53 campaign. Game time at The Arena, 8:30, and a probable sellout crowd could number more than 15,000. College fans consider the N.C. A. A. play-offs or the National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden as the blue chip battles of. the nardwood, and the National - Basketball Association touts its play-offs- as for "the championship or the United States." But whether a world series or not, the Globetrotters and College stars pack 'em in and roll 'em in the aisles year after year. The Negro team of Abe Saperstein usually stops its entertaining and clowning for this "big tour" cross country with the college heroes who can spare a couple of weeks from the classrooms. The Globetrotters were victorious, 88 to 76, last night at Kansas City. That gave them 10 victories in 15 starts against the All-Star squad. A . record-breaking crowd of 10,853 persons watched as the Trotters Jumped to an early lead. It was never relinquished and the half time score was 64-44. Columbia University's Jack Molinas was high scorer with 24 points. Trotter Marques Haynes dropped in 20 points fr the winners. The kick-off at Madison Square Garden, New York, drew 18,470 to each afternoon and night game, and the Chicago Stadium for two contests Easter Sunday totaled 36,000 and receipts were $86,500. Then in a Wednesday night outdoor contest at Los Angeles the Collegians and Trotters established a United States single game attendance record for basketball when 35,256 watched. The games themselves have been close, for the most part, despite the absence of Goose Tatum, the Trotters' $4500-a-month clown prince and ball-handling wizard who has been sidelined 'With a back injury. To offset Tatum's absence, the Trotter management called up Bobby Hall. Ermer Robinson, a push-shot in October? Infield I J ft I . """"""ll"JU"u"' au..t. . -By a rort-Wipitc itaff Photogriphft Flachsbart artist from San Diego who once set an AA.U. record at Denver in order to get, a chance with the Saperstein team, has been the Trotters' most consistent scorer, but Josh Grider, Johnny and Clarence Wilson, J. C. Gipson and Star Dribbler Marques Haynes also have been getting in their licks. Next to Tatum, who may see limited action in tonight s game, the promoters have announced Haynes is considered the Trot ters' top attraction. The College squad in games so far has been sparked by Molinas and Penn's great Ernie Beck, the Ivy League record-breaker. The collegians are coached by Honey Russell of Seton Hall and Ray Meyer of DePaul, with St. Louis University's Eddie Hickey and Bob Calihan of Detroit added as honorary coaches for tonight's play. ' East St. Louis Breaks Even With Roosevelt In Dual Track Meet East St. Louis High and Roosevelt gained an even break in a dual track and field meet yesterday afternoon at Parsons Field. The host Flyers beat the Rough Riders, 64-54, in the senior division and Roosevelt captured the junior, 49-46. Hadley scored a 107 to 69 victory over McKinley and Central beat Soldan-Blewett, 93-79, in other dual meets. Outstanding . winners In the meets: Roosevelt tinlori: Jack Hoffarth, 120 and 200 hurrtlfi. Eait St. Loula Senlora: Paul Brown-Int. allot and dlicui. RooMvelt Junlon: Jim McNeill 100 and broad jump: Ray Volght. 220 and 440; Merit WUllami, 100 and 220. Eait St. Loula Junlora: Don Bowtn, ahot and dlicui. IdeKinley: Ollrtr Aalan. 100, 220, 440, tied for ffrst In 1)1 ah jump. .... M Hadley: Bill Harper, 100, 220 and ahot put. Central: Harry lmK, S20 and high hurdlee; Joa Crowe. 100, 220 and 440. Clayton. Kirkwood" Win. Clayton won from Ferguson, 5-0, and Kirkwood defeated La-due, 4-1, in Suburban League tennis matches. CongressT)emocrats Beat G.O.P. In Game Marked by Filibusters DAYTON A BEACH, Fla., April 11 (AP) It will be different In June, the Republicans said after losing to the Democrats, 12-5, In a congressional exhibition baseball But if the G.O.P. wants to turn the tide in the baseball series when they play the annual charity game in Washington June 5, the best way is to get Representative W. M. (Fireball) Wheeler (Dem.), Georgia, out of Congress. Wheeler pitched all the way in the five-inning game and gave up only five hits when practically any fly ball to the outfield was a base hit. He struck out seven. And he hit a double, one of three extra base hits in the game. It took an hour and a half to play the five innings. That was because of frequent filibusters, appeals to the rules committee and an extra special treat for any Congressman to get more than a single. On the rare occasion of the extra base hit, play was stopped and a pretty girl In a bathing suit presented the hitter with a watch at second base. Besides Wheeler, Representa Webster Gains Second Victory; In League Play By Harold Tuthill Froebel Gaines, coach of - the Suburban League champion Web. ster Groves team a year ago, has found a couple of distance-going pitchers who have fired the hopes of the Statesmen . for another title-winner. Gaines tested " Noel K e a n c against Ladue Thursday and he delivered a 8-1 triumph, Yester day Galnos called upon Wayne Thompson to work seven Innings against Maplewood and this time Webster carved out a 13-2 victory on the Leafs' diamond. Webster wasted little time forging Into the lead. Bo Toft walked to start the game, went to third on Bob Sadawskl's single and scored on Ed Land'i error. of Charles James's grounder. Don Carter and Dick Schweider followed with singles and when Don Buercklln grounded out Schweir dr raced to third. After Hersyiel O'Kelley struck out, Schweider was out attempting to steal home but the four runs Webster produced were enough to win the game. The Statesmen made It 6-0 In the third when Schweider tripled, and Buercklln homered. Hank Kuhlmann, Webster catcher, also got a homer in the seventh. Dick Wright Maplewood s start ing hurler, was taken out in the fifth and George Sweet replaced htm. In posting Webster's second league victory in as many days, Thompson gave up only five hits, but walked seven. Bobby Page, Madison's "fire man" in baseball as well as basketball, really put out a Cahokia fire yesterday as the Trojans won another Midwest Conference game, 8-1. Madison had a 3-0 lead when Cahokia filled the bases on John Doneff In the third. Page left his third base cost and came In to pitch as Doneff went to first base. Davenport, the first baseman, moved to right field and Crnkovlch took over the third base post Page struck out the side and then returned to his hot-corner job the next inning as Doneff returned to the hill. Reuben Perry. Madison second baseman, bit a borne ran in the sixth. W. . 1 1 1 1 0 0 Normkndv St. Charlci F.ittnour w,bjtr Mapttwood Clayton O BrMitwooS 0 Ferguson O unlv. Citf 0 wuhton S Klrkwood 2 Ldu Billikens Rout Harris, 15 to 5 St. Louis University's baseball team, Missouri Valley Conference champions, started off its 1953 campaign by administering a 15-5 defeat to Harris Teachers College yesterday afternoon on the windswept diamond No. 6 in Forest Park. It was the second befeat for the Teachers. The Billikens scored, most of their runs in clusters of seven each. Following the opening Harris session of two runs the Bills made seven runs on two hits, including a four-run homer by Ed Gasaway, three walks, two errors and two hlt-by-pitched balls. The winners tallied a single run in the fifth and then registered another seven runs in the sixth on five hits, one a triple by Don Schmidt that cleared the loaded bases. Russ Agne paced the Harris offense with three hits. Including a triple,' in four trips to the plate. The Bills play Parks Air College, Monday, and Scott Air Base, Tuesday. Both games at Forest Park. Harris is host to Principle College In a 2 p.m. game today and plays at Concordia Seminary next Friday. Harrle Tchr.. IB) !. Loula r. Mr!) AB.R.H. AB.R.H. Aane if 4 2 3 Tlehe 3b 9 3 3 tew, i rf 4 o ortmann ir 4 2 P-lllmn 2k 4 0 Nokta 2b 1 1 Oasawav rf 4 1 Buifth rf O O gchmldt e 4 Bono 2b-3 Ntwton 2b 1 Sch al'r 3b-p 4 Hericher lb 3 hCirroll t Dlett n 3 Rltnorelll M 2 Rakey p 0 Travers p 3 Hollowav 3 Delia cf 2 Brack cf 1 aBelobr'ydlt 1 1 Henn as y rf 4 O Wifdman cf 1 O O'&h'a m ' 2 O Rlerlo lb 4 O Bhelfrey p 2 O O O glrtak n 1 O O O aCaanell 111 Total! 37 IS 11 Totile 35 B ft Btiobraydla batted for Delia In fifth Inning. bCarroll batted for Hericher In ninth lnninc. aCuwell batted for Shaffrey In alxth Inninr. Innlnas: 131I1ITM Harrle Teacher! 12020000 O 5 St. Loulii U. 70001700 X IS 2B Hcnneaiey, Afnc. 3B Tlarie, Schmidt. Agne. HR Gasaway. SB Tlahe (2). DP Pelllarlnl to O'Phea to RUkIo. WP Travers. PB Schmidt (1)7 BB Rakey 2. Travers 4. Schwele-ler 2. Shaffrey 5. SOTravers 1. Schwelgler 1. Shaffrev S. Sirtnk 2. Winner Shaffrev. Irfscr Rakey. U Donovan and Tuccl. T 2:35. Table Tennis Finals. One hundred players representing 20 table tennis centers will compete for district titles today In the Field House Table Tennis Club In Forest Park. Winners and runners-up in the Junior and novice divisions will qualify for the April 25-26 competition at Chicago. game here last night tives Mendel Rivers (Dem.), South Carolina, and Harlan C. Hagen (Rep.), Minnesota, got this special treatment. Rivers made the only outfield catch, too. Umpires-Zeke Bonura, Jimmy Bloodworth and Ed Levy, all former major league players, borrowed a rule from the Congressmen in making their decisions. In case of a dispute, the umpire counted the number of protesters from each team and decided in favor of the majority. This gave the Democrats an advantage. They had 24 in uniform to the Republicans' 13. The Democrats got 12 hits off Representatives Ostertag, . New York; Bates, Massachusetts, and Ayres, Ohio. But Representative C. W. Bishop, Illinois, manager of the Republicans, said it will be different when Representative Glenn Davis, Wisconsin, is available to pitch in June. POSFDISPATCH .1 K"k. .v ' j;ROYSTOCKT6N 8 sv?y ST. LOUIS takers Defeat Kiiicks to Win Pro Cage Title NEW YORK, April 11 (UP) Tbe mighty Minneapolis Lakers, refusing to panic when a 20-polnt lead dwindled to one in the final minute of play, beat the New York Knickerbockers, 91-84, last night to win the National Basketball Association championship for the second straight year. A crowd of 5200 at the Sixty-ninth Regiment Armory watched the Knicks' gallant comeback fall short with 43 seconds remaining as the powerful Lakers scored their third straight victory in New York and clinched the series, four games to one. By winning,' Minneapolis clinched Its fifth professional basketball championship in six years of operation. The Lakers have won the N.B.A. title three of the last four years and before that won the championship In the now-defunct National Basketball League two straight years. Jim Pollard was the Lakers' high scorer with 17 points while George Mlkan and Slater Martin contributed 14 each. Carl Braun led the Knicks with 19. 85 Yankee Games Will Be Televised NEW YORK, April 11 (AP) The New York Yankees will televise a record total of 85 games, including 13 away from home, during the 1953 baseball season and will experiment with the efforts of TV by blacking out five home night games. The entire 85-game schedule, starting with the "presidential" opener at Washington Monday afternoon, will b' carried over WPIX, New York. Some of the games also will be beamed into New Haven'.' " Five Yankee games In Cleveland will be seen on TV, five from Washington, two from Chicago and one from Philadelphia. No Yankee games will be televised from St. Louis, Detroit or Boston. In each case the New York Gients either will bele or playing a day game. WPIX also carries their games. The road games to be seen on TV include: Washington, April 13, April 16, Aug. 12, Aug. 13. Sept. 5; Cleveland May 5, July 21, July 22, Aug. 27, Aug. 28; Chicago May 1, Sept. 1; Philadelphia, July 6. Of the 16 night games scheduled to be played at Yankee Stadium five will not be televised. They are: May 19, Detroit; July 8, Boston; July 28, Cleveland; Aug. 18, Washington; and Sept. 22, Philadelphia; , COLLEGE SPORTS Concordia Seminary's tennis team opened the campaign with a 7-0 victory over Shurtleff College on the losers' courts. The results: 81NOLE8 tudwlK dfeated Murdoch. T-5. 6-2; Norman BchuH defeated Dave D'Ahoy. 8-1. 8-2; Ken Streutert defeated James Carey. 6-1. 4-8. 8-3: Charles Bym-mank. defeated Tom Turnbull. 6-0. 8-2; Ed Kaiser defeated William Btockel, 8-1. 8-1. DOUBLES tudwl and Schuli accented Murdoch and D'Ahoy, 8-2, 8-3: Sym-mank and Kalaer defeated Carey and Turnbull, 6-2, 10-8. Washington U. will open Its track season In a meet with Klrksville State Teachers College at Francis Field this afternoon, beginning at 1:30. Norb Mueller, the Bears' big gun last season, is again on the team. Concordia Seminary opens Its baseball campaign in a game with Stowe Teachers College, starting at 2 o'clock. Harris Teachers College, Concordia, Principle and McKendree will seek honors in the Harris Teachers ' College Invitational track meet at Public Schools Stadium; Starting time 2 o'clock. St. Louis "university's golf team will meet Western Illinois State in its opening match at Crystal Lake Golf Club this afternoon. OLD HAPPY MOO imiOHT KENTUCKI lOUABOK YEARS JU2 SMH OLD! Wrmii if BRAKE $0 19 rt M l eilaa mm! w Adjustment Sft Ir Taiay I All CARS Service Star SI37 DELMAR CA. 1400 mm If IN ST. LOUIS IT'S I I HILL-BEHAN I I UII Till ' in. I MM :s&h POST-DISPATCH Sat., April n. 1953 High School Star Wins Eight Events In Track Carnival ' MONTICELLO, 111. April 11 (AP). LARRY LE CRONE, 16-year-old Monticello High School , junior, entered and won eight individual events In an eight-team track meet Friday. LeCrone, a 5-foot-5, 155-pounder, won both dashes, both hurdles, the high and broad jumps, the' pole vault and the shotput. His best performances were in the 100-yard dash, In which he was timed in 10.4 seconds: in the shotput, 40 feet 8 Inches, and the high jump, 5 feet 8 inches. Monticello won the meet easily, scoring 7fl'4 points, of which LeCrone scored 40, to runner-up Bethany's 26. 'Kid' Nichols Dies; Baseball Great of '90s KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 11 (AP) Charley A. (Kid) Nichols, one of baseball's all-time great, died today. The 83-year-old Nichols, whose sports career spanned two generations, became ill a year ago with a neck ailment. As a right-handed pitcher, Nichols was on the mound for the Boston Nationals for 11 years, beginning in 1890. He pitched 360 major league victories, including 30 shutouts. His top salary with the club was $3000. '"' , Ifli fet mark. wa irj, 1882 when he won 35 games and lost only 16. Nichols took pride in two things. One was his election to baseball's Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N.Y.. in 1949. The other was the face he never was removed from; a game for a relief hurler. He completed his major league career in 1905 when he played with both the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Nationals. Between the time he left Boston and his retirement from the majors he managed both the Cardinals and the Kansas City club of the Western League. After his retirement from the . majors, Nichols coached several years at Missouri Valley College ' at Marshall, Mo., and assisted several Kansas City amateur clubs. Nichols was born In Madison, Wis., and moved here when be was 11 years old. Mohawks in Final. SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich..' April 11 (UP) The Cincinnati. Mohawks blasted the Sault Ste. Marie Indians 5-1 last night to win the fourth, game of a best of seven semi-final series and move into the final of the national amateur hockey playoffs. The Mohawks will play the winner of the eastern semi-finals between Johnstown, Pa., and Springfield, Mass. Pin Tourney Opens. Bowling In the annual Southwestern Telephone bowling tournament started this morning at Sports Bowl. More than 300 teams will roll in the event which ends tomorrow night. - I FEW OPEKIKGS STILL MILiBLE NIGHT TRAVELING CORXBALL if. teult t County NIM CerHort Aieocfatlea The talr ehorlered corkball ff aerntlea Car lefermoflea call HI). MiJ w ft, H7t COLONIAL ENTRANCE DOORS jaiqbt 4-WHel faaeli 2'l"xG'8" 1" $22.50 ' wt Diuvin 'airnri 53 FORD RANCH WAQON Sadie, heater, windshield weiher, -lv tlree, 2-tone; may other eirrai. 12407s6 Uclede 700 , Ai?teii Yr Seat iit tut Oeaer 1 ;?s5 II i ii MREJaff IrlrMI en

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