The Brookville Democrat from Brookville, Indiana on April 29, 1954 · Page 11
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Thursday, April 29, 1954
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THS.BROOKVIUI DIMOCRAT PAGE ELEVEN THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1954 HORSESHOE PITCHING think that Wood will have a pIIIIII!I!III!illlIIII!lll!IIIIIIIilII!i!!ll!!IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIII!IIIIIIIN The lefthanded outfielder served in 1943-44-45 with the Marine Air Corps and was recalled to active duty on April 4, 1952. Greyhounds Lose Despite Rosfeld's Two-Run Homer A Dozen Shorts About Sports mi? I? ss DONALD SINTZ. a IIIIIIIillllHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIlllllllllllllinilllllllliniHIHllIIIIIllIIIillllllllllll rough task of breaking through the Muncie regional tournament which includes the Muncie and Richmond sectional winners but, of course, there wasn't many who thought Milan would beat Muncie in the state finals either. o o o It is reported that Gene Force t of Richmond, Indiana, is trying to get a driving assignment in the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race on Memorial Day. Many of the local hot-rod fans will probably remember Gene when he used to drive at the Richmond Midget Speedway. o o o The Anderson Indians' have signed Ishmael (Ick) Osborne to coach next season. Osborne was coach at Michigan - City High School last season. His Michigan City quintet won 22 games while losing only 3. He was a graduate of Indiana State College. o o The Cincinnati Reds haven't done too well on their long home stand so far. Up to Monday they had won two while losing three. The pitching, with the exception of Art Fowler's performance in the second game Sunday, has been very poor but, of course, all the teams in the National League wnh the exception of the New York Giants, have not been getting very good pitching thus far. o o o The Aurora relays which the Greyhounds were scheduled to have entered Friday, April 23. was postponed due to rain. The next track meet for the Greyhounds will be the East-Central Conference meet at Morton Memorial at 1:00 P.M. (CST) on Friday, April 30. o o o A rumor which had been floating around over the week end about Herod Toon being named Marvin Wood's assistant at New Castle, was well-founded on Tuesday of this week when a news release came out that he had been signed to a three-year contract at New Castle. Toon had won 44 games and lost 20 while at Knightstown. He coached at Mil-roy before going to Knightstown. Wood and Toon played together at Butler University. o o o Ward Smith who formerly coached basketball at Connersville, resigned as head basketball coach at Wabash High School. While at Wabash he won the sectional championship each of his five years there. Last season his team won 16 while losing 9. o o o St. Leon will open the Tri-County League season at the local ball park Sunday when thev engage in a battle with Oldenburg. Big Walt Vonderheide will probably do the hurling for St. Leon. Other Tri County league games Sunday are Huntersville at Batesville, Manchester at Sun- man, and Yorkville at New Al sace. o o o Bevo Francis and Newt Oliver finally came out of the dark and revealed their plans for next season when they reported that they had signed with Abe Saper-tein to play and coach for the Boston Whirlwinds. They are reported to be a side show to the famous Harlem Globetrotters. Read The Classifieds Harrison, O. Pete Obremskey, Jeffersonville basketball star, has been selected by the sports writers and announcers in Indiana as the No. 3 player on the Indiana All-Star team. Others who have been named to the team so far are Bobby Plump of Milan and Ray Ball of Elkhart. Obremskey scored 433 points during the past season. He scored 43 points in one game against Evansville Memorial. o o o Speal 'ng of Jeffersonville Bill Johnson, who is coach at Jeffersonville High School, is a brother-in-law of Bob Mode, Brookville basketball coach. Johnson played basketball at Indiana University with Ken Gunning, Connersville Spartans' basketball coach. o o o We were very sorry to hear that Keith Castelluccio has resigned as assistant basketball coach at Centerville High School. He was secretary of the East- Central Conference and did a splendid job last season of sending in information on games plaved by teams in the East- Central Conference. Keith is re ported to be seeking a head coaching berth in a small school or an assistant's spot in a larger school. He played basketball for the Richmond Red Devils. We wish him luck at his new position. o o o Coach Marvin Wood settled all the arguments about where he will be coaching next season by signing with the New Castle Trojans. Cy McBride, Palladium Item SDorts writer, seems to By . "Joe & Bill" "Anyone who wouldn't notice her is all wetr We let nothing go unnoticed in our effort to maintain the finest appearance of your car. RATZ DROS. Standard Service Phone 253 At 12th & Main STATE 3 Big Days, Thursday, 7:15 The Brookville Greyhounds' baseball squad lost their second game of the season to the Batesville Bulldogs 11-2, in an, extra inning contest played at the local ball orchard. Harold Rosfeld tied the score up, 2-2, fof the Greyhounds in the sixth inning when he hit a home run with Paul Lorenz on base. The Bulldogs came back in the extra inning to blast out nine runs. Jim Weber relieved Rosfeld on the mound in the extra frame. Rosfeld set eight Batesville batters down on strikes. Once again poor fielding led to the Greyhounds' downfall. The Greyhounds' next baseball game will be at Aurora on Monday, May 3. Box score: Batesville (11) AB H R Klusman, 2b 4 0 1 Lightner, ss 2 0 2 D. Decker, c 5 2 2 B. Werner, rf 4 2 2 Fichner, rf 0 0 0 F. Werner, 3b 3 0 0 Struewing, p 4 1 2 King, 3b 2 0 'l Fieler, cf 3 0 1 Miller, cf 0 0 0 M. Decker, If 3 0 0 Bauer, If 0 0 0 Totals 30 5 11 Brookville (2) AB H R Holmes, 2b 4 1 G. Johnson, 3b 4 0 Weber, If 4 1 Cooper, lb 3 0 Tebbe, lb 1 1 Lorenz, c 3 1 Rosfeld, p 3 1 Miller, ss 3 1 Ford, rf 2 0 Lakes, rf 0 0 Hunter, cf 3 0 A. Johnson, cf 0 0 Totals 30 Lloyd Merriman Speedy Outfielder. Back With Reds Lloyd Merriman, speedy out fielder for the Cincinnati Redlegs during the 1949-50-51 campaigns, returned to the Rhinelanders this season after completing his second tour of duty with the United States Marine Air Corps. MOONLITE GARDENS ERNIE RUDY SAT., SUN. MAY 1-2 TEDDYTmiLIPS SAT., SUN. MAY 8-9 HAL MJTYRE SAT., SUN. MAY 15-16 EXCITEMENT OVrN TH3ILLS LAND OF OZ for children w iir r i m MX Horseshoe pitchers are invited to attend a meeting Wednesday, May 5th at 7:00 P.M. (EST) at the horseshoe courts at the local park. Anyone interested in forming a league are invited to attend. Dodgers To Make 1954 Debut At Crosley Field The National League champion Brooklyn Dodgers make their first appearance of the 1954 season at Crosley Field when they meet the Cincinnati Redlegs in night games on Thursday and Friday evenings (April 29-30). The Dodgers will conclude their three-game series on Saturday (May 1) when they oppose the Rhinelanders in a Ladies Day afternoon game. Some of the outstanding slug gers in the league will be display ing their wares at the local dia mond orchard in these games. Only two clubs in the major leagues had 'three players batting in a hundred or more runs in 1953. They were the Cincinnati Redlegs and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Roy Campanella (142). Duke Snider (126) and Gil Hodges (122) were the Flatbushers who accomplished this feat and Ted Kluszewski (108), Gus Bell (105), and Jim Greengrass (100) did it for the Redlegs. Kluszewski (40), Bell (30) and Greengrass (20) were among the league's top home run hitters last season. The Dodgers also had a powerful home run brigade in Snider (42), Campanella (41) and Gil Hodges (31). Carl Erskine, the Dodgers' 20- gare winner from Anderson, Indiana, Billy Loes, Russ Meyer, Don Newcombe, Johnny Podres and Preacher Roe are the mound mainstays the Brooks are count ing on to hold their league title. The Philadelphia Phillies, with their great one-two pitching com bination of Robin Roberts and Curt Simmons, follow the Dodg ers into Cincinnati. Manager Steve O'Neill's charges meet the Redlegs in a Sunday doubleheader on May 2. O'Neill is depending heavily this season on Murry Dickson, Karl Drews, Granny Hamner, Willie Jones, Ted Kazanski, Bobby Morgan, Earl Torgeson, Richie Ashburn, and Del Ennis. It Pays To Advertise Batesville, Indiana Continuous Shows Saturday and Sunday From 2:00 P. M. (CST) Shows Monday Thru Friday At 7:00 And 9:00 P. M. (CST) Thursday Friday April 29 30 32 Saturday, May 1 SIX GUI1 DECISION Guy Madison Andy Devine Sunday Monday May 2 3 Tuesday Wednesday May 4 5 ,?-.r -tfTL .T T ? r Li Thursday Friday May 6 7 'ifcliUAlih UCNMCOlOt V. ifJTiJJ1!1! 'A. on I 'Ttnur I BS Serving in Korea, Captain Mer riman flew 85 missions and on two occasions his plane was hit by enemy fire but Lloyd was not hurt. He returned from his second tour of duty on September 26, 1953. Merriman, married to the form er Dilys Marie Jones and father of two children, didn't touch a baseball during the eighteen months he spent in his second "hitch." Determined to return to the major leagues despite his enforced absence from baseball, Lloyd played with the Cienfugas Club in the Cuban Winter League before reporting to Tampa, Fla., for spring training with the Red-legs. An All-American fullback at Stanford University in 1946, Merriman was signed by the Cincinnati organization in 1948. In his first season of organized ball with Columbia in 1948 he batted .298; led the league in runs scored (120); triples (18); and stolen bases (44). Fans nicknamed him "Citation" because of his tremendous speed. 2.MKCS CVILl 0Nt0AM4 First Show At Dusk Thursday Friday April 29 30 (Last Complete Show Starts 9:15.) AAROIl SUCK frol: PUMPKIN GREEK (IN TECHNICOLOR) Dinah Shore Allen Young Also CRY OF THE HUNTED Vittorio Gassman Barry Sullivan Saturday, May 1 (Last Complete Show Starts 9:22) SILVER CITY (IN TECHNICOLOR) Edmond O'Brien Yvonne DeCarlo Also THE DIG HEAT Glen Ford Gloria Graham Sunday, May 2 BRANDED (IN TECHNICOLOR) Alan Ladd Mona Freeman Charles Bickford Mon. Tues. Wed May 3 4-5 For The First Time In Fayette Or Rush Counties nouLin noucE (IN TECHNICOLOR) Jose Ferrer Zsa Zsa Gabor Thursday Friday May 6 7 EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS (IN TECHNICOLOR) Also CAnToon cnnrnvAL mw ciivr-mrr U FC3 tq m:::zs SPORTS EDITOR Eight Teams Entered In Softball League Gordon Urban, former Brookville Merchants baseball pitcher and Bob Mode, Brookville Greyhounds' basketball coach, are trying to get a church softball league started this summer. According to Bob Mode they will use a "soft pitch" and this will give some of the older men a chance to play. So far eight teams have entered the league. They are: Brookville Methodist, Brookville Lutheran, Brookville Christian, St. Michael's CYO. St. Michael's K of C, Mt. Carmel Methodist, Whitcomb Methodist, and Walker Chapel at Okeana, Ohio. Any other church which would like to enter the league get in contact with either Gordon Urban or Bob Mode. There will be a meeting of the league to night (Thursday) April 29th at Bob Mode's residence. Troy Ruttman To Race In Opener At Winchester Troy Ruttman, winner of the 500-mile race at Indianapolis in 1952, today entered the AAA big car race season's opener at the Winchester Speedway, May 2. Ruttman is returning to racing following a year and a half layoff due to injuries sustained in a racing accident in the summer of 1952. The "Golden Boy", who's only 24, has bought his own car, the Malloy Special, in which he hopes to prove the layoff hasn't hurt his potentiality. Sunday's appearance at Win Chester will be the big Troy's first there since he set a world record for a half-mile early in 1952. Rutt-man's time at Winchester was 19.383. Bob Sweikert, also entered in May 2's crack field, has since lowered the record to 18.696. Ruttman, however, broke the Dayton one-lap record in his first appearance back on the high banks a couple of weeks ago, while competing against virtually the same field he'll be up against at Winchester, so officials say the world record of Sweikert's is in real danger. , Ruttman's car entered May 2 is white, with blue and red trim, and has a number 25 on its tail. He purchased it last year so he would have something to work on while sidelined. It was this car Ruttman had Danny Lintner drive in a non-AAA sanctioned race at Gardena, California, last year that led to his temporary suspension by AAA. Ruttman drove the car once in his life before purchasing it. That was in 1952, just before he was injured. He was impressed with its performance, and it appears his judgment of cars is just about as good as nis judgment on a track, in light of that record per formance. The defending champion, of the AAA big car Midwestern circuit, Pat O'Connor, North Vernon, In diana, is the latest driver to enter the May 2 season opener. O'Connor, who drove the Engle Special to the title last year, has switched mounts, and will be in the new Cincinnati Race Cars Inc., Special. O'Connor first drove the car at Dayton, Ohio, three weeks ago. The voung pilot found several things had to be corrected in that race, and should have them worked out by Sunday. O'Connor's discarded car, own ed by Charles Engle, Dayton, was one of the latest entered, too. Johnny Key will drive it, and it will prove an interesting sidelight to see whether last year's winning driver or winning car comes out ahead. It should add something to that old question, which is more important, the car or the driver?" Other entries for the opener include Red Renner in the Iddings Special, Jerry Hoyt in the Dreyer Special, and Paul Howell in the Burns Special. The Iddings Special holds the world record for one-half mile. The mark, set at Winchester last year, is 18.696 seconds. Bob Sweikert, entered Sunday in a McNamara Special, drove the car when the mark was set. Also entered are Mike Naz ready promised, since Mike Naz aruk, winner of the Dayton fea ture and Leroy Warriner, last year's national midget champion Time trials Sunday will start at noon (CDT and EST), with the first of four preliminary races starting at 2:30. The feature will be 30 laps. The drivers will be gunning after the $4500 guaranteed purse. nl Bernhart And Crandel Set School Records Coach Ray Anderson and his Greyhound thinlies won their first track meet of the season as they downed Cambridge City and Milroy in a triangular meet held at Cambridge City Tuesday night. The Greyhounds scored 72 points while Cambridge City placed second with 51 points and Milroy scored 34 points. Brookville scored five firsts in individual events and also won the mile relay. Winners of top honors for the Greyhounds were Ron Robinson in the mile run, Gesell was winner of the 440 yard dash. Jim Crandel scored a first in the 180-yard low hurdles, Dick Cly throwed the shot put 39 feet for first place, and Bruce Bern-hart won the high jump. Bruce Bernhart set a new school record m the pole vault although he did not place first in the event. Bernhart pole- vaulted 9'9li"; the old school record was 9' 9". Jim Crandel also set a new school record in the 180-yard low hurdles when he ran it in 22.5 seconds; the old record was 22.9 seconds. Top scorers for the Greyhounds were Ron Kooinson witn ui2 points and Jim Crandel with ll'a points. Summaries: 120-Yard High Hurdles Gold (M), first; Crandel (B). second; Foster (B), third; Bryant (CC), fourth. Time, : 17.5. 100-Yard Dash Koerner (CC), first; Clark (CC), second; Gold (M), third; Terhune ,(M), fourth. Time, :10.3. Mile Run Robinson (B), first; Cushing (CC), second; Don Poe (B). third; Mays (CC), fourth. Time. 5:24. 440 Yard Dash Gesell (B), first; Lawrence (M), second; Foster (B), third: Gold (M), fourth. Time, :59.6. 180-Yard Low Hurdles Cran del (B), first; Dave Poe (B), second; McClure (M), third; Hood (M), fourth. Time, :22.5. 880 Yard Run Clark (CC), first; Robinson (B), second; Don Poe (B), third; Brown (M), fourth. Time, 2:15.3. 220-Yard Dash Koerner (CC), first; Seufert (B), second; McClure (M), hird; Smith (B), fourth. Time, :23.7. Mile Relay Won by Brookville (Dave Poe, Robinson, Gesell and Foster); Milroy. second; Cambridge City, third. Time, 4:07. 880-Yard Relay Won by Cambridge City (Mays, Clark, Carey and Koerner); Brookville, second; Milroy, third. Time, 1:44. Pole Vault Willis (CC), first; Bernhart (B). second; Dave Poe (B), third; John Colvis (CC), fourth. Height, 10 feet 1i inch. Shot Put Cly (B), first; Richie (M), second; Gragg (CC), third; Sehoenfield (M), fourth. Distance, 39 feet. Broad Jump Koerner (CC), first; Sehoenfield (M), second; Mays (CC), third; Smith (B), fourth. Distance, 18 feet 1 inch. High Jump Bernhart (B), first; Robinson (B), second; Terhune (M), Crandel (B) and Prosser (CC), tied for third. Height, 5 feet 2 inches. DANCE Saturday, May 1 At Tri-County Coon Hunters Lodge Vi Miles South Of Batesville Music By George Kollmann's Orchestra Dancing 9:00 to 12:30 Refreshments For All Admission 75c, incl. tax Sponsored By Tri County Coon Hunters, Inc. Everybody Welcome SHEETS INSURANCE AGENCY Fof All Types Of INSURANCE "Insure And Be Sure" PHONE S86 75 MAIN 8TREET At Friday, Saturday Shows And 9:30 mm r I UCTUMRCTCiEfiTCUFT 1 Three 1 era na-iracaa c::::ot Scrrm PU t DWia TWUMSM BnH am n ami If KMTC JONES bt BUOCT IE . hWH b, FfD ZmCMMN CO.IWSU WCIWt Sunday Monday May 2 3 WAIT TILL Ti;Z SIM SBTCES tiZLLIZ (Technicolor) David Wayne Jean Peters Also cc::;uzst c? ccc::iss (Technicolor) John Hodiak

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