Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 8, 1953 · Page 15
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Thursday, October 8, 1953
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Major League Is Big Business Masquerading as Sport: Fraley By OSCAR FRALEY (Unnited Press Sports Writer)) NEW YORK (UP)-Major league baseball, with the paternal and benevolent approval of a man named Fortl Frick, proved once again during the recent World Scries that it Is big business masquerading as a "sport." In the mechanical manufacture Dodgers, Yanks Split Juicy Series Melon NEW YORK MB—For their six days work in winning their fifth straight World Series the New York Yankees split a melon of $290,363.48. Twenty - two players plus Manager Casey Stengel, four coaches, a trainer and the road secretary collected a record $8,280.68 each. Sixteen other men received partial shares ranging clown to $400 each for two bat boys. The losing Brooklyn Dodgers split their pot of $193,175.65 into 29 full shares and six fractional pieces. A Dodger full share was worth $6,178.42. The figures were announced Wednesday by Commissioner Ford Frick. He also disclosed the totals for the other first division clubs who share in the player pool. Milwaukee in the National League and Cleveland in the American, the second-place clubs, received $51,850.62 each. The Chicago White Sox got $34,567.08 for finishing third in the American League and the fourth-place Boston Red Sox received $17,283.54. The Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals, who tied for third in the National League,' received $25,925.31 each. Pirates Purchase Curtis Roberts DENVER UP) —Sale of Curtis Roberts, star sepond baseman the past three years for the Denver Bears, to the Pittsburgh Pirates was disclosed last night. Roberts batted .291 with Denver for the season just ended and also hung up a new Western League record of 468 assists for a second baseman. His base running also had attracted the attention of Pittsburgh scouts. Roberts, a right­ hander, is from Oakland, Calif. Baseball men here said he is the first Negro ever signed by the Pirates. Hockey Season Opens Tonight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The National Hockey League begins its new season tonight on two fronts. The Montreal Canadiens,! Stanley Cup champions, are hosts to the Chicago Black Hawks, while the New York Rangers, last place club last season, visit the league champion Detroit Red Wings. of hits, runs and plenty of errors, this was a superb series. Emotionally, and In the matter d! "color," it was as exciting as a dull Sunday in the suburbs. Actually, this was a bitterly- fought, knock down and drag out scries in which there was much ill will among the rival competitors. Thanks to Frick, a man who realizes that poorly steered arguments hastened the demise of his predecessor as commissioner, those "rhubarbs" rarely were made public. But the public, which "made" baseball and keeps it functioning, had to "cat cake." Certainly those who "covered" the World Series know, even if they don't pass it cn to the customers, that the human equation has been stripped from baseball. Gone arc the Dizzy Deans and the Ruths —you think—because players today never pop off or rant and rave. They do—In private. They can't —in public. Commissioner Frick has put a muzzle on managers, players and umpires, and indirectly has clumped a muzzle on the press. The press is barred from the dressing rooms for five minutes after each series ball game. This, according to the juvenile explanation, is so that players won't pop off. Scratch colorl The official regulation of the mind goes even further. Managers and players were warned, prior to this series, not to dispute or contradict umpire's decisions. Thus, after Umpire Art Gore made an outrageously fast call at third base against the Dodgers, Manager Chuck Drcssen of the Dodgers almost leaped out of his longies at the time—but later would say only that it was "close." The word was mimicked' by all his players, indicating, that the law had been laid down en masse. Roy Campanella, in a heat which didn't fade quickly, accused Manager Casey Stengel of ordering his pitcher to "stick it In his ear." The next day you couldn't get 10 words out of the Dodger catcher so severely had he been reprimanded. The players commented cautiously after the scries that there had been little jockeying. Anybody in the first 10 rows could hear Jackie Robinson riding Allie Reynolds, for nstance, but the boys dare not talk The strange part of it is that the newspapers, which annually give baseball millions of dollars worth of space, permit this dictatorial treatment. This ex tremely valuable newsprint is donated on the theory that this is a "sport" and, as such, a colorful event where the fans should get the full, complete story—and not one censored by the diety whose Olympus is in Rockefeller center. Baseball actually has become a drab, dull, mechanical presentation where the powers-that-be are sacred cows and the players arc automatons who might as made of hickory and bailing wire. As somebody said, you might, as well root for U.S. Steel. ON THE REBOUND BY "SWIGK* The Daily Register-Mail, Galesburg, 111. Thursday, X&tober 1 1, tm 1ft MONMOUTH SCOTS . . . Barry Fraker Monmouth's hard running halfback, has tallied 37 points so far In two Midwest conference games ... the Viola product has 45 In three games ... In rolling over Augie, Carleton and Cornell the Scots offense shows a net gain of 705 yards to a'mere 384 for their opponents . . . Monmouth has racked up 63 points to a mere 7 for their foes . . . The Scots face Ripon this Saturday in Wisconsin . . . UIB annual Knox -Monmouth football game takes place on Oct. 17 and it is also Parents Day according to word received from Bobby Woll. —S— . I (SERVICE NOTE ... the following was received in the mail regarding Jerry Carlton, former Galesburg sports official, wlio is now a sergeant in the U. S. Army In Germany , , . "Carleton has act ^d as arbiter this year in baseball, soflball, track, basketball and football; . . . Because of his professional knowhow Carleton was invited to officiate at the recent USAREUR "world series" between the 2nd Armored Division and the 4th Division. He set his record in the final game of the series when he ejected three of the losing 2nd Armored) players from the ball game , . . Jerry is With the 28th Div. in Goep-; pingen, Germany, but he hopes to be home in a couple of months.; —S— I DEAN MURDOCH, former Eltnwood eager and now a student at Bradley V., is now awaiting his call to service. This writer talked to Dean at the recent Illinois -Stanford game and he says that his knee is still giving him a little trouble. ! I —S— I IMONMOUTII ZIPPERS . . . Coach Glenn Stavenhagen would not single out any one Zipper player as a standout in the three Mon-| mouth grid victories to date . . . instead he stated 4hat the team as a [whole has been playing good ball with some fine teamwork. The |Zipper? have bumped Geneseo, Abingdon and Carthage in order and have yet to be scored on. This evening the Zippers travel to Macomb to battle coach Bill Hecrde's Bombers. The Monmouth homecoming game is with Canton on Oct. 16th. g FRIARS . . . Coach Bob Drolct and his Friars had been hit by the Injury bug as they look to the road today to battle Gladstonc- jOquawka . . . Dave Butkovich and Ron Bradford both have been sidelined for an indefinite period with cracked ribs. With the limited i material at hand . . . Drolei is doing a good job and his players are hustling to the best of their abilities for him. I —S— | HOW COZY . . . picked up from Jack Prowell of the Champaign 1 News-Gazette . . . Japanese Crown Prince Akihito watched the California-Ohio State game Saturday and he had an entire row on the (fifty yard line and was completely surrounded by guards, ill's rare was so luxurious he even had his own private rest room . . . Sidelight ... we wonder what the veterans of Bataan and Corregidor thought of that? OLD SIWASH . .. Wabash College grid team will hold a workout Friday afternoon on Willard Field en route to play Coe. . . . Coach Har- jold Turner is having fullback trouble . . . Gerry Weissenstein, promising sophomore, has been lost for the season due to a shoulder injury and Bill Hall may see only limited action against Carleton Saturday. The Carls have 20 returning lettermen- back this season and Turner says their record is misleading. . . . Saturday is Dad's Day and a halftime ceremony is planned. ALEDO GREEN DRAGONS—Coach George Pratt's Aledo Green Dragons are host to the ROVA Tigers tonight in a Little Six Conference tussle. The Dragons have won one and lost one to date, winning over Warsaw In the opener and losing to Roseville last week Pictured in first row, from 1. to r.: Jim Bridgford, Bob Usher, Jack Sloan, Bob Vance, Kenny Heck, Dick Carlson and Jim Peterson. Second row: Duane Tucker, Gary Wherry, Leon Robinson, Art Cook, Robert Fortner, Bill Ewing, Ed Nelson, and Coach Pratt. Third row: Assistant Coach Burton Zucge, Jack Bonynge, Don Lloyd, Virgil Davis, Don Gibson, Larry Gustafson, Blaine Bonynge, Melvin Gibson, Leo Weeks and Assistant Coach George Marich. Bowling Scores HOME BUREAU LEAGUE 4 Ti.'.'im No. 2 Tf -arn No. 1 learn No. 5 TMIII No. r; Team No. c 812 m 701 12 722 7 .'W r /if) 4 — 7V:J 783 74!) 11 747 747 773 4'i 731 783 730 R'.-j 625 712 769 7 'Dick Stone 823 8 7 ;Walt Baars 602 9 6 CBBS B. Anderson 601 j 6 9 John Hantr 599 g 8 <Bud Betts 584 Gene Snllivan 58," READ THE WANT AD£ Ram Players Are Being Scouted ing point yesterday when he criticized the Sanders policy. fine UCLA LOS ANGELES W) — Admitting there is nothing wrong with the ethics of the practice, Los Angeles Ram professional football players from UCLA said Wednesday they don't like the idea of being scouted by coaches from their alma mater. So said Capt. Don Paul, star linebacker of the Rams, protesting over the fact that head coach Red Sanders had permitted several of his assistants to scout the Rams for the Chicago Cardinals. Sanders, in a vigorous reply, termed the local controversy the outgrowth of a feud between Hampton Pool, head coach of the Rams, and Joe Stydahar of the Cardinals, whom he replaced as Ram coach last year. Footballer Bob Waterfield, retired former star quarterback for both the Rams and the UCLAns, brought the matter to the steam- I INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE 3 (Variety Mkt. lf<40 103:J 9(13—3036 2 11 'Grant Bullls 1007 970 10 53— 3030 1 4 I Mac's Music 10J5 1044 1120—3219 3 lO'i'Con'.umcrs -- 1"14 983 Ml—2953 0 8U Coal Bucket 1041 917 835-2793 1 8 iSuburhan Inn 898 925 930—2751 2 High Individual Sarlei (Knox Laund. .. 884 815 792—2491 0 Margaret. Thurrnan 137 169 142—445 Harvc-y Bros. 831 1039 938—2909 3 Marie Allen 127 159 142—423; „, . , ., ,. , . , Hildur Cook 152 139 115 -406! HI 9 h Individual Sarl.i Gertrude Brown 122 154 119 —359[Walt Anderson 646 Neva Godsil 154 120 10'j—380; Ross Sornbergcr - B22 Y. M. C. A. OLD TIMERS P.-irk Drivp Dairy 862 873 836 Alc.zar Grille 858 822 920 Flay Mor Bowl 823 917 776 Economy Shoes 881 996 891 High Individual Serlet B. Nord 174 189 211 Pop Monson - 161 202 187 Olson 183 1 Dodd '.. 146 20!; METRO LEAGUE | C * CT „ Midway Service Sta 831 794 954-2629O PVICS tjllCC Rib Shack 876 846 8:>r—2618 ^ Home Lockers 816 799 919—2534 DETROIT Wi — An American Huddle Drive inn 802 894 874-2570;League pitcher for a sixth place Fashion Cleaners 832 818 894 —2544 1„, * & „*:,.„ A v-,»;„„ol Too mm Bfrnciia's Braves.. 829 884 894-2607 club received a National League Don's standard serv. 882 876 962—2720 share of World Series money, clean Towel Scrv. 392 863 897-2652; R a ]ph Branca, 27-year-old right AI Chu"hm Indlvldual Serlei g^'hander, who came to Detroit from McBane . 516 the Brooklyn Dodgers on waivers Ev Shane 648 during the season, was awarded a c. ,n Hanm S cT"~:::::-""":-::;-- gjlquarter share or Bob o'Donneii 526 former teammates, SATURDAY FOOTBALL RADIO AND TV By The Associated Press (Central Standard Time) Radio 12:45 p.m. — Illinois vs Ohio State at Columbus, Ohio (NBC) 12:45 p.m.—California vs Pennsylvania at Philadelphia (ABC and MBS) 1 p.m. — Weekly roundup of 20 games (CBS) , TV 1:45 p.m. — Oklahoma vs Texas at Dallas (NBC-TV) Pennant Prediction BOSTON WV-General Manager John Quinn of Milwaukee's transplanted Braves, today predicted a 1954 pennant for his National League forces. "Next year we will have Chet Nichols and Phil Paine back from the service. That means we can give up some pitching strength to get a stronger bench. We're ready to trade and we're shooting for the pennant," Quinn explained. -574 -550 ™zl%Rcilph Branca Gets ,544.61 by his STOCK CAR RACES SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday Afternoon, Oct. 11, 1953 50 LAP SEMI-FINAL — 75 LAP FEATURE TIME TRIALS 1:30 P. M. — RACES 2:30 P. M. All Races on Sunday Afternoon During Remainder of Season. Peoria Speedway Corporation Mt. Hawley Airport Phone 2-8672 Peoria, 111. YOURS FREE YOURS FREE FOE Pay Nothing Down No Interest Charges No Carrying Charges AS V SEEN ON TV [2lwEEKS WHY this AMAZING 17. Jewel BULOVA Is just the WATCH you have wanted! winding Just Set it . . . then forget it... IT WINDS ITSELF! Jyour cash WEAR this thrilling BULOVA 17 J»wel CLIPPER for 2 Whole Weeks, then and only then, if you're convinced, and we'r* sure you will be. that it's the best Watch Value that you've ever tt«n« then Just say. "CHARGE IT" at FrUndly Fwnk'a, No red tape ,., Pay only $1.00 Weekly. TAKE rri CHARGE IT1 —in Seconds! 341 EAST MAIN BT. WHERE YOUR CREDIT 18 GOOD! "There are some graduates on the Ram team—Don Paul, Tom Fears, Leon McLaughlin and Harry Thompson. And there are plenty Of UCLA fans who are also Ram fans. "How do you think they feel about the fact that the coach of their alma mater is trying to beat them?" Waterfield demanded. Paul said he spoke the senti ments of his fellow ex-UCLAns. "There is no question of ethics," said Paul. "We are not vindictive. We don't intend to quit rooting for UCLA football teams "But why should we break our necks trying to help them through alumni activities. Whry should we try to help Sanders when he is try ing to hurt us. It doesn't make sense." Replying to Waterfield, Sanders said: "UCLA is so far bigger than Waterfield and the Rams that it would be ridiculous to dignify this statement by any further answer." • » Rock Island, West Rockford, Pekin In Stiff Tests SPRINGFIELD (UP)- Conference favorites Rock Island, West Rockford and Pekin meet stiff challenges to their leadership in Friday night Illinois Prep football games. Among the unbeaten, East St. Louis will go after its 14th straight win, Hbnonegah of Rockton will try to make it 20 in a row, and Rock Island is gunning for victory number 17. Rock Island, which has run up 157 points to six by opponents in its first three games, meets Quad- City rival Moline, winner of two after being dumped in its opener by Joliet. The Flyers of East St. Louis, rolling up 90 points to seven for three opponents, meet East St. Louis Central Catholic. West Rockford gained the favorite's role in the Big Eight conference by trimming Joliet, 19 to 12. Now the warriors must lick beaten La Salle-Peru to keep the league's top spot. Pekin is running with Rock Island and East St. Louis in impressive scoring. The Chinks have amassed 107 points and held three rivals scoreless. They take the field Friday night against Lincoln, surprise winners over Peoria Manual and unbeaten in three games this year. Little Hononegah, with the longest winning streak in the state, tangles with Marengo. Auburn will be after their 21st straight, with the exception of a forfeit, at Pawnee. Murphysboro, 3-0, a gridiron scourge of Littie Egypt, will have to be up for Centralis, 2-1, smarting under a one-point defeat at Herrin last week. r 225 E. Main Phone 4381 © J5.98 MEN'S FALL AND WINTER NEEDS DELUXE CABS PHONE 4242 QUILTED YOKE SURCOAT Smart eoJon 14.98 Wta'i site* (A ) Sturdy rayon gabardine with 15% nylon for added wear. Smart visible quilting at ihoulders—a new Style note for fall. Warm quilted rayon lining. 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