Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 15, 1948 · Page 21
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Phone -1600 for a WANT Taker „. St. Louis Tops Kansas State, OldahomaWms Billikens and Aggies Promise To Wage Battle For MVCBT NEW YORK— (IP)— For the third straight year the Oklahoma Aggie and the St. Louis Billikens promise lo wage a neck'-and-neck battle for the .Missouri Valley Conference basektball title, St. "Louis won the crown two years ago, but lost it last season. to the Ag?les. This year the Billikens, National Invitational Madison Square Garden Tourney Champions, enjoy a slight-edge to date. They are unbeaten while the Aggies have lost once. St. Louis won its third straight last night by whipping Kansas State, 51-45, the Aggies rebounded from their one setback at . the hands of St. Joseph's (Phila).'to trim Long Island, 46-38, before 15,719 at the Garden. Holy Cross and Dartmouth thrilled a "turnout of 9,557 at the Boston Garden. Each won in overtime. Holy Cross defeated Bowling Green of Ohio, "2-68, and the Hanover Indians edged Harvard, by the same score. In other games Niagara handed Cornell's first defeat, 54-47; Princeton did likewise to Lafayette, 48-42; and American University upset Perm State. 59 to 55. West Virginia won its46thstraisht game on its home court taking Wake Forest, 62-49. Yale won' its third in a row, 61-44, .against Connecticut while Rhode Island State won its first game against New Hampshire, 8G-41. William and Mary won its fifth straight, 77-54, over Virginia Military. California beat Utah State, TWTT, in the Far West while Arizona ' trimmed San Diego Slate 60-41, in the Southwest. Alumui Quint Tops Fort Asliby, 34-25 PORT ASHBY, W. Va. — Fort Ashby High School's basketball 'team went down to' defeat here last night when .its Alumni quint won a 34-25 decision.. The Grads got away to a 9-1 lead In the iirst quarter and at the end of the third, period held a 16 point margin, 25-9. Dale Blauch and Powell paced the Alumni with 12 and nine points, •while Dayton was top scorer for the losers with nine tallies. Fort Ashby's. girls lost to the Alumnae sextet in the 'opener, 12 to 1. The lineups: Tort '.ihby May. t G. Blauch, I Dmyton, c Smith, c O.-ndorfl, t Boatman, sub Dyer, sub TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1948 Dozen Diamond Big Leaguers m Change Teams Baseball Trade Market Booms In Windup Of Annual Winter Meeting By JOE EEICHLEK,. CHICAGO— (fP)— Baseball personalities, big and small, headed for their respective homes today of the annual winter meetings. No fewer than 12 big -leaguers changed uniforms during the final 24 hours, boosting the total for the week to 21. The Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia ' Phils,' busiest traders in ' the G . .0 r o-i 5-7 2-3 0-1 1-5 i-: pis. ' IMIDDLE '. "MA^Ale x . Sarkisian,above, ends his 'college career against- .California,, in -. the'. Pasadena R"6s'_e'."Bpwlf>;'Ja : n'U.ary' 1. Nortli westernS JS3x"-loot one, 215- pound line : 'lxtckepwas, the principal rlvai:.''of^Pleai3. sylvan ia's Chuck Bednarijrgs-the All-Arner. ica center. .TT ' .~ • tO*" . <f . . . '. . . CollegezFootball Touchdown Happy \TAPP1MGOMTHE Records Broke JB ucky Harris. Former Yankee In '48 Harness \Manager, To Pilot San Diego un i, - , National League, worked ,ut a. four- vch occurred Had Dick Harlow given himself more speaking time at the Fort Hill High banquet last week, he probably would have told one of his favorite stories about an episode • NEW YOR-K^f/P'P^College football became more -"touchdown happy" during .1948, and went in for flashier, and;"' trickier attacking maneuvers. ,'.-... ~X'., . Aside from : twp--plfttoon play, the move toward": wider-open offense was the sport's, most significant trend. durin;-iue.',,past season, in the opinion 'o^the- nation's sports writers. ?-' Participatin .. , - -iiv>the Associated " Totals 1 II- 1 Non-jcorlns sub—P. Dohrman. Alumni Shutter, f W, Doiuman Powell, c .. Linn." D. Bli Q.. sub .. Tot»l 13 Non-seorlr.E sub—Clayton. Score by periods: ALUMNI '..... FORT ASHBY 35 19 Rttercts—-Eck" Mie.-s »nd Hodges. Press' year-eiicCp6U" r . a .large major-. 1 ity of the --•writers- -said defensive football became''ih"abandoned baby as the teams'-weiit^-for taller and taller scores. '"~^~ . • • ': The "T" formation, which has figured prominently in trends of previous years',, came in ' for only scattered mention and even then there was no-unanimity of opinion about its effect.. '•" . • • One group- -contended that 'the "T". was holding..' its" own in popularity and" possibly- even gaining ground. This" "gi'oup said variations of 1 the- formations were slipping, into the older ..and more orthodox styles of play.— - •> '.Another 'school' argued that 1948 showed 'a -gradual return to the Single Wing.'.,:.; ,\ ' ' Most of the -important games the past fall • w.cife. won. by scores of almost basketball-, vproportions,. the writers declared,' aOding that there player- deal which sent Flrsl baseman Eddie Waitkus,-and--Pitcher Hanic Borowy to -the exchange-'for 'pitchers .Bmil- (Dutch) Leonard'and-, Walter (Mend) Dubicl. The Cubs before the meeting gave Philadelphia Outfielder Bill Nicholson and Pitcher Russ Meyer. The Phils sent Outfielder Harry Walker to the Cubs. Earlier in the day, the Cleveland Indians and Washington .Senators completed a big trade involving five, players. Thi Indians acquired- First Baseman Mickey Vernornfand Pitcher Early Wynn in-exchange lor First Baseman Eddie Robinson and Pitchers Ed Klleman and Joe Haynes. ' Answer To 1'ankccs The deal was in the nature.of an answer to the Yankees'who on Monday night ' had obtained Pitcher Fred Sanford and Catcher Roy Partee:from the St. Louis Browns for a cash outlay, of $100,000, 'pitchers Charles (Red) Embree and Dick Starr and Catcher Sherman Lollar. '.The. Giants,: who failed' to land a man during the cieetings,.sold relief ' pitcher Ken . .Trinkle to the Phils, ' The Yankees also traded First Baseman Steve Souchock to the Chicago White Sox for Rookie Outfielder Jim De'-sing- and .another player to. bo announced later. At the minor league sessions in Minneapolis last week the 'Cubs traded Catcher Clyde McCullough and Pitcher Cliff Chambers to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Third Baseman Frank Gustine and . Rookie Pitcher Calvin McLish. Bucky Harris, who was released as manager of the Yankees at the end of the '48 season hooked on as a pilot at San Diego, 'and Dick Bartell, former star big league shortstop and Ted .Lyons, former White Sox manager and pitcher, were named to the coaching staff of . the Detroit Tigers. The Indians'signed: Steve O'Neill, deposed Tiger skipper as :coach, ar.d moved Coach Muddy. Ruel to the front office. Connie Mack of the Athletics signed two of hjs old boys, Jimmy Dykes as 'a coach, and Wttlly Moses as a utility outfielder. That, was before subsidizinfr and proselyting- became unfasli- -ionablc and everyone knew that good, football players didn't arrive by accident. The • best .back on the squad was. Bill Shepherd, a urulslng fullback who led the nation's scorers and later was a standou: performer for the Detroit lions -when they dominated the National Football League. Shepherd had been one of the workhorses for Western Maryland in the most important game on the schedule, ar.d it was he who tallied the tying touchdown. But he had taken a fearful battering during that downfield march and began to show, signs of groggi^ ness as soon as the. teams lined up watch- for the next kick Racing Season Attendance, Wagering Records Show 41 And 61 Percent Gain By FKANK ECK AP New-statures Sports Editor NEW YORK (/P) — Harness racing enjoyed its top year, breaking all attendance and wagering records. U.S. Trotting Association figures show a 41 per cent gain in betting and a 64 per cent boost in crowds. A total' of 5187,625,841 poured through r.iutuel machines. This figure-was bet by'6,205,417 persons at tracks where parl-mutucl.betting was legal. During 145 nights '"of racing at Roosevelt Raceway at Wcstbury, N. Y., all sorts of "records were shattered. Tlie former automobile speedway played host to 1,983,746 fans who wagered 588,431,899, representing an increase of $15,551,520 over the previous season of 125 nights. More than $2,500,000 changed hands through sales. At Han'ls- burg. Pa., the richest two-day stan- dardbred sale in history brought $1,024,550 for 673 head. ' Demon Hanover, owned and driven by Harrison Hoyt of Bethel, Conn., -won the Hambletonian in straight heats, Rodney, pride of the R. Horace Johnston Stable of Charlotte, N, C., was "harness horse of the year", winning all of his races; His big victory came in the $50,000 Golden ' " where he :r in 2:31 he CHICAGO—(/PJ—Bucky Harris, former maiiager of;the New York Yankees, has signed a one-year contract to manage the San Diego' club of 'the Pacific Coast League, President Bill Starr of the Padres announced today. San Diego-recently signed-a .working agreement with the Cleveland Indians and>"it' was this tieup.that eventually led to the signing of Harris. Salary terms were not announced. Tliis will 'mark the second time Harris-has-taken over.the reins of a minor league team. He managed Buffalo of the International League before taking "over the leadership of the Yankees' in 1947. He piloted the Yanks to the World championship in 1947. He also piloted the Washington Senators, Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox, winning a world championship with tine Senators in 1924 in his arst year as manager. FIGHTS LAST NIGHT (By Tne /IsjoctetccJ./'rcsi) LOS ANGELES— Ka^le Docuscn, 129','4. New Orleans, outpointed Manual OrUz. S ] /4. El Centra, -CftliJ., (10). {Non-title*. HOUSTON. Tex. — Jackie Lyons. JS3. Pittsburgh, outpointed Eddie Lamarr, 184, Houston." (10). HONOLULU—Robert TafccsUHa, 141Vi. Honolulu. Xcockcd out Eric Boon, 143, Cambridge, Enfflund, (3). NEW YORK (Park Arena)—Al duldo, 144 a .i, New York, outpointed Joe Carkldo, 136, Youngstown, (8). ' „ . PITTSBimDH—Lee Sola, 160, Donom, pa,, knocked oat Jackie Armitagc, 153, New Kensington. Pa.. (9). BROOKLYN (Brondwuy Arena) — Tony &«£ ^f^r* «S5 ^e l"^=lc re^d^PPin, Ike Williams Receives iiXeil Sporl Trophy ' NEW YORK—(/p;—Ike Williams, •world lightweight champion, has been awarded the Edward J. Neil trophy as 'the boxing figure who has appeared to be^ far than ever before;- • more passing Billy Southworth 1 Braves replaced . Htzsimrnons with of the. Boston Coach Jimmy Freddie Brown, who played under him at St. Louis. disastrous for Western Maryland ;o lose Shepherd, but Dick still didn't want to risk having his star seriously injured. So he determined to find out instantly just how dulled the player's perceptions had become. Dick beckoned his star over to the sidelines arid shot at him the time-honored question that's alirays used in sucli cases, "Bill," he snapped, "What day is It?" Shepherd grinned at'him. "You can't fool me, coach," he said cheerfully. "I know. It's payday." The satisfied Harlow returned him to immediate action. Don Murray, who playeff guard for the-Ridgeley High Blacknawks, has been named to the all-star squad chosen by players on West Virginia's scholastic football teams this past season. Don, who -was also honored on the 1948 Potomac. Valley Conference All-Star team, tips the beam at 170 pounds and is five feet, ten Inches tall Jack Schafer, who formerly was associated with the Allegany Hospital and Taberna-- Montium here, attended the- major league winter baseball meeting which closed yesterday at LaSalle-BedtrL. Contest Moved Up.ibT.Toiiiorrow ' . The basketball j;anie - originally ITORUy 115 Wit UUAUJK IIKU\U \\nu *iu,o * . "2-; . ... • ,. Y-, T -a*. done the most for the sport during scheduled ; Jo.vPr-ia a y at Berlm Pa I between the Jjp-goU.e.High Explorers ' and Berlin 1 - Brpthersvalley Mountaineers' lias^etpnpved up to tomorrow accbrding'to Coach Johnny Chandler Holds Decision On Fitssimnions Matter CHICAGO — (ff) — Baseball' Com- xnissioner A: 1 B. Chandler, has reserved until .January • decision on the "Freddy Fitzsimmons tampering case" involving' Leo Durocher and the Now York Giants.. .All parties concerned refused to talk about the matter. Chandler has given no indication what penalties—if' any—he may hand out. However, .most .baseball people-believed that Durocher, Fitzsimmons and the. Giants would get off with fines.. . 'Chandler'called trie investigation .fter the' Giants signed Fitzsimmons the past year. The Trenton, N. J,, negro .fought ten times during 1948, • defending his 'title on three of these occasions.- The plaque is awarded annually by the New York Boxing Writers Association in. memory of the lale Associated Press sports writer who was killed as a war correspondent Jn Spain In 1937. Mullaney The. game will et. under wn-y-a* -8-p. m. Forest PetersvP-la-ying for Montana State in 192$ 'dropkicked • n • field goals in onfr"game: as a- coach he was still, on ;he reserve list . of the 1 Boston Braves. Durocher. and 'Fitzsimmons tolc their stories .to. Chandler yesterday in a -'closed .hearing. When Leo came, out . after an hour and '. 40 minutes of questioning, he put off newspapermen with' a -"no 'cbm- ment" answer. When asked whether lie had ' been; ordered . to silence by Chandler, he replied: • . "It isn't, that I ' can't talk. don't want' to." However, .at the hearing, Chandler warned Leo not to talk with newspapermen. .The. Gia'nfS manager promised to comply. He asked Chandler whether he was in' trouble and was told that he would be informed the decision after Chandler had carefully studied all the evidence. ' Leo said he had 'made an "innocent technical mistake" In talking with Fitzsimmons while -under con- Chicago. Keller of Outfielder Charlie the Yankees, scoffing at ,alk he is planning to quit, is looking forward to a good season in 1949. He reports he is as strong as-he was before he hurt his back in 1947 and believes he will regain his speed.'Keller-moved to Bartow, Fla., last January to .get a two- month jump on training, but plats to remain at his home in Frederick this-winter until the Yankees report for spring -work at St. Petersburg, Fla. eight furlongs in 1:58. He 'was driven by the veteran relr.smau Bi Shively. Besides Rodney and Demon Hanover, other outstanding trotters were Proximity, Egan Hanover, Miss Tilly and Victory Song, Proximity. 6-year-old mare owned by Ralph Verhurst of Victor, N. Y.. set a two-mile world record of 4:17 at Wcstbury. Egan Hanover, owned by the C. M. Saunders of Toledo, Ohio, led money 'winners with $67,567. Among the pacers. Knight Dream, Good Time, Dr. Stanton and Goose Bay were tops. Knight Dream,-running for the Gray-Armstrong Stable of East Providence, E. I., won the Little Brown Jug and covered the mile in 1:59. Good Time, owned by William Cane of Goshen, K Y., broke all money winning records for a 2-year-old and Goose" Bay, another Saunders' Mills star, took the National Pacing Derby and 1 Nassau at Westbury. Ralph Baldwin of Lafayette.' Ind,, topped . the drivers in earnings. Horses he drove won $153,220. Levi Harner of Bloomsburg, Pa., and Harry Burright of Mendota, 111., shared the honor of having the most winners, both piloting 127. Fclloni. J4T.4, New )ecnjic. Larover, 14" JACKSONVILLE. Fla. Washington, p. York outpointed Philadelphia, (10). -Natle Brown. 233, To dr C. and Tommy <10I. NINETEEN OaklandHighWiris Third Game, 39-12; OAKLAND—Oakland High won it* third-cage game.ol the season here last night by easily defeating Accident High. 39 to 12. ; The Highlanders took a 16-5.Jeao .it half time and went on to ^outscore Accident 23 to 7 to' the.last two .quarters. - • '. ' ". ... Fauber was top scorer lor tne winners with 15.points -while 1 ;Hom< led Accident's scorers with .'six tal; lies. . . ' •"' ., :•' Oakland's girls .turned back.the Accident sextet .in 'the. opener o' the score.", o' BUCKY HARRIS Woodcock and Mills To Fight June 2 / LONDON—(/P)—-Bruce Woodcock agreed today to defend his British Empire and European heavyweight titles against Freddie Mills in London June 2. Promoter Jack Solomons said contracts would be signed later today.' . J the doubleheaded by 42-16.'The lineups: CUkltnd r»uber, t Baker... Kelly. '0- ..... V»rre,n. g . Kuril, jub .. Stcycr, sul> , Klcy. «ub .. Uphole, sub, 'Total*' rJon-scorJnfi ' Hauser. • Accident Bowser. T Hurman,., I.... Home, c Fratz. B ..... Savage, g . F ; ' i-r' 0-0 o'-s,., o-i, o-o • 0-1, 0-1'' ' 3-12... 31 _ — Wolfe, , Beanelt, G . 0 . 0 . 3 . 1 . 1- . r 3-6- 0-0 .0-5 0-3" 0-2 Totals '. 5 5 Kon-scorlnc subs—Slsler, Ryo. Relerce—James Lyons, SPORTS MIRROR TODAY A YEAR AGO— Penn State \s*3 immcd- the 'outsundlnit defensive team la the country accordlnz to KCAB' footbuU stotistlci; • .-,... THREE 'TZARS AGO— JTinkie. • J>»rkei was given No. -1 'rating in V. S. LuTrn Tennis. Association.' rankinBs, • ....... ~ KVEv YEARS AGO— New opening- -u; bcttins Tecor,4 at »*<2,830 nt »t Tropical srJc • • ... TEN YEARS "AGO— William H. 8aundc« resigned nnlvertlty. . co»ci »t Denycr ' • According, to Kagerstown Sports Columnist Frank Colley, Dave'Cole, promising Williamsport pitcher, win go -south .with .the Bostoa Braves for spring training. Colley reported from Minneapolis where he attended the minor Icaffuc meeting that Brave Manajcr Billy Southworth has hlgb hopes for the flreball righthander ivho twice turned back the Fort Hill Hie;h. Sentinels durinff the 1948 season tor Williamsport High. "Ccle went to the Class B New England League after receiving his high school diploma'last'spring ar.d •officials of the Pawtuckett (R.I.)' club for whom he hurled feel Dave has enough stuff to move up another notch next year. . Auivcis Seek Fourth Win In '¥' League Tonight ''The Cumberland Amvets will be seeking their fourth straight league victory tonight when'they meet the Marine Reserves in the Central Y. M. C; A. Senior-Basketball loop at £1:30 on the "Y" court. "The Marines have a leag-ue record of .two wins against two defeats. Rldgeley American Legion and the Naval Reserves will exchange baskets in the -opening contest scheduled to begin at 8:30. The standings to date: IVon Cumberland Legion 5 Amvcts .Rldftcley Legion B. .S: O. .Backshops 3 Marine Reserves Naval Reserves 1 Crc.inp Park ,•...... 1 B P. O. Elks 1 Mapleside. 0 tract to Boston. Durocher. Fitz backed up Old Exports, BoWl-Mor Teams to Clash Friday The Cumberland Old Expor! bowling- team and the Bowl-Mor| Moose Hoopmen Defeat . . Forty And Eight, 47-36 Witrt-Don Lilys, and Jim McGregor scoring. 15 'and 12 points, respectively, the Cumberland L. O. 0. Moose basketball team turned back Forty and Eight cagers, 47-35, last nighc on the SS., Peter and Paul School court. • Barnes topped the losers with 14 points. The Moose led 6-1, 15-14 and 34-20 at the quarters. The lineups: G Ltibl o o i i 3 3 4 ret. 1.000 1.000 .750 .7501 .500! .250 I .200 , .200 ' .000; AU-Stars of Barton will clash in the first match, "of a home-and- home • series Friday night at s o'clock on the-Barton, lanes. 'The return match .here will be staged after the -Christmas holidays. . ATLAS GUARANTEED Batteries S4.00 Allowance for your old battery, HOLLAND'S ESSO STATION N. Mechanic nt Bedford Telephone 861 St. McGregor. 1 .. Morris. I lllya. c .'..... PsB^. E Becker, B — Hollun, sub ... Minke, sub ... 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