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Phont-4600 for a WANT M> Taker EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1948 TWENTY-FIVE \Wav Opened For New Peace •/ J-: .-...- .-; < . ' 'ensive In Pro Football i Eagles' Owner Hoping Others I Will See Light '\ Planning To 'Feel Out' Colleagues On Reaction 1 To Draft With AAC By RALPH BERNSTEIN PHILADELPHIA — (IP) — Alexis Thompson' today opened the way Jor a new peace offensive in professional ' football. Tne millionaire owner or the Philadelphia Eagles disclosed he planned to "feel out" his National Football League colleagues on their, litest reaction to a common..draft irith the. All America Conference. "Zither that or some other sensible solution to the fantastic. situation that finds me with'a-cham- pionship football team that will lose close to $32,000 this year. The NFL and AAC have been at loggerheads lor three .'.years and the only result-^has been high sa>- •rJes ; and money losing franchises. It's this condition Thompson, is •nxlous to find a cure for. •-•..-'• ' "I'd like to make some sense and ' tents out of this muddled pro-foot- tall business," .Thompson explained. "Please understand, I'm not the kind that changes his mind on-this Klbject-every 24 hours/I'm. 100 per. cent In back of .any policy the league decides on-but I'd be a 1 fool,if I didn't try and resolve a situation in which most of us are losing money," • Thompson continued. . The Eagle owner is determined to try and make other NFL owners see the light at the draft meeting, here next Monday. Thompson declared that he personally believed the All-America backers were foolhardy in entering pro-football. "But darn it, they're in it. They haven't folded up. The competition has driven salaries up-so high that nobody can make a franchise really pay. We must-.recognize this fact and act accordingly." VTAPPIHGOMTHE Three Records- 1 S et In American Loop CHICAGO—W—American League players set three new major league fielding records and tied five others •luring the 1948 baseball season. . Cleveland's World Champions f elded .982 to lead the circuit, the American League Service 'Bureau itatistics disclosed. The Indians missed by a single point of tieing the major league mark they established in 1947. In addition the champions also boasted three player* who were the best 'defensively •t their respective positions. . Lou Boiidreau, Cleveland Manager-Shortstop, topped the. -short- ops -with 975, while Ed'Ttobinson, aded by the Indians tills week to Washington, led the first -basemen with » MS mark. Dale Mitchell captured the- top mark_ for outfielders -with .991. '" ." The official averages show that George 1 Stirnwelss of New York was the best fielding second, baseman with .993. In 141 games. Hank Majeski of Philadelphia led the third basemen -. with .975, and Bob Bwift. : of Detroit was the- highest - ranking catcher with a 591 average. Stirnweiss shattered two major league marks in leading the circuit's second basemen. His .993 percentage erased the old mark of 592 and his -live errors in handling •T15 chances was a new season low for miscues. : ; Cold Rain Puts Damper 'Woodmont Deer Killings CLEAR SPRING, Md. — (£>) — A •old rain put a damper on the opening of a ten-day'deer shooting •eason at the exclusive Woodmont Rod and Gun Club reservation in Washington county yesterday. Three bucks r were ."brought .down by hunters who braved the rain and fleet. Several presidents of the United Etates, and leaders in the business and political life of the country have shot on the club's 6,500-acre •nclosed reservation. A total of 49 .deer were brought down- at Woodmont last year. Lytell Seeks Fight With Cerdan, Beats Perkins KANSAS CITY—W—Bert Lytell today sought a title fight with Middleweight Champion Marcel Cerdan following his 10-round decision •VET Sylvester Perkins of Chicago. Lytell, No. 1 contender for the middleweight crown, earned a unanimous decision over -Perkins last night Lytell, of Kansas City, weighed 163 y and Perkins 160%. Frank P. Shepard, Lytell's co- manager, said Cerdan could take both purses if he agreed to a title fcout. Stan Musial, St. Louis. Cardinal Btar who led the majors in batting, hit safely in 121 of his 155 games.. A former local, football hero who made the.supreme, sacrifice in the past war .returns home this evening, the body of Joe Sullivan being scheduled to arrive at.5:09 p. m. via the .Baltimore '.and Ohio. Joe, who was 'pradua.t«cl from Allccany Hij,'h In'1934.. was one of thoiii! football players-. «• ..couch reads about but seldom Jias- tilt pleasure of iulorinc. Possessing -.a keen athletic sense, Joe.:'was"-Just -about the toughest gridder per" pound, of any boy who ever ' played in .- Cumberland. He made the team the first year he was a candidate and was "a regular.., for three seasons. Although it was. on the forward wall of.the^AUegany High eleven that Joe, an' all-city star, distinguished himself, he was also a ball- carrier of no mean "ability-arid was placed ,:iu the backfield 'in his sen- ior'year when'injury forced out one of the Alco first-string backs. . Waiter I* "Bill". Bowers, the veteran AHega'ny basketball mentor, who was coaching football at-the Campobello -school at 'the time, recalls Sullivan's first experience hi the backfield. "Joe wanted' to tie a ball earner at the start, .of his, senior year," Bowers said. He pointed out that the 'Ibacks have it a lot easier than we linemen who pave the way for the' touchdowns." • Sullivan, got., his -big. chance in the" game at ' Hagerstown. Bowers said .that-, contest,-was--just-.--about .as; : rough : 'a>game: the- r ,Campers 'had' .played-during ;the:"1933 ; : seasoned •JoeVabsorbecT .a •< terrific '"beating, 1 whicli caused .-him to remark'at the end 'of.'hostilities:'"I.don;t think I'll 'ever/'complain-' '.'about ,:"the /backs having, it easy," Coach." ' Joe was one of a family of brothers making good on the gridiron. He was followed by Jim, a star end at Allcffany; Fred, another -Alco ace, and Jack, who played for Fort Hill. A Marine? Joe was wounded in the battle of Iwo Jima on March 20,-1945 and died a week later. He joined the' Marine Corps in April of 1943 'and went overseas in October, 1944. o "The Kentucky wildcats, one of the nation's'top-ranking -basketball schools, will be stronger this season than the'powerhouse-which swept to national honors during the 194849 campaign. "" "That"is"thc opinion of Harry D, Stcarn, district manager of Darnell Theatres, who saw the Wildcats work out in a scrimmage session several weeks ago. Steam, whose' office _is in the' Maryland'Theatre, is a good friend of Adolph Bupp, Kentucky's highly-successful mentor, and gets to see the Wildcats in action during his frequent' business trips to Lex-" ington, 1 Ky. . Big Alex Groza, according to Steam, should.have a.terrific season, and'the great Ralph Beard is just now at his peak. .Both' were All-Americans last year: That Wallace "Wah-Wah" Jones, heralded as one oMhe greatest all- around athletes ever to enroll at Kentucky, may find himself on the second team if he doesn't improve, is proof that the Wildcats will be better, Steam .points out. One of the players'who caught Steam's fancy in the Wildcats' scrimmage with the second team • was Jim Line. A junior hailing- from Akron/ Line is a left- hander and has improved tremendously since last .season. Stearn said that Frostburg's Roger Day, former Beall High star, who is playing on the Kentucky team, is also showing up well and Comiskey Goes Against Louis In Exhibition i Boul Tonight to Decide | Pat's Chances of Gaining j Fight With Charles PATSRSON, N. J.—OP) — Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis meets Paterson's Pat Comiskey tonight in a six-round affair .billed as an exhibition. For Comiskey it will be a chance to exhibit whether he is good enough to rate a right -with. Ezzard Charles. "'.'-. y.. '. : . r • Charlies' manager;'•. Jake 'Miritz. has said the bout, tentative for Jan. 14 in Cleveland, ...depends largely on Comiskey's showing tonight. Louis, as in all of his other exhibitions, will be putting his-crown •on . the line, when -he walks into the ring. This situation was explained yesterday by Abe J. Greene, National Boxing Association Commissioner, Greene said: '.'••'• "Anyone who is over 175 pounds is a heavyweight. "Thus if any legitimate heavyweight' knocks out the champion, he certainly would be the champion. It .would cause plenty of controversy, but that would have to be the ruling." In other divisions, . he pointed out, when the titleholder 'fights in an exhibition, he specifies that his opponent must be over the weight and so eliminates any chance of losing the crown. Marshall Miles, Louis' manager, and Harry Mendel, who booked the champ's tour, said so far he . has nine U. S. cities .for. .1949 exhibition bouts. Louis is. scheduled to be in Omaha, Jan, 10; Topeka,.Jan. 11,-and Wichita,'.Jan.-12. :-. Following these-stops, Louis will go south. He will'be'in Miami Jan. 25, and' will box the same week in Palm Beach, Tampa, Jacksonville and Orlando,- Florida. A trip to Havana also is planned. ' A June opponent may be lined up by, that time. If so, .Louis -will go;"to iFrench'.'.Lick. Springs';'; Ind H March "1,-lbr .two-months . of''light •training.' ''••••• • .-'• : "': -. •'•' Terrapin Gridders In All-Star Games COLLEGE PARK, Md—The latest talk among the ten senior football players of the University of Maryland is what all-star games they are in and what pro-ball club is dickering with them. Of the ten, Captain Gene Kinney, center and Al Phillips,, guard, have been, chosen to represent the South in the North-South game slated for Miami, Fla., New-Year's night. Harry Bonk, hard charging fullback from Coram, N, Y., will, likewise play for the Grey in-the Blue-Grey, scheduled for Montgomery, Ala., Christmas Day. It is still expected that Vic Turyn, quarterback, will be invited to play in the East-West game at San Francisco. 'Hot among the pro-scouts, now visiting the Maryland campus for these likely senior prospects, are Harry Bonk, in whom both -the Los Angeles Dons of. the' All-America Conference and the Boston, Yankees of ; the National .League are -interested. Al -Phillips; .guard, is also making goo-goo- eyes.-,at-the New York Yankees scouts. Similar contacts have also- been made by pf^>-teams of one or .another "of.'the leagues of End Francis Evans, and guards 'Paul Broglio and Ed., Schwarz. Ten-Year Seals Will Be 'Sold To Rose Bowl PASADEN'A, Calif. —'(#) — The Hose Bowl pact between the Big Nine and the Pacific Coast -Conference apparently will last tnrough 1959—at least 10-year seats to the grid classic will be sold on that basis. The Tournament of Boses-Association said yesterday' that 9.G58 seats—to be added after the Jan. 1, 1949 gome—will -be sold on ten- year leases. The ten-year cost per seat—$55. Of the total seats, 3,220 will be to MRS. ELSIE McKEE Elsie McKee Rewrites City Dux Record Book; Boasts 162 Mark Mrs. Elsie (Morton) McKee is doing a good job of rewriting the record book of the Ladies City Bowling League this season. A member of the pacesetting Roxy team, the -veteran feminine pin-spiller has compiled an average in the first 33 Crusaders Aim For Upset Over Kentucky Crew Boston Gardens Sellout For Weeks For Vital College Contest Tonight BOSTON— (IP)— Seeking revenge. against the team Which last March I dethroned them as 'National Collegiate Basketball Champions, the Holy Cross Crusaders tonight will endeavor to defeat Kentucky's favored Wildcats. ... x ' Boston Garden 'has been sold out for weeks for the- game which should have a definite' bearing on Association crown, now 1 worn by the' speedy, precise, two-handed shooting boys from the Blue Grass section. The wildcats will have a height advantage over thu Crusa'ders whom |they defeated, 60-52, in the NCAA eastern finals last season. NEW YORK—(ff)—An upset a night-seems to have become the custom in college basketball. The University of Pennsylvania furnished-'the- latest eyebrow raiser bydefenting Muhlenberg, C7-G1, in Penn's-Palestra last night. Penn's' triumph was not -in the same class .as Baylor's recent win over the Olympic Champion Phillips Oilers, 'but served notice the Quakers cannot be underestimated. Hugh Jeffries tossed in nine straight points in the closing minutes to give-.the Penn quintet the E In' another part of Philadelphia St Joseph's recent upset conqueror of' Oklahoma A. & M.,' racked up its sixth straight triumph, a 63-57 win over Mt. St. Mary's. . Akron, siill unbeaten uke St. Joseph's, trounced Wayne University of Detroit, 71-55, -for its third in a row-'at Akron. At New Brunswick, N. J., Rutgers weathered a closing Columbia -rally to beat the Lion, 59 to 52, while at South Orange, N. J-, Seton 'Hall had to 50 an extra period to whip Baltimore' '.Loyola,. '67-64;- --,.... ... Penif -State-- lost''-its- second straight in-.•Washington, D. C. The The'Nitamiy lions,--beaten, the.prev- ious night • by: American- University, fell before Georgetown, 49-41. • . A basket by-Ray Combs, with-only seconds left, gave LouisviUe.''a 53-52 triumph over Washington of. St. Louis. On the Pacific Coast Washington State dowr.ed Gonzaga, 40-33.- SPORTS MIRROR TODAY A YEAH- AGO—Homer " Xorton resigned as hcud lootball coach a5 Texas A & M niter the alumni paid him 420,000 lor the remainder of his contract.*-'• • '•• THREE 1 YEARS AGO—The "Cleveland Rtims defeated the Washington Redskins, 15-14 to win the National Football League championship. FIVE YEARS AGO—Crrvif? Woo<! Shot n first-round two under pur 68 to take ft' one stroke lend in the 55,000 Mitiml Open golf tournament. . TEN YEARS AGO—The Boston Bees traded Catcher R.ay Mueller lo-the Pittsburgh Pirates lor Catcher Al Todd,. Ouc-; ._ .. . MARYLAND CAPTAIN — Fred Davis, (above), former star ath-. lete at Fort Hill-High School, has been named, captain 'of the University, of Maryland.football team for 1949. Fred, who played regular defensive end for the Terrapins 'this season, will' be a senior next year. He is. the son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy E. Davis, 19. Potomac Street. At Fort Hill; '.Fred: played end in football, center on.- the ; basketball .team,. centerfield in .baseball -And' was a weight man in • track. ' • • • . the season which dux artist would Frostburg Eagles Will Honor Beall Athlele Frostburg Aerie No. 1273, Fraternal Order of Eagles, will present an award annually to the outstanding athlete at Beall High. School, it has been announced. • The winner of the' award will be determined by balloting and the trophy -will be presented each, year at'Beali's graduation exercises. FIGHTS LAST NIGHT '; (By Tho Associated fTes*} PORTLAND, Milne—Jooy Angclo. 13W4, Providence, outpointed Hcrmi» Fieemxa, HO.-BuUi, 10. 1 MIAMI, Flo.—Joss Basora, 165%. - Sun Juan. P. R.. outpointed Jimmr Curl, 1SS. San Antonio, Texas. 10. NEW YORK (Jamaica, Areci)—Jlirjny Wntkins, Jr., 135, New London, Conn., outpointed Charlie Donovan, 136&, New "orl G. • Nalley Leads Gridders In Punt Returns Vandy Star Averages . . 18.4 Yards, Sets Two Records, Gregus Second NEW YORK—W>—Pesky persistence paid off for ' 162-pound Lee Nalley of Vanderbilt as he led the. major college footballers in punt_ returns in 1948. • . . • ... Nalley finished third last year and still has another year to go. During the past season he lugged back 43 enemy punts for 791 yards, or an average of 18.4 yards per try in breaking two. records held by Bill- Gey er of Colgate since 1941. Gcyer's high season mark of 61S. y.'irds was surpassed. • as. was his; two-year total of 3,008 yards on 69 rollbacks. In two years Nnllcy lin-v returned 77 for 1,197 yards,, nnd with another season -left, bids fair to carve a niche 1 ;n the-record books, for quite a spell. . . Grejrus Edftcd Freeman ' .-Billy Gregus gave Wake Forest its second national champion of the. year. Gregus edged John Freeman" of Portland University to.win kickoff -return laurels wJUi 503 yards in 19 tries. 'Freeman's yardage was identical; but he required 21 upfield' jaunts.. '.....'.•.- . . . The other Wake Forest topnotcher • was Johnny "Red" O'Quinn, who led', the nation's pass receivers.. '.•• The Sugar' Bowl-bound Oklahoma Sooners-presented-a potent one-two, punch in the safety department. Jack Mitchell .-was'- rurmerup- to Nalley with 515 -yards on 22 returns^ and- teammate Barrel! Royal ranked 14th with 272 yards- on nine triesJ Berry Defending-. Punt-Runbicker ' 1 Lindy. 1 Berry, of Texas Christian!' tlie defending, punt-runback champ: '• was 29th this year. Nalley, Sims, Hal Littleford of Tennessee and All- America Charlie. Justice ..of North, Carolina'were, the only other repeaters among the top 20: Wilford White, Arizona-' State. at Tempe, had the 'best kickoff-return average, with .35.9 yards on nine attempts. He was followed by Hal Pfciffer, Denver, 34.3; Charles Reynolds, Texas Tech.: 33.5: Charles Hunsmger, Florida,. 31.6; Jerry Williams, Washington State, 29.9; and Jimmy Joe Robinson,' Pittsburgh^ 29.5. •- Try Our Complert ONE - STOP - SERVICE [Mechanical and Body Work See "Dal" Miller CUMBERLAND LINCOLN-MERCURY 828 N. Mechanic St. Tel. 54 games of any male envy. According to figures released today by League President Sammy DeLuca, Mrs. McKee has knocked over a total of 5,358 sticks for an average of 162.4. This display of high-class kegling leaves her practically unchallenged as the league's No. 1 plnster, the next best ir. the average column being Erma Kreiger of the Diamond team with 139.9. Mrs.' McKee's average is believed to' be the highest ever, compiled in league competition by a feminine bowler in Cumberland. She also holds the league's top game and set scores, with" 247. and 588. The Diamond outfit boasts team set and game records of 2,232 and 807. • Completing the list of the loop's (Continued on Page 27) rhoSd see a: lot of acS^ior "the maining J5.438- will te WUt between j J^^ Wildcats during the 1948-49 campaign. The local theatre man expects to sit in on the Kenlucky- Notre Dame ' contest at Louisville next month. This should be one of the season's top games, since the Wildcats will be out to, ' avenge a 64-53 setback they suffered at .the' hands of the Fighting Irish last year, at TSouth Bend.. After that defeat, Kentucky went on. to'-win 18 straight games before losing to .the great Phillips Oilers in the finals of the Olympic trials. The Wildcats, captured the Southeast Conference championship for the fifth straight time and added the Eastern NCAA and national titles before closing the books with the 'Oilers. tae' Big Ten and the PCC. The California Bears went.through 54 football, games during 1920-25 without a defeat. There' were four ties in the string. In 1916, Georgia Tech eked out a 222-0 decision ,over Cumberland, largest score ever made in. a colle- Varipapa Opens Defense Of Tenpin Title Tonight CHICAGO—(INS)—Andy Varipapa of Hempstead, L. I., N. Y., opens defense of his all-star national match game -bowling-- title today in Chicago. Also included in the bracket of was Joe Wilraan of Berwyn, HI., icrup who qualified automatically -with the defending champion. The top live-keglers in the eighth annual tourney at the end of the semi-finals yesterday were Connie Schwoegler, Madison, Wis., 7503; Ed j Kawolics, Chicago, 7394; John Crimmins, Detroit, 7279; Stan Slomenski, Nev^ark, N. 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