Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on October 31, 1956 · Page 20
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 20

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, October 31, 1956
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PAGE TWENTY ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY OCTOBER, 31, Alton and Edwardsville are gaining the reputation in cross country that East St. Louis has built up in foot* ball, and neither school is toying with the idea of relinquishing its status. For the second straight year, the Redbirds of Coach Neal Schmelzel and the Tigers of Coach Joe Lucco have finished 1-2 in the district meet and moved on to' the state finals. For Alton, it is five years in a row. The Redbirds won three times tinder Coach Joe Rallo, and this Is the second victory under Schmelzcl. The current coach took over'when Rallo moved to an administrative post in the elementary school system. For the Tigers, It Is two out of two. Edwardsville started cross country competition last year, and earned a berth in the state finals the very first time. Lucco's main thought in getting the team together last year was to provide conditioning for his basketball players. But things have been so successful that the sport now serves a two-fold purpose, building up wind for the cagers and giving the Tigers another spoil in which they show with the best. Members of the Redbird team making the trip to Urbana Saturday are Charlie Glaeser, Ron Dunbar, Don Trowbridge, Bill Keller, Norman Lohr, Merle Graves, Al Connors, Eddie Pierce and Virgil Alexander. Tiger runners making the trip will be Darrell Harris, Mike Brazier, Webb Lewis, John Hairston, Myron Schumacher, Ed Wentz, and Phil Robinson. Congratulations are due both coaches and teams, together with best wishes for success in the finals. An Upsetting Situation Coach Ray Eliot is fast becoming known as OP Man Upset in person in college football circles. In his 15 years at the helm of the Illini, Eliot's teams have turned in nine victories generally considered to be upsets. The string started with a 20-13 victory over Minnesota in 1942, took a big jump in 1946 with victories over Michigan, 13-9, Ohio State, 16-7, and ULCA in the Rose Bowl, 45-14. In 1950, the Illini dumped Ohio State, 14-7, in 1952 they took Michigan, 22-13, in 1953 they whomped Ohio State again, 41-20, last year they frustrated Michigan, 25-6, and this year surprised Michigan State, 20-13. Eliot considers the Rose Bowl triumph the greatest upset of lu's career. It was the first of the series of post season contests between the Big Ten and Pacific Coast Conference champions. With reference to last week's upset over the Spartans, it was stated here last week that this was only the second meeting between the two schools, the first resulting hi a Michigan State victory last year. A reader in Bethalto questioned whether that was Six Area Rivals In Three Big Contests Fans Given Treat In Meaty Friday Schedule SPARKLER There may be some tricks pulled, but it \vill be strictly a treat; for football teams Friday night when six of the eight major teams in the Alton area hook up in three big games. The three, all developing into major rivalries, are Edwardsville at Alton, Wood River at Jerseyville. and Civic. Memorial at Roxana. A seventh team, Marquetle, plays a Catholic League game against a strong Cathedral •team at Belleville, with Western Military Academy hosts to Benld Saturday afternoon. Alton and Edwardsville have met 41 times since 190-5, with the Redbirds holding a 27-12 edge in victories, with two games ending in ties. Edwardsville took last year's game, 20-6. So far this year, Alton has won four games and lost two, while Edwardsville has won five* lost one and lied one. They have met three common opponents, Granite City, Wood River and Collinsville. Edwardsville defeated the Warriors, 18-0, while Alton turned the trick by 20-6. The Tigers blanked Wood River, 8-0, and Alton won 19-0 over the Oilers. Both teams lost to Collinsville, Edwardsville by 21-19 and Alton by 19-7. The game will be played at Public .School Stadium here at 8:30 Friday night. Wood River and Jerseyville will be renewing a series, and have not played since 1925, when the Oilers took a 33-0 victory. Wood River has won three and Wire Service Picks Woodson As Best Back B.v MIKE IUTHET THE ASSOCIATED PRESS His hurdle prowess, put to use in Illinois' stunning 20-13 upset of previously unbeaten Michigan State, today earned Abe Woodson the Associated Press Back of the Week designation. Woodson, Big Ten hurdle champion and cohulder of the 50-yard record indoors, scored all three Illini touchdowns, two coming on scoring sprints of 70 and 82 yards in the fourth quarter. The victory over the Spartans, the nation's No. 1 team at the time, went into Hie books as one of the biggest upsets in Big Ten history. With the score tied at 13-13 and only five minutes remaining, Illinois quarterback Bill Offenbecher decided to "go for broke" with the ball on his own 18-yard line. Offenbecher faded to pass and lobbed a screen pass to the fleet U'oodson. Abe took the pitch, avoided a Spartan tackier streaked nearly horizontally across the field and proceeded toward the Spartan goal. On the State 30, . Art Johnson moved in on Woodson and prepared to make the game-saving tackle. But Woodson leaped, hurd- 1 RID AT Edwsrdsvtlle at Alton, 8:30 Marquett* at Cathedral, 8 Wood Blver at Jetteyville, 8 Civic Memorial et Boxnna. 7::iO Grantte City at East St. Loui« Belleville at Colllnsvllle Madison at Cahokla Highland at St. Elmo HIvervlew Gardens at Dupo Southwestern at Mt. Olive Nokomls at Statmton Glllesple at Carllnville Carrollton at Roodho'H-r , Greenfield at White Hall Hardln at Virginia Winchester at Pleasant Hill SATURDAY Benld at Western M. A., 2 Central College at Prlncipla Col lege, 2. Lopez Signs ,000 Pact led the defender and his TD run. completed true, stating he believed the teams met, with Illinois winning, in 1947. A further check of the records shows they did not meet then, and played their first game in 1955, as previously stated. Lawrence Hurls for Ft. Lee Leigh Lawrence, a local product taking time out form his baseball career for army service, is taking it easy these days after pitching in the All-Army finals for Ft. Lee, Va. Lawrence pitched 21 innings allowing just two earned runs as his team lost out in the championship round, and counting the Second Army playoffs pitched a total of 40 innings while giving up only the two earned runs. Ft. Lee, the second Army entry in the All-Army tournament at Ft. Dix, N. J., was knocked out of contention by Ft. Deveus, Mass., in the semifinal, 2-1. Lawrence took the loss, with two errors letting in lost four this season, while the Panthers are working on a 5-2 mark. Mt. Olive edged the Oil- ers, 14-13, while the Panthers took a 21-13 victory over the Wildcats. The game will be played at: Jerseyville at 8 o'clock. Roxana and Civic Memorial, in addition to being local rivals, will be meeting in an important Midwestern Conference .contest. The Shells, with 4-0, could clinch the title with a victory, while the Eagles, 2-1, need a win to stay in contention for second place. Roxana Is 6-1 and the Bethalto team is 5-2 for the season. Roxana defeated Highland, Madison, Cahokia and Wood River, while the Eagles won over Cahokia and Highland and lost to Madison and Wood River. two runs in the third inning, as held to three hits. his teammates were The son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lawrence, 2120 Nor- side Drive, Lawrence is the property of the New York Yankees. He reported recently that his contract has been assigned to Denver, and he expects to report there for spring training when he is discharged. Lawrence played both baseball and basketball for Shurtleff College before entering professional baseball. Area Athletes at Illinois This area is becoming well-represented on University of Illinois athletic teams. Four are currently with the basketball squad, two more on the cross country team and another on the football squad. Dave Ash, a sophomore from Alton, is a promising guard on Ray Eliot's grid squad. On the cross country team, which has won two straight meets, are Stan Woods of Roxana and Bob Dintelmann of Belleville. Two of the basketball players, Don Ohl of Ed- wardsvilie and Bill Altenberger of East St. Louis, are among the returning Icltcnnen on Coach Harry Combes' team. The other two, Mannle Jackson and Govoiier Vaughn of Ecluanlsvillo, are on the freshman team. A Passing Thought It used to be when the sport section of the daily newspaper was a reliable place from' which to escape politics, war and other weightier events of the day. But recent events show any fan must read the front pages before he can be sure of the sports picture. On!y yesterday, two items in the sports section were based on world event* One report declared that Israel would be barred from competing in the Olympics because the leaders of that country had decided to Invade Egypt. The other reported that the Hungarian team had been able to shake loose from revolt-ridden Hungary, and was on its way to the Olympic games in Australia! U thhigs keep going in that direction, the United Nations might develop Into the blggnnt sports pro- motor shice the hoyday of alike ? Jacobs. The teams have played four times, with Civic Memorial still looking for its first victory. The game will be played at Roxana at 7:30. / WordenDowns Brussels In Cage Opener WORDENT.-Worden, the first team in the county to open its 1956-57 basketball season, started with a 53-25 victory over Brussels here Tuesday night. The Trojans opened with a 13-5 first quarter, and coasted the rest of the way. They play at O'Fallon next Tuesday night. Don Mossman of Brussels was high scorer with 18 points, while Larry Wedel led the Trojans with The Illinois senior had scored earlier on a 2-yard plunge in the third quarter and a 70-yard dash earlier in the last period. In all he amassed 198 of the 386 yards the Illinois offense gained. Jimmy Brown of Syracuse and Oklahoma's twin scoring threats of Tommy McDonald and Clendon Thomas were strong candidates for the award. ASA Meet Set For Litchf ield PEORIA, ill. £> - The 1957 Illi- state Stale Softball Tourney will be held at Litchfield, 111., it was announced Wednesday by Charles McCord of Peoria, state Softball commissioner. With Chicago CHICAGO ff - Al Lopez for mally signed a one-year contrac at a reported 540,000 Tuesday t manage the Chicago White So: and immediately named three fourths of his coaching staff. Lopez retained first base coach Don Guttcridge and pitching coach Ray Berres from the Marty Mari on regime and said he'll bring with him Tony Cuccinello from the Cleveland Indians. Lopez said a fourth coach woulc be named at a later date. The 48-year-old Lopez who guid ed the Indians to a pennant in 1954 and finished second to the New York Yankees in his five other seasons at Cleveland, saic after contract signing ceremonies that he would remain in Chicagi for several days to confer on possible deals with White Sox vice president Chuck Comiskey. One player expected to be mentioned is Cleveland third baseman Al Rosen who is "on the block.' "If we could get him, I'd like to do so," said Lopez. "Rosen is a fine baseball player. He's a sen- sative fellow and it's bothering him to have a few Cleveland fans booing him." Lopez said Jhe White Sox. who have finished third the last five years, have an excellent chance to catch the Yankees "with a little help here and there." xVATIOXAL HOCKEY LEAGUE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tuesday Results Chicago 4, Boston 0 Wednesday Schedule New York at Toronto One Conference Leader Deposed, Others Hold On Prep Standings TEAM East St. Loult Colllnsvill* Alton Granite City Belleville CONFERENCE W t, T Pts. Opp. 1 0 0 26 1 2 1 0 37 M I I' 0 27 23 1 2 0 12 3B o 1 0 0 e MIDWESTERN CONFERENCE TEAM W L T Pts. Opp. Roxana 4 0 0 100 12 Madison 3 t 0 lie 25 Civic M«morl»l 2 1 0 66 .14 Dupo Cahokla Highland 82 49 19 106 10 ISO CATHOLIC LEAOirK TEAM W L T Pts. Opp. St. Vincent :t o 0 40 13 Cathedral 2 1 0 85 12 Valle 2 2 0 36 61 ~hamlrmde 2 s 0 56 94 tfflrqueltt 130 31 67 Coyle 0 :i 0 19 40 ABC' LEA GIT. TEAM W I, T Pit. Opp. Country Day 3 0 0 .19 2 ~>!ncip!« 1 1 0 3S 25 'ohti Burroughs 1 I o a? ,1:1 Western M. A. 030 0 44 IM.INOIK VALLKV COM r.ttENCE TEAM Winchester W Hoodhonsc lensnnt Hill recnfiold lardln Vhlte Hall Carrollton T Pt» Opp. 0 I,VI .11 n 77 30 0 R.T 76 1 l<2 ~e 0 BO 0 37 0 :!H 1 8.T KS n no 87 KOl'TII CCNTIUL CO.VFr.ntNCK TEAM Carllnville illeepic Benld Stauntoii tit. Olive outhwcttcni W L T PU. Opp. 400 1117 32 :i 1 0 B4 (iO 2 2 0 8B 1! 'J 0 !)« i 2 o .'>;; i .1 o <r> o :i o 12 Flyers Trim KahoksFor Lead In SW 1JO Irish Lose But Hurt Sooner Offense Mark TEAM I Edwardsville I Jerseyville i Wood River INDKFE.NIIENTS W h T Pis. Opp. 122 0 10S 0 85 60 Ventiiniglia, Moody Are Selected By QB Club 12 points. Brussels C>6) Player fg ft pf Pohlman 002 Stoecker llagen 022 Bagaglio Mossman S 8 4 Henke Jones 134 LAVedel Johns 003 Baum'ner Kinder 000 Uidwig Slnke L.verla Best Wolf P.Wedel Welch Warden (S3) Player fg ft pt 334 1 0 2 3 0 3 440 143 132 201 001 001 0 1 1 1 2 0 213 Totals 6 13 15 Totals 18 17 20 Score by Quarter*: 1334 2 6 12—25 Brussels Warden 13 11 18 11—S3 Officials: Strauts, Hopper, Real Estate TyconBuys Ebbette Field BROOKLYN Ofi —Ebbets Field, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers for •!3 years, has been sold — but the new owner is a member-in- Bood - standing of the Flatbush faithful. The Brooks will remain as tenants for the next three years and can continue through 1961 if circumstances dictate. "However," said Marvin Kratter, a real estate tycoon, who said the purchase price ran into seven figures, "I would never prevent the Dodgers from staying after 1961 if it were necessary would never stand jn their in any manner in keeping the franchise in Brooklyn, The Dodgers are hopeful that a new stadium will be built for them by the Municipal Sports Authority by 1961. In fact, if it j s finished before that year, the Brooks will move out ol Kbbets Field as soon as it is ready. ANDY VENTIMGLIA Andy Venlimiglia of Wood River, and Gil Moody of Alton, were chosen as players of ihe week by the Elks Quarterback Club for their performances Friday night. The two, -plus Wood River Coach drivell Yocum and Alton Coach Elgie Posey, will be guests al a banquet at the Elks Club Thursday night at 6 o'clock. Movies of the Illinois-Minnesota football game will be shown following the dinner. Bob Diaz of Alton and John Chandler of Roxana received honorable mention for linemen, while Jim Rhodes of Wood River and H. A. Walmsley of Roxana were mentioned for backfield honors. Ventimiglia, a 5-10, 200 pound right guard, helped the Oilers to a 27-0 victory over Harrisburg. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. GIL MOODY North Third St., Wood River. He was singled out for his defensive play at linebacker, where he made six unassisted tackles, four of them tin-owing the visitors for losses, and a number of assisted tackles. He also helped open the holes for the backs on offense, with two touchdowns and two extra points being .made through hJs position. Moody, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Moody, 2616 Main St., Alton, is a 5-6, 135-pound halfback, in his second year on the Redbird varsity. He averaged four yards per carry in the 20-6 victory over Granite City, and turned in one of the better defensive games of the year in He Notre D a m e' s Iriex^rienced inemen, who have had to shoulder he blame for most of the .team's difficulties this season, should get ome satisfaction out of their 40-0 icking by Oklahoma last Satur- lay. They held the Sooners to 23fi ards by rushing and passing ombined — their lowest total ince Oct. 10, 1953. As a result, Oklahoma's offense verage dropped considerably, Service Bureau statistics evealed today. Instead of aver- ging 459.5 yards per game on otal offense, the Sooners are down o a 414.6 yard average. And their ushing rate tumbled from 396.5 ards to 346.6 per game. Both those figures still are good nough to lead all the major colleges. Only Navy, with 404.6 yards per game, is "above the 400 yard mark and Southern California with 314.8 yards average, is the only other one above 300 by rushing. In the air, Washington State, 234.0 yards per game, and Stanford, 203.0, are the only teams to gain more than 200 yards a game by passing. Oklahoma, basically a running team, hasn't slowed down in scoring. Its average is 44.2 points £ game, almost ten points higher than Arizona State's. •The team offense leaders: Total offense G Plys Yds Per Game Big 10 Gr Ends Meetin •oup Sarlo, Miceli Meet Tonight L b J CHICAGO .¥ - A special Big Ten committee working on details o! a new conference athletic code ended a two-day meeting Tuesday and scheduled another conference CHICAGO /P - dirlo Sarlo and Joe Miceli. a couple of 27-ynar- olds who are at different stages of their careers, meet in a 10- rouad welterweight bout at Chicago Stadium tonight. The fight, a substitution the Ughtheavyweight battle scheduled between Germany's Willi Hoepner and Chuck Speiser until Hoepner injured an elbow, will be televised nationally (9 p. m. CST-ABC). Sarlo. a Chicago tmck driver, for Nov. 19. Bill Reed, assistant commissioner of the Western Conference and an ex-officio member of the special committee, said the group needs more work to complete the. "vast and complicated" details of j the proposed plan. i will be making his debut as a ! main event contestant. He has had j only 21 victories, 18 by decisions to meet a ranking foe but has suffered five setbacks, all by relatively little known fighters with the exception of Yama Bahama. ,„ i Mice!, a New Yorker, is a vet- There was no announcement asjeran in every sense of the word ?° mm "* e ^ has had 83 fights with 50 vie- had made in drafting legislation which would standardize aJd to conference athletes on the basis of need. However, the plans must be lories. 26 defeats and 7 draws. Art Aragon, Ramon Fuentes and Bud Smith are listed among his victims. The Sarlo-Miceli fight was origi- . . ..... •w.-tw .,**,_^*i **^*iv v» ua vji JKC toady for consideration at the I nally scheduled lor Nov. 7 but was ° wllich !^oved up when Hoepner injured also will be held in Chicago. The proposed new code was a i direct result of a recent Big Tenj report which said the present conference "offer" program for athletes was an invitation to "hypo- cricy and deceit." 1. Oklahoma 5 2. Navy .... 5 3. S. Califor 5 Rushing 368 2073 372 2023 328 1928 414.61 404.6 385.6 I Also to be acted upon at the i 1. Okla . 2. S. Cal ... 5 3. Ohio State 5 Passing G Rush Yds Per G. 329 2S3 291 1733 1574 1481 346.6 314.8 296.2 1. W. State 6 2. Stanford 6 3. San Jose 5 G Alt. Comp. Yds P.G. 189 181 145 99 193 75 1404234.01 1218203.0) 9S1196.2' Coach Spots Weakness In Sooner Team DENVER «-, -Marshall Wells, assistant coach at Colorado, thinks he's discovered a weakness in Oklahoma's unbeaten football Titans. "The Oklahoma second unit is just a shade below the first unit offensively," Wells said in a talk to the Buffalo Roundup. AIRLINE CIGARETTES the secondary. fourth of the tackles made his team, and helped on numerous other plays. ON DISPLAY MOTORS D«Set9 Dealer Ferguso I Mile North ef Alton en Godfrey Rood December meetings is a proposal that would lead to a round-robin football schedule. Under the plan, all teams will play 10 games, 7 against conference foes in 1959-60. Eight of the 10 games in 1961-62 would be conference games and a full 9-game round-robin thereafter with one outside game. Shoemaker Off, For Vacation CAMDF.N, .»,!. j. j>, Willie Shoemaker is off on a seven week vacation . that virtually assures the 195G riding championship for Willie Hartack. Hartack now leads Shoemaker by four wins, 317-314, in their an- ! his elbow. Fight Results BT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Los Angeles — Billy t'Sweetpca) Peacock, 122'i, Los Angeles, knocked out Rudy Garcia, 126, Los Angeles, 6. Houston, Tex. — Gil Cadilli, 128, San Francisco, outpointed Ike Chestnut, 130, New York, 10. Miami Beach, Fla. — Vincc Martinez, 149, Peterson. N. J., outpointed James Ford, 148, Miami, 10. CHAIN SAW HEADQUARTERS David Bradley CHAIN SAWS At Lower Pric»s! A Slz« and Type* for Every Job Aik tor a frta dtmon en your own ground*. Stan pprti, <*rvic* olwoyi ovoll- obit. Call S»ori today. Phone 5>55)1 Priced From 169.95 to 209,95 mal battle and seems certain to repeat as the nation's winningest rif)pr for the second year in a row. Shoemaker plans to break his vacation only once — to ride In i tl.p $50,000 added Vineland Handicap at Garden State Park. Roxana and Collinsville \vere both frustrated in their drive for undefeated seasons last \veefc but the Shells lost no ground m their conference while the Ka- hoks did. Collinsville, suffering a 26-2 loss to East St. Louis after five straight wins, dropped into second place in the Southwestern Conference with a 2-1 mark, while the Flyers' moved to the top with a 1-0 rrtark. Alton's 20-6 win over Granll* City pushed the Redbirds up to third place with a 1-1 mark, while the Warriors dropped to fourth with a 1-2 mark. Belleville brings up the roar with no vie- lories and one defeat. This week's action sees Granite City at East St. Louis and Belleville at Collinsville, both on Friday night. The Shells, stopped 7-0 by Kd- wardsvillo in a non-conference same, still lead »)» Midwestern Conference- with a 4-0 mark. Roxanu can clinch the title Friday night, when thp Shells play host to Civic Memorial. The Eagles, now 2-1 in tht j conference, need a victory to i stay in tbe running for second place. Madison. 3-1, laid it on Highland, 58-0, Saturday, and takes on Cahokia in a loop game Friday nigiit. Dupo and Highland play non-conference games. Marquotte, in fifth place in th« Catholic League, faces its rough'- est loop foe to date at Belleville Cathedral Friday night. The Crusaders arc in second place In th* league with two victories and one defeat, and have allowed only 12 points to their three opponents. They lost 12-7 to tht leader, St. Vincent of Perryville. St. Vincent goes after iu fourth straight at Chaminad* Saturday a/ternoon in the only other conference game this week. The ABC League indulged in non-conference games last week, and the same is on tap this week. Western Military Academy, in last place with two defeats in two games, plays host to Benld Saturday afternoon. Country Dny leads with two victories, while John Burroughs and Principia have split two games. In the Illinois Valley Conference, Winchester goes after iu sixth straight victory at Pleasant Hill Friday night. Second place Virginia, surprised 13-7 by Pleasant Hill last week, play's host to Hardin. Can-oil ton play? host to Roodhouse and Greenfield plays «t White Hall. Carlinville can wrap up the South Central Conference till* with a victory over Gillespi* Friday night. The Cavalien have won all four conferenc* games, and Gillespie, trailing the leaders with 3-1, need a victory to keep their chances for the title going. Southwestern plays at Mt. Olive and Nokomis is at Staunton in other conference games. Benld plays a non-conferenct «ame at Western Military Academy Saturday afternoon. Indonesia now pays a premium to lax collector?* as an in- cenllve to spur their efforts to collect taxes, Djakarta report*. Vour flrsf rf« na . reo SUBURBANITE NEW TREADS About 50% Less than New Tiro Cost APPLIED TO SOUND TIRE BODIES OR TO YOUR OWN TIRES Don't Walt! Get Your < New Treads Now! , GOOD/YEAR U1E?I I A ••••^••^jifcjgfciaaihBfc^^^^^ 838 E. BrgaUvvuy Alton * We Give Top Vftluo , (Alton Store Only.) 8*8181 ' *" ALTON-~30» Wells-Scfcrnidt Tire Silts

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