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GAIESBURO, ILLINOIS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1953 PAGE 18 Cubs Rebuilding From Ground Up? CHICAGO W» — The Chicago Cubs announced today the pur chase of the contracts of right handed pitchers Jim Brosnan and John Pyecha and three other players from their Springfield, Mass., affiliate. Brosnan, 24, won 4 and lost 18 for the last-place International League club. Pyecha, 22, appeared in 30 games and compiled a 7-11 record, pitching 11 complete games. Brosnan is from Cincinnati. Pyecha's home is in Monaca, Pa. Other players involved are Chris Kitsos, infielder; Harold Meek, catcher, and Jim McDaniel, outfielder. Kitsos, a 24 - year - old second baseman and shortstop from Brooklyn, played at Des Moines most of the 1953 season, hitting .221 in 112 games and leading the] league in walks with 112. McDaniel is a 21-year-old former 1 pitcher from Conchella, Calif., who also spent last season at Des Moines, batting .227 and bitting 12 borne runs. Meek, of Ladd, 111., bit .215 for Springfield. He is 23. HEAD THE WANT AOS PUGILIST'S PUG—Ad Wolgast looked like a prize fighter and acted like one. (NEA) Wolgast's Sad Finish Stresses Lack of Fund for Old Fighters By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK (NEA)—Battling Nelson was found washing dishes in a Chicago restaurant. Men who never knew the Durable Dane in his heyday had a tough time raising a little money for him. Ad Wolgast's sad end in southern California further stresses the the fact that there is no fund for broken-down fighters. The National Boxing Association and commissioners constantly taking bows for doing nothing at all should do something about this without delay. As in the case of Nelson, from whom he won the lightweight championship after 40 bloody rounds, people who never heard of Wolgast when he was in the more important money took care of him for years. The phonies passed him up when he was finished and mentally ill. That would have been all right with Wolgast had he been Wolgast. The Dutchman never knew when he was licked. Wolgast, the Cadillac Wildcat, had supreme confidence in himself, actually hocked the family jewels—of which he was inordinately fond—to bet on himself. He frequently went into big fights with everything he had in the world wagered on his padded fists. Wolgast looked like a fighter, acted like one, dressed the part, could fight like blazes. A converted southpaw, he was a pugilist's prize fighter. Wolgast was managed by Tomj Jones, sporty one-time Kewanee barber who guided Billy Papke to the middleweight and Jess Willard to the heavyweight throne. Wolgast and Jones, who resembled and talked like a western con man, had all the hues of a rainbow. Fierce as a forest fire and tenacious as a bulldog in the battlepit, outside of it sandy-haired, blue- eyed Wolgast was mild mannered and well behaved. Wolgast had 145 fights, but was most famous for the scheduled 45-rounder with Nelson . and the double knockout he took with the original Mexican Joe Rivers. Nelson was'carried into the Port Richmond, Calif., ring, Feb. 22, 1910, with lordly pomp by Abdul the Turk, a powerful, wrestler. "He'll carry him out, too," sneered Wolgast. Nelson had flattened Fighting Dick Hyland in the 23rd, considered it his lucky round. He dropped Wolgast in the 23rd. Believing he had knocked out the Dutchman, the abysmal brute, as Jack London tagged the Battler, turned to a moving picture camera, and throwing his arms aloft, shouted: "Twenty-three, skidooJ" the popular saying of the day. Wolgast grabbed Nelson's legs and pulled himself upright. There was no right side to Nelson's face when Referee Eddie Smith stopped it in the 40th. Wolgast broke his left hand fighting Rivers at Vernon, Calif., July 4, 1913. The pair battled 12 furious rounds with honors even. In the 13th, both landed terrific belts at the same instant and dropped, to all intents out cold. Referee Jack Welsh yanked Wolgast to his pins, while counting out Rivers. Wolgast stood no more than five feet four-and-a-quarter inches, weighed 133 or several pounds less. He thought nothing of giving away weight. Compared to what Ad Wolgast did, the bums around today are on a picnic. Keith Molcsworth Story May Be Repeated at Monmouth With Barry Frakes in Starring Role Archie Moore Ordered to Defend Title By HERB ALTSCHULL WASHINGTON un — Archie Moore, the aging St. Louis veteran, was under instructions from the National Boxing Association today to defend his light-heavyweight championship within the next few months or lose it by default. In its fall ratings issued Monday night, the NBA pointedly contended it was responsible for Moore's chance to win the * championship in the first place. It said he should feel obligated to risk his title in a bout with Harold Johnson of Philadelphia, logical contender in that division. Fred J. Saddy, chairman of the NBA ratings board, noted that only persistent NBA nudging prompted Joey Maxim of Cleve land to take on Moore in a title bout, which Moore won handily. In its ratings, the NBA took out after one other boxer, Percy Bassett of Philadelphia, the interim featherweight champion, and told him to put his title on the line or face NBA action stripping him of it. Bassett holds only an interim title because featherweight champion Sandy Saddler is in the Army. But even so, Bassett is rated no higer than fourth in his own division behind Saddler, Willie Pep and Redtop Davis. Rocky Marciano, the heavyweight champion, and Jimmy Carter, the lightweight title holder, were given strong votes of confidence by the ratings board, which could see no logical contender in either division. Dan Bucceroni of Philadelphia was given second place among the heavyweights in a four - man fiejd rated as outstanding boxers. Bucceroni, a johnny-come-lately among the top level fighters, risks that position in a go against Jim Slade of New York Wednesday night. Ezzard Charles of Cincinnati, the former heavyweight champion, edged up into third place ahead of Roland LaStarza of New York. Thirty years ago a young fellow turned up at Monmouth College from the small town of Washington, Iowa, with the idea of playing some football. At first the Scot coaches thought he was too small, but the youngster stuck it out, and went on to become one of the game's best known figures. That would be Keith Molesworth, who caught on with the Chicago Bears after three years of stardom at Monmouth. When his playing days were over he went on to the coaching end of things, and today is head man of the Baltimore Colts. Now the Scots have another small town boy on the roster, Barry Frakes of Viola, and the story Is being repeated. In four games this year, Frakes has reeled off 73 points. His latest achievement was 22 against Ripon last Saturday to break the backs of the determined Redmen. The three touchdowns came on runs of 33, 15 and 7 yards, and were the key scores in Monmouth's 36-15 victory. Frakes is the type of runner that is almost impossible to bring down. Against Cornell two weeks ago he was virtually stopped behind the line by a Ram tackier, but eventually he wound up with a fifteen yard gain. This is typical of his ball carrying. In addition to his running, Frakes handles most of Monmouth's kicking chores, and is a topflight pass receiver. He also does a little passing, but is much happier when he carries the mail himself. When the Scots meet Knox Saturday in their traditional battle Frakes will be in the thick of it and Monmouth's hopes center pretty much on his already proven ability to make yards when they are needed most. Athletic Fete PHILADELPHIA Lfl — The Phil adelphia Sports Writers Association has announced plans to entertain the outstanding athlete of the past half century in each major sport at its 50th annual dinner Jan. 25. At the same time the association announced the first major sport nomination — former heavyweight champion Joe Louis lo represent boxing. 48 Motorcycle Riders Compete In Turkey Run A field of 46 contestants was in the running Sunday as the Galesburg Motorcycle Club held its annual Turkey Run. The run consisting of 88 miles, started from their club house seven miles north of Galesburg, carried over deserted roads, through creek beds, timbers and what have you. Forty riders finished the run. Trophy winners from the local club were Bill Standard and Don Holman, first place in sidecar class; Bill Jennings first in 250 c.c. class; Eve Kasparie second in 250 c.c; Coke Carlson second in 80 solo—class B; and Wally Bruegman second in 80 solo—class A. Motorcycle riders from all sections of the state went to make up the field of 46. Members of the Girls auxiliary served a dinner after the run. Winners of first and second place trophies in all classes were as follows: Sidecar Class A: First—Dick Leeds, Canton, 111.: John R. Dallefeld, Canton, 111; second—Charles Florey, Peoria, 111., Bob Walters, Peoria, III. Sidecar Class B: First—Bill Standard, Galesburg, 111.; Don Holman, Galesburg, 111: second— Joe Whitley, Rock Island, 111., Bob Riggs, Rock Island, 111. 80 Solo—Class A: First, Jack Weegar, Monmouth, 111: second, Wally Bruegman, Galva, 111. 80 Solo—Class B: First, Bud Toland, Monmouth, 111.; second, Coke Carlson, Rio, 111. 250 c.c. Class A: First, R. S. Wiebler, Peoria, 111.; second, Ray Garrett, Mon- mouth.Ill. 250 c.c. Class B: First, Bill Jennings, St. Augustine, 111.; second, Eve Kasparie, Galecburg, 111. 45 Solo—Class A: First, Dean Potter, Peoria, 111.; second, Gordon Selkirk, Peoria, 111. 45 Solo—Class B: First, Jural Martin, Rock Island, 111.; second, John Potter, Peoria, 111. Baseball Rough On Miles; Goes To Hospital BALTIMORE W —Clarence W. Miles, head of the new Baltimore Orioles, was in Johns Hopkins Hospital today for a rest and general checkup. His physician, Dr. Walter A. Baetjer, said Miles had gotten overtired in the past few weeks— weeks that saw him head a syndicate that bought the defunct St. Louis Browns and transfer the American League baseball franchise to Baltimore. There was no indication of how long Miles, who is chairman of the board of the Orioles,/would be in the hospital, but spokesmen said it probably would be for a relatively short stay. He entered the hospital last night, accompanied by his wife. She and possibly a few close friends will be his only visitors while in the hospital. Barry Frakes Notre Dame Retains Rating as No. 1 Grid Team; Spartans 2nd By ED CORRIGAN UCLA was fourth and Michigan if if th. The rest of the first 10 was READ THE WANT ADS NOTICE UNION BARBER JHOPJ Will Be Closed ALL DAY WEDNESDAY Barbers Local 289 Lloyd Witmer, Sec-Treat. jump ahead Notre Dame collected 74 first places on the ballots, compared to 57 for all the other teams combined. The points were tabulated by the usual method of 10 for first, nine for second and so on. Michigan State, which had to come from behind to lick Texas Christian, stayed in second place, but gathered only 14 first place votes, as compared to 15 last week and 977 points compared to 1,022 in the second poll The biggest change in the elite was the disappearance of Ohio State from the top 10. The Buck eyes, shattered by underdog Illinois, 41-20, last Saturday, plum meted to a tie for 18th with Mississippi Southern, the little school that beat Alabama at the start of the season. Illinois, for its part in the big gest upset of the season, rose to No. 9 in the rankings. Maryland, which many observ^ ers think is the top team in the South, rated third, only 16 points behind Michigan State. The Terps were a distant fourth last week. Fight Results By The Associated Press Brooklyn — Joey Klein, 147, New York, outpointed Rocky Casillo, 147, Chicago, 10 New Britain, Conn. — Orlando Zulueta, 134, Cuba, outpointed Bobby English, 137, Fall River, Mass., 10 Holyoke, Mass. — Brian Kelly, 13814, Niagara Falls, Ont, out­ pointed Bobby Tirapson, 134, Youngstown, Ohio, 8 Berlin, N.H. — Tony Percy, 154, Montreal, outpointed Smitty Hicks, 160, Portland, Me., 8 NEW YORK m — Notre Dame, , , . . . . „ • A t. «... »„„ „* «,„ „„i rounded out, m order, by Georgia remained at the top of the col-,^_ u N ^ U J ,„;„„,.„ „_., legiate football world today — the third straight week the Irish have ruled the roost. The weekly Associated Press poll of the nation's sportswriters and sportscasters gave the South Bend squad 1,226 points despite the fact that it was idle last Saturday. The burden of.proof was on the other teams and none of them Tech, Duke, Baylor, Illinois and West Virginia. Southern California, which a disappointing 13-13 tie with Washington, also dropped out of the first 10. West Virginia, undefeated and 40-14 victor over Washington and Lee, took over the vacant spot. Georgia Tech made the most notable gain of the teams that Intercollegiate Basketball Gets 'Shot in Arm' ST .LOUIS l/P) — A decision by basketball officials to turn their backs on minor fouls Monday was termed "the greatest shot in the arm intercollegiate basketball has received since the elimination of the center jump." That was the way E. L. Romney, commissioner of the Mountain States Conference, felt about the officials action at their annual two day basketball clinic here. The National Association of Collegiate Commissioners approved the by-passing of "fringe fouls and borderline violations in the back court" that have little effect on the "continuity of play" during the 1953-54 season. This means officials will overlook such things as a defensive swipe at the ball that winds up as a slap on the wrist of the opposing dribbler. impressed the experts enough toj s t a yed among the leaders. The Tickets Noiv on Sale for GHS Homecoming Tickets for the Galesburg High Homecoming game Friday night at Lombard Field with Moline are now on sale at Brady's Drug and Sundries, it was announced today. Zulueta Whips Bobby English NEW BRITAIN, Conn. LW— Orlando Zulueta, 134, of Cuba, deci sioned Bobby English, 137, Fall River, Mass., in the ten round fea ture bout at the Stanley Arena here last night. Referee George Parker scored it 40-34 in favor of Zulueta. There were no knockdowns. In a scheduled six round semifinal, Stoney Godet, 130, Hartford, knocked out Johnny Robbins, 135, Hartford in 2 minutes 43 seconds of the third round. , Soviet Football MOSCOW (/PI — The champion ship football team of Australia will play Spartak, one of the top outfits in the Soviet Union tonight. The game will mark the first time in 31 years an Australian team has played in Russia. GHS Ponies Meet Pekin Tonight The Galesburg High Ponies will see action tonight at Lombard Field when they are host to the Pekin Hi Sophomores. The game will get underway at 7:30. POWER PATTERN REmmcTon ^ SHOTGUn SHELLS with the FAMOUS FIAT-TOP CRIMP Gil Hebard Guns Knoxville, III. OPEN AFTERNOONS AND WON., TMES. AND WED. NIIEI Ramblin' Wrecks were 10th a week ago, but finally got their offense going against Tulane and moved up to sixth. The top ten (first place votes in parentheses) Notre Dame (74) Michigan State (14) Maryland (21) UCLA (8) Michigan Georgia Tech Duke (3) Baylor Illinois West Virginia (9) 1226 977 961 755 537 490 485 397 284 181 The second ten in order: Rice, Oklahoma, Southern California, Navy, Pittsburgh; California, Ohio State and Mississippi Southern (tied), Auburn and Mississippi State. Lombard Meets Churchill in Jr. High Tilt Two local junior high elevens will'get together Thursday night at Lombard field when Churchill and Lombard lock horns in the first intra-city grid tussle of the 1953 campaign. Both the teams will be out to defend a perfect slate, each successful in two games so far this season. Knoxville Junior High is their only common foe with Churchill boasting a 32 to 6 victory over the neighboring city while Lombard holds a 27 to 12. win over the future Blue Bullets. However, a comparison cannot easily be drawn from these two scores since the coaches of both teams substituted freely in the second half. Churchill defeated Monmouth, 35 to 0, in its other grid encounter and Lombard stopped Abingdon, 20 to 0. Thursday night's game is slated to get underway at 7:15. Neither Coach Ray Fritch of Lombard nor Charlie Edwards of Churchill care io go out on the limb and all indications are that it will be a close and hard-fought contest. Probable Linoupt Lombard le .. It lg c rg rt re qb lh rh fb Churchill Williams Smith Perry Herrin A. Kimbrough Shriber Terpenlng T. Bruington E. Kimbrough Carlson Newlon ON THE REBOUND BY "SWICK" Gillenwater Duvall-Hall Pence Munson Nelson Flacco Toller-Horaney Anderson McGrlff Gatt Anderson Kelly Decisions Bobby Thompson HOLYOKE, Mass. UP) — Brian Kelly, 138V4, of Niagara Falls, Ont., put on a late rally last night to gain a unanimous eight-round decision from Bobby Timpson, 134, of Youngstown, Ohio, at Valley arena before 921 boxing fans. The pair fought at close range for the first half of the bout and then slugged the rest of the way. Timpson had a slim edge after six NORTHWEST CONFERENCE . . . Review and Preview . . . Galesburg spilled East Peoria, 38-12, with sophomore back, Chuck Williams, leading the way. . . . Rock Island, despite the fact that they had four touchdowns nullified due to penalties, defeated Moline, 27-6. The game was marred by loose ball handling by both teams and a serious injury to halfback George Jamieson of Moline. He incurred a brain concussion while tackling a Rock Island runner. . . . East Moline whipped Davenport, 21-13, on the running of Ozzic Branch. . , . Champaign walloped Kewanee, 41-14. . . . Games this week . . . Moline at Galesburg . . . Canton at Monmouth . . . East Moline at East Peoria . . . Rock Island at Kewanee. —S— LITTLE SIX LOOP . . . Roscvllle clubbed Knoxville, 40-0. Irvin Sprout continues to shine for the Panthers and fans who have seen the boy in action rate him as a really "terrific back" . . . Abingdon clipped Alexis, 33-7. Dick Tucker and Paul Way were impressive for the Commandos ... the same goes for John Elder and John Sharer of the Cardinals. . . Hats off to the Abingdon coaches . . .Don Viar and Bob Peck for their fine compliments on the showing of Alexis. . . . Alcdo rolled over ROVA, 34-6, as Art Cook scored three times for the Green Dragons. . . . Friday night games . . . Aledo at Abingdon (you can't afford to miss this one) . . . Knoxville at Alexis . . . Itosc- ville at ROVA. —S— QUESTION BOX . . . This department received a letter in the mail Friday wanting to know who we thought was the best football coach in the Little Six . . . the answer is very easy ... the coach with the best material. . . . One mentor this season is being given a bad time oy a few of his team's fans and the criticism Is not only uncalled for, but very unfair. . . . These fellows ought to give a little credit to the winning team ... where the credit belongs .. . instead of sniping their own coach. . . . REMINDER ... We have written this before and we shall continue to write . . . THERE ISN'T ANY COACH BETTER THAN HIS MATERIAL. —S— BRAIN TEASER. . . . What player in a World's Series hit a home run in his first time at bat, but was removed for a pinch-hitter when he was scheduled to make a second trip to the plate? . . . Readers of this newspaper sending in the correct name of this player to The Sporting News, 2018 Washington Ave., St. Louis, Mo., will be mailed the latest copy of The Sporting News. All replies must be 'postmarked not later than Oct. 22, 1953. —S— SIWASII SIDELIGHTS . . , Saturday is Turkey Day as Knox travels to Monmouth to battle the Scots in another chapter of their football series that started back in 1888. ... In that time Siwash has won 32 and lost 23 with seven games ending in a deadlock. Monmouth won, 26-7, last year, the '51 game ended up at 6-all. . . . Knox won, 13-7, in 1950. . . . The Scots are undefeated in four outings this year having rolled over Augustana, Carleton, Cornell and Ripon. . . . Knox lost their first three games ... St. Olaf, Coc and Grinncll . . . before winning Saturday against Carleton, 27-7. . . . Coach Jelly Robinson won't have Ray Brooks, Little All-American, back to harass Siwash this season, but he has found another great runner in Barry Frakes to carry on. . . . The Viola product is pacing the Scots' offense with a total of 73 points in four games with 53 in Midwest Conference play. ... In topping Carleton last Saturday the Siwashcrs looked good. . . . Tom Seidel (center) played a whale of a game on defense and he also recovered a fumble that paved the way for a Knox TD. . . . Ed Beavan, aided by some fine blocking by Carl Hoehn, Dick Bogard and Dave Eckley, gave the Siwash Dads a real thrill with an 80 yard punt return for a TD. —S— THE BEST EVER? . . . Coach Jim Lewis of Pekin rates his fullback, George McLeod, as the best that he has ever coached. The Chinks plastered Lincoln, 27-0, last week and it now appears that they are headed for an unbeaten season. —S— FIGHTIN' ILLINI The Illinois-Minnesota game that is coming up Saturday at Champaign has got the local grid fans all excited. . . . This department had at least 15 phone calls Monday getting ticket information. . . Mickey Bates and J. C. Caroline really showed their heels to the Buckeyes. . . Caroline toted the ball 24 times for 193 yards for a pair of TD's . . . Bates carried the pigskin 23 times for 152 yards and four touchdowns. ... A quote from Doug Mills . . . "This was the greatest football victory Illinois has won in my memory." . . . Minnesota pulled a mild upset also Saturday by defeating Northwestern, rounds, then Kelly took the last 30-13, with All-American Paul Giel providing the punch. Paul lugged two to gain the verdict. There!the ball 21 times for 98 yards and completed two passes in four at- were no knockdowns. I tempts and also tallied a touchdown. 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