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The Akron Beacon Journal from Akron, Ohio · Page 19

Akron, Ohio
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Monday, April 4, 1955
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Monday. April 4, 19!U First Base Job Ripe For Wertz' Takin 20 ARSON BEACON JOURNAL Mitchell, Altobelli Bowing Out Rookie Fails Hitting .Tests By JIM SCHLEMMER MONTGOMERY, AlaMan ager Al Lopez is "tickled to death" by fine condition of his Indians as they travel the roundabout trail toward Cleveland and the season's opener next Tuesday. Only two things bother him even slightly: his bad cold, which is breaking up, and the first base situation which is responsible for some of his sleeplessne. Lopez has every intention of opening with Ralph Kiner in left field; Doby and Smith in the other two fields; Rosen, Strickland and Avila, Hegan and Lemon. HEGAN, because it is tradi tional; Lemon because he is most advanced among the big three, although Bob Feller has by far the best record against the Chicago White Sox, including last year (3-1), the year before (3-0) and lifetime (46-21). Tradition has it, too, that Lopez must not announce his opening day lineup before the penultimate day, lest it spoil newspaper promotion contests, guessing games, tap room debates, and such stuff. Perhaps for that reason Lopez has Joe Altobelli at first base again today while Vic Wertz resumes the business of resting, himself into shape. "I have to see what Altobelli can do," Lopez says again and again, like a stuck phonograph needle. "Anyhow, Vic had rested for five days when he rejoined us yesterday and I've got to give him a chance to catch up slowly." WHAT LOPEZ possibly is saying is that he has seen Dale Mitchell at first base and knows what Dale can and can not do. The latter would seem to be in the majority. Lopez also quite probably is saying that Altobelli doesn't look like he will hit well enough to hang around, and that he wants to give him no chance to say he wasn't given a chance when the time comes to send him back to Indianapolis. Now you can't prove anything about this first base business and even the interview-experts on "Meet the Press" couldn't get Lopez to admit anything before next Monday. BUT MITCHELL hasn't been used at first base since the last game in Tucson when he messed up a couple plays that led to a loss for the Indians. And Altobelli, after hitting three doubles at San Antonio, hasn't hit anything since. When he struck out in the eighth Sunday at New Orleans on his third time in the game it marked his 13th consecutive hltless time at bat during Which he has hit only one ball out of the infield. So the handwriting is clear: Wertz will work out but not . NIGH SCHOOL LOCAL COLLEGE 1KDUSTRIAI fMlttll luttlfcill FMtyi luhlfcall hikilhill ar ay sts ar. ID &MD Wlht 6anni ' ' ' 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 s a. I would like to see the Parochial schools take part in the City Championship playoff? Yes ( ) No ( ) I would attend luayed on this night: Monday Tuesday more basketball (please circle) Wednesday Saturday I would attend more football games if they were played daytime: (please circle) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Saturday I would attend more football games if they were played at night: (please circle) Monday Tuesday Wednerfay Saturday t ' - 'In .v GEXE COXLEY .'..goes 8 Innings i ngm;iii iiiiimi Mm ni)jiiij .jm i , t , tSj J if "7 . adpP CHAMPS CUT CAPERS Akron's Hayes Alan Jenkins holds the trophies and Ten ley Albright of Boston dances happily around ClWk Sporl Poll We Want Reasons For Poor Crowds Attendance at Akron sports events is dowh. The Beacon Journal wants to know why. We of the sports department feel the answer must come from the fans. We are soliciting your help. Throughout the year one can hear many reasons why certain individuals are staying away from high school, college and industrial sports events in Akron. There never has been an attempt to obtain a consensus, however. games If they were Thursday Friday Thursday Friday Thujsday Friday LATEST EFFORT IS 5-1 Braves' By I nilrd Fmi It's no joke in National league dugouts when the Milwaukee Braves insist this could be the year 6-foot, 8-inch Gene Conley reaches the heights. A 14 game winner last season, the towering sidearmer has been one of the Grapefruit League's most effective pitchers this Spring and looms as a likely 20-game winner. In addition, he's shaping up as the man who could make the Brooklyn Dodgers' sluggers forget Sal Maglie. It is believed that if a poll is taken to determine why the majority of persons are staying away from events, steps will follow to correct the problem or problems. OX THIS PAGE is a questionnaire... by checking or circling the reasons why you stay away from some events you can help focus attention on the things why have undermined attendance. Also, for fans who attend all the events, but have an idea that might restore attendance. the Beacon Journal is requesting you write or type your ideas on a separate sheet of paper. There are 16 points listed on our questionnaire. You might tnlnk of others. Mail your questionnaire, oth er points which you think of and your ideas to Attendance Poll, Beacon Journal, Akron, O Trabert Notches 4th Over Seixas SAN JUAN, P. R. (W-Tony lrabert s string of victories over national tennis champion Vic Seixas stood at four today. Trabert stormed from behind to beat Seixas, 8-6, 5-7, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2. Sunday in the final round of men's singles in the Caribe Hilton Invitation Tournament. Darlene Hard of Montebello, Cal., won the women's title in an upset over Dorothy Head Knode of New York, 61, 6-2. Dental Plates Repaired 3-Hr. Service or. h. n. worn OR. B. C. LIKENS, Aiioritt. EAST AKRON 941 E. MARKET ST. dM-MM Conley COXLEY demonstrated his ability to handle the Dodgers "a la Maglie" when he posted a 51 record against them last season and he's taken up this Spring right where he left off. In a total of 15 innings against Brooklyn he has allowed only one run and seven hits. Conley became the first Milwaukee pitcher to go eight innings Sunday when he limited the Dodgers to one run and six hits in the course of the Braves' 5-1 triumph at Chattanooga, Tenn. A pop-fly double by Pitcher him after they won the senior men's and ladies' titles again in the National Figure Skating championships. AP. Kluszewski, McMillan Do 'Burn'. Trick 'CHARLOTTE, N. C. CW-Who's on second? Ted Kluszewskl and Roy McMillanat the same time. The mixup happened Sunday during an exhibition game between the Cincinnati Redlegs and Washington Nationals. Klu slid into second base from first at the same 'time McMillan was sliding back to second from third. Here's how it occurred: With Roy on second and one out, Klu lined a drive inside the foul line. Right Fielder Tommy Umphlett made a great catch but tumbled into the overflow crowd. McMillan didn't think the ball was caught and rounded third. However, First Base Umpire Hank Crawford ruled a fair catch and McMillan had to retrace his steps. Kluszewski, thinking he had collected a hit, met McMillan at second. Neither was injured. Hornets Enjoy 2-2 Advantage BUFFALO, N. Y. (W Willie Marshall and Earl Balfour are carrying the load for the Pittsburgh Hornets in the Calder Cup playoffs just as they did during the regular American Hockey League season. Each player had a big hand in Pittsburgh's 4-3 victory over Buffalo Sunday night which enabled the Hornets to take a 21 lead over the Bisons in the best of seven championship series. RACING TODAY thru MAY 21 HOME OF THE Ascot Gold Cup 1STH RUNNING, MAY 14 DECISION Continues To Haunt Bums Russ Meyer and Jim Gilliam's single produced Brooklyn's run. 4 THE BRAVES, meanwhile, collected eight hits including a homerun by Bill Bruton as they took a 4 3 edge over ti e Dodgers in the Spring series. Milwaukee's overall Spring record against major league opposition is 11-8 while Brooklyn's mark is 812. ROBIN ROBERTS of the Philadelphia Phillies, who's also up there when potential 20-game winners are dis Jenkins Clicks Again Hayes Nails Third U.S. Skate Title Tenlcv Albright Also Repeats COLORADO SPRINGS, Col.j (IP) Hayes Alan Jenkins of Akron, 0., a near-flawless performer on ice, is getting better each time he wins the national senior men's figure skating championship, but he has no more worlds to conquer . since he has done that three times. The judges rated the 22-year-old Colorado College student's performance almost perfect in Saturday night's finals at the Broadmoor Ice Palace, giving him 97.9 points of a possible 100. One judge was so impress' ed he rated Jenkins only one percentage point below perfect. JENKINS drew a standing ovation from the packed arena with his free solo. Earlier in the week, he was a unanimous choice in the other senior men's event the school figures. ' Nancy Heiss, a 13-year-old New York City lass, captured the junior ladies title Saturday night and immediately cast her eyes on next year's senior ladies title. However, 17-year- old Tenley Albright of Newton, Mass., still was the class among the women. Miss Albright won the senior championship for the third time Friday night to match her three world's titles. Jenkins also is a three-time winner of both the world and national titles. ROBIN G REINER and Carole Ann Ormaca of Berkeley, Cal., continued the monotony by winning their third national championship in the senior pairs. Other champions crowned Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Bodel of Berkeley, Cal., in the Gold Dance and Ray C. Sato and Barbara Stein of Los Angeles. David Jenkins, Alan's brother, placed second in the men's division. Janice Marie Crappa of Los Angeles was second to Miss Heiss in the ladles division. Summer Tan flakes Debut NEW YORK (INS) Summer Tan, the 3-year-old colt regarded as one of the chief threats to Nashua In the Kentucky Derby, is scheduled to make his 1955 debut today in a mile and a sixteenth allowance race at Jamaica. Summer Tan hasn't raced since winning the $269,000 Garden State Stakes last October. The colt, owned by Mrs. John Galbreath, was sidelined by a near-fatal ailment. The son of Heliopolis will be ridden by Eric Guerin, the jockey who piloted Boston Doge to victory in the Experimental Handicap Saturday. Put Inchtt ( mM muiU tit ywr chert rmi kgt. lUduct ywr walillin. FmI ood leak Imm baf punching. Only $40 ftt year. ' APOLLO HEALTH CLUB 94 N. Ja-ala St. Blt-SSSR r cussed, and Tom Morgan, an ll game winner for the New York Yankees last season, also turned in fine performances in exhibition games yesterday. Roberts, the Phillies' opening day pitcher, went the distance, allowing eight hits and walking only one batter, although he bowed to the Boston Red Sox. 4-2. Roberts couldn't handle Rookie Norm Zauchin, who drove in three runs with a homer and single and scored the fourth. Morgan, who ran up most of his record against second- KNOCKDOWN? FOOEY From an un-graceful sitting position. Peanut-weight Aloys Heyen tries to explain to Referee Charles Mlntner that he had merely lost his Even Willi '(W Gonzales CLEVELAND CP) Taking "love" out of Cleveland's professional tennis championships was a success and will be repeated next year, Promoter Jack March said today. March introduced a new scoring method for the three-day tournament that ended Saturday night and found the spectators liked it. About 7,000 fans paid during the three days, compared with 5,- 000 in five days last year. MISSING WERE such old scores as: "15-love," "15-all," "30-15," "40-15" and "game." Instead games were scored the same as table tennis. The first man to get 21 points took the set. That works out to just a little more than half as many points as made up the old set and, says March, "gives older guys a chance to play singles again." March estimates an average set under the old scoring system had about 70 points, counting the number of deuce games. Even a close game under the new system, say 21-19, would have only 40 points. ANOTHER experiment, allowing only one serve, is still up for discussion. March said possibly next year the tournament will go back to allowing two. The one-serve system, March said, would develop a more rounded player but contestants, especially, like to be able to go for the big serve knowing they'll get another MEN WANTED To Train as Builders, i Estimators & Contractors Prediction! are .that the building industry will continue at a high level for many years. Now you can taka advantage of this "boom." The American Technical Society a not-for-profit educational institution, now offers to train men in .their spare time at home to help gain the trade related knowledge needed for every phase of buildinir, estimating and contracting. No classes to attend. No interference with Cssent work. Texts furnished, ssons come direct to your home. Progress as fast as your time and ability permit. Diploma awarded. Low tuition rates. Write today for complete information to Box ABJ-44, American Technical Society, 850 E. 58th Street, Chicago 37, Illinois. .y division teams last season, became the second Yankee pitcher to go nine innings this Spring in an easy 13-1 rout of the Memphis Chicks. Mickey Mantle, Enos Slaughter and Andy Carey all hit homers for the Yankees. LITTLE BOBBY SHAXTZ bounced back irom his latest injury he as hit with a line drive last week with a steady, five-Inning performance as the Kansas City Athletics beat Savannah, '8-1. Eddie Yost's two-run ninth-inning homer enabled the Pi Itulod On I Defends Net Honors chance if they miss the first. March decided on the experiment after playing an exhibition against Don Budge at Canton. The crowd liked it here, too, he said. In addition, it appealed to youngsters. 'This . way, young kids don't have to waste all that time learning the trick word-age of the old system," March explained. Also eliminated this tourna-I Wings 'Check' Canadiens, 4-2 DETROIT (IP) Marty Pave-lich and Tony Leswick, members of Detroit's so-called "checking line," are playoff poison to the Montreal Canadiens. Pavelich turned Montreal's usually potent power play into a nightmare Sunday night with a dramatic unassisted goal in the dying minutes. The goal carried the Red Wings to a 4-2 victory over the Canadiens in the opener of- their best-of-seven Stanley Cup championship series. '300... $500... '1,000 THIS MONEY FOR SPRING CLOTHES . to PAY TAXES and We are making quick cash loam to lots of men and women every day. Good folks like you get the money privately. They buy clothes and bargains, pay taxes and bills. It's far easier on the pay check, with just ONE place to pay. What are your Spring needs? Add thern up and stop in. One easy-to-pay loan might help you more than you think. When it comes to money, come to CITY LOAN and BE SATISFIED. 266 S. MAIN ST. FR-6-3101 - Akron, O. Akron, 266 S, Main, FR-6-3101 - Open Monday Nights, Barberton, 503 W. Tuscarawas, SH-5-3156 - Open Friday Nights Cuyahoga Falls, 2017, Front St., WA-9-2175 - Open Friday Nighty Offices in Kent, Ravenna ard throughout Ohio v Washinnton Senators to take a 61 lead over the Cincinnati Redlegs in their series with a 64 victory at Charlotte. Jack Shepard hit a grand slam homer to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 11-8 win over the Baltimore Orioles; Rip Repulski's grand slammer sparked the St. Louis Cardinals to a 12-7 conquest of the Chicago White Sox; Ned Carver yielded only two hits as the Detroit Tigers routed Atlanta, 8-0. In a six-inning game and the Chicago Cubs pounded out a 12-3 victory over San Antonio. shoe, not his senses in his bout with Guy Erickson at Annapolis, Md. Erlckson? He's not talking. But it's not everyone who can knock an opponent out of his shoes. AT. ment was the practice of changing courts !on odd games. 'That eliminates all that towel-and water stalling we used to have and speeds things up," Marcil continued. DICK GONZALES successfully defended his Cleveland singles title with a 21-16, 19-21, 21-8, 20-22, 21-19 finals victory over Francisco Se-gura, the Ecuadorian mite. Both of them now live in Los Angeles. Of the $10,000 in prize money, Gonzales got $2,000 and Segura $1,600. The rest of the cash was split among other players. Segura and Jack Kramer of Los Angeles won the doubles title from Gonzales and Budge, 24-22, 21-16, 21-18. Examine Archie SAN FRANCISCO (TP) World Light Heavyweight Champion Archie Moore makes an attempt to regain his California boxing license today when he undergoes a physical at the California State Athletic Commission office. Bills THE 4 AVINt COMMNV City ILOAN ....0,AAkAAu.VAJAkiA.

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