The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas on September 9, 1952 · Page 7
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Leavenworth, Kansas
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Tuesday, September 9, 1952
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THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES. Tuesday Evening, September 8.1952. Seven 'IN THE SPORTLIGHT By GIL SMITH Leavemvorth Times Sports Editor Fistic fans throughout the country eagerly await the upcoming Sept ember 23 match at Philadelphia's Munici- Stadium where Rocky Marciano — "the Brockton B u s t- attempts to the heavyweight crown from the some- f\v h a t elderly .brow of Jersey •Joe Walcott. Fistic crowns, and belts, emblematic of the world's championship in the various weight divisions, are worth plenty of "mazuma," particularly that of the heavyweight division. But the fistic art in all divisions, to hear the oldtimers tell it, hasj not produced champions or near- champions as those exponents who battled furiously in the squared-circle during the first two, decades of the Twentieth Century. A 2-Team Chase Still Prevails in the Major Leagues Giants Gain An Even Break To Hang On The By JOE REICHLEil New York Giants still Missouri's Don Faurot stick believe in miracles and the Cleve- lands refuse to vanish from the ace. Thus the league-leading Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees must extend themselves to the limit during the final three weeks of the campaign if they are to meet in the October World Series The Yankees own a two-game lead in the American League race but must play all but three of their final 16 games away from home The Indians have the same num- Gene Tnnney Take the heavyweight division,, lor instance. According to the oldsters, the "big boy" class has had only one champion worthy of the name during the past 20 years. That of course was Joe Louis. Louis—in his prime—was good, so the old boys say, but will name you at least three, usually Jack Dempsey, Jack Johnson and Gene Tunney, whom they opine would (likewise in their prime), make mincemeat of the Brown Bomber. Writing in "The Heavyweight Division" for Packard Sports Library, Harry Grayson, veteran NEA Service sports editor, says "No more than eight modern heavyweight champions are worthy of ranking, and I would put them in this order:" LJack Dempsey. S.Jack Johnson. S.James J. Jeffries. 4.John L. Sullivan. S.Gene Tunney. 6.Bob Fitzsimmons. T.James J. Corbett, S.Joe Louis. Gra3'son does not mention the current crop of which Marciano, Walcott, Harry Matthews and Ezzard Charles are generally conceded to be the class, but probably implies by not rating them they may or may not qualify as "sparring partners" for the likes of Dempsey, Johnson, Jeffries, et al. Alvin Dark ber of games to play, but 14 of them are in Cleveland, kees and Indians meet The only Yan- once more this season, but that game, too. will be played in Cleveland. Neither the Dodgers nor the Giants has a schedule advantage. Each club has 16 to play at home and three on the road. But the Giants are comforted by the fact Missouri's Don Faurot Plans 2 Formations on the Attack KANSAS CITY It looks like plans with to his two - pronged attack in the Seven again this football season. Faurot, who originated the split-T, turned to the spread formation last season in an effort to add strength to h club. H e i s young ' s started using both formations in practice again this year. gers crushed them, 10-2, in the afternoon clash, but Leo Durocher's gallant crew bounced back to win the night portion of the twin bill, 3-2, to barge back into the thick of the battle. A two-run sixth inning homer by Alvin Dark and a ninth-inning, two-out double by Don Mueller won for the Giants after Joe Black's brilliant relief hurling and Duke Snider's power hitting had given the Dodgers an easy first-game triumph. "They'd better not stop to look back because we're coming," shouted Dark following the split that gave the Giants a three- to-two edge in the five-game series. "This was one we had to win and we did it." Manager Charlie Dressen of the Dodgers retorted: "If we'd have won this one, they wouldn't have a chance. But they've still got to go like hell. vjicuita cm- »-uiiiL«_ii icu. uv uic j.a\*i , , that they are better off this sea-|We_won\Mowrjt : ^s_yean Im son than they were a year ago today. satisfied. I figured if we could win two of the five games we're in— and we did." Last year at this time, thej Giant skipper Leo Durocher Giants trailed the Dodgers by 6Vz games. Tuesday, following Monday's split of their day-night doubleheader, New York was only five lengths in back. The Giants' desperate bid overtake the Dodgers appeared to ; have been stopped when the Dod-' thought differently, naturally. "All I know is we were five games back with nine to go last year," he said. "That I know. Now we're to'go." five back with 19 to Now conies LOOK magazine, with a story in its most recent issue (September 9) by Gene Tunney, mentioned above as one of the great all-time "heavies." It was Tunney — the Fighting! Marine of World War 1—who first! detroned the great Dempsey at Philadelphia Sebtember 23, 1926; then did it again in the famous "Long Count" affair at Chicago a "d basketball official of the Mid- September 22, 1927. ilands, who happens to hold a re- Tunney, in the magazine story, jsponsible position for a Kansas City four in this order: Matthews, Charles. Walcott and Marciano. "The boxers first." he explained in Look. "Then the heavier punchers." The finale,. the one round with the Brockton Blockbuster, would be "the wildest first round since Dempsey-Firpo." Gene believes, with both men likely to go down "one or more times" before the erd. He said Marciano would carry the fight to Dempsey, but that Rocky's short-armed. overhand style of punching, "would leave him vulnerable to Dempsey's inside hooks to the body and head." He conceded, however, that Hocky "would not fear Dempsey," and that Jack "would be in some danger with this strong young slugger." The first victim would be Matthews, a "good, well-rounded fighter." Jack Hurley's boy would try to outpoint Dempsey by jabbing and hooking, Tunney theorized. But he'd eventually be maneuvered into a corner, and then Barry "would be hit harder than he ever had thought it possible . . . Gameness and ability to clinch and move might enable Matthews to weather the first round. But the second would bring his doom." Ft. Leavenworth Softball Team Loses, 3-0 Score FIFTH ARMY SOFTBALL At Indianapolis • (Double elimination) Ft. Sheridan, HI., 3, Ft. Leavenworth, Kas., 0 Ft. Custer. Mich., 5, Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., 1. (Second round) Camp Crowder, Mo.. 17 Granite City, m.. Engineers 16 (Granite City eliminated) Missouri ranked second nationally in forward passing offensive last year although it finished at the bottom of the conference standings. In previous years Missouri, using the split-T almost exclusively had picked up most of its yardage on the ground. Faurot expects an Improved ground game but apparently he's going to rely on the spread also. His squad went through a stiff Detroit 45 passing scrimmage Monday. The Missourians worked without Tony Scardino, the spread formation passing specialist. An injured elbow put him out of action temporarily, but the injury was not believed serious. Missouri meets Maryland a week from Saturday in its season opener a Columbia, Mo. Coach Bud Wilkinson of Oklahoma apparently is expecting Missouri and some of the Sooners' other rivals to throw the spread formation at him again this fall. He's starting preparations early. Monday he tried out some defensive arrays against the spread, working with six, seven and eight men in the secondary. By The Asssoeiated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE W New York 82 Cleveland 80 Boston 72 Chicago 71 Washington 72 Philadelphia 71 St. Louis 56 L 56 58 64 65 66 67 82 91 Pet. GB .594 .580 2 .529 9 .522 10 .522 10 .514 11 .406 26 .310 36 TUESDAY'S SCHEDULE- New York at St. Louis (night) Raschi (15-5) vs Lirtlefield (0 ; 4) Philadelphia at Cleveland (night) Shantz (22-6) vs Wynn (19-12) • Boston at Detroit Trout (9-11) vs Houtteman (7-18) Washington at Chicago (2 - twi- night) Porterfield (12-13) and Fon- nieles 1-0) vs Rogovin (12-9) and Dorish (7-3) MONDAY'S RESULTS No games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 86 49 New York 81 St. Louis 79 .637 .600 .581 Pittsburgh 39100 .28149 Chicago 67 At Ames, la., three more players Cincinnati joined the Iowa State squad. Bob Clendening, the top kicking specialist, returned after recuperating from an appendectomy. Quarterback Dick Mann and sophomore Chuck Hackman also showed up for practice. Dan Brown, the No. 2 quarter- hack at Nebraska, severely injured an ankle in practice, giving the Cornhuskers a setback, Brown apparently aggravated a bone break he suffered last summer. The practice session at Kansas 60 Boston 59 71 76 76 Pittsburgh 39 100 .486 20% .441 26'/s .437 27 .281 49 TUESDAY'S SCHEDULE Chicago at Brooklyn (night) Hacker (12-8) vs Moore (1-1) LarryDobyand Hank Sauer Top Sluggers NEW YORK (31 — Outfielders Larry Doby of the Cleveland Indians and- Hank Sauer of the Chicago Cubs appeared to have their league slugging races sewed up Tuesday. With less than of re- three weeks the season Pittsburgh at New York Hogueij?"^;.^' 6 (1-3) vs Connelly (4-0) ^ s m a i ning, slug- i n g averages Hank .Sauer comp ii ed by The Associated Press disclose that Doby, with 258 total bases in 465 times at bat, tops the American League with a .555 mark while Sauer, with an identical .555 slate, heads the National League. The husky Chicago flychaser shows 284 total in 512 trips. Included among Doby's 130 hits are 22 doubles, eight triples and 30 home runs, 'the most in the American League. Sauer, who leads his loop in circuit wallops 2 safeties. Records include games played Sunday. Vic Wertz, of St. Louis, and Luke Easter and Al Rosen of Cleve- an outside chance of USP WMte Sox in 16-2 Victory Over Meyer Metalcraft FEDERAL PENITENTIARY — An awesome exhibition of their favorite weapon, the big inning, the TJSP White Sox copped a 16-2 six-inning win Sunday over Meyer Metalcraft of Kansas City. Employing their customary tactics, the Sox spotted Meyer a 2- run lead in the second, then in the bottom half exploded for no less than 10 runs. In the big frame the winners sent 14 batsmen to the plate who produced seven hits and four walks while the losers were guilty of four errors, their entire output of rriisplays 'during the abbreviated contest. In the meanwhile the Sox, led by Washington, Williams and Marino, found the offerings of a trio of Meyer hurlers for 14 safeties. The Sox limiting the Kansas City club to but three hits, used four pitchers with Williams gettingj credit for the victory. The score: fey er 0 20 000— 234 Results of games last night «t Ideal Recreation: Masonic League Acacia, 2551, won 3 from Lyra, 2179; Farley State Bank; 2495, won 3 from Sinclair Ref. Co., 2247; Hiram, 2567, won 2 from King Solomon, 2117. High scorers — Studdard, Hiram, 604; Bond, Acacia, 588; L. Niemann, Farley State Bank, 558; P. Niemann, Farley State Bank, 547; Robertson, Acacia, 526. Mo-Kan League B. & G. Motors, .2307, from Farley Tractor & USP 0(10)2 Jackson (LP). Colbert 40x— 16 14 3 (2). Ireland .. _. _____ . (4) and Ireland, Rossman: Abraham, Williams (WP-2). Belcher (5), Fenton 16) and Hill, J. Bennett (4). won 3 Implement, 2040; Mason Motors, 2463, won 2 from Hillside Cafe, 2258; Agee Implement. 2156, won 2 from Anderson Oil, 2109; Ferrel Chevrolet, 2120, won 2 from Toonervilla Tavern, 1995. High scorers — LeRoy, Sr., Mara Motors, 589; Kamphefner, Hillside Cafe, 545; Benner. Hillside Cafe, 512; Kalhorn, B. & G. Motors, 496; Faulkner, Mason Motors, 479. St. Louis at Philadelphia (night) Wertz, hitting more regularly Miller (4-2) vs Simmons (11-7). for distance since his acquisition Cincinnati at Boston (2-twi-night) from Detroit, Holds down second Church (5-S) and Perkowski (11-8) vs Spahn (12-15) and Surkont (1111) MONDAY'S RESULTS State was light. It was devoted ;Brooklyn 10-2 New York 2-3 (day- primarily to new plays. (night) place with a .526 average. With 28 home runs numbered among his 98 hits, Easter is in the No. 3 spot at .523. Rosen, the early season leader, is fourth with .517, the result of 267 total bases in 516 times at thej The native plants from which'has walloped 25 homers. plate. The hustling third sacker' Co1 - Lewis. Shropshire But over at the University ofjOnly games scheduled. Kansas, the linemen got a thorough workout on blocking plus a rough scrimmage. Coach J. V. Sikes said'corn was developed never have! Saturday's intra- squad game dis-been determined with any certain-l The Loire is the longest river closed blocking deficiencies. Ity by modern scientists. Jin France. of Golf On Post's No. 17 Hole Two Fort Leavenworth resi dents, Lt. Col. G. B. Hankins and CWO Tom Black recently became members-of golf's "Hole-in-0 n Club" when aces were accom phshed, at different times, o course, on Fort Leavenworth's 127 yard No. 17, known as the "water hole." Both "once in a lifetime" shots were authored by a No. 9 iron Playing with CWO Black were Lt. Col. M. Miller and Lt. Col. J Davis, while Col. M. C. Mesereau Lt. Col. Charles Rider and Lt witnessec Lt. Col. Hankins' shot. Growth of corn is checked b y cool nights. Cliff Ogden, well-known football authors the opinion that the Dempsey of 1919 could flatten Walcott, all in the same evening. wholesale tobacco concern, wasi making one of his rather frequent' Marciano, Matthews and Charles visits to Schanze Cigar Store here, j "It won't be long now, Cliff said. boys," ! Of course, sucli a comparison is "Whew, it's hot. In just about, one man's opinion and such an|^ vo weeks when you guys are per-i affair never could take place. How-j s P irin S like you are today, I'll be. ever, the story makes for interesting reading. It follows, in part Gene Tunney declared in the new issue of Look magazine that "super fighter" Jack Dempsey, "in his prime," would have "demolished" the present four leading heavyweights — Rocky Marciano, Champion Jersey Joe Walcott, Harry Matthews and Ezzard Charles—"all in one night" and within a total of 10 rounds, "or less." In his by-lined article, Tunney, the last heavyweight champ to retire with the crown, claimed the old Manassa Mauler would have "flattened" iron-jawed Marciano— called "the poor man's Dempsey —in less than three minutes. He gave \Valcott the lonest stay of grace, five rounds. Matthews and Charles two heats apiece. By "in his prime." Gene said he meant the Dempsey of 1919, the year Jack k.o.'d Jess Willard for the title. Though admitting he's never asked him, Tunney said he's "sure" Dempsey would want to fight the whistle tooting in the cool breezes] of the Rocky Mountains at Boulder, Colo. (San Jose State vs. Colorado September 20). "Also return" to Boulder as one of the officials for the Oklahoma- Colorado game the following Saturday," said Cliff. When asked about the various teams of the Big Seven, and upcoming conference race, Cliff had little to say—that is, for publication. Ogden did say, however, mat in his opinion, Oklahoma's Sooners were blessed with one of the greatest line coaches in the country— Gomer Jones, former Ohio State grid great. Have You Seen Kansas? U. S. NAVAL AIR STATION, OUTNf One of the Navy's finest cir-training centers rides anchor on a sea of Kansas prairie near Olathe. Laid out on 640 acres of the highest land in Johnson County, the $13,000,000 Air Station is home port for over 1500 landlocked reserve officers and men. These "week end warriors," instructed by regular naval personnel, take to the air every month for concentrated training in new tactics and new equipment. Since the beginning of the Korean conflict, at least one Olathe-trained squadron has seen distinguished combat service with the Far Eastern Fleet. There are many things of interest in Kansas. The U. S. Naval Air Station is near Olathe. But anywhere in Kansas one is privileged to enjoy a moderate glass of beer . . . because "beer belongs." Its sale under orderly conditions is an objective of the brewing industry. The continuous educational program of the United States Brewers Foundation helps beer retailers achieve this service to the public. Kansas Division, United States Brewers Foundation, Topeka 0000- in whiskey, too, there is good... better.v.and The Dakotas and Minnesota are important rye-producing states. Bowl Your Own KENTUCKY BLENDED WHISKEY 93 PROOF KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY The Brunswick Mineralite* Ball is the highest-scoring ball ever developed. And you can start bowling your own now ... fitted to your grip...for only Xl.OO down! 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