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eKID LINE' SPARKS FLYERS TO OPENING-GAME VICTORY, 4 TO Another Hockey Season Opens-With Action I Star-Timea I'hnto A FLYER INVASION of Pittsburgh territory Is broken up here by the Hornets' defense as the hockey season began last night at the Arena with the St. Louis team winning, 4-2. Trying to find the disc is Elwin Morris (10) of the visitors, center, while Stan Kemp, in whits at left, checks a Flyer out of the play. s STAR -TIMES b Page 28 u Wed., Oct. 15, 1947. Lambert, Peterson Bowlers Hold Team Reunion Banquet With on? pnrllrlpant flying In from New York City and another maklne a long journey from Pittsburgh, the well-known Wooster Lam-bert and Peterson bowling teams held their first reunion In 10 years lat night at the Statler Hotel. t - Docsn't INVcil 'Em Wrestler Fined In Vitamin Theft LOS ANGELES. Oct. 15 (INS Jack Sherry, a 210-pound wrestler, was hurt today Indignant bftter at the Jury that found him guilty of stealing a 12 89 package of vitamin. Judee Leo Aggeler fined htm $100 for taking the package of vitamin tablets from drugstore. Attorney Maurice J. Hlndln said: "Why, my client doesn't need vitamins this Is ridiculous. I'll take this to the highest court in the land." Bill Corum Gets Post At Suffolk Downs Track BOSTON. Ort. 15. (UP) Bill Corum. New York Journal-American sports columnist, has been named executive vice president of Suffolk Downs horse race track. Announcement of Corum's appointment was made last night by track president Allan J. Wilson. Corum said he intendrd to retain Lambert came In from New York and Ray Neldringhaus arrived from Pittsburgh to renew acquaint ances ana relive memories of the ,s a derane ago when these two teams were about the finest In the city, bowling In the Major City League. It was derided to hold the get-together when the veterans received a not from Jerry Amellng, jOreater St. Louis Bowling Assoc 1-latlon seceretary, : -yarding various A. B, C. tournament records made by St. Louisa na since 1001 and including several marks registered by these two clubs. Attending the reunion besides Lambert were Joe Monnlg, Roy Nelson. Rudl Meyer, Nledrlnghaus,, Eddie Held. Joe Weiss, Al Gehner and Pete Forgey. The teams rolled together for an estimated 15 years before disbanding. 1,200 Grooms And Exercise Boys On Strike At Jamaica NEW YORK, Oct. 15. (UP) A general strike of grooms and exer cise boys at all metropolitan race tracks was called today, shortly before the opening of the annual fall meeting at the Jamaica oval. Officials of the track said that they would carry out the seven- race program, although It was doubted whether all of the horses would be able to run, since the owners themselves were required to saddle the animals and lead them from the paddocks. Five horses were scratched from the first race because of the walkout. The walkout was called by Local 814 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (A. F. L.), comprising all grooms and exercise riders at the local tracks. About 1,200 men and boys were involved In the walkout. As soon as the strike was called, pickets were placed around the five gates at the track, and union truck drivers, hauling horses in vans from other ovals, refused to cross the picket lines. Pickets also were Installed later at the gates of the two other Long Island tracks at Aqueduct and Belmont to prevent horses quartered there . from being transported to Jamaica. The striking grooms and exercise boys are asking for a union shop and wage increases, both of which have been denied by the various owners with whom they bargain individually, but fr Identical contract provisions. Q-Backs Hear Bradbury Robinson's Story Of Forward Pass' Beginning The story or the forward pass, football's most potent weapon, was told today before a packed Quar with the new Job. His plans for Suffolk Downs, he said, included Improving the caliber of competing hones and making racing more attractive for the patrons. Gears Sign Fogo. CHICAGO, Oct. 15. (INS) The Chicago American Gears w ere strengthened today by the acquisition of Pete Fogo. all-Amerlcan basketball star from Gary, Ind. Fogo, 6 leet 4 Inches tall, scored 1.372 points In four seasons at Pepperdlne (Cal.) College. hts newspaper affiliation along : terbacks' Club, meeting at Hotel DeSoto. by the man who not only was partly responsible for Its Introduction Into the game but also threw the first pass. The man Is Dr. Bradbury Robinson, who operates a clinic In St. Louis, Mich., now, but whose name has gone down in history of St. Louis University athletics as one of its great stars. Robinson, here for a medical convention and to attend the Bllll-ken Homecoming game against Drake Saturday night, outlined the steps necessary before the forward pa-sa became a reality. In 1904. he said, President Theodore Roosevelt became alarmed at the great number of football fatalities, and wrote governors of various states asking for suggestlonf to "open up the game." u(cetlon to LaFoHette. Robinson, talking to the late Governor Robert M. LaFoHette. Sr., of Wisconsin, made the suggestions that the forward pass be injected into the game, that kicking be developed and that the requirements for making a first down be changed to 10 yards In four downs instead of five yards In three downs Hockey At a Glance LAST NIGHTS RESULTS AtftirW llAGUt. Hry ft SiiriHfhtltf , ! 4 f ll4 1 ahiMtt,M 4 eilariillfcl f N4TIAW4I. IIA6US. Ma fM ii4mI4. U. II4SUI. at, nr.. !. 3 Twi.a TONIGHT'S SCHEDULE axraiCAi LI46WI. C '!) at Rnala eHala at MartHav 'ia'it at ettuaurait. Hm Nina at eraviaa. NTinL II4SUI. C !! at Datrait. u. a tissue. titawaaaalia at Mawtt. ftaHa at Kaaaa Ctty. The changes eventually were made, at the close of the 1905 season. By that, time, Robinson had moved from the University of Wisconsin to St. Louis U., and prevailed upon Billiken athletic authorities to sign Eddie Cochems. then an assistant at Wisconsin, as Billiken coach. Cochems. he added, brought a few Wisconsin players with him. "I had worked on forward passing, and at the time the pass was Introduced I was the only finished passer In the country," Robinson said. Undefeated Record. The first pass was thrown against Carroll College of Wisconsin in the first game of the 1906 season, one in which the St. Louis team won eleven games and lost none, scored 407 points to their opponents' 11. Against Kansas that year. Robinson threw a pass of 87 yards, a record that still stands. Among other speakers on the program were the Rev. J. J. Keefe, S.J., of St. Louis U., and the Rev. Patrick J. Holloran, S.J., president of the university. In attendance were Dr. H. B. DcPew and Dr. R. C. Berry, tackle and end. respectively, on the 1907 St. Louis team, and members of the 1947 Billiken coaching staff and team. Fly in it Jtnrf PITTSBURGH. Batlen , . Morrii Olckrna , . Hamilton ...... Bnitnn eitll)B. . .0. . . . .L. D. . . . n. a . . ...c. . L. w . . FLYERS. .... Hlahtnn . Shawehiik Lara . Gratia filaitii Didna. R. W W i lion Rafaroai Barnla LeMaitra and Joa Patrick. Pittsburgh nar Samia. Kamn, P. Backor. HIM, Lanlla, Smith, Sloan, Onwn, O'Flahorty ana VMtaiio. flvar narat Kamnman, lund. Trlaa. Blark. nuon McAlta, MtCamh, Paia, Raynak and H. Backor. Firit 0riod acorino 1, Pittsburgh, Coitalla (uawan, k:ik; c. pimburoh. Smith (Lantll. O'Flaharty). 17:13. Ponaltiaa O'Flaharty hoak. WlUon). 17:13. Pfnaltirt O'Flaharty (hook-ing); Pons (Irlnnlng) ; Kama lntarfaranc) ; Hamilton (holding). St. Lou It. Kama. Loull. Gladu un- MeCamb Socand ntrlod leering 4 man (flrou), 3:40: 6. St. atalittd), 1N:23. PtnaltlM H. Backar (tripping): (trinningi. Third prriod tearing tl. St. Louit, H. Barkar (unaMlitod), S:45. Pnlti P. Backor (ma-nr. fighting); Gladu (tripping). Stops! Bastion 10 4 JR 32 Highton 12 8 8 2S Baseball Foes ---Hockey P.ils Reiser Attacks Strategy Of 'Famous Walk9 Ice hockey was the principal dlfh on the menu while the Flyer were opening their Amerlran Iw key league season agnlnst the Pittsburgh Hornets here last nieht, but there was a good old-fashioned baseball "rhubarb" go-lrg on throughout the game in r.'rx No. 8 at the Arena. That the group of setts occupied by Irry (Yogli Berra. catcher-outfielder of the World Champion Yankees; Harold Fete Reiser, outfielder for the National League champion Dodgers, and Joe Oaraglola, catcher for the deposed Cardinals. It wasn't unusual for this trio of bitter" baseball enemies to be enjoying a hockey game together. They're all residents of St. Louis and good friends de-?ple their respective performances as stars on rival major lague clubs. Speak Their Mere. But In between hearty rounds of applause for the hockey players. Berra. Reiser and Garagiol had their bits to say about the past World Series which the Yanks- won In seven gp.mes. or which the Dodgers stretched to seven games, depending on your personal school of thought. Ben-a. target of many "goat" stories from the press ever since Jackie Roblii&on, Peewee Reese (3) and Al Gionfrlddo managed to stesl second base presumably because of Larry'a "weak" throwing arm from behind the plate was asked how the Dodgers managed to pilfer those sacks. "Don't you say anything about 'Yogi'," Oaraglola chimed in. "he's my boy!" lOnmglola and Berra, are neighbors, living across the street from each other on "The Hill" In southwest St. Louis. They both broke into American Legion baseball together and both set the enviable record of being on a championship nine in their freshman years in the majors.) Berra Was Nervous. Larry Just shrugged. "I was nervous, I guess. But youll notice none of those Dodgers managed to steal a base after the third or fourth game!" , Berra explained that nervousness as part of his first assignment in a World Series and part of the task of catching after he had played the greater part of the season as an outfielder. Reiser, a north St. Louis product, sat quietly throughout this discussion, but he finally reached his chance to speak. He was asked about his turn at bat in the ninth Inning of the fourth game, when Manager Bucky Harris of the Yanks elect ed to walk Reiser, the pinch-hitter who had been sidelined with a bad right ankle, only to have Pinch-Hitter Cookie Lavagetto bang out a two-bagger the Dodgers' only hit off Floyd Bev-ens that won the game, 3-2, In the ninth inning. "I'd have pitched to myself." Pete said, "My ankle was hurting so badly I couldn't have run to first base unless I would have hit the ball out of the park. As it was, that walk was just what we needed." Winter Of Rest. Present plans call for a winter of rest for all three players. Berra. however, plans a trip to St. John's Hospital early next month for a tonsilectomy by Dr. Robert F. Hyland. Other topics of conversation, however, were about Yogi's game of golf - a sport he decided to take up just a tew days-ago. He's been plaving at Sunset Hills with Henry Rugged, prominent res-tauranteur, but he declines to discuss his score. "After all," he said, "I've got a brand new set of clubs and I've only been playing two days. Funny thing, though, yesterday I made the toughest hole In an. even par. but it took me nine strokes to make a 130-yard layout 1" PPP'S pPPsBasajTSFaaa ww Tougli Pittsburgh Team Falls Before 12,209 Fans; Gladu Scores Twice For St. Louis BY RAY J. GILLESPIE. For the first time in four years St. Louis hockey fans can celebrate today. Their beloved Flyers, perennial last-placers in each of the three seasons they have played In the American Hockey League, suddenly find themselves in FIRST PLACE. To make the feat more convincing, Coach Ebble Goodfellow's gallant athletes vaulted to the top rung by Jolting the toughest team In the circuit, Pittsburgh's Hornets, 4-2, before a rabid crowd of 12,209 well-wishers who yelled themselves hoarse in the season's hockey opener at the Arena last night. Sparked by their highly publicized kid line of Henry Backor, John Raynnk and Steve Black, who burned up the Pacific CoasfLcague last season, the Flyers caught fire after a shaky first period and rocked the rough Pittsburgh Icemen back on their heels. Don Grosso, who played with last year's Hershey Bears, made his presence keenly felt, and was ably aided by such old favorites as Mons. Paul Gladu, who contributed two goals, Bingo Kampman, whol added another, and Goalie Hec Highton, whose brilliant stops saved the game during the confusion stages. In addition to the individual performances of these gentlemen, a bit of fisticuffs broke out early In the third period that brought more dismay to the Hornets and provided extra excitement for the patrons. Pete Backor, Pittsburgh de-fenseman and brother of the Flyers Henry, suddenly opened up on our Eddie Olson with a series of rights and lefts that eventually floored the fit. Louis wing-man. Players and referees formed a circle around the two players and when Backor ran out of punches they were separated. A five-minute major penalty was assessed against Punchin' Pete. Mart as "Hornets." For fully five minutes, Pittsburgh players swarmed all around the officials, insisting that Olson should be penalized, too, but their pleas fell on deaf ears as it was pointed out that Olson didn't strike a blow. Then, to add insult to Injury, Pete's kid brother smashed in a goal while the Hornet sat out his penalty, connecting on a shot from a face-off near the Pittsburgh goal. That gnve St. I)uls a two-goal advantage and, in the words of the ex-Flyer coach. Bob Davidson, who now guides the destinies of the Hornets, "Pete's scrap proved the turning point of the game as it gave the Flyers their opening to score again and make victory certain." But before he led his club to a plane for the trip back to Pittsburgh last night, Davidson added: "This Flyer team is the most Improved club I've seen this season. This club is going to win a lot of games and that kid line is going to wow fans all over the circuit. They're absolutely terrific!" Actually, the Flyers resembled the Flyers of former years as they permitted the Hornets to take a 2-0 lead in the opening period on goals by Les Costcllo at 8:46 and Svd Smith at 11:05 minutes. On the latter, the St. Louis defense broke wide open, the Hornets rushed in and peppered Highton who tried but failed to clear Smith's shot. Flyers Strike Back. Then, at 17:13 minutes, with Jack Hamilton serving a penalty for holding, Gladu blasted a high shot past Goalie Aldege Bastien's left ear. As the second period got under way, Kampman turned the place Into an uproar by tying the score on a side shot from 30 feet out. With the Flyers a man short as Billy McComb served a penalty at 18:23 minutes of this session, Gladu stole the disc, skated the length of the ice and rifled a shot past Bas-tien, putting the Flyers ahead where they stayed. As soon as the game ended, the Flyers hugged each other and engaged in a hilarious scene in their club-house. "There'll be more victories like this," promised Coach Goodfellow. "This team has what it takes. They never give up; they fight back and hustle all the way. I was particularly proud of our kid line. Joe Lund (defenseman recalled from Dallas this year) also gave a good account of himself, as did Bingo (Kampman) and Highton." Ice Chips. Before the game, the Arena was darkened, Hec Pozzo was presented with the 1946-47 season "most popular player" award, voted him by the St. Louis fans, and each member of the two teams was introduced in the midst of a huge spotlight. Professor Ralph Stein renderea selections between periods on his mighty Hammond organ, but, a miniature 3-picce band, located in the south balcony, often blared out familiar college tunes amid the cheers of the good-natured crowd. . . . The new press box, high in the east rafters, had its baptism under fire and sports writers, covering the match, didn't stop flying discs for a change. The reason: No hockey player can fire a shot that high. . . Coach Len Loeffler of the basketball Bombers viewed the game from the rafters. . The Flyers depart tomorrow morning for Indianapolis where they piny tomorrow night. The hot, muggy night hardly made conditions ideal. The ice was sometimes sticky, and shirt-sleeved fans spent much of their time wiping their brows. Break Up That Game, Cards! Sundra Seeking $5,413.40 From Browns In Suit Steve Sundra, former St. Louis Browns' pitcher, filed suit today in the United States District Court against the St. Louis American League Baseball Club (Browns) seeking restoration of his status as a pitcher and $5,413.40 alleged due him in salary as part of his 1946 conti'Rct In the petition, filed by United States District Attorney Drake Watson, Sundra charges he was employed by the Browns at an $8,000 per year salary upon his discharge from the army in February, 1940. On May 28, 1946 he was given his unconditional release by the Browns with salary up until June 8, 1946. He now is seeking the balance of the salary he believes due him on the 1946 contract under Section 8-C of the Selective Training and Service act which says a company or corporation must keep a returned veteran on its payroll one year after he returns from service unless the company can show cause for dismissal. General Manager Bill DeWitt is sued his usual "No Comment when informed of Sundra's suit. In a similar case. John Niemlcc whs awarded a full year's milury from the Seattle Ranlers of the Pacific Coast League. Each Card Gels $1,175 Series Cut CINCINNATI, Oct. 15. (AP) Walter Mulbry, secretary-treasurer of baseball, announced today that each full share of World Series money for the world champion New York Yankees at $5,830.03, and $4,081.18 for the defeated Brooklyn Dodgers. Twenty-seven Yankees received full shares, six were voted $4,372.52; four got $2,915.02; five got $1,457.51 each; one got $1,500, and six others were given smaller amounts. Thirty-two full shares were voted by the Dodgers, two got $2,040.59; one got $1,000, one $500; six $300 each and one $250. Full shares for St. Louis, which finished second in the National League, amounted to $1,175.42 and for Detroit, runner-up in the American loop it was $1,165.90. No Trade? Veeck Denies Inviting Evans CLEVELAND. Oct. 15. (UP) President Bill Veeck of the Cleveland Indians today denied that he had invited Billy Evans of the Detroit club to Cleveland for a trade talk concerning Tribe Manager Lou Boudreau and said he would "never sell Boudreau to Detroit anyway." "I'll be glad to talk with him though," Veeck said, "but it can't be about Boudreau. I said earlier that I wouldn't trade Lou to any first division club." Evans had reported in Detroit today that he received an invitation to talk trades with Veeck. .'-,-- - - - , ; : SUr-TliPM Pbota. TWO MKMRKRS OF THE CARDINALS, Stan Muslal, center, and George Munger, right. ar interrupted during their gin rummy game at St. John' lloapital by Nur Alvcra Gretn. MiM Green is showing the players it's time to atop playing and get ready for their appendicitis opera tions, which were performed today. Musial And Munger Undergo Appendix Operations Here BY RAY NELSON. A pair of pesky appendixes belonging to Stan Muslal and Rd Munger, considered by many Cardinal fans the two main reasons for the Re4 Birds failing to win the pennant, were removed today at noon by Dr. Robert F. Hyland, club physician. Besides the two appendectomies, Dr. Hyland said he also removed some bone chips from Munger's right elbow. At St.. John's Hospital, where both Red Birds are confined, it was announced this afternoon that their condition was satisfactory. Many Operations For Baseball. Stars NEW YORK, Oct. 13. (UP) It was "Operation Operation" today as major-league baseball players began undergoing the knife for a flock of ailments which popped up during the past season. Spud Chandler, Yankre pitcher, was recuperating in an Atlanta, Ga., hospital today after having a growth removed from the elbow of his pitching arm. Two of the biggest names sched uled for the knife were Joe DlMag- glo, Yankees, and Hank Greenberg, late of the Pirates. DiMaggio levealed at the end of the World Scries that his throwing arm was dead, and he said . he planned an operation in the hopes of correcting the situation. DiMag did not reveal just when or where he'd enter the hospital. Greenberg was given his release from the Pirates after the season ended. He said that an ailing elbow kept his batting average down. Two members of the Boston Red Sox were contemplating operations today. They were Tex Hughson and Mickey Harris. Both had bad arms. Fiank Gustine, Pittsburgh ln-fielder, was in a Pittsburgh hospital after doctors sought to cor rect a double hernia. His operation was yesterday and his condition was reported as "good." It was knee trouble with Ferris Fain. Philadelphia Athletic first baseman. He is scheduled for an operation on a trick right knee. " Bob Gillespie, rookie hurler for the Chicago White Sox. plans to undergo surgery for a double hernia next month. PARTS Thousands of Hams In stock THOMS PONTIAC 5225 Dclmar (81 FO. 892 Late Sports Flashes DWsinger Joins Red Sox. NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 15. (AP) Roy Dissinger announced today that he had resigned as general manager of the New Orleans baseball club to become affiliated with the Boston Red Sox. He an id that he does not know Just what role he will fill with Boston. Indians Buy Catcher. CLEVELAND, Oct. 15. (AP) President Bill Veeck of the Cleveland Indians today announced the purchase on trial of Ray Murray, 28 -year -old catcher, from the Tribe's farm at Oklahoma City. In return, the Indians sent Outfielder Johnny Ward to Oklahoma City. Tlfe Tribe president also annoumed sale of Pitcher Ray Flaniga to Oklahoma City. Rip Sewcll Given l Release; Travis : On Retired List i CINCINNATI. Oct. 15. (UP)-r Baseball Commissioner A. H, Chandler's official bulletin dis closed today that veteran Infieldefr Cecil Travis of the Washington Senators had been placed on th voluntarily retired list. The 34-year-old Travis, ht came to Washington in 1033, served in the army, from 1942 througix most of 1945 and suffered a severs of frost-bitten feet while la the military. He played In 73 games last season and his batting average dropped sharplv to ,214. Chandler's bulletin also disclosed that 39-year-old Truett Rip Sewell. veteran Pittsburgh Pirata knuckle-ball pitcher, had been given his unconditional release. Sewell came to the Pirates in 1918, enjoying his best seaons in 1943 and 1944 when he won 21 games earn year. He won Ix anl lost four during the 1947 campaign. American Wins In Mexico. MEXICO CITY, Oct. 15. (AP) Gertrude Moran of Santa Monica, Cal., defeated Betty Rosen-quest of Orange, N. M.. 7-5, 7-9. today in the second round of the women's singles of the Pan-American Tennis Tournament. In another match, Nanc Bolton of Australia scored an easy victory over Elvira L. DeAmpudia of Mexico, 6-2, 6-0. Eagles Release Ilinkle. PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 15 (APt The Philadelphia EhrIcs announced today Jack Hlnklc, veteran National Football League backfield ace, had asked for and been granted his outright release. A Year Ago Cards Became World Champs A year ago today the Cardinals became baseball's world cham pions. Today Is the anniversary of that thrilling seventh game of the 194 6 World Series, the anniversary of Enoi S 1 a u g h ter's eight - inning mad dash for home plate from first base on Harry Walker short double. His run made the score 4-3 In favor of the Cardinals. Slaughter. DROP IN For A Game al "ODD-HOURS" Alleys alwaya available Saturday, Sunday or week-day afternoons. Come in during your spare time. Bowt For Mental Relaxation and Recreation GREATER ST. LOUIS BOWLING PROPRIETORS' ASSOCIATION aWLZ3 (TRUCKS SERVICED & REPAIRED PrMia Attention, fapart Mechanics ANDY BURGER MOTORS 354 S. GRAND LA. 700 FRED F. VINCEL MOTOR CO. Modern Efficient 'puffin 3401 Washington NE. 0900 St. Louis' Largest Olds Dealer fflsqf iidmtF . fan n n n o Be sure to say: TIM MM mm iiir .it's made by Hiram Walker a u l r c 89 years at fine whiskey-making makes this whiskey good. 86 proof. Blended Whiskey. 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