Lansing State Journal from Lansing, Michigan on December 19, 1948 · Page 59
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Lansing State Journal from Lansing, Michigan · Page 59

Lansing, Michigan
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Sunday, December 19, 1948
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Prep Basketball Squads Eye Holiday Tournaments I THF LANSING STATE JOURN AJ I MICHIGAN'S GEEAT CAPITAL DAILY I Sunday, Dec 19, 1948 3 riTTH nCTION Strikes to Spare, By Lad Slingerlend Br LAD SLINGERLEND The Intensive tournament campaign is rapidly approaching and the "money" events will be coming from all directions right after the holiday. Just a quick look at the approaching dates may act as a refresher. Of major interest here are the two city tournaments, for men and women. The men's meet, scheduled for the K. of C. alleys starting February 5, carries an entry deadline of January 8. The women's tourney, to be held at the Strand, must be entered by January 14. The dates are February 5-6 and February 12-13. Every team in the city should enter these events, the highlight of the local season. Entries close January 1 for the men's state tournament, to be held In Grand Rapids The Lansing dates are April 8-9 and local Secretary Harold Cutler wants reservations taken up at once, as he must notify officials or the reservations will be canceled by December 21. The first big event here after the holidays will be Maury's seventh annual Singles classic at the Spartan. It will be held January 8-9 and January 15-16. Early entries get preferred positions. The 21st annual Chicago Herald-American wcmen'5 tourney at Chicago, a 2-in-l team sweepstakes, that annually draws local entries, has a deadline of January 9. The Lutheran tournament at Detroit, which was won by Capt. George Bejick'6 local Lulheran team last year, will close its entries January 16. And do not forget the most important date of all January 29. For that's the day-and-evening of The State Journal's first annual Captain-Sponsor tournament, when the man who spends the money will have his long overdue time in the spotlight. Ledge at the K. of C. last week. 2523 to 2.533 Tom Phenlx led the way with 640, and Ken Hudnut had 608. A gathering was held at the Ho- , tel Olds Saturday night that has now been going n for eight years. It was the annual dinner party put i on by Hotel Olds team of the Capital City and Commercial leagues, for its sponsor. Bruce Anderson. I The party has become quite an event in the life of the popular hotel man. and his team deserves plenty of credit for remembering its sponsor over the years. Captain Bob Benson already has Bruce all , lined up for the Captain-Sponsor tournament January 29. I Hooks and back-ups: The 700 ; league finished its first round last 1 week with three teams tied for the title. Pineze. Ckment and Sons and Weatherseal each won 27 and : lost 18. Pineze. however, took 37 I points to 36 for its rivals. Al Smith, bowling for Farmer Feet's in ' the Food Handlers league, had 13 I splits last week and had a final , game of 96, without a miss. Club I Manhattan won a special match from the H. & M. team of Grand A GREAT MP" (SAME MONDAY, DECEMBER 20th 8:00 P.M. ' UNIVERSITY OF CORNELL Outstanding Eastern Team MICHIGAN STATE COLLEGE JENISON RESERVED SEATS $1.50 Tav Included General Admission . .$1.00 Tim Include High and Grade School Students 60c. Vacation Period Only Tickets available at Michigan State Athletic Assn., Jenlson Field lloute Phone 81511 Ext. 611 m i I FIELD HOUSE 'man II SOUTH WASHINGTON AVL 1 A N . MKMIIt it sn,nppcn3 MEN Padded Sole OPERA Mnecnin Toe Soft Brown Kid 55.45 Felt Lined Evans Slippers HAND TURNED 1 A THE BARONET OPERA Brown Kid Wine Kid 1 Twill Lined H.95 Other EVANS SLIPPERS $5.95 up 118 SOUTH WASHINGTON AVE. LANSING. MICHIGAN fmcvn mi&&. Know the speed of a bowling ball? General Electric, using its own device, known as a time-interval meter, found It to be 30 miles per hour for the average bowler. A fast-ball bowler was clocked at 37.5 miles per hour. Booster teams bowling In the coming ABC at Atlantic City will have the use of 150 new balls, purchased for those entrants not owning their own balls. Harold Higgins of the Cosmopolitan league never has seen the 7-10 split made. He made it himself last week, and still has never seen it done. He left the next-to-impossible set-up on what he thought was a fair hit and threw his second ball, turned around and stamped back to the bench. The ball slid the 10-pin off the side wall, and it rolled over and knocked down the 7-pin, all while he still had his back to the alley. Charlie Murphy of the Elks loop also came up with a conversion of a difficult split last week at the Strand. He picked up the 4-6-7-9-10. Skyway Cafe won the first half title in the Consolidated Bus iness circuit by one game over Shell's Paints. Builders & Contractors league has the first five teams all within two games of each other. Paul's Automotive won the first round in the Strand's men's loop. Honor Roll For the Season MtN Rich Team Srrirs Distel Hratlnl. Capital City 3011) Shaw a Jewelry. Commercial 2994 Varion-Sanders, Capital City . . . . Michigan Sheet Metal. Capital City . 2W Club Manhattan. Commercial 2943 Blah IndlTldul Serlea Cary Truscott. Commercial 712 Ed Marshall. Capital City S96 Ferd Georgia. Capital City S84 Eldy Brigs. Commercial 81 Mika Boughton. Capital City 678 High Single Gam. Mtl Grant. Michigan BeU 279 Bill Struble. Commercial 279 Ward Barnum. S. Lansing Merchants 278 Cary Truscott. Commercial 2fi7 Zit Gxllewski. Commercial 267 WOMEN Rixb Team Series McCullagh Majors. Metropolitan Men 277 McCullagh Majors. Spartan Majors . 24 McCullauh Majors. Spartan Majors . 2593 McCullagh Majors. Spartan Majors . ZS84 McCullagh Majors. Spartan Majors . 2355 nich Indlvidaal Series Lucille Sweet. Spartan Majors S99 Celia Maher. Metropolitan Men ... S90 Dorothy Miller. Metropolitan Men ... .W9 Dorothy Marshall. Recreation 537 Pearl Clark Strand 587 Hlrh Single Game Irene Cluts. Strand 1V F.dna Taylor. Strand 229 Dorothv Marshall. Recreation 227 Elma WVIev. Kins, and Queens .. 2 Wanda Jensen. Strand 2?4 Motor City Meet Draws Sexton Five Dorothy Marshall. Recreation 224 For the Week MEN fish Team Series Distel Heating. Capital City 1823 Archy's Lounge. Capital City 2301 Marion-Sanders. Commercial 2800 Archy's Lounge. Commercial 2779 State Highway. Capital City 2765 Hich Individual Series Bill Suska. Capital City ass Walt Harrv. 20th Century S47 Gail Retrloff Capital City R44 George Wakul'ky. Capital City ... 22 Spence Maurer. Capital City 620 Rich Slncle Game Miles Grant. Michigan Bell 279 Bob Drsvenstatt. Industrial 259 Cecil Stine. Motor Wheel B 257 Bill Suska. Capital City 257 Walt Harry. 20th Century 257 WOMK.V . Flrh Team Series 1 McCullagh Majors. Spartan Majors 2457 White Snot Grill. Strand 2351 McCullagh Major". Metropolitan Men 2318 Bretz Drapery. Strand ....2278 Sepeter's Hunt Room. Recreati.-in .. 2272 Rich Individaal Series Mary Mitakovich. Strand 545 Lida Rohrbach. Tea Time 538 Lucille Gabnck. Metropolitan 5n2 Gladys Sweet. Recreation 520 Irene Cluts. Strand 518 High Single Game Flma Wlllsev. Kings and Queens 228 Marian Upright. Strand 217 Delia Crews. Recreation 218 Lillian Rush. Recreation 2"9 Florence Bailey. Reo 205 Deadline Nears For Gang Meet There is only one more day for teams to enter the Neighborhood Gang basketball tournament. The deadline for entries Is 6 p. m., Monday. December 20. Entry blanks can be picked up at the T main desk or from the boys' department. No entry fee is required and all boys's teams from Lansing and the surrounding communities are invited to compete in the eighth annual State Journal-Y. M. C. A. sponsored tournament Play is divided into three divisions. The Junior class is for boys 11. 12 and 13 years old. and the Comrade group is for boys 14 and 15 years old. Boys 16 and 17 will compete In the Intermediate class. The one-game elimination tourney will start with the Juniors opening the meet at 10 a. m., December 27, and will continue for four days, with the finals carded for New Year's Eve. Awards will be presented to winners of all classes. The "Y game rooms and pool will be open to the boys competing In the holiday tournament. Hickman Given Confidence Vote, Neic Contract Teeli, Everett, Resurrection To Meet Area Teams In Tourney Here, Finished with reiTUlarlv scheduled competition until after the first of the year, local high school basketball squads will tum their attention this week to holiday tournaments, coming up next week. All but one of the seven quintets will see action in tournament play, between Christmas and New Years. Only Eastern will be Idle during the two-week vacation period. Sex- , ill t Ih, SjrntAW ritst Tn I LUU Will JJin J ,11 wic iuuwi vnj Vliakiuuui meek at 4 :1111b, ngaiuob seven of the state's top Class A quintets. The dates are December 28. 29. 30. East Lansing goes to Mt. Pleasant for a Class B toumey. running December 28. 30 and January 1. and St. Mary is again entered in the Catholic school tourney at Jackson December 27. 28 and 29. The other three schools play In a tournament at Sexton high school here, running December 28, 29. 30. Technical. Everett and Resurrection join Mason, Grand Ledge. Ionia and Okemos in the competition. Eaton Rapids was also entered but was forced to drop out. dut" to having scheduled too many games. There is a possibility that another team may be added this week. At Flint. Sexton will be competing with Jackson. Grand Rapids, Central. Flint Central and Northern, Midland and Holland. The Big Reds will meet Flint Northern In their first game at 9:45 p. m. December 28. At Mt. Pleasant. East Lansing drew Flint St. Michael's, with other teams in the meet being Godwin Heights. St. Johns. Alma, Flint Tech, Davison and Mt. Pleasant. St. Mary is paired with Jackson ;St. John's in the Jackson tourney. Other teams are SS. Peter and Paul of Saginaw, Detroit St. Theresa. Kalamazoo St. Augustine's. Detroit Catholic Central. Battle Creek St. Phillip's and Jackson St. Mary's. The local meet will hold its draw ing this week, after an eighth team is secured, if possible. If one is not found, the tourney will be staged as a seven-team affair. Technical is the lone local quintet to go through Its pre-holiday schedule undefeated. The Panthers of Coach Dean Shippey have run up five straight victories, scoring 286 points to 123 for the opposition, and give promise of being the top team in the territory. Dave Peterson, star forward, is again leading the attack, with 91 points in the five games. East Lansing is the only other team on the right side of the ledger, with two victories in three starts. The Trojans dropped a non-league game to Owosso but came back with Twin Valley victories over Hillsdale and Sturgis to keep title hopes alive. Sexton, loser of two non-league games, nevertheless is in the Five-A title chase, with its lone win scored over Jackson. Eastern has won three and lost three, but two of the defeats came at the hands of Five-A foes. The other three local teams have yet to win their first game. St. Mary has lost its two starts. Resurrection its first three, and Everett has dropped all four games to date. Swimming and wrestling, however, make the local picture somewhat brighter, as Eastern tankers have taken a top spot in the state with victories over East Grand Rapids and Saginaw Arthur Hill, and Sexton's grapplers easily pinned Jackson in its only start in defense of its state title. Bone Fragments Are Taken from - Ed Stanky9 s Leg MOBILE. Ala.. Dec. 18 (P-jStout-hearted Eddie Stanky underwent an apparently successful operation here today to correct an ankle injury which the Boston Braves second sacker suffered last July. It took a surgeon's knife to prove just what a scrapper the National league champs have on their roster. The Mobile bone specialist who operated said he found two fragments of bone in Stanky's crippled right ankle. One was lying in the ankle Joint, causing constant pressure and pain. With his ankle m that condition, Stanky played In the world series, sprinting for first base as hard as the next batter. The surgeon said Stanky will "have a good leg" as the result of removal of the fragments. The operation took about 40 minutes. It was performed under a general anesthetic. Y' Table Tennis Entries to Close Next Wednesday Entries for the Y. M. C. A. second annual Greater Lansing Table Tennis tournament for boys will close Wednesday, December 22. All boys in Lansing and the surrounding communities are Invited to compete in either the Junior or Senior high divisions. Entry blanks can be obtained st the "Y". An entry fee of 15 cents for singles and 10 cents for doubles must accompany the application. In the Junior division, play will he restricted to singles, while the Senior class will have both singles and doubles. Elimination wm oe on a two-out-of-three game basis for all classes. All Dlav will be at the Y. M. C. A with the Juniors starting the meet at 9:30 a. m.. December 29. Senior singles competition will begin at 2:30 p. m. the same day. and the doubles will start December 30 at 8 p. m. Balls will be furnished by the 'Y while plavers will be allowed to use their own paddles. Awards will be presented to winners in events for each division. Sulky Race Fans Bet $193,781,000 CHICAGO, Dec. 18 W) Harness racing at the nation's pari-mutuel plants in 10 states this year oirmoteri fi 530 417 fans who waeered e.ia3 7Riann in attendance increase of 64 percent over 1947 and a bet ting increase ol 41 percent over ine previous year. A tntnl of s9.614.678 was naid bv the 10 states to their respective treasuries, figures compiled by the United States trotting association disclosed today. New York led with $112,136,376 wagered by 2.803.677 fans. The state's six tracks Roosevelt race-sran Kara Men Buffalo. Hambure and two at Goshen totaled more in mutuels than tne otner nine states combined. Illinois was runnerup with $26,,-121,889 wagered at its three tracks Maywood park, Aurora Downs and Fairmount. Other state totals: California. $20,749,505: Michigan $11,508,681; Maine. $6,154,486: Ohio, S5.393.128; Massachusetts. $5,356,934; Maryland, S3.707.051: New Jersey. $1,434,631. and Delaware, $1,218,646. CORNELL HERE MONDAY 15 Games Dot Pre-Yule Cage Card MONDAY Michigan at Stanford Cornell at Michigan State Omaha at Central Michigan Albion at Akron Kent State at Adrian Northern Michigan at Winona (Minn.) State . .. . . Navy Pier Extension (U. ot Illinois I at Gogebic JC. Tl'ESDAT Michigan at Santa Clara Detroit at Seton Hall Rinon at Western Michigan Northern Michigan at St. Mary's (Minn.) WEDNESDAY Detroit at Loyola (Baltimore) South Carolina at Lawrenca Tech THURSDAY Detroit at Siena (N. Y.) Ripon at Wayne week against Colorado, will give the high-flying Wolverines, defending western conierence cnamps, tneir final action of 1948. Wolverines on Road After meeting Stanford Monday at Palo Alto and Santa Clara Tuesday at San Francisco, the Wolver- DETROIT, Dec 18 (JPi A solid in tersectional and Interstate schedule of 15 games keeps Michigan's col' legiate basketball teams busy on the hardwood Christmas week. Only seven of the games will be played on Michigan courts as TJni versity of Michigan's Wolverines visit the Pacific coast for games with Stanford and Santa Clara while University of Detroit rolls east to play Seton Hall, Lovola of Baltimore and Siena college of New York on successive nights. Spartans Meet Cornell Michigan- State closes its pre-holiday campaign Monday night at home against Cornell university, runner-up In the Eastern Ivy league last season, and Lawrence Tech of Detroit meets another Intersectional foe. South Carolina, Wednesday In the State Fair Grdunds coliseum. Ripon (Wis.) college invades Michigan territory for games with two of the state's early-season standouts, meeting Western Michigan Tuesday at Kalamazoo and Wayne Thursday in Detroit. Central Michigan has a Monday encounter with Omaha at Mt. Pleasant. Michigan's western venture, continuing a tour that opened this ines next fray is with the University of Toledo, New Year's Day at Toledo. Then follows a steady diet of Big Ten rivalry. Next week's schedule Is jammed into the first four days, with no Michigan teams in action Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. EXPERT Y Daniel's Have The Gift golfers'- Justice Figures Oklahoma Rough Tar Heel Ace Says He's Not Planning Pro Grid Career TOLEDO. O.. Dec. 18 (UP) Fear less Fraley's facts and figures: Charley (Choo Choo) Justice, North Carolina's All-America halfback, said today that Tennessee was the "toughest" team the Tarheels had met all season but that Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl game on New Year's Day figured to be even rougher. 'From our scouting reports, said the slender youngster, "Oklahoma has a terrific line and It should be a great game." Justice, who hopes to go Into coaching, disclosed that he was not planning a professional football career "but of course will consider any good offers." . . . you can bet they'll be forthcoming, too . . . Stan Buys House Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals, the National league batting champion, has bought a new house in St. Louis and is spending the off-season getting it in shape. Musial allowed that playing base ball would be a real rest after this. He was one of the 25 athletes hon ored at the champion of champions dinner tossed. Dy Bob Stranahan, Toledo spark plug magnate and father of Frank Stranahan, British amateur golf king . . . Also honored was Lou Boudreau. shortstop manager of the world champion Cleveland Indians. Baseball Commissioner A. B. Chandler pointed admiringly at Boudreau and said: "There we may be seeing the greatest ball player of all time" . . . the commissioner proved one of the great favorites at the shindig . . . Looking as fit as when he was the greatest end In the history of football, Don Hutson was on hand to talk over old times with Jimmy Conzelman of the Cardinals and the immortal Red Grange. Hutson, long a Green Bay Packer, has retired from the game and averages 185 at his own bowling alley. He also runs a Green Bay automobile agency . . . Big George Mikan, Minneapolis Lakers basketball ace, confessed a desire to be a golf star. He explained that he loses 12 pounds in tome games and cant sleep nights after missing easy shots . . . Lloyd Mangrum told him that missing easy putts wouldn't be good for insomnia, either . . . Bob Mann Joins Owens' Professional Cape Team DETROIT, Dec. 18 (P) Bob Mann, rangy Detroit Lions end, will join Jesse Owens' Olympians professional basketball team in Cleveland tomorrow night. Mann play two years of basketball at Hampton (Va.) Institute. But he did not go out for basketball at Michigan, where he starred on the Wolverines' Rose Bowl champions last year. Len Mutcheson of the Washington Lions of the American Hockey league is of Chinese extraction. 1 I r EASY TO GIVE- f GREAT TO GET! , i 1 Jt iff 'OLr.-181 i 1 the ball with zyrrffC ewrce the JSjmmwuk MIMERALITE1 Terms as Low as $1.00 Weekly Give a Mioeralite the bowling ball that takes everything that's put on it . . . rolls true to the bowler's aim. In choice of colon, stamped with owner's initials. 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Factually, Kiphuth's announcement came as a vote of confidence. The past season's Yale eleven won only four of nine, the worst record here since 1943. Two of the losses were to the Blue's traditional "Big Three" rivals, Princeton and Harvard. The University of South Carolina basketball snuad wjU face 22 opponents during the 1948-49 cam- tot CM18 Give Genuine ACCESSORIES Seat Covers Spot Lights Kar Rugs Rear Seat Speakers Rear View Mirrors Fog Lights . Kleenex Dispensers Trailer Hitches LORENZ BROS., Inc. 215 E. Kalamazoo DIAL 59436 iV iff -r-' --", fist... '. --ixfKr-m'-is:. w . m , X-'Ws ' B0 IMHiWIHIHtj -- V.:. r 1 Take a tip from the white-bearded gent and surprise the whole family with a gift for the car something everyone will enjoy! You'll find many, many beautiful and useful gifts in our wide Christmas selections. Shop today and you'll see why for safety, comfort, convenience, and beauty only approved Pontiac accessories improve ronuacs! 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