..YO.VE I HE DAILY MAIL. HACER3TOWN, MD., SATURDAY, OCTOBER IT, IMS. Minor League Leaders Open Important Baseball Meeting Today Whether or not Hagerstown will be in organized baseball next year is still a moot question that no one can answer at this time. Even Gene Raney, who owns Hagerstowns minor league franchise, isn't certain what the future will hold for this city's professional baseball. The overall situation is very un- certain and confusing, to say the least. There is no assurance at this time that the Piedmont League will even operate in 1954. The Class B loop staggered through the last half of the 1953 season with seven teams, and now the circuit is faced with the dire prospect of losing one or two more clubs. Accord- ing to reports from the Virginia capital, Richmond has * gooc chance of moving up to the International League. Frank Shaughncssy, president of the International, said this week he would recommend Richmond for admittance tc the Triple-A league if the Virginia city will provide a suitabk park. The fact that the International League is even considering Rich mond is surprising, when you consider that the Richmont Colts drew less than 40,000 in the Piedmont this year. All we can say is that the International loop must be hard up for an eighth city.... Fred (Dutch) Dorman, former pilot of the Ha- gerstown Braves, will return to managing next year. The pop- ular Dutchman, who has been scouting for the St. Louis Cardi- nals since leaving here last spring, is slated to manage Allentown, Pa., if tHat city can land a berth in the Class A Eastern League. And don't be surprised if Rudy Alfano, the Hagerstown Braves' trainer for the past four seasons, joins Dutch at Allentown The Baltimore Orioles have signed Negro outfielder Ernest Dunlap Johnson of the Kansas City Monarchs and announced race will not bar any player from the club. A statement issued by Oriole President Clarence W Miles said "Our policy will be to attract the service of the best ball players possible, regardless of race or creed." o Dave Cole is back at his home in Williamsport after a very profitable, if not eventful, year in the National League. The Washington County hurler didn't set much action with the Milwaukee Braves but he still collected his regular salary, plus $1,481 extra for the Braves' second place finish Ferrell (Andy) Anderson, catcher for the Hagerstown Owls back in 1941, will take a fling at man- aging next year. The veteran receiver is slated to pilot Omaha in the Class A Western League. . o Michigan State rooters who are pulling for the Spartans to make an impressive bow in the Big Ten conference are a bit fearful that Coach Biggie Munn was a season off in his tim- ing when he came up with his great team last season. The odds are against the Spartans going through another season without defeat because of the rule changes as well as the law of averages Dallas Meeting Aimed At Saving And Improving Minor League Ball Minor* Seek 'To Take Off Shackle* Of The Major Leagues"; Unrestricted Player Draft Will Bo Sought DALLAS, Oct. 17 (IP)--A meeting of minor league leaders, designed by its originator "to take off the shackles of the majors," opened today and the man who instigated it said an unrestricted draft, repeal of the three-fourths rule and control of big league broadcasts and telecasts were the ure The Spartans' success in the past was due in a great irieas- to the fact that Coach Munn had an abundance of man- With power that fitted perfectly into his two-platoon ideas players being forced to go both ways because of the limited substitution rules this season, some of his star performers may lack the two-way experience needed for the current type of play. ' Michigan State still bpasts a world of football talent with plenty of playing experience. Luckily for the Spartans, the the schedule paces their meetings with their six Big Ten rivals nicely so they might well pick up all the marbles in their first season in the conference and wind up in the Rose Bowl. Coach Munn refuses to believe that the outlawing of the two- platoon system is going to hurt the" Spartans any more than it will their important opponents. He believes that the good football players of last season will still be the good players of the current season. High School Player Dies During Game CIAYt W. Va. Â«V-A Clay High SchBoTsecond string back who got inWthe game in the last quarter wken his team led 32-0, was killed last night when tackled while car- rying the ball. Dr. A, A. Smith, a Clay phy- glcian, said Earl Long, a junior, died at about 10 p. m. shortly after being injured. Dr. Smith said he was not positive of the exact cause nf death but it appeared to be a combination of shock and a weak heart. The physician said Long was struck on the head when he was tackled while carrying the ball. He itaid the boy's neck was swollen on one side but there did not appear to be a fracture. Spectators said Long, son of Mr. Maryland Scholtitic Feotbill Martinsburg 6, Hagerstown 0 Sanford Prep (Wilmington, Del) 24, Friends (Baltimore) 12 Musselman 41, Chariest Town 0 Berkeley Springs 21, Shepherds- town 13 Westminster 21 Laurel 0 LaSalle (Cumberland) 34, St. Francis Prep (Spring Grove, Pa.) 18 Franklin 24, Moorefield 14 Petersburg 27, Ridgeley 0 Thomas 14, Parsons 12 Gaithersburg 25, Frederick 13 McDonogh 32, Forest Park 0 Severn 33, St. PimlsJ_ and Mrs. William Long of Lize- more, Clay County, was lying on the ground injured after the play, He was playing with Clay's sec- ond team, put into action in the last quarter by Coach E. H. Bickel when Clay had a 32-0 lead over Glenville High School. principal changes necessary Dick Burnett, owner of the Dal las club of the Texas League called the meeting to frame legis lation that will be asked at the annual baseball convention at At lantt in November. Burnett has presidents and rep- resentatives of 23 of the 37 minor league! and representatives of six major league clubs here to "save and restore minor league baseball to its former state of popularity." As the two-day meeting started, Burnett was confident that he could obtain an unrestricted draft but said the main thing desired was to give the minors the right to make the rules by majority vote nstead of three-fourths. He argued that since the major leagues con .rolled at least 26 per cent of the minors, no legislation to help the minors could be passed under the three-fourths rule. Burnett declared that an unre- stricted draft not only would cur- ail the vast chain systems of base- jail but would aid the game in its 'ight to retain the reserve clause, i matter now in court. With all layers subject to draft, the big eagues wouldn't maintain farm systems, Burnett said, And with he players all able to advance on Jieir ability the reserve clause would not be considered such a violation added. of personal rights, he One big league representative, 'rank Lane, general manager of he Chicago White Sox, said he avored the unrestricted draft be- cause it would mean a better dis- ribution of players. Lane, sched- uled to address the meeting to- lay, declared upon arrival in Dal- as that he was in favor of any- hing that would help the minors nd that he figured since Hx big eague clubs were represented ere, there was the same feelings n most of the majors. Burnett dded that he actually had the lacking of nine big league clubs n his fight although some oi the ix represented here might not be with him. Lane said he didn't think the jroadcastlng was as bad as the minors pictured in curtailment of attendance but that he did think he majors should see to it that such broadcasts did not conflict with baseball in the minors. He dded that the White Sox followed that policy. Burnett is asking that the rule hat prohibited such broadcasts in minor league territory without per- mission of the minor league club se returned and "if necessary try t out in the courts." He explained tiat the Justice Department had orced the rule out by threatening rosecution under the anti-trust aws. Burnett said repeal of this ule impaired the value of minor eague franchises. Senator Edwin C. Johnson of Colorado, who has legislation in Jongress now to control the broad- jasts and telecasts, will be the ieynote speaker of today's session. Shoemaker Sets slew Riding Mark Wee Willie Becomes New World's Cham- pion Jockey. ALBANY, Calif. Wl--Soft-spoken Villie Shoemaker is the new vorld's champion jockey with his 92nd winner of the year. The Texas-born turf terror hit he winner's circle aboard The Hoop in the third race at Golden Gate Fields yesterday for the sin Baseball Title On Line Sunday Funkstown Entertains Gapland In Deciding Playoff Game. The curtain finally comes down tomorrow on the area's amateur baseball activity. The South Mountain League, last of the three sandlot circuits to gel things wound up, closes out its Final playoff series at Gapland. The champion Funkstown Massers will face the host Gapland nine for the playoff title. Gapland, which finished fourth during the regular season but was a perennial troublemaker for the letter clubs, won the opening series game, 5-3, but lost by a 6-1 score last week as the Massers rebounded to even the count. That set the stage for tomorrow's rub- ier game. Righthander Harry Barker, a workhorse hurler who has carried .he pitching load for Gapland all season,, figures to get the starling nod again tomorrow. He went the distance in the two previous play- off tilts. Funkstown, still hopeful of add- ng the playoffs to the flag it won earlier, probably will counter with Charley Brown, who whipped Gap- and on seven hits last Sunday. Both teams will be at full strength for the wlndup, expected o draw one of the year's largest crowds. Game time is 2 o'clock. Five Teams Set In Soccer Loop Washington County League WilKOpen Season Oct. 25. The Washington County' Soccer League organized at a recent mect- ng naming Braden Warrenfeltz of Yllliamsport as president and with "ive teams ready to open the sea- ;on but the league is holding the door wide open in an effort to Innd a sixth club or possibly three more clubs to make it an eight team af- air. Teams that have announced they ire ready for play are Boonsboro, IVilliamsport, Hancock, Clear Spring and Middletown. Efforts are icing made to line up another club ind feelers have gone out to Walk- Tsville and several other clubs. It was announced that the season vould get under way on October 5. Another meeting has been call- ed for October 22 at the Williams- iort American Legion home start- ng at 8 o'clock and all teams are urged to have a representative on hand as the 1953-54 playing sched- ule will be offered for ratification nd approval. Other officers elected at the meeting which was held in Will- amsport were William Rudy, Mid- lletown, vice-president; treasurer, Charles Clopper, Clear Spring and ieeretary, Les Alabaugh, Hancock. Soccer Tilt Listed For Clear Spring An exhibition soccer game sched- iled this Sunday afternoon on the Clear Spring pitch between the gle victory Ye "needed to "better the j Clear Spring and Hancock teams is 90-win mark made last year by j certain to attract a good size gath- Martinsbnrg, 6 Hagentown High Handed Fourth Shutout Of Season. Hagerstown High School's punch- less Hubs were handed their fourth shutout of the season last night when they dropped a 6 to 8 deci- sion to the Martinsburg High Bull- dogs on the West Virginians' grid- iron. It was the fifthjoss in six starts for the Maroon and Gray eleven. The Bulldogs required only nine plays to score the game's lone TD, marching quickly from their own 38 after taking the opening kick- off. Lewis, halfbacks Ted Kershner 8nd Cliff Payne and fullback Dale Wroe ran the ends and cracked the middle for sizable gains -- at Lucky flimrods George F. Rhodes (left) of Hagerstown Bout* 3, and James Kiracofe (right) of 320 Avon Road, display part of the bag they got on a hunting trip on Green Ridge Mountain yesterday. Rhodes' gob- bler weighed 1VA pounds, and 18-year-old James' weighed 8V4. They also enjoyed somÂ« success as far as squirrels were concerned, James bagging two, and Rhodes, one, during the day's hunting. Logical Man For. Job Dressen Predicts Reese Will Be Dodger Manager BROOKLYN Â«l -- Charlie Dres- sen, who gave up a prize major eague job with a pennant winner lo manage a minor league team, predicted today that Fee Wee leese will succeed him as man- ager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. "I think Pee Wee is the logical man for the job," said Dressen who forsook the Dodgers yesterday or the Oakland club of the Paci- ic Coast League. Dressen split with the Dodgers in a dispute over the length of a contract. He had demanded a two-year pact and Srooklyn President Walter O'Mal- ey refused to give him more than a one-year term. "Of course, I don't know what they'll do," Dressen added, "but Jeese ought to make them a good manager. If he gets the job, I wish him alLthe luck in the world and ['11 be rooting hard for him. I hink the Dodgers will win the pen- nant again next year especially with Don Newcombe back from he Army." Newcombe, a 30-game winner with the Dodgers in 1951, is sched- uled to be discharged from the iervice in February. Reese, veteran shortstop and captain of the Dodgers, is regarded as the top candidate to lead the club next year. If chosen, he will e a playing manager. Although O'Malley insisted he Tony Despirito. I ering of fans. The game is slated to A COMPtm UNI Of OIL HUTIN9 IQUIPMINTI Install HttfB HEAT fWravHnRMt W IVwiRWrg Now you on pot so end, oooÂ» and for all. to that back-bnakingcoalohovel- ing! Jndiall a new Fluid Heat Automatic Oil Heat- ing Unit in your home! Feel the difference in more spare time . , . less wearinora! See the difference in lower fuel bilk! There's a. genuine Fluid Haat Unit, backed by over 29 yean of rmearch and manufacturing know-how, to fit Â·very bwfatllatioa, )Â«*Â» or *ma9. Vint or call as today.. . no obfeg** (ton. rf OOMM*! fHONfi 6419 Â·WOUiBI KONOUV CHAMfrtW ANTIETAM OIL COMPANY, Inc. J. Edward Shafer, President Obviously delighted and spurred i get under way at 2:30 o'clock, by the wild applause of 8,000 fans, i It is understood that both Han- Wee Willie came back in the eighth race with his 392nd winner Carry Message. Shoemaker, a 22-year-old from El Paso and Los Angeles, stands 4 feet 11 inches in his riding boots. HP weighs 95V4 pounds. Willie booted home The Hoop, a two-year-old, in 1:30 4-5 for six furlongs, to pay $4.10, $3.10 and $2.50. Aboard Carry Message, Wee Wil- lie paid $9. $5.40 and $3.80 with a time of 1:44 3-5 for 1 1-16 miles in the eighth. In Salem, N. H., Despirito wired Shoemaker "Congratulations and lots of luck, I hope I'll have * chance to ride against you soon." "The Shoe" is down for eight mounts in today's nine-race card at Golden Gate. He'll be aboard Spy Defense or Berseem, The Abe Hirschberg entry, in the featured $25.000 added Oakland Handicap for three-year-olds. cock and Clear Spring have all of their regulars from last year back and quite a few of the former play- ers have returned from service and are out for the team. Both squads have been working out for several weeks and are re- ported to be in fairly good shape. EaÂ»t Boston College 20, Fordham 13 MldwÂ«f Detroit 27, ViUanova 9 ' D State 12, South Dakota 8 South V. Va. 27, Geoi Washington Â« i. Texas 19, Chattanooga 7 Youngstown 20, E. Ky. 19 Shepherd 15, Newport News Ap- prentice 0 Ala. State 7, -Morehouse 0 Fsr West Utah State 14. Brigham. Young 7 Idaho State 10. Colo. State 7 Occidental 20, Pepperdine 12 Cal. Poly 26, San Fran.. St. IS San Francisco City 19, Los An- geles City 19 (tie) Service ' Cherry Point Marines 19, Parrls Island Marines 0 Camp Lejeune 27, Kessler AFB 0 Great Lakes NTC 40, Camp At terbury 6 CAMES ON TAP Two games are listed in the Perm-Maryland football conference for Sunday afternoon with the Har- rystown eleven entertaining the Wayncsboro Panthers on the East End field and the West End team will clash with Mt. Atto. Frederick and Funkstown lire playing previously booked games with outside teams. Both the conference games loom as naturals as the teams arc evenly balanced judging from several pre- vious games played. FINANCE THAT NEW CAR Chorgei arc moderate; repayment!Â« on Â· monthly baiib Iniurance Premium may be included. FARMERS MERCHANTS BANK of Hogersrown, Maryland Branch Bank -- Smirhsburg, Maryland Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. ' had nobody in mind yet, hs said the next Brooklyn manager would have to be active either on the coaching lines or in the field. The Dodger head said he already had received s e v e r a l applications "from some good men" but he did not expect to name the new man- ager for several weeks. Reese, reached at his home in Louisvine, Ky., said he had not been contacted by anybody in the Dodger organization but hinted he would welcome an opportunity to manage the Dodgers. "I always said I wouldn't want to manage while I still had some good playing years left," Reese said. "But now, with Dressen gone, it's something to think about. , "I can't say anything else right now except that I'm sorry Dfessen and Mr. O'Malley couldn't get to- gether. I'm glad to hear that Charlie is happy. I certainly wish him all the luck in the world wherever he's going to be next year. "I have no way of knowing whether I'm being considered for the job or not. Nobody from the front office has called me and I certainly haven't called them." While speculation was going on as to Dressen's likely successor, the baseball public continued to wonder what actually was respon- sible for the split between the 54- year-old manager and O'Malley. Each declared admiration for the other and both insisted the parting was as amicable as that between two life-long friends. Insiders insisted, however, that all was not sweetness and light between boss and former employe. Although Dressen expressed hap- piness over his switch; he Still maintained that his feat of bring- ing home two straight. Dodger pennants earned him at least a two-year contract. "I wanted a ,long-term contract not because I was afraid of being fired next year, but because I wanted to knock down certain radio and newspaper people who kept yelling for my scalp. I felt if I were protected with a two or three year contract, I would put an end to the catcalls I've been getting for the last two years." CAGE LOOP FOLDS NEW YORK, Oct. 17 UP) -- The American Basketball League, old- est pro basketball circuit in Ameri- ca, will suspend operations for the 1953-54 season, President John J. O'Brien said today. Â« The league, in operation since 1925, had teams in Providence, R. I., Manchester, Conn., Wilkes- Barre and Scranton, Pa., and Glens Falls and Elmira, N. Y., last year. BIG CAR AUTO RACES Annual Ted Hern--Bill Sehindler Memorial Trophy Raet SO Laps SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 Williams Grove Speedway 1Â« Miltx SW ef Hbfl., Off U. S. Rt. IS, Only 5 Minutes from Gettysburg Interchinge ef Turnpike. "FINAL JAAA BIG CAR RACE IN THE |f AST THIS YEAR"- A terrific fitld ef iter drlvars--Sim* low Â«d-; mifiien prlco Including tax. FREE PARKING and FREE PROGRAMS Tim. Triad Â«t 12:30 P. M. Field Trials On Sports Program Weekend Trials Open Today At Nalley Training Area. The 19th annual fall field trial, sponsored by the Cumberland Val- ley Field Trial Club, opened to- day at the Nalley training area near Williamsport. Members stakes will be run off today while the open events will take place on Sunday with the open derby, amateur shooting dog stake and open shooting dog stake. Cash and ribbons win be award- ed on Sunday and tropliies on Sat- urday. At the meeting last night the club decided to award a trophy in the member's winners stake on Saturday in memory of the late Robert Mclntyre, an active club member, who died suddenly at this year' spring trial while work- ing at the grounds just previous to the trial. Officers of the club also elected last night are: W. A. HopJOns, re- elected president; vice president, Harry Eavey; secretary, Edward Bishop and treasurer, Roger Q. Cook. Charles M. Wax is the re- tiring secretary but he will han- dle the trials over the weekend. Entries for the two-day trials are given below with name of dog, handler and owner. In case the handler and owner are the same but one name will be given. Members Derby--Lady Pilots Susan, N. P. Cook; Cherokee, Ronald Shack. Lum- inary Jet Pilot. B. E. Ettlnger; Debit of Delamere, C. Ebersole, D. R. Snlvely; Spot H. Clinton. D. Buchanan; Smoky, R. Q. Cook. Pal Luminar, W. A. Hopkins; Sand- lot Sam, John L. Ritchie. Member Shooting Dog--Glenstde Dan R. C. Gale: Star Boy Gmt, H. L. Baker. Nugys Antletam Pride. E. p. Maugans; Woodbines Lady Pilot, H. N. Cook, j. R. Alderton. Nugys Lithe Pride, E. p. Maug- ans. C. 8. Wlttmer, Jr. Members Winners--Lens Luminary Liz, Hopkins; -pomowahake Hap. Harry Eavey. Duke of Luminary, H. Clinton: Command- er's Charley, Eavey. Sam Hopkins: Glen- side Dan, Gale. Miss Sky Bandit, Paul M. Shank, Mrs. P. M. shank: seaviws Palmetto Joe, Hopkins. Sundays .Events pen Derby--TheWasp. R. D. Roane. Wolk Creek Rap, B. E. Pencil. Pal Lum- inar. Hopkins; Wolf Creek Boyson, Pencil. Quaker Girl, J. Paul Smith, Luminary Jat Pilot, B. Ettlnger. Amateur shooting Dog stake--ffeiser's Bud, Tom H. Hunt; Mahhelm Pat, John F. Wiest, Commanders Charley, Eavey: Sam. Hopkins. Woodbines Lady Pilot, J. R. Alderton: Seavlews Palmetto Joe, Hop- kins. Duke of Luminary, Harold Clinton; Raydoo York, Dr. G. B. Hylander. Miss Sky Bandit, f. M. Shank. Mrs. P M. Shank; Hikers Dandy, Bill Sicking. Open Snooting Dog Stake--Tinee Lady Statistics Hagerstown Martintburg 7 First Downs 15 128 ... Net Y.rdi Rushing ... 134 2 PÂ»Â«sÂ« Attempted 4 0 .... PÂ»ssÂ« Compltted ..... 0 0 ..- Yards Gaintd Passing lw 0 1 ... Passts Intercepted By ._ 0 1 Fumbles I 0 .. Own Fumblts Recovered .. t 6 Punii 4 34.8 .. AvÂ«r. Distance Punts ... 33 5 .... Yards Lest Penalties ... Â« much as 22 yards- at a time-- until the Hubs were backed up to the wall with the ball on their one yard line. Kershner carried it there on a 13-yard sweep around right end, -and Lewis sneaked across on the next play. Ronnie Smallwood's placement attempt for the point failed, but Martinsburg had a 6-0 edge with the game less than four minutes old. The Bulldogs had a wonderful op- portunity to widen the buldge mo- ments later but muffed it. Quarterback Dick Ringer return- ed the Martinsburg kickoff to the Hub 24, but a fumble in the Hagers- town backfield on the -next play was recovered by Ken Harmon, Bulldog guard, on the 23. The Bulldogs immediately en- visioned another tally but qne of their five fumbles deprived them of it. The Orange and Black storm- ed to the one-foot line in four plays but Wroe fumbled a pitchout from Lewis on the payoff maneuver and Hagerstown's Sonny Giffin came up with it on the six-yard stripe. BAGERSTOWN Ends--Griffin. Grabskt. Biggs Barnei Tackles--Clark, Jenkins,. Poffenberger Guards--Slick, Rowe, Donley centers--Scott Backs--Ringer, Long. Massey, Uetaer, Mor- gan, Wachter. Anderson MARTINSBUKO Â· Ends--Holbruner, Smallwood Tackles--Power, Flanagan Guards--Harmon, Hawkins Centers--Keller Backs--Lewis, Kershner, Payni, Wro* Score by Periods: Hagerstown 0 0 f Q--0 Martinsburg 0 0 0 0--6 Martinsburg scoring: Touchdown- Lewis Bratton To Fight Gavilan Nov. 13 CHICAGO, Oct. 17 W-Chleago's Johnny Bratton will get another chance at Welterweight Champion Kid Gavilan in a Chicago Stadium title match Friday, Nov. 13. Site and date of the match were announced yesterday by the Inter- national Boxing Club. New York also had been con- sidered for the bout because of Gavilan's fear he might be victim of a "home town decision." In their last meeting, in November, 1951, Bratton scored a non-title 10- round draw in Chicago. Gavilan protested the result was the result of local favoritism of Bratton, a Chicago boy. However, Gayilan reportedly agreed to the Chicago' match after IBC assur- ances that only top officials would referee and judge it. A tentative date of Nov. 8 pre- viously had been scheduled. -- -- , - .-- -- Gavilan won the NBA version M r ir 8 kf BLu. 0 ?.' .M."shfnk. N Mr Cs00 p: of the 147,pound crown from Brat- . , . M. Shank Cramtander Charley. Eavey. Mikes Ardent 5 Miss, B. Davenport. Bob Logan: Saturn Candy Girl, W. Benton Snider. Hikers Dandy, nicking: Aerial Joey. R. D. Roane. Baughg Texas Ranger, Jade Thomas; calmity Corky, Bob Logan, Colonel P. C. Kelley. Eavey; ton early in 1951. The ChicagOBH still the No. 1 contender in the welterweight division. The bout will be telecast 'nation- ally with the Chicago area blacked lout. irs TIMI TO LOOK WINTERWARD! CASH to Winter-proof Your Home, Y o u r Budget and Your Car. With prices high and getting higher, money is a bigger prob- lem than ever this winter. But there's no need to let Old Man Winter trip you up. 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