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22 THE MORNING CALL, Allentown, Pa., Tuesday. March 17, 1959 He's Watching Chisox, Tigers Yanks in a Breeze? EDITORS NOTE: This tt the first dispatch on the prospect of tho major leaguo teams for 1959 By MILTON RICHMAN United Press International ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (LTD Casey Stengel talks up the White Sox and the Tigers, but when all is said and done, he knows, you know, and I know, it'll probably be the Yankees again in a breeze. Stengel is shooting for his 10th pennant with the Yankees in 11 tries. The odds-makers say he'll get it and so does practically Casey Worried Larsen Benched, Shoulder Sore ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (UPI) Manager Casey Stengel's concern over the condition of Don Larsen deepened Monday when the New York Yankee right-hand er was ordered by the club phy sician to refrain from throwing for four days. Larsen was forced to retire from Sunday's exhibition game against the St. Louis Cardinals m th third innins when he felt a spasm of pain in his right shoulder. He was battered for six runs in that inning. "Larsen is in the best Bhape fi ever been in spring training nnH it would be a tragedy if something is seriously wrong with him," Stengel remarked after Monday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies was rained out. "I dunno what to make of it," he continued. "While he was out there yesterday, he threw harder than (Ryne) Duren or anyone else." Dr. Sydney Gaynor, the team nhvsician. said. "There s no seri ous situation but Larsen still feels some pain in the right shoulder. Nats Experiment ORLANDO, Fla. (UPI) Manager Cookie Lavagetto hinted Mon day he would try tteno uercoia at still another position before the Washington Senators open the regular season April 9. The Senators were rained out for the first time in their spring schedule Monday when their game with the Chicago White Sox was washed out. Bertoia, who came from Detroit in a winter trade as a third-baseman, already has been tested at short and, apparently, has been found wanting. I Lavagetto held over Chuck Stobbs and Dick Hyde as his pitchers against the Pirates in Fort Myers Tuesday. Both were slated to face Chicago Monday. Ashburn Lowered CLEARWATER, Fla. (UPD Manager Eddie Sawyer of the Philadelphia Phils will have Na-tfonal League batting champion Richie Ashburn one place lower in the batting order this year. For the past several seasons Ashburn has been leading off. "I think Richie will help the club more hitting second than he will leading off." Sawyer said after Monday's exhibition game with the Yankees was rained out. 3 Braves Out BRADENTON, Fla. (UPI) Three regular infielders will be left behind when the Milwaukee Braves leave Wednesday on a three-day trip to West Palm Beach and Miami. Third baseman Eddie Mathews is unable - to play because of a croin injury suffered last Friday and shortstop Johnny Logan be Field Sports Lehighton On Lehigh By CHARLES H. NEHF ' A meeting of monumental importance Is scheduled for this evening at the headquarters of the Lehighton Sportsmen's Assn. reports Everett (Bud) Kaul, sec retary of the Lehigh River Res toration Assn. The session will bring conservationists from Lehigh. Northampton and Carbon County. It starts at 8 p.m. The item to be considered is what to do with the washed out dams of the Lehigh river. Ice during the past winter ripped out the big dams at Bowmanstown and just below the Lehigh Gap. The latter supplies the head water for the restored canal at Walnut-port. Unless the dams are restored, the future of the rehabilitation work on the Lehigh Canal hangs OPEN SEASON "George is deathly afraid of forest firesT everyone else who has seen the American League clubs train this spring. Stengel makes a big point of looking for a left fielder. Norm Siebern played there a good part of last season and hit .300, but Casey is somewhat concerned about his fielding in view of his World Series performance against Milwaukee. Elston Howard, a .315 hitter, may do most of the catching this year, but he'll be available for left field duty or even first base on days Yogi Berra is . behind the plate. i cause of boils on his leg. First baseman Joe Adcock, who held out until a week agp, is not yet in condition for game duty. Longest Homer VERO BEACH. Fla. (UPD- Frank Howard, the six foot seven. $100,000 Dodger bonus rookie, hit the longest home run in Holman Stadium history Monday during a Los Angeles intra-squad game. The Dodgers scheduled exhibl tion contest against the St. Louis Cardinals at Sarasota was.rained out. Howard two-run homer was a 420-foot blast that gave the Long Beach Dodgers a 6-5 victory over the varsity. Bucs Rap Reds FT. MYERS, Fla. (UPI) Ted Kluszewski hit his first spring homer and. drove in another run Monday to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Vernon Law, pitching seven In nings, the longest for a Buc hurl- er this spring, gave up all three of the hits collected by the Reds Rookie Jim Hardison pitched two scoreless frames in relief of Law, Starter Orlando Pena was nick ed for the Pirate runs and Bob Mabe pitched the last two innings giving up only one of the eight Pirate hits.. Cincinnati 000 010 6001 t Pittsburgh 200 ozo oox s j Pena, Mab 7 and Bailey. Law, Hardi son and Burgess. H R Kluszewski. Winner Law. Loser Pena. A's Crush Tigers WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (UPI) Kansas City's Ned Garver made his first spring exhibition start a good one Monday, shutting out the Detroit Tigers over the first five innings as the Athletics went on to score a 6-0 victory. Garver allowed his former teammates only two hits, and his successor, Walt Craddock, was just as effective, pitching shutout ball for four frames and permitting three safeties. Meanwhile, the A's bombed starter Hank Aguirre and Gerry Davie, his successor, for 13 hits, including home runs by Roger Maris and Kent Hadley. Detroit 00 O 000 0000 S Kansas Cltv Ill 100 llx 6 13 Aguirre. Davie i and Berberet, Feller 6,- Garver, Craddock 6, and House, Tor- nay 9. HRs Hadley, Mans, winner Garver. Loser Aguirre. Moe Works Out MESA, Ariz. (UPD Moe Dra-bowsky did some running Monday for the first time since he suf fered a fractured right thumb and afterward predicted he'd be pitching for the Chicago Cubs again sooner than expected. Original estimates were that the big right hander would be out of action six weeks. Sportsmen to River's Washed Out Dams in balance. Water necessary to feed the canal was provided by the dams which have since been washed out. Restoring these impoundments, as stated by Kaul, would be costly. Where is the money coming from? Who should do the work? When should it be started? . These are some of the serious questions to be debated by the sportsmen when they hold their pow-wow this evening. . All interested persons may attend the session, Kaul said. Duck Stocking Postponed The scheduled stocking of 50 pairs of wild mallard ducks over the weekend by members of the Lehigh County Fish and Game Assn. was postponed because of the weather, reports Earl Bern stein. So much for Casey's "big prob lem." He certainly has none in cen ter field with Mickey Mantle or in right field with veteran Hank Bauer. Mantle easily could better his last year totals of 42 homers, 97 RBI's and .304 batting average. Bauer, at 36, is still one of the best outfielders in the league even though he batted only .268 last year. Stengel Is still fiddling with the Yankee infield and probably will be on Sept. 1, too. Nominally, Bill Skowron is the first baseman. That doesn't mean that Howard, Berra or Marv Throneberry won't LOBO COMES HOME The Cuban cutter, Lobo de-ar cuts across the finish line first In the St. Peters-Durg-Havana yacht race after traveling the 284-mile distance in 45 hours, 54 minutes and 56 seconds. Kutztown to Meet District 2 Kutztown High goes after its 28th win without a defeat tonight when it meets Westmoreland of District 2 in the PIAA Class B Eastern finals at St. Josephs Gym in Hazleton. The winner will meet either Gallitzin (27-0) or West Middle sex (19-6) Friday at either Johns town or New Wilmington. The Cougars, champions of the Berks County League and Dis trict 3. gained the Eastern finals by eliminating Darby of District 1, 72-54, Friday night at Reading. Mounts Balanced Westmoreland, with a 20-5 record overall and the North League "B" champion, knocked off Mon- toursville, 85-63, Friday night. Coach John Silan's Cougars, who have relied on overall team balance all season, will be matched against another well- balanced quintet in the Mounts. Pete Letts, a sophomore who stands 6-foot-5. is the top man for Clint Brobst's team. Friday he was top man with 25 points. Bud Cooper, the team s play- maker and drive-in shooter, tallied 15 against Montoursville. Cousins to Start Other starters include Joe Mol- lahan. Dick Clark and Steve Yeis- ley. Mollahan and Clark scored 14 and 13 points, respectively. Friday. Silan will start his regular live of Phil Scheldt, Stan Saul. Dick Hauck and cousins Lee and Dennis DeTurk. Hear Talks New date for the release of the wing-clipped ducks, weather permitting, is Saturday, March 21. The birds are to be released on the farm ponds of Lehigh County and should provide a basic stock of breeders. As previously reported, close to 80 per cent of the matched pair of wild ducks liberated by the local sportsmen took up serious house keeping. In addition to the liberated stock, additional migrants were also attracted. Write a Letter The future of our great sport of hunting hangs in the balance if Senate Bill 412, calling for the registration of shotguns and ri fles, is passed in the current session of the State Legislature. For those who missed "Field Sports" in the Sunday Call -Chronicle, may we urge that you get a copy. Turn to the regular sports section, page 41, and take a couDie minutes oi your ume to really digest the column. All hunters are urged to write their Senators at once expressing their personal views on the sub ject. This is serious and, as re ported, we also listed the names of the respective senators for the area as served by the caii-cnron-icle Newspapers. Here is a matter close to all of us which must be squared away as quickly as possible. Senate bill 412, in any form, is a threat to tne enure wiuuue conservation program here in Pennsylvania. 0 Stengel Says No play there, too. when Casey be gins masterminding. When Tony Kubek comes out of the Army shortly, he 11 undoubted ly return to shortstop and if he doesn't do the job, Gil McDougald will get the call McDougald will be at second base if Kubek is at short. Andy Carey and Jerry Lumpe may alternate at third, leaving Bobby Richardson available for either second or third. With Howard and Berra, the Yanks aren't worried about their catching. The Yankee pitching Is the isn't quite up to the old Allie Champ Scheidt, who is 6-5, and Saul (5-9) led the Cougars past Darby. But all of the starting five have scoring potential. Hauck and Lee DeTurk and substitute Gene Stump also hit in double figures against Darby. OUTDOOR TIPS WxD GRUBS, WHICH ACE THE LARVAE OP VARIOUS SPECIES OP BEETLES, MAKE GOOD FrSW BAIT FOR BREAJ PERCH, BASS, ETC, AND (AAV BE POUND IN ALMOST ANV DECAYED TREE CC STUMP. Tress ' KEPT INDEFINITELY IN A CAN WITH SAWDUST OQ CHIPS OP ROTTEN VOOD Lehigh Cagers Rate St. Joe's Best Opponent Lehigh University failed to name a St. Joseph's College bas ketball player to its all opponent team, but paid a tribute to the team effort of the Hawks by nam ing them the outstanding team faced by the Engineers this year. The Hawks gained all but one vote, which went to LaSalle, while sophomore Mark DuMars of Perm State led the individual balloting. Five different teams were rep resented on the Lehigh all-oppon ent team with Charlie Ross, Lafayette. Joe Meyer, LaSalle, Hal Danzig, Bucknell, and Mel Kess-ler, Muhlenberg, completing the first team. Frank Wickes of Delaware headed the second team, followed by Bill Kennedy of Temple, Dar- rvle Kouns. Army. Bob McNeill and Jack Egan from St. Joseph's. While DuMars was named on more team ballots, Ross, was voted the outstanding player. This was probably a result of the En gineers facing Ross in two games, while meeting DuMars and Penn State only once. Ross scored 62 points in the two games, as well as grabbing 26 rebounds. Lehigh won four of its last seven games, in posting a 6-16 record for the season. DYC to Meet The Downtown Youth Center Baseball Knee-Hi League will meet tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Allen Fire Co. All managers af c-3 1 urged to attend. 1 Reynolds-Vic Raschl-Ed Lop at strongest in the league even if it standard. For starters, Stengel has south paw Whitey Ford (14-7) and right handers Bob Turley (21-7). Don Larsen )9-6), Duke Maas (11-8) and Tom Sturdivant (3-6). Art Ditmar (9-8) could displace one of the other starters and Johnny Kucks (8-8). Bobby Shantz (7-6) and Zack Monroe (4-2) all can go both ways. Ryne Duren, who turned in a brilliant 2.02 earned run average while winning six and losing four, will head the bullpen brigade. Havana Race Won by Yawl HAVANA, Cuba. W) Hil-aria, 55-foot yawl sailed by Hugh Schaddelee, won class A honors in the St. Petersburg - Havana sailing race Monday as the 32-boat fleet's largest craft completed the 284-mile crossing. The Macatawa Yacht Club, Mich., entry trailed Lobo De-Mar, the world's largest sailing cutter into port by almost four hours but won by 13 minutes, two seconds on the basis - of her handicap. Lobo De Mar, the scratch boat, was ranked runnerup in class. She arrived in 45 hours, 54 minutes, 50 seconds. Other early arrivals and corrected times included Car-ibbee, 47-17.58; Criollo, 49: 33.28; and Good Hope, 50: 28.46. Senators Would Trade Sievers To Chisox-If ORLANDO, Fla., (J) The Washington Senators are willing to trade outfielder Roy Sievers to the Chicago White Sox if cen- terfielder Jim Landis is part of the deal. Cal Griffith, owner of the Sen ators, said Monday, "if I traded Sievers to the White Sox I'd have to ask for Landis and another pretty good player. We're looking for a center fielder and I believe Landis is one of the best. He would qualify as a front line player." continued. Griffith. though he hardly is in the es tablished class of Sievers. Therefore, we'd have to get something else along with mm. Griffith admitted the Sox navent made any new propositions for Sievers since the winter meeting.! "If I took several second flight- era in a package deal for Sievers like the White Sox offered me," said Griffith, "I wouldn't be as well off as I am with just Sievers At least I know he's one of the great sluggers in the league. He's an attraction. He means more to us than having three mediocre players. "If I had to make a guess right now l u say mat Mevers is go ing to remain right with the Sen ators because we're not going to give cream for skimmed milk." Randolph Upset By Lilly, 5249 xvii un luiv won the Class C. PIAA. Western re gional basketball title Monday night by edging Randolph 52-49 before some 1,300 fans. Mickey Leap and Tom Hite eacn scored 15 points to pace Lilly's attack. Jack Jones of Randolph was the game's high scorer with 17 points. Lilly now has a 15-9 record for the season. Randolph's record reads 18-8. Jockey's Foul Claim Backfires BOWIE. Md.. m Jockey Nick Shuk was fined $25 Monday for lodging a "frivolous" foul claim against the winner of Saturday's $25,000 Bowie Handicap. Shuk finished second on Pllon and objected to what he claimed was a foul by the winner, William Hal Bishop's Hare Raisine. FOREIGN ALII By LLOYD STERNER, South Mountain Junior High School coach, will again be concession manager for the Allentown Red Sox in 1958, and JOE BLANKOWITSCH, Allentown High athletic trainer, will be back to take charge of the ground personnel after a year's absence ... AND BOBBY DOERR, the old Boston Red Sox star now a scout for Boston and a cattle rancher in Oregon in the off season, will come here to watch the A-Sox in the first week or two of the coming season . . . COACH JOHN SILAN'S Cougars of Kutztown High, which have won six District 3, PIAA, Class B titles and two Class B state championships, is only two games away from a third state crown . . . WHEN WILT (THE STILT) CHAMBERLAIN and the Harlem Globetrotters play in Bethlehem Monday night they'll have two ERMER ROBINSON, 6-foot-2 famed one-hand push shot star and LEON HILLARD, 5 - foot - 11 dribbling star with them, the pair having just returned with a Trotter unit that had been touring South America ... AND IT'S HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THOMAS PATRICK SEWARDS, brother of Allentown High basketball coach Milo Sewards and himself a former Canary and Blue football end . . . JOHN HANLON, who played with the old Temperance A.A. basketball teams against Eastern League teams like Jasper, DeNeri and others when they played in a cage in Frosh Stars Paced Kutztown To Best Season in 24 Years A tair of freshmen. Bob Furniss and Tony LaScala, led Kutztown State Teachers College to its best season in 24 years, according to statistics released by the college. Furniss and LaScala each O F Fm-Ft T'tl Avt. R. A. nh riirnlx 17 117 62-92 296 17.4 70 4.1 Tony LaScala 17 126 44-57 296 17.4 191 11.2 John Bishop 17 103 52-86 258 15.2 314 18.5 A. BurkerT 1 ov-ei ti i.t it o.j DlCk Powell 12 50 45-62 145 12.1 34 2.8 G. Kershner 15 28 14-2J u .i j.i it Tom Mullen 17 15 17-28 47 2.8 16 .9 Ed Erdman is io o-ia ' Paul Best 7 5 57 15 ?.l 9 1.3 John Bruchak S 2 2-7 i.z Dick Ritter 3 i i-i ' U 7,rhman O 2-1 z i.u v v.u ' ' A b.i a a tMA AM 1 Alt 4A 0 TOtalS 17 M JII-40I IJTT Ci.J . Oppontnt i"0 72.4 FINAL RECORD . vc-rr OPP 71 Bloomsburg 5TC ' Trenton STC West Chester STC 80 Bloomsburg STC '7 King's .- 9f ShioDensbura STC 65 rh.wnpv STC 68 Millersville STC 59 West Chester STC l East Stroudsburg STC 7 National Aggies 52 102 King's ?i 97 Trenton STC 74 79 Shippensburg STC 4 79 East Stroudsbura STC 74 89 Millersville STC 5 73 Chevney STC 62 Butcher 2nd In ABC Total ST. LOUIS (UPD A 27-year old New Jersey butcher sliced off a big chunk of American Bowling Congress tournament prize money Monday. Gene Vetrone, Newark, took second place in the all-events standings with 1,961. He had a 589 team series, bowled 714 in doubles and closed with 658 in singles. It was Vetrone'i second ABC tourney appearance. Last year at Syracuse he totaled 1,815 and with his big 1,961, he now has a 209.14 two-year ABC tournament average. His partner, Mike Mammolite, could roll but 563 and they finished with 1,277 far out of the standings. Vetrone's effort dropped Jim Aiani, River Grove, 111., to third place. Aiani had held second since Feb. 23. Led Lubanski, Detroit, paces the division with a record 2,116. Jack Reuther, Wheeling, W. Va., caused the only other change in the standins. He rolled 727 for third place in singles. H i games were 256-227-244. This was Reuth-er's best ABC performance in 16 appearances. MOTOR DISTRIBUTORS, HARRISBURG, PA. ANNOUNCES v. 529 WEST BROAD STREET BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA YOUR DEALER FOR i INSIDE STUFF JOE McCARRON Temperance Hall, is up and around again after a siege of illness . . . MR. AND MRS. RUDOLPH (JAKE) WEISNER, of Allentown's East Side, are today observing their 25th wedding anniversary. 'JAKE', some 30 years ago, was a basketball star for St. Peter's Cubs and a baseball pitcher for the Morton AA. . .VINCE CONRAD, the Kutztown stock car racer, was presented with four trophies at the seventh annual Nascar dinner-dance at Cedar Grove, N.J. Saturday night, one for the New Jersey Sportsman Class championship of 1958, one for placing second in the Polo Grounds races; one for finishing third at New Egypt, N.J., and another for the Pitman Sportsman Class championship . . . ALFRED L. GRAVER, Bath RD 1, will be .among 21 trainees graduating Saturday with the ninth Student Officer Class after completing a 9-month wildlife management course prescribed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission at Brockway, and during the ceremony will be commissioned as Pennsylvania Game Protectors and receive their field assignments PAUL VINCENT, a former Allentonian located for the last 15 years at Ashley, and JOHNNY COONEY, a shortstop for Buffalo in the International League and later with Luzerne, visitors to Allentown Sunday for the Paddy's Day parade . . . Both Central Railroad brake-men AND TO ALL THE IRISH, LACE CURTAIN AND SHANTY, the Top O' The Morning. scored 296 points in 17 games for a 17.4 average as the Golden Avalanche closed out its season with a 12-5 record best since an 11-2 mark in 1935-36. Furniss bagged the most foul Church League Semis Tonight Underdogs St. Paul's and Christ Lutheran go after their second straight Church Basketball League sernifinal playoff upsets tonight, St. Paul's, which finished in third place during regular sea son play, takes on second-place St. George in the second game of a best-of-three series at 7:15 at Raub. St. Paul's won the first game. Christ Lutheran, with a one game lead over St. Catharine of Siena, tackles the seasonal champions at 8:15. Spoken Kke-H"te IfSiSf members o? he ISS? i Pour ogS Society -IPhI FOUR ROSES DISTILLERS C0..R.T.C. BLENDED WHISKEY 86 PROOF-B0 GRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRITS. ELIAN. LANCIA THE O Famous Italian Coachwork O Four Speed Transmission P V-4 or V-6 Engines O Luxurious Appointments NOW ON DISPLAY 3 Bethlehem Wrestlers Win Jaspers "Jaspers" will go out to three Bethlehem High wrestlers for their performances in District XI wrestling playoffs last month. The school board last night approved the coveted Hurricane Award for Richard Bedics, Rog er Grubbs and Douglas Koch who each gained district championships. Bedics won the 157-pound class while Grubbs and Koch gained championships in the 136 and. 123-pound classes respectively. A "Jasper" was also awarded to Miss Lynn Downing, Liberty High senior, for her "outstanding service for the past three years in girls' basketball." . Ellsowrth (Skip) Smith was the lone letter winner in basketball. Varsity awards in basketball were given to Eugene Collins, Buchanan Ewing, Albert Garganta and Richard Kovacs, both managers; Patrick Gillen, Charles Marcon, Gary Marcus and Robert Voor-hees. i In wrestling, 13 varsity awards were approved. Recipients are Bedics, Koch, Grubbs, Ronald Bednar, Thomas Clements, John Eckenrode, Frank Epinger, Anthony Iasiello, Thomas Magdasy, Roy Morgan, Glenn Rossetti, Hugh Temos and Richard Bran-da, manager. Letters went to Bedics, Bednar, Grubbs, Koch and Morgan. Girls basketball varsity award winners are Josephine Bilinski, Pauline Chouk, Carolyn Clewell, Barbara Desh, Carlene Ebeling, Margaret Heimbrook, Nancy Kos-Anne Martin, Virginia Macsek, Ruth J. Newhart, Joan Raidline, Sandra Seidel, Miss Downing and Annette Deater, manager. Letter winners are Miss Downing, Miss Bilinski and Miss Raid-line. Esther Horvath, Beatrice Houser and Deborah Radman were given cheerleader awards. shots, 62 out of 92 attempts, while LaScala collected the most field goals, 126 out of 314 tries. Top rebounder was John Bishop, a senior from Allentown, who grabbed 314 in 17 games for an 18.5 average. Bishop trailed the leaders in scoring with 258 points. Arlan Burkert, of Fleetwood, followed with 217 in 17 games. Point Record Kutztown which finished with an average, of 82.3 per game compared to its opponents 72.S per game average, set a high-scoring record when it defeated King's College, 102-81. Highest individual one - game effort for Coach Walt Risley's team was made by Furniss when he tallied 33 points against King's in that game. . Bishop's best rebounding effort was 29 against Bloomsburg STC, when the Avalanche grabbed 75 for a team high.

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