Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on October 17, 1952 · Page 10
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10 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1952 * MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA RISK LOOP'S TOP SPOTS Wolverines Favored fo Nip N'Western — Gophers Underdogs Against Illinois. By Attocl.trd Pr<:»» CHICAGO Michigan and Minnesota will risk llioir front- running spots in tho Hie Ten Snt- jrriny during n round ol thrci: conference gnmrs. MlrhiKiin will he ftllgliMy favored to down Jlnx-rlddon Northwestern nt Kvnnnlon and tlniN roll up I IN Hec.oni! 8triilf ,'lil ICIIKUC victory. -But Minnesota, 27-20 winner over Northwestern hist week, will bp n decided underdog n^ilnst llllnolH nt MinnenpollH. Jn tho only other conference engagement, Wisconsin is strongly hacked to rebound impressively and deleat I own at Iown City, after being jolted 2U-14 by Ohio State. The Ilawkeyes have tlrap- [H>d all three of their season starts. The choice non-league game pits Purdue against Notre iJame at. Lafayette, Ind. Purdue, with victories of 21-14 over Ohio Slate, 41-14 over Iown and a 20-20 tie. with Penn State, tops the Big Ten and will rate a slight edge over the Irish. Notre Dame was derailed by Pitt last week. Washington State is at Ohio both Dig Ten teams being highly favored over their tntersectlonal foes. Rounding nut Mm ninjor- mldwcut schedule, Michigan . Stnte, ranked No. 1 nationally In host to Syractidfi In a nut—tie of undefeated team*), and ' _ Marquette seeks Its third • -iitrnlgnt victory against Arl- Viona at Milwaukee. * "Michigan may find Northwest- Ir.iflrii a tough customer, Tltc Wllrl- ; qtts were trounced 31-0 by USC :;;irt their opener. Then one 'missed ; point after touchdown made them ^settle for a 20 20 tie with Vandor- ~b'ilt and two conversion failures ;:cost them a 27-26 loss to Minne,* »ota lost week, ; Illinois tangles with the Gophers . after a 48-14 rout of Washington ."' State, a team that whopped Mln- » nesota 19-13 two weeks ago. Public Shooting Grounds Crowded, But Records Show Safest Hunting Is There Public Shooting Areas Were Accident Free Until Last Year When 4 Minor Injuries Were Reported From 14,466 Shooters. Officials Say Record Comes From Brief Talk on "Safety Rules." THE MEN DON'T CATCH 'EM ALL r Browns and White Sox Deal Again Miranda and Edwards Come to St. Louis for Byrne and De Maestri. By AifocltWd Pratt SPRINGKIKLD, III. — The barely marred safety record on Illinois public shooting grounds shines in contrast to the usual yearly list of fatal results of hunting carelessness throughout the state. Until last, year the 11 public shooting areas were reported accident-free. Then, out of the 14,Kiti shooters who used them Ir. I'lJil, four suffered minor injuries. Otherwise, nine Illinois hunters were fatally shot and 11. drowned Inst season. Method Produces Safety Eil Fitzgerald, Hie conservation department coordinator of the grounds, says a method produced the record. The method involves a compressed warning about, safety rules delivered by each ground- keeper to hunters who ore not (K-nnitted to shoot until they hear it. Fitzgerald, who draws tho rulcH, says the hunter who leaven his cun off safety while In the field or the duck blind IH the greatest cause of accidents Ills recommendation? Hlmply, leave your safety on until the target in ready for your shot. The second recommendation al­ most sounds silly. But Fitzgerald insists it is needed. 'Look where you shoot. Be slure where your j charge is going." The nub of the whole matter, to repeat, is carelessness, says Fitz- j gerald. "An experienced hunter can tell right away when he has a partner who is careless and dangerous to have around. When I become aware of one, 1 usually remember an important phone cull to make and leave my hunting party." Here are his other tips, mostly "thou shalt nots" against carelessness: "Thou Shalt Nuts" Don't: permit loaded guns in boats or assembled guns in cars. Don't, drink intoxicants. Keep your gun on safety when a hunter gets from a blind alter a downed duck. Don't build a lire in a bout. Wear lifejackets in boats. Keep your gun disassembled until you're actually in the field ready to shoot. Don't shoot at, birds on the ground or at: water ovel. Illinois law prohibits shooting from highways, a measure designed to protect human life as much as to conserve game. Road shooting ranks high in (danger. REARDON STEPS FROM PLATE TO BLEACHERS WITH UMPIRE COLUMN The Dy AitoclaUd Pratt CHICAGO — The Chicago : White Sox today traded inflelder ' Willie Miranda and outfielder , Hank Edwards to the St. Louis I" Browns for pitcher Tommy Byrne •and infielder Joe Oe Maestri. Manager Pnul Richards of tho "Sox tried to get Lefty Byrne, 32, * from the New York Yankees in u 1951, but. the Browns got him in?: stead. Byrne had a 15-7 record for the Yanks in 1949 and 15-9 in •„. 1950. He won seven, lost 14 for the ;•• Browns this year. Miranda, 24, was obtained by the '•' White Sox a year ago from tho " Washington Senators, traded to .. the Browns last June and then . taken buck by the White Sox on ; waivers later in the season. He -batted .211 this year. De Maestri, 24, played for the T White Sox in 1951, batting .203, " and was turned over to the "Browns last season. He batted .226 I in 81 games for the Browns. The Sox bought Edwards, 34, *Z from the Cincinnati Reds last. -Sept. 2 and he hit .33? in eight £ games. x,, ^Slaughter : Is Comeback of '52 King X Balding Redbird Flychaser • : Made 'em Forget He Was Called "Washed Up" at 37. By Attoclated Pratt ti NEW YORK. — Enos Country t Slaughter, veteran outfield star ol I the St. Louis Cardinals, was se- j, lected today as the player who *; mfide the greatest comeback of £the 1952 baseball season. « The slugging 37-year-old eap- £tured the Associated Press "Come- J. back -of -the-Yenr" award handily, ^ receiving 26 of the 61 votes cast £ by members of the Baseball Writ[• ers Association of America. T Luke Faster of Cleveland came "t second with 11 votes. " The balding flychaser was con* sidered all washed up last April. Rafter hitting a lowly 281 in 123 t games in 1951. But he astounded « the critic* by participating in 140 ~ contests, hitting an even .300 clip, ^batting in 101 runs and swatting til home runs. 12 triples and 17 t doubles. ;• LOS ANGELES- Art Aragon. I 142 l2 , Los Angeles, stopped Phil - Kim, 140 V*. Honolulu, 9. r McKeesport, Pa.—Sammy Mas- ."trean, 150, Pittsburgh, outpointed : Jimmy Diccrco, 153, Philadelphia, ,*:10. By HAItKY GPAYSON NEA Sports Editor N EW YORK—(NEA) — most popular writer lolling in tho press box at the World Series was John Edward Reardon. Les Biedcrmon, the Pittsburgh journalist, seated a few seuts away, spotted Beans Reardon, who maintains he never missed one in 24 years in the National League. The Irishman retired two years ago to complete the building of n two-million-dollar-a-y e ar beer-distributing business in southern California. "Hey, there, Beansy, whntyuh doing these dnys?" shouted Bied- crmnn. "Writing n column for NEA," Reardon shouted bnck. "Oh, that's right," said Biederman, "we use it in the Pittsburgh Press." Reardon stresses that he stepped from the plate into the bleachers when last Spring he contracted to write The Umpire column for NEA Service. It almost immediately became one of the morc-widely used features. Whore it used to be close decisions that hurt one side or the other, trick questions became his occupotlonal hazard. And speaking dotes. He talked at various functions 24 times in one month. "That column stirs up a lot of fireworks," said the 51-year-old who broke in os tin umpire at 15. O 'Day Had Answer "Blow one and the letters pour in. They come from everywhere. Folks write me in cave of the National League office, ball parks, saloons, any place they think I might lie known. The letters are forwarded to my Long Beach homo. Here's one from a bloke in Texas. He sent it In core of Casey Stengel of the Yankees." The semi-professionnl arbiter gives Reardi the most trouble. "Anyone who ever umpired thinks he's a big-league ump," Beans cackled. "Because you've been up and I hey haven't, they try to make you look bad by sticking you with trick questions. Some of 'em sit up all night dreaming up ways to stick you. "The late Hank O'Day fixed these kind. When they'd come to him with a bobby-trap question, he'd sa.. 'Did you see it happen?' " 'Yes, sir.' " Well, then, get the rule book. The rule book will cover it.' ThntY. shut 'em up every time." rush-Mutton Baseball Reardon holds manager responsible for the whopping long time it takes to get through n nine-inning game today. "You've got too many Napoleons carrying on push-button warfare." snorted Beans. "They want to run the whole works. Watch 'n- the next time you go to the park A player doesn't think for himself anymore. He's a robot, lias every move plotted out for him via signs. All this sign-wagging takes time. "Another thing they ought to abolish is throwing the ball around the Infield after every out. On Half Swings "Leo Durocher used to make n habit of protesting half swings. If a batter just wiggled his stick, Leo would storm to the plate protesting. "This is getting to be a joke, Leo.' I said 'You're coming out too much.' " And I'm gonna come out more,' he shouted. 'I'm gonna come out on everything that even moves.' "So I went to Ford Frick. then president of the National League and told him what Leo said. " 'Oh, he is. is he?' Frick responded. 'We'll fix him.' He sent an order to all clubs, stopping all protests concerning half swings. Mrs. Alvin Jones, of 1201 Forrest avenue,' proudly displays a 0-pound buss which she caught at Bluford Lake recently. . Mrs. Jones was fishing from a bout when she landed the big bass on a cane, pole and live minnow. She said the catch was a 'big thrill." Mrs. Jones landed several bass this year but she says "this one was tho largest I ever caught in my life." It was the third largest bass laken from Bluford Lake this season. (Leilzell Photo) Willie Hoppe Quits While He's Champ Amazing Billiard Expert Ranks as Last of Great Sports Names of Golden Twenties. B£ANS' REARDON The games didn't take nearly so long to finish after that." Bell Still Rings Reardon says the most: amusing fan he ever saw was Hilda Chester, who roots for the Dodgers. Her celebrated hell still rings in Reardon's ears. Two years ago she appeared with Reardon on a radio program. "Hilda," Inquired Reardon, trying to draw her out, "do you ever holler nt the umps?" "Oli, just once in a while," she replied. "What you say?" "I say. 'Open your other eye, Jolk. you got noive like a toothache'." CHICAGO.—The strain of tournament competition has done what no billiard expert could achieve in the last 46 years-—make Willie Hoppe quit. At the age of 65, the silvery- haired cue-master has announced his retirement. Hoppe-the last of the great champions of the golden twenties that included Babe Ruth, Bobby .lone - and Jack Dempsey—retires as sports' longest-reigning champion, a holder of a world's billiard title of one kind or another .ince 1906. With a collection of 51 championships, Hoppe has monopolized is field like no other sports figure in history. HP overwhelmed opponents of th? bnlklino and angle with an outward mien of calculating coolness. But the tenseness with which he trained and competed began to show several, years ago ""A new, jumpy feeling swept over me," Hoppe explained. "And when I won the throe-cushion title last, March in San Francisco I got some spells with my heart. It palpitated. Sure, it scared me. Took a lot out of me. "If you play long enough, you've got to lose. I wanted to quit as champion. My doctor told me, 'Willie, you've won enough and five or six more titles won't mean loo much. It's time to bow out gracefully'." Although Hoppe is through with tournaments, lie will take curtain calls. "I plan to play 25 or 30 exhibi- COMPLETE TRUCK TIRE SERVICE Mt. Vernon Tire Service 13th nnd Broadway (STAN KOZIARA, Owner) Phono 2443 U.S. Koyiils Aro Guaranteed for the Life of the Tread Big Harness Meeting Set For Du Quoin Dy Associated Press DU QUOIN, III. — A record meeting for harness horses, sanctioned by the United States Trotting Association, will be held Oct. 23-24 at the mile track of the Du Quoin Stale Fair, racing secretary H. J. Van Gundv said today. Official judges, starters and timers will watch trotters and pacers try for now marks which would better sale values. Among owners indicating they will send horses after new marks are Hanover Shoe Farms, Hanover Pa.; Two Gaits Farms, Indianapolis, Ind.; Arleigh Wilkins, Marion, III.; Doug Sapper, Mt. Vernon. 111.; and the Hayes Fair Acres Stables, Du Quoin. Negro Groom Dies Trying to Save Horses By ^ssociatod 'rtts CHESTER. W. Vn. — A Negro groom trying to lead horses to safety from flame-filled barns died and at least five horses are missing as the result of'n roaring blaze which swept through a large section of the Watcrford race track stables. The flames broke out during the running of the seventh race Thursday. Nearly 4,000 spectators were asked to stay in their seats a half- mile away as grooms and other track employes rushed to release frightened horses. Firemen found the body of William Toppacott, 45, near one of the eight levelled stables. Origin of the fire- could not be determined immediately. Urges Code To Prevent Ring Deaths Physician Wants Supervision to, Remove Stigma of "Legalized Murder-" By Associated Press CHIC A G O—A physician, formerly an athletic official, said today that boxing needs official medical supervision "to remove the stigma of legalized murder." He declared that many boxing deaths are not accidental, as listed, but due to failure of equipment or regulations to protect the boxer sufficiently. Dr. Frank Ferliano, former chairman of the Medical Advisory Board to the New York State Athletic Cortimission, urged a national or international medical code for the sport. He outlined his views in the current (Oct. 18) issue of the Journal or the American Medical Association. Placing of the physician attending boxers on the payroll of the promoters and arena owners, Dr. Ferliano said, "is the weakest part in the state boxing laws." It has resulted, ho said, in lack of general knowledge about ring injuries. "One reason for this is that physicians have little desire to publish their observations he- cause of their relationship with their employers." Dr. Ferliano said the generally accepted causes of deaths in the ring are: "1. The gloves lack adequate padding. 2. The mat under the canvas does not give sufficient protection when the boxer's head strikes the floor. 3. The mouthpiece is not sufficiently resilient. "Still another cause is action of commissions in relicensing fighters who have been inactive or retired, often many years. These men usually are not in good physical condition, and they are particularly vulnerable to injuries." Coach Says: College Grid Game Doomed Hi II DEFENSE IS "THE THING" IN '52 COLLEGE SEASON Defeats of Notre Dame and Wisconsin Called 'Upsets' But Results Stay Close to Form Sheets With Good Defensive Clubs Coming Through. By ED CORRIGAN AP Sports Writer NEW YORK — This 1951 college football season, which has not even reached the halfway point, has shown at. least two unusual tendencies: (A) there have been few upsets and (B) defense has become the thing. The teams that were thought to have the power at the start of the season generally have come through. Perhaps the biggest reversal of form to date was Pitt's triumph over Notre Dame last week. But the Irish were not considered any great shakes, Wisconsin got beaten by Ohio State in another upset but there again the Buckeyes always were tough. As for defense, that was what licked Wisconsin for Ohio State. It was Penn's defense that held off Princeton and enabled the Quakers to snap the Tigers' 24- game winning streak, and it is the defensive platoon that's carrying Southern California. There's no guarantee that those trends will continue Saturday when virtually every team in the countiy moves into action. The Big Seven race should be decided when two of the top- ranking teams in the weekly Associated Press poll tangle in Lawrence, Kas. Oklahoma, No. 6, meets Kansas, No. 8 and to the winnerwill go the spoils barring a big upset later. Oklahoma, the defending champion, probably will be a slight favorite, although Gil Reich, the ex-Army star, will have a lot to say on behalf of the Jayhawks. Michigan State, the No. 1 team In the country, takes on once-beaten Syracuse. The Orange is one of the better teams in the East, but who gives it a chance against the Spartans? Maryland-California tangle with opponents that are not calculated Quitting Because "There's No Future in Career — Not : to "do any damage. The Terrapins, Even for Head Coach." ,under a year's suspension from the Southern Conference for playing By Associated Press BERKELEY, Calif. — Edgar (Eggs) Manske, who's played or coached football two-thirds of his 40 years, said today he's quitting as end coach at undefeated California after this season "because de-emphasis is inevitable. "College football is on way out," he declared, "there Is no future in the game, even for a head couch. "For the present, college presidents are tolerating big time football. But they don't like it, and, eventually they'll get what they want." Lynn Pappy Waldorf head coach of California's No. 3 rated team in The Associated Press poll, disagreed. He said Manske frequently talks of quitting but has remained—and "I hope he changes his mind again. He's a good man and I'd hate to lose him." Sports-Brief tions a year," he said. "I get $100 to $150 for each." By Associated *riu CHICAGO—Willie Hoppe, 65, for 46 years king of billiard players, announced his retirement from active competition. FT. SMITH Ark. — Marilyn Smith, Wichita. Kan., and Betty Jameson, San Antonio, Tex., advanced to final round of Hardscrabble Women's golf tourney. CHICAGO — Whitleather, $9.80, won Dismay Purse at Sportsman's Park. 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Georgia Tech which would like to be recognized as the top team in the South, plays Auburn, which should be no problem. The big game of the day in Dixieland is Alabama against Tennessee at Knoxville, and believe it or not, the Vols will be a one-touchdown underdog. Duke, the likely winner of the. Southern Conference, plays North Carolina State. Southern California and UCLA, a couple of pretenders to the coast title, meet, respectively, Oregon State and Stanford. Yale plays Cornell in the NCAA's television game of the week. It's also the top Ivy League contest. Best game on the Southwest Conference slate is Texas- Arkansas with the Longhorns favored, while in the Big 10 Illinois should beat Minnesota in the headliner. NCAA Plans To Cope With TV Problem Bushnell Says Response to Present "Controlled Program" Is Good. By Associated *reas CHICAGO — The National Collegiate Athletic Association has been alerted to plan to cope with a possible "mounting and overpowering" television problem in the future. Eijding a four-dav meeting yesterday, Asa Bushne'il, 1952 TV director of the NCAA, said his committee has been concerned with the prospects of enormous receipts possible from subscription pay-as-you-see video. "We have nothing definite in mind at the moment," he said, "but it is a problem we feel the NCAA should be prepared to handle." Bushnell and Robert A. Hall of Yale, committee chairman, said response to the current, controlled football TV program is good and is steadily improving. Denies "Excited Talk" Charges by Ed "Moose" Krause, Notre Dame athletic director, that the NCAA had a "share-the- wealth" plan to allocate TV receipts among its 340 members, were labelled by Bushnell, "excited talk." "Our committee is not ready to recommend a method of handling the problem of receipts," he said. Bushnell said the committee is not ready to recommend any policy for 1953 probably until the NCAA national convention in Washington. D. C, Jan. 8-10. BQWLQNG AT THE A. B. C. Commercial League High singles: J. T. Stanford 208; Jim Connelly 200. High series: Mark Arnold 540; Kenny Richards 538; Pete Heiderscheit 504; Howard Summers 502; Stanford 501. Moose Ladies' League High singles: Mary Kniffin 179; Bea Richards 164; Doris Musgraves 152. High series: Kniffin 470; Richards 424; Pearl Wooten 422. Fall River, Mass.—Jose Contreras, 160, Fall River, outpointed Billy Andy, 156%, Providence, 10. New York— Danny Viovanelli, 140, Brooklyn, outpointed Phil Morizio, 140%, New York, 8. AT THE BOWL Eearly Bird League Top series: Pack Henry 456; DoDo Bennett 439; Vivian Wininger 438; Millie Hunt 437. High singles: Wininger 176; Florence Poore 168; Helen Hurst and Pack Henry 166; Hunt 165; Ann Howell 163. Kiwanls League. High series: E. Parker 520; V. Hogsted 513; B. Carpenter 512. Top singles: Parker 197; Doc Cochran 192; Carpenter 191. BASKETBALL 1952-53 MT. VERNON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL Mt Vernon, Illinois Regular season reserved chair $8.50 Regular season reserved floor-bleacher $7.00 NOTE Applications for season reserved chairs and floor bleacher seats may be sent to the Mt. Vernon Township High School until 4:00 p. m., Oct. 24. Applications must be by mail and accompanied by check or money order payable to Mt. Vernon Township High School and. a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Not more than two tickets per family. If application is for reserved chairs, please indicate whether or not you would like reserved bleacher seats in the event that chairs are not available. $ KING CITY BEAGLE CLUB Sat., Oct. 18 FIELD TRIAL —Cold Blooded Beagles Sun., Oct. 19—A. K. C. Registered Beagles Ribbons to First Four Places in Each Class • All Entries to Be in Before 8:00 A. M. DRAWING AT 8:00 A. M. SHARP To locate trial grounds take Xexico Road East out of Dix and follow field trial arrows to school house. ^.HiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttiiiMiifiitiiiiiiiiiirititiriiiriiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiriiiiiiifftfiiiiiiinitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiri | Enjoy Life—Eat Out More Often 1 PAT AND JOAN SAY, "EAT AT DADDY'S" | He has served the finest food in southern Illinois for 19 years and knows what folks like. He serves choice stealcs, sea foods, and chicken. MIXED DRINKS | Bernard Stein at the Organ Sat. and Sun. Nights | Travelers Cafe I U. S. 51, DuBois i SlH !ltnmiiirilfllllIlll1llllllillllllllllltUlim >llllllllllitllHHIIIUUIHHfUIMHIIIHHItlHIIIII1lllllllllllllIlllIllinillllllllE

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