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26 Cosper Morning Star, Saturday, Jan. 18, 1958 0 Case irncrc mm Foreign Stars Dominate K.C. indoor Track BOSTON (UP) Foreign track stars will be out to steal the thunder from Americans at the 32nd annual of invitation games in the Garden Saturday night. Competitors from Europe include high jumper Zbigniew Lew-andowski and middle distance runner Zbigniew Orywal, both of Poland; Big Ten vaulting champion Eeles Landstrom of Finland and Villanova's Ron Delany of from 4i "muscle in the back. It sidelined the lanky lefty for one month but he began pitching batting practice and went the route In beating Cleveland.

2-1, a few days before the season ended. The White Sox said Vice President Bill Walsingham of the Orioles called Chicago Vice President Charles Comlskey in late December to report Harshman had undergone X-rays at Johns Hopkins Hospital. At that time it was reported Harshman had a slipped disc in his back and that he had no reflexes in the left foot. added that could be the reason for the lack of reflexes in Harshman's left foot. Harshman, who is spending the winter with his father in San Diego, said he is as puzzled as the next person as to his back condition.

"I've talked to doctors about it," said the converted first baseman, "and they have diagnosed the trouble as a slipped disc. Some have suggested an operation but at present I have no plans for the operation or even where it would be performed." The White Sox insist the trade was made in good faith and that they were unaware of Harshman's back condition when the deal was made. The Chicago officials said Dr. Claridge judged that the muscle spasm could be cured by the use of diathermy. Doctors in Mercy Hospital in Chicago also examined Harshman and found traces of a defect in a bone in the lower part of the spine.

They said the bone hadn't developed properly from birth and that the result was a weakness in the lower part of the back. They CHICAGO (UP) The trade between the Chicago White Sox -and Baltimore Orioles involving southpaw Jack Harshman will go before Commissioner Ford Frick on Sunday. Frick said he would meet with officials of both clubs in Chicago to discuss Harshman's back ailment which may make it necessary for him to undergo an operation. Should that be the case, the Orioles are asking for another pitcher to take the place of Harsh-man who went to Baltimore Dec. 3 with outfielder Larry Doby and a minor league player for pitcher Ray Moore, infielder Billy Goodman and outfielder Tito Francona.

White Sox officials admit Harsh-man had an ailing back ever since he joined the club in 1954 but they said it wasn't serious enough to prevent him from winning 43 games and losing only 34 since. Last August the White Sox team physician, Dr. John Claridge, reported Harshman was suffering Ireland. Delany, Olympic gold medal winner and a heavy favorite to THAT'S GOING A LONG WAY win the O'Reilly Mile, first ap ITS MO SMALL FEAT TO peared in Boston in the run, beating off competition with a record-breaking 2:10.2. The mile race Saturday night will be his first of start in two years.

Illness following his welcome home in Dublin after the BE CALLED EVEsJ 'ANOTHER. $TMPL'5 1956 Olympics at Melbourne kept him out of the running. Yugoslavia miler Velisa Mugosa is expected to give the. wiry Irishman a rugged race along with Burr Grim, IC4A outdoor cham- pion and recent winner in the Sugar Bowl Mile. Mugosa has turned in a 4:02 mile while Grim was clocked at 4:10 in the IC4A indoor run.

The Maryland speedster finished second to Delany in Chicago last year in one of the season's fastest miles. The run will have among the starters Charley Jen kins, Olympic gold medal winner, Fred Montour of Michigan, Tom Carroll of Yale and William An derson of Harvard. Landstrom, a two-time Olympic starter and two-time Big Ten champion is being touted as the world's next 15-foot vaulter. In 1955 he won the European pole' vault title with a leap of 14 feet, 1C inches. This will be the first time in the last 11 years 4 that the pole vault will be without Rev.

Bob Richards. Competing in Boston meets, Richards won 14, tied twice and vaulted higher than 15 feet 15 times. Eastern Ace Tops Small School Race New york (UP) Eastern basketball players dominate the nation's small college individual scoring race, but southern schools rank among the top in team offense. According to official NCAA statistics released Friday, Bob Shep-ard of Clarkson (N.Y.) leads the scorers with an average of 29.6 points per game. Shepard, whose average dipped almost 3 points from last week's 32.4, has scored 207 points in seven games.

Joe Gaetano of Quinnipiac is 6econd In the point race with an even 29Jpoint production. Gaetano who has tallied 203 times in seven also felt from the plus-30 mark during last week's play. Rounding out the top five are Keith Tyler of Susquehanna, Rudy Finderson of Brandeis and Jeff Morton of Williams. Tyler, although appearing in only five games, has scored 135 points for a' 21.0 average. Finderson has 267 points in 10 contests for 26.7 and Morton has 182 points in seven games for 26.0.

West Virginia Tech, with, an amazing 101.2 average, leads In team but southern quintets occupy the next five spots. Tech has rolled up 1,518 points In lis IS efforts for a 12-3 record. Florida is in the second spot with 96.0, followed by Texas Southern (92.7), Grambling (92.5) and Stetson (90.4). Chicago is the leader In team defense with a 44.6 points against average. The Illinois school, has allowed 223 points, in five games, although a poor offense has held its current record to 2-3.

Other team leaders include Texas Southern in field, goal percentage with .501 and Clarkson In free throw percentage with a .768. Norm Lefkowltz of Long Island University is the individual field goal percentage leader with a mark of .594, Ted Moody of leads in free throw percentage with .925 and Jim Smith of Steubenville the rebound leader with an average of 23. lakers Pull Upset; Nip Hawks, 112-110 DETROIT (UP) Corky Devlin, scoring five of his points in the i Ex-Bosox Slugger Looking For Work In Baseball Field Williams-Malzone Only Two Red Sox Not Up For Trade BOSTON (UP) Boston Red Sox Manager Mike Higgins said Friday that everyone on his club except ageless Ted Williams and flashy Third Baseman Frank Mal-zone will be up for swaps during 1958. "But so far," Higgins disclosed, "we haven't even come close to making a trade." He said the Red Sox have made exploratory trade contacts with every team in the American League. "We still maybe able to make a deal," Higgins told baseball writers here.

"Everyone on the club but Williams and Malzone are expendable." Higgins, visiting from his Dallas, home, admitted he has been cautious about trading players so far. "Making trades and deals has become a mania with a lot of people," he said. "The newspapers are full of it. But you can be hurt by a trade, too." The Red Sox finished third in the American League standings Big 10 Cage Clubs Slate Full Card CHICAGO (UP) Wisconsin and Northwestern, two of last season's have-nots, seek to improve their first-division berths in the current Big Ten basketball race Saturday. The ambitious Wildcats, Winers of only four league contests during the 1956-57 campaign, have a chance to move into' a share of the lead Saturday afternoon when they meet Michigan State in an afternoon television game at Evanston, 111.

Northwestern will enter the contest gunning for its thjrd consecutive league win after an opening Miami on the $60-a-week salary earned by his son John, 18, as an airlines clerk. "He was making $80 a week at another job until he was fired three weeks before Christmas," Jimmy said. "I feel lucky that he got this new job." Foxx arrived here for a television show Friday morning, for which he received full expenses plus an undisclosed fee. He may appear on another TV show Sunday night and will be a guest of honor Wednesday night at the Boston baseball writers dinner. In the last 24 hours, he has received offers for speaking engagements, personal appearances and other Jobs from Philadelphia, Boston, Hartford, and Phoenix, Ariz.

He may appear with Ted Williams at the Boston sportsman's show next month. night setback. A victory over the Spartans (1-1) plus a victory by Iowa over Indiana would move the Wildcats into a share of the lead NEW YORK (UP) Jimmy Foxx was once the greatest right-handed slugger in baseball. Friday, at 50, robust but broke, there was a trace of embarrassment in his soft voice as he confessed that the numerous job offers he has received fail to include even one from baseball. "I earned about $270,000 in my 20 years in the major leagues," Foxx said.

"I don't have anything now. I haven't been able to get a job for six months. But everyone has been so kind to me the last few days, I just hope there's a good job around the corner. I know something will turn up. "I'm willing to do any kind of work.

Naturally, I'd prefer a job in baseball because I think I'm more qualified. I'd like to be a coach. Scouting is all right, but it can be a dead end if you don't come up with some good boys." Foxx, gray 'haired and still fit at 205 pounds, left baseball with a .325 lifetime batting average and 534 home runs, second only to Babe Ruth's record 714. The batting exploits of the strapping first baseman during his playing days with the Philadelphia Ath-letcls and Boston Red Sox earned him a place in baseball's Hall of Fame. But the money is gone.

"I lost almost $100,000 in J941 with a golf club at St. Petersburg, Foxx said. "The divorce settlement with my first wife took a lot. too." A friend quickly added that Foxx also was a champion at picking up the check and leaving large lips. Earlier this week, it was learned that Foxx, his second wife last season.

The team's batting average was .257. The New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox in first and second place posted .270 and .260 hitting marks. One of the big reasons for tlie Red Sox challenging average was the powerful bat of Ted Williams who at the age of 39 led major league hitters with a .368 mark. "The way vhe finished the last few weeks last Higgins said, "1 don't see any reason why he cannot play another full season and have another good year." Higgins said he would try to get more batting power behind the plate where last season Sammy White and Pete Daley shared the chores. White batted .218 and Daley .225.

"I'd also like to have at least two, maybe three, good left-hand-ers on the pitching staff," said. "As a matter of fact, who wouldn't? overtime, Friday night led the Minneapolis Lakers to a 112-110 upset victory over the western division leading St. Louis Hawks. Devlin pumped in 31 points to pace the Laker attack as he sunk a pair of field goals and a free throw in the extra period with teammate Jim Krebs connecting for four points. But it was McCoy Ingram's two free throws in the last minute that proved the eventual winning margin.

Ingram Just got out of the Army last Saturday. The Lakers overcame St. Louis' 30-17 first quarter lead and cut tlx; deficit to just two points at the half. Minneapolis took the lead early In the second half but with five minutes left St. Louis closed the gap on the shooting of Cliff llagan and Bob Fettit.

with Michigan. The Wolverines and Illinois are not scheduled on Saturday's card. Three of the Big Ten's leading marksmen will see action at Columbus, Ohio, Saturday night, when Ohio State meets Minnesota. Shooting for the Buckeyes will be big Frank Howard, whose 23.6 per game average has earned him No. 4 ranking among the top scorers in the league.

George Kline, the league-leader with a 25.5 mark, and Roger Johnson, who has been hitting at a 20-point per game clip, will play for the Gophers. Purdue will attempt to get back into the race in a chush with the hot Badgers from Wisconsin, who have won two and lost two, including the straight after dropping their opener to Illinois. The Boilermakers have lost to Minnesota and Michigan State and have beaten Indiana. Jackson Will Host Prep Ski Meeting JACKSON (Special) Eleven teams will be hosted at the annual Jackson-Wilson high school Invitational ski meet to be held at Jackson Hole on Jan. 24-25.

Teams from Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota, will compete in the four-way meeting. Included in the events will be the slalom, downhill, cross coun-try and jumping. Teams scheduled to appear In clude McCall, Hailey, St. Anthony TOP TAR HEEL and Idaho Falls, Idaho, Aspen and Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Cas CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (NEA) per, Pinedale, Laramie and the host TAN AMERICAN CHICAGO (NEA) The Third Pan American Games will be held in Chicago, Aug, 2,7 through Sept.

7, 1959. 1 Pete Biennnn leads the North Carolina basketball team in scoring and school, Jackson-WiLson and Doze STAR WftNT AIM WTl tTEBULTS and tiuldiau Ji viuz. iu..

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