Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 16, 1955 · Page 16
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SIXTEEN EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., .WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, J 955 Dial PA-2-4600 for a WANT AD Taker Tatum Believes Bowl TiesHelp Take Off Pressure " Dissension and injuries can probably do more to wreck a foot ball team than any other affliction, but the chances of Beall High for a successful year j-v an the gridiron J'g ; nave been ham- '%, ' pered by a se-;5 \ ries of unusual if;' ' tragic incidents. ; ' Even before:: t h e campaign ' got under way, coach Ray Hull started having his troubles. Fullback Bob Wolford, a fellow Hull on whom the Froslburg Mountain eers were putting a lot of depend ence, was struck down with polio four days after practice started •However, the outlook brightened when it was discovered that the type of polio was not the crippling kind and Bob began making progress. The recovery was so rapic that Hull was able to use Bob for ' the first time in the' game against Fort Hill. The Mountaineer fullback, in addition to playing; a good • game, served as sort of an inspiration, as the Frostburgers put up one whale of a battle against (he heavily-favored Sentinels before dropping a 20 to 0 decision. Then-came the highway/tragedy In; LaVale '.that took' the "lives: of five persons; four from Frostburg. Among-those who died when a runaway Iraclor-frailer crashed into a car and'another truck was-Cliff Fearer. ,.. Cliff was not only the father of one of Beall's players (center Bill Fearer),, he "was, as Hull puts it, the ""athletic, right arm of "our school." 7 "Cliffwas" close to every player on the Beall team and his untimely death struck a terrifying blow into the hearts of the Mountaineers. ••..'• "The boys practiced and played like they,were stunned - for several weeks after that," ; Hull said this morning. On: the heels of'that tragedy, death claimed the mother of Andy Felker, the team's speedy halfback and leading scorer. Andy was calling the plays .for the Martinsburg game from his halfback spot but appeared to be in a fog. "Andy was playing under a terrific strain that night because he knew his mother, was to-undergo a serious operation the next day," the Beall coach added. She died on the operating table. After that, Fearer's grandmother, who is so close to Bill, suffered a heart attack. She, however, is recovering nictely. The 1955 Beall team, which Orange Trip Maryland's Fifth Visit To Bowl Tilt COLLEGE PARK, Mel. Wi Coach Jim Tatum, a personal expert on post-season college football bowls; believes the recent trend to have advance agreements with conferences has taken off some of the pressures. His Maryland team was chosen officially yesterday as representa- :ive of the Atlantic Coast Conference to play Oklahoma of the Big Seven. It will be the sixth trip to a bowl, five with Maryland, mi Tatum in 11 year% of college head coaching. The other was with Okla homa the year before he switchec to Maryland. Helps Arrange Setup Tatum was instrumental in ar ranging an agreement by the new Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big Seven to furnish representa lives to the Orange Bowl in .1953 The Rose Bowl has a similar ar rangement with "the West Coast and Big Ten leagues. The Cotton Bowl's host is from the Southwestern. "One reason for such conference tie-ups is we thought it could eliminate bowl prospecting before the season is over," said Tatum. "Our squad knew, for instance, that if it showed to be the best team in the ACC it would go to the Orange Bowl. "Now, most" every thing''is cut and dried;- Instead 'of:the college, :he conference- makes' all decisions. closes out its season in a traditional game against LaSalle on Thanksgiving Day, is rated by Hull as his best at Beall so far as attitude is concerned. "I've never had a bunch of boys who were so willing to . work as this year's team," Ray said. The Mountaineers have a record of three wins and six setbacks and will take th efield against LaSalle next week favored to win their first "Turkey Day" clash, since 1949. Orange May Sever Ties Although the coming V 0range Bowl battle between Maryland and Oklahoma shapes up as the "most "attractive of all 1956 post-.season football classics, a recent story out of Miami reports that the Orange sponsors may do away with con ference tieups. "When our contract runs nut . in 1958, It looks like we will stop tying ourselves to any one conference," an Orange Bowl spokesman was quoted as tilling a • St. Petersburg Times writer. "Of course," added the spokesman, "what we do depends on the trend that develops." The Orange Bowl official said fponsors want to avoid another such dud as the Nebraska-Duke clash of last New Year's Day when the Blue Devils crushed Nebraska, 34-7. Nebraska had finished second be hind Oklahoma in the Big Seven. The Sooners, . however, were not allowed to play in the Orange Bowl because of the Big Seven contract preventing successive trips by any team. "Thore'g a ray of hope there," said the spokesman. "The Big Seven has voted In split among all conference ' teams the take from the Orange Bowl. "The next' step should be for them to take . off the non-repeat restriction. They set up that restriction in the first place because they were afraid Oklahoma would dominate the bowl game income." ; The official is sure the Orange Bowl will continue to draw top teams. "We are able to offer each school A quarter of a million dollars," he revealed. "We also arc able to provide a national tele vision audience." Conference Decides Basketball fames are added this year to the diverse entertainment during Orange Bowl Week. Other sports event* drawing leading contestant* Include tennis, hnwl* Ing •»< Raced beat racing. i' '"One of'the greatest parts of the that there is no chance 'or the players to put the college n a bargaining position. The con- erence decides how much we can spend and how. we can spend it. While we get the check, we have o account for expenses to the con- ercnce which shares in it. "Before, the college .had a lot more money at stake and would iave to consider seriously if. the slayers voted not to go to. the iowl. Now the .squad ; ; doesn't have o vole;, They..belong lo a conference, and ^it's .automatic." . . . On ,'th' angle, Tatum pointed out that when .Maryland went, to the. Sugar Bowl after its undefeated 1951 season .there was $125,000 check at stake which had to .be shared with no one. Two years ago when it went to .the Drange Bowl under Atlantic'Coast Conference, auspices it. netted only $1,100! ...-"." ::' :... ACC Splits Money The ACC.splits the bowl money three ways. After the specified ex- >enses are subtracted/ the com- jeting college takes half of the •emaining, the conference itself ;ets one quarter and the other hree-quarters is divided equally among the seven other members. If the competing member spends more than the a u t h o-r i z e d expenses, it must take the money out of its share and this materially reduced Maryland's net two years 'ago. Baseball Career Still Preferred By Vic Janowicz WASHINGTON W — The Wash- ngton Redskins' Vic Janowicz, currently pro football's second highest scorer, says he still would prefer a baseball career. And he said today he thinks he could have starred as a big league baseball player if "I really had been given a chance to prove it." The 25-year-old halfback, a former Ohio • State All - America, played with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1953-54 as a part time catcher and third baseman. He declined a 1955 contract. "I never got lo play enough with the Pirates," he told a reporter. "They never even used me in ex hibition games. I just can't play like that, not knowing from one day to the next if I'm going to be in the game." But he said that "definitely" he would have preferred baseball to football as a career. "What's the mailer with pro football?" he-was asked. Janowicz, serving his first year in the National Football League, had a prompt answer: "It may not look rough from Ihe grandstand. But believe me, it's really rough. You get down there close some time and look." Janowicz, in eight games Ihis season, has scored 60 points. In lhal respect he is lied with George Blanda of the Chicago Bears. The two trail'Doak Walker of the Detroit Lions who.has 69. 'Average Bowler' Has 154 Average MILWAUKEE - (NEA> - The average bowler among 2,098,587 members of the American Bowling Congress has a season's average of 154. Half of the members' average, less than 155. Fewer than one per cent of the nation's league bowlers average 190 or better, nearly five per cent less than 125. These are among facts disclosed by Albert R. Matzcllc, ABC assistant secretary, who headed one of the most gigantic research sludies ever attempted. The survey covered ABC sanctioned league bowlers in the United SJates and II other countries. i FOOTBALL FAMILY MAN—Lynn Beightol, 21- . year-old Maryland quarterback, relaxes at home in College Park with year-old Larry while his. wife and Bonnie, 3, take time out with a .book. Beightol, who led his team to victory last.. Saturday over Clemson, putting the Terps in the Orange Bowl, has taken over the 'starting quarterback spot. Frank Tamburellb, No..l up until last Saturday, is in a Baltimore hospital with an infection. Beightol's wife is the former Miss Greta Crites. They were high school sweethearts at Fort Hill. (Af Photofax) Terps Rated Big Favorite InGWGanle By DICK DUNKEL" DAYTONA BEACHr-Fla. (Special) — Michigan State's, top- ranking Spartans positively will show up for their final, contest of .he season, against Marquette next Saturday at East. Lansing. /'..But heir fate, and probably, their noughts, will be riding on another jame to be played at ,the-same ;ime just 60 miles away in Ann Arbor. ' . . ...-••.. The latter, of course, is the annual Michigan-Ohio Slate vendetta! tf Michigan State expects to represent the Big Ten in. the Rose Bowl next Jan. 2, Ohio Slate will have to win tin's one. But the Buckeyes rate only a shaky two points over the Wolverines,-in the Power Index, and the Michigans are stubborn about losing in their lome .horseshoe. Michigan State's No. 1 rating of 112.3 is 37 higher than Marquette's 75.1, if the Spartans are still listening. No. 2 Oklahoma, grinding on toward another perfect season and :he Orange Bowl trip, will close out its Big Seven season Saturday at Nebraska. The Sooners' rating tops the Cornhuskers' by 29'points; Other national' leaders are scheduled and'rated this weekend as follows: . • -••'.. No: 3 TCU. at'home, rating-19 over Rice: No. 4 Maryland, at noine, rating 31 over George Washington; No. 5 U.C.L.A., neutral, field, rating 11 over Southern California: No. 6 Notre Dame, at riome, rating 6 over Iowa. The Power Index shows average scoring difference relative to rating of opposition. Of 1,671 games, exclusive of ties, covered this..season, the higher rating team has won 77.6 percent. " ••••••• Newcombe Bitter On Contract Talk BROOKLYN MV- A scowl on his Tace and a chip on his shoulder, jig Don Newcombe arrived in :own today to talk contract with the Brooklyn -Dodgers- " "I'm asking for • S30,000 and that's exactly w-hat I'll settle for," snapped Newcombe, still bitter over the 1 apparently per cent cut he,was forced to take last year. Brooklyn Vice President Buzzy 3avasi was the unlucky official assigned the task of talking to Newcombe, .a fellow, who was armed' with some imposing statis- ics. ' ,. -. . He compiled a 20-5 record lasl year, hit .359, hit seven home runs o break the National League, record for pitchers and went 21-for-8 as a pinch hilter for a .381 mark. "I expect a fight, and I'm not backing down one bit," he con- inucd, "I'll sit '.it. out into the spring if I have to. When you have lousy season, they, give you the illimatums. I had a .good season. \ T ow I'm giving ., them ullima- ums.". Last season. Newcombe got M 7,500, a $2,oOO comedown .from he figure he collected in. 1953.- Three Savoy Teams op Shutout Wins Beighiol May Start Final Tussle For Terps Saturday ; Th^ following story about.Cumberland's Lynri Beightol appeared in yesterday's :Wasliington Star. It. was written by Merrell Whittlesey who "covers the 'Univerilty of Maryland football team for The Star. A few weeks ago when Duke lost Sonny Jurgensen, its No. 1 quarterback, the Blue Devils <were clobbered by Georgia Tech, 28-0, and their repeat chances for the Orange Bowl went out the window. At the time somebody asked how many'of.'the real good college football teams-, in the Nation could carry, on • in a business-as-usual basis if. their top quarterback was hurt. The answer, obviously, was not mahyj But on a day that its defenses let it down for almost a half, Maryland came back to beat a good Clemson team Saturday witb Lynn Beighiol, the No. 2 : quarter- back!7-ih there most of the way. Beightol • -might, '"be the against George' Washington this Saturday, since Frank Tamburellp was transferred from the infirmary at Maryland to University Hospi- lal .in Baltimore yesterday with Cellulitis, an infection of cell tissues in glands in the neck. Tamburello's sister had the mumps two weeks ago and Ihere 'was a reporl he, loo, has Ihe mumps, but according lo the doctors he does not. Father Of Three ' 'Getting back lo Beighiol, Lynn is a '21-year-old father of three 'children, Bonnie, 3; Lynn III, 2, and Larry, 1. Lynn and 'his wife, Grela, his high school sweetheart at Fort Hill in Cumberland, were married a month after Maryland's Sugar Bowl triumph. He was a freshman. She was a student nurse at Memorial Hospital in Cumberland, but resigned. Five years ago (Lynn was held out his second year) Beightol came to Maryland.,with great fanfare. Frank Leahy- had paid a visit to Lynn's. Cumberland home on a weekend^ when Beightol was inspecting -Syracuse University, but Lynn's high school coach (Bill Hahh) persuaded him to come to Maryland over all other offers. That was in the day of two-platoon football. Beightol had the makings of 'a great splil-T quar- lerback, but at the end of his sohpomore year, the one he was held out, the rules committee outlawed unlimited substitutions. Finally Starts Game Orange Bowl game, a trip her bus band helped make possible. "If I was there and'we left Ihe children wilh our parents else, Lynn would Lynn just never cottoned to de- to P u » u ' e bal1 31 ° Iine anci " now * c fensc enough to satisfy Coach Jim Tatum. He's doing a fine job defensively now, but he's a senior and it was not until the ninlh game of his last year in college that he started a game. He's played quarterback behind Jack Scar- bath, Bob DeStefano, Bernie Faloney, Charlie Boxold and Tamburello. But when Beightol had his big chance the pressure was on. Maryland was a cinch lo go to the, Orange Bowl if it won Saturday and. a cinch to stay home if it losl. Beightol was in there on three of the four touchdowns, passing for Iwo and handing off to Ed Vereb for a third. Tatum paid tribute to Beigbtol's play-calling on his "Maryland Football Highlights" Monday night, plus Lynn's kicking and passing. As a punter he is best remembered for his 79-yard boot against Missouri last season, although his college average is excellent. .Drafted By Packers Beightol. who was drafted by the Three shutouts were recorded onjGrccn Bay Packers last year, has he Savoy Ladies Bowling League, played part of 40 games for the or somebody be worrying about them," she said yesterday. Incidentally, Lynn's mothe (Louise) will be here for the G\ game Salurday lo. see him play fo the. first lime in college. She probably, Ihe only mother of a co lege quarterback in the countr who's a .three-time grandmothe. Cards Replace Homer Barrier For '56 Season ST. LOUIS.tfl — The St. Lou Cardinals, whose pitchers set major league record for yieldin home runs in 1955, are going t put the screen back up on th right field pavilion next season I eliminate what General Manage Frank Lane calls a "psychologica hazard." Lane said yesterday removin the home run barrier from -th open' pavilion at Busch Stadiur last season actually hadn't helpe the Birds as much as was expec ed. He termed it a "psychologies hazard for our pitchers as well a a physical one.!' Opposition batter collected 185 homers off'Cardins pitchers last season. The Cards did collect more hi mers to the open pavilion last sec son — 28 to 24 — but Lane fee putting the screen back up wi benefit'them even more. "For one Ihing." he said, "\\ may not have lo look al as man lefthanders as in '55." Stan (The Man) Musial, wh paced the barrage to the pavilio with seven, feels the screen bac in place will keep temptation dow down th can hit ular way." In 1955 a player had to lift th ball only II 1 ,-! feet into the unpro tected area. Now he'll have to arc the ball 36 feet 8 inches to th roof. Vereb Pacing Conference In Total Of f ense GREENSBORO, N.C. \Si — Ed Vereb of Maryland is the Atlantic Coast Conference total .offense and rushing leader this week, but Dick Christy _ of N.C. State is the new offensive sensation of the ACC. Vereb is tops in total offense with .653 yards to 650. for Nick Consoles of Wake Forest, ACC service bureau figures show. He leads rushing with 566 yards to 565 for Joel Wells of Clemson. But then comes Christy, just 53 yards off the total offense pace and 12 yards off the rushing lead. And he has one more game to play than does Vereb or Consoles. Christy has 600 yards in .total offense on just 83 plays,'an average of 7.2 yards per play. He has 554. yards rushing in 76 carries, an average of 7.3 yards per carry. Both figures are tops for the loop.. Consoles is a cinch to win the conference passing crown, now having 66 completions for 787 yards. He is'only two shy of the ACC single-season completion record of 68. .. Christy, in the past three games, has gained'361 yards, all but'eight of them rushing. It took him only 39 plays, giving him a per-play average of 9.2 yards for the stretch. Wells, the Clemson halfback r star, also has the extra game to play over Vereb and appears set to fight it out with Christy and Duke's Bob Pascal, fourth in rush ing at 517 yards, for the ACC ground gaining title for the seasoi. Pitt, West Virginia ; Both In Bowl Picture NEW YORK—(INS)—Both the victor and the va». quished-in last week's top college football upset, Pittsburgh and West .Virginia, respectively, go their separate ways Saturday in quest of bowl bids. TCU's Swink * Earns Award As Top Back Si. Louis Bowler First Lefty Chainp MILWAUKEE - (NEA) - Th first left-handed bowler to"win th American Bowling Congress Tour nament singles • title was Marsha Levey of St. Louis. Levey, tied with 624 in 1907 i St. Louis, then won the rolloff. Neil King, ABC past presidcn supplies this information, afte noting references to Eddie Ger zine. 1955 singles king, as th "first southpaw champion in th singles." Benders beating Diamond, Savoy ripping Queen City and Crystals vhipping Majesties. • High scores were Mildred Frank- 'ort, 133—365, Benders; Freda Shroul, 137—306, Queen City: Helen sner, 123—339, Savoy; Elizabeth torick, 140-302. Diamonds; Helen Tcrps at quarterback. They've won! 36 of those, lost-3 and tied it The pretty, petite Mrs. Beightol goes to the home games and listens to those away. This week Lynn has been the- hero of the Veterans' Barracks'at Maryland, where the married players on the <erns. 121 and Dorothy Holmes, team live. 555, Crystals, aid Ella Klnvulm.j A trip (o Miami sounds wonder- 13 and Gladys Frankfort. 313,jful lo Mrs. Beighlol. but she invl Majesties. jaginos she'll be listening lo Ihcl 1 THE MOTORISTS' FRIEND, Inc. 173 loltimore Strtef BARGAINS FOR HUNTERS HUNTING 1 COATS ..... . . . . PANTS and $ BRCICHIS ..... 77 ••• Pimlico Race ! Meet Opens BALTIMORE WI - Horse racing comes to old Pimlico in Baltimore today, and if the volume of business done at nearby Laurel is any indication, the home of the Preakness will be bulging with bettors.. . . - , . Laurel closed yesterday with a total of $16,633,905 wagered over a 15-day fall racing meeting—an improvement of 23.7 per cent over the take for last fall. • And Laurel had competition from Garden Slale in New Jersey for one week of its meeting. Pimlico has no competilibn for a. 16-day meeling which closes'Dec. 3. Today's feature at Pimlico was the mile and a sixteenth Pimlico Breeders Stakes for Maryland- bred Iwo-year-olds. The purse was $7,500. •'•"• • Nexl Saturday, the Pimlico Futurity will feature the card. The other major stakes event of the season, is the Pimlico Special, an invitational race highlighting second meeting between the Venezuelan horse, Prendase, which finished second in Laurel's International, and Alfred G. Vanderbilt's 'Social Outcast, which finished third. El Chania, the Venezuelan winner of the International, left Baltimore for Caracas today where a huge welcome awails owner Dr. Carlos Vogeler Rincones. Pitt, being ogled by Gator and Sugar Bowl promoters after top-; pling the Mountaineers from the unbeaten ranks! 26 to 7. closes out ts campaign at Pehn State, West Virginia, still in the running for the Sugar or Cotton, takes on jruising Syracuse as Eastern foot- bair virtually closes out the 1955 season. Counter-attracting the two ganies are the Ivy League title clinching contests between Dartmouth and Princeton and Harvard and Yale. Pitt,, which has lost only to Oklahoma;. Navy- and.-Miami in nine games, is a one-touchdown favorite to. close out with its best record since 1938. The Panthers came out of .the West Virginia game in good shape and' the contest shapes up as a batlle - cf halfbacks between Dick Bowen. Pill's .leading ground-gainer, and Penn State's heralded Lenny Moore.' The Nittany Lions also.have three.losses—to Army, Navy and West Virginia—in eight ganies. West Virginia, .which; still has anolher game wilh North Carolina State, also is"'a touchdown choice over Syracuse even' though the Orange has played tougher.oppon-, erits like Maryland, Army and Holy Cross. Princeton, 5-1 in the Ivy League, can slam the championship door in Yale's face by turning back Dartmouth. •Yale, upset by the "Tigers and Royce Flippin last week, can only hope Dartmouth pulls another surprise like the one over Cornell.last week. If thai happens, coach Jordan Olivar's Elis, by healing Harvard, can back 'into the Ivy title they sh'ared wilh Cornell last year. Iowa-Irish TV Appeal Fails CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa IB—An appeal^for relaxation of the NCAA television code to provide a statewide telecast in Iowa Saturday of the Iowa - Notre Dame football game apparently has failed. William B. Quarton, general manager of stalion WMT-TV here, yeslerday asked Chairman Asa S. Bushnell of Ihe Nalional Collegiale Athletic Assn. for permission lo feed Ihe game lo three olher CBS stations in Iowa. ; Bushnell said in New York last night the NCAA television committee "has no power to relax these rules." He added: "The rules which limit television lo sold oul games lo the home areas of the. two competing teams are parl of a plan.adopted by the membership as a whole.". WMT-TV received tentative permission to telecasl Ihe game at South Bend, Ind., but the remain der of Iowa will be "blacked out.' Quarlon sought the multiple hookup lo combat whal he called Ihe "prohibitive costs for just one station/' By The Associated. Press •'•'•-'••?' Jim Swink cf Texas Christian, latest of the many- storied back- :ield aces to emerge' in the Southwest Conference, today; was named the Associated Press Ba,ck.of the Week. - - ' - ' ••('-.. If the 6-1, 180-pound junior halfback from Rusk,' Tex., had' any detractors he did a great job of sending them sprawling last weekend in his one-man show against Texas. The Horned Frogs, closing in on the Cotton Bowl, didn't; need any more than Swink to bring the ambitious Longhorns, back to earth. . •• • ' •'• -•-• '•-?•' It was a 47-20 ball game and Swink went across for four touchdowns. Only one was commonplace, coming on a 1-yard plunge. The others'Were true Texas spectaculars — with Swink swinging along on runs of 62, • 57 and < - 34 yards. In-15 plays, he piled up'255 yards—the top one-game total--of the season for major college play. Among other-things, he also booted two conversions, giving him a total of 26 points for the game as TCU handed Texas its -worst conference whipping of all time. *• TCU Coach Abe Martin,- who's had to come up with new adjectives for Swink each week,' didn't have any doubts that it was.the "greatest exhibition of ball carrying I ever saw." Among others receiving nominations from observers across the nation were Maryland's Ed Vereb and Virginia Tech's Billy Cranwell. Seabees Meet Marines. , In VFW Play Tonight Seabees (18-9) put their- two- game lead ifp for a test the VFW Mixed Shuffleboard League by playing Marines .(15-15). Runnerup Coast Guard (16-11) will battle Navy (12-18) tomorrow evening while third-place Army (16-14) tangles with cellar-dwelling Air Force (9-21) Friday night. .'- - -^ E-X-P-E.R-T LUBRICATION Orer 20 Years fxper/'ence With All Makes Of Cars SATISFACTION GUARANTEED HOLLAND'S ESSO SERVICE BEDFORD AND MECHANIC STS. 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