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Dial PA-2-4600 for a WANT Alt Tiker EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND. MD., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1955 ELEVEN Senators Trim By Romon Pimlico's Race Attendance Up BALTIMORE tf> — Pimlico Race Track entered the final week of its 16-day fall meeting today with attendance up slightly, and betting increased 12.8 per cent over last i field of eight- or 10 horses: Three other candidates for the Gallorette will, see action today in the featured seventh race. They include .Mrs.- H. : A-.; •Parr's Small Coffee.'/Mrs. L. M. .Carver's Betty Barr 'and Mrs. Augustus Riggs'• Pimlico's attendance for the first IQ'days qf the meet totals 130,789, compared with. 130,000 a year ago. Bad weather on the first Saturday of the. meet and threatening weather two days last week helped to hold the total down. Respite the small increase in'-, at tendance, .the 'handle at the track has jumped considerably. The track has handled; $11,915,074 to date, a gain bf.;$l,365,43ff" < over the same period of ~1954: Streak Halted At Homer Tar get -' • '•! " " By HERB ALTSCHULL WASHINGTON - (ffl - Griffith Stadium, the home run hitter's nightmare, is going to provide'a friendlier atmosphere next season for the distance slugger. This became evident today with announcement by. the Washington « nators that a 6-foot high fence going, to be run all the way across the outfield surface from the left field foul line to the far end of the bullpen in right center. „.„„ This will .reduce the home run year distance down the left field foul line from 386 to 350 feet. In left center, the distance .gqes down from 409''to 380, in -dead center from:"420 to 408 and in right center from 438 to 401 feet.- Stimulate Interest . Calvin Griffith, the club's president, : said • in announcing the new dimensions that there are two principal reasons, for the change. "For one thing," he said, "we believe' it will .stimulate'more interest-in the,game because 'the Darr ailu , ma ... J home, run is still the most exciting Bes ^ contract. " : _ thing in'baseball." 'Additionally; Griffith said, the shortened field will enable the Sen; ators'to develop ball players in the same manner a& other clubs. In>'the past, Washington has;'.-by •necessity,-" paid little attention to producing distance sluggers. That was because the forbidding -Griffith Stadium fences restricted their usefulness in the home park. Good fielders, were in greater demand here than sluggers. > • , ' Bench Kiner '.*-. The'.fence was so far '.away,for the: right-handed hitter that such: sluggers : as; Ralph .Kiner 'of the; Cleveland. Indians was benched when his club dame to Washington last season. Manager Al Lopez said it-was top much to expect Kiner to loft'bne into the'stands: • Now, Griffith said, the Senators can pay more attention to such young players: as catcher . Steve Korcheck and outfielders -Garbs Paula and Jim Lemon,'all long- ball hitters. ;As .a matter of-fact, Roy Sievers, the -best home ^run hitter ever to play'.for Washington, could connect for only seven four-baggers , here last'season. He hit 25 altogether for ."a new club record but 18 of those were struck in other ball parks. ' 4 Aim For 40 Griffith said he. didn't think il unreasonable that Sievers woulc hit more than 40 home runs next season. .The record for home runs in Griffith Stadium was set in 1938 by Zeke Bonura;'then of Washington,'when he hit 11; Sievers is next with 10, 'hit in-. 1954. . ; Work on the remodeling will be gin when the Washington Redskins " '> their football .schedule at _ .... Stadium next month. A platform • for seats . will be erected in the space between the new fence and the ^bleachers. .The stadium seating -:ca"pacity" : will be increased by 1,500. Slugger's Nightmare Even with the 36-foot cut in the left field foul line distance, -only " one other American League ball park will have a longer shot, Chicago where it takes a 352-foot poke to get into the stands.'/,' These are the left field foul line dimensions in other league cities: Baltimore 309, Boston 315, v Cleye•land 320, Detroit'340,-Kansas City 312, New: York 301."." '•'."';' . The 408-foot distance at, dead center will'be the shortest.in the league, where distances range all Vashua Named Horse Of Year NEW YORK (INS) - Nashua, Belair Stud's champion three-year- old, has been named "best horse of the Year" in a poll conducted Sooners Win INS 9 National Grid Title, Maryland Second NEW YORK— (INS) —The' 1955 "college .football season is over-and Oklahoma, undefeated in 30-straight games dating back to Sept. 26,1953;-is the national-charii- pion succeeding Oh'io State, j The Sooners were voted the.na-., tional grid title unanimously today in a final poll of International News Service's panel of coaches - . The feature for the 'final week of action will be the $15,000 Gal- lorette Stakes next Saturday. The mile and a furlong race is limited to fillies arid mares, with,. indica- ------ --- tions Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs' Search- and sports writers. ........ ing will be the favorite 'in the! /Maryland,; Oklahoma s Orange. - By International News Service The Philadelphia .Warriors, unbeaten since the opening game, of :he 'season against Boston, came to ;he end of a record winning streak last-night ;wheh they lost to Minne apolis, 99 to-94. '-:..-• : The Warriors led .by one point 1 going, into the last quarter, but the Lakers outscored' 1 them, 26 to 20, to snap' Philadelphia's streak at eight, straight. Bowl opponent on-Jan. 2. finished; eight .votes behind in second place; and-Michigan State., was third just) nine votes .out. .Michigan- State's! Rcse Bowl opponent, UCLA, finished fourth in the. final tabulation. The rest of the order included: (5) Ohio State, (6) Texas "Christian. (7) .Georgia tech, (8) Auburn (9) Notre Dame and (10 > Mississippi. Navy, among the "top ten" since the start of the season.^dropped out "in the final count as a result- of-its. 14-to-6. loss to Army. Texas. A&M also was scratched following its ' 21-tb-6 Thanksgiving Day loss to T.exas. Second Straight 10-0 . The INS board consists of ..East-j West' shrine game . scouts Bernie ! Bierman,; Andy Kerr and Francis' 'J. Powers, INS columnist Bob Con-' sidirie, INS sports editor. John Bar-; rington. _ and . sportscaster Harry Wismer. •.. .. ; .....'.: : . ' ; ... Oklahoma, which last was beaten by Notre Dame anc! last tied by Pittsburgh a'week later, .closed out , . .... The old Warrior record was six straight wins ; and the. National Basketball Association .mark is, 11, held by .the Lakers themselves. \The New York Knickerbockers remained 'in 1 second place behind Philly's -eastern division leaders although • dropping . their, fourth game in '12 outings, 85 to 74, at Syracuse. . '. . Fort Wayne tied Rochester for second place in' the Western Divi sipn by ' .beating first-place . St. Louis, 114 'to. 106, in overtime. Tapping (Continued from Page 10) CisBin '..' . .. .The Individual routines are planned : in July . . . The Uni- varsity -'of. Maryland's .magnificent new t Activities" Building,'- 1 which seats :i2,500 for basKetball and will be dedicated Friday in the Terps' opener with "Virginia; is to be 'thrown open" to 'the press today 'or. a tour. . . its second straight 10-6 season Saturday by. 'annihilating Oklalwma A&M, 53 to p. ..•'"" It was the 29th straight victory for the Big Seven titlists, the .108th straight game in whicn they scored and Bud Wilkinson's fourth unbeaten season in nine years as Sooner coach. : Maryland scouts watched quarterback Jimmy Harris score twice; saw l Clendon ; Thomas- add two touchdowns and Tommy McDonald two • more, one on a 65-yard punt return. \ e ' ' Texas' -Christian wrapped up a 9-1 season, .the Southwest Conference 'championship • and Cotton Bowl assignment.. against Mississ- i Rocking-Chair > Quarterback NowHas To ANOTHER SEASON;— Wai-, ter Alston .leaves his Darrtown. O home to hunt rabbits. .The manager, of : the .Brooklyn Dodgers calls his shots here. too.. Winters, Stone Beagles Victors Winters' Daisy, owned by David Vinters of Cresaptdwn, and Shadj Hidge Daisy, property "of Daniel Stone, Cumberland, -won in the ield trial yesterday by/the junior members of the Allegany Beagle Jlub at the Barton Dairy Farm McMullen Highway. Winters' Daisy won the. 13-inch class with Lou Stitcher-and Rober 0. Collins as judges. Shady Ridge Dixie was the 15-inch class victor udsed. by. Elmer Winters and Melvin Wigfield. Six hounds were entered in each class. The sixth and final - - ---.. of Plan.B point trials, is .set for Sunday. December 11. Yesterday's results: 13 INCH CLASS :. .•'i. Winters' Daisy, David Winters^Cres- '\ Wigfield'! "Sfcippy, Thaine Wigfield, Cumberland. - . J_' , - 3 Ridge Road Spot, James Winters, Cresaptown. .;. 4 Five'Spot, Brent Nelson, Pinto. Reserve: Buck's Judy, Larry Harden. Frostburg. . . •" " 13 INCH CLASS . . i Shady Ridge Dixte, Daniel Stone.j Cumberland.'. . • -• • ] 2. Buck's Girlie." Larry Harden, Frost- bU 3 r . S CoHins''r>ul«, Scott Collins, Cumber- 4. Collins' Sandy.J., Brenda Collins, Cumberland. .... • ; Reserve: Larry's Molly Bee, Larry Harden, Frostburg. ^ ;, Flying Dutchman • J o " . ' In Poor Condition PITTSBURGH —(INS)— Honus Wagner, one.of the greatest 'right: handed bitters in baseball .history, was reported in poor condition today at his hame in Carnegie, near Pittsburgh'..' . . . . Wagner, a former'shortstop for the 'Pittsburgh 'Pirates, injured himself in a fall about two months ago.' He has been confined to bed since then. The 81-year-old "Flying .Dutch- by the Morning Telegraph and Daily Racing Form. The late William Woodward; Jr's conqueror of Swaps captured .22 Of S3 ballots for; "Horse of-the ^" honors and also was named "Best Three-Year-Old Colt or Gelding" as well as ."Best Three-Year-Old." ' High Gun received eight votes for "Horse of the Year" while Swaps came": in third with three votes. Nashua earned 8752,550'.: in the 14 races in which he was entered tlus year to bring his lifetime earnings to $945,415 — second only to' : Citation among the all-time money winners. The rest of the 1955 ; turf champions were, voted as follows: Best Two-Year-Old Colt or Gelding — Needles. .' , Best Twb-Year-Old Fill}- — Doubledoj dare. Best Two-Year-Old — Needles. Of a Series Be St Three-Year-Old Filly —. Mistj Morn. Best Handicap Horse — High Gun. Best Handicap Fill}' or Mare —Misty Morn. ' • Best Sprinter — Berseem. Best Grass Horse — St. Vincent, Best Steeplechaser — Neji. Ted Atkinson, Doug Dodson, Hed ley Woodhouse and Johnny Cho quette are natives of Canada: By RALPH BERNSTEIN ••'...'. " i ' PHILADELPHIA-—Sammy Baugh once said; that playing quarterback in the National Football Leagufe was Tike sitting in a rocking chaiiy the easiest way he kne\v;bf making a living. Today's occupants of that so- jalled rocking chair say it ain't so. To be a top flight quarterback n the NFL today, you have to run, not sit. The concept of quar- erbacking among the pros 7 - has changed almost completely. Baugh and Sid Luckman were two of the . ; greatest—if not the option of pass or run. Those quarterbacks who don't run, with .'one or two exceptions, are piloting losing teams. Playing New Game..--'. The statistics, issued each week by the NFL'reveal that the pros are playing a new game. More teams are using the running game i .... . . ' . .»'_! VVU OI tilt • Kl Ctl LCo L - ~"lt iiUL ni**; (.<_.cujuo tix v- uo-u*£, u*w •. «..«— «.«^ o -"— . greatest— ever to pitch a ball inland their quarterbacks are help•he NFL. They played in the j ing to carry the ground gaining standard T formation, .moving burden.: The latest figures show back into the, pocket protected by six teams have gained more on Druising linemen. They didn't have to run, only pass. 340 Yards In 15 Years A check of the records shows < run and pass. the ground than through the air. Several others have recorded a fairly even balance between the A ClltuJV Ul U1C • i Ct-UlUa JUWV* J' J. M« M.HV* f MMM. . that Baugh in 15 years with thej The Chicago Bears, tied for the Washington Redskins gained a to-'"-—-- "--' '«•' —' «» tal of 340 yards on the ground. Luckman carried the ball 205 times in his pro career for the Chicago Bears and lost 206 yards. These figures are cited to show how. the game has changed. Today, more and, more of the pro 'coaches are adopting the split T which calls for a versatile quarterback, one who can exercise the Western Conference lead and the total offense leader in the NFL. have gamed .more on : the ground than in the air. Quarterbacks ! George Blanda, Ed Brown and Bob Williams have gained 230 yards running among them. Quite, a difference from when Papa Bear' * George Halas had Luckman. Cleveland leads the Eastern. Con-y . (Continued oh Page 10), >. does not recognize members of his family. frenzied fans watched oft-beaten Army upset heretofore.once-beate Navy without completing a pass. Navy marched 72 yards-to a touchdown the first time it got the Three Army Players ball, George Welsh passing bril-' liantly and sneaking over for the final yard. But then the Army de- IV » dist, 20 to 13. times whOe'in scoring closed out a brilliant year.by scoring JU UUC d Ulllliaiib Jtai-wj os.w* . ,••. mg two touchdowns and gaining Don Holleder, the AU-Amencan 131 yards.''It brought his season's.end converted to quarterback, -fail• • ' 'ed to complete both of his pass attempts but called a bruising ground to 461 at : Yankee . __ say, 'Washington never has had a home ruirchanv pion. the . way- up Stadium. . : . Needless -to Paw Paw Floormen Seek Area Games The Paw Paw (W. Va.) Apple- men cagers would like to schedule games with teams in 'the area. Dates are available from December 3 on. Those interested should contact Bob Wolford, coach, or Ralph Eddy in Paw Paw.' ""'• Light-Heavyweights To Collide Tonight NEW YORK—(INS)—New York light-heavyweight Tony .Johnson and Billy. McNeece meet in tonight's scheduled ten-rounder to be televised nationally (DuMont) from the St. Nicholas Arena. Auction Price Zooms In Harness Racing '-COLUMBUS, O,-—;The average price of harness horse yearlings at ,h'e nation's r three major auction sales- has'increased 18% in-a year, :he U. S. Trotting Association announced today.' .. •* 'A year.ago 788-trotting and'pac- ng yearlings sold 'for;:$1,968,078, an average of $2,495, at'Delaware, 0.,' Lexington, Ky. and, Harrisburg, Pa. .Ih"1955 exactly, the same num- jer brought $2,319,100, booming.the total to 125 points, just three shy of the conference record. : Rebs To Pick Cotton •Mississippi-was chosen for the Dallas spectacle after beating Mississippi State, 26 to 0. It. gave the Rebels a 9-1 season's slate and their second 'straight Southeastern Conference title. Halfback Earl Blair paced the Reb. attack with two touchdowns. • Georgia Tech won the Sugar Bowl berth opposite Pittsburgh by' , R __ 1 . kWi . . blasting Georgia, 21 to 3. George ;A1 Hesselink wins Volkert collected 121 yards in Hj Tourney In "Playoff carries for Tech, including a 25-| ;.. : -, : _, yard, touchdown run. It will be the] WEST PALM 'BEACH, Fla. — fifth straight bowl trip for Tech INS) — Al Besselink.of Cincin- and seventh for Bobby. Dodd in his 1 ten years as a heat' coach. North-South Tilt MIAMI, Fla. -.(INS) -.Three Army football stars have signed to play for the North'team in .the Shrine's North-South game in th Orange Bowl at" Miami Dec. 2g. They are quarterback Don Hclle der, ^ fullback Pat tJebel and em Ralph Chesnauskas. . Armv coach Red Blaik agreed ti BLACKBOARD game which produced third' and al j ow them to play in the charit; fourth - period --• touchdowns. Pat|g ame Uebel plunged: from the five to cap a- 59-yard drive and Pete Lash climaxed an 80-yard ' march with a 20-yard run. . : . ... i .. .. . . Dayton scored the last victory.football game for Purdue. of the season, • turning back Vil-! lla'nova, 19 to 7,- in a Sunday game. \ END OF 1 LINE LAFAYETTE, 'Ind. — (NEA) • Sixteen seniors plsyed their las pocketed $1,000 top prize jmoney today for winning the West ' in Auburn climbed back into the p a i m Beach Open 'golf tournament "top ten" by blanking Alabama, 26 to 0. Quarterback Howell Tubbs threw twice for touchdowns. The day's biggest eyebrow-raisers came out at Los Angeles and Philadelphia. average $2,941 to an all-time high of Orioles Reriew, Work Pact With Aberdeen < COLUMBUS, Ohio—(INS)—The Baltimore Orioles announced today they have renewed .their, working agreement with • the Aberdeen, S. D., Club of the Class C Northern League. 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