TWENTY-SIX EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1955 Dial PA-2-4600 for a WANT AD Taker Valley Meets Piedmont In Opener Next Tuesday For all of his windy ways and: tall talcs in addition to being a grid expert. Major Amos B. Hoople, who does his pigskin picking as a correspondent for the Evening Times, didn't do too bad for the local high school forecasts. /,nd, the many-talented man of the world also had his finger in some of the major collegiate upsets. In making the call on 91 school^ boy games from the start of the! OneRegulai Returns For BlackKnight Cage Champs "There'll Be Some Change Made!" Thai very well could be the lit of Johnny Meyers' baskelba theme song at Lonaconing's Va ley High School as he prepares h Black Knights 'for their opcnin game at Piedmont next Tuesda night. Not because Valley prove season way backla "disappointment last March a in September> c °l le Se Park when the Knight •/"until the tradi-i were annihilated by Cambridge t-ion - ladened 59 lo 39 - in the Mar yland Class f semi-finals, but because Meyer lost eight of his first nine throug graduation. Robert "Cokie' : Tl anksgiving Day skirmishes, Martha's h u s- band and the favorite son : ofi Robertson, th team's leading scorer last season .Major Hoople Umes of coursei this included only right calls, not Air and Mrs is thc only Burning regular an ' Pnmlfl "Rniph" Vnnnf i^i thp on] .. * < >, l\~n ALUMdlU jL>Ul»-ll ^Uttl'fe ,i^> HIC VUl Hoople, hit uie final outcome on the nose 65 exact scores. . In his missive to this writar other letterman back. Win 19, Lose Only Five The Knights, despite the loss this morning, containing among other things a lot of the ole Hoople balony 'which must be deciphered to get down .to the meaning, thc hi Major rants and raves over successful selections. At that, it could be that 'h should be taken seriously. Only 2 times did he fat! to come up will the winner and on • but two occa sions did the opposing, elevens cross him up and battle to a tie The culprits who did much t wreck his final tally were Parsons and Doddridge (12-12) and Hagers town and .York (6-6). Still, he Is not complaining any more than usual—which In liis case as all Ms loyal readers can attest would be tantamount to a series of lectures on what makes an Atom bomb click. Making predictions on the fina tally is abouf'as hard as second guessing on ..Monday" morning Getting the predictions to come ou as forecast is something again Here, the world-famous lecturer had the correct answer but once He said that Seal! would'lose to Keyser by 14 points 'and was certain it would be by 21-7. It's.no wonder that he has adopted the'champion. : Potomac Valley Conference champs as one of his favorite clubs for they did win by that margin:and score. Of course, some of his shots were as far off as last Saturday's Notre Dame victory over Southern" California. We haven't said as much to him yet, but he "chickcnecl-out" on two of the biggest games in the city. When LaSalle and Fort Hill came together what did he do? Called for. a 6-6 tie. The outcome, need we remind any Explorer rooter, was 43-0. When Allegany and the same Sentinels stood opposite each othcr at the • kickoff on Turkey Day. what did they have to look forward to? Nothing if they were seriously thinking of what the Major had envisioned. Again he proved his lack of intestinal fortitude by coming up with a 14-14 deadlock. And. even Professor Wolfgang McGinty and his dismissed staff would have shuddered in disbelief had they still been a working force for the pigskin prophet at that one which wound up 9-0 for thc Red Raiders. This same Major Amos B. Is now delving into reams, so he claims, of paper and notes on the outcome of bowl games. His letter suggests that he will not put out any money. Perhaps the biggest reason is that he has the old chicken in him creeping up again. After being bored to death with the 18-page letter of- the Major's on his accomplishments, he finally gets around to the college games ^FI gills Last. Right (on page 15> and his so-called great crystal-ball 'garing when Mr. Upset was concerned. There is little room for improvement, though, at that. Dick Waddcll. their high-scorin center in mid-season, compiled a impressive record of 19 victorie and five setbacks for the 1954-5 campaign. They set the pace i the Western Maryland Interscho lastic League for a good portion o the season, but finished in a li with Allegany behind Bcall for In runnerup honors. The "Detmold Dandies" lookc like good bets • lo cop the slat title, but they were "never in th game" against Cambridge. Mey ers, who has done a top job at th Lonaconing school over the years chalked up the one-sided setbac as "jusl one of Ihose things tha happens in basketball." The Valley mentor starts his re building job with a group of play ers that includes six juniors, thre sophomores and one ninth grader Robertson is one of only thre seniors on thc squad. Laudcr Looks Impressive The lone freshman is "Bi George" Lander who is a hal inch over the six-fool mark an at 235 pounds is'Ihe heaviesl bo on the squad. Meyers feels tha Lauder has a good chance of win nihg a regular position, allhoug Ihe Black Knight- boss is quic to point out that a "game-in-anc game-out" starting lineup won't b kndwn until the season is well un der way. John Winner, James Craze, Wi] liam Dye and Laudcr are the onlj six-foolers on'Ihe squad. That, o course, means the Black Knights •/ill lack height, but the team wil je fast, Meyers promises. 'The sophomores, lie adds, are promising. ' . ... The Knights will have two games under their belts before hey hoist the curlain on Inch lome season December 13 will 'iedmont, again furnishing the op josition. On Friday of next week Valley comes to Cumberland t< .angle wilh.thc LaSalle Explorer: at. SS. Peter and Paul Gym. Valley's schedule and roster fol SCHKDUl.E Per. 6 —Piedmont, away Dec. !>—I.aSallc. away Dec. 13—Piedmont, homo Dec. Iti—Ke.vscr, away Dec. 20—Southern, home Dec. 30—Alumni Jan. 3—Northern, home Jan. C—Fort Hill, liomc fWMO Jan. 10—All. Savage, away (WMI) .Inn. 1.1—Allesany. nwa.v (WMI) Jan. 17—Kcall, home (WMI) Jan..SO—Bruce, home (WMI) Jan. 24— Elk Garden, away Jan. 27—Southern, away Jan. 31 -1-aSallc. home Feb. .1—Fort Hill, away (WMO Knb. 7—.Ml. Savagr. home (WMI) Feb. 10-Alleeany. home (WMI) Feb. 14—ncall, away IWMI) Feb. 17— Bruce, away (WMI) Feb. 24—Northern, away KOSTER Vrj. Kip. r.rao> lift. Wl. roi Fl. Kobertson.... 3 Donald 'Amprus'o 1 John Winner ... I r),ivirl CV»ok fl lack Duckworth, n Duckworth .. fl lames Craze ... 0 John Johnson ... 0 Donald Young .. 1 David Hobcl .... 0 Irrald Llewellyn 0 William Dye Ceorsc Laudcr 0 12 12 12 !I 11 II 11 II 11 in in in 3 5'in- VS" fi->i" .VIO" 5V S'10" B 1 6'i.y 140 145 us 132 140 1 13(1 130 137 142 17.5 235 We admit that the law of aver- ci, Italy, .-.topped Jesus Martinez. Spain , , , . , , , , ,6 (middleweight*, but exact weights no ages had a big hand, for he must available). By The Associated Press BOSTON' — Carmen Basilio. 145'. Cunnstnta. N. Y.. stopped Tony DeMarco 14.-,'.*. Boston. 12 (R.isilio retained work welterweicht title). BAnCKl.ONA. Spain — Franco Koslilc By The Associated Press Millican 105. King (Val 93 St. Vincent (Pa) 83. Indiana T"a 72 New Bedford Tech 64. Ouonsct N'AS 55 Randolph'Macon 77, Virginia Medical 7fi Rochester (NY) Tech 73, Brockporl ri2 have taken no less than five of hisj near 25 chosen contests every' College Basketball week for a form reversal. Regard' less of this, here are 'some of his potent pickings which, had .the teams involved known the outcome. they might have taken up more easier tasks than the oppon erf. oh that given Saturday. It was Hoople who admittedly got the Texas Aggies away to a spec tacular season which nobody had proclaimed for coach Bear Bryant's A-M eleven. He boasts of starting it all with the predicted 23-18 licking of TCU. It ended. as an upset with A-M in front. 19-16. Hoople had Duke over top-rated Ohio State 14-G and it was 20-14 and Auburn over Georgia Tech. 19-14. That one ended 14-12. The odd part is that these were all the same u 'ekend. . Another Hoople trick which he accounts to the over- average and above an officer-type material mind. Thc success continued thc following week with a call on Pitt to then whip the same Blue Devils by 21-6. It wound up with the Sugar-Bowl-bound Jungle x Cats on top, 27-6. To make his success even more popular he took Minnesota over USC, 14-7. The Gophers had even less trouble over the conquerors of Notre Dame with a 2519 snow-loaded victory. Apaln he picked on Duke, (Continued on Page 27) ,FOK BIG AND UTTU for PEOPLE Who WORK A Specialized Loan Servict $25, $100, $200 up to $1200 Get money to pay all your bills at once. Spread repayment over a number of months. If needed, the money will be ready in one day. C*m« In w, r« iov« flm», phon* ftnf 61 North Centre St. Corner Fr«dtrick Cumberland PA 2-4900 PUBLIC LOAN CORPORATION THE WINNER GETS AN JCE PACK—Carmen Basilic (lefU of Syracuse, N. Y., has an ice pack applied lo the left side of his face by s. f Irainer in Ihe dressing room after defeating' Tony DeMarco of Boston in their championship fight at Boston Garden last'night. Basilio won a technical knockout decision in 1:54 of the twelfth. (AP Photofax) Saxton Next In Line For Champ Basilio By BOB HOOBING 'BOSTON (/P)—Carmen Basilio, the immovable welterweight champion, looked forward to Johnny Saxton today while nursing a sore left hand he acquired in his destruction of rugged Tony DeMarco. Basilio. the 28-year-old Canasto- :a, N. Y., gamester, rallied from DeMarco's stinging punches lasl night to repeat his June technical snockout of the Boston challenger in Ihe 12lh round. ' Just Two Seconds Longer The lime was 1:54—just two seconds longer than it had taken him at Syracuse six months earlier Both fighters weighed 145Vi foi the nationally televised title scrap at Boston Garden. After he had knocked down De .Marco for an eight count with a smashing right to the jaw, then Rationed him for good with wither- ng combinations in the 12th, Basil- 0 revealed he had hurt his left land in the second round. That sore hand may make the patient Saxton wait even longer or his- title shot. Saxton, who lost he championship lo DeMarco here April 1 1, has since waived his con- ract 'return-bout priority for. both 1 'the Basilio-DcMarco slugfests. 'he contract,for the latest match ailed for the winner to meet Saxon within 60 days. A near-capacity crowd of 13,373 iaid a local record of $171,373 to valch what amounted to two fights n one. Has Champ Wobbling DeMarco, calling on his long- •angc power, took charge in the early rounds and had Basilio wob- jling into his corner in Ihe seventh round. It took a nearly super-human effort by the ex- Marine from upper New York state to keep from going down for the second time in his professional career. After he survived the staggering left hooh, Basilio grew stronger as he unleashed a battering body at- lack on a weary DeMarco tiring jusl asjie had done in punching himself oul last June. -DeMarco was ahead in rounds on all thc officials' cards. Referee Mel Manning had it 6-3-2 oh founds for Tony, Judge Joe Santarpio 6-4-1 and Judge Joe Santoro 7-4. The AP had it 5-4-2 for DeMarco. Martinez Continues Bid For Basilio Title SPOKANE, Wash. Mi - Vince Martinez of Patterson, N. .]., who says Basilio-is "just my style," meets Ernie Gre'er \ of Oakland,' ;alif., here tonight.with an eye :oward improving his chances of Selling a tillc boul with the welterweight champ. Martinez, making his second start in eight days, is expected to extend his victory string to 19 straight with a win over Grcer in offered the winner of last night's Carmen Basilio - Tony De Marco match an $80,000 guarantee to meet Martinez for the championship here next March.. "I can beat either one of them,' said Martinez, the fourth ranked welterweight after watching the li lie bout -on lelevision. "But I'd rather fight. Basilio — he's just my style." Manager Bill Daly also put in some plugs for his f i g h t e r's chances in a Basilio bout. "Basilio would eat leather al night in a fight with Vince. He'd (Martinez) stick and' move anc that wild guy would never get a chance to -swarm him. And Vince would fight smarter than DeMarco." Spiders, Gejierals, Gobblers Launch Dixie Cage Grind By The Associated Press A trio of teams will open the Southern Conference basketball campaign tonight. Two of them, Richmond and Washington & Lee. are expected to set a fast pace in basketball circles this season. Richmond is .host lo Hampden-Sydney, and Washington & Lee faces Bridgewater at Staunlon, Va. Virginia Tech, playing its first game under new Coach Chuck Noe, entertains Guilford at Blacksburg, Va. Noe coached last season at Virginia Military Institute. Richmond and Washington & Lee both will start veteran teams. The Spiders have four aces back from last year, including Ed Harrison, Walt Lysaght, Bob 'Witt and Kenny Daniel. W & L can start the same five players who took the floor for the opening whistle a year. ago. They are Dom Flora, Lee Marshall, Barclay Smith, Barry Slorick and Millon Winawer. Tech's team is being built around Bili Matthews. - . Dons' Russell Favors New Rule ChaiigesInBasketball SAN FRANCISCO (7P)—One of the skyscrapers the nation's basketball rule makers legislated against iu widening the free 'threw lane to 12 feet said today he wished they'd done it sooner. "They should have done it a long time ago," grinned gangling Bill Russell, University of San Francisco's 6-10 center. "I think it's helped me a lot." The rule change, increasing the width of the free throw lane and limiting the time a man can spend rule will kill him, but if he can . get around he's still in business. They didn't get the tall ones with that change, they just killed the fat ones." Russell was one of the best goal tenders in the natior a year ago in it either with or without thejas USF roared "to. a 23-1 record . ball, was designed lo keep men and the NCAA title. Offensively, the size of Russell at.a distance from the basket. The rules makers he coined points easily by .batting in rebounds; defensively, he knock- figured, apparently, that goal-Jed frequent shots away from the tending such as Russel: and otherjDons' hoop to the dismay of lowering centers indulged in at smaller opponents. the nets was giving the big men too much advantage. Big Man Still Factor "If the big man can move, he'll still be the dominating factor." said Russell. The USF Dons openj Might Be More Effective ' The word was that Russell would • be materially less effective this . season, with his under-lhe-basket : _ : activities limited.. He doesn't think.. so. • .' . .'. defense'of their National Collegiate "This makes_ me use shots I cage title-tomorrow night against never had to before,'.' he said, Chico (Calif:) State College. "If the big man is slow, the "Things like..a set shot, for-in(Continued on Page 27) Mitt Commission Opens Drug Probe PHILADELPHIA WV-The Pennsylvania Athletic Commission today begins a closed hearing into reports-it said it had received that heavyweight Cpley Wallace was drugged.in his Oct. 1, 1954 fight with Bob Baker at Cleveland. Wallace lost the bout. Commissioner Al Klein said that both Wallace and his manager, Frank iBlinky) Palermo, were licensees of Ihe Pennsylvania Coma bout scheduled for 10 rounds, mission at the time of Ihe fight The New Jersey fighter took a|He asserted that "if anyone was unanimous decision just a wcekjinvolved in conduct detrimental to ago over Chris Christensen of Den- the best interesl of boxing; it is mark. not only our right but our duty to Local promoter Gus Cozza had investigate it." They make ANY car PARK fPLUGS • You'll get 75% to 20% more gas ^ • AVALANCHE IGNITERS never need cleaning or adjusting. 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