Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 1, 1955 · Page 28
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Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 28

Cumberland, Maryland
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Thursday, December 1, 1955
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Dial PA-2-4600 for a WANT AD Taker EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., THURSDAY, DECEMBER I, 1955 TWENTY-SEVEN Corum Cheers Stars'Return To 'Big Show' By BILL CORUM NEW YORK—(INS)—When you read about such former outstanding players as Joe "Flash" Gordon and Frank "Buck" McCormick coming back into baseball as coaches you can't help but know ^he grand old game is improving m.n at least one respect. It is getting better teaching with each new season while helping itself to a lot-of good will. The fans like to see their old favorites around the. ball yards. When they go to Brooklyn they like to point to Billy Herman, who played in ten all-star games. At the Yankee Stadium they recall the deeds of Bill Dickey and Frankie Crosetti, two of the all- time Yankee greats, and then there is Jim "Milkman" Turner who became a 20-game winner well past the prime of his baseball life. Bucky Walters Back Next year when they go to the Polo Grounds they'll see Bucky Walters," the last 27-game winner, and naturally they'll tell ' the youngster how he was a mediocre third, baseman and made himself a great pitcher. Time was when only old cronies of the managers 'were signed as coaches. Usually they coached at first base but their main duty was to keep the manager company after hours; help him drown his sorrows after he lost and celebrate with him when he won. Until the late Ed Barrow began to appreciate the value of Arthur Fletcher, also long since departed, few coaches were paid as much as $5,000 annually. Fletch was baseball's first $10,000 coach but not particularly because he was one of the ; best flag men ever at third base.. Barrow paid him twice as much as he ever paid any other coach because he earned his salary in conserving baseballs. Salaries Better • Until Fletcher took charge of the ball bag at the stadium, Ruth, Meusel, Hoyt and the others thought much less of the cost of the balls which represent a sizable item to- ball clubs. Fletch ended all that and old-timers around the Podres, Arcaro, Rock, Ford In Running For $10,000 Belt By FRANK ECK AP Newsfeatures Sports Editor A pitcher, a jockey, a fighter and a golfer figure to draw the most support when 200 sports writers take pencil in hand to vote for the professional athlete of the year in the S. Rae Hickok poll. Those in the running are John ny Podres, pitching hero of Brook lyn's • first World 'Series success Eddie Arcaro, who rode Nashua to fame'; unbeaten world's heavy weight champion Rocky Marciano and Doug .Ford, pro golfer of 1955. The winner will receive the $10, 000 diamond-studded Hickok belt in Rochester, N. Y., on Monday, Jan uary 16. Podres is the 23-year-old Cin derella athlete of the quartet. He completed only five games as the Dodgers eased to a one-sided Na tional League pennant victory. Bui in the World Series he beat the Yankees, 8-3, in the third game and shut them out, 2-0, in the de ciding game! Podres' overnighl brilliance won him the October pro athlete award. He drew more votes than any other monthly award winner. Arcaro, 40, predicted last Feb ruary that Nashua would be the best 3-year-old of 1955. Though he lost to Willie. Shoemaker and Swaps in the Kentucky Derby, Arcaro rode an all out front running race with Nashua to beat Swaps in a $100,000 match race. Eddie has won more stake races in 1955 than any other jockey. Marciano,- 31, and with one $10,000 belt, has 'won all 49 pro fights He stopped Don Cockell in San Francisco last May and in Yankee Stadium in September he flattened a courageous Archie Moore Both bouts ended in nine-rounc knockouts. you Crosetti" is just stadium tell as tough. But, as we started/out to say, they are also employing a lot more coaches whose main job it is to teach and making the salary attractive enough to.bring back former stars who hitherto would make more money selling cars or fronting for a bowling alley. Such former managers as Herman, Dickey, Walters, Burleigh r-. Grimes, Ray Blades, Del Baker Jfere now gainfully employed as coaches. Until recently there 'also were Jimmy Dykes, and Freddie Fitzsimmons. Salaries run as high as $20,000 and average about $11,000 today. Such former well known players as Cookie Lavagetto, Tony Gucci-, nello, Mel Harder. Dick Bartell, Wally Moses, Mickey Owen and Bennie Bengough have become well-paid career coaches. -As is. only natural responsibilities of the coaches have increased along with their salaries. Some are held accountable for the club's showing. Tampa Fighter Dies After KO weight Ferman King died today in Tampa Negro Hospital of an intra-cranial hemorrhage apparently suffered in a bout with fellow Tampan, Arman Peck. The 26-year-old King, father of six children and a veteran of 55 professional fights, died some 31 hours after being admitted to the clinic without regaining consciousness. The King-Peck bout was a preliminary to the Willie Pep-Pappy Tampa Tuesday the fight to his Gault scrap in evening. King carried opponent throughout the first eight rounds but was dropped to the canvas in the ninth with a jarring right hand. He collapsed after he was taken to his corner and was rushed to the hospital. Willard Schmidt Cops Association ERA Mark LOUISVILLE, Ky. -(INS) Willard Schmidt, right hander of the Omaha Cardinals, was officially crowned today as the American Association's earned run king for the 1955 season. MONEY PROBLEMS is our business . . . The sooner you come here, the quicker we can help you. Whether it be for Holiday Expenses or other emergencies. Loans $50, $100, $200 or more INDUSTRIAL Loan Society, INC - liberty Truit Bldg, Room 301 — 3rd Floor PHONE PA 4.3100 Op«n Saturday! 9 am 111 1 pm Ihru D»c. 74 Day In Sports (Continued from Page 26) this time seeing the Rambling Wreck from Georgia Tech taking its loss to Auburn out with revenge on the Blue Devils, 137. They did it even more forcefully, 27-0., With success comes more laurels, according to the wizard of the gridiron gad-a-bouting, and it did just that. His letter, as we stated, tells aboui it. In what was then the biggest upset of the season with Illinois thoroughly thumping previously unbeaten Michigan, 25-7, Hoople knew it all the time with his pick being, 14-7. He continued, rolling to even greater heights, on the • Saturday of November 12. Despite the fact it was just the day after Veterans Day, it made no difference to the Major,. but would later prove a crushing blow to the loyal of West Virginia. Discounting all odds and Sugar Bowls to the winds, he. got the scent of the Panther upset in the making and saw it Pittsburgh 20, WVU 14.' There is no need to recount the horrible reflections it had on the boys and faithful from Morgantown U. The victory was even sweeter to the Steel City winners who wound up with the Sugar Bowl after all and the Mountaineers with an empty spoon. Then came the greatest. It. is just impossible to even recount or paraphrase the magnitude with which the Major holds himself over his "top pick of the year." He is the first to claim that he was the only forseerer in the country to pick this one. It was the four- beaten Trojans of Southern c a ] t 0 i iave tj] e j r own t ype -wooden horse" for the Mighty Men of Notre Dame. We had thought, "when first seeing his predicted 17-9 score that he had one too many at the Owls Club, although we were willing to string along with his phenomenal success. When the final was in— USC 42. Notre Dame 20—the first phone to ring the Times office was the special one from the Major who was on an expedition in the outer reaches of the South Pole with Admiral Byrd. How did he learn of the upset so quick? The same way he called |imiiimiiiimiimimminimmm£ TODAY'S I SPECIALS | | OPEN TIL 9 ?. M. I | '53 Ford.,, $9951 6 cylinder Tudor with heater, — gooa ruboer. mue rtrmh. On« ~ owner. Low mileage. ZZ = '50 Chev... $5451 ™ Fteetline Tudor with radio, heat- "• ^ *r, good rubber, black finish. — i '49 Ghev.,. $395 I ^ Fleeflin* Fordor with h«of«r, 2T ~ good rubber. Excellent condi- ZZ — lien throughout. ^ E Coll for Demonstration = Rec Cage Loops Need Officials High school graduates with a background in basketball and some cage officiating have a chance to "help" the City Rec Department's hoop program which gets underway a week from next Monday. According to city rec director Bob Pence this morning, there-is an urgent need for at least ten more officials to handle the weekly games of the leagues. The arbi ters would themselves also 'be as the able to nightly help rate is five dollars. Pence stated that whistle-looters would work only one night a week, three .games each evening. They will also be given a short training period to get acquainted with the rules and any new changes. Anyone interested should contact Pence immediately at the City Hall. • the turn on the others. This secret is still his. He won't reveal it and it must be a dilly. We can hardly wait until the New Year's Day picks .are available although we bet he has already. forgotten that he has made known two of the scores already. It just goes to show that a. windy breeze kicks up a stir and Hoople has found the formula for success as he certainly has the wind. St. George = MOTOR COMPANY | E CORNER SAIEM t 1. CENTRI = § Phone PA 2-3456 3S ' ' * Hiiiiiiiiiiiwiiiiiimiiiimiiimimir? Wichita Team Gets Franchise In Association COLUMBUS, Ohio W — Wichita became a member of the American Assn. today -as a farm club of the Milwaukee Braves in place of the abandoned Toledo baseball club. The Triple A American Assn., after a four-day franchise wrangle, finally ironed out its difficulties by successfully negotiating with the Western League for its Kansas territory. The deal was completed 16 hours after* Milwauke reluctantly agreed to discard its plan to move the Toledo franchise to Miami: The Florida city's hope for Triple. A ball was revived, however, by reports that an insurance executive, Sid Salomon, had requested an option to purchase the Syracuse club in the International League to move it to Miami. In order to acquire Wichita, the association paid $21,000 to the Western and promised to option 10 players to the eventual replacement for Wichita. Also. Milwaukee, which now owns the Wichita club, will have a limited working agreement with the new western city, which is expected to be Hutchinson, Kan.' LITTLE SPORT By Routon Gel Any Ducks? JACKSON, Mich.—(a—The duck bunting Drake brothers bagged a jailbird. Donald and Ronald Drake were Hunting near the Peek Prison ?amp when they spotted a man crawling through a field. It was Arthur Prewitt, 32, who escaped from the camp. The brothers held Prewitt'at gunpoint and hailed a passing state police car. LITTLE. SPORTS omY HOPE-' TO CONFUSE CHAMP Maryland State Gridder Named On Second Team By HAROLD CLAASSEX NEW YORK ',T> ~ The Associated Press' Little College All-America football teajn for 1955, made up of representatives from 11 different colleges, is named today with a ine that averages 210 pounds and coasts the country's leading scorer. Nate Clark of Hillsdale, Mich., is he terrific touchdown tallier. He ed the collegiate players of the sntire' country with 144 points and is the only junior. Clark gathered his 24 touchdowns r or a Hillsdale team that romped through nine opponents by an average score of 34-9. The second team includes Sherman Plunkett, Maryland State .ackle. The honorable mention list includes: Tackles — John Hodges, Hampden-Sydney. Backs — John Graham, Randolph-Macon; Len Hellyer, „ Marshall (WVa); and John Samples, Maryland State. Moore Sees Club Five-Game Winner PITTSBURGH (INS) - Coach Dudey Moore had some good news today for the supporters of Du- quesnc's basketball team — the defending champs of the Holiday and Is'ational Invitation tournaments. The perennially doleful Dudey predicted that the Dukes will win "maybe" five games this season. But he told Pittsburgh sportswriters yesterday that this "sweep" depends upon everything falling Duquesne's way. "If we avoid injuries "and don't lose too many players on personals," he said with his usual poker face, "I feel hopeful that we can do it." • • ' His supporters were encouraged because Moore, who is one of the nation's most successful coaches, has an appallingly inaccurate record in predicting how his club will fare. Mrs. Gene Markey of Calumet Farm and Alfred G. Vanclerbilt take pride in naming their own race horses. They plan to race at Hialeah this winter. One animal is the legal limit : or the javelina season—Feb.11-27 —in Arizona. Doiis' Russell (Continued from Page 26) , stance. I'll probably have to use more jump shots, too, and also hook. "Fact is, .1 figure I might be more effective in the long run." The "long run" is something Russell .has, too. He can step farther in one stride than most people can in two. "It looks to me as though even County Sliuj/le Matches, Results MEN'S GAMES TONIGHT (American Division) FrostburR Legion at Southern Bar Stadium at Cumberland K of C Fort Aihby VFW at Cumberland Redmen % Goodfellowship Club at Cas Taylor'* Clinccrman's at Frostburs Eaclcs (N»tk>nil Division) Fisher & Koblnette at Hi-Dee Club Woodmen at Frostburg K of C (Friday) Golden Nugget »t Mt. Savage VFW Harm's Tavern at Green's Chevrolet YSTERDAY'S RESULTS (Women's Division)' Clingerman's 2, Stadium Inn 1. Purple Heart 3, Woodmen of World 0. Golden Nugget 2, Pocaliomas 1. Cresaptown 2, Hi Dee Club 1. Frostburg Legion 3. CHS Taylor's 0. HIGH SCORERS Ccrtic Shaffer. Purple Heart. 19: VI Gibson's. WOW 14. Evelyn Gray and Rosalie Cleason, Clingerman's, 23: Kay Dlxon, Stadium Inn. 16. Jane Morgan, Golden Nugget, 29; Helen Roberts. Pocahontas, 23. M. Aronholt, Cresaptown, 16; M. Burke, HI Dee Club. 22. Pat Frost, Frostburg Legion, 29: Virginia Rice and Agnes McCall, Cas Taylor's, 25. KNOCKOUT DROPS NEW YORK— (NEA)—Of the last eight bouts in which the middleweight championship has changed hands, only two have gone the distance. if I'm kept outside the rim of the circle, I still can get to the basket a lot faster than most anyone else," he grinned. "These legs of mine are sort of long and I can make it 'in a step and a half, while a lot of fellows will need three-four, maybe." 'Ilopalong' Nanieck: Maxwell Winner ~* PHILADELPHIA (INS)—Howard— (Ilopalong) Cassady, Ohio State's"" Ail-American, has been selected-.unanimously to receive the Robert"" \V. Maxwell Club award as the' "-. No. l college football player of the"'" year. .. The announcement was made""'' yesterday, by Bert Bell, commis-- 1 sioner of the National Football" 1 * League and club president. The presentation will be made at the^club's annual banquet on January 23. Last Tuesday Cassady was nam-;* ed winner of the Heisman Memor-? ial. trophy. 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