Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 6, 1955 · Page 14
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FOURTEEN EVENING TIMES. CUMBERLAND. MD., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1955 Dial PA-2-4600 for a WANT AD Taker RidgeleyOpens Defense Of PVC Cage Title This Evening '.I Hawks Play Lions, Valley Lidlifter Set At Piedmont By JIM DAY Times Scholastic Sports Editor Three quints which have already' claimed victims for the 1955-56] basketball season will be angling j for their second triumphs this evening as the district high school cage season gets into full swing. The first big Tuesday of the four-month grind is listed tonight with West Virginia School for th Deaf of Romney, Piedmont an Hyndman hoping to claim thei second conquests. On the othe side, Elk Garden and Paw Pa\ will be out to win their first i two attempts. Otherwise, the rest of the dis trict's clubs will be showing thei wares for the first time. Chief con cern will probably be at Ridgele where the Potomac Valley Confer ence and Mineral County Leagu champs make their initial star with the West Virginia Deaf quin furnishing the opposition. Six LeUermen Return The Lions knocked off their A' umni, 64-47, Saturday night, bu were easy victories for the Hawk last year, 68-36 and 72-52. Th floormen of coach Chet Payn won 23 ana lost but four last sea son and have six lettermen from the championship quint. Another of the area's top quint of 1954-55 makes its bid for an other topnotch season when coac Johnny Paugh sends ' his Moore field Yellowjackets against M thias in the other PVC fray on th Eagles' hardwoods. The' Jackets were beaten onl; four times during the season las year while winning 17. Overa they took 18 of 23 and wound u second to Ridgeley in the confer ehce with an official 11-3 mark Mathias was 10-13, including sec tion play, and dropped both tilt to the Jackets, 62-51 and 90-44. in a row (1953-54) PVC and Mineral Piedmont may have started of a good season by virtue of its 54 51 win over Elk Garden Frida. night. The -Lions, who two year won both th titles, had a let down last season but showec spirit Friday by coming from be hind, 31-27, at the half against tin Elks to pull out the triumph. Piedmont's opponent will be thi County Class B champs, the Det mold Dandies of Valley High. The Black Knights rode high last sea son, finishing in' a tie with Allegany for second place in the Western Maryland Interscholastic League and then moving to the state Class B tourney after winning the county and district honors. Although being eliminated in the first round - by Cambridge, 59-39, in the College Park, event, Valley wound up with an overall mark of 19 triumphs and only five setbacks. Two of.the .wins were over Piedmont, 54-53 in overtime in the Lions' den and then 60-55 at home. Tonight's clash is set for Piedmont. Coach Johnny Meyers will have to rebuild his title-winning quinl with only regular forward Roberl "Cokie" Robertson back. Ronnie "Butch" Young, the No. six mar last season, is the only other letterman. Bruce of Westernport, like Piedmont having an off year last winter, will sport its club under a new coach. Leonard Ritchie, who tutored Southern in Oakland last season and is now the new Bulldog mentor, will send his club out for the first time in taking on Elk Garden in Westernport. Ritchie also announced that all Bruce home contests will be played at Westernport instead of transferring some to the Piedmont floor as in past seasons. Ritchie will also have to start from scratch with only forward Gene Dawson and center Fred DcVore back from the starting five of 1954-55 when Bruce was able to win but seven times in 21 starts. Two lettermen are also available in Sonny Fortney and Roger Fazenbaker, but otherwise the club is "green." The Bulldogs walloped the Elks, 61-32, in their only meeting last season. Hornets Seek Second Hyndman's Hornets, one of Ihe, busiest quints in the area, will be!__ after their second win tonight when E they play Robert Smith High on|= the road. The charges of coach' Chris Stoner, had 19 wins in 27 games last year but will also suffer from the lack of experience. Ronnie Stahlman, the team's Crowds Drop In National, American Up CHICAGO Mi — There's nothing like a tight baseball race to bring in the crowds and that's something the National League lacked this year. The National League yesterday '- announced a 4 per cent decrease in its 1955 attendance but there was a rise for the major leagues over 1954 thanks to a tight race in the American League. The National League clubs in 11955 drew 7,674.412 fans compared to 8,013,519 in 1954, a decrease of 339.107. TEETH IN IT — Bobo Olson lifts the end of a bed with his teeth in his hotel room in Chicago, where he is preparing for the defense of the middleweight championship against Sugar Ray Robinson Friday. Lifting heavy objects in this manner strengthens neck muscles. Pettit Leads NBA Scorers NEW YORK (ffi-Big Bob Pettil the brilliant sophomore whose ef fective shooting is keeping the St Louis Hawks atop the Naliona Basketball Assn.'s Western divi sion, is the circuit's new scoring leader. Peltit, former Louisiana Slate star, dropped in 129 points, in fivi games last week,' giving him 34 points for the campaign his aver age is 24.4 points for 14 games Pettit's output last week, which included a 40-point performance against Philadelphia Tuesday zoomed the St. Louis sensation 3ast Clyde Love_llelle of Minn eapolis. Lovcllette has scored 338 points in 1G games for a 21.1 average. Paul Arizin and Neil Johnston, 'hiladelphia's one-two scoring iunch. are close behind the lead- rs, Arizin with 311 points and ohnston with 306. Larry Foust of 'ort Wayne is fifth with 251. Pettit also nudged Lovelleltc •om the top spot in rebounds with season's total of 235 to 227 for ic Lakers' big gun. Adolph Schayes of Syracuse had 1-for-ll from the free throw line asl week, lifting his first place igure to .895. Adny Phillip of the Pistons continued to set the pace in assists with 111. Jack George, the War- iors' fine back court man, is iccond with 105. Vasrinn Named Best Two-Year-Old Filly MIAMI—(INS)—The Thorough- jrctl Racing Association has lamed Nasrina. a bay owned and bred by Howell E. Jackson, former : eneral Motors executive, as the champion two-year-old filly for 955. Nasrina is the half-sister of Mashua, both sired by Nasrullah. Tapping (Continued from Page 13) ne of LaSalle's all-time athletic reals. . . Uncle John was a stand- ut football and basketball player or the Explorers and rates as one f the best punters ever turned ou y the local parochials. $100,000 In Debt, Robinson Quit Dancing To Fight Again NEW YORK By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor — (NEA) —• Believing himself .fit tc Nevertheless, the majors had an P/ize fighters take one more^ fling, increase of 4 per cent since the American League had a 12.9 per cent increase over 1954. American League figures, announced after the end of the season, showed an increase of I.,020,607 with crowds of 8,942,971 in 1955 compared with 7,922,364 in 1954. Philadelphia, Chicago and Brooklyn did better in 1955 than in in the National League while ali other clubs slipped. Milwaukee again drew over two million but fell 125,552 short of its 1954 record of 2,131,388. Brooklyn was the only other National League fight well again, Ray Robinson now says pride brought him back to the battlepit and the middleweight cham pionship match with Bobo Olson at the Chicago Stadium on Friday. Sugar Ray Robinson gave much more plausible explanatior when he launched his comeback in September of last year. "I'm not broke," the one-time Harlem Hoi Shot said then. "I just need finances." Robinson returned to the wars for the same reason that all old club to go over 1,033,589. Every club in a million, with the American except Baltimore and Washington went over the million mark. Nashua Voted 'Colt Of Year' MIAMI BEACH, Fla.—(INS)Belair Stud's Nashua was namec the champion three-year-old colt oi the- year today by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations. The conqueror of Swaps in their fametl $100,000 match ,race lasl August polled 37 of a possible 40 votes by the TRA board of selection. Rex C. Ellsworth's Swaps received the other three. The gray son of Nasrullah from Segula, the TRA's two-year-old colt of 1954, retired this season with total earnings of $945,415 second only to Citation on the lisl of all-time money winners. He never finished out of ,the money while posting 16 victories in 20 starts. Nashua won the Flamingo Stakes, Florida Derby and Wood Memorial before his lone defeat, in 12 starts this year, .to Swaps in the Kentucky Derby. Then he went on to win the Preakness, Belmont, Dwyer Stakes and Arlington Classic before avenging n's loss to Swaps at Washington ~»ark. Boyd Becomes Baylor Coach WACO, Tex, Wl—Sam Boyd, who said "I'm the luckiest son^of-a-gun .hat ever lived to get this job," .ook over as head football coach of Baylor University, his alma mater, today. He succeeded George Sauer, who retired from coaching but will continue as athletic director. Boyd was given a three-year contract at an undisclosed salary. In a move so sudden it left Boyd virtually speechless, the Athletic Committee of the university yesterday voted unanimously to elevate Boyd from end coach to head coach and to meet Sauer's request that he be relieved of part of his dual job as coach and athletic di- 'ector. Boyd, 41, was a star end on Bayor teams of 1936, 1937 and 1938. Sauer. who has a five-year con- ract starting next year, was coach I Baylor for six seasons, showing record of 38 victories, 19 defeats and 3 ties. A combination of debts, said tc encompass $100,000 in taxes, has him once more squaring off with Olson at 35. Like many other pugilists and people of all lines, Robinson found that it doesn't pay to leave your business in the hands of others. The Sugar Man's ventures are multiple. He has a bar and restaurant, a dry cleaning joint, real estate holdings and what not. Receipts Fall Sharply Robinson opened and closed in one as a dancer. The new dodge, in which he could show off, without being punched on the nose, was terrific at first—$15,000 a week. No profitable re-bookings showed up, however, and receipts fell off to $4,000 a week. "With arrangers, agents and the rest of the things a show guy needs, my booksings were netting me less and less," Robinson confides. "I was on the road, away from my businesses. Since December of 1952, when I went into show business, things had been sliding down the ladder. A European tour last year didn't help." When he resumed training .after six weeks of road work, Robinson discovered that dancers' legs are not fighters' legs. A boxer's legs have to be in shape to move and hold him up for 15 rounds. Leaves Fight In Gym Robinson attributes the shellacking he took from Tiger Jones, the old reliable of the television network, to his having left his fight in the gymnasium. Robinson professes to believe that this beating convinced him he could still fight and go the route. He refused to hang up his gloves despite the advice of those around him. He was a little better against Ted Olla and Garth Panter,' qualified for the crack at the crown he wore so well oulgaming dull Rocky Castellan!. In his two outings since, Olson "ailed to disprove the charge that .he ancient and honorable Archie Moore knocked much of the fight out of him. But he's eight years younger nan Robinson and should finally catch up with him after 10 rounds, when the old geezer will begin to suspect that 15 as a marathon. Like the old thoroughbred horse, Sugar Ray Robinson is now fighting on little more than courage. He is no more than 40 per cent of what he was and 60 per cent of any fighter is too much to concede even to a marked-down Bobo Olson. CollegeBasketbcdl By The Associated Press Nl.ig.ira fili, Toledo 59 nuquc-snc 61, C.-n-ncKic Tech 25 Ilofslr.i 80. Hoanoke 43 liluefield State (WVn) 97. Livingston Tuiane 94. Louisiana CollcEe 61 I.ouislan.-i State 72, Southwestern Hie. phis 59 Florida 85. Wofford 66 Maryland 75. Alumni 61 Washington College 118. Lynchburg 7-1 Norfolk Division W t M 71, Itichmo Professional 60 Salem OVVa.) 94, West .Liberty (WVa 82 Vanderbilt 76. Ohio State 67 Kansas 91. Northwestern 70 Wisconsin 70, Notre Dame 66 Oklahoma A i M 51, Texas Western Oklahoma 65, Baylor 55 Oklahoma City 84. Texas Christian 5 Colorado 68. OreRon 49 Saxton, Loi Reach Top In Ring Ratings NEW YORK (J>-Johnny Saxton of New York, Duilio Loi of Italy and Fred Galiana of Spain were elevated today to top ranking in their divisions in the latest boxing ratings of Ring magazine. Saxton, an ex-champion, replaced another deposed welterweight king, Tony DeMarco of Boston, in the No. 1 contender's berth in the 147-pound class. DeMarco, who was stopped last Wednesday for the second time by champion Carmen Basilio, dropped to third. Basilio was named "Fighter of the Month," by Editor Nat Fleischer. Loi, who recently defended his European lightweight title and has a long victory streak alive, was made the leading challenger for champion Wallace (Bud) Smith. Jimmy Carter, the ex-champ, was demoted to second. Galiana, who captured the European featherweight crown from France's Ray Famechon, jumped from eighth to first among the challengers of 126-pound ruler Sandy Saddler. 'Top heavyweight ratings behind champion Rocky Marciano were (1) Archie Moore, 12) Bob Baker, (3) Nino Valdes. Middies Lead Nation In Air NEW YORK Iff) — Air power played an important role for Navy w , ,, 1 „, T1 . the -past college football season] woltorci 1 allies San Francisco Voted At Top In Floor Poll By The Associated Press Free-wheeling San Francisco Bidding for a second straight NCAA >asketball championship after ;oaring out of virtual obscurity a /ear ago, gained an overwhelming /ote of confidence today from the lation's sports writers and broad .•asters. The Dons, first in the Associatec Press preseason poll, were again rated the nation i Nn. i team. They won both their games last .veek and stretched their winning streak to 28. San Francisco's 63 first-place votes gave them almost a 200-point edge over second-place Kentucky. The Dons .collected 1,023 points, figured on a basis of 10 for first, 9 for second, etc. Kentucky pulled n 847, North Carolina State 550. The leaders with first-place votes n parentheses: 1. San Francisco (63) 1,023 2. Kentucky (7) 847 3. N. C. State (7) 550 4. Iowa (10> 54H 5. Utah 506 G. Alabama (12) 275 7. Dayton 224 8. rilinois 221 9. Duquesnc 220 10. Brigham Young 132 THE SECOND 10 11. Holy Cross 124 12. Oklahoma City (10) 121 13. George Washington 112 14. Marquette 86 West Virginia 86 16. Ohio State 73 U C L A 73 13. LaSalle 67 19. Stanford 53 20. Minnesota 48 Pittsburgh Returns To Army Schedule WEST POINT,: N.. Y.-(INS)Pittsburgh," which meets .Georgia Tech in the Sugar Bowl Jan. 2, will return to the Army football schedule in 1956 for the first time since 1952. replacing Pennsylvania. Other newcomers include VM1 and William & Mary, who replace Furman and Yale. The schedule: Sept. 23 — VMI; Oct. 6 — Penn State; Oct. 13 — At Michigan: Oct. 20 — at Syracuse; Oct. 27 — At Columbia; Nov. 3 _ Colgate; Nov. 10'— William i Mary; Nov. 17 — At Pittsburgh; Dec. 1 — Navy at Philadelphia. and, despite setbacks by Notre jj n Paw Paw Victory Dame and Army, the Middies wound up with honors in passing offense and defense. Final statistics compiled by the NCAA Service Bureau showed today that Navy topped all major college teams by hitting on 116 passes in ID.-j efforts for a .595 percentage. T/ie Middies also gained the most ground, 1,666 yards a game, 185.1, and had the lowest percentage of interceptions, .041. West Virginia ranked , 13th in yards-per-game average with a mark of 120.6. On pass defense, Navy shared :he top performances with Florida and Nebraska. Florida yielded the fewest yards a game, 42.0, Navy was next with 43.0. The Midshipmen, however, limited the enemy overhead advance to the 'fewest total yards, 387, and were the only ones among the major schools to hold opponents under 4 yards an attempt, 3.83. Nebraska broke a 10-year record by restricting its rivals to a .272 completion average. With Bob Wolford, Paw Paw High School basketball coach, going on a scoring rampage with 73 points the Paw Paw Applemen launched their court campaign last night with a 122-116 win over the Cumberland All-Stars at Paw Paw. Wolford pumped in 31 field goals and 11 of 12 free throws, George McGregor, with 16 goals and two for six charity tosses, and "Ace" Johnson, with 13 twin-pointers and eight penalty pitches, both had 34 markers for the losers. Charley Goldman, trainer of heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, once owned a motion picture theater. Luck Is Big Factor With Line In Water OCEAN DRIVE BEACH. S. C. Pi — Police Chief Merlin Bellamy caught a two-pound drum on his fishing line even when he wasn't around. He decided to fish while off duty but got word of some trouble to investigate. He set his buzz brake on the reel and placed the rod against a fishing pier rail. When he returned, someone had taken the drum off the line and:put it in his fish bucket. -fc- ,-t West Virginia Pldy& O ... '••'-•. ."•«/.. •'£ Furman In Top Clash By The Associated Press . After tonight, it may be a lot clearer who's who in the Southern Conference basketball race though the season has scarcely begun. The elite among the circuit's 10 clubs start feuding among themselves tonight; follow-* • — : : • ing warrnup tests of "arying de grees of toughness. Three important games are scheduled. West Virginia's defending champions, who trimmed Carnegie Tech last week, are' host to Furman, which whipped. Davidson in . its opener. Spiders Play Generals Catawba. The Wildcats have.lost both their starts, to Furman aid Tennessee. :. ; • • • • Floyd vs. Hot Rod ' ' The West Virginia - Furman tilt at Morgantpwri,', W. Va., pairs, two of the nation's 'stickout ball pla'y- . . (Continued'on Page 15) /' Richmond, which has bounced Hampden - Sydney and Randolph- Macon in easy fashion, goes up against Washington & Lee at Lexington, Va. Fans at Lexington figure this is the year W&L will make a stab at the conference championship. The Generals trampled Bridgewater in their opener. - | George Washington, one-'Sideds winner over Wake Forest last week, is at William & Mary. GW, co-favorite with West Virginia for the 1955-56 title in pre-seasoh uesses, shouldn't have too much trouble. In a non-conference encounter lonight, Davidson entertains THE MOTORISTS' FRIEND, Inc.: 173 Baltimore Street BARGAINS FOR HUNTERS HUNTING $e QO COATS w.y'O PANTS and $ J •J'l BREECHES ... . **•• • They absorb th* shock of .every step you take. New. heel-to- toe cushion insole covered with ; top quality leather makes you fed as though you're walking on ait. • full Cushion' Inioft* • Cuihiontd lift at . . Inner Arch Built-in St««! 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Clauson had 290 points in 21 tills during the 1954-55 campaign. In addition, Charles Luman (228 points for 21 games) and George Bishields (108 markers for 17 contests) return along with lettermen Charles Shaffer and Joe Brannon. The Indians won seven times in 21 starts last winter. Coach Jesse Rigglcman will send his Petersburg quint into action for (Continued on Page 15) 2; Fordor with rodio, hooter, bock- — ~ up lights, good ~ Sreen. A steal. rubber, light — I '48 Packard $2451 Fordor with radio, heater, backup lighti, good rubber. E Call for Demonstration E St. George f E MOTOR COMPANY = = CORNER SAIEM t $. CENTRE = E Phone PA 2-3456 i niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiir; Here's an end to noisy trains and scattered tracks. Junior will want to keep his equipment in one place, on this kind of platform. Homasote is sound-dcadcnim; — moisture-proof—fire-resistant. Saws and nails like wood. (If you change the .train layout, just fill the old holes with plastic wood.) 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