Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 8, 1955 · Page 31
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THIRTY EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND. MD., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1955 Dial PA-2-4600 for a WANT 'AD Take* Baseball Has Right To TV Or Not TV By HARRY GRAYSON NBA Sports Editor NEW YORK - (NEA) -Not even a Philadelphia lawyer could understand baseball stories written since the start of the winter [meetings. When Oklahoma and Maryland! The No - rlia ' try to determine just who shouldjbility of the be rated the nation's football|game continues champion in the collision in thejto he major Orange Bowl Jannuary 2 it will be lcague L r 0 a d . the nation's leading running team against the nation's tightest defense against rushing. Therein! could lie the story. The statistics read like Chapter CdSts and telecasts into minor league territory. Unable to ob-;,:.'i tain any sat-y 2 of an old. familiar story becausejj s fadion within^:. the same teams held the same titles when they clashed in the same place two years ago. That p7ank D ~ Lawrence, of the Ports- organized base ball, Owner Norman Lewis time Oklahoma proved it was pretty good on defense, too, by winning, 7-0. The Sooners, in fact, have shown a remarkable mastery of the ground game—in both directions — during a 10-year period in which they have been one of the nation's top elevens. Final NCAA Service Burea statistics for the 1955 season re vealed that Oklahoma was amon the top ten in rushing offense fo the tenth straight season and in th top 10 in rushing defense for th fifth time in 10 years. The over all figures for that period Oklahoma on lop in bolh dcparl ments. T'u 100 games. Ihe Sooners aver aged 294.5 yards per game an 5.12 yards per pla;- just by run ning. Defensively, they held th> opponent to 106.7 yards per gam and 2.59 yards per play on th ground. Nearest lo (hem offensively were Notre Dame, 261.0 yards per game and 4.55 per play, and Army 251.0 and 4.90. Defensively it was Maryland, 112.0 per game and 2.76 per play and Notre Dame, 118.0 and 2.95. A striking fact revealed in tlr offensive figures was that no othe 1955 team could match Oklahoma' 100-game average for ground gain ing. The Sooners outdid themselvc; with a rushing average of, 328. yards per game, compared lo 306.! in their 1953 championship season Texas Christian was second with a 285.7 game average and Army third with 283.9. Maryland held its opponents lo 75.9 yards a game on the ground eight yards a game better than its 1953 defensive figures. Army, second with an 81.3 yard game average, held its opponents to 2.15 yards per rushing play. Holy Cross, with a 95.1 average, was the only other team to yield less than 100 yards per game. The Crusaders and Oregon, seventh in rushing offense, both came up from 81st place a year ago. . Sports Spallcrijigs The story from Henry. Tenn., this morning about forward .lanet Hays of Henry High being brilliant, scintilla ling, dazzling and colossal as she racked up a total of 89 points in pacing Henry to a 95-79 victory over Springville would seem to leave little room for adjectives had no one ever scored more points in a game . . . But. that tolal wasn't even close to the staggering 156 which found the nets York World Telegram and Sun and Scripps-Howard newspapers. Daugherty received 199 firs ballots of the 492 cast by nembers of the American Footbal caches Assn. acco/ding to the compilation announced today. The 40-year-old Michigan State coach succeeds Henry (Red) San ders as the country's No, 1 coach Sanders coaches UCLA, the Spar ans opponent in the Rose Bow, Jan. 2. Daughlerty's nearest rival was Bud Wilkinson of Oklahoma, the 1949 winner who received 54 first place votes. Woody Hayes of Ohio itate was next with 42. Then fol- mouth club of the Piedmont lowed Bear Bryant, Texas Aggies, Spartans 9 Daugherty Wins 'Coach Of Year ' NEW YORK (/P)—Hugh Duffy Daugherty of Michl gan State's Rose Bowl bound Spartans won footbal "Coach of the Year" honors by the biggest margin in the 21-year history of the competition conducted by'the Ne\\ League slapped a suit on the majors. Commissioner Ford C. Frick talks about the majors being sued under the anti-trust laws, with 'the penalties calling for triple damages. You read where the; majors are being harassed by the! Department of Justice. "We are being sued for no doing things which the Departmen of Justice tells us we cannot do. says Frick. 'Crazy, Mixed Up' One story has major leagu baseball so crazy and mixed u that "responsible officials are toy ing with the idea of a year's sus pension of operations." All the legal mumbo-jumb makes what J. Norman Lewis ha to say on the entire matter seem rather astonishing. "In my opinion," said Lewis attorney for the Major Leagu Baseball P 1 a y e r s' Association "the anti-trust laws are not ap plicable to the decision of a base ball owner to televise or broac cast his games." It is unnecessary for Lewis, ar authority on baseball law. to poin out. that the area where a figh .takes place more often than no is blacked out. There is no tele cast at home when a professiona football team is playing in its ow park. So can the baseball owne TV or not TV. Troubles Jmnginary "Then in your opinion the base ball troubles arc imaginary," th interviewer remarked to Lewis "Thai's what it amounts to," hi replied. "Certainly, there is IT reason for baseball to look fo help in Washington." Lewis has become well ac 29; Abe Martin, Texas Christian, 26, and John Michelosen of Pitt with 20. quainted with major league own ers since becoming the mouth piece of (he hired hands. He as sures you that they intend to lent he folding minors a hand. "They'll do this under the leadership of Walter O'Malley of the Brooklyn club," he explained. 'The big men of baseball—men ike O'Mallcy, Philip K. Wrigley. 'om Yawkey, John W. Galbrealh md Powel Croslcy, Jr.—fully real- zc the importance of the minors, vant no injustice done. Musi Keep Up With Times "The minors can be assisted in wo ways. The broadcasting and elecasting of big league games an be curtailed or kept out of heir territory. They can be subsidized. I'm sure the major league awners will choose the latter ivay." Walter 0' Malley has a game f-the-week television plan which vould net every minor league club nore than enough to keep it in nisincss. It is reported that this plan would give Triple A and by Marie Boyd of Ccnlral High of Open Classification clubs $65.000 Lonaconing back in 1924 ... No one, even Dandy Dick Groat who holds Ihe area's high with Ihe G4 he pumped in for the Philadelphia Jets last January against the Cumberland Old Germans, has threatened Miss Boyd's mark which was set back when Ihe gals evidently knew what to do with the basket-. a year with the scale running down to $8,000 for Class D operatives. "And baseball won't have to go to court," reiterated J. Norman Lewis. "All it has to do is adjust, its economic structure to keep up with the times." Sound leadership would have done this several years ago and ball . . . Those who saw the twoj supposedly top. contenders fori avoicicti a Io1 of acrimony and Piedmonters Near Fold Up, Lancaster Out PETERSBURG, Va. Ui - The Piedmont League's Days appeared definitely numbered today as the Class B circuit hovered on the brink of fold-up. League President Ben Campbell said the 35-year-old loop faced a "grave crisis" in its struggle for survival in the organized baseball i world. Rallies Each Time The Piedmont has had crises before but each time has rallied and remained alive albiet many switches in club sites over the years. But this new threat apparently lops them all. It came lo a head Tuesday when the American League Kansas. City Athletics suddenly withdrew their support of. the Lancaster, Pa.; franchise. Last 'night Campbell' said it appeared Lancaster was through -as a Piedmont member, leaving the circuit with six clubs. But of these, Campbell'said four are sitting on the fence about going ahead with operations in 1956. Not Much Hope Should one of them decide to join Lancaster on the sidelines, the league would probably be finished, -ampbeil said it would be impractical to operate with five or four clubs. And he didn't hold out much hope of rounding up a replacement THE TOPS — Hugh (Duffy) Daugherty of Michigan State College has been named "Coach of the Year" in the annual poll of college coaches taken by the Scripps-Howard Newspapers. The cities classed in the "fence" stage are Newport News, Ports- noulh. Lynchburg in Virginia and X'ork. Pa. The only clubs who have definitely shown a desire to con- inue in 1956 are Hagerstown, Md., and Sunbury, Pa., said Campbell. Campbell had scheduled a meel- ng of league directors for Sunday, iut the response was so slight he decided to postpone it until a later dale, probably sometime in Jan- lary. The league president made it lear he fell the Piedmont was on Is last legs. "1 haven't given up h6pe," he ;aid, "bul I'm nol optimislic." .•ions Will Honor leliring 'Doaker' DETROIT, un-Halfback Doak Valker of the Detroit Lions, who is etiring from football after this cason will be honored at halftimc n the game between the Lions and Vew York Giants in Briggs Stadum next Sunday. Walker's No. 37 jersey will be re- red. He also will receive a book onlaining testimonials from lead- ng sports figures' throughout the and. including a latter from every earn in the National Football eague. Little League ~ Squabble Still Rambling On LEW1SBURG, Pa. tfi - A discussion on whether to submit the dispute between Little League, Inc. and its founder to an arbitralion board resumes loday in the chambers of Federal Judge Frederick V. Follmer. The suggestion' that an arbitration board be appointed was made by Daniel F. Knitlle, counsel for Carl Slolz, the league founder who was recently deposed as its commissioner. Knitlle said the idea was broached lo him yesterday by "oulside persons." Stotz filed a $300,000 breach of contract suit against the boys baseball league, then was replaced as commissioner. The question of arbitration arose as the league sought an injunction yesterday to prevent; Stotz .from setting- up a rival group, to be known as "Original Little League." S. Dale Fiirst, counsel for Ihc league, suggesled as-possible, arbiters,'Dr.' Ralph J. Bunche of the U. N. trusteeship department; Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, nationally known pastor of the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City; and Kenneth (Tug) Wilson, Big Ten football commissioner. The disputanls started their dis-j cussions on arbitralion behind the' closed doors of Judge Follmer's Jimmy Slade And Patterson Clash Toniht LOS ANGELES tfi - Youthful Floyd Patterson of Brooklyn, steps out of the light heavyweight ranks again tonight, meeting veteran Jimmy Slade of New York in a non-televised fight that could propel cither boxer on to a shot at Rocky Marciano's heavyweight championship. The- scheduled 10-rounder at the Olympic Auditorium is a rematch, and the 29-year-old Slade promised t would be far different from his encounter in New York 13 months ago with Patterson. Just 'Off Night' In that one, Slade lost a decision and his weird performance prompted the New York Boxing Commission to hold up his purse a 'ew days. Later he was paid when he convinced officials he just had an off night. Patterson, K52 Olympic Games middleweight champion, is rated he No. 1 challenger for Archie Uoore's light heavyweight -title. But he's picking up ( weight and his manager, Gus D'Amato, said he is aiming at Marciano. Weill Shows Interest Al Weill, Marciano's manager, expressed interest in a title fight, possibly in Los Angeles in June, vith the winner — provided the vinner impresses the local fans. Patterson, beaten only once in 27 ights, has won eight straight tnockoul victories this year. Slade, who has had his ups and downs, is known as a spoiler. He currently ranked fifth in the icavyweight division. Ml. Savage Sexlel Plays Bruce Tonight Mt. Savage will have a girls' basketball learn this year, the opener set for this evcninr against Bruce of Westernport on the lat- ler's court. Miss Charlotte Wild, girls physical education director at the school, has had 16 players working out in preparation for the opener. The schedule: Dec. 8: Bruce, away 16: Valley, away 20: Brace, away Jan. 6: Valley, home 13: Fort Hill, home 20: St. Mary's, home 2U Hyndman, away Feb. 3: Hyndman. home 10: St. Mary's, away 24: Fort Hill, home Terps Collide With Indians ,By The Associated Atlantic Coast Conference basket' ball teams, seemingly'in no hurry to get to the business of settling who'll be conference champion, have two interconference games scheduled tonight. Clcmson plays at Georgia .and Maryland is host to William and Mary.' • . • • • The Tigers have been unable to put. a winning combination together! so far. The only team to have played two conference opponents. :he Tigers have fallen to the rear 1 the next 8 days. by absorbing losses at the hands w of Duke, 63-97, and ,North Carolina,' • 58-73. And they're not exactly moving into slower company when they;; tackle the Southeastern • Confer-- ence club tonight. Maryland, although winner of its, two starts, has not been proven in either. The Terps beat Virginia," another ACC team, 67-55, then put down a Maryland alumni squad 7561. But the Terps go under the gun"" right away. After W&M tonight,they'll take on Wake Forest, Kentucky and North Carolina within Vleyer Seen Going Sack To Chicago NEW YORK (INS) — Brooklyn •ighthanders Russ Meyer reported- j will go to the Chicago Cubs as * wrapup to the deal by which the )odgers acquired third-baseman Ransom Jackson. A spokesman for the club was uoted today as saying the 31-year- Id veteran _ of nine seasons' ex- lerience with the Cubs, Phillies md Dodgers will accompany Don- loak and Walt Moryn to Wrjgley "ield in the deal for the hard- itting Jackson. Announcement was being withheld pending the Cubs' cutting their roster below 40 with the release of veteran catcher Walker Cooper, who is going to St. Louis. Meyer, who started his career with the Cubs, had a 6-2 record as Brooklyn advanced to the National League pennant and distinguished himself in a scoreless relief stint in the World Series. chambers. 11 was Furst's suggestion, that the meeting be closed. PRACTICAL GIFTS Men'i and Boyi 1 Felt, Kapok and Dacron fijltd sleeping .bags. Attention Pleaift: ThB outir cover of all our 1 fteeping bags ar« ;wat«r> repellent. Priest itorf ot $17.95 up. N»w Regulation Army Canteens, $1.98. Boyi' Hi-Top Shoei. The better quality, $7.95. Hub Army & Navy Sales Company 19 NORTH CENTRE STREET 3 DAYS ONLY WHILE THEY LAST! ALLSTATE TRIPLE GUARANTEE Service card guarantee against all road hazards for specified number of months on guarantee Guarantee against defects in material and workmanship for the life of the tire. Sears policy, "Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back." ^ALLSTATE All-Season TIRES B OO 6.70x15 plus tax NO TRADE-IN REQUIRED • Brand new, not retreads • 18-month nation-wide service card guarantee against all road hazards • 2 treads in 1! Regular highway tread after extra traction bars wear off • X-41° Cold Rubber, bonded rayon cord 10% DOWN ON SEARS EASY PAYMENT PLAN FREE INSTALLATION . yew, ftuxtey 4ac£ 179 BALTIMORE ST. CUMBERLAND, MD. THIS IS THE Rocky crown, Marciano's heavyweight' headaches. • Pittsburgh's Bob Baker and Cuba's Nino Valcles, on TV laslj/^J/p^p RrteL-pthnl] night, probably picked up sevcra C-O«egeO«A/tetOaM valuable waltzing lessons . . the strains of "I'm Tired and Wan Tc Go Home" among several other selections, it would appear the bout's biggest attraction may be a boost in the TV ratings for musi cal selections . . . Both fighters seemed to be thinking more of a big gate they would like to share against Rocky ... As our slon this evening suggests, old-time Archie Moore looms more anc the top man in the division even though he was not too much for Rocky, to diagnose once he put his mind to il . . . Speaking of boxing. Jack Dempsey. who could have beaten ejthcr Baker or Valdes without taking off his robe, selects a composite "perfect" boxer as follows: Generalship, Benny Leonard; left hook. Ray Miller: right hand, Luis Firpo; will to Officials Selected v;m, Harry Greb: ability lo take a' _ _, _ punch, Rocky Marciano: speed;!' 01 ' Rose Bowl Game ai;< footwork, Sugcr Ray Robinson; By The' Associated Presi Yale 92. Connecticut 87 Corncll fl2. Colgate 76 Pitt 99. Allecany 96 Villanova 100. St. Francis (Pa) 77 Pcnn 72. Svvarlhmore fio Dartmouth 70. Vermont 37 Temple 74, Gettysburg 53 I.ehiph !M>. Delaware 70 Penn State 80. Dickinson (Pal B6 Alclcrson-Broaddus 103. Potomac State 77 St. Johns (Bkn) 89. Hoanoke fi2 Geneva 54. Baldwin-Wallace 84 Army 93, Ithaca 47 Kansas 56. Wichita 35 Cincinnati 109. Tennessee 82 Tulsa 57. Texas Western 56 St. Louis 95. Centenary fi4 Notre Dame 85. Chicago Loyola 84 overtimed Ds.vton 73. Miami (Ohio) 50 Oorpia 75. Mercer 72 Elon 124, DuPont (Va) 70 Randolph-Macon 82, Richmond Praia ional 72 Shaw 77. SI. Pauls (Va) 72 Utah State 92. Concaga 91 Baylor 62, OrcRon State 57 JBiblc Denies Texas To Replace Engineers AUSTIN, Tex. Mi-Athletic director D. X. Bible of the University of Texas emphatically denied today a report that Texas would replace Georgia Tech- in the Sugar Bowl. "We have not been contacted in any shape or form." Bible declared in commenting on a report of a Houston sports writer that Texas would be named to meet 'ittsburgh if Tech is forced to withdraw. The -!9th annual invitation track neet sponsored by the Millrose A. A. will be held in Madison quare Garden on Saturday, Feb.-l Of Mar- CHICAGO — UNS) — Ross Dean left jab. Joe Louis ciano, the former heavyweight; vcteran football referee from champ says, "Probably the strong- i v '"hitefish Bay, Wis., heads the of- est, physically, ever to hold the' flc;aLs named todav lo handlc tne title." . . . And, despite the over-' Jsn - 2 Rose Bowl gamc powering statistics -svealed above Jr CLA and M ' cn 'gan State at Pasa- on Oklahoma, the university's trv-' dcna - Ca!lL in? fo soft-pedal its Orange Bowl Other offlcials - announced by the chances a bit ... Pre-bowl broch-' Paciflc Coasl and B ' s Tcn Confer " ure says the 1955 national champ- ence commissioners, follow: Urn"aren't as deep, ru^ed nor aood 1 • lclv " N'ckerson Ormda. as the all-victorious" 1949 Soonc« who belabored Louisiana State ( •l lclv j" N'ckerson. Ormda. ! ' f -= head linesman. Car isle Dol- 'f ' C , 6lui ? bus ' oh '°'' '"j' d J ud * e . L , aydc "'., ^vansville. Ind.: f ' ud f * ' Iam Simas ' Hcrnv Bcach ' Callf ' 35-0, in the 1930 Sugar Bowl "Nor," says the analysis, "is the current team as slick offensively] a the 1952 offensive platoon v/hich! The Duke University football had three Ail-Americans in the learn of 1938 was not scored same backficld. Billy Vessel!,: against in regular season play. But hddie Crowdcr and "Buck" Me-: the Blue Devils lost the Rose Bowli Phail. ... The brochure poinU zarnc to the University of Southern' out (hat Oklahoma had nobodylCaJifornia. 7-3 on a pass in the final (Continued on Page 3li lv> z,cconds. SKATING All Sessions Supervised SPECIAL RATES TO CHURCHES, SCHOOLS AND BIRTHDAY PARTIES Now for Christmas Shoe Skates , or Sale 9.95 - 14.95 18.00 - 23.50 Special for 2 Weeks Only 21.50 Ladies' or Gents' Shoe Skatci with Built-on Toe Stops, Now 18.95 ALL SHOE SKATES GUARANTEED Phone PA 2-9709 .for Health's Sokt, Roller Skate.. ARMORY witli one diif erence... Get It... today! Aged That Extra Month

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