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THE BILLINGS GAZETTE Sunday, April 1, 1951 Page Seventeen Cheyenne Downs Lovell, 48-37 , for Wyoming Class A Cage Title Bozeman Defeats Whitefish Five, 72-56, to Win V.F.W. Gage Title Bozeman, March 31. ") Bozeman, host club at the national Veterans of Foreign Wars basketball tournament, was In front nearly all he way Saturday night as they defeated Whitefish, 72 to 56, for the national V.F.W. crown. Bozeman Jumped ahead, 8 to 2, In the early minutes, only to have Whitefish Inch ahead, 10 to 8, with six minutes gone in the first quarter. Bozeman Forward Charles Smith and Center George Michotte started finding their mark in the second stanza as Bozeman held a sizable 38-to-22 halftime bulge. Whitefish Forward Joe Brennan was hitting in the third stanza as Whitefish whittled Bozeman's lead to 10 points, 49 to 39, at the end of the third period. Whitefish continued to roll in the fourth, cutting the Bozeman lead to 56 to 49, before Bozeman Guard George Ryan and Smith made quick buckets to strengthen the lead, which Bozeman stretched the rest of the way. Forward Chuck Davis of White- CUSTOM GUN REPAIRS Authorized Winchester REPAIR SERVICE Ammo. Scopes S. A COLT PARTS ROYS IX 2412 Firtt Aa N Phong 8918 Why Mot Hare Putting Tocklt VefXJrrtd Mow' happy to welcome you to our store every day of the year but we urge you to visit us now while our Stylist can work with you. HERB LEE Fox Theater Bldg. Phone 8381 I Monday -Tuesday jj April 2 and 3 1 1 CHARLES WOBBE -J the Storrs Schacfer ; Tailoring Stylist 1 Will fTWtf VAII VtAfak 5 I His line of Mil fine woolens and H smart Spring i and Summer fi M 1 styling is too i good to miss fj this year. j J,t : irV r I If, 1 2 "Where you are a stranger fish led all scorers with 24 points collected before he fouled out late in the fourth quarter. Forward Smith topped Bozeman scorers with 17 points. SATURDAY AFTERNOON Bozeman, Mont., March 31. (IP) Coming from behind In 'the third quarter with a 20-point scoring drive, Lebanon, Ind., overcame a stubborn Aberdeen, S.D., club, 67 to 49, In consolation play In the national Veterans of Foreign Wars basketball tournament here Saturday afternoon. Leading, 18 to 9, after the first frame, Indiana fell behind, 29 to 26, at halftime as South Dakota's G. Tarver, who got 16 points, sparked his club with three long shots. However, the Hoosiers came back to tie the score at 31 to 31 and roll up a 46-to-38 third quarter lead on the shootlong of Center Carl Shockley, who ended up with 15 points. John McPherson with 21 and Paul Mount with 19, including nine of 10 free throws, led Indiana. A fast-breaking team from Bel-lingham, Wash., beat DeKalb, 111., 60 to 56 to enter the consolation finals. DeKalb was tired In Its fourth game in 36 hours. It led, 16 to 7, in the first quarter and 26 to 24 at halftime. Belllngham spurted through sharp shooting Guard Stan Peterson and went into the final period leading, 41 to 37. Center J. Hannon made 22 points for DeKalb, Peterson 17 for Belllngham. GEHRMAXN WINS MILE 'Buffalo, N.V.. March 31.-JP) Don Gehrmann burst past Fred Wilt In the last half lap Saturday night to win the invitation mile at the Niagara district A.AU. games In the relatively slow time of 4:09.1. Rl'HE WINS DERBY Hot Springs, Ark., March 31. (IP) Ruhe, the highly touted speedster owned by Mrs. Emil Denemark of Chicago, won the $10,000-added Arkansas derby here Saturday. Lyle's First, owned by Lyle Dilger, was second, followed by Henry Forest's Good Question. Complete Painting and Wreck Rebuilding NORTH STAR AUTO BODY SHOP 3207 Montana Avenut Phone 4895 '38 '49 '42 '47 '41 '40 '47 BUICK 4-D00R A good buy. PLYMOUTH 4-DOOR. Clean at a new cor. Radio and FORD SEDAN n good condition. CHRYSLER SIX 6-PASS. TOWN AND COUNTRY. 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Utah 55, Wyoming 52 (third place). Texas Golfer Leads Azalea Tourney Wilmington, N.C., March 31. (IP) Earl Stewart, Jr., a 29-year-old Texas redhead, burned up the Cape Fear Country club course with a blazing 33-3265 Saturday to zoom into the third round lead of the 110,000 Azalea open golf tourna ment with a 208 total. He was one stroke ahead of Lloyd Mangrum, Chicago veteran, whose 68 gave him 209 going into Sunday's last round. In third place at 210, after 71 Saturday, was Tommy Bolt, another Texan, who registers from Durham, N.C. He was one stroke ahead of Art Doering, Richmond, Va., and Jim Turnesa, Briarcliff, N.Y., who both had 70 for 211. In sixth place at 212, four strokes behind Stewart, were Marty Fur-gol, Long Beach, Cal., Ed Furgol, Royal Oak, Mich., no relation to Marty, and Otto Greiner, Baltimore. Marty Furgol, who started the round tied for the lead at 139 with Bolt, had 73. Greiner whizzed around in 66. Old Kentucky Home Louisville, Ky., March 31. (IP) Since 1875 when the race was first run, 464 owners have started 799 horses in the Kentucky derby at Churchill Downs. The largest field to start the derby was 22 horses In 1928. The smallest fields were in 1892 and 1905. Only three starters went to the post in those years. The largest number ever nominated for the race was 196 In 1926, smallest was 34 in 1876. $285 Only 20,000 miles on it. heater. $485 $315 3rd Ave. & 30th North Dealer . but once" Denver Skiers Hold Big Lead U. of Washington In Second Place Government Camp, Ore., March 31. (IP) Denver university moved Into the commanding position as the national intercollegiate ski championships passed the three- quarter mark here Saturday. By winning two firsts and one fourth in the slaloms event at Mul-torpor hill on Mount Hood, Denver leads the 10-school field with a total meet score of 14.8. University of Washington follows with 22.4 and Washington State with 24.5. First place in the slaloms was a three-way tie. Keith Wegeman and Jerry Hiatt, Denver, and David Christensen, Utah, posted identicals times of 2:04.8 minutes for the two runs down the course. Darrell Robison, Utah, a member of the Umted States skiing team, placed eighteenth. A fall slowed his time. Team results for Saturday's slalom: Denver (two firsts and fourth) 1.2; Washington State 5.2 (sixth, fourteenth and sixteenth); Washington 5.3 (fifth, eleventh and twentieth); Nevada 7.2; Wyoming 7.6; Utah 8.7; Portland 9.7; Stanford 14.5; Seattle 15.9; Montana State 18.9. Team results to date: Denver university 14.8; University of Washington 22.4; Washington State 24.5; University of Portland 42.5; University of Utah 42.9; University of Wyoming 46.3; University of Nevada 62.1; Seattle university 58.4; Montana State 61; Stanford 79.4. Individual times In Saturday's slaloms (first 10): Keith Wegeman, Denver, 1:06.4, :58.4 (total 2:04.8); Jerry Hiatt, Denver, 1:07.2, :57.6 (total 2:04.8); David Christensen, Utah, 1:05.2, :59.6 (total 2:04.8); Paul Wegeman, Denver, 2:06.4; Gene Brady, Washington, 2:07.2; Dick Erwin, Portland, 2:08.4; Torbiorn Falkanger, Washington State, 2:08.4; Magnus Bueher. rjenvir. 2:00 Allen Mum. sey. Nevada, 2:09.4; Don Walker. Seattle university. 2:10.6. The meet concludes Sunday with Jumping events at Multorpor hill. Western Cagers Rout East, 75-59 New York, March 31. (IP) The West routed the East, 75 to 59, Saturday night in the sixth annual collegiate all-star basketball game for the benefit of the Herald-Tribune fresh air fund. It was the most decisive margin of victory in the six games and enabled the West to tie the series at three games apiece. A Madison Square Garden crowd of 10,431 saw the West, coached by Phog Allen of Kansas, take a 24-to- 12 lead In the first 10 minutes of play and dominate the game the of the way. The players from the Big Ten, Skyline conference, Missouri Valley, Big Seven and Pacific Coast con ference, who composed the West team, simply had too much finesse and shooting ability for the east. At one stage, the East failed to score a field goal for nine minutes. Mel Hutchlns of Brigham Young, voted the most valuable player of the game, sparked the West with six field goals and a free throw for 13 points. Four of his baskets came in the ifrst 10 minutes when the West demonstrated its superiority, Marcus Freiberger of Oklahoma was second high for the West with 10 with the remainder of the 75 well distributed among the other nine players. Paul Horvath of North Carolina State topped the East squad with 14 points on four field goals and six charity tosses. Yale Takes Swim Meet As John Marshall Breaks World's Record Austin, Texas, March 31. (IP) Yale won the N.C.A.A. swimming 'championship team title Saturday night and its sophomore sensation, John Marshall, bettered his second world's record in three days. Marshall swam 440 yards freestyle in 4 minutes, 30.2 seconds. This bettered his own world's rec ord of 4:31.2, and broke his intercollegiate record of 4:31.0 and N.C. A. A. standard of 4:33.4 posted only Saturday afternoon in the event's preliminaries. Yale piled up 81 points to easily sweep to the team championship. Michigan State, doped to battle for the first place, Just nosed out defending champion Ohio State for second place, 60 points to 58. No Regrets Louisville, March 31. ) One of the best known facts about the Kentucky Derby Is that Harry Payne Whitney's Regret is the only filly that has ever won the famous race. In 76 years only 28 fillies have started. In 1906 Lady Navaree was second. Five other fillies have fin ished third. HOME OXYGEN CO. "The Symbol of Purity" Oxygen Cos We Fill "Customer Owned" Cylinders .CCEKS3" INDUSTRIAL AND MEDICAL GASES 1923 Montana Ave. Billings Phone 9-5483 Baseball Standings PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE W. L. Pet. I W. L. Pet san Dleiro 0 I. W0 L. Anielts 3 2 Oakland 3 2 .600 Seattle 1 2 Hollywood S 1 .600 Sec'mento 1 4 Portland t 1 .600 S. Fr'clsco 0 f .600 .500 .200 .000 SATURDAY'S RESULTS Portland 6. Sacramento S. Los Angeles 12, San Francisco . Hollywood S. Oakland 7. Grizzlies Slate Spring Practice Missoula, March 31. (IF) Spring football practice starts Tuesday afternoon at Dornblaser field for Coach Ted Shipkey's Grizzlies, anticipating their first Skyline 8 season with five conference games slated. Initial turnout will be scant in manpower as many football players are in other sports, five on the baseball club, four on the golf squad, two or more on the track and field squad. Quarterbacks Dick Heath and Dick Shadoan, Fullbacks Fred Mirchoff, Little Rose bowl game veteran, Chuck Bradley, Halfbacks Jim Hoffman, Tom Tidyman, Lloyd Thomas, Milton Wikert and W. Gustafson are among the backfield spring drill prospects. For ends there are Dick Moo-maw, Charles Sltton, Don Talcott, Eddie Anderson, Bob Judson, Jack Raisler and Henry Wilson. Tackles Include Earl Merrill, Dave Miller, Bob Lamley and Bob Leonard. Guards will be Milt Lewis, Bob Stewart, Bob Antonik. Gordon Jones (who may get a whirl at fullback), Don Orlich, Mel Ingram and Jim Burke. Centers are Marshall Murray, James Wilson and Merle Husband. More players may be expected to report during the week. Six have been lost -to the armed services in the last six months. Spring practice will continue through six weeks, five days a week, with Saturday morning drills slated. "Lines are fairly well set, and " tfL0 ow what they can do. the backs will have a real oppor- "Montana siaie continue to have a freshman or cub football team next fall, though the conference is to permit freshmen to enter varsity competition. We plan to invite possibly half a dozen players who are entering the state university next fall to the early spring training camp, and we will shift freshmen to and from the cub and Grizzly squad as the situation demands during the season. Sports Roundup . . . By HUGH FULLERTON, JR. New York, March 31. (IP) There probably Is nothing Bill Veeck would like more than to have another big league baseball team to promote preferably in New York perched on an office desk, Bill took a quick tour from the iron curtain to Hawaii, with various detours, but he wound up verbally as well as physically in the big town . . . "We (meaning himself and Abe Saper-stein) were In Hawaii looking over some Japanese ball players," Bill began after a quick Jump from the Russian embassy In Washington where he had discussed a projected visit inside the iron curtain by Abe's Harlem Globetrotters . . . "three of them (the Japanese, of course) looked pretty good. One pitcher can really throw hard and there's a big fellow over six feet and about 215 pounds who can belt that ball." Veeck'i listeners pricked up their ears because "operation" to Bill means big league stuff ... It developed that he was talking about his Oklahoma City club, with an eye to the future . . . "We already have three boys from Mexico," he continued. "You see, if you get hold of a club you can't buy a team I'm not like Briggs or Yawkey, I have to make money . . . so I have about a half dozen good boys stashed away and I bring them up and I'm a smart guy. . . . That's why we went independent this year. If you have a working agreement and a good player, you can't keep him.' Mention of Cleveland brought up the Indians' pennant prospects and Veeck, whose headquarters are near their Tucson, Ariz., training base, picked the Tribe to win in a breeze . "I say that with two reserva tionsIf they escape injuries In the infield and if they play their best team," he added. "They have nobody on the bench. And they'll have to use Doby, Easter, Mlnoso and Simpson you should see that Harry Simpson. He's a Negro Ted Williams with the desire to play ball." Home Grown Talent Pittsburgh, March 31. (IP) Three of the best rookies to get a trial with the Pittsburgh Pirates are Pitts burgh residents. Outfielder Frank Thomas lives a stone's throw away from Forbes field. Pitchers Bob Pur key and Stan Mllankovlch live within the city's limits. Acetylene Gat Repair, Welding and Cutting Equipment Hanna Upsets Cowley, 45 to 23, To Take Over Class B Crown Laramie, Wyo., March 31. (IP) Cheyenne used superior height Saturday night to beat Lovell, 48 to 37, and win the class A championship of the Wyoming high school basket ball tournament. Cheyenne, with eight players six feet tall or over, controlled the rebounds and simply wore out Lovell. Lovell managed to pull up within a point of Cheyenne at 32 to 31 in the fourth period on a long field goal by Jim Lafleiche but couldn't hold the pace. Lovell took the lead In the opening minutes of the game but Cheyenne shifted into high gear and held a 16-to-4 lead at the end of the first quarter. Lovell came back In the second quarter on the shooting of Lafreiche and Wendell Moody and pulled up to within three points, 18 to 15. Cheyenne pulled away again and held a 23-to-16 halftime edge. Cheyenne doused a Lovell spurt in the third quarter to pull ahead, 29 to 20. But before the period Syracuse Wins Campus Tourney Peoria, 111., March 31. (IP) Syra cuse university, behind 18 to 0, at the start and trailing most of the game, fought back in the final minutes Saturday night for an aston ishing, 76 to 75, upset victory over host Bradley in the first national campus basketball tournament. The Bradley Braves had been heavily favored to win their own invitational tournament, held this year for the first time. But the Orangemen from the east, overcoming the Braves' opening surge, battled to the short end at half-time and then hung on closely until the last tnree minutes." Then, sparked by Jack Kiley they grabbed the lead and fought off further Bradley attacks Third place in the tournament! went to Utah, which downed the Skyline conference entrant. Wvn- university willlmlng, 55 to 52, in a preliminary 1 game. Utah had to come from behind In ' the latter stages of the game after enjoying a 31-to-21 half-time advantage. Wyoming's Dick Hag, who racked 23 points for the night's scoring honors, put on a blazing demonstra tion starting the second half. In the first five minutes he counted five baskets and a free throw as Wyoming tied up the game, 35 to 35. The Cowboys went in front, 42 to 38, on two baskets by Maurice Sam-uelson, a free throw by Ed Vatden, and a Bob Burns followup. Wyoming held the advantage until there were only six minutes left. With the score 50 to 45, Utah's Glen Smith scored a basket and a free throw and Duggins, who got 16 points total, hit his two Important buckets. This gave the Utes a 53-to-50 lead. Haag narrowed the gap with a tip-in field goal, but Utah cashed two free throws in the last minute. 1 I tkiMrtr . 1 1 Ifk a iH4'4Uun:H t4T1 I Ij 3 I JOYCE gives you that walking-on-clouds feeling with Win, Joyces, sensational new casual shoe for men easy going for business or pleasure. It's the cork-lined platform sole that gives you bounce . . . buoyance . . . spring to your step. Not only are they a full pound lighter than average, but they're made with only supple, soft, glove-like leathers that cradle your foot. A to D widths. You 2815 FIRST I if i ' m , SHOE 1 ended, Lovell narrowed the gap again to 32 to 29. Moody took scoring honors with 13 points. LaFleiche was next with 12. Ken Furman dunked 11 for Cheyenne, Hanna upset Crowley. 45 to 23. to win the class B tournament. Cowley was favored but the lads from the northern Dart of the state weren't hitting and Hanna forged! steadily ahead after the first period. I Hanna's Burt' Hennlngsen hit as many points as the entire Cowley team and took scoring honors. Hanna was ahead, 26 to 13, at half-time. Casper beat Rock Springs, 57 to 42, for third place In class A. Casper took an early lead and built it steadily and was ahead, 27 to 15, at half-time. Ronnie Brown of Rock Springs scored 23 points. Bill Hileman was high for Casper with 14 points. In class A consolation games Casper eliminated Rawlins, 50 to 37, and Rock Springs ousted Cody, 34 to 29. Big Horn won third in class B, beating Pine Bluffs, 57 to 46. Cheyenne Baiter f Hunter f Furman f Gore c McMahon e DUler a Bosaard I Bryant c 0 P PlLovell 1 3 SlAverettf 4 0 4IGoodrlchf 5 1 5 Kocherhans f 2 0 3' Moody c 2 0 4lMoneure 0 0 0' Croft t 4 2 S'LaFIeicrie 2 2 21 Morrison a Johnsons O P P U 0 0 I 1 3 1 0 2 1 0 Totals 30 S2l Total 14 SI nan time: neyenne za. Lovell 18. Free throws missed: Cheyenne Baker S. Oore 2. MrMahon. Bryant 2, Furman. Lovell Goodrich. Kocherhans 4. LaFleiche, Moody 2. Hanna Henningsen f Vlaloando t Pascoe f Ileed f DeForest a Gaskell a Campbell w Pohlnson t While a McAtee O P PI Cowley O F P s 0 a L. Bmitn r 3 0 0 1 2 Crimes t 2 0' John Welsh f 0 0' Shell c 1 21 Jay Welsh 0 2'Tebbs 0 0 B. Smith 0 0' Hoiyoak a 2 3 0 01 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 Totals Half time: 17 11 121 Totals 10 1 14 Hanna -in. nv e 11 Free throws mlKr1 HRnn,.H,nnln.n Pascoe, DeForest, Campbell. While. Me-Attee. Cowley L. Smith. Bhell. Tebbs 3. i B- 8mltn Hoiyoak 2 can get them in Billings only SHOE AVE. N i CK SPRING IS HERE! I R v. y and so are uur i I iCik M NEW SPUING SHOES Vfla Men'J Favorites for a Smart V",- "v?''il Breezy Approach to SumoMti itylesand Jumbo Crepes eoPfe,e y Nylon Mesh Loafers selection! ' "' Heavy Brogues New Method Shoe Shop Across from Northern Hotel Bldg. 2715 FIRST AVE. NORTH Jack Kramer Wins Philadelphia, March 31. WT Big Jack Kramer evened an old score Saturday night as he power stroked and outmaneuvered Richard (Pan-cho) Gonzales to win the Philadelphia Inquirer's $10,000 round robin professional tennis tournament. Kramer won In straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. Marlboro Stud farm batted 1,000 SlASS i,""'" Z mMLC1' wu" 841 Iour OI --a. T sv .... ia ... M The'AERI-FORKE Raq. U. S. Pat. 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