The Kokomo Tribune from Kokomo, Indiana on May 7, 1953 · Page 17
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Thursday, May 7, 1953 KOKOMO'dnd.) TRIBUNE IT Boosters Enrolled in New Baseball League Bigger Test Yet To Come Browns' No-Hit Mound Find 7 Other Teams To Try Project By^JEM MITCHELL For the third straight season in- their four-year history, the Ko- korao Boosters will present league baseball in Highland Park this summer. That became a certainty Wednesday night with the formation of the North Central Conference Baseball League at a dinner meeting in Lafayette. Manager Lowell. Grant's club was enrolled as a charter member, along with ball clubs representing Anderson, Marion, Richmond, Logansport, Muncie, Lafayette and Frankfort Booster President Jim Huth signed the papers for the locals and announced immediately that "Kokomo enters the loop with but one objective--to win the 1953 championship." The new circuit, rumored to be in the "works" since last fall, is the outgrowth of an idea concocted by Sammy Lyboult, coach of baseball at Lafayette Jefferson High School. It will' be a strictly amateur affair, relying for much of its appeal on the established athletic rivalries of the North Central high school conference. Burt Loeb, prominent Lafayette merchant, will serve the league as commissioner with another high school diamond coach, Charley McConnell of Logansport, acting as his assistant. The loop will be operated on the popular, home-and-home arrangement under which the home team keeps all gate receipts. The schedule will consist of a single round of home-and-home play with each league team engaging in two conference games a week. A double elimination tournament, expected to get under way late in July, will conclude the campaign. League officials will get together in Marion next Wednesday night to approve the final schedule but Huth said "Thursday that Kokomo's opening conference engagement already is in the books. It will send the locals against Lafayette, possibly the toughest opposition in the entire circuit, in a home game Sunday, June 7. Probably the outstanding feature of the rules adopted at Wednesday's session in Lafayette was the one governing playing per? sonnel. - No member o£ any team may receive remuneration of any kind for his services and no team may recruit a player who has not been a resident of its home county at least a year. Under that setup, Grant will have to get along without his veteran catcher, Stan Aders of Frankfort, in league contests. But the Booster boss is enthusiastic about several younger "home grown" prospects currently working out with the ball club. The latter will be placed on public display for the first time Sunday as the locals engage in an intra-squad game at Highland Park, The contest, scheduled for 2 p. m., will be free to the fans. Grant hopes to get a better line on his material in that order to be ready with the best he can find in the official exhibition season opener here Sunday, May IT. Booking Agent Gus Vandenbosch announced Thursday that the opposition in the latter affray will be furnished by the powerful Indianapolis Sanitation All-Stars, a Negro team sponsored by the Indianapolis department of sanitation. Vandenbosch closed the deal with the All-Stars Wednesday night and promptly nudged Grant to step up the pace of his workouts. The Indianapolis club is reputed to be one of the best in central Indiana; one the Boosters have been trying to schedule the last two years. ABC Leaders CHICAGO OT--V. Loria Sons of New York City paced American .Bowling Congress tournament action Wednesday with 2838 but failed to break into the top ten in any division. On the Double! Hurry, kids, that Friday midnight deadline's almost upon you! The Kokomo Boosters are still accepting entries in. their 1953 b a t boy .contest -- but times a-wasting! If you'd like the job of racking j the bats for the Booster baseball club this summer, plus the fun of wearing a tailor-made uniform exactly like the ones worn by the players and having a "night" In your honor at Highland Park this season, you'd better hurry. Boys between the ages of 13 and 15 years, Inclusive, may enter by writing an essay on not more than 150 words on the subject, "Why I Think I Would Be the Bight Batboy for the Boosters " Then send or deliver the finished product to James Huth, 1104 W. Sycamore, and get It .to him not later than midnight Friday. The results will be announced some time next week. Purdue Ends Losing Skein In 5-4 Win By The Associated Presc Purdue broke a five-game losing streak and Notre Dame ran into rookie trouble in interstats baseball games Wednesday. Purdue beat Illinois Wesleyan at Lafayette, 5-4, on Bay Rosenbaum's home run with a man on base in the seventh inning. Wesleyan got all its runs in the first inning,. and Purdue got back in the game with three in the fourth. Notre Dame lost to Michigan State at East Lansing, 8-5. The Irish took a 5-1 lead in the fourth nning, but Sophomore Bill SafEran took over for Michigan State then and stopped them cold the rest ol the %vay. Three Butler pitchers, Norm Ellenberger, Charlie Johnson and Horace Turner, allowed one hit each as Butler beat DePauw, 6-0 Evansville got a. three-hit job from Hood to beat Indiana State at Evansville, 2-1. Earlham had to go 10 innings to beat Franklin, 8-6. Hanover lost a similar extra-inning game to Xavier oj Cincinnati, 7-5. Holloman To Confront Hex De Gaulle Quits Political Party; Deputies Freed PARIS UP) -- Gen. Charles De Gaulle has scuttled his ultraconservative political party after its shellacking In recant local elections. The tall, 63-year-old hero of World War H announced Wednesday night that his followers--most important, 84 deputies in the National Assembly--could continue any political actions they wished, but under their own names only. He emphasized that officially the Gaullist RPF--the Rally of the French People--was no longer a political party. It was not yet known how the 84 still-faithful Gaullist deputies now would line "up in the complicated French political picture. The general--up to now the hope of the far right--advised his followers to move left and think more about social problems. In the April 26 municipal elections *in the big cities, the RPF drew only 10.6 per cent of the vote. An analysis of the vote in smaller towns has not yet been made. Bicycle Racers, Yet! Phipps and Williamson Qualify To Ride in lU's liiile 500' Saturday B L O O M I N G T O N -- James J. Phipps, 616 S. Brandon St., and Clifford R. Williamson, 901 W. Jefferson St., Kokomo. have qualified to ride in Indiana University's third annual "Little 500" bicycle race here Saturday to raise scholarship funds for students working their way through school. The "Little 500," the university's most colorful pageant, climaxes RACES ARMSCAMP EVERY FRIDAY and SUNDAY NITES 8:30 S T O C K C A R S weeks of preparation by hundreds of students. Each team is sponsored by a local or state business firm and by a women's housing unit. The co-ed sponsors are responsible for team uniforms and pit decorations. President Herman B Wells will have a reception for financial sponsors Friday afternoon. The Bloomington Herald-Telephone will have a buffet supper for the sponsors and out-of-town guests Friday evening. There will be a giant parade Friday night, preceding the annual pre-race d a n c e , the "Bicycle Bounce." LuAnn Sims, from the Arthur Godfrey television show, will sing at the outdoor dance, which is sponsored by Theta Chi fraternity, Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and the IU Foundation. More than 700 high school seniors from throughout Indiana will, be guests of the university this week end and hundreds of parents of IU students will visit the campus for open houses. FRIDAY SPECIAL AT PAtM BEACH SPORT COATS Resort Weave . . . . . . . $29.95 JACK MAHER and SON »»»«»··»*· By BEN THLEGAB AP Sportswrlter Bobo Holloman of the St. Louis Browns pitched himself a no-hitter in his first major league start last night and the big' test now will be whether he can survive it. Holloman, a fun-loving Georgian nicknamed after the last. Brownie hurler to. pitch a no-hitter jumped from low man in the bullpen to pitching glory in nine hitless inn ings against the Philadelphia Athletics. He faced 31 men. Three of them walked "and one reached first on the pitcher's own error. St. Louis won, 6-0. The big right-hander now will have to whip the jinx that befell the only other pitcher ever to open his major league starting career with a hitless performance. In 1892, far enough back that baseball historians don't recognize it as "mdoern- times," Charley Jones broke in with Cincinnati with a no-hitter against Pittsburgh,-although Pittsburgh scored one run, Jones never won another major league game. In addition to this king-sized jinx, consider the pressure Holloman will fact the next tima he pitches: A rookie is _on the spot every time he starts a game. A rookie with a buildup is on more of a spot, A no-hit pitcher often gets into trouble his next couple of games. Virgil Trucks, now of the Browns, pitched two no-hitters for Detroit last year but his record for the season was a poor 5-19. A rookie, ^uch as Holloman, who pitched a no-hitter in his first start will have all of these things going against him the rest of the season. Holloman's performance overshadowed the rest of the major league activity yesterday but' for the record Detroit defeated Washington, 8-4, and Chicago stopped Boston, 6-2, in the American League, and Brooklyn whipped St. Louis, 7-3, and New York whipped Chicago, 8-5, in National League games. Cleveland and New York weren't scheduled in the American League while rain halted the other two National League games. Philadelphia was leading Cincinnati, 2-0, when the game was canceled after 2^3 innings. Milwaukee and Pittsburgh were tied, 1-1, after three innings. A cozy gathering of 2,473, including Holloman's wife Nan and his 6-year-old son Gary Lee, .wit- nessed the St. Louis spectacle and will be able to come back to see another game free. Owner Bill Veeck told the small crowd he was grateful they had defied threatening weather to come out and issued an invitation for them -to use their rain checks to come back again sometime. Bobo Newsom was the last Brownie hurler to pitch nine no- hit innings but he lost the game-against the Red Sox in 1934. He gave up a safety in the- 10th and got beaten, 2-1. The last St. Louis pitcher to win a no-hitter was Robert Groom again the Chicago White Sox. Holloman's epic came 36 years to the day after Groom's. Holloman, whose given name is Alva,, came up to the Browns this season after winning 16 and losing seven for Syracuse of the International League in 1952 and pitching Santurce of the Puerto Rican League to the Caribbean championship this winter. Billy Pierce of the White Sox, one. of two American League pitchers to hurl a one-hitter this season, won his fourth game of the year as he set down the Red Sox on six hits. A pinch-hit home run by De Wilber with a runner on base cost him' a shutout. Ned Carver won his cecond straight for Detroit after three early-season setbacks, scattering 10 Washington hits and driving in two erf the Tigers' eight runs on a homer in the eighth inning. Brooklyn, where "rhubarb" was first applied to a baseball argument, had another one last night. St. Louis finished tile game under protest after a sixth-inning set-to during which Cardinal Manager Eddie Stanky and catcher Del Rice were chased from the park. . They were ousted for arguing with Umpire Jocko Conlan, who had waved Jackie Robinson home from third base after a collision with Cardinal shortstop Solly Hemus. Hemus sprawled jiead first in the baseline, diving for a drive off the bat of Roy Campanella. Robinson, running from second, collided with him and fell down. Conlan ruled Hemus had obstructed the base runner. Duke Snider and Gil Hodges hit home runs for the Dodgers. Rookie Ray Jablonski hit two for the Cards, who got only five hits off Carl Erskine. The Giants batteted six Chicago pitchers for 15 hits as they handed the Cubs their seventh straight loss. The victory moved the Giants up to sixth place and pushed the Cubs down to seventh. AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. New York Cleveland Boston Chicago St. Louis Philadelphia Washington Detroit 13 10 10 11 10 S .684 6 .625 8 .556 "3 .550 9 .526 10 » .526 7 13 .350 5 16 .238 9 THEY'LL KEEP THINGS JUMPING - Evidence 1hat (he jumping situation will be in'good hands at the Kokomo sectional of the Indiana state high school track and field championships Saturday is "offered in the two pictures above. At the top is Marion's Junior Turner, late-blossoming favorite in the high jump, and' below is Western's Gene Pearson, Howard county and Bordermen Relays broad jump champion. Turner leaped into prominence in his event last Tuesday as he won -the Marion Relays at 5-9'/j. .Pearson has gone 20-7 and is one of the few consistent 20-foot leapers in the area." The meet is scheduled for Kautz Field at 2 p. m. (Tribune Photos) Wednesday's Results St. Louis 6 Philadelphia 0 Detroit S Washington 4 Chicago 6 Boston 2 (Only games scheduled)' Friday's Schedule Detroit at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia .(night) New York at Boston (night) Indians Back In Loop Lead Montalvo's Blow Conquers Saints By The Associated Press Joe Montalvo's home run in the seventh inning provided Indianapolis with a 5-4 victory over St. Paul Wednesday night and pushed the Indians into first place over the skidding Saints. The Tribe climbed on top in the American Association with a .625 percentage compared with .611 for St. Paul. Indianapolis, outhit 13-6, scored four unearned runs in the fifth and, after the Saints had tied the score, Montalvo slammed the decisive homer. f Rookie .Bill Upton, taking over in the seventh when the Saints tied the count on four straight singles of Ray Narlesld, won his fourth straight victory as a relief pitcher. In the only other game played, pinch-hitter Chico Ibanez slammed a two-run triple in the 13th inning to give ^Minneapolis a 3-1 triumph over the Toledo Sox. Rookie Al Worthington, who whiffed 12 batters in 12 innings, was the winner over relief Walt Dubiel. Rain washed out Kansas City at Charleston and Louisville at Columbus. Olympians File Suit For Receivership INDIANAPOLIS (in--The Indianapolis Olympians face a receivership suit «led by their promoting manager, who alleges they owe him $1,640. *· Myers Moranz filed the suit Wednesday in Marion County Superior Court. He asked appointment of a receiver to protect the interests of creditors. . The Olympians dropped out of the National Basketball Association recently. College Sports BASEBAUC, Michigan State 8, Notre Dame 5 Purdue 5, Illinois' Wesleyan 4 Evansville 2, Indiana State 1. Butler*6, DePauw 0 Xavier (Cincinnati) 7, Hanover 5 (10 innings) Earlham 8, Franklin 6 (10 innings) . TRACK Manchester 66, Valparaiso 5G , , ..TENNIS Indiana 9, DePauw 0 GOIJF, OEyansville" 24Vi, Camp Breckinridge 2',-i ."·-' ' . - '500' Trials on TV A portion of the qualifications for the 1953 Indianapolis 500-mile, . race will be televised via WFBM- TV, Indianapolis, and WTTV, Bloomington, with Arvin Industries and their distributors and dealers as sponsors. Arrangements have been completed with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the two television stations for an hour telecast from 4 until 5 p.m. on each of the four qualification days, Saturday and Sunday, May 16-7, and the following week end, May 23-24. The race, however, will not be televised. This is thought to constitute the most complete coverage of the qualifications ever provided Indiana television viewers. WFBM- TV lias presented portions of the qualifications twice before, but this marks the first, time WTTV has participated in the video coverage. Handling announcing d e t a i l s will be Tom Carnegie, WFBM-TV sports director, who also has served as public address announcer at the Speedway for several years. Wheaton Favored In Elmhurst Track Test ELMHURST, 111. (/PI -- Defending champion Whe'aton College tops an entry of 15 teams in the 19th annual Elmhurst Invitational-, track and field meet Saturday. The field ineludes Loyola of Chicago, the 1952 runner-up, Washington of St. Louis, Michigan Normal, Milwaukee State College, Carroll of Waukesha, Wis., Ooncordia oE River Forest, 111., Illinois Tech, Navy Pier Illini, North Central (111.), N o r t h Park (Chicago), Quincy (111.), Wright Junior College (Chicago), Beloit (Wis.) and Elmhurst. Detroit Duo Seventh In WIBC Doubles DETROIT UP)--Marge Steele and Anita Cantaline of Detroit claimed seventh place jn ^Women's International Bowling Congress doubles Wednesday on 1125; Miss Cantaline contributed 594, Mrs. ' Steele '531. He Likes Joe CHICAGO (l?--Bill Tate, a leading iheavyweight,from 1909 to 1928, watched Jersey Joe Walcott box four rounds Wednesday, and predicted he .will regain his -heavyweight crown from Rocky Marciano May 15. "I think this time Walcott Is going to be more careful all the way," said Tate, 61. "I don't tKink Marciano'can box with Joe. I give Walcott a fine chance to regain the title." · · NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pct.G.B. 12 12 8 8 .706 .667 .571 .571 .389 .357 .231 Philadelphia Brooklyn St. Louis Milwaukee . Pittsburgh 8 10 New York 7 11 Chicago 5 9 Cincinnati 3 10 Wednesday's Results New York. 8 Chicago 5 Brooklyn 7 St. Louis 3 Cincinnati at Philadelphia postponed, rain Milwaukee at Pittsburgh postponed rain Friday's Schedule Philadelphia at Brooklyn (night) Pittsburgh at New York (night) Chicago at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati (night) Prep Cindermen Behind '52 Pace AMERICAN ASSOCIATION By The Associated Press W. L. Pet. G.B Indianapolis ....10 6 .625 -St. Paul 11 7 .611 -Kansas City 10 7 .588 V. Charleston 10 8 .556 1 Louisville 9 9 .500 2 Toledo 8 12 .400 4 Columbus 6 10 .375 4 Minneapolis 6 11 .353 4V4 Minneapolis 3 Toledo 1 (13 innings) Indianapolis 5 St. Paul 4 Other games postponed Riley Likely To Get Shot At Title' Go ' WASHINGTON (m -- "Chillln' C h a r l e y " Riley of St. Louis punched highly-rated Dave Gallardo silly Wednesday night and propelled himself into the muddled featherweight title picture. Promoter Goldie Ahearn - said after the fight that he was going to try to arrange a meeting between Riley and Percey Bassett, the interim featherweight champ, this summer. , C h a r l e y scored a technical knockout over Gallardo in the seventh round of a scheduled 10- rounder at Turner's Arena. A mere 712 -'Were on hand to watch the show, but millions more saw it on television. Riley /weighed in at 132, Gallardo at 129 Vi. For the first six rounds, it was anybody's fight,-but Riley landed a" right cross on Gallardo's jaw at the start of the seventh and Gallardo was through. Referee Ray Bowen stopped the mauling at 1:07. Weather Gets Blame for It By DALE BURGESS Associated Press Sports Writer Indiana high school athletes will have to speed up in this week end's sectional meets it they expect to make much of a dent in records at the state track meet finals in Indianapolis May 23. At this time last year, the Hoosier runners and field performers were going stronger than they are this season in eight of the 13 standard events. Bad weather is largely to blami for relatively poor performance this season. The only regular season marks superior to last year's are a 14.6- second high hurdles by Don Foster of Mt. Vern'on; a 20-second flat low hurdles by Jim Sane of Hammond; a 54-foot, 9-inch shot put by Jerry Lane of Northwestern, and a 12-foot, 8-inch pole vault by Braelon Donaldson of Michigan City. John Allen of W h i t i n g ha., matched the 22-second 220-yard dash by himself and Cambridge City's Marlin Craig, which were the best times in that event last season. Donaldson, the state champion vaulter last year, will be overage for the finals this year. So will Ronnie Pence, Columbus' star half- miler, and Jack Stump, Elkhart quarter-miler and mile relay member. Fifteen of the 16 sectionals will be run off Friday or FriUay night. Kokomo's meet will be Saturday. Even though the boys haven 1 1 had much chance to show their quality, they're strong on quantity. The state field includes 318 teams and 3,932 boys, an increase of 3] teams and 410 athletes over last year. Butler Seeks Third Straight Net Grown INDIANAPOLIS UP)--Butler University's tennis team will go after its third straight irieliana Collegiate Conference championship Friday and Saturday on its home courts, with Ball: State rated the best chance to intervene. Ball State inflicted Butler'a first ICC tennis" defeat in three yeari, 5-2, -late last month. Curt Dankert, u n b .e a t e n in singles play this spring, heads the Butler. squad. , Pairings will be made -when the six teams assemble : Friday. Wabash 'Ikes' Slate Trap Contest Sunday WABASH -- A trapshoot for all central Indiana marksmen will be held at the Wabash County Izaak Walton League clubhouse, eight miles south of here on Ind. 13, at noon Sunday. Merchandise and chickens will be awarded as prizes. Food and refreshments will be available. Entrants are urged to bring their families. Eastern Ends Sign Card Grid Contracts CHICAGO W--Joe Yukica, Perm State, and Ed Brown, Fordham, a pair of pass-catching ends, were signed today by the Chicago Cardinals. Bowling UPTOWN LEAGUE Powell Delivery «J» 811 840--1130 Mido-tlt Pl»tmr, '!» '" 851--1384 Coon'. Cab. 895 855, 799--1548 Recreation Fiv. SIT 847 879--1543 Bell Electric 898 893 954--174.1 Dlet.en'» 82i 8»7 885--261! " FIRST NICHTERS 1 LEAGUE Sprim 626 580 (41--1647 Ulohi Americ.n Mi (72 598--189C R.tcllff TV S»lel Mi 7(9 701--210( Fir.t N.tion.l Bulk Mi (B9 7S9--2114 Stelllle Siren. 195 594 (93--1982 Unnamed - 584 (04 (07--1795 FRY A TRIBUNE WANT-AD! C L O T H E S Jack's '111 W. Tough on the Gals The women are having their troubles getting In on the 1953 golfing- fun at the Kokomo Country Club. Rained out of the first of their regular weekly sessions Tuesday morning:, the gals learned Thursday that they'll have to wait an extra week for the first two-ball mixed foursome of the season. The HCC golf program committee announced that the mixed foursome event planned for next Sunday has been postponed until Sunday, May 17, so as to avoid conflict with the Mothers' Day observance. The Jtirst Tuesday outing of the club Women's Golf Association now is scheduled for next week. Bucks Tackle Both Unbeaten Big 10 Nines CHICAGO TO--Northwestern and Wisconsin, the Big: Ten's only undefeated baseball teams, will take on Ohio State's pennant contenders this week end in the major games of the conference program. Northwestern has a double header at Ohio State Saturday and Wisconsin visits the Buckeyes for a single game Friday. Rain forced cancellation of four games thus far for both Northwestern and Wisconsin, leaving them leading'the flag chase with 2-0 records. Ohio State has a 5-1 record. Standings: W. L. Pet. Northwestern 2 0 1.000 Wisconsin 2 0 1.000 Ohio State 5 1 .883 Illinois 4 2 .am Michigan 4 2 .667 Iowa 2 1 .667 Michigan State 2 4 .333 Minnesota . 1 2 .333 Indiana 0 5 .000 Purdue · . 0 5 .000 Friday's g a m e s -- Northwestern at Illinois. Michigan State at Michigan, i Wisconsin at Ohio State, Purdue at Iowa, Indiana at Minnesota, S a t u r d a y's doubleheaders-Northwestern at Ohio State, Michigan at Michigan State, Wisconsin at Illinois, Indiana at Iowa, Purdue at Minnesota. Softball Notes Cass TV will begin organizing for the 1953 city recreation league season with practices at Foster Park Friday, May 8, and Tuesday, May 12. Each drill will start at 5 p. m. Old team members and new tryouts are urged to be on hand or contact Manager Jim Givens, telephone 2-4407. Champ Plans To Crowd Joe In Title Bout HOLLAND, Mich. Uf--If Jersey Joe Walcott decides to hit and run in their coming heavyweight title bout, champion Rocky Marciano will storm in flailing pursuit to "make him light." They meet a week from Friday night at Chicago Stadium with Walcott seeking to become the first man ever to regain the heavyweight crown. "If he doesn't make it a fight, I'll have to," said Marciano. "No matter what he does, though, I'll try to nail him from the start." Reports from Walcott's Chicago camp hint strongly 39-year-old Jersey Joe 'will try to outbox Marciano for a 15-round decision. Rocky kayoed Joe in winning the title at Philadelphia last fall. Roland La Starza, who dropped a split 10-round decision to Marciano in 1950, watched Rocky work out Wednesday but shied from predicting the outcome of Marciano's first title defense. He said he wanted .to watch Walcott work out first. GOOD USED AUTO PARTS MERVIS AUTO PARTS Lordemann and Main Sit. 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