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• THE SANDUSKV REGISTER-STAR-NEWS—MONDAY, MARCH ' 24, 1947 Basketball Coaches Organize To Push Tourney Shakeup Findlay's Mentor Heads New Group Which Lists Gripes — "COLUMBUS, March 24 (AP)—A better »break for their boys in the state cage championship chase is sought by the newly-formed Ohio High School Basketball Association. The group, headed by Coach Carl Bachman of Findlay's Trojans, was organized here Saturday at a meeting attended by some 200 mentors, and it immediately came up with a series of suggestions and demands. Among them were: 1—More expense money and more passes for teams competing in (he slate tournament. 2—Redisricting oi the statute, provide better representation in tournament play for some districts. 3— A return to the pre-war'" * tournament plan of 16 teams from i- frill 1111 each class appealing in Colum bus, instead of the present regional setup which sends four oi each class to the finals. 4—^Cutting to two minutes the current final four-minute rule* during which time is out each time the whistle blows. 5—Standardization of equipment, especially bankboards. 6—A change in the method or picking tournament officials, and standardization of the rules. At the invitation of lleini" .Beck of Warren, president of the Ohio High School Football -Coaches Association, the new group voted to participate with the grid and track mentors in n ,parent organization to be known as the Ohio High School Coaches Association. The three groups, . .would retain their individual identity, but would co-operate on! mutual plans through tnc parent body. Bachman. following his election, declared "we have a lot of griper to make and there should be some changes made. He called the present tournament setup "lousy" and said it was a "dirty crime" the way tournament qualifiers lose money'' under 'the expense plan of the Ohio High School Athletic Association He declared no reservation had • ".fceon* made for his Findiay team V the night before its eiiminatior in the semi-finals by East Liverpool, but finally had put his boys Ao bed at 11:45 p. m., "six on the | "floor, four on davenports, audi Jive in one room in another! •hotel." The redisricting proposal, by -.'.Max Douglas of Newark, was that f the state be split into eight dis- • tricts instead of six, on a school "population basis instead of geographic, and that each send two representatives to Columbus. ... The four-minute rule was op • posed when statistics offered at •'".the meeting showed that some• times 13 minutes were consumed in playing the last four minutes , of actual play. The standardized equipment angle popped up as some mentors objected to tlv conglomeration of fan-shaped, square and transparent glass bankboards. Middletown And Columbiana Win Ohio Cage Titles COLUMBUS. March 24 (VP) — Two teams which went home lwo| years ago as losers in the stale high school basketball championship finals—Middletown and Columbiana—were hailed today as conquering heroes by their hometown fans. For the losers of 1945 ware the victors in 1947. Middletown look the class A crown Saturday night after Columbianas Clippers snagged the class B laurels. The Middies, boasting their third title in four years, were due for a big celebration at the school today, following a mammoth homecoming parade yesterday. For the Clippers, boasting their first conquest over the state's 947 class B; schools, there was no school today. Middletown, with only one players back from last season's kings of the 213 class A schools, romped to a 47-29 victory over East Liverpool before 9,257 scream ing fans in the state fairgrounds coliseum. It was the greatest crowd ever to see a tournament game, and hiked the tournament total to :34.813, or 15,534 more than saw the 1947 basketball bat ties. The Clippers, beaten only by class A Salem in 26 games, roared to the throne with a 43-34 conquest of New Knoxville's Rangers, who were making their first bid for the laurels. A throng of 7,460 turned out for the class B finals Saturday afternoon. Legion Five Win Tourney Title, 63-52 I EGION POST 612 wrote *~* finis to its first hardwood campaign Saturday night by trampling a strong Routh Packer quintet, 63-52, in the finals of the Tiffin Y. M. C. A. independent cage tourney on the Tiffin High school floor. Earlier in the day, 1 Sandusky's crack independent: club had ousted the Tiffin Muellers by a 58-34 count to gain the final round assignment. Big guns in the title- winning effort were the high-scoring Guendclsborgers, both Art and Bob netting 20 tallies to add to their 11 and 15 point afternoon donations. Mentor Eddie Rager's charges closed the season book with 44 games chalked up in the win column against only four losses. Plans for flooring another topnotch cage machine next season are already underway. Bill Thompson and Art Guen- delsberger were named to the all- tournament team after Saturday's finale. The Legionnaires, playing their steady even-scoring game, trailed by a 19-14 margin at the end of the first stanza but pulled up within one point of the Routh combine by intermission time. Two 16-point quarters coupled with ,the 11 and 9 point efforts of the Tiffin crew spelled victory for the Ragermen. A large team trophy and individual medals were awarded to the Legion squad. Red Sox Have Best Balanced Club In A.L. (This is the first' in a series' on the 1947 prospects of the major league ball clubs). By LEO II. PETERSEN SARASOTA, FLA., March 24 (UP)—The Boston Red Sox will seek their second consecutive pennant with the best balanced ball club in the American League. Brilliant pitching, power hitting and good fielding—Manager Joe Cronin has them all and that is the kind of balance it takes to win ball games and why the majority of the experts arc picking the Bo-Sox to repeat. They definitely arc the club to beat and even Cronin, in one of his few optimistic moments, admitted that his team was stronger than -last year when it spread-eagled the field from the start and won the flag going away, with a 12-gamc final edge over the second place Detroit Tigers. Cronin has discarded a lot of dead wood from his 1946 titlists and instilled new blood that promises to make the Red Sox even more of a wrecking «rew than they were last year. ( His team is all set except for two spots—right field and third base—and for three secondary berths on his pitching staff. The candidates whom he has for those jobs appear more than adequate. All of the key men from last year's team are back and again will be fixtures. They include hard- hilling Ted Williams in right and Dom DiMaggio in center; Rudy York at first; Bobby Doerr at second; Johnny Pesky at short; Hal Wagner catching and Tex Hughson, Dave Ferris, Mickey Harris and Joe Dobson, the big four of the pitching staff. Cronin has six candidates for the right field spot which was one of the weakest links in the 1946 team. Bill Goodman, the $75,000 rookie from Atlanta, has an edge for the job right now, but Cronin feels that he may need another year of minor league seasoning. The same goes for Sam Mele, the Eastern League batting champion from Scranton. The other candidates include holdovers, Wally Moses, Tom McBridc, and George Metkovich and a third rookie, Pete Layden, former Texas football star. To start the season with, at least, Cronin plans to carry six outfielders and no matter who he picks for the right field job he believes his outer garden will be stronger than last year. A veteran, Glenn Russell, who served in a utility role last season, and a rookie, Frank Shofncr, who hit ,305 for Louisville, are battling for the third base spot. Shofner has been playing regularly and Cronin Circling The Circuits LEGION—63 G.F.P. A. G'ndelsb'g'r 8 4 20 B. G'nd'tsb'g'r 10 0 20 B.Tho'pson 3 3 9 Chambers 3 2 8 H.Tho'pson 2 0 4 Smith 0 0 0 Ferback 10 2 Brown 0 0 0 I ROUTH'S- Houth Yenger Cook Tolson Hoerig Flack Clemons Clady -52 G.F.P. 0 0 0 6 2 14 2 15 6 1 13 6 2 14 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 23 6 52 Totals 27 9 63 Score by quarters: Legion 14 17 16 16—63 Routh's 19 13 11 9—52 Officials: -Zallar, Auble Two Middletown Players Place On All-Tourney Teamj 'Jhrce'wricf Hershey Seeks Clean Sweep Of Ice Series With Cleveland Club (By United Press) The Buffalo Bisons and the Pittsburgh Hornets will meet tomorrow in the first semi-final game of the American Hockey League playoffs, while the Hershey Bears seek to complete a sweep oC their preliminary series with the Cleveland Barons. Tfic Bisons won their way into the semi-final by beating the Springfield Indians two games the best two-out-of- es between the second- place teams in each division. The Hornets had to go to three games in the third-place series, winning the all-important 3 to 2 game Sat- COLUMBUS. March 24 UP\-Shelby Linville, Middlclown's outstanding Rhryor . who wa awarded all-Ohio honors by thfiurclay night. Associated Pre>s. and Findlay'sl 'Hie Bison-Hornet game will be Al Stcegman, who was placed or the all-Ohio third team, were! LEGION—58 GXP. G'nd'tsb'g'r 5 111 B. G'nd'tsb'g'r Chambers H.Tho'pson B.Tho'pson Fcrback Smith Brown MUELLER'S—34 G.F.P. Baker 2 15 Bullard 1 0 2 Sheely 5 0 10 Baker 0 0 0 Shellhouse 10 2 McKellip 0 0 0 Nippert 0 0 0 Bissell 5 3 13 0 0 0 i Freeman 0 2 2 0 0 0 7 1 15 6 1 13 5 0 10 4 1 9 0 0 0 (By Associated Press) ST. PETERSBURG, FLA., March 24 (JP)— The big three of the St. Louis Cardinal mound staff, each taking a three-inning turn in their first competitive pitching since the 1946 World Series, reassured their teammates yesterday by shutting out the New York Yankees, 3-0, on a total of only four hits. Harry Brecheen yielded two hits and two walks and had two strikeouts. Murry Dickson permitted one hit, no passes and had two strikeouts. Howie Pollet gave up one hit, one walk and struck out thfee. MIAMI, FLA. — General Manager Bill DeWitt says crowds attending the exhibitions at the St. Louis Browns' training base have not been up to expectations while costs have been high and that the club will have to pay out about $30,000 more than it takes in. ed today—with only the formality of determining where he is to go now to be taken care of. Club President Warren Giles said yesterday that he had told Miller by telephone that he would be traded for an outfielder and that the club had four shortstops in camp who would take his place. Miller hurt his shoulder sliding last year and this spring he decided to retire. He agreed to give it a try, though, and has been working out with Toronto. Miller will transfer to Syracuse at Plant City, Fla., while Giles dickers regarding him with other teams, two of them reported to be the Phils and the Cubs. Rosenblums At Bellevue Gym BELLEVUE, March 24—The Cleveland Rosenblums will journey to Bellevue Thursday to meet the Bellevue Eagles in a basketball tilt on the Central High gym. The game, will start at 8:30. A preliminary tilt will open the event at 7:30. Accordingg to word from the powerful Cleveland outfit the Rosenblums will consist of Bill Riebc, 6'; John Malokas, 5'11" Nick Lalich, 6'2"; John Bair, 6'4" Fred Becker, 6'; John Poncar, 6'3"; Bob Henshaw, 6'1"; Frank Mohor- cio, 5'10", and Vito Kubilus, 6'1". is exceptionally high on the youngster. "No mailer whether its Shofner or Russell we k will be stronger at third than we were last year with Pinky Higgins," he said. Frankic Hayes figures to win the No. 2 catching spot with Roy Partee as the third man back of Wagner. Three newcomers up from the minors arc better than even money bets to win places on the pitching staff. They are Mel Parncll, who won 13 games with Scranton last season; Harry Dorish, an 11- game winner with Louisville and Tom Fine, a 32- year-old right hander who notched 25 triumphs for Scrantovi. Cronin is counting on Parnell and Dorish as starters behind his big four. Earl Johnson again will be his No. 1 relief man with Fine and Ob Klingcr filling out the bullpen corps. He plans on carrying 10 pitchers and veterans Bill Zulier and Bill Butland are the leading candidates for the remaining job. There isn't anything lacking in the way of perfect baseball balance so it's little "wonder that the Red Sox are being universally tagged as the club to r beat. And it promises to take a lot of beating—probably more than the Tigers, Indians or Yankees can muster—to dislodge the Red Sox from their throne. Myers-Dodson IBa8ketbaU Resu,ts Battle On Mat Here Tonight FIFTH DISTRICT LEGION TOURNEY OPENS AT MILAN MILAN, March 24—Fifth District Legion tourney is slated to The Reds will meet <h<r Newj open Tuesday night on the Milan )rk Yankees in an exhibition | Hih hardwood as six of thc n . PROFESSIONAL (By Associated Press) ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA Cleveland 69, Detroit 63. St. Louis 60. Toronto 40. NATIONAL PLAYOFFS Indianapolis 68. Chicago 67. AMERICAN PLAYOFFS Trenton 10, Philadelphia 04. Vitamin manufacturers use nine million tons of shark oil annually. Yor game here today. Totals 27 4 58 ' Totals 14 6 34 Score by quarters: Legion 10 10 19 19—58 Mueller's 12 7 4 11—34 Officials: Zallar, Auble. Ghezzi Captures Greensboro Open GREENSBORO, N. C, March 24 (UP)—Vic Ghezzi, the Kansas City clouter, was richer by $2,000 today after winning the Greensboro Open golf tournament yesterday with the highest winning score in the history of the meet. OAKLAND, CALIF.—Bill Nicholson, the Chicago Cubs' revived outfielder, nursed a pulled leg muscle today but he wasn't expected to be sidelined long. He retired for a pinch runner in the seventh inning of the Cubs' game with Oakland yesterday. Nicholson's return to form is the most discussed event among the Cubs. He cracked out his fourth homer of the exhibition season yesterday and Ills' second in two days. He also added a double and drove in four runs in all as the Cubs beat the Oaks, 11-2. Scores were sent rocketing in to dow nthe New Haven Ramblers i the early rounds by high winds Jin Pittsburgh. The Hershey Bears, runaway winners of thc eastern race, voted among the five on the all-jripped through the Cleveland tournament class A team at the;Barons, western leaders, in the slate high school linals. j first three games of their besl- Liiiville, who paced the Middiesji 'uur-out-of -Kevcn series. The third Liverpool the on]\ 1 victory over Last with 18 points, was unanimous choice. The teams, chosen by sport-, writers covering the tournameni: Class A — George McChcsney. Middletown, f; Jerry Hyder, East Liverpool. 1. Shelby Linville, Mid dletown. c Hay Peel, Ashtabula, g; Al Steegman. Findiay. g. Class Don Esenwein. Columbiana, f: liou'er Set Hag.'.', New) Knoxville. f. Jack Kuck, New Knoxville. c. Lee Boll lender, l'hillipsburg. u, Lee Thomas, Co lumbiana '-• Norwalk Man Third ] In Orlando Trapshoot j OKl .AMK), March 1M i.-'!' —Bill HI, lb' oi T .iM .pn captured tile -U' 1 haiKiicap target [ e\ em, tin- I male ,,ii l he ()r- j land" Gun Club'-, annual spring l raji-in in'.. ;i'_; n.wnsa- rnent here Sun<ia> hrvakuri ! | 187 OUt Of -'-"J I' Uf"!!- Stall Channel ot Noiv.aiK « >\w> third with a Hrj. by a crushing 9 to 1 and a wet course, with the result of Ghezzi's 72-hole card of 286, two over par, was good enough to lop the star-studded field. Second place went to amateur Frank Slranahan of Toledo, O., who received another trophy to add to his roomful of awards. Stranahan had 288. A giant power hoc has been developed which can dig 400 feet core on Saturday. The fourth of three and a half foot trench anie will be played at Hershey. 'per hour. MIAMI. FLA.—-The Boston Red Sox make their last bus trip today, journeying to St. Petersburg for an exhibition tilt with the St. Louis Cardinals in a World Series "reunion." The Sox champ was relieved to hear an x-ray of Second Baseman Bobby Doerr's left elbow revealed no serious injury. Doerr was hit by Cincinnnati Pitcher Eddie Errautt two days ago. BUCKS HEAD FOR SEATTLE COLUMBUS, March 24 t/P) — The Ohio State swimming team •entrains today for the NCAA meet at Seattle, Wash, without free styler Jack Hill. The NCAA 220 and 440-yard free style champion is recovering from' a heavy cold, Coach Mike Peppe said. gh team field open fire in the initial round. The tournament will run every night until the finale on Saturday. Opening night lilts pit Spencer against Amherst, Fostoria meets Attica, and Ashland tangles with Lodi in the all-Legion title chase. Officials are Frank Sowecke of Ohio State and Howard Zicmke of Mount Union. June Myers, the Tampa Terror, makes her Link's Hall debut tonight in the top event on Promoter Tony DeMore's weekly wrestling slate with Ruth Dodsoti, rough Phoenix flash, in the other corner. Improved seating arrangements are expected to add to tonight's throng as DeMore rounds out| his stellar twin bill with a Buddy Knox-Masked Marvel get- together. Return of women to the local mat is attracting widespread in lerest but most of the city's ardent grunt enthusiasts will be out to watch the sandy-haired j ruffian from Wheeling, W. Va., attempt to unmask the mysterious malman who has scored two straight triumphs here. The spotlight in the headlinerj will be on Ruth Dodson, knowr, throughout th>e wrestling world; for h-er feat of downing thre -j male challengers in one bout. A> preliminary gets the show underway at 8:30 j ADDITIONAL SPORTS ON PAGE 11. LAKELAND, FLA. — Thc Detroit Tigers unhappily counted up their eighth defeat in 12 spring exhibition games—four in a row — after a 7-6 loss to the AVashington Senators yesterday. TAMPA, FLA.. March 24 (UP) —Shortstop Eddie Miller's career with the Cincinnati Reds was end- PROTECT YOUR CAR WITH SANDUSKY MOTOR SALES, INC. tUJU Hancock St, Phone <H 8 Chefiti Famous Mate; Lane & Sterling Guineawood and walnut with a solid built-in tray and genuine cedar interior for protection against moths. Pay $1.25 Weekly! 39 .50 by Sterling Handsomely designed and made of stump walnut and new Guinea wood. Built-in tray. Cedar interior. Pay $1.25 Weekly! .50 A beautiful modern chesl of Blond Mahogany a marquetry inlay — built-in I ray; genuine cedar interior. Pav $1.25 Weekly! by Lane .50 59 by Sterling A massive chest made of walnut and orientalwood. Full-length drawer. Built-in tray. Exquisitely finished. 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