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pi Mond.y.o.e.4, 1959 cccc jatt rnmUta Exnmttirr 40 ET3 ET3 ri hot p 1JW AVERS livil 1 m lu) (Dm tilae Nose iivu ;By Abe Kemp War Perils Many Loops . 'J Wft 1 By Jack Hand t- 4 3. 1, tlJiW.iH.,Xltltl.i.; ST. PETERSBURG (Fla.), Dec. m & 3. (AP) War talk provided an -V Uneasy background today as J . f . V baseball men gathered from far h and near for their annual winter meetings. Nobody talked of quitting this date, but the grim facts life in Korea were on the front page for all to see. It was almost a sure thing that some of the fifty-seven minor leagues who finished the 1950 season would succumb to economic or man power pressure before the new season. Radio and television, the bonus rule and the high school rule were high on the agenda of the forty-ninth convention of the National Association of Minor Leagues. MANPOWER KEY PROBLEM. These problems were debated In half a dozen league meetings today but the manpower situation hovered in the background. This manpower problyn is expected to have an important effect tomorrow when the minors hold their annual baseball draft of some 5.000 eligible players. Starting with the three Triple A leagues, they run down through Class C with each club taking its ' pick in a gigantic lottery. A year ago in the first open draft, a total of 222 players were drafted for $449,050 with St. Louis Cardinal farms leading the wav. Bob Finch, public relations di rector of the National Association, said he expected the 1950 draft would be larger. . The major leagues, who meet here next week, already set the pace by drafting twenty-eight men at Cincinnati. Last year they took only twenty-one men. BONUS DOOMED. Best informed opinion was that the bonus rule was doomed. Twice the majors tossed out this controversial legislation but each time the minors voted to retain it. A shift of sentiment since last December is expected to end the bonus rule, capping a long campaign by owner Bob Carpenter of the Phillies. v - There is considerable senti ment to amend the high school rule that forbids -signing or con tacting high school players until they or their class has graduated. Widespread broadcasts of major league games in minor league territory were blamed for a major share of the 19 per cent drop in minor league attendance. One proposal, sure to lose, would outlaw broadcasts or telecasts of any pro baseball games except the World Series or All- Star game. With some $5,000,000 involved in the big league alone, you can see what sort of chance this proposal has. It was submitted by Frank Lawrence, president of the Portsmouth, Va., club of the Piedmont League. TV, RADIO ON AGENDA ' Although radio and television will be a subject for long and lively discussion, there probably is nothing the minors can do about it. Their only hope for any relief from the majors. The draft will occupy the minors tomorrow and Tuesday. Business sessions will follow Wednesday. December 13. The matter of a new contract for Commissioner A. B. Chandler will come up during that period. Trade talk was at a minimum with the war threat making ev erybody afraid to move. Most owners were anxious to keep what they had or perhaps grab an older plavr-r if possible. Break Tradition ST. PETERSBURG (Fla.), Dec. 3. (AP) A 154-game schedule beginning April 13 and ending September 9. was approved for Class AA Southern Association baseball teams today by league directors. Directors voted to break tradition by switching opening day opponents. ..AUtte... ., . -.i UktbMt. .VjA Jwj.v.UUOtf tfOfl4M W '. ' . IT . .. itr 3IUD BATH! Walt Zuber, Villanova halfback, gets nowhere on this play against St. Mary's in the Kezar mud yesterday as the Gaels' Tom Dugger puts his shoulder into the job and D'Alonzo Scores Vita Touchdown in 4th Period (Continued from Page 37.) braces his knee against the ground. That's Frank Cassara of St. Mary's coming up on the right. This picture was taken while the Gael jersies still looked white, in places. The players looked like so many blobs of mud by the time the Wildcats had won the game, 13-7, with a last quarter touchdown. The game closed the Gaels' season. the Gaels when they had a first down on the Wildcat 14 and were moving. Those things are to be expected in weather like this. Villanova's fumbles just hap pened to come at less crueial moments. FIGURES EVEN. The statistics show the teams just about even, with 181 yards rushing for the Wildcats and 176 for the Gaels. What they don't indicate is the way St- Mary's put its gains into sustained drives that should have paid off with at least one more touch down. The 7 points the Gaels did get were racked up by John Henry Johnson, Coach Joe Ruetz' best ball carrier today, on a 4 yard end run that capped a 41 yard push. Johnson ran the same play, a sweep of the Villanova left flank, where there was a little solid footing, for the extra point that knotted the count at 7-7 in the third quarter. The 6 they should have posted but didn't were lost when John son, who gained 86 of St. Mary's 176 yards, fumbled into the end zone on a second down buck from the 3. Villanova's Don Scott recovered for an automatic touch- back and that was the unhappy ending to a 88 yard second quarter drive by the battling young men from Moraga. That frustrated assault was by far the best offensive showing of the day by either team. The Gaels started from their own 9 where Domenic Frinzi's beautiful 52 yard punt had gone out of bounds. Dick Jarvis, punishing the middle on quarterback sneaks, and Johnson, ramming the guards and sliding around the ends with the reckless aban S. F. Examiner Photo by Matt Southard. Entries Tropical Park Entries ,Uf3 Watnr clear, track faat. FIRT furlong: 3 year old Gay Keveler . . lib Braenadncio Hi. in Howie . . . . 1 1 3 Kamuafeoui ..111 Ly-ette llOPada ....1" s m. 114 Marvin a Tid ..113 PU.juemlne . . . 1 1 3 Pol 113 Commitment ..113 'fi'reak of Dawn 1"5 Cover Omige 1 n.f Ejpmnn 104 vtrt Command in wuen Zac ...103 hKdiMI 1 l, mile?: 3 year nld up Bov-Phn 114 'Holiday Humor 114 fiiorv a Chance 117Pelrate 114 I.ealer 113 'Hextant 11" Market Out ..117 'Pharark 117 Seemurker . , . 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PETERSBURG (Fla ), Dec. 3, (AP) The Dixie series, base, ball's third largest post season tilavoff between the Class AA Southern Association and theiBii T.jcr.. in j B..y h Texas League, today got a five-;i.et ' pu ., ; "peria n y vear extension. Br-m:i- Directors of the sixteen clubs t) the two leagues met in a preliminary to the forty ninth meet ing P-rme F 1 1 4 V: Gal H"ister"ii . . . . 1 1 iUeTTiel piron ...11r)P"er I'A'r -t Vh-e . i wv- f ms! e : r h Trv . . i VI rearvle ' . ... irr. of the National Association ; P-'ed p-e-n . , L.i, i-vir ; le . CX i'roif ssionai tiasenau ueauues i; H,r4 , The vote on a proposal to extend the Dixie series was unanimous, Milton Price, vic.i president and secretary of the Texas League said. furl. ngs 2 year '.Mi. . .120 . , .r Relic . ..IB Flic Klc . 1 20 Roman M in . . . 115 Rcho p.o. k 6 f 'if Sonus :i r old 107 !: e f . . . . 101 Mlsnr'v Andv . . ..Ill Svima.'e ..IIS "n . . . Iii7 I r-v An1v . . . . 1 fi V vrrr;-ion . . . . . ,i; 'iirirr it' K Marr ill Prut Verier .. I Mi. HTH 1' mm 3 vr o.Ct ' rS'rs'rin T'-P So.d-.er P-era V '. .r P:ae .114 Vt.H.v: 114 1 1 .11 .ll .11 . 1 1 .11'' .122 .m .117 . 117 .117 110 ,111 in , .111 no 112 . 11 up .117 -lor J. eev Seniors Golf riNEHURST fN.C. Dec. 31 fAPt- Ren F. Kraffcrt of Tstus-'ilie, Pa., today won the South- rn Seniors Golf Championship p-K" r-"' .. . -v... M-Rr-ar. 1 7 :t ..11 "'.I ): Rpr"-!! , . 1 14 "it . 1 MO '",nM S- ore ,,'llS P 'i' Pearl ,111 ?we!l ., 1 lO rreni'-e a'inmance ciairr.ed don of a hot-rod enthusiast, carried the load. Dave Marcelli added a 10 yard burst for variety's sake. Johnson's 13 yard crack through tackle and his 10 yard end run on a fourth and six situation were the highlights. In the push that paid divi dends, the gains were all short, with Johnson, Jarvis and Tom Dugger alternating in the ball carrying role. AWAY TO RACES. D'Alonzo's run was a honey, considering condition of the field. On first down from the midfield stripe, Pete sliced inside right end and within the .ipace of ten yards was in the clear. Johnson gave chase and was closing ground with every stride, but Pete went into the end zone without a hand touching him. Villanova's game winning drive started on the Gael 41, after an unidentified Wildcat had partially blocked Marcelli's punt. D'Alonzo fumbled and Joe Rilo recovered for a 14 yard gain that preceded Pete's 19 yard TD run. The Gaels had plenty of shots at the power ful D'Alonzo, but they couldn't knock him off his feet, and they couldn't maintain a hold on his mud-covered pants. SPLASHY FRUSTRATION. So they just lay in bis wake, pounding the puddles with their fists and making the water splash, as Pete broke clear of the last Gael on the 3 and stumbled into the end zone. Bob Haner, who had passed to Rilo for the extra point after the first Villanova touchdown, kicked low on his attempted placement. Aside from the time they scored, the Wildcats got beyond midfield only twice, once advanc ing to the Gael 43 and once taking over on the 29 in the last seconds, when the Gaels refused to kick on fourth down. The Gael band, incidentally, played from the comfort of their bus, which was parked near the tunnel. About a 100 loyal Gael rooters sat in the stands throughout. Some of them borrowed a piece of the tarpaulin that is used to cover the field and made themselves a tent, from which their cheers echoed hollowly. The teams played thirteen minute quarters by agreement of the coaches. Villanova prudently went through its pregame calisthenics in a relatively solid section of turf in the end zone, but it was only a matter of a few plays before the Wildcats' sky blue jerseys and gold pants were a blob of black. GAELS SU ITCH. The Gaels, who came out in white jerseys for the first half, reappeared after the intermis sion in their dark blue jobs. Harry Atkinson, a junior who has used up his eligibility, and seven Gael seniors John lierga- minit Tom Byron, Dugger, Jarvis.; Dan McGeehan. Will Sullivan and Frank Cassara completed their collegiate careers. And they'll never forget this last game. St. Mary's wound up with two victories, one tie and srven losses, with the 77 tie with Georcia and the IS 13 win ovrr Oregon the high spots of theses son. Gael-Wildead Summary VILLANOVA MNKl PS I.E Bogan, Marcus. Pehak. Rohlflng. LT Mantone, Connor, Clalfey. LG Marrollo, Jerrv C Howanski, Brett. Rilo, Green. ROJ Llotta. Wills, Small. RT Kerwln Pandza. D'Alesslo, Simone. RE Rilo. Rehak. Banas. Patrick. Q O' Boyle. Scott. l.H Frinzl, Haner, Zuber. RH Geppl, Dunn. F D'Alonzo. Tomko. ST. MAKV'N LINKIPS LE McOeehan Kundert. LT Waltner. Gavaglieri, Monlux. LG Sullivan Loa. C Berger Doherty. RG Summers. Clark RT Mayrhofer. Williams. Rubay. RE Jacobs Panovlch. Q Atkinson. Jarvis. Byron. l.H Johnson, PuRKer, Fletcher. RH Marcelli, Cassara. Micheolson F Bare. Score by quarters- Villanova 'Bath1 Closes Disastrous Year at Gate By Harry M. Iiayward KEZAR STADIUM, Dec. 3 The muddy debacle in which Villanova defeated St. Mary's, 13-7, today was more than a blow to Gael pride and grid prestige. It was a kick right where St. Mary's can ill afford it at this time a Villanova 7 St. Mary's 0 613 0 7 Scoring Villanova touchdowns: D'Alonzo 2. Point after touchdown: Rilo. St. Mary's touchdown: Johson. Point alter loucnaown: Johnson. Oftic a s Kereree. Brown ir nenosi head linesman. Hall (Utah); umpire. Kra mer (WSC); field judge, Len (Santa Bar bara State). TEAM STATISTICS VIII. First downs S Rushing 5. Passing ..... 0 Penalties 0 Net yards rushing ...1S1 Net yards passing 0 Forward passes attempted . . 2 Completed . 0 Had Intercepted ... 0 Yardage Interception returns. . 17 Punts 8 Average distance, punts .. 25.3 Punts returned . . 2 Yardage punts returned. .. . 0 Klckoff returns 2 Yardage kickoff returns... 23 Penalties against 3 Yardage lost, penalties.... 25 FumblrS 3 Ball lost, fumbles 1 IND1VIDVAI. RVSHING VILLANOVA TCB NYO D'Alonzo 18 13H Zuber 5 18 Geppl 8 12 Frinzl 1 5 O Boyla -5 Rilo 2 5 TVB NYG ST. MARY'S Johnson 23 8 Marcelli 8 35 Tnrvls 1R 33 Dugger 6 19 Bare 3 3 Byron . . 1 0 INDIVlltl AL PASSING ILLANOVA Att. Comp. HI. Yds. Yds O'Boyla 2 0 0 0 ST. MARY'S Jarvis 5 1 1 3 Byron 1 0 0 0 BM 13 12 0 1 176 3 8 1 1 0 8 26.3 2 37 2 37 4 20 6 3 Avrg 8 6 3.6 15 5.0 3 8 2 5 Avrg. 3 7 4 4 2 0 3 2 in Virginia's Mentor Joins Grays' Staff MONTGOMERY (Ala.), Dec. (AP) Virginia's talented Ar thur L. Guepe was named today as the third member of the South em coaching staff for the Decern ber 30 Blue-Gray grid game. At the same time Blue-Gray headquarters said last year' Yankee coaches will be back again. Yankee coaches are Ray Eliot of Illinois, George Munger Penn and Rip Engel of Penr State. kick in the football exchequer. The Gaels guaranteed the Wildcats $10,000. The trip cost the visitors about $2,000 more, but they at least had a victory to be happy about. Villanova took it in the teeth financially at Philadelphia last year. The attendance then was but little better than it was today and the Gaels had the $10,000 guarantee at that time. But don't limit the St. Mary's loss to $10,000. Add three or Jour thousand more for it costs money to put on a football game at a stadium whose paying customers didn't number more than 200. That financial loss probably places the St. Mary's grid re- eipts for the year In the red and the old grads must now cinch up their belts and do things about it if football is to continue at Moraga. "I guess we're just unlucky," lamented Gael Coach .loe Ruetz. "I think our boys outplayed the Wildcats all the way. But we fumbled more times, six as compared to two. We had two of our three touchdowns halted by fumbles. And they were really the only scoring drives of the day." Coach Jim Leonard of Villa nova offered: "Say, I'm just a lucky man. I'm certainly happy the field wasn't dry. That Johnson might have crucified us. He's a great ball packer. He was the star out there today, but I liked my D'Alonzo." Back to Ruetz: "I'm proud of my kids. We have been an unlucky squad in at least three ball games. But my kids have never let down, have stayed in there and pitched. There are some good football players among them and I'm all for them. "Give me two more years and we'll be there with a team thoroughly representative of St. Mary's. Let the draft treat us lightly and we'll do okeh. We have a good frosh team now, will do okeh If we get another one next year. By that time the boys now coming along will be seasoned veterans. "I particularly liked our offensive line blocking today. But, boy, if It only had come up on a dry field. I worked all week on developing a pass attack. It looked good for the first time this year. But we couldn't use it today. If we could have combined passes with Johnson's running and our superior speedwell, I believe it would have been different" Neither team suffered injury. Members of Pneumonia Gulch are still chuckling over the unprecedented, distressing and yet amusing plight that Owner Trainer Joe Franzella found himself in at the recently concluded Bay Meadows meeting. Joe had one of his horses, Holly Fate, entered in a race. !t was his considered opinion that Holly Fate would win. The odds being tempting, he gave his son $150 and told him to spread the money across the board on his horse. The son found his dad just as the horses were being lined up in the gate. "You got 'em the tickets, son?" He had. He flashed them. A $50 ticket to win, a $50 ticket to place and a $50 ticket to show. The denominations were meticulously correct. But there was one slight error. The tickets were on the No. 10 horse and the No. 10 horse was Shuffle Toe. Oratory Would Have Made Duce Blush Papa Joe burned the air with crisp Italian phrases that would have made Mussolini blush. He was still fulminating when the field broke with Holly Fate (his horse) in front and Shuffle Toe, the horse carrying his money, in the rear. "Jly horse, you drop back!" Franzella's screams could be heard above the din. "Horse I bet on, you get up!" But Holly Fate was being disloyal to the man who cared for him with special diets of "squashy juice." He kept increasing his lead as Joe screeched: "My horse, you no hear me. I tell you to get the hell out of there! You get him back fast, you hear?" Plainly, Holly Fate did not hear for as the field swung around the far turn, he was five on top and Shuffle Toe was a file closer. "Where Shuffle Toe?" Joe muttered to his son. "I can't find him, Top." "You can't find him! You got to find him! Tell him to get some swift in him! Tell him to show up where I can see him and tell our horse to go back to the barn!" "And there goes Shuffle Toe moving up on the outside," came the voice of Announcer Hal Moore. Junior Franzella Takes a Powder Franzella Sr. waved his battered hat as he shouted: "Keep a moving, Shuffle Toe! Move H&e my horse started to move!" ' But panic gripped him as the next call from Moore did not mention either "my horse" or Shuffle Toe. Caught in the swirl of the crowd stampeding for the windows, Joe knew the race was over. He looked hopefully at the numbers now posted on the board. No Holly Fate. No Shuffle Toe. Then he elbowed his way through the crowd looking to tne left and to the right. A mutual friend stopped him. "Joe, who are you looking for?" "I'm a looking for my son. You see him? I got one big question to ask that kid of mine." "Is it an Important question, Joe?" "I'll say he is important," Joe thundered. "I want to ask that boy of mine when is he going to start to understand the English language!" Lake Merritt Skippers Capture Five Small Boat Trophies Lake 3Ierritt Sailing Club skippers had an exceptionally successful season to look back upon yesterday. The Oaklanders boasted one world championship boat and four others that topped their classes in northern California last season. Hot Breath, owned by Les and Don Harlander, was the clifb's champion of champions. The Harlanders triumphed in the class' international regatta on the bay last summer and led the way in the Northern California Small Boat Racing Association's campaign. SBRA kingpins received their trophies at Encinal Yacht Club, Alameda, Friday night. The champions (boat, skipper and club): El Toro Class I.l'l Honey. Jules Voerge. Lake Merritt. Mercury Class Silver Fox, Jim Hooper. Sausallto. Clipper Class Howdy Too, Hank Eauom, Corinthian. Zephyr Class Westerly, Norman Bell, Lake Merritt. 110 Class Hot Breath, T.es-Pon Hnr- lander. Lake Merritt. Shamrock Class J. A. T. O., Al Eastell, Richmond. 14 Class Twinkle, Dave Buckley, Lake Washington. Snipe Class Savage, Gene Patrick, Lake Merritt. MIkan Bags 38 MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 3. (INS) Big George Mikan poured in 38 points to lead the Minneapo-lis Lakers to a 95 to 83 victory over the Philadelphia Warriors tonight in a National Basketball Association game. Flam Defeated COPENHAGEN, Dec. 3 (AP) Herbie Flam, Beverly Hills, Calif., tennis star, was beaten today in the final of an indoor tournament here, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, by Torsten Johannsson of Sweden. The whiskey that didn't watch the clock KC Beats Waterloo WATERLOO (Iowa), Dec. 3. (AP) Waterloo shellacked Kansas City, 10867, for its fourth straight National Professional Basketball League victory today. ii? 117 1"T 114 12 114 Mte Wire TKtll-K A I. ll Marv in T:p WHrpTaiEeAUf BHo Howie ' r- h I fcrersijrfcf r I . - K ! r-T Pat1, U e It!',! - fcr.s-1 faier I.ne Pnd. I.rtie Ton -An-v !-- ;Jvi.1t pf F Fry. . " ' ' i i v. . w ... Bet I r one ftroke. Kraffrrt ?hot a IW' Wl hndtf H )?. Soccer Scores iiol Htixt v. i r Frock !n fV" Gtf"an- A frrK'nn 0. N Th W. M TH H MP 0r7nn - Hur rns 4, l-ithusmarii 3 MNH V I.KM t, A !rr -art 2, Bfkiyn H';'n Winner in Each Race-It Brings Only Trouble LQS ANGELES, Dec. 3. (AP A winner in every race every day of the first twenty days of the current racing season at Hoi lywood Park that's the record of Nicolo Gent ley, 60, a marble worker, and his friend, Joseph Diaferia, 58, a dishwa.sher. They're in jail today, booked on suspicion of forgery. Jess Klein, investigator for the district attorney, arrested the men yesterday. He said a track patron saw Gentiiy "doctoring" a ticket in a rest room. One of the fake S2 tickets they casni'd yfsteraay. Klein said, was worth $141.30, on Grand Tower in the first rare. He estimated their total winnings at about S2.0O0. Klein said the men pasted winning numbers on tickets when the horse they'd picked failed to win. "They told me that In buying eight tickets a day for twenty day," h tald, "they hit only one leijitimat w inner," : - . " ' - . , . ' -' I . J oii have hern irniled to try many gool vhi-kie, hut neer liefore one quite Like this . . For here i a vhi-kcy aimed not jut-t at turret- . . . hut at jterfeetion! A noble a whifker as couM 1 ma.le . . . then aed to Miiooth . . mellow . . . full-hodiod flavor. TaMe Old Charter ... we heliee ou will apree it is the finest Kentucky ltourlsnn ever to par voir hn! SQ65 SOSS I 6 YEARS OLD Pi. I la R EMI CRTS -US' V3HHJ. UUU M till FINEST STRAIGHT B0MB0N STRAIGHT BOUSBO WHISKEY . 86 PROOF . BERNHEIM DISTILLING COMPANY. INC.. LOUISVILLE. KY.

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