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10 Journal Courtor, Jacksonville, m., Jon. 18, 195S Winchester Tournament Is Basketball Feature This Week FAN BREEZES BY BOB MERRIS Mize Provided Sports Thrill Of 1952 Basketball roaches spend many hours drawing circles and X’s. However, in the words of Routt Coach Jim Smarjesse you spend lots more time at it when you’re losing.” Jim is pictured at his desk contemplating the move of his Rocket quintet. Routt’s basketball team has been immersed in hard luck ail season Rocket followers believe that the bad luck of the Irish reached a climax last week when the east siders dropped a 62-60 decision to Easton and followed it up with a 54-53 loss at Ar^nzville. But Routt's 4-11 record for the season speaks well for Coach Jim Smarjesse. After a pre-season look at the material at hand most Irish' followers didn’t see how he could win a game. With this in mind. Fan Breezes sallied forth seeking Smarjesse’s philosophy of coaching as second in a series on Jacksonville basketball tutors. It's well known that Coach Smarjesse is possessor of a fierce desire to win. It is evident during & game when he twists nervously, then finally stands at the end of the bench for most of the contest. This desire helped Jim to excel in athletics when he played and sometimes bubbles over when he’s coaching. Smarjesse lists parent, player, coach and community as four integral parts of any athletic team. “These things are especially important in a small school such as Routt,” Jim points out. Smarjesse first looks for willpower in a boy. “To excel in sports takes will-power,” he claims. ‘Tar more than that possessed by an ordinary individual.” Conditioning is high in order of importance, Jim believes. “I teach fundamentals in coaching. We start with the simple individual drills, then move into a few complex patterns as the season progresses. And these fundamentals are all taught with an eye on the system that I intend to use. My boys must follow a set pattern of play. We never run helter-skelter if I can help it. I believe in strict, regimentation where this is concerned.” Dealing with individual temperament is an important job of the coach, Smarjesse states. “Each boy has definite character which makes him an individual. It is my job to determine these characteristics. To build a team unit, I feel that I must first build individuals.” Coaching provides a unique opportunity for research into human emotions, the Bradley grad continues. “Boys must be taught to control powerful emotions which arise under conditions of stress. This will not only improve their chances of winning but will contribute immeasurably to boys’ chances to master themselves in life.” Smarjesse*s main concern is his Routt junior varsity. He complains that one coach doesn't hate time to work with two squads and it is his stern belief that ball players are made on the lesser teams. “Bad habits are quickly formed and are very difficult to break,” he states. “Because I try to work as much as possible with the younger kids, my practices are usually pretty long. We work until 7 p.m. lots of nights early in the season. We’ve tapered off to about two hours at the present time.” Jersey Joe Blows Top At Manager's Hearing NEW YORK (tf) — Jersey Joe Walcott plainly had endured about as much as he could. The former heavyweight champion kept scowl ing and edging his chair forward, despite all his lawyer could do to hold him back. For 40 minutes by the clock, the old Pappy Guy had been sitting there and listening to the head men of boxing in this country discuss, inferentially, whether his manager, Felix Bocchicchio, was a fit person to be given a license by the Chicago or New York fight commissions. Felix at the time wail in a nearby hospital, fighting for his life against a heart attack which had struck him Friday morning. Perhaps it was this, and the fact that his manager wasn’t there to defend himself, which preyed on the veteran negro boxer and finally forced him to his feet. “It’s not fair,” Walcott said in a hot, angry voice. "Here you men sit and talk about Mr. Bocchicchio as if he had done something wrong to boxing. I want you to know that he’s not only my manager but my dear, dear friend. He has never in his whole life done one thing wrong, one thing that would low-rate boxing. “It’s not fair. He should be given a license. Why should he be drug through the mud. He’s done a whole lot more for boxing than a lot of men who haven’t done anything except get themselves appointee^, to some position.” At this point Jersey Joe was looking right down the gullet of Bob Christenberry, the handsome chairman of the New York State Boxing Commission, and the chairman did not appear to like it. Christenberry said in a magazine piece last year that he did not consider Bocchicchio, among others, an ornament to the boxing game. “Why haven’t you given him a license?” old Joe demanded. “You say he hasn’t applied for one. I suppose you would like him to apply for one now so you can say, ‘No, I won’t give him a license.” I just want to say that from what I’ve seen of Mr. Bocchicchio he’s a better man and more of a gentleman that 90 per cent of the others I’ve met in the boxing game.” “You gentlemen are talking about whether I’m going to fight Rocky Marciano in April or in June,” Walcott went on. “I want you to know as long as Mr. Bocchicchio is sick there will be no fight. I will never do anything without him. If he’s sick one week or six weeks or six months there will be no fight.” Grimly, Walcott sat down. He had gotten it off his chest.” “You’ve made a good case for Felix,” Christenberry said in a voice dripping with sarcasm, “but I’m afraid you haven’t settled anything.” Randy Turpin Starts Warmup LONDON UP — Randy Turpin, Britain’s' number one contender for the vacant world middleweight title, starts his „warming up campaign in Birmingham Monday night with a 10 round non-title bout against Vic D’Haes, Belgian light heavyweight champion. It will be Turpin’s first fight since he unimpressively outpointed George Angelo of South Africa, three months ago. By JOHN CHANDLER NEW YORK Iff) — When big Jawn Mize strolled to the plate as a pinch-hitter in the last half of the ninth inning of the third World Series game last October, the Brooklyn Dodgers had the New York Yankees hanging on the ropes. The big cat promptly scorched a homer off Preacher Roe into the stadium's right field seats, but it was in a lost cause and the Bums won, 5-3, to go ahead in the series, two games to one. _ At the same time, however, that blast made up Manager Casey Stengel’s mind. The next afternoon Mize replaced Joe Collins at first base in the Yankee lineup. Collins had gone hitless in 11 trips, and ol’ Case deciding he had to get some power, inserted John Robert into the cleanup spot. The thousands of fans who saw the next four thrilling games at Yankee Stadium and Ebbets Field, and the milliorfs who watched on television sets, know what happened. The 39-year-old Mize, in the twilight of a great baseball career, was one of the big sparks that brought a fourth straight World Series to the stadium. So, for his play, Mize was voted the one who provided the sports thrill of the year in the annual Associated Press year-end poll of writers the nation’*» sports sportscasters. Mize played only 78 games during the regular season, and batted .263 while hitting four homers. The one he hit off Roe in the third game was his first in four World Series with the Yankees. Back in the regular lineup for the fourth game, Mize decided the issue in the fourth inning when he blasted one of Joe Black’s pitches deep into the right field stands. and other run off Johnny Rutherford in the 2-0 victory that put the Yanks right back into the series. Brooklyn won the fifth game, 65, in 11 innings, but Mize kept up his tremendous hitting. With two aboard in the fifth inning, he smashed one of Carl Erskine’s slants into the lower .right field stands along the Yankee bullpen to put New York ahead temporarily, 5.-4. In the deciding seventh game, It jolted the confident Dodgers to | Mize had two hits, one a blazing their heels. Black came out later single which scored the first run for a pinch-hitter, and Mickey Mantle tripled and scored the only as the Yankees pulled out a 4-2 victory. Chuck Davey Training In Swank Surroundings At Tam O'Shanter Club Jerseyville Five In Tough Diipo Cage Tourney By BILL CHIPMAN Jerseyville’s high flying Panthers will be busy this week in the tough Dupo tournament. The meet opens Wednesday night with Central Catholic tackling Madison’s fine team which has won 11 of 13 starts against the toughest competition. Jerseyville, despite an excellent 12-1 mark, will find itself the underdog against a strong Anna-Jonesboro team in the second game. v Thursday night Sparta meets a powerful, fast breaking Roxana team. In the windup Thursday, the host club entertains Belleville Cathedral. Two tournament champions are in action at Dupo. Madison won the Madison county tourney beating Roxana in the finals after the latter had beated Alton in the semifinals. Jerseyville won the Waverly Holiday meet after narrow squeaks against Northwestern and Winchester. Close games has become a trade mark for George Havens Panthers this season. The field at Dupo lists five of the better southern teams. Three-I League Includes Peoria As New Member CHICAGO —Executives of the Class B Three I Baseball League will meet here Sunday to give final approval to a 1953 schedule including Peoria, HI., as a new member. Peoria was given the franchise of the Quad City (Davenport, la.) team which folded after the 1952 season because of financial difficulties. Other league members include Evansville and Terre Haute, Ind.; Quincy, HI.: and Burlington, Waterloo, Keokuk and Cedar Rapids, la. Redlegs Import Dutch Player CINCINNATI MR—The Cincinnati Reds, often referred to as the “Rhinelanders,” said Saturday they are planning to give an honest-to-goodness Dutch youngster a try out this year. The ball club announced it was making plans to transport 22-year- old Martin Aarjen Jole from his home city of Haarlem, Holland, to this country. He is to be put through the paces at the Reds’ Columbia, S. C., farm club in the Class A Sally League. Jole is a first baseman and outfielder. Sports Mirror GUARANTEED USED CARS 1950 DeSoto 4 Door Custom 1949 DeSoto 4 Door Deluxe 1947 DeSoto 4 Door Custom 1951 Plymouth 4 Door 1950 Plymouth 4 Door 1949 Plymouth 4 Door 1948 Plymouth 4 Door 1947 Plymouth 4 Door 1951 Ford 4 Door V8 1950 Dodge 4 Door 1946 Dodge 4 Door 1948 Chrys&r 4 Door 1948 Chrysler Convertible 1948 Kaiser 4 Door 1941 Buick 4 Door 1941 Plymouth 4 Door FRANK CORRINGTON Your DeSoto-Plymouth Dealer 218 Dunlap Court Phone ZÌI By The Associated Press TODAY A YEAR AGO—Walter O Briggs, 74, owner of the Detroit Tigers, died. FIVE YEARS AGO—Pittsburgh bought outfielder Dixie Walker from Brooklyn and signed him for one year at $25,000. TEN YEARS AGO—Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox outfielder, was named “Player of the Year” by the New York Baseball Writers Association. TWENTY YEARS AGO—Jack sharkey, heavyweight champion of the world, was named “Top Fighter of the Year” by Ring Magazine. By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO UP! — Welterweight Chuck Davey pulled on a sweat­ suit and tennis shoes Saturday and ran like a scarred rabbit through ankle-deep snow for four miles over the rolling Tam O’Shanter Country Club golf course. This exercise heralded the official opening of the undefeated southpaw’s fantastic training camp. On Feb. 11, the scholarly Davey will climb into the Chicago Stadium ring and try to knock the welterweight crown loose from Champion Kid Gavilan. Until fight time, the Michigan State graduate, holder of a master’s degree in education, will train sphere of swank Tam O’Shanter. It is located about 18 miles northwest of Chifcago’s loop. “I will be in excellent condition for Gavilan and I have all the confidence in the world of beating him,* Davey said as he hung his tennis shoes under an air conditioning unit to dry. His living quarters are in the plush, private suite of Tam O’Shan- ter’s president, George S. May. promoter of the $ 100,000 golf tournament. Davey and his manager, Hec Knowles, sleep in twin beds May’s sound proofed boudoir. The elegantly appointed quarters have all the comforts of home and then some—wood-paneled walls, light leather divan, television and continuous music piped in from outside. A boxing ring has been set up “but Gavilan has never met anyone like Davey, either. Davey won’t try anything new. He will be the same Davey in there against Gavilan. “His big asset will be his southpaw style. I don’t care how much experience a fighter has, at times during a fight he instinctively will begin watching for a right. That’s when D a v e y ’ s left does its damage.” The big native Georgian, who passed his 40th birthday early . this month at his hOm'e in De Leon Springs, Fla., had come to the rescue with six hits in 15 trips, with three homers, a double, and six runs batted in. His batting average of .400 topped players on both teams in the series. Second greatest sports thrill of 1952 was the U. Ss Olympic team, which won the unofficial point score over Russian athletes in the last two days of the games. Victories by American swimmers and boxers gave the U. S. 610 unofficial points to 553 y2 for the Soviet. Rocky Marciano’s knockout of Jersey Joe Walcott in the 13th round, after trailing on points, to win the world heavyweight crown, was termed the third greatest thrill of the year. The 1952 World Series itself, and Manager Stengel’s shrewd handling of Yankee p i t c he r s, was fourth; while Notre Dame’s 27-21 upset victory over the Oklahoma football team was voted fifth biggest thrill. Jacks Play 3 Games Rockets Host Twice, Wesleyan Visits 1C Maureen Connolly Captures Another Major Net Crown MELBOURNE, Australia — UP! Maureen Connolly of San Diego captured another major tennis championship Saturday and Ken Rosewall of Australia firmly established himself among the top amateurs of the world when they easily won the Australian nationals. Little Mo. who already holds the U.S. and Wimbledon crowns, downed Julie Sampson of San Marino, Calif., as expected, 6-3, 6-2. ‘Rosewall, who eliminated Phila- in delphia’s Vic Seixas in the semifinals, trounced Mervyn Rose, Aussie Davis Cupper who wras top- seeded in the tournament after Frank Sedgman and Ken McGregor turned professional. The scores were 6-0, 6-3, 6-4. Rosewall had been second seeded. This marked the first time that in a large cocktail lounge on the! 1 8-year olds had capptured both the second floor. Huge picture win- j men’s and women’s singles titles dows overlook the golf course. The;in Australia. Furthermore, both had ring is almost surrounded by plush I a hand in capturing the doubles red leather seats built to the walls. When Davey returned from scampering over the snow covered fairways, bunkers greens a television crew had flood-lighted the cocktail lounge and was ready to take movies to be used commercially by the beer sponsor of the fight. An International Boxing Club spokesman said plans are being made to televise Davey’s workout locally on Sunday. The public is barred from the Tam O’Shanter camp and only club members are allowed to watch Davey train in the flesh. “Davey has never fought any championships. Maureen teamed with Miss Sampson for the women’s, and Rosewall and Lewis Hoad grabbed the men’s crown. ISD Grade Five Favored To Win Ashland Tournev Ashland— ( Special)—Bill Shouse’s ISD grade school quintet will be defending champion in the Ashland invitational tournament which opens Monday and continues through Thursday this week. The Tiger cubs are strong favorites to repeat this year although the host Ashland club is expected to give the Jacksonville quintet a battle. Both schools sport perfect records this season. Games will start at 7 and 8:15 p.m. each evening. First round schedule : Monday—Ashland vs. Chandlerville; Virginia vs. St. Mary. Tuesday—ISD vs. SS. Peter & Paul: Sacred Heart vs. Fancy Prairie. Wednesday—Semi Finals. Thursday-Consolation and Championship. The 31st annual Winchester invitational tournament will keep 12 basketball teams busy this week. The Scott county get-together will open Monday night and continue through Saturday. No Jacksonville teams are entered, however. Monday night games show Arenzville opposing Mt. Sterling at 7 p.m. and Bluffs meeting Roodhouse at 8:45. Tuesday evening West Pike plays Waverly and Chapin duels Nebo. Quarter-finals start Wednesday with favored Winchester meeting the winner of the first game. Carrollton plays the Bluffs-Roodhouse victor in the nightcap. Thursday action shows White Hall getting into action with the West Pike-Waverly wrinner and Griggsville dueling the Chapin - Nebo champ. Semi-finals will be Friday with third place and championship battles slated for Saturday. John Allen, tournament manager, has announced that none of the tourney games will be broadcast this year. John Chapman's Jacksonville Crimsons play three games this week. The Crimsons journey to Beardstown Tuesday night, then return home to entertain Meredosia on Friday and Hillsboro Saturday. Routt entertains two teams on the weekend. Virginia is at the east-side plant Friday and Notre Dame of Quincy is here Saturday. ISD is on the road. The Tigers invade Greenfield Tuesday and Ashland Friday evening. Illinois College plays two games, ; entertaining Illinois Wesleyan in a CCI combat Thursday night, then BROWN SCHEDULE ST. LOUIS (/P)—The St. Louis Browns Saturday announced a record-breaking schedule of 44 night games for 1953, including the first season opening night game in Browns’ history. The club opens its championship race at home against the Detroit Tigers April 14. A good-sized oak tree, with about 700,000 leaves, gives off 120 tons of one like Gavilan,” said Knowles, I water in a season. WRESTLING HEADLINER The United States is the only country with a college of accepted standards for the deaf, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica American Skater Wins 500 Meter Race At Oslo OSLO (JP> —An American won the 500 meters, two Dutchmen were placed first in the 5,000 meters, but a Norwegian was leading the combined score after the two first events here Saturday of a two-day speed skating meet at the Olympic Bislet Stadium. Pat McNamara of Minneapolis raced to victory in the 500 meters in 44.1 seconds. Kees Broekman, the “Flying Dutchman” of the season, and Anton Huiskes, his compatriot, were in a class by themselves in the 5,000 meters. Broekman finished in eight minutes, 32.2 seconds, with Huiskes second in 8:35.5. But it was a Norwegian, Finn Hodt, who took the combined lead after placing second in the 500 meters in 44.2, and seventh in the 5.000 meters in 8:48.1. In speed skating, the skater with the best time points score after four events—usually the 500, 1,500, 5.000 and 10,000 meters—is named the winner of the meet. The 1,500 and 10,000 meters will be raced Sunday. Tennis Fathers Relax The Rules NEW YORK 1The U. S. Lawn Tennis Association relaxed its amateur rules Saturday by throwing out the eight-week regulation. At the same time it approved the recommendation that Gardnar Mulloy of Coral Gables, Fla., be ranked No. 1 in men’s singles. In abolishing the eight-week rule the group made its amateur standards conform with those of the international federation. The rule stipulated that a player, to remain an amateur, must receive expenses for no more than eight tournaments a year, exclusive of national and sectional championships. Under the new rule a player may receive expenses for an unlimited number of tournments. There was no opposition to the ranking of Mulloy at the top of the men’s list, although there had been earlier reports that Vic Seixas of Philadelphia, playing captain of the U. S. Davis Cup team might be elevated to that spot. Seixas was No. 2. traveling to St. Louis to engage the Concordia Preachers in a non­ league venture Saturday. This Week’s Schedule TUESDAY JHS at Beardstown ISD at Greenfield Pawnee at Divernon Ball Township at New Berlin Virginia at Petersburg Hardin at Medora Athens at Easton Belleville at Hillsboro Litchfield at Jerseyville Payson at Perry Pleasant Hill at Franklin Ashland at Pleasant Plains Pittsfield at Notre Dame WEDNESDAY Chandlerville at Bath THURSDAY 111. Wesleyan at IC FRIDAY Meredosia at JHS Virginia at Routt ISD at Ashland Riverton at New Berlin Carthage at Beardstown Tallula at Franklin Greenfield at Hardin Mason City at Athens Perry at Pittsfield Pleasant Hill at Milton Chandlerville at Pleasant Plams SATURDAY Hillsboro at JHS Notre Dame at Routt IC at Concordia (St. Louis) Taylorville at Litchfield BOWLNG Community League Doyle Plumbing ......... 679 805 774 New Berlin Pretzels ... 752 777 755 Farmers Bank ............... 611 627 748 Bethel’s Builders ........ 674 652 652 111. Road Contractors .. 825 875 835 Byers Bros....................... 802 829 767 Ashland .......................... 738 809 773 Brummetts ..................... 749 849 714 Nesco .............................. 803 747 749 Scott’s Washer Service 687 705 847 State Hospital............... 761 825 715 111. Steel Bridge ........... 739 77- 864 High team series: 111. Road Contractors—2535. High team game: 111. Road Contractors—875. High individual series: L. Brown —561. High individual game: A. Bergschneider—234. An audience listens; spectators watch. Ronnie Etchison, the handsome heavyweight title contender from St. Joseph, Mo., will meet Bill Melby in the feature bout of the K. of C. wrestling card in the Jacksonville high school gymnasium this Wednesday evening. The 8 p.m. opener will be a tag match with Goelz and Balbo meeting the rough, tough team of Williams and Kay. Semi-windup shows Walter Palmer opposing Ivan Rasputin Terrv Brennan J Plans To Remain With Mt. Carmel MILWAUKEE UP) —Terry Brennan, former football star at Marquette High here and later at Notre Dame University, said Saturday he will remain as grid coach at Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago and will not become backfield coach at Marquette University. Brennan had been mentioned as possible successor to Don Fleming who resigned the Marquette post. The ex-Irish gridder said there “was some interest on both sides” but he had not applied to Marquette and had received no offer from the university. He sa|d he plans to finish his law studies at DePaul University, Chicago. Louise Suggs Stili Leading In Tampa Open TAMPA, Fla. (£>—Steady Louise Suggs was one under women’s par with a 73 again Saturday to cling to a one stroke ‘lead after three rounds of the 72-hole Tampa Women’s Open Golf Tournament. Unshakable as a rock the little Cincinnati pro, the defending champion, has put together rounds of 74-73-73 for a 220 after 54 holes. One stroke back in the tightening race was amateur Mary Lena Faulk, Thomasville, Ga. Pro Betty Jameson, San Antonio, Texas, also shot 73 for a 223 total, tying with Patty Berg, another pro plaxing vout of St. Andrews, HI. Miss Berg was even par, 74, Saturday over the 6,093-yard Palma Ceia course JANUARY INVENTORY SALE English Chino cups and saucers, reg. values $2.50, $3.00, $3.50 to $5.00 now $1.00 OFF. Bassett's Jewelry Store Don Tozer Wins Sectional Title CHICAGO —Don Tozer of Decatur, 111., ran up a striifg of ten straight wins for the championship of the sectional billiards tournament, which ended Friday night. In final matches Friday, Tozer beat Harry Kilgore of Chicago, 125-52 in 10 innings, and then defeated Charles Oliva, Chicago, 12572 in 17 innings. Oliva was runnerup in the meet with six victories in the 10 matches. He qualified with Tozer for the regional tournament starting Feb. 19 in Chicago. Other finishers and their won- lost records: Paul Graham, Detroit, 5-5. Verne Peterson, Rockford, 111. 4-6. Kilgore, 4-6. Wayne Propst, Decatur, 111., 2-8 Local Irish Hard-Luck Team Of Week; Crimsons Impressive In Friday Win Jim Smarjesse’s Routt Rockets draw the short straw as the hard- luck team of the season. The Jacksonville Irish quintet dropped two games last week by a total of three points. The 64-62 defeat at Easton Tuesday night was garnished with a 54-53 loss to Arenzville Friday night. The Rockets are beginning to wonder just what they have to do to win a basketball game. Everett Allen’s 20-foot jump shot at the final horn gave Verdie Altizer’s club the thrilling victory. But most Jacksonville fans were in attendance at the Crimson bowl Friday night where the Crimsons came up with their most impressive performance of the season, a 71-50 victory over the Canton Little Giants. The Canton boys may have been feeling the effects of their Coach Frank Whitman’s sudden resignation just before the game, but it was the amazing shooting percentage, .418, that gave the local club the wide victory. * Ed Harrell, Bob Stansfield, Dick Beasley, Rog Ezard and Ike Wrighi were the five kids who played most of the game and were responsible for the victory. Illinois School for the Deaf lost its second straight game in the Louisiana tournament as Coach Jim Spink’s Tigers dropped a 62-60 decision to Wellsville in the consolation round. Illinois Valley conference teams were active Friday night. Carrollton pulled a surprise Is the league with a 63-59 victory over Winchester. Jerseyville’s great Panther club rapped Greenfield 66-54 to remain undefeated in the conference. White Hall marked a 60-52 victory over Roodhouse. Quincy showed strength with a. decisive 70-37 victory over Pittsfield. " , Meredosia had to rally to clip an underdog Franklin club 71*56 in a 3-C conference contest. Shipman claimed the Hardin tournament crown Ortth a 53-51 overtime victory over Medora. Pearl tamed Brighton 60-46 for third place. WRESTLING JAN. 21 NEW HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM TICKETS NOW ON SAU AT MAC'S ELM CITY CAP! LUKEMAN'S DREXEL BAHAN'S GENE'S SPORTING GOODS CHICK'S TAVERN WARGA'S Or Phone 1567 lot Reservations Prices Incl. Tax—$2.50—$?.Q0—«-$1.50 mm. *

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