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__Phone 4600 for a WANT AD Taker EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4. 1952 ELEVEN Bill McPeak, (left), defensive star otthe Pittsburgh Steelers, meets newest addition to the Steel City's pro football team in Ed "Mighty Mo" Modzelewski, the Maryland Destroyer. Military Calls Shove Baseball Below Average Stars Being Retaken And New Players Are Retarded By Service MEMPHIS, Tenn.—fNEA)—War- stricken baseball had just begun to tit up and take nourishment when. In the late 1940s, Billy Evans took Its feeble pulse and found it some 20 points off normal beat. Brooding over this condition, EVBJIS, then general manager of the Tigers, could see no Immediate recovery. Curt Simmons Ted Williams "There isn't," he said, "but one near-solid club in the majors. And this one, the Red Sox, lacks one basic quality—pitching. Jim Tatum, the Maryland coach, like other celebrities at the dinner, was besieged by autograph- seekers. Here he affixes his signature on the ticket of a youngster. the machinery of our postwar teams were of ersatz material—and that some, even most of our stars of recent years would have been mediocrities in normal times. Stickouts In Any Era, Evans readily conceded this point, but with reservations, Guys like Tei Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Don New combe, Curt Simmons and Stan Mu sial would have attained stardon- in any era. "Stan and Ted and Joe," Evans declared, "would have been grea hitters in any age. In fact, Williams might become the greatest hitter of all time." But now it may never be. Ted who was out three years, may now have no more time to apply the science, of which Evans spoke. For the next two years, presumably, his experience will be confined to aeria activities for the Marines. After that, at 36, it figures- to be too late for him to take up the scattered threads of a baseba.ll career. DiMaggio, too, will be gone this year, victim of Time's inexorable march. The Army has claimed Newcombe. Simmons has long since doffed mufti. Whale Of A Difference Just_what a wh'ale of a difference one man can make in a team was ;raphically illustrated in the case of Simmons. The Phils were grievously hurt when, in September of 1950, they lost the young left-hander pcr cent below pre-war standards." •o 'the services. Hurt is a gross understatement; kayoed more nearly covers it. The loss of Williams threatens be just as fatal to L'.e Red Sox. As for the Dodgers, Newcombe's But the Detroit seer saw ultimate!departure looks even more lethal to recovery, that the tissues would be!any lingering pennant hopes the completely restored by the ear 1 yjBrooMyns may have entertained. The nonchalant, king size right- 1950s. It might have come to pass. It handcr Is already one of the game's ther well on the way when best pitchers. Last year he gained complications popped up. The un- the magic 20-game circle. He was pleasantness in Korea has thrown his timetable off stride. destined, if you can believe the experts, for even more exalted heights. That the situation will worsen be-| who will replace him, or Williams, fore it improves seems inevitable in!or DiMaggio? Who could? Shoes of the light of dire setbacks which the (these Titan measurements are Just not filled, and so here are three of baseball's top teams consigned before the season's start to a glaring game has suffered recently. If Evans' uncomplimentary appraisal 'of team prowess was accurate, it follows us a corollary that!loss of vitality. in the main the individual cogs inj 'Korea" has disjointed the time' === table. BARNARD'S »"»"|| E Ii Favored To WuT = • Swimming Title Again E| NEW HAVEN—OP)—Yale again is Si the choice to take the Eastern In- ^itercollegiate Swimming League title. The Eli mermen have won the _ tile five straight years and 10 of = th? last 11. In the opening meet = [of the season, Yale trimmed Penn. =157-27. | SERVICE STATION = C 684 Grtin* Street = CAR WASHING i SPARK PLUG | 'SERVICE fllllllllir Phone 6741 Hurler Bevans TriesComeback WithCincinnati Claims Arms As Good As Ever; Gives Reds' Trainer Full Credit By JOHNNY McCALLUM NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK— (NEA) —An uncommonly able mathematician, watching Floyd Bevans slide down the chute four years ago, figured that the odds were better than 10,000-to-l against the large right- hander ever showing up in a big- league uniform again. The figure filbert was caught with his adding machine down, for Bill Bevans is coming back, the Reds having plucked him from the Salem, Ore, club of the Class B Western International as the National Leaguers' third draft choice. It was Bevans, Bi " Bevans , you'll recall, who came within just ;his much of hurling the first no- hitter in World Series history. No one needs to be reminded of ,hat dramatic ninth inning at Ebbets Held, Oct. 3, 1947. The memory of Cookie Lavagetto's pinch double which gave the Dodgers their only victory over the Yankees, 3-2, is still too fresh to require repetition. "It was losing the game that hurt' -not losing the no-hitter," Bevans said later. "I didn't deserve to win. "I walked 10, and to me a walk s as bad as a base hit." Turned To Softball The road back from baseball's' cemetery gates for Bevans has been San Diego, finished the 1950 season with a 3-8 record. Anderson Convinced "It wasn't my record I cared about," Bill explained. "The important thing was that my arm was showing a .large improvement." Last Winter, Anderson continued his treatments. And when the patient signed with Salem in the spring, he immediately began causing miracles like an ambidextrous magician. Bevans' 20-12 record last season might be an • indication he has recaptured his special equipment. Moreover, the 263 innings he pitched, the 126 batters ,he struck out, and the 3.08 earried-run average he posted are something in the way of evidence that he can achieve individual proficiency. This past Fall, Bevans hurled an exhibition in Sacramento. Anderson, who had just completed his first season with the Reds, sat in the stands, was so Impressed he called Gabriel Paul. "Get this guy quick," he urged. "He's found the winning combination again." Cincinnati's present general manager took it up from there. "I'm the luckiest stiff in baseball," says Bill Bevans, who reported to the Yanks much overweight in 1948, but is now down to 220 pounds on a six-foot three- inch frame. "When I left New York I never thought I'd see the major leagues again." Neither did anybody else. Eddie Robinson (right) engages Lonaconing's Lefty Grove in conversation during the dinner. And what are they talking about? Baseball, of course! The American League variety, that is. Hot Stove League Champs Honored The Lions Club, champions of the Hot Stove Baseball League, were honored yesterday at the Strand Theatre with awards being given to 15 players by Albert S. Paye, chairman of the executive board. Arch M, Hutcheson, president, accepted the Ed Hoey Trophy, given in honor of outstanding services by the former city recreation director. It must be won three times lor permanent possession. Hoey, a supervisor in the Baltimore County recreation setup, was presented a gift by Earl M. Nonne- nian, Hot Stove League president. James G. "Scotty" Stevenson, manager of the Lions, was presented the first annual Sports Trophy. The Lions defeated B'nai B'rith in the playoffs. Florida Stale Awards Two Grid Scholarships TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—i/Pj—Florida State University has awarded two more scholarships in anticipation of the 1952 football season. Coach Don Vellcr has announced 124th. that Wayne Hodges of Dade City! and Irvin Barwick of Grovelandj, Perm State Shoots For High Ranking STATE COLLEGE. Pa. — (K>) — Penn State was shooting for national basketball recognition for the first time in ten years today following the Nittany Lions' stunning 61-60 upset of West Virginia. The Lions, who were expected to break even in their 24-game schedule, already have posted a 13-1 record and have a victory string of 11 straight games. Saturday night's thrilling battle at Morgantown was regarded as the stiffest test of the season for Coach Flmer Gross' freshman - dominated quintet. West Virginia had a 14-1 record going into the game and was tenth in last, week's AP national basketball poll. Penn State was Murry Dicksou Being Offered As Trade Bait PITTSBURGH — MP) — Pitcher Murry Dickson, the Pittsburgh Pirates' main hope on the firing line, on the trading block—but that statement probably will do little more than provide fuel for baseball's Hot Stove League. Clever Murry, a man who would hurl every day if his flesh was willing, was practically the entire Pirate mound staff last year as he wound up .with 20 victories against 16 defeats. And that with a team which had to struggle to finish seventh in the National League. Nevertheless, Manager Bill Meyer declared the Pirates desperately needed infielders and Murry is being offered as trade bajt. Legion Meets Telco In '¥' League Tonight Cumberland Legion plays C. & P. Telephone tonight'at 7:15 p. m. in the top game of the Central YMCA Senior Basketball League. At 8:15, the Forty and Eight cagers meet the EPO Elks, The Ridgeley Legion is idle. Bring it "Home" for Service ST. GEORGE MOTOR CO. S. George St., Cumberland, Phone 580 "Your Friendly Ford Dealer" Gavilan Risks Welter Title Tonight Against Bob Dykes MIAMI, Fla.—(/P)—Welterweight Champion Kid Gavilan puts his title on the line tonight in a scheduled lo-vound fight with Bobby Dykes before what promoters say will be a 16,000 crowd in Miami Stadium. Maj. \V. II. Pceples, Miami pro-*~~—~ ' moter working under auspices ol' the International Boxins Club, said advance ticket sales reached $32.f>!W and predicted a gross sate of $100.000. The Miami weather bureau forecast showers during the afternoon but said the weather might clear up by fight time at 10 p. m. <EST>. If the fight is rained out, it will be staged tomorrow nijjht There will be no radio or telecast of this, the first mixed match in Miami boxing history and the first title fight authorized under Florida | law. Gavilan was a 4 or 5 to 1 choice! to retain the title he won. from Johnny Bratton on May 18. 1951 in New York's Madison SqtiareOarden. The Cuban Negro successfully defended the title against Billy Graham, also in Madison Square Garden, last August 29. If Dykes shoulri upset the champion, they will meet again in New York City in May Gavilan will get 37'i per cent of the gate and Dykes n\i per cent.. Boxing enthusiasts claim that the 22-year-old Dykes can hit harder than the 26-year-old champion, but that Gavilan can take more punishment than the rangy challenger. Gavilan has fo:\ht 94 times as a professional, scoria; 78 victories including 22 knockouts He lost 12 and fought to s draw four time:: Dykes, native of Son Antonio, Tex., has ruled Miami rings for the past three and a half years. He won 73 of his 34 fights, 40 of them j by knockouts. He lost* six and fought to a draw five times. Former Track Coach Is Airborne Officer ALL-STAR CAST—Ted wil- h'ams demonstrates his skill with a fishing rod at the Massachusetts Fish and Game Association in Norfolk. The Marine Corps-bound Boston Red Sox slugger returned from Florida CAMP CAMPBELL, Ky.—i/Pi—Lt,! waters primarily to exhibit his A. Richmond (Boo) Morcom, for- i fly-casting technique at the mer University of New Hampshire! g^^^inl jSTfcoS track and field star, is stationed pcr three minutes. (NEA) here with the llth Airborne Division. The Braintree, Mass.. native once took the pole vault, high jump The University of Florida's only and broad jump at an IC4A meet.jshutout grid triumph in '51 was a He was a World War II paratrooper!H-0 job over Wyoming. The only and formerly coached track at the j time the Gators were blanked was University of Pennsylvania. a 0-27 loss to Georgia Tech. have been enrolled. -— , I Golf Toufncy with n "3 hnlg score of 269. Hodges is a 205-pound 6-1 center; who backed up the line for Chipola Junior College at Marinnna. Pla., the past two years. Banvick. a 188-{ pound 5-11 guard from Chipola, also wavering, Jerky, unsteady linc,| is a gooti bascball plavcr . Tne two werving sharply here and ike a woman motorist. there iimiimn = | The 38th dual meet campaign = ends March 8 and will be followed by the individual championships in the Yale pool, March 13, 14, 15. urne CHISF PONTIAC SAYS- "HE Need* a Change— So Does Your HYDRA-MATIC!" For smooth, trouble-free performance, thc fluid in the transmission of your Hydra-Malic Pontiac should be changed.every 2S.OOO miles. Be sure you get factory-approved GM Hydra- Malic Fluid. Check your speedometer! See us! For FINEST Performance -LET US CHANGE IN YOUR CAR EVERY 25,000 MILES! CAPACE 28 North George Street Phone 307 boys were coached at Chipola by! Laz Lewis, former University ol j The huge Oregonian, troubled by j Florida quarterback and extra I a sore arm, failed to pitch a game j point specialist. or the New York Americans in j — 948, was inevitably handed railway passage. i Williams Wins Open Bevans went home, kept in shape j pitching for a local Softball team.I TUCSON. Ariz. — </Ti — Conserva- He tried hardball again, drifted]'"™ KO\( paid off for Henry Wil- imlessly from one club to another.|l:ams, Jr.. of KuUt/nvn. Pa., yeMer- inally latched on with Sacramento ; da .v as he took thc $2.000 victor's of the Pacific Coast League. l.share of the S10.000 Tucson Open. Bevans had won only one pame I during the two previous campaigns,;™... r> (VSlirn but Jo Jo White was short on , »»"«S IJuv U Sliea mound strength. With the Solons, Bill met Wayne Ev«n$ Poy'ts J 9$12 $21 CASH YOU GET 15 Mas. $143.26 250.70 1 8 Mas. $165.05 288.83 Loons $300 and Inn made under the Maryland Small loan Act. (Md.l BALTIMORE— </T, —The Haiti- i Imore Bullets announced yesterday] Anderson, now the Cincinnati^, havc b ht Kfiv)n o . shca trainer, who toiled religiously on his, from thc Milwaukcc Hawks . ailing arm. | ..... . ..._ "It was astonishing the way myj Dan Garza. end on the New York arm responded to Anderson's treat- : football Yanks, wns co-captain of ments," recalls Bevans. "I got so Ijt.he U. of Oregon Cotton Bowl team could throw again.' 1 [of 1949. The other cn-cnptnin was Bevans appeared with Sacramento, another 20 with » Pay scattered bills — have only one payment each month. ttyi&fjnaji'*5 YES MAN says YES to 4 out of S without involving employer, outsiders. If a loan will solve your problem, come in or phone today. You'll Ret prompt service. Loam up to $1000 on Signature, Furniture or Car "THl COMPANY/} THAT UKtS TO SAY YCS" '( FINANCE CO. 2nd Floor • LIBERTY TRUST COMPANY BtDG S. W, Cor. 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