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Phone 4600 for a WANT AD Taker EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1952 THIRTEEN Isbell Favors Baseball Over Pro Football Washington Redskins' Draft Choice, Decides To Remain In School By JOHNNY McCALLUJVl NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK— (NEA) —Down In Texas they tell you that Larry Dale Isbell has an extraordinary chance of becoming the most famous grid> j'er since Samuel Adrian Baugh "rocketed out of the prairie country and began filling the air with footballs. And like Sammy Baugh, he is headed for the Washington Redskins. But like the ancient Texas Christian graduate, he favors base- bal! over the hard knocks of pro football. Baugh. you'll recall, pictured hira- eelf something of a shortstop, had * trial run with the Cardinals in 1938. He stuck around just long enough to realize that hitting his «nds with kneedie-polnt passes was •omewhat simpler than hitting a curve ball. Now it's Isbell's turn to make the decision. Or, like Baugh, have It made for him. All-America Catcher Baylor's All-America passer Is •ome shucks as a catcher. He sees a brighter future in baseball than football. Moreover, he's nuts about the game, hit .346 catching every inning for the Waco school last trip. He made the All-America third team. Like Duke's Dick Groat, Laughing Larry has a train of baseball scouts from all over the country camping on his doorstep making googoo eyes »t him with greenbacks. Isbell is supple, swift, strong of firm and totally devoid of professional experience, but despite the latter club owners are willing to lay it on the line for such a tidy bundle of. rich, crunchy goodness Like men, a good catcher is hard to find. ' Branch Rickey, that matchless Appraiser of baseball flesh, heads the pack scrambling for the young man's signature. General Manager Buster Chatham of the Pirates' Waco farm phoned Dub King, Baylor's tub thumper, and said, "We can certainly find a place for Larry in the Pittsburgh organization — we need catchers. Mr. Rickey feels he has > a real baseball future if he •wants to put baseball ahead of football." Dub King, closest to the situation, says Isbell has just about decided not to join the Redskins next Fall. Pro Football Out "He intends to play pro baseball Instead." King relates. "Since he will not have quite enough credits to graduate in June, he must return to Baylor in September and finish. I say must, because he's fn the ROTO program, must continue jinking normal progress toward graduation, or'be drafted. He has "o alternative but to stay out of pro football." No doubt the Redskins will howl in anguish when they get a load of this. They've been making big plans for the aerial nee. Talented? ' "He's so skillful he can palm an elephant and hide a house on a 50-foot lot," remarked one Texas writer. "The six-foot-two. 180- pound senior is the nearest thing to perfection Texas has produced Bince Baugh." The Redskins shouldn't lose hope. Many grid stars have tried to chuck the sport for the diamond. And they can't touch the curve ball yet. : j, - '~7 r Ss-'£ZZ.'\?3' TOUTED TEXAN—One of the most sought-after athletes in intercollegiate circles is Baylor's stylish Larry Isbcll, s a star in both baseball and football. (NEA) Olympians Pull Away In Third-Place Battle . (By The Annotated Prr.ts) The sharp-shooting Indianapolis Olympians have pulled away from the Fort Wayne Pistons in their Western Division struggle for third place and a berth in the National Basketball Association playoffs. The Olympians sank 50 per cent of their field goal attempts to defeat the Philadelphia Warriors, 84-85, last night, while Fort Wayne bowed to the Milwaukee Hawks 75-64. The victory enabled Indianapolis to move three games ahead of the fourth-place Pistons. Eddie Melvin, successful coach of St. Bonaventure's basketball team was a former star with the Pittsburgh Ironmen in the original Basketball Association of America •ix years ago. Sliaws And Burkes Gain In Dux Loop Shaw's Cafe moved within three games of Racey and Lynn Tavern in the South End Liquor Dealer's Bowling League by dumping the leaders, 2-1. Burke's Tavern also went into a deadlock with Shaw's for the runnerup spot by stopping Queen City, 2-1. Racey and Lynn now has won of 15 games while Shaw's anc Burke's have records of eight wins and seven loses. In the other match, King's won two from Virginia Tavern. Twigg of Racey and Lynn's was high scorer with a 232 game and 569 set. Other team leaders were Bender, 184 game and Shadwell, 515 set, King's; Bland, Virginia Tavern, 195-488; Corbins, 19?, Reit- ner, 495, Shaw's; Joe LaGratta, Burke's, 188-473; Rsihl, 210, Weaver, 487, Queen City. The standings: w. Racey and Lynn 11 Shaw's Cafe 8 Burke's Restaurant 8 King's 7 yueen City Brewery 1 Virginia Tavern 4 L. 4 7 7 8 Pet. .133 .533 .533 .46' .467 .261 'Deep In The Heart Of —' The advent of professional football in Texas has inspired Los Angeles Examiner Sports Columnist Karl Hubenthal to pen a cartoon depicting a Texas Ranger in football uniform astride a horse and warbling the following ditty: Oh, give me a home where the millionaires roam, And where three-hundred- grand is just hay,— Where seldom's allowed a discouraging crowd And the Cotton Bowl's jammed every day. Chorus: Home, home on the range, where there's turnaway mobs when we play. Where the stadium's packed with the crowds we'll attract, And the turnstiles keep clicking all day. How we'll open the eyes of this league's wise guys With the scope of our box office powers, Now they'll stand there amazed, and ask as they gaze If their "gate" can exceed that of ours. (Repeat Chorus) Oh, give me a land where there's fans in th' stands And Mara has no territorial rights— And I would not exchange my home on the range For all New York City's bright lights. (Repeat Chorus) TWENTY YEABS AGO—Ocne Venzkc pun the mile In *:11 1/8 to set a new • world's Indoor record In the Millrose Oame> at Madison Square Garden. Cumberland Legion Plays 40 & 8 Cagers Tonight Only one game is slated tonight in the Central YMCA Senior Basketball League with the deadlocked leaders, Cumberland Legion and the Forty and Eight cagers, squaring off at 8:30. The contest between the BPO Elks and Ridgeley Legion has been postponed. C & P Telephone is idle. MacPhail Insists On Fall Race Date WASHINGTON — (INS) —Larry MacPhail, head of a syndicate buying Bowie race track, insisted today he must be given a fall racing date at the Maryland track. MacPhail hinted that he might withdraw from the deal to purchase Bowie if the Maryland State Racing Ted Williams, ThorpeSparkle In Sports Show BOSTON— W>—T w i c e a day a two-toned roaring shakes the ancient timbers in Mechanics Building as the Boston Sportsmen's show. with Ted Williams and Jim Thorpe as co-stars, rolls along to a new attendance record. Shrieks are for Williams, one of baseball's top batters. But most of the deep-throated shouts of the middle-agsd are for Thorpe, one of the greatest athletes the world has developed. And Boston hails the 63- year-old Indian as one of its own. Williams is being paid $12,000 for nine such days of personal appearance work. Promoter Sheldon Pair- banks will not disclose Thorpe's salary, presumed to be about one- tenth that paid the slugger who has been recalled as a Marine flyer. Williams and Thorpe met for the first time here last Friday, Ted called Jim "Chief" on sight. "The Chief is really something. What a wonder -he must have been in his prime," Williams marveled. Thorpe, however, seems unaware] of the impression he has made on one of the highest salaried sports performers of all time. But then Jim has had more than his share of life's kicks. For years he has been living from hand to mouth and recently he had an operation for a lip cancer and he needs another one soon. Two years ago when Williams LITTLE SPORT By Routon Commission does not 4 assign him made his professional fly-casting debut here in this same show, he the fall racing date this However, the former year, baseball magnate said he believes he has a 75 per cent chance of reaching a satisfactory agreement on racing dates with officials of Laurel and Pimlico, the other Maryland tracks. Bowie traditionally has held its meetings in the spring and late fall. MacPhail has been conferring daily with Pimlico and Laurel officials in the hope of agreeing on dates, which will be assigned Thursday by *the state commission. 6 Y y Senior League Basketball Scoring G 14 11 14 12 12 11 13 13 13 12 9 13 Fisher, Ridgeley ....... 13 G. Geatz. Legion . Pence. Elks Eckard, 40-8 Comer, Ridgeley , T. Geatz, Legion . Hartman. Bldgcley Lookabaugh, 40-8 . Day. Elks N. Geatz, Legion . Dean, 40-8 Cox, Elks Whlteman, Elks Bell, 40-8 10 Decker, Ridgeley 8 Fradlska. Legion ...... 14 Stotlcr, 40-8 8 lies. Telephone Co. ... 8 Brown, Telephone Co. . 8 Sarnes, Telephone Co. . 10 3vans, Telephone Co. .. 9 ifaKon, Ridgeley 7 'ngram, Morris, Wilson, Legion Lesion 40-8 3urbln. Telephone Co. Carder. Rldgelcy lumbertsort, 40-8 unnlng, Legion 3aker. Elks W. Orndotf, Tele. Co... Shatter. Telephone Co. lurgcss. 40-8 11 Boyle. Legion 10 Elks ........ 4 T. Robinson. Elks 4 Lynch, Legion 9 Ridgeley .... 8 Thompson, Ridgeley ... 3 Slriner. Legion 3 J. Klostermnn, Tele. Co. 8 Twlgg. Elks 5 Wright. Rldgelcy 9 FG F 65 31-13 67 27-44 25-37 28-56 16-27 18-32 35-49 14-28 17-24 22-32 20-33 18-31 15-28 16-23 15-35 15-2B 8-17 25-37 10-18 5-14 8-19 20-33 2-9 1-4 7-8 4-8 6-12 8-13 10-10 2-3 5-10 7-16 5-9 2-4 8-11 1-1 2-3 4-5 2-2 7-n 8-15 3-9 5-11 Pts. 166 161 153 150 132 130 129 120 119 106 96 88 83 80 79 79 72 71 66 65 18 ACCIDENT HI DROPS 50-46 CAGE TILT ACCIDENT — Breaking loose for 21 points in the second quarter, Accident rallied to hand Bayard High 50-46 basketball defeat here last night. Bill Hamilton copped scoring honors for Accident with 25 points. Steringer hooped 13 markers for Bayard. Bayard's Jayvees took the preliminary, 46-20. The lineups: dominated the press room, where the top performers rest between shows. The conversation then was all baseball, hitting .especially. This time, however, it's all about Thorpe, What he did at the Harvard Stadium when he was attending Carlisle. What he did during the 1912 Olympics. What he did in baseball with the New York Giants, Boston Braves and, about 20 years ago, with the Independents in nearby Lawrence, Mass. Tapping Incidentally, should be quite a in the event the (Continued from Page 12) view of the big Baltimore Street fire. That picture appeared On Page 1 of Monday's Times. Eddie Robinson ".cool cucumber" Chicago White Sox get mixed up in the hot flames of a pennant fire next season. . . . Eddie had a room in the Fort Cumberland Hotel level with the big conflagration, but not even the screaming sirens and excited voices Dapper Dan awakened him. . . . Official Paul Gallen roused Eddie during the height of the blaze and explained that there was a big fire outside his window. . "Let 'er burn," Robinson drowsily retorted, "I'm sleepy!" . . . Cpl. Johnny Borchert. the Times sports writer on lend-lease to the Army, has completed a six-week course in public information at the Armed Forces cum, N. Y. . School ir. Fort Slo- . . Students receive practical exercises in newspaper and radio writing, television techniques, public speaking, photography and operational procedures of public relations. TEN YEARS AGO—Mel Ott signed a two-year contract as player-manager of the New York Giants. Baynrrf Oaither. t Rotruck. I Sterlngrr, c Lantz. R Fox, g Totals 20 10-18 5o] !Von-5coring subs—Morelftnd, Fulk. j Accident O F rts.l Edcar, t 3 Harntnn. t 2 Hamilton, c 7 Brohst. K •*.... 0 J. Georce. g 0 Frat?. .-iih 1 Ferguson, sub 2 D. George, sub 1 Totals 15 Non-scoring subs—Schlosnagle, Score by periods: BAYARD 10 21 ACCIDENT 13 14 Official—Wilt. Cumberland, Froslburg Tie In Badminton Play FROSTBURG — The Cumberland and Frostburg Badminton clubs split in 12 matches played on the Beall High School courts here Monday evening, 6-6. The invaders and the Mountain City teams split in the mixed doubles matches, 2-2, Frostburg copped the men's doubles, 3-2, and Cumberland took the women's doubles, 2-1. The next matches will be played in Cumberland on the Fort Hill High School court February 25, beginning at 8 pjn. Rubber Workers Defeat DeMolay Sparked by Chuck, Lindner's 14 points, Local 26's Bubber Workers turned back DeMolay, 32-22, in a National Division basketball game of the City Recreation League last night at Fort Hill. Paul Landis and Sam Smith each had seven points for the losers. Syckes Music Store thumped the Tri-State Roofers, 47 to 31, in another National Division battle. In the American Division, West Side nosed out Miller's Sunoco, 29 to 28. Jim Burke and Tony Paupe each hooped three baskets for the victors, but Center Jim Murray of the Sunoco team was the game's leading scorer with ten points. The lineups: HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL G 3 Local 26 Long f... Hook t... Lindner c Arnone g. Briner g. Bitter s. Totals .IX F T|DZ Molar 0 OILandis 2.. 3 S(Chenowitli 0 H|Smith c... 1 5|KrampJ g.. 3 SBatts g.... 0 2|Morgan s.. jKnotts, s... 6 32 Totals .. Score by periods: LOCAL J5 H 23 28 32 DB MOLAY 8 14 18 22 Olficlals—Bryce and Robertson. HIGH SCHOOL AMERICAN West Side G F TlMlIler's Sun. G Connolly 1. Parrel! f... Burke c.... Shatter g.. Paupe g.... Connolly s. Robertson f Diehl I.. Murray c Zller g... SDeVault g ' Ziler 5... Totals .. F T 3 7 2 8 2 10 0 '2 0 0 1 1 Totals ....12 5 29 Score by periods: WEST SIDE ' 11 MILLER'S StJNOCO 7 .10 8 28 22 22 Officials — Jim DeVault and Robertson. ROWLESBURG BLASTS PARSONS FIVE, 62-35 ROWLESBXJRG, W. Va. — Hitting for 27 goals, Rowlesburg High School's cagers walloped Parsons here last night. 62-35. Pyles, Cannon and Pelton shared 42 of the winners' tallies while Good tallied 13 for Parsons. The lineups: Parsons G F Pts. Auvil, f 0 0-2 0 Wllfong. f 4 0-1 8 McDonald, e 0 1-2 I Good, g 4 5-10 13 Liller, g 0 0-1 0 Mullenaux. sub 1 0-1 2 Felton. sub 0 l-I 1 Fairbanks, sub 5 0-2 10 Totals 14 7-20 35 Nnn-scoring subs—Long, Nestor, Collett. Bowley. Kowlesburir G F Pt«. Pylcs. f B 0-5 18 Cannon, f 7 0-2 14 Felton. c 4 2-5 10 Shahan, g 3 3-7 8 Plum, g 3 1-1 " 7 Punk, sub 0 1-2 1 Jackson, sub 1 1-3 3 Totals 27 8-25 62 Non-scoring sabs —Wilson, Sari:, Everly. Sanders. Score by periods: ' PARSONS 5 5 16 12—35 ROWLESBURO 13 23 14 12—62 Otriclfif-.Iohnson. TRIPLE-EDGED CORVALLIS, Ore. — (NEA — Bill Toole, Oregon State's stickout eager, was all-state in football, basketball and track in high school. High-Placed Source Has Musial As Top-Salaried Player In 1951 NEW YORK—(d 3 )—They start kicking- baseball salaries around-again in a government hearing today and if they open up the books, as expected, there may be a few mild surprises. For instance, -what player do you suppose drew down the top flat salary in 1951? 7—50 9—46 The most effective pitcher against] the Philadelphia Phillies last sea-' son was Max Surkont of the Boston Braves. He gave up only three earned runs in 59 innings against the Sawyermen. TheyH Do It Every Time •<>- By Jimmy Hatlo . FLOTILLA IS AU- WrJKEO UP, SHE'LL 60 MILES OUT OF HS? WTO GREET /4M KWDR1LENE /WP RJMSUS-HOVV MCE TO SEE >OU- WE WERE W THE LCXlMSE-BLfT I WAS SURE IT FUNGUS// DIDM'T STDP/4M DRMM6 FRIEND HUSB4MD TO THE ST/mON 1 " B4SSES RJM6US-/WD WEDOMD4M PASS a COMl 19V. Kttifj nUTpMS SYVMCAT*. he, WOULD tfCKTS Always gets a royal welcome. Every one enjoys a Kings Ale's extra rest. Brewed to a ling's tasfe —a he-man flavor that's strongly favored by smart hosts and hostesses who want to make a hit. DOUBLE FERMENTED! AT POPULAR PRICES! Ale QUEEN CITY BREWING CO. CUMBERLAND. MD. DiMaggio? Williams? Guess again. It was the St. Louis Cardinals' superb Stan Musial, according to one high-placed source who claims to have the full financial dope on the game's gold-plated stars. Although on an overall basis, counting bonuses and such, he didn't match the Yankees' Joe DiMaggio and the Red Sox' Ted Williams, Musial signed for the largest guaranteed pay, like this: Player Salary Bonus Total Musial S75.000 ? 5,000 580,000 Williams 70,000 20,000 90,000 DiMaggio 60,000 30,000 90,000 While these and other figures are expected to be bandied about in today's hearing of the Salary Stabilization Board, there'll be no argument over who is highest paid in 1952. DiMaggio has retired and Williams is headed for Marine service, leaving Musial pretty much alone in the astronomical income brackets. The latest SSB hearing, scheduled at 10 a. m. (EST), deals with the recent edict putting a curb on the overall baseball club budgets. Under the ruling each club must arrange its 1952 salaries to meet one of two following specifications: • 1. The total salary payroll of any one year, 1946 through 1950, plus a ten per cent flat increase. 2. The total salaries paid in 1951 in accordance with previous rulings, with no increase. Walter O'Malley, president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, for one, bitterly objects to this decree which he says caught him with 'some two-thirds of his players already signed, O'Malley said the players were signed under the old SSB provision and some of them were given nice increases. If the present government ruling is permitted to stand, then most contracts will have to be called back and renegotiated Otherwise, unsigned players would have to take sharp pay cuts to make the club's budget fall inside the 1951 figure. Canadian Fighter Gives Champ Scare TORONTO — UP)— A 20-year-old Canadian lad who wasn't rated a chance at going more than five rounds with New York's lightweight champion, James Carter, stuck around for the route last night in one of the best fights in these parts for years. Even though he dropped a unanimous decision in the nine-round non-title clash, Toronto's Allan Mc- Pater put up a show that veteran fight followers termed his best ever. A crowd of 8,666 paid $17,334. Carter beat McFater to the punch most of the time, but the Canadian was never on the run. The Negro titleholder directed his attack at the Toronto fighter's mid-section, keeping him off balance with jabbing lefts and a lightning-like right cross. Beall Hoopsters Top Fort Ashby FROSTBURG — The Beall High Mountaineers broke a 22-22 halftime deadlock here yesterday afternoon to hand port Ashby's cagers a 50-40 setback. The victory was the eighth of the year for the Mountain City quint. Bill Davis and Ronnie Brenneman were Beall's outstanding bets, caging 16 and ten points apiece. Don Bennett hooped 11 tallies for Fort Ashby. Paul Thompson of Beall and Bennett were ejected on personal foals. The lineups: Beall G F PF tit. Davia, I a 0-4 3 IS LaPorta, f ....,...,,.. 0 0-0 1 0 Brennaman, c 5 0-3 4 10 P. Thompson, s ...... 1 1-1 S 3 Tomlinson. g 3 1-2 4 7 Blauk, sub ...2 2-4 2 e Arnone. sub 1 3-5 5 5 Murray, sub 1 1-2 2 3 Totals 21 8-21 28 80 Non-scoring subs — Hawkins, Burner, Buskirk, c. Thompson. Fort Ashbj C F PF Pli. Prankland. ! 2 2-8 1 6 Bennett. J 4 3-13 S It Schriver, c 4 1-2 2 9 Alt, g ,. 13-51 5 Kenny, g 0 2-3 3 3 Rllcy, r 22-34 8 Bosley, g 01-10 1 Totals 13 H-35 18 40 Non-scoring sub—Sharplcss. Score by periods: BEAU, 10 32 37 FORT ASHBY 14 22 26 Officials—Van Roby and Hahn. 50 40 Bobby Adams Trying For Job At Second CINCINNATI — (/P) — Bobby Adams, who will be starting hi» seventh year as utility infielder for the Cincinnati Reds, hopes to get the regular second base job this season. Adams will have first crack at the position vacated by Connie Ryan who was traded to the Phillies. In 60 games last season Adama batted .266. 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