Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 16, 1954 · Page 14
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 14

Alton, Illinois
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PAGE WWV TweV o* LITHE &LOCKIH& BACK ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1364 Roxana Builds 32-9 Lead Before Rain Halts Meet ROXANA — Rain washed out the scheduled dual meet between Roxana and Cahokla here Thursday afternoon but not before the host Shells had taken • 32-9 lead. Five events were finished be- for the team* surrendered to the elements. Roxana won four out of the five, losing only In the mile run which Cahokla's Donahue took in a 5:09.8 time. In the high hurdles, with ape Rich Brown laying out with an aching back, the Shells triumphed In 18.8 as Rlch'g little brother Bob finished in front of Ca- hokla'g Adams and fellow team mate Goodhart. The Shells took a clean sweep In the 100 yard dash with Roxana entries Warren Steffen,' Terry Wrest and Bob Hlckle fin- ishing one-two-throe In 10.8. Paul Shelby won the shot put for Roxana with a heave of 43 feet, 10 Inches. Chuck Dickerson took second place for Roxana and Buxton of Cahokla was third. Deibert Walmsley was second and Skundrich Jhlrd for Roxana behind Cahokla's Donahue In the mile. The 880 yard relay was Ihn last event completed before the rain finished off the meet. Roxana's team of Terry Wrest, Bob Hlckle, Rich Brown and Warren Steffen clicked oft a winning time of 1:39,5 in the downpour, Cahokla will return Friday, April 23, to take part In a meet with Troy, Civic Memorial and Roxana. Page Returns From Sticks To Big Loop NEW YORK JP-Frora World Series star with the New York Yankees to semi-pro pitcher then back to the major leagues with the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates: That is the story of Joe Page during the past five years. The one-time great relief artist, eager lor another crack at big league batters, vowed today. "I'm back and I'm going to make the most of it." Ten pounds under his playing weight with the Yankees, Page said he's ready to pitch anytime manager Fred Haney needs him. "My arm doesn't bother me anymore," he said. "I had a bone chip removed from my elbow last winter. That did the trick. I've pitched as much as 25 minutes of batting practice at a time and 1 feel great." The big 205-pound southpaw, now 38, made his last appearance in a semi-pro tilt in his home town of Springdale, Pa. in 1952. "All I could do was push the ball up to the plate — when 1 could reach it," he said. "I figured I was finished." In 1949, his next-to-last year with the Yankees, Page won 13 games and saved as many, led the Ameri can League in games pitched anc then worked in three of the Yankees' world series victories over Brooklyn, receiving credit for one of the triumphs. George Johnson To Meet Ward On TV Tonight NEW YORK JP— George Johnson, with 16 straight victories, meets rugged Moses Ward tonight in a televised 10 round fight at St Nicholas Arena. Johnson, a 23-ypar old middle- _ weight, has been hoping fur "just disclosed'slim, one big chance" to show his stuff' to the nation. The hard-punching 21-year old Ward made a big splash while losing on an eighth round kayo to Willie Troy Feb. 23. After being stopped by Troy, then the fourth - ranking middle. weight, Ward lost a split decision to Holly Minis, another contender, »i Detroit, March 3. He had won nine in a row until he met Troy. The bout starts at 9 p.m., CST, for the coast to coast broadcast (ABC) and telecast (NBC). Sports Sked TODAY Good Friday holiday for all schools. SATUUDAY BASEBALL—Country Day at Western Military Academy, 2:30. TRACK—Wood River at Herrln Relays (junior and senior divisions), 2; Principln Upper School at Western Military Academy, 2. TENNIS — Western Military Academy at Country Day, 2:30. MONDAY BASEBALL - Colllnsvillc vs. Alton High at Riverside Park, 3:30. Raschi Avoids After Braves Spoil Debut MILWAUKEE /P — Vic Raschi, ace pitcher sold to the St. Louis Cardinals by the New York Yankees during the winter, WHS anything but impressive in his Nn- tional League debut Thursday against the Braves. The big righthander was bpltinl out after less than two innings. "He didn't have a thing," said one Brave player, not noted for his hitting. "All he was throwing WHS a slider and even it didn't iimoum to much." , Raschi, who racked up H 120-50 record with the Yankees, best in the major leagues for an active pitcher, fticpd only 11 Braves in his brief stint. He walked two, RHVC up four hits including H SMMoot home run by Jw> Adcock, and let in another run with a throwing error on an attempted pickotf at first base. Raschi, in thp clubhouse afterward, avoided comment. Cubs Buy Southpaw Davis From Seattle CHlCAfJO A»-Thi. Uik-iiK,, C,,| 1S strengthened their southpaw pitching department Thursday by buy. ing Jim Davis from Seattle'of the Pacific Coast Lea«ur for Raschi Knocked Out Quick In Card Debut Ex-Yank Clubbed Heavily Bj JOK ItKlCHI.KK AP Sport n Writer Only a frw weeks ago Harvey Hatldix, Vic Knuchl »nd Gerry Stalry were racking up goose eggs in pro-season games of thn St. Louis Cardinals. But In successive start* since the regular son son began, lladdlx and llaschi were pounded oft the hill acforo thay could even draw a deep breath. Haddix cot bis lumps opening day, five hits and four runs In less than three Innings against (he Chicago Ciihs. Raschi made his National League rlehtif Thursday In Milwaukee mid the foiTner Yankee ace fared even worse. He was pulled !n the second inning after he hart been slugged for four hits and a.s many runs. The Cards fought back to lie Die game with a run in the eighth and three more In the ninth hut Billy Brut on walked In the llth and raced nil the \vny home with the winning run on Danny O'Connell's single lo right and Rip Re- pulski's bobble. The 7—6 drlent was charged to reliever liaddix, his second in two gumes. A record crowd of 39,963 saw Roulhpaw Warren Spahn go all the wny for Milwaukee. •Staley, (he third member of (he big ttfo, Is due (o make his 19,>3 bow In Chicago Saturday. The only oilier wlnless eluh in the majors are the Chicago While Sox, who dropped Iheir third in a row as Baltimore cHebraled its first American League home open- or since :190'2 with a 3—1 victory before 4Q.354 wildly cheering fans. Bob Turley, the sophomore spocd- bnllcr, permitted seven hits and struck out nine for the Orioles. Home runs by Clint Courtney and Vcrn Stephens sent Virgil Trucks down to defeat. Cincinnati's hard-hitting Ilecllegs remained the majors' only unbeaten team, pounding out an 11— 5 decision over the Cubs for their second straight. Jimmy Grcen- eruss, who tied a record with four doubles on opening day, added a [tfth two-bagger and walloped a bases-loaded home run to highlight a six-run seventh lor Cincinnati. . , A slim gathering of 12,498 at Eb- hots Field were rewarded by u 7-4 Brooklyn victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Three Dodger home runs, all off loser Max Surkont, accounted lor six runs. Roy Cam- panclla hit bis third of the season with two on, Junior Gllliam hit his second a' ml Jackie Robinson his first with a runner on base. The Philadelphia Phillies beat. the New York Giants '2-0 in a game cut to li'ii innings because ot rain. Johnny Antonclll yielded only three Phlllle hits hut two of them were damaging drag bunts. One was made by Ted Kazanski, who took .second on Antonelli's wild throw, third on a passed ball and scored on a fly in the fifth. The second, by Del Ennis, squeezed \Villie Jones home with two out in the sixth. Four teams were tied for first place in the American League with 2-1 records. Detroit -handed Cleve land the first defeat of the season. 3-2, scoring the winning run in the ninth on two walks, an Infield single by Bill Tutllc and an infield out by Matt Rails. The New York Yankees joined Cleveland, Detroit and Baltimore Hi the lop, de/eitling the Philadel phia Athletics .'!— 0 on Tom Morg mi's eight-hitter. Kighth - inning homo runs by Hunk Bauer and rookie Bill Slumron off loser Alex Kellnor broke up a close hurlinc duel. Catcher Sammy White drove in three runs with a home run, double and two siiiRlcs in four times at bat to lead the Boston Red Sox to a (i— 1 victory over Washington. Lefty Bill Henry hurled a Ibroe- hiller. Fiht Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Club C'cinnati Philadel. Brooklyn Chicago M'waukee 1 1 N. York 1 2 Pittsb'gh 1 2 St. Louis 0 2 W L Pet. 2 1 1.000 2 1 2 1 1 1 .667 .667 .500 .500 .333 .333 .000 W L Shnd 1.000 .867 .750 .500 n .750 .500 »,, .667 .333 1 .667 .333 1 .500 .250 l',i .500 .250 1^ .333 .000 2 Stanky's Hurlers Finding Trouble Finishing Games TWO OF A KIND— There may ho stronger clubs in the National League than thn Phillies, hut none figures to have better pitching than that of Curt Simmons, left, and Kohln Roberts. (NKA). tty The Cleveland — Rocky Castellunl, WO. Cleveland, outpointed Pedro i Jon/ales. 1BI' : , Uankin. PH. 10. Mickey Mars, 121 '», Cleveland, outpointed Nnti> Brooks. 11<), Clnve- lami. 10. NV«ark. N..I. — H,,|, Cioclano, Mi 1 .. Newark, stopped Riggi Alotti, l.V), New York, 3. EVINRUDE ITMIMIMIMI Get Ready for Spring _ LAWN MOWERS COMPLETELY RECONDITIONED 99* Case of Enos Stresses Abuse of Waiver Rule n.V HA Kit Y GIIAY8OV NKW YORK — (NEA) —There is llltJe or no sentiment in baseball. it's a hard game. But (Jie picture of Enos Slaug- Icr crying when advised that he iad been traded to the Yankees sn't going to do (he business my good. Counlry Slaughter was kicked upstairs, but that didn't make ho most typical of the Cardinals Tecl any better about it. Alter 19 years in the St. Louis Nationals' organization, it never entered Slaughter's head that he would ;ver play for anybody else. Vie Iluschi felt the same way when lold lie was making the switch the opposite way. The Slaughter and Raschi transactions not only shocked the baseball public, who expected to close out their careers in the livery in which they broke in. The Slaughter and Raschi deals stress the abuse of the waiver rule, which is used as Jittle more than trade bait. The excuse of National League clubs for letting Slaughter slip out of the circuit is that waivers can twice be withdrawn alter being obtained. "The Cardinals wouldn't let us have him", say the brass. "Certainly we could not have closed such a deal as the Yankees made (Slaughter for four minor leaguers)." Bob Carpenter of the Phillies, who require an outfielder Jike Abbott needs Costello, pointed out that Slaughter's best years were behind him. ENOS SLAUGHTER Slaughter didn't fit into out plans," asserted John Quinn of the Braves. While the Slaughter barter was being announced, baseball pundits were pointing out that a Giant weakness was the lack of an accredited left-hand pinch- hitter. "We wouldn't have taken him if we had the chance," declared the White Sox' Frank Lane, while attempting to sell Chicago fans the idea that Wlllard Marshall is a "big" outfielder. There's one for (he book or something — Slaughter not capable enough for the Phillies, Braves, Giants and White Sox, but plenty good enough for the world champions. i The other clubs have been slow In getting hep to the Yankees' winning formula, In which National League castoffs have figured for five consecutive all- conquering years. Johnny Mlze was purchased in 1949. Johnny IIopp in '50 and Johnny Sain in '51. Two more pitchers—Ewell Blackwell and Johnny Schmitz —failed to be of help, but General Manager George Weiss wasn't sitting still. Slaughter is 38, but batted .291 and drove in 89 runs in 143 games last season. And the last time we looked the foremost hustler in the game was scooting over ground as rapidly as ever. His acquisition gives the Yankees further outfield and pinch- hitting protection and opens the gale to further trades. "Slaughter will be a great help to the Yankees", said Branch Rickey of the Pirates. "I'm glad to see him out of the league", asserted Vice-President Buzzy Bavasi of the Dodgers. "He hurt us plenty last season." It's difficult to understand the thinking of baseball owners and officials, who waive a star and a name out o{ the league just so he won't be around to hurt them. You'd think they'd want the league strong and well balanced and the more attractions the better. Attendance has fallen off for other reasons than television and the magnates aren't chocking the decline by repeatedly demonstrating that baseball is a game without a conscience. ACME ALLEYS ImlUNtrlnl League Westerner Club won 3 from Godfrey Box. Boxbonrd No. 2 won - from Boxboui-d No. 1. Onizerl No, 1 won 2 from Sinclair. Qnized No. 2 won 2 from Standard En- gincors. Shell Oil won 2 from Isco, '.'00 bowlers: Henry 202, Swain 248, Jefferson 215. Wegman 202, 210, Stallings 203, Cown 21a! Smith 228, J. Periea 210, Autcry 233, 210. Ernst 2U. Bruemmer 224, 232, Nagy 206, Girth 234. ThurMluy Merchants League Finley Motors won 3 from Schiwders Mkt. Meyers Food Service won 3 from Pioneer Hybrids. Elm St. Merchants won 2 from North Side Boosters. Moose No. 2 for 2 from Club 94. Moose No. 3 won 2 from Moose No. 1. Wallers Shed Metal won 2 from Kingston Standard. L. & L. Refrigeration won 2 from Buck's Paint. Swains Service won 2 from Hutchinson Fdy. Jourdain Roofing won 2 from Rollers Service. 200 bowlers: Perolio 224, Zeller 229, G. Boll 230, E. Bolt 20i), Graham 23-1, Sydall 213. Western Women League* Pttt-kettes won 2 from Chemical Workers. Be Bop Bowlites won 2 from Be Bop Bowlites. Tolderol- lollos won 3 from Roughies. Pin Ups won 2 from Stenncttes. Happy Hitters won 2 from Happy Hitters. Strike Overs won 2 from Krazy Krew. Thursday Mjfht Luilies League Uptown Bakery won 3 from AI- from Danny's. Tom Waters Serv- ton Box Board. Sand Bar won 3 ice won 2 from Skaggs. Gcrsman & company won 2 from Boosters. Sampson's Market won 2 from Ranch House. HOWL INN' Stumlitnl Foreman Tied Crown won 3 from Perma- lube. Mechanical won 3 from Labor. Desert Provers won 2 from Powder Cats. Works Office won 3 from White Crown. 200 bowlers—Crystal 235, Nixon 200, Waggoner 200, Dvorchak 200. Shell Ladies Firecrackers won 2 from Shel- lettes. Shell Mrs. won 2 from Activators. Shell Mixers won 2 from Shellites. Oilerettes won 2 from Research. Ul'I'KK ALTON ALLEYS Upper Alton dangle Lee's won 2 from Eli M. Greer Real Estate. Wood River Bowl won 2 from Herkimer's. Queen's Texas, Kansas TeamsSeekiiig New Records LAtVRENCE, Kan. # — Texas University's great sprint corps and Kansas' sparkling baton teams go after new marks in the 29th Kansas Relays Saturday. Adding lustre to the meet will be" the appearance of Wes Santee; one ef the world's greatest middle distance runners, in the Glenn Cun ningham mile. He holds the'Amer- ican record of 4:02.4. The Kansas sprints medley team, anchored by Santee, set a world's record of 3:20.2 in the Texas Relays. Texas is considered a cinch Jn the shorter relays and sprints/The Longhorns won the 440-yard relay in 40.8 seconds at the Texas meet. Insurance won 2 from Bowl Inn. 200 games—N. Showers 203-207, B. Showers 22S, Rodi 257, Pace 207, Wells 203, Blackard 212, Solid-man 212, O'Donnell 203, Stalp 210. 3 Factory S RM ificition t Btanngj Clianid, Ubricatid SS2r, l j|J 1 ! ll !! w » (WMH'nln charct) P , J, 8fMM 8llri C«»««»tr Strviet Dint Part. K*t« if Kw^-SttUUwlioii OuwmU^U ' Pow*r Mawert 7,M and Up SEARS Alton 309 Plata or 'Broken? An extra pair !« n good iiiveetint»iit SEE IT NOW! Dovid Brojley ROTO-SPADER Throw Away Yp«r Sp«d« 144* *15 !>ouu, lio Month At l*st * garden tool that prep»rei tilt toil. PJowi «n4 dine* your *oll la on* op«r«Uon. Affc /or » (re* deuioa>u»tlon »t jour Stor* Hour*: SEARS MOA. »nd Fri. 9 to 9. Otter D*yt V It t. Fh*o* J-S511 Milwaukee 7, St. Louis 6 (11 innings). Brooklyn 7, Pittsburgh 4. Cincinnati 11, Chicago 5. Philadelphia 2, New York 0 (Called after 6Vi innings, rain.) Today's Schedule Open rlate for all clubs. AMERICAN~LEAGUE Club W L Pet. W L Bhnd Cleveland 2 1 .667 .750 .500 . Detroit 2 1 .667 .750 .500 . Baltimore 2 1 .667 .750 .500 . New York 2 1 .667 .750 .500 . Philadel. 1 1 .500 .667 .333 Boston 1 1 .500 .667 .333 Wash'ton ' 1 2 .333 .500 .250 1 Chicago 0 3 .000 .250 .000 2 Yesterday's Results Baltimore 3, Chicago 1. Detroit 3, Cleveland 2. Boston 6, Washington 1. New York 3, Philadelphia 0. Today's Schedule Open date for all clubs. Andrews Tops Great Lakes in Service Finale GREAT LAKES, 111. fl> — Andrews Air Force Base of Washington, D.C., with a smashing 91-66 defeat of Great Lakes, today rules as the interservlce basketball champion. Led by Dick Knostman, former Kansas State star who scored 21 points, Andrews completely overwhelmed the all-Navy champions Thursday night with a 55-point last halt burst. Five of the winners' players hit 11 points or better. Third place in the four-team tournament went to the Quantico Marines with an 89-80 triumph over the Army titlist, Camp Chaf- feo, Ark. Richie Regan hit for 29 points and Paul Arizin added 24 for Quantico. The Air Force champions ended their season with a 40-4 record. Great Lakes, with a 24-game winning streak snapped, ended with •li-3. No More Sobs For Enos After Joining Yankees NEW YORK !P - Enos Slaughter sobs no more. The pin-striped Yankee uniform with Vic Raschi's old No. 17 on the back is a perfect lit. "It's fll in the game," he said today with a wry grin. When the St. Louis Cardinals traded him to the New York Yankees Sunday he had to pull up roots that had sunk deep into St. Louis soil for about 16 years. "Mr. Meyer (Dick Meyer, Card general manager) told me it wasn't that they thpught I was through. It was just that they were starting a youth movement. I don't know what kind of youth movement it is. That boy, Joe Frazier, is 32, I think. "But it's all over now. As soon as I got out of town (St. Louis) I felt different about it. This might be a big break for me." "He'll be all right," said Yankee manager Casey Stengel. MILWAUKEE ffi — Manager Eddie Stanky is running up against some trouble he hadn't counted on this season. Two of his "big three" pitchers have taken the rap in the St.Louis Cardinals' opening two games. Ace southpaw Harvey Haddix has lost both decisions. Haddix, who turned in a 20-9 record last year, pitched 30 innings In spring training and had an earned run average of 0.90. He Parted the Cards' St. Louis opener and was belted from the mound early. Nine hurlers have been used in the first two games, Ex-New York Yankee Vic Raschi flopped in his Cardinal debut against the Braves Thursday, go- Ing to the showers in the second trailing. 4-2. Haddix came on in the 9th with the score tied, 6-6, but lost the game in the llth. Sal Yvars had belted a two-run homer for the Cards as a pinch- hitter in the ninth to send the game into extra innings. Haddix retired the first seven batters to face him. but walked outfielder Bill Bruton in the llth. Bruton, a speedster, then scored from first on a single to right by Danny O'Connell, to give the Braves the victory, 7-6. Bruton won last season's opener against the Cardinals here in the llth with a home run off Gerry Staley. Staley, the other members of the "big three" gets his first start of the season against the Chicago Cubs there Saturday. EDDIE SJANKV C»r4lnttt (ft) Repulskt 811 Plnyer AB R H Moon Schoen'it Minlal Jahlonskl Bllko • Grammas Rice Raschi Miller Lowrey Brnzle Yvnm Haddix 911 .111 301 8-0 3 410 S 1 0 401 101 i o n 100 ooo i i i 100 Player ABHH Bruton 9 2 O'Connetl Matthewi Adcock 4 1 1 1 S 1 Mftkovlch 4 n Pendleton 1 0 Aaron Logan 5 1 .101 Calderont .111 Spahn 9 0 0 Totali ..41 Oil Totali ..40 1 1S Inning. , 123 498 788 10 11— H H E Cardinals 200 000 013 0 0 811 I Braves 311 100 000 0 1 713 a Newt Oliver Out of Hiding, Reports Big Deal A 'Cookin* RfO GRANDE, Ohio £>-Newt Oliver, the volatile little ringmaster of Rio Grande's basketball circus, came out of hiding today and announced he and star performer Bevo Francis are considering offers "that would put each of us in the five-figure salary bracket." Since last Monday's expulsion of Francis, one ot the most prolific scorers the game has ever known, Oliver's whereabouts have been a dark'secret. But late Thursday night, Oliver called The Associated Press, and said when he was asked where he had been: "Just shoppin'." The conversation went this way: Question: "Have you and Bevo decided on an/ offers?" * Answer: "We have two, good, solid offers — and either one of them would put each of us in the five figure salary bracket." Q: "What are they?" Greene County Meet April 22 CARROLLTON — The annual Greejie County track meet will be held at Roodhouse, Thursday, April 22 at 7 p. m. The annual Illinois Valley Conference meet will be" held April 30 at Pleasant Hill. In the Valley meet the preliminaries will be run in the afternoon and the finals at night. The Carrollton team will participate in both meets. A: "I can't say. In fact, I can't >ven give you a hint. But there'i ust the slightest chance we'll stay at Rio Grande." Q:v"Were you really In Cincinnati, or somewhere else?" A: "I was in Cincinnati to see he Harlem Globetrotters and the College All-Stars." Q: "Did you talk to Saperstein Abe Saperstein, owner of the globetrotters)?" A: "I can't say who I talked to. Jut you don't think I went down here for my health, do you?" Q: "What about that 'slight' •banco you and Bevo will be back at Rio Grande next year? Are you wo going to be together or not?" A: "When the college dropped Jevo, they busted the biggest pub- icity bubble in basketball history. Jut if he doesn't come back, it's ust as certain as the sun comin' ip in the morning that I won't be >ack here either. Bevo'll be play- ng basketball somewhere next season, and you can bet your life ".'11 be right there on the bench." Park Gridder Signed by Cardinals CHICAGO ff — Center Ralph C a r r i g a n, star linebacker tor Georgia, today signed with the Chicago Cardinals. . • • OIAIY POWIt MOWIII Crowing in popularity every year, th» Jacobsen Rotary Mower U truly the all-purpose mower — cuts lawns M well u tail weeds. Seven models— 181062- inch cutting widths. 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