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I *f '\ •> is*" The OTTAWA HERALD Friday, April 24, 1059 Braves Meeting Washburn Today - the Ottawa University Braves traveled to Topeka to meet the Washburn Ichabods in a dual track meet today, * Field events will get underway at 3 p.m., followed by running events at 3:30. The meeting will be run on the Moore Bowl track. It will be a meeting of the un- beatens as the Braves and the Ichabods are both undefeated in dual and triangular competition this year. Washbwrn holds dual wins over Baker and Omaha. They took a triangular from Peru, Neb., and S.t Benedict's. Ottawa holds dual wins over Central Missouri State and William Jewell. The Braves swept their own invitational meet last week. Washburn's top performer is Bob Denison, who threw the jave lin 216-8 last week at the KU Re lays. Sprinters Roger Nyfeler and Leonard Fisher; hurdler Charley Anderson and distance ace Jerry Brown give the Ichabods a well-balanced team. This Could Be Year For American League Race By ED WILKS Associated Preii Sporti Writer Is this the year the American League has a pennant race? Could be. Two weeks have passed and the New York Yankees haven't been in first place yet. Fact Is, they're tied for second and trail Cleveland's hatchet- swinging Injuns by three games. What's mere, Bob Turlcy, the Yankees' right-handed ace, has won but once in three decisions, and the world champions' pitching staff has produced just three com plete games (two by Whitey Ford) In nine starts. This is hardly enough to suggest I four years. Chicago's idle White that the AL is going to have a new champ for the first time since 1954, when another band of Indians out-ran the Yankees. But it is enough to have Manager Casey Stengel grumbling to his Yanks that he told 'em so, At (he moment, it looks as though it might be downright tough. The Indians, easily the most Improved c'.ub in the league, made it nine out of 10 by once more thumping Detroit's timid Tigers, 10-4, Thursday. The Yankees, meanwhile, were defeated 8-2 at Washington as the Senators beat Turley for the first time in Sox gained a share of second with New York, while Baltimore took fourth place by turning back Bos ton 8-7. In the National League, three home runs gave Philadelphia a 4-3 victory over place Braves Milwaukee's first the Chicago Cubs smacked fit. Louis 6-1 and Cincinnati defeated Pittsburgh 5-2 in the only games scheduled. Turley, who has won 12 In a row from the Nats since May 30 1955, was handed his second Jos of the season by Bobby Richard son's error in a three-run Wash Paddlefish Snagging Provides Real Sport Pro Football Pension Plan PHILADELPHIA (AP)-The pro Football Players Assn. won a pension plan from the National Football League, .but the price came high to veteran players. Actually, as NFL Commissioner Bert Bell put it, the pension, hospitalization, medical and life insurance plan granted Thursday by league owners "won't cost owners or players a nickel." Boll of course was talking of cold cash. The association, in it sdesire to stick its foot in the fringe benefit door, had to sacrifice most of the present crop of players. Bill Howton, president of the association Intimated this when he commented: "Heck, I doubt that I can play five more years to qualify for a pension. I probably won't become eligible." A check of NFL rosters discloses that some 200 of the league's 400 plus active players probably won't qualify for the retirement benefits. The plan calls for playing tenure of four years plus one game in a fifth year with everybody starting from scratch in 1959. Thus, no player will be eligible for retirement benefits until 1963. The average career of a pro football player has been calculated at 3.7 years. By GEORGE SITTERLEY JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP>- Mlssourians are in the midst of a littlo known, much loved spring sport—snagging. There are two branches of devotees. One branch goes after the Paddlefish or Spoonbill Catfish, n weird looking fish that hasn't changed much since the days of the Brontosaurus and the Masta don. Brown's Into Top Team Bowling Spot Brown's' Hardware slipped Into the top spot of the teams' division of the Ottawa City Bowling tournament last night. Brown's had 3,084 to take the lead from Beets Motor Co., with 2,999. Pepsi-Cola moved into fifth with 2,963. L. Blackstone moved into a tie for second with J. Snider in the singles with 655. Richeson still leads the singles with 667. R. Lewis-H, Doman slipped into fourth place tie with D. Heckman-C. Richeson in the doubles bracket with 1,200. C. Hicks, Henley took over fifth with 1,195. Tho fish has a long flat snout on the upper lip that extends far beyond his chin and he's no nor mal feeder. Instead, he feeds on minute organisms which he sort of scoops up, capturing the nourishment for his ponderous body in his gills. He has the smooth skin of thn Catfish and his flesh is declared even more tasty, but because of his feeding habits he's no game for the average angler. He's got to be snagged, or perhaps the way to say it is, "she's gotta be snagged." It is during the spawning runs, primarily in the Osage River above Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks that the Pad dlefish is sought the most. There's 30 or 40 miles of wind ing Osage there that's considered red hot for snagging. The snugger arms himself with a heavy cano or hickory pole- some characters say a gooc strong pool cue is best—line that will test 100 to 150 pounds, a big treble hook that would be usefu for grappling and up to a pound of sinker. Some of the more fastld ions use surf-casting equipment The hook and sinker are heaved perched on a limb above a clear Dzark stream or, as a man vrho likes to catch his fish where he can see them, clinging to the top of a stepladder he has placed in the shallow water. He, too, uses the treble hook technique as a usual thing. But having caught a couple of baskets full of suckers he turns the chores lo his wife. And she cans the fish, bones and all, in a special brine that Ozarkians have handed down for years. In the brine, the flesh takes on a succulence that even city folks will swear by and the bones are •softened so they give the doctors no business at all. Ington seventh. Russ Kemmerer won his sec ond for the Nats, although giving up eight hits including Micke; Mantle's second homer, and need ing Tex Clevenger's two hities; innings of relief. The Indians, who won in "54 while setting an AL record with 111 victories, made it five in a row over the Tigers by sweeping the three-game set at Detroit. Billy Martin's two-on homer off reliever Jim Bunning put it away for the Tribe in a five-run second inning. Wlnless Ray 1 arleski, traded by Cleveland to Detroit along with Don Mossi for Martin, lost his fourth as the Tigers stumbled through their ninth defeat in 10 starts. Dick Brodowski (2-0) was the winner in relief of Jim Perry, who was making his major league de- Richmond Cubs Win Over Welda RICHMOND - Three Richmond Cub pitchers combined to toss a neat one-hitter to chut out the Welda Pirates 5-0. Leland Kueser started on the lill for the Cubs and worked four litless innings. He was followed jy Winston Wilson who blanked he Anderson Countians through the sixth. The lone Welda hit came in the seventh off Rich Kipper. Richmond collected only four sa/ties, but pushed over two runs in the first and third frames to ice the win. Parks was the loser for Welda. Richmond will compete in the district tournament at Uniontown next week. Welda . ... 000 000 0-0 1 4 Richmond . 202 100 x-5 4 0 Batteries: Kueser (4), Wilson (6), Kipper and Wilson (4), Berry (6), Kueser; Parks and Berry W — Kueser; L-Parks. Pitching Is Reds' Problem Wants To Meet Wilt The Stilt but. Willie Tasby, rookie-of-the-year a favorite honors in for the FT. LEONARD WOOD, Mo. AP) — Elgin Baylor of the Minneapolis Lakers, in i the Army for a six-month stretch, says he is ooking forward to dueling with Wilt Chamberlain next season, should Wilt sign with Philadelphia. "The league will get a big lift next season if Wilt joins the War riors," Baylor said. "Not only will lie help the gate but he could lend the Warriors to the Eastern Division title." Baylor, a former Seattle All- America, warned that the Lakers j will be tougher next season. He. said the club's newcomers gained a lot of valuable experience last season. Baylor was the National Basketball Assn. Rookie of the Year. AL, homered and drove in four runs for the Orioles, singling home the winning run as Baltimore completed a comeback with three runs in the eight. Ernie Johnson, the Milwaukee castoff, won his second in relief. Leo Kiely (M) lost it in relief. Baseball Scores NATIONAL LCAOVIE W. L. Pet. OE Milwaukee 6 2 -750 Loa An»cle ....7 4 .636 San KrutK.lKCO T 5 .383 Chicago . .. Philadelphia. Cincinnati . Pittsburgh in DING: Measure Your Home for Comfort! V New floors V New walls V Fresh paint V New Windows V A modern kitchen V Basement Game Room V Attic Sewing Room V Acoustical Ceiling Tile V New driveway V New fencing Bring us your dimensions and we'll give you free estimates • • then handle the whole job. FINANCING ARRANGED nto the current and dragged through the rocks. When the snag- ger thinks his hook has caught on a rock or a log he heaves backward. If it's a rock or log he starts over. If it's a Paddlefish he has himself a time. The fish may weigh 50 pounds or more and tail hooked they'll offer Just about the same stubbornness as a shark. It's a merry time for the snag gers during their March IS-May 15 season in Missouri. And the num her of steaks available from a 50 pounder is staggering even to man with a deep freeze. This season opened slow bu conservation agents figured i would improve with the spring rise. Still, one agent counted 20C boats and 400 or more anglers i a 14-mile stretch of water on open ing day. About 200 big fish wer caught the first day with the big gest weighing in at 53 and 5 pounds. Then there's the other branc of the snaggers who go afte spawn-run suckers like the Re Horse—those creek bottom vac uum cleaners so full of bones the look like a birdcage. The sucker snagger may Wichita U. Takes K-State In Tennis MANHATTAN (AP) - Wichita Diversity's tennis team defeated iansas State 6-1 yesterday, run- ing its season record to 11-1- Vichita's only loss was to Okla oma State. It was the Shockers' second vie- ory over K-State, which has aj eason mark of 5-4. , 6 5 .546 I 1 , 4 4 .600 2 5 5 .800 2 2 6 .250 4 St. Louis 3 0 .250 6 Thur»<l»y nemilt* Philadelphia 4, Milwaukee 3. Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh i. Chicago ft, St. Louis 1. (Only earned scheduled) Saturday Oamn Milwaukee at Cincinnati. Pittsburgh Hi Philadelphia. Ixis Angetei at St. Louli. San Frnnnlioo at Chicago. AMERICAN LEAGUE w. L. Pet. o: Cleveland 9 1 .900 New lork < 4 .«00 S Chicago 0 4 .600 3 Baltimore 6 5 .545 3' Boston 6 5 .500 4 Kaniai City ....46 .400 5 Washington 4 7 .364 5 Detroit 1 B .100 3 Thunday Kesulti Cleveland 10, Detroit 4. Washington 3, Now York J. Baltlmor* 8, Boston 7. (Only games scheduled) Saturday flames Baltimore at N*w York. Boston at Washington . Chicago at Cleveland. Detroit at Kansas City (N). By ED WILKS Associated Press Sports Writer For the past few seasons, Cin innati's main weakness has been itching. The same problem aunted the Reds again this pring, although new manager ,Iayo Smith admitted "it might e we have the pitching, but just an't find it." Smith found one of his long-lost . itchers Thursday night as Brooks ..awrence, once the big man of the taff, beat Pittsburgh 5-2 with a ive-hitter. It was Lawrence's first omplete game since the middle f last July, and his first victory is a starter in 10 tries since he jlanked Milwaukee 1-0 last July It was the fourth complete game iy the Reds' staff (Bob Purkey ins two, Don Newcombe the oth- r) and the third full-game vie- ory. This one lifted the Reds into _ even split for 10 games. They're ied for fifth, two games behind National League leading Milwau tee. By BEN OLAN In recent seasons, baseball legislation hat been passed to curb intentional bases on balls. One rule states that a catcher must step to the right of the catcher's bo* after the ball has left the pitcher's hand or the defensive team will be penalized. The following theoretical litoa- lion Involve! in intentional base on balls. Yoa're op there among the baseball experts if you ean lolre the caie correctly. Cleveland ha* Billy Martin on third baie and Minnie M/.ioio on second with one out againit the Boston Red Sox, Frank Sullivan it the Boston pitcher and the order from the bench is to give Mickey Veraon the next Indian*' batter, an intentional pass. On the second pitch to Vernon, Boston catcher Sammy White mistakenly steps to the right of the catcher 1 * box before the ball leaves Sullivan's hand. Do yon think thatt i. Vernon should move to first base with the runners holding? b. Martin and Minoso should advance one base with Vernon afill batting? Ct Vernon should move to first with the runners advancing? Welterweights In Title Bout ST. LOUIS (AP)-Don Jordan, a young champion on the way up, pits his speed and skill against Vhrgil (Honeybear) Akins, a veteran slugger who may be past his peak, in a twice-postponed welterweight championship fight tonight. The oddsmakers call the fight even—5 to 6 and take your pick. This might be because half of them saw Akins destroy Vince Martinez for the title a year ago, and the other half watched him badly outclassed by Jordan in Los Angeles Dec. 5. The fight will start at 9 p. m., CST, and will be nationaly televised from Kiel Auditorium. The 31-year-old Akins and his OHS Reserves Lose To Haskell B Team LAWRENCE — The Haskell Indian's "B" team ripped the Ottawa High reserves 85Mi to 46% in a track meet yesterday. Bob Lewis, sophomore, led the Cyclones with 16'A points. Lewis won the 100, 220 and the shot put. He ran a leg on the winning 880- yard relay team. JOHNSON SEA HORSE FOR 1959 MAIOTTS JAYHAWK BOATS 116 S Main—Parts & Service C. Of E. Tennis Men Here Today The Ottawa University tennis team entertained the College of Ernporia Presbies in a tennis meet here, today. Ottawa is led by Bill Zell and Vince Driski, both undefeated this season. Ottawa has an 0-2 mark for the year. Ottawa Girls' Team Practice Saturday The Ottawa Girl's Softball team will hold a practice at the Forest Park diamond at 2 p.m., Saturday, Manager Ralph Emerson announced today. HUBBARV LilMBfR Harry Has ... Power Mowers Serving Your Need* Since 1870 Up to 299.95 All sizes — in push type, self- propelled and riding mowers. We offer one of the most complete selections in town — you'll find the mower and price you like. HARRY SMITH AUTO SUPPLY 110 South Main Phone CH 2-1522 Strawberry Ice Cream Available at all BENNETT Retail Dealers at the BENNETT RETAIL ICE CREAM STORE MALTS - SHAKES -- SUNDAES COFFEE » HOT CHOCOLATE PEPSI ~ ROOT BEER HAMBURGERS — CHEESEBURGERS PORK TENDERLOIN — HOT DOGS CONEYS — CHILI — FRENCH FRIES Retail Ice Cream Store CH 24974 212 N. Main handlers must be haunted by the fact the St. Louis fighter has looked bad in all three of his fights since he blasted Martinez for the crown. Both Jordan and Akins have the added incentive of probably big future paydays. Jordan's manager, Don Nesseth said Jordan likely will meet Art Aragon in Los Angeles if he de feats Akins. Akins could gain a match with ex-champ Carmen Basi.io if he wins and looks good doing it. Jordan, a 24-year-old part- Apache Indian who was one of 19 children, has come fast. Only a year ago he was regarded as merely a big lightweight. He is anxious to cash in on his crown. The fight was reset after a tornado ripped the St. Louis Arena, then reset again after Jordan's wife became ill. Makes An Offer To Chamberlain PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The owner of the Philadelphia Warriors made an offer yesterday to Wilt Chamberlain, two-time basketball All-American at Kansas. "He said he'd think it over and discuss it with his family" Eddie Gottlieb reported. "He gave no indication of whether he'd accept. We're going to meet again next week." Terms of Gottlieb's offer were not disclosed. Chamberlain quit Kansas a year ago to join the Harlem Globetrotters, reportedly for $45,000. His contract with them expired April 15. Gottlieb obtained the National' Basketball Assn. draft rights on The Stilt while Chamberlain still was in high school in Philadelphia and it was a foregone conclusion Chamberlain would shift to the Warriors after getting some experience with the Globetrotters. 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