Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on February 18, 1952 · Page 6
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SIX EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD. MONDAY, F.EBRUARY 18, 1952 Phone 4600 for a WANT AD Taker $500 Bonus To Feller Great Baseball Investment Bob Feller, certainly no one can deny, ranks with the greatest pitchers of all time, but did you know that the Cleveland Indians almost lost "Rapid Robert" before he had a chance to become famous?* Had the late Judge Landis adhered strictly to baseball law, he could have declared Feller a free agent But, he didn't. He ruled with his heart instead of the "book. It's an old story, a story that Les Biederman of The Pittsburgh Press, tells well. Cy Slapnicka signed Feller at a bonus of $500 and it turned out to be one of the greatest investments ever made in baseball. In the 1930s, there was a rule that no major league team could play a sandlotter or high school boy without first putting him in the minor leagues for a year. Cleveland had every intention of fanning Feller out and assigned him to New Orleans but he didn't pitch an inning there. He was a much too valuable asset and Indian officials feared an injury. So they told the New Orleans management to hold him out of every game. After a few weeks of exile In New Orleans, the Indians brought Feller to Cleveland in 1936 and one day he pitched an exhibition game against the fabulous Cardinal Gas House gang. He struck out about 15 of the Cardinals and amazed everybody with his speed. The Indians used Feller in 14 games that 1936 season. He won five, lost three but fanned 76 batters in 62 innings. He was only 17 at the time and his future was unlimited. Some team protested Feller's eligibility and the case went to Judge Landis, the final authority. Landis called Feller into his office for a hearing and, after sifting all the testi mony, this is what he told the boy: "By all the rules of baseball, I have the right to declare you a free agent Should I do this, you would have 15 other major league Warns at your doorstep, offering you fancy amounts to sign with them. "I presume you could ask and receive $100,000, possibly $200,000. Maybe more, without even establishing yourself in baseball. "I'm afraid what that kind of money might do to such a young boy. I fear that it might stifle your ambition. You might feel you already have enough money and not care about your baseball. "I've thought this over very carefully and I've decided that a youngster of your ability could earn this amount in a short time. And by earning it yourself ypu'll have a greater appreciation of hard work and success. "As I say, I could rule you a free agent on the evidence but I'm not going to do it. Some day you'll thank me for the decision that Cleveland owns title to your baseball ability. "I've found that those who earn their money appreciate it and guard it the most." How many bonus babies can you name who didn't have the priceless advice of Judge Landis to guide them and where are they today? Residue From The Sports Keg You can look for "Pluck" Miers' Piedmont High Lions to do a lot of roaring next season on the basketball court. . . "Huck" is building and has a band of underclassmen with a lot of promise. When they dropped that 62-58 thriller last week to the Keyser Golden Tornadoes, champions of the Potomac Valley Conference, the Lions' lineup much of the time was made of four sophomores and a freshman. . . . The Lions put up a valiant battle against the champs in spite of three players reportedly hit by illness. . . . Incidentally, Bob Niland, Piedmont's freshman star, should turn out to be among the all-time greats at the West Virginia School. . . . Jim Wilkinson, pitching star for the BPO Elks in the Rocking Chair Softball League for several seasons, now resides in Erie, Pa. ... Jim was recently promoted by^ Sears. Roebuck and Company. .' . . Starting with the firm at the local store, he wa.s transferred to Washington, Pa., less than a year ago. . . . Wilkinson managed to play several games with the Elks last season, but the longer traveling distance makes his appearance doubtful in the 'Chair League In 1952. . . . Detroit's entire front office swelled with pride at the heroics of Scout Irving (Rabbit) Jacobson in the latest tragic airplane crash at Elizabeth. N. J. Reports came in of how the diminutive Jacobson leaped from the second-story window of the apartment struck by the plane. . . . Quickly he caught his wife and two children, who jumped from the window. He also aroused his parent-; and others in the building. ". . . Pittsburgh Pirates going into the Forbes Field office of Branch Rickey to talk contract see a brand new quotation framed on the wall. It reads: "He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot is a fool and he that, dares not reason is a .slave." Norway Passes America For Olympic Lead Vorse Skiers ^in Twice To Raise Total Uncle Sam's Forces Finish Far I$ack In Both Gruelling Tests OSLO — (If, — Norway's skilled, durable skiers scored a brilliant double victory today in the 18-kiio- meter cross country race and the Nordics combined to vault into first place past Austria and the United States in the team competition. Uncle Sam's forces finished far in the ruck in both events as Hal- gier Brenden captured the. cross country race in the brilliant time of 1:01:34 — the fastest time ever made for the distance in the history of the Winter Olympics — and Simon Slaatvik annexed the gold medal for the combined event with 451.621 points. • 43nd Place The best the u. S. could do in the gruelling cross-country event was the 42nd place taken by Ted Farwell, a private in the American Army from Montague City. Mass. The itringbean New Englander was clocked in 1:11:54. Then came Wendall Broomhall, Rumford, Me., 54th in 1:14.06; Tom Jacobs, Watertown, Mass., 62nd in 1:16.43; John Burton, Wayzata, Minn., 65th 1:16.47; George Hovland, Jr., Duluth, Minn.,, 68th, 1:18.05; Robert Pidacks, Rumford, Me.. 69th, 1:28.24; and John Caldwell, Putney, Vt., 71st in 1:25.42. Slaatvik, winner of the ski jumping half of the combined yesterday, finished 15th in the cross country race in 1:05.40 but his big point lead in the jumping enabled him to win the combined over the Defending Champion Heikku Hasu of Finland, who was runnerup. Hasu. fifth in the jump, took fourth in the cross country in 1:02.24. The Finn had a total of 447.5 for the combined. 28 Total Points The host Norsemen racked up a total of 28 points in the two events by grabbing first and sixth in the cross country and first, third, fifth and sixth in the combined. That big point harvest gave the Norwekians 60 points to Austria's 41 and America's 341s. Both of yesterday's leaders were blanked today. Scandinavian entries were expected to dominate both' of their specialties and they did with a vengeance. They walked off with the first ten places in the cross country grind and swept the first eight places in the combined. The double win gave Norway a total of three gold medals thus far. Hjalmar Andersen romped off with the 5,000 meter speedskating crown yesterday. Finland went two-three-four in the cross country and two-four in the combined. Tapio Makela clinched the silver medal in the cross country with 1:02.09 while Hnsu was runner-up in the combined. .. ..... - While Sox Pull Steal On Basketball Team CHICAGO— (/Pi— Ever hear of a baseball club pulling a steal on -a basketball team? Cage Coach Jack Horcnbcrgcr of ; Illinois Weslcyan claims the Chi££„* » f^. = ;hc said, "i.s a standout guard. We =1 would have had one this season if = ithe White .Sox had not signed our ~\ Bobby Winkles for a $10,000 bonus. = ! Winkles would have given us just § SERVICE STATION ={ Winkles, a shortstop, played with E 684 Gr««n« streoi jzithe Sox' Colorado Springs farm Eiclub last season.! Cincinnati Signs Four Negro Stars Average Falls, But Groat Still Leads Scorers VETERAN AND ROOKIE—It's the veteran and rookie situation as Manager Eddie Stanky (right) of the St. Louis Cardinals meets Morris "Butch" Yatkeman, clubhouse custodian at the Red Birds' Spring training camp in St. Petersburg, Fla., yesterday. IJookie manager Stanky took his first team out for spring training today. Butch has been with the Cardinals for 26 years. This is his eighteenth spring training campaign. Spas Wilt In Final Minutes, Lose 65-62 To Raider Quint By J. SUTEB KEGG Evening Times Sports Editor Inability to score more than four points in the lastj five minutes of plav cost the Cumberland Spas a chance to Workman and Mack isner each * " • . . . IconL- 9(1 nninf.c us WpSf. Virginia (By The Associated Press) I Dick Groat' . average fell off dur- j ing the past week but the Dukej University captain and guard re-' mained out front in the Southern Conference basketball scoring race just the same. Groat has an average of 26.9 points for Duke's 11 games. His j nearest rival. West Virginia's Mark Workman, has averaged 25.8. Meanwhile, the race for berths in the March 6, 7 and 8 conference tournament at Raleigh, N. C., continues tonight when four league games are on the program. Three | of them have direct bearing on the tournament picture. Terps Meet Duke Maryland's Terps (7-3) invade JDuke for a scrap with the Blue Devils (8-3), tied with South Carolina for fourth place in the standings. South Carolina is host to Wake Forest (4-6). William and Mary (8-5) journeys to Virginia Tech (3-8). In a game involving non-contenders, North Carolina visits Davidson. The scramble for the eight places in the tourney has narrowed to seven clubs fighting for six places. League-leading West Virginia (121) and Runnerup North Carolina | State (10-2) already have assured ' themselves of invitations. William and Mary remained in the thick of the race Saturday night by knocking off Maryland, 71-66. Ducky Drake, with 20 points, was the big W&M point collector. Sohpomore Don Dunlap picked up 15 for Maryland. Clemson strengthened its bid with a 77-69 win over North Carolina. Guard John Snee was tops for Clemson with 20 points but yielded scoring honors to North Carolina's Al Lifson, who bucketed 25. With Forward Mel Thompson Poking in 24 markers, North Carolina State gave George Washington's tourney hopes a setback with a 71-58 victory over the Colonials. Tex Silverman's 11 points led G-W. Citadel Wins First Top College Fives Eye Tourney Gold As Campaign Nears End NEW YORK—(fl 3 )—-College basketball is coming down to the wire and most of the nation's top teams are looking ahead to the gold and glory that goes with the coveted spots in post-season tournaments. * ~ ~ The NCAA and National Invita-j]yjgf|JQ(ji*g Hoi'SCS tion events will take a total of 28 j _ teams, so there's room for almostjjJ.S. 1 Ul'I FrODleill nail their sixth basketball victory of the season last night at sank 20 points as West Virginia rolled over Virginia Military, 84-49 the SS. Peter and Paul gym against a band of apparent BUI Ralph was high for WMI with strangers. Playing under the banner of the Pittsburgh Raiders, but reportedly hailing from Philadelphia, the invaders took advantage of the Spas' frequent fouling and cashed in with a 65-62 victory. The Spas, in suffering their second defeat of the season, outshot the Raiders from the floor (25-23). but the Pennsylvanians made 19 of 26 fouls while the locals, usually hot at the charity stripe, hooped only 12 of 20. That the Raiders were playing under assumed names came to light even before the game started. Apparently, failing to rehearse their parts, three of the visitors gave their names to Public Address Announcer Bill Armtaruster as "Marcus." A huddle, however, enabled members of the Raider team to -114. The Citadel got its first con- go in one direction while dribbling i forence triumph with a 62-52 vic- in another. jtory ° ver Davidson. Teddy Weeks The game's high scorer with 25 I Jr. was the Citadel's big gun. points, Kane swished in a fielder j Furman edged Presbyterian, 77- from in close as the fourth quarter 176. The University of Richmond started and "Bark" Adams, the; was downed by Georgetown, 69-54. Raiders' lanky center, followed with; "introduce themselves" to each other. Even Play Like StranRCrs The Raiders even played like! strangers in the first part of the| contest and it seemed like the Spas I CINCINNATI— (INS)— The Cin- were going to be able to name their Icinnati Reds have announced thc! scorc - Seals Not Reserved For Clowns' Game Tickets for the Cumberland Spas' game next Sunday against the classy Broadway Colored Clowns at the SS. Peter and Paul gym go on sale tomorrow at three downtown agencies — Wilson Hardware Company, Spa Bar and Sport. Shoppc. Roger Day, player-coach of the Spas, said the advance Bale i.s to alleviate a IOHR waiting line and jam at, the doors. No scats will be reserved. Leading scorers (conference Rames only! Players O 6 F PF TP Arm, 111 1< 4.1 206 26.3 123 90 53 336 25.8 126 70 48 322 23.0 95 S3 27 243 22.1 83 6fi 37 232 21.9 03 15 43 201 20.1 110 57 38 277 81 28 35 1DO 72 43 27 187 74 31 .15 179 75 28 26 178 19.8 17.3 17.0 lfl.3 16. o i a pair of doublcdcckers to give the Tlle visitors didn't como signing of four negro baseball .ilay-i close to the basket, their defensive | invadcrs „ six-point edge. crs into their National League farrn: work was shoddy and their passing club organization. , v:fl s only fair. That started some 9 ........ BARNARD'S Outfielder Charles Stewart, 22,j°f the 245 customers chanting ancl Infielder Don Johnson, 22, both: toe Spas "to Ret a hundred." Croat. Duke ... 11 Workman. W.Va. 13 Sclvy. Furmtn.. 14 Morrison. S. C.. 11 HRndlnn. W.&.L. 11 Hcmric, \V. F... 10 Gordon. F'urman 14 Slice. ClciiiEon.. 11 Peterson 8. C... 11 Speight. N.C. SI. 11 Eaton. Va. Tech 11 Remainder ot this week's schedule: TUESDAY — William and Mary a Virginia Military; Wnkc Forest, nl Clemson University ol Richmond at Washington and Lre;' North Cnrollim. State gl. Louisville; Furm»n at Ncwbcrry. WEDNESDAY — University of Rlch- Tiionrt at Virginia Military; Furman al Wnflord; Hoannke College at Washington and Ler. THURSDAY — Duke »t Wake Forest; Virslnlii Tech at Virginia; Maryland nt Georgetown. KRIUAY — Clcmson at West Virginia; The Citadel nt East Carolina, SATURDAY — South Carolina at Duke; Virginia Military at Virginia Tech; Clemson al West Virginia; The Citadel at ficnrgR Washington; Davidson al Wake ...,.,„ ,. , ,, Forest; North Carolina at. North Carolina t took the Spas more than half iy , a , f; W llll»m and Mary at university MIAMI, Fla. — ( men's Benevolent >) — The Horse- and Protective everyone to do a little wishful i thinking, even the outfits that figure to be also rans. Some might double up. as did Cityj Association (HBPA) hopes to do College of New York when it scored;'something about the excess of med-. and unprecedented "double" two!j 0cre ' race horses on American years ago by winning both. Ken- i tracks. tucky, already in the NCAA byj The HBPA, at Us national con- virtue of having won the South- j V ention here yesterday, voted to ap- eastern Conference title,. already i point a committee to study the looms as the team to beat in both.ip ! . 0 i 3 i erni called acute in racing cir- if it decides to go in the two. The j cleg . Wildcats are almost certain to be; There are 12.000 brood mares in invited to the NIT. jt.he country*now and of 8,000 regis- Unofficially, the first team to be ] tered f 0a ] s " j n 1950, only 1,700 were selected for the NIT—which, inci-i so id a t auctions as yearlings, leaving dentally might be the last for many j 5^00 to be sold at private sale or a year if the college presidents fol-' iracec j oy their owners, low the advice of the Council of: some horsemen said thorough- Education—is the University of| Q reds are increasing and something Louisville. ; mus t be done to get the non-winners' NIT and Garden officials declined! off tne tr ac ks, leaving more stall to comment on the report thati s p ace an( j rac j n g opportunities for Louisville is in. But Coach Peck j lhe better horses. Hickman said in Philadelphia that I Larry 3. MacPhail, president of , he had a phone talk with his wife i tnc N a y orm l Association of who said she had been told by! Thoroughbred Breeders, told the University President Philip David- convention that his organization's son that the invitation had been directors voted to merge with the received. ! American Thoroughbred Breeders Another NCAA berth is expected j Ass o c iation, composed of 14 stats to be filled on Wednesday when St.j associationSj .. in the . very near Louis and Houston meet in a Mis- ( spuri Valley Conference game. The Billikens are heavily favored, having MacPhail, former baseball mogul' and now a Maryland breeder, said won seven straight in loop play. the merger wou ] d provide a field, In the Southern, West Virginia[ director to protec t interests of both, is in front with 12-1 to 10-2 for bre eders and horsemen and onjtj. association to speak for breeders as champion, North But these games the perennial Carolina State. don't count. The championship will be decided next month in a tournament involving the first eight teams. a whole. TEN YEARS AOO—Hal Trosky, Cleveland Indian first baseman, announced hl» ' retirement from baseball because ot chron- , Ic migraine headaches. ' Nielsen Scheduled For Action Tonight NEW YORK— OP)— If he arrives from France in time, young Kurt Nielsen of Denmark will attempt to catch up with the field in the National Indoor Tennis Championships at the Seventh .Regiment Armory tonight. Nielsen defeated Jaroslav Drobny j of Egypt, 8-6, 6-4. 6-4, in the final j of an international. tournament in | Paris yesterday and was scheduled j (.0 enplane immediately for Newi York. i Play ran according to seedings yesterday as all the' ranked players I won. Moving ahead were top seeded and defending Champion Billy Tal-1 bert. Savitt, Budge Patty, Former j Champion Don McNeill, Irvinj Dorfman, Frank Guernsey, Hal; Burrows and Grant Golden. TWENTY YEARS AGO—Bn.sebnll Commissioner Kcncsaw M. Lnntlls refused in sanction the conrllllonnl terms o[ the Philadelphia Athletics' sale of Shortstop Jor Boley lo Ihr Cleveland Indians. the period to catch up on a single- j nt Richmond. i ton by Bob Pence. Lookabaugh con- , Bring if "Home' tor Service , , verted and Geatz, bv far U ,-• locals' T !.„ , I of Covington, Ky., will join Oedenj But, few fans dreamed of evcrl bcs t jln i on a corn shot. • |OClvC > 97 ^ ' bcst , ast njl?nt hit on a corner shot. of the Class "C" Pioneer League.! seeing such a complete reversal of; Tnat gave lho Spas a 61 ,- 8 i cac r Goes Out To Win Race ST. GEORGE MOTOR CO. i 5, George St., Cumberland, Phone 58C! "Your Friendly Ford Dealer" '• Both men played previously with ' such a short time. ThC and appearcd thc , onic lllc> . nccdc d the Baltimore Bruins and the Chi- ! Raiders, properly introduced, soon IQ carry them t | irougn _ icago American Giants. convinced the small turnout that Raiders Put On "Freeze" HALLANDALE, Fla — (NEA) — Trainer Willie Knapp, a former B. F. GOODRICH SPECIAL! Gf F UP TO $£00 ALLOWANCE for your old Battery B. F. Goodrich Glasstex BATTERY *" Giv»» longer Itfn — eottt l*tl ^ Tellt you when tt't thirsty i*r Give! txtra power, top p«rformt one* Trade In now-Avoid .hot weather battery failure. Be iur» of full starting power. Save on extra-liberal trade-in allowances Drive in todayl B. F. GOODRICH 159 N. CENTRE ST. PHONE 611 j= Batteries Charged | $1.001 S In 1 Hour S For Only fimmiii phone 6741 iniiiiiii- A YEAR AGO TODAY—Basketball Players, Ed Roman, Al Roth, and Ed Warner, CCNY; Harvey iConnlei Schaff. NYU; and Edctlc Card, lormcr Lous Island U. player wore arrested on a bribe chars? in connection xviMi tixliiR c-tine.s. i Gilbert Jones. 20-year-old Pitts-; there is some element of truth in | However. Adams converted twice jockey, once melted off 27 pounds in i burgh short-stop, has been signed i tnc okl sayinc, "You can't judge a ; when Lookabaugh committed Ins one day to make weight for a race, | to play with Burlington. la., in thc j D00k bv its cover." KJXlh personttl witn 2: i5 to po and then rode Nevermore to victory. , 'Class "B" Tbrce-T League and; Thc s P as hopped away to a 13-2 ; , hcn dumpcd in u , o more point? on i And he did it the hard way. hit-' | Pitcher Jim Summers of Rankin. ; lcilri midway in the initial stanza. ja mulljp ] c f olll by t he Spas. Kane'imp the .road wrapped tightly in a j Pa., will join thc same club. Rankin h «t 'he Raider.^ harnessed energy | pott( , d Qnc of |A ,. O from lhc f rco .; n , bbe r suit, 'played formerly with the Pittsburgh; bro | t _ cj °, ut ^ t _., ti ', ';, sl ?f. e . |" ld , thc throw line and the Raiders were on During a 10-day period, he jogged: Monarchs. PROTECT YOUR PONTIAC Soullworth Back With !Braves As Liaison Seoul BOSTON— (#>>— Billy Southwnrth, who managed the Boston Braves to the National League pennant, in 1948, is returning to the club as a liaison scout. General Manager John Quinn an- PONT I AC SERVICE \ prriort closed with the figures show- ins 17 to 12. Spas Lead At Half I On three different occasions in, : thc second quarter the Raiders pull- • od to within two points of the Spas.i but two quick baskets by Georcc i Geatz just before the end of the] frame enabled the locals to leave thc floor at intrrmission on thc Innq rnd of a 33-27 count. Spnrkeri by a will-o'-the-wi.sp in top to stay. 99 miles. He averaged a pound a Osherow, a little ball hawk, who, mile, taking off 99 pounds at the (Continued on Pace 7} 'old Latonia meeting. America's Most Wanted All-Weather Coats! nounccd yesterday that Sout.hwonhj the person of Jackie Kane, the is leelins fit again after a .spell;Raiders finally caught up with the . of ill health that forced him to leave : s P as wiUl 30 seconds to go in the; the Tribe last year in mid-season, j third quarter. "Snitz" Osherow Southworth will serve the ohio|t (ll ' e \v m a set shot to deadlock the; area for the Braves, Quinn said, and Insures at 48-a!l and then made an; will also do special scouting jotej"impossible" backward fling on the! throughout the nation. He also will)dead nl " from thc corner to put the. work on special assignments such aS' Rai ders ahead for the first, time. I The Spas' Bob Looknbaugh cut the cords on a onc-hnndcr from the side of thc basket right before thc j whistle sounded to make t!ie score ISO-all as the period ended. : Kane "Raises Cain" • i Even if Kane wasn't Kane, he i baseball clinics. 'BaW Zaliarias Loads In Wralhrrvanr Tourney MIAMI BE-ACH, Fla.— rlNSl— Mildred iBabei Zaharias held a comfortable five-stroke load today , raiscd Plenty of "Cain" as far as i by virtue of her victory in t.he first i ( 'hc Raiders were concerned. He J36-hole Ice at Miami Beach of the. w ' as .' US ' L a b °«t as tricky a eager to : third annual Cross-Country weath- play here in several seasons and had jervane Golf Tournament. : "«' Spns befuddled. Past and flashy. Mrs. Zaharias turned in a 145 and, he had thc knack of dribblinp with won first prize money of $750 for either hand and his body seemed to thf initial round of the $17.000 event. Her closest competitors wrre Betty .T.-iiiirson of San Antonio. Tfx.. nnd ' Louise Sugss of Currollton. G.I.. who finished with identical second place cards of 150. Inlorstalr To Meet There will be a meeting of the Interstate Baseball League tonight, 8 o'clock, at, the Loynl Order of Moose Home. WAGNER'S GREENE STREET ESSO 206 Greene St. Ph. 6654 I FIVE YEARS AGO -- Jo!-.n:iv Br;-:' \ yrur.c iichtTrrish' crjnUT.crr ,o.or, s ' j rm;r.,1 fire: nvfr Dnnr.'.' K.ip:>.'* I Chics«o. fnr hi? fr.'ri -or.ifcii;;ve v:o:. LET US CHECK WHEELS FOR BALANCE The Hunter Way! It ? s back . . . Better than ever! s Swell! The Cumberland Brewing Co. Cumberland, Md. Be ^mart! Be! Get thc coat that /r,r,l' hc'*t 3ri>i <•>•!<•: host in a>iy weather ;hc vx-;ir 'ro:;:'ii . . . ;v.' .;>.''ir! Cornc in now aiiii sec them all . . . rho:cc of Sine iab- ncv "-ulc 5 ., :oior; . . , v. ,i:cr rcpe!!r-n: ami T> J rernrriof processes .:. at low valuc- piv;nq prices. 75 Heinrich & Jenkins 14 N. CENTRE ST.

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