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FOURTEEN EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1952 Phone 4600 for a WANT AD Taker Allegany Seeks Eighteenth WMI Flag Tonight Don "Elbte" Fletcher, AJlegany High's All-Maryland football tackle of two seasons ago, is a patient in Memorial Hospital with virus pneumonia. The husky g r I d d e r was itricken three weeks ago at West Virginia University where he is a freshman. Be has been In Memorial Hospital two weeks. Attaches said this morning that •ome Improvement has been noted In "Bible's" condition, and he was able to take nourishment for the first time in several days. Fletcher was slated to go to Maryland following a brilliant career at Allegany, but decided late last summer on West Virginia instead. He saw some action on the Mountaineer varsity line as a freshman. A bulwark on defense, Fletcher also paved the way for much of Allegany's yardage In the 1950 Thanksgiving Day game with Fort Hill. Alco was beaten decisively In that contest, which found Fort Hill climaxing an undefeated, untied season, and .almost all the yardage the Campers picked up on the ground went through holes opened by "Elbie." Cobb Had Slump Cure How Ty Cobb, who batted over .300 in 23 of his 24 years of big league baseball, came out of his fclumps, should be helpful to all baseball players, golfers and athletes of most all types, When Ty's slump continued for three or four days, he would start bunting;. When he found he co«I.-i control his bunts, he started pushing and dragging the ball. When he got perfect at that, he started swinging again. Many star golfers work on the theory that the practice tee is the one and only place to get back into the groove. A few go to the putting green. "Golf is just a long putt," remarked a well-known golfer in Florida. Of course, golf Is largely men- t»I and If you haven't faith In the putting: green to restore your shots on the course, you will be wasting your time. Sports Keg Residue The Crimson Crusher of Johnstown Catholic High has won 15 basketball games this season while losing flve, but sports writers of the Flood City school are predicting that Joe Majer will wind up with his worst record since taking over the Crusher reigns six years ago... In his first season at the helm, Majer saw the Crushers lose six times, the most defeats his team! dropped in any season . . . Still to be met by the Crushers this season are Pittsburgh, North Catholic, Tri-County champ Westmont, West Central, Adams Township, Wlndber Camper Five To Entertain Bruce Cagers Only Fort Hill Has Chance To Tie Alco; Keyset Plays Jackets WMI BASKETBALL LEAGUE STANDING OF THE CLUBS W. L. Pt«. OP egmy ......... 8 0 463 <07 350 345 415 Port Hill ......... 6 Central .......... 4 Bruce ........... 3 Bcall ....... ...... 2 Barton ........... 1 *DS Pel. 363 1.000 361 .750 305 372 420 474 .500 .375 .550 .125 and Altoona Catholic James Siehl of the Johnstown Tribune The Allegany High School Campers can add the 1951-52 Western Maryland Interscholastic Basketball League title into their championship collection tonight for the eighteenth time in the 32-year history of the league by toppling the Bruce High Bulldogs when they play at Campobello, beginning at 8 o'clock. The Campers are favored. The contest Is one of three league games. Coach Bobby Cavanaugh's Fort Hill Sentinels take on Barton at the Greenway Avenue court and third-place Lonaconing Central High meets the Beall Mountaineers in Frostburg. These tilts are also on tap at 8 p. m. Outside Chance Only Fort Hill has an outside chance of catching Coach Bill Bowers' Campers. Allegany is on its way to an unbeaten ten-game slate in the league and now boasts eight of the games under its belt in addition to a 12-game winning streak. Fort Hill has lost two tussles —one to Allegany and an upset loss at the hands of Bruce. The two city rivals clash Friday on the Fort Hill court, and a Sentinel victory tonight, plus an Allegany defeat, would give the Scarlet and White a chance to -tie up the race Friday. Another interesting sidelight tonight will be the three-way battle for the league's individual scoring honors. Allegany's Junior Eversole regained the lead he gave up to Barton's point-scoring "Sonny" Kyle by coming through with a 38 point two-game performance last week. Eversole has now accounted for 126 tallies while Kyle has hit for 125. Kyle, who pushed in 33 markers in his two-game showing last week held a -four-point spread over Eversole last Monday. Fort Hill's "Long John" Poling moved into the third slot ahead of Beall's Billy Davis, by hooping 43 markers during the week, raising his total to 116 points. Davis* 104 tallies put him ahead of George McGregor, Sentinel forward, by two points. Four Potomac Valley tilts are also on tonight's 16-game area card, with the pennant-winning Keyser Golden Tornado five going after its twelfth straight circuit win when it invades Moorefield to battle the Yellowjackets. Moorefield has come out on top In 15 conference games, with one of the defeats being at the hands of the Keyser crew, 44-32. Kern, Barr Top Scorers Other PVC tilts will find Fort Ashby at Piedmont, Petersburg host to Wardensville and Romney's Pioneers traveling to Berkeley Springs. Moorefield, while not retaining the crown it won last year, boasts the two leading individual scorers in the 16-team league. Charles Kern and sees the Crimson cagers dropping i Merle Barr have accounted for more two of those games . . . Johnstown J than half the Yellowjackets' confer- Cathollc and Altoona Catholic have e nce tallies with Kern's 236 markers split in two games Uiis season and • third is necessary to decide the Altoona Diocesan championship... LaSalle High's Explorers don't play Johnstown Catholic this season, but on January 18 the locals drop(Continued on Page 15) putting him 13 points ahead of Barr. Close on the heels of the point- scoring aces is Keyser's string-bean center, Nell Leary, who has pushed in 203 scores in 11 games—four less than Barr and Kern. (Continued^on Page IB) Always gets a royal welcome. Every one enjoys a Kings Ale's extra zest. Brewed to a king's taste he-man flavor that's strongly favored by smart hosts and hostesses who want to make a hit. DOUBLE FERMENTED! AT POPULAR PRICES! SPRINGTIME—Petite Zoe Ann Olson, wife, of New 'York Yankee Outfielder Jackie Jensen, shows her father and coach, Art Olson, 1 the kind of form she Intends using to make the TJ. S. Olympic diving team. Shown resting, inset, the pretty little lady is rated one of America's best bets for an Olympic diving championship. Norse Hjalmar Andersen Wins Third Olympic Medal OSLO—(INS)—Norway's Hjalmar Andersen etched a vivid new accomplishment into the Olympic books today —three titles and two records in three days—as he swept to triumph in the 10,000-meter speed skating championships. As skater after skater followed in* Andersen's -wake Andersen in the race £ against the clock at giant Bislett Stadium, it appeared ordained no one could approach his time of *17 minutes, 00:1 seconds and the 28,000 crowd, headed by Crown Prince Olav, let loose a tremendous volley of cheers. The victory made Andersen the third man in history to sweep three gold medals In the winter Olympics, and the first in skating since Norway's Ivar Ballangrud, whose 10,000- meter Olympic mark of 17:24.3 Andersen broke today, did it in the 500, 5,000 and 10.000 in 1936. Breaks Olympics Mark Besides •winning the 1,500-meter event yesterday, Andersen broke the Olympics mark in the 5,000-meter test Sunday. But today, like Sunday, he failed to surpass his own world's record. On February 10 of this year, he rocketed the distance, which Is about six one-fifth miles, in 16:32.6. The crowd's deafening cheers for Andersen were repeated almost in equal measure for his skating partner, little Kazuhiko Sugawara of Japan. According to European custom, speed skaters race in pairs against the clock, and Sugarara, who finished a full lap behind the winner, won the hearts of the crowd for the sportsmanlike way in which he gave him open passing room throughout. Andersen embraced the little Japanese emtionally as the race ended. Werket Hurt In Fall Johnny Werket of Minneapolis, obviously hampered by a bad cold, fell shortly after he started after Andersen's record, injuring his left He was forced to quit the "This Andersen is superhuman," exclaimed 'XL 8. Team Manager Richard Shearman. "I hear he wants to go to the United States- well, I'm going to see what can be done about it." At the Jordal Stadium, meanwhile, America's Dick Button had ended the first two school patterns in his defense of the men's figure skating crown with what was described unofficially as a clear lead over Austria's Helmut Seibt and fellow- American Jimmy Grogan of Colorado Spring, Colo. Button Favored Kayo Ends Streak Of 'Doc' Watkins RICHMOND, Va. — (/P) — Roland Nabors, 144%, of Hartford, Conn., last night wrote a decisive finish to the undefeated string of Richard (Doc) Watkins, 140, of Pittsburgh. with three crunching right crosses within 40 seconds of the opening bell. Nabors floored the 18-year-old Watkins, unbeaten in 21 professional and 30 amateur fights, for an eight-count with his first right. The Hartford slugger, quickly floored Watkins twice more, the last time for keeps. Nabors was making his third start since his discharge from the Air Force. The flrst-round knockout in a scheduled eight-rounder took the play from a co-featured eight-round bout which saw Alfredo LaGrutto 142',4, of Milan, Italy, punch out a unanimous decision over Basil Marie 136, of Philadelphia, former University of Virginia boxer. Interceptors Led By Schnellbacher PHILADELPHIA — </P] — Otto Schnellbacher of the New York Giants led the National Football League's pass stealers last season with 11 snared in eight games. Final NFL statistics released today show that Schnellbacher returned those 11 passes 194 yards, averaging 17.6 yards per runback. Schnellbacher'a longest run with an intercepted pass wa* one of 46 yards for a touchdown. The Pitt Steelers led in the team department with the best percentage of interceptions—11.28. Of the 226 passes tossed at them, the Steelers seized 30 for 461 yards. Olympics Fuss Recalls Hockey Dispute Of '48 U. S. Almost Didn't Enter Winter Games Because Of 'Rhubarb' "Rhubarbs" have already cropped up In the 1962 winter Olympics at "Oslo, Norway, but they're nothing new. Flash back with International News Service today to the 1948 Olympics—• a meet the U. 8. almost didn't enter. By CHARLES EINSTEIN NEW YORK. (INS)—In seme circles, it is considered something of a minor .miracle that the United States ever got to the Winter Olympics as Osio this year. It is recalled that in 1948, the TJ. S. not only threatened not to go, but the host nation threatened to -call off the Olympics entirely. It was all a question of hockey. To begin with, there was a thing called the Amateur Hockey Association. It planned to send its team to the 1948 Olympics at St. Moritz, Switzerland, but It lacked one thing—approval by the TJ. S. Olympic Committee. AHA Not Fazed The TJ. S. O. C. early announced it would withdraw all American teams from the winter games if the A.H.A. team were approved by the Swiss. This didn't faze the A.H.A. It got together a hockey team for the Olympics while' the TJ.S.O.C. was just as diligently getting together another hockey team for the Olympics. The TJ.S.O.C. would have been in the clear, except that its team wasn't recognized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The A.H.A. team was. So two teams showed up at St. Ivloritz. Then this happened, in order: 1. The International Hockey Federation threatened to withdraw that sport frgrn the Olympic program unless the A.H.A. team played. 2. The Swiss, who needed the gate receipts from hockey, threatened to call off the Olympics unless hockey was played. Bobsleds Sabotaged 4. The International Olympic Committee immediately dropped hockey from the Olympics program, making all games merely exhibitions. 5. The I.O.C. agreed to re-instate hockey to the Olympic program provided games played by the A.H.A team would not be counted In the standings. That's how it came out, finally. While it was going on, someone moved in on the Raraee where the American two and four-man bobsleds were kept and sabotaged them loosening the steering-wheel nut on one of the sleds and creating further damage. Nobody ever found out who was responsible, but it was something of a wonder everybody came out of the 1948 Olympics alive. Canadian Veteran Enters National 'Cycle Event DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The return of Canada's veteran Bil! Mathews, a two-time winner in competition over the 4.1 miles beach and road course here, assures the top American entries of rugged competition for next Sunday's 200 mile national championship motorcycle race. Mathews, missing from competition in the 1951 classics, first won the Daytona Beach motorcycle classic in 1941, then finished second in the 1948 event. In 1949, he returned to finish second to Dick Klamfoth of Oroveport, Ohio in the big event, then beat out Klamfoth In R sizzling battle for 1950 honors, the United States back into Olympics today. Button, the 21-year-old world| champion from Englewood, N. J., is an odds-on choice to defend successfully his 1948 figure skating crown. The brilliant young skater takes to the ice in the compulsory figures opener, striving to halt his team's downward spiral in the standings. Along with Button, 20-year-old James Grogan, from Colorado Springs, Colo., and 18-year-old Hayes Alan Jenkins from Akron, O., give U.S. hopes for a clean sweep Softball Girls Meet A meeting of Rice's Market softball team of the Queens League will be held Thursday, 7 p. m., at Joanne Rice's home, Oldtown Road Never Missed One In Life, Reardon Has Photo As Proof By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor LONG BEACH, Calif. — (NEA) — It seems strange to John Edward Reardon not to be brushing up his tack and preparing to pick up major league clubs training in south- rn California and Arizona. «• Beans Reardon. you see, umpired from 15 to 51, after 24 years was ;he National League's senior man in blue when he walked out following the World Series of 1949. , "Put it down that I was one umpire who wasn't fired," he says, sroudly, A million-dollar-a-year beer distributing business in Long Beach prompted Reardon to give up his S13,000-a-year. plus expenses, baseball job. Like the late Bill Klem, his chief :or so long, Reardon stoutly main- ;ains that he never missed one in lis life, and points to a picture in lis Long Beach office to prove it. There's the ball in all its whiteness and with all its stitches on First Baseman Ray Sanders' wrist. "That was one of the toughest decisions I ever had to make," recalls Reardon, who looks more like an umpire about to Weak in than one who has been in retirement two years. "The 'play took place in the first game of the 1943 World Series at Yankee Stadium. Throw Rolls Up Rhubarb 'Frankie Crosetti hit the ball on the ground to Whitey Kurowski, and the third baseman threw; it into ihe dirt to Sanders. The bail rolled up Sanders' arm, and was on his wrist when Crosetti's foot hit the bag. "The Cardinals climbed aboard me, and even harder after the Yankees scored two or three runs and went on to win, 4-2, as I remember it. "They didn't get off my neck until they saw the picture. The camera never lies, you know, It's a great thing for umpires." Reardon is one of the numerous umpires who strikingly illustrate that 'there is a place on the field for the young fellow who doesn't play or one who can't hit a curve or whatnot. Hurst, Sheridan, Tommy" Connolly, Klem,. Evans and Stark were corking umpires who played very sparingly, if at all Ditto McGowan, BarlSck, Dascoli Donatelli, Duffy, Goetz, Grieve Hubbard, Hurley, McKinley, Paparella, Passarella, Robb. Soar and Summers of the current big league staffs. ' In Organized Ball At 22 Reardon's parents brought him to Los Angeles from Taunton. hard on Boston, as a lad, thus the Beans. "Christy Mathewson broke into organized baseball with Taunton o: the old New England League in 1898," points out Reardon, a; though that gave him some early background. Anyway, Beans hung out with the big kids at Third arjd Rowan Streets in Boyle Heights, on Lo; Angeles' east side. He. wasn't big strong or good enough to play with them, so they let him umpire. As he went on, major league players—the Meusels, Rawllngs and Ivy Olson among them—who saw him in Winter Games, told him to stick with it that he'd be a good umpire one day Reardon had just turned 22 when he broke into the then Class B Western Canada League in 1920, received a National League offer the next year, but had already committed himself to the Pacific Coasl League. He crashed the National in '26. more or !e« the protege o: Hank O'Day. Reardon umpired in nix Work Series, three Ail-Star Games, Sight Not Important "Umpiring is as tough as you make it," he explains. "The principal «.«et is just plain good common sense, which goes hand in hand in knowing how to handle men. An umpire must hustle, keep on top of plays and never lose sight of the ball. Never make a decision while running, for your eyes jump as you move. "An umpire can't be blind, as is Legion, Elks Score Wins In Senior League Sparked by Norm Geatz's 19 points, Cumberland American Le- . gion notched its seventh straight; 'ictory of the second half in the :entral YMCA Senior Basketball League by whipping Forty and Eight, 47-43, last night on the "Y" boards. Bob Lookabaugh and Ver- , non Hoggard each had 13 tallies for, he Box Car boys. In another game, the Elks, with' our players hitting the double figures, won over Ridgeley American Legion by a 54-»9 count. Bo'i Fence ed the winners with 13 points, while 3111 Day and Dr. Tom Robinson each had 12. "Ace" Comer, with 17 points, and Albert Decker, with 16, were Ridgeley's best. The lineups: BEANS REARDON ;o often charged, but sight is not mportant. Bill Klem off the field wore a bifocal this big on his left «ye when he quit. Without it, the Old Arbitrator could barely see with his sleft eye, yet he remained one of he finest. , "Paul Waner, who made 3000 hits, couldn't read a lighted tote board across a race 1 track. When I asked ilm about a baseball. Big Poison said: 'You can see it when it's on ;op of you."" Reardon advises any young fellow with the inclination to take up umpiring. "Warren Giles has just raised the National League umpires' ex- jense money," he says, and in addi- ,ion to his salary, an umpire gets $2500 for a World Series. "Umpiring was good to me. I made a lot of friends and connections. I wouldn't have 'this beer distributing agency now if I hadn't been an umpire. "And besides," concludes Beans Reardon, quoting Tim Hurst's old line: "You can't beat the hours." Fort; & Eight O lOokabaugh, 1 -• & Hoggard, I 6 Stocler, o 3 Bell, g > 2 Carroll, g 0 Mets, s 0 Burgess, s 2 Total 18 Cumberland Legion G M. Gcatz, I fl T. Gcatz, ( < . GeaU, c 2 'nidiska, g 4 Gunning, z 3 Totals 21 Score by Periods: Forty Is Eight « J3 Cumberland Legion ...13 25 Official; Van Roby Umpires Meel Tonight A meeting of the Tri-State Umpires Association will be held tonigh at the Moose Home, beginning a 8 o'clock, President Kenneth Grimes announces. TEN YEARS AGO—M»l Edwurd ri!«l([ntd as head football couch at Purduo to re turn to the Navy. G . 9 . 5 e Elk> Day, I 'ence, t loblnson. c WoodsGn, g ..I...,.*•••-, 4 Lynch, g 3 Totals 34 Ridirlcy Ltflon G Corner, I iartman, f ., Decker, c Fisher, g Thompson, g Mason, t .... 3-5 1-1 1-3 1-1 0-0 1-2 0-0 7-11 F 3-6 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-1 S-8 33 40 r a 3 o 3 1 8 F 1 1 3 1 0 Totals ai Score by Periods: Elks .' 13 36 Legion ". 12 30 Official: V»n Roby 39 31 13 13 . 7 5 0 1 i 43 rts 19 8 S 47 43 47 Pta 13 13 13 .10 7 8* Ftp 17 7 18 • 3 3 fit' 49 * Eiler Chevrolet 219 N. Mechanic St. Phone 143 AUTO STORE. Dandy Dick Button tries to get | in the figure skating. 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