Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 26, 1954 · Page 16
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ALtWT EVENING TELfcGfcAPtt MONDAY, APRIL 26, 1954 6ivic Memorial Sluggers Down Red Raiders, 8-2 Jack Bond Halts Western Batters With Five Hits By LEE BAKER Telegraph Sports Editor. BETHALTO — Coach Vallie Robinson had his sluggers in action at the Dust Bowl here Saturday afternoon. The Eagles of Civic Memorial High pounded foti£ triples and a double in downing Western Military Academy, 8-2. Chtef sufferer of the afternoon was ;>]L«fty Ray Woodward, trailed closely by his coach, Capr. Gordon Lange, who shared the Western southpaw's agony as the Eagles shelled the assorted distant, dusty reaches of the CM real estate. Jack Bond turned In a deft five-hitter, putting away 11 Cadets on strikes along the way, and contributed a triple to the Eagle cause. Power hitting and good pitching tied in nicely with tight defense proved to be an unbeatable combination. Bud Fee, CM second baseman, turned in a pair of fielding gems to kill Off any last Cadet hopes In the last of the seventh. That provided a fitting climax to a well-played game for Robbie's athletes. The start had been something, to note, also. This game originally had been scheduled for the Western diamond but Wet grounds forced A movement to the Dust Bowl, so despite the D.B. being their own particular pride, the Eagles baited as the visitors. ,Cast in the role of outsiders on their own field, the Purple assaulted the Interlopers from the military reservation with a vengence from the start. Ross Slgnarlno was hit by a pitched ball, then forced out nt second by Bob Hausbr before the Eagles really got zeroed in unori Woodward. Lathey Yerkes got the big attack, off to a rousing start with a double to right-center, scor- , ing Hatiser, and promptly came ' home on a triple by Ronnie Martin. Bond followed with another three-base drive into the same left-centerfield opening employed by Martin. Jack Harkey, who homered twice the game before against Brighton fafied to sj;ay up with the othei longiball hitters, settling for t single to right that brought in Bond with the inning's fourth That 4-0 lead proved enough to j win but Bond knew some.anxlous moments in th" bottom of the ' first when Ralph Wilson nnd Sam Stein beat out Infield hits ; with one- away. Jack erascc Dick Jansky 'with n strikeout • however, and Milt Haeger lifted a fly to center to end the threat Bond proceeded to fan five of the next seven batters to face him before Jansky singled will one away in the fourth. Mac- CHARMER—Jack Bond, Civic Memorial riglithand- er, fanned 11 Western bai- ters in seven innings, allowing five singles, n* the Eagles took an 8-2 win.— Orvillc Brown photo. ?or'8 little roller clown the first base line produced a second out, but Jnnsky advanced to second. Don Kiss thereupon singled a looper into shallow left thnt snored Jansky. Eagie bnts roared again in the fifth when Harkey followed up singles by Ycrkos nnd Martin with a triple to .loft-center. Foe's infield hit scored llnrkcy in turn with CM's seventh run. The final tally came in the sixth on a triple down the left field lino by Mauser nnd n single by Yerkes, his third hit. An error at third on .Tnnsky's grounder with two nway and, n walk to Hiiojjer sol the fllajft! for Kiss to drive homo Jansky a second time as Western picked up its second run in the sixth. Kiss hnd two of (he CadeU' five hits off Bond. In addition to Yorkes with throe, Martin and Harkey each had two hits for .Civic Memorial. Hole • tn • One At Cloverleaf ByCottingham First holp-in-one of the lo- ral season, reported to the THegrnph was srorrd Sun- flay by Ralph Coftingham of Bethalto. Playing in n foursome at Clwerlenf, Cottincham art-hod a No. 7 Iron shot straight from IPP to rup on the 151 yard No. 12 hole. The nrp wn 1 * so unnerving that Cottinghafn camf up with night strokes on the next hole. Witnesses to thp feat were Owon Day, D. E. Stirkford nnd Walter Francis, playing in the foursome. Sports Skcd TODAY' TUSKBALI, Relieving nt Alton, 4; Roxann at Greenville, 4; Wood Tllvcr at. Collinsvillr, 4j Civic Memorial at Bunker Hill, 4. TENNIS-Wood River nt. Col- linsvllle, 4: Granite City at: Rox- nna. 3:30. GOLF-East St. Louis nt Alton, 4. TIJB8DAV BASEBALL- Iloxana nt Wood River, 4; Livingston at Civic Memorial, 4; Mercy nt Mnr- quptlp, 3:45. TRACK—Alton, Western Military Academy and Roxana (it Wood River, B:45. TENNIS — Roxnna at Greenville, 4; Wood River at East St. Louis, 4. GOLF - Shurtlcff nt Illinois Stnte Normal, 1. Roxana Shell Tennis Crew Crushes Jax ROXANA — Scoring n clean sweep, the Roxana Shell tennis team blanked Jacksonville, 6-0, hero Saturday afternoon. In singles,' Jim Walker defeated ITurvoy Fitzsimmons, 0-0, 6-0, Terry Durham topped Ron Kesinger, 6-1, 6-2, nnd Mnck Wclas won over Ed Varble, 6-1, 6-0. JUST FOK PRACTICE — Milt Haeger, Western Military Academy left fielder, lifts a cloud with a slide into third base at the Dust Bowl Saturday while Civic Memorial's Ron Martin gropes for the ball. It was all In vain, though, for the batter had fanned to end the Inning. CM won, too, 8-2.—Orville Brown photo. NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. L Bhnd Maglie, Antonelli Toss Whitewash Over Phils . Civ. Mem. (H) . 1'layer AB n H SlRnnrlno 3 0 I Hauser WenUrti ('!> Player AB n H 421 4 2 II a 1 1 :i i 2 4 0 1 200 Henke :i a 0 Theurkolf 000 Yerkei Honii llnrkcy Keo Moss Tolen Wllion SU-ln Junsky llneger KlM 400 301 II 0 1 » 2 1 200 302 Woodward II 0 0 Miller Itosolnnd a o 300 Totnio ..:io nn Inning: 1 2 :i C. M. Wentcrn TotiiU .27 2 8 4 5 II 7— H H E 400031011117 0001010250 Newt, Bevo Ready To, Cast Lot With Pro Basketeers NEW YORK JP-One ol the most fantastic combinations in college basketball history—Newt Oliver, a hall-pint promoter coach, nnd the apple of his eye, gangling Bevo Francis—were ready today to cust Iheir lot with the professionals. Oliver had a luncheon dale with Abe Saperstein, the equally fabulous owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, and it was expected that the pair would make a package deal for coach and protege lo move into the play-for-pay ranks. There doesn't seem to l>e much else Bevo, tiio youngster who pulled Rio Grande College out of bankruptcy, and Oliver can do. They are Inseparable and have indicated they'll stay together at any cost. , Last year the two probably had hopes of Joining one of the National Basketball Assn. teams. Several owners were interested. But the NBA meeting a few days ago reaffirmed the league rule against signing a player until his college class graduated. Revo's hadn't. He was tossed ou' of school a couple of weeks ago foi a variety of reasons! including failure to show up for classes Bevo had little to say, but Oliver howled "outrage," and said there was no future for him at Rio Grande Without Bevo. At thafHmfi, there seemed to br endless doors open for the pal MOV Opens Eighth Reason This Sunday DECATUR, HI. IP— The Mississippi-Ohio Valley League will open ts eighth season Sunday highly iptimistic of a successful 195-1 .•ampuign. Only two clubs, Paris and Mt. 'enion, are training at home in .llinois. The oilier six are in camps aelow tho Mason Dixon line. Docatur, defending champions, :ind Slmughncssy playoff champions, liitd one week of work in Port Arthur, Tex., and two in Tyler, Tex., where the new owner, J. C. Slroud of Henderson, Tex., operates clubs. Two new MOV teams, Dubuque and Clinton in Iowa, are training in Madisonville, Ky.. and Brunswick, da., respectively. The Hannibal, Mo., club lias Albany, fia., at- a base while tho Mat loon, 111., Phillies have been working in Larinburg, N. C. The Danville, 111., Dans traveled the greatest distance from home, base, working out in the New York Giants camp at Melbourne, Fla. llore are the MOV managers for 195-1 and the clubs expected to who put the little 100-student "col- i Mipply talent: Dam-illf— Richard Itige on the map. Now some of those doors apparently are closing to them. Major League Stars The Shells were equally Impressive in the doubles, winning nil three matches without the loss of a sqt. Larry Franklin and Jim Nessl downed Jerry Reed and Dale Wooldridge, 6-1, (M; David Weiss and Bill Mc- Kcnzie won against Jack Barnes and John Avery, (5-0, 6-1, nnd Greg Robertson and Larry Hopkins threw back Ernest liildncr and David Holland, G-1,7-5. Coach John Geninatti sends Ills Shells against Granite City at the Roxana courts today at. 3:30, then travels to Greenville Tuesday in the final warm-ups before the district tennis meet at Belleville this weekend. Roxana is the defending district tennis champ. Hurricane Stirs Against Slade in Big Bout Tonight »y JACK HAND NEW YORK ^-Hurricane Tommy Jackson,-who moved from prelim boy to No. 3 heavyweight contender on three stunning victories, lakes on a lough assignment tonight ut Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway In Jimmy Slado, a "spoiler" with the stylo to bother him. The g 10-round bout, for the New York Slate heavyweight "championship" will start at 9 p. in. (CDT) with television coverage over Diimonl. When lie stopped Dan Bucceroni a month ago, after knocking out Rex Layne and outpointing Clarence Henry, Jackson captured the imagination of fight fans. Tho headlong style of this tireless young Negro, who shakes off punishment like raindrops, makes up for his uj'iide awkwardness. In Slade. Jackson will be fight the No. 3 li«htheavy ehal- fly JOB RKtCIILEIt Al* .Sports Writer Bnscbnll fans were still buzzing today over the throe successive shutouts turned in by the New York Giants' Mnrv Grissom, Sal Mnglie nnd Johnny Antonelli over the Philadelphia Phils Saturday and Sunday. This brillinnl bnck - to - buck pilching has all but overshadowed the remarkable resurgence of the Chicago White Sox, who in one week lenp-froggod from last to first plnce in* the American League with seven victories in eight gnmes. Following up Grlssom's 1-0 three- hit squeaker over Robin Roberts Saturday, Maglie and Anlonelli limited (he feeble Phils to five and three hits, respectively, Sunday ns the Giants swept the doubleheader 3-0 and 5-0. In 27 straight scoreless innings, the Phils accumulated only 11 hits, 10 of them singles, The White Sox made It three in a row over Baltimore, coming from behind cnch time to capture both ends of a twin bill 4-3 nnd 3-2. The double victory boosted the Sox into n hnlf-gnme lend over Detroit's Tigers, who fell into n second-place tic, losing a 10-9 overtime decision to Cleveland: Washington broke loose with five runs in the eighth inning to overcome the Boston Red Sox 5-1. New York's defending champion Yankees dropped into a fourth- place tie witli Philadelphia when the A's whipped them 4-2 after the Yankees hud taken the first gnme 6-1. T.lie nightcap was called after eight Innings because of Pennsylvania's curfew law.' The Brooklyn Dodgers retained SAL MAGLIE National League. They defeated Pittsburgh 4-2 nfter the Pirates hud shelled Don Ncwcombc off the mound in tho first inning nnd overwhelmed the Dodgers 9-3 in the opener. Cincinnati clung to second place by edging out Chicago 3-2. The Cubs hnd slugged the Redlegs into a 9-2 detent in the first game. The St. Louis Cardinals finally climber into the .500 circle by nipping the Milwaukee Braves 7-fi in 12 innings to even their record at five wins nnd five losses. Mnglie, 37 years old today, cele their hnlf-gtimc advantage 'in the' brated his birthday a dny early when he outpitched Curt Simmons or his third straight triumph. A kmble by Davey Williams and Don Mueller's single broke a scoreless duel in the seventh. Two- run homers by Monte Irvin and lank Thompson helped Antonelli gain the n/Sd over Murry Dickson n the nightcap. f Virgil Trucks spotted the Orioles wo runs in the first inning then jlanked them with four hits the rest of the way to gain his second White Sox win. Ferris Fain's jases-loadod single climaxed a two-run rally in the ninth inning o give Chicago its second-game 1 victory. Dave Philley, who had made but onejiit in 27 times at bat, homered n the 10th with a man on base :or Cleveland to snap an 8-8 tie. The Tigers got a run in their half of the 10th but Early Wynn replaced winner Don Mossi nnd disposed of the last batter with the :ying and winning runs on the bases. Outfielder Wally Wcstlake's two homers kept the Indians in the running. Rookie Art Fowler became the first Cincinnati pitcher to hurl a complete game this season when he defeated the Cubs in the second game after Chicago had clubbed three Redleg pitchers for 14 hits, including home runs by Ralph Kiner and Randy Jackson, in the opener. Jim Pendleton's muff of Red Schoendienst's bases - loaded fly with two out in the 12th allowed Alex Grammas to score the run that gave the Cards their 7-6 victory over the Braves. Milwaukee hnd tied the score in the ninth when Eddie Mathcws clubbed a two-run homer, his fourth of the season. Club . Brooklyn 7 4 .636 .6$T .583 Cincinnati 7 5 .583 .615 .538 »j New York 6 5 .545 .538 .500 1 CARDS 5 5 .809 .W5 .455 H, Philad'phia 5 6 .455 .500 .417 2 Chicago 4 5 .444 .500 .400 2 Milwaukee 4 5 .444 .500 .400 2 Pittsburgh 5 8 .385 .429 .357 3 SATURDAY'S RESULTS Cardinals, 7; Milwaukee, 3. New York, 1; Philadelphia, 0. Brooklyn, 3; Pittsburgh, 0. Cincinnati, 6; Chicago, 5. YESTERDAY RESULTS Cardinals, 7; Milwaukee, 6 (12 innings). Pittsburgh, 9-2; Brooklyn, 3-4. Chi'cago, 9-2; Cincinnati, 2-3. New York, 3-5; Philadelphia, 0-0. TODAY'S SCHEDULE Open date for all clubs. AMERlcISTLEAGUE G Club \V L Pet. W L Bhnd Chicago 7 4 .636 .667 .583 ... Wash'tn 6 4 .600 .636 .545 ^ Detroit 6 4 .600 .636 .545 Vt New York 5 5 .500 .545 .455 life Philadel. 5 5 .500 .545 .455 116 Boston 4 6 .400 .455 .364 2 '.4 Cleveland 4 6 .400 .455 .364 2 ' Baltimore 4 7 .364 .477 .333 3 SATURDAY'S RESULTS Detroit, 6; Cleveland, 3. Philadelphia, 1; New York, 0. Boston, 6; Washington, 1. Chicago, 14; Baltimore, 4. YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Pendleton's Error Wins For Cards ST. LOUIS #—Managers Eddie Stanky and Charley Grimm might be mumbling to themselves but so far the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Braves have come ouf ail even in losing games through loose fielding. The two clubs have split the four games played against each other this season. The Cards won Sunday thanks to a pair of 12th inning errors by left fielder Jim Pcndleton and third baseman Eddie Mathews. Mathews sent the game into overtime with a two-run homer in the ninth but then fumbled Rip Ropulski's grounder with two out and one man on base in the 12th. Wally Moon then beat out an infield hit to fill the bases and Red Schoendienst lifted a fly ball to left-center. Pendleton caught, then dropped the ball while the winning run scored. Stan Musial hit his third homer, a double and two singles for the Birds, and Alex Grammas drove in three runs with three singles. Rookie Hank Aaron collected four singles and his second home run for Milwaukee. Cliet Nichols took the defeat and Joe Presko the victory, both 1ft relief. Rookie Moon, with one hit in six times at bat, saw his lusty batting average drop to .410—third place in the National League. He has collected 16 hits in 39 trips to the plate. In a night game here Friday, shortstop Solly hemus booted a doubleplay grounder to give Milwaukee a 7-5 victory in the 14th inning. Only one of the four games played by the clubs has gone the regulation nine innings. Mll**akei> (fit Pl«y«r AB R H Dlttmer 3 0 o Pendleton 300 O'Connell Mathewi Adcock _ . _ Mctkovlch 200 Pflfko Aaron Logan Crandall Spahn Crone Queen Nichols • 1 s i i 3 0 1 C»rdln»l» m Player AB B H Repulskl 601 Moon 801 Schoen'st 711 Musial 634 Jnblonskl 401 Castlglione 000 621 Bllko 000 6 1 S Hemui 101 413 Alston 6 1 1 S 0 o Yvars 1 0 0 2 0 ] Schofleld 010 000 Rice 202 100 Haddlx 000 100 Sarnl 1 0 0 Grammas 413 Miller 100 Brazle 100 Frazler 1 0 o Prenko 000 Burgejl 100 Total* ..47 615 Totals ..49 7 IS Inning 123 456 789 101112—RHE Mil. Cards 000 021 012 0 0 0 815 2 010 004 100 0 0 1 715 0 Paige Baker Sweeps Through 41tonSpeedwayOpenerSunday Major League =Leaders== «>• TIIK ASSOCIATED PttKKS NATIONAL LKAKI'K BATTING—JackBon, Chicago, .500. BUNS—Snuer, Chlcngo. 14. RUNS BATTED IN — Groongrass, Clnrimuiti, Kl. HITS—Jackson. Chlrnso, in. DOUBLES—Cii-ccnm'MHa, Cincinnati, n . T1UPUS8—Mays. New York, and Mmm, St. LoulK, 2. HOME HUNS — lloilues, Brooklyn, nukcr. Jitoknon mul Simer, Chli-nso, Post, Cincinnati, mid Mnthews, Milwaukee. 4. STOLEN BASKS— Koblnson. Brooklyn, and Pnndy, ChU:ngo, 3. PITCHING—Maglle, New York, 3-0, STRIKEOUTS—Maglle, New York, 17. By The Associated Batting—Sherm Lollar and Ferris Fain, White Sox—Lollar's home run snapped a 2-2 lie to give the White Sox a 3-2 first game victory over Baltimore. Fain's single in the ninth drove in the run that gave the Sox a second game 4-3 triumph. Pitching—Sal Mftglie and Johnny AmoneUI, Giants—Maglie shut out the Phillies 3-0.on five hits in the opener. Antonelli fallowed with a three-hit &-0 victory to give the [ tfe«e straight shutouts over Klaus, New York Giants; Decalm- —Johnny Lucadello. Stroml baseball system; Clinton—Boh Clark. Pittsburgh Pirates; Dubuqut' — Jack Conway, Chicago White Sox; Hannibal - J. C. Dunn, St. Uniis Cardinals. Mattoon—Carl Bush, Philadel- lenger to Archil' Moore. Jackson is a 12-5 favorite to add ^lade to iiis list. Jackson's record for 17 pro fights is 15-1-1. If ho | wins he is set for a May 28 bout at Madison Square Garden against Charley Norktis. The Slade camp can't afford to lose, either, for Jimmy has a May 12 Washington dale with Archie Moore in a non-tille bout. Slade's AMERICAN IKAOI'K BATTING — Glynn, Cleveland, .410. HUNS- Yost, Washington, 8. HUNS BATTED JN— Kaln. Chicago, HITS— Goodnmn, Boaton and Fox, . KS— Kuenn, DotroH, McNew York and Busby, 1*. Chicago, l«. Washington, 5. , . — Minoso. Chicago, 3. HOME HUNS— Jensen. Bosluu, and Wcsllakc. Cleveland, 4 STOLEN BASES — Hunter, Baltimore. 1'k't-bHll anil Jensen, Boston, anil Hoytl. Chlcuito. 2. PITCHING— tiromek, Uutroll, 3-0 11100. STIUKEOUTS — Tin-ley, Baltimore, Three-I League It.v The Associated Press W. L. Pet Keokuk Waterloo Battle Lines Being Formed For Annual Kentucky Derby LOUISVILLE. Ky. ff— With the except ion of the $10,000 Derby Trial, all preliminaries are over and battle lines are being formed for the 80th running of the world famous Kentucky Derby. Most of tho principals lor the main event already are quartered at ancient Churchill Downs, where the mile tmcl one quarter classic for 510,000 - added money will be raced Saturday. The main exception was Correlation, the big California Derby favorite who was lo leave New York City today by piano for Louisville. The handsome bay son of Free America stamped himself as t the one to boat by whipping C. V. Whitney's Fisherman and six other eolts in tho $122,750 Wood Memorial at Jamaica Saturday. Meanwhile, some unfinished bust, ness will be transacted Tuesday. Churchill Downs as the Hasty Mouse Farm's Hasty Road, Andy Crevolin's Determine, the Cain Hoy Stable's Hot Pursuit and others go postward in the Derby Trial at one mile. The last two Trial winners, Calumet Farm's Hill Gail in 1952 and Cain Hoy's Dark Star last May, came back on Saturday to snatch the blanket of American Beauty roses. Hasty Road, greatest money- winning 2-year-old in history last season, has been a keen disappointment to owner Allie Reuben so far this year. He tossed an exercise boy and ran away two miles at Hialeah last winter, incurring slight injuries. Determine, 'the little grey galloper owned by an Alhambra, Calif., auto dealer, may be the favorite Tuesday. Winner of the $131,900 Santa Anita Derby, he now has racked up six straight stakes victories. Hot Pursuit is the colt who is coming in off the bench to sub for the injured Turn-To, the Cain Hoy Derby favorite until he bowed a tendon a few weeks ago. Others expected to see action in the Trial include Grace Kosiba's Sub-Fa'ctor, Mark Leach's Jet General, H. H. Mundy's Sir Chris, and S. R. Palutsis 1 Thunderbird. Early birds will got a peek at another <op Derby threat Tuesday when Woodvale Farm's Goyamo works a mile with the Woodley Lane Farm's Red Hannigan. New York, 6-2; Philadelphia, 1-4. Chicago, 3-4; Baltimore, 2-3. Washington, 5; Boston 1. Cleveland, 10; Detroit, 9 (10 innings.) TODAY'S SCHEDULE Open date for all clubs. lllini Staging Big Events On Saturday CHAMPAIGN — Illinois sports fans will get double-bill entertainment in Memorial Stadium May 8 when spring football candidates stage their annual intra- squad regulation game between the Blues and the Whites. The first annual Big Ten Outdoor Relays are scheduled for the same date, so Athletic Director Douglas R. Mills has combined the two events into a complete afternoon program. . The relays will begin at 1 p.m. nnd continue until 3 p.m. The football squads will stage warm up drills outside the Stadium and come on to the field at 3 o'clock sharp to begin the regulation game. Fans attending will be permit- lend to view both relays and the football game for a single admission. Tickets for the afternoon will be $1 for adults and 60 cents for university, high school students and children. Watertower Seeking Teenage Prospects Players from 15 through 18 years of age interested in playing with the Watertower teenage team this season are urged to attend a practice tonight at 7 o'clock on the Watertower diamond. Team manager Nelson Ealey announced that the Watertower crew will have a tryout for prospective members at 7 before a game at 8 against the Sportsman's Club. The Watertower team svill play independently as well as in the Alton Teenage League this season. Bowling UPPEB ALTON ALLEYS Sunday Mixed League U.A.B. Lanes won 2 from Tom's Alley Cats. Lee's won 2 irom Hit and Miss. High Game—D. Pace 199. GODFREY-Paige Baker. 1953 Alton Speedway stock car champion, came out in a blaze of glory Sunday night as he made a clean sweep from start to finish. To start with, Baker set the fastest qualifying time of the night, almost beating^ his own track record. In the 25 lap feature Baker found himself in the last row but fiercely fought his way to the number one spot in just 18 laps. From then on Baker had no contenders. Ernie Cumrnings, St. Louis, wound up second and Jack Tharp, East Alton, came in third on a lucky break as Rusty Bell of Cottage Hills was forced to drop out in the last lap when his engine quit. The 15-lap semifeature looked like an obstacle course before it was finished with so many cars cluttering up the track mat even Ihe officials didn't know who won the race until the official tape svas run. Alton's Homer Mellenthin got off to a good start but wound up in the fence after leading for the first six laps. The eventual winner was newcomer Wib Spalding from Granite City. Brighton's Harry Farmer was second and Altonian Dick Gross third. The handicap event for the six fastest cars was 'a spine-tingling affair that left fhe crowd gasping. Lou Thery, Wilsonville, took the lead but the pack applied so much pressure that he yielded to Bell who in turn lost out to speed merchant Baker. Burr Watson, East Alton, got tangled up coming out of the south turn and broadsided in front of his pursuers -and had his car flipped over at least three times before everyone got by. Baker was the winner with Thery second and Bell third. Sparkling heat races highlighted the evening as many new drivers won their spurs the hard way. The first heat saw veteran Mel Tiek, Bethalto, take a nasty spill as some of the over anxious throttle stompers left him no place to go. Bell managed to come home the winner with East Alton's Jack Tharp second and Spaiding third. Second heat winners were Cummings, Watson and Thery. In the third heat it was Baker over Farmer and Mur Hagen of Maryland Heights, Mo. Fourth heat winners were East Alton's Paul Doak, Altonian John Allison and Ray Factor of Bethalto. Victors in the dog race were Bob Stilli, Edwardsville, Lynn Rhoad S t i 11 i,. Edwardsville, Lynn Rhoades, Bethalto, and Tommy Roberts of Edwardsville, Richards Prepares Chisox For Invasion by Yankees Terre Haute ........... 3 2 want Ms "Click" phia Phils; Mt. Vernon—Zeke Re- ! keza, independent; Paris — Tom Sunkel, independent. American Association Sunday's Results, Kansas City 7-9. Charleston 3-5 Indianapolis (i-8, Columbus 5-1 Louisville 10-2, Minneapolis 1-1 SI Paul 2-2, Toledo 1-3 Saturday's Results Indianapolis -j. Charleston 3 Columbus 13, Kansas City 2 Minneapolis 8. Toledo 4 Louisville 5, St. Paul 2 m-ord for 3'.' fights since 1949 is 1 1>l>m ' il1 ................. 3 '-' in-9-l, He will be giving away about 10 pounds. i i • Peoria Grandmother Takes Uti^WlBC SYRACl'SK, N. Y. # _ Mrs. Helen Martin, a Peoria, 111., g^and. mother, has parlayed a G6§ total into first place in the singles bracket of the Women's International Bowling Congress Tourna- meat. She rolled eight strikes Sunday m her first game— a 243 string— before running into a split. The tuurney is her 22nd with ""the ' WIBC. : ;, i Kvansville 2 3 Cedar Rapids 1 4 Burlington 0 4 Peoria 11, Burlington 3 Cedar Rapids 5, Evansville 2 Waterloo 7. Terre Haute 4 Quincy 2, Keokuk 1 .800 .800' .600' .600 .500 ,400 .200 .000 EVINRUDE VTIOIIPMOTOII CMPI*. UM * M* »ed*b •> U ••I* — M* l»» Crofton Boot Works (iruftoii, Illinois OIL BURNERS CLEAN - EFFICIENT - ECONOMICAL '299!,? Complete Installation Includes • Automotie Contrpls * Outside Fill & Wnf t 275-Cgl. Fuel Tqnk f One year Wqrronty • Ventolgrm Signal frQjuje 9 One Year free Service t Ful-Flo Fuel Oil Filter t Fr»* Summer Checkup Egsy Payments Can Be Arranged Gall Vs Now tot a free Estimate LANGEN OIL CO. 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Four Sox pitchers eventually saw action with the last, Sandy tonsuegra, credited with the vic- ory. All but two members of the Sox itching staff have compiled good ght earned run averages to date— nd one of the exceptions is Billy 'ierce, the ace lefty whose 4.10 mark figures to be reduced con- iderably when he rounds into hape. Thus, Richards' spring-training tatement that the Sox can take he penmfnt away from the Yan- ees — By "outpitching them" — vould seem to be holding up fairly well—as concerns opponents other !ian the Yankees, at least. Don Johnson gets the first as- ignment against the Yanks Tues- lay. Fight Results BOSTON—Tony DeMarco, 145V',, Boion, optpolntod Carlos Chavez, 141 Loi Angeles, 10. ' HOLLYWOOD, Calif, — Wllli* Vaughn. 159 V4, Hollywood, outpoint- id Charlie Green, 158',^, Loi Angelei, Ph. 4-3976 Ph. 3-7388 ;.. Your choice of fine-quality MARVJ3LS in either king cite pr regular size... and at a isvipg to ,, few Nig* SEE IT NOW! 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