Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on February 26, 1952 · Page 16
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Cumberland, Maryland
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SIXTEEN EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1952 Phone 4600 for a WANT AD Taker Spas To Play Fort Meade Here Sunday Cumberland Scores 'Near Miss' In Cage Attraction Through the efforts of Master Sgt. Virgil "Red" Burns, local Army recruiter who doubles as coach of the LaSalle High Jayvees, Cumberland "almost" had an outstanding basketball attraction. Sgt. Burns put in a lot of time and did much "string-pulling" trying to bring the crack Sampson Air Force Base team here to meet the University of Maryland. But, it was all In vain. It was "Red's" idea to match ihs NeT? York airmen, boasting one of the best service teams in in the world, against the University of Maryland in a benefit game at SS. Peter and Paul gym. All proceeds would have gone to the AUegany County Rheumatic Fwer and Heart Association. However, prior to undergoing Rn emergency operation last week, Sgt. Burns was advised that the Sampson shooters would be unable to accept. A communique from Major David Sanders, athletic officer at Sampson, declared: "We sincerely regret that we will not be able to participate lr this event due to extreme travel limitations. Air transportation is very uncertain, with few planes being available for use by the personnel of this base. "In addition, our team may close Its season early, as the boys have played a rugged schedule. Also, we are slated to compete in the Ah- Force-Wide tournament early in March. If we win that, we probably will be selected to represent the Air Force in the AAU tournament at Denver in the middle of March. "We wish you success in your Heart Fund drive and are sorry we cannot take part in such a worthy cause." Sgt. Burns, who is recuperating at his home said this morn- 1 ' ing that it is a bit late to arrange a suitable substitute game, but added he hopes to start early on an attractive benefit contest for next season. Jack Klosterman First Sergeant In Germany Cumberland boxing fans have probably seen the last • of the "Fighting Klostermans" as far as actual ring competition is concerned. Jim, the older of the two brothers, has been inactive In the sport for several years, while Jack is too busy these days with Uncle Sam's Army to get in any work in the "squared circle." Jack Is stationed in "Bad Kreuznach, Germany, where he Is acting first sergeant in a medical unit. "Thought it was about time that I let you know that i am still alive and enjoying' life very much," writes' Sgt. First Class Jack. "Who wouldn't with a Job of first sergeant? When our regular 'first' took a 60-day reenlistment leave to the States in January, I was given his job." Jack reports that he has been unable to participate In any type of sports for the past six months, due to the task of helping organize the unit. The younger Klosterrnan, who made an almost perfect mark in his Army test when he enlist*d here several years ago, left Numberg with 51 other GI's from the 15th Evacuation Hospital In September of last year, going to Degerndorf, near Austria, where the unit was activated. Sfc. Klosterman was put In charge of the personnel section and on December 1 the unit moved to Bad Kreuznach in the French zone of Germany. Jack and his buddies still are waiting to be assigned to a hospital. At present, they're located on top of a hill in a former DP camp. "I may be only 22 years old, but I expect to have a few gray hairs before I leave here," Jack writes. "Believe me, 259 men can give one a few headaches." Jack also reveals that Jimmy Boyle of Cumberland is stationed at the other end of the camp with 31st Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. The "Fighting Klostermans" will always be remembered by mitt fans here as hard fighters, who never failed to give the best they had. They were real crowd- pleasers, capable of holding their own against even the most rugged competitor. Above all, though, they were gentlemen, both in and out of the ring. Don Neivcombe Taken Into Army NEWARK, N. J. _ (F) — Don Newcombe, Brooklyn righthander, headed for the Army today — three weeks to the day after inking a $25,000 Dodger contract. The 6-4, 220-pound Negro pitcher arrived at the induction center on a bus from his draft board In nearby Elizabeth' with other prospective GI's. "It's just one of those things," Newcombe told reporters. "Uncle Sam comes first. I'm no better than anybody else. It's up to him if I do any pitching this spring." Newcombe, who won 20 games for the Dodgers last year, had been working out with the club in Florida for the past two weeks after signing his 1952 contract for a reported $25,000. He lives in nearby Colonia. FIVE YEARS AOO—Admlrnl Jon»» Iiv gram was appointed commissioner of the Ail-America Professional Football Con- ffrfnct. FEBRUARY FINAL ! Clearance Men's Wear! 9 Just 25 TOPCOATS . Nationally famous topcoats in tweeds and fleeces. Some 9 models with set-in sleeves, others with raglon sleeves. Broken lots and sizes. * Values to $49.50 m $29 95 Generals Led By Erstwhile All-Ainerican Dick Schnittker, Star Al Ohio State, Coach Of Classy Army Team Held to their lowest score of the season in bowing to the New York Broadway Colored Clowns (44-36) last Sunday night, the Cumberland Spas are slated to encounter another "toughie" in their next assignment— the Port Meade Generals. The Spas, winners of five games in eight starts, are slated to entertain the Generals Sunday afternoon, starting at 3 o'clock, on the SS. Peter and Paul School court. It will be the first daylight contest at home for the local pros. Win 30 of 38 The Generals come to town with a highly impressive record—30 victories in 33 starts. They notched No. 30 on Sunday, subduing Fort Monmouth (N.J.), 82 to 62, at Fort Meade. Leading the Army's basketball invasion of Cumberland will be Dick Schnittker, the former All-America star from Ohio "State University. Despite the responsibility of coaching the Army team, Schnittker. poured 482 points through the baskets in the Generals' first 29 games. Dick was the top bomber against Fort Monmouth, caging 23 points. Clyde Green To Play The leading scorer of the Fort Meade team is Hank Parker, flashy Negro forward, who bucketed 530 points in 32 games. Also appearing with the Generals will be Clyde "Hard Times" Green, former West Virginia luminary who played against the Spas last year with the 'Wheeling Blues in the All American League. Green is a "fancy Dan," being the Generals' best ball-handler. Roger Day, playing-coach of the Spas, said today a 2 p. m. preliminary will be staged in conjunction with the Army's appearance. Arrangements for the Meade game were made by the local Army recruiting office. Forty & Eight And Elks Win YMCA SENIOR LEAGUE Standing Of The Team* Pot. 1.000 .750 .315 .333 .100 W. t. Cumberland Legion .... 8 0 Forty & Eight 6 2 Rldpelcy Legion 3 5 B.P.O. Elks 3 8 C. <b P. Telephone Co. .. 1 0 The Elks and Forty and Eight Club notched victories in the Central YMCA Senior Basketball League last night. The Elks nosed out the Telephone Company, 55 to 51, and Forty and Eight smothered Ridgeley American Legion, 76 to 55. Bob Lookabaugh scored 21 points for the Forty and Eight quint while Ace Comer and Al Decker headed Ridgeley with 13 and 12. Bob Pence and Roy Whiteman sparked the Elks with 19 and 17 tallies. Buddy Giles and George Evans were high men for the Phonemen with 17 and 15 markers. Scores : fFlcy Ltflon Comer, f ........ Hartman, f ...... Decker, c ........ Parity, ft ........ Fisher, a ........ G . 4 , 4 . S Lockard, « r B-S 1-3 2-7 1-3 1-3 1-2 -0-0 Totals 33 Forty & EI*M LookabnuRh. f HoRnard. f .. atotlcr. c .... Carroll, g .... Met*. K ...... Belt, « ......... Uumbertson, « G 7 e 7 0 1 5 5 11-3S 55 Totals ............ .12 Telfphone Co. Durbln. f Shaffer, f Brnirn, e es, g nfi, g Pcnner, t Totals Kiln Pence, f Day. r 21 r. .1 Parsons, c 4 Whiteman. Raker, c Proudtoot, Totals . F 7-11 3-3 5-4 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-J 12-22 F 2-3 0-1 2-4 3-4 1-4 1-t 9-17 F S-7 0-0 1-2 5-6 2-2 0-1 13-18 Pt» 21 19 18 0 J 10 8 Pin 10 n 4 17 15 5 51 rt« in 6 ft MEADE'S HIGH SCORER—When the Fort Meade Generals come to town Sunday to battle the Spas, they will boast a scoring star in Hank Parker (above). Parker has tallied 530 points in 32 games for the Army team. - - * — .... Everyone But Rupp Thinks Kentucky Cagers Terrific CHICAGO—(INS)—Everyone thinks Kentucky has a terrific basketball team—everyone but the Wildcats' coach, Adolph Rupp. Rupp believes his defending National Collegiate Athletic Association champions should * not be ranked with the top teams. He says: 'Our loss last December 13 to Minnesota convinced me that we cannot cope with a team of tall, tough men. "I think if we met teams like Illinois. Iowa or Duquesne we'd probably lose." t Rupp states he does not believe Kentucky will retain its NCAA title when his boys defend the crown in tournament play later in the season —this despite the fact that the Wildcats have a record of 23 victories and only two losses. De Paul Latest Victim Their latest victim was De Paul in Chicago Saturday night. Kentucky recently clinched the Southeastern Conference championship for the ninth consecutive year and generally Is rated as the nation's best college quintet. Rupp says the big weakness of this year's Kentucky team is lack of height. He declares: "We couldn't handle a big, tall boy like Ed Kalafat of Minnesota— and that's why we lost that game." Rupp, a master strategist, says that after the Minnesota game he worked on bolstering Kentucky's defensive weaknesses and on sharpening the team's shooting. Did All Ripht After That He admits: "We did all right after that. Cliff Hagan is averaging 21.7 points per game. We have been over 90 points in 11 games and four of our regulars are shooting 39.7 per cent or better. "And we are not trying to roll up scores. When we beat Mississippi 118 to 58, substitutes played more than one third of the game." Expert observers like Ray Meyer, De Paul coach, believe that while Kentucky lacks outstanding height, Rupp more than has made up for this deficiency by developing a well- balanced, sharpshooting, poised squad. Meyer says: "Kentucky has depth — fine reserves who practically are as good as his regulars. Those 'subs' Rupp talks about know what they are doing. Look what Sub Willie Rouse j did to De Paul." t \ PHILADELPHIA — flNS) _ Gil All Rouse, who 'went in in the!Turner's 29th successive win was in final minutes, "did" was steal the'the record books today, a unani- United States Far Behind In Final Standing OSLO — W) — A shift in skiing dominance from Sweden and Switzerland to Norway and Finland upset the balance of power in the 1952 Winter Olympic games and gave the host Norwegians a runaway victory. When the sixth—and largest— winter carnival under Olympic auspices closed last night, Norway had scored 125% points in the unofficial, but traditional, scoring table that allows ten points for a first place gold medal, five points for second and then 4-3-2-1 for other placings in the first six. The United States, with its best balanced team in the history of the winter games, was a surprisingly strong second, but Its total of 89VJ was a long way behind Norway. Four years ago, at St. Moritz, less than 14 points separated top-of- the-table Sweden and the fourth- place Americans. Sweden scored 79 points, trailed by Switzerland with 71, Norway with 69V4 and the United States with 65V4. This time — leaving out hockey which didn't count in the 1848 totals—Sweden managed only 25% points and the Swiss 21. The United States Improved in every department except bobsledding. The finnl unofficial point standings for the 22 events: Norway 125H; United States 89H; Finland 72; Austria 60; -Germany 50',4; Sweden 29H; Italy 25; Holland 24; Switzerland 21; Canadn 18 Vfc; Great Britain 13; France 10; Hungary 4; Czechoslovakia 3; Belgium 1; Poland 1; Japan ',4. Thomas High Admitted To Valley Wheel MOOREFIELD, W. Va.—At a meeting of the Potomac Valley Conference here last night, Thomas High School was admitted to membership, replacing Berkeley Springs High. Thomas will play both football and basketball in the 16-school ircuit, beginning next fali Keyser was recognized as the 1951-52 basketball champion and will be given cash to purchase a permanent trophy. The Golden Tornado of John Shelton also gets a leg on the Cumberland Times- News trophy. Stanley R. Harris, superintendent of West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind, Romney, was elected president of the conference for the ensuing year. Other officers elected were Harold Henderson, principal of Capon Bridge High, vice president, and James Goldsworthy, assistant principal of Keyser, secretary-treasurer. The conference adopted, a rule requiring -each school to play a minimum of eight basketball games and a maximum of 14 with no more than 14 counting in the official standings. All losses, however, must be counted. Glenn Hawkins, coach' at the West Virginia School for the Deaf, who was unable to attend on account of illness, sent word" that the Silents would like to fill two football dates—Sept. 26 and Nov. 21. A. Gordon Slonaker, Romney High principal, presided, with Vernon Staggers, Piedmont principal, secretary. A meal was prepared and served by the Home Economics Department of Moorefield" High School. Attending were: Capon Bridge—Coach Ed Strauss. Circleville — Coach Guy Propst. Davis—Principal Ira McDowell and Coach Emery Anderson. Elk Garden — Frank Burgess. Franklin — Principal John Dice and Coach Bob Hartman. Fort Ashby—Coach Earl Hess. Keyser—Parker Black, principal; James Goldsworthy, assistant principal; Coaches John Shelton and Fred Clark. -Mathias — Coach Wendell Mathis. Moorefield—Principal John Mathias and Coaches Jonathan Paugh and Mask Harwood. Petersburg—Coach Jesse Riggleman. Piedmont—Principal Vernon Staggers and Coach William Miers and Ed Seaman. Ridgeley — Principal MelVin Heiskell and Coach Ralph Poling. Romney—Principal A. G. Slonaker and Coach Allen Swick. Wardensville — "Pete' Vance and "Chick" Charlton. Moorefield Examiner and Clement Glower, Grant County Press, of Petersburg. Fort Hill Lowers Curtain On Hoop Campaign Tonight The three-month area high school basketball sepfon is fast drawing to a close with tonight's 11-game slate being 1 the last big one of the campaign. All of the league championships have been decided ar^ attention will now be focused on the up-coming tournament play. Six playoffs take the spotlight this week in the West Virginia area with the first being set for tomorrow evening in Martinsburg. Maryland's tourneys do not begin until March 7 when Hagerstown meets Frederick at Frederick in the three-team District 1 rounds. In the "Greater Cumberland" area tonight, two games are on the program with the Fort Hill Sentinels moving across the Potomac to play a return go with the Ridgeley Blackhawks and LaSalle playing host to Bruce at SS. Peter and Paul. Both tilts begin at 8 o'clock. The Sentinel-Ridgeley battle will be the season finale for both teams. Ridgeley plays in the B tourney at Keyser beginning Thursday. Coach Bobby Cavanaugh's Scarlet and White cagers have come out on top in 14 of 20 games while Ridgeley has been setback in 16 times in 20 starts. Fort Hill was the victor in the opening game, 55-39. LaSalle puts its record of 13-9 against Bruce and will be striving to break even In the two-game set. The Bruce team handed Coach Art Slocum's five their initial setback, 45-37, at Westernport. Carver, High who went over the .500 marie Friday evening by splitting its series with Howard High of Piedmont, making its record read eight won and seven lost takes on Ramer High at Martinsburg tonight in the second game of their rivalry. Potomac Valley Conference action will end for 1951-52 with Franklin moving into Davis to battle the Wildcats. Franklin has split even in 12 PVC games while Davis can finish as runnerup to champion Bruce, Central Battle Monday At Lonaconing Lonaconing Central High and Bruce of Westernport will settle the Class B basketball championship of Allegnny County next Monday night at Lonaconing:. The two teams divided during the regular season, necessitating a playoff to decide which will represent the county in the District 1 tourney. Arthur G. Ramey, supervisor of physical education in the county, said the Lonaconing site was agreed on today by Coaches Johnny Meyers of Central and Augie Eichhorn of Bruce. Three years ago when a playoff was necessary between these two teams, the' game was staged at Westernport. The winner of Monday's game will be pitted against- Oakland, Garrett County champ. Keyser High by winning tonight. The Wildcats present slate reads 5-1. They have a half-game lead over Berkeley Springs' 4-1 record. Other games that will round opt tonight's high school play are Beall at Fort Ashby, University High'.ot Morgantown, W. Va., at Parsons, Grantsville at Barton. Friendsyille vs. a home town team, FellowsviUs at Thomas and Paw Paw at Capon Bridge. (Continued on Page 17) . ,; Klamfoth Again Wins Cycle Event DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—(INS) —Dick Klamfoth, 23-year-old Ohio motorcycle Jockey, claimed title today to the distinction of being the first racer to become a three-time winner of the 200-mile national championship race. The youthful Ohio farmer piloted his British Norton Cycle an average 87.77 miles per hour to defeat by a IB-second margin C. A. Farwell of JFuyallup, Wash., in the 1952 ver- ision of the annual event at Daytona Beach. Jim Phillips of Pasadena, Calif., finished third in the 48-lap race on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Klamfoth, a resident of Groveport, Ohio, established a 92.81 miles per hour record in winning the 1951 event and also took the trophy In 1949. 'Stopper' Bows To Gil Turner Basketball Results Group of HATS Variety of styles and shades. Broken sizes and lots. Values to $7.50 $295 Entire Stock JACKETS Our entire stock of heavy winter jackets. Short and long styles. Reg. $14.95 to $18.50 1 (fly The Aswrlatrd Press) FAST Hol^ Cro.sis 75 si. jnbn* Notre Dame .... I ball from De Paul star Ron Feier- elsel and shoot t.he winning basket. The final score was Kentucky 63, De Paul 61. Camp I.cjrune Stonthill fi:i .17 7S WmhinKlon (Md) Shepherd HVVai S^ WVst Virclnia Tcch . .. ..7ft D.ivls ami t:lkin» HVVal 82 Now York U .. . (overtime) .Tnhn* Hopkln* . Ithaca Suffolk SOUTH <i- West. Maryland 8'i Frofttburg <Md) Atderson- Rroadrtun .... 3 OFF i Scion Mill 83 i Wake Forr-.t ... -.73 i Elon . ,... .72 Fairmont Arnold (Conn) .. South Carolina . Appalachian . ., «NALB district tourney) • Famous-make SHIRTS * Nationally known shirts in a variety of fancy pat- 9 terns and white. Most slightly soiled. Broken lots and f sizes. Values to $4.50 fAlhnlic r. Chcrrr Point Marine Gilhidrt .IM i .SB I POLING MARKETEERS WIN OVER RIDGELEY CUMBERLAND — SOUTH CUMBERLAND — FROSTBUKQ KEYSER — BEDFORD — PIEDMONT REG. 85c PT. CASITE REG. 49c HYDRAULIC BRAKE FLUID BIO SAVINGS WHEN YOU ADD YOUR OWN FLUID. AND YOU ARE SAFE WHEN YOU HAVE TO STOP. FOR MOTOR BREAK-IN, TUNE-UP. GET YOURS TODAY. DYNATONE MUFFLER MECHANICALLY ENGINEER. ED. NO PACKING OR SHAVING TO BURN OUT. DOUBLE. WRAPPED SHELL. PONTIAC 34-3! MERCURY 49-31 OLDS. 39-50 BUICK 37-49 HUDSON 48-32 CHRYS,. DODGE, Dt- SOTO. CHEV. 37-51. PLY. 34. SO. MERCURY 39.48. FORD 3S-S1 .«« Citadel INVITATIONAL ARMY TOrRXEY AT FT. EL'STIS, VA. Fort Wood (Mo) 1!> Fort Olx (N.I) . . MIDWEST Duqurtne *fl Akron $1.95 IOWA . { InrUan* ! Wl«con>ln ... 1 N>hr»«!<> . . . . ; Oklahoma AAM ..HI Mlrhifun Stair . .M Ohio Slut* . . . ..fin Mrrhitat! . 7:. low* Sl»«! .... RrftdltT Baylor SOt'TinVE.IT " Southern Method!*! New Mexico A.O! "•" Arltonn. ; TfM« Cliristian > Colorado FAR til . ">*' .. Ark«n«»< KST Idaho Oklahoma. mous ten-round decision over Del Flanagan who stepped into t.he Phil- j adelphia Arena la-st night with B{ reputation as a "stopper." j The 21-year-old Turner wa.s never in trouble as he found t.he St. Paul, Minn., slugger constantly in retreat before his hammerllke attack. Flanagan, 23, who had halted win- Paul Long's Poling Marketeers of ; nir>K streaks of Feather Champ i he City Rec League turned back: Sandy Saddler and Cincinnati's Pat Fudgeley American Legion of ilie ; 1'acobuccl, won only three rounds YMCA Senior League in a basket-;in the opinions of the judges and ball game Sunday on the 3S. Perer i was given only two by the referee, and Paul'court. The score was 38: Flanagan, who at 145 gave away to 23. , two pounds to Turner, made his The win was the eleventh straight : best showing in the first when his for the Marketeers who are un-! classy footwork enabled him to defeated. Charley Lattimcr sank MX;shock Turner with a right to the baskets and a singleton to lead the head. winner?. Clarence Hartman was; Turner took over In the second j Ridgelev's top scorer with six tallies, with three sharp rights to the head and was in charge all the way. In F T'the eighth Turner drove Flanagan to a rorner with a series of left.', but, Flanaean had the know-hnw to hang on. e KHOWS. .. lie c/iose The lineups: Poling r, Cim'r.ffharn f 1 Wllf-on f T.ntMirfr c Canr B ... Null C . . • Wolfe Mlb Moullor. sub r TIRIdceley 3 5;PI«hrr 'f .... .«, 0 10;Hartman f .. « 1 13 Decker r. .. . 1 0 2Tlftnrmann u. 2 0 * Thompson ft • 1 0 S'Mr-rrls Mib 000 000 Totals .. . - Can't Be Said Team Trt:i> . ..Ifi < riS Scorr by period*; POI.INGS RIDOEL.EY Re'erf-e- Stoirmnyer. Didn't Finish In 1ft 11 • • YOUNG MEN'S SHOP* I • ••**•• i GOOD OLD DAYS ' STATE COLLEGE. Pa. <NSA>— : Nearly 50 years ago, Congressman iDan Reed coached football at Penn : State. Record Catcher The two top scorers on the University of Arizona baiketbaii ream, i : Rogpr .Toh;i?on ar.d Jac's Howell, (are both married. PHILADELPHIA— (NEAl —Little Leaguers take their baseball seriously. Russ Brown, director of the Shlbe Park Knot Hole television Luke Sewell is the only ms.ior ; procrram, recalls interviewing little | ]ea?ne baseball player to catch! Tommy ska.rm n of the Eastern! three no-hit no-run games. The 'Delaware County Little League the; three pitchers were \Ves Fsrrell in; other day. J 1931. 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