The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 21, 1954 · Page 17
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 17

Baytown, Texas
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Thursday, January 21, 1954
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-••"•..&-* "^KViTir THS BAYTOVVN SUN, fHlURSiJAY, JANUARY 21, 1954,,— Area Cage Teams In Important District Contests Sports Flashes •y Fred Hartmcm Ccach Sultis Scores Remarkable Victory In Introducing Members Of School Board EVERY STORY has to have a beginning, and this one began after the dismal 1916 Robert E. Lee football season while the annual football banquet wns being- held in the cave of San Jacinto Inn. Morris Frank was there, as usual, doing 1 his stint as master of ceremonies, and trying to instill some life in what was due to be a drab affair (the Ganders won one game that year). Morris decided to call on Coach Red Bale to introduce members of the school board, , lied was either destined to be or just had been appointed head coach and Coach Dan StaUworth was to be full-time non-coaching athletic director of the school district. .'•'.. Supt.- George H. Gentry had been here only a few months. Red got along fine because he Is a sharp boy. He finally came to a member of the board whose name he knew as well as he knew his own. He couldn't say It, however, to save his life. He greiv embarrassed, but finally had to give up. , Morris kidded him something awful .and predicted Red had spent his last season at REL. And time proved Morris was right. Before the 1947 season Red was offered a fine promotion to a place on the Rice coaching staff. He resigned to take the job, and Dan was pressed back into a coaching spot he has never since vacated. Morris has been to many a banquet attended by Red Bale since that time, and he never fails to tell that story—with certain Frank embellishments. EVERY. YEAR AT banquet time the story is recalled, amid laughs of those who were there when. It was only natural last: Saturday night that mention, made again. This time it was Dan and Morris doing the talking. Dan finally bet Morris that Coach Pete Sultis, Gander line coach, could not name the school board. Morris made one fatal mistake. He-introduced Pete and told what Pete was going to try to do. But he kept on talking about Pete so long that Pete had a chance to refresh his memory on the names of the one woman and six men on the board. I am not sure but that he got a little help from his wife, Georgia, and maybe from some others. . Anyhow, when Pete took .the Ganders Meet o/Mogg/o FO//S -- Curt Simmons Pasadena: CB DICKEY, TERRY HAPPY OVER fine;Hoj)es Anahuac Go SELECTION TO HALL OF FAME for Goodfear COACH PETE SULXIS Babe To Quit Ladies Golf Club Prexy TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 21-UP— rostrum to do his little chore, he Mrs _ Babe Didrikson Zaharias said had that serene look of a cham- Wednesday she is .quitting. a s pres- pion in his eyes, He-,had the poise :ident .of 'the Ladies Professional .of a poker player-with five aces Goiters Association because she is in his hand. He started naming the board, "tired of the quibbling going on." The famed: "comeback", lady of he got through. With Exception Of Rice And Texas, REL Has Best Grid Coaching Staff In State starting with President A. R. the links thus followed in the foot- Stark, and. he-..went, on through steps o f F re( } Corcoran, tourna- without a single bobble. .. ment director of the ladies PGA, It v.-as a great victory for Pete. and tournament supervisor Glen I was afraid be couldn't go it, and Harvey. Both men announced had told Stark that. But Pete got Wednesday that they .were resign- to knocking off those school ing because the national golf foun- trustees names like Gander block- dation had withdrawn its financial ers setting up a picket fence on a support from the group, punt return. - But Mrs. Zaharias said, "I wrote It was a great job. and the kids, a letter of resignation the day be- really gave Pete a big hand 1 when fore yesterday. It was turned down. But I'm tired of the quibbling going on. "I-guess the girls think they can run it without our help.'' said Mrs. Zaharias. "I .don't want anything more to do with them. I'll go along with Fred. I guess I'll just have to start playing golf again." The famed "Babe" said she listed poor health as her reason when she submitted her resignation. She made a brilliant recovery from a cancer operation to regain her place among the top players in the game. In New York, Corcoran said that he was quitting because he was paid by funds provided by the national golf foundation and that those funds no longer were available. Corcoran said that the foundation, which is composed ot golf club manufacturers, gave no reason for withdrawing its financial support from both the ladies and the roens PGA. lice until they lea'rn how to do it right. The day of miracle coaches is over- The day of mysterious mastery over 'the other coach or the other team is over. The only way you. can excel in high school is to do a better job of teaching the material you normally get in a school of 1300 students. AVe look forward to a good season in 1351 because we look forward to another good year of football teaching on the Lee practice field. It's that simple. Or, It that simple,? WHILE ON THE subject of fotball coaches in general and the Robert 15. Lee staff in general, it would be most timely for me to pay my' respects to the. staff that Coach Dan Stalhvorth has around him. . T would rather have Coach Stallworth's staff of assistants than nny staff in the, Southwest Conference with the exception of Ki::e and Texas. Fin not talking about head coaches and don't mean to he comparing Dan with the conference coaches. (I wouldn't mind doing that if that's what yon want). I'm talking about stair members. Rice has the greatest staff !n the league with Joe Davis, Rod Bale, Cccit Grigg, Del Morgan, Charlie Moore and Harold Stock- ^r'^ts, nno Unbeaten League Record On Line Baytown Junior Hich Tested staff too with such guys as Bully Gilstrap, Eck Curtis, Hal The Baytown Junior High bas- and Charles Wilson. Three other Jungmic.hael, Ed Kelley and Ox ketball team will pit its perfect top p ] ayers arc Artie Oviedo, Ter- TCI... „ Ida en IP rrrnrH a train Kf \VnnrflailH T,-*— _ - *_ j \-\T /-^..ii: Emerson. But none of the other schools can match the Pete Sullis- George Armstrong- - Rolnml Kudla-James Ellis-Frank James- Beverly Rockhold team. The reason the Ganders have a (superior schoolboy footbal} record is that Coach StaUworth is one of the greatest teachers of the Rfimn in Texas. That's one reason. The other reason is that he has instilled it into the assist- nnls that football must hi; taught and ta'iight and taught and taught. They show the kids how to play the ngme. Th<>y tell them how to play the game. And thru the kids Jcnrn by doing. They practice and practice and prac- league record against Woodland ry Klng alld Warren Cullison. Acres Thursday in a 7 p.m. encounter at the Baytown Junior High gym. Coach Don Treuhardt's team will be out to protect a 3-0 district standing and a 8-6 sacson mark. Woodland Acres is second in the Gulf Coast League North Zone with two wins and one loss. Treuhardt's squad started off by dumping- Horace Mann, 32-27, in the annual heated struggle and since then two other teams have fallen to the Baytown Juniors' might. Conroe bowed, 36-<l6, and Galena Park wag taken, 44-48. Baytown will feature four players that hava scored over 100 points this season—Gary Flcebc, Chico HolUheuser, Freddie Hucy The team will compete in the tournament sponsored by Baytown Junior High and Horace Mann Saturday. The eight-team meet was originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday but will last only one day. STANDINGS W L Baytown 3 0 Woodland Acres 2 1 Horace Mann 1 1 Galena Park 1 1 Conroe 0 3 Some palm trees on Islands in the Indian ocean have seeds weighing as much as 50 pounds. * MICHAELS - STERN * PAINE BROS. SPECIAL LABEL * CLOTH CRAFT * V-LINE STOUTS * MIRROR TEST Sir.cls and Double Breasted Models . . . Rejrulars, Loncs, Shorts . . . Entire Stork Not Included REG. 65.00 52 REG. 59.50 41 REG. 55.00 00 REG. 50.00 40 CO REG. 33.50 i COATS All rnyon, Fuly IJnei Regulars and I.ones. REGULARLY 14.95-24.95 PRICE! JACKETS 7.95-14.95 CORDUROY SPORT SHIRTS REGULARLY 4.95-7.95 NOW 3.45-5.45 ALL SALES FINAL 217 WEST TEXAS DIAL 2996 Action on the • basketball fronts will be quiet Thursday 1 but practically every .team .in tile area swings into play Friday night in important district games. . . The Robert E. Lfee Ganders, still hitter over the 41-39 loss to Port Arthur Tuesday night, play host to Pasadena at 8 p.m. in the Lee High" gym. - . The Ganders will be out to gain a .500.mark in district j?lay, having lost two games and won one. Action last Tuesday loosened. somewhat District S-AAAA standings that last week saw four teams tied for second .place with identical 1-1 records. , •••"• f .'".'• Beaumont remained out ,front with a 3-0 mark by beating Ball ' High, 60-38, 'in Galveston and two teams—Port Arthur and Pasadena —stayed in second place with 2-1 records. REL and Orange, which bowed to Pasadena. 42-49, slipped into ,a tie for third place, each with a 1-2 co.unt. Ball High held firmly to' 'the .cellar spot with a Q-3 mark. BEARS AT AXAHUAC The Cedar Bayou Bears of Coach Cotton Watkins pit their perfect '2-0 record in the West Zone of District 20-AA, taking on Anahuac : at Anahuac. Buna is leading the other half of the leagxie. Cedar Bayou has won ten and lost five this season'. The Boars played without their great point- maker Aiden Forsythe Tuesday night and were .humiliated' by un- .defeated Webster, 55-28. in a non- district contest. BARBER'S lliCT, IN"' RACE Barbers' Hill tries to strengthen a second-place standing in District G9-B. Coach Lloyd Kclley's team meets Saratoga at Mont Belvieu in an innportant contest. The Mont Belvieu team topped Warren, 5-1-47, Tuesday night to bring its district record to three wins and two losses. Barber's Hill is tied for second with Warrpn. Kountz is the leader with five straight wins. . Kelley's team is led by a sophomore and the shortest player on the team—Guard Hollis Naquin— who racked up 16 points against Warren. The girl's game will start at 7 p.m. and the boy's game at 8 p.m. LA PORTE AGAINST WEBSTER The La Porte Bulldogs will attempt to do something Friday night that no team in 24 games has been able to accomplish—beat Webster. It's a District 27-AA game and a very important one for Coach Frank Akin's La Porte squad. Webster, unbeaten in 24 games this season, is tied for the lead with Alvln. La Porto is in fourth place with ona win a,nd, rt two losses. The Bulldogs have lost two previous games to the Webster team—in the Webster and La Marque tournaments. The game will be played in Webster and will start at 8 p.m. Deer Park Second In 26-A Cage Race The Deer Park Donr found themselves in second place in the District 2f!-A race this week following a loss to league-loading Sweeny last week. The Doer of Coach Red Hemlrix beat Nocdvillc, 70-57, for t.hcir fourth win in five district games Tuesday night. Dcnr Pnrk will be idle the rest of the week. Sweeny is currently leading the district with five wins and no losses. The Deer boast a 10-3 sonson record. Coach Hcndrlx's squad will go into action again next Tucsdoy, meeting Santa Fc at Santa Fc. Special Session Seen AUSTIN. Jan. 21 —llfl— Gov. Allan Shivers will call n special session of the Texas Legislature in "the not too distant future" to consider a proposal to give the state's teachers a $'102 annual pay raise. JANUARY SPECIAL: Tixilor Made of the Finest I'lastic Wide .Selecfion Exact Measurements Assure You A Perfect Job; Regular S ' 00 $45 Covers ........ NOW Gtiaranted Two Years! $3.> Covers ........ NOW All Trim Work 10% Off ONE DAY SERVICE KIRKINDAU UPHOLSTIRY Highway 146 Dial 7484 By FRED DOWN NEW YORK, Jan. 21-llB—Bill Dickev said T.hiirsclav ho was "greatly pleased" over his'election to baseball's Hall of Fame but Bill Terry shrugged off a similar horor and went fishing. "I've wanted to gel into the Hall of Fame for a. long time and finally made it," Dickey, 1 former Ifcw York Yankee catch'ng great who retired in 1943, said. "I'm sure happy about it." But Terry, who carried on a bitter feud with -/New York writers for some 15 years, did not express his feelings. "I .have nothing at all to say," the former first-baseman and manager of the New York Giants said. "I have found that when somebody in my. pos'^ion says "nmp- thing it's usually the wrong thing.'. Dickey and" Terry were elected to the baseball shrine at Coopers- Western Kentucky's 17*0 Ion's Best Cage Mark NEW YORK.- Jan. 21 —UP— Gray-haired, towel-tossing Ed Diddle, one of basketball's most colorful .coaches, Thursday owned a record uniqu e in the annals gl the spari—600 victories at one school: Diddle reached the six-century mark Wednesday night when his Western Kentucky Hilltoppers pushed the nation's best record for this season to 17-0 by beating Tennessee Tech 62 to 51. The short, fiery-spirited .coach, who first gained sports prominence in football when his' work as a blocking back sprung the late Alvin. (Bo) McMillin loose on many long runs for Centre College's famed "praying colonels," has been -head cage coach at Western Kentucky since 1922. His team* now have a 600-won, ISO-lost record for a .T59 winning percentage. Among major-college coaches, only Forrest iPhog) Allen of Kansas has more wins to his credit— 73G. But "only." 55G of that total were scored 'at Kansas, the others coming while Allen coached Baker University, the Haskell Indians, and Warrensburg Teachers. Tom Marshall, highest scorer in Western Kentucky history, sank 21 points to pace Wednesday nights attack. Cornell, the Ivy League's current leader, and Pennsylvania, the Ivy League's defending champion, both played outside games but,with different results. Cornell set its overall record a I 10-2 bv pulling awav in the fourth quarter to beat Sampson AFB 79 to 72. Pennsylvania was handed a 71 to 64 defeat by Army at West Point, as Bill Hannan and Mark Binslcin each scored 25 points to lead the Cadets. Dayton scored its' 12th win in 17 games 76 to -61 over Seton Hall as the Flyers' six-fool, 11-inch center Bill Uhl grabbed 34 rebounds, two. more than the whole Seton Hall team. -..- , - . Siena sprang Wednesday night's biggest upset, .downing Villanova 68 to 58, Villanova led 44-40 going into the last-quarter -but-Tim-Hill, Siena's high scorer with 20 points, hit three straight" baskets to lend Siena in a winning rally. In other leading games, Auburn trounced Georgia Tech 80 to 56 in the Southeastern Conference; Temple ran its record, to 1.1-4 by. beating Delaware R5 to 57 and Muhleil- berg shaded;. LfiFayette 67 to 64. Thursday night, the fabulous Clarence (Bevo) Francis will try to push his scoring average over 50 points when his Rio Grande Collage-team plays Findlny of Ohil. The six-foot, 10-inch center goes into the frav'with a 49.5 average. Three conference-leading teams also will see action Thursday night, all in non-league. Sarnes. Wichita, Missouri Valley Conference pacemaker ranked 141h nationally, will shoot. . for its Ifilli victory in 17 games against Fort Hays State. Colorado A&M, co-leader ot the Skyline Conference with a -13-1. overall record, visits Seattle. And George Washington, Southern Conference leader with an ll-l record, plays Virginia. Cheaters Search Bump NORMAN, Okla., Jan. 21 -IIP)— Oklahoma students searched the Norman City dump Thursday for mimeograph stencils for final exams, which rumor said were, tossed away without being: mutilated. town, N. T., along with the late Rabbit Maranyille, whose magnetic personality and defensive brilliance made him one. of the game's great shortstops. Marahville died on Jen. 5—while the 10-year veterans of the Baseball Writers' Association were voting him into the Hall of Fame—but his widow issued the following statement from, a sick bed: "I am very, very thankful for the nomination ancf want to thank all the baseball writers who nar- ticipatcd •: in' the ^voting:," Mrs. Mnrnnville said.:"It is. something I will treasure for the-rest-of my life." .:;.;->. "•: ; "' - : ,;• ' .:;. ; :.v "' ^ Marariville, 1 . a member ; of. 'the 1914 "miracle Braves" and a bi? leaguer for 23 years although .his .-lifetime .batting average wns only .259, led .the .voting with':,209: of a- possible 252 votes. Dickey'was second with 202 and Terry next with 195—only six more than the .required.-three-quarters total. ;. Joe DiMagglo.' the -great "Yankee Clipper," again failed to qualify although he received 1 the:fourth highest number of.'votes—175—-find now scorns. next In line for the honor. Many -voters' attached notes to their ballots explaining 1 that they thought, the 1 old-timers 1 should -be honored before Joe. Ted Lyons, former Chicago White Sox pitcher, ranked.. next with 170 votes followed by Dazzy. Vance, one-time fircballcr of the Brooklyn DocTgers. "and Gabby Hartnett, former catcher and manager of the Chicago Cubs. Vance received 358 votes and Hartnctt, 161. -,•'.'•', Mnranville, who tiled nt 61, weighed only about HO pounds and stooct about five-feet, five-inches during his prime. Although a low- avnragc hitter, ho was regarded as a dangerous "clutch hitter." 'Dickey was n completely .polished receiver and also one of the most dangerous hitters, of -his timK. The 4fi-yonr-old Yankee conc.1v had a lifetime batting average of .313 and once hit as high as. .302. '; . Terry, a groat defensive first- baseman,, reached his peak when he hit Ml In 1930 and owned" a brilliant 14-year big league average of ..341. An independent and outspoken'Individual, Terry pilotcu" the Giants to pcmianta in 1833, 1936 and 1SI37 before being suc- cnccfcd by Mol Ott. By UNITED PRESS Curt Simmons, the Philadelphia Phillies' buzz-saw left-hander, reported his injured left toe "fully recovered" Thursday and looked forward "to a good season." Simmons, who had a 16-13 record last season, refused to predict a ^0-gamc campaign but pointed out he could have won 20 in 1953 except for four weeks of inactivity after a portion of his right big toe was sliced off in a lawn mower accident. .-. ."There's no pain or stiffness in the toe," Curt said after signing for an estimated $20,000. "I made «P my mind to sign soon before Robbie got all the money." "Robbie," of course, is Robin Roberts, who like Simmons, turned down the first contract offered to hiih by the Phillies. Simmons' signing produced speculation that Roberts is about to follow. Third-baseman Eddie Mathews, meanwhile, was scheduled to get together with General Manager John Quinn of the Milwaukee •Braves to discuss salary terms late Thursday or Friday. Mathews, who received about $12,008 last season, said he didn't expect any trouble. The Cleveland Indian s and Washington Senators traded catchers— the Indians acquiring Mickey Gras- SQ and the Senators obtaining Joe Tipton. Grasso hit .209 last season while Tipton hit ,216. Both are second-stringers: The Boston Red Sox - announced the signing of catcher Del Wilber, coaches Del Baker, George Susca and Paul Schreiber, veteran pitching mentor. Outfielder p a .t Mullin, a .,268-hitter in 1953, signed with the Detroit Tigers; Sherman Lollar, piled a .287 batting mark and a league-leading .994 fielding average, signed with th<> Chicago White Sox and Ihe Philadelphia Athletics bought Wilmur. Shantz, brother, of- Bobby. 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