The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 23, 1954 · Page 8
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PAGE 8 — THE BAYTOWN SUN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, .1954 REL Cagers Out Of Second Place By Four Points Ganders Bow Quit Crying, LSU Told '•'*£*?*» - - - * - *M°«H^ in % o/res- ^ j * ™ PALAm KENTUCKY, W. KENTUCKY SHOULD REMAIN UNDEFEATED To Pasa By CLYDK MGRRAY The Ganders of Robert E. Lee found themselves still tied for fourth place in the District 8-AAAA basketball race Saturday end the margin of four small points separate the Ganders from the second-place berth. Lee, along with Orange, is tied for fourth with a 1-3 record and the last two games have'been depressing "two-point losses. Port Arthur headed the Ganders down heart-break trail last Tuesday, doing it 41-59 in the clashing seconds of the game- The Eagles of Pasadena repeated the act in Baytown Friday night, edging Lee, 4S-46, in the last ten seconds of play. Floyd Thompson, Pasadena's six- foot forward, sank a field goal from outside the free throw line as the clock was running out to give the Eagles their third 'district win in four tries. It was a thrilling affair that was never separated by more than three points after the first quarter. Lee led at the quarter, 12-8, and 26-25 at halftime. Pasadena held a 39-37 advantage at the end o-f the third period. L.. V. Hanson, whose 25 points topped .all'scorers'in the game,.hit a jump shot from the side midway of the first quarter to give the Ganders their biggest margin, 10-5. A field goal and free throw by Pasadena's Jim Thompson narrowed the lead to 10-8, however, and with only a few seconds left in the quarter, Tommy Parris connected with a tip-in to give Lee a 12-8 first quarter lead. With Floyd Thompson and Maurice Simmons doing most' of the scoring, the Eagles tied it up, 1616, midway of the second period and from'then, on the game was nip-and-tuck, ' The second quarter was a disastrous one for Lee. Mitchell Singleton, the Gander center, fouled out and the Lee attack seemed to bog somewhat after that. REL played most or the game without & pivot man, although Parris, ex- center now playing forward, did drop into the middle at times. Pasadena's defense worked much better after Singleton fouled out. Hanson, who was guarded .pretty closely, made most of his points on long shots. Many were jump shots when the defensive man *eemed to have the forward* in check. • • ." '. It was one of Hanson's long ihoU that tied up the gam*.with. 25 second* left. Pasadena had gone •head by; two points on Gene Mc- Carley'n one-hand, push 7 up shot Leading by two and with about a xnimite'left'ln the game, the Eagles attempted to freeze the ball, but & pressing Lee defense met the occasion and the ball went out of bounds off a Pasadena player. With 25 seconds left, Hanson hit hi* field goal to tie the count, 46-aIl; -•••'• Tommy ParrJa was second In the •coring department for the Gander* with eight point*. Cameron Bates collected seven. In other district games, Beaumont beat Orange, 60-61, and Port Arthur downed Bali of Galveston, B3-49. ' ( •'. • , ' The standing remained the same, with Beaumont leading the league with a 4-0 record, Port Arthur and Pasadena tied for second with 3-1 records, Baytown and Orange tied for fourth with 1-3 marks, and Ball in the cellar with no wins in four games- The Gander* wiH play Ball in Baytown next Tuesday night at 8 p. m. la Lee High School gymnasium. tBE (46)' Fg- FT Ft Tp Gate* 3107 Singleton ............ 0151 Parris 4 0 28 MJze 2105 Morgan 00 1 0 Hanson ............10 5 3 25 Total* 19 S 10 40 PASADENA (48) Fg FT PI Tp Simmons .......... 52 8 02 Davenport 0 04 0 McCarley 7 2 0 16 J. Thompson 4018 V. Thompson ....... 4 4 S 12 Total* ......20 8 10 48 Pasadena 8 25 39 48 Baytown 12 26 37 46 PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 23 —<IPI— Pro football Commissioner Bert Bell advised the athletic director of Louisiana State university Saturday "to complain to the government" if he thinkf the National League's televisioK policy constitutes "-A'arfare" against college teams. '•The National Football League cannot be a party to any conspiracy to restrain television," Bell quipped, "So just tell him to tak? his complaint to the government." Bell was replying- to a charge by LSU's T. P. Heard" that the National League "apparently wants to put college teams out of business." Heard, in a speech at the Atlanta Touchdown club's .annual meeting, warned the NFL,that the col- Bobo Olson Defends Middleweight Title By HAL WOOD SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 23—UP— Carj (Bobo) Olson tunes up for defense of his world middleweight crown on April 2 Saturday night with a non-title 10-rounder against rugged, but unranked Joey Rindone of Boston in a nationaHy-teleyised battle. ' Olson is a prohibitive favored to whip Rindone. Promoter Bennie Ford says advance sales for the-battle, which will be blacked out on local TV, indicate a 320,000 gate at Winterland. The middleweight champion, who defends his crown for the first time against Kid Gavilan next springs is so heavily favored to Set by Rin- 'done that there is practically no betting. However, Rindone is known as a lad who likes to mix it and he can take" a punch. As a result, Manager Sid- Flaherty says his boy; Olson, will be content with a decision. • '..•' There is the thought that Olson may be a little rusty and off in his timing. The champion- has not had an outing since he_ won. the crown from Randy Turpin last October. But he has been working out steadily, and most of Flaherty's _fighters always are in tip-top condition. At the weigh-in Saturday, Olson is expected to tip the scale at about 161 and Rindone at 163—both slightly over the middleweight limit, ' - .'.''-. Gene Lit tier three Up In Diego Open RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., Jan. 23—UP—National amateur champion Gene Littler Saturday held a three-stroke lead midway through the $15,000 San Diego Open, which is being played on the same course where Littler won the California State Open last year. Saturday's field has only the top 60 professionals and 10 amateurs entered. Littler's total for the first 36 holes was 133, aided greatly by his six-under-par 66 Friday, when the leader at the start of the day was Chicago's big Bill Ogden. Ogden took a 71 for a 137 total. ...E. J. (Dutch) Harrison, Ard- morc, Okla., professional, was in second spot with 136, and four other pros were grouped with 137s. They were Ed Furgol, St. Louis; 'Art Wall, Pocono, Pa.; Gary Middlecoff, Memphis; and Ogden. Earl Stewart of Dallas, and Marty Furgol of Lemont, El., had 138s, and Bob Inman of Tulsa, Wally Ulrich of Maplewood. N. J., and John Barnum of Grand Rapids, Mich., each turned in 139s. Defending champion Tommy Bolt dropped out after taking a nine on the final hole for a total of 145 for the 36 holes. Sports Trade Layton To Wichita Of Western SHREVEPORT, Jan, 23 —UP— The Shreveport Sports of the Texas League said Saturday they traded outfielder Les Layton for pitcher Ira Smith with Wichita of the Western Ltague. Smith had a 11-11 record with Wichita in 1953. He is a right- hander, weighing 185- pounds and is 5-11. Layton hit .233 last season, including 22 home runs. He formerly played with the New York Giants and Los Angeles Angels in the Pacific Coast League. He makes his home in Wichita. leges "would declare open war" unless the professionals stop televising Saturday night games. "We can make reprisals if the pros don't stick to Sunrfay," Heard said. "Saturday is college day, always has been." Heard said that the National League's annual draft of college stars was a "bondage rule" end said they could refuse to hire any coaches who played pro football, could recommend that college players stay out of the pro .ranks and refuse to do.,business with television or ratfio announcers taking part in pro coverage. Investigation Of Athletics At Nebraska LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 23—UP— Controversy over University of Nebraska football Coach Bill Glassford grew stormier Saturday with charges that novocain was given to injured players and a demand for a full .investigation of the athletic situation at the school. Publisher Gene Kemper, in the latest of a series of editorials in the Alliance (Neb.) Times-Herald, said Friday he would ask the University board of regents to make a full investigation of the "athletic situation"." In another of the editorials, Kemper quoted team members as saying some players received shots of novocain before games. He wrote that one of the complaints of rebellious Nebraska football players who demanded Glassford's resignation was that "their football injuries have been ignored." School officials last week gave Glassford a vote of confidence and said he would be retained. It had been reported earlier that they asked him unofficially to resign when 44 athletes signed a petition asking the coach's resignation. Kemper said- in his editorial "the novocain needle reportedly was standard equipment in the training quarters of Coach Bill Glassford's University of Nebraska football team of 1951." Glassford had no comment on ttie editorial. "I have nothing to do with the medical situation, and I have no comment," he said. Dr. Samuel Fuenning, team physician,' said that "at no time" was t]OW HE'$ AFTER CAREER MARK \ OF /, 77£- TOGO VALUABLE PLAysKMTtfastlSAR BOWL Major Leagues Schedule 271 Exhibition Affairs "just to get him on the Kemper quoted Bill Giles, Alliance athlete and president of the "N" club, as saying "they gave me a shot of novocain in the shoulder one night so 1 could Ko through a practice session with an injury." Giles was quoted as saying halfback Bobby Reynolds and quarterback John Bordogna were given shots before some games in 1951. Sul Ross Announces 1954 Grid Schedule ALPINE, Tex., Jan- Ross State College will attempt an ambitious 11-gamc football schedule this fall, leading off against Texas Western at El Paso on Sept Coach. Al Milch said he would open spring practice for the Loboi Feb. 1. . • • . The schedule: Sept 18—Texas Western at El Paso. Sept. 25—Corpus Christ! at Alpine. 'Oct 2—New Mexico A&M at Pecos. Oct. 9—Sam Houston State at Alpine. Oct. 16—Southwest Texas State at San Marcos- Oct. 23—Texas A&I at Alpine. Oct. 30—Texas Lutheran at Seguin. Nov. 6—S. F. Austin at Nacogdoches. Nov. 13—Howard Payne at Alpine. Nov. 20—Lamar Tech at Alpine- Nov. 27—East Texas State at Commerce. Bears Win Third District 20-A Tilt The Cedar Bayou Bears won their third straight District 20-A West Zone basketball game Friday night, beating Anahuac, 46-39. 'The win brought Cedar Bayou's season record to 11 wins and five losses. Buna is leading the other half of the district with the same number of wins. The Bears of Coach Cotton Wat- Wns have beaten every team in thcir zone. Cedar Bayou was tied with Anahuac at the quarter, 12-12, but squeezed ahead at halftime, 22-21. The Bears enjoyed a 35-27 third quarter advantage. Second round play In the district zone will start next Tuesday night when the Bears tackle Crosby at Crosby. Successor to Native Dancer By MILTON RICHMAN NEW YORK. Jan. 23 —UP— Major league ball players who will be sunning themselves late next month at' their spring training bases, also will sweat out an am- bitioug pre-season program of 271 exhibition games, ' it was announced Saturday. The exhibition schedule which begins on March 6 after about two weeks of . conditioning and a few squad games, continues until just before the opening of the season on April 12. The National and American Leagues will play a total of 182 inter-league games. The American has 33 additional games scheduled in which league teams play each other and there are 15 games against minor league opponents. The National team s have 41 additional, games'scheduled, virtually all against each other. All the major league clubs this year will be based in Florida and Arizona, with California being shut out of the picture for the first time since the clubs stayed north for spring training in 1943, '44, '45. There will be 12 teams in Florida, the most since 1946 with the other four in Arizona. However, all of the Arizona-based teams will travel to California for exhibitions as will the St. Louis Cardinals, who will break camp at St. Ptters- burg, Fla., and fly to California for four games with the Cubs. •The clubs in Florida and the dates their first squad of battery- men • report are the Dodgers at Vero Beach, Feb. 24; the Reds at Tampa, Feb. 25; The Braves at Bradenton. Feb. 21; the Phils at Clearwater, Feb. 22; the Pirates at Fort Pierce, Feb. 15; the Cardinals at St. Petersburg, Feb. 19; The Red Sox at Sarasota, Feb. 22; the White Sox at Tampa, Feb. 22; The Tigers at Lakeland, Feb. 22; the Yankees at St. Petersburg, Feb. 22; the Athletics at West Palm Beach, Feb. 20; and the Senators at Orlando, Feb. 20. The clubs in Arizona and the reporting dates for their batterymen are the Cubs at Mesa, Feb. 22; the Giants at Phoenix, Feb. 22; the Baltimore Orioles at Yuma, Feb. 22; and the Indians at Tucson, Feb. 23- Basketball Results- By FRED DOWN NEW YORK, Jan. 23—UP—Kentucky and Western Kentucky, two of the nation's four unbeaten major fives, were lopsided favorites to preserve their perfect 'records Saturday night at the expense of mediocre competition. Kentucky, the nation's No. 1 team, seeks its 12th straight victory against a Tennessee team which has been beaten eight times. Included among the Vols' losses was a 63 to 61 decision to Tulane which was slaughtered 94 to 43 by Adolph Rupp's Wildcats. Western Kentucky, meanwhile, guns to run the country's longest winning streak to 18, games and Coach Ed Diddle's career victory total to 601 against Memphis State of Memphis, Tenn. Coach Gene Lambert's Tiger s have a respectable 8-5 record but bowed to Mid- Four Small College Basketball Players In Scoring Fight : NEW YORK, Jan. 22 —UP— Clarence (Bevo) Francis of Rio Grande;and three other small-college • basketball sharp - shooters were aiming at one of college basketball's most select scoring circles, NCAA statistics revealed Saturday. . , Tbe angular Francis scored- 145 points in the past week to nudge his season's per-game average to a gaudy 47.9, top s in the nation, while Vince Leta of Lycorning, Carson Love'tt of Franklin and Marshall and Ralph Bacote of St. 'Paul's Poly boasted 32-plus aver- agts'. Prior to this season, only six players have ever averaged 30 point per-game for a season. 1 Just.behind four is Clarence Burks- of St. Augustine's with a 29.4 mark, but the accurate-shooting Burks leads the nation's small colleges with a 56.6 percentage in the marksmanship department Other individual leaders include John Legarza of Nevada, who has missed but four times in 40 free throw attempts for a 90 per cent average, and Bill Thieben of Hofstra, who has recovered 25.7 rebounds per-game. Francis added to his high-scoring laurels by canning 61 points against Alliance then followed with an 84- point effort the next evening against the same school. It marked the second time he had raised the standard- for points scored in a single game this season. Previously, the sLx-foot. nine - inch, Francis had netted 82 points against Bluffton to increase the mark by nin e points. die Tennessee and Murray (Ky.)— both of whi9h the Hilltoppers beat easily. Duquesne (15-0) and Connecticut (14-0) are idle Saturday night as are such top-ranking teams as Indiana, Kansas, Notre Dame, LSU and Holy Cross, but there are two meetings between national powers and several important conference games. ' Oklahoma City, ll-l and ranked 12th, takes on a strong Wyoming quintet, seeking its second victory of the season over the Cowboys while LaSalle journeys to Raleigh, N. C., to play North Carolina state in the night's top intersectional clash. . Oklahoma City edged out Wyoming, 63-54; in a previous meeting this season arid ranks second only to Oklahoma A&M as the country's best defensive team. The Chiefs have held their opponents to an average of only 51.6 points a game. All-America Tom Gola leads La. Salle's , 19th - ranked Explorers against a North Carolina State team which seems hepped up for an . all-out effort.. Coach Everett Case said that sophomor e Vic Mo- lodet would be assigned to guard Gola and hinted he expected him to stop the LaSalle star, too. Wichita's surprising Shockers, with an overall record of 16-1 for the campaign, strive for their fifth straight -Missouri Valley Conference win against a St. Louis five which has .an 8-rS overall and a 1-1 conference mark., Oklahoma A&M, which shares the lead with. Wichita, plays North Texas State in a non-league contest. . • In' other games, it is Niagara vs Canisius, Seton Hall v s - Villanova, Manhattan vs Army. Baylor vs Rice, Utah State vs Brigham Young. Cornell vs Colgate and Missouri v s Kansas State. Friday night's scores: Dayton 71 Two Players Almost Even In Laredo Meet LAREDO, Tex., Jan. 23 —UP— Rex Baxter and Wesley Ellis carried their nip-and-tuck duel into the final 18-hole round of the fourth International Amateur Golf Tournament Saturday with Baxter ahead by one stroke. Ellis, of San Antonio, carded a 72 Friday and Baxter, from Amarillo, had a 73. It was the second time in the first three rounds that Ellis had the lower score, but Baxter's fine shooting Thursday kept him the lead. Their totals of 213 and 214 .put them far in front of the third and fourth players, defending champion Lonnie Wendland of McAllen at 75-71-75—221 and Pepe Palacios of Laredo with 73-77-73—223. Cincinnati 69, Western Michigan 67 Kent State 53, Texas Wesleyan 49 Texas Baptist 45, Howard 90 Florida Southern 62, Arizona 79 Arizona Tempe State 65. Yankees Will Give Sain Another Trial By UNITED PRESS The New York Yankees, operak ing on the theory that everybody deserves three strikes, decided Saturday to give Johnny Sain 'one more swing'' before they believe he's out of baseball. Sain declared his intention to quit after the World Series and reiterated his stand to the United Press recently but General Manager George Weiss of the world champions isn't convinced. "He never ha s told us he is retiring," Weiss said in explaining the Yankees' viewpoint. "We sent him a contract and he has not returned it. If he were going to quit, you'd think he'd return the unsigned contract and apply for voluntary retirement." Sain, who operates aft automobile agency in Arkansas, won 14 games for the Yankees last season and was their most effective starting pitcher during the first half of the campaign. It is believed- that the Yankees are prepared to increase his salary by $10,000 this year on the theory that it would cost them much more than that to acquire a 14-game pitcher any place else. The Yankees, meanwhile, corralled one of their big ones—catcher Yogi Berra—for $40,000 Friday when the stocky slugger came to terms with Roy Hamey, Weiss' assistant, after a 10-minute conference. Yogi hit .296 last season and .429 in the World Series. On the other fronts: Th e Brooklyn Dodgers announced that they have signed Joe Black, the relief-pitching hero of 1952 who proved one of the major disappointments of 1953. It was understood that Joe's $13,000 salary of 1952 was cut accordingly. He won 15 in '52 and six last season. Paul Foytack. 23-year-old right- hander, came to terms with the Detroit Tigers giving them 16 contented players. Foytack posted a 13-1* record with Buffalo in the International League last year. Infielder Billy Klaus signed with the Milwaukee Braves, who now have 14 names on the dotted line. He batted .275 for Toledo in the American Association last year. Lee CollegeMeets The Lee College basketball team will meet Concordia in Austin Saturday night in a. conference game. The Rebels hold a 0-1 record in. conference .play but will be favored to beat the Austin quint which hasn't won a game in nine tries. Lee will meet San Antonio at Baytown Jan, 30 in a game that could decide the league title. San Antonio edged the Rebels earlier this season, 58-27, in San Antonio. Betsy Rawls Leads By Three In Tampa Open TAMPA,. Fla., Fla., Jan. 23-flB- Betsy Rawls, Woman's National Open champion from Spartanburg, S. C., carried a three-stroke lead into Saturday's third round of the S5.000 Tampa Women's Open golf tournament. • Miss Rawls, playing methodical although unspectacular golf, gained her lead by shooting a 76 Friday for a halfway total of 151. Betty Dodd, red-haired Texan playing out of Tampa, was in second place with a 154 after equaling women's par Friday with a 38-37— 75 over the Pma Ceila course. Mrs. Alice Bauer Hagge of Sarasota was third with a 78-77—155 and Find, Maryland turf tory in the $32,550 San Carlos Han- dicao at Santa Anita Friday. Find is the co-fa vorit« with Calumet Farm's Mark-Ye-Well in the $100,000 Santa Anita Handicap next month. MIKEFRANSSEN STATE RESERVE LIFE "See Me fcfort You Did" By TOOTED PRESS Friday's College Basketball EAST /> • •• | A •• ' Queen's College (N. Y.) 65, USCG Concordia In Austin A 2 WIIVUI UIU III MU Jill I Kings Point gg Pace 44. SOUTH Stetson 82, Georgia Tchrs. 60. Ala. St. Tchrs. 80. Clark Coll. 75. Davis & Elkins 92, West Liberty Tchrs. 77. Fornier Inst. 69, George Williams 53. Austin Peay 62, Lincoln Memorial 55. Virginia Union 86, Morgan St. 67. Howard 90, Florida Southern 62. David Lipscomb 73, Birmingham Southern 59- MIDWEST ; Indiana Tech. 95, Huntington 69. Duluth Branch (U. Minn.) 75, Superior Tchrs. 63. Kansas Wesleyan 84, Friends U. 46. Bethany Coll. 78, Emperor Coll. 73. Xavier (O.) 74, Baldwin-Wallace 57. Dayton 71, Cincinnati 69. Cornell ColL 81, Knox 75. Western Michigan 67, Kent State 53 North Dakota State 74, South Dakota State 63. SOUTHWEST Arizona 79, Arizona Tempe State 65. Texas Wesleyan 49, East Texas Baptist 44. Wiley Coll. 68, Texas Coll. 59. Sul Ross State 80, Lutheran Coll. Panhandle A&M (Okla.) 78. Highlands (N. M.) 65. Southeastern Oklahoma 81, Phil- Eastern New Mexico 77, St. Michael's 53. Southwestern Oklahoma °°, Northeastern Okla. 66. Adams State 66, New Mexico Mil- New Mexico Western 64, Flagstaff State 57. WEST Utah 74, Utah State 62. Idaho State 68, Western State (Colo.) 47. ,.„„ Seattle 72, Colorado A&M 57. • Oregon 77, -Washington (Seattle) Brigham Young 62. Montana 54. Injured to Return NEW YORK, Jan. 23—UP—Ron Murphy, rookie New York Rangers' wing who suffered head wounds in a scrap with Bernie (Boom Boom) Geoffrion last month now is' expected back before the end of the current season. Originally Murphy was expected to be out for the remainder of the season. HONORED CIVIC WORKERS Typically "Baytown" are the annual awards by the Junior Chamber of Commerce for the outstanding "Old Man" and "Young Man" of the year. This recognition is accorded two men, after a diligent search of the records of Baytonians to see who has contributed the greatest in unselfish efforts on behalf of our community. All too frequently, the work of our faithful civic leaders is noticed only by its absence. We commend the Jaycees for their practice of openly honoring our leaders while "they're still around to appreciate it." Our Pat-on-the-Back this week goes to Baytown's outstanding "Old Man," A. R. Stark, and our "Young Man," Dr. Julian W. Spring for their well deserved recognition. the amateur rank s with a 156. Mrs. Mildred (Babe) Zaharias and defending champion Louise Suggs of Atlanta were tied for fourth place with Miss Wright. Webster Over Bulldogs To Remain Undefeated The Webster Wilcats won their 24th straight basketball game of ex- LR. SERVING OVER TWELVE THOUSAND SATISFIED CUSTOMERS - Matson CHICAGO, Jan. 23—UP — Ollie Matson, former University of San Francisco football star squelched all rumors that he Was planning to jump to the Canadian League Saturday by signing a 1954 contract with the Chicago Cardinals. Matson _was chosen the outstanding service football player last season while with the Fort Ord team. The Cardinals also announced the signing of Elmer Arterburn Jr., of the Great Lakes Navy team. Arterburn played college ball at Texas Tech. LARGEST BANK IN HARRIS COUNTY Outside the City of Houston The Big Friendly Bank for /j I ' MWtf MHMt ttmiT nM»<NC

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