Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 30, 1954 · Page 14
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Alton, Illinois
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Friday, April 30, 1954
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f>AG£ FOURTEEN ALTON EVENING TELJEGRAPH FRIDAY, APRIL 30. 1954 Redbirds Fly Round and Round in 14 to 6 Victory Alton High Rips Through Shells With Big Sixth Bv LKK BAKER Telegraph Sports KdHor. Roxana's Shells put up a struggle for five innings Thursday afternoon but made the strategic error of not quitting while they were close. Instead the village vis- HorVstayed around to absorb a seven-run pounding in the sixth as the Alton Redbirds finally emerged with a 14«6 win. The Shells he-id shortlived leads of 1-0 and 4-1 during the parly stages of Ihe game and Still were threatening in the fifth. The Roxana pitrhing, already tveakrned with two hurlers Bt the state music festival, joined fl general defensive rol- lapse in the sixth ns Alton romped in. Fred McClelland. Shell cenler- fieldcr, got the game off lo a rousing start hy clubbing the first offering of Alton's John Tny- lor for a double. A passed hall find iin mflrlrt ou( brought In McClelland shortly therm fter. Alton got the run hack in the ner- ond when Bill Graves toured the bases on n walk, error, wild pitch and fielder's choice. Roxana went nhead once again in the third when Ihe 'Birds got real casual on defense with Ihrce errors. Singles hy McClelland and Dewey Howell, tied In with a walk and the Alton errors produced a 4-1 Shell edge. That lead was also canceled out promptly on a double by Perky Ciolero, a walk to Butch Rosack, JoeRittenhouse's single, a fly out by Bill Graves, a walk and a pair of Roxana errors thai brought In three runs for another Ue at 4-4. Alton drove ahead in the fourth with another three run surge. Taylor singled to center, Chiolero was safe on an error, Rosack singled home Taylor and after Rittenhouse popped up, Graves' grounder to short was flung nig hand wide to first to score both Perk and Butch. The scoring orgy seemingly had no end'. J. S. Freeman and Bill Watklns plugged singles to left to open the Roxana fifth. Bob Hickle drew a %valk to fill the bases, but Taylor settled down to get both Bob JanBsen and-Howell on called third strikes. The young leftie seemingly was out of trouble when he hit Grady Watkirm In the foot with a low breaking pitch to force in Freeman. A walk to Mei Arnold brought home Bill Wat kins in turn and also brought Don Twitchell in to pitch. Twitchell promptly fanned Charlie Morgan and the Shells were through, , Twitch put away the Shells in one-two-three order in both the sixth and seventh innings to remove any further menace from the visitors. Just to make sure, though, the Redbirds stages a seven run blast in the last of the sixlh. Morgan, H sophomore, just gave out by that frame and Rox«na Coach Bob Cargill was in TOUU bad shape since his front line inning: pitchers, Terry Wrest and Terrry AH""" Sport* Skcd TODAY BASKBAI.L * Alton at fcast St. Ijouis. 4: MarqiiMir at St. PetiVs (St. Charlns, Mo.i. ?,:to; Cranite City at U'ood River, 4; Highland at Civic. Memorial. 4. TRACK — Alton, Wood River, Roxana and Civic Memorial at East St. Louis Relays, preliminaries at. r>, finals at 7; Kd- wardsville at Western Military Academy, i. TKNNIS - Wood River and Roxana at district tournament at Belleville. SATl IIPAV RASKBAM. Western Mill- tary Academy at Country Day, 2.:v>. TRACK - - Alton, Wood River. Roxana and Civic Memorial at I)uno freshman-sophomore Invitational, 8 a. m. TENNIS — Wood River and Roxana at Belleville district tournament; Country Day at Western Military Academy, 2 :.TO. GOLF - Western Military Academy at Qulnry Invitational, n. STOPPER — Don Twitchell stepped In with the hases loaded, two out and Roxana within a run of a tic to slam the door upon the Shdl.s. Twitchcll retired seven .straight batters in his two-aml-onc- third inning* of relief pitch- ing.—Orvlllc Brown photo. Cashcn, were far, fin- away, tool- in their horns for the glory of the Roxana High hand. Twitchell opened Ihe sixth by bouncing a single otff Morgan's glove before Chiolero and Rosack bunted safely in succession to fill the bases. Passed balls let in Twitchell and Chiolero he- fore Rittenhouse rammed a triple to fleep right field, Joo scooted home on still a third passed ball. Howell came in for Morgan, only to walk Craves, Don Stewart and Jim Loavcll to fill up the sacks again. Stan Bosulukc singled in Graves and Stewart slapped a one-bagger that scored Leave]] with the Redbirds' 14th and final run. Alton faces somewhat sfiffei- competition mis afternoon in a 4 o'clock date in East St. Louis' Jones Park against the East Side Flyers. Roxmu (HI Player AB R H McClellnnd 422 Freomun 321 4 2 1 2 II 0 a 0 (l Unwell a 0 1 G.Watkln* 200 S n.Wntklim Hlcklc Arnold Morgan Terry 200 3 0 n 000 .26 A » 123 1 0 3 013 Alton (II) Player AH n II Chlnlpro Rpiiiirk Radrllir Rllten'ie Hroclie Graven Hewitt Stewart Lcavtll Elclson Rhoriet Schcnuto Long nnmluke Taylor Twllchell 2 :i :t 2 0 (I U 422 1 0 II 2 2 II a o n 0 1 0 2 i n 3 0 1 J no 200 1 0 0 1 n i 2 1 1 210 Totnlt . .31 14 U 4 S 8 7—RUE 0 2 0 0 B S 7 3 0 7 x 14113 Pirates' 9th Inning Rally Beats Cards ST. LOUIS !P— Take it from Lefty Harvey Haddix, strikeouts won't win a ball game. . Haddix fanned 13 Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday night but was routed from the game in the 9ih inning wnen Dick Cole smashed a bases-loaded single that gave the Pirate.i a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals had just taken the lead, 3-2, in the eighth inning when Haddix singled, advanced on a •sacrifice and scored on a single by Red Schoendienst. Relief Al Brazle fanned Ihe one man he fac';d in the ninth to ring up 14 strikeouts lor Cardinal hurlers lor the night. The loss ended a four . game Cardinal Winning streak. Cardinal batters couldn't solve the right-handed slams of rookie Bob Purkey until the fifth inning when Ray Jablonski laced out the club's first bit. a single. Jabbo then hit bis third bonier of the season in the seventh tr tie the game after the Pirates luu taken J a lead in their half of Ihe inning on singles by Jack Shepard and Curtis Roberts with a sacri fice bunt sandwiched between Cole's game • winning single came after a single, a pinch hit double by Walker Cooper and an intentional walk. t'PI'KIt AI/TON ALMCYH 1'ppcr Alton rinssilc I,r»RUd Eli M. Grcer won 3 Irom Bowl Inn. Wood River Howl won 3 rom Queen Insurance. Hcrki- ner's won 2 from Lee's. 200 Games: Wells 254, Fenslrr- man 224. Pichee '2'i'i, Green 220, Milgerl 205, 200, O'Donnell 203, Rodi 218, Bates 200, Christiansen 201 now, INN Standard Works Office won 3 from Red browns. Power Cats won 2 from Labor. won 2 from While Crown. Desort Provers won 2 from Permalubo. 200 Bowlers; Nauyok 215, Crystal 226, Dvorchak 236. Shell Ladle* Shellcttos won 3 fro m Re search. Activators won 2 from Shell Mixers. Ollcrrettcs won 2 from Shell Mrs. Firecrackers won 2 from Ind. Hi GamjIV Klump J87. ACMK AMJCVS Industrial l.ciiKiie Boxboard No. 2 won 3 from Godfrey Box. Onized No. 1 won 3 from Onl/.od No. 2. Sinclair won 2 from Boxboard No. 1, Shell Oil won 2 from Standard Engineer. Westerner Club won 2 from Isco. '" <.'' ' 200 Bowlers: M I )J e r 2.37, Sheets 278, 203, Henry 214, Smith 206, Cown 202, Snyder 201, Gibson 204, Grover 201; 215, Shindy, 205, Nagy 205, Swain 221, Jef- 'erson 215, Wcgman 204. Thurntlny Merchant* League Swains Service won 3 from Bucks Paint. Flnley Motors won ! from Kim St. .Merchants. Club 04 won 2 from Schrocders Scry ce.. Kingston Standard won 2 from Mco.s'. 1 No- .'!. North Side Boosters won 2 from Moose No. Joudain Roofing won 2 from L. & L, Refrigeration. Meyers Food Service won 2 from Moose No. .1, llutchlnson Fdy. won from Rollers Service. Pioneer Hybrids won 2 from Walters Sheet Metal. , 200 Bowlers: Landiss 202, Hoi loway 2'2'2, Rosenberg 214, Not toli 20B. Morgan 207, Willie 201 M'witerii women LIMIKUO Happy Hitters wo, 2 fron Kraxy Krcw, Strike Outs won 2 from Packeties. Blasters won L Irom Pin Ups. Tolderollolls woi 3 I r o in Chemical Workers Roughies won 2 from Cap. Be Bop Bowlites won 3 from Sten net I es TlmrMliiy Night LnillpK Skiiggs won 3 from .Alton Bo> Board. Sampsons Market won 3 from Boosters. Sand Bar won ' from Ranch House. Gersman & Company won 2 from Uptowr Bakery. Tom Waters won 2 fron Dannys. I'ltliburth 'U Pltyrr AB H H RoberU Skinner Gordon Alwell Ward Col* Thorn *i H Hire Lynch Allie Shepurd Janowlcz Purkey Cooper La LI Total* Inning; I'Utsburitli Cardinal* .1 u 1 4 0 a o n o (100 i) n n s i 2 4 n i 4 o n 4 0 1 400 a l :< 0 l o 1 n o i o i 0 1 0 000 ('•rctlnili, i.'tl PI«.\M- ABRM tlepulikl Mnim Srhoen'st MutUI Jahloiukl AIMnn Lowrcy Rilko tirammas Heimu Schofield I) Rice :i (i i fi 0 1 •» o i :i o ii :i l 2 200 i o o 0 o 11 3 1 1 1 n i o o (i a n i ABC Masters Field Narrowed To 12 Survivors SEATTLE Jf -The Americai Bowling Coup-ess Masters tourna Stulry lli.nle Ki af.jcr HOO 000 Tula U :\'{ ;l n 4i(i 78!)- H || K 001 102 4 II (I OKI 110 .'( II l mcnt narrowed its field to V.' con I o ojlpstants Thursday night and onl noi'""' ee " lli " 1 "'" howlers survive i o oillii' double elimination meet. 1 ° ° Rolling in the winners bracket MODKKN DANCK — WHh the Rrac.c of gesture befitting a television dance, number, Itoxana Shortstop Mel Arnold (left) and Perky Chiolero of Alton (sliding) lurned in this bit of action on an attempted pickoff play. Perk was safe enough and .10 were the Kedhird* who went on lo win, 14-fi.—Orvllle Brown photo. One-Hitter Robin Roberts Back In Form Once More 1 1 1'i 2 2' 2 NATIONAL LEAGUE G Cluh W L Pet W L 8hn« Cincinnati 9 fi .600 .62S .363 ... Brooklyn * 6 .571 .600 .533 ii St Louis 7 6 .:>M .571 .500 New York 7 fi .538 .571 .500 Philadcl. 6 6 .500 .538 .462 Chicago -1 5 .444 .500 .400 Milwaukee 5 7 .417 .462 .385 Pittsburgh 6 10 .375 .412 7,53 3', Yesterday's Result* Pittsburgh 4. St. Louis 3. Brooklyn 7, Cincinnati 5. Philadelphia 4. Milwaukee 0. Only gamrs scheduled. Today's Schedule Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Cincinnati, night. Philadelphia at Milwaukee, night. New York at Chicago. Eliot's Problems As Yet Unsolved In Spring Drills Hy RKN PHI.KUAR AP Sports Writer Hitters beware! Philadelphia's Robin Roberts is back in form — with a vengeance. The tireless right-hander has been mowing down the opposition with amazing regularity for 5V'a seasons. But he hit. the skids in the last six weeks of the 1953 campaign, losing eight while winning onfy three. After showing next to nothing In spring training Roberts wasH«*y- oed hy the upstart Pittsburgh Pirates on opening day 4-2 and they begun lo sing the blues in Philadelphia. But that's all over and forgiven now. He toppled the Pirates tho next time out with a four-hit shutout, lost a 1-0 hoartbrcaker to the New York Giants last Weekend and then Thursday night stopped the Milwaukeo Braves on one lonesome hit 4-0. Del Grandad's third-inning double put thn only dent in one of Roberts' best ever performances. The 27-year-old Michigan State star faced 30 batters, walked two and struck out six. The one-hitler was Roberts' first anywhere. In other major league action Thursday the Brooklyn Dodgers pounded five home runs in beating the Cincinnati Redlegs 7-5 but the Redlegs held on to first place in Ihe National League as Pittsburgh nipped St. Louis 4-3. Baltimore rdfipd Washington 2-1. Cleveland defeated Boston »6-3 and the NPW York Yankees evened matters with tho ChicHgo White Sox 5-4. The four other clubs weren't scheduled. Junior Gillinm led the Dodger home run barrage in Cincinnati with a pair and added a double to Today's ^g Pitchers t>|jj VATIQJMfc PltUbiu|h at ft. UmU (night) — O'DoaneU '<UU vi. Unt (0-Oj or Miller «M>). BrgpUyn «t Cincinnati (nlghn — Newcomb* li-J) v«. FodWelgn il-oi PhUadnlphU »t Mtlwtuk** might! —Sinunww i?-}* v »- CoaiJey <0-0j N»w York »t Cbie«go»-M»*U« <3-Oi ^ Pirate Rookie Pitcher Given Year Sentence WAYCROSS, Ga. JP -Don Urqi,. hart, Pittsburgh Pirate rookie pitcher, was sentenced Thursday to serve a year foi The lanky Patton Stands In Forefront OfToiirnament PlNKIItmST, N. C. JP -Billy .top Patton, sometimes erratic-, usually spectacular, was (lie man to bent ns the North and South Amateur golf tournament moved into the semifinals today. Patton, whose daring play just missed winning the Masters tour- nment three weeks ago, met William Hyndman. Abington, Pa., insurance operator in one 18 - hole match today. Alex Welch, Rockford, 111., attorney, was matched with Frank Meat-ham of Roanoke Rapids, N. C., in Hie other. Tho winners meet over 36 holes for tho t'ilo Saturday. Pulton smothered Curtis Person ciuarlerlmals today will be Willard ' of Memphis. G and fi. in the quarter- aylor, ( harlrsion, \V. Va.. t!>X' fma | s Thursday. Patton was two Masters champion; Chuck O'Don- j under par. ROBIN ROBERTS the 10-hit n|tack aguinst Marry Perkowskl. Dick Williams, Pee \Vcc Reese and Gilliam all hotn- cred in the sixth inning. Snider got one, in the first. A pair of doubles, a walk and a sacrifice fly got a Redlcg rally going in the ninth but relief ace Jim Hughes retired Jim Greengrass on a foul fly with the tying runs on base. ] Bob Purkey, one of the score of Pittsburgh rookies, won his first major league start as Dick Cole singled home two runs in the top of the ninth at St. Louis. Harvey Haddix struck out 13 Pirates in suffering his third loss. Casey Stengel, who rewrites the rules of baseball strategy almost daily, brought in left-handed Enos Slaughter to pinch hit against lefty Billy Pierce in the sixth inning in New York and the former Cardinal, star delivered a single that tied the game. Eddie Robinson, another pinch hitter, followed with another single that meant another run and Allie Reynolds saved Eddie Lopat's 150th major league triumph with three hitloss innings in relief. Cleveland warmed up for a two- game scries nvith the Yankees by pounding four Boston pitchers for nine hits. The Indians got five of their runs in the first two innings as Willard Nixon suffered from \vildnoss. Bob Turley of (he Orioles who was beaten by Cleveland in his last start after pitching no-hit ball into the ninth inning, was in fine form again against Washington. He struck out nine, making him the league's leading strikeout artist and allowed only five hits. Job on Braves Is Closest For Roberts to No-Hitter MILWAUKEE ^-"It sure would IIP nice to pitch a no-hitter; 1 never came this close before." Robin Roberts, 'smoking a big wits relaxing and talking in tl« Thursday night alter rifling a one-hit, 4-0 shutout, the IMlh of his major league oimfer, against tho Milwaukee Braves. "You know, 1 never had a quo- hitter before. Usually they get to mr for seven or eight in the first couple innings." Roberts lost his no-hitter in the third when catcher Del Cran|lall belted n fast hall against the left field fe:u'e '.176 feet from the pl|ite, good for h double. nell, St. Louis, ABl' 10-yenr-aver- leader, and Dick 1 lo the Fort Lewis, Wash., soldier from Akron, Ohio, and former all-star match Rame champion. The fourth man in the winners' bracket is Eugene Elkins of San Francisco. Far west howlers make i/p the losers' bracket except for 1 Cui1 Minten of Npniononee Falls, Wis. U-O) taking pan in the $;ioo burglary of Foremost Dairy here and a Ware County Superior Court jury convicted him. Urquhart and two cousins, George and A. L. Barefoot, were accmed of robbing the safe while Urquhart was in training with the At Fort Piwc«. Minten stayed of Scati S25-187. in the running, tie with Paul by winning a Defending champion Rudy Habetler of Chicago, ex-champion Lee Juuglard of Detroit, and stars like Sieve Nagy of Cleveland, Joe N or- ris of Chicago, Nelson Burton of St. Louis, and Lou Parkas. of Toledo. all were eliminated Thursday Hyndman ran away Irom William I,oock, Scarsdalo, N,. Y., 6 and 5. Hyndman svas ono over par. Welsh, a third round loser last year, ripfcalrd Dick Chapman. 1 up. Meacham was one over par in dosing out 19 - year - old Clinton White Toms, Duke freshman from Durham, 4 and 2. George 0*Donnell, rookie pitcher for (he Pittsburgh Pirates, was the "rookie of the year" in the Pacific Coast league in 19n:t. Major League ====Leaders=q= By THE ASSOCIATED PRKSS AMfc'KICAN l.KACilK ' BATTING— Glynn, Cleveland, .418. HUNS—Mlnoio, Chicago. 10. RUNS BATTED IN-Fmn. Chica«o, 12. HITS—Goodman, Boiton, 18. DOUBLES—Kuenn of Detroit. McDougald of New York and Buiby of Wnshlnnlon, 5. TRIPLES-Minoio. Chicago. .1. HOME HUNS- Jensen, Boston »nd Webtlake. Cleveland, 4 STOLEN BASES- Hunter of Baltimore, Jeilt-eii and Pinsull of Boston, Boyd of C'liicuiio and Mi-Dougald of New York. 2. PITCHING • -Cromck, Detroit and Uuoiit. Nt-w York. :i-0 STRIKEOUTS - Turley, Baltimore, 'Si. NATIONAL I.EAtil'K HATTINU—Jm-kkon. Chicago, .500. HUNS-Bell. Cincinnati. 17. HUNS BATTED IN — Crcenirasi, Cuu'innuti, 16. HITS— Gilliam of Brooklyn. Temple of Cincinnati and Jablonikl of St. Louis. 21. DOUBLES—Graengru*. Cincinnati, 8. I — Templ« of Cin«i(in«li, May* of New York imd Moon <}( SI. Louli, t. HOME RUNS Ho«JjM, Brooklyn. S STOLEN BASES — Robinton of Brooklyn. Fondy ot Cbica|°! int Temple of Cincinnati, 3. \ PITCHING—Mult*, N«W York, 3-0 STRIKEOUTS-HaddlX. St. Vouit, "That was one of the two bad pitches I threw," Roberts admitted. The other, he said, was on a .'!-! count to (ieorge Metkovich, batting for loser Warren Spahn, in the sixth. Metkovich walked, for one. of the three bases on balls Roberts issued as he faced only 30 men. Roberts struck out six, including Kddie Mathews three, times. Roberts said be knew he had a one-hitter on the fire. "You don't forget it when a guy lays into one like Crandall did,' lie said. "Usually you don't keep traek. But I did last night. I was feeling real good and everything was working." It was Roberts' second victory and second shutout against a pair of defeats. He beat Pittsburgh. 6-0, 10 days ago. The one-hitter was the National Leaguer's first of the Crandall was tho only Brave to get as far as second base. Met- kovich was wiped out in a double play. Charley White, the other pinch hitter used by the Braves, walked to open the ninth and died on first. Roberts night by AMERICAN LEAGUE a Club W L Pet W 1, Bhnd ChiciiKO 8 5 .615 .613 .571 ... Dot roil 6 4 .600 .636 .545 1: Washi'Rton fi 5 .545 .583 .500 1 Philarinl. 5 5 .500 .545 .455 T 2 New York 6 6 .500 .538 .462 I'i Cleveland 5 6 .455 .500 .417 2 Baltimore 5 7 .417 .462 .385 2'i Boston 4 7 .364 .417 .333 3 Yesterday'* Kesults New York 5, Chicago 4. Cleveland 6, Boston 3. Baltimore 2, Washington 1. Only games scheduled. Today'* Schedule Detroit at Washington, night. Baltimore at Philadelphia, night. Cleveland at New York. Chicago at Boston. lllini Cagers Slate 2 - Game Southern Trip CHAMPAIGN — A twenty-two ame schedule embracing a December Southern trip with games at Rice and Loyola of he South has been approved for University of Illinois 1954-55 basketball team, Coach Marry lombes announced today. The lllini will go to Houston for the tilt with Rice Dec. 21, then fly to New Orfeans for the Loyola game Dec. 22. In addition lo these non-conference foes, Illinois will meet Butler, Missouri Oklahoma A. ft M., Miami o Ohio, Notre Dame and Loyola 01 Chicago. In the Big Ten race s , Combes team will have home and home games with Wisconsin, Ohio State, Iowa, Northwestern, anc Michigan, plus single contests with Indiana, Purdue, Minnesota and Michigan State. The complete schedule: Dec. 2—Butler Dec. 4—Missouri Dec. U—At Oklahoma A. fc M. Dec. 15—Miami of Ohio Dec. 18—Notre Dame Dec. 21—At Rice iHoustom Dec. 22—At Loyola of tht South (New Orleans) Jan. 1—Wisconsin Jan. 8—Indiana Jan. 10—At Purdue Jan. 15—At Ohio State Jan. 17—At Iowa Jan. 29—At Loyola of Chicago Feb. 5—Northwestern Feb. 7—At Michigan Feb. 12—At Minesota Feb. 14—Michigan Statt Feb. 19—At Wisconsin Feb. 21—Iowa Feb. 26—Ohio Stat* Feb. 28—Michigan March 5—At Northwestern. CHAMPAIGN - Illinois' 85- man spring practice football squad has reached the midway point in off-season drills showing "«ati*fartory progress hut as yet no-real answers to our major problems for 1054", Coach Ray Eliot said today. "We are still loo thin at tackle, have uncovered no ends of cali- bre needed in Big Ten play, and haven't a real solution for our problems at quarterback and fullback, although we have been encouraged somewhat by showings of candidates for the latter two positions." Eliot pointed out. Em Lindbeck, Kcwanee, currently ranks as No. 1 quarterback, while Bog Gongola Chicago (Weber> a 1952 ItMternian, has bom running in the No. 2 back- ficld. Ciongola, however, w a s ijurpd in scrimmage .Saturday nd may sec limited action for 'mainrler of drills. Other prospects at quarterback re Dick Stearney, Chicago (Harison) and Rolla McMullen, Canon. Miles Stout, 6-4, 210-pound eshman from Peoria Central lay return to quarterback should iongola's injuries prove serious, ilhough he has shown well at ullback, especially because of is linebacking ability. Mickey Bates of Kewanee, a ight halfback last season and iiithor of 11 touchdowns, is rank- d at No. 1 fullback on basis of prlng drills and Eliot hopes to ie able to keep him at this posi- ion to line up with J. C. Carone, Columbia, S. C. and Abe Voodson, Chicago (Austin* at alfbacks. Woodson has shown ine capabilities on both offense and defense in spring practice. Steve Nosek, Chicago (Taftl, letlerman, Herb Badal, Chi- tago (Sullivan), a 1953 reserve, •nd B6b Baietto, big, rugged reshman from Streator are lead- ng candidates at left end, one of Eliot's big problem spots, vhile at right end, two 1953 re serves, Bob DesEnfants of Chicago (Weber), and Dean Renn, West Frankfort, are top-ranked. Jim Renwick of Ottawa, a /earling, also is in contention at right end and next fall Bob IVinan, a Jetterman, may be climaxed his brillaint striking out Mathews, slugging terror of the majors a year aga, for Ihe third straight time. Mathews walked in the first inning with two out. Fifteen Events On Big Ten 9 9 Relay Schedule CHAMPAIGN — Nine indivi dual events and six relay race will be contested in the first an nual Big Ten outdoor relays a 1 p. m. Mav 8 in Memorla said today. The program will include a regular conference field events broad jump, high jump, shot pu pole vault, and discus throw plus the 120-year high and 220 yard low hurdles. Two specia races will be a 100 - yard das for weight nien and a one an one-half mile run. Relay events to be conteste are 440, 880, mile, and two-mile sprint medley and distance mec ley. Dick Kryhoski of the Baltimor Orioles was the leading Amei lean League 'batter in nigh garna* for 1953. He hit .357 unde the lights. But his final seaso average was only .278. BACON AND HAM SNOOT SUNDAY, MAY I •JBOrilY SHOOT ritual D»r Bo* * Gun \ mile wett o( CocUrcy EVINRUOE MO loot Graltou, 111 on Ofkl I* UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Formtrly Rayburn Station New MILES' SERVICE STATION 9th & Airline Drive —• Rosewood Htighti Comptott Line of Sinclair Productf, Export Car Wath and Lubricat'on -t and Othor Spocialtiot At Our Now Pricos L W, (BILL) MILES 1 A. M. to I P. U, SVWUY I A. H, t» t p. M. KAY ELIOT available at this post, although Eliot plans to give him a trial at fullback. \Viman currently is playing baseball. ~" Roger Wolf, Aurora (West), and Floyd McAfee, Joliet, are the best tackle prospects, Eliot said, and both have shown promise in spring practices. Wolf is a lettprman. MoAffee a reserve from 1!)53. A pair ot freshmen also may provide considerable help here next fall although both need seasoning. They are John (Jremer. 6-1 and 205 from Bloomington (Trinity), who is working behind Wolf, and Fred (Catfish i Wllmolh of Harrisburg 6-3 and 245, who is contending with McAfee and Rudy Siegert, Pana, a reserve from last year. The lllini will wind up drills May 8 with a regulation gama which will be played at 3 p. m. in Memorial Stadium. Guests will be the more than 400 high school coaches atending their , annual spring clinic at the University that week end. Three-I League Pnoria 4, Waterloo 2 Quincy 4, Cedar Rapids 1 Keokuk 3, Torre Haute 1 Evansville 10, Burlington I (10 innings) First Negro Umpire in OB Aspires to Major Leagues SAN FRANCISCO — (NEA) — Emmett Ashford is not only the first Negro to' umpire in organized baseball, but one of the few who has drawn a round of applause. Ashford, 38, is considered one of the more competent arbiters in the Pacific Coast League. He has set th« major leagues as his goal. Ashford, a resident of that city, launched hi$ career in Los Angeles as a semi-pro. Les Powers, president of the Southwest International League, offered Ashford a two months' trial. On July 4, 1951, at Mexicali, Sonora, Mex., he became the first Negro to umpire in organized baseball. In '52, he started with the SWI, but midway through the season was sold to the Arizona- Texas League. George Johnson, umpire supervisor of the National Association, predicted a brilliant future for him. Several leagues were after his services for '53. Ashford was a postal clerk for 15 years. He was recognized as the top softball arbiter in southern California and Arizona. In National Softball Congress tournaments in Phoenix, he had complete control of his games. He stands five feet 10 and weighs 185 pounds. Emmett Ashford's extreme NEW LOW PRIDES ALLSTATE REBUILT ENGINES $ 116 FORD 1946-48 ...... Installation Can exch Be Arranged .New-engine power! 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