Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on February 19, 1953 · Page 11
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Gorman-less Dukes at DeKalb Tomorrow Dixon Senior Out Pending [HSA Ruling Amboy, Polo, Ohio Ashton, Forreston, Steward at Home The Dixon Dukes will travel to DeKalb Friday night for the first of two weekend games at full itrength. The suspension which kept 12 members of the varsity trom competing for a full week is expected to be lifted Friday morning in time for the Dukes to meet the Barbs. However, Jim Gorman, senior and captain of the Dukes, and the workhorse for Dixon through the current campaign, will not be suited up for either game this weekend. School officials are awaiting t ruling on Gorman's eligibility over which question has arisen. Athletic and school officialsv at the local high school were not ready today to comment on jjie circumstances which surround the case of Gorman's eligibility. Dixon Coach Lon Scofield did report that a call^ had been placed with Al Willis,' secretary of the Illinois High School Association for a ruling. Scofield said that the Dixon •id* of the story was placed with the secretary. However, Willis is on the West- Coast at present and is not ex pected back until Wednesday. This means a ruling on Gorman cannot be anticipated before Thursday. Association officials advised Sco-tield to keep Gorman out of action pending the secretary's decision. Without Gorman and because of the zone used by the Barbs, Scofield is planning a line-up of Larry Lund or Karl Olsen at center, Jerry Curra nand Jim DeYoung or Pat Kernan at forwards and Jack Munson and Merle Pittman at guards. After visiting DeKalb, the Dukes will return home to wind up the regular season. Saturday, the Dukes will play host to Normal Community high of Bloomington and a, week from Friday will close the season when Mendota visits Dukedom for a North Central conference game. Fans are reminded that no tick- sts will be sold at the door for the conference game tomorrow night at DeKalb. Tickets must be purchased in advance, either at the high school or Fulfs. Mendota, still seeking its second conference victory after five losses, will be at home to Rock Falls in an NCIC tilt. The Rockets have been on the skids, losing seven straight games before topping Morrison. Saturday. Rock Falls has lost its last four straight loop contests. Like Mendota, Rochelle will be after its second conference win when the Hubs travel to Geneseo. Rochelle is in last place with a 1-6 mark while Geneseo has a 4-3 record, good for fourth place. The Hubs, victims of several close games in the past have been com ing to life recently and winding up on the winning side of the nip and tucK mta. Hall Township travels to Sterling and Ottawa visit* Princeton in oth-•r conference games. Sterling trails Ottawa ay one game for the lead in the. loop standings. In-other action around the area. Mt Morris will play a visit to Polo tor a Blackhawk conference game while hoping that Oregon can stop loop leading Lanark and help the Mounders back on top. The Mound-•rs trail Lanark by half a game. Oregon is fourth and Polo fifth in the league. Little Eight play finds Ohio entertaining Tiskilwa in the loop windup while front running Manlius is host to Bureau. Ohio trails Manlius by a full game and can only take a share of first place if Manlius loses and Ohio wins. Ashton will go after a .500 record in Route 72 play when the Aces entertain Winnebago, second place club. The Aces will also be interested in keeping above the .500 mark for the season. Ashton presently has a 10-10 record. Forreston, which already has captured the Route 72 title, will play host to Pecatonica. The Cardinals currentl yare enjoying a 23 game winning streak. In non-loop battles, the Amboy Clippers will be shooting for victory number seven in an attempt to close up the gap with their 11 losses when they play host to Mil-ledgeville. This will be the next to the last game of the season for the Clippers who complete regular season play Tuesday against Ashton unless Amboy Coach Larry Martens can replace Newman of Sterling which had to drop the Clippers at the last minute because of overscheduling. Pawpaw and Steward will pre-view their district tournament clash at Steward tomorrow night. The two teams meet in the first round of the Maple Park district which opens Tuesday. COLI.KOK HASKKTHAI.I. I.aS.MU 10A, Muhlenberg 73. Manhattan 64. St. Xranch Bkn. 60, Houston SO, Oklahoma A AM 46. N'otr* Damf "4. Marniiftte «S. DllnoU Wckynn DO IlllnoU Collet' Qnlnr.y 02. Illinois Normal ST. Or*M I nkfn "ft. Pi. Jo.ifphK Inrt. «!> Elmhurm 10. Chlf«»o Univ. LfliiUvillf M, r,«M»rn Ky. 66, Navy 7S, Baltlmor* Loyola 72. ovf.i newspaperI MM Wildcats Top Sterling J. V. In 75-63 Tilt FRANKLIN GROVE —(Special) — The Franklin Grove Wildcats rolled to their sixth victory of the season last night by defeating the Sterling Junior Varsity, 75-63. After trailing the Junior Warriors at the end of the first period, 19-21, the Wildcats cut loose with an 18 point second period to grab a seven' point halftime lead, 37-30. Sterling, once closed the gap to three points in the third quarter, but could get no closer and for the most part, the wildcats kept seven points in front. Franklin Grove hit for 28 points in the fourth period to pin the hopes Sterling had with a 20 point finale. Dave Knapp with nine baskets and eight free throws topped the Wildcats with 26 points. John Miller and Lane McMillion had 18 and 17 points for the winners. Neese with 20 points led the Jr. Warriors. a. f. p. McCun* 2 2 - 2 Cox 2 1 McMillion .% 7 1 Carbaush 0 0 Miller 5 K 4 Hanson 3 O Colwell 2 2 5 Carrlllo < « Knapp P S 2 Handel • 1 1 Pas* 0 0 .1 Mylln 3 1 Stevens 0 2 0 Keen* 7 6 Miceli Wins Split Decision in Upset Over Bobby Dykes MIAMI, Fla. Iff)— Joe Miceli, aggressive New York soldier, plans a campaign in the middleweight ranks after chopping out a 10-round decision over Bobby Dykes in the Coral Gables Coliseum Wednesday night. Miceli who used a slashing left to pile up a heavy point margin against the favored Dykes in the early rounds, is scheduled to leave the service in a month. He said he plans to go after a shot at the middleweight crown vacated by Sugar Ray Robinson. Miceli, the aggressor throughout the fight, brushed away Dykes' long left jabs and scored heavily in the first four rounds. Dykes rallied in the fifth and the fight was close the rest of the way but Miceli's early edge was sufficient to carry him through. Judge Mark Erwin gave Miceli the decision, 97 points to 96. Referee Billy Regan voted for Miceli, 96 to 93. Judge Jerry Sherrard gave it to Dykes, 97 to 94. Dixon Evening Telegraph The Dixon Evening Telegraph — Dixon, Illinois Thursday, February 19, 1953 Page 11 WHAT'S SCORE? By NORM JOLLOW THE LOSS OF JIM GORMAN for the weekend games and quite possibly for the remainder of the season, will undoubtedly make all Dixon's cage hopes just that much harder to achieve, but while" giving all due recognition to Gorman's ability, it is worth while remember- the situation when Karl Olsen injured his arm two months ago. At that time, the theory that prevailed was that with Olsen gone, the Dukes' hopes dimmed almost to the going out point. However, it was after the loss of Olsen that the Duke* began working more as a team and that ultimately brought them to their best games of the season. NOW WITH GORMAN GONE, it will be up to the remaining 13 varsity players to knuckle down again to the hard task of taking up the slack. Reports out of the gymnasium indicate that the Dukes are raring to go in spite of all that has befallen them in the past two weeks. The squad has been putting in some rugged hours of. practice since the suspension, order and show a fire not often seen in the past. DISTRICT TOURNAMENT officials have been announced for the events which open next week. Two from Dixon, Paul Potts and George Covert, have drawn assignment's with Potts going to Maple Park and Covert calling them at Stillman Valley. Taired with Potts is Clarence Blubaum of Aurora while Covert will work with William Calaccl of Rockford. Martin Masear of Mendota and Joseph Starccvic of Peoria will handle the Tiskilwa-district. IT HAS BEEN REVEALED that the Junior Chamber of Com merce is trying to get the Harlem Globetrotters back to Dixon on March 9. The Trotters have been here on three or four occasions in the past and were here last year. The Jaycecs are now waiting word from the fanciest ball club In the country. If the Trotters can make it, the game will be put on for the benefit of the Dixon Youth Center. SCHEDULE NORTH CK.NTRAL, CONFERKNCE niXON at DeKnlh. W.ACKHAWK CONFERENCE Mt. Morris at Polo. Oregon at Lanark. ROUTE 72 CONFERENCE OTHER GAMES Mllledcevllle at Amboy. Pawpaw at Steward. Wetherafield at Walnut. Shannon at Mt. Carroll. Plan District Cage Meet for NAIA Colleges at Illinois CHAMPAIGN, 111. Ml— The dis trict No. 20 playoff for the National Intercollegiate basketball tourna ment will be at the University of Illinois March 3-4 with four top Illinois college teams competing. The winner will qualify for the na tional tournament at Kansas City. The teams will be selected by district officials in Champaign March 1. Leading candidates are Eastern Illinois. Southern Illinois, State Normal, McKendree, Illinois Wesleyan, Whcaton and Millikin. Prep Feature in Southwest SPRINGFIELD, 111. f/R-Collins-ville tangles with East St. Louis in a standout attraction on the downstate Illinois prep basketball weekend card. With Edwardsville, these two stalwarts are engaged in a tight three-cornered race for the Southwestern Conference crown and recognition as their area's top state title threat. Collinsville dealt East St. Louis its only defeat in the last 13 games when the two clubs squared olf in a pievious encounter, and Coach Pick Dehner's lads will be out for revenge in tonight's bout. Edwardsville, No. 4 state title favorite among downstate teams, travels to Wood River tonight and to Alton on Friday in high hopes of notching a victory in each place. Tough Games Two other highly regarded contenders that may encounter difficulties arc Peoria Central, which ongages Peorin Manual on Saturday, and Jacksonville, host on Fri day to the scrappy Cyclones of Springfield Cathedral. After downing Taylorville early this week, the Jacksonville Crimsons are riding the crest of a 14 game victory wave. Cathedral has stumbled only four times and has a lot of scoring power. In Manual's Rams, the thrice beaten Central club bumps into an outfit that held mighty LaGrange to its second narrowest margin of the campaign and has won 13 of IS starts. Peoria Central takes on Pekin tonight in a bid for its 18th triumph before going against Manual. Top Teams Favored Kankakee and LaGrange, both unstopped and one-two state flag aspirants, appear capable of dispatching single week-end opponents without loo much trouble on Friday. Kankakee shoots for its 22nd stiaight triumph at Thornton of Harvey, a lft-poin* victim when the two quintets met before. La-Grange's toe in a try for victory No. 19 is York of Elmhurst, which has a topheavy record of win.« succumbed easily to LaGrange on Jan. 10. Pinckncyville's tall Panthers close out their regular season schedule with tilts at Du Quoin on Friday and Hg.iinst the pesky Depue Little Giants on Saturday. Depue recently knocked off the strong Morris team and doesn't stack up as any pushover. Districts Open The Panthers will be idle next week when state title elimination play begins at 45 district tourua mcnt centers, and will take up the championship chase at the re gional level the week of March 1. An interesting Big fcight con ference duel sends West Rockford, building on a seven game triumph splurge, to Elgin on Friday, ki- gin hasn't been faring so well this year but always must be consid ered dangcious. In some other action Friday, Hiiirisburg entertains Hcrrin. Oak P?rk invades Waukegan. nock is land goes to Galcsburg and Ottawa journeys to Princeton. Baseball Spring Training Time Again: Stanky Fined . By BEX FHLEGAR Eddie Stanky fined himself $9. Walt Dropo went back to college. And for the 37th time somebody predicted the Yankees are the ones to beat in the American League. It's baseball spring training time again. Stanky levied a sz-a-pouna weight fine against his St. Louis Cardinals. When the Red Bird pitchers and catchers showed up at St. Fetersourg, *ia., weanes- Auto Racing Fame Hall Names Ten DETROIT (in — Auto racing's newly organized hall of fame today opened its doors for the first time to receive the names of ten of the sport's pioneer greats. Among those elected were such early racing greats as Barney Ola-field, Louis Chevrolet, Ray Har-roun and' Henry Ford. Ralph Thomas, president of the American Automobile Association, and Col. Arthur W. Herrington chairman of the AAA contest board, announced the ten candidates Wednesday night at a dinner honoring the hall and us first tenants. ■ In addition to Oldfield, Chevrolet, Harroun and Ford, representatives of the auto industry, the press, and auto racing, elected Bert Dingley, Carl Fisher, William K. Vander-bilt, Harvey Firestone sr., T. E. (Pop) Meyers and Fred Wagner. Of the ten,' only Meyers, Harroun and Dingley are alive. Meyers at 79, is a vice president of the Indianapolis Speedway. Ford, founder of the vast industrial empire, set the first recognized speed record for the mile in 1904. Harroun was the first driver to win the "500" at Indianapolis. Dingley won the AAA point crown in 1909. Oldfield and Chevrolet were the top early drivers. Firestone was the founder of the tire company which developed present day racing tires. Fisher founded the Indianapolis speedway after a frustrating career as a race driver. Vanderbilt, the first international race driver, established the famed Vanderbilt Cup race. Wagner was generally considered the first historian and publicist of the sport. Amboy, Marseilles In Grade tnials AMBOY — (Special) — Amboy and Marseilles will meet tonight for the heavyweight grade school sectional title. No consolation game will be played and the cham pionship game will get under way ai 7:30 p.m. Last night. Marseilles eliminated Oglesby, 57-35. Amboy reached the finals when Cornell forfeited its game. Cornell had lost to Stillman Valley but the Valley team had to forfeit because of overscheduling. Cornell then decided. Rgainst making the long trip back for the tourney. The line score: Marseilles 25 11 12 9—57 Oglesby it 5 10 9—35 High scorers: Marseilles— Gibson 17; Oglesby— DeCaroli 12. These and hundreds of other nicknames that sound like inventions of the late Damon Runyon are found in the confidential files of the Thoroughbred Racing Pro tective Bureau, racings FBI. '/not Suit Sonic are crooks and shady characters, but most are racing people who for some reason have gained an odd nickname. The file runs from Abie the Agent to Zoot Suit. "This nickname file is vital In our work." snid Spencer Drayton, the TRPB director, and former FBI man. He cited one case. TRPB agents were investigating a stimulation case in Detroit where a groom said he had heard Blue Boy talking about the doped horse. day, Cliff Chambers had to dig up $13. Stanky himself was 4>i pounds over and paid $9. At Brooklyn s lavisn vero tseacn, Fla., layout, Roy Campanella pointed to the scales with pride as he weighed 203, almost 18 pounds under his World Series weight of last season. At the West Palm Beach camp of the Philadelphia Athletics, pit cher Harry Byrd, last years American League Rookie of the Year, went to bed. with the flu. The Phillies, who haven t opened camp as yet, also had hospital i. Third baseman wane Jones is suffering from abdominal pains and doctors at his home m L.aunn-burg, N. C, diagnosed his trouble 5 possible kidney stones. Walt Dropo, Detroit first base man, droped in on his old college grounds at the University of Connecticut and put' on a demonstra tion for the university s baseball candidates. Out in San Bernardino, Calif.. the St. Louis Browns, rounding out full week of training, spent the day practicing rundown plays he-tween home plate and third base. Other developments Wednesday: Billy Pierce, ace left-hander of the Chicago White Sox. picked the Yankees as the class of the American League hut warned the folks not to overlook the revamped Chi cago entry. The Chicago Cubs open today at Mesa, Ariz. IBC Proposes Bout: Young Vs. Durando NEW YORK (in— The last hitch to the first match in the tournament to find an American middle weight challenger may be removed today. Harry Markson of the Interna tional Boxing Club said he expects to get a cable from Jack Solomons, the London promoter, clearing the way for a Paddy Young-Ernie Durando match here March 27. Young had signed with Solomons for a fight in London March 17 against Randy Turpin, the former world champion. It was understood hare that Walter Cartier, a better than aver age New York middleweight, had been offered to Solomons as a re placement for Young. The IBC announced the Young- Durando match Wednesday. -The tournament calls for the winner of the Durando-Young battle to fight Carl (Bobo) Olson of San Francisco for the American title. When last heard from, Olson and his manager, Sid Flaherty, were violently opposed to this routine, claiming they already had a fight for the "world title" with Turpin m London June 9. Rock Falls Man Wins Trapshoot DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. i-B— Joe Schrciner, Rock Falls, 111., Wednes day won the Class A lfi-year event in the 12th annual baby grand trapshoot. He broke 98 out of 100 targets. J. S. Applegate, Mattoon, 111. won Class B with 94. I.ANDY RUNS AGAIN BENDIGO, Australia <#>— John Landy, Australia's premier miler, stepped the mile in 4:11.1,, to win the Northern Victorian champion- Runyon-Like Nicknames Found in Racing Files 'By JOHN* CHANDLER NEW YORK — " (in — Coast to Coast Gracie could pitch an alcoholic wing-ding at a race track that would give the management fits, and Silk Hat Harry made them tremble too. Silk Hat Harry was r known pickpocket, an associate of Los Angeles hoodlums, who was recognized and ejected from Hollywood Park. Coast to Coast Gracie has been bounced from many race tracks for hanging around the club house bars and bumming drinks "Who is Blue Boy; where ( we find him?" The groom had idea. Agents finally located him at the New Orleans Fair Grounds and obtained enough information to clinch their case. Peggy, a Man "It Ain't No Good" was th< name of an associate of gambler.' and bookies. He was barred from racing «for falsifying a jockey agent's application at Tanforan. A mobster was Jimmy Blue Eyes, while Artichoke Joe ran a California pool hall and did a bit of bookmaking on the side. Big John With The Black Hat was the only clue for a man sought in connec tion with an attempt to fix a race at Belmont in 19-tfi. Peggy From Paris was no lady. He was a man chased from Pii lico for touting. But Dirty Neck Lil was a gal. There was Heart of Gold, Little Pineapple Whitey, Freddie The Thief, Horse Tail. Liverlips, Kentucky Flash, Sally The Shiek, Shoot To Me .Beef steak Charlie, Bundle Boy, Willie The fee, Job Lot Johnny. Louis The Stooper. Moptop. Snuffy The Cab Man, Chew Tobacco Kelly, Step N' A Half. Mickey The Wise Guv. and Hluhocinose. Then there was Honest John and his brother, Fairly Honest Harry. OUT OF DOORS with By JOE STETSON Dog Editor It is astonishing how many times the question of the logic of crossbreeding recurs. The subject has been brought up and presumably disposed of so often that I was sur prised when Art Murray, who has had hunting dogs of one kind or another for years, asked: "What kind of luck would I have breeding my pointer to my good setter bitch?" In a cross such as he contem plated there is a great deal in common between the two breeds. They are similar in general size and proportion and they have been bred for many generations to perform the same duties— namely to seek upland game birds, to point them upon discovery and when de sired and trained for it, to flush and/or retrieve upon command. "Both parents are good hunters from good hunting stock, I plied. "The chances are that the pups will be good hunters. In fact, such crosses have been made before and the offspring' are com monly called 'droppers.' From the hunting standpoint the idea would be reasonable. "On the other hand," I continued, "how about appearance? Some of the pups would be long haired, some short haired and some would seem to be short haired with feath er in the strangest combinations. More- important, it would be im possible to predict accurately the appearance of puppies in future generations." "I'm not concerned about ap pearance," said Art, "just so long as a dog works well "That's all very well to' say," I replied, "but there's no man who wouldn't want the dog he loves and is so proud of to be as good looking as possible. In breeding we should think of soundness, good tempera ment and functional ability first, but while we are acquiring these things we can also be giving ap- pearance some consideration along What are you going to do with the pups you don't keep?" I asked. 'Sell them, of course," was the answer. And who would pay you any kind of a price for a pup that could, not be registered, whose mature appearance would be questionable' and whose offspring would be unpredictable and unregisterable?" Wm "VVhat would you do then?" ask£ ed Art. , Z "I'd look for a setter dog that is* as good a hunter and as attractive! looking as your pointer dog and-have your setter bitch bred to hinC Incidentally, Art," I continued? "your idea is not nearly as far ofE base as some of the brainstorms irr crossbreeding that come my wayX Some folks want to cross pointers-with beagles to get a dog that wil£ point birds and give tongue on rabbits. Others tfiink that a beagle£ retriever cross will get them a dog-that will retrieve rabbits after run£ ning them. Z "Let's try not to undo what har taken breeders many years of caret "ful selective breeding to accom** Iplish." Bevo Stays at Rio Grande, r Will Stick by Coach OliverE RIO GRANDE, O. W)-CIarence (Bevo) Francis, the hottest thing in college basketball today, says be will stick by Rio Grande College and the coach who pushed him into national prominence. Bevo denied he was going to leave Rio Grande and blamed misinterpretation of statements he made over the radio station for the report he might quit. On a Portsmouth, O., radio station, Bevo had been asked if he intended to remain with the Red-men tor his entire college career. He replied: "Yes, if they're going to have a bigger schedule, I'll stay there." Asked if that meant he would go elsewhere if a schedule with big-time teams wasn't provided, Fran cis, who leads college cage scorers with 1,646 points in 33 games, answered : "Well ... if I know Coach Oliver, we'll have a bigger schedule." Bevo said Wednesday he believed the statenient'had been misunderstood. He said he assured Oliver he had no intentions of quitting. "I'll go wherever Oliver goes," Bevo promised. "I owe him every; thing for my success. I'll' play for him even if ,he wants to schedule high school teams. . . ." Oliver said Rio Grande will definitely reach for bigger teams next season, adding: "We're a good team, not a great team. I don't think we arc quite ready for the Big Ten." Knockin' *'Em Down By STEVE NAGY Bouler-of-the-Ycar Timing and control are much more important than speed in knocking over pins. You must learn to coordinate the movements of your arms and shoulders with the movements of your legs when moving up to the foul line to deliver the ball. In a well-timed delivery, the fingers should feel the weight of the ball on them at all timtfs. The ball should be pushed out away from the body and allowed to drop at a natural speed into the back- The weight of the ball will give you a natural momentum in the NEVLAND TAKES LEAVE KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ~an— Gen. Bob Neyland, Tennessee Vols' head football coach announced Wednesday he wants a year's medical backswing, whereas any attempt to create extra speed or momentum by forcing the ball will throw your timing off. Personally, I hold the ball about waist high for my normal delivery. If I desire, more speed, I hold the ball chest high because the ball falls from a greater height in this latter position. / It naturally will have more momentum and more speed. However, this is a natural way to increase the speed of your delivery and does not constitute forcing the ball. NEXT: Chief cause of "taps." leave from his coaching duties. The 61-year-old Neyland made it clear he wants to drop out for one year only. He'll remain as athletic director, a job he holds by lifetime contract. ^FARMERS f PEANUT fuj^ DAY. SATURDAY, FEB. 28th 6& 1 & 104-114 PEORIA AVE. FAT ALL YOU WANT AND THROW THE SHUCKS ON THE FLOOR! Program To Be I^^^^J^ 3? Announced Feb. 24 4£p DIXON - SERVICE PHONI 40111

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