Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 20, 1955 · Page 9
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Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois · Page 9

Dixon, Illinois
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Friday, May 20, 1955
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800 Open Battle Today in State Track, Tennis, Golf Jim Bowers Highly Rated In Mile Run Chicago Teams Rank Top Choice To Grab Crowns CHAMPAIGN, 111. UP) — Nearly S00 schoolboy ath letes will cavort in state high school track, goif and tennis championship meets starting today and climaxed baturaay. Six Chicago area schools, headed by New Trier of Winnetka, 3.re expected to battle for the team track crown. Other contenders *re York of Elmhurst, Oak Park, Blue Island. North Chicago and Tilden Tech of Chicago. Several brilliant individual performances are expected to feature the 6lst annual track meet. Highly touted are Jimmy Bowers of De-Kalb in the mile. Willy May of Blue Island in the hurdles, Vern Estes o; North Chicago in the 100-and 220-yard dashes and his teammate, Raleigh Floyd, in the 440. Bowers has come within three- tenths of a second of matching the state mile record of 4:23.1 season. May has equalled the msrk of :19.4 and has bettered the record m the highs by one-tenth of a second with :14.1. Preliminaries Today Floyd has the best quartermile time of :49.5, compared to the record of :48.3 that has been u Uie books since 1932. Estes ha seltzered through the 220 in :21.6 (record :21.0) and the centirr :09.9. Ron E'nerton of York has the top 100 time of the season, :09.8. The state record is :09.6. Etherton Is expected to concentrate in the 440, which he has stepped in :49.8. Preliminaries today will set up - the big championship showdown Saturday afternoon in Illinois Me-mortal Stadium. Close competition for team honors in golf arid tennis are lore-cast. Quincy, Leyden of Chicago, Moline. New Trier and Joliet are favored on the links. Oak Park, Hinsdale, Blue Island, Evanston and New Trier are choices in tennis. Macomb Hosts IIAC Track, Golf, Tennis MACOMB, III. (J) — Conference records in six events will be men aced today and Saturday when 250 track and field athletes compete in the annual Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference cham- The league's tennis and golf tournaments also will be held Western Illinois State College this weekend. The track record most likely to topple is the 6-1 mark in the high jump. Floyd Smith, Northern Illi-■ nois State freshman, already has cleared 6-S?s this spring. Both Bob Rowland of Michigan Normal and Don Witbrodt of Central Michigan have bettered the IIAC two mile mark of 9:46.7. Duane Root, Michigan Norms.1, matched the :14.5 high hurdle record recently. Favor Michicans Ken Santer and Gerald Zitny. Michigan Normal, have been under the conference mile record of 4:20.2. Tom Mayville, Central Michigan, and Marlin Biuhm, Michigan Normal, have topped the 13-3;2 IIAC pole vault mark. The two Michigan schools are expected to battle it out for team laurels with Michigan Normal rated a slight edge off its 72-52 dual meet triumph over Central last week. Normal's quest for its sixth straight crown also may be threatened by Eastern Illinois State which romped away with the Illinois State College meet two weeks ago. Iihnois Normal and Southern Illinois University round out the six-school field. Defending champion Western is favored in the golf meet and Illinois Normal is expected to retain At the annual IIAC spring business meeting. Southern Illinois is expected to request piaying only-four instead of the customary six conference football games next Sports Menu BASEBALL divider* District flna Turley Doesn't Expect to Top Feller's Mark NEW YORK Iff) — In 1946 Bob Feller set a modem major league strikeout record of 348. At his current rate. Bullet Bob Turley of the New York Yankees :ould erase the mark. But the n g s t e r isn't interested. He doesn't even think he can do it. When Feller set his mark, he pitched in 4S games. Tonight, st the Baltimore Orioles, Turley makes his eighth start. It the club's 31st game, about one fifth of the total. He probably on't get 40 starts because of the .le-season double-header jam-up. But if he gets into 36 or 37 games and continues his pace, (he has 69 in 62 innings), he could ind up with about 350 and a new "I don't think I have a chance to break Feller's record," he said. 'He had two advantages when he had his big year. He was able to pitch in relief and he was on a team wluch had no chance of win ing the pennant. That meant he could pitch out of turn to get mors strikeouts." But there aie no relief assign ments in sight for Turley. Yank Manager Casey Stengel has all the firemen hs needs. Wlieaton Heavy Choice to Win CCI Track Title ELMHURST, 111. I/P)— Wheaton's rusaders are heavily favored to capture the College Conference of Illinois track title in the annual league meet at Elmhurst College Saturday." CCI championships also will he held this weekend in tennis at Elmhurst College and in golf at nearby Lisle, 111. Defending champion Millikm fig ures to take the runner-up spot behind Gil Dodds revitalized Cru saders in track with third place a toss up among the remainder of .e field. Also entered are Carroll College Vis.), North Central, Elmhurst, Augustana, Lake Forest and Illi nois Wesleyan. Marks may tumble in five events. Wheaton's Dick H o 1 1 a t z and Augustana'3 Dave Exline both have bettered the meet 100-yard dash record of :10.1. Hollatz Dick Quisenberry of Millikin . been clocked under the conference 220 record of :22.1. In the 880, the CCI mark of 1:56.6 has been beaten by Whi on's Jim Hanchett, while high jumper Don Kolkmeier of Elm hurst may improve his own record of 6-3 and in the pole vault Million's Bud Jones threatens the 12-2i; record. Augustana is expected to de throne Elmhurst in the tennis Forest. while d e CONSISTENT Junior Gilliam of the Brookly: Dodgers has scored 100 or mor in each of his four years u lized baseball. Before he became Dodgers. Walter teach school and c manager of the .Iston -used to ach basketball. SPORTS Friday, May 20, 1955 BIG LEAGUE WAY in practice. But pur hi a.id is the man piayit alongside &nd coaching ] S I? O^fcB * S INTEREST INCREASES AT THE INDIANArOUS Speedway as drivers srnd for another weekend of time trials in the battle to qualify and win favored positions for the big event, the 500-mile classic on Memorial Day. It apparently is coins; fo t;ikp ;tn .uTaf sprort of about no miles per hour to rauk anions the starting field of 33 when the big raw Maris. RIGHT* NOW. 23 TOSITIONS aie open and nf the eight pi; alreadv filled. Andy Linden of Manhattan Beach. Calif., has a tim 139.098. That's the slowest speed clocked and chances are that Andy mav find mmself on tne sidelines. looKing ror a renei joo. first one that will be bumped if more than 25 cars can get inside his time during tne trials. The fastest time so far is .lack MrGrath of Inglewood. Calif., who was clocked at 142.38 around the 2'2 mile track. the oval, Iged r 10 miles. IT LOOKS LIKE JACKIE ROBINSON, in spite of all hi- fu: and fuming with Manager Walt Alston, will be the regular third 1 man, at least for the time being. Th* slumping Podjrpr* (tlip>\<» lo*f »hrp» in * row ) « i] •tart Rolnn«on at third uhile Don Zimmer and Don Hoak re turn to the bench. HOAK AND ZIMMER WILL NEVER BECOME heavy hitter? the way Alston figures it and although Robby is batting only an anemic .230, "The pitchers have respect for Robinson and they at least know he can it. That will put preAure on them. And he's liable to bust out at any time," Alston said. VETERAN" BUZZ FAZZIO, captain of the Stroh's Beer team of Detroit, won the 1955 Masters championship in the American Bowling Congress tourney yesterday when he defeated Joe Kristoff of Chicago bv two pins. 770-TfiR. in the final round of the double elimination event. Fazzio was undefeated m competition. Page 9 SOiTOff RBO SOX OUTPlBLDEZ, *AV& 'To get a. jump on a batted bs.ii, iean ieit or right, depending on the baiter and the type ot pitch "..To know the w&tt, I have £Lv bail* thrown cear it Norris Offers No Help in Probe of Martinez Boycott NEW YORK (*)— Vince Martinez' future s contender hung in the balance today as the N commission continued its hearing c son, N. J., boxer/ by fight manager Jim Norris, president of the International Boxing Club, testified he was unaware that Martinez had been "grounded" by members of the International Boxing Guild after the fighter broke with his former manager, Bill Daly. The name of Frankie Carbo, long rumored to he the "undercover" manager who was the power be hind the throne in boxing, kept popping up in the questioning. Witness after witness was asked by Julius Helfand. commission chairman, if he knew Carbo. They all knew Carbo but nobody knew what his business was. None ever talked boxing with him and none ever had a welterweight title v York State Athletic lleged boycott of the Patter- ly financial dealings with him. Helfand took pains to read into le record a long police record,. dating back 40 years and covering variety of crimes. tie asKea Billy Brown, Madison Square Gar- matchmaker, to identify the attached photo as a picture of Car- Asked if he could insist on a bout for Martinez over Guild objections, Norris said, "I don't be- J could, xne uuno. ana a. nave had pleasant relations. I need the Guild, the Guild needs boxing." mgging Divots Dixon Country club golfers, led by Ken Detweiler who fired a one over par 73, won their first inter-club match of the season Thurs day when they defeated the host Princeton club. 2o>2-201~:. Detweiler shot a one under par 35 for the first nine and then went two over par for a 38 on the sec- Hank Henry and Frank Lessner each had 76. Other Dixon scoring Joe Miller. 80: George McGrahai and Ralph Coffey, 81: Don Ra; mond. 82; Arch Sample and Bud t'tley. 8*: Charles Hamill, 85: Ev Bo\<i. 8K; Dr. Lazier. RS: Man Sisier. 80; Ahe Osborne. 96; Bob .Jacnbsnn. 100, snd Ja<-k wards. 10«. Turner 11-5 Choice To Defeat Fuentes NEW YORK '.T» rin i: The r Gil Turner lght victory -5 choice to ;ight com Fuentes. f o rth ranking welterweight challenger, in Madison Square Gardpn. The last time they met 20 months ago, the. 151-pound Turner ended a hot scrap with one right to the chin in the fifth round. It was the first time the ex-Marine from Los Angeles had the full count tolled Tonight's 10-rounder will be telecast and broadcast 'NBC-TV and radio at » p.m., CST;, Hearn First To Win Six This Season Giant Hurler Nips Milwaukee, 3-2, In Only Loop Tilt Bv the Associated Press So guess who's the first National league pitcher to win six games this season. KODerts, Antonem, spann, Erskine, Newcombe? Nope, it's a guy named Jim Hearn, the right-hander nobody wanted. He picked up No. 6 Thursday at Milwaukee as the New York Giants beat the Braves 3-2 in the only major league game scheduled. That edged the Giants into second place, three percentage points ! ahead of Chicago's Cubs. It was the fourth complete game for Hearn, who has lost two. The Braves touched Hearn for 10 hits, but only two went for extra bases and he left eight stranded. He fanned six and walked only one. Mays Gets RBI Hearn had just one really shaky moment. Danny O'Connell made his fourth straight hits a leadoff double in the ninth. But O'Connell got only as far as third. Hank Aaron got the other long hit off Hearn, a solo homer in the second. Willie Mays' single scored the first Giant run in the fourth and his sacrifice fly brought home the winning run in the fifth after Don Mueller's double had tied it and chased loser Ernie Johnson. The Giants head home from the West 7V2 games behind Brooklyn. New York is at Pittsburgh tonight to play the Pirates. Brooklyn is at home again trying to- snap a three-game losing streak against the Phils. St. Louis is at Cincinnati and Chicago at Milwaukee. In the American Cleveland takes its l^i-game lead to Detroit. Runner-up New York is home to Baltimore. Kansas City is at Chicago and Boston at Washington. NBA Faces Suit Over Purchase of Baltimore Bullets NEW YORK IB — The National Basketball Assn., which bought tin detunct Baltimore Bullets' players and franchise, now faces a million- dollar damage suit for refusing to ive transfer of the franchise to Washington, D. C. The Washington, D. C. profes sional Baskethall Corp. Inc., filed he suit in federal court Thursday prior to the NBA purchase of "the Baltimore Franchise. The suit al ii med Maurice Podoloff, NBA president, and charged violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Law. Just last week, the Washington group had threatened to form a ival league and raid NBA rosters if not accepted by the NBA. The suit states that the NBA Board of Governors refused to act on a bid by the Washington group to buy the Baltimore assets and players for S30.000. Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Deely K. Nice recently authorized Melvin R. Blacker, receiver for Bullets Inc., to sell out to the NBA for $27,000. AMERICAN TJEAGl'K V'S RESULTS STOLEN BASES— Mlnoso. C rrTCKTNO <T>Med on 3 d ST^rakoCTS— Tt'irl M O.K.— Eddie Mathews. Brav. slugging third baseman, gives tl U.iv. sign to p:iu.ug;<ti;;:e;a nnu visited him at the Milwaukee hospital. Mathews, who underwent *n emereencv appendectomy, will be sidelined for about three weeks from active play. (AP wirephoto) Nixon Isn't Only Victim Of Big Rout NEW YORK (3>> — If Willard Nixon, the losing pitcher in Cleveland's 19-0 rout of the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, is disconsolate he hould take refuge in the fact that le is in pretty good company. Some great pitchers, including a iple of hall of tamers, were on short end of humiliating shut out defeats. Christy Mathewson, the immor tal New York Giants righthander generally acclaimed as the greatest pitcher in National League history, : beaten 19-0 by the Chi cago Cubs. The date was June 7, | 1906. That is still the modern Na- j tional League record for the most le-sided shutout. Ted Lyons, who joined the late Mathewson in Cooperstown's Hall Fame only last January, drop ped a 16-0 decision to Philadelphia 1928. On two otner occasions, the former Chicago White Sox ace •as beaten 14-0. Bobo Newsom, a 200-game win-;er with a flock of major league lubs, was the loser when Detroit drubbed the St. Louis Browns 18-0 1935. A year later. Freddy Fitzsimmons, another 200 - plus ner with New York and Brook-, was charged with a 15-0 loss 1 game between Cincinnati and 1he Giants. Eddie Lopat, the Ne< ork Yankees' fine lefthander, last 15-0 decision to the White Si 1950. Cleveland's one-sided victory w; only two runs short of the Amei League record of 2120. set by Detroit over Ceveland Sept. 15. 1901 and equalled by the Yankees against Philadelphia Aug. 13. 1929. Both games were halted at the end of eight innings. Recreation to Hold Banquet Oh Saturday The. last event of The Recreation's 1954-55 bowling season comes Saturday night with a banquet and dance. The banquet is at fi:30 at the Elks Club, with the Wednesday Classic league, Thursday Businessmen's loop, the Com-mecial, Major and City leagues eligible to attend. The other Recreation leagues have individual parties. However all Recreation howlers are invited to the rlance at the Dixon Country Club, starting around 9 p. m. All bowlers and sponsors are urged to attend these events. Chicago. IS; An- Reveal Rosters For Minor Loop 13 Teams Will Operate in One League This Season Rosters and schedule for the 1955 Dixon Jaycee-Park Board minor league have been released by Fred Krause, ath letic director ior trie league. A few changes have been made ■ in setting up the league this year. The major one being that only one league instead of two will operate. The same number of teams, 13, ed last year, will play again this season. However, in stead of placing seven teams in one league and six in another, all teams will play in the same loop. Under this setup, each team will play the other 12 teams in the league once. Then four additional games will follow to wind up the season. Because of the odd number of teams, four clubs will only play three games instead of four in the shortened second round of the season. If the byes should affect the final standings, a special playoff to untangle the situ ation will be held. 8-Team Tourney At the end of the season. Krause plans an eight team round robin championship tournament with the first eight teams in the standings competing. Three games will be played each day on the Softball diamond, Monday through Thursday. Friday will be an open day for playing off rained out games or for special instruction. All boys interested will be urged to attend the instruction periods. The team roster list reveals tnat )7 boys have signed up for the league. Fourteen boys have been tssigned to each team win tne :xception of Lawton's which has The season opens June 13 with three games scheduled. The first game starts at 12:30 p. m. The second game will start at 2 p. m. and the final game will begin at 3:30 p. m. The rosters and schedule: s of colcmbus ZElEN RL'ICK Major Loop Schedules 54 Games A 54-game schedule for the Dixon Jaycee-Park Board major league has been released which finds each team in the league playing each otner six times. The schedule opens June 13 with doubleheader that sends Horn* Lumber against Rock River Ready Mix in the first game and Rotary against the Nationals in the second game. Games will be played each Mon day and Friday night. The first game each night will start at 6:30 p.m. with the nightcap set for 1 According to the schedule, each team plays nine games as th« home team and nine as the visiting team. The team listed first on tht schedule below is the visiting team. Each team will also play nine early games and nine late games. Teams listed first on the sched ule for each night will play at 6:30 while the team listed second will play at 8 p.m. All games will be played at th« softball end of Reynolds field al though a regulation diamond will The season schedule: MA.IOR LEAGIK SCHEDULE Jun» 13— Home Lumcwr^Co. is. Rode Fight Results .AMERICAN ASSOCLATION : BASEBALL >:•»»»»»»»* STOCK CAR RACES Saturday Niglif, May 31 8 BIG 8 EviRts Tim* Trials 7:M| 1st Race 8:30 pml (DJ5.T.) I Tim* Trials 7:0* I 1st Race 8:30 pml (D.S.T.) ROCKFORD SPEEDWAY Mill I MS Memorial Day Afternoon VUlfliHU Double Header Raee Show N mm YFWSPAPFRl EWSPAPERi ARCHIVE®

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