Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 21, 1955 · Page 8
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Dixon, Illinois
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Haas Qualifies in Track; Netmen Bow Out Haas Scores Second Best Hurdle Mark Other Area Entries Fail to Qualify; One Record Set CHAMPAIGN — (Special) Dick Hass of Oregon was the only member of the Dixon area contingent to survive qualifying tests at the state track meet here Friday. Haas, who covered the 120 yard high hurdles distance in :15.1, was one of six qualifiers for the finals today. His time ranked second among the i2 candidates that started in the preliminaries. AVillie May of Blue Island had the best time in the hurdles with a :14.5 clocking. Others surviving were Harold Kussung of Sterling. Dick Fisk of New Trier, Larry Luckenbili of Atwood and Don Cochran of Robinson. With Haas qualifying, only three of the 10 area athletes are still in the running. Don Henderson of Mt. Morris will compete in the S80 yairt run and Denny Snider of Walnut will battle in the mile. There were no qualifying heats for these two events which will be run in heats today. Dixon Entries Lose Finals were held in the discus tnd broad jump. Dixon's two discus entries. Ken Sheely and Bill Dixon, both failed to score as Norm Ehlers of Mendota won the event with a heave of 161 feet 1.1 Inch. Other area entries who failed to qualify were Don Koch of Ambuy and Bob Bjorneby of Rochelle in the pole vault; Bob Reidesel of Oregon in the 220 yard dash, and Ron Hill of Rochelle and Joe Hassler of Walnut in the shotput. Among the qualifiers: Don Anderson in the shot put and Frank Wiltse in the high jump from De-Kalb and Lew Flmn of Princeton in the pole vault. Dan Smith of South Beloit won the broad jump title which was settled Friday. Smith got off a jump of 22 feet. 4Ti inches, the best performance of the season. Battle Royal The track finals promised to be a battle royal among New Trier. Eloom of Chicago Heights. North Chicago. York of Elmhurst. Blue Island, Tilden of Chicago and Pnil-lips of Chicago. It was a tossup among all sever Chicago area schools. Oak Park, one of the pre-meet favorites, collapsed in Friday's preliminaries as their favorites failed to Qualify — Bill Hickman in the discus. Cliff Corzatt in the 440. Hank Wolf m the 220 and 100-yard dash, and also their mile and 8S0-jard relay teams. It was one of the biggest down falls in the 61-year-old history of the meet. Record Set One record already was in t! bocks. Husky Billy Martin, sent fiom Phillips, skimmed the IS j aid low hurdles in :19.2 to sin fey of LaGr Aside from Ma run-s hurd!- rec ord, the only approach to another state mark was by Larry Stewart of Galesburg m the shot put trials. He tossed the 12-pound ball 57-\\. a little more than two inches off the standard. U. S. Holds 4-0 Walker Cup Edge ST. ANDREWS. Scoltand <» -Hoping to sweep the singles against Great Britain an they did the four somes Friday, the U.S. Walker Cup players were confident as play started this morning. The Britishers appeared downhearted. Harvie Ward of San Francisco and Ronnie White of Britain teed off in the first singles match. The United States went into the tingles competition holding an unprecedented 4*0 lead over Britain. NewspaperHRCHIVE® _. West Rockford Ends Ashton Win Streak in District Final PARTING OF THE WATS— Jockey Mortv Hoey parts company with his mount. Eponbush. after the horse ploughed through the final hurdle in the third race at Belmont Park at New York. Horse was apparently too tired to clear the hurdle and plunged through it tossing Hoey over his head. Eponbush was not injured. Jockey was taken to hospital for examination Page 8 SPORTS Santee, given only fair pacing and competition, ran the featured mile in 4:05.5. But the race that captured the fancy of 56,173 — largest track crowd of the season -was the free-wheeling 880 that saw Ron Delaney, Villanova freshman, winning on a disqualification in 1:50.5. The half-mile was a heartbreak-er for Pittsburgh's Amie Sowell, who was in command until the final turn when he was headed by Tom Courtney of Fordham. Court- on to cross the finish line first, but the judges ruled he cut in too closely and gave the ctory to Delaney. who was about to yards back. Sowell, forced to run on the in field grass, broke stride and wound up last in the crack field. Mai Whitfield, co-world record holder at 1:48.6, had to be content rilh fourth place. Lon Spurrier, former California, star who was clocked in 1:47.5 earlier this year. placed second with Lang Stan ley third. Santee fmished nearly 20 yards ahead of Bill Tidwell of Emporia State Teachers. Phil Cole- of the Chicago Track Club and Sid Wing of Southern Cali fornia were third and fourth. The first four runners were timed in 4:0)> or less, as Finland's Deni Johansson's old Coliseum Relay mark of 4:08.8 went into the dis card. The form chart took a beating too. in the quarter mile, won b; Australia's Ke,-an Gosper, running for Michigan State. He came dov-tlie middle of the stretch to wi by two yards in 46.9. The century, as expected, wa won by Northwestem's Jim Goll day. in 9.6. Andy Stanficld repeated as 22f ud low hurdles winner. He wo v inches from Illinois' Willard Saturday, May 21, 1955 Santee Fails Again in Mile; 880 Race Is Jumbled Mess LOS ANGELES (JB — Wes Santee is still looking for that 4-minute mile and the national half-mile rating chart is a jumbled mesa today after the 15th annual Los Angeles Coliseum Relays. Thomson in 23.3 Thomson took the 120-yard highs handily in 14 flat. UCLA edged Michigan in the two-mile relay in 7:30.5. The Rev. Bob Richards and ex- niini Don Laz tied in the pole vault at 14 feet 10 inches. Weekly Sports Menu Nlghl. Plum Ho'.'rwc. n Illinois 2-3, Eastern Illi Disagreement Over TV Bout Was Plentiful NEW YORK i.B— If your private scorecard of the Ramon Fuentes-Gil Turner bout at Madison Square Garden didn't agree with the official draw decision, you have plenty of company. An analysis of the three official cards at Friday night's fight shows Referee Al Berl and Judges Joe Agnello and Frank Forbes agreed only three of the 10 rounds. All gave the second, fifth and eighth to Fuentes, the 8 to 5 underdog from Los Angeles. Turned had been an 11 to a favorite in mid-aftemoon. A ringside poll of sports writers showed a 9-3 margin for Fuentes. Referee Berl had Tinner on top 5-4-t. Judge Agnello scored it for Fuentes 7-3 and Judge Forbes saw It even 5-5 in both rounds and points. The AP card showed Fuen- is a 7-3 wanner. Paced Self Although no official attendance • gate receipts was announced the International Boxing Club, the d of 1.500 cheered Agnello's vote for Fuentes. Bert's ■ecard drew boos, was easy to see why the offi ce to agree. Fuen-29-year-old boxer, tried to pace himself and ride out i wild bursts. Then Fuen-ild stage an eye-catching flurry in the final seconds. The pattern remained the same through most of the bout. Fuentes was more accurate and quicker with his hands while Turner seemed to pack more power with his bar rages to the body. Although Turner, the 24-vear-old Philadelphia Negro, had knocked out Fuentes in five rounds twe years ago, there were no knockdowns in the rematch. Bill Maxwell Leads Kansas City Open KANSAS CITY IS) —The field at the halfway mrak in the $20,000 Kansas City Open golf tournament today w-as chasing young Billy Maxwell of Odessa. Tex. Maxwell, 25. fired his second straight 5-under-par 67 Friday for a 36-hoJe total of 134. One stroke off the pace at 135 were veteran Henry Ransom. St. -Andrews. 111., who added a 70 to his first day's leading total of 65. and Gene Webb, Si. Louis, who carded a 68 Friday. Warriors Roll Up 11-0 Shutout Win Aces Get 3 Hits In Losing First After 10 Victories BELYIDERE — i Special I— Ash on's 10 game winning streak came o a sudden and final end h esterday when West Rockford handed the Aces an 11-0 blanking the Belvidere district final. Dave Jacobs stopped the Aces th three hits in fashioning th« shut for the Warriors. Larry Hen- .nd Russ Hansen were the vic-of a 10 hit attack and of eight :-s committed by their mates. ■ winning, the Warriors will enter the sectional tournament Rockford Tuesday when they \ meet Elgin at 4:30 p.m. at Beye stadium. West collected runs in every nmg but the fourth. They scored two in the first, one on the second two in the third, two in the fifth and four in the sixth. Hansen, Lvnn Hicks and Loren Schaffer were the onlv Ashton hit ters able to solve the delivery of Jacobs. But they couldn t get th hits in the right places. Jacob's didn't give any help as he failed ■alk a man in the six inning game. He struck out six. Henert, Ashton s starter who had control trouble, didn't help his own cause as he walked four, hit a batter and threw three wild pitches. He struck out six. West Rockford sewed up the game in the first inning wher singles and three errors accounted for a pair of unearned runs. East Dubuque and North Chicago round out the Rockford sectional. They will collide in a 4:30 p.m, game Monday. Won't Decide IBG Probe Until June NEW YORK IS— The case of the "grounding" of Vince Martinez. subject of an inquiry by the New York State Athletic Commission, on't be decided until mid-June. Except for a few "loose ends" i be cleaned up Monday, the instigation of an alleged boycott of Martinez by the Fight Manag- Guild International Boxing Guild was completed Friday. iakes 10 days for a court stenographer to prepare a com- transenpt of the minutes so that the commission can review the case before taking action. Martinez, handsome Paterson. N. J., welterweight, hasn't had a fight since December. The Commission has been investigating to see if the boxer had been "grounded" by the guild in sym pathy with Bill Daly, his former manager. Daly and Tex Pelte. who had been comanagers of Martinez, were read out of the act by the Martinez family (fighter, brother and father) when the old contract xpired in March. AMERICAN ASSN. Denver 12-12. St. Paul 8-1. Omaha a. Minneapolis 1. . Charleston HARD TO DO Onlv two players have been able to win the NCAA tennis singles title three times. Malcolm G. Chace won in 1893, 1894 and 1895. Pancho Segura won the championships in 1943, 1944 and 1945. Of the past 26 Flamingo Stakes Tappe homered for the first Cub um m the fourth off starter Lew Burdette. Freshman Chuck Tanner blasted a solo home run off Rush. Brooklyn outhit the PhiUie* who had lost 15 of 16. but couldn't oon-rert fnr the big punch oft Roberts, who now has won five of Philadelphia's 10. Roy Campanula's b8ses-empty homer in the second was the only big blow off ths righthander while the Phils made the most of Dodger errors and mildness to beat Billy Loee. The Giants scored twice In the seventh to catch up with the Pi-lates at 3-3 and then Taylor deli vf red the crusher with two out after Max Surkont had walked two in the ninth. It was the fourth piach homer et the eeejca tot the Church League Opens Tuesday Mayor Will Throw Out First Ball of Season The 1955 Dixon Church Softball league will set its start Tuesday evening when Mayor William Slothower throws out the first ball at the conclusion of opening day ceremonies. The initial game of tne season all find defending champion Grai Cnurch taking on the Amboy Baptist nine at 7:30 p.m. In the second game. St. Patrick, runner up in 1954. will play Methodist. Opening day ceremonies are slated to get underway at 7 p.m. list Cnurch which weld Johnson i >rded select i> by the smi 3r of the Second Bap-v-ill say a prayer after rung addresses will he Pi esident Raymond behalf of the church league, and by President Cal Tyler in behalf of the Dixon Park Board. Ministers of the member churches will be introduced and the Rev. Sidney Bloomouist, pastor of the Methodist Church, will speak in their behalf. The throwing out of the first ball by the mayor will be preceded by a benediction song recorded by the choir of the Second Baptist Church. Then its play bail In the first of 45 league games scheduled. Rochelle Wins in Golf Triangular ROCHELLE — (Special) — The Rochelle Hubs got on the winning trail again m a big way Friday as they scored a triangular golf victory over DeKalb and Belvidere. Rochelle beat DeKalb. 14'2-5!i and topped Belvidere. 1S-2. DeKalb edged Belvidere, 10^-9^. Four points were awarded for each IS hole match, one for medal play and three for match play. Ron Orman paced the Hubs with SS-39 — 77 for medal honors for e day. Dick Mobley of DeKalb id a 49-38-87 and Bob Holtfreter of Rehidere had a 42-38—80. Other Hub scoring: Phil Sander son. 42-43—85: Ray Kannheiser 459— P2: Dave Meisener. 44-42—85. and Ray Rippy. 50-45— 9o. Dave Willettes paced Rochelle to a 7!2- a 42. junior varsity win as he fired THREE-I LEAGUE Peoria 7. Waterloo 5. Keokuk 7. Evansville 3. Terre Haute 10. Burlington 7. Cedar Rapid3 8, Quincy 3. FIGHT RESULTS NEW YORK— Gil Turner. 1-54 H. Philadelphia, and Ramon Fuentes, 153-;. Los Angeles, drew. 10. Duke Golfers At Morrison; Beat Sterling After racking up a 16-0 di r.,atch victory over Sterling at t Dixon country club Friday, i Dixon Dukes today looked towa the Morrison Invitational golf toi The Dukes will be heavily favored to win the tourney with Newman of Sterling expected to supply the strongest opposition. However, Dixon's depth in its first six men, should tell the difference. Coach L. E. Sharpe said this morning that Dixon's six man team would be composed of Utley and Henry Noble. John Peterson, Jim Schioeder, Dick Oates and Dick Peterson and Henry Noble took medal honors for Dixon Friday as each fired neat 39s. UUey Noble had a 40 and Jim Schroeder a 43. The summary: Utley Noble (D) 40. defeated J. Bonneville iSi 46. 2-up. John Peterson 1D1 39, defeated J. Landheer [Si 46. 3-up. Jim Schroeder (D) 41, defeated A. Dixon l Si 48. 6-up. Henry Noble (Di 39, defeated D. Hippen (Si 50. 7-up. Dick Oates (Di -43. defeated B. Mansfield iSi 53. 5-up. Dick Thomas ID) 43, defeated P. King 1 3) 58. S-up. Dick Hess (Di 53, defeated R. Huston f S > 61. 3-up. Charles Lesage ID) 47. defeated J. Lair (SI 61, 7-up. Big Ten Standings W L Pet. Ohio State 7 3 .700 Minnesota 9 4 .692 Michigan Stat* .... 8 5 .615 Michigan 8 5 -615 Illinois 6 5 .543 Northwestern 8 6 .500 Tin-due 4 7 .364 Wisconsin 5 8 -385 Iowa 3 8 -?73 Indiana 3 8 .273 Friday's Results Ohio State 5. Michigan State 1. Michigan IS. Indiana 0. Northwestern 6. Iowa 4. Illinois 12. Purdue 7. Wisconsin 11, Minnesota 2. Saturday's Games Michigan at Ohio State f2). Minnesota at Northwestern (2). Illinois at Purdue (2t. Michigan State at Indiana (2). Iowa at Wisconsin f2). DIXON'S DISCUS ENTRIES in the state track meet apparently-suffered a case of the jitters. Bill Dixon, who in his last two competitive tosses had heaves of better than 140 feet, Friday could do no better than 132 feet, five inches. . Ken Sheeley. who had been consistently beating Dixon during the Tear, had even more trouble as his best effort was-129 feet, nine.* inches. He had qualified by throwing the disc 148 feet, 10'/, Inches in the district to win the event. DICK HAAS. THE LONE QUALIFIER from this area for the day. may wind up overshadowing his brother. Dave, who reached the 440 vard finals two years ago and then ran sixth in the finals. Dick has been improving his time in the hieh hurdle* with each meet of late and yesterday was clocked at :15.1 to record the see-ond best time of the meet in the hurdles. Haas had the third best time after running i nthe preliminaries and then posted the second best time in the semi-finals. DIXON'S JUNIOR AMERICAN LEGION baseball team will hold its second practice game of the season at Reynolds field Sunday at 2:30 p. m.. with West Brooklyn supplying the opposition. Last week. Dixon dropped a 12-6 test to Rock Falls when the Rockets broke a 6-6 tie in theninth inning with six runs. Cubs Finally Beat Braves; Win 4-2 in 10th iy The Associated Tress been more than a decade since any manager of the Chicago Cubs could put in a call to the bullpen with confidence. But Hal Jeffcoat. headed for the minor* s a washed up outfielder a year igo. almost has skipper Stan Hack elaxmg in a rocking chair these Not since Charley Root ws.s handy have the Cubs had themselves a fireman who plays the part as well as Jeffcoat. And Root .left in 1841. The 30-year-old Jeffcoat got his chance when Hack took over last year. Until then, Hal had been just a good fielder, no-hit fly chaser with the Cubs for six years. Hp used his strong right «rm as h pitcher only in battirur nractice. j It'i been barely a year now since Hal won his first major league decision (in eight relief in nings va Brooklyn, May 6. 1954 1, but Hack has waved Jeffcoat m 11 times so far this season. And in 23' * innings, Hal has come on to hang up a 5-0 record. He claimed No. 5 Friday night at Milwaukee as the surprising Cubs beat the Braves 4-2 on Bob Speake's 10th inning home run. That kept th# Bruins -in the National league pennant battle, just four percentage points behind the second place New York Giants. Both clubs are- 6'.4 games behind Brooklyn. The Giants ate into the Dodgers l<>ad by beating Pittsburgh 6 - .1 on Rill Taylor's pinch homer while Philadelphia and Robin Roberts tagged tbe Brooke with » fourth ght defeat 5-3 Cincinnati snap-a five-game St. Louis winning tk 10-7, with Smokey Burgess' igrand slammer wrecking the Card inals. In the American. Detroit peppered Cleveland 31-4 as the New York Yankees cut the Indians' lead to a half game by beating Baltimore 7-5. At Chicago, Art Dit-mar, for Kansas City, stymied the White Sox 1-0 with a two-hitter. And Washington defeated Boston 3-1. At Milwaukee, Jeffcoat relieved Bob Rush in the seventh and collared the Braves with one hit through the last 3'i innings. It was Jeffcoat's second relief success in three days. Speake's clincher, the rookie's fifth homer, belted Warren Spthn his fifth defeat. Rookie Ted Giants. Hoyt Wilhelm was the win ner in reiief as the Bucs lost their ighth straight. Cincinnati routed the Cards with six runs in the eighth, build ing on Burgess' clout. St. Louis h*d come from behind for a 5-t lead as Rip Repulski snapped an 0-for-21 slump with a single and two-run homer. Burgess had two homer? for the game. Bob Thur-man and Gus Bell added two more. At Detroit, the Tigers sent Bob Lemon to his third defeat before the third inning wag over and split open a tight game with a five-vun seventh inning with 50,004 sitting in. Fred Hatfield drove in three Tiger runs as Al Aber won it in relief. The Yanks beat the Orioles d«- jiprte Bob Tuxley'e wildneee. The strikeout swnfty fanned only three of his ex-mate3 while walking nine in five innings. Jim Konstanty and Tom Morgan protected the lead as Tuiiey became the first to win seven this season. A three-run sixth, featuring Yogi Berra's one-on nomer, provided the edge. Ditmar. only 1-4 in his first major league try last season, had the White Sox in check all the way at Chicago. A first inning run on singles by Enos Slaughter and Vic Power and a sacrifice fly let Kansas City tag Sandy Consuegra with his first defeat. Bob Porterfield and Johnny Schmitz held Boston to six hits for Porterfield's fifth victory. The Washington righthander, always a hard hick guy, left with a stiff arm after five innings after being atrucK oy 4 line drive Henry Utley Upset in 1st Round Match Gushing, Bay-Glenn Reach Second Round Before Losing CHAMPAIGN — (Special) Dixon and East Rockford tennis hopefuls, representing the Rockford district in the state meet here, bowed out of competition in thf> first day of plav. Henry Utley. Dixon's district singles champ, bowed in a first round upset after being seeded seventh; Joe Gushing, Dixon's district runner-up. won his first match but bowed i ond round. l No:r . dis trict doubles runners up from Dixon, won their first match but lost in the second round as did Mike Copp and Lou Tangorra. district Utley w |the t ; but his usual standard, according to Coach Paul Hamer-smith as he suffered a 6-1, 6-2 upset loss to Roy Anderson, unseeded number two man from New Trier. Cushing turned in a top performance and drew considerable comment from onlookers as he reversed his only duel match loss of the season when he slopped Milo La mer of Mohne. 6-2. 7-P. 6-3. Cush-ig continued his good play but bowed in the next round to Ross Barney, a member of last year's state doubles championship team. Barney, from Oak Park. beatCush- r. 6-3 in ? tignt match, and Glenn drew the fourth seeded team of Bob and Jack Brownson of Blue Island in the first ound and proceeded to score a ;-l, 1-6, 7-5 upset win. But in the second round, Art Sandeen and Dave Thomas of Hinsdale battled back from a 6-8 first set loss to beat the Dixon duo. 6-0, 6-3. in a tough three set match. Copp and Tangorra opened with a 6-4. 6-4 win over John Bleveans and Dick York of Danville but lost Bob Dution and Rich Robb of LaGrange. 6-2, 6-3. Defending champion Oak Park failed to get a man through the quarterfinals as New Trier and Hinsdale led the field, topping Lyons by three points and Pekin ,- eight. In golf. New Trier, which 19 reatening to win all three state titles this weekend, took a four stroke lead over East Rockford after the first round. New Trier had a four team golf total of 308 to 31J for East Rockford. mr. Cleveland 21 11 New York 20 11 Chicago 18 12 Detroit 18 15 Bost p.m . 15 Washington .. 13 18 St. Louis at Cine .429 i\ansas 1 ity ..1.1 is AW 8 Baltimore ... 10 22 .313 11 .Saturday's Schedule Kansas City at Chicago, 1:39 Cleveland at. Detroit. 2 p.m. Boston at Washineton. 7 p.m. Baltimore at New- York. 1 p.m. FridaV* Results New York 7. Baltimore 5. Washington 3. Boston 1. Detroit 11. Cleveland 4. Kansas City 1. Chicasto 0. Sunday's Schedule Kansas City at Chicago f2), 1:30 NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn .. New York . Chicago . . . St. Louis . Milwaukee W L Pet. GB . 25 8 .758 — . 18 1* -563 81/, . 19 15 .559 6'/, . 15 1* .517 8 Cincinnati 13 18 .419 11 Pittsburgh ... 11 21 .344 13',', Philadelphia . 10 21 .323 14 Saturday's Schedule Philadelphia at Brooklyn. 1 p.m. New York at Pittsburgh, 12:30 p.m. St. Louis at Cincirma.ti. 1:30 p.m. Chicago af Milwaukee. 2:30 p.m. Friday's Results Philadelphia 5. Brookim 3. New York 8. Pittsburgh 3. Cincinnati 10. St. Louis 7. Chicago 4, Milwaukee 2 (10 Innings). Sunday's Schedule Philadelphia at Brooklyn 1 r> m New York at Pittsburgh (2i, 1:30 i (2), 1:30 Chicago at Milwaukee (2), 2:3 Yesterday's Stars Redlegs, powered two home funs, one a grand-slam, that snapped the St. Louis Cardinals' five-game winning string 10-7. COLLEGE BASEBALL Illinois College 24, Eureka 7. Central Michigan 4-2. Southern IRCHiVE^ MEWSPAPER!

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