Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 26, 1955 · Page 12
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Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois · Page 12

Dixon, Illinois
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Thursday, May 26, 1955
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NCIC Championship Meets This Weekend Yarsity Track on Tap for Friday GoM, Tennis, F-S Track Scheduled for Saturday The varsity track meet at Sterling high school stadium EYirlav orjens a full weekend of North Central Illinois con ference activity which finds the tennis tournament at Sterling, the golf tourney at Rochelle and the frosh-soph track meet ax x-iuujciaju. <jli The varsiy tracK meet is scneu- tiled to get underway at 5 p. Friday with the preliminaries in the shot and discus and the preliminaries and semi-finals in the 100 and 220 yard dashes and the high and low* hurdles. If possible, semi-finals will be avoided with the preliminary winners going-right into the finals. The finals in all events except the shot and discus will be held Starting at 7 p.m. with the pole vault. The first running event is set for 7:30 p.m. at which time the discus and high jump also are scheduled. Favor Sterling Sterling is a heavy favorite to capture the meet with DeKalb regarded as the best choice for an upset. Mendota and Princeton are expected to score high -with the other six schools falling in line behind. Several records are in jeopardy thi3 year. Jim Bowers is expected to break his own mile record of 4:32.6; Harold Hussung of Sterling has beaten both the high hurdle QUEEN'S COURT Frances Clausen will represent Dixon High School in the North Cenrtal Illinois conference queens' court at the track meet at Sterling Friday night. mark of :14.9 and the low hurdle mark of :20.7; Ish Celestino of Sterling and Don Anderson of DeKalb both threaten the 51' 8%" shot put mark; Norm Ehlers of Mendota is a heavy favorite to crack 'the 149' %" discus record: Ken Miller challenges the 21' 10%" broad jump standard, and Lew Flinn of Princeton will assault the 12' 6" pole vault, mark. Dixon's best scoring hopes rest with Rudy Gasser in the 880; Ken Sheely and Bill Dixon in the dis cus; Max Akerman in the 220; Ot to Gerlach in the 440; Bob Hamill in the broad jump and the mile relay team of Gasser, Gerlach, Bill Smith end Sam Van Scoyoc. Dixon Entries ' Coach Art Bowers reported that fie would take Akerman in the 100, 220 dashes and the 880 yard re lay; Van Scoyoc in the high and low hurdles and the relays; Gerlach in the 440 ■ and mile relay; Gasser in the SS0 and relay; Smith In the 880 and mile relay; Bill Jbeanoiossom in the mile: Howard Mighell in the high jump; Sheely in the shot and discus; Dixon the discus; Hamill in the broad jump, high jump and 880 yard relay, and Bud Melvm in the shot. The freshman-sophomore meet will get underway with the field events, and the preliminaries the hurdles and the 100 and 220 yard dashes at 12:30 p.m. Satur day. The final3 are scheduled to Start at 2 p.m. Dixon's Dukes rank as favorites in both the golf and tennis tournaments. The Duke netmen, paced bv sin gles players Henry Utley and Joe Cushing, are favored to sweep first and second there and score heavily in the doubles. Glenn Sick Dixon, however, may be hurt if Norman Glenn, who teams with Bob Bay as the number one doi bles team, is unable to compete Glenn has been ill and was sche< uled to report today whether c not he can compete. Jim Schwitters and John Nelles or Otto Nelson and Dave Ravmond are scheduled to make up the second doubles team with Bay drawing one of the two left out if ne- Five teams are scheduled to compete for the crown. Dixcn is the heavy favorite with Sterling rating the challenger role. Rochelle. DeKalb and Ottawa are the other entries. Leading challenger for singles honors is Sterling's Jim Srhueler. a four year man who recently gave Utley a tough battle before bowing. Play begins at 8:30 a.m. with the drawing for positions scheduled for 9 a.m. In golf, eight teams are entered with seven expected tn field full five man teams. The Dukes rank as favorites but must expect trou ble from DeKalb and the host Rochelle clubs. Dixon has beaten Rochelle twice and the Hubs have split with DeKalb in two meetings. Both Dixon and DeKalb give irp the home course advantage to Rochelle were the Hubs are troublesome. Coach Len Sharpe will probably send Utley and Henry Noble, John Peterson, Jim Schrocder and either Dick Oates or Dick Thom-a* to the tee when the tourney g«ts under way at S:i5 a.m. Saturday, Newspaperese® . Five man teams will compete with the 18 hole total score of the first four counting in the team scoring. Individual favorites include Utley Noble and John Peterson of Dixon; Ron Orman o£ Kocneiie Lou Priwer of DeKalb and Dobbs of Mendota. Dixon, DeKalb. Rock Falls, Ro chelle, Ottawa, Hall and Sterling •xpected to field full teams with Mendota sending one man. Princeton and Geneseo do not ompete in golf. mr. AMERICAN LEAGUE ^Team— Won Lwt Fct^ G.B. alnw City". U 23 "378 lOVi Baltimore ... 12 2« .31« 13 ^ k THURSDAY'S SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY'S REStTLTS ^ ^ FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE . U 2* .333 15 t Pittsburgh. 1:30 p WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS DAY'S SCHEDULE at'plttsbu'rgh.I7:15 P. BATTING— Del Ennis. rhllllc*— Hit i to help the Phtls_ win * doubleheade Minis Scores 10 Round Win ST. LOUIS (Jl— Counter-punching Holly Mims of Washington floored Charley Green of Los Angeles the first round Wednesday night and then withstood a ninth-round knockdown to win a unanimous de rision in their 10-round televised bout at the St. Louis Arena. Mims weighed 15-iVi, Green 160. Mims, fourth ranked middleweight, caught Green, a stable- mate of champion Bobo Olson, with a left hook in the first round and the West Coast fighter took an eight count. Green, whose nose started bleeding in the fifth, then put on a hot rally in the ninth that sent Mims sprawling through the ropes for a nine count. It was only the second time he has been on the floor. But Mims came back to win the last round on all three official Judge Gred Connell saw it 53-47. Judge Howard Hess 5-4-46 and Referee Dick Young 52-48, all for Mims. Dixon's 1955 Varsity and Frosh-Soph Trackmen D1XOVS VARSITY AND FROSH-SOPH track teams will enter North Central Illinois conference action over the weekend. The varsity competes Fridav night at Sterling while the frosh-soph swings into action on Saturday at Princeton. From left to right, front row: John Stiles and Tank" Young, managers: Roger Trotter, Bill Beanblossom. Jim Dixon. Bill Smith, Lawrence Beatty, Stan Bivins. Tony Varga and Max Akerman Second row: Barrv Henderson. Paul Akerman. Lvle Hardin, Bob Fredericksen. Hal Fox, Sam VanScoyoc, Dave Adler. BUI Keeney Dennis Kline, Chester French and John Schauff. manager. Third row: Mike Phillips, Larry Tyler. Pete Johnson, Bob Fulmer, Garv Reeder, Bill Dixon, Ken Sheely, Ken Mueller, Rudy Gasser, Bud Melvin and Dave Thomas. Spartan Hitter Posts Leading Big 10 Average CHICAGO CPl — George Smith, Michigan State second baseman, was cetrified today as the 1955 Big Ten batting champion wun a .485 average in 10 games. Based on a minimum of 28 times at bat, other leading batters included Joe Fitzgerald, Illinois, .448; Bob Powell, Michigan State, .439; Don Kelley, Ohio State, .422; Chuck Ellis, Ohio State, .395; Ron Jecha, Purdue, .372; Don Eaddy, Michigan, .353; Joe Sexon, Purdue .353; Carlyle Wagner, Wisconsin, .352 and Dick Anderson and Ken Yackel, both of Minnesota, .351. Other leaders in filial statistics: Runs — Chuck' Mathews. Michigan State, 18; hits — Anderson, Yackel and Mathews, 20; total bases — Powell, 35; doubles — Bruce Fox, Michigan, 6. New Record Triples — Anderson, 4;' home runs — Vic Petreshene, Illinois, 6 (new conference record for sea son); stolen bases — Eaddy, 11; runs batted in — Kelley and Petreshene, 15. Dick Edzkowski of Michigar State had the best won - lost pitch ing mark with 4-0. Illinois' Dick Vorreyer (3-1) was tops in earned run average with 1.29. The strikeout king was Marv Wisniewski of Michigan (3-3) with 44. Michigan State was the team batting champion with .311. followed by Michigan with .2S2 and Illinois with .267. Heading team fielding was Minnesota with .963 while Michigan had .355 and Northwestern .956. Indiana Shoots for Fourth Straight Big 10 Net Title EVANSTON, HI. a — Indiana, beaten only once in dual matches this season, today aims for a record-matching fourth straight tennis title in the annual Big Ten championship meet at Northwest-ern's courts. Northwestern set the record string from 1047 through 1950. Regarded as the Hoosiers' main threat in the meet which ends Saturday is Michigan's sophomore dominated team. Three outstanding rookies with high national junior ratings gear the Wolver- They are Barry Mac Kay. undefeated in dual competition. Park Jaffe and Dick Potter. Indiana lost three veterans but still has Capt. John Mironimus and Bob Martin, defending doubles champion; Carl Denlice and Paul Kramer. Page 12 SPORTS Too Poor to Paint, Too Proud to Whitewash ■nen ne needs tnem from a bunch of guys hitting only .237 as a team. And without hauling in a load of newcomers, he's been getting great pitching from a staff that used to be barely adequate. jnars the way it was again Wednesday as the Cubs swept a double-header from the St. Louis Cardinals and climbed into sec iix games back of Brooklyn. Paul Minncr, who hadn't worked nee May 6 and hadn't won sin>:e April 22, came up with a four-hitler, and rookie Bob Speake, an inficlder now roaming the outfield, chipped in his sixth home to win the opener l-o. was the fifth shutout of the on for the Cub staff— tops in the NL. Veteran Bob Rush, with just one inning season in the majors, took charge, in the nightcap, keeping the Cards limp with a two-hitter to win 3-1. He had a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a home run by Eddie Miksis (another outfield convert from Hie infield), a triple ond njM* in Uu> Kattaul Imcuc, |*y Gene Baker and Speakc'a clou- The Cards' run came on a ne in the ninth by Rip Repul-Chicago has won six of its burgh things tougher for fourth-place Milwaukee by beating the Braves .3-2. In the. American. New York's Yankees bent Washington fi-2 on Yogi Berra's three-run homer aud » thrcc-hittcr by Bob Turley, Thursday, May 26, 1955 Rocky Loses Decision INGLEWOOD, Calif. UP)— Rocky Marciano spent a rare day at the race track and this is to report that the heavyweight champion of the world lost a decision right. He not only lost, he quit cold. Rocky was the guest of honor at the exclusive and private Turf club at Hollywood Park. The club has a rule that no one can enter or enjoy its luxuries without a necktie. The chief enforcer of the regulation is a large man named William A. (Bill) Rodman, the manager. He is reported to weigh 250 pounds and is agile. The champion is allergic to neckties. He seldom wears one. He likes open necked sports shirts. So what happens at Hollywood Park? Marciano shows up impeccably groomed, including a brand new soft white silk tie. True, it is casually, even loosely tied, but it is there on the Marciano neck. "I heard about this manager. He's got too much weight," said Marciano. 15th in Row Over Rivals Dukes Win 9-0 Over Sterling STERLING — (Special)— Dixon's tennis team completed its 1955 duel meet schedule here Wednesday by blanking nvai sterling, y-u. it was tne lath straight time Dixon has ueaien oternng m auei competition. umber one and two men, plav ing Joe Cushing in the top spot and Henry Utley in the number two po- i. with little apparent differ-in the results. Cushing de feated Sterling's Jim Schueler, G-3. 6-2. The victory gave Dixon a 10-1 icord for the season with only Moline able to slip past the Dukes in tough 5-4 match. The Dukes, who iter the North Central Illinois ccn-rence meet Saturday, have won the Rockford district title and ■ed three points in the state meet at Champaign. Wednesday. Dixon swept the six ngles matches and the three dou bles for the 9-0 shutout. They proceeded to humble their rivals in ix extra matches by winning them 11. Dave Knouse and Joe Gasser each won two of the extra matches. The summary. !YTRA MATCHES who won his eighth decision In nine starts. The victory widened the Yanks' lead to l'"2 games. Rain postponed Chicago at Clcvc- Fourth-place Detroit peppered third while losing « twi-night- sKansas City S-2 and Eoston won pair at Philadelphia 8-3 and 5-2- the nightcap 5-2 in a twvmghter The Giants now have lost three |at Baltimore after dropping tne In a low after winning six /first 6-2. stiaight. Robin Roberts was smacked for Rain stopped Brooklyn at puts-«tour exira-Dase mows m me »vC >, ,.,v,)io rwinnati mnflpThitn hr nllnwed the Giants in the while Cincinnati made hits he allowed the Giants opener, but was tough in the clutch Mantle In center for an Inside-the park homer and both Senator Baltimore slugged 12 hits— three by Billy Cox and two each by Gene Woodling and Hal Smith — Mystery Man Enters Probe Of Doped Fight PHILADELPHIA LP— The inves tigation of boxing in Pennsylvania centered today on a mystery man identified as "Peter Perri." That name appeared on a docu ment introduced Wednesday at the Pennsylvania Athletic Commis sion's hearings on the May 6th fight between Philadelphia boxer Harold Johnson and Cuban Julio Mederos. The Commission has charged that Johnson was drugged prior to the fight, which he lost on a TKO when he was unable to answer the bell for the third round and 'had to be carried from the ring on a stretcher. Attorney Concedes The document introduced Wednesday bore the signatures of Perri, Tommy Loughrey, Johnson's manager of record, and Johnson. The Commission said the contract, dated December 1948 showed that Johnson had two managers, a charge denied vehemently by Loughrey. Loughrey jumped to his feet and shouted : "I never saw it before. It's ri diculous. Tear it upland put it in the wastebasket. You re wasting your time." His attorney, Thomas J. Burke cnnrprlcd the document was "of ficial." Loughrey identified his signature on the document ana did Johnson. Nashua Has Won More Than Other Horses Together BALTIMORE GPI — If the winnings of all those entered today against Nashua for the S100.000 Preakness Saturday were rolled into one, tne combination wouldn't come close to the dollars Nashua has won in little more than a year in business. Nashua has niled Up $502,440 in 13 races. 10 of them victories and the other three second. The Preakness first prize of approximately $65,000, depending on the number of entries, would make the Belair stud's colt the 10th highest money earner of all time at the tender age oi o yeaio. The entry list is to be settled to-dav. Even if all six of those ex pected to join Nashua at the $500 window snow up. weir iuuii w Minings are only $286,246. Onlv one. Montpelier Stable'i Saratoga, has won as many as seven races. His winnings total OR THE PAST THREE YEARS. Ashton and Forreston have domi nated the Route 72 conference baseball title. Ashton won it outr'Snt in 1953 with Forreston finishing secona, dui in uie last i»u j-mh., u»= clubs have shared the crown. Last season, Byron was tne leam io »"|> i"<= «*""'" Titers upset Forreston and enabled Ashton to if am the tie. mis season, Pecatonica was the thorn In the bush, tripping Ashton in the seasonal final to allow Forreston to slip in for the tie. AND ANOTHER STRANGE ASPECT of the situation is that in all three of those years, Ashton and Forreston have settled their own games by identical 3-2 scores, according to Forreston Coach Bob Brmkmeier. Memorial Day with unbeaten records. Ashton scored two runs In the last of the ninth to pull out a 3-2 win. Last year. Forreston tripped Ashton, 3-2 and this year • contest was settled by the same score with Ashton on top. CHICAGO CUB FANS ARE GLOATING but inwardly we suspect k' are holding their collective breath even more than Stan Hack, the manager, must be. iniS new lounu someining-ur-ouier imi nns tvc|>i i.ic »i •■■•>-In the first division most of the way and onie again has them hack in second place, has confounded the experts and the other seven National League clubs as well. THE LONGER IT LASTS, the more hope Cub fans have, but we suspect stronglv that onlv the staunchest have more than a glimmer of faith that this could be it. But for the time being, cud tans can norn in on anj n-mio Sox fan's conversation without fear of getting the big "Hee- Haw NOW WILL SOMEONE TELL ME •aves? If they don't get going soon, papooses. Oriole Bonus Baby Unafraid Of Quick Jump to Major Loop BALTIMORE (It— John Bruce Swango. a broad-shouldered farm boy pitching discovery, joined the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday full of confidence and apparently unafraid of his big jump from high school to the major leagues. The 18-vear-old right • hander from his native Welch. ; Okla., and immediately established himself as a cross between the fictional Frank Merriwell and a star pitcher of yesteryear, Dizzy Dean. Swango's high school record sounds like something an author ight dream up for a novel. And ie way he talks about it smacks of the great Dizzy. When he was signed to a bonus contract last Sunday, it was reported Swango was to receive $30.000 in inducements and salary over a three-year period. Plain Spoken Kid But Bruce — as he prefers to be called — straightened those pre liminary estimates out in short order, explaining that his pay for $36,000. three years will amount to - spoken kid also hastened to correct a slight ex- ggeration of himself. He said he s not as fast as Bob Turley. the New York Yankees' fireballer. 'hat's how Swango was described by centerfielder Mickey Mantle of the Yankees when the New York ers were dickering for his serv Bruce admitted he is "pretty fast" a grin crept across his square- jawed countenance: "I struck out an average of 17 batters for each seven-inning game, so I gues3 1 might throw pretty nard.' Swango fanned 21 batters in game and 22 on another occasion "because the catcner couian t noia the ball and I had to fan an extic hitter." 3 or i No Hitters Bruce said he wasn't sure bu he thought he hurled "three oi four" no-hitters and about foui cne-hitters. When not pitching he played the outfield and batted He Lost Race WARWICK, R.I. (Tt— For more than an hour Wednesday two boats equipped with outboard motors raced at high speed around Narrangansctt Bay. After 25 miles one boat ran out of gas and the other caught up with it. The second boat was manned by state conservation officers, the first by William D. Caswell Jr., 25, of" Bristol, who was arrested for fishing illegally. He pleaded guilty later and was fined $50- Cubs in Second Place; Whip Cards Twice By The Associated Press The Chicago Cubs put you in rmnd of the folks who were too jpoor to paint and too proud to | getting the job done with what little they have. Manager Stan Hack, making infielders into outfielders, gets hits to win the twilight opener from 'to gain his sixth victory. The sec- Boston. Then Ike Delock snared lond-game success, which pulled his fourth victory by five-hitting the Orioles. Lou Kretlow added a wild pitch to four Boston singles in a three-run third that wrapped up the nightcap. Frank Lary got 14-liit support, in chiding homers by Fred Hatfield and Bill Turtle, while scuttling Kansas City on six hit*. Bay Herbert, late of the Tigers, v» the loser. Warren Spahn, a 20-game winner in six seasons, was handed his sixth defeat by Cincinnati as the Redlegs went off on an 18-hit romp while Art Fowler won in relief. Spahn left after two innings, trailing 3-0. the Phils out of the cellar while Pittsburgh dropped in, went to Murry Dickson with the relief help of Johnny Meyer. Del Ennis smashed a three-run homer as the Phils scored four in the first to beat Johnny AntoneUi in the night cap. At New York, Turley reclaimed the AL strikeout lead, fanning to top Cleveland's Herb Score by one with a 78 total. It was In the bag after Berra teed off against loser. Maury Mo Dermott in the first. Ed Fitr. Geri aid's low liner evaded Mickey odest .450 as a left - handed swinger. He batted in the clean up spot — naturally. The barrel-chested youth, who looks like a football player, said didrut play football in high school because the school didn't ive a team. He did play basket-ill. His scoring average — a ere 55 points a game in his last two years, he said. The 5-foot-ll, 190-pound younger said he chose to sign with the Orioles "because it looked to like the quickest way to make the major leagues." :sides," he added, "the Uri- oles made me the best offer." Then, again endeavoring to straighten out previous reports. iruce explained to newsmen tnai vasn't right that just seven majur league clubs had scouted him. Filteen was more like it. he said, itli Cincinnati the only team hich didn't offer him a feeler. Forreston Wins On Forfeit, Ties Ashton for Croivn ROUTE 72 CONFERENCE (Final Standings) W L Pet. Ashton 6 1 .857 Forreston 6 1 -857 Pecatonica 5 2 .714 Byron 4 2 .«67 Monroe Center 3 4 .428 Stillman Valley . Winnebago Leaf River . I 5 .167 0 7 .000 FORRESTON —(Special.)— Th» Forreston Cardinals gained a share of the Route 72 conference baseball title for the second straight year with a 7-0 forfeit victory over Leaf River, Wednesday. The win gave Forreston a 6-1 record to tie Ashton. Leaf River was able to bring only five men for the game which then was forfeited. Ashton lost its chance to the crown when it was upset by Pecatonica, 9-4, Tuesday. Ashton and Forreston tied for the title last year and in 1953, Ashton nipped Forreston for the title with the Cards slipping to second place. Digging Divots Only two golfers were up to breaking 40 at the regular Plum Hollow men's night session Wednesday. Frank Lessner took the honors with a 37 while Frank Sprague -came home with a 39. Eight golfers won blind bogey Sixty four golfers scrambled around the Dixon Country club course Tuesday night but only six managed to break 40 as Ken Detweiler led the way with a one over Behind Detweiler were Frank Lessner and Dick Durkes with 30; Ed O'Malley with 37; Leo Whitman with 38 and Bill Mooney with 39. Blind bogey prizes were awarded to 31 golfers. Sports Menu Rochell* st Mt. X SOFTBALL Kock raUt at DIXON. NewspaperRRCHIVE^

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