Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 27, 1955 · Page 8
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Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois · Page 8

Dixon, Illinois
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Friday, May 27, 1955
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Net Greats to Hold Clinic Here Saturday Charles Hare, Wife to Give Net Pointers Exhibition Matches, Film of Cup Finals Open Free to Public Youngsters and oldsters alike will be getting a few pointers on championship tennis Saturday when the Dixon Evening Telegraph presents a tennis clinic featuring Charles Hare and his -wife, Mary Hardwick, famed "English tennis players. - The program starts at 3 p.m. at the South Side courts when the clinic will begin. The hour long "program is open to anyone who brings a racket, one tennis ball and wears tennis shoes. At 4 p.m. Hare, who formerly "captained the British Davis Cup "team from 1937 to 1939. and was ranked as the number one player -in 1937-38, will play an exhibition "singles match with his wife, regarded as one of the outstanding women professionals in the world. A doubles match,, in which two "local players will compete with "Hare and Miss Hardwick. will follow the singles exhibition and a short session with two of Dixon's younger players joining the visitors also is planned. A tennis dinner is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Loveland Community rbuilding after which films of the 1954 Davis Cup matches will be shown. -These are the matches in which the United States regained possession of the cup from Aus- - The program, with the exception lof the dinner, is open to the public, - free of charge. Those unable to at-'tend the dinner are invited to view ^the films. MARY HARDWICK Dixon Netmen Defend NCIC Title on Saturday DIXON'S 1955 TENNIS TEAM, district champions and winners of 10 of 11 duel meets, move into Sterling Saturday to defend their North Central Illinois conference championship. Left to right, front row : Henry XJtley Joe Cushing, Bill Underwood, Otto Nelson, Bob Bay. Second row: Dave Raymond, Dave Knouse, John Nelles, Jim Schwitters and Joe Gasser. Norman Glenn was not present when picture was taken. Indiana Takes Slight Lead in Big 10 Tennis EVANSTON, El. (»— Defending champion Al Kuhn of Northwestern and Barry MacKay, Micwgan sophomore ace, meet today in the featured semifinal match of the Rig Ten tennis tourney. The winner will be highly favor ed to take the conference singles crown. Kuhn's only loss this season was an extra set decision to MacKay. Kuhn opened Ms title defense Thursday with a 6-2, 7-5 victorj over Purdue's Charles Kara bell. MacKay advanced with a 6-3, 6-2 triumph over John Hironimus of Indiana. Two minor upsets were posted in the opening round. Michigan's Dick Potter was defeated by Jerry Parchute of Indiana, 1-6, 6-3, 6- Parchute later was eliminated by Fred Most of Illinois, 11-! Conrad Woods of Illinois, 1954 ngles finalist, was ousted by Wisconsin s Warren Mueller. Indiana, seeking a record-match ing fourth straight team crown, took a slight lead through the opening rounds with 18 points. Wiscon sin had 17 and Michigan 16. They were trailed by Northwest ern with 14, Illinois and Purdue 11 each, Michigan State 7, Minne sota 6, and Iowa and Ohio State Sports Menu ^ ^ TRACK SATURDAY exhibition at DIXON". THE DIXON JUNIOR AMERICAN LEGION baseball team travel to DeKalb on Sunday for their final exhibition game before enter ing league competition. June 5. Dixon, Joser of its first test and rained out of Us second meeting, will be after a warm-up victory in the game that starts WHILE THE CHICAGO CUBS are bidding fair to become the Cin--derella team of the year, the Milwaukee Braves are making big inroads toward the title of the biggest busts. That coes for individuate as well as the team collectively. LOOK AT WARREN SPAHN. He got off to a flying start. Won nis first two ball games but now is mired witn a 6-6 record. And he has completed only two of those nine games. Once a feared twirler who won 20 games in six different years in the majors, Spahn has been racked for 67 hits and 27 earned runs. His earned run average is 3.93 over 55 innings. ' SPAHN HAS BEEN VISITING A HOSPITAL where he was given an injection to help relieve the inflammation of a ligament in his left Knee, mars tne Knee mat was operated on during me winter tor removal of a cartilage. ~ "It isn't coming along too fast and I figure medicine can T. heln ft alone." the southoaw said. SPAHN ISN'T MAKING EXCUSES. He just doesn't know what is wrong. Twice he thought he had the answer. First he figured he was Trabying his leg but it felt strong last night, he said. He also said. he .'hadn't been gripping his fast ball tight enough but that apparently wasn i me answer eimer. BUT THE FALL OF THE BRAVES can't be laid to Spahn alone. .Bobby Thompson, after a fast start, is hardly hitting his weight. And -the same goes for Joe Adcock. Ed Mathews, who was just beginning to roll, is out of action following an operation for the remval of his 'appendix. About the best thing that can be Mid for the Braves wan •poken by Spahn In reference to himself. "I'm sure I'll pick up. - X (Mx'4 get much worse." Neither can the Braves, , paperHRCHIVE* Michigan Top Heavy Pick To End Dlini Track Reign COLUMBUS, Ohio ffl— The Western Conference put its track-field talent on display today, and Michigan's Wolverines were top-heavy favorites to end Illinois' four-year reign in the 55th annual meet. Only the discus event was to be I decided today, but qualifiers were booked m the broad ]Ump, nign and low hurdles, and the 100, 200 and 440-yard dashes to clear the way for Saturday's finals. While the cinders were flying in the preliminary tests, the Big Ten athletic directors and faculty representatives had a session on tap. with the division of national and •regional football telecast receipts the big topic. Fritz Cnsler, Michigan athletic director, had a plan to present which would do away with the even-steven split of the telecast receipts among the 10 member institutions. Everyone was conceding that Michigan, strong in the distance events and with almost certain point winners in 10 of the 14 events, had the cinder carnival title wrap ped up. If the Wolverines do win, it would squelch Illinois' hopes of an unprecedented five in string of conquests. IC4A Opens 79th Track, Field Meet NEW YORK !«— Manhattan and Penn State were the favorites to day as the 79th edition of the ICtA I Track and Field Championships Athletes from 47 colleges peting in the mammoth two-day carnival. Trials were slated for to- in 12 events with the finals of all 16 tests on the program Saturday. The big individual race, ot course, will be the final of the half mile, bringing together Pitfs Arnie Sowell and Forham's Tom Courtney. Just a week ago, Court- was declared the 880 winner in the Coliseum Relays in Los An- jgeles only to have his medal taken av lrom nim half an nour later because the judges decided he had bumped Soweil otf the track during the race. Eight Horses Test Nashua BALTIMORE IB\— The unexpectedly large field of nine 3-year-olds had clouded up somewhat today the clear sailing forecast earlier for Nashua in Saturday s PreaK- ness at Pimlico. While the prospective array had been confined to half a dozen, it was . accepted that Belair stud's powerful runner could go out and win anyway it pleased him. But plans might well have to be oetore and during the and three-sixteenths race with eight other jockeys maneuvering around the track. Setting up the opportunity for jams will be Cliff Mooers' Traffic Judge ,B and G Stable s Sticks, Duntreath Farm's Fleet Path, Montpelier's Saratoga, Gee Co hen's Chuck Thompson, Roslyn Farm's Go Lisrhtly, Everglades Farm's Nance's Lad and W-L Ranch's Honeys Alibi. §68,050 Prize Just before Chuck Thompson, Sticks and Go Lightly were put on the list Thursday, trainer Joe inze- lone of Honeys Alibi gave a typical idea of the way things would with six in the race. "I expect Nance's Lad and Fleet Path to go out in front at start. Jockey Eddie Arcaro probably ease into third or fourth spot with Nashua and make his move when he likes." But the complexion of any could change if Nashua gets caught a crowd and nas to ugnt nis way out. There is $68,050 waiting for the winner and there's going to be a lot of trying for it. No horse except Nashua and Saratoga has earned more than that in all its racing. Cubs Win, 3-0; Chisox Split Braves9 Collapse Continues By The Associated Press lis was supposed to bet the r the Braves finally cooked up a National League pennant, what ith their power, speed and pitcn- ing. But as of now, the only thing brewing in Milwaukee is beei. Bobbv Thomson, Joe aocock ana Eddie Mathews were to supply the r. Warren Spahn was to lead a danday pitching staff to greatness. Even Manager Charlie Grimm's ulcers were in great So what happens? The Braves aren't even alaying .500 ball. And after yesterday's 5-4 defeat by Cincinnati, they're only two percentage points ahead of the fifth-place Redlefs. Thomson, whose injury helped Pollefs Curve Tantalizing in Shutout Win CHICAGO UP) — The dazzling second-place Chicago Cubs are finding that everything is clicking at once — from pitcher Howie Pollet. a 34-year-old lefty who has been around thl majors since 1941, to Bob Speake. a raw rockie. Pollers tantalizing curve was seldom better as he blanked his former teammates, the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-0 on six hits Thursday to continue the Cubs' brilliant pitching streak. It was his first victory of record. And the 24-vear-old Speake. as usual, delivered in the clutch with homer and a single. His home run Wednesday was all Paul Minner needed to shut out the Cards 1-0 on four hits. In sweeping a three-game series, the Cubs held fat. Louis to one run and 12 hits. For a guy straight out of five active years in the lower minors, Speake has been one of the most pleasant surprises to hit the Cubs in years. The jjff-season butcher •egistered his best batting average last year at Des Moines, a modest .264. But he always had power and apparently it has not been st in his lump to the majors. Speake, who was a first base man until Cub manager Stan Hack placed him .in the outfield, has walloped seven homers, four in his last six games. He has driven in 23 runs with 21„ hits, and eight of them have been game - deciding blows. His average is .284, tops club that looks like remnants of the hitless wonders with a flimsy .237 learn mark. The Cubs, with a total of 23 triumphs, aye one month ahead of their 1954 timetable. They had not wop that many until June 30 last year. Much credit goes to the pitching department, where Hal Jeffcoat has a 5-0 record as a relief specialist and terrific jobs are being pried out of fellows like Sam (No-Hit) Jones. Pollet. Paul Minner, Bob Rush. Jim Davis and Warren Hacker. The staff has posted a no-hitter, a one-hitter, a pair of two-hitters and four four-hitters. They have registered six shutouts — matching their total for all of 1954 — and turned in 16 complete games, eight of these in their last 14 starts. Buckeyes Defend LAFAYETTE. Ind. i.T) — Sixty topnotch college golfers tackled Purdue's hilly south com-se today in the first half of the annual Big Ten Golf Tournament. The two-day 72-hole stroke play tourney appeared to be wide open. Purdue and Minnesota carried un defeated records as they bid for the team championship being d. fended by Ohio State. The Bua eyes have lost only to Purdue this season. explain 1954's third-place finish, started well, but now is hitting .213 with only seven runs batted in for the past 14 games. Adcock is batting .244, with just one hit in his last 14 at bats.. Spahn, set for a seventh 20-victory season, is 3-6. Only Gene Conley, at 6-1, is going well. And Mathews has been sidelined by an appendectomy just when he was starting to get the range. Without his bat, the Braves have lost six ot seven— three by Thursday's defeat left them 10' i back of the first-place Brooklyn Dodgers, who beat Pittsburgh 6-?. The runner-up Chicago Cubs kept up their surprising pace, dropping St. Louis into sixth as veteran Howe Pellett spun a six-hit shutout 3-0. In the lone night game, New York lost 3-2 in 11 innings to Philadelphia. The New York Yankees gained a i'-i-game American league lead. beating Washington twice S-4 and while Cleveland scrambled to 10-9 after losing the first game double-header 3-1 to Chicago's White Sox. Baltimore beat Boston -0. Ram stooped Detroit at Kan-is City. Ted Kuszewski took the NL homer lead at Milwaukee with his 12th to get Cincinnati rolling for eighth victory in nine games, . a four-run fifth wiapped it up. The Braves rallied for -two the eighth, but it was too late as Gerry Stale v won his fourth help from Buster Freeman. Lew Burdette (2-3) lost it. The Cubs rolled to their 11th Page 8 Yankee, Senator Deal Hits Snag NEW YOPJC (T) — Trade negotia tions between the New York and Washington clubs involving one of the Senators' top flight pitchers ut a snag today when the Yankees efused to give up an unheralded, n experienced iniielder toiling for Hie of their far-flung farm teams. The unsuspecting cause of the impass is a 21-year-old shortstop :d Gerry Ltimpe. currently battmg at a .329 clip with Birmuig-ham of the Class AA Southern Assn. The youngster is the key player in the trio desired by -the Senators in exchange for either southpaw Maury McDcrmott or righthander Bob Porterfield. The Yankees repoitedly have of fered a pitcher currently toiling in bullpen, and outtieiuer wno up ow has seen service only as a pinch hitter, and a minor league iniielder ot mucn lessee esteem than Lumpe for either McDermott or Porterfield. The offer was re- Dixon Linksmen Favored to Capture NCIC Golf Crown AFTER COMPLETING THEIR MOST SUCCESSFUL SEASON in which they lost only one duel match and were fourth in the district meet, the golf team moves into Rochelle Saturday as favorites to win the North Central Illinois conference golf crown Left to ngh t. front row: Joe Weitzel. Richard Hess, Charles Lesage, Dick Oates, Jim Schroeder. John Peterson Dick Thomas, Henry Noble and Ltley Noble. Second row? Austin Ritterspach, Dean Hey. Brent Anderson. Freeman Hill, Barry Lipnizky, Rod Knoll, Paul Carlson, Dick Jenks, Tom Mall, Ken Detweiler and Ed Saari. victory in 13 games. Bob Speake's third home run in live games scored two run* in the third to ice it. Gordon Jones was the loser. Brooklyn stayed six games up Williams Back Again Tonight BOSTON LB — "Ted Williams. toughened and ready, is expected to lake his first regular season ap pearance tonight against Washing- - a birthday present for Man-Mike Higgms cf the sagging Boston Red Sox. General Manager Joe Cronin said he would wire American League headquarters in Chicago this morning to have Williams shitted to active player status from he restricted list. Such r.otifica-lon is aii that's necessarv to make the 36-year-old slugger eligible. 'I'll be ready to pinchhit any-v," Williams said Thursday after brief conditioning »vorkout at Fenway Park. "I don't know whether Ted will just pinchhit or be able to play." Higgms commented before the team left Baltimore to come home i Thursday night. "I'll have to wait until I talk with him." "If Ted can play," Higgins ad ded, "he'll hit third in the battmg ! order and I'll give (Gene) Stephens shot in center neld. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION TELEGRAPH SPORTS Friday, May 27, 1955 Drivers Make Final Runs Before 4500' Race Begins INDIANAPOLIS (J) — Young Jerry Hoyt. who will be in fast com pany Monday at the front of the 500-mile auto race lineup, said today. 'I'll make no plans till the green flag drops." Owners and drivers — m o s 1 1 y .vners — were reluctant to send out leir cars May 14 in the qualifying sessions that determined the pole car, inside spot on the front three-car row. There were gusts of wind up to 36 miles an hour. Just before track closing time, Hoyt rushed out of the pits in his Jim Robbins Special and earned the pole with a run of 140.045 miles an hour. Tony Bettenhausen. veteran racer from Tinley Park, HI., was the only other driver to complete a qualifying run the first day and will start his Chapman Special from the inside of the front row i his 139.985 performance. Track Record Jack McGrath of Inglewood, Calif., went out the second day and,, set a track record of 142.580. He fills out the front row on the outside spot. He has grabbed the early lead in three of the last four Memorial Day races. Drivers made their final runs Thursday at unusually high speeds for fuel tests and chassis adjustments. McGrath and Art Cross of La Porte, Ind., starting in 24th place, were up to 138.5 miles an hour. Most of the others were checking their equipment almost if.HT RESULTS on the Cubs by scoring four in the ninth. Don Newcombe, unbeaten, won his seventh, tripling and stealing home in the rally against loser Ron Kline. Marv Blaylock. an ex-Giant, dou bled against Hujtwilheliu lu'uiwk up the game at Philadelphia. Richie Ashburn scored once, drove a run with the first ot his two doubles and took the NL batting lead at .400. The Phils made nine n support of Bob Miller, who relieved Bob Kuzava when the Giants tied it at 2-all in the sixth. The Yanks made it 13 out of 14 as rookie Johnny Kucks went the distance a second time for a 3-1 record in the opener. Ed-dirt Robinson hit a three-run homer and dro\e home lour. In the nightcap. Yogi Berra homered with two on as Jim Kons'.anty won in relief ol Bob Wiesler. Bob Lemon, who lost his third straight by walking home a pair Df runs in the opener, won the second game for Cleveland with a pinch single in the eighth. Jack Harshman won for Chicago, nurs- i shutout until the ninth. The Tribe had seven doubles and a jn inning in the nightcap that kept them in second place. a Wilson clumped Boston on four hits, driving in one of the Oriole runs himself after Willie Miranda's triple. Phil! UD.AY'S SCJlKIjrJLE TIM IIS!) AYS RKSfl.TS clphia 5 City (postponed. DAY'S SCHKDLXF FRIDAY'S SC'HKDI. I.K :!-, ,; ai X.-.v York. 7 p in. I i -1 Philadelphia at Pittsburgh. 7:15 5 THURSDAY'S RESULTS -.nan :,. Miiwaukep t Ceconc Brookh n Pitt.-iyirrrn i\ I Chi. ;. 1 ">n p : nicinnaii at. St Louis. !) p. 1 GAMES POSTPONED Dixon Church Softball league imes between Erethren and Immanuel Lutheran and St. Paul's and the Presbyterian-Four Square team, were postponed because of t grounds last night. Games will rescheduled at a later date. BIGGEST EVENT |«J EVER HELD HERE $ TIME TRIALS 1:00 p.m. — FIRST RACE 2:30 * 200 LAPS * m^get" RACING I 50 LAP 3>UDGET FEATURE 12 Big Events ROCKFORD SPEEDWAY 50 LAP STOCK CAR FEATURE PHONE 7-6500 I STOCK CAR RACES | SAT, NITE, MAY 28 1st Race 8:30 p.m. DST > 8 •• BIG EVENTS -■ 8 § TO QUALIFY CARS FOR THE \ $ MEMORIAL DAY CHAMPIONSHIP | ROCKFORD SPEEDWAYS ! _ N RfiCH EWSPAPERi

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