Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 28, 1955 · Page 7
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Dukes Sixth in NCIC; Gasser Is Captain Bowers Shatters State Mile Mark DeKalb Runner Is Clocked at 4:22.5; Seven Records Fall By NORM JOLLOW (Telegraph Sports Editor) STERLING — (Special)— Jim Bowers of DeKalb fractured the state mile record here last night as four watches timed him at 4:22.5. It is believed to be the best time ever recorded in Illinois by a high school runner. not count in the state high school records since only records set in the state track meet can count. Of tho six timers clocking the mile, four had Bowers at 4:22.5, one had him at 4 :22.4 and the sixth had him at 4:22.6. Nevertheless, Bowers, a junior, set a new North Central Illinois conference record. He broke the mark he set last year when he was clocked at 4:32.6. It was Bowers' fastest time in his three year career as a high school miler and gets him closer to the 4 :20.4 national record set by a Warsaw, Ind., runner. The site of the fast mile was the Sterling township track and the occasion was the NCIC meet which was won by Sterling with 51 1/5 points. DeKalb wound up second with 36 9/10 points. RocheUe 8th Dixon's Dukes scored 17 1/5 points to take sixth place as they scored a second, two thirds, two fourths, two fifths and part of a five way tie for third. Other scoring in the meet: Men dota 27; Geneseo 24; Princeton 18 7/10; Rock Falls 16; RocheUe 12; Ottawa 6, and Hall 1. In all, seven new conference records were set, eclipsing by one the number established last year. In addition to the mile mark set by Bowers, records were set by Harold Hussung of Sterling in both the high and low hurdles; by Ken Miller of DeKalb in the broad jump; by Lew Fhnn of Princeton in the pole vault; by Don Anderson of DeKalb in the shot put and by Norm Ehlers or Mendota in tne discus. N Hussung's :14.6 high hurdle mark broke the standard set by c. liar- riott of Sterling at :14.9 in 1950. Hussung also broke tne :20.7 stand ard set by Bill Lafferty of Dixon In 1951 wnen ne ran :20.4. Miller's broad jump of 22' eclipsed the mark of 21' loy2" set by Roger Severson of Ottawa in 1952; Flinn's pole vault of 12' iy2 sent the 12' 6" mark of R. Thielen of Sterling into the discards. Top Efforts Anderson got off a shot put of 61' 10y2" to eliminate tne 51' 8$ record set by J. Mikez of DeKalb in 1949 and Ehlers' 157' 5" heave in the discus broke the 149' %" record set by R. Thwardock of Sterling in 1949. For the most part, Dixon ing efforts required top efforts. Bill Smith, running the 880 yard for the first and last time in high school career, was clocked at 2:00.8 by Coach Art Bowers as Smith came in fourth, edging Kudy Gasser who ran fifth in aoout 2 :01. The 880, one of the best races of the meet, wound up in a blanket finish as Dick Eike of DeKalb won in 2:00.5, followed closely by McGuire of Sterling, Wahlheim of Geneseo and Smith and Gasser. The mile relay team of Smith. Gasser, Sam VanScoyoc and Otto Gerlach won the first heat of the event in 3:37.5, their best time the season, and it earned them third place finish. Ken Sheely and Bill Dixon, Duke discus men, finished one-two be hind Ehlers. Sheely won second place with a heave of 144' Dixon was third with a heave of 136' 4?i". Otto Gerlach scored a fourth in the 440 run; Max Akerman took fifth in the 220 and Howard Mighell picked up 1 1/5 points in tying for third in the high jump. The summary: 100 yard dash— 1. B. Brown (M) 2. Miller (DK); 3. Peugh (S) 4. Bjorneby (R); 5. Wagner (Si. nme— :iu.j. 220 yard dash— 1. McMahon (M) 2. B. Brown (M): 3. Peueh (S) 4. Nolin (DK) : 5. Akerman (D). Time— :23.3. 440 yard run— 1. Finn (P); 2. Little (G); 3. Baird (S): 4. Gerlach (D) ; 5. Bailey (R). Tim. :5t.l. 880 yard run— 1. Eike (DK) : 2. McGuire IS); 3. Wahlheim (G) 4. Smith (D); 5. Ga; Time— 2:00.5. Mile run—1. Bowers (DK1; 2. Gar ni v i.Lri: 6. nog inni (ni; 4 Fitch <G); 5. Norton (RF) Time — 4:22.5 (new record). 180 vard low hurdles— 1. Hussung (S); 2. Wolber (RF) ; 3. Flinn CP); 4. Martin (0); 5. Pontius fS). Time — :20_4 fnew record .220 yard high hurdles— 1. Hussung (S); 2. Wolber (RF); 3. Cox (Si; 4. Little (G): 5. Martin (Ol. Time— :14.6 (new record). 880 yard relav— 1. Sterling (Cox, Austin. Peue-h. Hussun^l : 2. Mendota; 3. DeKalb; 4. Rock Fa Is: 5. Ha l. Time— 1:32. Mile relay— 1. Geneseo (Little. Chaffee. Kasnick. Wahlheim): Sterling: 3. Dixon; 4. DeKalb 5. Princeton. Time— 3:33. Hiirh iumD—1. Clark (S): 2. Peter son (G): 3. Misrhell (D1. Finn (P). Wiltse (DK), Johnson (DK) and Kunde (S), _ Height— 5' 11%". Broad jump— 1. Miller (DK) McMahon (M); 3. Gebhardt t»i; 4. iicKDerg (f); 5. U. cox (S). Distance 22' U" (new-record). Pole vault— 1. Flinn (P) ; 2. Rick (RF); 3. Eckberg (P), Carlson (DK), Bjorneby (R) and Pfoff (R), tie. Height— 12' 7y2" (new record). Shot put— 1. Anderson (DK); 2. ueiesnno (.&;; a. run ikj; 4. Bretag (O); 5. Chapman (RF). Distance — 51' 10& (new record). ' Discus— 1. Ehlers (M); 2. Sheely (Dj; 3. Dixon (L>); 4. Anaerson (DK); 5. Bretag (O). Distance Rumor Stanky Out as Cards' Manager Now ST. LOUIS m— Is fiery Eddie Stanky out as St. Louis Cardinal manager? A tidal wave of rumors here and . Rochester, N. Y., say that the former New York Giant infielder out and that Harry Walker, manager of the Rochester farm j club, is in. But Eddie said Friday night: "I intend to manage in St. Louis >r a good many years." Bill Walsingham, Redbird vice president, also denied that Stanky aoout to make his departure, e rumors began here several days ago as the club ended a brief, but bad, road tnp in which they dropped six of seven games and Eddie reportedly displayed some temper. The rumors got into print Friday when J. G. Taylor Spink, publisher of the Sporting News, said in a copyrighted story that Stanky's tenure as Redbird pilot is "nearing tne end 01 tne roaa." The man who has the answer- August A. Busch, president of the ball club and of Anheuser-Busch, the club's owner— could not be reached, but sports writers here considered it significant that Busch has not come to Stanky's defense he did last July during another hot spot in his managerial career. At that time Busch was asked if Stanky would be fired and he replied: "No, I believe in giving a fellow a helluva chance." In Rochester, George Beahon, sports columnist for the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, said Friday night he learned positively that Walker would replace Stanky with- . 48 hours. Walker left the ball park in the middle of a close game with To ronto Friday night. It wasn't learn ed immediately where Walker went but club officials said they thought ne naa lett town. Tennis Clinic Plans for Rain In case of rain or bad weather the Dixon Evening Telegraph tennis clinic, scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. at the South Side courts today, will be held in the Dixon Armory. English tennis greats Charles Hare and his wife, Mary Hardwick, will conduct the clinic and put on a singles and doubles exhibition. MAJOR LEAGUE STARS BATTING — Norm Zauchin, Red Sox, drove in 10 runs, one short of the American League record, with slam, in a 16-0 victory over Washington. PITCHING— Billv Hoeft. Tisrers pulled Detroit within a half game of third nlace Chicazo bv scatter ing six hits for his second shutout in a 1-0 victory over the White j V S^SlTCDj^M Two of Jesse Records Fall TELEGRAPH SPORTS Saturday, May 28, 1955 Balch Resigns at Byron; Will Take Up Insurance T?YRON— fSDeciaD— Bill Balch. who for the past two years has guided Byron high school's athletic fortunes to three Route 72 conference championships, has announced his resignation effective at tne end ol tne scnooi term next ween. Byron has taken two seconds, a third and two fourths. None of his teams finished out of the first division in conference action. Balch is leaving the school sys-:m to take over a position with the State Farm Mutual Insurance company in the Effingham area, his He will pick up the accounts of retired man. Balch reported that salary was the prime factor in the move. He will get a minimum salary greater than he is now earning as a coach. As yet, the school board has not taken any action on hiring a replacement for Balch. Coach of 4 Sports Balch has been coach of football, basketball, baseball and track at Byron. His teams have won 60 games in football, basketball and baseball and lost 28. They have one tie. His football teams had a 5-1-1 record last year for second place in the conference and this year had a 6-1 record (undefeated in conference play) to win the loop title. Balch's first basketball team on the crown and racked up 22-7 record. That team also a vanced through the district to 1 gional play. This year the team was fourth with a 14-13 record. In baseball, his team had a '.ason record and was third in the conference. This year the mark was 6-3 and fourth in the conference. In track, Byron was second in 1954 and won the crown this year. Balch received his bachelor o :ience degree at Eastern Illinois in 1952 and his masters degree from the University of Illinois m 1953. At Illinois Balch was assistant baseball coach. He will leave Byron about June ! and expects to begin his new in the latter part of ihe month. Reschedule Bout BOSTON »»— The world light weight championship fight be tween titlist Jimmy Carter and Wallace (Bud) Smith has been re scheduled for Boston Garden Jur.: 29 according to Promoter Sam Silverman of the Callahan A. C. The nationally televised fight with New England blacked out originally was set for June 1 but Carter said he couldn't make the date because of illness. Softball Game Fazzi's All-Stars will entertain Polo Elevator in a Softball game at 8 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds Field. Both teams are members of the Polo league. This is a non-league game. B * S RANDOM NOTES AT THE CONFERENCE MEET— Ted Scheid, for the past 25 years athletic director at Sterling Township high school, was honored by the conference last night on the eve of his resignation. Art Bowers, DHS athletic director, represented the conference in presenting Scheid with a handsome desk clock with a gold track figure beside the timepiece. BOWERS, INCIDENTALLY, WAS HONORED a few years back aa uie eiaer statesman oi tne conierence track coacnes. Scheid, who has been coach and athletic director at Sterling for » quarter of a century, has resigned his post, effective at the end of the current school year. LEW FLYNN, PRINCETON POLE VAULTER and hurdler, was scneauiea to fly to Hernn today to compete in the decathlon meet. Last night, the three-sport star set a new conference, school and personal record in the pole vault and was third in the low hurdles. Ottawa's scoring hopes were dimmed considerably last night when Barney Erickson, pole vaulter, sprained his' ankle While warming up for the event. AS USUAL, ONE OF THE LOVELIEST aspects of the conference track meet was the dazzline arrav of oueens. one from each member joi me conierence. * ranees ciausen represented Dixon. Vukovich Set To Capture Third '500' INDIANAPOLIS W — Bill Vuko-ich. who has an excellent chance Monday to become the first driv Owens9 in Big 10 Page 7 BILL BALCH j three straight 500 - mile auto races, explained his strategy today. I just stick my foot in it ana " said Vukovich, a onetime grape picker who has made tune at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He owns two garages race here. competes only in uie Dig I sit there and get tireder and tireder, and wonder if the car' going to fall apart," the muscular little Slovenia says. And then I tell myself, if you don't win this you may have to go back to work — and dn little narder.' Like most of the easy - going lacing clan, Vukovich is a great kidder. But Walt Faulkner and others who have raced against him will tell you he's one of the fiercest competitors in the history of the sport. He was wrecked on three raight weekends early in nis ireer and kept on racing in spite : mauled hands. Bill had to give up the mouse srrev No. 14 car m which he the last two 5uus ana wouia nave on three years ago if the steer ig hadn't failed. The car. owned by Howard Keck of Los Angeles, has been retired while Keek's gineers build a special new super charged v-8 tor vuKovicn. Monday Bill will drive a blue car carrying Nc. 4, owned by Lindsev Hopkins of Miami. It's a year newer than the car in which over S150.000 for himself and Keck. Pat O'Connor of North Vernon, Ind.. had it in seventh place late in last year's race sudden storm blew mm ou tne track. Vukovich won't say he s going to beat such top-notch driv the field as Jack McGrath, Sam Kanks, Tony Bettenhausen, Art Cross, Freddy Agabashian, Cal Kiday and 1954 National Champion Jimmy Bryan. misrht guarantee to win it it d let me run all by myself. is the way he puts it. Change F-S Meet To Sterling STERLING — (Special) — The North Central Illinois conference freshman-sophomore meet, scned- uled for Princeton, has been transferred to Sterling. The change was made early to day after a heavy rainfall at Princeton last night made it impossible to hold the meet there. Preliminaries will be held at 1:30 p.m. with the finals set for 3:30 p.m. Michigan Qualifies 11 For Finals Owens* Hurdle, -220 Records Into Record Discards COLUMBUS, Ohio UP) — Michigan's miehtv men, strong in both the field and fleet of foot departments, were odds-on choices today to take tne Doth annual riie Ten track championship. In Friday's preliminaries, which iw two of Jesse Owens' 20-year- old records beaten and another tied, the Wolverines qualified 11 men in 6 events for today s finals. Michigan has more than adequate strength in the other seven events to end Illinois' four-year reign in the annual cinder carnival. Indiana qualified six men Fri day, Iowa and Ohio State five, Illinois and Michigan State four, Min nesota and Northwestern three and and Purdue two each. Owens' records in both the 220- yard low hurdles and the 220-yard rere bettered in the preli inaries, and his 100-yard dash mark was tied twice — but the coaches decided against recognizing the efforts because of heavy winds which aided the runners. Northwestern's Jim Golliday, aided by a 5.7 mph wind, streaked around one curve to pace the 220-yard dash in 20.9 seconds, two-tenths under Owen's recognized rk of 21.1. Then Iowa Les Stevens made the straightaway 220-yard low hurdles ui 22.5, a tenth under Owens' 22.6. Running in separate heats, Gol liday and Minnesota's Harry Nash clocked m 9.4 lor the cen tury dash, matching the record of the famed "Ebony Antelope" who was voted the outstanding track-athlete of the half century for his feats in the Olympics and for Ohio State. Golliday had a 4.8 mph wind helping him in the 100-yard dash, and Nash was aided by a 5.1 breeze. Officials said they felt the in struments were inaccurate, and that the wind was much higher than ■ecorded. In the only event completed Fri-ly, Jerry Helgeson of Minnesota on the discus with a heave of 159 feet 6% inches. Ralph Fessen- of Illinois, defending 440-yard champ, qualified handily with a 48.5 effort— but it was matched by Indiana's Don Ward to set the stage for a great quarter-mile duel today. But, despite the individual stars of the other schools, the big race was expected to be for the runner- up spot. Michigan qualified three men for the 100-yard dash semifinals and placed two in the finals of the 220, 440, and 880-yard runs, and the broad jump. Weekly Sports Menu WEDNESDAY GOLF s Night. Plum Hollow. Yanks First Inning Runs Win Again Milwaukee Trips Cubs, 7-5; Tigers NipChisox,l-0 By The Associated Press How about that crafty old Casey Stengel? He's got himself pitching troubles, so what's he do but get his guys to belt homers and score their runs early to give the New York Yankees a three-game lead m tne American league. Casey's had only 16 complete games from his pitching staff in contest so far. And so wnen Bob Turley, who had five com plete games, failed a second time to make it six on May 20, the professor worked out the new formula. The Yanks were half a game it of first on May 20. Since then, they've scored first-inning runs m nine straight games and hit 11 home runs, winning eight times. It was the same formula last ght. They rocked Baltimore for four runs in the first and Whitey Ford coasted nome for his sixth victory 6-2. Bosox Win, 16-0 Without the first-inning support, Ford might not have claimed his fifth complete game. The Orioles got one run back in the first, and another on Chuck Dieimger s nom- er in the second. Eddie Robinson put the power in the opening surge, tagging loser Erv Palica for a three-run homer. The Yanks moved up a half game as Cleveland was rained out at Kansas City. Third-place Chicago dropped in 1-0 game to Detroit and Billy Hoeft and Boston clobbered Washington 16-0 to take fifth place as rookie Norb Zauchin batted in 10 runs with three homers—one a grand slam. In the National, New York's Giants cut a four-game losing streak by beating "Brooklyn and Carl Erskine 3-1 on home runs. That left the Giants seven lengths back of the Dodgers and a game short of the Chicago cubs, who were sidetracked by Milwaukee 7-5. Donovan Loses St. Louis regained fifth place by beating Cincinnati 7-4 and Philadelphia won its fifth straight 5-2 in 10 innings at Pittsburgh. Hoeft scattered six hits for Detroit. Frank House, benched since May 17 with a .197 batting average, homered to beat Dick Donovan, who had won five straight. Boston had Ted Williams available for the first time, but a chilly night plus Zauchin's stick work postponed his comeback, Zauchin. a .214 hitter with only five previous RBIs, fell just one short of the American League's one-game mark. At New York. Bobby Hofman reached a record. His third pinch homer of the season tied the game at 1-1 in the seventh and tied him with Cy Williams (1012-1930) with the Phils and Cubs for the major league pinch homer mark of nine. Hofman's only in his fifth season. Jones Is L,oser Willy Mays cut the props from Erskine's seventh victory with a two-run homer to the opposite field in the eighth, giving Sal Maglie his fifth straight victory. Gene Conley won his seventh of the season for Milwaukee. He needed help from Bob Buhl after seven inning and Buhl had to fan Ted Tappe to end it after loading the bases in the ninth. Sam (No-Hit) Jones lost it. leaving in a three-run fifth after giving six nits and six walks. A three-run 10th extended Phil-adelphia's streak with Herm Weh-meier the winner after Andy Semi- nick's two-run homer tied it in the ninth. At St. Louis, Rip Repulski homered and doubled as the Cards regained their hitting form for 12 hits to dump the Rec sixth. Luis Arroyo won his fifth with Paul La Palme's help. standings; i ffl ^ NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Brooklyn 28 10 .737 — Chicago 23 17 .575 6 New York .... 22 18 .550 7 Milwaukee ... 19 20 .487 9K St. Louis 17 19 Cincinnati .... 17 20 Philadelphia . 15 23 .459 10\z Pittsburgh ... 12 26 .316 16 Saturday's Schedule " Brooklyn at New York, 1 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago, 1 :30 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis. 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 12 :30 p.m. Friday's Results New York 3. Brooklyn 1. Milwaukee 7, Chicago 5. Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 2 (10 innings). St. Louis 7. Cincinnati 4. Sunday's Schedule Brooklyn at'New York. 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (2), noon. Milwaukee at Chicago, 1 :30 p.m. Cincinnati at St Louis, 2 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York Cleveland Chicago .. Detroit ... Boston . . . Washington W L Pet. GB 15 22 Kansas Citv .14 23 > 11 Baltimore .... 13 27 .325 14',; Saturday's Schedule New York at Baltimore. 7 p.m Cleveland at Kansas City, 9 p.m Washington at Boston. 1 p.m. Chicago at Detroit. 2 p.m. Friday's Results New York 6, Baltimore 2. Boston 16, Washington 0. Detroit 1, Chicago 0. Cleveland at Kansas City, pos poned, rain. Sunday's Schedule Cleveland at Kansas City, 3 p.r Chicago at Detroit, 2 p.m. New York at Baltimore, 1 p.m, Washington at Boston, 1 p,ra. OTTO GERLACH crosses the fi ish line first in the initial heat of the mile relay. Gerlach ran as anchor man. " Rudy Gasser was the first man. nassine off to Sam Van Scoyoc who passed to. Bill Smith. The first place here gave Dixon a third in the event at the NCIC meet at Sterling Friday night. Costa Wins; to Get Next Shot At Title Fight NEW YORK av-Carmelo Costa, a 21-year-old Brooklyn featherweight who didn't fight his first main event until last June 14, gets the next shot at champion Sandy Saddler. Billy Brown. Madison Square Garden matchmaker, tapped Costa for the job Friday night after he had swarmed all over dancing Lu lu Perez to win a unanimous de- in a 10-round "Battle of Brooklvn. " Brown said the title bout would be held in July or August, pre sumably as a part of the Wednes day night TV series from the Garden. Although many thought Costa still was six months away from a championship battle, co-manager Jerry Salic a pronounced him "ready" after his decisive victory over Perez. Costa, ranked No. 6 among the contenders, probably boosted his rating by the way he handled Perez, the No. 7 man in the 126- pound class. Walking into Perez's best punches, Costa scored repeatedly with a right hand lead to the body, followed by a left hook to the head. He found Perez open for a kook, just as Percy Bassett did last June when he knocked out Lulu in a featherweight elimina tion bout. Costa weighed 129^, Perez 126%. Letters to 11 Athletes This Season Eight Frosh-Soph Trackmen to Get Minor Awards Rudy Gasser, 880-yard run. ner and relay man for the 1955 Dixon track team, has been elected honorary captain of the team for the season just completed. Gasser, who also was elected basketball captain, received tha track honor at an election by th« squad last night. The new captain, a senior, was in his first year as a cinderman. He began as a 440 yard dash man but moved into the middle distance after the first outdoor meet and failed to score only in the district meet. Coach Art Bowers, in making the announcement of the election, also revealed the lettermen for the quad. Varsity awards went to: seniors -Gasser, Ken Sheely, Bill Bean- RUDY GASSER Bill Smith and Bill Dix- Juniors— Bob Hamill, Gary Reeder. Howard Mibhell and Max Akerman, and sophomores — Sam VanScoyoc and Otto Gerlach. Minor, awards went to: Barry Henderson", Paul Akerman, Mike Phillips, Bob Fulmer, Hal Fox, Denny Kline, Bill Keeney and* Stan Bivins. Managers receiving letters: Frank Young, John Shauff arid-John Stiles. FIGHT RESULTS NEW YORK (Madison Square Garden) — Carmelo Costa. 129&, t Brooklvn, outpointed Lulu Perez, 126%. Brooklyn, 10. CHARLOTTE, N. 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