Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 31, 1955 · Page 8
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Dixon, Illinois
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Flaming Death Stops Vukovich; SchweiUert Wins '500 VUKOVICH DEATH CAR — The badly burned and wrecked Hopkins Special, overturned with driver Bill Vukovich still in the seat, is being covered by race track attendants at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after a. five-car pileup on the north turn. Vukovich, 1953 and 1954 winner of the 500-mile race. - burned to death in the crash. Note one arm of driver protruding from beneath car at left. IAP wirephoto) Dukes Grab Two NCIC Crowns as Seasons End Golfers? Netmen Capture I Trophies; F-S Track Last Dixon's high school tennis and golf teams climaxed highly successful seasons Saturday by racking up North v^entrai xmnois conierence cnampionsnips. final in both the singles and double* as they won the trophy with 12 points to six for Sterling. Ro-chelle and Ottawa, the only other entries, failed to score. The golfers turned in their best collective and individual effort to date as they shot a 316 team total to win by 19 strokes. Ottawa, -with 335, was second while DeKalb was third with 340. Rochelle took fourth with 343, .Rock Falls fifth with 360 and Sterling sixth with 373. Jim Waring of Ottawa,, -with., a pair^of one r over par 36s, won medii, honors;- with his 72. Utley Noble; with a 7S, took the third piaca; medal. ." f Set 3 3«cord» Th* Dukes were in command from*the first nine when Peterson fired -a 36. Jim Schroeder had a 37. Noble had-a 38 and Dick Oates had at, 41. All four fell off in the second, nine, but they had a lead they . could afford to relax with. John ' Peterson led the Dixon golfers to their first conference championship in approximately 15 years. Peterson fired a 75 over the par 70 course which gave him second place in the race for medal honors. In the tennis match, Joe Cush-lng finally caught up to teammate Henry Utley. Joe ground out a pair of 7-5 victories to take the conference title from Henry.. It marked the first time Cushing had beaten Utley in actual competition. Peterson Scores 78 In doubles. Bob Bay and Dave Raymond combined to turn back Jim Schwitters and John Nelles in a wild three-set match. The losers captured the first set.' 6-4, but Bay and Raymond came back to win the next two sets. 6-2. 6-3. In the erBRCHIVE® Glcr ixon finished last with 41.0 points. Sterling scored 52\i points to capture the meet. Other scoring:: Ottawa 35!-: Oen-eseo 24: DeKalb 22; Rock Falls 21'?: Mendota 19: Princeton 13; Hall 12; Rocchelle 7: and Dixon Chalus of Ottawa in :9 2 broke the 70-yard high hurdle mark of Scv-erson of Ottawa in :9.i in 1951: Brown of Mendota won the shot put with a heave of 48*2 V to better the 17'9:i" mark of DeKalb s Anderson in 1953: Gernanl of Ccn- at 10'IOV bettering- the 10 9" irk of Cook tied Nehrkon u (R). 6-1. 6-0. Vtlev defeated Schuyler: 6-4. Final. Cushing;. defeated Utley. 7-5. ". CI«rk-Ludnqui.«t fS) defeated Bourn* Kojiier-tlnton .(S) defeated Bill. 'Larson-Tom Cooper (R). 6-2, 6-3. . , Scmi-Final* Sohwittem-Nf-llft" defeated Cl.irk-Lund-qui.it. 7-5. 6-1. Bay-Raj-.mond. defeated .• Kozier-Lln- °r" ' ' Finali Bay-Raymond- defeated Schvitteri-Nelfa, 4-6, »-2, 6-3. 46-39— S5 Kanh'i" SlmesKr 47-44— !H 100-yard dash— 1. S»%»« Jigby (S>: 3. Cassens (S R): 5. Plants iRFi. Tim STKRLlXr, probation, had its letters of intent contracts with athletes can celled and was barred from psot-season contests for violation of the recruiting rules. A San Antonio investigator who wouldn't reveal his name because he said it might interfere with his efforts, said he had been retained by former students of the college to look into the recruiting practices of the six other members of the Aggie alumni have been saying ever since the conference ruling three weeks ago that other members of the conference have been guilty of illegal tactics. Dr. E. D. Mouzon of Southern Methodist University at Dallas, president of the conference, said "that's fine" if the alumni groups Page 8 Hointz_ (S>_: 3. Decker (0) and McKen; -1. Duffioid (F): -yard low hurdles— 1. Chalus^O) 1 hurdle?— i - .;_ i"i . DoKalb: 3. i DKk;n;on (RF). Hei; (G). DiPtano— 13r4"i". Texas Aggie Alumiii Starts Probe of All Loop Schools SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (J) — The Texas A & M athletic recruiting con-troversy flared anew today with reports that Aggie alumni had hired a private eye to investigate all other Southwest Conference members. Texas A&M was placed wanted to investigate and added "it would be well for them to start Howard Grubbs, executive sec retary of the conference, said the conference welcomed any help ■•mat. wouia get at the truth. Weekly Sports Menu TELEGRAPH • SPORTS • Tuesday, May 31, 1955 Hungary Looms as Olympic Track Power To Be Feared LONDON «t— Hungary loomed today as a track power to be feared l the 1956 Olympic games at Melbourne on the heels of two amazing aces in three days. Sandor Iharso. too sick to Saturday when Laszlo Tabori two Britons ran a mile in under four minutes, showed what he could do Monday when he sliced a full seven seconds off the world two-mile record. He ran an amazing 8 minutes 33.4 seconds in an international track and field meet at White City Stadium. Iharos, a 25-year-old army lieutenant with 132 pounds spread thinly on a 5 feet 11 inch fr;ime, had to go all out to shake off a Hrilfsh pi;: ;;<-!■ j.vn \-7.n,] The latter, a 24-year-old clerk, finished c yards behind in 8:34.8.; He, too. was well under the v mark of 8:40.4\ set by Gaston Reiff of Belgium in 1952. Tabori two days eariier had startled the track world with a 3:59 performance, one second over John Landy's world records, in winning the first mile race in history in which three men bettered the four-minute mark. Tabori ran in the two miles Monday, mainly as a pacemaker for Iharos, and dropped out after tnk-' ing his countrvman to the mile and one-half mark in 6:31.2. j INDIANAPOLIS i.**-Curly-haired. boyish Bob Sweikert of Indianapolis, will pick up a check of about $75,000 at the 500-mile auto race victory dinner tonight and somebody will accept at least $7,500 for Biil Vukovich's widow. Vukovich, an intense little Slovenian mechanic from Fresno, Calif., was driving in his fourth straight Memorial Day race when he died in a flaming wreck that took five cars out of the race Monday. He won 50 of the first 56 laps before he died, at $150 a lap. There were seven casualties in the bloodiest Memorial Day race since 1930. Seven cars smashed up in a single accident. The wrecks brought the winning speed down to 128.209 miles an hour, compared with Vukovich's record 130.84 set last year. Vuky had escaped injury late in the 1952 race when his steering failed and Troy Ruttman came on to win. He won in 1953 and 1954, and was going after the first three-in-a-row series in the SDeedwav's history. Wall Faulkner ,of Long Beach, calif., long-time competitor against Vukovich. unknowingly pronounced his memorial before the greatest race Monday's race started off as a tremendous duel between Vukovich and Jack McGrath, of Ingle-wood. Calif., the early leader in four of the last five Memorial Day In spite of a gusty wind, the two veteran drivers fought for the lead as if they were in a dirt track McGrath, starting in the front row, won the first two laps. Vuky, starting In -the second row, -gradually took command and set a record of 136.212 miles an hour for the first 125 miles. McGrath's ignition system failed and he was through at 135 miles. Sweikert, Tony Bettenhauser of Tinley Park, 111.: Sam Hanks of Burbank. Calif., and 1954 national champion Jimmy Bryan of Phoenix were coming hard but not gaining on Vukovich when the big wreck happened with stunning suddenness. Rodger Ward of Los Angeles lost control coming out of the southwest turn. Jimmy Boyd, fel- KILLKD— Bill Vukovich. 1953 and I 1954 winner of the 590-nme indian-' apolis auto race, burned to death ; in his flaming car during a five-car i pile-up at the Indianapolis Motor : Speedway. It was one of the worst | crashes in the history of the Me- :>nal Day race. (AP wirephoto) ow townsman of Vukovich. driving in his first 500. locked wheels cith Al Keller, another speedway ookie from Green Acres, Fla., ind both cars flipped. Vukovich didn't have a chance. the Hopkins Special plowed into wreckage and bounced end r end. It-went c r the wall. hit a safety patrol car and stopped upside down, in flames. Ed Elisian, of Oakland, Calif, a friend of Vuky. skidded his ca into the infield and ran across th> track in an effort to help. But the swarthy, nerveless little man dead— probably before the came to rest. Vukovich was 35. He turned to the big: cars, and the big money- after winning the national midget racing cnampionship in 1950. led 486 of the last 800 laps raced at the Speedway. Ward escaped with a scraped nose. Injuries of Keller and Boyd also were relatively minor. Kich-ard Wolfe suffered a fractured col larbone and Charles D. Mallender a broken ankle in the patrol car hit bv one of vukovich s wheels. Driver Cal Niday, 39, of Pacol WE HAD A BRIEF BUT PLEASANT chat with Charles Hare and his wife, known as Mary Hardwick. when they were here Saturday for The Telegraph sponsored tennis clinic. 3Iiss Hardwick, who had just completed a three-month tour of the country as a clinic instructor and speaker, told us that for the past couple of years she has not had much active competition because there aren't enousrh girls in the professional ranks at nresent to create matches of value. PALXINE BETZ. ONE OF THE LEADING WOMAN PROS, has virtually dropped out of active playing because sne now nas tnree children who keep her busy. Gussie Moran. that fabulous gal with the lace panties, just isn't the competitive player she was expected to be, Mary reported. "Gussie's a nice person and in practice, she's very good." Miss Hardwick said. "But in competition, she hardly seems like the same player." THE FUTURE APPEARS BRIGHTER, however for the professional ranks, with new- girls cropping up among the amateurs who could move into professionalism in a few years. WE QUESTOIONED MISS HARDWICK about the men's ranks of professional tennis and learned that the next hopeful is Tony Trabert. That isn't especially news, but we did find out what Trabert will probabiv have to go through before he can make the big jump. The "first step will be to win the Wimbledon in England. Then In short order. Trabert must return to the U. S- to lead the Davis Cup team to a defense of its title and the following week, must win the U. S. amateur at Forest Hills. ACCORDING TO THE VISITING PAIR, tennis, while a minor sport in this country, joins golf in being the only two wholly international sports in the world. Hare reported that more people play tennis than any other frame. Vet tennis in this country ranks near the bottom of the ladder. MISS HARDWICK TOKO US that professional tennis gets nowhere in this country except for the brief flurry after there is a new face in the ranks. But troupes such as that formed hv -lack Kramer, enjoy tremendous success in other parts of the. globe. THE CLINIC WAS A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS. More than 200 voting and old students of the game were on hand for the clinic and exhibiti n Saturday afternoon and better than 150 were present for the dinner and the film in the evening. A strong wind spoiled, to a certain evtrnt. tno esntnmon matches as it hlew from north to south. After a singles match. Miss Hardwick joined with Rucl I.air. Dixon city singles champion and co d.mhles champ with Joe Cushing. to beat Hare and George Covert. 7-6. Poirier Scores Knockout Win NEW YORK if> — Gene Poirier. deadpanned Korean War veteran ith a wicked wallop, floored Cuba's Miguel Diaz twice and stopped him in 2:17 of the fourth round of a television scrap Monday night at St. Nicholas Arena. The victory over Diaz, a detec tive when he's not fighting, was oirier's seventh straignt. his au\ :ainst one defeat (he drew in .o) and was his ninth via the Before going into the Army, Poirier defeated Tony DeMarco. now the welterweight champion. Then came 23 months in uniform, Yesterday's Stars PITCniNO— Billy Biew. White So: ChK«« defeat'.; ~; 9-:. U, limine- and then hit one in the 1 inning to nip the Cardinal*, 4-3. months in action as a platoon sergeant. "I've got to make up that time." said Gene. "Maybe if I wasn't in the Army. I might have bean up there as champion instead of De- Poirier weighed 146VL and Diaz H6!i. Benefit Game time this season in a non-leaguo softball game Wednesday w ith the Dixon Youth Center benefiting. The two will meet at 8 p. m. Wednesday at Reynolds field. A collection for' the Youth Center will be tiikcn. In their first meeting. Moats won n 1M decision with a seven run rally in the seventh inning to break a 3-2 tie. Final Results s .Motor Speedwa; ma. Calif., also wa* injured severely when his car hit the wall on the northwest turn, late in the race. He suffered burns, concussion and fractured ribs. Sweikert drove a brand-new Kur-tis-Kraft owned by John Zink of Tulsa. Okla. He was unchallenged the last 100 miles while Betten-hausen and Pat O'Connor, of North Vernon. Ind.. fought a spirited battle for second place. O'Connor's fuel line broke and he finished Jimmy Davies. Pacoima, Calif., finished third and Johnny Thompson. Springfield. Mass.. fourth. George Crowe. Roy Smalley. Gene Stephens, Elmer Valo. Ha Simpson and Juan Delis i their managers glad they kept tnem arouna. Speake was a one-man riot as the sizzling Chicago Cubs bombed the St. Louis Cardinals twic extra innings, 9-5 and 4-3 for their 14th and loth victories in the last 19 games. Crowe's bat provided most of th< fireworks as Milwaukee captured two hitting sprees from Cincinnati 7-6 and 8-4. Smalley was the big gun in Philadelphia s split with the New York Giants. After dropping the opener, 6-5 the Phillies roared back to win the second game 3-1. Dodgers in Sweep The subs didn't get a chance as Brooklyn s regulars swept a double-header from Pittsburgh S-i and 8-3. Utility outfielders Simpson and Valo led the Kansas City Athletics in a double-barreled triumph over Detroit S-6 and 5-4. Washington beat New York 3-2 when Delis sent the tying run to third with a 10-inning single and scored the winning run on another single by-pinch hitter Maury McDermott. The Yankees took the second game 5-3 on pinch hitter Irv Noren's two-run single in the seventh. The other two American league twin bills also ended in splits. Billy Pierce pitched the Chicago White Sox to a 5-0 victorv over Cleveland after the Indians massacred the Sox 9-1 on 16 hits in the opener. Baltimore defeated Boston 8-6 but the Red Sox bounced back with an S-l second-game victory. Speake Hits 11th Speake, who batted only .264 ith Des Moines in the Class A estern league, continued his sen sational slugging. He hit his llth homer of the season and the sec ond of the day in the llth inning .vin the nightcap. His two-run homer in the ninth of the opener paved the way for Chicago's win- ;ng four-run rally in the 10th. Speake took over in the Cubs 'out- ield after Hank Sauer was injured. Crowe, substituting for the slumping Joe Adcock at first base, cracked an eighth-inning single to ;core Hank Aaron with the win ning run in the first game. His hree-run homer, his fourth since le got into the lineup, got the Sraves off to a slugging start in SWEIKERT IN VICTORY LANE — Big Bill Sweikert. dust c and still wearing his gloves, waves from the winner's en after finishing first in the 39th running of the 500-mile i Indianapolis Speedway. The huge Borg-Warner trophy is h ground. (AP wirephoto) Unsung Reserve Players Have Big Day in Cubs Win Paii- for 15th In 19 Gaines; Cliisox Split By the Associated Press Baseball's reserve corps — the unsung utility players — nau Lneir oiggest aay m trie sun, Monday. the first inning of the nightcap. Smalley. filling in for the injured Garnny Hamner at short-top, . homered in a losing cause for the Phillies. Willie Mays' two- run homer in the eighth won for tne wants, smalley s fitth-innrog single drove in the Phillies insurance run in the second game. Pierce Wins Simpson, the Cle\^eland discard, banged two doubles and drove in two runs as a center field replacement for Bill Wilson. That ac counted for the w-inning margin in •Kansas City's first game triumph over Detroit. Valo. Enos Slaughter's replacement in right field, drilled a lOth-inning double— his fourth hit of the nightcap— and scored the winning run on a single by Gus Zernial. Dave Philley. playing in place or tne slumping Kaiph Kine right field, contributed to Cleve land s first-game victory over Chicago with his first home run oi the season and a single. Bob Lem on registered his seventh triumph Pierce scattered seven hits and struck out eight for his fourth White Sox victory in the finale. The key hit of Delis, subbing tor the ailing Eddie Yost at third for Washington.- paved the way for Hob Porternelo s sixth succe; a pitching duel with New York's Bob Turley. J^oren s pinch hit Tommy Byrne his second triu le nightcap, both against the Senators. Williams Homers Cal Abrams. used in right field l place ot on coan. scored three uns in Baltimore's 8-6 victorv ver Boston. Ted Williams' hit his rst home run of the season. Ste-hens. who took over left field •hen Williams was -rested in the second game, yvalloped a double triple, driving m four runs to back up a four-hit pitching job y Ike Delock. Pitcher Don Newcombe turned slugger, pounding out two home runs and a single w-hile striking nine Pirates. He chalked up his eighth victory without a defeat. Russ Meyer, with the help of Roy Campanula's three-run homer, his third game in the oDener. Campanella also homered in the ughtcap. his llth of the year, to :lnve m his 44th run, highest total in the major. STANDINGS- Aft f)h NATION At T-KAGIK AMERICAN T.F.AGCK Team— Won Lo«t Prt. G.B. TV am— Won Lost Prt. C.B. Rrnoklyn .... S'i 10 r.Kl .... »„• York .. M 13 .S!)H .... gj^U-v. ii g :^ £ , [;S>n<1..:: g g J st'. "roiiu is 22 ."no n RoUon IS 11 "r* p'~ nnHnnati .. IS 23 . H', Washington 17 -4 m J? rhiLiriVlnhiii 1S 2i .4:9 11 Kan.j. Citv is ^ V<* n rittsbnrsh ..12 31) .:Sfi HI) Baltimore '.. 14 3n .m 16Vi MONDAY'S KKSCI-TS Pitts-bun 4 IVK.HNKsn ^ - UKDt l.K »«W at Pvooklvn. d p. m. Phi: 1 i"ip!na. 6 pm. I St. Lout* at Pittsburgh. monhat's nestxTS ri»iT:am1 9-0. Chirac* 1-,V N™- York 2-5 T,' ' """" s~* -n(i Washington 3-3.'New York 2-5. (first WKr)\F.sn AY'S SCHF.T>ri.F. " ^nrck at *i*nf*!' c,t>'- J- 2 p. r Majors Peres Retains Fly Title With 5th Round KO TOKYO l.f) — Pascual Perez'fc next defense of his world flyweight boxing title may be against Welchman Dai Dower in London . . . "if the price is right." Perez. 29. said any decision on his next opponent would be made after he returns home to Buenos He successfully defended his titls here Monday night with a fiftli round knockout of Yoshio Shirai. That blasted thz 32-year-old Japanese ex-champion into retirement. Perez weighed 108 U, Shirai 111:2- It was Perez' first defense of the crown he won from Shirai here on a 15-round decision last November. The Argentine knocked the listless Shirai down at 30 seconds of the first round and four times more thereafter. Shirai, who held the championship 2'o years, announced his re- Japan Capture? Eastern Zone Davis Cup Title TOKYO & — Young Kosei Jamo rode a hard serve and flat drive to a four-set win over Philippins ace Felicisimo Ampon and clinch? ed a Japanese triumph over the Philippines in the eastern zone Davis. Cup finals today. Kamo wnippea the tiring Filipino steran 1-6. 6-4. 6-2 and 6-0. giving Japan the right to challenge the vinner of the American Davis Cup Raymundo Deyro of the Philip->ines decisively whipped Japan's sTo. 1 star, Atsushi Miyagi. 6-2, i-3. 6-4 in the last contest. But it vas too late to change the out-:ome of the eastern zone playoff, von by Japan 3-2. It was Japan's first Davis Cup one tennis victory in more than two decades. Kamo and Atsushi gi w-on the opening two sin-battles Saturday. The Philip-; won Monday's doubles. Mystery Solved SAN BEHNAHDINO. Calif. l.FV-The mystery of a missing motorcycle racer has been solved. Herbert Alba Sischo. 2fi. of Tor-ranee. Calif., disappeared Saturday while racing on an 80-mile course around Cuddcback Dry Lake. Thirty sheriffs deputies launched a search for him Monday. Sischo showed up Monday night and said he ran out of gas in an isolated section and was picked up by two uranium prospectors who were just starting out for the weekend. The. niotnrcylist hart to either go along w ith the prospectors or hike many miles back to civili- TOKTO-WojM flywVjeht champion 'EW YORK-Gene Poirier. 146U. Ni-y""* , N. Y. Mopped M I i SVIIXEY-Lahouari ' Godth, Algcrift. ration over T.at ;n'il;ihl». ■■• ----- HIGH SOHOOt. "ram:ba IX • >K< TIOVAT. nx M s ' At HI or Ceatral Peon* T^DtnvilUi, - Newspai>e.rHRCHIVE«

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