Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on June 1, 1955 · Page 8
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Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois · Page 8

Dixon, Illinois
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Wednesday, June 1, 1955
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nrr . m • rr* i~k„ Cj-,™Jr»-.r w estern i enms i ourney vjpeiis omui uaj Junior Meet For Boys 18 And Under Tourney Begins at South Side Courts At 9 a.m. Saturday The Western Lawn Tennis association junior district tournament for boys 18 years old and under again will be held in Dixon with the local Lion's club sponsoring the event. Play for the junir members mil get underway at the South Side courts on Saturday at 9 a.m. However, entries must be submitted to George Covert, director, by not later than Friday. The tournament is open to tennis players from Lee. Ogle, Whiteside and DeKalb counties. It is divided into two classes, the 18 and under division and the 15 and under division. Boys 18 and under are elegible for both singles and doubles in that bracket if thev have not reach ed their 18th birthday by Jan. 1. 1955. Boys are eligible for the 15 and under division if they have not reached their 15th birthday by that date. Advance to Champion All entrants are urged to play in both singles and doubles. Players not having a doubles partner should state upon entering that they need a partner. First and second place winners will receive medals and will be eligible to compete in the Western tournament to De neia in t-nam-paign in July. ' Both 18 and under singles and doubles champions will be back to defend their titles along with the singles runner-up. ±ienry uuey, last year s wuuier will return to defend his crown with runner-up Joe Cushing on hand to give him his softest challenge. Utley and Cushing are defending doubles champions. No Entry Fee In the 15 and under division, only Dave Raymond, who with Otto! Nelson last year finished in the runner-up doubles bracket, will be back. Tom Clark, singles winner and Tom Lundquist, runner-up will move into the upper age brack et. Clark and Lundquist also cap-tured^the doubles prize. They are both; from Sterling. There is no entrance fee. The Lion'-s.club furnishes all balls for the matches and the "Western association contributes the medals. Those desiring to enter should contact Covert by calling 3-4513 writing to P.O. Box 112. Dixon. Fear Santee Risking Role As Amateur - SAN FRANCISCO If) — The I Chronicle said today Wes Santee - U. S. Olympic team aspirant, i.1 T risking his amateur standing by ~ accenting far more tnan legiu-~ mate expense money in his current Z California appearances." - The Chronicle said Santee would ~ receive about S3. 000 "m expenses" •■for five races in California within ~ a month, "a sum far in excess" of - the maximum allowed by National ~ Amateur Athletic Union rules. I Amateurs are allowed $15 daily - expenses plus first class round " trip plane fare to and from the - scene of the meet. I "In Santee's case that would «• total between S300 and S350 for " each of the five races — if he re- - turned to his Kansas home bet- - ween races." said the paper. I The Chronicle said meet officials - reported Santee received .$350 for 7 the Fresno Relays May 14, J1.O00 -from the Los Angeles Coliseum Re-" lays May 20 and $400 from the - Modesto "Relays May 21. He will " get 5750 from Friday's Compton Relays and about $450 from the * Pacific AAU meet in Stockton June 1 10. the paper said. - The Chronicle said its informants ; refused to be named. I The paper said Santee collected -$3-50 for plane fares for his wife Z for the Los Angeles and Modesto -meets but did not refund them 1 when she did not accompany him. * She gave birth to a daughter 2 April 28 in Kansas. Pep vs. Cam lln Video Bout Z BOSTON <£>— Willie Pep. tw -time former featherweight cham ~pion. is fighting Joey Cam of East ^Boston tonight in a scheduled 10 -rounder which wili be televised "/nationally (ABC at 9 p.m. CDTj. - The fight takes the place of the 'Jimmy Carter-Wallace (Bud) ISmith lightweight championship ♦originally scheduled for this date "but postponed until June 29. * Cam has won 32 of 37 pro bouts "and has an elusive style to challenge Pep's experience. NCAA BASKBAM, «W>«»rn MhrhlMB '■ On* SUte .» rWwt- - »rn HJchmn DllUICt four »lty- - tit, i stint* t* D. EW SPAPERn 0 G H i V E ® Ted Pitzer Pitches No-Hitter For Methodist in Church Tilt Bobo to Meet Cockell on Fight Tour c SAN FRANCISCO >3— A fistic circus featuring world middleweight champion Bobo Olson and ringmastered by Sid Flaherty will head for Europe in August for a series of one-night stands. "We'll wind up in London, probably in September, with Olson meeting Don Cockell," Flaherty said today as he and Olson prepared to emplane for New York and their June 22 date with Archie Moore for the light-heavyweight championship. "Isn't Cockell a little too big?" Olson was asked. "Sure, he's big, but he's just fat." Olson replied. "Makes no difference to me how big he is." Flaherty said arrangements for the bout did not hinge necessarily on whether Olson defeated Moore in the Polo Grounds three weeks from tonight. No Title Defense "It wouldn't be a light-heavyweight title defense anyway." Flaherty said. "Cockell never could get down to 175." During the stay in the East. Flaherty said, he plans to confer about the possibility of a middleweight title defense for Olson in mid-August. The European trip will follow the mid-August bout, Flaherty said. Seven fighters will be in the party, one at each weight except flyweight. One of the group will box the main event on each card scheduled, with Olson appearing in an exhibition at every show. Sweikert Gets $7,6,138.63 For '500' Win INDIANAPOLIS Wl—Bob Sweik-ert's victor's share of the Memorial Day auto race prize money was $76,138.63— $13,358 less than the record total won in 1953 by Bill Vukovich. "I would gladly give up my first place if Billy were here." Sweikert told the annual awards banquet Tuesday night as he accepted the check. Vukovich. killed Monday when his car crashed and burned after he had led 50 of the first 56 laps, picked up .$29,250 of his 1953 total m lap awards. Sweikert's lap prize money was $12,900 this year. The overall 1955 prize divided was $270,050, a record. This compared to the previous high of $269,375 last year. Picked as "rookie of the year" by a committee of sportswriters attending the awards dinner was Al Herman, Allentown. Pa., whe drove an elderly dirt track car tc 7th place in the 500-mile race. Herman was given $500 and a year's supply of meat from an Indianapolis packing house in addition to hi? regular earnings. Tony Bettenhausen, Tinley Park [11., second among the finishers won $30. OSS. 63. while third place Jimmy Davies of Pacoima. Calif, collected S16.9SS.63. Check of the official tape movec Duane Carter. Speedway City. Ind. from 13th to nth place, dropping Chuck Weyant. Springfield. TU. Fa:;: Tnerc 1 Eddie Johnson, Cuyahoga Ohio ) 13th. e no changes among who placed 25th, Yesterday s Stars riTrHIN<— Pa ih-v :- old J The vacancy m the coaching staff came as 'a result of the surprise request for Wilkinson's resignation follow-in? the recent basketball season. Wilkinson refused to •STANDINGS' K»n«n« City .. 1« WEnNT.SOAY'S M Hr.nrxE New Tork at Kansas City (2). ; i St. Louu at Fittaburrh. 12.30 ; - V BALANCING ACT AT TRACK MEET — Don Arcari looked as if he might be standing on the crossbar as he pole vaulted at 11 feet in schoolbov track meet at Hartford, Conn. (AP wirephoto,) Page 8 TELEGRAPH SPORTS Wednesday, June 1, 1955 E. F. Thommen New Hub Coach Eight Year Veteran to Replace Bill Wilkinson Edward F. Thommen. Jr., for the past three years coach at Eureka high school, has been named new head basketball coach at Rochelle high school, replacing Bill Wilkinson, who was asked to resien. Thommen, 32, formerly coached at Hopedale for four years and at Lake Zurich for one year. His eight year basketball coacning record shows approximately 75 per cent In addition to his duties as head varsity basketball coach. Thommen will handle the varsity line in football and serve as assistant track coach. He will teach mathematics and physical education. A graduate of Roanoke high school and Eureka college (1947 1. Thommen will attend New York University this summer to complete work on his master's degree. All Conference Center Thommen won four basketball letters both in high school and college. In high school he was elected captain in his seinor year and in college was captain in his junior and senior years. In additior school and won tV three baseball lett In 1042. he was neer Conference ( :w Rochelle m baseball tile in high football and in college, cted all-Fio- iter basket- ball and after 42 months in service, he returned in win the same honor in 1946 and 1947. Thommen is manned and has a resign and the school board then took his coaching away from him. The former coach will remain with the faculty a3 a teacher. Digging Divots Ken Detweiler turned in a perfectly steady round yesterday at the regular Dixon country club men's night. Detweiler equaled par of 34 and he had a string of nine pars in doing it. He had neither a bogie or a birdie to spoil the string. Frank Lessner took runnel -up honors with a 35 while Ed O'Mal-ley had a 36 and Bill Mooney a 37. Ned Sack and Gene Krahenbuhl had 38 while 39s were turned in by Len Johnson. Arch Sample. Harold Green. Wilson Dysart. Dairel Reis, Hal Herves and Don Ray- Elect Captains CHAMPAIGN. 111. I das, 21-year-oid utility i: and half-miler Henrv Cryc day night chose Tucs baseball j and track captains at the Univei sity of .Illinois. I Pitcher Marv Graves was chose most valuable player of the 1955 th? Sports Menu WEDNESDAY GOLF Men's Nistht, Plum Hollow. 45th annual track and baseball banquet. \ yarned Coach GALESBURG. 111. LP— Al Partin. assistant line ccach at the University of Nebraska. Tuesday was named to succeed Harold Turner as head football coach at Knox Walk Ruins Chance for Perfect Tilt Kibble Shuts Out Second Baptist, 5-0, for Bethel Ted Pitzer. Methodist pitcher, apparently became the first hurler in the history of the Dixon Church Softball league to pitch a no-hit. no-run game when he turned the trick Tuesday night as Methodist beat defending champion Grace church. 7-0. Byran Stouffer. Grace centerfield-er spoiled Pitzer's bid for a perfect The when ' ith ■ the sixth inning, he drew a free pass. He got to second on- an infield out but died there. Only one ball was hit out of the infield as Pitzer fanned eight. Dallas Hclverson. swinging late on a pitch, flied out to right field in the fourth. Air Tight Support Other than that. Fitzer was incomplete charge of the situation. He faced only 19 batters in the seven inning game and received air-tight support from his mates defensively. It apparently was the only no-hit game in the league records. Wink McReynolds, vice president of the league said he could not recall another such feat in the history of the league. Methodist got its own scoring going early. The team picked up three runs in the first inning on a homerun by Shoemaker, two walks and a single. winers added another run the second inning on a pair of walks and a long fly. The final walk and a single in the top of the fifth. Second Straight The victory was the second without a loss for the Methodists who hold a one game lead over Bethel which scored a 5-0 decision over Second Baptist. R. Kibble equaled Pitzer in racking up a shutout, but he was nicked for six hits by the newest member of the league. Bethel scored three runs on two walks, an error and a single in the second inning and added two more on two errors and a single in the third inning. Bethel got only one more hit than Second Baptist, but with the help of errors managed to make those hits count. The box scores: Giants Edge Phillies, 2-1; Bums Lose Indians Score in 13th for 2-1 Win Over Baltimore By the Associated Press One of the facts of life in the major leagues is that a team can't win many ball games on four hits. No one knows it better than Manager Leo Durocher of the New Yorks Giants and he's far from happy at the prospect of facing the Western clubs in 12 games starting tonight with the Cincinnati Redlegs. The Giants eked out a 2-1 decision over the Philadelphia Phil lies last night on four paltry hits. ! Davey Williams broke it up m the ninth with a single, scoring Don Mueller, who had walked and moved to second on a suarifice. t the Gi nts against the Phils was tainted, j Pitcher Herman Wehmeier tried j to pick Sal Maglie off first base j tm-ew wildly. That sent 3iag-:o second and Whitey Lockman promptly followed with a double. tying the run the Phillies scored in the first. Dodgers Rn«-. 6-3 The Brooklyn Dodgers dropped a 6-3 decision to the Pittsburgh Pirates. In the only other game on the schedule, the Cleveland In dians pulled to within 2 games of the ftew lork lankees by edging the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 in 13 innings. Bob Friend went all the way on the mound for the Priates and became the first pitcher of the season to whip the Dodgers twice. He gave up nine hits and was in trouble only in the fourth when Roy Campanella and Sandy Amoros hit home runs. This flurry gave the Brooks a short-lived 3-1 lead which Clem Labine and Ed Roebuck couldn't protect. Jim Wilson, a tough bird, went all the way for Baltimore and had the power-packed Indians shut out until Dave Philley hit a home run in the ninth to tie it. The only-assistance he received in the batting department was Gene Wood-ling's homer in the third. Philley set up the wining run in the 13th when he walked. Sam Dente broke it up with a double, giving reliefer Don Mossi his first triumph of the year. Mossie came on in the eighth after Bob Feller went out for a pinch hitter. Rhodes 'Lousy' With Poor .130 Bat Average NEW YORK W — "I'm jus lousy. What else in there to say? That was Dusty Rhodes, the toast of New York last year, speaking today as he reflected on his paltry .130 batting average. Pinch hitter extraordinary, clutch hitter superb, the terror of enemy pitchers. That was the role of the New York Giants outfielder played last year as he cut a swath through the National League. This time around he has been a bust as a pinch hitter— 1 for 16 for an .059 average. His over-all mark isn't much better-7 for 54. But he said there is a slight ray of hope. He's had one com-perable batting slump in his ca- I reer. That was in 1945 with bpnng-! field of the Three-I League. He I was sputtering along at a ".220 clip i in July but finally finished up op- ' Last season Rhodes clouted .356 ! hs- a pinch hitter 16 for 45 and 1 climaxed it with a .667 mark, in-; eluding two home runs — in the \ iVui -straight World Series sweep ! over the Cleveland Indians. Maroons to Hold Reunion By JOE MOOSHTL CHICAGO (.f> — Amos Alonzo Stagg. "Tne Grand Old Man of Football." returns to the scene of his greatest triumphs today for a reunion with some of his old University of Chicago Maroons. Along with Stagg will be his wife and "assistant" coach, Stella. On ; hand to greet the i 92 - y e a r - old j "youngster" will i be eight mem-• hers of the fa mous 190S foot-bail team which went undefeated to capture the Western Conference title. That was the year of one of Fielding Yost's greatest "point-a-minnte" Michigan teams. In winning 12 games, Michigan rolled up 495 points and held the oppoaiuon scoreless. But one Saturday aiternc-on. Michigan and Chicasro staged a brilliant defensive duel. For three solid quarters and most of the final period, neither team wa3 able to score. Then Chicago's Walter Eckersall sent a booming 60-yard punt into the end zone. Michigan's Danny Clark took the kick but before he could run it out. he was tackled in the end zone, by Art Badenock and Mark Catlin. The final score was Chicago 2, Michigan 0. Catlin, Badenock. Merrill Meigs, Jesse Harper, Bill Boone, Ed Perry. Les Larson and Fred Walker-all members of the 1905 team— will join Stagg today. Also present will be some members of the 1905 track, baseball and basketball teams, all of which were coached by Stagg. Stagg, a great athlete at Yale fron 18S4-1S90, began coaching at the University of Chicago in 1892, tht year the school opened. WE CHASED THE LITTLE WHITE FILL around the Sunset Golf It was our first venture on the course and in general we found it in excellent shape. And from the way we were playing, we had a chance to investigate every nook md ?raniiv. ABOUT THE* ONLY FAULT we could find with the course is the greens. They are rather bumpy. Also, golfers have had a tendency to forget golf regulations about leaving pock marks from shots pitched to the green. , . , , We noticed many ball marks on every green which helped to make the greens bumpy. OUTSIDE OF THE BOIPINESS, however, we found the greens generailv in good shape. There are no burned patches and they are thick. Possiblv a closer cutting would be the solution. The fairways and tees are in fine shape and from all reports, this is going to be a banner year for the club. THE REPORT IS THAT THE SUNSET CI-L'B will join in celebrating National Golf dav on Saturday. That is the day when golfers all over the countrv. armed with their handicaps, try to beat L. S. Open Champion Ed Furgol. The ladies, for the first time, will gel their crack at a medal. They'll play Patty Berg, who replaces Babe Zanarias, out for health reasons. day or action. lined up in the , Southern division headed by Rock Falls, division champion. Six ams will go after the Northern vision title now held by Forres- Each team in each division will ay the other members of the division two games during the sea son on a home and home basis. This means Southern league teams will play an eight game schedule while Northern league entries will work through a 10 game slate. Lined up against R.ock Falls in the Southern division are Dixon, Amboy, West Brooklyn and Ashton. Ashton is the new entry and it shoves Milledgeville, a Southern loop team last year, into the Nor thern division this season. Along with Forreston and Mil-ledegville, the Northern league includes Polo, Oregon, Byron and Mt. Morris. The regular league action will wind up on July 7 with all games scheduled for either Sunday afternoons or Thursday evenings. Winners of the division crowns will then meet for the 13th district title at Dixon on July 10 in single game. The winner of this game will advance to a four-team playoff at Joliet July 16-1 < to compete for the Second Division crown against the winners from Districts 10. 11 and 12. * Managers for the league teams: Amboy. Matt Deitelhoff; Ashton, Jim Richardson: Byron Rene Whet-sel. and Louis Salzman: Dixon. Bill Flanagan: Forreston. Bob Brink-'meier and Howard Trek Milledgeville. George Baylor: Mt. Morris, Chuck Wean: Oregon. Ross Coe and F. H. McGrath; Polo. Cnarlie Ketner and John Brockweli: R.ock Falls. Stan Kenney and West Brooklyn. John Gehant and Wilbur Hanson. The schedule: 3VST, 5 PlXOV ill K-vk F*J1.«. West Bronklyn ?: .\.=h"in. . Moms at M-.llfdfe Stagg Returns to Chicago He coached through 1932 when he was automatically retired at the age of 70. Unwilling to sit back and watch, Stagg later coached at the College of the Pacific where his 1943 team upset enough national powers to gain Stagg the "Coach of the Year"' acclaim. After his tenure at the College of the Pacific and having passed 90. Stagg served as advisory coach to his son. Amos. Jr., at Susquehanna University (Pa.) before retiring to Stockton, Calif. Stagg, who introduced college football to Chicago, returns at a time when a group of students at the campus are trying to restore football at the university. Their cry for "football by 1960" will undoubtedly bring joy to Stagg. The one time All- America end was in tears when the Maroons abandoned the came in 1939. Like wise, he protested vigorously when he found manv schools dropping athletic* becaui* « World Wax n. Country club also That's Saturday • full handicap against the U. S. champions who get ly what they shoot. Fred Snider of Walnut, a sophomore at Trinity college, was awarded a varsttv track letter and a sweater at the annual Soring Sports banquet last Friday. He placed in the broad jump in a number of meets in competition with New England colleges and universities during the past season. Legion Season To Open Sunday A 50-game schedule of Junior American Legion baseball games kicks off Sunday with five contests slated for the first ,lyn at DLXON. Discover More Hits for Lajoie; Average to .422 DAYTONA BEACH. Fla. (Jl — A belated discovery that Napoleon Lajoie hit .422 instead of .405 for the Philadelphia A's in 1901 wa3 greeted calmly by the Hall of Fame second baseman. Lajoie learned of the error in the batting average through a sports column by Arthur Daley of the New York Times. Daley reported that laborious research has proven Lajoie had 229 hits, nine more than was credited to him. and that his .422 mark is the all-time high in the American League. "Those hits belong to me." the fO-year-old Frenchman said Tuesday. "I'm glad they found them." Lajoie said he never kept track of his hits. 2 Dixon Teams Bow in Softball POLO — Rock Falls Merchants and Park Hatchery of Milledge- ille opened the 19oo Polo softoall league last r.i~ht bv sccnr.g victories over a pair of Dixon teams. The league was scheduied to be gin last week but rain canceled play. Rock Falls racked up an 11-8 in over Fazzi TV and Park's Hatchery scored a 14-2 decision the National Guard outfit. Fight Results autpolntcd Carl Cna ARCHIVE® EW SPA per;

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