Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 26, 1950 · Page 23
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 23

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, April 26, 1950
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f AGfi ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, Wood River Wins Triangular Meet With 66 Points Alton, Roxana Score 37 Points Each; Redbirds Take Junior Division Gardella Sold By Cardinals to Houston Buffs By JOHN FOOMT Telegraph Sport* Editor Before a good sized crowd tha braved the chilly weather to watch the Wood River Oilers, paced b Bill Perrin, took top honors In th first night track meet of the Olle season Tuesday night, scoring 6 point* to 37 each for Roxana nn Alton High. The Redbirds of Alton High wo the junior meet, however, scorln 61 points to 41 for Wood Rive and 23 for Roxana, Perrln Was the outstanding per former of the meet. The Olle Junior entered four events nnd ra on the relay team. In none of thes did he do worse than second. Per rln won the pole vault nt 11 feel took the 200 yard low hurdles will a time of 22.3 seconds, nnd rnnkei second In the shot nnd bronr! .1uni| Ills relny quartet, nlso plncod xor ond, giving Perrin n lotol of 16 : v points for his evening's worlc. Porrln teamed with Hnlpl Scogglng and Lowell Petitt to pro tcct the Oilers In their wcake events. Scogglns also placed In foil events, placing first in tho hlg! hurdles, third behind Perrln in th lows end third behind Perrtn in the pole vault. He also placed fourth behind Petltt in the high Jump Petitt won the high Jump and wa second in the discus. Each of the three schools In th meet had a double winner. Added to Wood River's Perrln were Bob Fowler of Alton High, who won th shot and discus, and Walt Steffen of Roxana, who took the 100 nru 220-yard dashes. Dwlght Barbary, of Alton High was second high scorer to Perrln in the meet, however, as he placed in four events also. He won the broad Jump, took second In the low hurdles, and third In both the high jump and high hurdles for a tola of 12 points. The real Oiler strength wus in tho distance runs, however. In tho 440, 880, and mile a total of 33 points were awarded, (Eleven points In each event with four places on a 5-3-2-1 basis). Of tho 33 points in these three events, the Oilers took 26 giving Roxana only five and Alton High only two. The half mile, was won by Charles Tweedy of Wood River with John DlPaolo taking second for tho Oil- ers'and Don Brooks taking third for Coach Fred Scharf. These places were* good for 10 Oiler points. In the mile, the Oilers scored nine points with Bob Hall winning, Bil Grable taking second and Clarence Jackson running fourth. And In the 440-yard dash, Ron Gllworlh took top honors and Jack Lash ley placed third for a seven point total. Bird Junior* Star In the meet, the Oilers took seven firsts to three each for Alton and Roxana. , In the Junior division, the'Red- birds ruled the roost, however. The Alton High Juniors took six firsts to five for Wood River and one foi Roxana. Don Harrison paced the Birds in the junior events, and was high man in the meet, scoring 16>/4 points on firsts in the 100 and 220- yard dashes, a second in the 50- yard sprint, and a third In -the broad jump adding to his winning relay team share. Right behind was Pat Qulnn, of Wood River, who took 15% points on three firsts, in the 50-yard sprint, the broadjump and low hurdles, plus his second place relay points. Nat Wilson, of Alton High scored 314 points, winning tho shot, taking second in the 100 - yard dash and placing third in the high jump and 50-yard dash. He also ran on the winning relay team. Other first place winners in the junior events were Dressier of Alton in the quarter mile, King of Al ton in the half mile, Schneidemeyer of Roxana in the discus, Council of Wood River in the high jump, and a tie between Council of Wood River and Yarnell of Wood River In the pole vault. SUMMAltY Senior Division 100-YARD DASH—Steffen (R) Heeren (A) Warford (WR) Gillen (A. Time 10.5, 220-YARD DASH,—Steffen (R) Buck (R) Heeren (A) Cutforth (A), Time 23.4. 440-YARD DASH — Gilworth (WR) Buck (R) Lashley (WR) Graham (R). Time 55.5. 880-YARD RUN—-Tweedy (WR) DiPaolo (WR) Brooks (WR) Graham (R). Time 2:11. MILE RUN—Hall (WR) Grable (WR) B. Wilson (A) Jackson (W). Time 4:53.0. LOW HURDLES—Perrln (WR) Barbary (A) Scogglns (WR) Busse (A). Time 22.3. HIGH HURDLES — Scogglns (WR) Williams (R) Barbary (A) Cutforth (A). Time 16.7. SHOT — Fowler (A) Pen-In (WR) Anlck (A) Brown (R). Distance 44.0, DISCUS — Fowler (A) Petltt (WR) Anick (A) Turner (WR). Distance 124.0. POLE VAULT — Perrln (WR) Gray (R)' Scogglns (WR) Hoyt (R), Height 11.0. HIGH JUMP—Petitt (WR) Williams (R) Barbary (A) Scogglns (WR), Height 5-7H. BROAD JUMP — Barbary (A) Perrln (WR) McClelland (R) Va. sey (R). Distance 18-4H- RELAY — Roxana (Steffen, Buck, Cray, Granham), Wood River. Time 1:40.2. Junior PJvlalon 50.VARIJ PASH—Qulnn (WR) Harrlwn (A) Thobbs (A) Sajjds (WR), Time &1> JOOtVARP DASH—Harrison (A) N. WlUflO (.4) Stovtr (WR) Van" „' Tim* loj. PAJSH—Harrison (A) Giants Defeat Phillies; Dark, Stanky Shine tlt'tn It) Plnyitr Prlriily.21) KHI,.1I> Werl*.rf MuHln.lf Kryho«kl,lb ainilierg.a Truckn.p Ilmittcrnun.p ARR 4 a 4 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 Drown* (t) H Pluyer I Union.** I Knkuvlf 4t,i>nhnrdt,lb OWnntl.rf JLoUnr.a OCJiullne,3b IColcmnn OSnrwnern.nb OMo«« Krttlnw Friend .2b Htnrr.p Ar/l Bltetor.p Atl n H .1 0 0 4 1 1 .102 n o o 4 0 0 401 a o o i o o n n n o n o nu 2 i i no n o n o n 1 o Talnl* . ...37 8 It Total! ,11 3 a INNING 1 t ,'l 4 H 6 7 B 0 Tiger« n n 3 a 1 n n i) o- i> nrowni n n n 000011—2 fly .10 K I'rcfM .Sports Writer They snickered when the New York Giants traded away all that power to the Boston Braves for defense-minded Eddie Stanky and Alvln Dark. They smiled knowingly when Sid Gordon returned to the Polo Grounds In a Braves' uniform and almost slnglehanded whipped his former mates with n pair of home runs. One came with the bases oadod. They laughed as Will Marshall, Buddy Kcrr and Gordon continued o star for the Braves while Stanky and Dark tllrl nothing at bat or in .he field to distinguish themselves. The laughs turned to jeers when Stunky nnd Dark messed up a po- enllnl double ploy that cost the jlnnls n ball game. All this happened during tho first season. But yesterday started a lew week—with different results. Koyslono Slurs While Gordon, Mnrshall and Kerr tvere held hltless by Joe Hatten as he lefthander pitched the Brook- yn Dodgers to a 3-0 triumph over ioston, Stanky and Dark were parking the Ginnts to their first riumph of the season. The pair eachcd base five times as the Slants defeated the Philadelphia 'hlllies, 8-4. Tho pair also excelled n the. field. Stanky proved he was still an excellent leadoff batter by drawing n pulr of walks and singling In five rips to the plate. Ho scored twice. Slnnky now has received seven 'rep passes and scored five times n five games. Dark walloped a home run and louble In four times at bat to boost ils batting average to a lofty .421. Jntll yesterday the Keystone combination had not driven in a run ior cracked an extra base hit. Hatten allowed only two singles at Boston, as the Dodgers regis- ered their fifth straight triumph allowing their opening day loss to he He retired 23 men in succession between Bob Elliott's second inning single and Connie iynn's ninth inning walk. Sam Jethroe followed Ryan's walk with a single, but Hatten got Marshall .0 end the Inning and the game. Riuchl Win Vic Raschl became the first New York Yankee pitcher to go the 'oute, pitching a 6-3 victory over he Athletics In Philadelphia. .It vas Raschl's twelfth victory over ho Mockmen. The Yankees played without Tommy Hcnrlcl), who suffered a recurrence ot his knee In- ury In batting practice, Detroit's Tigers won their fifth ;ame in six starts, defeating the Browns In n St. Louis night game. Virgil Trucks had a one-hit shutout for seven innings but homers by Hank Arft and Dick Kokos and double knocked him out ot the >ox. Art Houlleman stopped the Brownie uprising In the ninth to arosarve Trucks' second victory. Rain and wet grounds forced the jostponement of the Boston Red 'O.x-Wushington and Cleveland- Chicago games In tho American League and the Chicago-Pittsburgh CINCINNATI, April 26. UPt-tt'g hnr-k to thp minors for Danny Oardelln, the half-pint outfielder who raused baseball a lot of le- gnl headache*. Thr- SI. Louis Cardinals sold Ihn former Now York Glanfs fly hnwk to the Houston Huffs of HIP Texas LeaRiic outright for en undlsclospfl sum ynsfprdny. Gardella said: "I'm glad to know where I'm finally bottiR plnrert. I'm supposed to fly to Si. Louis tomorrow to sec Fred Salgh and I have no definite plans beyond that. I'm working for the organization and when they send you 1 somewhere you have to go. I'm sure Mr. Salgh and I will come to terms and I'll go to Houston and play the best that I can." The shift to Texas Is just another milestone In the ttimuHous career of the 'Htlc New Yorker who came out of the minors In 1941 to Join the NPW York Ginnts. He and a score of othor major leaguers wore hnnlshert for .lumping to the "outlaw" Mexican League. In February, J9'I8, GardeHa sued baseball officials for $300,000 damages, .contending his banishment was illegal and deprived him of a livelihood. He challenged baseball's reserve clauoe as a violation of the anti-trust law. When Commissioner A. B. Chandler forgave and reinstated the "Jumpers" last year—before their five-year suspension was up —Gardella held firm and said he would continue his suit. But last October during the World Scries Gardella unexpectedly announced he was dropping his suit. Under Ills reinstatement he went to the St. Louis Cardinals. Sarazen Says Locke Should WintLS. Title itover (WR) Longshore (R) Hook A). Time 24.3. 440-YARD DASH—Drossier (A) Fines (A) Schmittllng (R) Fergu- on (A), Time 60.0. 880-YAHD RUN — King (A) Schmlttling (R) Straut (R) Gus- 1» (A). Time 2:24. 108-YARD LOW HURDLES— Qulnn (WR) Dressier (A) Fergu- oh (A) Stover (WR). Time 13.0. SHOT—N. Wilson (A) Hachman R) Thobbs (A) Sands (WR). Pis- ance 49-5H. DISCUS — Sohneidemoyer <R> Manahan (WR) Hachman (R) Sands (WR). Distance 105-9. POLE VAULT—Tle for first Yarnoll (WR) and Council (WR). "le for third Dtllow (B) and Fluck A). Height 10,0. HIGH JUMP — Council (WR) Dressier (A) N. Wilson (A) Spurgeon (A). Height 5-H, BROAD JUMP—Quiiin (WR) Haas (R) Harrison (A) Thobbs A). Distance 18-1. RELAY—Alton (Harrison, Wilson, Hook, Terrell), Time 1:43.5. By WIU NEW' YORK, April 26, (/Pi- Cone Sarazen flpures the U. S. Open golf championship is goitiR on a long ride Uils year—all the way to South Africa. The winner? Bobby Locke, the nerveless money collector from Johannesburg. "I've been thinking a lot about the tournament," the dumpy Connecticut squire snid today, "and every way I look at it it comes out Locke." The U. S. Open title has been carried out of the country only twice in history nnd not in the past 30 years. Harry Vnrdon, the famed English preclsionlst, won at Chicago in 1900. Ted Ray, Vardpn's longtime partner nnd the powerhouse of his era, was victor at Inverness In 1920. The 1950 open will be played at historic Merlon Golf Club near Philadelphia June 8-9-10. Sectional qualifying begins May 22. "Merlon is a real test of golf," the 48-year-old Sarazen, a two- time Open winner (1922-32), said. "I think it will take two things to whip H--B good head and a good swing. I like three players —Locke, Sammy Snead and Jack Burke jr., but of these I give Locke the best chance. "He Is smart. He has the steady game for a course that will break your back and heart on the slightest provocation." Locke cleaned up on the U. S. professional circuit two years ago. He was banned by the PGA last y< • aft he tr ' - * sonv : rp words with the pro golf fathers. But now everybody has kissed and made up. Gene doesn't count Jimmy De- Maret, the current glamour boy after vlctorl In th: Masters and Atlanta tournament, as a threat. "I don't think he won the Masters, I think Jim Ferrier lost It," Sarazen said. game in the National. Cincinnati and St. Louis were not scheduled. PAT QUINN, Wood River sprinter, edged out Don Harrison in the 30-yard sprint in the junior division of the Wood River triangular tuck rneel Tuesday night. Harrison and Oumn were high scorers in the junior division v/bch was won by Alton. Wood River won tho senior division—Staff photo in The With John Focht We had a talk recently with Alton High's football coach-to-be, Roger Grove, and he was welconA- Ing the chance to conch'the Alton High Irnck team also. His tneory, like a lot of others, is that a track team is a good place to discover football talent and keep in condition the talent already discovered. Which to us seems logical. It apparently seems logical also to other conches In the area. Fred Scharf, at Wood River, is coach of both football nnd track as In Earl McLane of Roxana. So is Warren Harris at Kdwarclsville, to keep it close to Alton. We could cite others, in the Southwestern Conference for Instance, The football coaches present were drooling at some of the prospects that showed up In the freshman-sophomore end of the triangular meet at Wood River Tuesday night. Some of the big boys, only sophomores, who are well developed, have nice coordination, nnd can move, made the grid mentors' eyes glisten. And inasmuch as Alton High won the junior division of the meet, things among the younger generation may be looking up for Grove, If the young trackmen decide to report for football come fall. We note that Danny Gardella has been sold by the St. Louis Cardinals to tha Houston Buffs of the Texas League. All of which brings back fond memories of the big debate not too long ago concerning the baseball reserve clause. Al Wldmar, Brownie pitcher, came to terms with the DeWitts recently after holding out for some time nnd, among other things, threatening to sue baseball for keeping him from earning a living. Which may be a cue to future salary operations on the part of major leaguers. Come spring, and. the boys may line up In court to sue baseball Instead of sulking in their home towns or hanging around the training camps dickering for raises. The theory Is apparently that organized baseball will go to almost any length to prevent' a suit being brought against its sacred reserve clause. Which does more than all of the lawyer-talk we've heard to convince us that -the reserve clause must be illegal. Unfortunately, there seerns no hope for the rookie to use the legal means of gaining advancement. Otherwise, a kid might, with the correct advice from legal eagles go from class D to the majors on the strength of a couple of threatened law suits. But, we advise our minor leaguers not to try it. There Is always the possibility that instead of being outlawed by organized ball for jumping the contract, the kid might be declared a free agent and be deprived of his living, not by the reserve clause but because no one will hire him to play baseball. A letter we printed Saturday concerning the relative merits of Indiana and Illinois high school basketball has stirred up considerable comment. We can take no credit for the fact that most of the opinion we have heard expressed agree with our thesis— th'at Illinois plays better prep basketball. This being Dllnois, such is natural. But we might mention that we did not expect quite such a rapid and verbal rallying around the old Illinois flag as we have received. Nor do we think that the kid who wrote the letter thought that quite so many fireworks would result. Allen Annexes Two Flyweight Championships LONDON, April 26. (/PI—Terry Allen of London today held the British and European flyweight championship but indications were that he would have to Improve to whip Hawaii's Dado Marino, the No. 1 challenger. Allen, a 24-year-old fruit peddler, captured the British and European crown yesterday by out- pointing Honore Prates! of Marseilles, France, in 15 rounds at Harringay Arena. Allen weighed 111% to his foe's 110. The title had been, left vacant by world champion Rinty Monaghan of Ireland when he retired last month because of ill health. Allen, avenging a decision scored over him by Prates! almost a year ago, won mostly on accurate left jabs. Prates! fired a lot of punches in the late rounds but his rally was too late. The Frenchman was warned several times for holding by Referee Moss Peyong, who temporarily halted the fight In the fifth round to have an interpreter stress the rules to Honare. Marino's challenge for boxing's lightest crown is backed by the U. S, National Boxing Assocltlon. FOR WHEEL ALIGNMENT SERVICE IT'S CHILES MOTORS Alton's Plymouth-Desoto Dealer 112 W. FOURTH ST. • DIAL 3-S6S8 OVERHAUL JOB OR NEW BATTERY WE GIVE EAGLE STAMPS The biggest or the smallest auto repair job is tackled with the greatest of ease by our skilled mechanics. Don't wait until it's too late or too costly ... bring your car around for necessary repairs nowl We guarantee rapid, satisfying service. • Ultra-Modern Garage and Equipment • Factory-Tralned Mechanic* • Speedy, Efficient Service • Satisfaction Guaranteed ALBRECHT CHEVROLET, INC. The Best Place TQ Do WANN (Stenoy) STONECJPHEB- 8wvjg« 222 AITON4PWAI05VIUI ID, W000 IIVII Marquette Not Able to Match St. Joe Hitting St. j«i«»h (Ml H Player 0 OMO!«ly,M 0 lV«Ufhn.3b 1 . OSmlth.lh oDttbyM 1 OB.W«il«,ab I OKlng.rf t 0 drhomafi.p ABRM 833 6 1 0 491 4 i a 4 1 1 9 3 1 9 1 0 ail 4 t 2 MtfqotU* (1) cJ&fft Moll.5 4 rhomiCMk,8b « Oorman.If 9 3 DleielK'p.n 1 Ohley.rf a Kortc.ef 3 Tlnn.p 3 Totals .. .26 7 4 Total* ..,.321413 INNINO 1 2 a 4 5 8 •> Marquttt* • 040020 1—7 St. Joseph .110071 x—14 The Marquette Explorers were unable to match the hitting power of St. Joseph's of St. Louis Tuesday afternoon and lost a 14-7 decision. The Explorers were able to touch Thomas, St. Joe Pitcher, for only four hits but took advantage of 11 bases on balls and three host errors. Marquette made a game of It until the fifth Inning. St. Joe's look a 5-0 lead In the first Inning but Marquette came back In the second stanza with four runs and the frame ended with St. Joseph's leading 6-4. Marquette tied the score In the first of the fifth with two runs, but St, Joe's came back In the last of the frame for seven runs to ice the game. Anothei St. Joe run In the last of the sixth made It 14-6 before Marquette pushed one across In the first of the seventh before the game ended. Joe Finn, pitching for Marquette, gave up 13 hits, including a home Vcstcr dny'Jt Sfitr« fit fttB ASSOeBmt) PRK88 SATTtNO— Phil RuMUtd. ¥«flk«» — 8s «, Reid BftvM to two linnet <« winning Memorial at Tech For Bill Alexander ATLANTA, April 28 WP)—Georgia Tech's famed W. A. Alexander was burled yesterday, and two hours later the school's athletic board authorized construction of n $2,000,000 physical training center as a memorial. The board also named Bobby Dodd to succeed Alexander as athletic director. Dodd, former star quarterback at Tennessee, took over head coaching duties from Alexander after the 1944 season. Dodd came to tech In 1930 as Coach Alex's assistant. As a student, coach and athletic director, Alexander had been at Te/:h 44 run by E. Wells of St. Joe's, while striking out seven and walking six Thomas walked 11 and fanned 10. Only other extra-base hit In the game also went to St. Joseph, with Slanton getting n double. Larry Kortc, Marquclle center fielder, had two of the Explorer lilts In three trips to the plate to lead the Marquette batters. The other Explorer hits went to Clem Noll, the catcher, and Harold Thomeczek, playing third. For St. Joe's, Smith, at first base, had three for four for the afternoon, and Mosely, playing shortstop, had three for five, and scored three runs. Homer Clark Jr. Ties for Title In Reno Shoot ' RENO, Apr.ll 26 <#)—After sis days of hot trap shooting, the flip of a coin decided the champion* ship of the Reno Flyer Roundup. Homer Clark jr., Alton, 111., and Herscheli Cheek -of Clinton, Ind., tied at the end of the roundup yesterday with 142 x 150 for the trophy. They spilt the cash prizes. 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