Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 26, 1950 · Page 24
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 24

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, April 26, 1950
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WSBKBSBAV, APRIL 26,19JO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Second of Series Television Helps Attendance In Madison Square Garden By MURRAY ROSE NEW YORK, April 26. (& — Television's impact on sports hai been terrific. Some 5,000,000 sett have been sold around the country. About 100,000 more a week are being gobbled up. There are 61 TV stations In operation. What Is all this doing to sports? It definitely Is stimulating interest. But what ts Its affect on spectator sports? Is It hurting or help- Ing attendance and gate receipts? That's a question that brings more conflicting answers than what to do about the H-bomb. On» survey shows that TV sends more people to the ball parks and arenas. Another shews It's keeping customers home. There's no doubt that video revived wrestling In some areas, and made the roller derby, a new sport. But how about the major sports? We put the question to Ned Irish, executive director of Madison Square Garden, premier sports palace of the country. Irish probably has had more experience with the problem than any other promoter In the country. Okay In Garden "We find that it definitely does not hurt us," said Irish. "That is our experience at Madison Square Garden. It may be different elsewhere ancN in other cities. We don't know about that. But we do know about the garden. "We have a much clearer plc- l.urs today than last year. We now have substantial experience and facts to go on. "As you know, we didn't televise before Feb. 1 last season. (The winter season.) "We then televised a Saturday night basketball show on a sustaining basis. We mentioned our next basketball date, which was a Tuesday. The Tuesday show was just an average doubleheader. But our advance sales spurted Monday and Tuesday- We sold between 2,000 and 3,000 more tickets in advance for that show than for others. "Our hockey attendance was better after television than before. Of course, the team got better later on. "Next year we plan to televise everything. We're offering Sunday to Thursday shows In one package. One local situation (WPIX) has an option on that at the moment. Most of the attractions those days are of a local nature. "Fridays (boxing) and Saturdays (basketball, track, rodeo, horse shows, etc.) will be handled in separate deals." The Saturday night rights went to the Columbia Broadcasting System for a sum believed to be about 5100,000. Boxing shows brought $400,000 under the last contract and the new one certainly won't be any less. The Sunday- Thursday package reportedly will bring the Garden close to $300,000 making 'a total of approximately $800,000 for Garden productions. That's high finance and that's only one arena. A majority of the major league ball clubs are going along with television. Irish to Televise Notre Dame just concluded another deal with the Dumont network for the telecasting of the Fighting Irish's home football games. The major networks all had a chance to bid for that great fall attraction. Shortly after Notre Dame signed, the Big Ten voted to ban "live" telecasts of all its home games. This may be a sign of things to come. Besides these events, television will cover the World Series and horse-racing and major golf and tennis tourneys undoubtedly also will be vldeoed. Officials of Philadelphia's two major league ball clubs think telr vision Is the greatest thing to happen to baseball since radio. "The fans svlll find new interest In the game and attendance eventually will Increase," said Connie Mack Jr., of the Philadelphia Athletics. President Bob Carpenter of the Phils said several months ago that television hurt most when the weather was poor. Husky Tom Gallery, a former fight promoter, baseball bigwig and now an executive of the Dumont network, says "Look at the New York Yankees (Yankee games are handled by WABD, a Dumont station). They were below a million in attendance In '45. They've been over 2,000,000 a year since. Attendance has kept on building up since they've had television." Introduction of Yankee night ball and a couple of pennant winning clubs didn't hurt either. That's one sid^ of the question, We'll give you the other viewpoint tomorrow. Bowling ACME Tuesday Merchant* Bakers Cleaners won 2 from Gould Auto Parts. Hyndman Ice & Fuel won 2 from Black Hawks. .Crcamo won 2 from Klwanis. Pearl Market won 2 from Howard Wells. Brown Motor Lines won 2 from United Cab. Dans Brake Service won 2 from Swain Service. Falslaff won 2 from Indians. Mason's Root Beer won 2 from Flemings. Owls won 2 from Telegraph. Individual high game: F. Losch 216. Individual high series: Ballard 580. Team higti^ game: Masons 889. Team high series: Masons 2468. 200 bowlers: Ballard 20fi, Oden 202, Losch 216, Kohle 208. AVostcrncr A Hornets won 3 from Mill Products. Smokeless Powder won 3 from White Flyers. Xperts won 3 from Long Rifle. Machine Shop won 3 from Production Control. Cap won 3 from Brass Mill Repair. Metallic Mfg. won 2 from Ammunition Sales. Rangers won 2 from Brass Casting. Powder Mill won 2 from Mechanical. Individual high game: E. Henesey 226. Individual high series: Gillham 574. Team high game: White Flyers 932. Team high series: Smokeless Powder 2592. 200 bowlers: Gillham 225, Unterbrink 202, Aljels 203, E. Henesey 22G, F. Hellrung 204, Rhodes 204, Graham 221, Peters 202, Christiansen 215. 9 Westerner B Metallic Loading won 3 from Tool Makers, Inspection won 3 from Die Makers. Super X won 3 from Plant.' Metallurgists won 2 Powder Plant;- Brass Sales won 2 from Industrial Relations. Electricians won 2 from Research. Silver Tips won 2 from Tool Room. Westernites won 2 from Detona' tor. Individual high game: Bennette 214. Individual high series: Haas 576. Team high game:: Super X 798. Team high series: Super X 2219. 200 bowlers: Walters 212, Roglis 212, Haas 202, Bennette 214, Newman 202. , WOOD RTVER BOWL Lashley Mohme won 3 from ttttt iVtfflfit B» t«fc ASSOCIAtM) MilM BUFFALO, N. Y. — M* Otn», IMJi Newark, N. J., outpttnrtd V*rn Mitchell, 167H, ttetrttt, 10. LONDON — T«ny An»n, m>*. Um- don. outpointed Honort PrtMH. Ho, M«ra*lllM, mne« f 18. Ifot Btltlrti *nd European flyweight tltlei. LEWISTON M*. - «»1ph fcuntlll 1S3V4, Provldsnc* R I, outpointed Al Couture, 180V4, LewUton, 10. South Roxana Dads Club. Well's Schmidt won 2 from Sweelen's, W. R. Dept. Store won 3 from Helmkatnp. Diamond Service won 2 from Howard Wells. City Club won 3 from Wood River Motor. Individual high game: Toth 254. Individual high series: Toth 681. Team high game: City Club 1038. Team high series: City Club 2985. 200 bowlers: Ferguson 202, Avara- movlch 202, Koby 202, Meehan 204, Schmidt 241, Boedecker 200, Schroedor 209, Ragus 213, Burrls 210, Toth 212 254, Hudock 210, Crystal 204 206 210, Sheets 206, Rlley 229. Tuesday Ladle* Hanfelder's Insurance won 3 from Camp's Drugs. Nn Man's Land won 2 from Busse Camp Insurance. Fairy Inn won 3 from D. & K. Market. Individual high game: Borcn 246. Individual high series: Boron 573. Team high game: No Man's Land 763. Team high series: No Man's Land 2102. 200 bowlers: Boren 201 246. 1SCO Koll. Off. No. 2 Togglers won 3 from Pipe- fitters. UPPER ALTON ALLEYS Tuesday Night Handicap Milton Road Cleaners won 3 from Henry's Service. Kvers' Decorating won 3 from U.A.B.A. Silver Seal won 2 from Graul-Seago Service. Individual high game: King 2M8. Individual high series: King 622. Team high game: U.A.B.A. 952. Team high series: U.A.B.A. 2700. 200 howlers: King 238, 20-1, 13. Showers 233, 204, N. Showers 222, 209, Riner 221, Murphy 208, Christianson 208. Final Standings Milton Road Cleaners.. 35-16 Upper Alton Alleys ... 31-20 Graul-Seago Service ... 31-20 Evers' Decorating .... 21-30 Sliver Seal Soda 20-31 Henry's Service 15-38 Tuesday Night Merchants Haycraft Coal-Ice won 3 from Piasa Rabbit Club. Duraglas won 3 from Jack's. Grove Signs won 2 from Rexroat. Motors. Individual high game: Wilklns 213. Individual high series: Wilkins 591. Team high game: Duraglas 945. Team high series: Duraglas 2737. 200 bowlers: JoueU 204, 211, Grohnke 201, Leady 200, Wilkins 213, 213, Nash 211, Warner 208. BOWL INN Tuesday Afternoon Ladles Geewhlzzes won 2 from Sure Mrs. Dizzy Dames won 2 from Wildcats. Whirligigs won 2 from Hot Shots. Individual high game: Ballman 173. Individual high series: Ballman 489. Team high game: Dizzy Dames 589. Team high series: Dizzy Dames 1719. 200 bowlers: None. Tuesday Merchants American Legion won 2 from God- ,frey. Leonard Ice & Fuel won 3 from Goebels. Candy Bills won 3 from Ritz Theatre. Alton Insulating & Roofing won 2 from Fischer Lumber Co. Schwartz won 3 from Fahnestock, Milton Five Department won 3 from Miller's High Life, Jack's won 2 from Comm Coal. Carter Bros, won 2 from Ewing Auto. Individual high game: Reuter 242. Individual high series: Reuter 648. Team high game: Leonard Ice & Fuel 869. Team high series: Leonard Ice & Fuel 2519. 200 bowlers: Reuter 242, 242, Travis 223, Florin! 200, McReynolds 214, Sammons 209, Ward 213, Fielder 201. READ TELEGRAPH WANT ADS NATIONAL LftAQUfc Club W L Pet « t Bh'd Chicago 3 0 1.000 1.000 .7SO . . . Plttsb'gh 5 1 .833 .857 .714 ... Brooklyn 5 1 .833 .857 .714 ... Boston 4 3 .571 .625 .500 1 St. Louis 2 4 .333 ,420 .286 2',4 Phlladel. 2 4 .333 .420 .286 2tt N. York I 4 .200 .333 .167 3 Clncln'tl 0 5 .000 .167 .000 4 AME1UCAN LEAGUE t Club W L Pet. W U Detroit 5 1 .833 .857 .714 ... N. York 4 2 .667 .714 .571 1 Cleveland 3 2 .600 .667 ,500 !'.» Wash'ton 3 2 .600 .667 .500 1H Phlladel. 3 4 ,<I29 .500 .37.1 2M Boston 3 5 ,375 ,444 .333 3 St. Louis 2 4 ,333 .420 .286 3 Chicago 1 4 .200 .333 ,167 3!4 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 3, Boston 0. New York 8, Philadelphia 4. Chicago at Pittsburgh, rain. Only games scheduled, AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 5, St. Louis 2, New York 6, Philadelphia 3. Cleveland at Chicago, wet grounds. Boston at Washington, rain. Today's Schedule NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis at Cincinnati. Philadelphia at Brooklyn, night. New York at Boston, night. Only games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit at St. Louis. Cleveland at Chicago. Boston at New York. Wash'ton at Philadelphia, night. Tomorrow's Schedule NATIONAL LEAGUE New York at Boston. Philadelphia at Brooklyn. St. Intis at Hl-.lnburgh, night. Cincinnati at Chicago. AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington at Philadelphia. Chicago at St. Louis. Cleveland at Detroit. Boston at Now York. Columbus Stops Louisville in AA Br THE ASSOCIATED Columbus finally stopped Loulu ville's victory streak 'Tuesday night while weather halted all other American Association action, Veteran Mike Natlsln of the Red Birds slammed his first homer of the season In the eleventh Inning to defeat Louisville, 1-0. The loss was the Colonels' first of the season after five wins. It left them tied with Indianapolis for the lead, each with 5-1 records. The mound duel was between Columbus' rookie righthander, Gene Major, and 27-year-old Bob Alexander. Major gave up seven hits, and Alexander eight. Snow and rain postponed Toledo el; Indianapolis, Milwaukee at St. Paul and Kansas City at Minneapolis. New Leaders in Women's Bowling ST. PAUL, April 26, (/B—A new team, the Fanatorium Majors of Grand Rapids, Mich., perched at the top of the team standings in the Women's International Bowl- Ing Congress tournament today. The Majors rolled 8903 — second 2900 score in the 33-year history of the congress—to displace the Strauss — Frank team from San Antonio, which had led with 2769. "LET'S PLAY BALL" The season's here! Are you rgjdy for it? Do you and your team have all the equipment you need for a winning season? Check your uniforms, your playing equipment and baseball accessories. If you're missing ANYTHING, remember that we have a complete stock of baseball supplies and equipment. Don't let a single strike go by! Come in today! OUTFIELDER GLOVES % CATCHER MITTS if BASEBALL BATS if OFFICIAL BASEBALLS * BASEBALL SHOES ir CATCHER MASKS WITTEL'S SPORTING GOODS CO SIKH AND B HO AD WAY Eleven Big Ten Cagers Taken For NBA Play CHICAGO, April 26. Iff) — Out of 119 college stars drafted by the 12-team National Basketball Association, 11 are from the Western Conference. The champion Minneapolis Lakers drafted three, Howie Williams and Andy Bulchko of Purdue and Bud Grant of Minnesota. The Lakers also got Kevin O'Shea, Notre Dame All-America, while another All-America, Bradley's Paul Unruh, went to Indianapolis. Another Indianapolis selection was Jerry Stulevlle of Indiana. *Dlck Schnlttkcr of Ohio State, the third All-America from the Midwest, was Washington's first choice. His teammate, Bob Donham, was drafted by Boston. Wisconsin's Don Rehfeldl, Big Ten scoring champion, wa» top choice of Baltimore. The Tri City Blackhawks, In addition to getting Bob Cousy of Holy Cross, latched on to Bill Erlckson of Illinois. Wally Osterkorn of Illinois and Lou Watson of Indiana went to the Chicago Stags. Syracuse lagged Mack Sprunowlcz of Michigan. Sli-olfs Takes Ninth In ABC Bowling COLUMBUS, O., April >2fi, </Pl Slroh's of Wyandotle, Mich., stole American Bowling Congress tourney attention yesterday with a 2807 series, good enough for ninth place In the team standings. Dowd Sporting Goods of St. Louis—the attraction that drew the tourney's largest week-day crowd—failed to live up to advance notice. Too many misses cut the St. Louis to tal to 2678. Collcne BfisefmU By TUB ASSOCIATED PRESS Fordham 15, CCNV I. Kama* 8, MlMourl 3. Qimntlco Mnrlnen 2. Duquesne 0. Gaorgla 8, Vanderbllt 4. Miss. State 22, Tulano 10. Northeastern Okla. 12. Tul»a in. Southern California 6, l*» Angelci Loyola 3. Washington 9. Oregon 4. Oklahoma Aggie* 11 Oklahoma 0. Richmond 8, George Wathlngton 8. Wichita B, Southwestern IKan) 3. . Colorado A * M 3, Colorado Slate 1. Colorado Mines B, Colorado Collet* 7. Virginia 7, Virginia Military B. Arkaniai Tchri 30, College Osarkj .1. Arkontai Stato 14, Memphis Navy Station 10. Omaha Jl. South Dakota 7. South Carolina 0. The Citadel n. Arizona 0-3, Arizona State (Tempt) 2-0. Boston Univ. 3, Harvard 1. France Is installing a thermal power station at Pondlcherry, In its Indian colony. TIRE AND TUBE COMBINATION OFFER AltfTATi TlftKt AND TUMI »ott> OMIV »r MAM. tOMUCt AND CO, 2 2 Reg. 13.48* Allltlt* IS Months OutrantMd TIRE TRIUMPH TIRES PLUS Reg. 2.80 Allttat* HEAVY DUTY TUBES 31.90 Valuel All For Only *nnd old tires and tubes Same Combination For Size 6:50x16 . . . 28,50* $s if Special Purchatt M«kts These Low Prices Posilbto *X-41 Cold Rubber and Safety-Tread Construction *AII First-Quality Materials and Workmanship «» - A savings deal that's a triumph fojsyou jn value! Special factory production makes this unusually low price possible! Take full advantage of this tirr and 'tiib« combination offer now! , TIRES MOUNTED, NO EXTRA LOW AS 3.00 DOWN ON EASY TERMS ALTOM 300 PIASA Phone 3-5511 Spring Is A Little Late This Year- BUT— YOUR CAR DOESN'T KNOW IT! IT IS WINTER WEARY WITH WORN OIL AND GREASE Gef Our Spring "PEP-UP" Special Now/ HERE IS WHAT WE DO» Complete ABC Tuneup • Adjust Brakes. • Flush Radiator. • Check Entire Cooling System. • Flush and Refill Transmission. • Flush & Refill Differential • Fill Crankcase with Clean, Fresh Oil. • Repack Front Wheel Bearings. • Lubricate Car to Factory Specifications 1 •> *»•»«•** COMPLETE ONLY $ IT 95 FOR THE BEST IN SERVICE SEE PUR SERVICE MANAGERS-' Rwsfll "Woody" Woods (14 yrs. sorvioo) Earl "tymdy" Divls (21 yrt, Jorvleo) Martin "Marly" Htynes (26 yrs, sorvioo) Floyd "Slim" Ttmirlh (10 yrs. sorvioo) Jamos "Ourl«y" MoElyea (IB yrs. sorvioo) Eldoii "Rovorond" Pook (8 yrs, sorvloo) For 30 Years . . It's Been "FORD" and "CARTER BROS." Your- Ion --Wood River CARTER 4

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