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Pogw /JF./0 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Established January 15, 1838 ALTON, ILL,, SATURDAY, JUNE 11,1960. Se Pit Copy Membtr of Thi AHMftMi MUM Future Plans Provide New SPORTALK By DON PLARSKI Aulittnf Sporfi UlMr Sports department: I would like to commend you on your Saturday night column (June 4) in the Telegraph about the condition of the ball fields in Alton. Our team (the Jackson's) will certainly back you up one hundred per cent on this Henry street situation. Tills is just the reason we got out of the City League. We all have to work for a living and we need every part of our body to do so. We were afraid if we continued playing at Henry street we were going to get somebody killed. Whoever dreamed of this setup down there should be the first to be shot into outer space because they have no Bosox Give Billy Jurges His Release By BOB GREEN BOSTON (AP) — "It's best for all," Billy Jurges, 58, said after being ousted as manager of the slump-ridden Boston Red Sox. "I'm going to get back into baseball, but I don't know where yet. I'm free to do anything I want," Jurges said from his home in Arlington, Va., Friday after being notified he had been fired. No successor was named. Veteran coach Del Baker — who took over the club on a temporary basis three days ago when doctors ordered Jurges to take a complete resl — will remain as the interim manager, the Red Sox said. The Red Sox' unconditional release of Jurges marked a complete turn-around of policy. The one-time shortstop great was given three votes of confidence \vhen the Red Sox hit the skids j and plunged .to the American! League cellar. ! The latest was May 31 when) owner Tom Yawkey made a rare personal appearance before the consideration for "people here on earth. Alton certainly is big enough to house the finest ball playing facilities in this part of the country. But. what do they have, a bunch of crawfish holes, broken glass and weeds. Our sponsor, Glennon Jackson of Jackson Distributing Co. doesn't even sell his product in the Wood River or Roxana area.! but knowing the situation as il is, he is kind enough to let us play our home games down at. Roxana wherr we have a nice ball purk. I Thanks to the Roxiuia Park! Board for letting us have it. To| this we are grateful. I havr never | complained before, but if these present conditions exist, it certainly won't be the last. CAL JOHNS Business Manager Jackson's Softball Team •'.' M •;•'Phis writer talked to Harold Bean. Recreation Department Director, this week. And, while not all points could be discussed, the main gist of the Henry street situation was brought to light. lint and foremost, future plans by the Recreation Dept. call for a permanent recreational area at the foot of Cherry street near the river front where many yearn ago this area nerved the same purpose. Before getting into tliat. however, there are extenuating circumstances which were brought out by Bean. When the Henry street diamonds wore first laid out. the city council gave the city Sanitation Department the authority to plan and fill in the area which served us the eity dump. This, the sanitation department ( did. It purchased dirt and supervis- I nd the filling over the rtibbage and trash. Il was u hurried job since the city fathers had given the department little time In which to pre- ipare the area for city-wide play. JAs a result, nnd in fairness to the i sanitation and recreation departments, the fields were not covered properly. This has been admitted. Since the formation of the diamonds mere has been some sinking of the ground. Presently, the Park Department and Recreation Department maintain the fields at Henry street. They, in the words jof Bean, are "trying to^keep up 'with the sinking." : Obviously, when the Henry street ; diamonds were laid out. the playing fields had to be on a temporary basis only. Future plans by the city, in conjunction with the state, called for approaches to the Clark bridge. When they are constructed the fields will have to he moved. ' Just when the approaches Will become n reality is unknown. In :the meantime, the Henry street | diamonds serve as best they can for the current crop of softball and little leagur players. There Is little the Recreation Department can do. Because of the garbage underneath the top <mll, water pipes could not be laid properly for cold drinking water. As a result, water coolers will be Installed for the players this season. Because of the heavy use of the fields, many games early this season in the city league were played though the fields were wetter than usual. The Henry street problem is a ticklish one. Better playing facilities depend-mostly on the state's decision to construct bridge approaches. If and when the state decides on tiie approaches, the city of Alton will have help in constructing a permanent recreation area at Cherry street. Equipment such as the dugouts, stands, fences and other things will be moved to the Cherry street area at the state's expense. Admittedly, the Cherry street area will be far better than thr current one existing at Henry street. Instead of a hurried Job on filling in the area, the Recreation Department, In conjunction with the Park Department, will have more time, to lay out the fields with the proper drainage system. More top soil will be laid over the area. * Plans at the Cherry street site ulco call for permanent light poles of steel instead of the wood ones now used at Henry street. The multiple playing area at Cherry street will consist of 12 softball and baseball diamonds with at least one of the baseball diamonds lighted and, of course, the softball diamonds equipped for night play. » w ••:• Just what year actual construction of the Cherry street site will bcjtfn it not WWW). Irwft i* one way h> which It <WiM «srt even before the state okays the bridge approaches. f fife Ctty Council MB* fit to allocate «mmgh money to the Recreation of Partt Department *ffh mpiielt orders vto start bulkWi to\v«nl a recrt*. ' ttofl ana at Cherry street, then, tat mty the*, will Henry street Mtrt sUpptag tram peopMni fnetvtofievi * But,, if tae City Council doca tnt okay funds for a start, pfctyen will nave to wait until approaches are built. And, n said before, the problem of approaches remains as much a mystery as does a new recreation area. The City Council may not authorize funds'because It perhaps feels why waste city money when the state will move the Henry street equipment to Cherry street at its expense. Sound logic. However, when will the state okay the approaches and, In turn, move the equipment? TW'aopwachCT may not be built for years. Until then Henry street will serve ai Alton's source of softball facilities. Bean IB open to suggestion* of the helpful type. He would Ilka to have some of the more interested ftbaJl and baseball fans In the tret get together with him to discuss what can be done about a new recreation site. The abuse heaped on the Recreation Department at times is Without foundation or reason. The circumstances now prevailing are not entirely the fault of the Recreation Department. If it jttoes not have the funds to work with or Is not given sufficient money by the City Council', there IB little it can hope to achieve. * * # • The City Council, with a little more leniency toward recreational facilities can help rectify much of the consternation now directed toward It. An increasing amount of complaining is going on in the City Leflfue oVW the poor available. And, while the fteerta- Uon Department may affNtff the scapegoat, It, too, hfti tt» problems. Bean It not MM of I fees now plaueo on i;( tered tot various the money IMUHI those playing If the ctl wlB not tu ary funds, thus, tfttr try feev> ' i: ' : Once upon aHmepteyewttrAlton played in leagues tor free. Of course there were fewer then, but a permanent recreation area such as the one planned by the Recreation Department could help solve many of the problems OW existing. As Johns pointed out in his letter —I have never complained before, but if these present conditions exist, it certainly won't be the last— unless something feasible is done he will probably have more company as the years progress .without better playing facilities. Willie's Wheelin' For Giants Again By ED W1LKS ! hits. He scored twice and stole Willie's wheelin' again, Sad two bases. Sam's still a stopper and the San Mays got the Giants started Francisco Giants have breezed with a single in the fourth, coming back within one game of the Na-|a r °i«id °" s«'g les °y Orlando tional League lead. Cepeda and Willie McCovey. Then Which Willie? Forget it. There's ihe walloped a 41 °- foot homer ' his ! Yesterday's Slurs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pitching — Sam Jones, Giants, allowed just five hits, walked four and struck out eight for 5-0 vie-1 tory over the Braves. j Hitting — Mickey Mantle, Yan-i kees, drove in two runs with two! hits, cracking a tie with eighth-! inning home run for 4-3 victory! that ended the Indians' winning 1 streak at five. Wright Wins Second Crown eighth, in the fifth inning after the Giants' only past five games, and a walk. Jones (8-4)). winner in the is 7-0 ; Park. Cardinal right-hander Larry i That halved Pittsburgh's lead jjttckso|] (8 . 5) won his seventh I after the Pirates had lost 9-6 at |a ,, OW) but needed relief help St. Louis. giving up home runs by Don Hoak Cincinnati managed just three a nd Smoky Burgess in the fifth hits, but one was Dutch Dotterer's j an d sixth innings. The Cards beat two singles and a three-run homer Friday night as the Giants whipped Milwaukee 5-0 behind a, five-hit pitching job by Sam: I Jones. JAYCEE TOURNEY WINNERS Shown are winners in the Wood River Township Jaycee Junior Golf Tourney held at Cloverleaf Friday aft- Boston pr£fdefending Jurges •"««. From left are Joe Bolin, win- Boston pi ess, deiending Jiuges] ner from Bethalto, Barley Nischwitz of Bolin Wins Wood River, second place winner, and John Donham, Roxana, third place winner. On the right is tourney chairman Jim Maynard.—Staff Photo. grand-slam home run, giving the Reds a 4-3 victbry at Los Angeles. The Chicago Cubs defeated Philadelphia 6-1. Mays was O-for-19 before getting a hit in his last at-bat as the Giants suffered their third defeat in four games Thursday. Now he is 4-for-4, walking in his last trip ex-mate Harvey Haddix (3-3) with a five-run fifth, scoring them all svith two out. Ken Boyer hit his 15th home run, tying Ernie Banks of the Cubs for tiie NL lead. Dotterer's slam came in the second inning off Sandy Koufax (1-8)—who struckwut the side in the first inning, then walked the and chiding reporters. There was a touch of it in the telegram Yawkey sent Jurges notifying him of his dismissal. "I am truly sorry the way the situation developed," Yawkey said. "Good health." luck and good By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League Cleveland Baltimore New York Detroit Chicago Washington Kansas City Boston W. 28 30 26 25 27 20 20 15 L. Pet. G.B. .609 .588 .353 .543 .540 .426 .408 .326 Friday Results New York 4, Cleveland 3 Baltimore 5, Kansas City 4 Detroit 7, Washington 4 Chicago 13, Boston 3 Saturday Games Cleveland at New York 18 21 21 21 23 27 29 31 3 3 SVa 13 Jaycee Tourney Joe Bolin of Bethalto was the winner of the Wood River Township Jaycees' Junior*Golf Tourney as he shot a 72 for 18 holes Friday at Cloverleaf. Bolin was the only entry in a field of 16 from Bethalto. He shot a 37 on the front nine and a par 35 on the back nine. Harley Nlschwitz of Wood Rivei- was second place winner and John Donham of Roxana took thkd. Other participants were: Dan Ufert 98, Sam Ladd 102, Jerry Tovo 104, Jack Ladley 106, Ben Biggerstaff 106, Jerry White 106, Gordon Hill 107. Ron Johnson 108, Jim Oldham 110, Mike Ufert 114, Dan Langehaug 115, Dan Sparks 117, and Jim Ufert 124. Paul Christman To Coach Cards Mantle's Hitting Stirs Yank Hopes Friday night after tagging loser (bases loaded in the second. Bob Warren Spahn (4-3) for his three j Purkey (5-2) was the winner, 1 blanking the Dodgers on four hits until Norm Sherry, who drove in all three runs with two homers, socked his fourth of the year in the seventh inning. Jim Brosnan saved it after Sherry's two-run shot off Bill Henry in tiie ninth. Mark Freeman, a Yankee castoff, won his first in the majors with a four-hitter for the Cubs. Jim Owens (3-6) was the loser. He gave up Banks' 15th homer in Cardinals Whip Old Nemesis., Harvey Haddix I ST. LOUIS (AP)-The St. Louis j Cardinals continue their barrage 'of left-handed pitchers Friday • night with a 9-6 victory over the Three I League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cedar Rapids 4, Lincoln 0 Burlington 7, Topeka 0 Green Bay 12, Sioux City 4 Des Moines —, Fox Cities 7 (13 innings) BEMIDJI. Minn. (AP) — Bifl Wright, a rangy West Coast links-' Fight Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Boston — Paul Ponder, 160, Brookline, Mass., outpointed Sugar Ray Robinson, 15S»s, New York, 15. (Pender retained Massachusetts-New York-European version of world middleweight title). Sao Paulo, Brazil—Eder Jofre, MB':-, Braxil, knocked out Ernesto Miranda, 1l5!i, Argentina, 3. | (Jofrc retained South American j bantamweight title*. man who escapes the frayed-nerve club by chatting to himself, today wore his second major amateur title in a year with a military flavor. Wright, the 1959 National Public Links winner, no sooner wrapped up the National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletic (NAIA) crown Friday than he left here by plane for two weeks National Guard training. The Western Washington State entry eased into the title with the same effortless pace that marked his opening round of par 72 in the four-day event. The 6-foot-4 Wright added a string of three 71s lor a winning 3-under-par 285. By tiD W1LKS Associated Press Sports Writer Mickey Mantle suddenly is the old Mick, and New York's long dead Yankees have begun to look like the Damn Yankees again In the American League race. They won their fourth in a row and moved within 2^3 games of first-place Cleveland Friday night, cracking an eighth-inning tie on Mantle's fourth home run in three games for a 4-3 decision that chopped the Indians' winning ing a 3-1 lead on Harvey Kuenn's Pittsburgh Pirates in Busch Stad-i er> two-out double in the fifth. .ium- The Orioles twice came from be- j Tllis S ave ^ e Redbirds a 12-8 hind, then beat Kansas City reliev-1 record against southpaws comer Marty Kutyna (1-2) in the i I )U1 ' eci to ll ' 18 "gainst righthand- eightli on Brooks Robinson's third ! ers single. Hal Brown (6-2) won it in' The Cards pounded former the third inning—a two-run clinch- relief. j teammate Harvey Haddix out of Charlie Tidwell Top Sprinter HOUSTON, Tex. (AP)—Charlie Steve Bilko hit a three-run ho-! the box with a 5-run fifth inning , .„ mer as Detroit scored four in the iwhictl 8 ave tne Redbirds and Lar-| Tidwell is adding steam to his first at Washington against loser' Chuck Stobbs (3-2) and then rolled] it up. Jim Bunning (3-3) won it i straight triumph but needed help I The Kansas senior posted a Jackson an 8-2 cushion. | bid to become the nation's top Jackson hobbled to his seventh i .sprinter this Olympic year. Paul Christmari, lor the "Dream spokesman Backfield" _ Kansas City at Baltimore (N) i which led the Chicago Cardinals ' tu 1947 world's championship in and (o 11 victories and !only one defeat in 1948. will foe a member of the St. Louis 'ball Cardinals' coaching sialf Chicago at Boston (2 — day night) Detroit at Washington Sunday Game* Detroit at Washington (2) Kansas Chicago Monday Ciaiue Ie S e training camp New York at Kansas City ( N)i Making Director Waiter Wolf- Only game scheduled i ner announced Saturday. ! Christman, who again will oe National League : tne "color" commentator on W. L. Pet. G.B. I Cards' telecasts sponsored by 31 Mantle has produced the winning run in three of the last four successes by the third-place Yankees. It was only the third loss in)8 av e "P 10 games for the Injuns, butl will 'ams' 496th home trimmed their lead to a half-game fourth of the season. I over second-place Baltimore. The Orioles shook their slump with a 5-4 decision over Kansas City. Fourth-place Detroit stayed hot, winning five in a row by whipping Washington 7-1. The Chicago White Sox ended their skid at three with a li!-3 romp at Boston. with Hank Aguirre's relief after from two relief pitchers—Bob Dul- Bob Allison hit u solo homer in iba in the seventh and Lindy Mc- tlie eighth. Daniel for the final out. Jackson's The White Sox broke* loose for j record now is 8-5. six runs in the fourth against; Haddix had a 5-1 record against Tom Brewer (4-61. Russ Kern- tne Cards last year but in two merer (3-3) was the winner. Fie lSlarts against them this season hits — " ne Ted-has been knocked out both times, run, his yiflding eight runs, seven earned, in 12 innings. He wasn't the -.10.1 for 100 meters in the Meet of Champions Friday night to stake a claim to a tie for the world I record. The slender Negro also won the 200-meter dash in :20.8, just two- tenths of a second over the world mark. Next week Tidwell moves on to the NCAA meet, where he will be MeLropoJig Si»m*> JJebreiuit n* Coa<-li METROPOLIS, ill. .V me BeJnendt. 30. ha* loser in the first start. Ken Boyer blasted his homer for the Cards in a attack, to tie the Chicago Cubs' Erne Banks for the major league Ho'-lead. been! In the fifth, the Redbirds had .,mii at wnBimiituju , -, --•- __________ __________ - Insas Citv at Baltimore (2)! iri their preparatory work at the southpaw reliever Dick Stigmas. succeeding Renn who took ning with u single but was still on icam at Boston ; Cards' Lake Forest (111.) CoJ- (2 " l) with '»s third straight loss i a coaching job at Lilchfield second with two out. Then came *i«^a», r iu .,.» lege training camp this year. in the ope''? 1 ' Ol a four-game se-;High School. He has been coach- the barrage. Pittsburgh San Francisco Milwaukee Cincinnati St. Louis Los Angeles Chicago Philadelphia 31 23 26 23 22 19 18 18 20 te 25 26 2* 25 32 .633 .608 .548 .510 .468 .440 .432 .300 «. 'Fahitaff Brewing Corp. when j {the National Football League season gets under way, was an 8 8 9% AH'Ameriuan standout at Missouri University and Cards' No. named football and baseball! seven hits, six in a row after two Mantle's 12th hoau* run tagged , coach at Metropolis Hi«h School' were out. Jackson opened the in- I defending champion for 100 yards. .... | Tidweir moved to his world rec- !?•* ord tie by turning back Dave '" Sime and'Stone Johnson after ing Ira Murchison, who owns part of the world murk, and Bobby Mrrow, the 1956 Olympic winner, fall in qualifying heats. Tidwell beat Stone Johnson of ries at Yankee Stadium. Art Dit-'ing in Kentucky at Crlttenden mar (4-3) svas the winner. The|County Consolidated Yankee right-hander blanked the;School. India-is on two singles alter blow came rrage Tonight the Cards tend Ray Sa High docki Joe (0-2) against Pirate rookie Grambling by a yard in the 100 and Sinie by a foot in the 200. Fight Renulto Guam—Terry Flores, 147, Philippines, and Jessie Stein, 141, Guam, drew, 10. 1 draft choice ui 1941. Unfoi- tunately, he was a top choice a> far as Uncle Sam \\as concerned and the Cards hud lo wail Until 19-J5 before Paul shed lik- Navy garb for football again. 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