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Section 2 Pages 11-18 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Sport Comic Classified Established January 15, 1836. ALTON, ILL., SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1963 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. Big Bear Dickerson Will Play in Canada SPOKTALK By DON I* LA It SKI Telegraph Sports Editor Big Bear has come out of hibernation for the year and is ready to head for the wilds of Canada. Big Bear is Charles Dickerson, former Roxana High School and University of Illinois football star. On June 12 he'll head for Montreal, Canada where he'll play with the Aloucttes in the Canadian Football League. This'H be his first venture in the north-of-the-border league. Last year he played his first season of professional football. After leaving the University of Illinois where he played regular defensive tackle for the Illini in 1961, Big Bear signed with the Boston Patriots of the American Football League in 1962. He was their llth draft choice. Cleveland of the National Football League drafted him on its ninth round, but he decided to cast his lot with the young AFL team. He didnt' make it with the Patriots and and upon his release, was signed by the Buffalo Bills of the same leage. Dickerson played seven games last year with the and working on my wind. I've also been lifting the Bills before injuring his right knee and undergoing the weights and doing some insometric work. I'm a firm believer in isometric contraction. "It's rid me of a lot of my injuries and builds me up. My loss of weigh! has helped my speed and maneuvari- bility. I'll need it in Canada. The field up there is surgeon's scalpel. After the successful operation, Big Bear was waived by the Bills. He was farmed out to Daytona Beach, Fla. of the Southern Football League which included Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Montgomery, Ala. and Savannah, Ga. After his venture in the south, Montreal, exercising its right to sign Dickerson as a free agent signed him to a contract calling for an estimated $20,000. Most of Dickerson's football career has been as a defensive tackle. At Montreal he'll be tried as an offensive guard. "Jim Trimble, Montreal coach, called me up last week and asked me if Id' like to try a shot at offensive guard," said Dickerson. "I told him I'd be glad to." * * * It'll be quite a change for Dickerson, but a move that shouldn't be too difficult. In college days at first the University of Florida as a freshman and sophomore and later with the Marines and the Illini, Big Bear weighed approximately 300 pounds. Now, he's down to a trim 263 pounds, looks fit and is free of the many physical mis- cries that plagued him in earlier days. "If I play guard, they'll probably want me to get down to about 250," said Dickerson. "I've been running a lot at Roxana High School, getting my legs in shape 55 yards wide and 11.0 yards long compared to 50 and 100 down here in the States. "Teams in Canada only carry about 12 or 1 Americans on their rosters, so that means I migh have to go both ways. Biggest thing for me to lean when I play guard will be turning the corners aftei I pull out from my position. In Canadian footbal you're not allowed to block downfield. That means you've got to get away quick and throw blocks faster. Actually, offensive guard will not be a completely new position to Dickerson. He saw some action at that spot last year with Buffalo, getting a chance when Ken Rice of Auburn, the regular guard, suffered an injury. Success has been synonomus with Montreal teams For years Sam Etcheverry, now quarterback with the St. Louis Cardinals, directed the Aloutettes from his quarterback slot. He set almost every record within sight. Last year Sandy Stephens, former Minnesota great, took over quarterback duties and will be there again this season. Dickerson, after playing under former Coach Earl McLane, graduated from Roxana High School in 1955. Granite Loses Title Bid, 3-1 Maine West a Champ; 22-3 For Season PEORIA, 111. (AP)—Two Maine West hurlers gave up only four hits in defeating Granite City 3-1 and capturing the Illinois High School Baseball Championship. Art .Allen was the winning pitcher as Maine West won the crown Friday in the finals at Bradley University Field. The victory was Maine West's llth in a row and gave the team a 22-3 season record. Danville and Lockport were eliminated in the semifinals Friday. Although this'was Maine West's first trip to the state tournament, Maine Township had won the title in 1958 and 1959 under Coach Al Carstens, who now coaches Maine West. Maine was split into Maine East and Maine West three years ago. Allen relieved starter Jim Dunlin in the title game's fourth inning with one out and Granite City runners on second and third. He struck out cleanup hitter Bob Ketner and forced outfielder Bob Karandjeff to hit a pop foul. ' After that Allen gave up only one hit and struck out six. He gave up Granite City's only run in the sixth on an error, two walks and Ketner's single. Maine West's scoring came on two runs in the fourth on three singles and a third run in the fifth on three singles and an error. Granite City's defeat left it with a season mark of 25-1-1 'and ended the Southern Illinois team's 13-game winning streak. Pitcher Chuck Papp was charged with the title game's loss. There was fine defensive play in the title game despite the humid, 95-degree weather. Dan Humay, Maine West's shortstop, made a sensational, diving catch on a drive by pinch- hitler Joe Fanning with a runner on first and none out in the seventh inning. Papp went down swinging for the second out in the seventh and a quick throw by catcher John Gabbert caught pinch-runner Ron Yates off first to complete a game-ending double play. This was Maine West's second double play. The first came in the second inning on a bouncer back to the mound. A quick throw by Dehlin to second forced Karandjeff and the relay doubled catcher Norm Wilfong at first. * FINAL Maine West (3) Gran. City (I) Player AB R H Player AB R 11 OIV WAY TO TITLE PEORIA — Umpire John Rowe signals "safe" as Main's Warren Haird slides into third base, beating an attempt to I'orce him on a sacrifice play in the fourth inning of today's championship game against Granite Warriors Put Three On Tourney Team City. The third baseman is Dick Lee. Baird scored on a single on the next play to start Maine West rolling towards a 3-1 title win. (AP Wirephoto) Keaft Ilumry Bulrd Waters Gabbert Aeuerter DeKreek Clezudlc Aehlin Allen 400 Lee 4 1 2 Hoffman 3 1 2 French 302 Ketner 2 1 1 Kurand- 2 0 1 Jeff 200 Wilfong 3 0 0 Hauptirmn 1 0 0 Taylor 200 2 0 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 300 000 200 200 Cuvunuugh 000 Dlllard 200 Fanning 1 0 o Yates 000 Harris 1 0 0 Pupp 1 1 0 Totals Inning: Maine West Granite City 26 3 8 Totals 23 1 4 1234507 HUE 0002100—3 8 1 0000010—1 4 1 BASEBALL HEROES Ity THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING - Don Drysdale, Dodgers, checked Chicago on seven hits, allowing only an unearned run en route to a 4-1 victory that gave Los Angeles the National League lead by .002 points. BATTING-Duke Snider, Mets, slugged three-run homer in last of ninth inning for 3-2 triumph over St. Louis that dropped Cardinals into tie Tor second place in National League. HELD SCORES-AGAIN WASHINGTON — Woodje Held (13) Cleveland Indians second baseman crosses the plate with his 81h Inning homer. Cleveland beat Washington, 8-1, in tiie game last night in Washington. (AP Wirephoto) PEORIA, 111- Wi—State cham pion Maine West and runnerup Granite City placed three player.' each on the all-tournament team named at the Illinois High School Baseball Tournament. Pitcher Art Allen, who hurler two of Maine West's three victories, was named most valuable player. The sports writers and broadcasters, who named the top play ers Friday also selected two players each from Lockport and Danville, semifinalists in the two-day competition. In addition to Allen, the other selections from Maine West were .shortstop Dan Humay and center fielder Gary Kraft. Humay is a younger brother of Northwestern pitcher Jim Humay, who was named to the all-tournament loam in 1959. The Granite City selections were pitcher Chuck Papp, first baseman Al Taylor and third baseman Rich Lee. Named from Danville were left fielder Ron Ingrum and right fielder Steve Holstine. Lockport players named were Andy Dy- siiup at second base and sophomore catcher Mike Murawski. Al Waters of Maine West received enough s'otes to make the team but not at any one' position. He was second choice at first base and was tied for fourlh in the outfield voting. Public Should Send Checks To Hunt Fund Any person wishing to donate to help defray George Hunt's expenses to the Golden West Invitational Track Meet in Los Angeles on Juno 22 should make checks payable to the George Hunt Fund. Hunt, an Alton High senior who By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National League Batting (100 at bats)—Groat, St. Louis and Covington, Philadelphia, .341. Runs—Flood, St. Louis, 49; H. Aaron, Milwaukee, 47. Runs batted in—Robinson, Cincinnati, 43; H. Aaron, Milwaukee and F. Alou, San Francisco, 40. Hits — Groat, St. Louis, 77; White, St. Louis, 70. Doubles—Cepeda, San Francisco, 16; Groat, St. Louis, 15. Triples — Brock, Chicago and Skinner, Cincinnati; 6. Home runs—H. Aaron, Milwaukee, 17; F. Alou, San Francisco, 12. Stolen bases—Robinson, Cincinnati, 14; Brock, Chicago and Wills, Los Angeles, 13. Pitching (Five decisions) — O'DeL, San Francisco, 8-1, .889, Perranoski, Los Angeles, 6-1, .857 Strikeouts—Drysdale, Los Ange es, 99; Koufax, Los Angeles, 86 American League Batting (100 at bats)—Malzone, Boston, .345; Wagner, Los Ange- es, .330. Runs — Allison, Minnesota, 40; Kaline, Detroit, .35. Runs batted in—Allison, Minnesota, 40; Kaline, Detroit and Wagner, Los Angeles, 38. Hits—Pearson, Los Angeles, 71; Fox, Chicago, 65 Doubles—Versalles, Minnesota, 6; Causey, Kansas City, Power, Minnesota and Boyer, New York, 12. Triples—Hinton, Washington, 8; Clinton, Boston and Cimoli, Kanas City, 5. Home runs—Allison, Minnesota, 5; Wagner, Los Angeles, 13. Stolen bases — Aparicio, Balti- nore, 16; Wood, Detroit and Hin- on, Washington, 8. Pitching (Five decisions) — tock, Baltimore, 5-0, 1.000; 'ischer, Kansas City and Bouton, Mew York, 7-1, .875. Strikeouts—Barber, Baltimore, 7; Bunning, Detroit, 75. He entered the University of Florida at Gainesville where he played in his freshman and sophomore years. * * * Upon completion of his sophomore year, he enlisted in the Marines and served for four years. He spent one year at Quantico, Va. where he played football and spent the next three years in Atsugi, Japan where he played on the Marine team and earned All- Sea Service honors. i After four years with the Marines, he enrolled at the University of Illinois in February of 1960, but had to wait one year before becoming athletically eligible. With the Illini in '61, he played as a defensive tackle on a team that finished last in the Big Ten. However, Dickerson was one of the finest linemen in the conference that year. His drafting by both Boston and Cleveland verified his ruggedness. Trimble, former coach of the Philadelphia Eagles -.„ 7VTT71T i_ J.t- _ .. i f ,» . . .. 1 T O1 Lakers Lose 10-Iniiing Thriller, 8-7 The Alton Lakers girls soft ball team lost its second Twilight League game in as many nights Friday night when the Collinsville Rockettes persisted their way to an 8-7 victory in 10 innings. The game lasted three hours with both starting pitchers, Bev Conaway for Georgia Yost the Lakers and for the Rockettes, of the NFL, is the general manager of the Alouettes| going a " the Way as well as the coach. Dickerson, who stands 6 feet 2•'/•'' inches, will work as a physical culturist and fitness" consultant in Montreal besides playing with the Alouettes This winter Big Bear had been attending the Alton branch of SIU working toward a degree in physcial education., One more quarter will bring his degree. I Miss Coiunva.v struck out three and walked six. Her opponent \vliiffvcl one and walked one. The winning run in the 10th frame came when Irene Mezzano reached first on an error, Karen Rowe singled, both runners moved He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dickerson 505 , u f on a pass ? d bal1 and Miss South 9th Street, Wood River. ompete in the coast meet with ther top prep stars from through- ut the country. Checks should be mailed to Ben CHARLES DICKERSON Duke Snider Ruins Cards With Homer Mezzano scored on Mary Baumgartner's sacrifice fly as center- fielder Scottie Freeman slipped after making a backhanded stab of the ball. Collinsville led 5-1 going into the liottom of the sixth when the Lakers erupted for five runs to take the lead. Brenda Duke's hit drove in the tying and leading runs for Alton, but Collinsville came back with a run in the seventh and sent the game into extra innings. Each team collected 11 hits. Miss Freeman had -l-for-5 including two doubles and Sandy Grimsley had 3-for-4 including a double and triple. Star Travis poked a triple for the Lakers. The Lakers play at Jaycee Field in Wood River next Wednesday night at 8:30 against the Royals in a Twilight League game. The following night the Lakers return home to take on Belleville in another loop contest. Colllnsville (8) Lakers (7) Player AB R H Player AB R H Mezzano 5 1 0 Follis 501 Rowe 5 1 4 Hand 500 Baum- Travis 411 gartner 5 1 0 Orimsley 423 Purlee 6 0 1 Onofrey 510 Spacher 520 Lusby 200 Beucher 522 Burke 321 Decredel 5 0 1 Freeman 514 Allen 4 0 1 Duke 301 Yost 5 ! 2 Conaway 400 Totals 45 811 Totals 40 711 Inning: 123456789 10 RHE Coll. 0121101101—811 1 Lakers 010005010 0— 7 11 3 Alt-Wood Wins Twice NEW YORK (API—Duke Snider has long been a thorn in the side of the St. Louis Cardinals, and he continued his one-upman ship Friday by hitting a ninth in- ling home run to beat the Red- All-British Final Slated In Scotland runs the 880, has been invited to Vine, 320 Easton, Alton. Major League STANDINGS By TIIK ASSOCIATED PRESS National League W. L. Pet. G.B. Los Angeles ..30 San Francisco 31 23 .566 24 .564 — St. Louis 31 24 .564 — Chicago 31 24 .564 Cincinnati .... 26 23 .510 3 Pittsburgh ... 26 27 .491 4 Milwaukee ... 25 27 .481 4'u 'hiladclphia . 24 28 .462 5'i louston 23 32 .418 S New York .... 21 34 .382 10 Friday's Results Los Angeles 4, Chicago 1 New York 3, St. Louis 2 Milwaukee 9, Pittsburgh 5 Houston 2. San Francisco 1 (10 nnings) Cincinnati at Philadelphia, ppd. Today's Games St. Louis at New York- Milwaukee at Pittsburgh Cincinnati at Philadelphia Los Angeles at Chicago San Francisco at Houston (N) Sunday's Games St. Louis at New York, 2 Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 2 Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 2 Los Angeles at Chicago San Francisco at Houston (N) American League Baltimore . Chicago New York . Minnesota . Kansas City Boston Los Angeles Cleveland .. W. 32 32 27 27 26 23 26 21 L. 21 22 20 24 24 24 30 26 28 36 Pet. G.1J. .604 .593 .574 .529 .520 .489 .464 .147 .440 .345 Detroit 22 Washington .. 19 Friday's Results Cleveland 8, Washington 1, (N) Detroit 8, New York 4 (N) Chicago 7, Kansas City 1 (N) Minnesota 6, Los Angeles 1 (N) Boston at Baltimore, ppd, rain Today's Games Minnesota at Los Angeles (N) Chicago at Kansas City (N) New York at Detroit (N) Cleveland at Washington (N) Boston at Baltimore (N) Sunday's (jinnies Minnesota at Ix>s Angeles Chicago at Kansas Cily N<HV York at Detroit Cleveland at Washington Boston at Baltimore ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, (AP) —Two Englishmen, the most im- •robable of finalisls, meet today n a 36-hole match for the British mateur Golf Championship, leav- ng in their wake a toll of 3 mericans including eight Walker Cup players. The quarter-finals and semi mils Friday over the G,936-yard par 72 Old Course sprayed favorites out like a rampant garden hose that slipped its moorings and the survivors were: John Blackwell, 48, and Michael Lunt, 28. Lunt was the only Walker Cup player to last through the week-long match play. In the Walker Cup play at Turnberry where the Americans won 12-8, Lunt managed only one-half point by playing one opponent to a tie. This week he knocked four Americans out, including defending champion Dick Davies of Pasadena, Calif., and Dr. Ed Up- derraft, Tin-son, Arix., both up. birds 3-2 at New York's Polo Grounds. Up to the time of Snider's big blow, the Mets had spent a frustrating evening at the hands of rookie starter Ron Taylor. The young Canadian righthander held the New York club to two singles up to the ninth. Then he gave up single to Frank Thomas and walked Ron Hunt. The Cardinals put in Diomedes Olivo to face the lefthand hitting Snider. With the count at 2-2, the veteran Met outfielder rapped his game-winning blow. It was his 10th of the season and the 399th of his career. Diomedes picked up his fifth osb of the season. He has yet to .vin a game. The Cardinals picked up a quick run in the first off starter and winner Al Jackson with a couple of successive doubles by Curt Flood and Dick Groat. Ken Boyer finished up the Cardinal scoring with his '200th home run of his career in the fourth inning. In today's game at New York. GILLESPIE — The Alt-Wood Merchants softball team won a doubleheader Friday night against Gillespie, winning the first game, 11-6, and taking the second, 5-1. Rister started tor Alt-Wood in the first game, but was relieved by Garner in the fit'tli inning. Garner struck out six of the nine batters he faced to preserve the win. Wintjen had 4-for-5 including a double and Simpson hit a homer for the Merchants. Bray smacked a triple and single for Gillespie. Campbell was the losing pitcher. Johnson pitched for Alt-Wood in the second game and gave up three hits, one of which was a homer by Bray. Kulenkamp was the loser. ftletz hit a homer and Bruckert had a single and triple for Alt-Wood. Tonight the Merchants host the Alton Jackson Chiefs at Roxana High School diamond starting at 7:30 in a twin bill. Ernie Broglio (5-21 will pitch for the Cards against the Met's Roger Craig (2-8). St. Louis (2) New York (3) Player AB R H Player Flood 3 1 2 Plersall 0 0 (') Groat 302 Hickman 1 0 C White 300 Coleman SOU Boyer 4 1 1 Thomas 1 0 1 James 4 0 I Kanehl 0 1 0 Altman 3 0 1 Hunt 3 i o Javier 4 0 1 Snider 4 l •> Oliver 3 0 0 Kranepool 300 Taylor 4 0 0 Fernandez 3 0 1 Olivo 000 Harkness 200 Neal 300 Jackson 300 Totals 31 2 8 Totals •>!) H 4 Inning: 123456789 HUE SI. Louis 10010000 0— 2 8 i New York 00000000 3— 3 4 Blanton Collier of the Cleveland Browns and Don Simla of the Baltimore Colts are the only Football League. TERMINIX J, J, WUELLNER & SON 101 OAK ST., ALTON DIAL HO 5-4258 BIG CASH PRIZES AT ALTON DRAG WAY! DRAG RACING SUNDAY, JUNE 9! TIME TRIALS 8 A.M.! ELIMINATIONS 2 P.M.! ALTON DRAGWAY TAKE KOl.'TK UO KAST OF ALTON — Tl'RX NORTH ON FOMTKKBUKG ROAD Coming Sun.. 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