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ALTON BVBNiNO YtttOKAMI , jAMttAm> Apaiil^tWtlfW4NW* v JMuruif mvmttiNU Tmt»mnmim • r~"——-T-. Redbirds, Oilers Get Back in Conference Action Friday «- 7 • • ... .._ ___ • ..*-—. .J ._,-—,. ....... ,^-- -..- •.' i , m i i 111 • • 11 ii r mm untiua Alton Host to Tigers; Wood River at Kahoks' Court for Tough Game Southwestern Standing* TEAM W L Wood River 2 0 Collinsvllle ..........•••2 0 Belleville 2 1 Edwardsville 2 1 Granite City 1 8 Alton 0 3 East St. Louis 0 3 By JOHN D. FOCHT Telegraph Sports Editor The Alton High Redbirds an the Wood River Oilers will ge back into action In the Southwest crn Conference Friday night. The Birds meet the Edwardsvill Tigers at Alton High gym at 8 p m., and the Oilers Journey to Col linsville for a showdown battl with the Kahoks. A third conference game Frlda; night finds Belleville playing a Granite City. The three conference game could cause quite a shake-up 1 the league standings. The winne of the Colllnsvllle-Wood Rive game will have undisputed lead I the loop—as the two teams ar now tied for the top notch witt identical 2-0 records. If Bellevlll defeats Granite City and Edwards ville defeats Alton, the loser a Colllnsvillc will tumble to fourth spot as both the Maroons am Tigers would then have 3-1 rec ords and the Colllnsville loser would have a 2-1 slate. The only Southwestern team not playing a league game Friday Is East St Louis. The Flyers are lodged In the cellar with three losses and no wins. If Granite City beats Belleville and Alton High topi Edwardsville, the winner of the Wood River- Colllnsville game will bo in a pice spot. Those victories would give Belleville, Edwardsvilie, and Granite City all .500 percentages in the conference with two wins and two defeats. The Birds, who have now lost two and won none, would have a 1-2 slate. So, effectively, if the Birds and Happy Warriors come through with wins Friday, the Southwestern race will take on the aspects of a two team race, with the Kahoks and Oilers battling for the crown. But the Birds are going to have their hands full with the Tigers, whose only conference lost was a 45-38 setback by the Oilers. The Tigers hold decisions over the Maroons and Warriors In league en counters. George Metcalfe has * paced the Tiger scorers In con- ; ference games racking up a total , of 44 points in three outings for - an average of just less than 45 points per game. Roy Warning - Is second high for the Tigers with . 31 points for a 10 point average. > • Mike Newell, Jack Butler and Jack Enloe have all contributed considerably to the Tiger record, also. So far this season, the Tigers have won six games and lost two. Number one among their victims is Hllliboro, still seventh ranked team in the state. Edwardsville has also beaten Highland, Livingston, Belleville, Granite City, and University High of .Normal. The defeats were accomplished by Wood River and New Trier. The Redbirds have had a tough time finding the victory trail this season. Alton has won only one game in nine starts; stopping Benid, while losing to Highland, Glllesple, Belleville, Western Mill* tary Academy, Wood River, Roxana, Pont lac, and Monmouth. Bob Kuhn is the Birds' leading scorer In the first nine games, racking up 88 points In nine games for an average of just under nine per contest. Karl Hoagland is HENRY'S Service Station 4thandRMf» AaaouncM NIW HOURSs Wttk Oiyit Till A. M. • I.JO P. M, Sundays. I tf 4 next with 61 points followed by Fred Carstens with 57 and Tommy Holmes with 44. The Oilers will have at good a record as the Kahoks at Collins- vllle Friday night. Each team has lost one game—the Kahoks falling to Mollne by a count of 50*47, and the Oilers having been stopped by East Rockford In the East Side tournament, 57-55. But Wood River has won eight game* and the Collinsvllle crew has only five victories to its credit. The Collinsvllle victories were at the expense of Sparta, Granite City, East St. Louis, Herrln, and Galesburg while the Oilers have stopped Benton, Roxana, Edwards- vllle, Dupo, Alton, Robinson and Taylorvllle. Chuck Kraak, rangy Kahok center, will be the man to get the most attention from the Oiler defense. , He has scored 37 points In his first two conference games for an average of 18.5 per game. He has lots of help, however, from Jack Renfro, who has 21 points; Jim Belobraydic, with 19; and Curt Klobuchar, with 17. Six men have been doing most of the Oiler scoring. In the two conference wins, over the Tigers and the Redbirds, Bob Mutz has shown the way by racking up a 30 point total for a 15 point per game average. Melvin Sheets has 21 markers for the two games and an average of 10.5 per tilt. Lowell Pctitt has 17, Bill Grable 4, Don Capron and Norris Dorsey Ight for the Oilers. In all nine games, however, Petitt has the best Oiler average with 106 points 'or an average of just less than 12 per game. Mutz ranks second with 94 points for a 10.5 average. Sheets has scored 89 markers to all just under a 10 point average nd Dorsey has 80. Grable has 42 nd Capron has 38 for the season liui far. Bowling ACME ALLEYS Wed. Nlte Merchants Late League Esquire Club won 3 from Square Deal Radio. Post Office won 3 rom Mikes Electric Shop. Missis- itppl Lime won 2 from Bonds. Joe Valters Roofing won 2 from Belcher & Morehead. Alton Cagles won 2 from Alton Moose <to. 951. Browns Grocery won 2 rom Budweiser. Individual high game: Belcher 231. Individual high series: M. Taylor 583. Team high game: Joe Walters Roofing 789. Team high series: Post Office 2309. 200 bowlrs: C. Belcher 231; M. Taylor 208; Carroll 202; G. Glllesple 201. Wednesday Afternoon Ladies Rels won 3 from The Cats Paw. imiths won 2 from The H. & A.'s. 'ishes won 2 from Red Birds, Bla 31ahs won 2 from Kennedys. Individual high game: Bonart 87. Individual high scries: Bohart 21. Team high game: Rels 819. 'cam high series: Rels 2238. Wednesday Nlte Ladies' League Alton Universal Cushion Co. •on 3 from Johnnies Tavern. Wolf Ixcavatlon won 2 from Try- Finer loaners. J. B. Steck Agency won from Curt Lee Hudson. Individual high game: Frank- n 211. Individual high series: ranklln 557. Team high game: Excavation 747. Team high erles: Try Finer Cleaners 2158. 00 bowlers: Franklin 211; Weeks 02-201. Wolf Excavation won the rst half. C.I.O. Loral No. SMI League Carpenter Shop No. 1 won 3 •om Electricians. Wire Mill No, 2 on 2 from Blooming Mill. Tube [ill won 2 from Wire Mill No. 1. iachlno Shop won 2 from Open earth. Individual high game: Thornton 00. Individual high series: Thornon 524. Team high game: Open earth 764. Team high series: pen Hearth 2256, WodneMiuy Night MenBamta 7:15 League Eagles No. 2 won 3 from W. R. loose No. 2. Alton State Hospital on 3 from Red A Whit* Gro. atron Eagles won 3 from Alton ox Board Co. Trans. Brandon- lergers won 3 from Tannery, eebles Painters won 3 from W. 1. Moose No. 1. Russell Miller on 2 from Alton Univ. Cushion, uncrest Orange won 2 from Nolls Badger State Claims Nation's BestPivotmen By CHRIS EDMONDS MILWAUKEE, Jan. 5, W>— Three of the highest scoring cen< ters In college basketball today afe playing In Wisconsin. Between them, they've scored 794 points In 36 games for an over-all average of 22. Leading the trio Is Nate De Long of River Falls Teachers, the highest scorer in college cage history with 2355 points In 99 games, Including 314 In 13 starts this year. Next Is Ron Bontemps of Belolt with an even 300 points In 13 games. The third Is Don Rehfeldt of the University of Wisconsin, last year's Big Ten scoring champion, with 180 In 10 tilts to date, At 6 feet 3 inches and 165 pounds, Bontemps Is the smallest of the three. De Long goes 6-6 and 215 pounds and Rehfeldt one- half inch taller and five pounds lighter. The trio differs plenty in shoot- Ing style too. Bontemps, who wears contact lenses in action, Is a polished faker who consistently eludes larger foes to drive In for layup baskets. De Long is a demon under the offensive backboard, tallying steadily on rebounds although using a two-hand overhead push shot occasionally. Rehfeldt, as BiR Ten teams will testify, has an almost unstoppable lefthanded hook. So far this year, De Long has had the hottest and Bontcmpts the coldest single game perfor mance. De Long hit 41 points on 15 baskets and 11 free throws against Augsburg (Minn.) College last night, while Bontempts was held to five—two baskets, one free throw—by Murray (Ky.) Teachers They reversed showings, though in other games. Mankato (Minn.) Teachers limited De Long to eight points, while Bontemps shattered his own Midwest Conference scor ing mark with 38 against Coe (la.) College. Rehfeldt has been somewhat more consistent. The big Badger opened defense of his Western Conference crown with 27 points against Illinois last Monday night. He was held to 11, though, by Marquette and Oregon State. Naturally, the pivot trio is pacing its respective teams. Beloit, behind Bontemps, has an 11-2 record; Wisconsin, with Rehfeldt, 8-2, and River Falls, on De Long's accuracy, 10-3. Sports Rot{ndup Branch Ricke illie Pitchers for Possible Trade Colfm Br T«F ASiOCIATBtt MESi Holy Cr<M 1M, H«r»«rd 11. Boiton C6ll«i« •!, TuIU M. SI. Bon«vi>ntur« 13. Bejrl« (Colo) ST. nuticrt IS. rordhun 74. MUMehusetti M, Clark 4S. Rider 94. St. JoMph find) 43. Swurthmore 11. Johw Hopklni 5S. Yale 83. SprHMHMld (MiMl 55. Waih-Jefl 83, Arizona StaU (Temp*) 45. 44. The HEADQUARTERS for TIRE CHAINS * PASSENGER CARS * TRUCKS Ake gMgJMgNCr CHAINS WELLS TIRE CO, 8 Teams Enter Jersey Tourney JERSEYVILLE, Jan. 5. — (Spe clal.) — Eight basketball teams from grade schools of this part of accepted an in vita part In the Jersey- School Invitational scheduled for Feb. Illinois have tlon to take vllle Grade tournament, 6-11. Invitations were extended to 42 schools In the vicinity and a number of other teams still are expected to reply. The eight teams that have entered to date are: Alscy, Eldred, Edwardsville, Grafton, Bcthalto, White Hall, Gillespie, and Jersey- vllle. Giants Sign 'Good Luck' McCormick NEW YORK, Jan. 5, UP)—Superstitious New York Glnnt baseball fans are elated today over the addition of outfielder Myron (Mike) McCormick. The veteran ball-hawk is regarded as a "good luck" charm who has a knack for bringing pennants to his stopping places. He played on pennant winners at Cincinnati, Boston and Brooklyn. McCormick, 32, was signed by the Giants yesterday as a free agent. The Giants signed McCormick primarily for bench strength In their 1050 pennant drive. At the. moment McCormick is expected to fill In in right field for Don 'Mueller, hard-hitting but erratic fielding rookie up from Minneapolis. Christmas Is still celebrated on January 6, the ages-old Twelfth Night, by residents of Rodanthe, small village on Hatteras Island off North Carolina. Bakery, Schaffner Music won 2 from Buds Shoe Shop. Beder Grotto won 2 from Lolly Pops. Individual high game: Bonn 223. Individual high series: Lenhardt 588. Team high game: Patron Eagles 891; Peebles Painters 889. Team high series: Patron Eagles 2575. 200 bowlers: Parish 205; Lenhardt 211; Shockley 213; How. ell 211; Wnrd 210; Muehleman 204; Klrgan 200; Bonn 223. UPPER ALTON AUJWS SOUTH Kentucky 87, MIM, Mtte »». Baltimore Loyola BO, American Unlv 'Murrey (Ky) 80. Evenivllle 48. Eaitern Kentucky 50, Morehead IK?) LoulXeni Stele 82, New Orleeni Lcy°'* **' SOUTHWEST Arkamiei *>. Texei 31. Mice 80, Tenai Chrlitlan W. Southern Methodlit 53. Texei Acfiei **' MIDWEST , DePiul 41, Oklahoma Agslu 40. St. Louts 58, Detroit 41. Notre Dame 34, Butler 33. Brighem Young 34, Chicago Loyola 43 DePeuw 85. Hanover 71. Lor»« 79, Wettern Illlnolt 73. River Falls (WUI 77, Auoburg 70. Central Michigan 83, Ferrle _ 48. KWkivMle (Moi 44, J9«"ney « Stevens Point (Wltl 75, wlnona (Minn) M. Mllllkln 72. Anderson 60 Mankato 44. Oustavui-Adolphasaa. St. Cloud IMtnni 64. St. John* iMUllM M ' WEB* . Oregon State 54, Washington BUto S3 Santa Barbara 81, Loi Angeles Loyola 3 Mamllne 55, Honolulu National Photo (AAU)-41. __ _ _ _ Hillsboro Faces Taylorville in Prep Classic SPRINGFIELD, 111., Jan. 5. (JPl — Hillsboro, Kankakee and unstopped Ottawa may encounter stiff arguments from opponents in downstate Illinois high school basketball activity this weekend. Most other prominent contenders, including top rated Mt. Vernon, look for comparatively easy sailing. Hillsboro's seasoned quintet goes after a ninth triumph in 10 games Friday against a stubborn mid- state rival, Taylorville's Tornadoes. The Taylorville lads have dropped three of 11 decisions, but the losses were by close scores to Pekin, Wood River and Pana, all strong outfits. Hillsboro currently is ranked seventh in the Associated Press poll of sports writers to determine state championship prospects. An Argo team that has been throwing its weight around in northeastern circles provides Friday competition for Kankakee's No. 4 Kays, who will be after a tenth victory. The Kays two defeats so far were one point verdicts from Bradley and Danville. Eleventh ranked Ottawa Invades the court of Rochelle's Hubs Friday in search of Its ninth win in as many contests. Only Belvidere of seven foes has bested Rochelle. West Frankfort (won 6, lost 4) on Friday and then Salem (1-9) ake turns at trying to flag down he unbeaten Mt. Vernon bunch, which owns 11 victories. In order to fortify its No. 2 standing, West Aurora will have o hurdle East Rockford (4-4) on he Rockford court, and then Bar- rlngton. The Aurora Blackhawks have spun out eight straight wins since dropping their season inaugural. Flora's Wolves, waiting to step UP a notch if the Blackhawks alter, expect little trouble at Olney (6-5) Friday. Olney is •veaker than usual this year, while riora is roaring along on the -•rest of an 11-game triumph wave. Decatur's No. 5 club attempts o fatten Its record to 11 wins against one setback at Mattoon 4-6) Friday, and against Spring- ield (5-4) the next night. Down south, Centralia on the basis of its 11 and two chart seems o have too much for Harrisburg 4-6). They play Friday at Cen- ralla. The mettle of little Athens, vinner of all 12 engagements to late, will undergo a severe test Saturday against a good Sprlng- ield Cathedral club tripped only Avlce in nine tilts. Athens holds he tallend position In the top 15 1st. Such quintets as Freeport, Paris, iradley, Moline and Pekln are heavily favored over weak week- nd foes. Danville is idle. TELEGRAPH WANT AM "CLICK By HUGH ftTUJBatlON, it. NEW YORK, Jan. 5. tfrV-Warn- ing to the Phillies: Branch Rickey may have designs on one of your pitchers . . . That conclusion could be far-fetched, especially since Branch "withdrew" the word Phillies from his discussion and made"any club In that situation" the subject of his story about six auger holes . . . The story, If you haven't heard It, concern* a gent with a bin full of .train and six holes in the bottom of It. He got five patched cheaply, but It cost him plenty of dough to plug No. 6. ...Sometimes the Rickey tales talk makes It a portrait—a real masterpiece mlnua one eyebrow —which had to be completed at great expense . . . Here's how the discussion went .... Verse and Accompaniment Reporter: "Do you have any deals on the fire?" Rickey (thoughtfully): "The fire Is built. I don't know whether they're on it. I hope It doesn't go out." Reporter: "Do you still want to deal for that one more solid pitcher you mentioned before?" Rickey: "I'm in a terrific mood for It- Branch Rickey jr. (in background) : "That's double talk. It's the first I've caught today, but that's real double talk for you." Reporter: "Don't you think the Phillies are an" improved club?" Rickey: "They certainly are. (Pause). What the Phillies need Is to plug that sixth auger hole." He s^ops again, looks around, rumples his hair, expecting somebody to ask the meaning of that Dizzy Dean-ish reference. Somebody does. Rickey jr. (sotto voce): "Don't forget the eyebrow." Rickey sr. tells the story, draw- Ing the obvious parallel ball club which needs one with , more good player in a certain position to have a championship lineup... Hf> concludes: "Even if he has to pay $200,000 for that man, he's worth it. I think he should pay it." He pauses dramatically and Rickey jr. mutters: "Buy Olmo and you're all set." Unhearing, Branch sr. delivers his punch line: "And I've got the very man they ought to have." The gathering dissolves in laughter and only a few hear Branch add: "I'm In the same position myself. The pitcher I want might only be worth $15,000, but I'd pay plenty for the right man." The Phillies have pitchers, some of them very good. If one happens to be the man Rickey wants, it's going to be hard to avoid dealing with him. Single Talk Dept. Also In the course of his dissertation, the. Dodger president said the Cardinals are the club somebody has to beat. "They're a tremendous team and they're producers." (That, interpolated B. R. jr., is our propaganda line this year) ... If Jim Russell carries out his threat to retire, Brooklyn won't demand Luis Olmo back: "It's a question of what Boston wants to give up, not what I StJohn'sFiyc Voted Best in College Cages By MffiMUlf HOME MEW YORK, Jan. 5. Uft — St. John's of Brooklyn today held an early edge over a large field in one of the most wide open scrambles ever for national collegiate basketball supremacy. The Redmen of Brooklyn, with a 12-1 record, were voted the No. 1 quintet of the country In the flAt of the Associated Press' weekly polls on the top teams In the sport. Second place went to Kentucky's young, Improving Wildcats, who have lost only to St. John's. The Wildcats rebounded to down Villanova and Bradley, two strong clubs, and win the Sugar Bowl tourney. St. John's, which was knocked out of the unbeaten class Tuesday night by a blazing CCNY team, 5452, received a total of 6% points in the voting of 88 sports writers and sportscasters around the country. Points were awarded on a 109-8-7, etc., basis for 1 to 10 selec tions. The other members of the first ten are No. 3—Bradley, 485 points; 4—Long Island U., 470 points; 5— Indiana, 418 points; 6-jHoly Cross, 315; 7—North Carolina State, 232; 8—Duquesne, 141; 9—UCLA, 140; 10—Minnesota, 102. St. John's twin triumphs over last year's big tourney champions, Kentucky of the NCAA, and San Francisco of the National Invitation tourney, undoubtedly swayed the experts' in the Redmen's direction. The Brooklyn five plays a powerful schedule. But the Brooklynltes have* a stern struggle ahead of them to keep on top. Kentucky, for instance, Is a sophomore-loaded team which has been improving from game to game. Long Island, a tall, Smart team, Is rated in the metropolitan area as at least equal to St. John's. The list of top teams (first place votes In parentheses) follows: Records given night. are through Tuesday want." Peewee Reese's injury "affected his feeling of abandon in his p"lay" as well as his batting average . . . Said Junior: "It just proves he's a .330 hitter." Roxana-OTallon Came Postponed The game scheduled between O'Fallon and Roxana Wednesday night at the Shell gym was post- posed because of the weather and icy highways, which prevented the O'Fallon team from making the trip. Fights Lent iVif M By THJS ASSOCIATED fBISS NEW YORK (St. Nicholas Arena) — lohnny Bratton, 152 V«, Chicago, stopped Kugene Halrston. 1S3. Naw York, S, BUFFALO. N. Y.—Lee Oma. Newark, N. J.. outpointed Freddie Be- thore, 183, Oakland, Calif.. 10. WICHITA. Kan. —Bert Lytell, ISfl, Freino, Calif., outpointed Alvln Williami. 164. Wichita, 10. Sewer Extension Approved . SPRINGFIELD, Jan, 5. UP) — The state sanitary water board has issued permits for construction of sanitary sewer extensions to the sewage treatment works at Carmi. It also approved plans for construction of a waste treatment works for our own dally company, Poplar Grove. s Record Pts. 1—St. John's (3ft) ' 12-1 696 2—Kentucky (11) .... 7-1 630 3—Bradley (2) 10-2 485 4—Long Island (18) ..10-1 470 5—Indiana (12) 9-0 418 6—Holy Cross (8) .... 8-0 315 7—N. C. State (4)" .... 9-1 232 8—Duquesne 9-0 141 9—UCLA 8-3 140 10—Minnesota 7-1 102 The Second Ten: • . 11—St. Louis ........... M 99" 12—Missouri 8-1 94 13—Villanova .'.... 7-2 '89 14—CCNY (1) .......A. 7-2 88 14—Wisconsin 8-2 88 16—Illinois 7-3 66 17—Oklahoma 5-2 64 18—LaSalle 6-2 54 19—Bowling Green ....10-4 51 20—Kansas State 9-3 45 Irish Named as Best Team in '49SportsScene By JOHN CHANDLER NEW YORK, Jan. 5 UP)—The Notre Dame football team, undefeated over a 38-game stretch, wai voted the nation's outstanding team of 1949 in the annual yearend poll of sports writers by The Associated Press. Thus, the Fighting Irish pulled a big double for the year, having previously been voted the No. 1 college football team in the final weekly Associated Press poll. With 95 voting, 52 named Notre Dame as the outstanding team of the country in any sport, professional or amateur. The Irish got 27 second choice votes, and three for third, and ran up a total of 213 points. Runnerup honors went to the New York Yankees, whose cripples fought to the American League championship, then blasted the Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series. The Yankees had 149 points, with 27 'first place votes, 28 second and 12 third. The University of Kentucky basketball team, NCAA champion last spring, easily took third honors with 67 points. Kentucky got eight first place votes, 10 for second and 23 for third. Fourth place went to the Philadelphia Eagles, champions of the National Football League for the second straight year, with 24 points. The Minneapolis Lakers, champions of, the Basketball Association of America,, were fifth. Following, in order, were the Cleveland Browns, four-time win- ALTON PH. Mill Malnt. No. 2 won 2 from ACMS No. 2. Yard Office No. 1 won 3 from Malnt. No. 4. Wood Box won 3 from Engineers No. 3. Ind. high game— Gage 314. Ind. high series- Gage 583, Rhoadi 57«, Jenkins 547, Team high game- Yard Office No. 1, 833. Team high series— Yard Office No. 1, 2481. 200 bowlers— Brenner 219, Jenkins 203, Gage 214, Hafferkamp 903, Rhoadu 212.203. ENJOY ELM DAIRY s i: 111 M Replacement AIton-Hardin Boat Marathon To Be a Ma jor Sports Event nert of the All-America Football Conference chwnplonshlp; the Phillips Oilers, A.A.U. basketball champions; the University of Oklahoma football team; the Japanese swimming team and University of San Francisco basketball team, National Invitation basketball champions, tie for ninth; and the Philadelphia Phillies. Joe DIMagglo, the New York Yankees' outfielder, was voted yesterday the outstanding "come- backer" of 1949. The sore-heeled flycatcher, who missed half the campaign and then returned to help lead the Yankees to the pennant, nosed out the Yankee tearii as a whole for the hondr. Frank Leahy, coach of Notre Dame, waited until after his team's last victory — the 27-20 thriller with Southern Methodist—before giving his own opinion of the 1949 Irish. "Its got guts. Its got character," he said. "It's the greatest team I ever coached." All through the season, when Notre Dame was knocking over opponents one by one, Leahy refused to go out on a limb when asked how his team compared with the 1946, 1947 or 1948 Irish teams, also unbeaten. Notre Dame rolled up 360 points in beating 10 rivals — Indiana, Washington, Punjue, Tulane, Navy, Michigan State, North Cam- Una, Iowa, Southern' California and Southern Methodist. All opponents totalled 86 points against the Irish. ' . Hogan Enters First Tourney After Injury LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5, Can Bantam Ben Hogan win his first tournament on his comeback try? This is the big question asked by 127 other top golfers entered in the 24th Los Angelos Open, which gets under way tomorrow. Pro Jimmy Demaret of Ojai, Calif., and amateur Frank Stranahan of Toledo, O., are two who believe he will be just as tough to beat as before the traffic accident which nearly cost him his life last February. The Hershey, Pa., perfectionist, still a little wobbly on his legs, has been subduing par in round after practice round over the tough Riviera course, setting for the $15,000 tourney. Yesterday, for instance, the little Texan slammed a 67, four below regulation figures of 71. Afterwards, he told newsmen he felt fine and that he was putting accurately and hitting well up to the green. For 72 practice holes, Hogan carded 283—one below par, and one stroke better than Lloyd Mangrum's total when he won the event last year. . It wasn't until six weeks ago that Bantam Ben tried out a golf course. After the accident, it took him three months to get back on his feet and a couple more were spent in a wheel chair. Tomorrow he is scheduled to tee off at noon in a threesome including Eric Monti of Los Angeles and Johnny Bulla of Verona, Pa. Houston Wants in New Pro League CHICAGO, Jan. 5 <£»>—The Chicago Tribune said today that Glenn McCarthy, wealthy Texas oil man had requested a franchise in the new National-American Football League for Houston. The Tribune said expansion of the League to 16'teams became a possibility with disclosure of McCarthy's request. It added McCarthy said in Houston last night he would like to see another franchise granted either in Dallas or New Orleans. He said that Seymour Weiss, New Orleans hotelman, "would work for that." McCarthy was quoted by the Tribune as saying that if his re- Plans (or the Mldwtit Marine Association marathon boat race slated June 4 from Alton to Hardln and back are shaping tip to makt the event a major feature of! central U. S. aquatic activity, E. C. Kramer, preildent «f the Altoa Motor Boat dub reported today. He said Earl R. Un«, who represented Kramer at « meeting Tuesday night of the Midwest Marine Association in St Louis, has reported a beer firm has offered to pledge $50,000 (or a television broadcast of the race In return for exclusive rights, In the eastern U. S., tald, Kramer, there ii an annual major power boat racing event, Just at there is In the west. The Midwest Marine group hopes to make the Alton x lake race the top event o( Its type (or the middle U. S. More than $4000 cash priies art to be offered In the June 4 raca over the 75-mile course, Lane reported. He said the boats will race in two classes, stock and "hotrods". The stock boat motors will be gaged by piston displacement specifications in six divisions and the hot-rods will be divided Into four categories as set up by the American Power Boat Association. While the racing Is underway to Hardin, Kramer said, a special inboard motor race is slated on a circular course in Alton lake near the present location of th« Piasa Bird. This is to be run Immediately after Gov. Stevenson speaks. The governor, as has been previously reported, is to speak at dedication ceremonies for the Me- Adams Recreational Parkway, in conjunction with the race. Kramer reported that American Legion Post 636 at Hardin has offered its assistance, in advertising, arrangements and other details in connection with the race at the Hardin end of the course. It was reported Wednesday, tht Alton Motor' Boat Club hai pledged 100 percent support of the -marathon. ' Firemen Investigate Oas Leak A gas leak at the Peters' store, 2510 College, resulted in a fir*. alarm at 7:23 p. m. Wednesday, and engine companies No. 2 and 4 and the ladder truck were dispatched to the building in the Upper Alton business district to Investigate. Firemen turned off tht gas service. There was no fire, Chief Lewis reported. A cow pumps 400 pounds ol blood through her udder for each pound of milk produced. quest lor a franchise is granted when the league meets in Philadelphia Jan. 19, he would like to purchase the Chicago Hornets, frozen out of the new setup, and move players and coaches into Rice Stadium 'St Houston. The Texas oil and hotel man, the Tribune said, declared that 35 or 40 . other Houston business men were interested in the project. Commissioner Bert Bell of the NAFL, the paper said, related h« had sent McCarthy a copy of the league constitution and an application for a franchise. "I told him I'd be glad to present his case when the meeting U held Jan. 19," Bell was quoted by the Tribune as telling McCarthy. The league now is made up of 13 teams. Bell has worked out a schedule that would permit Buffalo to play in the loop. But Bell said he did not like the schedule and was going to keep working to Improve it. Under the plan adopted when the NFL and the All-America Conference consolidated the Buffalo club would Tnerge with the Cleveland Browns. If Buffalo is given a franchise the new circuit will have 14 teams. —FOX HUNT- MEETING PLACE Godfrey Clvfe Club Saturday, Jin, ltd 9 A. M. , 10M Everyone Welcome. Lunch WHI Be Served. ATTENTION 1040 FORD OWNERS SPECIAL OFFER- With Each 10 QaNont off PurchaMtJ Nor* . . . A Genuine FORD GAS TANK SIGNALING DEVICE for Only $1.00. Regularly Sold for 13.75. •' Avoid* Goto/in* Wqtte • Protoctt Finuh On Your Car h Devic* $igndt when foi tank u fuU, preventing overflow— , Yfjur CARTER BROS* 1400 IAST IIOADWAY DIAL |.||||

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