Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 14, 1950 · Page 10
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 10

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, January 14, 1950
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1KN ALiUft SAlUKUAY, JANUAKY 14, IfSQ Oilers Spoil Flyers' Bid For Fame by Score of 27-26 Lowell Petitt Hits For 15 Points Including Free Shot for Victory The Wood River Oilers had slow sledding at East St. Louis, Fridaj night, as the Flyer* played keep away and almost got away with the ball game. But In the flna halfminute, Bob Mutz tied the bal game with a field goal and Lowel Petitt brought his night's point to tal to 15 with a free throw tha spelled victory for the Oilers, 27 26. The win kept the Oilers on the top of the Southwestern Confer ence pile with a record o£ Ilv wins and no losses. It also marked their sixth win in a row, sinci they were beaten by East Rock ford In the first round of the Eas St. Louis tournament. And i brought the Wood River record to 12 wins and one loss for the season That will be the Oiler slnte when they clash with Hlllsboro at Wood River High gym Tuesday night in a game that will attract state wide attention. The Flyers, whose coach Pli' Dehner, loves to knock off the big teams, were going all out to win The Oilers had an early 3-2 Icac but then the Flyers took contro and led for most of the game East St. Louis refused to accept leu than the best and shot setups when the Flyers shot at a>l. Often the Flyer control game would consume two minutes or more before the East Side cagers got the shot they wanted. But when they shot, they made it. Hand In hand with the Flyer offense was the stone defense. Dehner apparently had told his boys to proceed on the theory that they had all night, and they took their time. Unwilling to run with the Oilers, the Flyers wanted a ball control game—and they seemed not to care whether they or the Oilers controlled t(ie ball. The slow style game kept the Flyers out front throughout the game, after the first couple of minutes. They were never far ahead, but a small margin looked good in that low scoring affair. Finally, in the fourth quarter, the Oilers went ahead momentarily, 23-20, but the Flyers came back with two quick baskets to regain the lead. The score finally crawled to 26-24 with the Flyers still leading to set the stage tor the final Oiler rush. Dick Fisher, who had replaced Norrls Dorsey after his fifth foul early in the period, picked off a Flyer rebound and fed the ball to Mute, driving down floor on a fait break. But with a Flyer guard between him and the basket, Muts elected to drive Into a corner and shoot from there. He hit his bucket and tied the score at 26-26, . with 30 seconds to play. The East Side crew took the ball out of boundi and down court. But Sims, trying to drive Into a corner, charged Petitt. The clock showed 13 seconds to go (on Friday the 13th), when Petitt hit the free throw to put the Oilers out front, 27-26. That was all she wrote for the Flyers, and the Oilers hod league win No*. 5 and East Side had league loss No. 5. Petitt ranked as star of the game for the Oilers on the strength not only of his game- winning free shot and his 15 points Half Ohlcku (Out Up) Olblct Oravjr French kTriw Stow Hot Roll $1.50 RAY'S PhoM S-7MI *M4 E. Broadway but the fine rebounding job he did, handicapped by the rebound- ere of the Flyer zone defense. He ended the game with five baskets and five charity points for more than half of the Oiler total. Dor- gey rated second for Wood River with five points on two buckets and a free shot, and Mutz's game- tying basket was his second for the night—bringing his total to four points. Only other Oiler points were scored by Melvin Sheets on a field goal and Don Capron on a free shot. For East Side, Kurtz and Chap man were the tough men for the Oilers to keep from the basket Kurtz ended the game with 10 points on four baskets and two free throws and Chapman had nine on two buckets and five charity shots. Although the Oilers won the game 'on n free throw, the slow motion contest found 19 personals called on Wood River and 12 on Knst St. LOU'IK. The Flyers R|SO counted 12 points on free shots tr only seven for fhe Oilers. From the field, the Oilers had n definite scoring edge, 20-14. Weed River '15) tail Nt. Leu Is <2« Player Muts Fisher Sheet* Petitt Capron Dorsey Grable It ft pi Player 2 0 1 Kurtz 0 0 2 Miller 1 0 a Chapman B 3 381ms 0 1 4McPherson 3 1 BHIIIer 001 It ft p 4 a : oil a a 4 0 3 000 111 Totals ... 10 719 Totali ... 71212 Score by Quarters: 1 2 3 « Wood Hlvcr » H IB 27 East St. Louts B 13 IB 20 Officials: Pnuloi. Rauth. East Jr. Hornets Top Graf ton, 52-25 East Junior High School won ts 12th straight win without a defeat Friday afternoon at Grafton as the Hornets went on a second inlf rampage to quell any thoughts of a Grafton surge. Final 'score was 52-25. East jumped in front In the first quarter, 14-6, and was still ahead after the half, 21-18. Three periods had passed and the Hornets were pulling away from the hosts, 37-24. Nash was high for the winners with seven buckets and three free hrows for 17 points. C. Watson dumped In four field goals for eight points, for top honors among :he Grafton cagers. Tn a seventh grade preliminary gnrne East Jr, also won, 27-20. East Jvnlor (A?) Player Veudeckar frnbnk Ogdrn ChlJrters Cennedy look Scoggina Vnsti Alexander lusiraves !conomlde< lazen Ramey Rraften <?5) it ft pf Player .1 1 iDrod/liCh 0 0 IMasby 9 0 t Morris 3 0 3C.Watson 1 i IBrown 3 1 L.Wallace IWemick 1 000 1 0 7 a 1 » 409 1 1 It 1 1 1 000 too 000 0 0 0 O ooo Totali ...211011 Totals ...11 917 Score by Quarters: 1234 Grafton 6 18 94 23 East Junior 14 21 37 82 Official: Breeden. Greenfield Indee Tourney Monday Sixteen team* have hcon enter- d in tho Greenfield Independent Raskothnll Tournament, which be- ins Monday night, and will last hrough Friday night. NiRhlly ndmlsslon for adults li 5c. For students, the price ig 25c, onson tickets for the entire tour- ew are $2.50. Four games will be played Monny night and foyr games Tuesday iRht. Game No. 1, nt 6:30, finds the Raiders of Alton playing Whitt- MAT. SAT. 4 P. M.—SUN. 1 P. M. .ENDS DENMS • GAIL O'KEEFK RUSSELL (6:20—8:20) IUKRV • MARJORIE BULUVAN HKYNOU>S (4:00—7:00—10:00) "Till Great Dan Patch" "Badmen «f TtmbittM" SUNDAY - MONDAY mfmmmmmmmmmmtmmmmmmmmmmmmmt GLENN • JANET ft) CHARLES FORD LEIGH COBURN "THE DOCTOR AND TNE GIRL" (2:40—8;5«—8:00) JOHNNY SHEFFIELD ft) PEGGY ANN GARNER "BOMBA THE JUNBLE BOY 11 (1:80—1:40—8:00) HardinTopsBarry In Overtime, 5248 Hardin had to go into overtime before it finally pulled victory out of the fire. A surprisingly strong Barry forced the Hardin cagers to the limit before the latter won on Its own floor, 52-48. Barry was the aggressor most of the way, but Hardin had it in the clutches and came through for the home fans. Barry led at the end of the Initial frame, 10-7, but found itself In a 21-21 tie at the half. Barry regained the lead In the third period, 28-26, but Hardin name fighting back In the final door-die frame and tied the score, 43 all. Then Hardin had what It take* in the extra period and won out. Charles Klnser was tops for the winners with nine buckets and three i free throws for 21 points. Joe Ducey had three field goals nnd eight charity shots for 14 more Hardin points. McTucker plunked In four baskets and half a dozen foul throws for 14 Barry points. Kendall dumped In four baskets and three aces for 11 more points. Player William* Hnwland Ducey Klnser Snider Churchman (M) Barry «*> /g ft pi Player fg ft pf 0 0 I O'Brien " 1 8 1 1 ZMcCnllister 201 4 II 4Kendall 4 3 » 9 3 .iLlpcamon o I a 1 0 4Bo«nn 304 3 4 4SUff 4 ) s McTueker 493 West 000 Totalg ...18161H Totals ...181Z2.'! Score by Quarters: 1 2 3 4 OT Hnrdln 7 21 M 32 R2 Barry 10 21 28 43 41 Official!: Rlchey, Livingston. HawksBeUerThan Tigers This Time Carrollton, after chugging slowly in the first half, picked up steam In the final one and sped past Greenfield, 45-34, In an Illinois Valley Conference game played on the losers' floor. The Hawks were ahead at every Interval, but not by much. They led at the end of the first frame, 10-9 and at, the half, 26-23. The third period found the Carrollton cngers starting to pull away, 34- 2D. Smith and Andrews headed the winning cause with ten points apiece, Smith had five baskets, Andrews four field goals and two free throws. Moss nnd Standefer collected seven points apiece to help out the winning cause. For the Tigers, Cochran was the leader with five buckets and a pair of charity tosses for 12 points. B. Waltrip had nine points on three fielders and three aces. Wahl helped some with three baskets and one less free flip. rarrollta* (4B) Player Andrews Smith Bland Logan Moss Wheeler Portwood Stnndcfer Greenfield 0141 tK ft pf Player 4 2 3Cochran 5 0 IHuff 0 f> IWah! 2 2 5 Waltrip 1 5 OOrlswnld 0 n 3 Smock 2 1 2G.Waltrip 3 I 3 fftftpf 933 0 T 0 a a a 339 014 003 1 1 4 Totals ...IT 11 in Total!) ...IIIOIR Score by Quarters: 1334 Carrollton 10 3ft 34 4S Greenfield 0 33 M 34 Officials Gralff, Boyle. Prep Basketball Mount Vcrnon 71. Benton 34, New Atheni 40. Lebanon 34. Marion 47, Centralla 44. Olney 71, Noble 43. Colllnivllle 37. Belleville 33. Wood River 37, East St. Louis 38. Edwardivllle 50. Robinson 43. Efflnilham S3, Charleiton 38. Weit Frankfort 48, Harrlsburf 45. Dupo a«, O'Fallon 32. Allerton 4n, Fall-mount 30. I'arl. 43, Bridgeport 31. Stockland 95, Donovan 23. Danville 49. Peorla Central .16. John Burroughs 30, Western Military Hall;, game No, 2, 7:30, is the Car- rolltdn-Farmers Auto Sales, Jacksonville tilt; game No. 3, at 8:30, shows Greenfield playing Shipman; game No. 4 has Palmyra playing Roodhouse at 9:30. The same time schedule will be run off Tuesday night. First game finds Modesto playing Franklin; second game, Nebo facing Civic ~,eaguo (Hartford): third game, Chapin going up against Skagg's Wood River); fourth game has :arllnvllle playing Winchester. 28. Thornton S3. LockpoH W. Freeport SS, west Mockfer* **• Elgin 89, Jollet 49. Streator 48, Urban* 33. Ottawa 97, D«Ka!k 33. Rock Itland 1)3, Mollne W. * Monmnuth 42, Gatesburf 37. East Mollne SO, Kawantw 4fl. Pekln 59. Decatur 38. Pontlac 60, Coal City 47. Quincy 57, PeoMa Woodruff 48. East PeoriR 53, Washburn* 39, Peoria Manual 63, Bloomington 48. Peoria Spaldlnc 49, Trinity of Bloom- Inston 43. Morton 80, Tremont 41. Chcnoa 64, Dwlaht 39. Lincoln 53, Mattoon 48. Clinton 84. Gibson City 4». Flora 73, Salem 42. Pana 64. Mt. Pulaskl 58. Vandalla 47. Taylorville 46. Sterling 49, Dlxon 44. Princeton 80. Rochelle 48. Moosehaart 37, Hyde Perk 01 Chicago 33. Cathedral of Springfield 88, Notre Dime of Quincy 43. Champaign 43, Springfield 38. Lanphler of Springfield 88, Williams- vtlie 46. Feltshans of Springfield 82, Beard»town 46. HMliboro 33, Lltchtleld 40. Ashland 48, Pleasant Plains 37. Jcracyvllle 75, White Hall 39. Waverly 33. Vlrden 27. Panama 33, Sorcntn 26. Nokomls 43, Cirard 27. Rlverton 37. Petersburg 46. Benld 81, Staunton 41. Chandlerville 43. Bath 40. Havana 39. Jacksonville 31. Glllenple 60, Carllnvllle 36. Granite City 33, Alton 28. Chloage Are* St. Elizabeth 30, Leo 42, Bloom 48, Kankakee 43. LaGrange 62, Maine 47. Blue Island 41. Calumet City 36. Fenwick 33, Mt. Carmel 43. Zlon 41, Wooditock 33. Roosevelt 51. Waller 43. McKlnley 34, Kelvyn Park 31. Lake View 40. Von Steuben 43. Evaruton 52. Proviso 41. Argo 33. Fenger 19. Waukcgan 52. Highland Park 36 Wheaton Academy 34. Francis Parker 27. Morton 43, New Trier 44. Vermilion Valley Tourney Forrest 60, Piper City 33. (Title). Or.arga 62, Kempton 37. (Third). CMS Conference Tournament Ball Township 33, Farmenvllle 34. (Titlej. Alheni-Oreenvlew Tournament Easton 83, Athena 43. (Title). Little Ten Tournament Final: Albion 81, Crossvill* 36. Conaolatlon: Infield 60, Allandala 48. National Trail Tourney Teutopolii 81, Beecher City 41. (Title) Altamont 48. Brownatown 28. (Thtrd) College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED FEESS EAST St. Johni (Bkn) 67; Georgetown (DC) 66. Carnegie Tech 87, Penn State 42. John MarihaU 80, Montclair (NJ) 80. Bridgeport 60, Pratt 41. Brooklyn. College 83, Newark Hutgars 39. SOUTH Tulane 73, Louisiana State 70. North Carolina 53. Miami (Fla) 33, South. Carolina 67, The Citadel 46. Georgia State 67, Newberry 46. Florida Southern 71. Florid* State 88. MIDWEST Kansas State 43. Oklahoma 42. Notre Dame 73, John Carroll 68. Duquesna 81. St. Josephs (Ind) 40. Belolt 73, Knox 44, Rlpon 69, Grlnnell SB. Michigan State 81. Marquette M. Western Michigan 81, Ohio Unlv 86. Mllllkln 69, Wheaton 62. Lorai 87. Simmon 62. Carthage (111) 88, Elmhurat 80. Illinoli Wesleyan 80, Augustana 65. (Ill) SOUTHWEST Texai Tech 89, New Mexico 85. Houston Unlv 66. North Texas 38. Arizona State Tamp* 76, New Mexico AoiM 31. Texas Wesleyan 73, Sam Houiton State 86. Arkansas College 60, Henderson 82. Corpus Christl Unlv 62, McMurry 46. FAR WEST Southern California 88, UCLA 48. Oregon .State 65. Oregon 49. Utah State 34. Utah 51. Wyoming 46, Brtgham Young 3*. Washington State 56, Washington 42. Denver 53, Colorado A&M 53. California 60, Stanford 35. Colorado State 63. Creighton 47, Montana 79, Idaho State 70. Rant* Clara 73, Los Angeles Loyola 61 Regis 57. St. Mary's (Calif) 45. Nevada 78, Portland 73. Goniaga 64, Seattle Unlv 47. Fresno State 40. Santa Barbara 41. San Joae State 60, San Diego State 32. Jurges Named to Pilot Cedar Rapids CEDAR RAPIDS, la., Jan. 14. UPI—Bill Jurges, one of the Chicago Cubs' all-time shortstop greats, has been named manager o! the Cedar Rapids Three I League baseball team. AVON T H E A T E B MEnORA, ILL. TONITE BOB LUCILLE HOPE BALL "SORROWFUL JONES" COMEDY CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE THEATRE LAST TIME TONIOHT "MY DREAM IS YOURS" 9ill Plus "MIGHTY JOE YOUNG" 7i45 SUN. - MON. • TUES. • WED. SUNDAY CONTINUOUS FROM 1 P. M. CARY GRANT—ANN SHERIDAN—MARION MARSHALL "I WAS A MALE WAR BRIDE" Sunday 1:00—8:04—9:08 UrJXMS O'KEKFr:—tiAIL RUSSELL—HENRY HULL "THE GREAT DAN PATCH" Sunday Shown ut 3:30—7:34 Rich Rockefeller Overcoming Inexperience Handicap at W. (7. By GENE CERULO Rich Rockefeller is a college basketball phenomenon. The 22-year-old Washington University sophomore is a member of the varsity basketball team although he played no prep ball and only one season *of organized ball before matriculating at Washington. "Rocky", as he i» known to his friends at WU, was born in Alton. His family moved to Wood River shortly afterwards and remained there until 1947. Rockefeller's home is now In Alton. As a youngster, Rocky played sandlot basketball and football while attending elementary schools but as he grew older his interests switched to basketball. His mother was instrumental In swaying him. He admits, "Mom heard about one of the fellows breaking an ankle while playing football so she took me aside and told me to choose a more sensible game to play. I decided that it would be basketball." When Rockefeller entered East Alton-Wood River High, he was interested in basketball. But since he was, as he describes himself "sort of scrawny and not too tall," he decided against going out for the cage team. Instead he got a part-time job in a drug store as a soda jerk. Rocky graduated from high school in June, 1945. He continued working at the drug store after graduation and had little time for sports. Rich enlisted In the Navy In January, 1946 and served for 22 months. While In service, he served as a hospital corpsman, became in- terested In medicine and entered a pre-medical school after his dis charge. Rich played basketball in service but on-a small scale. Between his discharge and his entrance into college in September, 1948, Rocky worked at Western Cartridge in the dynamite lab. "In the meantime," he relates, "I had asked a doctor about med schools and he recommended Washington to me." It, was during this period that Rockefeller played on his first coached, organized basketball team. While fooling around the Alton YMCA gymnasium one day, Coach Bill Bruce of the "Y" team asked him to come out for the team. He did and made the team at center. Before entering Washington, Rich asked a friend who was a student at the school about chances of making the school basketball team. The friend assured him that he was as good as many players trying out for the ball club. So when Coach Blair Gulllon called his first basketball meeting in 1948, Rich EAST ALTON AMERICAN LEGION DANCE SATURDAY NIGHT Starting »t 8:80 Legion Hall EAST ALTON Musto by Fancy's Orchestra Featuring- Old Time Square Dances MIDTOWN 155 I. FERGUSON * * WOOD RIVER * * Glenn Ford—Glorl* De Haven J "The Oootftr and the GirP'j Shown 8:40 Tim Holt—Virginia Cox "Bother, in the Saddle" Shown 7:00 10:00 SUNDAY-MONDAY-TUESDAY Showni 1:16—4:16—1 :SO Shown 1:10—fi:46—»:M -ALSO- SELECTED SHORT ' SUDJECTS Rockefeller was there, Inexperience and all. When the questionnaire came around that atked to list experience, all "Rocky" could do was hand it in blank. "I felt kind of funny," he says, '"cause all my others had reami of paper to fill concerning their previous experience and many of them had high school basketball honors." Gullton called the ' youngster aside upon teeing the blank paper but Rocky convinced the coach that what he lacked in experience was made up for In confidence. Ricn started the first junior varsity game of last year but was rather nervous and was taken out quickly. However, he gained confidence throughout the year and even got in three or four varsity games for a few seconds in addition to playing in all junior varsity games. This year, the 6-2 guard has been the first varsity replacement to go in a game when Guillen's first-string backcourt men need a rest and he's come through creditably. Gulllon will tell you that "Rockefeller has lots of speed and Is a good ball handler and dribbler. All he needs is the experience that he didn't get in high school." Baugh Sticks to Pros; Baylor Seeking Coach WACO, Tex., Jan. 14. UP)—Sammy Baugh says he'sll stick to play- Ing pro football, so you can make your own guess as to who will be Baylor University's new football -coach. There's nearly a dozen applicants for the $12,000 a year job and almost that many possibilities. Baugh, pro football's top passer, telephoned Dr. W. R. White, Baylor president, yesterday and removed himself from consideration for the job. He said he felt duty- bound to stay with Washington, where he has starred for 13 years. Baugh hadn't been officially offered the job. But a contact had been made and he was generally conceded top choice of Baylor's athletic committee and the fans. Coach Bob Woodruff quit Baylor eight days ago to become athletic director and coach at the University of Florida. All five of Vlllanova's 1950 basketball starters are seniors. Sammy Snead Shows Way in Crosby Meet By 111188 NBWLANO PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Jan. 14. (JP>~- Slammm' Sam Sntad, tht long ball hitter, and Btn Hogan, the ex-champ who's coming back, were the big attraction* today ai play opened In tht aecond round of the 54-hole Blng Croeby Invitational Golf Tournament. A winter storm sweeping down from the northwest—the worst of the year threatened to put a crimp In both play and the sin of the crowds. Cold rain today and Sunday, with winds 40 to 50 miles an hour this morning, was forecast. Hogan and Snead, two natural rivals, lured the crowds for different reasons this time. Snead led the field. Hogan waa In the unfamiliar spot of trailing far back. They tied this week for first place in the Los Angeles Open and will play off the deadlock next Wednesday. Meanwhile, the battle shifted to this golfing capital, where crooner Crosby annually puts on his $10,000 show. Snead ran true to form in yesterday's opening.round. In spite of cold weather and an annoying wind, the National PGA title holder toured the Cypress Point courst, in 36-33—69. It gave him a one* stroke margin over his nearest rival, Newt Bassler of Carmel, Calif., as the field shifted today to the nearby Monterey Peninsula course. Hogan, back In the thick of battle after the near fatal auto accident laid him low eleven month! ago, was sailing along rathei smoothly yesterday for thirteen holes. He was a stroke under pai for Cypress Point. DANCE Godfrey Civic Bldf. (OLD WADLOW AIRPORT) Saturday. Jan. 14 8:30 • 12:30 Godfrey Township Civic Ass'n. 50c PER PERSON Uwors Good Stows Tonight 5:40-8:40 P.M. William Eythe in "SPECIAL AGENT" Tonight 7:00-10:00 P.M. Rory Calhoun In "MIRACULOUS JOURNEY" SUNDAY and MONDAY Shown Sunday at 2:80—5:45—9:00 P. M. SECOND BIG ATTRACTION Shown Sunday at 1:07—4:2Z—7:37 P. M. DOUMI CtOUING KlUfl . . . CAUONT IN •MUM steam* Helens*! b» FiTS CDTiisics. Directed b» JACK BEBNHARD BIO BARGAIN HOUR SUNDAY UNTIL 2 P, M- 12:30 P.M. *BCn For 44* For Until 2 P.M. 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