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»A0tt tWttLVt ALTON EVENING TELEOHAMt THtmiDAY, JANUARY ti, IMP Oilers Journey to Belleville Friday in League Game Maroons Only Quintet In Loop Wood River Hasn't Played, Beaten Southwestern Standings TEAM V Y ^ Wood River •' ° Edwardsvilie \ ] Collinsville « £ Belleville £ * Granite City f ? East St. Louis i •' Alton ° 6 By JOILV FOCIIT Telegraph SP ort »,*; dK The surging Wood River complete the first round robin of Southwestern Conference play when thev meet the Maroons at Bellcvlile High gym Friday, The game will start nt 8:15 p. m. g in compiling thoir present season's record of 13 wins and one defeat, the Oilers have met and defeated five conference foes, all leneue schools but Belleville. Ed- wafdsvllle, Alton, Collinsville, Granite City, and East St. Louis have fallen in that order before the Wood River five in Southwestern Ka in°confcrcnce action so fnr this vear. the Oilers have scored 241 points for an average of 48.2 pci came. They have allowed their opponents a total of 177 points, an average of 35.4 per game. Those averages have been for five conference wins and no defeats. The Maroons have won three and lost two In the conference having played every team bul Wood River. They have scorer a total of 227 points, for B 45.4 average and allowed their opponents 203, for an average of 40.6 Alton, East St. Louts, and Granite City have been beaten by Belleville whose Maroons have lost to Collinsville and Edwardsvilie. Wood River naturally has tnr comparative score advantage on the Collinsville and Edwardsvilie games, rating 13 points bettor than the Maroons on the Collinsville encounter and nine points hotter with Edwardsvillc as a comparison. The Alton gnme also gives 1 he Oilers the edce. Wood River stopped the Rcdblrds by 34 points und Belleville by 15, making the Oilers 19 points better. But on the basis of the East St. Louis game, the Maroons have the edge. Belleville rates 10 points better than Wood River on the strength of the Flyer games. The Warrior game Is practically a drnw, Belleville beatlnc Granite City by 10 points and Wood River by 11. Coach Chick Summers and his crew are aware that the Belleville boys are tough on their own, spa- clous floor that tends to handicap players used to operating on smaller courts. . . Summers will probably go along with the five men that started the Hlllsboro game, a contest that saw the Oilers outclass the visiting five by a 71-48 count. Big Rims in that gnmo were Norris Dorsey and Lowell Petitt. That duo Is due to start against Belleville along with Melvln Sheets, Don Caoron and Bob Mutz. Petitt and Mutz have done most of the Oiler scoring In conference games. Petitt now has 58 points In league action while Mutz Is right behind with 57. Sheets ranks third for the Oilers with 41, Dorsey has 31, and Capron 25. But the hot shot In the game, as far as league scoring is concerned, will be shooting at the Maroon hoop. It Is Alan Gran- colas, who has hit for 74 points In his first five conference games, tor an average of Just under 15 points per game. He has lots of help from Bob Thomas, too, who also rates above Mutz and Petitt In leaglie scoring. Thomas has hit for 63 points In his five games, fot an average of 12.6 markers. Bob Davis has scored 45 points, for a 9 point average, but the othei Maroons are weak In the scoring books. BUI BalU has 29 points and Wally Miller has 18. Y Flyers Defeat WMA'B'Five, 38-31 Th* YMCA Flyers journeyed •cross town Wednesday afternoon and defeated Western Military Academy's B squad for the secom time this season. The final score was 58-34. High man for (he Y Flyers was Louie Bowman with seven flelt goals and one free shot for 15 points. Champion was the champ for WMA with four buckets for eight points. Western had a 12-10 lead at the ant) of the first period, but couldn't hold onto the margin and fell behind at the half, 26-14, After threi quarters the Y cagers had taken t 44-22 lead. YMCA Vljrcrs (Sl> Western "H" (SU Player It It p« _ Player 11 It pf Chtolero rarity Wledman Bowman Windmill*? Buss* album Pelhank 411 England 0 3Bal»r 0 ilFlther 1 OStentlford I OStowe 0 OKusfcIl t 1 Champion 0 0 a o o a i o a i o a i i i i a o 4 o Total* ...M • • Totals ..IS 4 B Bcor* by Quartern ••all. t a 3 10 34 44 IW 11 14 33 Prep V«ffcefb«fl •r THE ASSOCIATED PBKSS Chicago Ar»a Llndblom U. Ciag« Park 43. Tlltfen ae. rarragut 36 Vocational Tl, Bowden 31. Dawulal* t»lt Ceumx Tenraaiutut n 41, RoberU-Thawvllle 30. CM! Valltr Teurnaratnl V»IUx 41, Hawm 34. 41, Braidwooa) 30. C»»tr Tanraasaeal Bowling ACMK ALLEVS Wednesday NlgM Ladles Wolf Excavation won 2 from Curt Ler Hudson. Johnnies won 2 from J. B, Stock Agency. Alton Universal Cushion Co. won 2 from Try Finer Cleaners. Ind, high game—Weeks 204. Intl. high series—Cell 495. Team high game—Alton Universal Cushion Co. 838. Team high series- Wolf Excavation 2187. 200 bowlers—Weeks 204. Wednnotlay Night 7:15 Merchants Beder Grotto won 3 from Nolls Bakery. Tannery won 3 from Red & White Grocery. Lolly Pops won 2 from Alton Univ. Cushion. Schaffncr Music won 2 from Brnndonbergcr. Russell Miller won 2 from Engles No. 2. Patron Eagles won 2 from Buds Shoe Shop. Alton State Hospital won 2 from W. R. Moose No. 1. W. R. Moose No, 2 won 2 from Alton Box Board Co. Trans. Peebles Painteta won 2 from Suncrcst. Orange. Ind. high game—Pcrlca 245. Ind. high series—Perlcn 600. Team high game— Eagles No. 2, 937. Brandcnberger 935. Team high series—Eagles No. 2, 2514. 200 bowlers—Girth 210-212, Goodyear 219, Short 205, Baker 209, Perica 245. I Wednesday Afternoon Ladies The Bla Blahs won 3 from Fishes. Smiths won 2 from Kennedys. The H & A's won 2 from Relss. Ind. high game—Bohart 197. Ind. high series—Bohart 547. Team high game—Smiths 801. Team high series—Rclss 2225. UI'PER ALTON ALLEYS Gln«i League Wood Box won 2 from ACMS No. 2. Maintenance No. 4 won 2 from Engineers No. 2. Yard Office won 3 from Maintenance No. 2. Ind. high game—Heuer 235. Ind high series—Lively 558. Team 'ilgh gnme—Yard Office 1853. Team high series—Yard Office No. 1, 2393. 200 bowlers—Lively 209, Hever 235, Ribble 201, Pace 211. BOWL INN Shell X-100 League Cracking Cleanout won 3 from ube Vacuum. Tech. Dept. won 2 rom Bulk Depot. Dlsp. Dept. won from Eng. Insp. No. 2, Welders >von 3 from Cat Crackers. Individual high gaWie: Paisley 15. Individual high series: Palsey 542. Team high game: Welders 865, Team high series. Crack- ng Cleanout 2344. 200 bowlers: 'alsley 215. Shell Premium Elect. & Mach. won 2 from Con- rol Lab No. 1. Industrial Rela- ions won 2 from Reformers. Re- serach Pilots won 2 from Eng. Insp, No. 1. Extraction won 2 from Cokers. Individual high game: Isted 267. Individual high series: I«ted 605. Team high game: Research Pilots 914. Team high series: Research Pilots 2609. 200 bowlers: Woodfall 204, Isted 267, McConnell 212, Klelncrt 204, Burns 213, Blerbnurn 206. Bowl-Inn Clniislc Bluff City won 2 from Uppci Alton Bowling Alley. Budwelser won 2 from Grlosodlcck Bros^t won 3 from Falstaff. Fischer Insurance won 2 from Oltlmer Skagg's won 2 from Fox Deluxe Individual high game: Hays 223 Individual high series: Kunz 599 Team high game: U.A.B.A. 973 Team high scries: Stag 2744. 200 bowlers: Stnrlo 222, Murphy 214 Beattle 216, Kunz 220, Wrest 212 Johnson 201 201, Cummlngs 213 King 210, Pace 207, Showers 212 Ballnrd 201, Kortknmp 212, Hays 223, Toth 202, Feezel 223, Wllehek 203, Reed 211. Wndnfiadny I>a<lif* Honktnra Domlnns won 3 from Standarr Oil, New Yorkers won 2 from Swann's Excavating. Individual high gumo: Vantrease 171. Individual hlfih series: Booten 468. Team high game: Dominos 714. Team high series: Pom- Inos 2074. Tourney Prise* Prize list for the recent Hollda> Bowling Tournament, in which the first prize of $500 cash was won by Mai Moore of Knst St. Louis with a total score of 974. 2. Warren Gansmann, VVoor River, 942. 3. John Underwood, East Alton 939, 4. Charles Boyle, East St Louis, 932. 5. Ralph Rlner, Alton, 919. 6. E. J. Coby. East Alton, 914, 7. C. W. Lowe, SI. Louis, 912. 8. James Gnrvey, St. Louis, 911 9. Tom Mnrtln, Roxana, W)8. 10. Rob Kuhn, Clayton, 907. 11. Shelby Murray, East Alton, 906. 12. Billy Fea, Bunker Hill. 901. 13. Aujtie Nlsclnvltz, Edwards- vllle, 900. 14. Vince Noto, Edvvardsvillo, 897. 15. G. E. Klepser, Wood Klver, 897, 16. Robert Pennock, Hartford, 895. 17. BUI Stamme, Glllesple, 885, 18. Ernest Haevllin, Wellston, 813, 19. James Wood*, East St. Skaggs, Civic Cop Greenfield Indce Contests Four more games were played Wednesday night In the Greenfield Independent Basketball Tournament. Roodhouse stopped Shipman, 42-37, Hartford Civic squad mauled Franklin, 66-38, Skaggs barely nosed out Winchester, 6058, and Jacksonville stopped White Mall, 51-45. Shipman jumped to a 6-5 leart over Roodhouse In that game, but Roodhouse came back In the second period to take a halftlme, 18-17 lead, After three quarters Rood- hous,e was In command, but a desperate rally by Shipman in the final frame almost caught the winners. High for the winning Roodhouse five was Jackson with three field goals and seven free throws for 13 points. Ballard helped out with five buckets and one ace for 11 more points. Shlpman's Ragle captured scoring honors for the game. He dumped in half a dozen buckets ami five foul tosses for 17 points. Hopkins followed with five baskets find four Rift, shots for 14 markers. Hartford had an easy time with Franklin. The winners enjoyed a halftime 26-20 lead, then poured It. on in the third period to take a 48-26 margin. Wintjen Jed the well balanced Hartford attack with five baskets and four free throws for 14 points. A step behind was Johnson with 13 points. Seymour chucked In six buckets and eight free flips for 20 points for franklin. Skaggs just barely got through Its game by the skin of its teeth. The Skaggs men took a 15-11 lead at the end of the first quarter. At the half they'were still In front, 26-18. The finish of the third frame found them enjoying a ten point margin, 42-32. Then In the last, frame Skaggs almost lost their grasp of the lead. With one minute and five seconds to go Skaggs was well out in front by 13 points. But Winchester came roaring back to toss in 11 points to 'come within two points of the winners. The Winchester lads started too late In their drive. High man for Skaggs was Caffery with ten field goals and two free :hrows for 22 points. Kochan fol- owed him with six baskets and three foul tosses for 15 points. Hankins plunked s I x buckets and ten charity tosses for 22 points o lead the Winchester quintet. Comerford had four buckets and ten more foul shots for 18 markers to rank second high. Alto- ?4ther Winchester had 24 free throws In the game and Hankins and Comerford made 20 of them. Jacksonville advanced another round by stopping White Hall. High for Jacksonville was Due and Allen with 17 points apiece. McCarty tossed in 13 points and Blacketter hud 11 for White Hall. Tonight two more games aro scheduled. Jacksonville will meet Roodhouse at 7:30, while Skaggs will face Hartford Civic League in the second game at 8:30. Friday might the two losers will play for consolation honors, while the winners will meet at 8:30 for the championship. Winchester <5H> Sports Roundup Millrose Games Drawing More Interest Than Ever Before Coffem Mr TUB ASSOCIATED PHtSS Yale M. Dartmouth M. Pennsylvania 88. Army 48, Penn Slate 74. American Unl« M, Maine 53. Bates 3.1, New Hampshire 3.1, Amherit 81. Manhattan 83, Upiiala 84. Lafayette "7. Lehlgh «, Carnegie Tech 49, Geneva 44. Wesleyan 00, Mawachueett** M. SOUTH ' Miss State 64, Mississippi M. Louisville 73, Eastern Kentucky •. Western Kentucky 73. Evansvllle St. Columbia 45, Navy 37, Murray (Kyi 79. Middle Tenn 34), North Carolina 84. South Carolina 49. Clemson 83. The Citadel M. SOUTHWEST Arkansas B3. Southern Methodist 88. Texas A k M 58. Mice 31. Texas Christian 84, Baylor 84. College of Ozarkt M, Arkansat Col- * W " M.DWEST I Oklahoma AeVM 43. Oklahoma 37. Missouri 70. Wichita 48. Notre Dame 71, Michigan State «8. DePauw 83, Canterbury 88. Northern Michigan 03, Michigan Tech «. Defiance 70. Olivet 88. Lawrence 58, Rlpon 44. Milton 58. Milwaukee Extension M. Illinois Normal 74, Northern Illinois 73 Illinois Wesleyan 85, Carthage 48. North Central (III) 83. Chicago 80. Eastern Illinois 81, Western Illinois Player Adams Astroth Kochan Hanks Caffery Lasbury Neft Moore fil ft pf Player 0 0 1 Comerford 4 t 50'Donnell « ;i aChaplnln 4 I 3Hankins 10 3 llCamphcIl 0 0 ILaahment 0 0 SKaltschee 2 1 S fil 'I pf 110 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 H 10 0 335 3 0 II 002 Totals ...26 (T2.1 Totals ...172416 Score by Quarters: 1234 Skaggx 15 2« 42 80 Winchester 11 IB 32 58 Officials: Strauch, Shields. Nhlaman Player Breltwelser Caveny Hopkins Moore Old net! la Grlebel Ragle Glllesple ••'•dhouse (Ut fg ft pf Player 0 0 SLandreth 0 0 1 Ballard S 4 SCarmlne 1 0 OJackson 1 0 3Day 0 2 5 Ferguson a S 2Vlnvard 001 fg ft pf 033 S 1 4 .1 T 1 a 2 3 I 0 1 Totals ...1.11120 Totals ...13 16 in Score by Quarters: 1234 Shipman « IT 23 37 Ronrihou.se. 5 18 32 42 Officials: Shields. Straucn S3. franklin Player Seymour Johnson Connell Garden Wheian Mayo-ad Panhlll Sheppard <»*> Harford «>u> It (t pi Player 8 8 2Zunuva.lt I 0 2 stone 0 3 3John«cm 3 0 ONurton 0 1 SDavenport 0 0 3Retzer 0 I 2Knnwlson 1 3 OWlntjen Snyder ft ft pt 432 012 531 3 1 4 404 2 1 1 a o » S 4 3 1 0 3 Totals ...111618 Totals . .371324 Score by Quarters: 1234 Franklin H 20 26 38 llorllonl 12 26 48 60 Officials: Shields. Stmuch ENJOY ELM DAIRY Paneho Gonzales Gets Third Straight Win STOCKTONfcaTtr, Jan. 19, (^Pi- Richard "Pancho" Goiunles' fast serve earned him a 12-10, 6-3, victory over Jack Kramer last night in the tennis pros' tour, It was the Los Angeles player's third straight victory but he still Is far behind In total matches 12 to 40. Louis, 885. 20. Charles Helstancl, Granite City, 885, Rule Makers Effect Changes For Collegians By KEN ALVTA PINEHURST, N. C., Jan. 19, ^—College football, 1950 version, will not be changed drastically as far as the man in the stands is concerned, but coaches and players will note some differences. The football rules committee of he National College Athletic Association came up with two rather mportant changes and several esser ones last night as It concluded three days of deliberations. Substitution and offensive block- ng rules were the two topics receiving the most attention. In following the leads of, the coaches' association which last week recommended both changes, ,he committee indicated that It selieves the two-platoon style of play is more than a passing fancy, fn addition it moved to curb the llegal use of elbows. The number of free timeouts allowed a team was raised from four to five for each half. In addition, free timeouts are now available to substitutions from the bench. Such changes may be made without penalty while the clock Is running until a team's allotted five free timeouts are exhausted. This will permit Insertion Into the lineups of specialists, such as kickers, which last year called for a five-yard penalty. To speed up play, however, the clock will be started when the ball Is "spotted" for play by the officials rather than when snapped as before. Retiring chairman William J. Blngham of Harvard said the offensive block rule was a result of a unanimous demand by the committee for such legislation. Under the new rule if a hand or forearm is used in blocking an opponent it must be kept below the shoulder of the man blocked and in contact with the Miocker's body throughout the block. Just whnt will happen when the man opposing the blocker charges in low affording the small target below the shoulders remains to be seen. Bingham acknowledged that it is a "tough" rule. "Sure It Is tough," he said. "We want It that way. We want to eliminate the tendency towards viciousness which has no place In the game." Other action saw the elimination of provisions regarding the fair catch, flying block and flying tackle which the committee said have fallen into disuse in the past ten years, While this would seem technically to legalize flying block and flying tackle the committee showed no concern on that score. It took the position that that style of play is obsolete. The previously little noticed man holding the ball for a point after touchdown kick came In (or attention and protection. If he Is roughed on the kick and It Is unsuccessful his team will be given another opportunity to kick. If he is roughed and the point Is made the offending team will be penalized 15 yards on the next klckoff. On rule infraction! where the refusal or acceptance of a penalty Is a foregone conclusion the official no longer will consult the tenin captain for his decision. The official tvili mark off the penalty if that Is the obvious thing to do and play will go on without Interruption of an unnecessary conference. Hong Kong, China,* had * "gold rush" as many persons hastened to buy Kolrt and jewelry, when gold Increased 20 percent In price Immediately after currency dtval uation. •, ' M o 1) t N I / t U SHOOTING MATCH SAT. & SUN., IAN. 21ST & 22ND AT HARTFORD. ILLINOIS Starting at 12 Noon by Nartfortf Civic HT HUGH FVLLBRTOff St. NEW YOHK, Jan. 19, <*>—Fred Schmertc, Millrose meet director, exclaims that he never has Men such Interest In track as this year. . . . And Dan (AAU) Ferris, supports him In that. . . Dan figures it's just a natural post-war growth, from the competitive standpoint —more boys In schools and colleges and more Interest In athletics. . . SchmerU attributes spectator Interest to close competition without a single standout performer. . . He's trying to pick a four-man field for the Mtllrbse 600, has about six possible starters and can't eliminate any as a possible winner. The fans are eager for a Don Gehrmann-Fred Wilt duel in the Wanamaker mile, too, Fred says, but anybody could win that. . . . Only sure thing Is that no runner will be as fast as Schmertz turning a cold shoulder when someone hits him for a couple of tickets to the meet. What's That Nickname? Just before the Rose' Bowl football game, Dick Anderson, Ohio State fourth-string end, learned he had Inherited $250,000. . . When the news spread, assistant coach Esko Sarkinen told Dick: "You're going to start the Rose Bowl game; we can't afford to have a guy worth a quarter of a million sitting on the bench?. . . Maybe there's no connection, but aren't the Ohio State teams known as the Bucks? Observation Post We thought the sanity code furore had simmered down after last week's NCCA meeting refused to do anything. . . But In warning the sinful six that they'll be barred from championship meets, it seems that Tug Wilson and Hugh Willett are going out of their way to annoy the 'southern bloc. . . . The loudest and angriest complaint heard last week was "they're trying to tell us what to do." One-Minute Snorts Page Bill Veeck, who hasn't bought another baseball club yet, is filling his spare moments working for Abe Saperstein, Harlem Globe Trotters impressario, arranging special promotions. . . Former GI's of the Iceland Base Command, one of the most sports-minded outfits during the war, are planning a reunion in New York the first week in March. . . Ed Son- gin, the Boston College star who turned down a $5000 bonus and a three-year contract with the football Yankees just before amalgamation, now Is trying out wtih the Boston Bruins as a hockey player. . . Jack Gardner, Kansas State basketball coach, counted up 26 players in the Big Seven who stand six-feet-five or better. Adds Jack: "I'm sending out an S. O. S. for a seven-footer next year." East Jr. Cops 14th Straight Win, 44-18 The smoothly operating East Junior High School Hornets won their 14th straight game of the season Wednesday afternoon as they bumped off invading Bethalto, 44-18. The Hornets have yet to lose a game. The game marked the last appearance for two of the first stringers, Dale Neudecker and Rupert Ogden. The two lads will graduate next week to Alton High School. Ogden bowed out with a showing of four baskets and two free shots for ten points. The game's high scorer, however, was teammate Buddy Hook, who dumped In five field goals and one charity shot for 11 points. Gravitls was high man for Be thalto wtih two baskets and two foul shots for six markers. East got 13 points In each of the first three quarters and led at that point, 39-13. Cast Junior (44) Belhallo (18) fg ft pi Player 4 0 SWatklns 4 3 OGravltls 2 1 ONcunaber 1 0 OHammon 5 1 IKndlcott 3 0 aWhltakcr 0 0 oBrinkman 0 1 OWallace 0 0 OKaln 000 0 0 la ft pf 013 230 001 000 3 1 0 3 000 010 Player Neudecker Ogden Nash Chlldwa Hook Elsenrelch Warner Scogglns Alexander Hrabak Muigraves Kennedy .. . „ Economedles 002 Ramev 001 Torres 003 Totals ...19~*ha Totals ... 8 8 9 Score by Quarters: 1234 East Junior 13 M 38 44 Belhalto 7 7 U 18 Official: Dunn. Eagles Announce Schedule Change Bethalto High School has announced a revision In the schedule in its remaining home games. The games are as follows: Frl day, Jan, 30, St. Jacobs: Monday, Jan. 23, Panama; Tuesday, Jan. 24, Marine; Saturday, Jan. 2H, Mulberry Grove; Tuesday, ^an. 31, Shipman; Friday, Feb. 3, Sorento; Monday, Feb. 6, Livingston; Tuesday, Frt). 14, Benld; Thursday, Feb. 16, Medora. Rams Facing Unpredictable Marion Friday SPRINGFIELD, 111., Jan. 19 <*» —The spunky Marlon .club that upset Centralla * week ago attempts Friday to flag down unbeaten Ml. Vernon in a feature game on the downstate Illinois prep basketball card. Some other attractive weekend contests send Elgin to West Aurora, Kankakee to Danville and Decatur to Mollne. On the face of It, Marion's hot and cold Wildcats ought to be outclassed by Mt. Vernon, whose smooth working quintet has strung out 24 consecutive victories over two seasons. But Wildcat clubs traditionally care little about the odds, and this one has proved no exception. Marlon currently shows 10 wins campared with six losses. One loss was to Mt. Vernon in early December. The West Aurora-Elgin match Friday pits a pair of teams that haven't been stopped since season openers. Meantime, West Aurora has clicked off 12 and Elgin nine wins" , The last time the two clubs met the Aurorans knocked Elgin's Maroons out of running for the 1949 state title, something the Maroons haven't forgotten. Danville looks like the choice over Kankakee in their Saturday set to, but the visitors stack up as no easy mark despite four setbacks in their last nine games. Kankakee started out strong and may find its stride.again. Danville's Streaks, playing consistently good ball, have 11 triumphs in 12 tilts. The Streaks entertain Streator on Friday. Decatur Is host to Canton Friday in a bid for its fourteenth win in 16 outings before .crossing the state for an invasion of Moline the night before. A preseason state title favorite, Mollne has floundered lately and now has a record of 11 victories and three losses. One of the few surviving perfect charts downstate goes on the block Friday when Argo's fast moving Argonauts »go after their fourteenth consecutive win at Thornton of H'arvey, which has split 14 decisions. In the northwest, Rock Island faces a couple of tough customers in Monmouth and Davenport, la. The Rocks will be trying to Improve an 11 and 3 won-lost slate. Down south, Centralla hopes to rebound from two straight upsets— by Marion and Harrisburg—in Friday-Saturday duels with West Frankfort and Salem. Centralia will be shooting for twelfth find thirteenth wins against four defeats. Bucks Boast Basket Average Of37.4Percent CHICAGO, Jan. 19, «•> — Ohio State, with three Big Ten victories in three starts, currently boast a .374 shooting average — the league's best. Dick Schnittker, Buckeye forward and the Big Ten's scoring leader, paces Ohio State's attack with an average of 24.3 points a game on a field goal shooting average of .462. He has scored 73 points. Ohio State, in defeating Illinois, Northwestern and Michigan, has averaged 72.7 points' a game and hit the Big Ten's season high of 83 when they repulsed Illinois, Jan. 7 by an 83-62 score. The conference's best defensive team is second-place Wisconsin (3-1). The Badgers have held opponents to an average of 51.5 points a game. They da not return to action until Feb. 4 when they play Ohio State at Columbus. Minnesota has compiled the best single-game free throw mark by hitting .786 on 11 of 14 attempt^ against Northwestern Jan. 9. Pressing Schnittker for Individ ual honors Is Wisconsin's Don Reh< feldt, who has averaged 21.7 points for four conference games— a total of 87 points. Williams, Bratton Fight Tomorrow CHICAGO, Jan. 19, Williams, lightweight boxing cham pion, and Johnny Bratton of Chicago, wound up training drills yesterday for their 10-round non- title bout In Chicago Stadium tomorrow night. Bratton's chances of gaining a shot at the welterweight title held by Sugar Ray Robinson depends greatly upon his upsetting Wil Hams. "I'm going to knock out Ike and then beat Robinson If given the opportunity," Bratton said. With MtM fttfcf We are a shade on the sad tide today thinking of poor Bob feller, Joe DlMagglo, et al. Poor Feller, according to rumors, is going to have to pitch a whole summer of baseball for only $45,000. Another salary cut like that and he'll probably go to digging ditches. We are great believers in free enterprise and believe that ball players should get the salaries that they can command, but we'll have a tough time understanding hew .some of them, can'command the salaries that they get. We presume that It is because the club owners can always/pass the buck, and the expense to the fans. We still remember the old Dutchman who was asked to pay his peach pickers 91.50 a day for 10 hours Instead of the $1 he was paying. He said he'd think It over carefully, and did. Then he came out with what to us was a famous pronouncement, "I'm sorry fellows, but I just don't think that a man can work hard enough in 10 hours to earn a whole $1.50." It would be tough If that boy were a club owner. Feller has been around for more than a decade, and reports have it that he has a corner on apartment houses in several cities, so he shouldn't worry too much about the paltry token-pay of $45,000. We read a fine column of Art Daly's in the New York Times explaining the official and unofficial baseball averages. That had always puzzled us. Since the end of the season, everyone that follows base- ball has considered Georg* K«U the batting champion of the Amer. lean League with Ted Wllllamj second by .0002. So a couple_ ot weeks ago, the moguls of baseball come out with the startling newt that we were all right all tM time. Wasn't that wonderful T Daly's explanation, and he is • man In whom we have great con* fldence, Is that It Is primarily Ju* a gesture to get some publicity for baseball in the off-season. But he points out that occasionally (we suspect just often enough to keep up interest), the official figures differ from the unofficial ones. He cited a time that the official figures came out with Ty Cobb's batting average of .«"! when the baseball world thought he had finished the season with • .399 batting mark. There is no record of any riots breaking out, however. We suspect that under the samt heading (ie getting publicity during the off-season) come the rumors that Brooklyn is going to trade Jackie Robinson to Boston. Reports have it that Robinson thinks he is worth $50,000 next year. This is expected to mak« Branch Rickey vaguely chagrined. We think, however, that Robinson will stay with the Bums for the coming year, and that Rickey can use his trade talk not only to gel his name in the paper for a couple of weeks but also to convince Robinson that a player who is so likely to be traded can scarcely be worth $50,000 a year. Shells Shooting ForEighthWin, At Troy Friday Roxana High School will shoot for its eighth victory of the currently busy basketball season Friday night at Troy when the Shells try to get above the pesky .500 mark that has haunted them all season. Just two games ago the men of coach Ed Atkinson had the jump on the .500 mark. They had a 7-5 record and was apparently well 1 on the road to recovery. But, alas, they couldn't stand prosperity and here they-are with an even record again'. Troy should be slightly tougher this time. The game will be played on the Troy hardwood. This will be tho second match between these two teams this season. The last game was played on the Roxana floor on Dec. 16 and the Shells almost doubled the score on the hapless Troy cagers. The score was 61-32, with reserves playing a majority of the second half for Roxana. Like most of the games so far, Fred Foster and Bill King played havoc with the Troy defense. The two basketeers combined to shove in 31 points that night. King hit the most. He had eight field goals for 16 points. Foster was one behind with seven buckets and one foul toss. The 61 points made against the Troy team was the highest total for the Shells this year. , Troy, if it hasn't improved too much, should serve, as a warmup foi Roxana's next home game. After Friday night's game comes a return engagement with Alton High's Redbirds, who were handed a four point licking, 48-44, in overtime, in the first game between the two teams. ' If the Shells have had trouble so far trying to get ahead of the elusive .500 mark then their work is cut out nice and neat for them in the next nine games. Out of those nine (including tomorrow night's game) the Shells will be on the road six times. The only games scheduled at home are with Alton, Lebanon, and Staunton. They will have games to play on the road with Jerseyville, Madison, Edwardsvilie, Granite City, Western Military Academy, and of course tomorrow's encounter. That .500 mark seems harder to stare in the face now than at any time before. Army, Navy No Match for Foes On Wednesday NEW YORK, Jan. 19 — <*> — It was a black Wednesday for the Army and the Navy in college bas- ketball. Army was toppled from the unbeaten ranks by Pennsylvania, 66-45, while Navy suffered its second defeat of the season at the hands of Columbia, 45-37. "Playing on their home courts both the West Pointers and Annapolis Middies had been favored. The Oklahoma Aggies took an early lead and stayed in front to crush Oklahoma, of the Big Seven, 45-37. The Aggie defense held the Sooners to 14 points in the first half. Missouria, another Big Seven Loam, had better luck against another Missouri Valley Conference iiuinte.1, Wichita. Missouri romped to a 70-45 victory. Notre Dame, back home aftef its defeat by Canisius, likewise enjoyed a romp against Michigan State, 71-65. Arkansas took over the lead in the Southwest Conference spilling Southern Methodist, 63-55. Th« Texas Aggies moved into a tie foi "Second with SMU by beating Rice, 56-37, while Texas Christian deadlocked Texas for fourth by whipping Baylor, 64-54. North Carolina walloped South Carolina, 64-42 in the Southern Conference and Miss. State took a close 64-60 game from Mississippi in the Southeastern Conference. • ft THE"LUG Popular Lug Sole Oxford, perfect for casual, sport or work. Burgundy color with bright finish; brass eyelets; heavy red lug sole. 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