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ALTON EVENING TRLBORAPH f Vlt&eVr, AfXSlr SI* Sf» ALTON StRONC BOY— Sophomore Vic Belanger was Alton's Only winner .in Monday- night's Madison County track meet at Roxana. Vic is cutting loose here with his winning heave of 46 feet, 7!4 inches. — Photo by Don Hayes. Northwestern Seeks State High School Cage Tourney CHICAGO i & — Northwestern University, boasting a new 12,000- seat field house, is bidding for the annual state high school basketball tournament. The suburban Evanston, 111., school submitted the proposal Monday to the Illinois High School Association. The tournament has been played since 1919 at the University of Illi- ^ois' Huff gymnasium in Champaign. The Illini gym accommodates &905 spectators. Northwestern's athletic director, Ted Payseur, proposed the shift in a personal appearance before the IHSA board. He declared: "It would be far better to hold the tournament at Northwestern. McGaw Memorial Hall (new Wildcat fieldhouse) seats up to 12,000; Considering the many problems connected with the tournament, we still would like to be host. Maybe it would be a good idea to move the tournament around every few years to satisfy communities throughout the state." There was no immediate reac- tion from the IHSA, which recently turned down a similar proposal from Bradley University in Peoria. Al Willis, executive secretary, said the IHSA board may decide at a May 15 meeting at Champaign. A majority vote of the seven-member board would be neciessary for approval. Willis said: "The board must decide if the larger seating capacity at McGaw Memorial Hall offsets the disadvantages Involved in shifting the tournament to the Chicago area. "Such a move undoubtedly would be opposed by the southern part of the slate. Toumey teams from there would have to travel double the distance to compete. This is just one disadvantage but an important one." At Champaign, Illinois' athletic director, Doug Mills, commented: "We have been very happy to hold the basketball tournament and other activities of the IHSA at the group's state university in the past and will be very happy to continue doing so if it wishes." Roxana New Champions Of County Track Meet By t,»B BAKRR Telegraph gportt Editor ROXANA — After seven years of playing host to the Madison County track meet, the Roxana Shrill finally swept their way to a championship here Monday ntght, The Shells of Herb Thompson and Earl McLane managed only three wins hut rolled up enough second, third, fourth and fifth places to build up a comfortable margin of victory. , Roxana finished with 54',3 points, while (tranile City was second with 44 3-5, Wood River third with 40 3-5 and Kdwardsville fourth with 38 j points. Alton Seventh Trailing behind the big four leaders were Western Military Academy, 22; Madison, 2t 3-5; Alton, 20 1-1.0; Colllnsvlllc, 14 3-5; Troy, 8; Civic Memorial (Bethalto>, 1; and Livingston, 0. Venice, Highland and Worden did not enter teams. Edwardsvilln was the defending champion In the annual meet. In six previous county meets at Roxana, Collinsville won* three titles i in 1947-48-49 and Wood River was twice champion In 1950-51. Roxana's best previous showing was' a third place lie with Western in 1950, In other county meets, the Shells had twice finished fourth, twice sixth and once eighth (last year). Individual stars in the meet were Huston Lowry of EdwardsviJ4e and Charlie Yarnetl of Wood River with two'wins apiece. Lowry swept the 100, and 220 yard dashes, while Yarnell triumphed in the high hurdles and pole vault. Stanley Donnahoe of Roxana won the discus and ran a lap in the Shells' 880 yard relay win and Bill Gacldo of Granite City took the 440 yard dash title and anchored the Happy Warriors' mile relay victors. The only record breaking performance of the night was turned in by Troy's brilliant all-around athlete, Art (Mickey) Pahl, who zipped through the mile run in RECORD BREAKCR-Art Pahl of Troy braces for his collision with the string at 4:43 of the mile run, a record breaking time for the McKJr.,cn county meet.-— Photo by Don Hayes. 4:43 to break the previous mark of 4:43.3 set in 1948 by Harold Stephenson of CollinsviUe. L e s Hale, Alton's standout distance star, faltered in the stretch to finish third behind Pahl and Granite's Bob Ruppel. Alton's only win came in the shot put as Redbird sophomore Vic Belanger cut loose with a 46 foot, 7'/4 inch heave to best Ms next closest competitor, Louie Kuhre of Granite City, by two feet. Sherry Heaton picked up a second for the Birds in the 440 yard dash, Alton's mile relay team \ finished fourth, Bob Blair finished in a five- way tie for fourth r in the pole vault and Joe Collier was tied for fifth in the high jump for the Redbirds' other points. Additional winners m the meet were Roxana'f Richard Brown in the tow hurdles with a narrow edge over Edwardsville's Merman Shaw; Frank Holmes of Madison in the 880 yard run; Oerre Origp Of Madison in the high Jump* with • leap that was Just an inch of tying the record; and David Oarza of Western in the broad Jump. 100 yard dash — Lowry (E), Steffen (R), Oarza (WM), J, Griggs (M), Slayden (R), :10.3. 200 yard dash - Lowry (E), Dillard (G), Steffen (R), RHz, (C), Scoville (WMi, :22.8. 440 yard dash — Gaddo (0), Heaton (A), Freeman (R), Rutchik (G), Kamm (C), :55.3. 880 yard run — Holmes (M), A. Brown (WR), Meier (C), Beckett (E), Schmlttllng (R), 2:07.2. Miles run — Art Pahl (T), Bob Ruppel (G), Les Hale (A), Helm kamp (E), Woods (R), 4:43. High hurdles — Yarnell (WR), Friend (WR), Shaw (E), R. Brown (R), Isaacs (G), :15.9. , Low hurdles — R. Brown (R), Shaw (E), Ratllff WM, Pfroend- or (G), Isaacs (G), :21.8. 880 yard relay — Roxana (Don! nahoe, Slayden, Wrest, Steffen), Western M.A., Edwardsville, Collinsville, Granite City, 1:37.1. Mile relay — Granite City (Dut- c h i k, Humphreys, Rauschkolb, Gaddo), Roxana, Edwardsville, Alton, Wood River, 3:45.2. Pole vault — Yarnelt (WR), Kramer (GO and Moody (R) tied for second; Blair (A), Perrin (WR) Hicks (C), Georgeff (G and Me- Garvey (M) tied for fourth, IQ'IW High jump — G. Griggs (M), Friend (WR), Russell (WR), Harbke (R), Collier (A) and Straub (R) tied for fifth, 5'11". ' Broad jump — Garza (WM), Smiddy (E), J. Griggs (M), Rat- llff WM), Hauser (CM). 20'6". Shot put — Belanger (A), Kuhre (G), Klobuchar (C), Kirchner (G) McConnell (RV, 46'7%". \ Discus — Donnahoe (R), Dupy (WR), Donna (C), McConnell (R), Belanger (A), 125'. LONG WAY DOWN—Glancing downward, Charfte Yarnelf measures the long drop to the grdund after reaching a winning height of 10 feet, 7'/2 inches in the pole vault. Yarnelfwas one of the two double winners in the Madison County track meet at Roxana last night as he took the high hurdles title as well as the pole vault.—Photo by Don Hayes. Gerhert Answers Prayer For Power on Red Sox By Tho Associated Press Young Dick Gernert, Boston Red Sox first baseman, is just; what the doctor ordered as cleanup man. He may not get many hits, but that left field fence in Fenway Park is a target for his big blows. The "Bobby Sox" as they're be- ginningjo call Manager Lou Boudreau's kid outfit, won a Patriots' Day doubleheader jfrom the Washington Senators Monday, 4-2 and 11-4, with Gernert clouting two home runs in the first game- and one more in the second. He almost had a fourth. It went for a double after barely missing the center field bleachers. Gernert, in 21 times at the plate this season, has made Six hits— three home runs, two doubles and one single. If his long- ball is to mean anything, though, Boudreau will have to get someone on base ahead of him. In the first game Monday, both his home runs came with the bases empty. The Sox exploded for seven runs in the seventh inning of the second game and Gernert's double accounted for three. The St. Louis Cardinals crushed the Milwaukee Braves under a 13- |hit barrage, 9-4, Steve Bilko, the j Card first baseman, who is up for | his fourth try, knocked in four runs with a home run and a single. In the only other action in the majors, Robin Roberts of the Philadelphia Phillies evened the score with the New York Giants' Larry Jansen by setting Leo Durocher's j operatives down with three hits, 12-1. The Phillies could do little with Jansen's offerings until Johnny Wyrostek hit a home run in the sixth. Then Granny Hamner broke it up with another homer in the ninth. Jersey Panthers Host IVC Annual Track Meet May 1 JERSEYVILLE — Eight track teams will compete in the Illinois Valley track meet which will be staged at the athletic field of the Jersey Community High School on Friday, May 1st. The teams participating will be from Carrollton, Greenfield, Pittsfield, Pleasant Hill, Roodhouse, White Hall, Winchester and Jerseyville. Close competition is expected in nearly every department, as track meets participated in by the various teams thus far have brought to light some outstanding young athletes. The preliminaries will begin at 3 p. m. (DST) and the finals will start at 7:30 p. m. (DST). Students will be admitted to both sessions for 50 cents and preliminary admissions for others will be 30 cents and finals 60 cents. Whether the present crop of trackmen in the valley is good enough ^ break any of the exist- ing track records remains to be seen. Existing records in the IVC are as follows: 100 yard dash— McKcnna, Pittsfield, time :10.1, 1938; 220 yard dash, Ansell. Pleasant Hill, time :22, 19w7; 440 yard dash, Kcehner, Jerseyville, time :52.8, 1937; 880 yard dash, Cannon, Jerseyville, time 2:04.3, 1935.' Mile run, Dawson, White Hall, time 4:45.7, 1930; high hurdles, Burghardt, Greenfield, time 15.2, 1943; low hurdles, Ford, White Hall, time 21.5, 1952; mile relay, Greenfield,'time 3:52, 1952; high jump, Fair, White Hall, height 5 feet 11 finches; "J937. Broad jump, Brant, Pittsfield, distance 21 feet 7 inches, 1933; pole vault, Staples, Carrollton, height 12 feet ?i inches, 1928; dis- • cus, Quiller, Pleasant Hill, distance 150 feet, 5' 3 inches, 1942; Fresh- 1 man relay, Roodhouse, time 51.4, ! 1947; Varisiiy relay, Piltsfield, lime '1:36.3, 1938. Substitution Rule Worries Coaches By HUGH FULLERTON JR. NEW YORK /P — If you see a football player gallop off the field in a game next fall and promptly pull a different colored jersey over his head, or if he goes over and sits morosely on a bench apart from his teammates, don't get excited. He's merely trying to avoid breaking the new limited substitution rule. When the football rules committee went back to limited substitutions last January, it created a situation loaded with possibilities of confusion. The rule states that a player, once removed from a game, can't re-enter during the ( same quarter, except in the last, four minutes of the second and fourth periods. Coaches Reasonable It further states that "(Joaches shall be responsible for the legality of the return of players in any period." There's no requirement that an incoming player report to an official. So the coaches are busy figuring out ways of keeping,track of substitutes. Ray Eliot of Illinois has the idea of having a separate bench, painted bright red, to receive, the ineligibles as they leave the game. Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd plans to heave the "dead" men don slipover jerseys of a different color and wear them until they become "live" agai^at the end of the quarter. Says Eliot: "I think there will be horrible mix-ups if replaced players mixed with the rest of the squad." Under his system, the couch and the public can see who can enter and who can't. Players Should Know A number of other coaches plan NATIONAL, LEAGUE W L Pet. 4 1 .800 3 1 .750 2 2 .500 1 1 .500 Brooklyn St. Louis Philadelphia Chicago Milwaukee New York Cincinnati Pittsburgh 2 3 ' .400 2 3 .400 1 1 .333 .250 G.B. Hi 2 2 2 2Vi Slaughter Contradicts Belief Night Ball Shortens Career By HAURV GRAV80N "Why don't you take It easy?" NEW YORK—(NEA)—They were | snarled the shortstop. "This isn't looking at Enos Bradsher Slaughter as something of a museum piece last season, but the dean of the cardinals bounced back like an election repeater. At 37, Country Slaughter is a very lively contradiction of the popular belief the big leagues. It's just a camp game." "It's the only way I know how to play," replied Slaughter, who couldn't take it easy if he tried- Slaughter and his illustrious teammate, Stanley MusiaJ, and Nellie Fox of the White Sox am} a few others should be the models of youngsters, especially the bonus RAY ELIOT to use some sort of a dual bench I system of distinguishing between the available players and the untouchables; others figure the players themselves should know whether they're eligible or not and a few plan to assign an assistant coach or a student manager to keep track. Ivy Williamson of Wisconsin, Wes Fesler of Minnesota. Red Blaik of Army, Lynn Waldorf of California and Bud Wilkinson of Oklahoma figure it will be enough to instruct their players carefully and pass the responsibility along to them. If the coach tries to send in an ineligible, the player is supposed to to tell him! Stanford's; Chuck Taylor and Frank Leahy of Notre Dame are planning to have chart-keepers on hand. Fights Last Night By The Associated Press TORONTO — Arthur King, 138, Toronto, outpointed Henry Davis, 137, Hawaii, 10. TRENTON, N. J. -Ike Williams 151, Trenton, outpointed >Billy Andy 152, Providence, R. I., 10. Tuesday's Schedule Brooklyn at Philadelphia (night) New York at Pittsburgh (night) Cincinnati at St. Louis, — 8:30 p.m. (Only games scheduled) Monday's Results Philadelphia 2 New York 1 St. Louis 9 Milwaukee 4 Brooklyn at Pittsburgh postponed, cold weather Wednesday's Schedule Brooklyn at Philadelphia New York at Pittsburgh "Cincinnati at St. Louis Milwaukee at Chicago, 1:30 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE St. Louis New York Boston Philadelphia Chicago Cleveland Washington Detroit W 5 4 3 3 2 L Pet. G.B. 1 .833 2 .667 1 2 .600 Hi 2 2 1 1 .500 2 .500 2 .500 2 4 .200 3Va 5 .167 4 Tuesday's Schedule Boston at New York Chicago at Detroit St. Louis at Cleveland Philadelphia at Washington (night) Monday's Results Boston 4-11 Washington 2-4 (Only games scheduled) Wednesday's Schedule Chicago at Detroit Philadelphia at Washington Boston at New York (Only games scheduled) that night base-1 babies, ball, with its Always Running meals at all slaughter remains perpetual mo- hours, shorte n s tion itself, a man always in a hur- baseball players' ,- y . ij e never has been known to walk while in working clothes. He always runs. He would slide into careers. Eighteen s e a sons haye elapsed •laughter since Burt Shot* ton gave Slaughter his nickname. He came in with night baseball, hat played the heavy nocturnal schedule that goes with the heat of St. Louis- JUft fluee Year* Uke so many others. Slaughter lost three of his best years to the armed forces, came out in 1946 a pit of ground glass to score a run; climb a wall, if he could, to catch a ball. •Baseball is a competitive game," he says. "A job's a job, and you get paid for what you pro* duce." Not a few suspected that Slaughter's slip was beginning to show in 1951, when his batting average dropped to .'M. his runs batted in in time to drive ia 130 runs as part i to 64, a decrease of 37. of feus contribution toward the Red' But the venerable outfielder i turned in a magnificent campaign Birds' test pennant fi an Army game, Slaughter; last trip, missing no more than 14 well fcurtling into second, base on, games, batting .300 with 101 RBl's. a piveiiy h*14 and upended the j When the last shot was fired, breaking up a double ; someone congratulated the old war- terse OA his 'Whaddya mean, comeback?' snapped Slaughter, eyeing the guy coldly. "I have never been away." Slaughter, the busiest baseball* playing jeweler ever to come out of Belleville, 111,, traces his 1951 recession to influenza In the spring and a fungus infection during the summer. Slaughter had aches and pains last season, too. He played one stretch with a torn neck muscle, ribs pulled loose and a couple of vertebra out of place. Eddie Stanky said Slaughter was the Cards' most valuable player of 1952. Surprised Kddle "I believe he said that because I surprised him more than Musiai and Schaendienst. great players at their peak," explains the one-time little old country hey of fUutbora, lj £i "Eddie didn't think I could puU the ball to right field any more, and i had the most fun fooling him with 11 home runs, more than I had hit in three years." Slaughter feels that he will COB« tinue to stir up trouble until he is 40, and it most certainly looks that way. Pet-haps by that time the St. Louis Nationals will have found a wght-aaad power hitter to swing between Stanley Musia} and try PAINT PERKS UP PROPERTY Brandt Hardware can supply you witb everything you need (or your painting projeet*. • MAITIN SENOUR Niutoftf Flat. GlMtoitt Semi-Glow Nifttf. • SDMI KIMTONE • SIIDUTZ S*ti«toM, Sitwttx A Choice o/ Coioit to Satisfy thf Most Tuttsf Joe Brandt Hdw. eUTOM WON! S-gli Wood River Tops Kahoks With Ease COLLINSVILLE — Wood River's Oilers turned in a smashing 11-4 victory over the Collinsville Kahoks in a Southwestern Conference game with a 12 hit assault on three pitchers. Don Huber rammed a homer in the third inning for the only four bagger of the game* but other assault leaders included Lyle Dorsey who tripled and hit two singles, Dana Mead who had a double and single, and Gary Schillinger and Frank Wagner with two singles apiece. Dorsey and Mead scored three runs apiece while Huber and Latham Simms crossed the plate twice. Jlickers had two of Collinsville's five hits. Boyd Sever started for the Oilers, giving up three hits an three runs in three innings. Dorsey took over in the fourth to go three innings and was touched for a run and n hit. Dan Narup finished up in the seventh, giving up one hit and no runs. The Oilers meet Roxana's Shells at Roxana Wednesday. By The Associated Prlfes Batting — Dick Gernert, Boston Red Sox, hit three home runs and collected six RBI's as the Red Sox won a doubleheader from Washington, -4-2 and 11-4. Pitching — Robin Roberts, Phil- Marquette h 5-4 Winner in Catholic Play ST. LOUIS — Marquette's Explorers captured their second Catholic League victory against one defeat by edging Chaminade, 5-4, here Monday afternooh. Tom Jun started for Joe Stephans' Explorers but was raked for four runs in the first three innings and Don Furgason took over in the fourth to blank Chaminade the rest of the way. Marquette picked up a run in the third, then exploded for four tallies in the fifth to wrap up the affair. Jim Gibbons and Bob Gibbons singled before Crowson walked to load the bases. Leeson popped out but Jun followed with a base clearing double that tied the game and came scampering home with the winning run when Furguson rapped out a double. Marquette's next outing will be against the Jerseyville- Panthers Wednesday afternoon at Riverfront Park. SPORTS IN BRIEF By The Associated Press Hot Springs, Ark. — Hot Springs optioned two Negro pitchers — Jim and Leander Tugerson —rather than "risk breaking up the Cotton States baseball league." BRAKES... 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A split was gained in doubles as the Oiler team of Mike Mitchell and Phillip Voorhees dropped Jerry Donna and Marvin Wendler, 6-4, 6-0, while Kahoks Bob Sud- bring and Ed Eckart defeated Jerry Burnham and Roger Wilbur, 6-2, 7-5. Edwardsville Is \ Shutout Winner EDWARDSVILLE — Working smoothly behind the two hit hurling of Bob Bittick, the Edwardsville Tigers whitewashed the Granite City Happy Warriors, 6-0, here Monday. Roger Landreth drove in twr. runs in the first inning as the Tigers got off to a quick lead, and thereafter Biftick took control of the Warriors. Telegraph Want Ads "Click." fc Mf*A*W4? For a QnilM SEIURLINB THERMO-WELD RE-CAP '- 51 Nr Wwk WUJ put a Mi 44* your cor. available U win «• M* capafel*) mil TttES, IM.

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