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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Pa&s 9*t& Mtmbir ef Tht Awocftttd Prm, Sc PIT Copy AZcTON, ILL., SATURDAY, APRIL 21,1913 EstablUhtd Jtmifry 1* DOZEN By LEE BAKER, SPORTS EDITOR While the major league season is just a little more than a week-and-a-half-old, which is too early for any definite conclusion drawing, both St. Louis clubs are off to encour. agingly good starts and April wins can provide September leads. Just how long the Cardinals and Browns can stay right up around the top of their circuits apparently depends in great part upon how their newcomers deliver in the com* ing months, Eddie Stanky's Cards arfe well stacked with trled-and-truo performers. Stan Musial, Enos Slaughter, Red Schoendlenst, Solly Hemus, and Del Rice are genuine "old pros" and they can be counted upon. But unfortunately for the Redblrds, there are three other spots to fill besides the pitching and therein lies the rub. Right now Stanky Is going along with three graduates of the Rochester farm club — Steve Bllko at first base, Ray Jablonskl at third and Rip Repulskl In center field. Bilko Is already a three- time failure. Although his fielding Is sharp enough despite his great size (six-foot-one, 230 pounds), Stevle must come through with the bat If he Is to avoid a fourth trip down to the Redwings. Prior to last night, Bllko had four hils In 22 times to the plate for a .181 average. He has to do belter than that or it'll be back to the International League for the stout one. -, Jablonskl stepped his average up to .263 with a couple of hits Wednesday—five safeties now In 19 trips—but fs a mighty ragged third sacker defensively. Stanky has the capable veteran Billy Johnson to back up Jabbo, though, and if Johnson can Impart some of his knowledge and skill to the youngster, it couild well be that the Cardinals will be well set at the hot corner for the first time In years 'n years. Repulskl, we figure, is the best bet of the three rookies to measure lip to big league standards. His hitting has been adequate for his j seventh spot in the batting order and his fielding range In center gets j the job done. Stanky is now carrying some 12 pitchers and until he j makes up his mind about which hurlers to keep after the cutting ' down deadline, it's difficult to judge how the mound staff wtll shnpt up. Suffice to say that the pitching is as strong as the rest of the club. As far as the Browns are concerned, things are somewhat confusing. Their progress to the top of the American League this spring was made at the expense of Detroit and the Tigers last year proved to be the only team In the loop worse than the Browns. If anything, the Motor City Bengals are more miserable than ever this time. One thing to be noted where the Brownies are concerned, however, is that their pitching has been relatively good. That department is ordinarily not a strong point upon the St. Louis Americans. A staff of Virgil Trucks, Harry Brecheen, Duane Pillette, Dick Littlefield, Bobby,,Cain and Leroy (Satchel) Paige has considerable talent. If the big rookie Don Larsen, and a couple of others, perhaps Marlin Stuart, Mike Blyzka or Hal White blossom out into really effective workmen, Bill Veeck' might have something to take to Baltimore, Los Angeles, Houston, Spotted Horse, Wyo., or whatever other way stop he might have in mind as a future home for the Browns. Should the pitching staff measure up in the long months ahead, the team could make progress,— particularly if the Boston Red Sox and Washington Senators have a sag this sSSson which is well within the realm of possibility. The Browns sport a proven big league outfield of Vic Wertz, Johnny Groth and Jim Dyck, backed by Dick Kokos, Don Lenhardt and Hank Edwards. There are lots of potential long base hits in the bats of that sextet. The infield shapes up as well set, too, with as capable a second base-shortstop combination in Bobby Young and Bill Hunter as there is to be found anywhere. Roy Sievers seemingly is going to make the grade at first base and oldtimer Bob Elliott at third is still a standout, even at 36. Clint Courtney and Leg Moss provide strength in depth behind the plate, both as catchers and hitters. If Veeck hadn't antagonized the St. Louis area fans with his moving plans, the Brownies probably would have given the Cardinals a real battle for attendance this year. How they'll make out at the gate now is highly questionable. Officers Announced in New Prairie College Conference CARLJNVILLE—Athletic directors, faculty and student representatives of area colleges met recently in Springfield to organize a new intercollegiate athletic conference. This action resulted in formation of the Prairie College Conference with member colleges consisting of Greenville College, Eureka College, McKendree College, Shurtleff College, Principia College, Blackburn College, Concordia Seminary (Springfield), and Rose Polytechnic Institute of Terre Haute, Indiana. The organization now replaces the Illinois Church School Conference that existed for one year with five member schools. Conference" competition will be scheduled in basketball, football, track and field, baseball and tennis. II. P. (Spud) Owen, director of athletics at Eureka College, was elected president of the new group. Other officers are John Strahl, Greenville, Vice-president, and Jim Collie, McKendree, secretary-treasurer. The first regular Prairie College Conference activity will be a track and field meet to be conducted at Rose Polytechnic Institute in Terre Haute, Indiana, on May 16. TOMMY COLLINS Geite Bearden Halts Old Brownie Mates In Relief Ry The Anaei»t«d Pn»u Pitching — Gene Bearden, Chicago White Sox, allowed only three hits tn4 no runs in 8 2-3 innings of relief against St. Louis after coming in with bases loaded in first inning. Batting — Eddie Robinson, Athletics, singled three times and homered, driving in three runs, as the A'| beat Boston, 7-2. Edwardsville Is 3-2 Conqueror AgainstRoxana ROXANA— Edwardsville's strong j tennis combination edged by the Roxana Shells' capable quintet by • a 3-2 margin here Friday but j I Jim Walker in singles and the Hunter brothers, Bob and Bill, remained unbeaten this year. Walker trimmed Lloyd Dustman, ! 6-4, 6-1, but the other singles \ matches went to Edwardsville as Arlyn Schwalbe dropped Gary I Robinson, 6-4, 6-3, and John Autenried defeated Terry Durham, i 6-2, 6-1. ! In doubles, the Hunters triumph- i ed against Don Grable and Frank | Radecke, lt-9, 7-5, but Loren Buhr and Paul Sternitze of the visitors topped Mack Weiss and Bill Roberson, 8-6, 9-7. Northside Calls Practice Session Sunday Afternoon The Northside Booster Club has called a softball practice session for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Northside Playground. Sam Rosenberg, athletic committee chairman, has announced the club plans to have teams entered in both the Teen-Age and City League this season and all players interested in trying out for i either team are invited to the prac- I tice. j Should weather prevent an actual workout on the playing field, ; the players arc to meet in the shel- 1 to make further plans for the season. Collins Mauled On TV Viewers Seeth Over Battering Given by Carter By BILL KING BOSTON ffi - Millions in the nation's televised boxing audience continued seef.hing with indignation today over the savageness of lightweight champion Jimmy Carter's disposal of Boston's Tommy Collins, an amazingly courageous and astoundingly rash challenger. After Carter knocked down Collins 10 times in 11 minutes, 28 seconds to gain a four-round technical knockout victory in their scheduled 15-round bout Friday night at the Boston Garden, outraged protests were heard almost everywhere television reaches. Only Boston, was.blacked out in the nation. The direct target of the public fury was referee Tommy Rawson, a highly competent lightweight battler in his own right about two decades ago and now a successful Cambridge contractor. The consensus of the Rawson critics, one of the most outspoken being President George Barton of the National Boxing Association, an actual eyewitness, was that Rawson erred in permitting Collins to suffer so many knockdosvns. "It was the worst exhibition of boxing officiating I have seen in 50 years," Barton said. "I can't understand why the referee permitted Collins to take such a beating." "No. blow that knocked'Collins down was a flush punch. He was knocked down every time by 'feel- out' punches," Rawson explained. "I never felt at any time that Collins was in danger of being hurt." Rawson finally stopped the tragically uneven contest when one of Collins' seconds, "Coogie" Me Parland, brother of boxing Commissioner Tommy McFarland, rushed into the ring after the challenger toppled for the 10th time. Neither of the state boxing commissioners in attendance would comment in any fashion about the one-sided battle that shocked I he nation. * Millions Irate, Collins Calm on Refs Actions BOSTON IP — While millions of irate television, radio and ringside fans screamed that the referee By LICK BAKKtt Telegraph sports editor ST. LOUIS — Gene Bearden, the Brownie of last season now toiling for the White Sox, rushed In from the bullpen with the bases loaded and one away in the first inning to slap whitewash all over his old males here Friday night. The Sox went on td whip the Browns, 3-9, with another ex-St. Louis player, Jim Rivera, figuring In two of the tallies hut it was Bearden's pitching Brilliance harking hack to his yrar of greatness in 1948 when his left arm carried Cleveland to a world series, that was the hig factor. Virgil Trucks and Roy Sievers come in for a share of the credit in the Chisox win, however. The BroV-nie starting pitcher and first baseman contributed more than a little to the Chicago cause in setting up 1he runs. Lou Kretlow (still another ex- Browniet started for Paul Richards' Sox but made a hasty departure as he walked Johnny Groth, Jim Dyck and Vic Wertz to fill the bases while getting only Bobby Young on a long smash to centerfield. Bearden worked like a wildman in the bullpen—firing to his catcher like a mechanical pitcher—as he hurried to get ready, then came in to face Bob Elliott, the heavy hitting Browns' third baseman. Elliott quickly ended the threat with a nicely hopping grounder which Chico Carrasquel converted into a swift double play. The Sox scored twice in the first GENE BEARDEN inning after two were away. Orestes (Minnie) Minoso, the jet-pro- lelled Cuban, was making threats off first base to swipe second, so Trucks fired a pickoff throw to Sievers who let the ball get away. That upset Virgil enough to give Sam Mele a walk and left-handed hitting Rivera followed with a banjo single to left, scoring Minoso. Rocky Krsnich's solid drive to left brought Mele romping in from second. Trucks cut off Jim Dyck's throw to the plate, then threw far over Bobby Young's "head trying to get Rivera at second. Both runners advanced a base but Carrasquel fanned to end that turgid frame. Additional antics of this nature followed in (he third as Minoso drove a single past Trucks Into center. The Birmingham flreballer again got delusions of grandeur about his ability to keep wing-footed Minnie close to the bag and so threw past Sievers on his pick- off try. As the, ball rolled toward (he Sox bullpen down the right field line, Minoso scampered to third. Mele fanned but Rivera singled sharply to score the Latin streak. Thereafter Bearden and Trucks settled down to a fine pitching duel, although Gene had the upper hand as he kept three singles well scattered while the Sox were working on Virg and his eighth inning replacement, Don Larsen, for three doubles and a single. The Browns also quit trying to pick Chicagoans off base but instead relied upon Catcher Clint Courtney to throw 'em out v This Clint did on two of three occasions nipping Rivera in the -third and Minoso in, the fifth, but missing on Rivera in the sixth. Minoso was booed heavily after hollering briefly about being called out on his" steal attempt. The game's finest catch came in the third as Rivera went to the 350 foot mark in right-center'to pull in Wertz' booming drive with a leaping one-handed stab. Dyck backed to the left field barrier In the ninth to gather in Sherm Lollar's bid for extra bases. Jerseyville Romps By CM in Dual JERSEYVILLE — Chalking up another win, the Jerseyville Panthers prepared for next week's Illinois Valley Conference track meet by walloping the visiting Civic Memorial (Bethalto)Eagles, 89 2-3 to 26 1-3, here Firdy afternoon. Duey Skinner and Richard .Richey were the afternoon's individual standouts for the Panthers as each recorded a pair of wins and turned in laps on Jersey's winning 880 yard relay team. Ted Burnett took a first, second and third in addition to a turn on the mile relay team for anothec outstanding performance. Duane Bell was first in the 400 yard dash and second in tHe broad jump in addition to running a leg for the mile relay winners. Tom Edwards recorded a first in the 880 yard run, a third in the discus and ran in the; mile relay. Rodger Egelhoff, who won the high hurdles, was also on the mile relay team. Tom Frazier took the low hurdles and ran in the 880 relay. The Eagles had only two winners —little Al Maynard in the mile run and Bruce Neunabor in the discus. Gayle Endicott had a second in the discus and a third in the shot put plus a tie for third in the high jump for CM. Jack Harkey was second in the 100 yard dash and Bob Hauscr took a second in the high jump as well as a third in the broad jump. Jerseyville scored a clean sweep in the hurdles as Egelhoff, Isringhausen and Taylor finished one- two-three in the highs and Frazier, Brooks and Alexander duplicated the feat in the lows. Meet summaries: 100 yard dash — Skinner (J), Harkey (CM), Burnett (J), :10.9. 220 yard dash — Skinner (J), Roberts (CM), Perdun (J), :25.4. 440 yard dash — Bell (J), Perdun J), Moss (CM), :54.4. 880 yard run — Edwards (J), Martin (CM)', Alderman (J), 2:21.9. Mile run — Maynard (CM), Alderman (J), Martin (CM), 5:08.2. High hurdles — Egelhoff (J), Isringhausen (J), Taylor (J), :17.5. Low hurdles — Frazier (J), Brooks (J), Alexander (J), :25.2. 880 yard relay — Jerseyville (Skinner, Perdun, Frazier, Richey) 1:41.8. Mile relay — Jerseyville (Egelhoff, Burnett, Edwards, Bell), 3:58.8. Pole vault — Richey (J), Weller, (J), Harkey (CM), 9'10". High jump — Burnett (J), Haus- cr (CM), tie for third Brinkman (CM), Endicott (CM) and Perdun (J), 5'4". Broad 'jump — Richey (J), Bell (J), Hauscr (CM), 19'10". Shot put — Kraushaar (J), Burnett (J), Endicott (CM), 42W. Discus — Neunaber (CM), Endicott (CM), Ed wards (J), 104'IOVi". By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. G.B 6 Philadelphia St. Louis Brooklyn Chicago Milwaukee Cincinnati Pittsburgh New York 4 5 2 3 2 3 3 2 2 4 2 4 3 5 6 .750 .667 .556 .500 .429 .400 .375 .333 2 2% 2V4 3 Oklahoma Aggies Given OK By North Central Agency CHICAGO /I'-Oklahoma A&M's trouble with the powerful North C n n I r a 1 Association accrediting agency has boon "cleared up." I Apparently only a formality — approval hy the NCA's board of review and executive committee-stands in the way of a clean hill of health for the school. Manning M. Paltilo, associate i secretary of thr NCA commission orn zone shoot Saturday and Sun-i °, n l- ° 1(|p « cs and universities, said day at Edwardsville Gun Club. j * V^c'' havo hern in touch with Oklahoma A & M and the whole thing has been cleared up." A & M was threatened with dis- Saturday's Schedule New York at Brooklyn Pittsburgh at Philadelphia Cincinnati at Milwaukee, p. m. St. Louis at Chicago 1:30 p 1:30 m. Illini Indians Meet Sunday EDWARDSVILLK — Illini Indians, top flight stale trap shooting organization, will stage their south- The 450-target shoot, which annually draws a big field of members and non-members, $400 in trophies. offers Friday's Results Brooklyn 12 New York 4 Philadelphia 5 Pittsburgh 3 St. Louis at Chicago postponed rain Cincinnati at Milwaukee postponed rain. Sunday's Schedule St. Louis at Chicago Cincinnati at Milwaukee (2) New York at Brooklyn Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (2) AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. G.B. New York 8 2 .800 Cleveland 4 2 .667 2 St. Louis 5 3 .625 2 Chicago 5 3 .625 2 Philadelphia 6 4 .600 2 Boston 3 6 .333 4!/ 2 Washington 2 7 .222 5'/i Detroit 2 8 .200 6 Saturday's Schedule Chicago at St. Louis 2 p. m. Detroit at Cleveland Washington at New York Philadelphia at Boston Friday's Results Philadelphia 7 Boston 2 * New York 4 Washington 1 Chicago 3 St. Louis 0 Cleveland 4 Detroit 1 Sunday'* Schedule Chicago at St. Louis i'2) Detroit at Cleveland (2i Washington at Now York Philadelphia at Boston i'.') Sport* Briefs By The Associated I»res» Boston — Wally Dukes of Seton Hall went to New York in the accreditation by the NCA, most, opening of the annual National Saturday's program, opening at powerful academic accrediting Basketball Association player draft. 12 noon (standard time), includes! group in the nation, for allegedly Philadelphia — 59th Penn Relays BACK TO FIRST — Jim Rivera, the former Brownie now performing for the Chicago White _Sox, dives head first back fo the bag to avoid a pickoff throw to St. Louis First Baseman Roy Sievers (7). The White Sox won, 3-0, as another ex-Brownie, Gene Bearden, pitched a three-hit shut-out against his old mates.—Photo by Don Hayes. Yankees Starling Fifth Flag Chase '. As Easiest Yet By BEN PHLEGAR Ap Sportawrtter Just how good are the 1953 New York Yankees? Nobody knows yet, but off the first 10 games ..they appear to be finding the task of winning their fifth straight pennant the easiest of the lot. Riding a four game winning streak, the Yanks lead the American League by two games. They've won eight and lost just two to the same clubs that beat them in five of the first nine a year ago. But this season only Alex Kellner, the Philadelphia lefthander, has found their number. ^ Shut Out Twice Kellner, who became the first three game winner In the majors this season by whipping Boston Friday, shut out New York on opening day and camo back five days later to repeat the whitewashing. Against everybody else the Yanks have made balance pay off—just enough hitting to go with reasonably good pitching to come out on the long end of the scores. Friday's 4-1 victory over Washington was a good example. The fellows the Yanks usually lower- Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra and old John Mize—went hitless. So rookie third baseman Loren Babe and Gene Woodling, the huslting outfielder, chipped in with ^ homers. Eddie Lopat scattered eight hits in winning for the second time this season. The St. Louis Browns, who had been the Yankees nearest rivals, dropped back a game by losing, 3-0, lo the Chicago White Sox. Cleveland defeated Detroit, 4-1, and Philadelphia down Boston, 7-2. In the National League the Philadelphia Phillies extended their lead to a full game by whipping Pittsburgh, 5-3, on the two-hit pitching of veteran Jim Konstanty. Brooklyn smothered New York, 12-4. St. Louis at Chicago and Cincinnati at Milwaukee were rained out. Mike Garcia, one of Cleveland's 22-game winners last season, won his first game this year as he weathered a nine hit Detroit attack. Walt Dropo's seventh inning home LOREN BABE run produced the only Tiger tally, Gene Bearden, a Brownie castoff, starred in the White Sox victory in St. Louis. He came in for Lou Kretlow after St. Louis had loaded the bases in the first inning on walks with only one out and shut out the Browns on three hits, Virgil Trucks was the Joser. Break Scoreless String Boston managed to break Kellner's string of scoreless innings"' at 21 2-3 when George Kell doubled home Dick Gernert with two out in the fourth but the Arizona southpaw was the master the rest of j the way. | Konstanty, making his first appearance this year, had a no hitter going for Philadelphia until Danny O'Connell singled with two out in the seventh. In beating the Giants, the Dod, gers scored in bunches—four runs in the fourth and six in the sixth. t Roy Campanella's three-run homer was the big blow in the fourth. should have stopped the bout earl- fwo mo-target events—a 16-yard subsidizing and recruiting athletes, opened with a record discus throw loch of rain means more __ _ _____ _____________ than ]flO tons oi water to. an acre.| Telegraph Want Ads Click. ier, frail-looking Tommy Collins the guy who absorbed all the punishment sat on a rubbing table Friday night and disagreed. Lightweight champion Jimmy Carter had just administered one of the worst beatings ever given a man in the boxing ring. But Collins sat on the table and said: "Of course I don't thin)* Tommy Rawson (the referee) should have stopped it earlier. I was still swinging wasn't 1? "The fight was for the world championship. Why should they stop it?" While those crowded into Collins' steaming dressing room man fled at his seemingly quick ret overs from the fierce beating, CoJlms said: ' "i feel good." shoot in two classes, followed immediately by a handicap. A challenge cup event for "Indians," 100 targets at 16 yards, a 100-target handicap and Uii-pair doubles shool air features of Sunday's card starting at 11 a. m., daylight saving time. Trophies arc offered for high score among "Indians," non-Indians and ladies. A practice trap will be open on the grounds both days. The first meeting and election of officers of "Illini Squaws," an auxiliary of the trap-shooting organization, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday. In 'JG Florida exhibition gam^s the New York Yankees drew 123,780 fans. In 1952 they played three 'less gainej before 103, It was granted a M-day reprieve by Roland Nilsson of Michigan and to put its house in order. a double defeat for Manhattan's Mannings remarks followed a defending sprint relay champions statement Friday by (he college, in trial heats. It said: Drs Monies, la. — Opening day "No athletes arc subsidised and , °f tne 44lh Drake Relays was fea- no scholarships arc awarded solely lures by Kansas, Michigan and tor athletic ability (except for com- Georgetown medley relay victories, mitments made prior to Sept. 1, ' Pinehurst, N. C.—Former cham- 1952). Long practice sessions and pions Neal Galletta and Bill Camp- frequent trips that interfere with bell gained the finals of North and the educational interests of athletic South Amateur Golf Champion- | By Tilt: ASSOC'UTfcU PKESS ; NATIONAL. HCAliUE BATTING — Wyro»tek. Philadelphia, .500. RUNS—Gilliam, Brooklyn, 11. RUNS BATTED IN — Campunella, Brooklyn, 16. HITS—Bruton, Milwaukee. 14. DOUBLES—Dark, New York, 8 TRIPLES Brulon, Milwaukee and O'Connell. PUUburgh. 2. HOME RUNS—Mathews, Milwaukee, STOLEN BASES—Gilliam, Brooklyn. 5. PITCHING - Erbk me, Brooklyn. Sur- knnt. Milwaukee and Simmon*, Philadelphia. 2-0. STRIKEOUTS — Simmon*, Philadelphia. 13. participants is disapproved." Fights Last Mght ! By Th* .%»M>riatMl l*rf»s Bo.stun - .Jimmy Carter. 1M 1 -. Ncu York Mopped Tommy Collins. . l.'i.W lioMon 1 i til Id. Tampa Via. Jimmy Ri\ IMS, , IS'JV Cleveland outpointed Claude 'Rolle, 187'a. Tampa, 10. ships. j Las Vegas, Nev. — Lee Worsham .shot a 36-hole 139 for the lead in the Tournament of Champions — ailing Sam Snead was last in the held BATTING- Philley. Philadelphia. 465 Rl'NS—Zernial. Philadelphia, 10. RUNS BATTED IN—Dropo, Detroit, HITS—Philley. Philadelphia, 20. DOUBLES—Kell. Boston and Terwilliger, Washington. 5. TRIPLES—Philley, Philadelphia, «nd Jensen. Washington. 8. HOME RUNS—Gernert. aggton, 4 STOLEN BASES—Rivera. Chicago, 3. PITCHING—Kellner. Philadelphia, 3-0 STRIKEOUTS—Trucks. St. Loul*. It Illinois Edges Michigan State CHICAGO /P - The Big Ten baseball season was off to an indecisive start Friday, with three of the day's five scheduled game» rained out. However, a full round of activity was planned for today. Five double* headers were on tap: Minnesota at Iowa, Indiana at Northwestern, Michigan at Illinois, Michigan Statf at Ohio State and Purdue at Wis» consin. Friday's canceled games wert Indiana at Wisconsin, Minnesota at Iowa and Purdue at Northwestern. Illinois, defending champion, beat Michigan State 2-1 as Ciive F0JW mer hurled a five-hitter and batted in both Iliini runs. Michigan waV loped Ohio State 1WJ, Telegraph Want Adi Click, Tlie late Fianklin P. Roosevelt liuiicd mure opening day pilches than any I' S. president. Roosevelt insert out the first ball eight times. rawmuun WitttU STATf it IIOAOWAV AlTON-Ool 2-SI0 \

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