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The News from Frederick, Maryland · Page 19

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The News, Frederick, AUU Thursday, December «, J851 Shoeless Joe Jackson Dead GREENVILLE, S. C., Ducl-5 -tf "Shceless Joe" Jackson, a promi- neat figure in the 1919 White Sox World Series scandals, died of a heart attack here tonight Jackson, along with seven ottoer White Sox players, was barred for life from organized baseball by the late Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Involved with Jackson in the scandals were Oscar Felscb, Arnold Gandil. George Weaver, Charles Risberg, Fred McMullm, Eddie Cicotte and Claude Williams. Jackson hit .375 in the 1919 White Sox-Cincinnati series. Cincinnati won the series five games to three. TJie exiled players were accused of accepting bribes to "throw" the series games. "Shoeless' Joe" was considered bv many as one of the greatest natural hitters of all time. He was born in Brandonville, a mill vil- lagfe adjoining this,textile community, on June 19. 1888, and had lived in. or near Greenville for most of his 63 years. Maintained Innocence Jackson, always maintained bis innocence of any wrong-doing in connection with the scandals that rocked the baseball world follow- ing'the memorable series. He had kept -m contact with textile and sandlot baseball for many years prior, to his death and was a popular and respected figure iir this area. Hundreds of fans In tiie Piedmont section of South Carolina believed that Jackson was innocent of all charges against him. Repeated attempts -were made by Jackson and his friends to prove his innocence and reinstate the one-time star in organized baseball's good standing. Joined Sox In 1915 Jackson made his baseball debut in 1908 with the Greenville club of the Carolina League, He broke in with a smashing .346 batting average. He was with the Philadelphia Athletics briefly that year and the next before starting in 1910 a five-year stand with Cleveland. The Indians sold him to the White Sox late in the 1915 season for S30.000 and three players. When "Shoeless Joe" hung up his glove for good after being barred bv Landis, he left behind him a "lifetime major league average of .356 for 1.330 games. His best year was 1911 when he hit .408 for Cleveland, only to lose the batting championship to Ty Cobb by three points. " When the scandal broke the story is told of a youngster that tugged tearfully at Jackson's sleeve, begging the great outfielder to "say it ain't so Joe." He received the nickname "Shoeless Joe" because he was supposed to have once plnycd the outfield without shoes in the minors because of a sore- heel. But Joe was no clown on the diamond. He was one of the game's most feared and respected hitters. He also was fast on the bases, stealing 202 of them in the majors with a high of 41 in 1911. Liberty 4-H Club Opens Court Play Liberty \ district's athletic-minded 4-H Club opened their 1951 basketball season with a split against Ballenger Blue Devils' independent quint and Ballenger 4-H, Tuesday night at Clagett's Center (Buckingham School) gymnasium. The Blue Devils, an adult aggregation from the Ballenger community won a 69-39 landslide against the less experienced Liberty 4-H. T h e Libertytown visitors, however, bounced back to take an overwhelming 69-13 decision against fellow clubbers from, the host Ballenger organization. Thursday evening. Liberty 4-H quintet journeys to Elmer Wolfe High School at Union Bridge to play the Carroll County town's varsity five. The scores: Independent Giime Blue Devils G. F Tp McElfresh, f 6 3 15 Clemson. f . . 2 0 4 W. Moore, f 0 0 0 Hall. c. 6 0 12 A . Cook, c 2 2 6 Burtncr, g 7 2 16 R. Cock, g 8 0 16 Totals 31 7 69 Libertytown G, F. Tp. Rippeon, f. 8 0 16 Snyder, f 4 1 9 Wastler, c 1 0 2 Grossnickle. g 1 0 2 Elkins, g 5 0 10 Totals 19 1 39 4-H Clots' Game Liberty 4-H G. F. Tp Biddinger. f 4 0 8 Elkins, f 1 0 2 Wright, f 1 0 2 Hammond, c 10 0 20 Baer, g 8 1 17 Gordon, g 10 0 20 Totals 34 1 69 Ballenger 4-H G. F. Tp. P . Moore, rf 0 0 0 Compiler, f. 0 0 0 Burtaer, f . ...v 2 0 4 Noffsinger, f, 1 0 2 Kemp, c 1 0 2 W. Moore, c, O i l T- Zimmerman, g 2 0 4 B , Moore, g . 0 0 0 K . Zimmerman, g 0 0 0 3L Zimmerman, g 0 0 0 ''.Totals ; 6 1 13 Referees--Ausherman and Cook. Timer -- Zimmerman. Scorer-Moore. Up To Others Stengel Says COLUMBUS, Q. -- (N JE A) -- Cs.««y Stengel made it quite emphatic that he would not^be-' come involved in Joe DiMaggio's decision on his baseball career. Asked if he wanted DiMagg'to to return to the Yankees,. Manager Stengel replied: 'That ia not for me to aniwer. It is something for DiMaggio, Del Webb and Dan Topping to decide. "If Joe, who still is about as good a center fielder as you will find in the American League, wants to play another year, I will not entertain a proposition to shift him to left or right field. "He would be rnost valuable if he limited his services to 75 or 80 games, stopped playing doubleheaders, and possibly did not compete on afternoons following night contests. "Joe runs to his position and back lo tne wench. That takes a lot out of you at 37. Mantle And Jensen "I have to arrange for complete coverage of center field. This involves Mickey Mantle and Jackie Jensen, for whom we have had no fewer than five offers. ''Mantle still is haying trouble with that right knee wrenched in the second game of the World Series. "We have no deal for Ned Carver. Last Spring, when it looked as if we would have to go without Allie Reynolds, I offered five men for the Browns' pitcher We just had dropped three straight in Boston, and man, was I in a panic.' But now the situation is different." Stengel made the surprising announcement that he was averse to closing the playing career of Johnny Mjze, and had determined to keep the 39-yenr-old first baseman as a pinch-hitter. "Pinch-hitters who drive the long ball are scarcer than ever," Casey vehemed McDougahls Of 1952 Casey added that he had decided to summon two youngsters from the Kansas City roster to the New York Americans' camp in St. Petersburg. They are second baseman Kal Scgrist, former Texas star, and third sacker Andy Carey, from Saint Mary's of California, high-bracket bonus boys.* 1 "I have a hunch that these kids are ready," Stengel continued. "They may be our 1952 Mc- Dougalds. "If Carey and Scurist nre as good as I believe them to be, we will bo in position to make a trade involving inficlders, if one becomes necessary , "I haw noted that Bill Veeck has no fewer than seven left- hand hitting outfielders with the Browns. "In my three seasons with the Yankees, we never have lost more than four straight. "In three Woild Scries, we have won 12 ol 15 , "1 believe we can make out a Rain. HEFFNER OUTLINES PLANS -COLUMBUS, O., Dec. 5, The newly appointed 1952 manager - of the Baltimore Orioles said today he would put stress on pitch- ;ing and defense. 5. Don Heffner, former Yankee " player and minor league'manager, -was named here last night to man- ·age the International League team. A ^former Oriole himself, Heffner played second base and shortstop . -ior" the Yankees, was sold to the St Louis Browns and later become a manager in the Browns' chain. - feHeffner succeeds Nick Gallop in liis- new assignment · ;''," Experience Miller, America's , -first tanner; e«mt from England ··, fe Baseball Cases Are Dismissed CINCINNATI. Dec. 5. W)--Baseball's reserve clause survived another tost todny when U. S. Dls- liict Judge John H Druffcl dismissed two cases attacking it. He based hip action on the opinion of Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, who in 1922. held that baseball is a sport and not a commodity in trade or commerce. Therefore, Judge Druffel said, he had no jurisdiction to hear the suits ot Walter J. Kowalsky, New York City, and Jack Corbett, of Los Angeles. K He added, however, that he dismissed the actions with the understanding that an appeal would be taken to the Court of Appeals, SKth District. Kowalsky, the baseball properly of the Brooklyn Dodgers, asked for $150,000 damages, charging that use of the reserve clause by the officials, kept him from advancing in his profession. Corbett sued for ST50.000 on the ground that lie was compelled to release several plnyers from his El Paso club because they left the Mexican League to join it in violation of the clause. The reserve clause binds a player to a club holding his contract and prohibits him from negotiating with another team for his services A. B. Chandler, then commissioner of baseball. George Trautman, head of the minor leagues: Warren C. Giles, then president of the Cincinnati Reds, and Powel Crosley, Jr., principal owner of the local National League franchise were named in the Corbett suit. Chandler and Trautman also were named in the other suit, along with Brooklyn club officials. Frederick Johnston, New York attorney, said both cases would be taken to the higher court as soon as possible. It" appeared certain, however, because of the court calendar that arguments could not be heard before the fall term in 1952. Johnson argued that the Holmes decision of 1922 is not applicable under present conditions. He cited the far-spreading farm systems of' the various clubs, and the use of such commercial organizations as television and radio. Members Of Terp Team To Play In Senior Bowl MOBILE, Ala., Dec. 5 (£)--Three members of Maryland's undefeated Terps, the nation's third ranking team, accepted bids today to play in the Senior Bowl Jan. 5. They are Bob Ward, 185-pound All American,guard; halfback Bob ^Shoo Shoo) Shenxmski, and fullback Ed (Mighty Mo) Modzelewski. Their acceptance to play with Coach Paul Brown's North team, means they'll oppose four key Tennessee men two times in the same week. Tennessee's Hank Lauricella, Gordon Polofsky, Ted Dafer and Bill Pearman akeady had accepted invitations to play with the South. Tennessee and Maryland will meet in the Sugar Bowl Jan. 1. Three Vanderbilt players also signed ,to play with the South They i're passing ace Bill Wade, tackle Bob Werckle and end Ted KirkUmd. \ Rams IN earing Own Record PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 5, 1V-- The potent Las Angeles Rams are within "24 yards of equalling their owh season mark of 5,420 yards totaL offensive which they wrote into the National Football League record book last year. The Rams have averaged better than 469 yards a game in punching out 1,903 yards over the land route and 2,793 by passing. That average is 17 yards a game better than their record In 1950. The Rams still have two games to play-against Detroit and Green Bay, The Chicago Bears jumped back into second place among the league's yard-getters by gaining 389 yards last week while Detroit slipped to third in registering 202. The Bears have rolled up 3,764 yards--1,92)5 rustling and 1,836 passing. Detroit has rushed for 1,556 yards and passed for 2,178, San Francisco ranks fouith with 3,580 total yards and a pace-selling" 1,977 yards lushing. Gi»nt Defense Best On.,the defensive side, Ihe New York Giants are still the most difficult team to run against They have permitted an average 2.3 yaids rushing on the 746 yards gained by the ppposition. Detroit is .second with 3.3 average, allowing its opponents 1,266 yards. , ^Los, Angelas is the best team defensively against "passing, holding opponents to are average of 41.2 per cent on 1,522 yards. Pittsburgh has permitted the fewest yards passing, 1.462, with Philadelphia having allowed 1,508. In the race for scoring honors, the Rams increased their lead to 328 points againt runner-up Detroit's 265. Cleveland holds the punting edge with an average 45 yards on 56 punts. Individual ground-gaining hon- 01 s to date sre held by Hob Good*, of the Washington Redskins who has 736 yards in 163 carries. He holds a 44-yard edge over Deacon Dan Towler of Los Angeles, with 092 yards on 90 carries. Norman Van Brocklln of the Rums leads the passing parade in chalking up 1,525 air yards on 84 completions for a 9.3 average. He has thrown 13 touchdown passes. Otlo Graham, Cleveland Rams quarterback, is second with an 8.7 average, Elroy Hiftch, Ram pass catcher, set a new league record in snaring 54 pitches for 1,268 yards to surpass a nine-year-old record set by the great Bon Hutson who accounted for 1,211 yards while on the receiving line at Green Bay. White Sox And Browns Make Deals With Minors COLUMBUS, O , Dec. 5, (ff)-The trade-happy St. Louis Browns and Chicago Whte Sox managed to pull a couple of minor league deals today but nobody came up with "the big one." Frank Lane, White Sox general manager, completed a deal that has been hanging fire since September when he "bought third baseman Hector Rodriguez, 31-year-old Cuban Negro third baseman, from Brooklyn's Monleral farm of the International League. Rodrigue/. batted .301 for Montreal last season, his first in organ- i/.ed ball. To make room for their fifth third baseman, the White Sox shipped first bafeeman Glenn (Rocky) Nelbon la Montreal., completing the deal Nelson was with the St. Louis Cardinals ana Pittsburgh before commg_to the Sox. The Browns shipped first baseman Dale Long to New Orleans of the Southern Associat'on. T - - Ihe fellow Branch Rickey tried to make over into a lelthani_o^ c . at Pittsburgh last spring. He was diafled by the Pirates from the TtnX«* ehslft a year ago. Pitts* burgh vent him to the Browns who farmed him to San Francisco. The Browns stepped in where the Boston Red Sox pulled out to sign a working agreement with Scranton of the Eastern League. The Red Sox recently sold the club and set up an agreement with Albany in the same league. Fred Saigh's efforts to get Eddie S t a n k e y from New York to manage his St. Louis Cardinals, resulted in a series of meetings with Leo Durocher, Giants' manager. The Giants still want a'left- handed pitcher--preferably Max Lanier--in the deal but Saigh hopes to set up a trade with the Phils for Ken Heintzelman. Then Heintzelman would go to the Giants. Cincinnati wants to make a deal with the Phils for catcher Andy Seminick with shortstop Red Stallcup as bait. The Phils could use Stallcup if they ever get together with the Boston Braes in that Warren Spa'nii and Sibby Sisti for .Granny Hamner and Bubba Church deal. English Lesson Words Often Misused:.'Do not say, "We have been doing that right along." Say, "We have been doing that regularly (or, persistently)." Often Mispronounced: Embryo. Pronounce em-bri-o, e as in men, i as in it, o as in no, accent first syllable. Often Misspelled: Dilemma; observe the two m's. Synonyms: Uneasy, uncomfortable, worried, disturbed, disquieted. Word Study. Use a word three times and it is yours." Let us increase our vocabulary by mastering one word each day. Today's word: Malapropos; unseasonable; inopportune. (Pronounce mal-ap-ro-po, both a's as in at, both o's as in no, principal accent on last syllable. "Judging by the reaction of the audience, the speaker's words were malapropos." Two Linemen Are Standouts NEW YORK, Dec. 5, W---Two linemen, one an offensive guard and the other a linebacker on defense, are the standouts of the 1951 Little College All-America football team announced today by the Associated Press, The offensive guard is -William Dawkins of Florida State, and on the defensive platoon # is Tito Carinci of, Xavier College in Cincinnati. The Little College All-America is a two-platoon affair for the first time this year 'and players from 22 different schools were honored. Prancing in the offensive backfield are Robert Miller of Emory and Henry, making his second showing on the All-Star team; Robert Flanagan of Si, Ambrose; Joe Pahr of Valparaiso, who moved up from the 1950 second team; and Ralph DiMicco of Alfred. DiMicco is the only junior oh the offensive team and Miller the only repeater. On the offensive line with Dawkins are Ends Dale Bruce of Ohio Wesleyan and Haldo Norman of Gustavus r Adolphus; Tackle tester Wheeler Of Abilene Christian, and Robert · Williamson of San Francisco, State. ' ~ The other guard is William Chai, 200-pound ".'Hawaiian^, playing* for the unbeaten'* College of Emporia, Kas,, team. .James Hablett of Susquehanna Is the center. The only two juniors on the defense platoon are the ends, Jack Wilson of Randolph-Macon and James Terry of Stephen F. Austin. Biggest man on either squad ; s George Young of Bucknell, a 245- pound tackle; He teams with Cnes- ter Lagod of Chattanooga. Charles Salmon of Williams, the third generation of a football play- Inj family, »nd Vic Makovltch of Western Maryland, are the guards. Ken Spencer of St. Lawrence shares the line-backing duties with the talented Carinci. The, deep secondary is made up of Jack Beeler of Wpoford, Norman Hash'of Western Washington College ' and Bay Renfro of North Texas v tate. * End Bernard Calendar of Louisiana College and Tackle Sal Gero of Elon, both first string choices last year, bulwark the 1951 second- team line. . The runner-up backfield is made up of four brilliants. They are Bob Heimerdinger of Northern Illinois 'State, total offense leader among the smaller colleges; Andy MacDonald of Central Michigan,, the leader in passes and Bob White of New Mexico Western, the small college's leading rusher. Completing the foursome is Walter Kohanowich, Hofstra's jack-of-all trades. Grabs Honors In Weekly Team Matches Staging a sensational comeback with a sizzling S4 score from standing position, Mrs." Lucille Wolford grabbed high gun honors as, we'll as top individual unsupported fire in the .weekly team matches of the Frederick Rlflt. Club. Friday at th« Armory range. Another feminine sharpshooter. Miss Kitty Cashour paired, with Etchison in another mixed doubles, returned to leadership in the team total statistics after "a week's absence from top position. The scores: P. K. St. Til. Main 93 92 84 . 274 Heffner .. . , . absentee 2691 Etchison , 100"'92 83 275 Kitty Cashour.. 97 95 86 278 Stoner . 99 94 82 -275 Kemp Cashour 100 86 85 271 Wolford ... 99 95 94 288 Nagy , . 97 85 59 241 Martz .....99 '94' 90 " 283 Evans 99 86 81 266 Hoffman Krantz . absentee 275 97 31 79 267? Slaughter . . .. absentee 279 John Gittinger . 99 86 75 260 Approximately 30 gallons of distilled water are produced from sea water with one pound of fuel in new distillation equipment of the compressor type revealed by the U. S. Army. It is for use of military forces in areas where no fresh water is available. TOY AUCTION FRIDAY EVENING DEC. 7th AT 7:00 R M. - IN COMMUNITY SALE BLDG..TO REAR OF 238 W. 5th ST. PLENTY OF ALL TYPES OF TOYS, MAJORITY OF WHICH ARE NEW, AS FOLLOWS: Motor scooter, 12 new large toy autos, new tricycles and" bicycles, trains, scooters, wagons, stuffed toys, games; chemistry sets, dolls, cow boy guns, doll carriages, sm. chairs, desks, doll furniture, and many other toys to please the small one. JOHN L. PONTON, Auctioneer Spray Bomb Finish H a n d y 1X - 07. spray ran Sets d 11 s t-f r c c In 2 ml»., hard hi hrs. Choice ol 6 colors., clear. \V li 1 tc hardwood liKlit-iveiRlit scat rover. Easy to Keen clean. " For Her Kitchen -- Sale Priced Steel Cabinet Sink Homart Standard 54-in. · 112.95 BEG. 49.95 18-in. Base Cabinet $44 REG. 19.95 18-in. Wall Cabinet $17 Here's new kitchen beauty! Island paneled drain- boards assure positive drainage, extra work space, Dishwashing's easier with the chrome plated swing spout mixing faucet. 2 easy action drawers, 3 large cabinets for extra storage. Recessed base for handy toe room. J Clear Plastic Finish Quirk Drying Wipe On Type Quart for Just Use it in place of wax, varnish, polish or lacquer . . . indoors or out. Defies wear--adds beauty to any surface. Light Bulbs SAVE NOW 10"* 1.00 Get your supply of light bulbs at Sears today! Special sale price. 60 or 100 watts. Colonial Corner China Cabinets Authentic Colonial Design 34-95 Sale Price Attractive cabinets grive you a charming background for your dining room or dinette furniture. Provides an attractive shelf space for favorite china, glassware, figurines! Made of smoothly sanded Ponderosa Pine- ready to paint, stain or varnish! Homart Rubber Floor Tile Completely Installed 47.77 AVERAGE 5-7-FT. BATH At lowest cost--beautiful floora for years to come! New 1/16-in. thick tiles come in many beautiful colors that stay new look- % ing. Marbleizecl pattern can't wear off--it goes all the way thru tile! Rubber is "cushiony" to walk on, muffles noises too! Craftsman 8-in. Tilt-Arbor Bench Saw Regularly 57.5C "Floating Drive" -- special motor mount lessens strain on saw; eliminates need for special motor; controls belt tension. Tilts 45*. / * * Handy 26-pc. Dunlap Electric Drill Kit Reg. 19.95 15-88 The handiest, most complete kit we've seen priced below 22.95. R'H do 101 jobs around the house: Sand, buff, grind, polish, drill--even mixes paint. Set includes powerful y^-in. drill with 25 hand}' accessories. CraffSNKM IO-iiu Tilt-Arbor Bench Saw Regularly 94.50 By far the finest bench saw we hive ever sold! More rigid saw base; stronger motor support, with new pivot arm. Heavy duty! PHONE 1580 NEWSPAPER! iWSPAPEM

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