Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on January 29, 1955 · Page 11
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Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan · Page 11

Detroit, Michigan
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Saturday, January 29, 1955
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Texas Oil Men to Buy Detroit Race Course 1 i FOR RICCA, YOWARSKY . 1 & I I ' I . . r i I- -I r I t i i -. r v - - - r ' ' V -x-X i , - - ' ; - ' . . ' . Lions Trade Hill, . i Torgy to Redskins s X BY BOB LATSHAW f rrr Prrss. taff Writer NEW YORK Apparently satisfied that several draft choices would help the Detroit Lions' offense. Coach Buddy Parker completed a four-player deal with the Washington Redskins to bolster the defense. Parker sent veteran Linebacker LaVern Torgeson and Defensive Halfback Jim Hill to the 'Skins in exchange for a defensive end and defensive middle guard. Detroit will get Walter Yowarsky, a 6-foot-2, 230-pounder, who has played defensive end for the 'Skins for two years. Yowarsky, 230-pound former Kentucky star, is rated a potentially great defensive end. He has played two years of pro football split by two in the armed services. As a defensive tackle he was the first lineman ever voted the outstanding player in the Sugar Bowl game, overshadowing his more famous teammate. Bob Gain, in the 1P51 contest. Saturday, January 29, 1935 Torgeon Hill Boys Inc. To Acquire MR A Oval Price of Turf Plant Put at 85.000.000 BY Al, COFFMAN A pair of Texas oil millionaires arranged Friday to buy the Detroit Race Course and add it to the national chain of race tracks they are acquiring "for the benefit of American youth." The impending sale of the Michigan Racing Association's S4. 750. 000 track to Boys Inc. of America was announced by George Haggarty, vice president and legal counsel of the MR A. i Boys Inc. is a non-profit corporation headed by Clint Murchi-son, of Dall-is. and Sid Richardson, of Fort Worth. trre Frf. Pholo bv BID JOHV-ON BEST IX EUROPE, YOUNG FINNISH VAULTEK NOW IS A WOLVERINE Camera catches Unixersity of Michigan's Eeles Landstrom in mid-air with hair flying LANDSTROM LEAPS OVER THEM TO U-M Russians Hold No Terrors For Finn Favored in Relays BV HAL MIDDLES WORTH Free Ires Staff Writer ANN ARBO,R Here's one track star who isn't scared to death of the -Russians in the next Olympic Games. Eeles Landstrom, 23-year-old University of Michigan freshman from Finland has a healthy re- State AAU Relavs here Satur- spect for Soviet athletes, but the day, has first-hand knowledge of graceful pole vaulter says that the Russians. the Reds have their shortcom- inSs- I HE BEAT a couple of them Landstrom, who will give: to claim the championship of Michigan fans their first look Europe at Bern, Switzerland, last Reibel Target Of Haivks BY MARSHALL DA NX Instead of Gordie Howe it's Dutch Reibel who will be the marked man among the Red Wings on their Saturday night date. Not only will the opposing Chicago Black Hawks show him particular regard, but the fans of St. Louis will eye him with interest. It is another, of those games scheduled in St. Louis under Chicago's rotation system. To hockey followers in that city, Reibel is the hottest article on the Detroit team. THE STOCKY little third-line center gave a three-goal performance when the Wings visited St. .niii.o a few weeks ?n. That is more than they've seen from ! in the $15,000 Thunderbird Invitational Golf Tournament Fri-1 than 30 colleges, universities and Howe, Rocket Richard, Bernie day YOWARSKY SET IT the Wildcats' first touchdown by re-covering an Oklahoma fumble. and Kentucky went on to end JJ J'f SUND i Oklahoma's 31-game winning streaK, lo 10 t. Yowarsky is the type of defensive end Parker has been seeking for weeks in deals with other National League clubs. The other new member of the Lions is Jim Ricca. a 270-pnuml tackle who is expected to fill the shoes of Les Binga- man, who announced' his retirement at the end of last season. Although he is normally a tackle, Ricca played middle guard for the 'Skins under Coach Joe Kuharich. Torgeson, named to the West squad in the recent Pro Bowl ! game, has been with the Lions for four years. Hill, now in service but expected to be released in two months, played for Detroit in 1952. THIS IS ONLY one of several deals on the fire. Parker has ; been negotiating with the Baltimore Colts for Fullback Alan Turn to Page 13, Column 3 ' 11 Mammerin1 Henry Cast in New Role One of boxing's greatest performers, Hammerin' Henry Armstrong, has scored another "knockout." The ring's only triple cham pion was famed for his whirlwind style and punch while active in the ring. Now, he puts the same qualities in his lif story titled "NOW I FIGHT FOR GOD." The rise from rags-to-riches and the rough journey back down the ladder are told in detail by Armstrong in a colorful five part series which begins on the Sports Pages of Sunday's Free Press. Be sure to start Armstrong's pulse-tingling story in SUNDAY'S FREE PRESS. Hell Gels SKK000 Pat on Back NEW YORK (U.R) Club owners of the National Football League Friday voted Bei t Bell, their commissioner, a $10,000 bonus for a "job well done in 1951." Happy Day CHICAGO (U.R) Chicago Cub stockholders got good news Friday the club lost only $72.-000 in 1954. It lost .$400000 in 1953. IT ALREADY operates Del Mar, a track south of Los Angeles which was purchased lrom Bing Crosby and associates for $3,000,000 last summer. Del Mar and the Detroit Race Couise will form the nucleus of thn l.;it "clvnn ' eventually to include half a dozen of lv? nations major tracks. Bids have also been made tor such famous racing centeis as j Churchill Downs, home of the j Kentucky Derby, and Arlington ; Tark in Chicago. Rcfore the MRA sale be-( comes final, the plan must be approved by the Internal Revenue Scricc as well as the. track's stockholders. These ar believed to be mere formalities, however. A far as racing fans are concerned, nothing will be different at the track this summer. The State of Michigan, too, will continue its 6 per cent ,,take-i out" on all bets, but the Federal government would lose U.s tax on the track's earnings. That's why the Internal Revenue Service must approve the plan. A tax ruling is likely within fiO days and it is --jM-cted to be favorable since the MRA sale is similar to the Del Mar deal. No purchase price was revealed, but it is probably about S3. 000,000. Once Boys Inc.. has paid off this money, it plans to Turn to Page 12, Column fl at his championship form in the AT HALFWAY MARK Palmer 2 Up on Field "pr: j they are en In Thunderbird Meet August with a leap of 14 feet. 53i inches. "Sometimes the Russians are very good, sometimes bad," explains the young 1 inn in accent. "Their tech- sually good, but erratic. to save in Hughes & Hatcher's 89th Semi-Annual, Storewide Clearance SALE! "And they have very poor poles." ; ! Landstrom will be one of 10 PALM SPRINGS, Cahf.-(U.R-Johnny Palmer went unaer-par ior oo noies 10 retain ine jeaa at tne nauway marKi. field of 425 athletes from more: save on FUmMim Geoffrion and other such head- liners. ' The Wings romped to a 6-2 triumph last time in one of the biggest offensive splurge of the campaign. Earlier in the season they indulged in a 6-1 spree at New York. They haven't reached the six-goal level on home ice jet. Firing a four-tinder-par 68 to add to his brilliant opening-round 62, Palmer had a 130 total, with 36 holes to play in the 72-hole tournament. WITH ALL his great shooting. Palmer is only two strokes ahead of lonsr-hittins- Mike Souchak. The Chicago game is tied piforrner Duke footbaii star. who with Montreal's home ment .with Boston. The Cana- diens hold, a two-point lead in first place and the Wings prefer that it grow no larger Saturday. They hope to neutralize the advantage here Sunday night against Montreal in a game which looms as the most important of the season so far. Romacl? Ousts 2 Golf Foes tallied his second consecutive 66 for a 132. But the first man to pick up a check was Julius Boros, the former National Open champion. He led his team of amateurs to victors,- in the S6-hole pro-amateur tournament as they posted a record -smashing 32-under-par 112 for the route. The victory was worth $1,000 to Boros. MIAMI. Fal. IV) National Amateur Champion Bar bara Romack, faultless golf Playing with him were amateurs W. A. Moncrief, of Fort Worth. Tex.; Tal Tribble. of Chicago, and Jock Williamson, of Palm Springs. They had shooting near-1 rounds of 57-55 on their best whipped two 'ball play. to reach the semifinals of the Helen Lee Doherty golf tournament. The small Sacramento ( Calif. 1 blond defeated Ellen Gery, of Reading, Pa,, 4 and 3 in the morning round, and ousted Maxiorie McMillen, of Milwaukee. 6 and 5, in the quarterfinals. Others reaching the semifinals were Joyce Ziske, of Waterford. Wis., Miss Romack's opponent Saturday: Cookie Swift Berger, of Buffalo. N. Y., and Pat Lesser, of Seattle. Mrs. Berger and Miss Lesser meet in the other semifinal match. iJnhnnT P.lmr -i8 1T.0 ; Mik Souchak s.6613J Bo Wininrrr S't-S 13a VVallT I lrirh 133 stiellfT MaifirlH 133 Bud Holchfr 7- 133 Bvroi lnn T-SS 135 Robbv Ko.hurc SI-US 13S Paul lcA,uir 9-66 133 J f rrd Haas TO- 138 1 If w l.iftler 7-i 13 M ar MiiiJIwoft JO-SH 136 ) Prtw Thomson i6-70 136 ; j Douk Kord 67-69 136 ! Pick Mrr 9-PS 137 KlUnorib Vin 69-68 131 ! Karl Stewart TO-HS 138 ! Jarkie Burke , 138 j TomniT Bolt 68-70 138 ' Jim Turnrsa fft-T3 139 j MartT t-urrnl 70-69 139 j I'utch Harn-na 67-7'i 139 i 1 J ti linn B.iro 70-69 139 f red W ampler 68-71 139 - ! Jcttt Barber 7 1-68139 i Vie C.hcnl 71-P9 14r ; Fd OliTer 7O-70 140 ! W.U.ItK BrSKEMO 7 -68 140 Fast Finish Wins TV Go !For Johnson i ! PHILADELPHIA (3) : Georgie Johnson, Trenton (NJ.) j middleweight, needed a 10th-; round knockdown to win a split 10-round decision over blood-; spattered Ramon Fuentes, of ; Los Angeles, at Convention Hall j here Friday night, j Johnson" weighed 154 and j Fuentes 153. 1 The 23-year-old Johnson, a j 12-5 favorite, won the verdict j when Judge Nick Spano gave ihim the 10th round on the i strength of a solid right hand ; to the chin that floored Fuentes ' for a count of eight. Spano actually carded the fight five round for each ; boxer but gave Johnson the edge strictly on his strong finish. Referee Willie Clark scored high schools. HE MAY SET a Yost Field-house record, although there is no one in sight to puh him. In three indoor meets since he i arrived here, Landstrom hasj vaulted between 14 feet and 14 j feet 4 inches, leading Michigan! Coach Don Canham to predict) a 14-6 leap for him before the season ends. Canham. director of the relays, attempted to land Jerry Welbourn, former Ohio State star, to compete with his Finnish whiz Saturday but he was unsuccessfuL The young man will get plenty Turn to Page 12, Column 7 SHIRTS Box Shirt Sale, fine while broadcloth, regular and spread collars, were SS each, now 3 lor White oxfords, button-down or eyelet collar styles, were 4.50, now "Modelfit" famous-for-value shirts in discontinued styles, white broadcloth, were 3.S5, now Famous Maker shirts, fine quality in stripes, checks, solids, were 6.50, 8.50, now (ALL BROKEN SiZES) NECKWEAR were 1.50 to S2, now were 2.50, now UNDERWEAR Undershirts, brushed cotton, were SI, now Trout Holds Own on Links Jrce Pre Wire Service VENICE, Fla. Dizzy Trout. Detroit Tiger sportscaster, had a creditable 160 total after two rounds in the 54-hole Early Wynn golf tournament. , Bill Hook, golf pro from Cm- Boxer shorts, woven stripe cottons, were S2 HOSIERY Nylon stretch anklets, solid colors, were SI PAJAMAS Broadcloth pajamas in fancy patterns, comfortable coat style, were S5. now HATS An excellent selection of fine felt hats by famous maker, were SI5, now 9.95 3.29 2.99 4.99 991 1.69 69' 1.39 74' 3.79 9.85 SPORT COATS were S35 to 39.50. now. . . 29.85 were 42.50 and 545, now ... 33.85 were S50, now 38.85 were S55 and S60, now' 43.85 were S65 to 69.50. now 53.85 JACKETS Suede zip jackets. Heavy rugged leathers, in pr rich colors, were S25. now I0.0J SWEATERS Wonderful Orion, easy washing, pullovers, P (C long sleeves, were 8.95, now D.oJ SLACKS All-wool gabardines and fine all-wool Q QC flannels. Good colors, were 16.50. new J.jJ We etiarf fr alteration, SHOES Famous Mansfield shoes, were 13.95 to 15.95 10.95 Special group of Bostontan shoes, were 18.95 and 1C QC 19.95. now IJ.3J All famous Johnston I Murphy shoes at I5'J-off regular prices! Fuentes the winner, 6-4, while 1 rinnati. was the learipr with us Judge James Mina handed the ! in the event which Wynn, Cleve-New Jersey puncher a 6-3-1 : land Indian pitcher, promotes for victory. ,a local charity. j Other scores by baseball fig ures were Heinie Manush, 156; Jack Russell. 15S; Al Lopez, 161; :ash Wes Ferrell, 162; Paul Waner. But I63- and Defending Champion the blood which flowed Freddie Hutchinson. 165. rom the third round on. Kept Jormson moving FUENTES' FACE w as a mass of blood at the finish from cuts near both eyes and a deep JUST 2 DAyS LEFT TO SAVE ON MEN'S QUALITy CLOTHING BOYS' AND STUDENTS' WEAR AND WOMEN'S APPAREL Johnson, the 10th ranking mid-leweight, was something less 3ISC Swamped EAST LANSING t-Pi Western Ontario trounced Michigan State College, 8 to 1, in a non-league hockey game Friday night. VCCDV- " D AT MONTCALM INLAND NORTHLAND OPEN UNTIL 9 PM THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 4

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