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6 The New-Review, Roseburg, Ore. Thurs., Dee. 22, 1949
Nearly 100 Turning Out At Roseburg
High Schools For Wrestling, Boxing
Boxing and wrestling prospectH
of bolh senior and junior high
school are continuing road work
as preparation for bag and mat
work, to start after the first of
Wrestling coach Cece Sher
wood reports nearly 100 boys
from both schools are turning
out for the two sports.
Lettermen back from last year's
wrestling squad Includes John
Gaffney 143, Dick Compston 120,
Marv Slgfridson 131, Bill Pal
mer 145, Dennis Hayden 123,
Norm Smith 150, Glen Scoflcld
174, Jim St. Onge 138, Dick St.
Boxing lettermen, under Coach
Ray Brown's supervision, include
Jim Shrum 146, Jim Prowell 132,
Jim Nuzum 116, Jim Fosback 126,
Jim King 168 and Howard Stum
Junior high lettermen In box
ing are Mike Keeney 105, Rov
Marshall 122, Bill Sullivan 115,
John Lewis 140, Dick Gilman 130,
Dennis Johnson 150 and Virg
' Both Sherwood and ' Brown
NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (Fl
it would be nice if Syracuse's
basketball team went through Its
25-game schedule undefeated this
It would be a nice going away
present for Lew Andrea who
plans to step down as Syracuse
basketball coach after this cam
paign. Lew, who started coach
ing the Orange quintet 25 years
ago, will continue at Syracuse as
director of athletics.
It probably is too much to ex
pect the orange to go unbeaten,
but so far they have played and
won six games and there's no law
Syracuse first dumped Toron
to, 79-45, then the Quantico (Va)
Marines, 84-48, and followed by
whipping Columbia, 60-48, Rut
gers, 72-53, Princeton, 80-48, and
last night, Pennsylvania, 91-65.
Kentucky, the defending NCAA
champion, bounced back from its
defeat at the hands of St. Johns
(BKN) recently, to nose out De
paul, 49-47. A free throw In the I
closing seconds by sophomore
Skippy Whltaker of Sarasota,
Fla. provided the winning mar
gin although Garland f ownes
added another free throw a few
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agreed that many good prospects
are turning out for the first time
and with 100-odd kids to choose
from, the Roseburg team should
develop Into a strong combina
tion that will give other schools
some real competition.
Sherwood Indicated, however,
that schools like Grants Pass,
Springfield and Klamath Falls
are strong wrestling centers and
Roseburg wins here would be
lirnwn. on the other hand, is
looking forward to opposing the
highly touted sprlngnem team,
which severely defeated the In
dians In boxing at Springfield,
but in a return match at Rose
burg Junior high, the Indians -nd
Papooses came within one point
of being the winners.
"Fans will recall," Brown Bald,
"that the score was kept pretty
even until the final bout, when
Dick Boncbrake lost out on points
to a heavier and more ex
DETROIT, Dec. 22-P) In his
swan song an a Detroit Tiger out
fielder Dick Wakefield says his
first mlstuke was in accepting -a
But "mistake or no mistake I
needed it," Wakefield declared in
an open letter yesterday.
The onetime Tiger prodigy was
traded to the New York Yankees
Saturday for flr3t baseman Dick
Wakefield, signed by the Tigers
In 1941, went big for a time but
slumped ever since.
Dick, who has resorted to the
open letter tactic before, yester
day wrote in a farewell letter to
the press and fans that he had
only himself to blame. He said:
"I know you were all with me
once upon a time and that many
of you are still with me. My mis
takes have helped cause many of
you to desert me. , .
"This I must blame upon my
self; explanation of the deeper
reason for our breakup Is a mat
ter far beyond my capacity to
even attempt to clarify. . .
Wakefield didn't explain why
he thought It was a mistake for
him to have accepted the $51,000
bonus. The Tigers paid it to him
tor his contract signature alter
he had starred as a ball player
at the University of Michigan.
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Stanford Loses Tilt
To Oregon, 58 To 51
EUGENE, Dec. 22 (JF For
ward Will Urban and guard Mel
Krause sparked Oregon to a 58
to 51 victory over Stanford last
night. The win split the basket
ball series at one game apiece.
Oregon broke away irom a tie
soon after the second half open
ed, widened the gap to 11 points,
50-39, and was never In danger
after that point.
Urban fired six field goals and
one free throw for 13 points.
Krause had 12 points.
The Stanford Indians started
the scoring but Lynn Hamilton's
goal put Oregon in front at 10-9
and Stanford tied three times in
that first half before Jim Ram
stead recouped the edge, 24-22,
for Stanford. But reserve guard
Jack Keller quickly deadlocked
the count again and they went
into the halftime in another tie,
The Webfoots boomed out front
in the second half after guard
Ken Hunt broke a 28-all tie.
Bv JACK HAND
NEW YORK, Dec. 22 UP)
Life will be safer for Inflelders
in 1950 if the new baseball rules
The rules committee officially
adopted the new code last night
after nine months of strenuous
effort. The rough stuff around
second base came In lor plenty
"Interference" by a base run
ner was Interpreted in simple,
direct terms that place a heavy
burden on the umpire. The ump
always had to call interference,
but now his attention is directed
to the rule in specific wordage.
"A batter is out when a pre
ceding runner shall, in the
Judgment of the umpire, inter
fere with an inflelder," the rule
That's about the same as in,
the past. However, a new inter
pretative paragraph has been
added. It goes like this:
"The objective of this rule Is to
penalize the offensive team for
deliberate, unwarranted and un
sportsmanlike action by a runner
in leaving the baseline for the
obvious purpose of crashing the
pivot man on a double play rath
er than trying to reach his base."
snortsiops and second Dasemen
who have been hurtled through
space by football-minded runners
probably will get some relief. The
"rolling block came in for some
hot criticism last summer when
the New York Yankees and Bos
ton Red Sox took turns bowling
The Inflelder, too, was warn
ed against roughness. When an
Inflelder who does not have the
ball "obstructs" a runner, the
umpire can determine the pen
For instance, If a batter hits a
ball against the fence that the
umpire thinks was long enough
for a triple, he can award the
batter throe bases if he is "ob
structed" at first by a shove, 'or
The committee has been work
ing on the Job for nine months,
trying to reduce some of the gob
bledegook of the old rules to plain
English. It was a tough Job.
Other changes Included: The
catchers' box was reduced from
10 feet to eight feet directly be
hind the plate and the coaching
box was extended Irom 15 feet
to 20 feet.
KIDDIES ENJOY YULE PARTY
The Moose lodge Christmas
party was a successful, packed-to-capacity
affair Tuesday flight,
Jerry Willis, Moose governor, an
Many children of members en
joyed the candy, nuts and other
gifts distributed by Santa Clans,
and the adults sang yuletide
songs and danced.
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Weaver Favored In Friday
Night Six-Man Mat Battle
Buck Weaver, the former Uni
versity of Indiana football and
wrestling star, has been estab
lished as the favorite in Friday
night's six-man "Battle Royal" at
the Roseburg armory. The week
ly mat show has been moved up
to Friday to prevent a conflict
with Christmas Eve.
Weaver is the favorite despite
his loss to Jack O'Reilly In a
coast light heavyweight title
match at Pendleton recently. But
the other five grapplers will also
be eying that $200 Christmas
prize Matchmaker Elton Owen is
offering the winner.
Paavo Katonen, the squat Fin
nish mat-master, will likely get
second billing because of his
many stirring performances In
the local ring. He is ' a rugged
workman who Is capable of ab
sorbing terrific punishment. Mike
Nazarian, the villainous Armenian
from Brooklyn, Is the only out-and-out
meanie and his unethical
tactics may go a long way in
gaining the coveted pot of gold.
Jack Kiser, the veteran Port
lander who at one time was the
youngest holder of the coast light
heavyweight title, will be one of
the most popular entrants. His
spectacular style of wrestling may
cause his defeat. There are two
other clean, scientific grapplers
Leo Wallick and Gordon Hessell.
Wallick, who specializes In the
piledriver, is a Denver product
who rates as one of the best In
the Rocky Mountain area. Hes
sell, who hails from Albuquerque,
N. M., may hold the key to vic
tory with his dreaded "trigger"
First four men eliminated will
return for one-fall preliminary
tilts, and the finalists clash in a
three-fail, 30-mlnute engagement.
The show gets under way at
8:30 p. m., with Elton Owen of
ficiating the entire program of
Louis Beats Utah's
Two Top Pugilists
SALT LAKE CITY, DecT22 UP)
p'ormer heavyweight cham
pion Joe Louis, stoical and un
ruffled, toyed his way through
eight rounds with Utah's two top
heavyweight fighters In an exhi
bition last night.
Both the Utah boys Jay Lam
bert and Rex Layne-made good
on their promises to carry the
battle to the Brown Bomber, but
he brushed off their best efforts.
There were no knockdowns.
Louis weighed 223 pounds.
Lamber, 1948 U. S. Olympic
heavyweight fighter from West
Jordan, Utah, weighed 185, Lay
ne, former national A. A. U.
champ from Lewiston, Utah,
Louis used his right sparingly,
fighting most of the two four
round bouts with left hooks and
Layno's attempts against the
former champion drew the best
comment. He waded In from the
opening bell and managed t o
crash a right to the Louis head
Ho drew a trickle of blood
from Louis' nose in the first
Louis confided to his seconds
after the second round against
Layne. "I'm gonna have to watch
this little boy, he's kinda rug
ged." In his dressing room after
wards Louis said "Both those
boys are good. That little Layne
has a good punch. He has a fut
ure. They're both a long ways
from the top, but they're good
SCOFFS AT SOVIET CLAIM
LOS ANGELES UP) Re
tired Adm. William H. Standley,
former ambassador to Russia,
doubts the Soviets have either the
atom bomb or a large submarine
"President Truman's report
concerned their possesison of the
secret of atomic energy," he said.
"From what I know of the Indus
trial potential, I don't believe they
have the bomb at all."
He also scoffed at the report by
Janes 1 Ighting Ships that Russia
has more than 300 submarines
with hundreds under construc
tion. The beaver sometimes attains
a weight of 60 pounds.
BUCK WEAVER The favorite
in Friday's six-man "B a t t,l e
Royal" at the Roseburg armory.
A special feature of the eve
ning, which seems certain to
pack the armory to capacity,
is an invitation for women and
children to attend the matches
with the payment of one item
of canned goods, either home
or manufactured, exclusive of
ringside seats. The foodstuffs
will go to the Salvation Army
to be used in making up Christ
mas baskets. .
Mrs. Hedden Hurt
In Auto Accident
Mrs. Charles Hedden was se
riously hurt in an accident Mon
day evening on Highway 38 just
west of the Elk Creek Auto Court.
Riding with Mrs. Hedden was
Cyrus Hedden also of Elkton, he
was severely bruised and the car
was demolished. Mrs. Hedden got
out on the shoulder too far and
slipped into the newly cleaned
ditch. When the car came out of
the ditch It shot across the high
way and turned over on the creek
bank. Mrs. Hedden was knocked
unconscious and was taken to the
Sacred Heart hospital at Eugene
where she is now. Cy Hedden
cai e home after receiving medi
Laurence Smith Is home from
the' hospital and Is reported gain
ing every day. He is still confined
to his bed most of the time.
The Elkton high school ball
teams played Creswell in non
conference games Tuesday night
at Elkton. The Elkton girls were
defeated by the Creswell girls'
volleyball team 18 to 17. In the
boys' basketball game the Elks
were victorious winning 40 to 33.
James Hershbergr was high
point man with 13 points, Tom
Otto, Leland Cheever and Ronnie
Hcnderer each netted 6 points for
The next game for the Elkton
Elks will be with the Roseburg
J. V. team here, on Jan. 3rd. Oh
Jan. 6. the boys A and B squads
will play Oakland at Oakland In
The high school will have its an
nual Christmas dinner and ex
change of gifts Dec. 23.
Mrs, Charles Franklin will go
to Portland to spend the Holidays
with all her daughters Ethel
Franklin, Mrs. Edith Joslyn and
HONOLULU UP) The navy
will have to pay out $2,000 be
cause congress overlooked appro
The $1 would, have bought and
paid for the Oahu Railway and
Land company's Pearl Harbor
branch, which the navy uses.
The S2,uoo ts the Hawaiian ter
ritorial tax bill on the line as pri
vate property. Under a lease
agreement the navy must pay the
taxes. If the U. S. government
owned the line it would be tax
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Eagles lodge bowlers took top
first-half honors in the Industrial
league bowling loop after besting
B. P. O. E. in two out of three
games last night at the Roseburg
With 30 wins and 15 losses, the
Eagles were two games ahead of
second place winners Donut Bar
and five games ahead of Umpqua
Valley Hardware, third place
Second half bowling In the In
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off for the league championship.
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PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 22 UP)
Cornelius J. McGillicuddy sele
brates his 87th birthday today
but whether baseball's Connie
Mack was born Dec. 22 or 23,
1862, is still an open question.
"I have been told I arrived in
the middle ot the night," said
the manager of the Philadelphia
Athletics. "Some say it was the
22nd, others the 23rd."
No big celebration is planned.
The grand old man of baseball
planned only to hold his annual
birthday news conference and be
the honored guest at a luncheon
attended only by relatives and
Although Connie has been a
part of the baseball picture for
66 years 49 as manager of the
Athletics he prefers to think of
the future rather than the past.
And most of all Connie likes
to think of things to come in 19
50 the year he hopes will bring
another world series champion
ship in celebration of his golden
anniversary as head of the A's.
Not since 1931 has the Amer
ican league pennant or champion
ship flag flown above Shibe park.
But Connie has high hopes for
NEW PORTLAND HEADACHE
PORTLAND UP) The city
of Portland, already harrassed by
scarce funds, got still another de
mand on its coffers today.
City employes anDeared at' a
hearing to ask a $25 . month
wage increase. It would mean
about $500,000 during the next six
WSC Drop Games
By The Associated Press
and Oregon rode to victory last
night over invading basketball
quintets from Minnesota and
Reversing the previous night's
result, Washington led nearly all
the way to dump Minnesota 53
46. . Two other northern divisjon
fives were not so fortunate. Ida
ho's Vandals fell 58-53 before
Drake at Des Moines, Ia and
Washington State was downed 67
59 by Bradley at Peoria, 111.
The even break In the night's
play raised the northern division
coast conference's record in in
tersectional play to .333 seven
wins in 21 outings.
Idaho, WSC Play Again
Both Idaho and Washington
State play again tonight. The
touring Vandals play their third
game In as many days, meeting
Morningside at Sioux City, la.
Washington State tackles Kansas
State at Manhattan, Kas.
Washington's Huskies trailed
only twice early in the first half
in handing the Gophers their
first loss in six games. Halftime
score was 22-18 and the Huskies
led throughout the second half
by margins up to eight points.
Lou Soriano, ex-Bremerton prep
ster, paced Washington with 15
Washington State played with
out the services of Ed Gayda,
who sprained an ankle in the
Cougar's losing effort against St.
John's in New York Monday.
Three quick Bradley field goals
broke a 6-6 tie early in the going
and the Braves were never se
riously threatened again. Ron
Button led WSC with 10 points.
Fast Break Too Much
Idaho couldn't match Drake's
fast break in the first half and
matters were made worse when
the Vandals hit only four of 31
shots in the initial period. As a
result, they left the floor at half
time trailing 33-16 and even their
furious second half rally couldn't
make up the difference- Bnh
Wheeler, Idaho guard, counted 13
points tor the Vandals.
FIGHTS LAST NIGHT
iBy The Associated Press)
NEW YORK. (St. Nicholas Arena)
George Kaplan, 187 'A, Brooklyn, out
pointed Duilio Spagnolo, 185, Italy, 8.
PHOENIX. Ariz, Charlie Salas, 146,
Phoenix, outpointed Babe Herman, 140,
Los Angeles, 10.
salt laks t, it Y JT l oy d Hicnarason,
191. West Jordan. Utah, outoolnted Ken
Hayden 101, Rock Springs, Wyo.
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iRv The Associated Pre I
Washington 3, Minnesota 46.
Oregon SB. Stanford 51.
Bradley 67, Washington State 30,
Drake 58, Idaho 5J.
Indian Slate 74, Southern Oregon 44.
Willamette 73, Western Washington
MYakima Valley J. C. 64, Lewis U CUrk
Colorado 83, Rice 82.
Utah State 64. Montana State 34.
Hamline 48, College of Pacific 40.
Pepperdine 44, St. Marys (Calll) 41.
Syracuse 91, Pennsylvania 65.
West Virginia 57, Temple 48.
Canisius 93, Tiffin 31.
Army 45, Ithaca 41.
Kentucky 49, Depaul 47.
Tampa 66, Tennessee 63.
Texas Tech 69, Austin 59.
. Toledo 32, Denver 50.
Xavler (Ohioi 76, Santa Clara 41.
Purdue 73, Western Reserve 34.
PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 22
UP) Coach Wes Fesler, a diplo
mat, politely declines to ba
drawn into any discussion con
cerning the charging tactics of
the California line.
There have been mutterlngs
from unidentified sources that
the Golden Bears had a habit
this fall of charging a fraction
of a second before the ball was
"I have complete confidence
In tha nfflninld nf the Pflmp."
said Fesler. "If California is off
side, I anticipate that California
will be penalized. But I'm not
going to yell before I'm hurt."
He repeated that his scout re
ports indicated the bears had a
hard, fast charging line.
The Buckeye Rose Bowl squad
was headed into another drill to
day. Fesler indicated he planned
no rough work. Four players who
missed yesterday's double drill
Jerry Krall, Ray Hamilton,
Tom Rath and Shag Thomas
were due back to practice today.
Their ailments were minor but
all were excused from practice.
Rose and Oak
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