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ledgers Edgg Braves; 3-2;
Home Run Provides Victory
- LOS ANGELES (UII The
Dodgers, trying to make their
.third try a charm, called on side
wheeling Don Drysdale today in
Jin effort to win the National
league pennant and the right to
Tneet the Chicago White Sox in
J he World Series.
Now based here, after a lot Of
tolden years at Brooklyn, the
Dodgers were favored to break
the jinx which has seen them lose
.two previous playoffs. They got
off on the right foot Monday when
they beat the Milwaukee Braves,
3 2, in the first game at Milwau
kee. Drysdale, a strong-armed rir4
hander, usually is more effective
against Hie Braves than any other
cjub, although his season's record
thia year against Milwaukee is an
So the Dodgers hope to close it
out today, and then fly to Chicago
. United Press Internatienel
Major league attendance
sparked by the rise of the White
Sox and Indians in the American
League and the three cornered
pennant fight In the National
rose i t per cent this year to top
the .19-million mar k. .
''-'The two-league total of 19,03.
JM was 1,602.938 more than the
tetal of 17,460,630 for the 1K8
season.-' . '
"The American League,1 it fans
Jetighted at the - astonishing col
lapse of the New York Yankees,
Experienced a 28.1 per rise
frem 7.2M.034 to . 121, loo. The
Indians experienced an amazing
Tis -of 834,171 admissions to 1,
477,7( and the White Sox rose
SS7.627 to 1.395,078.
.' Every ether club except the
Red Sox gained over 19U and the
.Yankees themselves totaled 1.552.
030 a rise of 123,592 for their
highest total since 1952.
National League attendance to
taled 9,942,468 for the third large
total in its history even though it
; represented a 2.1 per 'cnt drop
;from the near-record total of 10,
j W4.596 In 1S58. ' , '
The Los Angeles Dodgers easily
topped both leagues with a season
j total of 2,037,284 admissions. The
i Braves ranked second .at 1.730,815
i and the Yankees were third. '
j Attendances m both leagues and
: change from 1958:
: National League Chicago 858.
: 256. minus 121.648: Cincinnati
. 801,298, plus 12.716: Los Angeles
' 2,037,284, plus 191,728: Milwaukee
1 1,730.815, minus 240.286; Philadet-
phia 802.815. minus 128.295: Fitts
; burgh 1.358.917. plus 47.929: St.
Louis 929.953. minus 133.777: San
Francisco 1.422.130. plus 149.505.
' Totals 9.942.4(18 minus 222.128.
American League Chicago I.
'395.078. plus 597.627: Kansas City
', 863,683. plus 38.593: Detroit 1.221,-
221. plus 122,297; Cleveland 1,497,
;78, plus 834.171; Washington 615,
.084. plus 140.084: Baltimore 891.
028, plus 61,935: New York 1,552,
! 830, plus 123.592; Boston 984,102.
' minus 92.945.
; Totals 9.121,100 plus, 1.825,066. '
. i Two - league totals: 19.063,568,
Bruce Cudd Wins All- ,
Navy Golf Tournament
! PENSACOLA. Fla. UII '
Bruce Cudd of I'ortland, Ore.,
!won tire All - Navy Golf Tourna
imont Monday with a 72-hol total
j of 286. He had a 71 on the final
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for the opening of the World
Series Thursday. If a third game
Is necessary, In this best two out-of-three
series, it will be played
here Wednesday, delaying the
start of the series until Friday.
Hopes Were on 'Lew
The Braves, who have been
short -enders on the odds before
this season, rested their hopes on
Lew Burdette. their World Series
hero of two years ago. They point
ed out, too, hopefully, that they
had beaten The Dodgers six of the
11 games played this season in
this vast football stadium. -
"We've been coming from be
hind all year long," said Braves
manager Fred llnncy. "We might
as well keep on doing it."
The Dodgers had different
"We're on top," Peewee Reese,
one of the former Dodger greats
and now one of their coaches, ex
... . Nail Andersen
Observer, La Grand, Or.,
EOC RUNNERS PACED
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BY JERRY WILLIAMS
Jerry Williams carried the blgiiform, carried the ball 17 times
load for the Mountaineers as for 70 v,i, onH . 4sn
Eastern Oregon College dropped
a 35 8 decision to College of ids
ho Saturday night. 1 . '
Williams, a 186-pound halfback
from La Grande starting his sec
ond season in a Mountaineer uh-
fcst.t analUW.J auiiinm.l
Paces EOC Attack
CHICAGO UPI Bob Scheffing
resigned yesterday as manager of
the Chicago Cubs and Charley
Grimm was named to replace him.
Grimm, who two years ago re
joined the Cubs as a vice presi
dent after his ouster as manager
of the Milwaukee Braves, will be
managing the Cubs for the fourth
Club President Tlillip K. Wrig
lcy said that he felt Schcfrlng "is
a valuable asset to ?ur organiza
tion; therefore, he has been of
fered and accepted a position in
the baseball department."
' The Cubs closed the season,
Scheffing's second as manager,
Sunday with a loss to Los Angel
es ' and wound up tied tor firm
place with Cinciimati Is- Schef
fing's first season the club also
tied for fifth. -
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"I have a hunch we're going to
The Dodgers still were hailing
catcher John Koseboro. whose
sixth inning home run in the dusk
at County Stadium in Milwaukee
Monday, turned out to be the de
ciding run, and pitcher Larry
Sherry came on in relief of
starter Danny McDevitt in the
second inning when the Braves
scored both their runs, and turned
back the Braves on four hits from
that point. He made Koseboro's
borne run stand up.
There was only a small crowd j
of 18.297 and tney sat tnrougn a
steady rain and mist, that delayed
the start for almost an hour.
The Dodgers got the jump in
the first inning when Charlie Ncal
singled, advanced to second and
scored on Norm Larker's single.
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against the bulky Coyote line.
Sophomore quarterback Jon
Hook contributed SS yards in 14
plays as the two players totaled
more than half of EOC's 180
yards rushing. Houk averaged
3.9 yards per carry.
In the passing department.
Houk threw seven times and Gene
McKinney once. The only com
pletion was Houk's pass to Den
nis Bagnall for the Mountaineers'
lirst score of the season. Houk
had three tosses picked off by
the Coyotes and McKinney's lone
attempt was intercepted.
George Aliverti, EOC's swivel
hipped halfback, netted only two
yards on eight tries for a .25 av
erage per carry.
John Willmarth, the Oregon
Collegiate Conference's leading
punter last year tytUo miserable
night, for him, booting five tim
es for an average of 22.4 yards.
Four of Willmarth's kicks were
into the 40 knot wind that howl
ed across the Mountaineer grid-
iion. His fifth attempt, a 41-
yard spiral that sailed into the
end zone was moved out to the 20
and netted him only 21 yards.
Fullback Dean Whitley and
Sam 'Clickity' Clack picked up 10
yards apiece on three carrys and
McKinney had seven in two at
tempts. Willmarth, the 200
pound fullback, netted 18 yards
in 10 rushes for a 18 average
against the Coyote line that av
eraged just less than 2110 pounds.
LIKES THEM BOTH
BOSTON (CPl) Mike Holovak.
whose Boston College football
team lost to Navy and Army on
successive Saturdays, thinks
"Army is the better of the two.
Rirt I run t see anvbodv lickinu
either of them," the Eagles' head
AGREEMENT WITH YANKS
NEW YOKK ll'PD The Now
York Yankees will have a work
ing agreement with the Amarillo
team in the Class AA Texas
League next season, it was an
nounced today. -
"I'm responsible 3
and I know a ( : J
way out. I'll jV
take care of
CAROL LYN LEY BRANDON de WILDE
2 MACO0NAIO CAREY MARSHA HUNT
But the Braves roared back in the
second with an assault to route
.McDevitt. Johnnv Logan walked.
moved to second on Del Cran
dall's single, and scored on Bru
ton's single over second base.
Sherry replaced McDevitt on the
mound, but a bobble on larleton
Willey's hot grounder loaded the
Bobby Avila slammed a ground
er up the hole to Maury Wills,
who forced Willey at second while
Crandall scored to put the Braves
in front, 2-1.
Los Angeles, however, squared
the account in the third when
Wally Moon was safe on a udd
er's choice, advanced to second
on La'ker's single and scored to
tie it at 2-all on Gil Hodges hit
to left field.
That set the slage for Sherry,
and Koseboro's game-w inning
SAN FRANCISCO 1 UPI "We
just couldn't hold "em."
This was murmured 28 years
ago by coach Nibs Price of Cali
fornia just after his Golden Bears
had been crushed by Southern
And after that season was over.
Price concentrated on basketball
fulltime with the alumni having
a hand in his decision. Even now
when he recalls that black day in
Los Angeles, the sharp-eyed little
coach repeats "we just couldn't
Now that ph-ase is back again,
sifting through the Bears' locker
rooms and around the campus like
a dismal fog.
"We just couldn't hold 'em...
Iowa beat our brains out."
Which figures. The powerful
Hawkcycs. who had blasted Cali
fornia in the Rose Bowl, 38-12, last
January, did it again Saturday
amid friendlier Berkeley surround
There was talk before the game
that California actually was
primed to stun the Hawks in this
one. The team, campus reporters
said, bubbled with, confidence.
And -California started fast, get
ting a touchdown before the game
was one minute old. It was a
smashirg defeat for a team that
now must face Texas, Notre
Dame and I'CLA in that order.
Did the Bears get the same
treatment which the Pittsburgh
Pirates received from the mighty
New York Yankees during the
1927 World Series? Veteran fans
recall how the Waner brothers
and other Pittsburgh stars
watched in awe from the stands
while Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
hit one hall after another out of
Forbes Field during baiting prac
tice, legend says that the series
was lost right there.
Now it has hee.i inferred locally
that some of California's gridde-s
were sweeping up the stadium
last Friday when the Hawkeycs
burst in and began going through
practice. The cleanup gang, one
reporter writes, watched the team
which had handled them in the
Hose Bowl then got cleaned up
in turn on Saturday.
Coach Pete Elliott, who has
known unhappy days before dur
ing his previous two seasons at
"We are capable of much better
football and are not going to let
one game ruin our season." the
personable young coach declared.
Dy Uiifrd Press In'omjt oal
SEATTLE. Wa-li.. 'U'I -Twice-victorious
ned a tough workout today in pre
paration for Saturday's tussle
Over 60 candilati-s .showed up
Monday as tlie Htnky liosh began
p-aclice. The coaches worked
with the yearling gr.iKlcrs and
then ran the varsity through a
PULLMAN, Wash.. UPD -Washington
Slute coach Jim Sut
herland scrimmaged his third and
fourlh (ca ns Monday while thj
too two clubs held a light offen
sive drill. No injuries were re
ported. The team the. viewed movies
of Saturday's San Jose State
game. Suthe-la-.d said the team
improved in the Spartan contest,
but aided that the squad still had
a long way to go.
CORVAI.LIS. Ore. 'CPU
Coach Tommy Prothro admitted
that the passing game, both of
fensive and defensive, would be
stressed in this week's drills of
the Oregon Slate Beavers.
The Beavers have completed
only five passes this season in
losing their first two contests. De
fensively, Texas Tech moved to a
15-14 win over the Beavers last
Saturday with a second half aerial
EUGENE, Ore. L'PI Len
Casanova drilled his charges on
defense today after the silver-
thatched mentor admitted he was
unhappy about the defensive
showing of his team in its first
two games, both of which the
But Casanova had nothing but
praise for junior signal caller
Dave Grosz for his flashy quarter
backing thus far.
The Webfoots will be at full
strength for their big battle with
Washington State this week. No
one was injured in Saturday's
clash with Utah.
"BERKELEY, Calif.. (CPU
The Bears resumed drills today
for their nationally televised inter
sectional battle with high-ranked
Texas this week. Coach Pete El
liott gave h's players the duy off
California will leave for Austin
&COMPIETE LIVE OF
SU Stays Oh Top
NEW YOitK l'PI '-Louisiana
Slate's defending "rational collciis
football .cliamr-ioi's rctairei the
No. 1 snot in the United Press
International ratings today with
Northwestern and Iowa, a pair of
Big Ten powers, second aid thi'd
The fir:it big week end of the
season produced a shakeJown of
the leading teams in the ratings
of the 35 leading coaches who
comprise the UPI board. Beside
Northwestern and Iowa, two
PORTLAND UPI Medford
high tchool retained its top-ranked
position among Oregon class A-l
football powers today with Jeffer
son still in second place in the
Journal coaches' poll.
Marshficld, which lost to Med
ford, is ranked fourth, just behind
Vale topped the A-2 poll with
Willamina second. Following in
order were Oakridgc, Seaside,
Myrtle Point, Coquille and Ban
don, Eagle Point, Cascade and
The A-l poll:
1. Medford 79
2. Jefferson 1 . 73
3. Pendleton 60
4. Marshficld 52
5. Lincoln 31
6. Gresham . 30
7. South Salem 28
8. South Eugene 27
.9. Klamath Falls 20
10. St. Helens 13
Others: Springfield 11, Milwau
kie 6, Nqrth Bend and North Eu
gene 4, and West Linn and Park
rose 1 each.
HONOR FOR MacARTHUR
NEW BRUNSWICK. N.J. (UPI'
General of the Army Douglas
MacArthur today was named to
receive the gold medal award of
the National Football Foundation
and Hall of Fame for his con
tributions to the sport. Chester J.
Laroche. president of the founda
tion, said MacArthur will receive
the award during the group's
dinner in New York, Dec. 1.
Everything for "re-loaders"
H.P. Elee. Start New 18 H.P.
Terms Usl 3 H.P.
Sea King,-25 H.P. Man'l.
teams which made big advances
in the second weekly rankings
were Southern California and
Notre Dame. ''
LSU, which has yielded only
three points to its opponents in
winnirg its first two games, was
the No. 1 choice of 25 coaches
on the 35-member UPI rating
boa-d. The Tigers' total of 33!
points also was 87 more than
Army was ranked fourth befcnd
Iowa and Mississippi was fifth,
followed- in order by Southern
California, Clemson, Texas and
Wisconsin, with Notre Dame and
Ohio State tied for 10th place
Northwestern, which drubbed an
Oklahoma team recovering fiyi
food poisoning, 45-13, was the t;
choice of six coaches: .Iowa. 42
conqueror of California, attracted
two first-place ballots. Southern
Cal and Texas each received one.
The ratings are bound to be
shaken up more following next
weekend's games. Northwestern
and Iowa clash in a meeting of
the No. 2 and 3 teams. LSU plays
Baylor, Army meets Illinois, while
Southern California and Ohio
State clash Friday night in an
other of this week's leading
gam?s. Clemson takes on 12th
ranked Georgia Tech.
Georgia Tech headed this
week's second 10 group in 12th
place, followed In order by Ten
nessee, Syracuse, Navy. Georgia,
Indiana. Oklahoma, Purdue and
Penn State. ' v
Other teams which received
votes were: Air Force Academy,
Texas Christian. South Carolina,
UCLA, Auburn, Florida, Washing
ton and Arkansas.
NEW YORK UPH-The United
Press International major college
football ratings (with first-place
votes and won-lost records in pa
1. Louisiana St: (25) (2-0) 330
2. Northwestern 6 (1-0) 243
3. Iowa (2 l-0) 208
4. Army (l-0 146
5. Mississippi (2-0) 128
6. Southern Cal. (1) (2-01 124
7. Clemson (2-0) .98
8. Texas 1 2-0 . 94
9. Wisconsin d-Oi .90
10. ( tie i Notre Dame l-0 81
Ohio State H-0 81
12, Georgia Tech. 73; 13. Ten
nessee, 53; 14, Syracuse, 29; 15,
Navy, 26; 16. Georgia. 24; 17, In
diana, 17; 18, Oklahoma; 15. 19,
Purdue, 14; 20, Penn State, 13. i
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KANSAS CITY. Mo. 'UPD-The
Kansas City Athletics today were
looking for a new manager and
the big question was; who is it
going to be?
The As Monday night an
nounced that the contract of man
ager Harry Craft would not be re
newed next year, but Instead of
fered the 44-yeawrtd ex-Cincinnati
outfielder a responsibile position
in their player development pro
"I hope he decides to remain
with the A's,"' General Manager
Parke Carroll said.
Carroll added that the club
would not name a nc manager
until owner Arnold Johnson re
turns to Kansas City next month
Craft's managerial future with
the A s had been up in the air
since the club nose-dived In mid
season and finished seventh for
the second year in a row.
"We decided we needed a
change in managers." - Carroll
said. "It would be unfair to blame
one man for the 'slump this year.
Actually It wasn't a slump. It was
Craft was severely criticized by
fans here after the A's lost 13
straight games late in the season.
KANGAROOS MAKE TRIP
SAN FRANCISCO UP1) Up
and Coming, who will represent
New Zealand In the Washington,
D.C. International at Laurel Nov.
11, had plenty of company on his
flying trip across the Pacific.
Four other race horses and four
kangaroos were aboard the same
Quantas cargo plane that arrived
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