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JUNE 25, 1949



by Merle Levin, Sports Editor
MICHIGAN STATE COLLEGE officials have announced their deci
sion to withdraw their request for reconsideration of the grossl
unjust and somewhat daffy ruling by Western Conference official
banning four Spartan baseball players from further varsity competi
tion for having played in the semi-pro Northern Vermont league las
summer and I, for one, am sorry to hear it.
The Spartans, newest members of the Big Ten and still trying
to make friends and influence people after an unsavory rhubarb
with the Michigan athletic department last winter, have an-
nounced that since Ed Sobczak and Dan Urbanik have graduated
and Frank Bagdon and Buz Bowers are turning pro they see no
further need for reconsideration.
As I said, I'm sorry to hear this because for once the Conference
officials were dead wrong and as a result four athletes have ende
their college careers with a blot on their records.
It is true that the Western Conference has officially an-
nounced its disapproval of participation in the Northern Vermont
League by Conference members, but what the unpredictable offi-
cials seemed to overlook was the fact that Sobczak, Bowers,
Urbanik and Bagdon played in the semi-pro loop LAST SUMMER
when they had no more idea that the Spartans would become
members of the Big Ten than the man in the moon.
Why should this Conference ruling become retroactive, affecting
four boys who were doing absolutely no wrong (Michigan State di
not object to participation in the league) when the Conference coul
not see their way clear to include the Spartans in next year's schedule
The Spartans, it seems, have become eligible for everything bu
Immediate participation in athletics now that they are members o
the Conference. Things, somehow, don't sound quite kosher.
JERSEY JOE WALCOTT seems bent on leaving a bad taste in th
mouths of fight fans before he heads for home and his six kiddie
for good.
The ancient ring veteran made some pretty nasty cracks on
the subject of the boxing ability of one Joe Louis after his
first bout with the former heavyweight champ but since it was
quite apparent to everyone but a couple of New York state
boxing judges that Walcott wuz robbed most people were inclined
to pass the remarks off with a low 'task, tsk.'
But the Jersey Joe reached a new iow after Wednesday night's
stinkeroo which saw Ezzard Charles crowned heavyweight cham-
pion of a good portion of the world.
Among the remarks attributed to the venerable Walcott afte
the fight were the observations that Charles was "a sneaky punche
who hit while breaking from the clinches, (b.) a dirty fighter wh(
hit low on several occasions and (c.) not a very good fighter althougl
fairly clever." Joe was certain he could win a rematch.
Charles did lose one round because of low punching which
only served to lessen the margin by which the "mediocre fighter"
out-distanced the obviously superior Walcott but on the subject
of hitting on the breaks, Referee Davis Miller emphatically stated
that the two fighters broke very cleanly especially for heavy-
weights who are sometimes not prone to said actions. Somebody
must be mistaken.,
Walcott also announced triumphantly that he was not a bi
tired as the fight ended. Yet Sports Editor Whitey Lewis of the
Cleveland Press says:
"... in those final seven or eight rounds Walcott was a tired
old man. He couldn't hold up his arms, his legs wouldn't move
and his reflexes were so slow he couldn't plant a solid punch
on Charles." Again somebody must be mistaken.
Neither Charles nor Walcott was a resonable facsimile of a Joe
Eouis in the ring Wednesday night. But Joe has retired and there
had to be a new champ crowned eventually. As long as it had t
be I'm glad it was Charles. He talks a little like Louis anyhow.

Red Sox Wal
Chinese Dancer Bests
5tloran at Wimbledon
LONDON--(P)-Gertrude "Gor- tee expressed concern at British
geaus Gusie"tMoranl of Santapress treatment of Bob Falken-
Monica, Calif., the darling of the burg of Beverly Hills, Calif.,
Wimbledon Tennis Champion- the defending men's singles
ships, bowed out of the women's chmpions
e singles event yesterday in the first champion.
d week's greatest upset. Some of the newsmen have
Her red-ribboned pigtails bob- bounced Bob because he with-
bing, the fourth seeded Miss Mor- drew from mixed doubles, refused
an went down to Gem Hoehing, a interviews, and rested through
tiny Chinese ballet dancer from.two sets Thursday in beating Jo-
Hong Kong, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3, in the sef Asboth of Hungary.
third round.
* FEARING THAT Americans
SHE WILL BE missed from the might take offense, a senior Wim-
singles. With her beauty and lace- bledon official yesterday asked
trimmed panties she brought a newsmen to let the champ get on
g definite spice to Wimbledon. with his task in his own sweet
d way.
d Behind the scenes, the Wim- Falkenburg appeared once. He
? bledon Championship Commit- and Jaroslav Drobny of Czecho-
it slovakia eliminated Pierre Geel-
f 1 e hand and Jacques Peten of Bel-
oaches Pick ngium, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, in the sec-
ond round of men's doubles.
aers To The top-seeded doubles team
e Ted Schroeder of La Crescenta.
s Calif., and Gardnar Mulloy of!
U st Regatta Miami, Fla., played two matches
and won both in straight sets, ad-!
POUGHKEEPSIE, U.Y.-(P) - vancing to the quarter finals.
Wisconsin gained support as the They ousted Britishers A. L.
crew that might supply the drama Della Prta and H. Watkins
ingthe47thdannualCPoughk eepsie 6-1, 6-0, 6-4, in the second round
Regatta today but California and and turned their hot rackets
Washingtonruledfion M. Matous of Czechoslova-
voriteson ru irmly as fa- kia and Franjo Puncec of Yugo-
Decisive victor over Navy, and slavia for a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 triumph
barely nosed out by mighty Wash- in the third round
r ington, Wisconsin was tagged in Pancho Gonzales and Frankie
an informal poll of a half dozen Parker, bth of Los Angeles, gain-
varsity coaches as third best in ed the third round by downing
o the record field of 12, with a Drago Mitic and Josip Palada,
h chance for an upset, the Yugoslav Davis Cup team that
The East's chief hope is Prince- is in the European Zone semi-
ton, which has defeated every finals, 8-6, 6-2, 6-3.
other Eastern entry. IN WOMEN'S singles, Louise
After weeks of serene weather,B
thunder showers threatened to Brough of Beverly Hills, and Mrs.
Margaret DuPont of Bellevue,
Del., cleared easy third round
Deadline for entries in the hurdles in their jog to an almost
I-M summer softball league is inevitable final July 2.
today at noon. Teams desiring Louise drubbed Mrs. Mary
t to enter should contact Don Halford, former British Wight-
Robinson at the Intramural man Cup player, 6-1, 6-0. Mrs.
Building, 8109. DuPont eliminated Mrs. R. F.
Chandler of Britain 6-1, 6-1.
ruffle the broad blue Hudson Miss Brough lost only three
River. points in the second set.
The rivalry of the Western crew Mrs. DuPont and her mixed
giants, almost of grudge propor- doubles partner, Billy Sidwell of
e tions, overshadows the race. Australia, slaughtered Erik Bjerre
In the space of a year California and Miss E. M. Fog of Denmark,
h as twice humiliatedsWashington 6-2, 6-1.
o in a way that hurts. Last year_
Washington won all three races at
Poughkeepsie and looked confi-
dently to the Olympics but Caii- a or ea g
fornia won the eight-oared trials
and captured the Olympic Cham-
pionship for the United States. NATIONAL LEAGUE
Then this spring Washington led W L Pct. GB
California 150 feet from the finish St. Louis ....37 24 .607
in their race at Seattle when a Brooklyn . ... 37 25 .596 y
Washington oarsman missed a Philadelphia 36 28 .563 2
stroke and the crew became con- Boston ......35 29 .547 3%
fused, losing by a few feet. New York ... 30 31 .492 7
Cincinnati ..25 35 .417 11%
I-M Play Slated Pittsburgh . .25 37 .404 12
Chicago.....23 39 .371 14%!
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1 Crippled Browns, 21-2


Well, Almost
DETROIT- iP'-George Kell,
the American League's top
hitter, got word yesterday he'd
be back in the Detroit Tigers
lineup sooner than expected-
probably within 10 days.
A small bone was broken in
Kell's foot during the game
with the Red Sox in Boston
last Wednesday.
Tiger general manager Billy
Evans said he planned to send
Kell to Cleveland with the team
June 28 although the third
baseman will not be allowed to
play. The announcement fol-
lowed an examination of the
foot by Dr. C. L. Mitchell.
Kell was briefly hospitalized
after the injury. Since then he
has been under treatment at

Willicms' Homers Lead Iosox Attach;
Page, B3err~a Help Yanks Edge Tigers


Veech Willing
ToSell Tribe
For Right Price
CLEVELAND -(A')- President
Bill Veeck says his Cleveland In-
dians baseball club, 1948 World
Champs, can be bought, but that
no one has made him an offer or
approached him about making
Sports Editor Gordon Cobble-
dick wrote in today's Cleveland
Plain Dealer that a syndicate of
businessmen is forming to buy
the Indians and would "be ready
in the near future to make a for-
mal offer of approximately $2,-
000,000." Cobbledick said George
Creadon, president of the Stan-
dard Brewing Co. headed the syn-
* * *
CREADON, now a stockholder
in the Cleveland Baseball Corp.,
said the newspaper story was
"news to me."
Veeck, reached on a speech-
making visit in Columbus, O.,
said he has received rumors of
the reported syndicate offer for
about two weeks. He called it
"conversation which is likely to
remain conversation."
Wednesday marked three years
since Veeck acquired the Indians.
He is believed to have paid $1,-
500,000 for the club and to own
about one-third of its stock.

By The Associated Press
BOSTON-Ted Williams paced
a 25-hit attack with his 18th and
19th homers yesterday as the Bos-
ton Red Sox crushed the injury-
riddled St. Louis Browns, 21-2.
The lanky slugger, who drove
in seven runs to boost his 62-
game total to 77, sewed up the
game against Joe Ostrowski in
the first inning by driving into
the centerfield stand after Dom
DiMaggio had singled and
Johnny Pesky doubled.
Williams' second four-bagger of
the day came while leading off in
the seventh against Ray Shore, the
last of three victims of the savage
Ellis Kinder held the Browns to
five hits, including homers by
Whitey Platt and Andy Anderson.
NEW YORK - Clutch hitting
and pitching by Tommy Henrich
and Lefty Joe Page respectively,
earned the American League's
pace-setting New York Yankees a
5-4 decision over the Detroit Tig-
ers yesterday. Yogi Berra drove in
four of the Yanks' runs with a
double and homer.
Henrich singled home Charley
Keller from second with the
winning run in the seventh in-
ning after the Tigers had snarled
the countrat 4-4 in their half
with a three run rally.
Page, who snuffed out the Tig-
er uprising, blanked the Bengals
over the final two frames. The
Tigers loaded the bases in the
ninth with two down but Page
got rookie Johnny Groth to pop
out to second sacker Gerry Cole-
man to end the game.
* * *
CHICAGO-The last place Chi-
cago Cubs slapped down the slid-
ing New York Giants, 6-2, today
with big Hank Sauer supplying the
punch with a three-run homer.
Sauer unloaded his eighth four-
bagger of the season in the first
inning off Larry Jansen following
singles by Emil Verban and Hank
The Cubs cemented the deci-
sion and chased Jansen in the
third with another three run
drive. Hal Jeffcoat singled home
one run and Gene Mauch two.
Rookie Warren Hacker, al-
though tapped for 13 hits, the
same number the Cubs culled off
five Giant pitchers, went all the
way for Chicago.
won his third straight game and
his fourth of the year last night,
limiting Washington to seven hits
as Cleveland captured an 8-2 de-
cision before a crowd of 23,018.
Bob Kennedy's third homer
with Larry Doby on base in the
seventh featured the Indians'
9-hit attack against Joe Haynes,
Dick Welteroth and Lloyd Hit-
tle. Haynes was belted from the
mound in the fifth inning and
was charged with his third de-
feat. He has won one.
Feller's triple gave the Indians
a run in the sixth.
PITTSBURGH -Ralph Kiner's
first - inning homer with two
aboard and his eighth inning sin-
gle were the ronly safeties Pitts-
burgh could get off Brooklyn pit-
chers last night but they were
enough to defeat the league lead-
ers, 4-2. A crowd of 34,670 saw
big Ernie Bonham go the route
to register his third win against
two defeats.
Rex Barney was charged with
the loss to give him a 3-5 record.
Bonham was in fine form as he
scattered seven hits. Carl Furillo

of the season over the Philadel-
phiaAthletics last night, a 2-1
victory, as Randy Gumpert went
the distance to hang up his sixth
American League pitching tri-
umph. The loss pushed the A's
deeper into second, 5 games out
of first.
It was a tough defeat for Carl
Scheib who gave up only four
Philadelphia's only run off
Gumpert was unearned and it
came with one out in the sev-
enth when shortstop Bobby
Rhawn, who took over for vet-
eran Luke Appling, dropped a
ball at second on a perfect
double play setup. This miscue
allowed Nelson Fox, who had
singled and pulled up second on
another hit, to cross the plate
when the ball rolled into left
Chicago's two tallies were made
in the top half of the seventh.
Charley Kress opened the inning
with a double and Scheib walked
George Metkovich. Then Schieb
tossed Cass Michaels scratch hit
to third wildly trying for a force
out at that bag, allowing Kress
to score. Metkovich romped home
with the eventual winning tally
on an infield out.
ST. LOUIS-The on-rushing St.
Louis Redbirds took over the top
perch of the National League for
the first time this season last
night when they downed the Bos-
ton Braves, 8 to 4, while 'the
Brooklyn Dodgers were taking the
count at Pittsburgh. Two home
runs by Lou Klein and another by
Tommy Glaviano were the big
blows in the victory which de-
lighted 18,000 fans.

. . . leads slaughter
* * *
got to him for a homer in


Mickey Owen, former Brook-
lyn Dodger who jumped to the
Mexican League, rejoined his
mates before the contest and
watched the game from the
Owen's suspension, along with
other players who had been ban-
ned from organized baseball for
five years, was lifted recently by
Baseball Commissioner A. B.
* * *
White Sox scored their second win

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Batting Leaders
Player and Club AB II
Kell, Tigers .......235 83
DiMaggio, Red Sox 234 79
Williams, Red Sox. .230 75



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Williams, Red Sox..........19
Stephens, Red Sox ..........16
Joost, Athletics ............16

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