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Conchs Face Tough Miami Beach Battle Tonight
Thousands Head For Miami To See Gold Coast Game By JIM COBB Citizen Sport* Editor The attention of thousands of Key Westers is foc ussed on Memorial Field in Miami Beach where the Key West Conchs will fight? it out with the Miami Beach Typhoons in a game which will probably decide the Gold Coast Conference championship. More than 2,500 Key West football fans will be In the stands tonight to squeeze for the team that is making local sports history. The balance of the citizenry, it is a good wager, will be glued to their radio sets at 8 o’clock to keep tabs on the courageous Conchs as they lay their unbeaten record on the line against a danger ously fast and shifty Miami Beach eleven. Besides a natural inclination for winning football games, the Ty phoons would like nothing better than a little revenge for the 13-6 defeat the Conchs pinned on them last year in a bitterly contested battle. The Conchs, on the other hand, have a healthy respect for the Ty phoons. It is virtually the same club they’ll face tonight that held a 6-0 lead throughout the first half of last year’s contest. The Conchs needs this one tonight If they are to remain one of the three unbeaten and untied major prep school football teams in the atate. They’ve managed decisions over St. Theresa (25 0), Miami Tech (12 -0), Sanford, (52 - 12), Curley (6 -0) and Constance, (21- *). Meanwhile, Miami Beach has been sailing along winning three games and losing two to Miami and Gables, acknowledged as two of the ranking football powers in Florida. Both clubs are undefeated in Gold Coast play and they need this one tonight for undisputed leader ship in the two year old organiza tion. , The Conchs are in top shape for the clash. They left by bus early this morning and by this time are resting in an un named Miami Beach hotel until game time. The key to the Conchs* chances in tonight’s game probably lies in the hands of seven boys whom as sistant catch Harold Allen has woulded into what is probably the most complete line in Florida, of fensively or defensively, take your choice. A trio of boys, Gene Favors, Dick Kerr and Ronnie Parks will probably see action at the left end position, depending on the situation. John Carbonell will bear the brunt f the right end duties. Afr the tackles Coach Ed Beck* man is blessed with a pair of beefy lads who may see 48 minutes of action tonight, Frank Hood and Wayne Brantley. The latter lad has saved the Conchs from em barassment on defense more than once this season. Julio Henriquez, steady and de pendable, will be at left guard with Ralph Garcia, a boy we don’t hear much of but who is very highly thought of by the coaching staff at fight guard. Johnny DeMerritt will be at cen -Bwr and will share the defensive linebacking duties with hard hit ting Joe Russo. In tiie backfield, Beckman has pot together a well oiled outfit fea turing the passing of Bill Haney and the inspired running of Red Stickney. Blocking back George Reese and Fullback Mike Cates, the Conchs ranking ground gainer will be on tap tonight, as well. In reserve and they’ll be needed, •re Stu Yates and Norman Allen. The Typhoons will pin their hopes on the speed of left halfback Steve Kay, one of the fastest runners in the Miami area, and the passing talents of Jimmy Steig, who quar terbacks the team. Len Levy will handle the fullbacking duties in the Typhoons split T assault while Bob Goldman has shown well in blocking assignments. Left end Barry Sugarman, a bof that gave the Conchs plenty v( trouble last year, has caught seven touchdown passes this year and will bear watching tonight. • Stan Zack, a speedy boy with plenty of defensive ability, will be •t right end. Sherman Carr, 180, and Nat Drat r, 185, are the guards while Paul Bast and Steve Ehrlich will be the tackles. Hard digging Fred Bat wink will be the starting center. Fight Results FEtDAY’S FIGHTS - *J Tk Associated Press NEW YORK (Madisoa Square Garden) ▼toce Martinet. lUV4. Paterson. N. J. •epped Carmine Flore, 147, Brooklyn. 7. R HALIFAX-Richard (Kid) Howard. 138(4. lUax, outpointed Orlando Zulueta. 13CV4. ♦ana. 10. BMELBOURNE.8 MELBOURNE. Australia - Bobby Sinn. JH, Melbourne, outpointed Billy Peacock. 7Vi. Philadelphia. 12. TORYo-Aklyoshl Akanuma, 125, Japan. Mopped Baby Gony. 123. Manila. 4. PHILADELPHIA-Bobby Singleton. 130. atopped Jimmy Thomson, 119 Police Escort Takes Motorcade Clear To Miami Chief of Police Bienvenido Pe rez, in a police car, was slated to lead the football motorcade today at 2:30 p. m. all the way to Miami Beach. Plans called for the Chief to escort the estimated three bus ses and over a hundred auto mobiles all the way to the Mia mi city limits. At this point, they will pick up an escort by tho Miami Chief of Police who will continue the escorting to the Beach. Over 1,000 Conch fans are expected to attend the game between the Key West High and Miami Beach Typhoons. The gam* will be broadcast over a local radio station. Commercial Bowlers Keep Alleys ‘Hot’ They are really burning up the alleyways for the Commercial League lead it seems. Ralph Goodall of Rollaway Lanes team came in with high 3 games series with a 549 followed closely by M. Kauffman of the Gilmore team with a 547. Other high 3 games series were: Makowski 540 of Manta, Webb 534 of Manta, Jim Roe of Luigi’s bring ing in a 530, Vince Prusinkas KW Supply 528, Taylor of Gilmore 529, Bill Daily of KW Supply 518, Jim Chessman of Gilmore 507, Bill Mar chin also Gilmore 505 and Pozan ski of Luigi’s with a 504. Some high single games: Makow ski 220 and 203, Spoentgen of Lui gi’s 220, Paxanski also Luigi’s 211 . . .Davenport of the Coast Guard 205 and Jim Crawford same team 201. . .High team single went to Luigi’s with 880. Leaders in team standings found Gilmore tam with 16 wins and no losses yet. Others are: Key West Supply 10 6 Coast Guard 10 6 Rollaway Lanes 10 6 Monsalvatge 9 7 Luigi’s g 8 Johnnie’s Place 7 9 Consolidated Electric 5 11 Manta Ray 4 12 Pepsi Cola No. 2 1 15 Reminder to all you folks. . . We roll every Monday night at the Double “A” Alleys and Rollaway Lanes. . .come out and see these boys do their stuff. . .some hot action awaits the spectators next Monday. Only One Amateur Lasts To Finals Of Golf Tourney FORT WORTH, Tex. W) Only one amateur remained in the run ning today as the semifinal round of the 19th annual Texas Women’s Golf tournament began. She was Polly Riley, the Fort Worth amateur who won the event in 1948 and who has finished as runner-up in the past two tourna ments. Miss Riley gained the fourth round with a 2 and 1 victory yes terday over Mrs. Frank Gold thwaite, also of Fort Worth. Betsy Rawls, medalist and de fending champion from Spartan burg, S.C., blasted Mrs. William Harston of Dallas, 8 and 6. Betty Hicks of Manhattan Beach, Calif., sidelined Betty Jameson of San Antonio, 6 and 4, and Betty Dodd of San Antonio whipped Betty MacKinnon of Savannah, Ga., 6 and 5. Miss Rawls faced Miss Dodd and Miss Riley met Miss Hicks today. Hospital Reports Greengrass Better CINCINNATI JFi Christ Hospi tal said Saturday Cincinnati out fielder Jim Greengrass was rest ing comfortably. Greengrass, who celebrated his 27th birthday last Sunday, entered the hospital Friday to allow the Hurricanes Top Score Record In 75-7 Victory Over Rams By ED WILKS The Associated Press This Miami football team of Coach Andy Gustafson is all fired up with no place to go. The NCAA’s recent disciplinary order against the Florida school, banning post-season competition, puts a pretty sturdy roadblock be tween Miami and a bowl bid. And the way the Hurricanes are going, it looks like that oraer may be the only device capable of stopping Miami this season. Miami, a newcomer at the No. 10 spot in this week’s Associated Press poll after defeating Mary land, exploded in all directions for its sixth victory of the season last night, humiliating Fordham’s Rams 75->. It was the highest score ever run up by a Miami team and more than made up for a 20 0 upset the Rams perpetrated against the Hur ricanes last season in New York’s Polo Grounds. The score was 41-0 at the half as the Hurricanes got off to a good start on a 11-touchdown ram page. Nine different ball carriers did the scoring with Gordon Mal loy, Miami’s All-America candi date, and Sam Scameccia each scoring twice. In all, Miami rolled to 373 yards rushing and added 98 yards on three of five pass at tempts. The Hurricanes weren’t com pletely wrapped up in offense, however. Miami’s defense rocked the Rams for a minus 2 yards rushing. In other Friday action that got another big college weekend under way, Marquette defeated Detroit 14-13, the Citadel upset Wofford’s six-game winning streak 14-13, Richmond knocked off George Washington 7 0 and Denver de feated New Mexico 19-6. With Miami already safely home, it’s up to Ohio State, Oklahoma, UCLA and the rest of the top 10 to dcf as well today. Ohio’s Buck eyes, the No. 1 team, look to have an easy opponent in Northwestern. An OSU victory coupled with a Michigan success against Indiana would bring the two Big Ten lead ers another step closer to a title- Rose Bowl meeting Nov. 20. Oklahoma quarterback Jim Harris and end Carl Allison, weak ened by the flu, has a job on its hands with Colorado, a fellow Big Seven member that was looking to the No. 2 Sooners too soon last week and lost to Nebraska. An other big game in the Big Seven pairs Missouri and Nebraska, both hot on the Orange Bowl trail since Oklahoma is ineligible. UCLA, No. 3, has a not so-easy opponent in California, since the Bears still have a Rose Bowl trip in mind. The Uclans, toast of the coast, can’t make the big bowl visit again this season. Southern California, the other coast bowl hopeful, plays Oregon State. The No. 4 team, Arkansas, runs into Texas A & M in search of its sixth straight victory. Army, No. 5, tries for victory No. 5 since its pening defeat to South Carolina and ought to find it against Virginia. The other ser vice team, Navy, squares off against Notre Dame, the No. 6 team. West Virginia’s unbeaten Moun taineers, listed No. 7 have what may be the toughest job in the top 10. They face up-and-coming Pittsburgh. Eighth-ranked Wiscon sin plays lowa and Purdue, No. 9, hits Illinois. Other games: EAST: Cornell at Columbia, Dartmouth at Yale, Bucknell at Boston U., Xaxier at Boston Col lege, Brown at Lehigh, Temple at Rutgers, Holy Cross at Syracuse, Colgate at Princeton, Ohio Uni versity at Harvard. SOUTH: Georgia at Alabama, Tulane at Auburn, Mississippi at Louisiana State, William & Mary at Virginia Tech, Maryland at South Carolina, Georgia Tech at Duke, Clemson at Wake Forest, North Carolina at Tennessee, Fur man at North Carolina State, Vil lanova at Kentucky, Mississippi State at Florida. MIDWEST: Drake at lowa State. Oklahoma A & M at Tulsa, Hous ton at Wichita. SOUTHWEST: Vanderbilt at Rice, Southern Methodist at Texas, Baylor at Texas Christian. FAR WEST: Montana at Colo rado A & M, Idaho State at Mon tana State, Washington State at Stanford, Brigham Young at Utah State, Oregon at Washington. club physician to check on his right leg. He’s had trouble with it since mid-September and it is somewhat swollen. He had been pushing for his second straight year of 100 runs batted in but after Sept. 14 he did not play because of his leg. He batted in 95. The Redlegs said Greengrass was in the hospital for “observa * tion.'* Connie Mack Blasts American League For New Move On A’s Fordham Back Moans Over 75-7 Defeat MIAMI, Fla. UPi “l’ve never seen an attack like that. Jeez, it was awful.” Andy Romeo, Fordham half back, was a study in misery as he trudged wearily into the dress ing room after the Rams had taken a 75-7 beating last night from Miami’s Hurricanes. It was one of the worst defeats ever suffered by a Fordham team. ‘‘What could we do?” Romeo asked. ‘‘Everything they did was perfect. When we tackled one man, he just lateraled to another. It was amazing.” It was supposed to be a “re venge” game for Miami. The Hur ricanes were 20-point favorites when they went to New York last year to play Fordham, but the Rams made them look terrible in rolling to a 20-0 victory. Miami wanted tc win this one, but nobody anticipated the 11- touchdown tide that almost swept Fordham out of the stadium. Miami’s Coach Andy Gustafson did the best he could to make it easier for the New Yorkers. When his first stringers raced to a 14-0 lead in eight minutes, he quickly benched them. By midway in the second period, the third team was in action. But noihing could halt the Miami stampede. In the second half, a demoralized Fordham team was unable to hold off the Hurricane fourth string. Nine 'Hurricane backs crossed the Fordham goal as Miami’s magnificent machine hit anew peak of offensive power. It was the sixth straight victory for the nation’s 10th ranking team. The Hurricane rushing attack netted 373 yards and they added 98 more through the air for a total of 471. Fordham got 100 yards on passes but wound up with a net loss of two yards on the ground. Football Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE Miami 75 Fordham 7 HIGH SCHOOL Jacksonville Jackson 19 Daytona Beach Mainland 0 Columbia County 31 Gainesville 0 Hastings 35 Crescent City 6 Jacksonville duPont 32 Macclenny 12 Monticello 43 Mayo 0 Melbourne 19 Eustis 0 Orlando Boone 13 West Palm Beach 7 Cocoa 27 Apopka 6 South Broward 9 Archbishop Cur ley 6 Chattanooga Central 32 Jackson ville Landon 13 Miami Jackson 38 Fort Lauderdale 7 Pahokee 32 Lake Worth 6 Titusville 31 Lyman 6 Brandon 19 Admiral Farragut 6 Boca Ceiga 21 Sarasota 7 Leesburg 32 St. Leo 13 Haines City 12 Wauchula Hardee 12 (tie) Winter Haven 20 Arcadia 13 Bartow 26 Jesuit 7 Webster 14 Crystal River 0 Turkey Creek 52 Gulf High 12 Lakeland 19 St. Petersburg 13 Manatee 13 Fort Myers 0 Pasco 25 Lake Wales 14 Brooksville 6 Wildwood 0 Clewiston 19. Avon Park 7 Aubumdale 38 Kissimmee 6 Kathleen 6 Sebring 6 (tie) Tarpon Springs 14 Wimauma 13 Largo 33 St. Paul 13 Inverness 0 Zephyrhills 0 (tie) Bushnell 39 Clermont 0 St. Augustine Ketterlinus 27 Gaines ville P. K. Yonge 0 Vero Beach 34 Stuart 6 Orlando Edgewater 20 Rogersville (Tenn.) 14 Leesburg 32 St. Leo 13 Sanford 21 Winter Park 0 DeLand 19 New Smyrna Beach 0 Daytona Beach Seabreeze 20 Win ter Garden Lakeview 18 Madison 48 Florida High (Tails hassee) 7 Jacksonville Bolles 19 Jacksonville Bishop Kenny 13 Clay County 25 Bushnell 0 Miami Edison 21 Pensacola 7 POSTPONEMENTS Tampa Plant vs. Tampa Jefferson, postponed until tonight, rain. | Northeast vs. Plant City, postponed until tonight, ram. By RALPH BERNSTEIN PHILADELPHIA (£1 Connie Mack blasted the American League for rejecting the bid of eight Philadelphians to buy con trol of his beloved Athletics and said he believed the team will play in Kansas City in 1955. The 91-year-old president of the Athletics said last night that “the Kansas City setup wants the club. Everything works to that end. No matter what the Macks say or do, the answer will still be Kansas City, of course.” Mr. Baseball, as he is known to fans the world over, said American League club owners just didn’t want the Philadelphia syndicate to have the team. ‘They simply didn’t want those men to have the club. It’s a runaround with an awful lot of pressure to take the A’s to Kansas City.” “They wouldn’t get away with that stuff on me. They’d have to show me,” said oaseball’s elder statesman. He said if he were a member of the syndicate he would “demand’’ to know the objection to the group. In an open letter to the Phila delphia fans read to newsmen by his wife, Katherine, the grand old man of baseball not only lashed out at the league, but rebuked his son, Roy, key man in the many proposed deals to decide the fate of the bankrupt franchise. “He (Roy) has been behind ev erything since May, telling every body one thing and doing some thing else,” said Mack. On the other hand, Connie had nothing but praise for his son, Earle, the other of the three own ers of the team. “I don’t think it’s any fault of Earle’s. He’s been wonderful about everything.” Referring again to the local syn dicate, Mack said: “These good businessmen have the money and want the club but they (league owners) who voted against approval gave the answer that they weren’t rejected—they just weren’t approved.” “Isn’t that dressing it up a bit?” he asked. “Are we back in the first grade?” Mack refuted a hint by Roy that the Mack family might operate the team in Philadelphia next year. “There isn’t a chance of the family operating in Philadel phia next season,” he said. The Philadelphia syndicate died legally yesterday afternoon when T. R. Hanff, one of the group, received from a midcity bank the $1,400,000 that had been held in escrow for payment to the Macks. At the same time, J. Channing Ellery, team counsel, took back the club stock certificates held in the same bank. Roy Mack yesterday denied a report that he had voted against the syndicate in the ballot that barred he sale to. he group. Asked what his next step would be, Roy said: “Guess we’ll have to operate as best we can. We’ll have a meeting Monday or Tues day and talk things over. I am truly disappointed the deal with the Philadelphia syndicate didn’t go through.” As for the syndicate, most of its members weren’t talking for pub lication. John Crisconi, automobile dealer and one of the eight, ex pressed the sehtiment of the ma jority when he said “I have good reason to believe that someone handed us a doublecross.” INEXPERIENCED GA. BULLDOGS FACE CRIMSON TIDE BIRMINGHAM Ala. UP>-An in experienced pack of Georgia Bull dogs, currently leading the South eastern Conference, meet Alabamas strong Crimson Tide here today. Alabama was a two-touchdown favorite. BUY A Guaranteed HESTEH BATTERY With Its Emergency Self Charging FEATURE A 115.58 Battery That Fils Most Can —ONLY— SB*95 E,th - Loo Smith, 1116 White Vince Martinez Has Manager Difficulties NEW YORK, (£l—Unless Vince Martinez’ future runs into a fam ily-manager roadblock, the hand some Paterson, N.J., welter should be fighting for the title within a year. Martinez’ managerial situation is all messed up at the moment. Bill Daly 'holds the contract with Tex Pelte as a partner. The boxer’s father, Tony, and brother, Phil, are warring with the Daly group. Neither Daly nor Pelte was in the corner Friday night as young Vince stopped Carmine Fiore on a technical knockout in 2:32 of the seventh round at Madi son Square Garden. “Martinez is better off without Daly,” said papa Martinez. “His contract runs out March 9. After that we’ll see about someone. He rushed the kid too much.” As Daly is the manager of rec ord, all business on future matches must be done through him. That’s where the catch is. Daly might see Vince’s future one way, his father another. Billy Brown, the garden match maker, wants to pair Martinez with the winner of an A1 Andrews- Chico Varona bout, to be held Nov. 10 at Chicago. Daly isn’t sure he wants Andrews or Varona next. “I want to fight Carmen Basilio (the No. 1 challenger),” said the fighter. It wasn’t clear immedi ately what moves the family had in mind. Martinez gave a brilliant exhi bition of boxing skill against Fiore, a perfect foil who always came forward with nothing more than the threat of a left hook. Young Vince blocked the hook with his glove and elbow and beat Fiore to the punch with a right hand and jabbed him all night with his sting ing left. Referee Harry Kessler gave one round to Fiore, the third, for a 5-1 card going to the seventh. Both Judges Jack Gordon and Arthur Susskind had it 6-0. So did card. Gene Conley Will Quit Pro Cage BOSTON UR Gene Conley, the 23-year-old Milwaukee Braves pitcher, has decided to quit pro fessional basketball in order to de vote full tiihe to his promising baseball career. A month after he turned out with the Boston Celtics and only the day before the Celts opened their National Basketball Assn, sched ule at Rochester, Conley an nounced his decision at a news conference Friday. The 6-foot-8 former Washington State student who returned from service to post a 14-8 pitching rec ord in his big league freshman season, said he made up his mind on his own. Conley pointed out he hadn’t talked to Braves’ officials prior to his statement and wanted it clear he had no disagreements with the club. Conley said subconsciously he someimes favored his pitching arm in playing basketball and in addition had to be fair to himself and the Celtcs. He added he couldn’t give his best to either sport if he tried to play both. And he said he wanted more time with his family. Shoes shaped differently for the right and left feet were first made just before the American Civil War. ‘ Happy Hallowe'ening! # SIGSBEE SNACKERY Page 12 THE KEY WEST CITIZEN Civic Bowling League Ten Pinnings By JUDSON STEPHENS Things are moving along steadily in the league with newcomers hit ting the high spots this past week ... an addition to the 200 club is Gene Halpin of K of C with a 207. . no new additions to the 500 club as yet but watch out. . .so far Mon roe of Kiwanis leads the 200 dub with a 241 and Stan Grenuck of K of C leads the 500 club with a very high 561. . better watch out Stan, Lou Monroe almost caught you this wsek with a 553. . .other hot dope. . VFW took 4 again as did American Legion Post 28 team to lead the civic. . .some high averages for the league thus far are: Meyers (Shubif) 174. . Mon roe (Kiwanis) 172. . .Gilmore (VFW) 171. . .Grenuck (K of C) 163. . .and these are tied with 162’s . . .Barber (VFW. . .Spear (Amer ican Legion). . .Copesky (Base Ho ly Name) with Mehrmann ( K of C) bringing up 160. . fine bowling! Standings: VFW 13 3 American Legion 12 4 NEW YORK, UP*—' The most im portant baseball news of the past week, not even excepting the hilar ious skit involving the Athletics, possibly was the item which disclosed that Roy Campan ella, the Brooklyn catcher, had undergone a completely successful operation to restore the usefulness of his left hand. Campanella, who injured the hand in spring training, had a miserable time of it the past sea son. After submitting to an opera tion during the campaign he was out for a lengthy term, and upon his return to the lineup he was a far cry from the star who had hit .312 and knocked in 142 runs the previous season. A damaged nerve made it im possible for Campy to grip the bat firmly, and toward the close of the race the handicap became so pronounced he glumly suggested his career was at an end at the age of 32. He only grudgingly con sented to another operation 10 days ago. The delicate operation took more than three hours to complete. Now, after only a week in the hospital, the husky backstop is up and around wearing only a small bandage. He says life already has come back to his numbed fingers and predicts he will have as good a grip as ever by next spring. The reason this is major baseball news is that the Dodgers, with a Now Available . . . NEON SIGNS 0d Easy Payment Plan “Built To Quality—Not To Price ” NEIL SAUNDERS —nui sed— Saturday, October 30, 1954 Elks 11 s Shubif 8 8 Kiwanis 7 9 Knights of Columbus 6 10 Cay' Hueso Grotto 4 12 Base Holy Name Scoety 3 13 Hi team three for week goes to VFW with 2352. . .Elks 2309 and Kiwanis 2210. . .Hi individual 3 to Gilmore 506. . .Meyers 521 and Monroe 553. . High single for last Tuesday’s effort to Monroe 231. . . Halpin 207 and Monsalvatge (Elks) 197. . .note here that Monsalvatgg has an average of 110 but really rolled for that 197 congrats to you for your splendid effort. . .Charlie Drager also Elks with a 124 aver age finished up his third game with a 167. . .good effort. . .some splits picked up. . Mucek (VFW) 3 and 10 twice. . .Bertsch (BHNS) 2 and 7. . .Dreiss same team 5-6-10 . . .both Grenuck and Yaccarino of K of C got bad one the 6T. . . Grenuck also got the 5-7. . .Mon roe in his 231 game had 6 strikes in a bunch.. .that’s it till next Tues day. Sports Roundup By Gayle Talbot fit Campanella knocking in runs, might well have gone right down to the wire with the Giants in thg recent race. If he is, indeed, back in the bloom of health next March, the experts will not pick the Giants to repeat without giving it long and earnest thought. We gather from the remarks of Leo Pinckney, sports editor of the Auburn N.Y. Citizen-Advertiser, that we were unduly worried over the possibility of finding a town that would put up with Johnny Saxton, the new head of the welter weight division. He writes: • “I agree that Saxton is no crowd pleaser, but I guarantee that if he fights Carmen Basilio for the title in nearby Syracuse the fight will be sold out before the curtain raiser goes on. Basilio always gives the fans their money’s worth, re gardless of his opponent. He could have licked both Saxton and Kid Gavilan the other night in Phila delphia.” We never did doubt, Leo, that the fans of Syracuse would be will ing to sacrifice themselves if it meant helping their boy get his chance at the title. What we ne glected to say was that Saxon’s manager, Blinky Palermo, already had held up his bands in horror at the thought of letting his clutch er appear in Basilio’s home town. Blinky knows his rights.