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THE EVENING STAR Washington, D C. *» aonmgiuu, iv v. THIRSDAY. JANUARY 7, 1954 Frick Board Hopes To Stave Off Laws Restricting Baseball By th« Atiocioted Prats NEW YORK. Jan. 7—A nine man committee sat down with Commissioner Ford Frick today to formulate legislation by which baseball hopes to keep itself clear of future charges Miat it operates in violation of certain Federal regulations. Last November the Supreme Court reaffirmed a 31-year-old decision that baseball is a sport, not a business, and therefore outside of the scope of laws re stricting monopolies. But at the same time there were warnings that unless base ball immediately set its house in order it could look for Congres sional action that might bring about results less pleasant. As a result. Frick was em powered by the major and minor leagues to appoint a committee to make an exhaustive study of all phases of the sjjort and rec ommended legislation that would correct current evils. Almost certain to be consid eicd is the draft of minor league players and the farm system. As the situation now stands, with the majors owning most of the players in the minors, the dre.ft is pretty much a farce. The committee consists of George Weiss of the Yankees: Bob Carpenter. Phillies: Branch Rickey, Pirates: Frank Lane, White Sox; Johnny Murphy, farm director of the Red Sox; Fresco Thompson, Brooklyn vice president: Frank Lawrence of the Portsmouth club in the Piedmont League: Ed Mulligan of Syracuse and Earl Mann of Atlanta. Tropical Suspends O’Brien For Balance of Meeting By fhd Aisoooteci Prtii MIAMI, Fla.. Ja ». 7.—Jockey Charley O'Brien has been handed his second suspension of the meeting by the Tropical Park stewards for rough riding while aboard Little Colleen in Tuesday's fourth race. O'Brien was suspended for the balance of the meeting, which runs through January 15, and 10 extra days. He will start serving the suspension Saturday. At the same time, the Tropical stewards fined James Gaffney, exercise boy. and Jockey Charlie Burr $25 each for engaging in a fist fight after Tuesday's sixth race. ARCADIA. Calif., Jan. 7 IJF).— Walter Blum, apprentice rider who made his bow at Santa Anita Park December 26 by win ning three races, starts a five da v suspension tomorrow. The 19-year-old Brooklyn boy was set down for causing a jam at the head of the stretch in the eighth race here last Satur day. Hockey at a Glance By tha Associated Prats YESTERDAY'S RESULTS. NATIONAL LEAGIE. New York. 4; Chicago. :t. AMERICAN LEAGUE. Providence. 5: Buffalo. 1. Bvracuse. 3: Hershev. 2 Pittsburgh, ft Cleveland 1. WESTERN LEAGUE. Edmonton 8: Calgary. 5 INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE. Marion, ft; Fort Wayne. 1. Grand Raoids. 4; Toledo. 4. (Over time. tie > roIMVS SUHEDUIE. NATIONAL league. Toronto at Montreal Boston a: Dc’roit. ' KSTtItN LEAGUE. Victoria at Calgary INTERN ATIONAL LEAGUE. Cinrirnati at Lou:sville. , Marion at Milwaukee. NBA Standings By ihe Associated Prest WESTERN DIAIj-IOV .. , W L. Pet. Minneapolis ..... . 20 11 «45 Rochester 20 12 .M 25 Fort Wayne lx Ift ,52!» Milwaukee 8 24 .25(1 EASTERN DIVISION. W. L. Pet. New York 21 1! ,65ft Fcr‘o'l 21 I ft .568 Syracuse 20 Ift .558 P!..S(le!phia 14 IT .452 Ba’vimore 7 26 .212 TODAY S SCHEDULE. Bait more at New York. Milwaukee vs. Philadelphia at New York. Fort Wayne at Syracuse. Rochester at Minneapolis. YESTERDAYS RESULTS. Philadelphia. 17: Milwaukee. "2. Fort Wayne. 80; Baltimore. 78. Federal Leaders Will Present Awards at Touchdown Dinner A list of public figures that would qualify for any “Who’s Who in Federal Government” will present eight of the 13 awards when the best in college, professional, service, scholastic and sandlot football are honored at the Touch own’s Club 19th annual dinner at the Hotel Statler Saturday night. The club’s selections for its All-American backfield will each receive replicas of the Walter Camp Memorial Trophy. Sena tor Butler of Maryland will honor Bernie Faloney, Maryland i quarterback; Supreme Court Justice Minion will give a cup to Johnny Lattner, Notre Dame’s two-time All-America halfback; Representative Andresen of Min- j nesota will honor Paul Giel, Min- | nesota’s great halfback, and Rep resentative Davis of Wisconsin will give one of the awards to Alan (the Horse) Ameche, junior fullback for the University of Wisconsin. Representative Rayburn of Texas, former Speaker and now minority leader, will present the Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy to Maryland's 252-pound tackle, Stan Jones, as the Na tion’s No. 1 college lineman. Steve Korcheck, George Wash ington University center, will receive the Lt. Robert B. Smith Trophy from Secretary of the Interior McKay for being selected as the outstanding college foot ball player in the Washington area. Gen. Clifton B. Cates, former Marine Corps commandant who now heads the Marine Corps schools, will honor Lt. John Ambers, Quantico Marine full if -Mi v - m '' <,j§ «S| lHWiri jAfe? UK*, JmMsm ; B&p® VBUKf Jam ■ & y| jSSHbL * .|." HHIK' K ' I I IT | . .. HK.ggßgnEgKflHH^W|gjKa&A.,; IHb H n BS? AWBHIf B , • BH 9H| ■ Iwf** wPR&t Mk Hr , TALtNTED TEACHER—Enos (Countrf) Slaughter, veteran outfielder, corrects the batting stance of Tom Giblin of Binghamton, N. Y.. during the first session of the St. Louis Cardinals' baseball school yesterday at St. Augustine, Fla. —AP Wirephoto. Redlegs Emphasize Pitching Mourners Pack Church In Testing Squad of 21 Rookies By Joe Reichler Associated Prtit Sports Writer NEW YORK. Jan. 7.—" From what I know of the Reds,, our most important job will be to get the pitching, especially right- ! handing pitching, straightened out.’’ That was one of the first state ments made by Birdie Tebbctts soon, after his appointment as Cincinnati manager last fall, i Tebbetts followed up his words with action by authorizing the purchase of four minor league pitcher, all right-handers. Art Fowler (18-10) was pur chased from Atlanta. Bill Pawell (14-9* was bought from Charles ton. George Zuverink «13-8 > i was acquired from Indianapolis and Jim Melton < 10-10) was ob tained from St. Paul. They will be among 12 rookie hurlers re porting, with nine other new comers. to the Reds’ spring train ing camp at Tampa next month. Fowler will be 31 next summer,, but his 3.03 earned run average was the lowest in the Southern Association Powell, along with Third Base man Charlie Harmon and Out fielder Nino Escalera. may be the first Negroes to make the Redlegs. Zuverink, 29. is a personal choice of Tebbetts, who managed him at Indianapolis last year. Melton, 25. pitched in the Dodgers’ chain. Back for another trial are right-handers Howie Judson and Barney Martin and Southpaw Niles Jordan. Volomile, Famous Sire Os Many Champions, Dies By lh# Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky.. Jan. 6 Volomite, the worlds foremost sire of standard-bred horses, died today at the Walnut Hall hoise farm. He was 28 years old. The horse, owned jointly by Walnut Hall Stud and Walnut Hall Farm, was retired from stud in 1952 due to a hip injury. Once called the “greatest stal lion this country has ever seen— of any breed,’’ more than 40 of his-sons are at stud throughout the country. Among his offspring are 24 who are in the two-minute class. He was sired by Peter Volo, who in turn was sired by Peter the Great. He fathered several Hambletonian winners as well ias other harness racing classic i winners. back, as the ranking performer in service football. Speaker Martin will honor the club's selection for No. 1 college coach in the Nation, Red Blaik of Army. In addition to Faloney, Jones, KorCheck and Amberg, three other athletes from this area will be honored by Chief Judge Leonard P. Walsh of Municipal Court. Phil Perlo of Roosevelt will receive the award as the top high school player in the District, Bob Rusevlyan of St. John’s re peats as the area's best prep school football player, and Rich ard Hite of the Car Credit team gets a trophy for being the out standing performer in sandlot ball this year. Harry Wismer, sports an nouncer for the American Broad- ; casting Co., will be on hand to honor Lou Groza and Coach Paul ; Brown of the Cleveland Browns. Brown is the club's choice as the top coach in pro ranks and Groza, 225-pound tackle who is rated the game’s greatest field goal and extra point kicker, has been selected as the top pro player. Tommy Whelan, former presi dent of the Touchdown Club, will be recognized as the club’s best "prognosticator” of the year for having compiled the best record in selecting winning football teams. Day • W««k a Manth NATIONAL Track tantal Campany MO. 7-7700 a «UOa. Ava.. N. W. j Judson won all his 11 (decisions at Tulsa last season. Martin had a 17-6 record at Columbia, S. C. Jordan won eight of nine with Rochester after posting a 4-5 mark with Tulsa. Maurice Fisher • 16-7* and Hal (Corky) Valen tine (13-6' are Columbia gradu ates. Lefty Cliff Ross was 7-8 at Tulsa. Two returning service men. Tom Acker and Moe Savransky, are highly regarded. Harmon, who batted .310 at Tulsa, and Gene Hatton < 260 at Columbia with 16 homers), a cousin of Cincinnati's Grady Hatton, are the only new in fielders. Catcher Ed Bailey and Out fielder Jim Bolger are prize rookies. Bailey, who hit 20 homers and drove in 86 runs at Tulsa, had a brief trial last year and showed he is capable of making a strong bid for a regular job. Bolger. .301 at Columbia, is rated an outstand ing defensive player. Redleg offi cials also believe Walley Post, who hit 33 homers and drove in 120 runs at Indianapolis, is ready to make the grade. He failed in previous trials. Toe Szekely «.271 at Shreve port). Bob Hazle (.268 at Tulsa) and Escalera (.304 at. Tulsa* are given little chance of breaking into the outfield, rated as the strongest part of the team. Not too much hope is held'out for Dick Kmaman. a 28-year-old catcher, who hit under .250 with both Syracuse and Indianapolis last season. Statueof HonusWagner Planned at Pittsburgh By tho Associated Pr«ss PITTSBURGH, Jan. 7—A drive is underway to collect $50.- 000 for erection of an 18'..-foot bronze and granite statue of Honus Wagner, former Pirate shortstop considered by many the greatest player in baseball history. 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Six high school coaches who played for Dorais in his 17-year span at Detroit carried his cas ket. There was a solemn requim high mass. Burial was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In other games, Penn State defeated Syracuse, 77-63; Lenigh turned back Rutgers. 74-61: Brown whipped Rhode Island, 77-73 in overtime: Providence toppled Boston College from the undefeated ranks after six vic tories, 63-58, and Williams beat Army, 64-57. Devore Succeeds Gavin As Coach ai Dayton By tho Attociated Pr»i» CINCINNATI. Jan. 7—Hugh J Devore, 43. one-time Notre Dame end. has been named head foot ball coach at the University of Dayton, it was announced here last night. Harry Baujan. athletic direc tor at Dayton, said Devt>re suc ceeds Joe Gavin, who resigned after the 1953 season. Devore started last season as an assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers, but served as co-coach for the last two games. He was a star end at Notre Dame from 1931 to 1933 and has been a coach since graduation. He was head coach at Notre Dame in 1944. when the Irish won seven, lost two and tied one. Devore also coached at Ford ham, Providence. Holy Cross. St. Bonaventure and New York Uni versity. Cooper to Face Fenti In Turner 6-Rounder Jimmy Cooper, bolo-punching Washington featherweight, has been signed by Promoter Vince McMahon to fight Bobby Fenti of NeVtr Jersey in a six-rounder supporting the Gene Smith- Jimmy Ithia feature bout at Turner’s Arena Tuesday night. Fenti. according to reports, is a highly promising feather weight, his latest achievement being a draw with Carmine Fiore. Fiore scored a technical knock out in the ninth round over Phil Kim of Hawaii at Uline Arena last month. Smith will meet Ithia. a French featherweight with a claim of 22 victories in 27 pro fessional bouts, in the 10-round feature . One of Ithia’s victories was over Filberto Osario. a fighter Smith defeated last year. Tuesday’s card will open the 1954 boxing season in Washing ton. Mulloy Makes His Bid For Sixth Dixie Crown ~ By tho Anociotod Pron TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 7.—Gard nar Mulloy of Miami today started out after his sixth Dixie tennis tournament title. Idle until today he took on Don Hanna of Tampa in what should be a warmup match. Mulloy’s play followed yester day's advance by all favorites, although some of them had a tough time of it. Top match so far was the two hour tussle between Bitsy Grant, former Davis Cupper from At lanta, and Ben Sobieraj of San ford Naval Air Station. Grant is 43. Sobieraj, 20. Grant won the match, 6-3, 7-9, 6-2. Tony Vincent of Miami, seeded second, defeated Jack Staton of Orlando. 6-0. 6-3. Fourth ranked Allen Morris of Atlanta downed Allen Quay of Sarasota, 6-1. 6-2. Third-seeded Gil Shea of Pre sidio, Calif., won from Henry Wagner of Tampa. 7-5, 6-4. Seventh-seeded Calhoun Dickson defeated Don Platt of Toronto, 6-4, 6-4. Lome Main, top-seeded for eign entry from Toronto, de feated Mike Green. Miami Beach youngster, 6-4. 4-6, 6-3, and Al fredo Millet of Mexico City and Rollins College defeated Dan Sullivan of St. Petersburg, 8-6, 6-1. ADVERTISEMENT. TACKLE FISHING By “Salty” Mill < “Leaving for Florida this coming Sun.” Will try to send reports of my fishing experi ences there. Some columns may T " .... X-* not get in on -y ’ jr»j' time, but will iye * QmL .appear as / as they arrive. meantime our glad to assist you & "salty" mills you, too, are planning a trip South. My boys are qualified & will be glad to help. If you fishing rods need wrapping or fixing our Repair Dept, can do so now at nominal cast. We have just received the Conolon NEW deep sea rods, *777, * 100 & elOl. These are terrific. It's worth the effort to stop in just to look at them. (Priced from S4O to $75). Buy your tackle from FISHERMEN, not sales men, at Mills Co., 9th & E N.W. Ambition Spurs Coach to Quit After Big Streak at East Texas By tho Anociotod Pron COMMERCE, Tex., Jan. 7. Mllburn Smith, who coached East Texas State Teachers Col lege to the Nation’s longest foot ball winning streak, resigned yesterday. He said he had a wife and two children to support and, in his business, the time to get ahead is while you’re up. There was immediate talk the colorful 41<year-old Srhith might be considered for the Texas A&M head coach job, vacated Monday by Ray "George. The Dallas News said it had learned a group of Texas Aggies’ alumni is working for Smith’s nomina tion. Asked whether he’d been con tacted by A&M, Smith said: “You can say I have not been contacted officially by the school.” He said “no comment” on whether he had been ap proached unofficially. “I’d sure be interested in A&M —yes, sir,” Smith drawled. “It’s a fine school with a lot of tradi tion. It would be a wonderful challenge.” seat covers\ \(0 £ ‘J / BEBAMt i ■ /■: notion for greoter use. Idc yr jjjg G.*. 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V^H D i l ;^ ,onro * s aWISIT YOUR PEP BOYS STOREB In three years his teams have compiled a record of 30 wins, two losses and a tie. They had won 29 straight games until they battled Arkansas State to a 7-7 tie in the Tangerine Bowl at Orlando, Fla., January 1. The undefeated record which started in October, 1951. stands. The Lions have won three con secutive Lone Star Conference football championships end have played in two straight postsea son bowl games all under Smith. Earlier this week Smith was named “college coach of the year” by the Texas Sports Writ ers Association. Smith told reporters he had been offered more attractive po sitions in coaching and private business. He said the coaching of fers came from both in and out side Texas. Smith drew 57,500 a year at East Texas. Smith joined East Texas from Mt. Vernon (Tex.) High School and was named head coach in 1951. Red Sox And Braves Slate Seven Games ' / By th. Allocated Pratt BOSTON, Jan. 7.—A seven game series with the Milwaukee Braves, three of which will be played in the Wisconsin city, highlighted the 34-game - Red Sox spring training schedule an nounced by Joe Cronin, general manager. The Red Sox will play 11 games In Sarasota, Fla., their spring base. A dozen rookie players have been ordered to report to Man ager Lou Boudreau at Sarasota February 15. The batterymen are due there February 22 and the remainder of the squad on March 1. The exhibition schedule: March (J. Pirates: 7. Phillies!* R. Yankees at St. Petersburg; 0, Yankees: 10, Braves: 11, White Sox; 1:1-14, Dodgers at Miami: 15, Athletics at West Palm Beach: ]«. Pirates at Fort Pierce: 17, Senators at Orlando: 18. Tigers at Lakeland: 11). Phillies at Clearwater; Tiger% ‘ll, Cardinals at St Petersburg: 2*l. Brave* at Bradenton: 23. Reds; 24. Yankees at St. Petersburg; 25. Yankees: Senators: 27. Cardinals at St. Peters burg; 28. Tigers; 8(1. Pirates. April 2. Phillies at Montgomery. Ala.; a--! Atlanta at Atlanta; 5, MeAiphls at Memphis; ft. Chattanooga at Chatta nooga; 7. Braves at Bluefleld. W. Va ; 8, Braves at Louisville; 8-11, Braves at Milwaukee.