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THE EVENING STAR Washington D C WEDNESDAY. MARCH «8, 1988 Yankee Stadium Sale To Chicagoan Ends Johnson’s Problem By tha Associated Press « WEST PALM BEACH. Fla., Mar. 23.—New York’s Yankee Stadium now is the property of John W. Cox, 51-year-old Chi cago executive. Arnold Johnson, owner of the Kansas City Athletics, sold the huge structure yesterday. That brought him within the limits of baseball law, which dictates no owner may have interest in more than one club. The new owner of the stadium, built in 1923 during Babe Ruth’s heyday at a cost of $2.5 million, is president of the General Pack age Corp. of Chicago. Ralph P. George, treasurer of that firm, will be secretary-treasurer of the new Yankee Stadium Corp. Di rectors will be Cox. L. K. Hanson of the Continental Can Corp., and John R. Kennedy, president of the Federal Paperboard Co. Cox. formerly a practicing lawyer, is a Texan who was grad uated from Rice in 1927 and George Washington University in 1930 No sale price was disclosed. But Johnson, who bought Yan kee Stadium and the Yanks’ Kansas City park for $6.5 million in 1953, said, "I have been paid in full, either cash or real es tate." The Yankees will continue to use the stadium under a 25-year lease signed in December, 1953, when Johnson bought the prop erty. Johnson, a Chicago real estate operator and head of a large vending machine company, at that time sold the land under Yankee Stadium to the Knights of Columbus, leased it back and re-leased the entire property to the Yankee owners. All of which led Johnson to a point where he owned three baseball parks at one time. He acquired Connie Mack Stadium last November 8, when he pur chased the Philadelphia Ath letics. Johnson sold Connie Mack Stadium to Bob Carpenter, own er of the Phillies, for a reported $1.6 million and the Kansas City park to the Missouri city for $650,000, leasing it back for his A s. NFL Meeting to Discuss Relations With Canadians By the Associated Press PHILADELPHIA, Mar. 23 Commissioner Bert Bell has sum moned members of the National Football League Executive Com mittee to a special meeting in New York Monday to discuss the dispute with the Canadian League over player contracts and to consider a 1955 NFL schedule. The meeting will be held at J the Hotel Warwick. The Execu tive Committee is composed of one representative of each of the 12 member clubs. The discussion of relations; with the Canadians is at the re quest of the Detroit club. The Lions have Obtained a temporal? court order seeking to restrain Quarterback Tom Dublinski from Jumping to the Toronto Argo nauts. Baseball (Continued From Page C-l) got its rims on a pinch-homer by Dave Pope in the sixth off Rookie Jim Brosnan. Bill Wight, Don Mossi and Dick Tomanek were the Cleveland pitchers. The Cincinnati Redlegs got to Bobby Tiefenauer for four runs in the ninth, but couldn’t catch the St. Louis Cardinals, who scored five on five hits in the last two innings for a 7-6 victory. Tom Alston and Del Rice had three hits each for the Cards, who got one-hit pitching from winner Tony Jacobs over three Innings. Rain washed out the Milwau kee-Philadelphia and Detroit- Baltimore games. NOTES—The Redlegs tried their four-man outfield against Stan Musial yesterday, but it didn’t work . . . Shortstop Roy McMillan moved out into left centerfleld when Stan came up in the sixth inning, but Musial poked the ball through the va cated shortstop spot . . . Second Baseman Bobby Young of the Orioles is supposed to be out for a couple of weeks with his frac tured toe, but he was working out yesterday ... A ball off his own bat hit the toe and X-rays revealed the fracture last Sat urday. The Phillies report Robin Rob erts is working on a new pitch, a change-up . . . Manager Fred Haney of the Pirates is consid ering alternating Earl Smith and Tom Saflell in centerfleld . . . Smtih hit .387 for Phoenix and Saflell .279 for Hollywood last year. Vincent Amor, 22-year-old Cuban who was 18-11 at Okla homa City in 1954. is given a chance to stick with the Cubs . . . Low run production has marked the White Sox’ five straight defeats, although the team is outhitting its opposition, .273 to .263 . . . However, Marty Marion is worried more over his pitching . . . Sandy Consuegra and Jack Harshman, who won 30 last year, were battered by the Braves Monday. Fights Last Night By th* Associated Pros* SEATTLE.—AI Williams, 160 Va. Los Angeles, outpointed Milo Savage. 101. Balt Lake City. 10. OCEAN PARK. Calif.—Ramon Tls careno. 147V*. Juarez, outpointed ATt Soto. 152 I *, Oakland. Calif.. 10. SACRAMENTO. Calif—Bobby Woods VV, Spokane, stopped Jimmy Bavala 1.14. FKIQO. 6. RICHMOND. C»Uf. Billie Lanz* iSO. Sacramento, tosoed Jim Codr. 162 akland. 5. _ , PHILADELPHIA. Oeorn [Johnson, l.trt, Tran ton. N. J.. outpointed Oarth Panter. 158. Ogden. Utah, 10 MIAMI BEACH. Fla.—Bob Sattar- Marty Iso'jfiifio' 5* 0W> ** j" m «u , * t Wauln». DULUTH. Minn—Don Jasper, 182. Duluth, stopped Monroroe Oage. 180. HQLTbK*. Mass.—Willie Pep. 1801 k. f 'yg. S' * I \ H . Jam Xk. a Jf 1 11 w ML :m \m m • 5 Jflß «|B . - Wp JrapyßL . • jbk. Hf : .1- ilia RHp '* • \' v ' ~;; I pHi TOMMY’S ANKLE DEEP IN TROUBLE—But that pleased expression on his face would indi cate that Coach Tommy Nolan of Gonzaga thinks everything is going to work out all right. Tony Natoli (left) and Ronnie Bennett (right), Gonzaga’s top stars, have been bothered by ankle injuries, but both are expected to be in peak condition for the Eagles’ first-round game with St. Ann’s of New York in the Washington Catholic Invitation basketball tournament at Ritchie Coliseum at 8:45 p.m. Friday. Bennett is the only 1954 all-tournament player returning this year. High Schools By Bob Hanson When Washington-Lee High I goes to William and Mary College at Williamsburg May 20-21 for the Virginia State Group I track 1 champion ships it will be trying to beat off a former teammate who will be par- ] ticipating for Hampton |: High. Roland A k r e, who | mopped up In j three indoor m meets this f| year for W-L, M is the boy. His father is an B * b ■»»«»• Air Forces officer and recently j was transferred to Hampton Roads. The Generals ran second to Cardozo in the scholastic section of The Star Games last January They successfully defended their Atlantic Coast Conference title at Chapel Hill, N. C„ and State indoor championship at Lexing ton, Va. Akre spearheaded W-L in all three meets. He won the 70-yard high hurdles in The Star meet. In the ACC meet, Akre was on the winning mile relay. He won the broad jump at the State meet in Lexington. “Akre’s loss won’t exactly kill us, but there’s no denying It will hurt,” A1 Haringer, W-L’s coach says. “We have boys who can fill in for the events Akre en tered but we’ll have to wait and see if they can do as well.” Meanwhile, Haringer is getting his squad in shape for the first outdoor meet, the eighth annual Alexandria Memorial Relays April 2 at George Washington High’s stadium. Washington- Lee has won the event the last two years. ** * * Three former St. Albans ath letes are making good impres sions in college sports. Mike Keating, a tailback on the Saints’ football team two years ago, is the No. 1 pole vaulter at West Point. Steve Smethurst, a quar terback on the football team and Metropolitan wrestling cham pion in the 175-pound class while at St. Albans, has a 7-3 record with the Cornell wrestling team. Walker Fillius, also a Metro champion while at St. Albans in the 165-pound class, has an 8-1 mark with the freshman squad. Coaches Bill Reinhart of George Washington University, Bud Millikan of Maryland and Buddy Jeannette of Georgetown will select the most valuable player and all-tournament team for the Washington Catholic In vitation tournament. Ten play ers will be selected for the all- ! tournament team this year in stead of the eight chosen last year. The only all-tournament choice back from 1954 is Ronnie Bennett o£ Gonzaga. Bobby Mulvihill, former Gon zaga star who was most valuable player in the old Washington Metropolitan tournament in 1941 and later was an outstanding star at Fordham, will accom pany the St. Peter's Prep team here from Jersey City. Bobby is teaching at St. Peter’s and coaches the Mount St. Michael’s team In Jersey City. ** * * Mentioning of the Metro and WCI tourneys brings to mind the "draw” that these and other tournaments and playoffs have had over the years. For example, about 7,500 watched the championship play offs In the Interhigh League this season. A like number con verged at Ritchie Coliseum for the two-day Maryland State tournament. The Catholic League 1 | playoff and championship game I together drew about 5,000. The same number attended the ■ Washington-Lee Invitational, a replacement this year for the Metropolitan. Indications are the WCI this week end will draw even more than did the Interhigh and Maryland State affairs. .Should the Metro be revived next year, as most followers believe, it will have to be held in something larger than the Campbell Me morial gym at Washington-Lee. With the District schools al ready integrated and the Mary land and Virginia schools likely to be in the near future, high ■4 THIS NEW 'V cleans completely, l\ automatically... with » the flip of a levari w ' electronically honed to shave closer, last longarl ADD UP TO THE CLOSEST, SAFEST SHAVE POSSIBLE! The all-new Eversharp Hydro-magic razor .. . and "Gold" blades... what a shaving combination! It's so easy to clean... no twisting... no turning. Flip lever up and blade is free to wash cutting clean/ Flip lever down...blade locks in at correct angle to prevent nicks and bum and sandpaper scrape, gives you a closer, safer shave. Blade changing's a snap! 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Dayton head coach, was mentor there. LITTLE SPORT ...... ... . Outdoors — with Bill Leetch Most of our readers who went fiahing over the week end fared. rather poorly if the reports we’ve had apply to the majority. The 8- i colder weather slowed every thing down. However, we agree with the old tlme’-f that if the weather turns warm before this week end, perch and herring will be running strong and some shad of the h i c k o r y tribe may well BIU *-«*»<*• be taken in the Patuxent • and other tributaries of the Chesa peake. Yel'ow perch runs are about over for this season, and catcnes have been very spotty, j Crappie have been biting well on ‘ small minnows, and largemouth 1 bass In Virginia waters have i been taking live bait fairly well! and, on warm days, artificial bait j has proved effective. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Ike Waltonians are readying their conservation farm and clubhouse for a gala get-together of sports men and women Sunday, March 27, when they will hold a ham shoot, with pot shots, still and flying targets. Their new skeet field is now in operation. Shoot- [B.F. Goodrich firsf/n TUbeless > : 1 ' ' ‘ '' ‘ ■ ’ ' CLOSE-UP PHOTO is a B.F.Goodrich LIFE-SAVER Tubeless > Tire coming to a stop on wet, slippery glass. Taken from below, jHKHHjjP] jjj > it shows the flexible grip-blocks gripping with caterpillar action. j Besides this extra skid protection, LIFE-SAVERS seal punctures .. j _ ‘ ~ permanently. Change bruise blowouts to safe s-s-slowouts, so ( > you can stop safely. y B. F. GOODRICH LIFE-SAVERS have a seven year lead in use A* low OS 1.00 down > and proof. Fit your standard wheels. Cost only a little more than anc * y° ur olt * ~ro * , ordinary rir«. Conv.ni.rrf weekly termt . 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To reach the club house, drive to Rockville, Md., over Route 240, then Route 28 to the junction with Route 107 and on reaching Poolesville, turn left on Willard road and follow the signs. It is about 4 miles from the turn in Poolesville. ** * * The annual meeting of the National Rifle Association opens here March 29. Headquarters for the meeting will be the Wll ; lard Hotel. Members are invited by the Army to attend the color ful retreat parade and a demon ' stration by special units at Fort j Myer March 30. Next day the I Marine Corps will stage a special : mass amphibious assault at Quantico and members also will be able to view the FBI ranges where special agents will demon strate how the G-men are taught their special kind of combat tactics. The big exhibit hall at the Willard with its famous mil lion dollar collection of firearms Is always a great attraction and J the annual banquet will be Fri day, April 1, at 7 p.m. in the ' Statler Hotel. If you plan on taking in any of these events be sure to register for them on ar rival on the 10th floor of the Willard, well in advance. The proceedings will continue on through Sunday, April 3. »* * * A discouraging note regarding our wild - waterfowl situation came out of panel discussions in the 19th annual convention of the National Wildlife Federation recently held in Canada. Ac- j cording to James T. Mcßroom, co-ordinator of the Service Os ! flee of River Basin Studies which conducted a Nation-wide survey of wetlands, more than 500.000 acres of marshes and potholes j were drained with the help of * Federal subsidies in North and South Dakota, an area vital to American waterfowl production i during the years 1944 to 1953. This was more than twice the total of 214,210 acres of water fowl lands acquired in all 48 States with the duck stamp , funds since passage of the Mi gratory Bird Hunting License Act by Congress in 1935. On the basis of this sort of incredible stupidity, the theme 1 1 of 1955’s National Wildlife Week, “Rave America’s Wetlands,” is , going to help us get nowhere ; rapidly. If the Dakotas want to : drain their swamplands, that's one thing, but we can’t see why > they should receive help in the >' form of a subsidy from one Two W-L Seniors Dunked in Potomac As Scull Upsets Fortunately for two Washing ton-Lee High School seniors, it was a warm day when they took an unscheduled dip in the Po tomac River. Bill McNamara, 17, son of Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Andrew Mc- Namara of Fort Myer and Ray Wiseman, son of Mr. and Mrs. | Walter Wiseman, 6812 Williams burg boulevard. Arlington, were making a double turn in their racing scull yesterday when it flipped over, throwing the boys into the river near the Three Sisters islands. They clung to the overturned scull until picked up a few minutes later by the crew of the W-L eight-man shell, nearby when the mishap occurred. Hofstra Cage oach Quits HEMPSTEAD, N. Y.. Mar. 23 (A s ).—Frank Reilly resigned yes terday as head basketball coach at Hofstra College, ending an eight-year stay in that post. He had a 136-57 record. branch of the Government while another branch, aided voluntar ily by the sportsmen paying a self-inflicted tax. Is striving des perately to preserve wetlands so the ducks can nest and breed.