Racine Journal Times Bulletin in Racine, Wisconsin
29 May 1955

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29 May 1955

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Racine Journal Times Bulletin (Newspaper) - May 29, 1955, Racine, Wisconsin Racine sunday bulletin sunday May 29, 1955 13 Ever sit in one of those seats in a baseball Park where you Are at the mercy of every Vendor in the place and seemingly every one of them is taking advantage of the situation i had such a seat for the cubs braves baseball game at Wrig Ley Field Friday afternoon. I Vas in Box 32, tier 5, seat 1. By All standards except the Vendor nuisance this is an Ideal seat. It is located along the third base line just to the Home plate Side of the cubs dugout. Tier five gives you sufficient Elevation so that you Are not bothered by the height of the pitching Mound. To see the Batter you turn your head at about a 45-degree Angle and to watch the Pitcher you look straight ahead right Down the aisle which bisects the rows of seats. In a however Down the aisle come the vendors. They go past you on the Way Down to tier 1 and they come Back past you on the Way to other boxes. Of a Vendor does not pause to make a Sale on either tier 5 or tier 4 he goes by you in perhaps two seconds. If he stops for a Sale hell Block your Yiew of the Batter for from eight to 20 seconds. Then As he continues on Down he at least partially obscures your View of the Pitcher. Since he has four tiers of seats to service he takes a minimum of eight seconds going Down and eight coming Back and any Sale along the Way will add eight to 20 seconds to the Over All total. During the first inning i noted what seemed to be extra heavy traffic up and Down that aisle so at the Start of the second inning i began keeping track of the number of vendors who passed. How Many times do you think one of those Beer pop hot dog lemonade peanuts scorecard year Book or souvenirs vendors passed Well sir in the second inning there were 14, in the third 22, in the fourth 14, in the fifth 10, ten again in the sixth in the seventh six the eighth six and in the ninth inning adds up to 86 times that vendors entered that aisle. The eight innings took 155 minutes to play and in that Span my View of the Batter was blocked 172 times 86 vendors coming and going for periods of time running from two All the Way to 15 or More seconds. My View of the Pitcher was blocked 86 times for from eight to 40 seconds. These 172 interruptions do not include the times that an usher had to pass while seating late arriving fans or setting straight some Guys who insisted upon sitting in the wrong seats. Nor does the figure include fans going for a walk. Now this is not intended to put the slug on the cubs. Actually 1 Vas a guest of the cubs and Cliff Jaffe their Public and press relations director and a Long time Friend of mind. That Means instead of the regular Tariff of $2.50 i paid Only 50 cents service charge. In a sense i was a free loader and therefore am in no position to squawk. Fact is i m not complaining for myself. In a screwy sort of Way it was entertaining. Besides keeping the Box score of the game and of the vendors comings and goings there was the excitement of having those steel vending cases swinging past you just inches from your head and of learning to Roll with the punch when one of the is got too close. Then too one of the 86 vendors apologized for blocking the View of the plate while making a lemonade Sale and that s pretty Good percentage of Courtesy in these Days of the Heck with the other Guy attitudes. As i said i m not complaining for myself but i say that a fellow who pays $2.50 for such a seat has a squawk coming. The problem is not an Iso lated one either. In every major league baseball Park and ii Many Large indoor Arenas there Are thousands of seats where no vender can Block the View of the occupant but there also Are hundreds of seats in which a fan is subject to har passing by these it. Wifi. What s the Solmie Al i Don t know. Concessions Are big business at Ball Parks and bring in a big percentage of a club s Revenue. Could t there be some allo cation of the vendors though so that you would t have Fellows Selling the same products marching into a Lection less than 30 seconds apart and often two or at a time if one has to have ice or More vendors passing by in one Ball game then at least the Ball clubs should sell a revised scorecard upon which keeping track of the Guys would be As simple As compiling the Box score. Then at least a Guy would t have to make has Marks All Over the margin of his score card.  bits about sports during the first six Days of the season the three i baseball league recorded a 63 per cent increase in attendance Over 1954 figures Hal Totten the former Chicago baseball broadcaster radio and former Chicago daily news Bowling writer who now is president of the three i reports that Waterloo showed a gain of 6,376 fans Over a year ago. That s interesting news for Racine friends of Tom Lieg Ler son of or. And mrs. Dewey Liegler. The former Racine Man is making his debut As business manager of the Waterloo club a White sox farm team after serving As advertising director and a member of the Public relations staff of the sex a told Totten s figures show the three i Drew 50.773 paid in the first six scheduled dates in each City a gain of 19,631 Over 1954. Bob Peterson son of mrs. Vallery Peterson has won a major letter in Tennis at Carthage College. Bob is a business major at the Illinois school. ,. Lii Canfield of san Antonio recently set a women s Bowling record for that Texas City when she rolled games of 256, 242 and 245 for a total of 743. She had two single pin misses but chalked up 27 strikes and two spares. Among athletic awards made at Valparaiso University this Spring were three to former lutheran High competitors. Dan Boerger won his freshman letter in baseball John Schultz won a minor award in the same sport and Gene Eckert received a major letter in Tennis Mortimer Walker Cushman a Racine youth who majors in russian studies at Yale University is a member of the Jonathan Edwards College Crew. Jonathan Edwards is one of 10 upper class residential colleges at Yale. Rookie Bob Speake of the cubs delivered four hits in the first eight times he was used As a Pinch Batter this season. In x i sunny Tim Fitzsimmons Veteran Trainer once had two stake winners in races 100 Miles apart within one hour. On july 24, 1954, his Bassano won the Monmouth Handicap at Oceanport n. J., while his full flight was copping the Saranac Handicap at Jamaica. Only two pitchers who started the 1954 season with the cardinals Are still with the club. Lefty Harvey Haddix and Tom Poholsky a right hander Are the holdovers. Those who have departed since the Start of last season Are Vic Raschi Gerry Staley Stu Miller Joe Presko Al Bra ale Hal White Cotton Deal Royce lint Bill Luna Mel Wright Carl Scheib Bill Grea son Ralph Beard Ben Wade and Tony Jacobs. Pc the police station in West Field n. J., is right across the Street from Lake window Askin. So the cops have no trouble enforcing a recently adopted ordinance forbidding fishing there by adults. The City fathers adopted the measure when it was found that the kids were being crowded out of Vantage Points around the Small Lake by the adult fishermen. Now the fishing is for youngsters Only. Ray and Roy Mantle Mickey s twin Brothers play left and right Field respectively for the Yankee farm team at Monroe la., a member of the Cotton states league class c. Bill console having served his two year term on the Boston red sox roster As a Bonus player is with Oakland of the Pacific coast league. Bill plays second base i and is Lead off Man in ithe Oak ii lineup in 10 track title goes to wolverines Back in the swing associated press War photo Ted Williams made his 1955 debut Vith the Boston red sox saturday and he s shown taking a typical swing in the first inning. The hit was Only a single but gave Promise of longer ones to come. Catcher Bruce Edwards is shown at the left. The senators spoiled the welcoming party for Ted by beating the red sox 5-3. Story on Page 12. Northwestern preps beat lutheran 8 to 5 misery mounts lutheran a r h t. ,2b 4 1 of ,3b 3 0 1 a. 4 0 4 4 3 3 3chla sky a 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 Northwestern a r h Wlech n,3b 3 10 n of 4 11 2 10 4 12 4 11 3 1 1 2 1 1 31evvert, 3 12 3 0 0 totals 30 5 6 total 28 8 8 lutheran 010 400 0-5 Northwestern .200 008 x-8 it. Exner 2, Witt Kleist Peterchak Lechmann land quest Mahnke trite Schewe. Rib Alkula. A. Exner 2, land lust Uttel. So Alkula a Exner. Huntz _. Lob lutheran 8. Northwestern 6 by off a. Exner 4, Uttel "4. So by a Exner 7, Uttel 4. To a. Exner 8 in 6, Uttel 8 in 7. Pm Mahnke. We Uttel. Up Exner. A Berry Calhoun. Watertown misery continued to mount on Racine lutheran s baseball team saturday. The fading crusaders who a Short time ago were enjoying a Sev a game winning Streak suffered their third straight loss by an 8-5 margin to Northwestern prep. The Racine nine squandered a 5-2 Lead in the sixth inning when the preps suddenly broke Loose for six fat runs. Up to that Point the crusaders had Jacobsen Western play 4 times this week both Jacobsen manufacturing and Western printing open a Busy week of baseball today. Jacobsen travels to Aurora Iii for its second game in the Illinois Wisconsin l e a g u 0 while Western goes to Wilmot for an exhibition match this afternoon. At 1 30 . Monday the printers again will try to make their debut in the i a Loop with a Home tussle with Lake Forest at Horlick athletic Field. A half hour later Jacobsen will entertain Wilmot at Caledonia it. Pleasant memorial Park in Franksville. Play defending champs Western moves Over to great lakes naval training Center for another league tilt at 7 30 . Cost tuesday. Last year the sailors won the i a title. Jacobsen will play another non conference game at fond do Lac wednesday then return to Franksville thursday for a 7 30 . Contest with Muskego. Western plays o Hare Field and the Chicago Yankees both league matches on saturday and sunday respectively at Horlick. Jacobsen manager Lee Ger Ber said saturday he d Start Ford cards 65 at it. Wayne fort Wayne up defending Champion doing Ford made his bid to repeat in the $15,000 fort Wayne open Golf tournament saturday by firing a third round 65 during a 50-mile-an-hour wind. The Kiamesha Lake n. Y., player now 16 strokes under Par moved two strokes ahead of Dow Finsterwald of bed Ford Heights Ohio who recovered from a double Boogie on the sixth Hole to Check in Vith a one under Par 71. Ted Kroll of Utica n. Y., tied Friday for third with three others took Over sole Possession of the spot with a 68 third round and a 208 total. Osters meet tigers Oster soccer club of Racine which has won three games while losing two and playing two ties meets Milwaukee Rich tigers reserves at serbian Field in Milia Nikee this afternoon. It will be the next to last game on the Wisconsin state soccer football league division b Spring schedule for the Racine team. The Tiger reserves have won one league game while losing four in league play. Pitcher Marty Dylla against Aurora today and Harlan fed Ders in the monday game with Wilmot. Either Pete Bayer or Jack Verh leg will get the Call for Western against Wilmot today with Jim Jander slated to go against Lake Forest on memorial Day. Last sunday the westerns were rained out of their scheduled opener against Aurora. Jacobsen claims a 13-1 league win Over Glenview naval air station. Purdue wins big 10 Golf Lafayette ind we Purdue edged out defending Champion Ohio state saturday for its third big 10 Golf championship in a storm interrupted tourney that was trimmed from 72 to 54 holes. Wisconsin Sophomore Roger Rubendall won individual honors with 72-71-73-216, four strokes ahead of Purdue s Jde Campbell. Rubendall s second round 71 was the Only Par score. Officials ruled the contest would be decided on a 54-Hole basis after a severe electrical storm and High winds forced cancellation of the morning round just As it was getting underway. Big ten Golf team score Purdue 1,141 Ohio state 1,147 Wisconsin. 1,166 Michigan 1,170 Minnesota 1,191 Iowa 1,192 Michigan state 1,204 Illinois 1,205 Northwestern 1,209 Indiana 1,213. The leaders Rober Rubendall Wisconsin 72-71-73 216. Joe Campbell Purdue 73-75-72-220. Francis Cardl. Ohio state 74-72-77 223. Fred Schmidt Ohio state 77-74-75 226. Steve Uzelac Michigan 77-74-76-224. Wayne Etherton Purdue 78-75-75-228. Tom Schafer Purdue 79-76-73-228 Byron Connell Illinois 80-73-76-229. Fred Jones Ohio state 76-76-7b-229. Fred Mucklow Michigan 77-78-74-229. City pin payoff prize checks for the Racine Bowling association City tournament will be distributed by Bra Secretary Fred Hegeman at North Side lanes wednes Day and thursday of this week from 7 to 9 30 . Low to Cash figures for the tourney Are team event 2498, doubles 999, class a singles 538, and class b singles 499. In Miller open first four entries in the $35,000 Miller High life open Golf tournament to be held Here july 14-17 were announced saturday. Wally Ulrich Mike Souchak Bob Rosburg and Jerry Barber were the first of 110 members of the professional golfers association expected to enter the Tournay. Comparatively Columbus a heavy downpour after a preliminary world record Matching feat in the 100-Yard dash failed to Slov Michigan s surge to a smashing Triumph saturday in the 55th big ten outdoor track meet. Michigan s total of 621-6 Points virtually doubled defending Char Pion Illinois second place total of 3113-18. Fol Edge. Been playing Good Ball. Five runs earned actually Only five of the 13 runs scored in the game were earned As eight runners crossed Home plate on errors. Al Exner took the loss for lutheran after striking out seven and issuing four walks. Utti pitched six hit Ball for the 3s, fanning four and passing As Many. After Linquist and Mahnke started the disastrous sixth Frame for the preps with singles five crusader errors were directly responsible for All six Northwestern runs. Two additional one base hits and a walk put men on base who later scored on displays. The crusaders tallied once in the second on two hits and scored four in the fourth on three blasts. Play cd monday lutheran which now has a 3-3 record in conference play and 9-7 Overall goes to Milwaukee country Day for a conference game tuesday then plays Milwaukee lutheran in a league contest at Home on saturday. Penn Crew beats Wisconsin eight Madison we Pennsylvania s smooth sweeping oarsmen swept to a length and a half Over the University of Wisconsin saturday night in a race finished under cover of darkness. The quakers who Are undefeated in six starts this Spring raced the Lake men Dota one mile course in a flashy 4 minutes 50.7 seconds. The Badger crewmen were timed in 4 55. Held Over rough Choppy Waters battered by a West wind the race had been postponed almost four hours. A storm like Stream of wind during the afternoon forced the delay. Temperatures were in the High 50s. Horlick plays Erton nine monday William Horlick High will meet undefeated Edgerton monday at 2 . At Edgerton with a berth in the Wila state baseball tournament at Menasha Friday and saturday going to the Winner. The game one of eight playoff contests Between regional champions to narrow the Field to eight for the state meet originally was slated for tuesday but uncertainty of the weather prompted the advancement to monday. Werner Smith Horlick principal explained saturday that the playoff had to be held monday or tuesday if the game was not played by tuesday a Coin flip would decide the state tourney entrant. Horlick athletic Field was not available monday but Edgerton had a playing Field open for that Day. Smith said there is a possibility the game will be played in Racine tuesday should it be rained out at Edgerton monday. Howton signs Packer pact Green end Billy Howton one of the National football league s Best pass catchers of All time has signed his 1955 contract with the Green Bay packers it was announced saturday. Bannister to wed swedish Beauty London-g5 or. Roger Bannister first Man to run a mile under four minutes disclosed last night he will marry a Young swedish portrait Painter now living in London. His Bride to be is pretty Moyra Jacobbson daughter of swedish economist per Jacobbson now working at the Bank for International settlement in Switzerland. Both Bannister and miss Jacobbson Are 26. Lowing the Zillini came Iowa 252-9, Minnesota 24 1-9, Michigan state 19 4-9, Ohio state 16 2-9, Indiana 12 1-9, Wisconsin 12, Northwestern 10, Purdue 3. In a Competition swept by a wide Range of weather most of it Squall like Northwestern s Jim Golliday ran the 100-Yard Semi final in 09.3 for the second time this season to match the world Mark. However an aiding wind slightly Over the accepted maximum for world records prevailed. Wins with 09.5 Golliday later streaked Over a near flooded track to a 09.5 Century Victory and won the 200 in 21.3, two tenths of a second behind Jesse Owens conference Mark. It was Michigan All the Way in a meet which produced Fine performances under Adverse conditions. The wolverines won six individual events and the mile relay scoring in All but two of the 14 competitions. Defending Champion Willard Thomson of Illinois matched the 120-Yard High hurdles record of 14 seconds Flat. Thomson also retaining his 220 Low hurdles Crown and Golliday were the meet s Only double winners. Michigan s great show of balance in dethroning Illinois included a sweep of All four Field events. Friday the other Field event the discus went to Minnesota s Jerry Helgeson. The Zillini had won four straight outdoor crowns. The meet had hardly begun before an Ohio state stadium crowd of 3,500 was sent scurrying to the Protection of the stands by High winds and downpour which spilled from scudding Black Clouds. The downpour was at its height when Kevan Gosper of Michigan state dethroned Illinois Champion Ralph Fessen Den in the 400 with the remarkable time of 47.8, one tenth of a second Over the meet record a 4 14.8 mile another Fine performance came in the 880 As Michigan a Pete Gray favored Henry Cryer of Illinois to win in a commendable 1 54.4, two tenths of a second slower than the big ten record. Michigan s other victories came As John Moule won the mile in 4 14.8 Bob Appleman took the pole vault at 13 feet 8% inches Mark Booth retained his High jump Crown at six six Dave Owen won the shot with a 54 feet 4%. Inches toss and Junior Stielstra captured the Broad jump at 23 feet 5% inches. When Golliday whizzed to his 09.3 clocking the wind velocity was 4.55 Miles an hour just Over the allowable record wind help of 4.47. Red Birds rap colonels in minor league tilt Dick Berthelsen hit a grand slam Homer and pitched the red Birds to a 17-3 Victory Over the colonels in a minor league baseball game at Little league stadium saturday. Bob Bergstrom drove in two of the dodgers three runs for a 3-3 tie with the braves in a Little league match. The game will be replayed later. In a practice tussle the red sox downed the indians 6-1 at Lincoln Field. Dick Alton had three for three and two Bis for the winners. May edges out Silver for berth in West Moor Leroy May joined Leif Larson As Meadowbrook s entry in the West Moor Bestwall invitational by defeating Bob Silver 1-up in an extra Hole match saturday scores soared High with the wind yesterday a common trouble throughout the City As both May and Silver shot 79s, seven Over Par on the first 18 holes. Pars 19th to win May parred the 19th to win the match and a berth in the West Moor meet scheduled for 18 holes Friday 36 saturday arid 36 sunday. Larson earned his spot last sunday. Best Golf of the Day was shot by two guests at Racine country club Tom Sheehan former notre Dame University Golf Captain who now lives in Detroit scored a two under Par 70one stroke better than Leif Larson. Larson started with an Eagle on the Par five 460-Yard first Hole and was four under on the 13th before running into trouble. Ruppel shoots 7.1 Hank Ruppel had a three Over Par 73 at Johnson Park a respectable total considering the Adverse conditions. Other Low scores were 76-Ron Eitel beaux Melik. 77-Art Malin Jim Poulson. 78-Stan Litrenta seb Corona Don Petersen Stan Czaj Kowski. Or. Richard Brehm. 79-Ray Goodsell Logan Cashman Rev. C. Euhen Harold Knuth. Blind bogey winners at acc were George Pellegrin Harry Andersen Jim Lyle fran Hoffman Peter Mogensen or. Leo Grinney and Fred Orthey. He a you 9 Monte Young person gradual Fig hic year give a Bondi ing could be More appreciated More appropriate for your graduate than the present a with a future a United states savings Bond so easy to give no sizes or colors to worry about. So wonderful to receive because it becomes More valuable As time goes on. The Bond you give now May Well be a Start toward the realization of tie dreams of commencement Day. 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