The Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 9, 1953 Page: 6 of 31
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The Fort Hood Little Baseball
League sponsored by the Dad's
Club is now in full swing at the
Little League Field at 33rd St.
and Battalion Ave. This field is
an exact replica of a major lea
gue diamond scaled one-third
All boys are participating in the
training with the common goal of
making one of the foug teams
namely the Giants Dodgers Yan
kees and the Red Sox.
Each team will field 15 uniform
ed boys ranging in age from 8-12.
All teams are provided uniforms
necessary equipment with the ex
ception of gloves and shoes and
facilities by the Dad's Club. Man
agers and coaches are being pro
vided by the team sponsors
"CCB" Division Trains Post and
Gray Air Force Base.
Little League Baseball which is
affiliated with the National Little
League organization is a national
activity to provide boys 8-12 years
Hood Little Leaguers Open Four
Squad BB Season April 18
of age the opportunity to play Big
League Baseball on an adapted
level in accordance with their
mental and physical capacities. It
teaches the boys the true meaning
of sportsmanship and develops in
them the desire to be a part of
the American Sport Scene.
It is through the facilities and
guidance of Little League ball that
many of todays youngsters will de
velop into tomorrows baseball
heroes. By working together in
team cooperation the boys learn
that it is team play that counts in
the sports world.
The opening game this year will
be a double header Saturday April
18 at 2 p.m. General L. L. Doan
Acting Commander of the First
Armored Division and Fort Hood
will be the honored guest and will
deliver the first pitch of the sea
son. The Division Band will be on
hand to provide music and open
the doubleheader with the playing
By DICK PHILLIPS
As local thinclads go through their warm-ups at Prichard Field at
5:30 p. m.. Monday through Friday in preparation for the Post Track
and Field Championship on May 8-9. interest has been rekindled here
abouts in the ancient and honorable sports of running jumping and
With the possibility of one or more of Fort Hood's cindermen getting
into the elite group of world record holders let's take a look at the
The latest pursuer of track's Holy Grail the four-minute mile is
Australia's John Landy a 23-year-old medical student who has provid
ed a powerful shot in the arm to the spike shoe set from Down Under.
Landy's 4:02.1 mile in Melbourne on December 13 tabbed him as
the third fastest miler of all time and certainly one of the leading pro
spects to make reality of clock-happy runners' dreams—to run 1760
yards in less than four minutes.
Considering the facts that Landy is a good five years away from
what is considered a miler's peak age and that two years ago he
didn't have even a lick and a promise of breaking 4:10 he must be
considered as number one boy in the chase.
LANDY ONE OF TOP FIVE MILERS
Of the first five of the world's fastest outdoor milers Ihe Aussie is
the swiftest in competition today. The list with each man's nationality
and the year of his clocking looks like this:
4:01.4—Gunder Haegg Sweden 1945
4:01.6—Arnie Anderson Sweden 1944
4:02.1—John Landy Australia 1952
4:02.8—Gaston Reiff Belguim 1952
4:03.6—Ingvar Ericsson Sweden 1952
The Swedish Svvifties Haegg and Anderson who chased each other
around the track at Malmo Sweden to a hat full of world records a
few years back are now both retired. Haegg's 4:01.4 still stands as the
closest anyone has gotten to the elusive four-flat clocking.
Incidently you'll notice there's not. an American on that list of the
top five. The best an American has done outdoors is Bill Hulse's 4:06.1
—but that was behind a low flying Svved named Haegg in 1943. Indoors
faced with more and tighter turns America's Pounding Parson Gil
Dodds recorded 4:05.3 in 1948.
Landy's chief threat in any future races might come from the aging
Reiff who set a world two-mile record of 8:40.4 last summer and
Haegg's heir apparent Ericsson.
America's Bob McMillen who came within a hair's breath of taking
the Olympic 1500 meter (metric mile) crown has yet to prove himself
anything more than a flash in the pan. Wes Santee the Kansas tornado
seems to trying on for size the crown as "U. S. Mile King."
LUXEMBURG A CONTENDER
The tiny country of Luxemburg usually noted because of its lady
ambassador from the US boasts a top cinder strider in Joseph Barthel
who bested the 1500 meter field in the Helsinki Olympic carnival.
Germany is staging a spirited revival of athletic greatness after her
Nazi-time famine and has come up with Werner Lueg who tied Haegg's
1500 meter record last year and Gunther Dohrow another contender
for lasting fame.
Who will be the one to grab the headlines and the glory for running
a sub-minute mile—Landy Reiff McMillen. Santee or any one of a
dozen others? No one knows who it'll be or when it'll be.
But one thing's for sure. Sooner or later a man with the grace guts
agility speed and endurance will capture the crown.
And then what? Why the boys in the colorful underwear will start
shooting for a 3:50 mile.
Records are made to be broken.
The University of North Carolina
played four home football games
last fall and did not win any.
Buchanan Lake Tow Tex.
BOATS & BAITS
"At Your Service"
RES. COMD. PERSONNEL
CAN USE NF POOL
(NFH-PIO) Personnel of Re
serve Command will be permitted
to use the swimming pool at North
Fort Hood with the Explorer Scouts
and Boy Scouts Saturday afternoon
and all day Sunday April 11 and
12. The pool will then be closed
for repainting and will again be
opened April 25.
DANCE AT THE
PARK "an" EAT
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When traveling in groups of 25 or
more we offer special service. Call
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CONNECTIONS WITH ALL MAJOR
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For information call or write our Local Agent
300 Ave. in Killeen
of the "Star-Spangled Banner.
Interested boys are still eligible
for tryouts by reporting to the Lit
tle League Field after school at
4 p.m. Further information can be
obtained by calling Lieutenant
Hutchins at 4-3274 or Lt. Col. Irby
(CCB-PIO) The sharpshooters
of the 634th AIB opened the CC
"B" rifle team competition re
cently with an impressive win over
the riflemen of the 702nd AIB.
Blasting the bull's-eye in Ser
geant York fashion the representa
tives from the 634th held the men
of the 702nd to a scoreless even
ing winning 3-0.
The scoring of these rifle match
es are based on a point system
with a maximum team score of
Points are awarded to the team
totaling the most individual points
in firing from the prone sitting
kneeling and standing positions
plus one point to the team gaining
the highest number of individual
points for all positions.
Lt. John Ramfjord of the 634th
won high individual honors for the
night with 206 points out of a pos
Hot on his heels as the evening's
top marksman was Lt. Donald
Campbell also of the 634th.
Sgt. Sam Savage led the rifle
men of the 702nd with a total of
Matches are held every Wednes
day evening at the indoor rifle
range just across from the main
Post Exchange with the opening
volleys fired at 7 p.m.
A portion of the range has been
set aside for spectators and team
supporters are urged to come out
and root for the team of their
On April 21 the ladies of the
Fort Hood Golf Association have
been invited by the Temple Lad
ies Golf Association to participate
in a spring metal play tournament.
Any lady interested in playing
in the tournament may make ar
rangements by calling Mrs. Alfred
Grebe Killeen 2947.
Thursday April 2 a spring golf
tournament was held b^ the Lam
pasas Golf Association. A large
group of players from Austin Tem
ple. Brownwood Luling Fort Hood
and Lampasas participated. An 18
hole metal play tournament was
enjoyed followed by an excellent
Winners were as follows:
1st Low: Mrs. Mildred Neal
2nd Low: Mrs. Ruby Edmondson
3rd Low: Mrs. Opal Lobstein
1st Low: Mrs. Dolores Owen
2nd Low: Mrs
3rd Low: Mrs.
4th Low: Mrs.
Longest Drive: Mrs. Jane Neely
Austin 210 yards.
2nd oLngest: Mrs. Mildred Neal
Low Putts: A tie 16 putts Mrs.
Opal Lobstein Brownwood and
Mrs. Ruby Edmondson Brown
No. 9 Hole Pitch: Closest Mrs.
Ruth Kirchoff Fort Hood 2nd
Mrs. Doris Campbell Lampasas
3rd Mrs. Bannie McHenry Fort
Golf balls were given as prizes
Golden China Minnows
Red Worm Wigglers
We will carry all baits as the
season for that kind of bait ar
rives or as the demand requires.
We believe our bait is the best
in the country. ..vats keep min
nows that arc commercially
raised nice and healthy.
1212 West Ave. A
at 25th St.
All-Star Boxing Bouts-This Sunday At 7:30 P.M.
Page Six Thursday April 9 1953
THESE BOWLERS will represent Ft. Hood in the 4th Army bow
ling tournament at Ft. Sam Houston April 17—19th. Kneeling are
SFC Comeau Hq. Co. Res. Comd. Sergeant Jacobs Hqs. Co. 1st
Armd. Div. Standing are M-Sgt. Stepenski Food Service School
Det. "A" 4121st ASU Sergeant Benson Hqs. Co. 1st Armd. Div.
and Captain Denney 43rd CID.
Warm in" The Bench
By HUGH BAIRD J03 USN
(AFPS Sports Writer)
New York AFPS Sports Director
Chief A1 Spanjer sporting a deep
sun-tan after his recent Florida
coverage of Major League baseball
clubs dropped in on us for a chat
about players coaches and club of
ficials he interviewed during his
escapade into the Everglades.
At Orlando Fla. spring home
of the Washington Senators A1
cornered Floyd Baker and Bob
Porterfield between innings of a
Washington Philadelphia scrap
for a few words.
Baker is one of the better de
fensive third basemen in the A.L.
but his ability at bat has never
been sensational. In fact during
his Major League career he has
hit only one home run—and that
cost the Chicago White Sox
It seems that the White Sox
in '49 wanted more home runs
so they moved their outfield fence
in—at the cost of five G's. Next
time at bat Baker walloped his
homer over that same barrier
causing officials to reconsider and
move the fence back again. After
all what would the opposing power
Bob Porterfield who has suf
fered three broken jaws a broken
leg and a broken arm during his
pitching career reports he's in
"best shape ever" this season. The
hard-luck righthander was traded
by the Yanks to the Nats in '51 for
Irv Noren and Fred Sanford. Se
verely beaned three years ago he
now wears a steel-plate inside his
Strange thing about Bob is that
he never played in organized ball
until he went into the Army where
he performed with a Berlin Army
unit team. At 22 he was dis
charged and now at 29 he is one
of the league's best hurlers.
"Staying in shape is important"
the big Newport Va. native ex
plained. "While in Service I es
pecially did a lot of running be
cause the legs most of all should
be kept in shape. Once the legs
are in shape the rest is just a
matter of time."
Porterfield thought that service
men definitely have a good chance
of returning succesfully to organ
ized ball. Again the man who
should know emphasized staying
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DOG and CAT SUPPLIES
Boxing a long time favorite with
Fort Hood's sports fans resumes
this Sunday at a new outdoor arena
that is being set up at Hqs. Ave.
and 42nd St.
Capt. Harold T. Smith officer-
in-charge of Division Special Serv
ices explains the show will include
ten bouts with the first getting un
derway at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free and plenty of
seats will be available.
Captain Smith explains that box-
For 3rd Track
(PIO)—Fort Hood High school
will try for its third consecutive
District 38-B track and field crown
Saturday when it plays host to six
district teams at Prichard Field.
Hood took the district champion
ship last spring after copping both
the district- and regional titles in
Out to unseat the Leopards this
year are Salado Bartlett Troy
Holland Rogers and Academy.
Although all team rosters are
not complete John E. Little dis
trict chairman said today he ex
pects about 350 boys to compete
in the high school and elementary
Fourteen events—nine track and
five field—are scheduled for the
high school thinclads and six are
on tap for the grade schoolers.
Individual entries in the high
school division are limited to five
Preliminaries are set for 9 a.
m. and the finals are expected to
begin at 2 p. m. The meet is open
to the public and there will be no
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DRIVE A NEW
Outdoor Fistic Shows
To Start New Season
ing will take place every Sunday
night weather permitting and as
long as men are on hand to com
pete in the matches.
Interested personnel wishing to
take part in the contests should in
quire in person at Division Special
Services building 237 or by call
ing 509 or 3212.
The show this Sunday night could
unofficially be termed the begin
ning of a new boxing season. The
All-Army boxing tournament was
concluded March 28 at Camp Atter-
bury Ind. and will not be held
again for nearly a year.
Although Fort Hood did not place
any men on the ten man All-Army
boxing team it did have two men
i-epresented in the tcurnament.
Flyweight Edward Thomas and
featherweight Fred "Kid" Coca
by virtue of being crownded as
Fourth Army champions at a tour
ney held at Fort Bliss last Feb.
engaged in the All-Army matches.
Thomas lost a three round de
cision in his first bout at Atter-
bury. Cocoa fared better: he won
two bouts by decisions and then
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lost a close decision in the semi
In addition to winning the Fourth
Army featherweight championship
Coco was also crowned as the
Brownwood regional Golden Gloves
champ this year.
With a place on next years All-
Army boxing team a possibility
new arrivals at Fort Hood should
find the Sunday night boxing shows
a good way to spend their off-duty
Walcott Returns To Camp
For Additional Training
ATLANTIC CITY N.J. April 6
—UP—An impatient Jersey Joe
Walcott "beat the gun" on the re
sumption of hys training Monday by
going out alone to do four miles of
Manager Felix Bocchicchio and
trainer Dan Florio had planned for
the former champion to resume
training Tuesday for his title fight
against Rocky Marciano now post
poned to May 15. But Walcott
arose at 6 a.m. and went for a
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