WUJfc SIX BLYTHEVILLF <ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1949 Bronx Bombers Lose Bat Power Lock of Extra-Base ' Hit* Worries Casey; ; Cards Blank Detroit By the Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 24. (flV-The absence of extra-base punch on his club is one of the big wprries of Manager Casey Stengel of the New York Yankees, Johnny Linden's double in the second inning against. Washington yesterday was the first extra-base blow in four games for the one time Bronx Bombers. Without too much power but with hits in clusters, the Yankees won over the Washington Senators yesterday, 5-4. Prospects of Yankees Hinge On DiMaggio's Paining Heel WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 24. (ffh- Infield hopefuls in the Brooklyn Dodgers' camp are finding little room for comfort. Billy Cox is turning out to be a whiss at third base. And Jackie Robinson at second and Pee Wee Reese at short look like permanent fixtures. Robinson was the hero of the Dodgers' 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics yesterday, knocking in four runs. Cox, brilliant in the field and tough at bat,, knocked in the other run with 3 double. LAKELAND, Fla., March 24. f;F>— After 20 innings without a run the Detroit Tigers are making some changes. ' ,• Manager Red Rolfe now Is going to try an outfield of Hoot Evcrs, Vlc(W«rtz ana Johnny Groth. In ten exhibition games Dick Wakc- fleld and Pat Mullln are hitting respectively .185 and .148. [ Rookie Groth has >en the only Consistent hitter among the fly shaggeia. Kentucky Gets Chickasaw Football Star R, n. Hodge, Blythevllle'.s nil- state center and one of the most sought-after high school grid players In the slate, announced yesterday that he plans to enter the University of Kentucky next fall. The 220-|»und Chick lineman and co-captain was the fourth member of the state champion Blythcville HlRh School team to choose a Southeast Conference school for higher education this year. The others.were halfback R. C. Allen who chose vanderbllt, gunrd L. W. FUzhuBh, who alll attend the university of Alabama and halfback Jack Elliott who picked Olc Miss. Hodge stated that he chose Ken tucky after a visit to the Lexington, Ky., school's campus last week. He hnd jire^iously considered. Georgia, AJubama, Louisiana State and the University of Arkansas. HodBC- Is a senior at Blythevllle High School and will graduate this spring. He also led the Chick cag- crs and was chosen on the all- District 3 basketball team both last year and this year. - BUBBANK, Calif., March 24. (JTl —Southpaw Irving Medllnger and Red Enibree will handle the St. Louis Browns pitching duties today In a game against the New York Giants. In yesterday's game against the Cleveland Indians, the Browns' Cliff Pannln allowed four hits in 'one Inning—the seventh—but St. Louis came up with one more run fa Its half of the seventh to win, 8-5, 'Cots Arrive In Seattle for NCAA Title Go S ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March *H. (/P>— A couple of St. Louis Cardinal veterans, Howie Pellet and •George Munger, will test their hurl- Ing ability against the Philadelphia Phils today. -> The Cards scored their first shul- • Cut yesterday, blanking the De- troll Tigers, 6-0. Al Brazlc and ;'Ted Wllks pitched for the Cards. 'Joe Garaglola got three hits in •.lour trips to the plate and drove in two runs. ' Lands Huge'Fish 4 ORLANDO, Fla., March 24. (.TV- Manager Bucky Wallers of Cincin- 'patl, believes Red Lively, six-foot one-inch righthander from Bar- dendalc, Ala., has found himself. ItJvely, who will work today against 'the Washington Senators, has al- .lowed only two hits in nine In- iitngs this spring. He has better ~eontrol, especially over his fast .ball. Red attributes this to the 'fact he Is now pitching from a < crouch. He had a 15-4 record with 'Tulsa last year after a 4 S 7 season .With the Reds in 10?7, when he .Vorked in 38 games. Kent Peterson will be the other pitcher against '. the Senators. -. LOS ANGELES, March 24. (/TJ— SEATTLE, Mnrcll 24— <fP)— Til East came West last night, read to give you Oklahoma A. & M. an nil the points you think you'll nee to bent Kentucky In the N.C.A.A basketball championships Saturda night. Ned Irish, hnpre.sario of Madison Square Garden, hit the popular chord when he said Kentucky ts "the best there Is." "Of Course." hald the cautious Irish, "Hank lha's Oklahoma Angles arc stingy with that ball and a team can't score unless It gets lo the ca.saba occasionally. Hank's boys don't give you enough ball to bite at." And Coach Adolph Rupp of Kentucky said of his eastern defending national titallsts: "they're tired." After the ll'-i-hour plane ride from New York Ihere was hardly a smile in the entire cast, ot Kentucky and Illinois highboys. Iba and his Aggies were due at midnight by plane. The National Association of Basketball Conches were to huddle this morning in the opening round ol a three-clay convention. The hottcs talk Is expected to buz around Hie rules nn fouls in the last two minutes of play. By Jack allnd ST. PETERSHUHG. Fla.. Mulch 4—(/!»)—How about Joe Dimagglo? The doubtful condition of the 'nnkee Clipper Is the most disturb- )g note of the spring training cason. There Is no definite assurance lat DlmnB. hobbled by n tender Isht heel following an off season peralton, will be able to open the American League schedule. In fact, here Is no positive word that nc 111 play at all. Nobody knows. The doctors are pllmistlc. Dtmag wants to believe hem. llul he knows the heel still ends Jnbbins pains through his «xly when he tries to tun. It Is feared the spur Is growing lack on the heel. Then again, what appears to be growth, may be only cartilage. Dlmnggio sets his own training pace. So far he has appeared In xhlblllons as a pinch hitter only. f he gets n hit. a runner takes his )lnce. The Yanks arc taking no chances with their $00,000-a-ycar slur. It's Dp In Joe "I'm not going to tell Joe when to play," said Manager Casey Stengel. "He's the only one that really the story about his heel. When he wants to play, he'll tell vie. I only hope he will be In there opening day." "I don't think we'll be very good without him," he added sadly. Casey knows the Yanks can't win without Dining. Stegel Is feeling his way along, making no snap decisions on his player roster. 'Pitching and outfield are my strong points." he said, "at least that's what they tell me." First base is Blaring weakness. Chances are right fielder Tommy Henrlch will wind up with the Job. Babe Young, Jack Phillips, Joe Collins and Dick Kryhoskl have failed lo impress 111 the early games. George Stirmvciss Is the second baseman with Phlll Rimito, nursing n sore arm, at short, Bill Johnson, a veteran witli good power, ppears to have the edge over liob- y Brown at third. Stengel may cep Jerry Colcumn over Mickey Vitek for Infield'insurance. Charley Keller, another question nark, probably will alternate with Sports Roundup Fullerlon Jr. MicnsiRl O B. Cherry, 11, a visitor from Full River, Mass.. stand." with a 171 1-2 pound Blue Marlin which nc caught off Fort Lfuuler- cale, Florida. The marlin, first •might here \i\ more thai) two years, measured nine feet, one inch, Michael, who is five foet tall ant] weighs 72 pounds, battled the fisl: lor 31 «ilnu|ra. He used n 24-lhrcnd line and a 12-ouncc tip. (AP Wlrc- 1-hoto. ) "Good pitch, no hit" Is the problem of the world champion Clc-velnm Indians as they try for their firs' win in five games today agalnsl the ChicnRo Cubs. Satchel Paigi will start for the Indians. Against the St. Louis Brownie: yesterday, the Tribe pitchers DlcV Rozek and will Hafey allowed bit seven hits. The Indians got nine but lost the ball game 6 to 5. Th Tribe now has lost four straight all by one run. NEW YORK, March 24. W— When the Phillies' Richie Ashlmrn was beaned while trying to score on a short passed hull lei a recent exhibition game, he was carried Into the clubhouse, blood gushing from a cut over his eye. and laid on a rubbing table.. .Coach Dusty Cooxe looked at him sympathetically and remarked: "Gee, it's just, a year ago today that the kid almost broke his back In an accident.".. .Whereupon the supposedly, unconscious Ashburn raised his head, wiped away some blood and gasped: "Hey. maybe that's good luck. I had a :rcat year last year. Docs this mean '11 have another?" One-Mlnulf Sports 1'age Vlllanova's Paul Arizin, who cap- Irated Garden basketball fans dur- im the Eastern NCAA tournament. >robably won't appear in the garden next season Vlllanova, which tried unsuccessfully for years to break into a New York doubleheader, has other ambitious plans.. The Wildcats will have the same team next season, plus four or five good freshmen...Lew Andreas. Syracuse U. athletic director. Clans to Interview a few west coast applicants for ills vacant football coaching Job while he Is in Seattle (or the basketball convention... Charley Fusarl, the Jersey welterweight, will make his first Manhattan Center appearance against Al Guida April 6. 'Hint should keep ail the hobby soxcrs in the elate glued to their TV sets. Baseball Exhibition Results By the Associated Preu Chicago (N) 8, Chicago <A) 6 St. Louis (A) 6, Cleveland (A) 5. Brooklyn (N) 5, Philadelphia (A) Chicago to be Site Of Wolcott-Charles Bout New York (A) 5, Washington (A) Boston (A) a, Cincinnati (N) 3. Philadelphia <N> 5, Boston (N) 4. St. Louis (N) 6, Detroit (A) 0. New York iN) vs. Pittsburgh (N) cancelled; rain. CHICAGO, March 24. (Jf>— Joe Louis, Jn his new role as boxiny promoter, has picked Chicago lor he Ezzard Charles-Jersey Joe Walcott heavyweight scrap lor the Brown Bomber's vacated title. The Chai'lcs-Walcotl bout would be for the National Boxing Association's version of the heavyweight championship. Louis announced the Charles- Walcott affair yesterday. The date will be named later. While Sox Farm Clubs To Train at Hot Springs HOT SPRINGS, Ark., March 24. <fl'h— Three Chicago While Sox farm clubs will start .spring training here next. wee!:. They are Muskegon, Mich., Class A; Waterloo. la., Class B, and Class C Hot Springs Bathers. On April 5 they will be joined In the camp here by the Class D Seminole, Okla., club. ohnny Llndcll In left. Dlmag will ic in center while right will be n crumble among Gel Woodllng. .385 litter at San Francisco, Hank Bnu- r and Cliff Mapes. Rrrra Hack at Backstop Ralph Houk, up from Kansas City vhere he hit .302, lias Impressed Stengel with his catching. Gus Nl- Benron Allowance Purse is Feature At- Oaklawn Park HOT SPRINGS. Ark:. March 2 (A'l —Louis Schlosser's Gift of Peace was to bid for a second straigh victory today In the featured Benton allowance purse at Oaklawi Park. The four-year-olcl won so easily In his only other start that he was expected lo prevail as favorite in the mile and a sixteenth test. Not only did the brown colt face some tough opposition in a field of eight senior division middle distance runners, but his weight was uppcd from the 105-pound assignment of lust week to a top impost of 116 pounds for today's test. Second highest impost of 113 pounds was shared by three horses; D. C. Wilhelm's Hair Stylist. Mrs. J. L. Chesney's Roral and the Luns- Dots All, Brothers Billy Key, the slightly sensational Columbus, Oa., kid golfer, Is a freshman at Washington and Lee and ineligible for varsity play. But he knocked oif a 67 his first time around the Lexington. Va.. course ...When Lincoln High Coach Venty Lleb watitecl to pep up his basket- bailers during the New York City final he told them: "You're playing like a bunch of college kids." Read Courlei News Want Adi NEW Manila, Ark. Shows IOVKKY NKiH'I Bux O;»ens Week Hays 7:(HJ p.m Matinee Suturda; & Sunda; at. Sun. 1 p.m COD! Showing nrhos. 1!M8 regular, and Charley Silvers, a fine .301 hitting prospect !roin Portland, arc other catchers n a wide open battle. Yogi Berra, behind the bat apain after spending most of '48 In right field, has been handicapped by injuries. Stengel says "no" but Yogi may wind up in the outfield. Five starting pitchers with proven ability form the Yanks' real strength. Vic Rascht (I9-8K Allie Reynolds (16-11. Ed Lopat in-U) and Bob Porterfield (5-3). after winning 15 at Newark up to August are the holdovers. The new regular is 'red Sanford (12-21), who was acquired from St. Louis for $100.000 and three players last December, Tommy Byrne (8-5), has looked good. Spec Shea (9-10) has been handicapped by a kink In his neck and Joe Page (7-8) the bullpen custodian, has had arm trouble. Frank Miller (5-2). Don Johnson and Clarence Marshall have the inside track on the other staff jobs. ford Stable's Shccan, all previous winneif; at the distance. The Mount Desert Stables Tim i defeated olgr" other sprinters In le featured six 'furlong Marquettc otel Allowance purse yesterday. le was timed at 1:12.2 and paid 8.30 for a $2 mutuels ticket. GIVE YOUR CAR THIS 3-WAY SPECIAL! Cigarct, nshcs sh for sliver. mnke good pol- MnrshtOt hart a 9-7 year at Nnwark fter starting with Kansas City. Mississippi River Levee Breaks at Port Allen, La. BATON ROUGE. La., March 24— (rt>l—The flooded Mississippi broke a levee four miles north of the city of Port Allen today. Major M. J. Roden of the state police said "it's a very serious situation" and residents of the area close to the break are being evacuated immediately. Port Allen. Just across the river from Baton Rouge, has a population of about 6.500 persons. Rorien said the break is about 500 feet across and is still growing. Ke said the water at present is flowing west of the city, and some observers say it will miss Inhabit- atcd areas completely. The break Is about two miles north of the highway bridge across the Mississippi. The river has been at flood stage several days. V , »*~ r/ to, Tt Wash, Grease Job, and Oil Change (Including Your Chole* of & Quarts of Oil) 3.251 FRIDAY, SATURDAY & MONDAY Satisfaction Guaranteed at the South'* Finest Service Blytheville Motor Co. 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