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SATURDAY, APRIL T, 1951 (ARK.) COURIER PAGE rm- 'Best News I've Heard,' Pollet Says of Saigh's Trade Talk Training Camp Briefs- F FORT WORTH, Tex., April 7. —The unusual windup of Roger Bowman, rookie southpaw pitcher for the New York Giants, has attracted much attent'ion. The rookie rears back so far before letting the ball go that some times the knuckles of his pitching hand scrape the ground behind htm. "No one paid much attention to my motion until I got to Triple A. a couple of years ago." Bowman says. "Now it's like I'm on exhibition." Kell Has fracture MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 7. OTl— Oorge Kell of the Detroit Tigers. second leading batter in the American League last suson, may sit in the dugout nursing a broken finder on opening day. X-ray pictures made here yesterday shower! the third baseman had suffered a fractured knuckle on his right hand. Kell was injured 11 days ago. Manager Red Rolfe said he planned to use Neil Berry, who hit .256 last season, as Hell's replacement. 'Don't Wont Him/ Angered Cardinal Owner Asserts HOUSTON, Tex., April 7. (AP)— Owner Fred Saigh's statement yesterday that he doesn't want Howard Pollet on liis St. Louis Cardinal baseball club and will make every effort to trade him is "the best news I've heard this springy" the holdout pitcher said last night. Pollet sal In the stands as the Cards defeated Houston of the Texas League 11-0 In an exhibition game. Martin and rookie outfielder Harry Miggins. Martin said newspapers Informed him of his downhill shift to the The pitcher, a 20-game winner In n ous ton Buffs of the Texas League. 1949 but only a 14-13 performer And he wasn't happy. The 35-year- last year, has been asked by Saigh , d , le had workcd on ij. slx tnn- U> take a cut from his 522,000 sal- lJ)OS ihi5 spr(ng He lhoMght he ary of last year. should have been given another I don't like a player who blames (Ung ht exhibition pitching before bcin Grapefruit League Scores Yesterday's Results Piltsburgh (N) 5, Philadelphia IN) 4. 10 Innings. New York (A) 5, Austin (BSD 3 Birmingham tSA) 3, Chicago (N) 1 ot. Louts (N) 11, Houston <TL> Cincinnati (N) 4, Washington (A) 2 New York (N) 10, Cleveland (A) 9 Chicago (A) 3, Boston (N) 2 Brooklyn (N) 7, Atlanta ISA) 4 Boston !A> 12, Augusta (Sally) 0 Detroit (A) 11, Memphis (SA) 0 Savannah (Sally) 5, Philadelphia (A) -I Boston <N) Air Team vs Denver tWU, rain St. Louis (A) vs San Antonio (TL) rain <j)Browns Hitting Better SAN ANTONIO. Tex.. April 7. H') — The hitting- Is better, but the pitching still needs improving — that's the status of .the St. Louis Browns. Manager Zach Taylor pointed out yesterday that the club didn't have a .300 hitter in 1950. He feels the boys are doing better this spring. Johnnv Bernardino Is batting .442; Bob Young .321; John Bern .320: Ken Wood and Roy Sievers .308: Ray Colcman .306 and newcomer Fred Marsh .833. Marsh has had five hits in six times at bat. Braves Meet Cards the rest of his teammates for his own failure." Saigli said yesterday in si. .Louis. The St. Louis Star- Times 'had reported that Pollet told a reporter: "Last year our club was unsound. with a lot of fellows hurt. How could anybody have won 20 games with Hint club? You've got to be lucky to win 20 games with a good club behind you." Saigh also charged Pollet was attempting to try his case, in the newspaners. Denies Blaming Team Pollet in a statement last night denied he had blamed or crlllclzed his teammates and said he had kept out of the newspapers as long as he could. Referring to last year's team. Pol* let said "we were riddled with, injuries and dirt the best we could with what we had. When we needed help it was nol forthcoming." Advised of Pollet's statement about last year's team. Saigh said "Pollet wants to try his case in the newspapers." "When Pollet got beat last year, he really got beat." Saigh snapped. "Maybe the records don't show it, but I saw the games and recall that on many occasions he had to be rescued by a relief pitcher. "Frankly, I don't want a man like that on my club. I'd like to trade bill], but nobody has broken down my doors trying to get him away from us." ft: sent down. Sports Roundup By HUGH FULLKKTON, JR. HOUSTON. Tex.. April 1. Wj— The Boston Braves' train team will meet the St.' Louis Cardinals here today while their plane contingent L<; scheduled to play Boston's Denver/arm club In the Class A Western League. Manager Billy Southworth plans to use pitchers Ma* Surkont and Cliet Nichols against Denver. Their contest yesterday was postponed by rain and sno'w in 'Denver. 'Manager Johnny Cooney train group will start Jim against the Cardinals. of the Wilson aigh said recently that he had received no Rood offers for Pollet and had decided to take him off the market. Martin, Miggins Cut HOUSTON. Tex.. April 7. tffi— The St. Louis Cardinals are down to 30 players and the ax still hangs high. Latest to go were pitcher Fred EAST LANSING. Mich., April 1. (fl't — Karle Edwards, Michigan Stale's end coach, accepts it as a gag when you accuse him of having he best group of ends on any foot- squad in America . . . But he s dead serious when lie says he h i Ihe best one end . . . usually rather conservative, Edwards claims cap tain Bob Carey is it ... "He's six feet five and" 215 pounds," says Earlc. "He cnn fake \vell and he runs like a half-back after he catches the ball . . . Carey is the best pro prospect of any end I've seen but the trouble here is that we don't have tlic passer 10 gel tin best use out of him . . . I'd like to say what he could do with passer like Lujack." . . . Carey, incidentally, isn't working with the squad in spring practice. He's trying baseball and track for a change while Art Ingrain, who is a heck of a track man hut wanis to try football, is filling his place on the first string. Skee Riegel Takes Masters Lead as Field Hits Trouble By STERUNO AUGUSTA, Ga., April 7. (AP)—When the Augusta National Ciolf Course can't beat a golfer one'way, it will try another—and it usually wins in the end. • •*• The national gave a dose of trou- >le yesterday to every golfer In the 5th Masters Tournament except ?obert (Skce) Hlegel and Dave OURlrtS, They were the only golfers to shoot sub-10 rounds on the 6,900- yard. par 72 course. Riogel's 68 won him the lead going into the third round today with a HI total. Douglas, a lean pro from Newark. Del., ."hot a 63 for H 143 total and a fifth place tie with three others. Hanked Just behind nlegel are George Fn/to, who lead the first round; Ben Hogan. the National Football Is Cut By AIC School Arkansas College To Quit Sport; 3 Reasons are Given NEW SOCKS—Manager Steve O'Neill inspect: Scarborough, who with loft-haiuted Bill Wight is Sox the form of Hay _ . _ expected to give the Red Sox tbc added pitching strength required to win Ihe American League pennant. Both were acquired from the While Sox. CNEA) Howie Pntlet In Cards' do&hous* Dropo Works Out BIRMINGHAM. Ala., April 7. (&) — BIij ftrnt baseman Walt Dropo of the Boston Red Sox— who at first was feared lost for • couple of months when winded on the wrist by a pitched ball a few days ago—looked as good as ever yesterday working- oul <iur- inc infield drills In Augusta, Oa. He expects io he back In the lineup soon. Pitcher Walt Masterson also is back with the team after a bout with an infection. ' 1st Division Possible, Sewell Says of Reds By JACK HAND COLUMBIA, S. C., April 1. (API—Keeping up the good work is Manager Luke sewell's job at Cincinnati after the improvement shown last season. >B Acicock (.293), who became the •giilar left fielder la-si summer. Indians Eye Vandy r Indians Eye Vandy DALLAS. Tex.. April 1. MV-Veteran Johnny Vander Meer joins the Cleveland Indians today to prove Ihe relief pitching they need so badly Is right there In his 35-year- old left arm. Manager Al Lopez will wakh Vandy work. H he likes what he sees, I (he man who hurled two consecutive no-hitters for Cincinnati in 1938 gets R.job. The Chicago Cubs gavt Vandy his unconditional release last midnight. Wehmeier Walk King COLUMBIA. S.C.. April 1. I/ft— Hermle Wehmeier is wearing a National League pitching crown he'd be glad to give up. It's giving him &s well as the Cincinnati Reds man. a headache. He is present First division fever may be a bit out of place in a sixth-place club that was 16!^- games out of fourth last season. But the Reds have a solid foundation in big Ted Kluszewski and a healthy pitcher Ewell Blackn-cll. , For two months of the 1950 season the Reds were the mcst horrible misfits in cither league. They won the Grapefruit. League title and then proceeded to lose 38 of their first 53 games in the National. Then they started to come. Ducking the cellar on July 3 they nip- lied Chicago and took sixth place right after Labor Day. What are you to expect in 1951? "I can't enthuse" said Sewell, "We've'got to show more improvement. If we can keep up the good work of last fall we're going to be a pretty rough ball club. Good Keystone Combo "We're a tirst division possibility That's all I'd want to say." Kluszewski, muscular first base man, has developed Into one of the leagues top hitters. His .301 of las year with 25 homers and 111 RBIi was just a sample of his potential Bobby Adams (.282) and Connl rtyan (.248) give Scwell what h calls the Reds' best second has bases-on-baUs loop. king in the seniq protection since Lonnle Bell Throws Well NEW ORLEANS. La.. April 7. '/Pi —Outfielder Gus Bell ot the Pittsburgh Pirates not onl can hit but he has a powerful arm. Bell demonstrated his throwing accuracy last night when he doubled Tlrst baseman Eddie Wallkus of the Phils trying to reach third on a fly ball. The speedy outfielder also col- Jftcted a double and t\vo singles AS Vie Pirates edged Philadelphia tn 10 Innings. Connie Follows A't SAVANNAH. Ga.. April 7. Wi — At 88. Connie Mack Is still riding the rails with his Philadelphia Athletics as they head homeward Fre; thir irady Halton (.250) U the jascman. • Short-stop developed Into quite buttle between Red Stallcup (.251 the incumbent, and flashy Roy Me Millan, a .274-htUing rookie fron Tulsa. if McMillan can contim. spring hitting he may fm \von himself a regular Job. Samm Meek* i 284> will be the utility ma The Reds have high hopes for ewetl gives Adcock credit for much Had It on Ice MIcliiKan's Ficnnic Ooslcrbaim may find the cliilEy game of bock- ey a pkasaiH i-liaiigi- frum Oir hnl sirct usually occupied by rooth.ili coaches . . . At least >ie became such a fun thai, he flew to Colorado Springs last month to give fbe pep talks lo the 3IieliiK»» hockey team before each game in the NCAA tnurnajiicnl . . . ll^n- nie did so well llir.l Hockey Coach Vic Heyligcr nominated him as "honorary assistant to bundle speech assigmnciUs." . - . Ooster- haan promptly disqualified himself "as nn orator through bis post - tournament statement: "These hockey goals are almost as hard tn score as touchdowns —but we did it." Sports Pourri Next year's NCAA boxing tournament Ijkely will include ten weight classes' instead of Just eight to onform with the Olympic divisions . Dick Raklovits. who led the ig Ten footballers in rushing yard- ge last fall, also is the leading hlt- er on the Illinois baseball team . . . Ed Colcmnn, Jr., nnd Ralph Coleman, Jr. pitching candidates al Oregon Stale, are the nephew and on, respectively, of the former Alh- etics outfielder. And Bud Shritcllff, tltfielder on the same team, is a Texas Relays in Finals; Three Records Broken Hy HAROLD V. RATUFF AUSTIN, Tex., April 7. (AP)—Three new records ulrcady were In the books today us the Texas" Relays moved Into the final session with ji nip--antJ-tuck battle for the top projected between Texns A. and M., Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma. Ark.. April 1. f/E 1 )— College l,s dropping foot- hall from H-i athletic program. The 7D - yenv - olrt Pre.sbytcrlai school, Arkansas' oldest charterei college, is making the move bccruis of (he high cost ol maintaining team, a decrease in enrollment ami the imlLonnl emcrpency, President John Spr.TRins said. No other curtailment of athletics Is planned. Dr. Sprat; Ins SB Id. Arkansas College dropped football oner before—In 193-1. TL didn't resume Ihc sport null! 1941. The col- ?. hns horn n member of the Arkansas intercollegiate Conference. but has won no games there nnd tied other conference (en ins only twice In three years of competition. Marcus Kaufman hi\s been foot- bull coach /since 19-18, Rain Hampering Little Rock Team '. the club's late season improve- lent, Lloyd Me IT i man (.253) oh Usher 1.259) will be in center nd Johnny Wyrostek (.265) in gut. Scheffinr Is Back Return to form of Bob Scheffing .254) niter an operation for remov 1 of hone chips from his elbow :ives him the No. 1 catching job Still Johnny Pramesa (.307) ha jeen improving fast. Dixie Howel .223) and Lcs Peden, drafted from Springfield, Mass, after a .299 sea ion will go north with the club. A sound Blackwell U7-15) is th most important factor of the pitch ng staff. Sewell expects to star Blackwell, Howie Fox (11-8), Ke Raffensberger (14-19), Herm Weh meEer (10-18) and Willard Ramsdell (8-14). Much Is expected of Fox who won 10 and lost only two after July 4. Although Frank Smith (2-1) did most of the relief work last year, the bullpen will be choked with other youngsters this year. Jim Blackburn (21-7 at Tulsa) may force hU way Into a starting job, BUd Byerly (17-12 at Syracuse), Eddie Erautt (4-2), Kent Peterson (11-8 at> and Harry Per- kowskl (0-0) are getting a good look. ousin of Glen Elliott, formerly of he Braves . . . Would you say they have a relatively good squad? Weak End Nolci Looks like a cheer is due to Detroit's Tammy Ivan, who lias coached the Red Wings four years and has had tlicm in the Stanley Cup hockey playoffs every season . . . For the first time since 1!HM) —except war years—Harvard will have an open date on Us football schedule next fall . . . Don't look for a rtpeat on Harvard's other 1900 record-beating seven opponents by shutouts In 2Z days. Legion Books Newcomer on Wrestle Card "Sorkeye" McDonald, a rough, tough heavyweight, will perform for he first time before a. Blythevllle resiling crowd Monday night in he tag match feature of the Am- icnn Legion's wrestling bouts nt lemonal Auditorium. McDonald wil] team with Carlos ndriqucz Lester Welch and oVinnle Mavr in the best two of •irec falls main event bout. McDonald comes to Blytheviik aled as touchier from the old chool. one that knows his way round the top wresth'nft circles. He s a veteran of ninny years ring cx- erience nnd has performed In some f the largest cities of the south. Ills partner, Rodrlqucz, Is well ;nown to Blythevllle fans as the Mexican bad boy who has a riis- ike for wrestling referee. 1 ;. A 200- >omider, Rodrltiue», too. is n veteran 'i-appler. Two one-fall preliminary bouts arc also on the card with McDonald scheduled to meet Marr and Welch slated to tangle with Rodi iqucz. fr Darrow Hooper. Texas Aggie I welghlman, sought to better his own record in the shot put hung up In yesterday's preliminaries. The big football player hurled the 111- pound .ball 53 feet 1 inch to beat the mark .set hy Elmer Hackney of Kansas State in 1939 by a foot and one-quarter inch, This record was in the university-college division, Two records were set In the freshman-Junior college class. Texas did the 440-yard relay In 42.0 to trim a tenth of a second off the mark It set In 1041. Victoria Junior college, a hefty con tender lor the title in thi.s class, ran the sprint medley relay in 3:33.7 to better the record of 3:35.5 -set by.Texas in 1049. North Texas State, favored to win thn college class, championship, tied the 440-yard relay record of 42.0 in preliminaries and will seek to lower It In today's finals. A. and M., with more balance than othei contenders, Is a. paper ed'^e-favorite to win the university- college class but Kansas, with Its LITTLE ROCIC, April 1. (/f)—The Little R n c k Travelers perhaps should have stayed In Florida. They came home early this week facing n schedule of five exhibition games before the week's end. They've played just, one of the four scheduled so /ar—losing that one to Tulsa—and will try to play the f If In one tonight at, nearby I'lnc TllufT against the Judges of the Class C Cotton Stales League. The weather forced cancellation of the other three Ramos, which were to have Included n two-game series with Indiannpoll.s. Both those were called of because of rain and wet grounds, the second one yes- lerriay. Open champion, and Lew Worsham, now making a fine comeback from mediocrity. Their total are 142. Tied with Douglas with 143's were Juhnny Bulla, Lloyd Mnngrum and Sain Snead. Lake Causes Trouble l's «8 would have been * nngniflcent C6 if he had stayed out of a newly constructed lake on the 2th hole. He took a two-over-par five to arid his name to a long list of golfers who got into trouble In ho sai>ie lake and In a creek Just H'forc the 12th green. Fred Unas. Jr.. of New Orleans took a live, hut even tVmt was fair enough compared to Dow Finster- wnld's 11, Finsterwald hit four shots into the lake. How, of Athene Ohio, keep firing away to take an 81—not bad when II strokes were apent on one hole. Byron Nelson, twice a masters winner, slumped to a 13 for a ninth- place tie with Joe Kirkwaad., Jr., and Jim Fcrrler. Snead ShooU 44 Seventy-four's were scored by Snead, Mangrum and Fa?.Io, which tumbled .them from their 1-2-3 positions after tiic first round. Ferrier made n, bold comeback from hit, opening day 74 to score A 70 yesterday for n piu 144 total. Ferrler'i. H4 Is matched by Nelson nnd JQ* Kirk wood, Jr., who scored a 71. Down among the group shootlnf 1'15's were the leading amateurs. Sam Ur/etta of Rochester, N. Y.,-the national amateur champion, atid William (Dynamite) Ooodloe of Vnldostn, Ga. f were the top urn- • atcurs after rounds of 72 and 71 respectively. Professional L«wson Little nnd Jack Burke, Jr., also are in the tie after a 73 and •. 72. Terry Moore, a Substitute's Sub, Outpoints Chuck Hunter Shea Perks Up 79,334 Keglers Enter Bawling Tournament the grapefruit baseball circuit. The president of the A's has turned over managerial duties to Jimmy kes but he's attended virtually :rv ?ame the A's have played. ST. PAUL, April 7. (AP)—The' American Bowling Congress' 48th annual tournament got underway here today with a whopping $560.000 prize .list. The 58-ciay meeting has drawn lfl,334 keglers into competition for singles honors. There are 5,194 five man teams reglstereci, 9.656 doubles entries and 14.241 scheduled in all events. The tourney cuds June 3. Sudbury W/ns Pair of Games From Central Teams from Sudbury Grade School won a doubleheader from Central yesterday afternoon in the Y's Grade School Softball Z-eague. In the first game, the Yellowjack- ets of Surtbury's lilth gvade Wasted the Central fifth grade team 1" behind the three-hit pitching of Brfttcher. Strubhar worked on the moimc for Central and was pounded for 13 hits. In the second game, the Build of Sudbury's sixth grade took advantage of Central's numerous errors and won 12-8. Tremaln was on the mound for Central anl gave up but three hits but got. poor backing from his team mates. Fluff man was on'the mound, for Sudbury and yielded six hits. AUSTIN. Tex., April 7. WP>—Prank Shea may be regaining the form he showed for the New York Yankees four years sgo. Yesterday he allowed only one hit in the five innings against the Clas. •"R" Austin Pioneers. He pttchcc freely nnri did not seem bothered >y his old arm and shoulder trouble a fray of star rii&tance men, might edge In. The Jayhnwks produced one of the top performances of the relays yesterday when Herb Semper ran the anchor mile on the winning distance medley relay team in 4:14.6. Kansas won the event, one of eight final cvcnls held. Read Courier News Classified Ads NEW YORK, April 7, //I")—Young Terry Moore todny felt like a sln[;e understudy who filled In for the star on opening night nnd made good. The 21-year-old Baltimore mtd- cvoiKiil dhl something slmilnr Inst night wJtcn he outpointed cunrvy Chuck Hunter In the inn In event at St. Nicholns Arena. Moore was called In on 24 hours notice ns a substitute's sub. Dick Wngncr, Ihe original opponent-, was forced put hy a cold, and Ray Barnes, the first sub, had to withdraw because of an eye injury and draft call, Terry mnde the most of his opportunity. Only 1,780 fan.s saw the ten rounder In the small St. Nichol- as Arcne but a million or more other persons caught his triumph rt» :clcvision nurl radio broadcast*. A 9 to 5 underdog, Moore got off :o r. good start and milled hli way to a split decision victory over hl» taller rival. Terry scored effectively U short left hooka End crisp rights. Ho tired in the seventh but his big early lend wag enough to carry him through. In the United States, eight «nm- tie.-i and more than a dozen town* are named after Lafayette, th« Frenchman who helped Amerk* fight the Revolution. Read Courier Newa Classified Ad*. Trie four petals of/ mustard flowers form a cross. When Moslems toward Mecca. pray they face FOR SALE Concrete eilverU. II Inch to M Inch, plain or "enforced. 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