The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 9, 1951 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 9, 1951
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MONDAY, 'APRIL t. 1M1 — —— Hoover Blames 'Hypocrisy and Sham In Athletic Codes for Sport Scandals NBW1 Testimony of FBI Director At Senate Hearing Revealed WASHINGTON, April 9. '(AP)—FBI Director J FtU pr Hoover blames (.lie "hypocrisy mid sham" of college ath- lotic cofle.s for inspiring Iwskolball game fixing. He thinks laxity by college offi- • cials has contributed to some "very atrocious crimes" committed by students. He \vanls something done about gangs at 11 and 18 year old boys and girls who run wild "like a pack of animals" coininltlng "sadistic assaults", on citizens ol New York, Los Angeles and other areas. These were views Hoover disclos- e.d to a Senate appropriations subcommittee in a series of closed meetings Icist month. His testimony was made available to the Associated Press. Tile Senate Crime Iiivest'igiitins Committee, headed by Senator Kc- fauvcr (D-Tenn),, now i/ writing a report expected to deal in part with organized gambling's Invasion of the field of betting en basketball games, particularly those in Madison Square Garden. Tiie two Republican members of (be committee. Senators Tobey (NT.) and Wiley (Wise), renewed demands over the weekend that the group's Hfe be extended until next Jan. 15 so it. can continue its dramatic hearings. Kn'ew Something Wrollff Sidney Brodson, of Milwaukee, self-styled professional bettor, told the Kefauver Committee he knew there was something wrong with results long before college players were arrested for "fixing" games. Hoover said he had "great condemnation" of players Involved, but that the blame can't be put-entirely tipon them. "I think they should be condemned but blame also rests on others." the FBI chieftain said, "Here comes a criminal group that offers $1,000 to players to lose a game or to arrange certain iwinUi in the game. , - .1 "The university, at the same time," is '-under a so-called ethical control'.code not to pay players to play on teams. Yet it. is well known thai there are all kinds of ways of gettih garound that alleged code. "They give the students automobiles. They get them positions but they do not have to do any work Arkansas Sportettes By Carl Bell I1.V CAR I. Wj.l, UTTLK KOCK, April 9 (/f .__ Presley Askew refused to discard the .toll control system when he was under pressure last basketball season. But, having proved in Die second iiulf of the campaign (hat Ai'kiiiias Razorbncks could win style, he that deliberate, defensive now is his own Cage Drills king some changes on . . One observer of spring ' lhe U. of A. snvs: You wouldn't know this (cam Ihcy 11111 and shoot. Coach Askeiv has them using sort of a fastbreak " . . . Floyd Sagely from Van Bureii who II be a sophomore next year' is reported to be doin K well at the Siiiard spot vacated by tlie graduating nil-southwest D. L. Miller And Askew sa y s the team has progressed "very well" in lu first week of off-season work .' The addition of last winter's freshmen makes the current Razorback ca<>- ers probably the tallest in a lone series of skyscraping Arkansas teams. Besides seven-foot Toar Hester there me three bovs who are 6-6, one who Is 6-S and three who are B-4 . . . Tommy Taylor says it isn't true that his for resigining as reason basketball coach to draw their salary. Many of them worfc bus. boys and poters in hotels, but at Pint Hiiiii is a dislike for clnss room teaching. And. adds the former State Teachers cage ace -1 have neve, said that I have definitely given up the coaching field I only said that I would not be at Pine Bluff anotner vear." Red Wheeler, e.v-Razotback- football a."ri basketball center and more recently El Dorado High School coach -will umpire In the qeorgia-Florlda League this summ If he doesn't make the majors in five years says Red, he'll take off the black suits „ .. , antf Devote full time to insurance the summer allegedly as in which he has operated the past """- . Rex Carr. the Hot Springs all they do is play basketball at nisht. It is hypocrisy and a shame." Hoover said college students are perpetrating entirely too many crimes of violent character. "In the, name of victory they will go out and consumate very atrocious crimes," he said. "Certain fraternity initiations are sadistic. These activities are the result of lack of control at the college level." "Aguin Hoover said the blame can't be put entirely on the young men involved. "Blame Musi Be Sh.ircd" ''The blame must be shared by the universities which have commercialized athletics in order to get money too enlarge their college facilities." he said. "Athletics in a university have a very necessary and desirable place, but they should not be stressed to the point, where It takes precedence over everything else" Cubs Reported Seeking Pollet LITTLE ROCK. Ark., April 9. !,T, —Manager Prankie Frisch of the Chicago Cubs reportedly is making a renewed 'effort to land veteran southpaw Howie Pollet from the St. Louis Cardinals. Frisch was said lo have offered owner Fred salgh of the Cards Johnny Schmltz and cash for Pollet, who Is on the block because 'f a prolonged holdout seige SaM, said he wasn't interested in cither Sc-hmitz or cash. i Turk Lown. best at the Cub root'ie! twirlers. was scheduled for the nine I inning route against Little Rock- today.- Bathers' new manager, piloted Harlan. Ky., to the class D Mountain State League pennant last year . Harry Schwegman, star of the 1850 Pine Bluff Judges, is reported to have a virtual stranglehold on the second bnse assignment for tlie San Antonio Missions. HoganFinally Wins Tough Masters Meet »y STKKJ.ING Sl.Al'l'KV AUGUSTA, G»., April K. (AP)-Nine times Ben Hogan came out of Ft. Worth Texas, lo shoot for > Musters crown and like no oilier major professional gglf liile, the pesky thing kept avoiding him. The little Texan who tlilnks golf*- — Is a game to pUy, not something to talk about, finally came through In his attempt. Ben spotted par eight strokes on four tips around Ken Hogan Ihe par 36-36— 'K. Augusta Matlomil Course to win his first prestige- loaded Masters with 280. If Ben wanted to retire right now from golf^some- thlng he has no Intention of doing — he could check through his collection 'of titles -.-„.... and find not one of major importance missing. Hognn and Robert (Skee) Riegel who finished second with R fine 282. were all alone at the head of ihc class. Hogan with a final round l>8 shipped third place finishers Lloyd Mangrum and Lew Worsham oy six strokes and Riegel. their junior in experience and publicity spanked them by four, Mangrum Shnols a 186 Mangrum and Worsham. both former national open champions had 286's to complete the list of golfers good enough to beat par Dave Douglas shot an even par 288. Twenty five months ago the sports world wondered about the future of Ben Hogan. But Ben lived through the injuries and broken bones his body suffered In west Texas in ]<MD when his automobile and a bus collided, He began his_ comeback by tying Sam Snead in the Los Angeles open of 1050. Sam won the playoff. Last summer Ben put his comeback in the past tense when he won the National open title His victory in (he 15th masters at 39 years of age merely confirmed the fact that when Hogan Is in a major tournament field the best thing to do is pick him to win. After his victory on Ihe vicious 6,900-yard national, Ben quietly and humbly said, "I would be satisfied if i never won another tournament. Egyptian charfol was highly perfected by 1500 B.C. Trackmen Eye Kansas Relays Southwest Athletes Shine in Texas Meet; Porks Win Four Milo AUSTIN, Tex.. April 9. I/I', _ Southwestern athletes today looked toward the next bis track and field carnival on ihc schedule—the Kansas Relays—with hopes of making their best showing of all. There were almost 1100 irackstcr.s in the field that went through the twenty-fourth Texas relays here over the week-end. They were from the South. Southwest. Midwut and Pacific Coast. But the southwest dominated the cinder path show- like Grant did Richmond. Oklahoma won four relays. Texas A. and M. produced three outstanding field performers and what may be the best mile relay team in the country and Arkansas put forth a cra'ck four-mile relay quartette. Kansas itself wasn't as sharp as usual but did come up with a fine distance .medley outfit that turned In a time of 10:14.4. Star of the show was Walter Davis, O-foot-8 Texns Aggie, who jumped an inch higher than he stood. He beat out such a redoubtable performer as Virgil Severn.? of Kansas State, who leaped 6 feet 7 3:4 inches himself. McDonald, Marr On Wrestle Card "Sockeye" McDonald, a newcomer, will team with Carlos Rodricjuez against Johnnie liarr and Lester Welch in the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium tonight. Two one fall preliminary bouts also are on the card, with McDonald meeting Marr and Rodrlqucz taking on Welch. The first bout starts at 8 p.m. Hand Disregards Last Year's Promise, Picks Boston Red Sox to Cop AL Flag By JACK HAND NEW YORK, April s. (AP)-No Red Sox. No Red Sox. No Red Sox. Not even II Ihev get Joe Di M, 8 gx>. Bob Lemon and Vio Rasehi. Vou swore off lor keeps last September. But that was seven m n h^ a g 0 ™ 8 3 ' R " Wk ° ff Ule O Saiqh to Chop Cardinal Squad BEAUMONT. Tex.. April 9. (If,Owner Fred Saigh of the St. Louis Cardinals may chop oft the necks of n few of his Red Birds todav or tomorrow. There drc 30 players on the roster nnd at lensl » half dozen are expected to be In the (Irsl prun- Pllchcr Freri M ar t| t ,. O p t | olicri ,„ Houston. Isn't satisfied with 'ils deal. !?<• wants lo talk with sni^h ocfore accepting the demotion Martin may ask to he a free aeent The American League shapes up I like a three-club race with Boston, New York and Cleveland in the thick of it. Here's the way it. looks from here: 1. Boston 2. New York 3. Cleveland •1. Detroit 5. Washington 6. Chicago 7. St. Louis a. Philadelphia Bostin figures the most Improved club with the addition of Lou Boud- rca\i. Bill Wight and Ray Scarborough, three front line regulars. The Sox gave iu> n good right fielder, a veteran pitcher and a rookie. A "Take Charge Guy" Boudrenii is Ihe "take charge guy" Ihe So.\ lacxeri. Signed as n utility man. the ex-Cleveland manager elbowed into the shortstop job \vhrn Verti Stephens was injured. On Stephens return, he moved to third base, benching Johnny Pesky. The inspirational value of Doud- reau could be what the satisfied, well-paid Sox need most. Lack of driving will to win has been conspicuous in their failures. All you hear about the Yanks are raves on Micky Mantle, the kid phcnom who is going to Sake Joe DlMaegio's place some day. But Joe DiMagglo still is Mr. Big on the world champs. Hank Bauer figures to be better yet and that deadly double play combination of Phil Rizzuto and Jerry Coleman will be intact. However, Phil has been troubled by Injuries. It remains to be seen whether Casey Stengel has come up with a replacement lor Whiley Ford on his pitching staff. Vic Raschi, Ed Lopat and Allle Reynolds form a strong nucleus although Reynolds has arm trouble. Cleveland Has Power Cleveland has great potential lhat unfortunately seems to run up a dead end street each year In late summer. Early Wynn, Bob Lemon, Bobby Feller and Mike Garcia top the league's pitchers In effectiveness. With Larry Doby^ Luke Easier and Al Rosen to power Ihe ball and the new Ray Boone-Bobby Avlla infield combination starting its first full year, the Tribe looks rough. Detroit's chances depend on Vir- gil Trucks' ability lo come back and take the place of Art HolUteman now In the Army. Sore-armed Trucks has yet to fire the ball in his old style. The Tigers have little second line strength but a f\-st class outfield and fair infield, anchored by George Kell. best third baseman in baseball. Bucky Harris surprised Ihe league with a fifth-place finish at Wa*h- Inglon last year. There seems to be no reason he shouldn't do aj" well Browns Still Weak Nobody can beat the Chicago White Sox In spring training games They have shown surprising strength. 8 St. Louis Browns supporters could find little hope In the club's exhibition performance. Pitching remained the big headache. Zack Taylor had moved Roy Sicvers to third base in an effort to crowd more hitting Inlo the lineup. Ken (The Arm) Wood Is the cleanup hitler Connie Mack- no longer manages the Philadelphia A's but Jimmy Dykes has the same ball players who finished dead last In 1050. There is no reason to hope for much better. Roy Robinson to Fight Liahtheavv Toniqht OKLAHOMA CITY. Aorll 9. (AP) l, na «i^..l n xi TT.-,., mi. -. i.,_..o- • •* OKLAHOMA CITY, April 9. (AP) — Middleweight Champion Sugar Ray Robinson headlines a professional boxing card tonlRht which is Oklahoma City's first In more than (wo years. The champ will tangle with light heavyweight Don Ellis of Atlantic City in a 10-round over-the-weight match. , Robinson was reported in good condition, with » cut over his l«(t eye suffered Thursday night in Miami healed nicely. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA M W R E S T LI N G Monday, April 9 8:00 p.m. ^^ TAG MATCH Adulti SOc—Children 15e Sockey* McDonald & Carlos Rodrique* vs. Lester Welch & Johnnie Marr For Reserved Seals. Call 33S!) Also 3 1-FaII 30 Minutt Marchtt McDonald vi. Marr Welch vs. Rodriquez FOOTSTEPS TO FAME—Basketball or baseball it's just a eamr lo Princeton's sophomore sensation. Pave Sisler son of (he i,r mortal George ami brother of (he Phillies' Dick. A k?v man on the court Dave is expected to anchor the 'risers' mound saS "his yoar As a freshman, he Rave, up (wn earned runs in 49 Inn n« lowed a no-lut. no-run game, compiled a 6-0 record (NFA) Nagurski Gets Tackle Slot on Ail-Time Team NEW. BRUNSWICK. N. J., April 9. (API-Minnesota'. Bronko Wapirskl was endowed with such size, speed H nd natural talent that he probably could have become an all-time All America football star at any position he chose. blocks of granite In 1835-37 mid Frank I Bruiser) Kinard of Mississippi, the (error ol Dixie durh The nallon's sports writers arid broadcasters had a tough time finding the right place for him ill the Associated Press' poll but finally placed him at tackle—a mate of Wilbur <Fn(s> Henry. Washington and Jefferson's great tackle during and just afier the first World War. In ihc poll lo determine the all- time All-America for consider:;,'on to the National Football Hall of Frtme, NiiKinski drew .the third highest vote total, ben ten only by those two Immortal halfbacks, Red Grange and Jim Thorpe. He received 305 points for the tackle position and 302 for fullback for a total of 507 points, on the basis ol ten for a first team vote, five for a second and two for third. A Klckblocker Henry, a chubby bulwark on * 'small college team, was so Impressive as a kickblocker . and p\ly- spillcr that he gained 258 points lo beat nut Ed wicfectn, the Minnesota All American of 1046, and §al Hllbbard of little Centenary ami cncva. who later won additional fame as a pro and a major league baseball umpire. Alex Wojciechowicz, who cracked the Jaws of foes and radio nn- noiinccrs alike when he was the most solid of Fordham'S seven Grapefruit League Scores Yesterday's ResnlL* Philadelphia (N) 10. Pittsburgh ON) 9 Chicago (Al 6, Chicago (N) 5 Beaumont ITL) 6. St. Louis (N) 5 Cincinnati (N) 8. Washington (A) 1 Atlanta (SA> R, Brooklyn (N) 8 New York (Ni 10. Cleveland <A> 1 Boslon (N> Air Team 16, Tulsa <TL) II Boston (A) 20-13, Birmingham (SA) 6-6 Memphis (SA) 5, Detroit (Al 1 Boslon <N'I Train Team 14, Tort! Worth (TL) 5 New York (A) IS. Houston (TL) 9 Philadelphia (A) 7, Baltimore (TL) 1 St. Louis (A) 11, San Antonio (TL) 5 the same years, ivou third team berths. Members of the jlrst three teams chosen in the nationwide poll representing more than loo bnllots and the opinions of thousands, mmlily for consideration for -the Hall of Fame, located at Rutgers University here. The Hall of Fame Honors Coun will make the final selection o[ "'ho will hare permanent niches In this projected S5.0no.000 shrine ' cated where intercollegiate food batl oegae oolbal was born In 18CO. It's probably (hat mast if not all the players on th teams will be honored. Hoople Likes Indians Under Lopez; They'll Play Giants in Series By JVMJOK AMOS B. HOOI'f.K N'n'lifw of Ahntr llnubleday Esad! Zillions have written asking me In name the order of finish hi the major leagues—har- rumphl Here, folks, you have it, stnnck doll down to the last decimal point; AMKP.ICAN NATIONAL Cleveland New York Boston llrooklyn New York Philadelphia Detroit Boslon Washington St. I/mis Philadelphia Cincinnati Chicago Pittsburgh St. r/»ils Chicago They couldn't, have callfd on a man rjcllur qualified—heh-hehl I'm an old cricket enthusiast you know, and I've Ijecn Identified with the same of baseball since it was called one-olrt-cat. Who Is iherc who remembers when the rule was made that a R.ime was lo be decided by nine innings of play intend of on the basis ol the first team to score 21 runs (Editor's Note: He must he spoof- Ins—that rule was made In 1857 ) Indeed, 1 recall vividly when Eddie CuUilx-ri of Ihe old Philadelphia Keystones becnme Iho first mnn lo steal n haw;. In n same iiRainst Ihe Brooklyn A(lnntlu. Oddly enough. It was third base! (Ed. 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