The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1949 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 6, 1949
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TEW Giants Trounce Cleveland 8 to 4 Gordon Gets Tenth Homer; Yonks Claim 5 Hurlera in Shape HOUSTON, Tex., April «. W) — Bill Rteney. mentioned prominently In the trade gof-sij), will be out of the New York Giant lineup lor about a week. Til* Intielder sprained his knee iliding home in a game at El Paso Monday. X-rays showed no broken bones. Giant Trainer Prank Bowman saifl the injury was "not seri- ou«". The Giant*, hilling safely In ev- «ry inning, drubbed the world champion Cleveland Indians, 8-4 at Lubbock, Tex., yesterday. Sic! Gordon and Bobby Thomson led the 14-hlj attack with homers. Gordon's blast was his tenth of the spring. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 6 (^—Manager Casey Stengel of the New York Yankees believes lie has five starting pitchers ready for ac tion. Tne five that shape up as atarters. at the moment are Alii Reynolds, Tommy Byrne, Vic Raschi, Bob Porterlield and Ed Lopat. Stengel is disappointed in tlu? showlne of Fred Sanford. obtained from the St. Louis Browns In the off «ej«on. "I expected more from Sanford than he has shown." Stengel said yesterday. TULSA, Okla., April 6. (.'PI—The list of Brooklyn Dodgers players supposedly coveted by the Chicago Cuba has grown to four. Outfielder Gene Hermanskl and infielder-outfielder Tommy Brown are the newcomers, Joining infielders Ed Mlksls and Bob RamazzoU.!. Dodger Manager Burl ShoUen and President Branch Rickey say that- Hermanskl is "not for .wle." However, no mention was made abouVtradlng Hernmnski. Hermanski, who led the Brooks in homers !mt year, has lost hus rlghtfield part to Carl Furillo, last season's center fielder. (ARK.)' COURIER NKTVS " WEDNESDAY, APRITJ B, TOW Joiner Boxers Beat Leachville Squad, 8 to 5 Boxers from Shawnee High School at Joiner last night won eight out of 13 decisions over leather-pushers to cop Leachville an Interschool ring meet held in the Shawnee gym. All fights on Die 13-l)out card ended In decisions. The bouts were three-round affairs conducted along Golden Gloves lines. Winners of the decisions follow. Henry Harrison, 76, Shawnee, over Bobby Howard, 74, Leachville. Thomas Scott, 85. Leachvitle, over Fred Speck. 88, Shawnee. Neal Sncllgrove, 94. Lcachvllle, over John B. Snnions. 96, Shawnee. Jack Jenkins, 102. Shnwncc, over John Dlrst. 105, LMchville. Paul Clnlders. 115, Shawnee, over W. A. Wilson, 115, Leachville. Jerry Collar, 112, Shawnee, over Utah Howard. 114. Ix>nchville. Bobby Speck, 122, Shawnee. over Franklin Klsner. 119, l-enchville. Joe Adams, 132. Shawnee, over Sports Roundup Hugh Fullerlon, Jr. Kenneth Hackworth. 130, Leachville. Marlin Hatcher. 130, Leachville, over Charles Laiidcrdnle, 136, Shawnee. Aubrey Robertson, 141. Shawnee, over Pat Gllpntrlck, 155. Leachville. Johnny Harrison, 160, Shawnee, over Bill Brown, 1SG. l,eachv>llc. Bill Sain, 169, Leiichvllle, over Sonny Housaman. 165, Shawnee. Doii Smith, 117, Leachville, over Quon .leu, 188. Shawnee. Jimmy Williams. 74, dccisloned Jerry Slacks. 74, both of Shnwnec In an exhibition bout that opened the program. Cliff Non-ell and Heel Cavetle, both of Memphis, and Chesler Danc- hower of Lnxora ^ served as judges. Louis Ralph referred the fights. F. M. Brlst and Charlie Felts were timers. ATLANTA, Ga., April / tiTh- Georgia Tech's football team was scrimmaging on Raff Howl Field— and gelling right rough for this comparatively early stage of spring praollce.. on the olhor side of a high board fence, Ihe baseball team was drilling and Dial's what led to conversation about a kid named Blck Marvin...It seems Haivin ought to be richi on lop of that fence, but Conch Robert Lee Dodd hauled him and a couple of others over on Ihe football side. Just about ruining Tech's baseball prospects ...Haivin. in his first play college footballer, scored a touchdown against Vanderbilt. In his first track meet, Ihe Carolina re- lavs, he won Ihe shol put, and In his first college baseball game he hocked a homer to beat Rolliiu College. ..The basoljail scouls are the ones who really are on his trail. More of the Same Besides Harvin, Tei h is proud o the all-around athletic ability o Clay Matthews ad John Slower ...Matthews, son of the Ciladc boxing coach, is a risht good tackl and won Ihe Southeastern A. A. U heavyweight wrestling champion ship and the Golden Gloves box Ing title for Hits area during Hi winter... S t o w c r s . nominally quarter-milcr. can beat Ihe regula .sprinters and Is Ijeing groomed a. a decathlon prospect . . . Without telling anyone, be entered the Southern -pentathlon meet last summer and placed fourth without knowing how points were scored. Johnny was content to beat the other guys In (he best events with- Waging War on 'Reserve Clause' Arkansas Sportettes By Cad Bell Danny Gardella (left) Is leading me assault on organized baseball's reserve clause in f $300,000 suit for damages in which he seeks Ihe rlRhl to play baseball again after Jumping to the Mexican League. At right Is Frederic A. Johnson, Gardella's attorney. 1 • • • * • • Congress May Get Umpire's Role in Reserve Clause Row LITTLE ROCK, April 6. (IPi— An old contention Ls lhat close spring inlrasquad games show reserve strength and indicate a good season for a football (earn. Well, the Arkansas Razorbacks played two spring games. The score of one was 13-0, not lopsided by any moans, and the other was a 7-7 tie. But it must be considered that Coach John Barnhill aivldcd his squad as evenly" as possible, especially for the second lilt. In th*U- Writ tight. Oharlie Rlchteon of PV>rt Worth Is he only letterman on the Arkansas Tech mound staff, but he was slated to play centertieid In the wonder boys' opener against Arkansas Stale today. The reason—he's a iicavy hitter, having batted .485 last year A pair of identical twins, Allen and Alvin Fahringcr, are in :raining with White Sox farmhands at Hot Springs. Both outfielders, they have been assigned to the Class D Madisonvllle, Ky., club. Danny Gardella, center of th« suit against organized baseball, started his diamond career wilh Newport in the old Northeast Ark- ansa.. League. But he was released in the middle of his first season, later coming back to climb to the New York Giants. Sanity Code Court To Crack Down On Paid Athletes ORLANDO, F!a., April 6. Wl—Ed Stewert, leading hitter for Ihe Washington Senators last year, is hitting so lightly in exhibition games there Is talk his outfield post may be given to rookie Clyde Vollmer. The Senators take ou Kansas City today after a day's rest due to cancellation of yesterday's game Tfith their farm club, Chattanooga CHICAGO. April s T CAA's "sanity code court" will convene for the first time next January to crack down on schools lhat pay athletes. out going all out for a top performance. Who's Too Smurl? Red Jones, the umpire, figures some batters can get loo smart about trying to wait out pitchers and "when they get lhat way, Ihey aren't, good hiltcrs any more." ...To show what he means. Red tells about one game when Detroit's Art Houttemnn held most of the Yankee bigshols hilless but Yogi Berra. then Just a rookie, smacked (AP)—The I him for two homers and a triple ...When someone asked Berra how lie could hit Houttemnn so hard. Yogi replied: "I hit him when I was at Newark and he was at WASHINGTON, April 6 (.'?> —*• 'Congress may take the role of umpire in professional baseball's "reverse clause" controversy. Without ruling directly on lhat issue, it may gel a chance soon to I determine whether baseball and I other organized sports are subject to interstate commerce restrictions and can be stied in federal cotirts. Hie Supreme Court held some years ago that baseball is not In- ler.siale commerce. Junior Legion Baseball Clinic Is Scheduled Riison Kinney. the fighting Clarksville marshal, says he won'l leave any doub; in his return matcl with Buddy Scott. "I'll lay it 01 him iiext time." commented Kinney after Scotl was awarded a referee', decision in Iheir heavyweight boil here Monday night. . . Kinney did n't make a bl? fuss over the decision, but, like many of the fans, he 1 thought he had won with his more frequent though less powerful punches. He said he coasted in the last three rounds because he though^ he lliltl thc scnl " sewecl oP- Lilt le Rock kids will be weil- sttx-kcd witli souvenirsJf Jersey Joe Wiilcott bccoini'.s Hie next world heavyweight c h a in p i o ll. They swarmed him -for his autograph when ho took time out from his Hot Springs training to he at the ringside lor the Scoit-Kinncy affair. . . Jersey Joe. by the way, The Bix Six basketball championship will be dclerniincd on Ihe basis of season play next winter, and schedule already has (been drawn up. This year's title was decided It) the stale tourney, no regular soason race being staged, . . Arkarsas may be one of the states In which experiments will be made next year on girls basketball rule cliniiKes which would permit a player to tie the ball. . . Word from Joncsboro is that Arkansas State Grid Coach Frosty Engand went into «|)ling practice with frowns and came out with smiles. The individual of the training session was Johnny McGuirc, a speedy back Iroin Fayctieville—which happens to be the home of thc U. of A.! Schedule lo Bar ] Arkansas State ! From AIC Crown JONESBORO, Ark.. April 8—<ff) —Arkansas Stale College will be lr\- ellKible for the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference football championship again next year al'houRJw , the school Is a member of tr.fF loop. The reason—slate's 1949 schedule includes only two conference games, not enough to qualify a team for title contention. The schedule: Sept. 24 Mississippi College at Clinton, Miss.: Oct. 1, Naval Air Technical Training Center at Memphis; Oct. 8, Ouachita, here; Oct. 15. Middle Tennessee of Mmfrees- boro, here; Oct. 23, Delta Slate at Cleveland, Miss.; Oct. 29, open; Nov. 5. Henderson at Arkadelphla; Nov. 12. Memphis State, here; Nov. 18, Missouri Valley, here; Nov. 24. Union University of Jackson, Tcnn., here. Nine major railroad trunk lines serve the city of Birmingham, Ala. Bernic McCay, former coach of the Liltle Rock Doughboys, will hold an American Legion junior But since then a federal district i baseball clinic April 13-1-1 at Oscc- courl said it could rule on a suit against baseball by Danny Gardella. former New York Giant out- ola High School, it was announced today. McCay. the former Pacific Coast fielder, because radio broadcasts I League and Southern League play- and television now carry ball games | f ^_ ls holding ln e clinic to leach across state lines. j boys of Lesion junior Baseball age ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 6 (/PI— The at. Louis Cardinals went on the road today after losing six straight games. They were behind 2rO yesterday when rain slopped their" same with the Philadelphia Athletics In the third inning. ' Catcher Del Rice has had a cast and brace removed from his right hand He suffered a bjrtkcn bone ill the hand March H when struck by « ball. DALLAS. Tex., April 6. «V-The Bt. Louis Browns and the Chicago Oubs will play the last three games of their 13-game spring training series in Dallas, starting today. Three Brownie officials-Owners Bill and Charles DeWitt and Chief Scout Jack Fournier—are in San Antonio for the funeral o[ Bill Osley, San Antonio club president Osley died Sunday. The violutors will be blackballed from schedules of National Colle- ' plate Athletic Association members and kicked out of the organization. Thc hearings will be held during the 1950 annual meeting ot the NCAA. The code, adopted to erase commercialism in sports by tightening nthleUc recruiting mid financial aids, will have been In effect two years. There may he no violators to deal with- House cleaning has been progressing steadily- Lasl January at he NCAA's meeting in San Fran- j cisco, 20 schools were cited as of- j 'enrier.s and granted two months .0 get back Into line-. Ralph Aiglrr of Michigan, member of the NCAA'.s code entorcc- iH'iit committee, lias disclosed that thc deadline was extended. Aigler and Karl E. Leib of Town, NCAA president, believe that by next January, ample time will have passed to set athletic houses in order. No excuses will be accepted, they warned. Buffalo, didn't I?"...So Jones contends: "Berra didn't have sense enough to know he was In the major leagues and wasn't supposed to be able lo do," Cnu-kpr Dust Mike Turncsa, who hasn't been making Ihe winter golf lour, claims Ihe Masters tournament will be "just a nice vacation" for him... One of the rincst tributes paid to O. B. Kceler, Atlanta's, great golf writer, at Monday's testimonial dinner come from Horton Smith. Said Smith-. "I tried to be some of the things you suggested lhat I was." Southpaw Andy Sierra Is Sold to Travelers U. of A. Goiters Win But Net Team Loses By The Associated Tress The University of Arkansas golf team won a dual meet yesterday. But the Arkansas tennis team lost one. The golfers defeated the University of Tlllsa, 13 1-2 to 4 1-2, at Ttllsa. The tennis players were beaten, 8-0, by Baylor at Waco. SAN ANTONIO, Tex., April 6. —Pat Scerey. the White Sox fat man, Ls getting back Into Ihe lineup. The outfielder's weight has been » matter of major concern around the Sox camp. But smiles of satisfaction came when the scales showed he had shed about 11 pounds. He was down to 214. Manager Jack Onslow has assigned him to right field, and shifted Dave Philley to center, Gus Zernial continues in left. Speedy Gerry Scala is temporarily relegated the bench. After today's game with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Sox start torn days of exhibitions with Texas League clubs in Beaumont, Houston SAN ANTONfO, April 6— Andy Sierra, left-handed pitcher with the San Antonio Texas League missions last year, has been sold to Liltle Rock of the Southern Association on a 30-day trial. The announcement was marie yesterday by GusMancusco, manager of the missions. in Texarkana last night. It was the Travelers' second victory in their seven-game pre-season road trip. Memphis, the only other Southern Association club which was not hampered by rain, nipped the 1 dianapolis Indians 10-8. Gardclla Is seeking a court order lo end his suspension from organized baseball for jumping to the Mexican League in 1946. He also has filed a S300.000 anti-trust suit against baseball. The Gardella case and other suits now pending in federal courts would not uc affected by any congressional action. But bills to exempt organized professional sports from anti-trust prosecution were introduced yesterday in the House by Reps. Mills (D-Arkl and Hcrlong (D-Fla) . Chairman Grosser <D-Ohioi disclosed loday that some of Ihe big names of the sports world may be called to testify at a House Commerce hearing tentatively set for April 14. The bills would exempt organized sports of all types from prosecution tinder the Sherman anti-trust law. Herlong WHS formerly president of the Florida State Baseball League. Crosser . said he hopes to have ; witnesses Baseball Commissioner A. B. Chandler, the presidents of the American and National Lea- KUCS. sjxikesmen for the ballplayers, ' sportswriters. and representatives of other organised sports. Mills nnd Herlong told newsmen the Icgislalion Is a result of thc suit of Danny GarrielL,. former New York Giants baseball player, seeking to hold the "reserve clause" invalid on the ground baseball Is an interstate commerce activity. The "reserve clause" in effect binds a player to remain with the club which he has contracted unless the club releases him. the fundamentals of thc game. The sessions will be held at 3:30 each afternoon on the Irish school grounds and 7:30 each evening in the school gym. The clinic is open to all Mississippi County boys within the 12- to-18-year Legion junior baseball age limits. McCay is on a tour of Legion iwsls throughout the state. In Osceola. the Dixie Equipment Company is sponsoring his appearance in connection with Osceola Legion Post 150.. Baseball Exhibition Results By The Associated Press New York (N> 8. Cleveland (A> 4. St. Louis I A) 3, Chicago <N> 2. Chicago (A) 7, Pittsburgh IN) 6 i night >. Brooklyn (N) 7. Oklahoma City (TLi .=). Other games cancelled, rain. Nine Players Are Sent To Camp at Pine Bluff KAN ANTONIO, April 6 -OIV- Nine players have been sent un- assLgned to thc St. Louis Browns' minor league training camp at Pine Bluff, Ar.. Gus Mamisco, manager ot the San Antonio Texas League misMons announced yesterday. Players going to Pin« Bluff include outfielders Henry Kane, Carlson Howcrton and Ed Fowler; in- ficlcie:- John Thomas and pitchers Bill Bordt, Chuch David, Bob Boyle, Rube Stohs and Merrill Mcrkle. Trays Beat Texarkana; Rain Halts SA Games By the Associated Press Thc Liltle Rock Travelers found some early power to defeat thc Cla-w B Texarkana, Tex.. Bears B-3 and Shreveporc. Aided by Joe Tipton'p three-run homer, the Sox edged the Pirates 7-6 last night. OPEN HOUSE Company "M", 153rd Infantry Arkansas National Guard INVITES YOU SEE • Miniature Battle Scenes • Weapons Display • Free Movie 8:00 P. M. Wednesday, April 6 ARMY DAY WE INVITE YOU TO EXAMINE THE NASH AIRFLYTE FOR 1949 IN OUR SHOWROOM Ask us when you can expect delivery No car has captured America's heart like chc new Nash Airflyte for 1919- You've admired its trim, lithe beamy on the streets and highways. But beamy is more chan skin deep in ihe Airflyie. That's why you owe it to yourself to examine these cars thoroughly at your leisure. You'll want to know about the exclusive Nash Girder-Built U turned Body-anti-Frame construction—the newer, more modern way Co build an automobile. 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