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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLi; <AKK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL 11, 1943 Bums Get Edge In NL Flag Race Wi<U Open 6-Teom Battle Is Seen, with Dodgers as Winners By Jack Rand ATLANTA, Oa., April 11. W>— The National Leag"e race figures to be » wide open six-team battle with the Brooklyn Dodgers having the best chance to win the pennant. 1 • Only Philadelphia and Cincinnati appear out of It. All the others, Including the Chlcngo Cubs, last In 1948, rafe a tumble. Pittsburgh. the big surprise of last year, could very well nip the Dodgers. Here's the way the finish looks, to the writer, a week before the opener: 1. Brooklyn 2. Pittsburgh J. Boston 4. St. Louis 5, Chicago 8 New York 7. Philadelphia 8. Cincinnati . Most National League managers 1 call 1949 "the year of the big ifs.' Uncertain factors -such as Ewcll Blaclcnell's physical condition. Whl- rey Kurowskl's sore arm and Hie comebacks of Pete Reiser and Jim Russell can upset all cnlcu la lions. The sale or trade of a single regular player could tumble the delicate balance In President Ford Frlck's wheel. Despite their third place finish, behind the champion Boston Braves and St. Louis Cards, it looks like the Dodgers for the pennant from this corner. Branca, Barney Wilt Help Brooklyn has no sure 20-game winner like Boston's Johnny SMn but in Ralph Branca and Rex Barney, they have a pair of could be tops. Manager Burt Shotton's pitching with Joe Batten, Preacher Roe, Harry Taylur and young Carl Er- sklne to back up the Branca-Barney combination, rates with the -best. Perhaps St. Louts has a little more class but Its pitching staff Is strictly southpaw. Bill Meyer may b« cooking up the •urprise of the year for Pittsburgh. He made the experts look bad last year by leading the underrated Pirates into fourth place. Off-season deals lor pitchers Murry Dickson, Hugh Casey and Bob Mun- crlef strengthened the club. Meyer says the Improvement is 25 per cent. > Picking last year's pennant win- »er for third place is risky business. Manager Billy South worth has the wine club that won In '48 with the addition of Pete Reiser, veteran Dodger. for the Braves It's still Sain and Warren Spahn as the one-two pitching punch. Vern Blcktord, Wil Volselle and possibly young John Antonelll, the bonu* '.cid who has been hit hard this spring, round cu.t the ataff of starters. Once again, St. I-ouLs has the best regular lineup in (he lenguc but there will be too many days "when the aging regulars won't be In there. It's a good club that Is letting old and weak In reserves. Dream Bat Outfielder Lcs Layton .wishes ho could use a bat as large as this one appears in trick shot al Giants' Phoenix, Ariz., camp. Beat Bums In 3-Tilt Series Georgia Attendance Record Set; Giants Edge Pirates 2 to 1 ASHEVILI.E, N. C,, April 11—{/!>) -Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers moved into Hie Caro- llnn's todny after shattering oil attendance records In Georgia. The Dodgers three-same series with the Atlanta Crackers of the Southern Association drew 49,299 fmis. A record turnout of 25,221 witnessed yesterday's encounter, which Atlanta mm, 8-4. Robinson, ulnytni; despite threats of Intervention my tlie Ku Klux Klan, lashed out lour hits in 12 limes al bat in the scries which Atlanta won Iwo games to one. Chaos First, Recovery Later Seen // Reserve Clause Dies Central Softball Team Takes Leac In 'Y' Loop Play Central's Softball team took un disputed possession of first plac In the 'Y" league Saturday morn • Ing with a 27-4 decision over Lange' Wildcats. Central's bats garnere 15 hits but the crushing factor wa •wildness on the part of the Lang - team on the mound and afield. The Wildcats got only two safe ties off the delivery of Clarenc ' Hall, who also led the winners hii ting with two home runs, a trip and two singles In six trips to th plate. In a preceding game, Yarbro stag *d a comeback to trounce Sudbui 15-8. Sudbury collected 5 hits o Harold Kesler T who received goo< support from his teammates, and Yarbro hit safely only six times off the combined pitching of J. T. Mullins and Edward Peterson. But Mobile Battles tec/s to 3-3 Tie nil Innings By Associated Press Mobile Bears yesterday fought the incinnnti Reds to n 3-3 tie in nil 'Inning thriller that was ended y darkness but other Southern xsocintlon teams fell before their g league foes. The ll-innlng tic at Mobile was inrkcd by wild pitching which res- iled in 24 walks and one hit bat- The Boston Red Sox whipped itrmlngham, 1-5, but the Barons ad the Sox In a tight place until obby Doerr blasted a homer in the cventli with one aboard. The Vols of Nashville came out f the lillle end of an 8-6 score gainsl the Philadelphia Phillies, 'he Phils collected two home rwis o tally three runs and that spelled tie difference. Al Memphis, the Philadelphia Mhlctlcs dropped .Memphis. 5-1, be- lind the five-hit pitching of lefty Lou Brlssle. Tuft Wright and Cat•her Joe Astroth started the athlel- c scoring with a home run each in he seventh. Washington set Chattanooga down, 7-3, but the Lookouts Sddie Vast's hitting streak. Yost, Hitting .423 In exhibitions, was stop- jed after connecling In \4 straight lames. Little Rock didn't fare so well agnlnst the majors as other associations teams. The fell before a barrage of Detroit hits, 16-4. Detroit pounded an assortment of traTeler pitchers for 10 hits, Including Ihree homers. Litlle Hock's Bob Moyer TEXAEKANA, Tex., April 11—W) —Buddy Kcrr, New York Giant shortstop, can relax today. He once flBtitn Is the Giant's No. 1 stort- fielder. Bill Jennings. Ihe highly-promising rookie who bad been Kcrr's chief rival, was oplioned lo Mln- neajioli.s of the American Association yesterday. The Giants turned back Pittsburgh, 2-1, at New Orleans with Larry Jnnsqn going the route for the second time. Jansen alloxvud six lilts, one of which was a home run by Ralph Klncr. HOUSTON. Tex., April 11— The St. Louis Cardinals open a four-game series against the Chicago Cubs tonight with Red Mungcr scheduled to hurl for Ihe Redblrds before his home town fans. The Cards dropped a 4-lo-3 decision to Ihcir Houston farm club yesterday. A pinch tripple by Don IJollweg with two out In the ninth brought in the tying and winning runs. It was the Cardinols' 13th defeat against H victories this spring. DALLAS, April 11—(A 1 )—Ned Garver, young Ohio right hantler, is becoming a strong favorite to pitch the St. Louis Brown's opening game April 19 ngnlnst the world champion Cleveland Indians. His latest exhibition performance was a three-hit Job against Dallas yesterday, Garver, of Ney, Ohio, anncd nine ond would have had shutout except for an error by ob Dlllingcr. The Brown's won the nme 2 to 1. (Editor's Note: This Is the sixth and last of a series of stories on Danny Gardella and baseball's re- seif clause.) NEW YORK. April 11. (/PI— What la gomif to happen if the courts knock baseball's reserve clause Into a cocked hat? ' "There would be chaos al flrsl," said a high baseball executive. "Salaries would be cut. The minor leagues would be hardest hit, pcr- har/s mostly wiped out." "There would be an adjustment to new conditions," said Predeic A Johnson, attorney for Danny Gar- dcllii. One way out would be for Congress to pass the bill introduced last Tuesday legalizing the reserve clause. But before baseball could bank on tUts, the Supreme Couit would need to uphold It, and Johnson for one thinks such a law is Inconstftutional. If the courts get, lougn, and laws fall, there would be nothing to prevent the Pacific Coast League de- clarins Its independence, luring big league stars to the West, and setting up a third major league. Some men on the inside think this is the real tlurcal If the reserve clause goes. OLhcrs focsee a scramble by the rich major league clubs to sign up tin; 'big name players. The reserve clause that now looms so large is a promise to which every prolesstonal ball player has agreed each spring for the past years. It binds him to sign with the same club next year and so on Indefinitely. It permits players to be sold, traded, or released at will. It Is tacked up by the reserve list set up by the major league and major-minor agreements. Players suspended under this have called it n "blacklist." Chandler Cites Ruling Gardelle ; a former New YorV Giant outfielder banned for playing In the Mexican League In 1D45 started the furor with a $300,OOC suit under the anti-trust law. Said Commissioner A. B. Chand got R four-bagger, single. a double and Bashara, Harrell To Meet Belkas, Sirois in Arena Walter Sirois and Kris Belkas pool their grappling talent tonigh al Memorial Auditorium and take on Henry Harrell and Ellis Ilasharr In the tag match event of the Lc Eton's weekly mat program. In a one-fall preliminary match Belkns. former weight lifter wh was stationed at the air base hcr_ during the. wnr, will tangle will Harrell. Bashara. making his second ap pesrance here In several years, wil meel Sirois in the other opener The first preliminary bout begins n Snead Shoots A 282 to Win Masters Meet ANGUSTA, Ga.,-April II. (/!>)— °!ammy Snead. who found the gold f the Masters with a brilliant put- cr. had the best name in golf oday as the touring professionals noved toward the high points of he year—the PGA and the Open. Sammy, the out drivingest hitter n golf, steadied his putter yesterday and came home with a 67 in ;be final round of the masters. That fii-e-under par shooting at the Augusta National matched his third round score and added with other rounds of 73 and 75 game him a pitcher mildness bases on balls. resulted in 11 In a double-header in the Junior high baseball league played at Walker Park, Billy Burnham's Cardinals oonlinued their winning ways while their captain was home with the mumps, defeating the highly rated Yarbro Reds by a 5-3 score. Garner did Ihe hurling for the winners and Smith handled the mound duties for the Reds. Garner also led his team in hilling with double and .single. In a second game, the Wildcat defeated the Boll Weevils 18-12 In wild affair. In which both fieldli and pitching was spotty on hot tides. Ix:on Privett went the rovit for the losers while the Wildcat used three pitchers, Tommy i\fosle Donald Gentry and Mauley Fein berg. The Cardinals now lead the leagi wilh 2 wills and no losses. ler. "Baseball does not want to ouser—It wouldn't go much deeper lan thai." The Hollywood-type contract has een suggested as a means of keep- tg baseball stable. Under this an ctor signs up with a series of r«- ewal options, each at a higher alary. It might be $1,000 weekly he first year, $1,200 weekly the econd If the contract Is renev,'ed, 1.400 the third and so on up for erhaps seven years. There often xjmes a point wliere the studio igures the star is not worth Ihe ncrease necessary lo sign him up gam. gent. He then becomes a free Cnuld Insure Flayers Another possibility would be con- runtmi(j for five years or the clubs taking out racts nore, leavy Insurance lo protect them in !ase a player was Injured. For if hiit hap|>eiied under a contract his alary would go right on. When an njury occurs now, payment of salary depends on the outlook o[ the club owner. Right now there is a flurry of le- nal activity within baseball. The U.S. Court of Appeals has cleared he woy /or trial of Gardella's suit. Max Lunier and Fred Martin asked 'or injunctions to let them resume ilaying at once If they could get iobs. They were turned down, am lave appealed the ruling. Congress will hold hearings April 14 on the bill to legalize the reserve clause These are preliminary skirmishes The real lest will conic when the Gardella case Is called for trial which in the normal course o: events would not be before nex' year. 'But whatever happens basebal will live," said Johnson. So it undoubtedly will, lor it is part of America. The crack of bat on ball, the aroma of hot dogs and peanuts, the hoarse shout of the crowd, the chatter of the infield, ihe sudden hu.'-h as a great hitter steps into the box, the moment of doubt between a home run and a foul. . . al! this goes too deep to be changed drastically by courts. Sports Roundup kr Hugh Fullerton, Jr. AUGUSTA, Ga., April n~(/p>—A couple ol Jet pilots—Humans, not he race horse—blew In here from Phoenix, Ariz,, the other day to see n little golf. . . Col. Bob Scott, leader of the delegation. Insisted that 'lying one of tlio.se hot jobs was iust like hitting a good hiassie shot—''it juast goes up nice and easy and keeps going," lie explained . . Maybe some of Die golfers here vvould like Jet-propelled golf balls that would be sure to go that way . . . The pilots. Incidentally, needed only about three hours to fly from Phoenix to Macbn, Ga,, by way of Florida. It took them n half hour longer to drive from Macoi to Augusta. . . That's just ordinary business to them. They usually piny at Riverside, Calif., because it's quicker to reach the golf course there than to drive through town to the Phoenix club. Veek'j Sports Schedule •ull tor Porker Teams FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., April 11. fl>)—The spring sports calendar at he University of Arkansas U full his week. One or more Razorback earns will be in action every day. Today, the Porker golfers en:aged North Texas State at the •"ayettevtlle counlry club. Tomorrow and Wednesday Ihe Red and White baseball team will t|ien the season In a two-game se- les here with Washington Um'ver- ;ity of St. Louis. The golfers also will be In action omorrow, meeting Texas Christian University liere. Tennis will take over Thursday and Friday. Sam Houston Slate's letters come here Thursday, while tlic Arkansas' foes Friday, also liere vill be the Rice Owls. On Saturday, Conch Hobart Hooser's track and field team will compete in the Southwestern Relays at Lafayette, La. * All in the Viewpoint Bobby Locke walked Into the clubhouse at the Augusta National the other day, growling and cussing to himself about his terrible round . . . Gene Sara/en sympathcticalls asked: "What did you have. Bobby?". . "It was awful, a 74." salt Locke. "What did you have, Gene? Sarazen admitted he also had t 74. . . Locke broke Into a grin "Why, that's fine, bully-o." he exclaimed. Fairway Clippings IJoyd Mangrum, tabbed as lh._ Gaylor Rnvennl of pro golf, pulled a masterpiece of understatcmen yesterday after he hit into thi water on (he 16th hole for the sec ond day in succession. . . "I used a No. 5 iron, my favorite club," explained, "and that aggravated m a little.". , . Mangrum was stand ing on a platform by the scorebonri when Johnny Bulla missed a. put for a birdie and second place o the 18th green. Lloyd, seeing .$110 almost reduced to about half tha amount, salaamed without .saying 282. H was more than enough to win from Lloyd Mangrum and Johnny Bulla with their 265's. In their fl- nnl trips around the National. Mangrum, the Purple Heart veteran of Nilcs, 111., hnd a 70, and Bulla. the one-time nlrllno pilot from Pittsburgh, hnd a 70. The third round leader — big Johnny Palmer of Badin, N. C.— could not whip par and his final 11 gave him 286. Jim Turnesa of Brlarcllff, N. Y., and the Turnesa coifing family had n ?8G. One of the great comebacks of the 13th Masters was by former national open chnmplon Lew V.'orshnm. The Oakmont. Pennsylvania, golfer shot a 68 in the final round for a 289 total. Worsham began the Masters with a Damaging 76 and 75. ' Hollywood's Joe Klrkwood, Jr.. was eight strokes back ol Snead with a 290 after Ills three-way tie for second place In the third djiy. Other scores Included-. Lelanri Gibson, Kansas City, 294; amntcur Charles Coe, Oklahoma City, 295; E. J. (Dutch) Morrison, Little Rock. 298; amateur Skec Rlcgcl. Tulsa. 300, and Dick Metz, Arkansas City, Kas.. 300. Harrison won $187.91 for finishing In a six-way tie for 22nd P5"re. Gibson finished in a three- way tie for 13th, winning £275. Mctz finished out of the money. in an illegal cnlerpise. Back in 1922 the supreme court ruled In the Bal timore case that baseball was an exhibition. It ruled the game wa not Involved in interstate commerce Since that time we have assumec we were operating legally. '"I did not become commissione to preside ab the liquidation baseball." (Attorney Johnson contends to Oardulla that radio and televislo advertising rights sold by baseba have changed the picture since 192' In addition the "larm system" ha grown up. with major league clubs controlUni* minor league clubs used as training grounds-) Bill Veeck, president of the Cleveland Indians, said: "It would appear, however, that tljc present player contract Li somewhat outmoded. Regardless of the outcome of HIE Gardella case, I'm certain that the contract as a legal document is in for overhauling." Would Find New W«y» Jim Gallagher, general manager of the Chicago Cubs, declared: "And if the reserve clause should be thrown onl, will it kill baseball? I doubt it. Certainly there are enough brains and adaptability in professional buscbnll lo figure out a method of operating legally." One high baseball executive said this: "If il weren't for concessions like lint dogs, radio, and television baseball couldn't operate. It is no 1 a money maker. "To abolish the reserve clause would change the entire picture. "One thing is obvious. Salarie, would be cut. I think n limit 01 salaries would have lo be Imposed assuming the courts would pcrmi Exhibition Baseball Results By (he Associated Press) Houston ITL1 4 Si. Louis (N) 3. Port Worth (TL) 3 Chicago (N) 2. Philadelphia (A) 5 Memphis (SA) 5. Boston (A) 1 Birmingham (SA) word. When Big Johnny Bulla Win U.S. Hockey Title TULSA. Okla., April 11. (A't— The St. Paul Saints are tile 1949 champions of the U. S. Hockey League. They won the crown ny defeating the Tulsa Oilers 5-3 last night in their fourth straight victory of tha final playoffs, Tulsa won only tho opener In the best-of-seven seriiJB who is a good amateur hypnotist in addition to being a professional golfd- and a professional airplane pilot, started out yesterday, O. B. KceJer, askeri; "Who are you going Lo hyptonize today? Yon have about 35 guys who could win." Tall John replied: "I think I'll hypnotize myself/' . . .Mnybe he did when he marie that eagle three on the tough eighth. Monday Matinee Georgia's 61-man football squad next fall will include only nine seniors, No statistics available now on how many Georgians. . . Michigan's Fritz Crlsler, a recent Atlanta visitor, admits that some oJ hi: players object to the two-team system. "Many of (hem are taking physical education with the idea ol becoming coaches." Fritz explains "They figure they may go through their entire college course and never learn to ploy offense." . . . Schoclbo> Rowc, another recent visitor, says he figures Luke Appling will be the next White Sox manager "if anything happens to Jack Otislow" . . Isn't that setting a new early season record for hiring a manager? Read Courier News Want Ads. 5. St. Louis (Al 3 Dallas (TL1 1 Cincinnati N) Mobile (SA) 3 (11- inning tie). Greenville (SAL1 4 New York V A) New York (A) "B" 10 Austin TL) 7. Detroit (A) 16 Little Rock (SA) Boston (N) 12 Richmond 'Picd- iont) 7 Baltimore (IL) 4 Boston (N) "B" it, so the rich club would have advantage over the poor one. Well balanced competition is the lite o baseball." Attorney Johnson said he be 1 lev cd the reserve clause wns lega where "unique* players were con cerncd, 'And by unique I mean the grea stars of the day—Ted Williams Mob Feller. Joe DiMaggio, Sta Musial, Leu Boudreau, Hal New BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST ADMISSION PRICE ANYWHKKEl Reserved Seats un Sale at the Legion Arena from 6 p.m. Every Monday Monday, April 11 ADULTS 50c — (JHIU)REN 15c Starting time 8:00 BOX SEATS 15c EXTRA _. • [Tai InclnOed) TAG MATCH HENRY HARRELL and ELLIS BASHARA versus WALTER SlRQiS and KRIS BELKAS 30-Minute Matches Belkas Harrell Sirois vs. Bashara BLVTHEVIULE'S ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 p.m. aturda? and Sunday: Continue' •howinc from 1:00 p.m. 7 Chattanooga 3 Oklahoma City Washington (A) SA1 3. Cleveland (A) TIJ 0. Atlanta <5A> 8 Brooklyn (N) 4 Valriosta (GFL) 5 Brooklyn (Nl B" 3. Philadelphia (N) 0 Nashville SA1 6 Chicago <A1 S Shreveport (TL) 4. New York <N) 2 Pittsburgh (M 1 Tile anaconda, sometimes more lian 30 leet long, is the largest ot World snakes. Box Office Opens at 7 Week ISIghta Matinee Saturday & Sunday t Z p.m. with continuous showingr. 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