The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 2, 1953 · Page 8
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Monday, February 2, 1953
Page 8
Start Free Trial

Page 8 article text (OCR)

PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COITRIER^NEWS MONDAY, FEB. I, 1998 Braves Reds Are Hot After Slugger Kiner NEW YORK (AP) — If Ralph Kiner, the National League's home run king for the last seven years, leaves the Pittsburgh Pirates he will, in all probability, don the uniform of either the Cincinnati Rods or the Boostoji Braves. Out of the wave of. reports circulated during the major league meetings here ovor the weekend came these two definite facts concerning a den) for the 30-ytar old slugger: Can Seton Hall Keep Its Record Clean? Fly BKN I'HLKCAR N'KW YORK (AI*) — Nine games in the next !10 days will show whcthor a 1953 model basketball team can go through .11 season undefeated. Seton Hall University from South Orange, N. .1-, has won its first 21 games. If it can win its remaining nine contests it will become the first team ever to go unbeaten through a'30-game schedule against major opposition. Tho last school to turn In a pur-*— /eel card for regular scnson games was Columbia in 1051-52. The I.lons won 21! in a ro vv, then bo wed to Illinois En tho first round of the NCAA Tournament. Only one other club lias gone all the way unbeaten since college baskclbnll went big time. That was Army against the war-weakened squads of 1343-44. And the Cutlets played only 15 games. Heat Villa no v* Selon Hnll, for the [last Iwo weeks ranked first- in the country fn the Associated Press poll, picked up its 21s( triumph Saturday nighi al Philadelphia, where It whipped Villanovn, 84-76. This week it helps bring the col- - lege game back to Madison Square Garden for the first lime in a mo'nth when H meets St. Bonnvcn- turc In half of a twin bill thnt includes St. John's of Brooklyn against Manhattan College. After St. Buna vent lire. Set on Wall will tangle with Siena, Muhlenberg, Villnnova, Loyola ot Chicago, Baldwin- \Vallnce, Dayton, Louisville and John Carroll. With midyear examinations Ren ernlly over, basketball activity speeds up this week. More than 100 major games are scheduled for Saturday nlgbl alone, All But One Busy All but one of the 10 lop-ranking teams will be busy. De Paul, No 10, is the only exception as it rests on its laurels, after trouncing Notre Dame Saturday night, 83-5G, Second-ranked Indiana return.* lifter n week's layoff, meeting Butler University tonight, nut Northwestern at Evans ton. III. Saturday. Washington, No. 3. comes back to Stateside competition after P three-game winning junket to Iln- wall and plays host to lowly Wash ington State Friday and Saturday night. La Salle, No. A, entertains Duquesne Saturday night and Kansas State. No. 5, visits Nebraska the snrrie night. Illinois, No. 6. has a date to night' with De Famv of Indiana and on Saturday night resumes Big Ten competition against Wisconsin. Forriham, No. 7, has games Tuesday ngainst Colgate nnd Saturday against Villnnovn. Oklahoma A&M, No, 8. will be at home to Detroit tonight and to SI. Louis Saturday. Ninth-ranked Western Kentucky plays three times—tonight against Bowling Green. Wednesday ngnlusl Dayton and then Saturday against Eastern Kentucky in a state grudge battle. Eastern Kentucky won their first meeting two weeks ago. HEADWORK — E <l C o n li n jccmingly emulates n soccer nlnycr using Jiis head to butt (he ball down court a gain si Seton Ilnll in a gnme at Foid- ham which saw the nil-conquering New Jersey tiniiUcI extend Us streak to !(> toppling Ihc Hams from the notion's uii 1 beaten ranks. 69-62. (NEA) . Although six men comprise a hockey tram, Yale's 1952-5:1 varsity hockey roster lists 33 men. Seven are leltermen. Middleweight^ Fight This Week NEW YORK Wi — The -Natlona Boxing Association—New York slat tournament to determine nn Amei lean middleweight clmmp ope this week with two Interest In bouts. 1. The Reds have offered PUU- ngh five players, valued by Vice resident Gnbe Paul of Cincinnati t $300,000, for Kiner. 2. The Draves have handed ranch nickey, general manager the Pirates, a long list of play- rs whom they aro willing to In- 'lldo in a deal for Ihc home run ifler. There were other reports the rooklyn Dodgers and Ihe Phlla- clphla Phillies also were Inter- sted In Kiner but they were de- led by top club officials. The offers of the Reds and raves fit In with Rickey's pattern ' disposing of top-nolch players 1st n little past their pcnV ntid ebulldlng with younger talent. Deal Contemplated Rickey, (he pastinuster at double alk, declined to say what players ad been'offered or even witli what lubs he hnd discussed a possible cal. i Let's put it this way." said Mickey. "A deal for Kiner definite- is contemplated and Is nearer omplction than 24 hours ngo but t will not be completed' HS soon s another 24 hours." "I ame not interested in cash. T want young players who can help s. That Is the only reason Kiner on the market." Pnul declined to identify the Reds' players but said they were II highly regarded and could play CKUJnrly tor Pittsburgh. Arid he .dded that Ktner's reported salary if $DO,000 Inst year doesn't worry ilm even though the figures (show ?alph never has lilt well in Cin- cinnnli's Crosley Field. "Any Investment that pays a dlv- dcnri Is a good investment," Pall suld. "Ktner would more thai nake uj> for h!s salary by hfs blllty to dmw people In at tilt gate. '' , Worlh Gamble '•If Kiner doesn't pan out willi our club, he's still a good com lodity for another club that cm ise his talents. He's definllel worth n gamble." Paul hastened to explain, how ever, that the Reds don't wan Kiner merely lor trading matel ial. John Qulnn, general manager o ;hc Uraves, said he hncl talket with Kickey about Kiiier am turned over a long list of players for study. "If lie is interested in any them, then we'll tell him how nany we me willing to trade for Kiner," Quinn added. USGA to Take Over Sickly Women's Amateur Tourney r (AP) — In line with its policy of hiking over anything that begin* U. S. Golf Association has absorbed the Women's Open Tournament «« By fiAYI.E TA1.BOT NEW YORK to look good, the U. S. Golf Association has absorbed the Women's Open Tournament of now and will coijduci this year's event at Rochester, N. Y., June 25-27. We mean no disrespect to the*--——— = nation's ruling golf body in pointing out that it has permitted various men of Imagination to do its spadework willingness MUDDERS" DAY — Unsensonal Florida rains left jockeys Al Widinan, left, and Conn'y splattered with mud from head !o fool and sc'eminyly dazed at Hialenh Park, but it didn't stop the latter from booming from behind atop Spy King to plop down in front. Wiclman finished fourth. (NBA) Rusty Russell Resigns at SMU DALLAS (AP) — Soulhern Methodist University, winch never lins fired a footbnll coach, was looking tor one today to replace II. N. (Kusly) Ihissell, who resigned under pressure ntler two losing seasons. GF(S Told It Exceeds Its Powers Rocky Castellntii of I.iizernc, Pa., unbeaten in his last 10 fights, faces Pierre Lnnglolft ol France in Ihe Mnclisou Square Garden main event Fridny night over NBC television. Tt-'s a 12-roumlcr. Cnrl iBobo) Ol.son of Honolulu, top ranked contender, boxes Normnn Hnyuft of Boston nt the Boston Gnr- dcn Saturday night on UIE new network ABC TV fihc\v. They hope to pit Uic Iwo \vinuers in fi bout- that uouUl do much to clarify- the American middleweight picture. LITTLE HOCK f/F)—The Arkansas Onme nnd -Fish Commission, in the opinion of the attorney general's office, is exceeding Its nuthorUy in issuing "fish familng" regulations on privately-owned property. The opinion, written by chict Asst. Alty. Gen. John R. Thompson, saitl that Amendment 35 — which created the Commission—docs not. give It regulatory powers "pointing to iiny Intention to infringe on private rights." Thompson said it must be assured that Arkansas voters in adopting tin: constitutional amendment meant for it to be consistent with the U. S. Constitution which provides that "no stale shall . . . deprive any person of iife, liberty or properly without due process of law." Commercial fish are raised in Lonokc County and other sections Ru.sseH, third Southwest Confer-' cncc couch la quit in less than three months, stepped out last nighl with the simple sin lenient that "it Is too bis a Job to coach football nnd have to answer criticism ol the same time." Russell had been bend conch of SMU three years and had three years to go on his 'contract. He said he had been paid off by the university nnd Indicated il was in full lor the three remaining years. Dr. E. D. Mouzon Jr., chairman of the, faculty com mil tec on athletics, said the committee regretted Russell's resignation. „ "-. ^ The cry for a new conch nl SMU began In the middle of the 1950 season when the Methodists, then rated No. l in the nation, were beaten by Texas In a game that saw SMU do little except pnss. In 1D50 Southern Methodist won <iix games and lost four. In 1951 the record was three victories, six defeats -mid one lie. Last full, the Methodists won four games, lost five and lied one nnd finished thud in the Southwest Conference race— the highest they had placed In the eague in four years, Russell said he hoped to continue in coaching. Otis Douglns resigned as conch at Arkansas in November after three poor seasons. Bowdcn Wyatl of Wyoming succeeded Douglas. Dutch Meyer retired as coach at Texas Christian in December and was succeeded by Abe Marlin, his chief assistant. Meyer now is athletic director at TCU. Hogs Start Spring Practice Feb, 25 The Skippers Speak — LITTLE HOCK 61*i—Spring football practice for the Razorbacks win begin Feb. 25. Henri Coach Bowden Wyatt says he hopes to work in the 18 allotted days by March 21. Wyntt made the statement here during his tour ni-ouml the stntc. :o get acquainted with high school coaches nnd new talent. Wyntt said Uml. in the event of bad weather, he will move the opening of practice up to March 4. First Division Aim of Cubs B.v I'llll, CAVAKRKTTA DAM,AS (AP) — \Ve moved forward lust year and we're not standing still this year — not on the ball field nor in the .standings. \Ve finished fifth last year but I'm not going to he satisfied with anything less than a first division finish in 1!)53. may hll in Ihcrc occassion- Hank Sauer was our only long ball hilter last year. I'd like to Ret someone to back up riank this year so they can't wnlk him so often. We have a couple of long ball hitters among our newcomers. v plan to make an outfielder out of Leon Brinkopf, who played third hasp at Lo,s Am;elcs. He hit 27 home runs in '52. Paul Schranka, just out of the service, also can hit the long ball. M.iybe I'll even try Preston Ward, another cx- serviccmun in the outfield. He was our regular first baseman before lie went into the Army. Dee Fondy did a good Job at first last year acid I ally. Another change Tin thinking of mnking Bill Serrila n second biiseman. He played third nnd second lor us last year but looked better at second. If that succeeds. I'll move Kdrite Miksis to short. Of course, he'll have lo beat oul Roy Emallcy for Ihe Job. Hansom Jackson is my third baseman. Oui' four firsl-line pitchers nntur- allv will be Bob Hush, Warren Hacker, Johnny Klippstcin and Paul Minner. Bob Kelly, Turk Lown, Bob Schullz and Joe Hatlcn | will make up our second line pitching, I believe the league will be just as strong ns it was last year. Brooklyn again will be the team to beat. 1 also believe Ihe Phils will be rough. Watch out for Ilia club. The Giants and Cards figure to be strong, loo. Solon Raps TV Policy Says Every Minor League Club in Country is Hurt NEW YORK lift— Sen. Edwin C. Johnson of Colorado; says the major leagues' policy towards baseball television Is dangerous and destructive and could wreck every minor league club In (lie country. The senator, a Democrat' nnd president of the class A Western League, let loose with his Wast last night at the annual dinner of New York baseball writers. Most of the major league owners were in the audience. "Wake Up" He accused the major* of "conniving with a super salesman for television to lake the last drop of blood In the minors' territory" and ha pleaded with the owners to wake up before they find themselves "screaming tor Hollywood artists, nake up men. script writers for the impire baiters, show technicians, producers and loud voiced ilirec- :ors." Sen. Johnson said this salesman, vhom he did not further Identify, va.s making the rounds of the major engue club owners trying to set up i television game of the week. Waller O'Malley, president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who followed the senator to the speakers' stand said: "Baseball will take care of the radio and TV problem it.self. We have a committee that is very much concerned with Ihc problem and I am sine that it will come up with Hie solution before the next season Is over." In recent years. Us to go along with the times has given us a National Junior Championship since the Junior Chamber of Commerce thought up the Idea In 1010, and it hns faced Ihe facts squarely in the present Instance.. The women's amateur was a sick duck. We venture to say that the average sports fan could not, without advance preparation, uame three of the nation's leading: women amateur golfers. Amateur Itanks Stripped Because'of the inroads made by Freddie Corcoran's professional troupe within the past four or five years, XI le amateur ranks have been stripped down to the bone, fntercst in Ihc women's. amateur has been at an all-time low. There have been no "name" players to attract potential sponsors. The USQA needed to, he shocked into doing something to save the situation. It probably had that experience when our best gal amateurs went over to England last summer and took' a beating in the Curtis Cup Matches. That just isn't sup posed to happen. While tills was going on, the golf- Ing fathers needed only to pick up almost any edition of any paper to appreciate.that the w r oinen pros, brought along smoothly by Corcoran, had become a national institution. Their names — Louise Suggs, Babe Zaharias, Patty Berg Beltie Jamieson, Betty Rawls, the Bauer sisters — were known to every golf bug in the land. Not M-jJor Event Up to this time' the Women's Open has not, properly 'speaking been a major spoils event, despite the excellence of the competition It has not attracted a represents live field of amateurs. And the average fan probably has drawn little disthiction between It am the other tournaments played bj the women pros on their cross country tours. Official recognition by the USGA will make all the difference. Al the top amateurs will regard the action as an invitation to match their skill against the money gals once n year, and the result should provide the finest fields ever seen in women's golf. It is a safe guess that our cities in short order will he battling one another earnestly for the privilege of staging the event. The New York CilanLs grounded In the fewest double plays In the National League in 1952. The New Yorkers lilt Into 95 'twin-killings. of the Grand Prairie In irrigation ponds in rotation with rice crops. The Commission regulates this "fish farming" on the grounds of preventing illegal traffic of gtmie fish in (arm ponds. These regulations are included a list of three points which 51 House members recently cHrxl threatening to block any Game anc Fish Commission appropriation. The opinion, released yesterday was directed to Rep. Joe P. Melton Jr. <>f Lonokc County. Razorbacks, TCU Will Clash Tonight DALLAS (AP) — Six Southwest Conference games this week hold the key to whether one team will come out in a dominant position for the basketball championship or whether it'll continue a wacky scramble. Read Courier News Classified Ads IT DIDN'T GET AWAY—This six-foot 10-inch, 67-pound white marlin is nothing like a record, but it's a far cry from a SUEI bass or a pesky skate. It took Abraham Bates of New York 30 minutes to land his catch off "*"™ : !ton. Bermuda. NEA) Hawaiian Boxing Crowds Down '—Professional boxing I In Hawaii took a nosedive at the box office in 1952 ,with seven cards bringing in only $19940 for a 13- year low, Sports Editor Joe Anzivhio of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin blamed the slump on a shortage of home ring talent. "Such Hawaiian fighters as middleweight Carl (Bobo) Olson and lightweight Henry Davis have migrated to the mainland," Anzivino said. Top year in Hawaii fight circles yas 1&47 when 54 cards attracted 280.673 customers and J619.817 hi re- cipts. PRODIGY—Tiny Carol Hciss, 12, national junior women's figure skating champion from' New York, is taking aim on the world's senior title at Davos Switzerland, Feb. 8-15. (NEA.) Bosox Sign Prep Star LOS ANGELES (/T)—Tile Boston Reel Sox baseball chib has signed IB- year-old Billy Console to a three- year bonus contract that will pay :ilm a total of $60.000. The deal was announced yesterday by Sox scout Joe Stephenson. Billy was gradulnted last Friday Arkansas and Texas Christian start the hectic action .tonight at Payetlevillc. Tomorrow Te$as and'Baylor get logelher at Waco and Southern Methodist tries for its first league win in a tussle 'with Texas A&M at College Station. Rice takes on non-conference foe Sam Houston State Thursday, then goes against Texas Saturday night nt Austin. That same night, A&M meets Baylor and Southern Methodist entertains Arkansas. Texas lias Ihe best chance of moving away from the rest of the pack. Victories over Baylor and Rice would put the Longhorns in- an enviable 'position. Three in Second Right now three teams — Ricej< Baylor and Texas Christian -- are^ tied for second place and Arkansas is right behind. Either of Ihese four teams could come out as a stretch runner with the right combination of wins (bis week. There was just one conference game last \veek and Texas Christian won it, over Southern Methodist; 51-34. In non-conference games, Arkansas polished off Pittsburgh, Kans., Slate Teachers. 79-63, and Baylor licked Houston. 77-02. Rice's Gene Sclrwlnger and Baylor's John Starkey continue to dominate individual scoring. Schwinger leads season scoring •ith 266 points. Starkey has '229. Starkey leads conference scoring •ith 105 points. Schwinr-er has 102. League Games W L Pet 'exas. 3 l .750 Saytor 3 2 .600 lice 3 2 .600 •CU 32 .600 \rkansas 2 2 .500 •exas A&M 2 3 .400 ,MU 0 4 .000 PROOF BOTTLED IN BOND YUtOWST.ONE INC., IOUISVIUE, K Machine Delinting and Approved Ceresan Treatment For Your Cotton Seed AlljCotlon Seed Dolinled to Cusiomcrg Specification. \Ve Want Your Business. LUXORA GIN COMPANY I.uxora, Ark. Phone 4311 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Feb. 2 8:00 p.m. 4-MAN TAG MATCH Edward Welch & Roy Welch The De Vinci Bros. Tony & Lou 90 Min. Time I.imil — Host 2 out of 3 Falls Adults 60c—Children 15c ALSO 2 1-FALL MATCHES Roy Welch vs. Tony DeVincI Edward Welch vs. Lou DcVinci ATTENTION FARMERS Re sure to have your COTTONSEED and SOYBEANS TKSTKU for GERMINATION. Woodson-Tenent Laboratories Licensed Grain Inspectors fi12 West Ash St.' Ulytheville, Ark. rom. Dorscy High School, where ha yas a hard-hitting third baseman^ le was chosen as the city's player* if the year in 1951 and 1952. For Fine Foods, Choose PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries We Deliver Coil In 2043 Come In 1044 Chick. by Felix Carney Well, the big argument stijj goes on'. . . about televiaiol and its effect on sport events. The NCAA is going give us another year of li| ted TV football next fall, w only one game allowed t< televised each Saturday, the opposition to this restd ed program is getting strJ er, led by the Universitif Notre Dame and Pen| vania, who fefcl that school should be allowd dictate' its own TV politj What may settle the I matter is the probabi action by the U. S- Just| part men t's anti-trust before the football rolls around. The e| NCAA program could ] be scuttled if the Jus partmeut finds that to "thwart the publ| est." TV odds 'n ends: in the business has 1 tied by the co cess of "Omnibus," ind-a-half Sunday show originally sponl ;he Ford Foundation ; lerimental show be different. Now lias five sponsors, a Ford Foundation will tul a new program soon, impact of video on the ni may be seen in the fact] bill will be introduc/ Congress to exempt th from the 20 percent a ment tax.. . You'll get an 1 ment and entertainment lore from your new big sci TV set:. .and you'll get 1; ing satisfaction, too, if y buy the set that's built many years of service . . . th' new General Electric TV. Se<! it at Btvtlievflle -2thmtnitm it at BLYTHRVILLE SALES CO. 109 E. Main St. Phone 361G.

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page