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PACE en (AKK.V cowmen mews SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1950 Tigers And Reds Lead Grapefruit Standings--Ferrier, Hogan Pace Masters Cincinnali Tops WrtJi 15 Victories lUlft's Bengals Best Of American League . T««mft with 11 Wins . By Joe Falls Press Sports Writer If springtime form to dale holds true for the Impending major league baseball season—which it usually doesn't—It'll be Cincinnati •gainst Detroit In the world series] ' Cincinnati, the National League's perennial power In the sunshine belt, tops the 16 major league clubs In the'mythical Grapefruit League with a 15-8" record for a .652 percentage. Red Rolfe's Tigers, regarded as the American League dark horse, lead that circuit with a .611 mark on 11 victories and seven setbacks. Figures, including Manias of. last night, embrace only those games • gainst major-league opnosltlon. Detroit has shown a distinct liking for American ' League 'opposition, winning all of its eight starts. On the other hand, the Tigers sport & 3-7 .figure against National League foes. Brooks Five Most Wins Cincinnati has displayed little preference. The Rhinclanders hold a 6-4 edge on clubs in its own league and a 9-4 bulge over American League teams. .Counting all games—that Against major and minor league opposition—Brooklyn's Dodgers top the list. The Brooklyns boast an overall record of 16 victories against Dodgers' triumphs have come six losses. "However, nine of the against minor league clubs . Detroit, with 14 overall victories In 21 starts, would still be the No. 1 team in the. American League irith a '.667 mark. Here's the current exhibition standings. Figures include games of last night and are for games against major league oposition only. Figures in parenthesis denote last year's regular season finish. AMERICAN LEAGUE Getz to Team With Roberts In Mat Match Al Getz, veteran heavyweight grapple.-, returns to the Memorial auditorium ring Monday night to take part in the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts. Getz, who halls from Louisville, K.V., will team with tough Red Roberts, the ex-undertaker from Little Rock, against WK Jack Moody and Eddie Gossctt In the HO-minute time limit, best two of three falls main event bout. Getz, after an absence of several years, returned to the ring here two months ago but left the circuit again after two appearances. He is rated as one of the top heavyweights In the South today. Monday night's performance will ! nlst> mark the return of Moody after a lengthy absence. An ex-Tennessee footballer, Moody weighs near the 230 mark and is a Strangler Lewis headlock artist. Both Roberts and Gossett are holdovers from last week's card. Two one-fall preliminary,bouts will complete Monday night's card. In the first, Roberts will take on Moody, and Getz will swap grips with GoMctt in the other. W Detroit . Philadelphia (5) Cleveland 13} .. St. Louis (7) .. New Tor* (IV , . 11 7 ..64 .. 11 9 . 9 9 ..11 W .. fl 11 .. 4 6 S 9 ~ NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pi-t. Chicago (•) Washington (8) L Pet. .611 .600 ..WO .50* .45* .450 AMI .357 Cincinnati (7) .. Brooklyn (11 Chicago (8) K(t*iirjh .(6) ., • Philaclelphhi (3) Nerr.Tork IS] . St. Txinls (J) ... Boston (4) IS 8 7 5 in s 8- 8 8 8 .1 It 10 13 9 13 .581 .55* .500' .500 .4W 435 .409 Baksi Scores 7th Round KO Over Reynolds NEW YORK, April 8. time I'm not going to miss the boat." It was Joe Baksi talking. The 217 pound ex-coal miner (rom Kulpmont, Pa. f had JJst 'stopped handsome Bernie Reynolds of Talrfield, Conn., In & two minutes seven seconds of the seventh round at St. Nicholas .Arena. Big Joe floored his ISfi-pound foe seven times and looked very Impressive. He wore the 24-year old Reynolds down with & vicious head and body attack and ended the cheduled ten-rounder with left ooks to the mid section in the cventh. He. first decked Reynolds for eight nd Referee Ruby Goldstein didn't ven bother to count after the «ec- nd. "This time I'm not going to kick ay any chances," said Baksi. "1 st my chance at Joe Louis in '47 Because I didn't train for Oile anriberg. Tandberg beat Baksi in Sweden The first food to be shipped by refrigerator car was eight tons of toirtter, from New York to Boston hi 1851, NEW SKIPPER—Eddie Erdc- latz is applying the groundwork in spring training al Annapolis as the Middies' new football skipper. A former Navy line coach, Erdelat? t returned to Annapolis from the professional San Francisco 4Qcrs replacing the resigned George Saucr. Exhibtion Baseball Results Vest* rday's Result)* Boston (A) 11, Macon (SAW 0 Cleveland (A) 16, New York (N i Detroit (A) 13, Montgomery SEU 1 Cchiciigo (N) 7. Dallas (TU 1 Birmingham <SM g, New York A) 4 Brooklyn (N) 9, Atlanta (SA) Boston (N) 5. Cincinnati (N) 4 Philadelphia (N) 8, Fort Worth TL) 3 St. Louis (A) 11, , San Antonio TL1 3' Pittsburgh (N) S, Chattanooga SA) 3 Brooklyn (N) "B" 7, Reidsvilli CL) 2 Today's Schedule Pittsburgh (N) vs Boston (A) a Birmingham, Ala. Detroit (A) vs Chicago (A) a Mobile, Ala. New York vs New Orleans at Nei Orleans, La. St. Louis (At vs San Antonio a San Antonio, Tex. Philadelphia (A) vs Washingto) A) at Orlando, Fla. Cincinnati <N) vs Boston (N it Lynchburjjf, Va. Brooklyn (N) vs Atlanta at At .anta, Ga.. Chicago (N) vs Shreveport Slireveport, La. Cleveland (A) vs Ne» York (N at Oklahoma City, Okla. Philadelphia (N) vs New Yor (N) at Oklahoma city, Okla. Philadelphia <N) vs Dallas Dallas, Tex. St. Louis (N) vs Houston at Hoi ton. Tex. Brooklyn (N) (B squad) vs Dtir ham al Durlitim, N. C. lov/a University Nine Defeats Ozarks 18-3 CLARKSVILLE, Ark. April (API—The University of loua bn=c ball team, which ha.s found Ark ansas opponents mostly easy pick ings, defeated College of the Ozarks 18-3. here yesterday. The Towans made IB hits alt three Ozarks pitchers. Ozarks got only five safeties. Pros Talk Over Wants With PGA But Both Sides Quiet About What Went On; Plan Meeting Tonight AUGUSTA, On., April 8. (/TV- Some of solfdom's top-flight players met last night, with PGA officials and talked over player demands for more say-so on tournament play, but both side.? were a little cagey about saying exactly what tcok place. Horlon Smith of Detroit, the PGA secretary, and President Joe Novak of Los Angeles, association spokesmen, said last night's powwow took in points of disagreement between (he PGA and the stars, end that another conference was set for 8 tonight. 'Neither side made any concessions or commitments last ntght, id the PGA spokesmen. George Schneitcr, ousted Monday > the PGA's tournament' bureau manager, appeared for the players. The indications were that tonight's meeting would bring about more results than last night's discussions. 8 LD AND NEW Jack Burke, Jr.,'putts before the critical eye of ene Sarazen on the practice green of the Augusta, Ga., National course, where they were the oldest and youngest players in the Muteri tournament. Sa'razen, 48, in characteristic knickers, 'won his first U.S. Open before Burke, 27, was born. Gan Yanks Do It Again? Jury Goes Out April 18 Jack Hand NEW ORLEANS. April 8. (AP) —' Can Casey Stengel do It again? Can he aging New York Yankcc.s win nothcr for the "miracle man" nanager of 1949? The Jury goes out April 18. May* they won't arrive at a verdict ntil the last day of the season, ust like last year. Before they go, el's -sum up a few arguments pro nrt con. . ' On the "ye.s" side: The Yanks still have .that .strong bench" that won for them last 'ear. Joe DIMaggio, .despite the tsual scare stories, Is ready to go. erry Coleman, a rookie unknown ast spring,' is an v established big eague second baseman. The pitch- ng looks strong with Allie Reynolds, Ed Lopat and Tommy Byrne howing particularly good form. There seems to be no ovcrconfl- erice, no tendency to rest on last year's laurels. Oh yes, Joe Page is itill'around, too. Henrtr* Allinj Now on the "no" side: Tommy Henrich, hobbled by a <neeX injury, missed incst of the rairiing grind. It still is not cer- .airf-'that he .will be able to open :he -season. Bobby Browiv reported at* after finishing med .school and may not be ready to jump from the >arrier al full speed. Pitcher Jack Sanford has shown little to make up for the tlOO.ODO he., cost over ve'ar ago. Bob Porterficld, despite a couple' of fine efforts, icmnins question mark because of his oir arm trouble. Mo;t important of all the stand pat club is a year older. 'lay in Missco >emi-Pro League To Start April 30 Play In the newly re-organized .lissLssippi County Semi - Pro League will begin April 30 and will lose Aug. B, It. was voted at a meet- of representatives of teams In he league last night. Pour of the eight teams being cnsidercd for membership in the eague attended last night's mcet- ng and in addition .to setting op- 'ning and closing dates, ,for play, adopted by-laws for• operation of he loop. Last night's meeting was held in he .Godwin Sporting Goods Store. Bill Godwin, acting president of he league, said that he would award a trophy to the team wing the league pennant The championship will be decided in a post-season playoff between winners of first and second half play. Teams considered for admittance .o the league are KeLser, Luxora, Burdctte, Lutes Store. Fort? - and Eight. Tomato, Blyth»vilie and Vumber Nine. Belgian Roads Given $46 Million face Lift BRUSSELS —(^— Belgian road.' are undergoing a 46 inilion dollar (ace lift. Mcrttcvnl highways, left behind by rail and canal in the transport race, are getting reads to help bolster Belgium's boast "as the "Turntable of Europe." However, the 46 million dollars is only a fructEon'of what the Ministrs of Public Works estimates is necessary. The director general roads at the Ministry fays it wil take ten years and 40 million do\ Inrs to give the country a moderi road network. Belgium's roads an about 100 years behind (lie time. 1 ; Even main highways are still pavct with" stone cut blocks hewed b; hand In southern Belgium, Construcllon ot the temple of th Latter - day Saints (Mormon church in Salt Lake City was begtl in 1853 and completed 40 years late No-H/t, No-Run Game Hurled in Y-League Play Play in the Y Grade School Soft ball League was marked this week by a no-hit, no-rim game by Sud bury's Freddia Rounsiivllle ovci Central's sixth grade team.-Tin score was 9-0. The same atternoon, Thursday Central's fifth graders" downed th Sudbury fifth graders by an 11-; score with a four-run rally In thi last Inning. Jerry Brown was thi winning hurler with Danny Bratch er the loser. In Friday's games, Yarbro took a double-header from the Lang teams with the sixth graders scor ing a 10-9 verdict and the fifth graders winning 10-7. For the fifth graders Daniel worked for Yarbro while James Termaln and David Holt share mound duties for Lange. in th sixth grade game, James Lang wa the winning pitcher and Freddi Akers the loser. Trumann Coach Resigns TRUMANN, Ark., April 8. (AP>— Bob Cope, former University Arkansas football guard, has resign ed as coach here, effective June 30 He did not say what his futllr plans are. Cope came here last year. He for merly held coaching positions Hamburg and Smackover. Mayor Wonts Pooc/ies To Lead a Dog's Life BUTTE, MonL—M>i—A dog's life is going to get complicated here soon if Mayor Thomas R. Morgan can find another dogcatchcr. Butte has only one now. He xvorks at night —and is badly outnumbered by the pooches even when he's on duty. But when he's home sleeping In the daytime, says Morgan, many householders who keep their pels shut up at night allow them to run loose In the daylight, hours. SocJerJ Security Costs Include Premiums for Insurance for Worker Many workers covered by Soc.ia Security do not realize, that undc this program they also have an In surancc policy with the federal go' eminent, according to L. E. Brad ford, manager of the Federal Si curity Agency office in Jonesbor "Many worker's think of Socl Security as providing only retire ment benefits and fail to take in consideration their insurance coi erage in case of death," Mr. Brad ford said. The worker pays fo: this insui ance through deductions from ' h paycheck and benefits are payab as a matter of right, he explained. This Insurance, he'added, provides monthly checks in case of a worker's death for his children his widow and, In some cases, for his dependent, parents. TRAINING CAMP BRIEFS By ?he Associated Pr«s« 'Australian Fires A 67 on 2nd Lap Henrich, who hasn't played since farch 13. might finally see some ction. ATLANTA, April 8. (/!*>— Carl Fu- illo, Brooklyn Dodgers' outfield ugger, seems ready for another ocd season. In last night's game here with Atlanta, won by the Brooks 9-4, Carl banked two triples and a pair f singles. He knocked In five runs. Joe Flatten became the first Dodg- • to pitch the full nine innings his spring. Joe gave up seven hits. Rtyrs Turns Slugger OKLAHOMA CITY, April 8. W| —Leo Durocher may stick with his iriginal choice for first basenian if the New York Giants—young lack Harshinan—but Cuban Map Reyes is trying hard for the Job. The Senor walloped a home run m Thursday and in yesterday's 162 loss to Cleveland at Shrevcport, ^a.. Reyes came through with two lits and two runs batted In. Harnner Hits Grand Slam DALLAS, Tex., April 8. WV-This nay be the year that Granny Hamner lives up to predictions' that he's one of the best shortstops in the National League. The Philadelphia Phillies* young •shortstop has been playing ,great | ball in the south during spring training. Yesterday he hit three 'or five against Fort Worth. Tex., ncluding a grand slam home run and a double. ihutout ball against Minneapolis. NEW ORLEANS; April I. (fl>>— for Joe Haynes. Tlie big right-hand- obby Brown, New York, Yankee i er was laid up most of last season ilrd baseman who did not report with a convalescent shoulder but 3 the team until the end of March | last week he threw five innings of Because he was earning his M. D. ; Tulan, was stated to play his rst game today. His initial appearance in the const between the Yanks and New 'rlcans was certain to prove quite n attraction for Tulane admirers, here was also a chance that Tom- Plenty of Righthanders LYNCHBUFiG. Va.. April 8. Manager Luke Scwell has an idea those teams that plan to use lot of left handed pitchers against the Cincinnati Reds—he has i all right-handed hitting team face (he southpaws. With that kind of an arrangement, Sewell said he could use Bobby Usher, "Peanuts" Lowrey and Danny Litwiler in the oul- !ield; Joe Adcock, Jimmy Bloodworth, Red Stallcup and Bobby Adams in the infield and either Dixie Howell or Walker Cooper as catcher. The Reds dropped another game [o the Boston Braves yesterday, 5 to 4. Master at Cleanup OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., April 3. o?;—Don't be surprised if you find luwhious Luke Easter, Cleveland's rookie outfielder, batting, in the cleanup slot when the Tribe opens the season. Manager Lou Boudrcau said several weeks ae° that second baseman Joe Gordon would serve a: fourth-place hitter this year, bul Hint was before Easter found' his batting eye. Both players have seven homers and have baited in a proportionate number of runs during the exhib ition season. Gordon, however, docs n't like to fill the cleanup spo although Boudreau used him thcr more than any other players , las season. Cards* Pitching Poor HOUSTON, Tex., April 8. {/TV- Manager Eddie Dyer of the St. Louis 'ardinals is looking for a rainbow -one that win end -his pitching problems. On occasion some of his hurlers have looked great this spring. But here's the overall picture: opposing teams, winning 14 out of 24 Sanies from the Cards, bagged 157 runs and 247 hits. The Red Birds were good for only 98 rUns and Iff? hits. Taylor Likes Starr SAN ANTONIO, Tex.. April 8. f/I>) —Pitcher Dick Starr, former New- York Yankee farm hand, has brought a gleam. to -the eye of Manager Zach Taylor of the St. Louis Browns. "I think Starr may be a big help (o my ball club this season," snvs Taylor. Against the Chicago Cubs Thurs- night, his last time out. Starr gave up six hits and fanned seven in a six inning stint. Xcwhouser Recovering MOBILE. Ala., April 8. (O>t— Pit cher Hal Xewhouser Is less djstrub ed than he was a few days ago. Hal has had a mysterious sor arm. But after., a half hour's wor 1 in batting practice <$t -Montgomcr yesterday the Detroit Tiger, hurle was encouraged.' "I threw hard for the first time It- didn't pain me at ail," he saic "It's the best news I've had." Tallin Under Knife SHREVF.PORT, La., April 8- (A") Andy Pafko. the only Chicago Cu player certain of a starting assign nient for the IQ50 season, may no be in uniform for the April 18 open er in Chicago. The 29-year ol center fielder is suffering from ton silitis and surgery is in the offing He played three Innings last nigh against Dallas and got the first h f the evening. The Cubs won, 7- nd will face Shrevcport of th Texas League tonight. Harris Wants Pilchin^ ORLANDO, Fla., April 8. l/Tl — Manager Bucky Harris Isn't asking .for much—just a pitcher who can work regularly and win. When his Washington Nationals go up against the Philadelphia Athletics today, Harris will have tws fingers and a coupie of toes crossed AMERICAN LEGION Presents Easter Dance Music by Willie Adolph and His RYTHMA1RES Sunday, April 9 — 9 'Til ? WAGON WHEEL Stccle, Mo., Municipal Airport BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST ADMISSION I'RICE ANYWHERE! ^ Reserved Reals on Sale al I he Legion Arena from 6 p.m. Every Monday Monday, April 10 ADULTS SOc — CHILDREN I5c NV.v Starling Time 8:15 BOX SEATS 15c EXTRA BKOS. Wed. Apr. 12 Malinee and Night 4 p.m. R p.m. 24 Thrilling Acts American Legion Auditorium ADMISSION: Adulls ?1.20 Children fiflc (Tax Included) Advance Tickets on Sale Al Floyd White's Shoe Slor« (Tax InelwM) TAG MATCH Our Telephone Number 4438 Shelton Motor Co. Sox Haxc Hitlers MpBILE, Ala., April 8. (A*)— Th Vnicago white Sox have five .3 litters in Grapefruit League com ic ti lion. Outfielder Jim Busb ookie from Waterloo, la., has A'l STOP tW/fl<j SAVE YourTemp«r and Money by Installing the NEW Bantam Ben Blattt A 68 as Runner-up; Demaret is Third By Sterling Slappej AUGUSTA, G*., April 8. </T>— J enter and Ben Hogan had ended, aybe temporarily and possibly per- anently, two rumors about their olf as the tough third round of Masters tournament began to- Ferrier—a giant Australian with kink in his swing—leads the Masere with 137 strokes which should ank among the most consistent golf and stop stones that he's rratic. Little Ben. a Texan who never rags even about Texas, is second ith 141. Hogan's great second round i 68 strokes proves again that the uiet. Intense champion Is far from nished .with the game he com- nandcd until a serious automobile ccident in February 1948. Ferrier covered the Augusta Na- ional's par seventy-two 6,900 yard ourse yesierriay In 67 strokes, 'hat's the kind of shooting which .ocsn't happen often on this cham- lonship course and when it does it sually means,a Masters victory. One shot back of Ben at 142 at he opening of the third round Is "immy Demaret of OjnJ, Calif., and 'lie stroke further In the rear is .awson Little, another Californlan rom Monterey. k Youngsters Hcrchel Spears of Huntsville. Ala., and skee Riegel of Tlllsa. Okla., are tied at 144. Three •etcrans trail them by a stroke- Henry Picard of Cleveland; de- ending Masters champion Sam Snead of While Sulphur Sprlm ~ V. Va.. and Byron Nelson of oke, Texas. Reigel, just three months a professional, was the first day leader vith 69. Leachyille Man Enters Duroc Litter Contest L. B. Young of Lcnchville has entered a litter of 10 purebred Duroc nigs in the National Duroc Ton Litter Contest, according to B. R. Evans, Secretary of - the United Di'roc Record Association, Peoria Illinois. To qualify as an official ton litter of the Duroc breed, the litter must reach a weight of 2,000 pounds or more at 180 days of nge and requires certification by an official witness at both the time of farrow and when the Utter ts weighed at 180 .days. The contest Is ', open to purebred Duroc litters sired V by a registered Duroc boar and far- ; v- r , C o?L c:l betwcm Ja n- 1st and AprU2i\ 30th inclusive. !•• • average for 18 games to head the tatting parade. Inficlder Floyd Es.ker has .375, and infielders Casa Michaels and Hank Majeskl have .3-17 p.nti .321 respectively. Nelson Fox, 23-year old infielder, rounds out the list with .303. 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