The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 16, 1951 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 16, 1951
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1951 & Chicks Prep for Whitehaven Invasion; O'Brien Returns The Chicks began .-their week of* drills in dead 'earne-st yesterday As R general rule, Monday is their light day, especially after a victory but yesterday Ihey dressed out iii full battle array and went straight to work at hard contact toil Coach nuss Mosloy, obviously dissatisfied with the showing his tribe marie against Dierks. ordered a full time scrimmage. He sent the Chicks through a long offensive session which was capped off with a hard head-knocking scrimmage. Armed with Information oh the BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS reputedly "loaded" Tigers that he personally obtained on a scouting trip to' Memphis last week, Coach Baseball Probers Eye PCL; Griffith and Widmar Testify WASHINGTON, Oct. 16. (AP)-A house group Investigating baseball today turned its attention to the Pacific Coast League and called on Leslie O'Connor, league counsel, as a witness. Mosley spent considerable time in exercising the Chicks on the art of blocking and tackling. Then he went to work on his of- I major 1 (D-N'Y) has shown considerably curiosity about failure of the Pa -..„., JJL HCIIV vj WIHK on nis or- i «"*jw icrfyue uniicnise nasn t been tensive attack, working in a. play or I moved to such cities as Los Angeles tWO the Chlfkc Jlaron't Henri nil . or Can TT..-yi nlr*~ two the Chicks haven't used all year which would indicate that he' intends to "throw the book" at Whitehaven. Played Under Wraps The Chicks played completely under wraps last week in hopes of crossing up Whitchaven scouts who were known to have been in the crowd. They ran but five basic plays ^and didn't show their vaunted aerial attack a single time. But this week it will be all-out warfare. Mosley Indicated as much yesterday when he discarded the usual limbering up routine of Mondays for a hard, full time practice session. The Chicks are expected to be at top strength for the Whitehaven invasion. Halfback Johnny O'Brien, who watched the Dierks game from the bench because o( a neck injury received in the Jackson, Tenn., game was' running at full speed yesterday and is expected to be ready to go against the Tigers. Mel Hay. hobbled by a pulled leg ligament, was unable to go at full steam !n either the Jackson or the Dierks game but he was going all out yesterday and, he too, should be ready to go Friday night. And halfback Tommy Mosley, who was hampered by an angle injury last week, looked In top shape yesterday. The Chicks have another tough seiaion scheduled for today and tomorrow then they will rest the remainder of the week except for a lisht warm up drill Thursday afternoon. T Harry Walker To Pilot Cards' Rochester Club ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 16. W)— Harry (The Hat) Walker, former National League batting champion, has been named manager of the International L e_a g u e Rochester Red Wings, replacing Johnny Keane. Walker was playing-manager of the Columbus team of the American Association this year. The Red Birds finished last and Walker finished the season with the St. Louis Cardinals as a utility outfielder. Rochester and Columbus are Cardinal farm clubs. Keane. in three seasons at the helm of the Red Wings, produced jtfre pennant winner and finished Second twice. He will be retained in the Card's organization. General Manager Bing Devine of the Red Wings also disclosed yesterday that his club will receive four players from the Cards, pitchers Fred Martin. Jack Crimian, Danny Lewandow'Ski and EJdon (Rip) Repulski. The monopoly Investigating sub- other things—such as travel ex committee headed by Hep. Celler penses at the end of a season-injury pay — also need a thorough overhauling, he contended Al Widmar. a lanky righthander of the St. Louis Browns hurling staff, told the subcommittee a group of players in California is thinking about proposing a non-union players' guild to pass on salary disputes. He was a hold-out in 1940 w h e n the Browns bought him from Bal- - cific Coast League to attain major league status. And Rep. Hillings (R- Calif) repeatedly has asked why n hasn't been or San Francisco. O'Connor headed the Chicago White Sox organization before he »«*..„,] * TT V—,— L niu^ua uougnt nmi irom B; moved west. He also-had a long tourltimore and tried to sign him to of du - of duty as secretary of baseball under the high commlssionership of the late Kcnesaw M. Landis. The group, intent on finding out if the anti-trust laws should be changed to exempt professional baseball, yesterday heard Cy Block, now in the insurance business in New York, testify baseball must do something about the minor leagues if it expects to keep a high standard in the majors. "Going to Pol" Block has played in all classifications In the minors, and briefly with the Chicago Cubs. He spent 1948, 1949 and 1950 with Buffalo. "In the minors." he said, "everything is going to pot. Unless something changes, within ten years they will have bush leaguers In the majors." Block commented that although a maximum salary Is outlined In the minors, there's no minimum and a player can be paid any amount. All contract calling for S2.000 less than he earned as a minor leaguer. Approves Clause He couldn't go for that, he testi- ed. and threatened to carry his case to the courts before a settlement- was reached. However, he expressed approval of the reserve clause—the legal provision by which owners have exclusive right to players 1 talents as long as they are In organized baseball. Clark (Jriffith, one of the founders of the American League, admitted the organization came Into being as a result of violations of the reserve clause in National Leaguers contracts back in 1901. The 82-year-old Washington Senators president said he takes a dif ferent view, now, though. "We can't have player* jumping from one league to another," he said./'It would destroy baseball,' «,w-~~^ season may be finished, but players who win three World Series in i row remain in baseball, one wav or anollier XoBi Berra autographs balls at his Woodcljff Lake, N.J. home « his son, Larry, 22 months, looks on rnlently. (NEAy— ' , Rupp Defends Players Involved in Cage Fix CHICAGO, Oct. 16. (API-Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp has taken a slap__at criticism levelled agaiiirt college players Involved in the recent cage fix scandals. Rupp told the Herald-American* ^__ Quarterback Club yesterday that "It's time somebody stood up for basketball. . . Ten million kids have been playing basketball for the last 58 years and very few boys have strayed from the narrow path." Rupp, who coaches the collegiate squad which meets the Rochester Uncover Massacre Site SINGAPORE. I,V,-A mass grave of 1.300 Chinese and Malays shot by the Japanese durinc their wartime occupation was discovered in the Bedok road section of Singapore. HEADS AT HIGHBURY—Up together go Hendon left back Mike Lane, head up, and Arsenal center forward, Eddie Lev/is, during a floodlit London football Association Challenge Cup ni-.lch at Ars: ••>!'.<; Highbury Sladium. (IVtA) Hoyals at Chicago Stadium Friday night In the annual all-star basketball game, called for leniency in public opinion against the fix players. "The Biack Sox threw games" he said. "These kids shaved points. It's not fair to bracket them along with that baseball scandal. There's a difference In throwing a game and shaving points." The famous coach said he could not condone the betting that spawned the cage scandals. "But here are New York papers printing odds before a game;" he said. "If, newspapers are allowed to print odds for the benefit of guttersnipes who infest the fringes of sport, maybe we should check up on some newspapers. Also, why take it out on the kids if point spreads are demn a boy for his one mistake of a lifetime?" Decision !s Not- Final, DiMog Soys SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 16. OPi— Joe DiMaggio, giving every indication he's played his last major league bail came, nevertheless says he won't make his decision final for at least a month. Then he'll tell New York Yankees boss Dan Topping, the centerfield ace said a? he departed yesterday for a month's baseball tour of Ja- ps.n. DiMaggio said he'd civen his decision to Topping in Xetv York last week -but the bow asked him to think It over. So he a creed to drop in on Topping after he returns from Japan. HIRED HAND—The Colorado Slate Industrial Commission decided that, in effect, Ernest E Nemeth was hired by th* Uai- versity of Denver to play football, so was entitled to disability pay from its insurance company. Nemeth, a guard, suffered an injury in Spring practice of 1950, underwent an operation and his back is still in a brace (NBA) Injuries Plentiful in SWC; Hogs Report Sagley Out DALLAS, DC,. I6 . ( Ar) _The Southern Methodist-Rice game at Houston Saturday night appears to be the only Southwest Coherence ^ 11 ' 5 ^^ '" WWCh thC team5 Wl " ^ ** handica PI* d by'player Other so.uads report injury lists* ranging from a few split lips to the long and varied toll at Texas Christian. Texas, the nation's No. 4 team, went through a light workout yesterday minus center Jack Barton, who has a bruised hip, and end Tom Stolhandske, who hurt an ankle In the Oklahoma game. Arkansas, Texas' opponent this week In Fayetteville, reported defensive linebacker Floyd Sagley out of uniform with a bruised hip. The Porkers spent much time practicing extra point 'kicks and field goals. Texas A&M.' rated No. 6 nationally, is looking for a replacement for aalfback Augle Saxe. Saxe broke lis left arm Saturday. End Walter Hill missed practice and backs Bob Smith and Billy Tidwell did no contact work. TCU Hit Hard TCU, worked against Aggie formations with sophomore Hay McKown in the quarterback position. The injured regular quarterbacks. Gil Bartosh and Mai Fowler, confined themselves to a few sprints and practice passes. Bartosh, with a sprained ankle, may be able to play against A&M, but coach L. R. (Dulchi Meyer Indicated McKown would carry the load. Baylor guard Walter Bates and end Harold Hlley probably won't be in the lineup Saturday against Texas Tech because of leg injuries. However, lhe injured. Charley Jones and Francis Davidson are mproving and they may be able to spell Don Carpenter some at left half. The SMU squad got an abbreviated practice session yesterday, an obvious reward for their 27-20 win over Notre Dame, Herschel Forrester, Lou Miller. Rusty Russell Jr. and I. D. Russell had minor injuries but are slated for active service against Hice. Every member of the Rice squad was hale and hearty after the Navy Same Saturday. Coach Jess Nccly said he wasn't sold yet on Dan Drake, who completed seven of 10 passes for two touchdowns against Navy, us his starting quarterback. :.eroy Fenstemaker. battling Drake 'or the starting role last spring, ooked good in yesterday's drill. Singapore Population Up SINGAPORE CAP)—The population of this thriving British crown colony city has Jumped 82 per cent in the last 20 years. Population in 11131 was 557,7-15. It's nox estimated at 1,015,453. Stock Up Now for that Halloween Party! ITS DE-BirTERIZED! ITS CLEAN! :===;:• Griesedieck Bros. Brewery Co. si Malone Uses Taped Rock as Wrestle Tool Mike Meroney. promoter of the American Legion's wTestllng bouts here, said this morning that he was going to make a full report of action of grappler Eddie Malone in last night's bout with Roy Welch to the Arkansas Athletic Union. The action referred to by Meroney was the use of a taped rock as a weapon In the bout. Malone used the weapon to beat Welch and match referee, Virgil Hatfielri. during the match. He was disqualified in the bout and Welch was declared the victor. The rock slinging incident teok place in the third fall of the match. The two wrestlers were tied at the time with Malone having won the first fall and Welch the second. Meroney did not elaborate further on the incident except for saying that Welch suffered minor but paJnful head Injuries He also said that he held up a portion of Malone's purse "for the time being." This bout was the first of a double main event program. In the first bout, a couple of women wrestlers tangled and Carol Carota defeated Terry Majors. Miss Carota won the decision by taking the second and third falls after losing the (irst. PAGE SEVEN California Takes Over as Tpp Team in Nation; Vols Second By EI> COKKIC.VN ,. . .. ,,;,.' '•"•'•• '"• »"'•; —me Lrtwcleri Hears of the'" 8 "" University of California took over today as the No i col-if^U oge football team in tlie land after threatening to hit the top lor two "•""'•- Coach Lynn "Pappy" Waldorf's men, winners of four straight this season, collected 1,129 points in the third weekly Associated Press poll of sports writers and sportscasters ivoire uamc across the nation. They easily beat prise and Ohio , ---..—- uutautcQ from with its 43-7 triumph over lenreia. * " California tripped Washington State 42-35. while Michigan StatS d Texas, had to come from behind to beat 5. Texas jMarqitetre, 20-14. Tennessee whirh e th Further lhe Bears were voted Vhe No. 1 spot on 50 of the .na ballots cast, compared to 26 for Tennessee and 16 for Michigan Stale, tile leader in the first two polls. Two new members Joined the top ten, They were Princeton and Dav- lor, which took over the No. 9 and No. 10 spots, respectively, others In Buckeyes, held to a 6-6 standoff by Wisconsin Saturday, dropped 10 11th, and Notre Dai'e. beaten 2720 by Southern Methodist, plymmct- ed to No. 21. Texas Moves Up Texas. Georgia Tech and Maryland all improved their position* over a week ago. The Lonphorns jumped from sixth after whippin Hoople Goes to Schultz Law Of Progression for Scores By MAJOR AMOS B. HOOPLE Old Blue Egad! Like lions leaping upon a fallen gladiator -Like wolves pouncing upon a mighty stag at bay-Like footpads robbing a drunk m an alley— Like ogres snatching candy from a babe- That is how some of my jacka readers have been preying upon me because on a recent Saturday I chanced to pick more losers than winners for the first time in my brilliant career! One of 'the more-insulting scribblers said: "Why don't you go back to picking walnuts off cukes?" Another crass person u-role: "We've got rich off your selections— betting against them!" Another vents his spleen: "Your selections nre the worst since George Bernard Shaw picked Carpenlier to beat Demosey!" ' Thus you behold me swirling In a Johnstown flood of .insults from those craven mites who lurk in the shadows waiting lor the Jeader to weaken. But T am not weakening, and my strength is as the strength of 10. I will confuse my tormentors this ery week by picking a perfect card Har-rumph! I've found a new system, by the way. sure-fire, consistent and supreme. It is the Schultz Law of the Mathematical Progression of Automobile Numbers. Read the forecast, paste It In your nat, and swear by it men: Old Plnt-a-Minute .Man California 20, So. Calif. 12 , Alabama 14, Tennessee 7 Illinois 20, Washington 14 Ttxas 20, Arkansas 14 Navy 21, No. Carolina 7 Oklahoma 21, Kansas 14 Wisconsin 14. Purdue 7 Vanilerbilt 21, Horirin 13 Ohio Stale Z7, Indiana 6 Michigan 14, Iowa 7 NDtre Dame 28, Pitt 6 '' Tex. A. anrt M. 27, Tex. Chris. IB Rice ZO, So. Methodist M UCLA 20, Orfgtm Slate 1 Baseball, High Schools Head For Compromise on Contracts COLUMBUS. O. Oct. 16. W)_ Baseball's rigid rule against the signing of high school students headed toward a compromise today; George M. Trautman, president of the minor leagues, said definite progress toward agreement on a new regulation was made yesterday at a session of baseball and high school men. The present agreement—which wplres Jan. l unless some action s taken at the minor and major sague meetings this winter—bars the signing of a high school player while he's In school, or before his class Is graduated If he leaves school. In an attempt to salvage some- ;hinz. high school officials were reported willing !o approve the sign- Ing of scholastic players who leave school for economic reasons or to enter Industry—with the ban remaining on those who stay In school. Baseball men said they wanted to remove present restrictions against even contacting scholastic players. They said they should have the right to talk to prospective professional players nnd offer advice on whether they should play football or other sports which might endanger their diamond careers. Trautman Indicated some sort of compromise probably would be offered at the minor league meetings here In early December, but -sold the details remained to be worked out. mois. which could wind up the BI« 10 winner, both won their games but each went down on the list he Aggies from fourth to sixth and the Him! from seventh to eighth Texas A and M smothered Trinity ed Syracuse. 41-20. The points were figured on 10 for on'do'wnV'hne^ smmd and M in7a e re f ,H S he!r :WittlflrSlpla «™ tM Team 1. California (50> 2. Tennessee <26> 3. Michigan State <!6) 4. Texas (6) .. 5. Georgia Tech (12) 6. Texas AM (3) 7. Maryland (14) ..'.'.'. 8. Illinois (3) 9 Princeton (1) ". 10. Baylor, "'" PolnU . 1,129 . 377 . S35 . 719 . 639 . 652 . 634 . 584 . 221 . 148 Stuttgart Next For Harrison High Dragons Harrison High School's Dragon* go after their third victory of the season tomorrow night when they take on the Stuttgart Negro High. School team at Stuttgart. .The Dragons got their second win of the season last Friday afternoon when Ihey ran over Osceola Next week the Dragons go to Pina Bluff for a game with Merrill High of Pine Blun and the following week they play Forrest City hern In their annual homecoming gam«. LA Paper Says Lou Boudreau Will Pilot Sox LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16. (p, -_ The Los Angeles Times said list night it has learned reliably that Lou Boiirireau will become the manager of the Bcston Red SOT replacing Steve O'Neill: The Times said Boudreau. manager of the Cleveland Indians from. 1942 through 1850. will make sweeping changes and might consider selling slugger Ted Williams. Boudreau. Joined the Red Sox I art spring. O'Neill has managed the Boston club for the last two «e»sons. The announcement of Boudreau'l appointment Is expected Nov. 10, the Times said. Hot Dresser Found NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C. (AP)—An easily-chilled ten»nt who smuggled an electric heater Into his basement Is looking for new lodz- ings. He hid the heater In the bottom drawer of a dresser and forgot to turn It off. Firemen were called to put out the blaze. Read Courier News Classified Ads. U5 THE FULL FLAVOR OF OLD KENTUCKY-NATU RALLY GREAT SINCE 1888 r r £ « ' e " T BOURE0 ^ WHISKEY . 4 YEARS OLD . 86 PROOF ECHO SPRING DISTILLING COMPANY . LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

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