The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 21, 1950 · Page 10
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Friday, April 21, 1950
Page 10
Start Free Trial

PAGE TEN W.YTHKVn.T.E (ARK.* COURIKR NEWR FRIDAY, APRIL 81, 1950 Footballs Fair Catch Rule Discarded-Dickson Checks Cards With Six-Hitter Committee Fails To Tell of Change Diike Coach Verifies Action; Safety Men Hav« Only 2 Options By Tom Siler (KMXville Nrwi-Sentintl Sports Writer) KNOXVILLB. Term., April 21. (AP>—Fbolball's "(Mr catch" rule h«s been discarded. • The Football Rules Committee failed fco mention this change In the playing code utter its January m«t!nR at Pinehursl, N.C., but the wirprUe has leaked out to a fe\v coaches around the country. Many others still are unaware of the change. Now, the safety man ,on a punt, has two options instead of three M formerly. He may elect (1) to catch the punt, or (2) let it hit and roll free. Previously, If tacklers covering the Idck were bearing down uncomfortably close he could raise a hand —the fair catch signal—and protect himself. In this case, the ball was put In play at the spot where he caught it. Protected Until Catch .- The 'safety man's only protection now Is that he cannot be hit by the opposition until the ball reaches him'. Once the bnll touches him, however, he Is at the mercy of the opposing ends and tackles rushing downfield to cover the punt. .Wallace Wade of Duke, a committee member who confirmed the rule change for this writer, .said the "fair catch was eliminated because the committee felt It would have little effect on the game." He suggested that It will encourage more punt returns, which happens to be one of the most colorful . maneuvers tn college football- Bob Neyland of Tennessee disagrees.- He thinks the change will . discourage punt returns, "If you hnve proper punt coverage the safety man Is at the mercy of the tacklers," he pointed out. TouTl see a lot more yardage on jmnU now. The safest thing to do te get out of the way and let the ball roll." Carl Simvely of North Carolina »ho admitted he had not heard of the new rule, foresaw "more excit fcig football." COME 11—Leading scorer of 8022 lads in the qualifying .round of the national pocket L billiard tournament of the Boys' 'Clubs of America was Jerry Tiernan, 17, of Brooklyn. He pocketed 400 balls in his five allotted innings. The finals were scheduled in New York. Sports Roundup NEW YOUK, April 21. (*)—when the Boston Braves delegation came to New York for the 1946 baseball 'rlters' dinner, president Lou Per- ni Immediately lined up nppoint- itenla with all the magnates who night have talent to sell He wanted only first class players at irst class prices . . Several hours ater Lou returned to confess de- cat to the other steam shovelcrs, Ten added: "Just wait, in a few ears they'll be making appoiiH- lents with us." . . That prcdlc- .on, according to enthusiastic Bivs- onians, has been fulfilled . . . The ays of the "Cape Coti Cardinals" re over and last winter's trade ilth the Giants (the Braves Insist liey got all tne better of it) may lave been their last big deal In a ong time . . . "We have four scu- nd basemen and Connie Ryan had o beat out some good men ffgr the ob," one Iribe.smnn explained the ther day . . . "Some clubs already re after the others and they'll keep n coming after some of the kids n the farms ... 1 honestly be- eve the Braves, the Phillies and he Dodgers are the clubs of the uture. They have good young l>lay- rs coming up." 1950 Model Skipping lightly over an aert- cultiirul report, this piu'ticular member of the Braves family figures: "This may be our year —K Earl Torfeson has a food year and our pitching holds up . . . For the first time »c have four or five men »-hi> can knock in runs Instead of one or (wo . . . Del Cr.indalt is a fine young catcher and Ruddy Kerr i.s a belter fielder than AlviJi Dark, although he won't hit as much . . . Funny thing about Alvin, for all his speed lie only stole nine liases for us in (wo seasons . . . But Tnrgy is the key man,-of course." . . . The Brave sighed reflectively. "The only thing we don't have on our farm clubs ii a good first baseman." Quote, Unquote Dick Young, N. Y. News: "Base stealing seems like old fashioned ball these days . . . Why risk It when all you have to do Is stand on first and wait for the pitcher to balk?" Cleaning the Cuff Cummin Clancy; the 2.10-pound Irish student, who couldn't be bothered with "thin corsets" American football players wear, has been learning the fundamentals of line play from Nick Liotla and will try for a spot on the Vilianova football team next fall ... clair Bee. who has visited Germany and Puerto Rico, survived the Long Is- nnd U. season and made a coasts-coast, tour with the College All Stars and Harlem Globetrotters will visit South America for a couple of months next summer, lie's afraid basketball is becoming a ycar- aiound business . . . And when the All-Stars visited Indianapolis, co- 3oach Ray Meyer and Notre Dame's Kevin o'Shea were blocked by the crowd . . . Trying to Identify themselves to a gateman, they got the reply: "Yeah, and I'm Rockne." Saliba Wins Bay Window Game Fred S. Snliba Company defeated the Kemp Whisenhunt Compans 9-8 In a Bay Window Softbat League game at Little Park yestcr day afternoon. Ted Fisher was on the mound for the Snliba team and Clark worked for Whisenhunt. The league will begin Its second week of play Monday afternoon. "AMPINCS Southern Association i W L Pet. Nfemphis . . • Nashville . • Atlanta . ... Mobile . Birmingham . New Orleans Chattanooga Little Rock . .... 5 .... a .... 3 .... 3 3 3 .833 .503 .500 .500 .500 .500 .500 NATIONAL LKAGUE W L 1'ct. Boston 2 0 1.000 Chicago . .. Pittsburgh . Philadelphia Brooklyn . . St. IX11ILS . . Cincinnati . I New York . COMING THROUGH—Matt Balls of the Red Sox dives for home head first but is put out by Yankees Catcher Yogi Berra after Joe Oobson doubled to center in fifth inning of first game of a Patriot's Day twin bill, at Boston Wednesday. Umpire Bill MeKlntey calls the play. Throw was from Joe DIMaggio to shortstop Phil Rfazuto to Berra. Sox won 6-3. (AI J Wirephoto). Barons Thump Atlanta Again; Chicks Win 7-0 By The Associated Press For the second straight lime last night Birmingham mncle Atlantn look like EC bush league team nnd i'galn it was by mistreating the fences, The Barons hit their fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh home runs in their Rlcrkwood Park In the 15-2 slaughter of the cracking Crackers. Ebba St. Claire made Atlanta's only lusty liit, a homer. Leo Kicly gnvc the Crackers three hits. Karl Olson hit two Baron homers, Heit Lavlgne also hit a four-bag- ger and Norm Znuchin adder! homer No. 3 in two nights. Little Rock lost the first shutout of the season 7-0 to Memphis and sank deeper into the bilge of Southern standings. Chattanooga continued to prove that home Li the best place to,play baseball with 17-15 triumph over NashviHe. New Orleans again scored nine runs to whip Mobile. 9-4. ' Memphis took a two-game lead ir the standings without the 'help 6: Pat Secrey and Nick Etten, the Chicks' former big leaguers. Bil Higdon and Rocky Krsnich replaced the stars and starred In their stend. Illgdon fanned three times, hut drove home Memphis' first rim with double and the last run with a homer. Krsnich hit a triple which put Little Rock pitcher Jimmy Lawrence, out of business for the night. 'Connie Mack Day' To Honor Game's 'Grand Old Man' PHILADELPHIA. April 21. («")— A tall, gaunt man whose twinkling eyes have watched baseball come ot age, pauses today at a milestone in his career. Today is Connie Mack Day In Philadelphia—marking the "grand old man's" golden jubilee as manager of his beloved Athletics. .Connie, still sprightly and erect at B7, will lead a parade to Sinbc Park, where the A's meet the Boston Red Sox In the home oiwncr of the 1950 American League season. With Baseball Commissioner A B. (jnanuler, American League President will Harridge and many oilier notables present, Mack will be given a truckload of. goodluck scrolls signed by more than million of his fans. When Connie steps out of the dugout for the home plate ceremonies, his mind niay wander back over memories no one else in baseball can boast—his debut as a catcher 66 years ago, Iiu great Philadelphia teams of 1910 and the pennant-winning years of 1920, '31 and '31. ' A r mo re I Plays Trumann Sunday The Annorel Tigers open their home baseball season Sunday afternoon against an Independent nine from Trumann In Armorel Park. The Tigers played their first game of the year last Sunday and defeated Number Nine. Marlon Dyer and Jim Killett are managing tlie team this year. Either Fritz West or Prank Ellis is slated to pitch for Annorel Sunday. The game Is scheduled for 3 o'clock. -ange, Sudbury Split 2 Games Lange and Sudbury split a soft- lall double-header at Little Park 'cstcrday afternoon. The Lange sixth graders handec he sixth grade team of Sudbur; ts first loss of the season, a 12-8 ctback in one game and in ttir Ihcr the Sudbury fiftli grader: i'on over Lange 7-4, Deal hit a grand slam home rui or Lange in the sixth grade game Low Humbered Star Gives Officer Trouble CHICAGO— <iT)— Policeman Allton Topinsfca turned in his star and received another one. "Everyone wanted to know if I was related to a big shot," lie explained. "It was cmbarasslng." He had star Nu. 1. Arkansas Baseballers Trip Tulsa Nine 72-4 TULA. Okln.. April 21. (/IP)—Tl Jniverslty of Arkansas baseball earn defeated Tulsa University, 12- li e r c yesterday, squaring the CALLING ALL CAR OWNERS! PREPARE YOUR CAR FOR SUMMER • Drain anti-frecze • Flush cooling system • Check all hose connections • Tighten cylinder head bolls AU, FOR Parts E«r» We Pick up & Deliver Your Car Noble Gill Pontiacjnc 126 South Lilly Phone .1371 M. W. "Hill" Spencer, Mgr. RADIO REPAIR The Only limnlcd Repair Service in Hlyllievillc — Every .Job Gtmranlccd. TV Experts Piano Tuning And Repair Pianos—New and Used Music Instruments Supplies and Repairs. Everything In Music Sheet Music—Records Sound Equipment— Recordings BROOKS MUSIC STORE I 107 K. Main — Tel 6811 The wealth of lt.s fisheries gave he Golden Horn lit .Istanbul. Tiir ricy, Its nnmc, says the Nattona Geographic Society. erics at 1-1. Tulsa won, 5-3. Wednesday. Arkansas got 12 hits off two Tills? )ltchcrs. John Bala'y. Arkansas left hatuler, held Tulsa to six hits <im truck out 14 men. Dewcy Thomp son got three singles, and .lin Rinehart, two'doubles .for the Ark ansans. Tech and ASTC Share Lead in AIC Standings Ftv The Associated Press It looks as though Arkansas Tech trying for a clean sweep of AIC aports championships, and the Wonder Boys from Russellville are well on their way. They won the football and bas- letball crowns thus school year and currently are tied with the Arkansas State Teachers College Bears, defending champs, for" the lead tn jhe baseball race. Tech has won four straight and Teachers three without losing. And the two front-runners meet today at Conway In a game which probably will go a long way toward deciding the issue. They won't come facc-to-face again until the final game of the season. May 19. Actually, the season is so young that every one of the eight AIC teams competing for the championship, except Henderson, still has a chance at first money. The Reddles have dropped five league decisions, but no other nine has lost more than twice up to today. All contenders but: Henderson were scheduled for action today. Besides the crucial test at Conway, Arkansas State was at Arkansas College. Ozarks and Magnolia and Arkansas A. &. M. at Little .Rock Junior College for a non-conference go. 0 LOW) .667 ,503 .503 .333 .001> .000 A.MKltlCAN St. Louis . .. Detroit . ... New York . Washington Philadelphia Boston . Cleveland . , Chicago . .. I.KAGIJK \\ L IVI. 2 0 1.00:1 2 0 1.000 .661 .500 .500 .333 .005 .1)00 .. 1 .. 1 .. 0 . . 0 Yesterday's Results Southern Association Chattanooga 17, NashviHe ID Birmingham 15, Atlanta 2 Memphis 1. Little Rock 0 New Orleans 9, Mobile I National League Pittsburgh 8, St. Louis 4 Boston at New York, rain Brooklyn at Philadelphia, rain {Only games scheduled) Robs Umpire Runner OKLAHOMA CITY, April 21. (.-T-) — Baseball umpires traditionally are calteci robbers. Tex;is League umpire Mike Williamson iietually was one here last night. Tulsa pinch-hitter Carl Kolosna hit a hot grounder down the third base line. The ball struck the portly otit-CRller in the back. While third baseman Fred Marsh searched madly for the ball, Williamson begun a shimmying act. Finally the ball drnpped out. It had lodged under his coat. Bev;ildered, Kolosna held first, afraitl to try far second, but .he wasn't happy. It robbed him of double. Oklahoma City won, 9-2. Give a Man a Good BRUSH and Good fairtr/l and He'll Do Good Job! To (Jo really professional puinliug Hncl other jobs arounil the home, quality tools nre as ticcesSRry «o YOU as li> a Professional. We Imvc quality liruslics, nil famous ItramU, llie casy-to-handle kiitil, tlic Irmgcr-laMing kind, tlio lirintle-iierfecl kind . . . the kind that nut> Ilio painl on lalin-siuoolli. AiM) . . . we'll lielp jnu select tlie right paint (or the jobs in mind. For DUTCH BOY PAI&T and PITTSBURGH BRUSHES see E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. American I^eairrue New York at'Boston rain St. Louis at Chicago cold weather Detroit D. Cleveland 4 (Only games scheduled) Today's Games Southern Association Nashville at Mobile Chattanooga at Atlanta Little Rock at Birmingham Only games scheduled Pittsburgh Wins 2nd Straight 8-4 Boudreau Injured As Tigers Edge by Cleveland Again 5-4 By Joe Kelchlcr Associated I'ross Spurts Writer Murry Dickson, pint-sized Pilts- burph pitcher, persists in nursing a grudge. Consequently the St. Louis Cardinals may • I'hul the road to the 1050 National League championship a rocky one. Dickson did not exactly jump for joy when he learned a year ago Inu January that Bob Hnnnegnn. former Cardinal owner, had sold him to the Pirates. Nobody likes to "* ' ~" ' '"i"!!! rontend- cr for a second division club. ilic litue righthander .showed his resentment the be-st way he knew. He sinifly pitched his heart out every time he faced his former mates. The result? Dickson defeated the Curds five times in ciphl trie; last year—more than any oth- r pitcher. Murry won .-even .•rainsl all the other six clubs coin- lined. Other Games Postponed Tiie Cards lost the flag to Brook- yn by one game. Did the Dickson ale biickfire on the Birds? Drau "our own conclusions. Now comes a new season but (he Uny is the ?ame. Dick.-on marie his irst st'jrt yesterday. The Cards verc the opposition. And ns can be messed, Murry clipped the Rei Birds' wings again, pitching the Pirates to an easy 8-4 triumph. That was the only game played In the National League. The. rest were postponed because of rain and cold weather. Inclement weather also cut the American League's activities io one game. In that one, Detroit again nipped the Indians in Cleveland, this time by 5-4. The triumph left the Tigers and the surprising St. Louis Browns as the only undefeated teams in the circuit. Each has won two. All victories hae come on the road. lioudreau Hurt Dlchson stemmed his former Banquet Slated For Blytheville Cage Teams Blythcvllte High School's thw|^ basketball teams, the Chicks, Pt/fif and Squaws will be feted tonight at a banquet In the school's cafeteria. The banquet is to be given by the school and lUina'rka the first time that separate foolualj and basketball banquete have been held. Heretofore football and basketball play- National League Philadelphia at Boston New York at rBpoklyn Cincinnati at Pittsburgh St. Louis at Chicago .- American League Chicago at Detroit Boston at Philadelphia Washington at New York (Only Games Scheduled) Guaranteed Fishing Worm Getter Tour a little EARLY BIKIt where worms are—on rich, damp soil, under large rocks, boards, etc. Worms crawl to surface in a few minutes. Doesn't hurt worms. Saves money, time, work, also from running out of worms on trips. Fun to use. Guaranteed results or money back. I.OIIR lasting bottle EARLY BIRD only $1.00 at— Bill Godwin Sporting Goods ers have been honored at one banquet. Coach James Fisher who Is in charge of the banquet program, said that the program for tonight's basketball banquet will be along the same line as the football banquet held c:>rlier this year with no guest speaker. Highlight of the program will be the awarding of a trophy to the player with the highest ni?rce>H- ??.t or free throws made during the Doctors urge removing rubbers am) galoshes indoors because leather soles, on shoes cannot ventilate feet nroperlv If ivunncred by impermeable foot coverings. mates with six hits including Stan Musial's second home run of the season. Eddie Miller, subbing for the injured Marty Marion at shortstop, drove in two Cardinal runs with a scpoml inning single. The other Red Bird run was unearned. Dickson helped his own cause at the plate. He drove in two ruus, iM| on a single in the four-run fou™' inning. Ted Gray went the route for the Tigers, limiting the Indians to six lilts for Detroit's second straight one-run margin victory over Cleve~ land. Manager Lou Boudreau of the Indians was hit on the left elbow while batting in the ninth Inning and left the game. The extent of tlie injury was not determined immediately. Tlie Tribe, trailing 5-2 in tlie ninth, close when rookie Al Rosen clouted a four-bagger with one on. DAY AND NIGHT SERVICE Auto Wash Job Lubrication Phone 4122 for Pickup & Delivery BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. the Road DIRECTIONS: Follow Route 7 oil the way. tt'i rfie shortest...SUREST...most satisfying fs$sfff road to rhe place where perfect drinks come ^-^^^ from — a botlle of 7 Crown...Seagram's finesl American whiskey I SM(T»m's7Crown. Blended Whiskey 86.K Proof. 65!{ Grsin Nenlral Spirits. SeaRiatn-OistiHers Corp.,Chrysler Building, N.Y. , (

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free