The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 19, 1952 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 19, 1952
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SATURDAY, 'APRIL 19, 1952 BT/VTHEVIW/E (ARK.) COUKTCT PAGE JTVH THE GREAT BO-8O—Bo-Bo Newsome, right, back with the Washington Scnalors for Ihe fifth time, shows Rookie Veslon_Stew- art, 20. how to srasp a curve ball. The latter wasn't even born when Neu'some began his big league career pitching for Brooklyn in li>2S. (NEA) Junior High Boys Organize Baseball Team, Play Today Blythevllle Junior Kteh School's first bascbnll team was scheduled to open its season this afternoon against Bellvue Junior High of Meni- phis at Walker Park. The game was set for 2:30. Upstart Browns Ramble On With Fourth Straight Win Sports Roundup Bj By GAYLK TALBOT Pillette Goes Route to Nip Chisox 7-1; Cards Lose 5-4 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION «V— Won Lost Pet. Mobile Little RocX Nashville ChMlnnoogn New Orleans Memphis AMiinta NEW YORK i.fl—lucre Is no doubt in our mind that the phenomenal success of the Yankees last season in jumping a .group of juveniles from the far outposts right to the parent club without Ihe customary "seasoning" in the high minors already has had a profound effect on a lot of other owners and managers. It was something new at spring camp a year ago In Phoenix to find that the most talked about players on the Yank s<niad. Mickey Mantle nnd pitcher Tom Morgnii, were not even on the Bombers' rosier, ft was even mole surprising when they wound up the campaign as regulars, and when Gil McDougald hopped straight from the Texas League to lead the world champions at b.11. This seemed more or less revolutionary at the time, and It is possible that old Casey was just plain lucky. Maybe it^ couldr/t happen again, but it pluinly set some other smart baseball men to thinking New York Philadelphia. Chicago Detroit By JACK HANI) Associated Press Sports Writer AS1KRICAX The giddy St. Louis Browns are beginning to remind CItlvol(iml folks of the IfM'l toam Hint set'a new league record by win-; si. Louis uini* its first nine games. In case it slips your memory, that ! Huston wartime collection copped the only American League pen- ! W' lsll '"_ 8U !" naiil in Brownie history. Nobody was .stunned by the way] as a pinch hitter lo deliver two Brooklyn and Cleveland broke out i key hits in Boston's 6-4 win over at the gate. After all, they were the Philadelphia A's in 10 innings, the "experts" picks lo meet In the Brooklyn rolled to Its fourth World Series. Dut lour straight by I straight on Andy Pafko's second Ihe Browns. Well, that was a dif- home run of the day to nl)> the I ..'', lyn ferent matter. | N CW York Giants, 1-6 "in 12 innings, i „' , f;o . Bill Veerk traded everybody he i A bid Ebbets Field crowd of 31,032 i,. 1 L - auts •onld. cut loose some more and; snw ihc defending champion Giants ' lllsl) " r(l11 dipped into the draft grab bag for r ' ' help. This was going lo be a dif. ler-.'nt ball club, thnt was for .sure But not this different. Who thought the first four Brown starting piteliers would go the .833 .GOO .600 .571 .511 .429 .333 .143 l.KAOUE W L 1'ct OB n i.ooa .. 0 .. 1 .750 1 2 .500 1 2 .333 2'. 2 .333 2' ^ .000 4 4 .000 4 Appling Moans as Chicks Bow to New Orleans 5-4 Atlanta Quiets Lookouts' Power; Barons Suffer 4th Straight Loss Luke By Tlie Associated frcsi whose daily moans about his aches and pains became an institution while the Georgian .starred for NATIONAL + The junior team, an outgrowth of a desire to play baseball, will be manned by 13 young athletes who carried the colors of Blythe- vllle junior High during the past basketball and football while the .school has Buddy Jackson Legion Books Two Negroes On Mat Card season, and tascball and on Clem Lnbinc in n five-run! cl "''" 1 " a 'j. first inning. It was the same I.ti- I'haatiel)ihi.i l)iii^ who lilanknd thorn 10-0 in the second gnnic last f;i!l. Robinson Hium-rs Brooklyn finally lied the score route? You doubt it even Rogers'at 6-6 on Jackie Robinson's homer Hornsby. their manager, was. that | in the eighth and gave bonus kki optimistic. Ned Gnrvcr. yes, but: Billy Loos his first big New York Boston \V 4 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 l.COO .G81 1' .500 2 .500 2 .333 2>^ .333 2< .333 31 .250 3 YKSTERDAY'S ill'. American Leag St. Louis 7 Chicago 1 Cleveland 5 Detroli 0 boys were out for track and to stay after school for track Blyt'neville's wrestling fans will get their first look at Ncnro wrestlers Monday night. Two Negro grapplers are scheduled to oppose each other on the double main event card of ths American Legion's weekly matches at Memorial Auditorium. And Mike Meroney. Legion promoter, has lined up two leading heavyweights (or his first Negro show. Meeting on the card will he Jack Clayborn. a 225-pound Calt- fornian, and Buddy Jackson, 215 pounds, from Toledo, O. Clayborn Is recognized in wrestling circles as the world's Negro . heavyweight champion. Twelve • years ago, he won over 20 other wrestlers of his race in a tournament In Cuba and since that time he has been rising gradually in popularity throughout the nation. Jackson Is one of. the leading Negro heavyweights of the nation and one of the top contenders for 3 Clayborn's crown. However, Monday night's bout will be a non-title affair. Jackson has b?en wrestling professionally for about eight years. Ke Is touted as tough and aggressive with uncanny strength. TWO white wrestlers will clash In the other half of the double main event program. Junior heavier: L«e Fields and Rex Mobley will swap holds in this bout. Both matches will have 80-minute time limits. irogram, the team will play under Ihe name and the colors of the Paps. Jt all started .several weeks ago. The buys wanted to play baseball but the school had no program, equipment or no playing facilities. But the boys weren't to be denied. They got -together and organized the team themselves. Whenever weather permitted, the hoys have been holding practice sessions after their school activities were over. This meant working late in the afternoons because some of the had practice. The boys practiced wherever they could find room enough. They used what playground the Blvtheville Y wasn't using. Furnish Own Equipment Equipment for the team Is being furnished by the boys themselves Each fellow furnishes his own glove, cap and shoes and a spokesman for Ihe group said they "managing" for the balls. Harold Stockton, junior high coach, is helping out. tco. He is managing Ihe boys on his own time. The team went to Memphis last Saturday to open their season but the game was rained out. So they tried again today. They plan to are play every Saturday If they can line up enough opposition and they are going to try to keep the teftm together this summer. The 13 members of the squad are Danny Cobb. Danny Edgmon, Sammy Him. Clarence Hall, chuck Langston. Freddie Akers, Freddie Beacham. Earl Hyde. Jerry Nail Euscne Still, Allen Shanks, Dink Little and Ed Hogers. The evidence is in nearly every box score. \Ve doubt there ever before were as many totally unfamiliar names. Easy for Reporters There was a time when a reporter in Ihe spring could sit down with a manager and a club roster and within 10 minutes have all (he information he needed to wise up his readers in the frozen North. It was pretty much cut and dried, What rookies there were either showed by their records In the fast minors that they were ready or that they needed, as the manager would say, "another year or two out. A reporter seldom missed a golf date. It wasn't that way this spring. You first discussed briefly with the manager the athletes who actually! were on his official club roster. You learned there were two. possibly three rookies on the list who had excellent chances of starting the season as regulars. Then you asked, "All right, now, what have you got?" "Might as Well Find Out" "The kid playing center field, the one who just hit that triple," the pilot would respond, "he isn't on the roster. He's only 19 and he played in Class D last year, but he's showed me so much" I'rn going keep him. What the hell, we •night as well find out right now f he can make it. Same with those ids at short and second. They're ight out of college and haven't ilayed any pro ball, but both of cm can run like deer and they iave good throwing arms. There's hree or four young pitchers, too. they're listed with out farm teams but I'm going to give them a real chance." Second division clubs, in particular, are giving youth a fling as hey never did before. Even with score card you will be wonder- ng where they sprang from. Bob Cain. Tommy Byrne and Dunne Pillette? Never. Pillette became the fourth starter to go all tl", .vay yeste'xir.y v.'hen the retread Browns played before the home folks for the first lime. The former Yankee, father was a big league pitcher years ago. stuffed a five - hitter down the throats of those feeble Chicago White Sox to win. 7-1. Feller Wins Bob Feller, the last of Cleveland's "Big Four" to start, thrilled n home crowd of 50,068 by winning the Tribe's fourth straight. 5-0, over Detroit. Feller, now 31, lost his control with one out in the ninth when he walked Cliff Mnpes. Matt Batts and Johnny Llpon. Bob Lemon came in to make pinch- hitter Steve Souchock ground into a game-ending double play. Connie Marrero made the World Champion New York Yankees pop Pafko's .smash his slow stuff into Ihe air to spoil the Yankee Stadium opener with a 3-1 Washington victory. The little man from Cuba had some sensational support from second busc mnn Casa Michaels to bent Allie Reynolds. Clyde Vollmer got into the game Conl !s found under about one- Kcventh of the United Stales, Distance Men Run at Newark ; NEWARK. N. J.. ^America's three leading distance specialists -P^rcd Wilt. Horace Ashenfclter and Curt Stone — tie up j n 5000 meter race today (hat mav produce a new u. S. citizen's r * ord for the distance. The event is one of three olym- pic-pnmiiiK specials dressing up the annual Seton Hall Relays, opening tho Eastern outdoor track season Wilt, the New York FBI R gen' who spends his winters vainly try mg to outclass Don Gehrmann In the mile, has nm the 5000 faster than any other American, Jamaica Fans Pick Tom Fool NEW YORK W-Tom Fool „ ..„ the 19^1 2-year-old champion and a crowd of some 30.000 at Jamaica was expected to back him down to j Promised Land Softballers Get 6-3 Win victory Anriy hit his first homer in. the seventh.' smashed successive homers in the th afier Russ Meyer pitched two -hit .shutout brill for 8 1-3 innings j to give Boston a 3-2 edge over the! Phillies. Jim Wilson, with relief help from Lev; Burdette in the eighth, set down the Phil,-; with only three hits. The Chicago Cubs climbed Into .second place by chasing their old nemesis, Harry Brecheen, to score four in the ninth and shade the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-4. Bill Serena batting for winner Bob Schultz, Schultz, drove home the tying nnd winning runs with n double. Del Rice hit a two-run homer off s(nrler Bob Rush in the sixth but the late Cub fireworks erased that and more loo. Pittsburgh's kids continued to .strut Iheir stuff, blanking Cincinnati 3-0, on the five-hit pitching of 21-year - old Bob Friend. Home town boy Bobby Del Greco, making his debut before 20.974 Pirate fans, scored a smash hit with triple and two singles off Eweli Blackwell and Frank Smith. H , .! Washington 3 New York 1 .' !.,;?.„ Boston 5 Philadelphia 4 (H : (10 Innings) National l.o.igue Brooklyn 7 New York 6 112 innings) Chicago S St. Louis 4 Boston 3 Philadelphia 2 Hie Chicago While Sox, complained bitterly today o£ tha poor condition of his .Memphis Chicks. ~~+ "Our pitchers have lost th«lr sharpness," wailed the old short- stopper. "We've simply get to play ourselves Into shape." The Clucks, held to a handdil of exhibition games by bad weather, have dropped three of their last Tour Kames. They tumbled to sixth place in Ihe Southern Association standings last night alter losing 5-4 to Nexv Orleans. Biggest first-wcek flop In th« league, however, was Ihe Birmingham Bnrons. Except Tor a decision over New Orleans in half or lust Sunday's doublehendcr, the Barons have been pushovers. Nashvllla blanked them last night, 4-0, for Iheir fourth straight defeat. Commissioners Study ACE Plan Stormy Session Is Expected at Today's Meeting By IIOIIKKT MOOHK HOT SPRINGS, Vfi. W— Rccom- rncliitioiis of Ihe Special Cominit- ce on Athletic Policy of the Amer- can Council on Educntkm cnme in (or review today by the Ka- ionftl Associnllon of Collegiate Commissioners. A stormy fission was expccterl over the ACE proposals as the . Atlanta stopped Chattanooga'a amazing slugging spree, 3-1, and pace-setting Mobile widened Its lead to a game nnd a half by tripping Little Kni-k, 6-2. Now (Irmly established as ths Southern's dnrk horse, Mobile go* commissioners of the nation's 10 1 Us second nifty mound job in Southern Association AllaiUa 5. ChatiauooFM 1 Mobile 6, Little Rock 2 Nashville 4. 13'nntnphnm 0 New Orleans 5, Memphis 4 TODAY'S CiAMKS National League New York at Brooklyn Boston at Philadelphia Cincinnati at Pittsburgh St. Louis nt Chicago American League Washington at New York. Philadelphia at Boston (2) Chicago nt St. Louis, Dot roil nt Cleveland. Dodgers Have Incentive Now, Jackie Robinson Says By JOE ItEICHLER BROOKLYN (/F) Jackie Robinson, the brilliant Brooklyn second baseman. <jas asked to explain the difference, il any, between the current Dodger team and the one that lost the 1951 pennant In the final playoff game to the New York Giants. "That's easy," said Robinson, snid. "That Ben Wade Inofcs (Treat "I can explain the difference in one word. The word is incentive," The question was asked before the Dodgers' home opener yesterday — before they defeated the Giants, 7-5, in 12 innings for their fourth, straight victory without n loss. "The boys don't talk much about it," Robby said, "but blowing: last year's big lead still weighs heavy in their minds, Although we lost more hpcause of the Giants' amazing finish thnn because ol our own failures, the fellows feel that they've let the fans down. "WeVe determined to win this season. More than any other year. We feel we've just got to do it. We owe something to the fans. "The boys are not saying anything, mind you. Rut I know the feeling is there. You can tell the difference in the clubhouse. There is no fooling around. No horseplay. Every thing is strictly business. So does John Rutherford. Those two plue Clem Lablne ought, to make up tliose 20 wins we lost when Newcombe went Into the Army." Harrison High Picks Cromwell Southern Association New Orleans (it Memphis. Chattanooga nt Atlnntn. night, Nashville at Birmingham, night Mobile at Little Rock, night, Johnny Buck Named Coach At Leachville DELL— Johnny Buck, LeochvlHe'5 junior hi^h for the past, three year?, has been promoted. Lee Bearden. president of the Leachville School Board, said here last night that Buck had been named LcnchviHe High School basketball coach to succeed Ethridse iBokcni) McKcel who resigned last month. McKeel announced his rcstRnallon the same day that C. J. Merrymnn, school superintendent, was asked by the board to resign. najor athletic conferences moved nlo the third day of Iheir four-day ntltlal meeting. Association President Asa S. Bnshnell. Eastern College Athletic Conference commissioner, would nnfce no prediction as to what would happen. We. share the ACE objectives," Buslinetl said. "We nil want to Improve college athletics. Methods fcr accomplishing those objectives provide the differences of opinion over the ACE recommendations. We hope we can eliminate those differences." Bushnell made It clear, however, thnt any action taken by the commissioners would not be binding on any of the conferences. The controversial recommenda- lons under study by the commissioners were drawn up winter by a committee of 10 college presidents headed by Dr. John A. Han nah of Michigan Slnte. The commissioners yesterday voted to ask the NCAA to extend the period of time permitted for off-season football nnd bnskotbal drilln. At present, the NCAA rule .says the 20 practice periods for football must end within 30 sue cesslve days and within 24 days in row from Bob Ludvvlck. Tha Mus- ketton, Mich., lefthander, who shut mil the Atlanta Crackers In his first start, handcuffed Little Roclc on our hits. He also halted Peb out- lelder Hal Simpson's home run streak at four In four games. Simpson, nevertheless, wa« on bass hree times In four trips. Ludwick lit him once and walked him twice. Porkers Defeat Tuba Nine 10-8 TULSA, Okla. WV-The Arkansa* Elnzorbacks stood off a 4-r'un Tulsa University rally In the ninth Inning last night to win a 10-8 Intercollegiate baseball triumph. • Arkansas pitcher Edsel Nix held Tulsa to two hits nnd three run* in seven innings before losing corv- trol in the last two frames. Arkansas 001 301 041—10 13 « Tulsn 010 001 114— 8 5 » Nix and Wilkerson; C. Smith, Poole (8) and Yeager, Robbe (8). bnsketball. The commissioners want the calendar spread for each sport to include six addttionnl days. HARRISON, Ar*. Mackinac Island in Northern Michigan vas the headquarters for | Jchn Jacob Astor's fabulous fur — The new' trading company. NOTICE Beginning this coming Monday, April 21, our new hours will be from 7:00 in the morning until 6:00 in the afternoon, Monday through Saturday. Langston - McWaters Buick Co, \VnlnuL & liroadway Phone 4555 Promised Land's softball team had one bis; Inning in defeating Lange R-3 in "Y" Sixth Grade Leag ii e play n t L i tl! e Pa r k yesle r- day afternoon. The winners got five of their 8 hits in the first Inning RS the first men to bat hit safely and scored to get off to a flying, .start. They annexed two markers in ! We're out to win every game, the second to finish their scoring. | We're - not going to look at (he Lange also tallied their three in the standings to see how far we are opening frame but faced an air- ! ahead. We're Just goinc; to try our ti^ht defense from that point. The • hardest to win each game—day losers were able to solve the offerings of Charles Fisher for only Ihree hits. His battery mate was head football coach and assistant j _ — ketbalt coach al Harrison H ^ —School is W. B. (Bill) Cromwell, ine coach at. Arkansas Stale Teachers College for three seasons, He succeeds Jim Craflon, recent- y named head football coach at .talc Teachers. after day." Robinson hesitated a moment as . !f debating whether he .should brother William Fisher. Larry Fitz- j wna t was on his mind. Then he turned and said: Blames Sflf "Take myself, for instance. I was as much to blame RS anybody else. I know I let down year—unconsciously. I took live days off because of an Injury dur ing the time we held a big lead, Had I known what would happen gerald hurled for Lange with Talbot Widner receiving. In the Fifth Grade League, SucJ- bury trounced Central by 26-7, to keep their slate clean. Skunk Trap Works VTNKLAND. Ont. (.$*) — , , | Plaits has devised n trap which eetsi I probably would have played those today to win tne rid of skunks. He claims ' " - S50.000-added Worn] Memorial ... his major effort before the Kentucky Derby. Tliis is on the presumption he rates top billing until proven otherwise. A surprisingly large turnout of'mile and one eighth Wood. total of i games. The same thing happened skunks for Ihe device, a wooden [ to one or two of the other boys.' Jackie rates the '52 Dodpers r stronger club despite the loss o: 20-game winner Don Newcombe to the Army. "We've got some fine looking young pitchers on the club," h box affair with a trap-door, which imprisons the anlma! until it can be taken out In the woods and shot, 14 3-year-olds was entered for Ux^ NICE CATCH — Barba ra Midgelte of Frisco Village, Hatteras Island, N.C., admires an twe»om« 42-pound channel basi caught la nearby waters. Channel bass fishing is a favor- Kt pastime with Hatteras anglers, begins with the arrival oE the bass late in March and runs through the Suirwier. (NEA) BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING THE WITH OUR Monday, April 21 8 p.m. Adults 50e—Children 15e DOUBLE MAIN EVENT Roth Matches 90 Minute Time Limit— Best 2 Out of 3 Falls NEGRO WRESTLERS JACK CLAYBORN w c BUDDY JACKSON 225 Lhs.—California V J. 215 T,l>s.—Toledo, Ohio LEE FIELDS REX MOBLEY FORD TRUCK SERVICE PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. [300 Broadway Ph. 4453 A NEAT TRICK... ... In htiy at a bargain, (o sell fur tuiick cash, to gel a home, job, or work done through the iTstill-gelling Classified Ads. Il's a trick worth trying soon. Ads placed before 9 a.m. will appear same day. AM classified advertising payable in advance. YTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

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