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TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 1953 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS RACE CAR GOES WILD—Workmen lift race car oil speedway in Dayton, o.. Sunday after It spun crazlly out of control into the grandstand, when it came to rest, four persons were riead—including the driver, Gordon- Reid, 29, of Burbank, Calif.—and at least 50 spectators were injured. It was one of the worst accidents on American tracks since 1920, when four persons were killed and 20 hurt at Winchester, Ind. Reid had planned to drive the car in the 500 mile speed classic in Indianapolis oh Memorial Day. (AP Wirephoto) Pels Whitewash Mobile To Take Southern Lead 1 By The Associated Press After a 5-eame winning streak, the New Orleans Pelicans surveyed the Southern Association field today from unfamiliar first place and were thankful that Branch Rickey's Pittsburgh !arm system is turning out prize young pitchers. One of the brilliant youngsters, 19-year-old righthander Don ,Cochran, applied the whitewash to Mobile last night with a sparkling 5- hitter as the Pels won the first game of the fight for first place, 2*0. Cochran, who boasted a snappy 18-8 rr:ark last year with Bartlesville In the class D KOM League, limited the Bears to five singles in posting his second straight victory. It was the second shutout in the last three games for Mobile. Little Rock climbed to third place with a robust 11-7 triumph over the reeling Memphis Chicks, and Nashville thumped Birmingham 12-6. Atlanta and Chattanooga were not scheduled. Simpson Homers Old hands Milo Johnson and Hal Simpson helped Little Rock hand the Memphis Chicks [heir sixth feat in ;i row. Johnson weathered a 13-htt Memphis attack to register his third victory of (he young sea son without a setback. Simpson slammed his fifth homer of the year and drove in four runs for the Travs, who pulled (he game out witji a 5-run outburst In the ninth inning, A pair of big innings aided Nash ville in doubling Birmingham's out put of runs. The Vol batting order hit well from top to bottom in raking a trio of Baron hurlers for 15 hits. Al Bennett, the Binning ham starter, suffered his third con secutive loss. Two rookies up from Jackson ville, Vince Dilorenzo and Cl Stevens, divided the mound chores for Nashville with Stevens gaming credit for the victory. Missouri Makes Few Changes In Athletic Scholarship Plan COLUMBIA, Mo. W>—The University of Missouri board of cura- Rex Mobley f Jackson Lose Wrestle Bouts Blytheville's wrestling fans Rot their first look at professional Negro wrestlers last night and apparently they liked what they saw. A full house watched Jack clay- born, the recognized world's Neero heavyweight champion, take the measure of Sammy Jackson of Toledo, O.. in one of the double main jjrvent bouts. r 1 In the other match between white heavies. Lee Fields whipped Rex Mobley. Clayborn, a S15-pounder from California, put on a fine show for the fans as he out-roughed Jacksnn to take the last fall and the victory. Chyborn won the first fall In nine mintues with knee lifts and body pin. Jackson won the second in eight minutes with Irish whips and then Clayborn took the third in 10 minutes with drop kicks. - Fields pained his victory by jr-bbing the first and last falls. This v bout, too, got rough in the late stages but Fields won out »*-n he out-roughed the bigger Mobley. tors today announced a plan for athletic scholarships similar to th' one carried out by the instltutioi last year. One revision of the plan, the wtp ing out of a $15 monthly cash allow ance to athletes for "incidentals, was made to bring it within the Big Seven Conference code. University officials said they wen sure the plan meets requirement of both the American Council 01 Education and the National Col lejriate Athletic Association. The scholarships fall into fou classes: 1—Tuition, fees, textbooks, boan and lodging, worth approximate! $681 a year. 2—Tuition, fees and board, wortl approximately $521 a year. 3—Tuition, fees and room, wortf approximately »260 a year. *—Tuition and lees, worth ap proximately $125 a year. The curators provided that schol arships shall be awarded upon th basis of interest, ability and pas achievement in athletics, scholar ship nnd citizenship. Money to finance the prograr will come from the athletic depart merit receipts and from contrlbu tions by alumni and friends of th university. Dean Sam B. Shirky, chairma; of the athletic committee, calle the plan "another step to make ou intercollegiate athletic prograr conform to principles complctel above public reproach." Read Courier News Classified Ad PAGE SEVEN Ex-Brooklynites Sparkle as Amazing Cubs Refuse to Fade Paul Minner Checks Bucs 7-1 on Neat Three-Hitter By JACK HAND Phil Cavarretta is mixing a "micky" for the contenders who expect to fatten up on his Chicago Cubs. Nobody gave the Cubs a tumble n the pre-season picks. One brave oul gave them fifth place. But 93 f the 124 baseball writers stuck hem in the cellar, a position they nay yet merit. "I know we won't finish last .gain," said Manager Phil. Why lot? The Cubs finished last three imes in the last four years. In the first week of the season he Cubs didn't go down to visit heir old basement quarters once. Vith a 4-2 record they're traipsing long in a second-place tie with Cincinnati—of all people. Maybe the Cubs and Reds will ind their level when the hoys hit heir stride. In the meantime they j ^ nft "much improved" Dodger surplus. ieserve abel. The Brooklyn gleefully unloaded on "the Cubs iii he last few years, is doing a big hare of the job. Paul Minner, 'urk Lown, Bob RamnzzoUi, Toby Atwell and the rest. Minner threw a three-hitter at ittsburgh last night for a 7-1 vic- ory while the Cubs raked rookie lonnie Kline and three successors. One of Ihe hits off Minner was Jack Merson's second homer of he season. Bobby Thomson hit his first lome run since his dramatic pen- lant-cllncher in the 1951 playoffs as the New York Ginnts walloped he Phillies, 10-4. Don Mueller also homered and added a triple and single to drive in four runs in the attack on Howie Fox other Phil pitchers. and Ihree tiled for a twl-nlght doubleheader with the Boston Braves loniRht. was Idle yesterday. So were the Braves, St.Louis Cards and Cincinnati Reds. The Cleveland Indians with seven straight wins were not scheduled In the American. They open a series at St. Louis with the giddy Bowns tonight. St. Louis, Chicago nnd Detroit also wqre not scheduled. Vic Raschl led the New York j New Orleans Yankees to a 5-1 triumph over Mobile the Philadelphia A's. Actually the i Little Hock relief work of Bob Kuzava and two! Chattanooga glaring errors by Gus Zernial and I " '•••'Me Joe Astroth were as important as Atlanta Raschi's work. NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet OB 5 1 .833 .. 4 2 .667 1 2 .667 1 .500 2 .500 2 Brooklyn Cmchmagl Chicago St. Louis New York Boston Philadelphia Pittsburgh SOUTHERN' 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 2 5 2 6 .290 ^ .429 2 4 .287 31/2 ASSOCIATION' Won Lost Pet. 3 .727 When Raschl wobbled in the eighth lo fill the buses on a single and two walks. Casey Stengel called for Kuzava. The lefthander got the side oul and breezed through the ninth. Little Bobby Shantz gave only five hits, including Mickey Mantle's homer, but the boys didn't Memphis .100 .555 .500 .213 Dodgers Have Pitching Troubles? Dressen Boasts Nine Starters pleasant one according te th« AMICHICAN" LEACL'B W L Pet GB 1 Cleveland Boston St. Louis Washington New York back him up. The A's left 10 on Chicago base and bit into fuur double plays in an afternoon of futility. Ferris Fain, league baiting champ in '51, finally broke out of his slump. After 21 hitless trips, he singled in Ihe second to drive in the only Philadelphia run. Julio Moreno of the Washington Senators whipped the Boston Red Sox for the second time. 3-2. Moreno is the only pitcher to beat Ibe Sox this season. Sam Mele's long fly to center with the bases !oaded in the eighth gave Washing- League-leading Brooklyn. sched-|ion its winning run. Who's Leading AL Hitter? It's Yanks' Gerry Coleman By TOE REICHLER NEW YORK t/Pt — Figures never lie but statistical-minded fans must have wondered as they perused the American League batting averages yesterday. And who could blame them? What name do you think headed game, you ask? Just as you might the list of hitters? George Kell? Ted Williams? Larry Doby? Ferris Fain No sir. None other than erry Coleman of the New York Yankees. Coleman, who swatted a robust ,?49 and placed exactly 104th last year,, was leading the pack with a torrid .556 mark. And what name was on the bottom of .the list of about 200 hitters? Some wild swinging pitcher? Or some nervous, rookie reserve in- ftelder? Not at all Last on the list was none other than last year's batting king. Per- * rls Pain of the Gerry Coleman Philadelphia Athletics. Coleman. who never had hit .300 In his big league career, had collected 10 hits in IB tim»s at bat, hitting safely in each of his first five games. Fain, ,who hit .344 in 1951, -was batting exactly .000. The fancy-fielding first baseman had gone to bat 21 times without making > single safety. "Jtist Lucky" The same Question was put to Coleman and Fain but with ferent approach. "How do you account for your super hitting this spring" Coleman was asked. "I've been lucky," he replied, "I'm Just hitting them where they ain't. I'm swinging the same way and I'm using the same bat. The balls are Just falling in. The question was put a little more tactfully to Fain. "How do you account for your failure to get started?" . "I've been gosh-darned unlucky," Fain growled. "I'm just hitting them where they are. I'm swinging the same way and I'm using the same bat. The balls are Just going right at the fielders." All this took place before ths Yankee-Athletics game. How die Coleman and Fain fare during the iuspect. Coleman failed to get a hit in four times at bat. Fain also was at bat four times. He collected .wo hits and drew two walks fon i perfect day. Philadelphia Detroit 6 5 2 4 3 3 3 i b 0 7 0 1.000 . . 2 .750 I'/ .114 2 ' .571 3 .500 3>: .287 5 .143 5' .000 7 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS National League New York 10 Philadelphia 4 Chicago 7 Pittsburgh I Only games scheduled BROOKLYN W;—Chuck Dressen has a pitching problem — and it's talkative skipper of the hard-hitting Brooklyn Dodgers. Pitching has been a headache for Ihe Dodgers the past few years and'•when Don Newcombe drafted, H was feared the Brooks were sunk. Dressen, of course, would wel-» come Big Newk back with open arms. Six different pitchers have started in Brooklyn's first six games, while a seventh, Billy Loes, is slated lo open against the Phils in Philadelphia Thursday night. Dressen must make up his mind soon on his starters or they will fade ais'ay because of lack of work. Preacher Roe, for instance, who starts tonight in the doubleheader against Boston, hasn't pitched since opening day, which was n week ago. "But whnt else can I do until we find out?" Dressen asked today. "Actually, I have nine pitchers ready lo start and all have proved their riRht lo n chance. Van Cuyk Lone Wolf "Our only bad pitching thus far was i)y Van Cuyk (Chris) al Boston and how bad was he? He struck out nine men in five innings. That American League Washington 3 Boston '2. New York 5 Philadelphia 1 Only games scheduled. Southern Association " New Orleans 2, Mobile 0. Nashville 12, Birmingham 6, Little Rock 11. Memphis 7. Only games scheduled. TODAY'S GAMES Xalional League Chicago nt Pittsburgh, night. New York at Philadelphia, night, St, Louis at Cincinnati, night. Boston at Brooklyn (2) twl-nlght. Three Tied As Medalists In North-South PINEHUHST, N. C. Ml — Pre- tournament indications that the 52nd North and South Amateur Golf Tournament would he one of the tightest In its lonsr history were borne out by yesterday's qualifying rounds. For the first time In 16 years there wns a tie for the meclal-and a three-way affair, at that. Frank Stranahan, Toledo, O.; Frank Stra- faci. New York City, Hnd Billy Joe Patton, Morganton, N. C. t each shaved two strokes from the 7,007-yard par 72 Pinehurst Country Club No. 2 course. Later In the week at their convenience, they will play off for the honor. In 51 previous tournaments there have been only four medal ties and never before a triple tie. The three leaders finished only one stroke ahead of two North Carolinians, Ben Goodes, Reidsville, 1942 semi-finalist, and L. G. Cook, cross-hand player who Is a member of the police department at Wrightsville Beach. So keen was the competition In 00-clegree weather for Ihe 64 places In today's opening round that a dozen hopefuls tied for the last five positions at 80, and had to play off this morning. American I-eajfue Cleveland at St. Louis, night. Detroit at Chicago. Philadelphia at New York. Washington at Boston. Southern Association Night games Little Rock at Memphis. Birmingham at Atlanta. New Orleans at Mobile. Chattanooga at Nashville. June Stires Wins In Tennis Meet' June Stires, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. O. SMros, 309 Fifth St., with her partner, Dorothy Thorn- is, won the consolation, double ;n he women's varsity tennis tournament at Arizona State College, Tempe. Miss Stires, who Is nearlng com_ iletion of her Junior year, is a physical education major. She is n sister of former Chick eager Sonny Stires end last year showed he was pretty good, and can do belter." Dre.ssen also was pleased by the work of Ben Wade, 29-year old rookie who had the 'misfortune to draw New York killer Sal Maglie as an opponent Sunday. The Ginnts righthander blanked Wade nnd the Dodders, G-0 on two hits for the Brooks' first defeat, Watle Can l>o Better "I also know that Wade can do belter," Dressen said. "His control was bad and that's the first time this spring he has had that trouble. "I'm going lo brinff him back against the Ginnts and I think ho can Ueal them." One of Drcssen's starters, Clem Labine, didn't look too good In his first start. Labine was pounded out, in Hie first inning by the Giants but he'll get another chance Wednesday against the Phils. Still lo be heard from as a starter is Carl Erskine, who has made one appearance in relief. 13 Horses Counted As Derby Starters LOUISVILLE. Ky. (Pi — Thirteen horses were counted today aa probable starters for this year's Kentucky Derby. The historic race, 11 days away, was developing into a wide open affair. This uncertainty may result in a starting field of more than the "baker's do/,en" when the strains of "My Old Kentucky Home" call the horses to the post. Here they arc, and there'll likely be more: Sub Fleet, Happy Go Lucky, Master Fiddle. County Flame. Counsin. Hannibal, Pinlor, Blue Man. Arroz, Hill Gall, Cold Command, Gushing Oil and Smoke Screen. Yesterday, Tom Fool, Primate nnd Jampot, three of the east's candidates, were declared out. But this may mean more entries for the $100,000 added classic that'll be run at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 3, for the 78th lime. a top-flight horse like Is withdrawn, other Sedgman Wins ROME—Frank Sedgman ot Australia defeated Jaroslav Drobny of Egypt ycsterdav in the Ilnals ol Italy's "Little Wimbledon" tournament. Sadler Inducted NEW YORK m _ Featherweight champion Sandy Sadler was In- ducted'into the Army here yesterday. Jonesboro. \rkansas state College, For when Tom Fool prospects' chances are reviewed. Last year's Derby, won by Count Turf, had 20 starters, tho most since 1937, when War Admiral was winner. Trainer John Gaver decided Tom Fool is "too valuable" to risk shipment for the derby after the winner oi $165.010 as a 2-year-old developed a cough. The Jock Whitney colt was second to Master Fiddle In last Saturday's Wood Memorial. Injuries suffered In the Wood running put out the Starmount Stable's Primate and Ma* Kahlbaum's Jampol. Marciano Gets Kayo Victory Over Buonvino PROVIDENCE, R. I. f/fi— Rugged Rocky Marciano knocked out squat Gtno Buonvino of Italy with a looping right lo the jaw In 1:35 of the second round last night to run his undefeated string to « bouts nnd 33 kayoes. The Brockton, Mass., belter showed his best form since beating Joe IjQUis. Buonvino, who at 196 3 /, had a, 7-pound edge over Mnrclano, hurt his opponent with a right hinder on the left eye after two atlff Jolt* lo the body In the openlm mlnuta of the second round. Rocky said after th« bout th« sock oh the eye "was one of th» hardest punches I ever ran Into." But Marclano, who had started the blood flowing from th» Itallan'a nose in the first round, continued, his workmanlike efforia and sefe Buonvino up with i left to th« body before landing the clincher. 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