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PAG* TWWL.TP Kit'LHfiVLLLK (AWC.y COITRIRR MB1VV THURSDAY, MAY *, Bill Stand Gets Chicks' Coaching Job-Your Host Is Kentucky Derby Favorite University Star To Sign Contract Stoplcs' Successor Should Be Here By August Practice Bill Slancil, University of Arknii- sas tackle, has been named to succeed John Staples, as line coach nb Blytheville High School, Announcement of SUiicH's appointment was made by W. B. N i c ho Iso n, superintendent of ^chools shortly after (ho star Ra- Torback lineman had telephoned his acceptance of the school's offer. He k expected to sign a contract within the next few days. To Replace Slap If.s Stancil was named to fill (.he coaching vacancy caused by the resignation of Staples last month. Staples tendered his resignation two weeks ago in favor of a confectionery shop in Tu s ca loos a.- Ala. Ke Is entering the confectionery business with hU brother. Siancil has been a .stellar offensive tackle for the Rnzorbarks for (he past two years and prior to that played two years of football at Arkansas Tech in Ru.xsrllvtllc under John Tucker who is now athletic director at Tech. June Gradual^ He will graduate Iron; the Uni- .versity of Arkansas in June and will receive a BS degree in education with a physical education major. Stancil is a native of Parkin but now makes his home at Earle. 4 He graduated from Parkin High School in 1342 and soon afterwards entered militury service. He was discharged from the service In 1946 and entered Arkansas Tech the same year. University Linesman He left Tech in 1018 and cntnrnri the Unix'ersity of Arkansas where under Coach John Barnhill he became one of the best offensive linemen, in the Southwest Conference. In announcing StahcU's appointment Mr. Nicholson said that he had been highly recommended by Coach Tucker and the en trie coach- Ing staff at the University of Ark- Coach Stancil is not married and te expected to assume, his'new duties In time far the opening of foot- bail practice In August. Bonus Pitchers To Clash Tonight Paul Pettit to Fac« Chicks' Keriazakos In Gam* at Memphis Raschi Sets New Single Game Balk Record But Wins Anyway By Jack Hand Balk. Balk. Balk. Balk. How silly can you get? Pitcher Vic Rascht of the New York Yankees, Umpire Bill rule" was to be enforced. Each lime Rafichi was found guilty of a "non stop" violation, In all the years of baseball, lead- Summers and the American League I i, lg up to this golden jubilee year, hold a new major league record n o pitcher ever balked four times that Is better forgotten. l irl a gamc before Raschi, Three was NKW CHICK COACH—Bill Stancil (above), University of Arkansas tackle, last night was named line coach at Blythcvllle High School to succeed John staples who resigned last month. Stancil was a stellar offensive tackle* for the Razorbacks for two years and prior to that played two years at Arkansas Tech at Russcllvillc He is expected to sign a contract within the next few days. toss Barnes •lit National's -irst Homer Stranahan Out Of Running in Amateur Meet DALLAS, May 4, (AP) — Minus Its 'defending -champion Frank Stranahun, the Western Amateur golf tournament-moved through double! round today. National champion Charlie Coe of Oklahoma City was the favored one although he had trouble If taking out Don Schumacher, ol Dallas in. the opening round. Coe won 1-tip. Sfranahan was tumbled In the opening match by young Jini Vickers. University o! Oklahoma sUi dent, in a match thai went 19 hole," Frank, golf's glamor boy, was irked no end. He had some uncomplimentary things lo say about thi Dallas Country Club course. Stranahan was even par over thi 6,410-ynrd course while Victors wa one under. Par is 36-36—72. The Toledo muscla, man called i "a pitch and putt course" and sail they "ought to be playing the ladle junior tournament here." Stranahan was in traps twice an* on No. 13 sliced into a chimp o bushes and had to pitch out for stroke loss. Vickers rjpat Strannhiv on the greens, lie had one 20-foo putt, a 12-footer and missed a 20 footer by a hair on 18 that won! have taken the match. On in bot were 7 \2 leet from the pin. Stran ahan lagged and missed, Vickcr holod out for a birdie. In the second round Coe pl.ived j Don January of Dalls. who eliminated Joseph F. SwitziT of St. Louis, 2 and I. (Editor's Note: This Is nnnilicr In a scries on llin diamond jubilee nf the National League.) Ry -?M Relchlcr NEW YORK, May 4. (K*> — Tim .IcGinley. a catcher for the Boston ^eds, crossed the plate with the irst run ever scored in the National -cogue, while his teammate, out- ieldcr Jim O'Rourke, made the irst base hit. Lcvi Meycrle of the Philadelphia Athletics hit the first double and he first triple, Ross Barnes of Chicago the first home run. Chicago and Louisville opened heir season on April 25 In Louis- 'llle. The White Stockings shut out he Colonels. 4-Q, with Manager Spaldinp doing the pitching. It was he first shutout In the National League. For years, a shutout was referred to as a "Chicago" because of it. An oddity of the game was that Spaldlng. although batting fifth. wns the only Chicapo player lo but limes. That year the first bat- of a succeeding inning did not ilwnvs hit- Assuming that a man ifid been caught off base to retire :he side, the next hitter was the man who followed him at bat. Spalding singled Paul Hincs to spcr. ond with two out in' the fifth. Kinbs was picked off second to end the nuing. Spalding. consequently, was the 1 first batter In the sixth, bc- sirlcs being the Final hitter iti the fifth. The official scorer In those days fi!so listed the betting odds. A notation alongside the box in this particular gnmc read: "The odds fnvored the Chicago team at fiv to one." Only one umpire was needed In those days. He received the enormous sum of S5.00 per gnmc. Here's how he was chosen. The visiting (cam submitted a list nf [Jve persons not connected with the leant The captain of the hntne side selected one from the list. A regular umpire stuff was not introduced until 1883. In the St. Louis-Cincinnati opeti- rr on April 25. the umpire was listed MI the box score 35 "Mr. limitz. captain of the Coving ton Stars" The Major League Leaders By The Associated Presfl American League BaUini- — Williams, Boston ,353; Grnth. Detroit .389. Runs—Pesky, Boston IB; DiMng- gio. Boston 13. Rnns balled in—Stephens. Boston 20: DiMaggio. New York 11. Hits—Xarilla and Pesky, Boston 20. Doubles — Zarilla, Boston 8, Di- Mnggio, New York 6. Triples—Hcnrtch. Ne,vv York 3. Di- rnaBijlo, New York and Doerr. Boston 2. Home runs—Williams, Boston and Wood, SI. Louis 4. Stolen bases—Dlllingcr. Philadelphia 2; many players tied with one. Rf The Assoflaforf Presn A hatUe between two ot Ihe wealthiest ynunf men In rui-seball —it couple of bonus bible* of the Southern Association — h« been postponed. The word had been that Paul Tellit of New Orleans and Con- stanllne Ketiazakoi ot Memphim would he the starting pitchers when their teams meet tonight. But .Manlier Hufh I.uby of New Orleans announced thta morning that Preston Elklru would be hk choice. There'i itlll a good chance (hat Pctllt and Keriazakne will let a chance to fo against each other before the season la over. Two of the wealthiest yuuip baseball men En America m«et in Memphis tonight to see ir either U worth his weight In salt. The young men are Paul Pettit and Constantino Keriazafcos. Pettit pitches lor- New Orleans and Keriazakos for Memphis. They are. working scale models of baseball's bonus rule. Next season, whether they're found In be worth their weight in sand or gold, they will be major leaguers. That's the way the bonus rule operates—a minor leaguer this season, a major next year whether you're ready or not. Pettit moves up to the Pittsburgh Pirates, don- nors nf his $100,000 non-bargain price tag. Keriazakos goes to the Chicago While Sox who, from the way they're playing this year.'need a pitcher more than the »67.000 they paid for his promise to pitch. Each budding big leaguer has played in three games and the most notable contribution by either was the drawing of a walk by Pettit April IS against Mobile. Each had tried his arm at pitching but not a victory is there to show for the $167,000 investment. Rue Injured New Orleans and Memphis divided a rfoubleheader last night. New Orleans shut out the Chicks, 5-0, in the first frame; and Memphis won later, 12-4. Chick shortstop Mel Rue twisted his knee and won't play tonight. Raschi, guilty of only one previous ballc In his big league career, was nailed four times by Summers yesterday at Yankee Stadium. Anri (his Is the league where "the same old Southern Association VV 13 Mobile , . Birmingham Atlanta New Orleans Memphis . .. Nashville Chattanooga Little Rock . 12 11 10 IP 6 1 7 1 NATIONAL LEAGUE VV L Brooklyn 8 4 Chlcaco 4 3 Pittsburgh 1 6 St. Louis 1 6 Boston 7 ^ Cincinnati 4 7 New York 26 Pet. .722 .667 .641 .588 S56 .400 JiC« .056 IV I. .667 .571 .533 .S3S .500 .364 .250 AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit New York . . Boston . Washington . Cleveland . .. St. Louis Philadelphia . Chicago Pet. .667 .63C .fino -dOO .444 .333 .333 .286 HOLLYWOOD. May 4 (API — Canada's litle idol ot tho ice. Barbara Ann Scott, launches nnotlirr phase of n career here tonictit lhal closely parallels that of Snnjii Kenie. The blue eyed blonde from Ottawa, Olympic and \voi'n Usvire skating champion until S'TC turned professional last year. m*>kcs her debut a.s the featured joloiM ot "Ice Capades of 1950." She has a month's fm^naemcnt with the "Ice Capades" show and most likely it will provide ihr ornate showcase from which Barbara Ann will glide into <i moi'ic contract and a fortune—just ns Sonja Hcnic did 14 years ago. Barbara Ann Is luckier than Sonja. Her showcase is already built. All she has to do is step in and skate. She alc-o has an "agent," the powerful and Influential sic Corporation of America. attendance was described "Inrsc r»nd respectable." Cincinnati wot the came. 2-1. with Bill Fisher out- likening G. W. Bradley. \ppleb0um Team Meads 12-6 Applcbatun's Liquor Store defeat rd Mead's Ticrrfi 12-6 in a Bnj Window Softball League game a Little Park" ye.stcrday afternoon. Bud Lutes pitched (or Ine win ners with Herb Childs working (o Mc?(i's. Play in the league continued thi aitcrnoon with the Bill Godwin •Sporting Gocds Store team meeting Kemp Wlii.senhunt Company. .441; 16: National League Batting—Musial. St. Louis Smallcy, Chicago .379. Runs — Jones. Philadelphia Vallkus. Philadelphia 14. Runs batted in—Jones. Philadcl- ihia 18; Westlake, Pittsburgh 14. Hits — Jones, Philadelphia 22, Valtkus. Philadelphia 20. Doublcsrr-Robinson, Brooklyn and imalley, Chicago 5. Triples—Kerr, Boston ami Ennls, 'hiladelphla, 2, Home runs — Jones. Philadelphia ; Westlake, Pittsburgh and Gtvm- •nnclln, Brooklyn 4. Stolen bases—Rrcse, Brooklyn 3, Snider, Brooklyn 2. Little Rock Golf Tourney to Draw Western Players LITTLE ROCK. May 4. fAP) — Sponsors of the Little Rock Country Club's four-ball invitational golf tournament had their eyes on the Western Amateur meet at Dallas today. The reason: MIR four-ball opens tomorrow; golfers eliminated at Dallas through today's play will have time to conic here. Former slate champion Johnny Buaick of Monette and .lotie-iboro was expected to arrive here today. He was ousted from the Western yesterday, A Southwest Confrrencp, match between Arkansas and Rice today was to serve ns a four-runner of the four-ball. Shot-makers from the two schools will remain here to compete in the four-ball. Atlanta and Birmingham won by 12-1 scores—Atlanta over Chattanooga, and Birmingham over Nashville. Mobile moved Little Rock a defeat nearer the record Southern losing streak. The Bears whipped Little Rock. 2-1, for the Trav.s* 14th. loss In > rOT. Another seven and Little Rock will break Mobile's 1917 record. Ed Lavigne accumulated his seventh homer for Birmingham and made it 29 for the Barons this season. Don Liddle or Atlanta- gave thp Lookou ts 10 bases on ba Us a nd still won. The Crackers' Ebba St. Clalrt hit a homer worth four runs. Bobo Newborn didn't last lor Chattanooga. «im Lawrence pitched the best game of the season for Little Rock and lost anyway. Ke gave up six hits. Jim Williams hit the winning homer lor Mobile. As terrible a bit of baserunnlng us the Southern has suffered this season did ns much to whip Little Rock a.i Williams' homer. Two Little Rock runners were caught on third Yesterday's Results Southern Association New Orleans 5-4, Memphis 0-12 Atlanta 12, Chattanooga 1 Mobile 2, Little Rock 1 Birmingham 12, Nashville 1 National I.taxue St. Louis 6. Brooklyn 5 (13 innings) New York 5, Cincinnati 2 PhiladDlphia 5. Chicago 2 Boston 15, Pittsburgh 4 American League New York 4. Chicago 3 Boston 7. Cleveland 2 Detroit at Philadelphia rain Washington 4. St. Louis 3 Today's Games Southern Association New Orleans at Memphis night Mobile at LttUe Rock night Nashville at Birmingham ChattaJiooga at Atlanta Nations! League Brooklyn at Chicago Philadelphia at St. Louis night New York at Pittsburgh Boston at Cincinnati American Lpngiie Chicago at New York DeLroit at Philadelphia Cleveland at Boston St. Louis at Washington night the old high, shared by two pitchers—Milt Shoffner of Cleveland in 1030 and Adrian Zabala of the New York Giants against -St. Louis last j summer. i Things have reached such a stale that some pitchers worry more about a balk than getting.the hitter out. The umpires, forced Into an unpleasant lask by the rules, are get- ling just like basketball referees. Too much I whistle blowing, balk calling or what have. you. So far we've had 35 In two weeks. Benson Record Endangered It's only a matter of time until the season record for balks goes by the boards. Old Joe Boehling of the 1915 Washington club was guilty six times. Raschi is breathing down his neck and this Is only May 4. It took Boehling 229 innings. Raschi did it in four. Raschi's first three "crimes" didn't matter much. Summers called one in ihe first and two m the second. GUI- caco didn't score in either Inning. The fourth balk hurt, but not fatally. Following a single and an error in the fourth, it permitted Gordon Gold.sberry to .stroll home from third, breaking a 0-0 tie. As it turned out. Raschi balks, walks and 10 'hits for a 4-3 victory over Bob Kuzava of the While Sox. Phil Rizziito's double in the fifth accounted for two big runs. .Those Boston Red Sox. breathing fire at their Fenway Park home, ripned off their sixth straight win. a 7-2 romp over Cleveland. The Sox routed Bobby Feller who"'copped his first two starts. Detroit, rained .out at Philadelphia for the second straight time, siill clings to the league lead by 31 percentage points. The Yanks and Red Sox nre right behind. Gil Coan hit a home run with the bases filled and two out in the -seventh inning to give Washington a 4-3 comeback edge over the St. Louis Browns. Cards Win In 13lh Ton bad about those poor old St.. _ouis Cardinals. Patched with shewing gum and bound together with bailing wire, the aging Rcd- birds took a series from Brooklyn. )usl when the Dodgers threatened Lo run away with the National League, too. The Cards did it the hard way yesterday,. winning In 1.1 innings, 6-5, with two in the last of the 13th. Jim Russell apparently won the came for Brooklyn with a homer ir. the First of the 13th. But Joe Garagiola's two-run single with (he bases full made reliefer Willie Ramsdell the losing pitcher. Leo Durocher got the thumb from Umpire Larry Goetz but the New York Giants vron anyhow. 5-2. over Cincinnati. It wns the Giants' second victory of the year. Johnny Sain barely survived a three-run Pittsburgh first inning, Then he settled down to show the boys how it is done. While holding the Pirale.s to Tour nils, the Boston Braves' righthander drove in four of the Braves' first five runs with three hits. The Braves needed an 11-run-ninth inning to win, 15-4. Willie (Puddin 1 Head) Jones, off to a sensational start, hit two homers for the Phillies to help in a 5-2 decision over the Chicago Cubs. California Flyer Choice of Experts Weather 619 Factor In 76th Running of Classic Saturday Bv .Inlin Chandler LOUISVILLE, Ky.. May 4. (VP> — The Kentucky Derby masterminds are unanimous today in the thought tliat Your Host will sizzle out of tlie starting Site In the $100.000 golden gallop Saturday and say: "Come and catch me—if you can." The speedy California express still i\olds *s the favorite for this 7Gth running ot America's most colorful Lwf event, which will sec 13 or more three-year-old stars tackle the tough mile and one-quarter distance for the first. time. Four big questions are up for consideration, nnd all won't be answered until shortly after the field slams otil of the barrier at Churchill Downs the day after tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. (ESTI. 1. Will the weatherman bring more rain and an off track, or will it be fast? 2. What horsr is poing out and attempt to rim with Your Host's blazing speed, and try to keep him from Softball Loop To Try Again To Begin Play Blylhevllle T Director J. P. Garrott said this morning that tonight's games in the City Softball League have been postponed due to wet grounds. jfc City Softball League teams ry again tonight to get their 1950 season underway but the chances are they won't succeed. Rain washed out Tuesday night's opening games and cloudy skies today threatened to do the same to tonight's games. The field was In an unplayable condition last night and the Northeast Arkansas-Southeast Missouri League game between Burnett Hudson Sales and Deer ing, Mo., had to be called off. Tonight's City League schedule [jits the Razorbacks of the Razorback Drive-In against Ark-Mo Power and the Hudson Pacemakers Rgainst the Wade Lee Cotton Company. Thn first game is scheduled for 8 o'clock. race? 3. Con the son of Alibhai-Doudoir II carry his sprcd all the wny? 4. If not. \vho is the one mns( likclv to come along and pick up al! the blue chins? Showers Possible As for the v:o.a.U»cr, U\e weatherman said some showers were possible Saturday. Several trainers said "let 'er rain,' while others were praying for clea: skies nnd a fast track. Harry Daniels, Denial trainer o BUI GoeU's California Flyer, wovil prefer the latter. Your Host neve has had to race in the mud. Th .siablc isn't intrigued with the! thought of having to find out Saturday whether or not the cold can click' in the stuff. Some observers thought Mlddlc- qrnund, one half of the King Ranch entry, might be the one to go out ar.H. rim "-tfh *,he pace-sctfer. Even Max Hirsch. the King Ranch trainer, conceded that his colt could do it. but he didn't mean he was go i tie; to try it by any means. Hirsch will have On The Mark, "a big. tough horse stronger than Middlcground" to try for a'second derby victory for Texas and the vast King Ranch. Arcaro nn Hill Prince The answer in question No. 4 will linri some varied opinions. Thn general concensus LS that Hill Prince, the Wood Memorial winner, could come litte and wrap up the big prize [or Virginia. Chris Chencry's coH won't be anywhere at the start, but in the past -when everybody hari Jwst about given him up for lost, the strapping son of Pi•incequiHo-Hildcne si a r ted passing horses like they were standing still"I think Hill Prince Is the horse to beat," said Daniel. "And Eilrtie Arcaro riding him won't hurt. He can ride a mvile. "But then, I don't have any armi- toiir on my horse either." Daniels arided. patting Johnny Longden on the head. , 23 Golfers Enter Greenbrier Open WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va,, May 4. WV- Ou the basis of practice rounds, the professional who wins the $10,000 Greenbrier Open tourney starting here today will have to shoot sub-par golf throughout the 12-holc medal lest. Many in th field of 23 have been cracking 70—par (or the 6,368- yard old white course — in test rounds. *^t Sammy Sneari, the, host pro.HP s not done so well In two previous tourneys here, has been hit- ing then; In tiie upper 60s. Little Norman Van Nlda of Au,s- .ralia caide'd his second straight G6 yesterday. member o( the ASTC football squad underwent a similar operation several months ago. Lineman Under Knife CONWAY. Ark., May 4. W t —Ben Burton, Uneman on the Arkansas State. Teachers College football team, underwent an appendectomy at a hospital here Tuesday. His twin brother. Lynn, also a Golfer Scores an Ace But in th* Wrong Hoft MILFORD. Mass., May V W) Golfer Ralph Calzaloia took his stance at the ninth left of the Milford Country Club course yesterday, checked his style and then belted thp. ball. It sailed high into the air and dropped neatly Into the gaping chimney of the clubhouse. Club members said It was the first "hole-ln-one" at the clubhouse in the course's 50-year history. The Ohio Valley cities of more than Lion, according to Geographic Society. includes 150 10.000 pnpnta- the National Louisville. Ky., was named lor Louis XVI of Prance. Golfer's Life Begins At 71 With HoIe-in-Qne NORTH LITTLE ROCK. A r k., May 4. (A 1 )—From a golf standpoint, John R. Campbell's life began at 71. The commander of the Gordon Gale American Legion post here has made three holcs-in-onc on the Mu-i 96-yard llth hole at Sylvan Hills Country Club within the past 11 months. His latest ncr came yesterday while playing with the Rev. J. W. Workman. Maj. R. c. Sanders and the Rev. E T. Waytand. He used No. 7 iron. Guaranteed Fishmq Worm GeKer Foar a little EARLY BIRD where worms are—on rich, damp soil, under large rocks, boards, etc Worms crawl to' surface In a few minutes. Doesn't hurl worms Saves money, time, work, also from running oat of worms on trips. Fun to ose. 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