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PACT TEN BLYThEVTU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Stan Musial Bids Fair to Become First .400 National League Hitter Since 1930 , MAY 11, Hy Jack Hand (Associated Fress Sports Writer) Kest bet of 1950 is Stan Musial Lo become the Nnlional League's first .'iOO hitter in 20 years. Not since Bill Terry niaced the ball for a .401 mark in 3030, lias a National Leaguer venlered into (he stratosphere. Now Musial, the St. Louis Cardinal slugger, is only one hit shy of .500 at .483. First base seems to agree with • Musial. Ever since manager Eddie Dyer gave up on Steve Bilko and moved Slan from right, field to first, he has drilled holes in the fences. . The big splurge really started when Musial returned to the line- Arkansas Track loses Its Spice Javelins, Mile Run Have Been Stopped; Maybe Too Much By Carl Bell LITTLE ROCK. May 11. (AP) — Strictly from a personal 'standpoint, a lot of spice has been taken out of Arkansas high school track and field meets, which never have appealed a great deal to spectators anyway, The Arkansas Athletic Association, which governs tiie meet, 1 !, had a sood point in eliminating the mile rim and the Javelin throw from the program. The mile was too hard for teen-aged boys to have to run. Sharp, flying javelins were dangerous. But how about some other changes they made "for the good of the boys"? They cut the distance of the low hurdles from 22o'yarcls to 200 a year ago. This year the low hurdle races were only 180 yards. Racr Too Grueling IT a 220-yard hurdle race Is too gruelling for high schoolers, what about the 440-yard dnsh and the 880-yard run? Boy.- those are tough races. For that matter, all races are taxing. Yet, no one wants to eliminate all of them. The welfare of the competing boys Is the main concern o[ 'school officials. It should be. It's just that there might be move consistency. But, back to the point of specta- 'tor Interest. The hurdles used to be one of the best events to watch. Now, the high school lows don't appeal to tls. The '.timber-toppers nave to clear only eight hurdles spaced 18 yards apart, instead of ten hurdles 20 yards-apart. The present race looks more like a sprint than a hurdle contest. Hurdles Still Run The high hurdles still are run over a distance of 120 yards, but have been lowered Irom 42 inches to 39. That means .there's no way of comparing present day performances with old records In either hurdle event. They are run In less time now. but you can't say the performances are better—even as good. up after * six- day layoff due 'o a sprained knee. Since his return Stan has 13 hits in 30 at bats or 533. And he hasn't reached Ebbets Field, his/' h a p p y hunting f < f gr on n d. Th a 1 1 ' comes next week \ ' Only Uo pitch- A ,' ers horse collared I V Musial so far..?' Cliff Chambers M ' t turned him back hilless the second night of the season. Joe Hallcn sot him out May I as a pinch hitter. Musial had his biggest night of the seasor, yesterday with four 'liiBliw and a walk In the Card's 15-1 victory over the New York Giants behind Max hauler's seven- Jutter. Brooklyn was knocked out of first place by the Cincinnati Reds, 4-0, en the Ken Raffciuberger'a three- hit job, It was Raffy's first win, snapping the Keds seven-game losing streak. As a result of the Dodgers' loss, the Idle Phillies moved to the top of the heap for the first time since opening day, The Phils' day game at Pittsburgh was rained out,. Chicago took advantage of four Boston errors to trim the Braves 0-3. Dylc Lade needed help from Paul Minner (o earn his first win at the expense of Warren Spalin. Rain washed out the big goings In the American League, postponing the Detroit-Boston Kama at F'en- way Park and the New Vork Kan- kec-St. Louis Browns game. All concerned piny doubleheaders to- day. , Nothing seems to slop that Washington club which clicked off its fourth straight, 7-6, over Chfcigo. The Senators broke loose for five runs In a big fifth Inning rally sparked by Ed Stewart's pinch triple. Cleveland snapped a four-game losing string by scoring three 'unearned runs with two out In the ninth for a. 6-4 win over Philadelphia. New Balk Rule Okayed By Baseball Managers By .lot Kelehlrr NEW YORK, May 11. (/!>j—It may come as a surprise to many to learn that a majority of the major league managers look upon the new balk rule with wholehearted favor. An Associated Press canvass ot baseball's top strategists showed today that nine managers like the rule and fcur are opposed. Two declined to venture an opinion and one was neutral. Managers who want a new balk* deal are Kd Sawyer of the Phillies, I Leo Durocher of the Giants, SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W I, Pet. Mobile Atlanta . ... Birmingham . New Orleans 16 IB 18 13 Memphis 13 Chattanooga 12 Nashville 9 Little Rock 1 ,667 .667 .640 .565 NATIONAL [.HAGUE W I, The University of Arkansas really is going all-out, to build track and field as a major sport. While the Razorbacks aren't given a chance of winning the Southwest Conference meet at Austin this weekend, 22 of them will go to the Texas capital to try. About two decades ago U. of A. football teams didn't carry that many men. Monette's Buzick Enters Greenwood Golf Tourney GREENWOOD. Miss.. May II. «'| ' —Greenwood's annual invitational golf tourney opens here today with some of the Solith's top golfers competing. Play will be over the country club's par 72 course. Entries will be limited to ISO players. The.se will include Johnny Buzick, former Arkansas State champ from Monette. Frankie Frisch of the Cubs'and Casey Stengel of the Yankee.'!. Those who have found no fault with the rule, or rather the new interpretation of the rule. Included Joe McCarthy, Red Sox; Jack On- flow, White Sox; Red Rolfe, Tigers; Connie Mack, Athletics; zack Taylor, Browns; Bucky Harris, Senators; Hurt Shotlon, Dodgers; Billy Meyer. Pirates and Eddie Dyer, Cardinals. Uniformity Asked With one or two exceptions, however, they insisted on more uniformity in the Interpretation ot the rule by the umpires. "The umpires should get together nnd call it as of one minti," was the genera] reaction. "All It needs to work is for (he umpire.? to agree on the tuning. Right now one umpire waits only a hair-second, an- ithcr three-quarters of 'a second nd third doesn't call it at all." The most vehement of the man- yeM was Sawyer. "They ought to junk It," he said, and return to the way tt was last 'ear. It's the silliest thing I ever leard of. What's the reason tor the ule. anyway? I guess the races i-ere too clone last year. the ; fans md loo much excitement, loo much mi, so (.he guys with the pencils ecideri they would slow down the hrills." 4g Balks Cillrrt There haye been 48 balks called [gainst, pitchers thus far. 29 in the National League. Last year only 46 •ere called in both leagues all sea- i_ -on. : Actually there are 13 ways n litcher can balk. All were in the book last year except No. 13. which cads, "a balk- shall be called if the rilcher delivers the ball from a set KKlllon without.' coming to a slop if of one full second." Here'* how the protesting inana- jcrs other than Sawyer, view it: Durocher—"It's a donkey rule- lot workable. Ever umpire has his iwil version of calling the thing. The result? All is contusion." Krisch—"We're headed for real :rouble with this one." Stengel - - "Some pretty good pitchers have been hurt by it. Already It has been instrumental in osiilg a couple of games for some ilubs." Arkansas Congressmen Okay Appropriation Cut WASHINGTON. May 11. Wi—All seven Arkansas representatives voted yesterday for a measure which the house passed to make a blanket S6uO.000.COO cut in the general appropriation bill. Reps. Gsthlng.s, Mills, Tackelt. Norrcll and Harris also voted for an amendment which the House adopted to cut down on federal employment next year. Rep. Trimble voted against the amendment. Rep. Hays wasn't listed u voting on this. BILL GODWIN S Fishing & cense.. ".limmic Ii" 12 ft. Koal HCRIiNG GOODS Hunting Li- Aluminum Boals, 12 * M ft. M.v rods, Casting rods and guns repaired. Shoes for every sport. 421 \V Main IMion* 6762 Philadelphia 12 St. Louis 11 Brooklyn 11 Chicago 8 Pittsburgh 10 Boston 10 New York ! Cincinnati Pel .600 .570 .573 571 .576 .500 5 10 .333 5 13 .278 AMERICAN LEAGUE Boslon .............. 14 Detroit .............. 10 New York ........... 10 Washington .......... 10 Cleveland .... ........ 7 Philadelphia ......... 7 Chicago .............. 4 St. Ixiui.s . ............ 4 Pet .667 .667 .588 .58S .438 .389 .236 .28« Yesterday's Results Southern Association Nashville 7 Little Rock 1 Birmingham 2 Mobile 0 Memphlf 14 Chattanooga 6 Only games scheduled, National League Chicago 0 Bostoi; 3 ' St. Louis 5 New York 1 (night) Cincinnati 4 Brooklyn 0 (night) Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, postponed rain. American League Washington 1 Chicago 6 '(night) Cleveland 6 Philadelphia (night) St. Louis at New York, postponed rain Detroit at Bosto TIIKY I'l.AYKD FOR THE YAN'KKKS-Thcsc ball players now with the Detroit Tigers, look over at Yankee Stadium from what was the opposition dugout for them for former Yankees. Left to right are Aaron things long time as they are al Robinson. Gerald Prickly. Manager Red Rolfe, Dick Kryhoski and Charley Keller. And how did they do? Beat their former club 7-1. (AP Wircphoto). Glaviano Learns to Play Ball ST. LOUI. May ' iI.-.(«•)—Little Tommy Glaviano has "learned to play" but it was inevitable as' far as Tommy was concerned. Glaviano, never a. backward -FAIR STAGC—Barbara Stage ~ls a member of the men's tennis team, the first girl to co.mpete with men at Susquehanria in 92 years. She is a daughter of football coach Amos Alonzo Sings, Jr., and granddaughter of the Grand Old Man of the gridiron game. Murry Killf Requirement To List 'Safe' Candidates LITTLE ROCK. May 11. (JJ>—At- orncy General Ike Murry has ruled void a 1949 act which snys that nines of unopposed candidates shnll ie left off primary ballots. Hut at 'east one county committee Is gong to follow the net. June P. Woolen, secretary of the Pulaski County Democratic Com- nittcc. said that group would eliminate the names. He said he didn't think there i-as any ground for fears that s'lntc ind county conventions might declare someone other than the unopposed candidate the party nominee. Sreele Defeats Motormcn 20-9 A combimition of wildness and Stccle posver last night enabled Stccle. Mo, to defeat the Blytheville Motor nine 20-9 at Walker Park. Btackwell was the winning pitcher and Holmes the loser. , postponed rain Today's Games Southern Association Night games: Memphis at 'Chattanooga. Birmingham at Mobile. Little Rock at Nashville. Atlanta at ,.ew Orleans. National l.nfat Brooklyn at Cincinnati. Bostoi) at Chicago. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, night New York at St. Louis, night. Dirty Sox Slap Whisenhunt 8-5 Sn Bay Window A last inning Whiscnhunt rally died with the bases loaded anil Courier News' Dirty Sox came off with an 8-5 win in the Bay Window League in a game played at Little Park yesterday. The Sox put together four hits and two walks for four rurwin the first frame. Fisher homered with one on for two of the runs. Crowe's triple and .Cook's homer were the big blows for Whiscnhunt which was held to four hits by Smith, Dirty Sox hurler who finished his first game yesterday. Crowe's triple arid a single by Boyett gave Whisenhunt two miw in the second inning. Whisenhunt threatened in the last frame when Cook's homer was followed by four walks'. However, he rally died with the bases loaded. • • Wilson pitched for Whiscnhunt and gave np eight hits. Godwin's Sporting Goods plays \rk-Mo in today's'contest. Teachers Beat Arkansas State to Retain Lead Hy The ?.s-nciale<I Press Arkansas Tech nnd state Teachers won baseball gnines in Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference play Wednesday and maintained their joint possession of the top s]x>t.. Teachers defeated Arkansas State, 5-t. State's Jerry Dean held the Teachers to four hits. but. seven State errors contributed to the result. Tech unloosed a 17-hit attack to defeat college of the Quarks, IO-B. Slate's loss Just about eliminated it as a possible AIC titlist. Tech and Teachers now have 8-1 records in fonccrencc play. State's record is 7-3. American League St. Louis at New York (2). Detroit at -Boston (2). Cleveland at Philadelphia. Chicago at Washington. Two City Games On Tap Tonight Two games are on tap tonight at Walker Park softball diamond ii the Blytheville Y league. .The Razorback Inn Is slated to play Burnetts Auto Sales.in the first game Marling at 8 o'clock nnd Sullivan- Nelson tangles with Blytheville Motor at 9:30. Kour- Row AMMONIA FERTILIZER EQUIPMENT 1,000-Gallon Storage Tanks with all hose nnd fitlinps $497.50 767 50 '297.50 BarksdaleMfg.Co. South Broadway Phone 2911 Stock Cor Marathon Ends in Guatemala • EL OCOTAL, Mexico, May II If —After driving 2,150 m ites in S j.\ days, Hershel McGrltl of Portland Ore., was $17,331 richer tor winning Mexico's border-to-border stock race. The race which began last Fridaj ill Ciiidad Juarez on the U. s. horde ended here yesterday on the Guatemalan frontier. McGrifT, driving a 1950 Oldsmobile. had a wlnuini time ot 27 hours, 34 minutes and seconds. His winning margin wa s minute, 16 seconds. youth, always knew he could make good at baseball. As a kid of 17 he played shortstop for the, St. Louis Carinal's Class C Fresno, Calif., "farm club. One day in 1941 Branch Rickey No 2 man in .the Redbird organization at the time, made his annual tour ot Inspection at Fresno. Glaviano tells how he busted right into the office and charged up to Rickey: "Say," Tommy shouted. "What's the big idea of keeping me here in this Class C joint I'm a major league ball player." Glaviano said Rickey came back with: "My boy, you are very small. But you are sturdy and you have strong legs. You may last long in this game—once you learn to play." Branch Rickey isnt around to reap the benefits but owner Fred Saigh and manager Eddie Dyer are well pleased with.Glaylano's present .379 batting average. While holding down the lead-off batting spot and playing third base like it hasn't been played around Sportsman's Park for some time, he lias reached base 37 times in 15 games. That's 15 walks and 22 hits. He's batted in 10 runs and has hit safely in the past eight games. After a bad spring season he broke into the lineup in Chicago April 22. Manager ,byer credits an Improvement in Tommy's eyesight for the great show. "He looked bad clown south, mostly because he had Major League Leaders By The Associated Press American League Batting—Hegan, Cleveland, .404; DiMaggio, Boston, .382. Runs—Pesky, Boslon, 24; DiMng- gio, Boston, 19. ' Runs batted in—Stephens, Bos ton, 26; Williams, Boston, 22. Hits •— DiMaRgio and Stephens. Boston, 29, Doubles—Zarilla, Boston. 8; Kryhoski nnd Lipon, Detroit, 7. Triples—Doerr, Boston, Dillinger, Philadelphia and Hen rich, New York, 3. i Home runs—Williams, Boston. Rosen, Cleveland, Fain, Philadelphia, nnd Wood, St. Louis, 5. .Stolon bases — Adams, Chicago and Diilinger, Philadelphia, 2. Strikeouts — Trucks, Detroit and Lemon. Cleveland, 19. Pitching--Stobbs. Boston 2-0 1.000 HouUeman, Detroit 4-1 .800. .483 National League Batting—Musial, St. Louis. Pafko Chicago, .444. Runs—Jethroe, Boston, 21; Jones Philadelphia. 19. Runs hatted in — Kiner, Pittsburgh. 20: Elliott. Boston. 19 Hits—Jethroe, Boston. 30: Sislcr Philadelphia, and Musial. St. Louis 29. Doubles—Robinson, Brooklyn. Musial. St. Louis. 7. Triples—Jethroe and Kerr, Boston. 3. Home runs — Klner. Plttsbnrgl 7; Gordon, Boston and Jones. Philadelphia. 6. Sloicn oases—Reese, Brooklyn, 5 Are Termites Ruining Your Property? Governmenl slalislirs say lhal Permit* rlamarrt wa» second only 1o fire in Hie United Slntes \V« wil: make an inspection and pive vou an estimate, it needed. wilhoul cost. Our work is licensed bv th* Arkansas °'-<le Hnnl Hoard— we have 12 years of t*per- ienc* to guarantee yon <uitisfactinn. • FREE INSPECTION • SUPERIOR TERMITE CO. H. C. Blankenship ........ L. j. 3(19 Ra.«t Kentucky ........ Phon* 2350 or 3579 a bad arm.' .ddic remarked. "We told him when e put on third at Chicago tat he had a chance to be a fine itter if he'd hit only strikes and iy off the bad pitches. He's studied ,. He's had a great eye." Dyer hopes Tommy never forged o play. player: tied with 3. Stnk-outs — Spahn. Boston, 27 Roberts. Philadelphia. 2-1. Pitching — Werle. Pittsburgh, 3-0 .000; Roy. Boston. Hankhcatl Sports Roundup Hugh Fullerton Jr. NEW YORK. May 11 (yp,_Tip t< would-be footballers: if you want tc be a star center, enter Michigai as a fullback . . . latest in a lont line of converted fullbacks at Am Arbor is Roger Zatoff, who lookec like a lerrific line-backer in spring practice . . . "the same killer type as Dick Kempthorn 'nnd Dan n\vor sky." is the way they tab this 215 pound six-footer ... line coach Jack Blott, who is tutoring Zatkofl switched from fullback himself t< become All America center in tin 1920's and also converted Dworsky Others who made the same switci were Ernie vick and Maynard Mor rison . . . Oregon State College will stage a three-season tripple header Saturday — a track meet then the final spring football gaim and the winciup of spring basketbal . . the Yankees' Bobby Brown ets to the ball park at 11 a.m daily (or extra batting practice make up tor his late start in training. ' U Left Him Colt Penn State college, which rippec np Its bowl football team its coaching,.staff in preparatior for the advent of "Hop" Engle recently started ripping up the grid iron and re-seeding it .Engl Backers Take Southern Lead Little Rock Sets New Record by Losing 21 in Row By The Associated PreM The Atlanta Crackers have backed nto the Southern Association lead while the Little Rock Travcton practically have backed out Of: $)» eague. The Crackers took first place Wednesday night without playing. Jltle Rock played very well at times but lost its 21st game in succession—a record breaking string. Little Rock made a triple play, which no other Southern team has done this year, and also outhlt the usually voluminous Vols in the Vols' own little Sulphur Dell—but still lost, 7-1. Mobile tumbled from first place to third after a shutout by Birmingham, 2-0. As Atlanta slipped Into the lead. Birmingham took second. Chattanooga lost its first game in five outings to Memphis. H-6. New Orleans had a night off. The Travelers' triple play started when Nashville's Jim Epruott hit to n-av third baseman Frank Bagdon. Ba£don' kicked third base to cateh one Nashville runner, threw to first baseman George Corona to get another Vol and Ihen took a return throw from Corona to get the third runner who was Eliding. After that gem of fielding, Little Rock hobbled four chances. Memphis scored seven times In the second inning last night and Nick Ktten, Ed McOhce and Bill Wilson got three hits apiece. metropolitan intercollegiate track titles, likely will make it nine '" ght Saturday . . . the meet the final collegiate appearance of four 1952 Olympic prospects. Reggie Pcarman, Stan Lampcrt, Ira Kaplan and Hugo Maiocco . . . Frank Boydstun, Baylor football captain and student body president, plans to study law after his graduation in June. Pro scouts may give him an argumbent on the subject . . . Lou Gelfand reports that the best fight piekers in Minnesota are Berglund and Beaulieu of St. Cloud reformatory pillar, obviously they must have the inside dope. Cleaning the Cuff Sammy Sne'ad anrt Carry Middlecoff both tab the No. 2 course at Pinehurst as the best they've ever played . . . although Southern California looks unbeatable in dual track meets, some observers say they haven't enough individual standouts to win the NCAA titl« . . . Harvard's footballers, whose black pants earned as much discussion as Georgeous Gussie's the past two seasons, will switcW'o tan next fail . . . that shows'OTr future isn't as dark as their past. Brooklyn, Miller and Johnson, Phil- new flyweight champion idelphia, 2-0 1.000. 'University, winner of the 1: waiting tor his squad to assembL casually asked a groundskcepe what kind of grass was being plant ed . . . "blue grass," was the answer . . . Rip, influenced, no doubt, by recent occurences in Kentucky, resurrected an old coaching cliche . . . 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