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Tuesday, May 16, 1950
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PAGE TEN KT-YTTTEVn.r.F, (ARK.) COUKTER NEWS TUESDAY, MAT 16, 1950 Major Clubs Cut Off Excess to Make 25 Limit- Cardinals Get Johnny Lindell from Yankees By JOK RfilCHI.KR Associated ''r^ss Sports Wriler Jfost of the major league clubs were busily engaged today clearing the decks in older to come within the 25- player limit. The deadline goes into effect tomorrow at midnight, exactly a month after the start of the season. A feverish two days of buying* . __ nnd selling resulted in the release of 13 players and the sale of two others to rival dubs in the majors. More are sure to feel the axe. With I some 30 hours to go, there are 19 surplus alhlelcs. Hums Have Too Many Brooklyn's Dodgers, with' 30 on their rosier, must dispose of five. Detroit is next with three over the limit. Cleveland, Pittsburgh aud the Although Speedy, Jethroe Came to Majors as Slugger AWINCS SOUTEJtillX ASSOCIATION W I, IVt. Atlanta Philadelphia Phillies were (iiced jjir i,In°ham "' wilh two amputations while Wash- v • " • ineton. the two St. Louis clubs, Cln- Memphis ' cinnati. and the Chicago Cubs were one over. Clubs already within the limit Include the two Boston and New York clubs, the Chicago white Sox and Philadelphia Athletics. The Yankees have 25. exclusive of Dick Wakefield. They were given special permission to carry the extra man indefinitely. The Oiants were expected to bring up outfielder Mrmte Irvin from their Jersey City farm club aud release veteran flychaser Mike McCormick. The Yankees lopped off flve players yesterday. They sold outfielder Johnny Undell to the Cardinals, pitcher Clarence Marshall lo Ihe Browns and optioned veteran first baseman Johnny Mize, rookie in- fieldcr Al (Billy) Martin and pitcher Duaue Pillelle to their Kansas City farm club of the American Association. Subhead I'm rail.iblf The Giants optioned pitcher Frank Fanovich to Minneapolis and outfielder Pete Milne to Jersey City. Fauovich^a .bonus player, was obtained via waivers from the Heds. .The White Sox' assigned shortstop Jim Baumcr to Colorado Springs of the Western Association and released pitcher Bill Connelly to Toledo. Baunier is a bonus player signed by the Sox last year. The Cubs placed Hal JefTcoat on the voluntary retired list and recalled Bob Borkowskl from Springfield of Ibe International league to take his place In the outfield. Jellcoat broke his collar bone in a game Sunday. The Red Sox. after sending pitchers Bob Gillespie to Sacramento and Gordon Mueller to Louisville, recalled Jim Suchecki, another pitcher. Suchecki had a 2-2 record with Louisville. The Braves optioned Walter Linden lo Milwaukee to ' get down to the prescribed player limit. The Cards released first baseman Glen Nelson and pitchers Cot Deal and Tom Poholskl over the weekend. Only one regular game was scheduled. That between the Dodgers and Braves in Brooklyn. Kain, however, washed it ofr the boards just as the teams were getting ready to slnrl. Cleveland defeated Pittsburgh, 0-5, in an exhibition at Cleveland. Two Tilts Tonight in City League 7'wo games are on tap lor the City Softball League at Walker Park tonight. Razorback Inn meets Montgomery Ward In the first go and llie Jaycees will tackle Burnett In the second contest. Sullivan-Nelson's entry scored a 0-8 win over Buchanan Chevrolet of Osceola in an exhibition lilt last night at Ihe Walker Park diamond. Kach team got seven hits in a contest which was, at times, looselv played ami studded with wildness on the part of both pitchers. Chattanooga Nashville Liltle Rock . .,. 18 18 19 '16 n 15 12 3 By JOK FAI.I.S BROOKLYN, May 16. MV-Boston's fleet-footed Sammy Jelhroe. who once oiltracecl Olympic sprinter Barney Ewcll, is in the game lo hit --and no! to run. The Hiavcs No. 1 candidate for ••lioOKie of the Year" honors Is convinced he wilt hit .300 in Ihe majors. "I've bren praying a long time for it." Jelhroe said, "And loo many people will be disappointed If I don't, So. I'm in Iliis Ililng lo hit," The 28-ycar-okI East St. Louis- born speedster is off to a fast, almost .sensational start. Hatting .an .621 .UK) .571 .507 .455 ; the leadoff post. Jelliroe has liiurnp- .12!) .103 NATIONAL LEAGUE W I, Philadelphia St. Louis . Brooklyn Chicago fjoston Pittsburgh Ken- York Cincinnati 14 13 12 10 12 12 6 0 AMERICAN LEAGUK \V I, Detroit . ... New York , . Boston . 'Washington . Cleveland . .. Philadelphia . St. Louis . ... Chicago 13 14 n 12 .... 11 rn. .GOB .sin .571 .526 .522 .500 .35:1 .28U Pel. .084 .ono .030 .515 .524 .364 .278 .2U3 en National League pitching for a 343 mark in 24 games. In addition, he Is tied with Stan \Iuslal for the most hits, 35, and with teammate Buddy Kcrr for the most triples, three. He is second in Yesterday's Resulls Southern Association Birmingham (j, New Orleans 4 Little Rock 5, Memphis 1 Chattanooga 10. Nashville 9 Atlanta al Mobile, rain National League. Boston at Brooklyn, rain Only game scheduled American league No games scheduled I Delay's Games Southern Associalion Memphis at Little Rock Atlanta at Mobile Only games scheduled National League St. Louis at Brooklyn Chicago at New York," night Pittsburgh at Boston, night Cincinnati at Philadelphia, night American I-eaguc Boston at Detroit ' New York at St. Louis, night Washington at Chicago, night Philadelphia at Cleveland, night Play Opens In Osceola ^ City League "^ Play in Osceola's City Softball league is scheduled to open tonight at the diamond at Hale Field. Tonight's games, which will ho opened with pre-game ceremonies, will include Bowles Motor company and Buchanan Chevrolet Company meeting a n d Boothe's Esso team v.s. Gcorp,c Motor Company. The first same is to get underway Golfdom's Greats- Ben —Reoc/y for Western LOS ANGELES. May 16. Wi— The big slingers of golf—minus Ben Hogan—are unloading their artil- l«iy on Drcntwood Country Club's vast expanses where the Western Open begins Thursday. Defending champion Sam Snead, in his first practice round yesterday, toured the layout In even par figures. II. The veteran K. J. (Dutch A ten-cent admission charge will he made al the gate. Proceeds will •Minus 8° for maintaining the diamond. Any profits derived from the Bnmcs will got to Osccola's summer recreation fund. Lumber Yard Destroyed By Eight-Alarm Blaze BALTIMORE, May 16. i;lV- A., eight-alarm fire last niijlit burned through a block-Ions; lumber yard and mill plant and sent 150 pcr- ., . •• " -^ "^' 1IJIII |;I11LLL illlU .^fdl iOt) IK-T- Han,ton posted a 69, as did Ralph sons fleeing from their homes. Hut Blomquisl and Marly Furgol. Ells- | no one was Injured, and Ihe [lames worm Vines. Zcll Eaton. Bill Nary j wore curbed before they ronkl and home pro Fay coleman came in spread to residence;,. ' * lt>5 ' I The towering blare, visible (or runs, 23. and stolen bases, four. Moston purchased Jethroe, an outfielder by trade, from the Brooklyn Dodgers last Oct. 1 for $100,000 ami three players. Will Montreal In the Inlorna- Sports Roundup to Ruth FlJItrtan «f. tioual League last year. Jelhroe set a record of 89 stolen bases. That 89 figure, Incidentally, | 5 seven less Umn Ty Cobb's modern major league mark of 05. How about the pitchers, die! they bother him any more? 'Rrally don't know." replied Ihe switch-hilling flychascr. "Not keeping track. Something like .340 or so. Last year at this time I was hitting about ,180." Jethroe has played every game of the season so far for Boston. He's neither Impressed nor indifferent. Must tell 'em I'm scuffin' alonp trying to get a couple of base hits." Grapplers Making Turnstiles Click at Madison Square Arena By Will Grimsley NEW YOrtK, May IG. (AP) — rc.sUms's grunL - and - grimace hoys are edging back into the bis !ime with a new .set of nniscle- Ijound heroes and .some fresh twists a old capers. A .seven-ncl show at Madison :<]iKire Garden tn-sl night drew 14, 246 patrons, who shelled out $42,311. The previous Grmlcn mat prc.s- cntntlon took in S50,000-plu.^ This .stacks up better than even with the averse weekly boxing ws al the b\£ '^j'town arena, while still falling .short of Hie beL- tci 1 ring attractions. When (h£ wrestlers move into the Garden—a couple of times a year id thev want to make 11 -six—they put all their -stars Into one big pack- . /isL nijrhl (he rxs.stomer.s got the rks—from Anlonmo Rocca, the a»ilc. hnrcfootetl Argentine, to Primo Camera, the Italian bulk of a man wno once held the world's :ie:<vyweight boxing championship. Favorite of the Fair sex U Gene i Mr. America) _Stanlee, u gonrous- ly muscled Chicago citizen wlio has inop of peroixde-blonde hnlr and perpetual, toothy grin. Guls I.ove Him The girls stand at worshipful attention and wave handkerchiefs at him as he enter; the ring. He waves back. At the end of the mutch, he throws hi.s admirers damp kisses wilh both hands, Standee's semi-final opponent was Camera, who won the heavyweight ] ?, tiMe from Jack Sharkey in .nine. in:t:i, and lost it a year later lo Max Bacr. Another featured actor on the Garden program was Chief Don Eagle. Oklahoma Indian who enters the arena in full war drrss of the Sioux's or .something. Feathrrs all over the place. The tnnin go sent Rocca. hu;h- leaping. South American u f ho is advertised as being u n b c a t e 11, against Lord Leslie Carllon of England, who wrestles with an Oxford accent. Lord Carlton makes his appearance with a cane and it monocle plus a valet dressed like the bell captain at the Waldorf. Hocca subdued this nooleman with a series of leaping kicks once patented by .foe Savoldi and Irene hero us hold known to millions of television viewers n.s the "buck- breaker." "Distressing," commented Carlton's aide, as he handed his man the cane, which in this Instance helped, him wobble to the dressing room. The output of iron mines hi Japan in 1919 totaled 870,003 tons, an increase of 38 percent over the previous year. five miles, attracted 3.000 spectators, police estimated ius cause was unknown. Julius Znlver, son of the owner said he couldn't give an estimate of the toss. But all was covercc by, he said. MELLOW AS MOONLIGHT A really rich, light Straight Kentucky Bouibon with the old-fashioned flavor! It's naturally good—because it's naturally aged. All Whisky—Straight Whisky—Kentucky Whisky— ns "Mellow as Moonlight." Try it today. You'll find none finer at any price. Distilled froffl J^e fomoui Oicii/ toctnuh "FROM THE l/H AND VIGOR OF THE GRAIN" __ THIS WHISKY IS A TtUS OU . . . l| rUOF loltlid by 6EO. K. D1CKEL DISTILLING COMPANY. Loulvvllli, K.ntuckj Sodwin Knocks Saliba from Top In one of the defensive ef- ort.s of the Bay window League year Godwin knocked Saliba rom I lie league leadership yester- ay with a C-2 victory at Little 'ark. It slipped Saliba back into n two•ay tie for second place with the loader News. A inning home run by Bi Godwin put his team ahead. Three nlks and an error contributed to lie winning margin in the last iu- n« when Godwin scored four runs. Both teams got five hi Us. Meads is slated to play Ark-Mo oday. Rowdy Dick Mills. Courier News 'ii'ty Sox' hrilliant outfielder, is porting a .066 baiting average to op hitters in Uie league, accord- ig to figures jnsl released by j. p. iarrott, Y director. Mills is followed in BW batting y Fred Boyett of whisenhimt will) .600 stick mark and Dnugherty f Ark-Mo with a .571 average. Other batters above the .500 mark oliow: Junch (M) ays (C) t. George (S) '•. Saliba <S) :. Saliba (S) '.'/. isher (C) :.. tirkendall (M) [older (M) iichardson (AM) Tord <AM) <ettint;cr (AM) standings: ream 'Udwin ;aliba '.'. 'ourier Burnette pplebaum . . •leads Vi.serihnnt . \rk-Mo NEW YORK, May 16. (AP) — A baseball scout who recently toured the Carolina. 1 ; departed with the comment that lie'd better find some players soon or he wouldn't, he scouting any more. . . . And another baseball-wise gent from the same sector adds there Ls an "alarming" shortage of youngsters who have a real future in the game. . . . Don't ask us why. They can't all be spending their time watching big league games on television Instead of playing on the sandlots. . . . Robert E. Lee Ls a candidate for center on the Marquettc football team, which plays South Carolina, among others, next fall. This Robert hails from Cicero, 111 Gene "Equcnky" Melchiorre, who starred for Bradley during the basketball playoffs, may (.urn up in another NCAA championship tournament. He's second baseman on the Bradley baseball team, which Is in Ihe running lor the DKricl 4 selection for the college world series. I.rft-M.iniled Compliment John Davis. Indiana U. halfback, was used chiefly as a defensive player last fall. . . . Came spring practice time, John decided he'd like to try lugging the leather and asked quarterback Ray. Petrauskfls lo give him a chance. . . The first time he took the ball. DavLs galloped So yards to score against the fir : t team. . . He crassed the goal wilh a bis Rrm on his face and obviously ready for a modest acceptance of compliments from visiting Coach Frank Filched:, who was standing behind the boal. Instead, Frank fixed him with baleful look and shouted: "You had the ball in the wrong hand." Pel. .800 .750 .150 .CCG .500 .250 .250 .000 Otis Douglas Questions SWC Coac/ies on Dressing Room. Ban By HAROLD V. RATJ.IFF DALLAS, Tex., May 16. (AP)—Otis Douglas, the new coach of Arkansas, was rather amazed when Southwest Conference coaches told the press they didn't want visits to ths dressing room after football games for the puruose of doing "color" stories until the players and coaches had had a chance to "cool off," compose themselves and be certain to make only statements that would contribute to the glory of football. Slieirls ami Shells Showing the new interest in baseball in Canada, a group of Rcgiua Snfk.. enthusiasts in traveling some 10.000 miles to consult National Baseball Congress officials about the choice of a manager for their non-professional club. . . Coach Bibb Palfe is ready to match his Texfis U. mound corps against any collegiate staff you can name. Murray Wall and Charley Gorin have accounted for 30 victories in 31 Southwest Conference game.* over three seasons. . . Nat Fleischer's latest boxing publication is the Mike Jacobs Story, authored by Dan Daniel. . . Tops amom; the high school basketball stars chosen j h',V' to "be"the* last for th? North-South (?ame at Murray. Kv.. June 10 Is Bob Peterson from Minneapolis vocational High. He's 6-11. Leasing of Hew Bridge !s Urged LITTLE ROCK. May 16. (API _ proposal that the Arkansas and UsiMi|>pi Highway Commissions ease the projected Mississippi River bridge between Helena, Ark., ami Briars Point. Miss., us being studied >y Arkansas Attorney General Ike Murry. J. G. Burke. Helena, n.skt>d for an opinion on the proposal. The Arknns!U>-Ml£Klraipp) River Bridge Commission plans to Issue revenue bonds to finance construc- ion of the bridge and retire them from bridge tolls. He said that tolls are cxpecttd lo je sufficient to retire Uie bonds, but that it is believed a cheaper in- Te.irfnl Earfuls Mute Haas, the one-time Athletics star, is .setting records as manaccr in the Carolina league and could lose his job as a reuslt. At last report hi.s Payetteville club had lost. 15 in a row. . . Gerald Gvini, \vlio pitches for Graham Hijrli School at Bluefield. Vs.. has an oven .sadder tale. He hald Po.-ohon- las hl"h to three hits, Saltsville to two. Princeton to one and Bluefield, W. Va., to two in successive games. . . . And he lost them all. . . . And Con Elemr.sey, a (linger for whom the San Francisco Seals once refused S100.000. started both games of a doublehefider against Los Angeles, May 7. TTe lasted two thirds of an innint; each time and was charged with both los-es. Tli« coaches, Jess Ncely of nice* In particular, said they felt therei should be a waiting period and Ncely declared he would enforce i .such a rule. j In other words, football fans In the Southwest Conference In the future probably will read only the sweetness and light of football. The payers will have that "Aw shucks he was bettor'n me" attitude and Hie coaches will say "We had very worthy opponents out Uiere today and the officiating was really wonderful." meanwhile checking the hospital to see how those boys with broken jaws arc doing and silently resolving that "Thai blaiiketv-blank referee will call no more games for me." No More Human Incres( There'll be mite of the drama of the immediate after-same, of the and human Interest of the football tcnni that won when the chips were down and the dope against it. of the readable, informative and pungent comments, of the facts of what, happened down there In this line when the fans couldn't see it. Douglas is a newcomer lo the Southwest Conference. He arrived via pro football, where the coaches will even serve lunch and refreshments in order to get the sports v.-riters lo visit llielr dressing rooms und write about it. "Sports writers will be welcome anywhere, at Arkansas." Dougli said. "I will give my coaching staff mid my players every hint on how they should conduct themselves and make certain nothing harmful Is said—something that might he regretted later." Douglas left Mic Impression he figured coaches were grown men and were supposed to know how to conduct themselves. He also figured the players had sense enough Impression, loo. that since the sporls writers were his best source of creating interest In his football team and bringing in customers at the gate he might be deeply hurt i( they didn't want to visit his dressing room and chew the fat with his coaches and his boys. Douglas, it seems, long ago learned the value of publicity and he' go- one to kill the goose that lays the golden eegs. Next foil, when some of the coaches are being ignored by the liiess or blasted in columns for failing to co-operate with the sports writers in getting Iheir stories. Douglas should be sitting pretty with all the writers his pals. Hogs' Frosh Basketballers Won't Lose Year of Play By CARL BKLL .compare them with those of th» LITTLE ROCK, May 16. I/I")— '49 game and decide which learn was Ihe greater offender. Arkansas didnt win all the conces- slons it wanted from the Southwest Conference hut probably :!id better than it actually expected, at that. The Razorbacks can only be happy over the disposition the [acuity committee, governing body of the conference, marie of [he freshman basketball matter, it had been fear- ei' that five of the brightest cage prospects ever to study at Fayetteville might lose a year of eligibility for participating in an AAU tournament. Instead, the conference decided to let Uie Ijoys play Iheir usual Ihree years of varsity ball and to penalize the Porker team '5 cl ys of pracllce. Can Work Out That shouldn't be loo much of a handicap, for they still can begin formal practice Nov. I, plenty in advance of the playing season. It keeps Coach Presley Askew from working with the team prior to that, but it doesnt keep the players from working ,out on their own- sharpening up their shooitng eyes, etc. Sonic of the frosh Involved in the ruling—especially the fabulous seven-foot Billy (Toar) Hester—are expected lo raise the national basketball prestige of Arkansas and the Southwest. The conference could have hurt itself by ruling them ineligible. The other Arkansas matter acted upon the conference last Saturday was (hat of the censure slapped on the Razorbacks in Japs' Elder Statesman Leaves for Washington TOKYO. May 16. Iff'i— Ynkio Oz- akl. Japans elder statesman, left by plane today to see Washington's cherry trees and chat, if he may, with President Truman.' Ozaki, 92. who says his countrymen "don't understand democracy.' gave the trees to the United States when he was mayor of Tokyo. The trip is sponsored by the American Council on Japan, which includes former U.S. Ambassadors Joseph Grew and William R. Castle. Tech Takes Top Spot in AIC fly Tl.c Associated Press Arkansas Tech became the undisputed leader of the Arkansas Inter-Collegiate conference baseball race in i-npre.ssive fashion yesterday. While Arkansas College was downing Arkansas State Teachers College 4-3, at Convay. Tech overwhelmed Little Rock Junior. 26-2. at Hussellville. Eighteen Tech hits off three pitchers and 11 Jaycee errors contributed to four, five, nine, six and two-rim innings for Tech. An eight-inning home run by Linn Garner with one on gave Arkansas college its winning runs at Conway. Larry paladlno struck out 14 and had given the visitors hut five hits when Garner hit his December for in their best 1949 27-7 walloping of football effort—a Texas Christian. liarnhill cleared While it didnt rescind the censure, as Arkansas had asked, the committee's action in appointing a sub-group to "interpret" the reprimand may be taken as a watering do T .\n of the original action. The committee expressed feeling that there was no inlention of questioning the character of Athletic Director John Barnhill, then the head football coach. That was a big point, Arkansas wanted cleared up, but the school also had wanted disinterested parties to study pictures of the' Porker-TCU game in hopes that would result in cc.nplcte vindication. Barnhill also wanted the conference fathers to look at movies of the 1918 Arkansas-TCU tilt at Fort Worth, also won by the Razorbacks; round-tripper. Arkansas College lost its first six games, but has won the last three. 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Boston and Houtteman, Detroit, 4-1, ROD. National League JM Batting—Musial. St. Louis,^ft?Sisler. Philadelphia. .382 Rims •— Jones. Philadelphia, 24; Jethroe, Boston. 23. Runs batted in—Emits, Philadelphia, 26; Jones, Philadelphia, 23. Hits—Jethroe, Boston and Musial, St. Louis. 35. Doubles — Musial, St. Louis, 11; Robinson. Brooklyn, 9. Triples—Jethroe, and Kerr, Boston. 3. Home runs—Gordon, Boston, 8; Ktner. Pittsburgh and Jones, Philadelphia, 7 Stolen bases—Reese, Brooklyn 5. Jethroe, Boston, 4. Strikeouts—Roberts. Philadelphia, 31, Spahn, Boston, 21. Pitching — Rush, Chicago Werle, Pittsburgh, 3-0, 1.000. and Horn Plays the Flute! BOULDER,' Colo. (AP)—iviyron Horn of Long Island, N.Y., plays the flute in the University of Colorado band. BILL GODWIN SPORTING GOODS Fishing & Hunting License. "Jimmie B" 12 ft. Boat $49.95. Aluminum Boats, 12 £ 14 ft. Fly rods, Casting rods and guns repaired. 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