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Tallahassee, Florida
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Wednesday, February 1, 1950
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TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT. TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 1J Wednesday Afternoon, Feb 1, 1950 IN THE PRESSDOX Willt 3reJ Pettijohn CHIT-CHAT If Tuesday's your "night out" you'll be ! pretty well fixed for entertainment here this summer forj th Tallahassee Pirates play more home games on Tuesdays j than any other night in the week 14 in all. j Mondays and Wednesdays are$ both good nights. The Bucs piay 11 games here on Mondays and 10 on Wednesdays. The latter part of the week Is evenly balanced, there are nine games here on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For fans who still prefer the fast-vanishing daylight tilU. there are eight Sunday games on tap. Earl "Red' Blatk, famed eoach of Army's many recent great grid machines, thinks baseball's gain was football's loss in the case of one Tyrus Raymond Cobb. Blaik and Cobb were both guests at a recent banquet, and while looking across the table at the Georgia Peach. Blaik several times remaiked. "My, what a halfback that fellow would have made. I men it, I'm not Just talking," he emphasized. "With the quickness and the fight and the reflexes and the desire Cobb had, he might have been one of the great foot ball players of all time." Cobb was asked if he had ever played football as a boy back in Georgia. "No, we dldll't haTe any football then," he said. "But you know Colonel Blaik, my father was a state senator and I almost got art appointment to West Point." "When was that?" Blaik aiked. "About 1906." "You would have been In the class with Genera Hap Arnold. How much did you weigh when you started out In baseball?" "Around 178 or 180." Blaik shook his head. "What a T-formation half-bark he would have been," Red sighed. "As a youngster I followed Ty's baseball career closely. I Imagine he was the greatest competitor sports has known." When the Pacific Const league announced that It was playing a 200-game schedule this year there were a lot of "oohs" and "aahs" over the extended grind of the season. But shucks, t'ain't nothing to what the oldtlmers played out there years ago. In 1803 the coast loop played & 210 game slate, and In 1904 they hrd a 223 game card that didn't wind up until Nor 271 That, of course, was before the mushroom growth of football. Veteran sports writer Bill Coram had an extremely interesting column recently on sports announce Red Barber, who will plnch-hit for Bill in his daily column while the scribe take leave to promote the Kentucky Derby. Corum tells how Barber, a 6an-ford boy who got his start at station WRTJP Gainesville mc -seeing the old Orange Grove string band, broke Into the bit time up in Cincinnati. The famed Redhead had to make three trips from Florida to the Ohio city at his own expense for auditions before he finally got his break. Contrary to the wide-spread belief, it vu not Larry McPhail who got Barber started. McPhail had talked Powell Crosley Into buying the Cincinnati Reds, and Crosley owned two radio stations, neither of which had ever aired any baseball games. After acquiring the Reds, Crosley decided to broadcast a certain number of games over his smaller station, and it was the Cincinnati owner's brother Louis Crosley, who actually opened the gates for Barber. When the Crosley's were looking for an announcer to handle the games Louis said, "How about the young fellow in the Famed Marksman to Shoot Here "Polks who like to shoot also like to watch the other fellow hoot,' says Ken Beegle, internationally famous marksman who Will give a demonstration of his hooting ability at the FSU West Campus on Feb 2, 3:30 under the sponsorship of Department of Physical Education for Men. Beegle and his wife. Blanche, make up one of a national arms company's shooting: exhibition teams. During the war they toured the country, appearing before millions of OI at many army camps and naval bases. They received numerous letters from overseas combat soldiers who give the teachings of the Beegles credit ior saving their lives. Bosnian's Holiday The Beegles are both ardent lovers of the out-of-doors and whenever they can get a day away from their strenuous shooting exhibition schedule, they like nothing better than to take a "busman's holiday" and go hunting or fishing. They are Just as expert with rod and reel ax they are with gun and ammunition. "Every one who shoots is curious about how the other fellow does It and likes to try anything new In the shooting line says Beegle. "Many of the fellows who watch me shoot go home with the 'if he can do it, so can V Idea and start tn practicing some of my shots. And they can 'do If. too. if only they -will not become too easily linen suit who's been showing up here every so often looking for job? That oid It. and the now famous "Ol Redhead' was off and running towards the top. Oddly enough. In addition to Barber, Harry H'ismer, another top sports spieler, was a student at Gainesville some yean back. Wismer went to Florida. I believe, as a prospective football player during the Bachman regime and after being injured, eventually followed the coach up to Michigan State when he was given the Gainesville gate. PhilSarboe Quits Football Coaching Game SPOKANE, Wash, (. Young Phil Sarboe. citing the "uncer tainty and insecurity" of it all. !has decided at 37 to quit football coaching for good and try some thing else. Sarboe resigned In December after five years as head coach at Washington State college. Yesterday he announced he had withdrawn as a candidate for the grid Job at Fresno (Calif) State college. "From now on rm going to take care of the first team my family," he explained. That first team includes Mrs Sarboe, a daughter, Linda, 10, and Joe, 6. Sarboe was coach of an unbeaten Tacoma high school team when he was signed by the Pacific coast conference Cougars in 1943. His teams won 17, lost 26 and tied three at WSC. Last year was a particularly bad one for Sarboe's Cougars. They won three and lost six and amid rumors his one-year contract would not be renewed, Sarboe resigned. Forrest Evashevski, back-field coach at Michigan State, has been named to succeed him. No Regrets Phil has ho regrets about his years of coaching but he is firm in his dtcision. "It's been wonderful. But after careful deliberation I have decided to get away from it completely. I figure it's best to make a break now. Football coaching is past the glamour stage for me. It ceases to be a game in the big leagues. It s a business and it's uncertain. There is no security. When a fellow sees a chance to cast in another direction he might be well to do it. "And that's my decision now. I choose to be a grandstand quarterback, a plain rooter who sits in the bleachers and enjoys the game like everybody else. "Last year was my 13 th In coaching. It was an unlucky year so I got out." Speedway Schedules Third Races Sunday Officials of the Lakeside speedway announced this morning that they will hold their third racing program of the season at the local dirt track Sunday afternoon. The officials also announced a reduction In ticket prices, and said that student tickets will be placed on sale at both Florida State University and Leon High. Students are urged to purchase their tickets in advance, since student tickets will not be sold at the gate. A national collegiate record for i free throws in one game was set i for the past two years Ed Hop- Ir, 1Q1Q chin Uil'o f-hll.f nfllrino in 1Qd and Mnrrl William Cornell made 19 against Syracuse. 1 discouraged and will kep on practicing until they develop the proper timing. Beegle's exhibition is replete with feats ot marksmanship which seem almost impassible to the average sportsman. He uses four- A 7 -.. I u Mr and Mrs LIONS DOWN CROSS CITY Beat Once-Mighty Bear Five 57-29 The Leon Lions rolled to their i ninth basketball victory of the j season here last night, outclassing I Cross City's Dixie County Bears ; 57-29 before a slim crowd In the high school gym. The game, an uninteresting af- ! fair that was marked by frequent 1 wild passing and spotty floor play, i was decided in the early minutes j as the Lions shot out iixfront 9-3 , and Indicated that they could pi!e ! up the points if they wanted to , pour on the gss. j Coach Charlie Morris" Lions, ! who have snown steady Improve- j ment in play on their noma court i since the beginning of the season. , handled the ball and shot extremely well at times, but on occasions appeared Infected with the Bears' helter-skelter type of play. No Begue's Left 1 This was no Cross City team to compare with the great Bruin ; fives that swept the state in the : days of the Begue brothers. The ' Bears were tall and aggressive, j but they were no match for the 1 smaller, smoother and speedier ; Lions. Aided by two quick field goals 1 by Dick Dozier, Leon got out in front 6-3, and held a 9-3 mar- gin at half time. After the regu- ; lars had run up a 16-8 lead in i the second period. Morris Injected ! his reserves in a "platoon" movement, and the half ended 23-12. ' The Lions kept rolling -during : the third period to take a 36-19 t lead, and then in the fourth frame j they piled up 21 points as the j Bears began to show real signs of , wearing down under the attack. ; Ashtnore High Litle Byrne Ashmore. who hit j for three field goals and a foul ! toss in the fourth period drive, I topped the Lion offensive with 13 points. Capt Billy Vlnxant, malting his ( first appearance here since early in .January, was runnerup to Ashmore with 11. Seven of Vln-sant's markers came in the second ! half. j Charles Chewning, trim Bear j forward took scoring honors for j the Bears. The spearhead of j their attack he tossed in seven i field goals and three foul shots for 17 points as he hit with a succession of difficult one-hand-ers from the left side of the bucket. Leon opened a five-game home stand with its triumph last night. They play Panama City here Friday night and Bolles Saturday in a pair of weekend tilts on the j high school floor. by Bay ks ago, The Lions were upset by in Panama City two wee and spanked Bolles in Jacksonville ! last weekend. in a preliminary game Coach Wes Carter's JVs routed the Bruin i reserves 34-9. holding them to a ; single field goal. The box scores: i Referee: Brn. Empire: Vei;r. -roa ft ft Ip Chewmng.1 7 3 17 BUllnga.f 1 2 Clark.f 1 2 4 K.rby 1 1 i William. C S 1 1 DoBler.f 18 4 Gray a 1 9 2 Jacobs 0 0 0 WUder.f 0 1 1 Haynu.e I 1 IB Bolton 1 i 4 Btraughn 4 0 S MI1U 0 S 0 Vlnzant S 1 11 Ctoteea 0 0 0 Ashmor.! I 1 13 J Bolton 0 0 0 Allen .011 Jacluon. 3 0 6: Toula 23 11 57 Crmi City ft ft tp Tntall 10 t 2S Score at haiftlme: Lon 23-12. Cm City B f ft tp I rvtl if fl ft tp 1 Bolton, f 1 1 3 Bowe 2 0 4 C O-uee.f 0 Chninj.e 0 Otn g 0 B Bolton g 0 O Mills 0 0 Rm11 0 Whitehead 1 0 1 0 1 Oivens 1 0 1 Bob Burnett 0 0 J West 0 0 , B llBamett 0 0 ; Pearson 1 1 Pope : Williams Reeee Sammona jBheppud I Jacob 0 0 3 I 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 t Totals t S S Totals IS 4 34 LINKS RUNXERS-tT AUSTIN. Tex, The University of Texas golf team in 1950 will feature shooters who have been runners-up in NCAA play Jr. in 1949. teen different types of guns and is equally proficient with fifle, shotgun and pistol. His lecture on proper and safe gun handling, which runs throughout his axhibi- tion. is one which parents should have their young sons hear. 41 y.: k , r 1 1 W t i Liu 1 "Wit Kea Beef' 4 ,r $.''?' if -s 1950 Georgia- Florida Baseball League Schedule hi , In In lu In In In . In Albany Amerirm CortMe Moultrie Tnllahnsw Thomas-Hie VnldoMa Wayc-ross Apr. 23, J4 May 3. 6 Apr. 15, 16 May 1. 2 Apr. 19, 20 May 9. 10 Apr. 27 38 May 17, 18 May 31. Jun. 1 Jun. 6. 7 May 13, 14 May 21, 22 May 25, 26 Jun. 4 a Alhan CLIP Jun. 22, 23 Jun. 30, Jul. 1 Jun. 18. 19 Jul. 12. 13. 14 Jun. 10, 11 Jun. 26. 27 Jun. m. AIDany .ur Jul Jul. 30. 31 Aug. 5. 6 Jul 26. 27 ..Tulv 22. 23 Jul. 8, 7 Aug. 3. 4 Aug. 23. 24 Aug. 31. Sep. 1 Aug. 19, 20 Sep. 5 Aug. 11. Aug. 27. 2 Aug. 1D Am-. 17 Id " Apr!' 'tOTm May Ct Apr. 29, ?0 May 1, J Apr. 21, 22 May IS. 1 M ii S May 19. 20 May 23. 24 Jun. 12. 13 May. 31. Jun. I Jun. 4. 5 May 27. 28 mrl-n Jun i THK 20. 31 Jul. 4, 3 Jun. 24, 25 Jun. 30. Jul. 1 Jun. 16. 17 Jun. 2, 27 Amer.f OS tJJT ."' I THIS 1 Jul. 24. 25 Jul. 19, 20. 21 Aug. 13. 14 Ju. 30. 31 Aug. 3. 4 Jul. 13. 16 Aug. I. 10 Aug. 21. 22 Sep. 4 Aug. 25. 26 Aug. 31. Sep. 1 Aug. 17. U Aug. 27. 28 Apr. 23, 4 May 9, 10 Apr. 27, 28 May 7. 8 Apr. 19. 20 May 3 4 Apr. IS. 1 May 29. 30 May 21. 22 May 17. 18 , May 13, 14 Jun. 6. 7 rnrrlfl I w is NOW 0. 11 Jul. J. J Jun. 22. 23 Jul. 12. 13. 14 Jun. 18, 19 lXrdti Jun. 28 Jun. 14 IS MUW jp Jul. 22. 23 Jul. 1". 18 Jul. 26, 27 Aug. 5. 6 Au- l ' lu!'V.. Aug. 11. 12 Sep. 2, 3 Aug. 23, 24 Sep. 8 Aug. 19. 20 Aug 29 f Aug. 13, If - i . - - ' , 4 Anr 17 18 Arf. 21. 22 May 9. 10 Apr. 29, 20 May 7. 8 Moultrie S: jWi.m H V n FOR J-J"- ft 62fl7 27 f . " f- 1 a... ii ii m T a U0 - Jul. n. in Jul. 6. 7 Jul. 22. 23 Jul. 30, 31 iff, g 26 jtp. f Sn.ll "' 10 Aug. 27, 28 Aug. 2122 Aug. 31. Sep. 1 Mtr 7. 8 " Apr. 1. 30 May 15. 16 Apr. 27, 28 Apr. 23. 24 May 3, 4 Apr. 15, 16 . May 23. 24 Jun. 6. T May 27. 38 May 11, 12 BrerOBKirr Un't's8,. 21 JU?' f M'T '! ?? TallahaMfe Jul 4 3 Jun. 18. It Jun. 26, 27 Jun. 22. 23 Ktr-Ktrn-t jun. 14. IS Jun. 30, Jul. 1 jun. 10, H Jul. 19. 26, 21 Aug. 5. 6 Jul. IS. 18 Jul. 8. 9 Aug. 3. 4 Jul. 30. 31 Jul. 24. 23 Sm 4 Aug. 19. 20 Aug. 27, 28 Aug. 23. 24 Aug. 13, 16 Aug. 31. Sep. 1 Aug. 11, 12 11 1 '- - , 1 i - Apr. 29, SO May 7, I Apr. 21, 22 May IS. 16 Apr. 17, IS Apr. 25, 26 May y 4 , Mst 27. 28 Jun. 2, 3 May 11. 12 May 19. 20 May 29. 30 J""- 'J May 23. 34 ThomasVllle Jun". 16, 1? Jun. 28, 29 Jun. 8 9 Ju!- 2. 3 Jun. 20, 21 DURING Jun. 24, 25 jui. 4. S Jul. 13 16 Aug. 1. I Jul. 8. 9 Jul. 24. 25 Jul. 28. 29 Aug. IS. 14 Jul. 19, 20, 21 Aug. 17. 18 Aug. 39. 30 Aug. 9. 10 Sep. 2. 3 Aug. 21. 22 Aug 23. 26 Brp. 4 May 15, 16 Apr. 27, 28 May 1. I Apr. 19. 20 May S, 8 Apr, 15. 16 Apr. 23, 24 V.M.i. May 19. 20 May 29. 30 May 23. 24 Mar 27. 28 Jun. 2. 3 Jun, 6. 7 ...,... May 11,' 12 aiaota Jttl , j Jun ,0 u Jul 4 5 Jun- ,4 15 Jun , Jun J8 19 BASEBALL Jun. 22. 23 Jul. 24. 2S Jul. 28. 29 Jul. 19, 20, 21 Jul. 15. 16 Aug. 1. 2 Aug. S. 6 Jut. 8. t mm Sep. 2. 3 Aug. 11. 12 Sep. 4 Aug. 15, 18 Aug. 29. 30 Aug. 19, 20 Aug. 23. 24 Apr. 21, 21 May i, 10 Apr. 29, 30 May 1, 2 Apr. 25, 25 May 3, 6 Apr. 17, 18 May 29. 30 May 21, 22 Jun. 12. 13 Jun. 2. 3 May 25. 23 Mav 13. 14 May 17, 18 . . Waycrog8 Jun K, 21 Jul. 2. Jun. 24. 23 Jun. 28 29 Jun. 16. 17 Jul. 12. 13. 14 Jun. 8. 9 SEASON Jul. 28. 29 Jul. 22. 23 Aug. 13. 14 Aug. 1. 2 Jul. 6. 7 Jul. 26, 27 , Jvl. 17, 18 Au. 21, 22 Sep. 2, 3 Ang. 23. 36 Aug. 29, 30 Aug 17. 18 Sep. 3 . Aug. 9, 10 i Sorth South Game August 7 All Star Game July 10 Baseball Coaching Clinic Set Tonight The baseball coaching clinic, sponsored by the National association of profeMional baseball leagues with the cooperation of .the five leading amateur diamond organizations, will open and close here tonight with a single program scheduled from 6-11 at Leon high school. 1 Rattler Cagers Own Top Mark The 1949-50 edition of the Flor ida A and M college Rattler c ag ers. under the leadership of Coach Ulysses 8 Jones, have rolled up a total of 10 consecutive victories against top flight opposition from three different conferences, plus two independent teams. The Rattlers have scored S62 points in 10 games while the op- ponents have scored 463 poinu. This gives Florida an average of S6.2 points per game. The opponents have averaged 42.3 points per tame. From these figures the Rattler cagers have been 14 points better than the average opponent. The Florida hardwood-men have met such strong STAC teams as: Tuskegee. Morris Brown, Alabama State, and Fort Valley State College. A and M won over all of those teams by a margin of 10 points or better. From the tough Southwest came the mighty Southern University Jaguar Cats. They too, went crown under the onslaught of the smooth clicking Rattlers by a 41-38 score. Be-thune-Cookman of the 8EAC suffered two defeats by the Rattlers. The first score at Daytona was 47-46. The second game at Tallahassee ended by a wide score of 75-44. One of the main reasons for the success of A and M up to now can be attributed to Co-rap- tain Charles "Jupe" Bostlc. Bos- . 1 c is the leading scorer for the team up to this point of the sea son." Another man who has contributed to the Rattler success is Earnest "Tabor" Fears. 6 foot three elongated pivotman. He is running close to Bostlc in points scored. Demons Rout Foley 49-24 The Demonstration school Demons hit a hot hand In the first quarter here last night and went on from there to a 49-24 victory over Foley. Hitting from all angles. Coach j Letts cagers piled up 21 points in the opening canto while hold- j ing Foley to 8. ! The pace slowed In the second period, but the Drmons continued to pull away, and held a 29-10 lead at halftime. Foley matched the Demons in the third quarter, which ended with the local quintet leading 40-20. Carroll Burton. Dalton Allen and La von Tadlock paced the Demon attack. Burton clicked for 13 points, while Allen had 12 and Tadlock 11. Attaway's nine were high for Foley. In a preliminary game the Demon reserves beat the Foley B squad 49-24. lrmontn fg ft tp Foley Shannon 1 1 3 Sam Alien 5 J 12 Evans Burton S 1 13 McHarque arifdn 2 0 4 Hatcher Tadlof S 1 11 Atlavrav barter 3 0 6 Thompson OlOTrr 0 0 Lee 0 ft ft tp 2 0 4 118 ia 5 ? i Tntji Y 40, Totals feree. woods, umpire; Debanei. The clinic was scheduled to run two nights here tonight and Thursdaybut local committee chairman John Westberg an nounced this morning that be cause of the Inability of one mem ber of the professional instructional team to appear here, the clinic will be limited to one night. Westberg saicf that Harrison Wickel of the St Louis Cardinals, called from South Florida advising him that his partner, Leo Lentz, could not make the trip here. Lent?, a member of the Washington Senator organisation, was scheduled to divide the lec- Uures and demonstrations with Wickel. The local clinic Is one of 247 similar sessions that are being held in 37 of the 48 states. The clinics were organized to promote Interest In amateur baseball throughout the nation. Westberg said that he had not received any information on the series of lectures and demonstrations that Wickel will present tonight, but pointed out that any group of the nine subjects originally scheduled will be of interest to local baseball managers, coaches, players and fans. The nine phases of diamond play are: "training your club," "building your club." "batting," "base running," "pitching," "your infield defense." "your outfield defense." 'basic offensive plays," and "basic defensive plays." Westberg also said that the Ford Motor company's audio-visual instructional is also available for use here tonight. A registration fee of one dollar is required for the clinic. In addition to Westberg reserving on the local committee for the clinic are Tallahassee Pirate President Fred Lowry. Amer ican Legion Commancfer jack Tapers and Junior American Legion baseball coach Wes Carter. Woodruff Stresses Teamwork to Squad OAINESVTLLE. OP) Football players and coaches at the University of Florida are better acquainted now. Bob Woodruff, who recently took over as head coach, stressed the importance of teamwork in his first meeting with the squad yesterffay. "What we do as a team depends on how much you will sacrifice and put into good hard practice and good hard play." Woodruff told about 45 candidates. The players also met assistant poaches John Eibner. Hobart Hoosier, Frank Broyles and Johnny Ssuer. who have arrived. Woodruff has not revealed spring practice dates. FIL 1950 Slate To Open Apr 3 WEST PALM BEACH, m The class B Florida International baseball league begins its 154-game schedule April 3. Opening games will see Havana at Lakeland, Tampa at St Petersburg, Miami at West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale at Miami 'Beach, according to the official schedule announced today. FSU Tackles Wilkes & Co In Road Game Special U The Oemoerat MACON. GaGlenn Wilkes ard company sometimes referred to as the Mercer Bears, will attempt to avenge an upset defeat at the hands of the Florida State University casters here tonight when they met in a Dixie Conference tilt. Ccxich Bud Kennedy's FSU squad, which has been erratic on the road, but highly effective at home all season, handed the Bruins a surprising 57-45 defeat in Tallahassee Jan 17 in the first game of the season between the two clubs. In addition to man-handling the Bears as a whole, the Indians also held Wilkes to one of his least-productive nights from the field as they limited him to a pair of double-deckers. The rangy Bruin ace picked up 12 points from the free-throw line for a respectable total of 16 points, but even that mark was considerably below Wilkes' usual evening's work. Got 40 One Night The sharpshootlng senior forward owns a 20-point plus scoring total, and this season has staged some of the biggest scoring sprees in the south. When Mercer beat Oglethorpe 125-54 last week, Wilkes chucked tn 40 points himself. Last week end he hit for 33 against Florida Southern, and he piled up 27 in the Bruins 75-72 loss to Tampa University, Quite a boy, this Wilkes. In addition to their eagle-eyed scoring ace, the Bears have a balanced lineup that includes Glenn Cassell, another dangerous point-maker, steady Mayes Dobbins, tall Nat Webb and several other sure-handed playmakers. FSU, battling to get back to the .500 mark in season's piay, will depend on big Tom Mc Laughlin, Lee Ben Jamin, Dick Kendall. Bill Welgel and Bob Pence to match the Mercer aces. McLaughlin is FSU's leading pointmaiter with a total of 162 points in 15 games. Three other regulars are all over the century mark in scoring. Kendall has 124 points, and Benjamin and Weipel each have 118. The latter pair staged a close race for Seminole scoring honors last year before Benjamin finally won out. Who on First? 'Sister, 3 Says Phil Pilot Sawyer PHILADELPHIA. (aP) Who's on first? It's Dick SLsler. says Manager Eddie Sawyer of the Philadelphia Phillies, at least until Eddie Waitkus can "win. his job back " Waitkus, appearing in splendid shape after two months in Florida, readily admitted yesterday he has a fight on his hands to regain the first base position taken over by Sisler last June. Sawyer agreed Wsitkus gives every Indication of being the first sacker he was before he was shot by a girl admirer in Chicago, but stili insisted: Sparked Drive "Waitkus has to win his Job back before he will replace Sis-ler. SLsler did a great job for us after Waitkus was injured. It was hit hititng and much improved I all-around play that enabled us to pass the Boston Braves near the finish ot last season and take third place.' At t h m nt lh tstnn th Phii pilot added, "Sisier was Pirate Bonus Boy Gets Record Price LOS ANGELES, ( AP) Baseball's new bonus champion is 18-year old pitcher Paul $100,000 from the Pittsburgh Short Irons, Putters Vital In Tucson Golf TUCSON, Ariz, () Short irons and putters will be given particular attention in today's pro-amateur prelude to tomorrow's $10,000 Tucson open golf tourney. These are likely to be the payoff clubs. The men who are sharpest around and on the greens will walk of! with the big money. After they get off the tees, woods aren't ol much importance to the pros on the easy par 70, 6,402 yard El Rio layout. There are only two par five holes. If degdes and putters aren't working, a golfer is out of luck, and money. The course Is a flat chunk of converted desert. Sam Snead has been in trouble here by overdriving a 325-yard hole. There is a feeling that the winner will have to shoot an average of 66 for each of the four rqunds to win or tie for first. Lloyd Mangrum took the $2,000 first place money last winter with a 17-under par 263. This year's event has been named for Mangrum. He arrived last night and announced he would be unable to play. He had hoped to make this his first tour ney since being injured last fall, Ben Hogan has passed up the Tucson event and is back in Texas. Jimmy Demaret will be carefully watched today. At the moment he is possessor of the favorite's role. The handsome Texan playing out of Ojal, Calif, snapped a losing streak last week and grabbed the Ben Hogun open at Phoenix. Snead also looks dangerous, the West Virginian has complete confidence in his new outlook on putting. He is rated the best chance to beat the popular Demaret. the most improved player on the team". "If he can pick up the reins where he dropped them, he. not Waitkus, will open the season for us." Sawyer declared. "In fact. I made a waeer of a dinner with Wsitkus when the season was over that he would not start the 1950 season at first. Sentiment Out "Now understand. I hope I lose that bet. but until Waitkus proves he Is the better man. Sisler will play the bag. Sentiment can play no part in this highly competitive business." Waitkus. who will return to Clearwater, within the next several days to taper off his private training before the Phils open spring camp March 1. declared he has no fears about being unable to make a comeback. My timing is better than It ever e et-H T f! fr rA etrnnff " he said Pettit, who will get almost Pirates. i In an unprecedented deal. Pirate general manager Roy Harney agreed yesterday to fork out that sum for the six-foot, two-Inch, 205-pound southpaw rho amazed observers with his twlrling-.for Narbonne high schol and American Legion teams. He's pitched six no-hitters. The hundred grand transaction with a Hollywood twist, topping the $73,000 bonus glverl catcher "Pig" House by Detroit and the $50,000-plus which went to Johnny Antonelli jf the Boston Braves, Dick Wakefield of Detroit, and one or two others, marks a new high price for a rookie. Can't Spend It What is young Pettit going to do with all that money? "Nothing,'' he laughed, "I can't touch it until I'm 21." ui9 labiici, urutt(Q Clblb, a Long Beach night watchman, and movie producer Frederick Stephani. the prodigy's agent, will keep a careful eye on It. Pettit will pitch for New Orleans in the double A Southern Association this year Hampy said. As a bonus player he will have to be brought up to the Pirates in 1951. "We are very happy to land the boy," said Harney. "Our scouts have watched him closely for a long time, rate him very highly and believe he has a chance to become an outstanding pitcher in the majors." The bidding for the lad was spirited, witn the Brooklyn Dodg- ers and New York Yankees re ported in the runnlns until the Pirates raised their offer to what Harney admitted was a $100,000 deal. Pettit himself won't get all the $100,000 because of the unique contract he signed with Stephani oeiore nis recent graduation. Major league scouts, by law couldn't contact Pettit until he was out of high school, but Stephani unbound by restrictions signed him to an $85,000 ' movie, radio and television contract, which was approved in court. A.iaio auuuieu wus contract and tossed in $15,000 more, -mast of which will go to Pettit. Stephani, however, will still have the movie, radio and video rights. Under the original contract, Pettit got $10,000 for signing, a bonus of $50,000, a three-year -salary of $18,000, $5,200 for his father, $1,500 for his attorney, 10 percent of screen profits and even $750 for honeymoon expenses if and when he marries. Pettit won 73 games and lost but 13 in the last thrte years. The deal was closed after Dick Butler. Commlsioner A B Chandler's representative, studied the Stephani contract and found that it "apparently violates no rule In baseball." TMGA Meet Tonight In Tourney Session The Tallahassee Men's Golf association will hold an Important business meeting at the Country club at 7:30 tonight concerning the coming George Washington Birthday golf tourney. The general conduct of the annual meet, and the overall c picture of the tourney plans will be completed. A 11 mm Ve- at - n --.-.-! s. a ? H fcTupper will be aerved.

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