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PAGE TTTETYF m/rnravnxE (ARK.) cotmreR NEWS Newcombe Fans Bums Hopes By KAU'H KODKN Associated Vrrf.1 Sports Writer The pennant hopes of Ihe Brooklyn Dodgers are Imifhler foilay. !Big Don Newcombe is back on the beam. Newcombe once again looks like the pitcher the experts said would | )e ,1 cinch lo \j;iii 20 games and the best bet lo become (he first National League pitcher to COD 30 since Dizzy Dean of (he 1034 St. Louis Cardinals. The husky Negro righthander &tirred the heaits of Flatbush last night as he pitched ttic Dodgers to a 6-2 five hit victory over the Cardinals Nev.'combe, who complained ol a sore ami as he was biltted from pil- tnr lo post In his three previous starts, showed no trace of the ailment as he went the distance for the first time, this season. The sophomore mainstay not only choked off the Cards en five hits but also fanned eight and climaxed a game winning four eighth inning rally \vilh a two run single. Max* String: Snapped Nc\vcombe's victory was doubly sweet to the Dodgers for the losing pitcher . was chunky Max I^inier who owned a strinff of eight straight victories over Brooklyn. The triumph enabled the Dodgers to remain within a game of tile league-lending Philadelphia Phils. The Phils edged the Cincinnati Rids. 5-4. in .1 night same at Philadelphia Willie Jones singled home Ed WaMkiis. who had tripled with the winning nin In the last of the The Pittsburgh Pirates turned back (lie Braves. 4-1, In another night same in Boston. The Pirates snapped a 1-1 tie and drove Vein Blckford out with a three run attack in (he sixth inning. Sheldon Jones pitched the Ni",v York Giants to n 4-1 triumph over the Chicago Onus In the National's only day tame. He was helped by an inside the park home run In the first inning by Bob Thomson with one on. V.ltlks. Detroit Tied The New York Yankees outlasted the SI Louis IJrowns, 11-9 but fell into a first place American tie with tlic Detroit Tigers The Tigers, who began the day two percentage point.s behind the "Yanks, knocked off the : ston Red Sax. 0-3. lo win on three singles, two walks and a hit batsman. At Detroit. Lefty Ted Gray oiil- pilched the veteran Ellis Kinder. In stopping Boston for the second lime. Oray encountered difficulty only with '.Valt Dropo, scnsationiil rookie tied Sox first bascmnn. f)ro- po drove in all o( Boston's runs on Ills seventh and eight home runs. The Tigers clinched the same in the fomth when Dick Kryhoski lashfd a two-run inside the park Ray Scarborough, ace Washington righthander, pitched the Scna- turs ID a 2-U decision over the Chicago White Sox, Scarborough yleld- cd six hils while the Senators collected only three off Hob Kuzava but the Senators made the most of seven walks. The Philadelphia Athletics scored Itnw runs in the ninth Inning -o Entering the ninth squared at 8-R. down Ihe Indians 7 to 6. In a night the Yanks shoved three runs home! same in Cleveland. Greenberg,Frick and Har ridge Agree Games Running Too Long By WILL GRIMSI.KV NEW YORK^May 18 , (AP)— Presidents of the two major leagues agreed with Hank " games are running'loo long but .said they knew of no Greenberg today that baseball official remedy. * "The reason games are so slow Is that present, day pitchers are wild and throw a lot of balls," said the National League's Ford Prick. "We can't legislate against that." Will Harridge. head man of the American League, said in Chicago: "The shortening of games is mainly np to the pitchers and players themselves," Both executives acknowledged that Greenberg's speedup program has merit and that there is a definite need of a return to the two-hour ball game." Greenberg, general manager of the Cleveland Indians, suggested a four-point speedup plan this week in an interview with Ed McAuley of the Cleveland News, Urge Hustle The points were: 1. Umpires urge players to hustle to positions between Innings. 2. The pitcher should be required to wait In the "on deck" circle Instead ol the dugout for his time at bat. 3. Some better method, probably mechanical, should be found to speed the relief pitcher's trip from the bullpen to mound. 4. The pitcher • should go to the mound immediately when his side Is retired. Prick said the suggestions, good •s they were, would be lard to convert into hard and fast .rules. Major league games so far this year, have averaged around two hours and a half. The American League has had six of three hours and over. The National has -had four of the same order, including that 3l41 Brooklyn-Cardinal night- marc at St. Louis May 3. .Billy Evans p\it in a speedup program while president of the Southern Association a few years aijo that cut games from about 2'.i hours to an' hour and 45 minutes. He forced pitchers to be ready to bat nnrl pitch at their turns with no dilly-dallying, players had to run, not walk, in changing fields. EDSON Douglas, Askew to Hold Coaching Clinic Here University of Arkansas' two topt coaches—Otis Douglas, new loolball mentor, and Presley Askew, head basketball coach—will be in Blythc- ville next month. Bill Godwin, owner of Godwin's Sporting Gods, announced today that he had received confirmation from the two Ra/orback coaches that they will be on hand to conduct a coaching clinic here June 9 and 10. . Godwin Is spon.soring the event. The clinic Is to be held in the. gymnasium of Blytlievilje High School, Each day will have a morning and afternoon se.sslon. Douglas and Askew will split each sc-«ton. Godwin said. This arrangement means that football and basketball pointers will be dished out at each meeting. "I want to emphasize that the clinic is tree." Godwin said and pointed out that all coaches and sports fans are invited to attend. Douglas is currently prepping [or his first year of southwe.it Conference football competition. He was named to succeed now Athletic Director John Barnaul after football season ended last year. Star tackle at William and Mary,' Douglas has pledged himself and the Kazorbacks to the wide-oven, gambling offense he learned as a professional football lineman with the Philadelphia Eagles, National Football League champs. Askew tool; over Arkansas basketball team prior to the 1049-iiO .sea.-on when he gained a lie lor the SWC champinoship. He's known as an exponent of the ball-control type of cage play. A stag fish fry Saturday night will wind hp the two-day clinic. Continued from Page 8 omission from the bill. Dcpartr-^t of Justice attorneys who helped draft the measure said it would bo too hard to define punchboards for legislative purposes. The slot machine tycoons say it is even harder to define other kinds of "ambling devices. They are wondering why they have been singled out for all this attention. Don't I'raclir" Wliat Tliev I'rc-ach More than 300 hills have been introduced In the U.S. Congress this session calling for federal grants, in aid to stales, according to a sur- i vey made by Council of stale' Chambers of Commerce. Many arf one-shot bills calling for single public works appropriations. But they would add up to a S10.00n.000 0(10 total if passed. Bills calling for continuing grants would cost S3 000 000.000 the first year. The council says most states don't want these grants. Congressmen introduce them, however. In the belief tlial this is a sure way to get local votes Then the congressmen make speeches on the need for greater economy 2 Games Slated Tonight in CSL Play in the City Softball League, „ continues tonight with two gamer, is 8 o'clock. T Denton Hurls No-Hitter for Burnett Nine With Billy Denton hurling no-hit, no-run ball, Burnett's of Blytheville took a 12-0 Northeast Arkansas-Southeast Missouri League solt- oall victory from Steeln at the lat- ler's diamond last night. . Belter than 200 people watched Denton face only 22 men in seven J. C. Whittle was the big stick man for Hurnett. He had a single, double and triple. Jack Duclos and Charles Lutes each. had. two hits Burnett touched Steele's Blnck^ well for a total of 12 safeties. The victory threw Burnett into a tie for the league lead with Para- gonld's Dr. Pepper team. Each has won three with no defeats. Burnett wilt travel to Caruthersville Friday night where, at 8:30. it will meet that town's loop entry' Wednesday night. I'aragould's •nine will meet the Burnett team at .Walker Park in a game which figures to give the victor clear title to the league leadership. Dot Kielty Onlooker In British Tourney NKWCASTLU. Northern Ireland May IS. MV-A French champion' and a former English titlist met in the 36-hoIe final of the British Women's golf championship today. America's Dorothy Kielty watched THURSDAY, MAY 18/19W SOUTIIKKN ASSOCIATION Atlanta . ... Mobile . Birmingham. Memphis . . New Orleans Clmtancoga Nashville . . Little Rock . W 20 20 19 IH 16 15 12 Pel. '.645 .625 .594 .594 .552 .441 .414 .129 Sports Roundup HUGH FUU.EKTON JR. Philadelphia Brooklyn St. Louis . . Chicago Boston Pittsburgh Now York . Cincinnati NATIONAL LEAGUE IV I, 16 14 IVt. 9 .040 9 .009 13 11 .542 H 10 .524 13 13 7 12 ,303 « 17 2SI 12 .520 13 ,500 A.MFRICAN LEAGUE \V New York . 16 Detroit 14 Hoston 18 11 Washington M i/j Cleveland ,. 12 11 Philadelphia . ...• St. Louis 5 15 .250 Chicago 5 16 .233 I. Pet. 8 .807 .667 .621 .583 .522 15 J75 Yes IP relay's Results Southern Association Memphis 4. Chattanooga 1 Atlanta 11. New Orleans 5 Mobile 9. Birmingham 7 Little Rock 9. Nashville 2 National League Ne«- York 4. Chicago 1 Brooklyn 0 St. Louis 2 Philadelphia 5 Cincinnati 4 Pittsburgh 4 Bo-ton i American Lc.lirii* New York 11 St. Louis 9 Dotroit 6 Boston 3 Washington 2 Chicago 0 Philadelphia 7 Cleveland 5 'night) Today's Gam PS Southern Association Nashville at Little Rock. New Orleans at Atlanta. Mobile at Birmingham. Chattanooga at Memphis. National League St. Louis at Brooklyn Chicago at New York Cincinnati at Philadelphia Pittsburgh at Boston American league Wnshington at Chicago Boston at Detroit Philadelphia at Cleveland tOnly Games Scheduled) on lap at the Walker Park diamond. In the first contest. Blythcville Motor Company will face Wade Lee Cotton ^Company. The second tilt will find Sullivan- Nelson meeting Ark-Mo. Starting time for the first game Snead Favorite In Western Open LOS ANGELES. May 18. «•)—The $15,000 Western Open golf championship starts a four-day nin today with the defending champion. Sam Sncad, unanimously elected the man to beat for the $2,600 winner's purse. With such heralded rivals as Ben Ilogan inri jimmy Demaret pass- Ing up this 47th edition of the famed tournament Sncad merited the load of favoritism. Qualifying rounds were dispensed with because there werent 1 enough entries to \varrant the trials, and today 100 or more pros and a generous sprinkling of California am- •iteurs head out over the Brentwood Country club course. Har for Brentwood Is 35-35-71 and it measures some G.800 yards. Snead has an unhappy faculty of blowing up on occasion, and if he from the sidelines. Miss Kielty, a flying teacher from Los Angeles, became the last of four u. S. competitors to bow out when she lost to the vicomtesse d\ Saint Sauveur yesterday in [t quarter-finals match. The tall Frenchwoman won. 1 up. The Vicomtess nnd Mrs. George Valentine, the former Jessie Anderson, clashed for the title today. NEW YOHK, May 18. (/P)—Murray Goodman, the International Boxing Club tub-thumper paused long enough In his task of Interviewing fighters to report the quickest substitution on record. . . . Seems that Murray and matchmaker Al Weill were in Stillman's Gym when they got word that Tuzo Portuguez was injured. Thev needed someone to fight Tiberio Mitri in the Garden tomorrow. . Seeing a husky looking lad on his way out, Goodman asked: "What's the matter with nick Wagner? 11 . Weil) shouted "nothing" and they signed Dick before he could reach the rioir. . . . Wagner, who just happened to be present, added: "I needed the fight. I just got back from my honeymoon a couple of weeks ago and I want to take my wife out to Washington. The Indians always have n big po\v wow out there in July and I never miss It.". . "You're part Indian, aren't you?" Goodman asked. "Yes," grunted Dick, c 'Part Sioux.". "The only Sioux I know," interposed a boxing writer, "is the Bronx Zoo.". . . That broke up the Interview. significant roster changes, none quite as unique as that of the New York Giants. Leo Durocher's Giants', struggling to get out of the second division, w : ere left with four third basemen and i pair of inexperienced catch- Another Coincidence The next interviewee was a rug- i-ed looking little guy named Ger>r«ie Small, who rather proudly reported that he once was known as tht worst kfd In Brownsville— even tougher than Bummy Davis. . . Georgie told about touring the carnival circuit with a strong man known as the Mighty Atom. . "I learned some of his tricks." Small explained. "I could drive a nail throtigh a two-inch plank with my hand. There ain't no Jrick to It; you Just get your hand, hardened. . . . But the Atom could do things like stopping an automobile by pushing, and biting chains in hall with his teeth.". . . Georgie looked as if he'd like to know that trick nnd help the managers who were negotiating for a bigger "bite" ol the television money. . . . "Just by coincidence," Goodman explained. "Gconjie fights Kid Gavilan next week." All At Sea The U.S. Naval Armed Guard, which put Navy gun crews aboard merchant ships during the war, Is planning a big reunion at the Brooklyn Base May 27 and Stan Saplin asks for help In rounding up ex-athlet€s who served with that outfit. . . . It's an impressive list of names, considering that they all were sea-duty guys and only four participated in athletics between voyages. . . If you haven't heard from Stan, you can ireach him at the Rangers' office. Cleaning The Cuff Johnny Mlchelosen'of the Pittsburgh Steclers,' only major league pro football coach who sticks to the single,wing formation, "is wondering what hell.do for material now that Pitt and Penn State have switched to the "T". . , . Cryptic query from Casey Stengel: "Do you suppose Dick Wakefield could play lirst base? 1 ' ers. In the biggest move of the day. a three - way shuffle, the Giants bought third baseman Johnny Jorensen from the Brooklyn Dodgers ,.nd sold veteran catcher Ray Mueller to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jorgensen Immediately runs Into a lot of competition for the hot corner spot. Other Giant third basemen on hand are Jack Lohrkc, Bill fil/mey and Hank Thompson. nehind the bat Durocher was lelt with Wes Westrum and Sam Calderone, neither a seasoned performer. Price Not Revealed N'o price was disclosed In the Jorgensen deal. To make room for the new employe, the Giants sold the 38-year-old Mueller to the Pirates for "more than the $10.000 waiver price." The Pirates got down by option- ing pitcher John McCall to their Indianapolis fnrm club in the American Association. The rtay's most feverish activity took place In the front office of the Cleveland Indians. The Indians decided to ship In- rielder Johnny Berardtno to San Diego of the Pacific Coast League on 24-hour option. Another infielder. first baseman Herb Conyers. was sent along on the same terms Here were the other' last day changes: New York GLints—Asked waivers on outfielder Mike McCormick St. Louis Cardinals — sent outfielder Johnny Blatnik to Houston on 24-hour recall. Chicago Cubs—Optioned catcher Carl Sawatfkl to Nashville' on 24- hour recall. Cincinnati Reds — Sent pitcher Kent Peterson to Syracuse of the International League. St. Louis Browns — Gave third baseman Prank Gustlne his unconditional release. Detroit Tigers—Sold first baseman Paul Campbell to Toledo for an unannoi- ---'I sum. Boston. Washington, Philadelphia Mew York and Chicago In the American League and Boston and Philadelphia In -the National down to the limit with earlier moves. Armorel Defeated By Jonesboro, 8-1 .Armorers Tigers, hindered by five errors a::eld, fell before Jonesboro 8-1 last night in the Craighcad County town. Frank Ellis went the rout for Armorel and gave up six hits. Kenny caldwell allowed the Tigers five safeties. Jonesbor^ ." "itled two errors on the muddy field. Klllett, Armorel shortstop, led Tigers hitting wIT: two hits in four appearances. The Tigers will i.,eet Manila's Jaycecs Sunday afternoon In the new Manila park. explodes here there are several worthy challengers on deck to step in. Included would be the two men who finished just behind him In the Western Open at St. Paul a year ago, Gary Middlecoff and Lloyd Mangrum. BILL GODWIN SPORTING GOODS Fishing & Hunting Li- reuse. "Jminue 15" 12 fl. Hoal M!).<J5. Aluminum (ioals, 12 & 11 ft. Fly rods. Casting rods anil guns repaired. Shoes (or every sporl. 421 \V Main IMmne 67fi2 TIRE PRICES CUT! SAVE ON TRAIL BLAZER Wardi Delux.-6.00-16.ll.4S* • Aif Cushion—6.70-15... 13.4i* TroiV B/azer—best low-priced tire you can buy! AH firsl-qualily materials! Wards Dtluxt —extra mileage, performance! Surer slarls, safer stops. Compare only with 1st quality tires! Worai ftit Cushion — super-smooth riding, it|s bigger, softer, longer wearing, float over bumpsl Buy four, save more. Giants' Hot Corner Getting Crowded NEW YOKK, May 18. (AP)—Major league baseball clubs girded for the long sum- met- run today after stripping down to regular playing weight—the 25-man limit. I.a.st hour maneuvers lo beat the* —— . nidnlght deadline saw a number °' i j . i i i • Middleground and Hill Prince Ready for Preakness Meeting Legion Baseball Drills Scheduled Coach James Fisher has issued the first call for a diamond talent for his L950 American Legion junior baseball team. Coach , Fisher said today that all hopefuls are to report for the initial day of practice.at i p.;;,. Monday at the Wilker Park diamond To be eligible a boy must be 14-IV years old. Although Coach Fisher, who has directed the young baseball stars for the past two years, has been employed by the IJlytheville Y as supervisor of : the summer playground program this year he has made arrangements to handle both duties. Major League Leaders By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting—Musial, St. Louis, .451; Sislcr, Philadelphia, .372. nuns—Jones, Philadelphia, 25; Jethroe, Boston, 23. Runs batted In—Ennls, Philadelphia 26; Jones, Philadelphia 24. Hits—Musial, St. Louis, 37; Jethroe, Boston, 36. Doubles—Musial. St. Louis, 12; Robinson, Brooklyn 9. Triples—Kerr and Jethroe, Boston, 3. Home runs—Gordon, Boston, 8; Jones, Philadelphia, and Kiner Pittsburgh. 7. •' Stolen bases—Reese, Brooklyn, and Jethroe, Boston, 4. Strikeouts—Roberts, Philadelphia 35; Spaiin, Boston, 27. Pitching — Rush. Chicago. 4-0 1.000; Wcrle. Pittsburgh. 3-0 1000 AMERICAN LEAGUE Buttling—Doby. Doby, Cleveland .393; Dropo, Boston, .319. Runs—DiMaggio, Pesky, Williams and Stephens, Boston 24. Rims batted in—Williams, Boston, 32; Stephens, Boston, 31. Hits-Stephens, Boston, 37; DiMaggio. Boston,, 36. Doubles—Zarilla and Stephens Boston, and Wcrtz and Kryhoski Detroit. 8. Triples-Henrich, New York, 5- Docrr, Boston, Mapes, New York' and Dillinger, Philadelphia. 4. Home runs—Williams, Boston II Dropo, Boston, and Rosen, Cleveland 3. Stolen bascs-iDillinger, Philadelphia, 4, Lipon, Detroit, Adams, Chicago 3. Strikeouts—Lemon, Cleveland 28 Reynolds, New York, 27. ' Pitching—Parnell, Boston, 4-1 .800; Trucks, Detroit, Reynolds, New York, McDermott, Boston, Shantz Philadelphia 3-1 .750 and Wynn' Cleveland 3-1 .750. Burnett Gathers BWL Victory Burnett rang up its second straight Bay Window League Softball win at Little Park yesterday. Whisenhunt went down, 7-6, as Blaekard hurled five-hit ball for the victors. Burnett garnered six safeties off Whisenhunt hurler Kol-> wyck. Wilson homered foY Whisenhunt in the third witti one mate on base. Courop News meets Applebaum this afternoon at 5:30 and Monday Ark-Mo plays Owens. Our Telephone Number 4438 Shelton Motor Co. By GEORGE BOWEN BALTIMORE, May 18. (fl> .... Preakness looks from most corners today like just another round between Middleground and Hill 1 In their "he's down, he's up" „„,. tie for the 1950 championship a- ni6ng three-year-old horses. So far, the two colts stand at the head of the pack with little to choose between them. Saturday's race may not prove much more. Middleground and Hill Prince have taken turns beating each other in three races. Hill Prince took the Wood Memorial. Middleground won the Kentucky Derby. Hill Prince bounced back In the Withers last Saturday. It should be Middleground's turn. If so, the King Ranch runner will have the edge then by virtue of having won two legs ol the triple crown. The Belmont next month might well change the picture a- galn. Trouble Threatens Of course, if Mr. Trouble or one of the other three probable entries runs off with the Preakness the whole thing will be chaotic. And Mr. Troiibe seems lo be just the colt to do it. The C. v. Whitney color bearer came in third in the Derby and everyone is of the opinion it was not his best race. The situation is very much the same as last year when three colts were in the early running for 1949 honors. Calumet's Ponder won the Derby 'and Greentrees Canot the Preakness. Isador Hie! i s Palestinian figured right up to the Belmoj finishing in the money in the two classics. Capot went on to add the Belmont to his score but it wasnt until late in the year that hi actually emerged as the leader. There are two other certain and one probable entry for the' $50,000 Preakness. But they arcnt expected to provide anything except 'a little more uncertainty to the outcome. Mrs. James Carsons Kinsman and Mrs. w. H. Labrots Balkan are the two sure to be dropped in the entry box Friday. Sylvester Labrot hasn't made up his mind about Arcave but trainer Jimmy Rowan seems to feel the colt should at least take a crack at fourth money. Kinsman, Balkan and Arcave all are from Maryland stables. This probably went a long wr.y toward their consideration for' the preak- j^«by eltlst Guorontecd Fishing Worm Getter Four a little EARLY BIRD wbjBfc worms are—on rich, damp to?!, under Urge rocks, boards, ctc. Worms crawl to surface in m few minutes. Doesn't hnrt worms. Saves money, time, work, also frntn running oat of worms on trips. Fun to use. Guaranteed re- salts or money back. Long lasting bottle EAR1.V BIRD onlj Sl.OO at— - ' . Bill Godwin Sporting Goods WANTED! WE WANT TO BUY YOUR CAR Highest Prices Paid Since The War! Due to the limited supply of new Oldsmobilei that we have received, we're short of the usual trade-in cars. And we've got to have clean, late model automobiles on our used car lot. 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