The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 11, 1950 · Page 7
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TUESDAY, JULY 11, 1950 BLYTJTEVn.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE District 3 NBC Tournament Re-Play in Manila Indicated There was no official word but M indications were this morning Ih.jl the Distr •Three National Baseball Congress Tournament will be rc-piayed in Manila starling tonight. Officials of the tournament could' not be readied by telephone this morning hut at least two or the team entered in the first tournament announced - that tliey htul been informed Ihcre would be a re-play and officials of one reported that they had submitted a list of players. • But if the tournament Is replayed, Luxoi'R will not take part. Hugh Wright, manager of the Lux- nra Tigers who were disqualified In (lie final game o[ the first tournament, said this morning that his team "absolutely would not compete if the tournament is play ed over." Mayer Held Ineligible It was the disqualification action that, caused the re-play talk. The Tigers were ruled out of the tournament after defeating Manila 2-1 {or wsinc. an un-registcrcd player That action started off a hub-hub that resulted in officials of the tournament proposing a re-play o the NBC tournament. "We offered to compete in the tournament re-play if it was moved from Manila." Wright said, but we will not p!ay it it is played In anila. We won the first tourna- and 1 actually see no need for a re-play." Wright also revealed that he had appealed the disqualification ruling handed down by A. A, (finky) Tipton. district NBC commissioner, to clarence HigB'ms of Fort Smith, state NBC commissioner and had been assuerd that "the thine will Sports Roundup HUGH FULLERTON JR. AWINCS Major Leagues fo Study Radio And Video Etfects on Minors be straightened out before state tournament time." "Higgins told us that he woulrt be In Mississippi County before time lor the state tournament so we are going to sit tight and wait for him. We are willing to accept any ruling handed down by the stale commissioner on the matter.' Sees No Advantage "I can see where a re-play o the tournament would be to the advantage of other teams," Wright »art "if my team had been beaten in the first, second or third rounds. I would Jump at the chance to play the tournament over. As it is we feel like we won the tournament and should be entitled to something even after forfeiting the championship game. As It is, we got nothing." Wright stated that he based his appeal on his belie! that the game was not protested 'in Ihe proper manner. "We didn't know what was going on until late In the game. If they would have come to me before the game and told me the boy was jjlMigible I wrtnld not have playe< JB^i. [ didn't know his name wnsn' McAden." Mr. Tipton could hot be reached by'telephone this morning. He wa reported to be In Memphis hut ther were unconfirmed reports from Ma nila that the tournament would b Barons Loose Power to Top Mobile Twice Bv The Associated Press The bombing Karons of Birmingham are vapidly closing the space separating them and the Southern Association leading Atlanta Crackers, thanks lo a home run hitting quartet. The difference now is only two and one-half games. That's the lowest lead the Crackers have hatl since May, 21 when they led Mobile by a pair. Baron first baseman Norm Zau- hln shook off a batting slump that lad lasted through 22 trips to the plate and slammed one out of Rickwood Park last night to give Btrm- ngham a 5-4 extra-inning victory over Mobile In the first game of a doublehcadcr. The Barons took the nightcap. 5-3. Zallchin's homer was his 2Ist of the season and puts him in a tic for the loop lead with his teammate Fred Hatfield. Another circuit blow, this one for the Inslde-the-park variety, was hit by Charlie Maxwell, another of the Baron version of Ihe murderer's row which also includes Lou Damman. Atlanta's George Uhle, Jr., hurling his first game of the season, and New Orleans' Bob Purkey tied up ' ' into By JIvItRV I.1SKA CHICAGO. July 11. (/D—Is this he year—with television and widespread broadcasts of major league, play—that may decide the fate of luinor league baseball? That question was raised even as LIJill , I1( . Lul ,u ul ^ ^^.-^ it the American and National Leagues thc raill on Bame n | e |,u. played before a plump patronage of I 49.000 in the nth all-star game at Comlskey Park. The two major loops yesterday NEW YORK, July 11. CAP)— Aft- experimenting a couple of y':ars with the March 1 starting date [or spring training, the major league club owners decided nocody likes it, . . The bal! players, who l>ad objected to working for nothing, found even that was belter than staying at home and paying their own expenses. . . Thirty of the players .'elected for todays' all-star frame are products of American I.e- Bion Junior baseball. . . . That's a pretty fair return for a $50,000 a year investment. . . Harvey i'.es- ler. who tried to introduce pro fool- ball to Miami, is playing (he role of an inn keeper In a movie being filmed In Atlanta. As owner of the Kcahawks, Harvey's trouble was that he couldn't keep inn out o SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W I, Pot. 29 .651 Atlanta M Birmingham 53 Memphis •»<> Nnshvlllc 45 Nesi- Orleans 40 Mobile 38 Cliattanoorsa 38 LlUlc Rock 21 NATIONAL LEAGUE W I, Philadelphia '.. 41 M St. Ixsuis 43 30 Boston 42 31 Brooklyn . . . ........ 3* Chicago .............. 3'.> New York Cincinnati Pittsburgh 34 29 21 ANSKIUUAN waried through some new business, including a relaxation of the March 1 deadline for the start of spring training. But the alarming note of the joint meeting was this report by President George H. Trautman of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues (minor leagues^: All In llir Viewpoint , After Ted Williams cxpoi'loncrd a miserable afternoon trying to hit against the Yankees' Red Lopat Snntlny, Al Schacht took It upon himself (o tell Ted what happened. Al who says Lopat has one of the Best screwballs he ever saw, demonstrated with gestures and a few thousand words. . . , At the conclusion, Williams merely said: 'Yeah, but all you have to do is to I look Detroit New York Cleveland Boston Washington Chicago Philadelphia St. I.onis The first month of play by some look at it from the stands; 444 minor league clubs resulted in at it from the plate." a loss of one million fans. That was caused mainly by broadcast and television of major league games In minor leage territory, Trautman told the major bigwigs. May Be Ruled Monopoly The Justice Department in Washington already has indicated that any attempt to curb major league radio or telecasts might be interpreted as a monopoly. So the minor leagues have stood patiently by while their turnstiles have rusted. How long they can take a box-office beating Is questionable. The survey of minor league attendance will continue throughout W I. 40 26 41 30 . 40 32 42 35 35 41 :| l 45 21 4a 27 40 .619 .Ml .520 .411 jJ42 ,427 ret .003 .58 .57 .54 .4f ,45 .39 .37 PC .c&:i ,610 .590 .545 .401 .•130 .355 .355 -. .. _ii/t,.«»^':3i.M*™«""^^^"^^^^^^^"™ ' — THE DODGERS' AI.l.-STARS—Brooklyn Dodgers Manager Hurl shot ton (third from right) who piloted the National League team in the 1950 AlKSlar game in Chicago today, gets together with seven of his Dodger players who were on his All-Star scpiad. Left lo right they fl.ind in the rabbets field Dodger dugout are: Jackie Robinson, second baseman; Duke Snider, renter fielder; Pee Wrc Reese, shortstop; Oil Hodges, first baseman- Roy Campanula, catcher; Bhollon; Don Neweombc am! Preacher uoc, pitchers. (AP Wirephoto) re-played a* scheduled nine teams. with onl State Legion Baseball Meet Dates are Set One-Minute Sports rajr Williams claims to see no reason why the American League all-stars invariably are made favorite.;. The other team, he maintains, Is Just as strong. . . Ray Hanson of WMtcrn Illinois stale College holds his annual coaches and officials clinic at Macomlj, 111., today. It's notable because the whistle-blowers are included with Ronald Gibbs, Ike Craig and Ed Duncan as tutors in footing. . . Golf world reports the PGA probably won't hire another tournament manager to succeed deposed George Schneiter but will Ycslcrclav's Results Southern Association New Orleans II, Atlanta 1 limninRhiun 5-5. Mobile 4-3 Little Rock 7, Nashville 5 Memphis 5, Chattanooga 0 National I.racue No games scheduled , Mat Mang/ers' CatcfiyCatcfies Snatch Match Willie Pep Weds \Doubleheader Slated Tonight American No games scUctUil the season. Then Trautman" wiul^'e for * " Publicity man instead, present the plight of his or g anl?.a- | ^shm.ld _me- t." 1 " 1 ^" in a pitcher's battle for six ngs, then the Pels started __ ;her their runs in bunches. They und up on the long end of a ll-l ore. Little Rock ignored Nashville's vrer, including two homers by ama Ray, and hung up their third raight over the Vols, 7-5. Mem- lis, behind the four-hit hiirling bonus pitcher Gus Keriazakos, nit out Chattanooga, 5-0. Little Rock equalled Nashville's Hire scoring effort in the sixth ning when a walk, five hits and i error were good for five runs. - . tlon to the Justice Department for reduction in irin sales. what it is worth. "As things nre going," said Trautman, "the death of the minors s , Inevitable.' Colonial League," which caniR close lo folding up a few days ago, will continue to operate to the end of mi: uuitui i> ."iiiuiLu-i uis; v ik-ciuic. i •—••- - -- -** — Traulman cited thl.s example of the season, arter adopting a split- how major league encroachment— season plan. Today's Games Southern Asswlallon Chattanoogn nt Memphis, night Nashville nl Little Rock, ulfjht Mobile at Birmlnchnni, night New Orleans nl Atlanta, nlRht And is Suspended For Missing Fight UTTLE ROCK. July II. (/T) The American Legion Junior, has ball team to represent Arkansas regional competition will he seleo ed at Pine Bluff. Aug. 11-13. The four teams to play In t slate finals at Pine Bluff wil selected from a list o( 43 eligi nines In sub-district and distr tournaments. Teams qualified for this year's competition arc: District one—Group A. Ola. Rus- scllville, Clarksville. Paris. Oiark, Lavaca; Group B. Fort Smith, Van Bur en. Dyer-Alma, Fayettevtlle, SnrinRdale. Gravette. District Two—Group A, Osceola, Marked Tree, Caraway. PigKOtt, Marion-West Memphis. Rector, Bay Blytheville: Group B. Bruno, Melbourne, Balcsville, Tuckerman Pocahontas, ^ District Three—Group A. Little (PRQCV. Doughboys, Little Rock Arch St. Pike. Bigelnw. Lonoke; Group B. North Little Rock, Morrilton Forrest City. Searcy. District Four—Group A. England Pine BHiff, Warren. Nfonticello Group B. Hot Springs. Sparkman CiiiiKlen. Hope. TexiU'kana, Mag nolia. All-Stars Beat Jttlc Park 18-1 n Annual Bout The Vs..Junior League All-^Stars, ehind the two-hit pitching nf Tery Moore O'Neal and BobVjy Smith, Jefeated the league-leading Little Park nine 18-1 in the league's annual all-star game at Walker Park i.sfc night. O'Nea.l who worked the first five Innings, and Smith, who worked the last one, set the All-Stars down with but two base hits and allowed them one run. At the same time the All-Stars were combining six hits, 14 bases on balls and two hit batsmen to push across 18'tal- lies. Bob Children nnd L«on Prlvclt through television or chain radio | broadcasts—is affecting Lhc minors: In Seattle, Wash., a member of the Pacific Coast Leagun, fans get outside baseball entertainment from 11 a.m. until midnight. In the top three minor leagues, American Association attendance was reported 27 per cent below last year; the International League had dropped 19 per cent: and the Paci fie Const League 12M-. "Handful Mny Fold" One major spokesman that R "handful" of minor loop clubs would fold within a few weeks ind that more would follow. 'Hie m a Jons, hown ve r, did noth - ng at yesterday's joint session on :he television-taciio subject, except .o name a study committee. Their main EiccompliKhment was virtually to eliminate the March I deadline for reporting to spring training camps. Now players can report anytimR before then as an Live Ammunition Thp Baltimore Bullets, who have been known since they entered i>ig league pro basketball as a team which featured agile little players and fancy ball handling, now find themselves with four six-foot-nine players. . - Harry Boykoff, Bill Roberts, Red Racha mid Ed Snclow- all equal or top that level. . . Brother, them ain't bullets, they're rockets. , individual club prefers—except that players cannot be compelled to ome before that date. At Ihe same ime, no exhibition game can be chcdulcd before the second Sal- rday in March. The major officials also delegated committee to study a renewed plea >y the Pacific Const Lfncue for ex- mption from drafting (heir players worked Park. on the mound ior Little iLiiJuuii iioin in ailing i neir players . by majors; rejected their rule bar- ] TO Play ring high school and college coaches No Gate Worries : pr St. Joe Cards ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. July 11. tendance Jigures aren't troubling : St. Joseph Cardinals, currently first place in the Western Asso- atlon. The Cardinals drew 33. US paid dmissionE through home games unc 18, a check snowed today bat's nn Increase of approximate!: 000 over figures for the same per d last year. The Cards led the league in at ndance last year with a total o 26.301. California Athlete Sets Hew High Hurdle Record HELSINKI, Finland, July 11. lie —Dick Attlcsey of Southern Ca ifornia bettered a world high hurd record for the third time thjjS yea in an international track meet la night. lie hopped over the 110-mete high hurdles in 13.5 seconds, two tenths faslcr than the mark he by Fred wolcoti of Rice and Sp Towns of Georgia. Duck Shooting Lows To be Talked in August WASHINGTON. July 11 Secretary of the Interior Khapm said yesterday water fowl hunti Dols Alt, Brothers Tlie U. of cGorgin has landed it.s fourth footballer from Lowell, Ma.ss., a hu.sk> 1 end named Menvil Mavraidcs. . . . Lefty Grove's bose- irill activities these days arc limited to being president of the Little guc in Lonaconing. Mri. . . . Although Pericles, a SM.OOO yearling, won only two unimportant races, he's one of the most liked and most Important occupants of Bill Helis 1 s'table. ... As one stable boy put, it: "When you mention Pericles, yon gotla Up your hat.' . . . With that kind of dough in volved. why not hold out your ha for a. tip? National Lea*ne , No games scheduled. No games scheduled. American I*aea« PCL's Request For Big League Status Refused CHICAGO, July II. Wl—Clarence "Pants" Rowland, president of the Pacific Coast League, has been reunited for the sixlh lime in his crusade to get his circuit major league status. He presented his request to the major league officials yesterday and Sot the inevitable, answer. "I'll be back "gain next .yeai." said the sparkling-eyed veteran. "We don't intnl to continue as n ndergarleu fur the major leagues. Ve want exemption from the plny- rliaft. We'll eain major lenque anking eventually, nnd I think I nay live to sec U." Rowland said Hie only way the acific Coast League can be cltm- lalcd from the player draft, is to Toagh Red Roberts and M Get? used their catch-as-calch-can know how lasl night, to defeat Jnck Moody and Charley Marline?, In the. lag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Roberts mid Gel/, won Ihe derision by taking the second nnd third falls. Moody and Marline?, won only the first round of the rough und tumble main event. Roberts did the trick Inking » last round showdown from Mondy after Martinez and Get?, had both been eliminated. He used the dangerous reverse pile driver to pin Moody after 21 minutes of action. The reverse pile driver Is applied by tossing the opponent head first into Die air. placing a knee under him in such a position that the knee strikes the base of the splue on the downward flight. Golx nud nonerl.i used Ihe reverse pile driver to win Ihe second round, ton. Onherts applied Ihe. holil lo Martinez to defeat him In three minutes after he had defeated Moody in 10 minutes with » body pin. In the two one-fall prcimlnary bouts Moody defeated Get/, in 13 minutes with a hody pin and Martine?, defealcd Roberts in 16 minutes with a body smolher. WASHINGTON. July 11. Iff 1 ! — Featherweight champion Willie I'ep didn't figlit here lasl night. Me was honeyoiooniHK, Boxer Promoter Goldie Abeam was happy nt the romance, and looking forward to a big box office later when Willie docs fight. THe National RoxinK Association wfis annoyed. Because Pep didn't show up tor a suicimled 10-iound bout with Jlorjhy Hell of YomiBStown, Ohio, tiie association suspended him. Pep, 21, was married yesterday mornins in Klkton, Mil., lo 22-ywr old Dolores Von Prenckcll. ISotli arc from Hartford, Conn. Pep wired his manager Imi Visciisc: "Getting married today. See you In a week," Al Unit time, he was supposed to lie here training for the bout with Hell. Viscusl, the District Boxing Commissioner ami matchmaker Ahciirn began sweating It out: Would Willie show up tor the fight? The answer came yesterday at wclghinR-ln time. Willie was married. Viscusl telephoned the news to chairman Heinle Miller of the District Boxing Commission. "CongJ'atulatlons," said Miller. "He's hereby suspended In all NI3A territory until he fulfills his contract here." In CSL League The Ark-Mo KlIownLtcr;; and the Siillivnn-Nelson Chevrolet^, two or the City SnCthnll league's leading teams. Ret together tonight. In the flr.sL Bailie of 'n league doublchcader tit Walker Tark. The first game of the twin-bill I* plated to be played i\t 8 o'clock with the nightcap .scheduled for 9:30. In the second g:ime the Wade Le« Cotton Company nine will meet th» Motor men or Blylhevllle Motor Company. Two more games are Mated for Thursday night with Burnett's Pncemnkrrs piny ing the Jnycees and the Rfizorlxicks meeting Montgomery-Ward. SuJ/ivon-Nelson Tom serving ns major league scouts: ind approved a proposal for managers to sit In on World Series' split meetings. Sullivan-Nelson's Chevrolet* the Y's City Softball League go t Unlucky 13 in 7th Halts BWL Teams The Kemp \Vhtsenhunt nine and Phil Applcbaum'j; team battled through seven innings (o a 13-13 Me in a Bay Window League game at Little Park yesterday a He moon. The game was called at the end of the seventh riite to darkness. Ivan Van Patten pitched for Whisenhunt and Hucy worked for Applebaum. This afternoon Ark-Mo Power was scheduled to meet the Fred S Saliba Company team in anothe league game. Ml. Colopaxi, Ecuador, 19,344 /ect high, is said l>y the National Geographic Society lo be the world's highest acl.ive volcano. Rams Siqn Two More LOS ANGELES, .Inly II. UI'j—The t-os Angeles Rams added two more players to their roster today with the announcement ttmt ccnlnr Art Statuto of the Huffiilo Hills nnd Paul Barry. Tiilsii university linif- hack, have como trv terms. Williams, Costner To Fight Tonight PHILADELPHIA. July 11. (/P) — wnthRr permitting, lightweight ciinniplon Ike Williams battles George fSugnr) Costncr tonight In nn nvcr-thc-wcight bout that could pivc (lie winner a crack at the wel- tcrivoighl orown. RnlVi nrc top contenders lor,Sugar Ray Robinson's welter title. Williams, IOIIR king of the 13!W ponmicrs. weighed in flb 143 yesterday bfifnrc rain cnusecl postponement of the 10-round feature. Costner, hard-hitting Camden, N.J., puncher, tipped the scales at UG. There will he no weigh-In today but if IJFU! weather pushes the Shlb« Park show back to Wednesday bh« fighters will have to mount th« ave major league rating. •"It's just n men-y-go-voimd—we an't get one without the other,-so ve're hogtied for the present," he explained. 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