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THUKSDAY, OCTOBER «, 1955 BtYTHinLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS ?AOT Frank Lane Slated to Become Card General Manager Today ST. LOUIS (AP) — Frank Lane, the trading wizard of baseball, presumably will be named the new. general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals today and given strong authority to rebuild a club now in its lowest position in 36 years. While Lane was conferVing yes* * * terday with August A. Busch Jr., brewery owner and president of the club. Bill Walsingham Jr. quit after nine years of vice president, saying. "I believe a ball club cannot be successfully run by two people, both of whom are confident they are qualified to do the job." The 59-year-old Lane, who elevated the Chicago White Sox from * * * Hu.tch.in.son. Reported Choice for Card Job SEATTLE i.4 3 j—The Post-Intelli- gencer said tonight Freddie Hutchinson will be signed within a few duys as manager of the St.. Louis Cardinals of the National League. The paper, without naming sources, said Hutchinson, manager of the Pacific Coast League pennant-winning Seattle Rainiers, is the personal choice of Frank Lane. Lane, Lane is to take ovev the job of general manager of the Cards to- morrow, it was reported in baseball circles. The Post-Intelligencer said Hutchinson, manager of the Detroit Tigers from the middle of 1952 until the conclusion of the 1954 season, has talked to Lane about the St. Louis spot. Hutchinson quit at Detroit because he couldn't get a two-year contract and came* to Seattle this year, leading the underdog Rain- iers to the PCL pennant and earning the title of "PCL manager of the year." REFLECTED GLORY—Taking a leaf from a ne\v aircraft carrier landing device, football players at the United States Air Force Academy's temporary quarters in Denver get a chance to see themselves as they practice technique before a mirror. Jat NCitchell. 190-pound euard, takes his stance. Shanks to Start for UA Freshmen Tonight FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. W—The Arkansas freshman football squad, including almost all of last year's leading high school players in Arkansas, left home today for Texnr- kana and its game tonight with the Southern Methodist frosh. Two Texarkana boys will be in the starling lineup. They are center John Lineberger. a 200-pouncier, and Jim Monroe, 175-pound quarterback. Slatting: right halfback will be Donnie Stone, the one-man bnck- field for Fayetteville's single wing last year. A tailback then, he is listed as halfback in Arkansas' new split-T offense. Other Arkansas starters include guards Jimmy Van Dover of North Little Rock and Ed Daniels of Enrlc. tackles Edgar Shanks oi Blytheville and -John Butler of Dallas, Tex., ends Buddy Renter of El Dorado and Billy Luplow oi Parkin, Don Ritschel of Tulsa at left half and Lloyd Woodman of I Newport at fullback. the second division to pennant contention with more than 200 trades in seven years, told newsmen after the co i'ere nee with Busch. ''There's nothing certain until it's on the dotted line." But it's understood a contract was drafted and will be presented at a meeting of the Cardinal Board of Directors today. Only Formality Left And the way Lane expounded Celebration Ends But Brooks Reign As Toast of Town By ORLO ROBERTSON NEW YORK WJ—The situation in Brooklyn once again is normal but it'll be many a'day before the last word is uttered about the Brooklyn Dodgers winning their first world baseball championship. The shouting and tumult that followed the Dodgers' final-game triumph over the proud New York Yankees had died today but it didn't take much prompting to send a Flatbush fan off on the clutch pitching of Johnny Podres, the great catch of Sandy Amoros in the seventh game, the slugging of Duke Snider or the spirited play of Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson. The final figures on the payoff to the players were expected today. But it was estimated each of the 32 full Dodger shares would be worth about 59,684 and each of the 36 losing Yankee shares S5.739. Player Pool The money comes out of the players' pool from the first four games, amounting to $654,853.59. Thirty per cent of the pool goes to players on the teams finishing: second, third and fourth in each league. The Dodgers get 60 per cent of the remaining 10 per cent and the Yankees 40. For some of the Dodgers there will be very little letup from baseball. Don Newcombe. the team's 20-game winner who failed in the first game, will join the Giants' Willie Mays in heading an exhibition tour of major league players. Cuban Welcome Amoros. for whom a big welcome is waiting in Cuba, will play in the winter league, which opens Friday. Don Zimmer, Dixie Howell and relief pitcher Ed Roebuck also are signed up for winter play. Podres will be home Saturday for a big party at Mineville, N. Y., an adjoining hamlet to Witherbee. the tiny iron mining town where the 23-year-old southpaw makes his horrte. A big welcome home celebration also awaits Manager Walt Alston at Darrtown. Ohio, after he fulfills a television commitment here Saturday night. his theories on club operation before the conference made it appear his meeting .with Busch was merely a formality. Only once or twice did he use the word "if" in discussing the job. "I would proceed in orderly fashion," he said, but indicated a number of changes would be made. "I don't contemplate any wholesale shakeup," he said, "but the Cardinals, despite the talk about all the good ballplayers they have, still are confronted with the way they finished." Worst Since 1919 The Redbirds' seventh pace finish was their worst since 1919. Lane will be succeeding Dick Meyer, who also served as a top executive of Busch's brewery. He ;s stepping out to devote more time io his brewery duties. \ The question of whether Lane will replace Harry (.The Hat) Walker as manager remained unanswered, but he said he doesn't intend to bring Marty Marion here ar manager. The former "Mr. Shortstop" of the Cardinals had the White Sox in contention for the American League pennant until the final days. Terms of Lane's contract weren't disclosed, but he described it as very generous and compar-j ing favorably with his pact at Chicago. He reportedly received $40,000 base pay with $10,000 in bonus depending on attendance (here. Mack Rests Well After Hip Surgery PHILADELPHIA UP) — Connie Mack rested comfortably in Pres-1 byterian Hospital today after an j operation on his fractured right j hip. The hospital said his condition j was "very satisfactory." The 92-1 vear-old former owner and manager of the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team hurt his hip in a fall; from bed at home last Saturday. ! Emporia Ace Tops NAIA Offense List EMPORIA, Kan., i.-Pi — Quarterback Joe Ortiz from unbeaien College of Emporia retained the individual leadership in total offense in small college football, the, National Assn. of Intercollegiate Ath- etics reported today. In three games, the sophomore has picked up 230 yards rushing and 237 yards passing for a game average of 155.6 yards . McMurray College's Joe Fox is second in total, offense with a 139 yard average. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Richmond, Calif.—Eddie Chavez, j in p ananm 139, San Jose, Calif, outpointed Charleston Tops BigSConference; Kennett in Cellar CAR UTHERSVnXE — Charleston's Bluejays top the Missouri Big Eight conference standings while the Caruthersville Tigers are midway down the list. Although Hayti and Dexter lead the Little Six in conference games, Portageville has the best overaU record, as does Sikeston in the Big Eight. BIG EIGHT Conference Games W 1 T PF PA BL'KDETTE PIRATES — The Burdette Pirates of Coach John Curlee play host to Shawnee tomorrow night in a Class 3B contest. The gan.e will be homecoming for the Pirates who have been beaten only by Osceola. They are (first row. left to right) Paul Houston, Robert Byrd, Bobby Frank, Jack Pettey, Danny Pankey, Dewayne Mc- Huffey, Joe Easley; (second row) Thomas McVey, Elbert Rigsby, Jerry Tomlin, Alvin Aycock, Bobby Aycock, Carl Sims Pankey, Arkie Pankey. Don Payne', (third row) Ivy Jackson, David Statler, Billy Langley, Billy Duncan, Milton Burks, Harry Shearin, Coy Robinson, Jon Payne and J. D. Yancey. (Courier News Photo) Porkers Must Win At Waco to Remain In SWC Contention FAYETTEV1LLE — Facing an early elimination in defense of their Southwest Con! ference championship, the sporadic Arkansas Razorbacks face the "fight of their lives" this | weekend in a night game with the Baylor Bears at Waco. I . "We played a good, solid ball club in Texas Christian last week — but in some respects I Baylor will be an improvement," remarked Jack Mitchell after conferring with his scouts. "We know r that Baylor throws the ball'often and well and I believe their line is quicker than TCU's." As for the condition — mentally ; ing to Mitchell. Sophomore Jay ; backs in Waco — the Bears having and physically of his own team — i Donnthan will move into Oulpep- j installed lights at their 50,000-seac Mitchell said, "the boys feel badly j per's spot this week — with the j stadium this past summer. about the loss to TC0 but there's I injured Malvern junior to return | Baylor leads in the series be- no discouragement and we're in for the Texas game. tween the two schols — 20-13 and Sugar Bowl May Land Army Cadets West Point Alters Exam Week Dates NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Sugar Bowl may land Army's football team for its next game if the academy's rebuilding program produces an impressive season. The last major scholastic ob»t*el» was brushed aside with the Chang* of examination dates from Christmas week, when prebowl practices reach their peak, to late January. Sugar Bowl officials have mad* no secret of their longing for Army teams since five major conference* have committed their members to other bowls and big-time football has declined in me East. Recommendation Army previously turned down bowl feelers on the grounds that a New Year's game would conflict with examinations. The change of dates came after the academy Board of Visitors earlier this year recommended acceptance of bids to major bowls when they wer* made. Of the four biggest bowls, only th^ Sugar Bowl has no tie-up with conferences. The only other open berth is in the Cotton Bowl, wher« the Southwest Conference champion meets an invited opponent. The acceptance still would be left to academy officials, but a sourc* close to the Sugar Bowl said it would be merely a formality. The change in academy examination dates was announced her* last night by Rep P. Edward Hebert (D-La), a member of the Board ot Visitors and a leader In a move t» put the academy into bowl garnet Moore Is Ninth In reasonably good physical shape for the game tins weeK." Mitchell lauded the "rallying ef- Although the Razorbacks took 18 ' 12 in swc P lav - ta the ten vear the TCU loss hard, their coaches I Period, 1945-54, Baylor leads six to were not nearly so disappointed at I fom ' Wlih flve of tnose wms forts" of loyal fans all over the j the Porker play in general. "We I ' ered in Waco - The margin of dif- state who this week have been j definitely showed improvement I ference in the last four years has Charleston Sikeston Poplar Bluff Cairo Caruthersnlle .Jackson Cape Kennett All 6amei Sikeston Charleston Poplar Bluff Caruthersville Cape Cairo Jackson Kennett 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 I 0 0 0 0 0 93 36 61 26 27 0 76 61 13 27 , "pouring in telegrams and letters i of encouragement" to the team. I "It's given them a tremendous lift ! and I know that in the end — we I won't disappoint them," he added. Tough Task Mitchell's task, that of getting back into the SWC race for as long as possible, is an especially tough j one this week. The record hook i shows not one single Arkansas win over the first two games," ex- been a total of only 13 points — claimed Mitchell quickly. "I know Arkansas winning 20-17 and 21-?0 it sounds peculiar in view T PF PA 0 103 26 93 73 Hayti Dexter Portageville Chaffee Maiden East Prairie All Games Pomgeville Hayti Dexter East Prairie Chaffee Maiden LITTLE SIX Conference Games VI' L T PF PA 1 0 0 32 U 67 i in Waco since the series first start- tinued. "Instead, we were the ones ! ed in 1903. And, old-time Razorback to make the crucial mistakes — fans point out that some "fine Ar- and it hurt us each time." kansas teams" have been included 36-Man Squad ; in the 15 consecutive defeats at ' Waco. The 1924. 1929 and 1937 Razorback teams lost only two games each — and one was the Baylor loss at the home of the Bruins. The Porkers have reduced their injuries to a pair — but both men sidelined are centers and the loss of the' an(i .Baylor gaining 9-7 and 14-7 score, but we played TCU an even j vlc ories game most oi the way. The differ- \ ence was primarily in the stage of I progress each team had made. We • have expected our team to come | along each week and knew that \ TCU could only lose if they made a great deal of mistakes." He con- Mitchell said that 36 men would I make the Waco trip this Friday. 1 The Razorbacks leave by plane ! shortly after noon and will work r \ out in" Baylor Stadium Friday after arrival. Once again. Arkansas will be in- 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 W L J 1 Twenty-six fighters named Martinez were professionals. Fourteen were born in the United States, seven in Mexico, four in Cuba and one will be felt. Pre-season starter Jerry Ford now appears to be lost for the year. Although his knee injury ; has responded progressively. ' ho ' could not make an appearance before mid-season and Mitchell may ; decide to hold him out the year. The regular number two center now, Oren Culpepper, injured his arm in the TCU game and is expected to sit the Baylor game at home. Steelman Encouraging Part of the decision to hold Ford j out is reflected in the encouraging play of senior Harold Steelman who lettered last year after transferring from Little Rock Junior College. The Pine Bluff pivot man has taken over "very adequately" accord- volved in the only SWC game of the week. The game will also mark AF Falcons Open Against Denver DENVER fcP}— The first team to play football for the new U.S. Air Force Academy will play its opening game Saturday before what seems sure to be the largest crowd to watch a freshman game in the the university stadium. Academy officials said the advance ticket sale has passed the 12,000 mark. mountain area. The opening foe of the Falcons is University of Denver freshman Rushing _ ..... - ........ __________ the first night game for the Razor-! team. The game will be played in By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Henry Moore, fullback for tht Arkansas Razorbacks, is listed as ninth in the nation in rushing released today by the NCAA Service Bureau. Moore has gained 215 yards on 28 plays. He is far behind the leader, Art Luppino of Arizona, who has 361 yards on 64 plays.' Jim Swink of Texas Christian is second with 345 yards on 36 plays. Swink is fifth in total offense on his rushing yardage alone. The leader in that department is Claude Benham, Columbia quarterback, who has gained 397 yards in 79 plays. Benham also is the passing lead- j er with 27 completions out of 59 tries for 363 yards. Passers are ranked according to the number of passes completed. Joe Clements of Texas is fifth in passing with 22 completions in tl tries »nd 299 yards. Olemi Flanagan, 139';. SJ. Paul. 1". I pines, stopped Sanong E. T. B., 121, Manila—Little Cezar, 121, Philip- Thailand, 2. Linemen Make Pros Quicker Because Backs Are Gamble By IIARKY ORAVSON NBA Sports Editor the football professionals knocking each other early success of top recruits furnishes additional evidence _ .......... _ ...... that a lineman has a better i the Pittsburgh, steeiers. chance for an early start in the ] AS for backs, such widely-known Browns. Larry Morris Tech is doing Ihe same thine for of Georgia tained flying starts with Balti- they are it could be because the ; the Los Angeles Rams. Purdue's Tom Bettis for Green Bay. Rex Boggan of Mississippi more, but as strong and slick as a reason the Pom Slates Rosie brier stepped | behind Lamar McHan d ILdOUM, IMV. .^ ...... _ (h _ „,„„,_, H«f»n«li>» ! rhlt-mm rni-rliiiBls Mr* right Iii as the Giants' defensive titcklcs. Prank Varrichlone of Notre Dome made it the other way with money ranks than a back. "It always has been this way," says Wellington Mara, who with his brother, Jack, owns the New York Giants. "Early line draft choices usually have Ihe stature to hold up. Scouts have a better line on them. They stick out, In the toughest part of tiie game. "Backs are a bit of a gamble. They get practically all of the publicity—mid perhaps they don't de- wrv'c It. Maybe Ihey stood out, because they were operating behind superlative forwards. "diving linemen more opportunity In the ' pro ranks, too, Is the fuel, lhat we use 14 good ones as against half as many bucks." • » » Players who were plntooned In college get a tremendous break with the coin collectors, Sam Paltimbo had trouble, blocking (or Notre Dame, but wait plain bloody murder as a tackier. So he's a rip snorting linebacker lor UM Cleveland rah rah names as Ralph Guglvelmi, Dickie Moegle, Carroll Hardy and Dave Lcsget are on pro rosters, but do not start. Anybody not very well acquainted with the pro 'dodge who watched Guglielml Mike chare of 'the Brawns In the All-Star Game would have bet that the Washington quarterback's name would be the same. But close followers of the pros knew the phenomenal and more experienced Eddie If Baron would be in front of the Columbus lad. • • • Few enjoyed college careers like those of Moegle of Rice and Colorado's Carroll Hardy, but all they were asked to do with the San Francisco 4tor« was supplant the most formidable running bocks In the business—Hugh McElhcnny, John Henry Johnson and Joe the Jet Ferry, 80 Moegle and Hardy are subbing both wayi. Joe Heap of Notre Dume Is second string to Frank Olflord of th* Qlanu. Dave Legget was an underrated 7 1 quarterback for all-conquering and i Ohio State and lie still is ranked with the Chicago Cardinals. McHan was in the same position last year, when he came up from Arkansas as a single wing tailback. Don Ameche of Wisconsin, Oregon's George Shaw and Baylor's L, G. Dupre ob- Colts were weak in this department. Dave Middleton of Auburn is shaping up well as a ground- gainer for the Detroit Lions to be another exception proving the rule that linemen gain pro recognition quicker than backs. Backs can wait. They get more money. THE PUBLIC is CORDIALLY INVITED to Two Hours of Free Entertainment St« Oddfellows and Rtbtkaht in action from Miuouri and Arkansas. Daft: Thursday, Oct. 6th Time: 7:30 P.M. Plact: TlttArmory-N. 2nd St. 1 Langstoa-Me Waters Baick Co. 'K\ proud to announce the addition nf J ROB HIJEV to their sales force. Mr. lleey is a well known automobile 1 salesman In the Blytheville irta. 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