The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 26, 1956 · Page 6
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 19M Greenberg, Cronin Enter Hall of Fame BOTTOMS UP—Four of 10 members of the Swiss Olympic men's gymnastic team show their skill on the parallel bars. They »re, left to right, Joseph Knecht, Eduard Thomi, Oswald Buhler and Jack Gunthard, the latter the winner of the horizontal bar gold medal at the 1952 Olympic Games. The squad is on a transcontinental tour and will be in Melbourne next winter. By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — Hank Greenberg, who in 1938 came within three of breaking Babe Ruth's record of 60 home runs, and Joe Cronin, the most expensive player in baseball, took their places alongside the game's immortals today in Baseball's Hall of Fame. The two slugging right-handed hitters earned membership to the shrine at Cooperstown, N. Y., yesterday when they received more than the necessary 75 per cent of the vote of the 10-year members of the Baseball Writers' Assn. They became the 80th and 81st Hal! Greenberg was named on 164 of the 193 ballots cast to 152 for Crooin. Only players active in the and finished his playing career with the Pirates. He was released at his own request at the end of the '47 season to become part owner of the Indians. He has a lifetime batting mark of .313. Cronin, one of the greatest hitting shortstops oi' all time, started B's, Papooses Play Maiden Here Tonight The Blytheville High B team goes into action here again tonight when they meet Maiden at Haley Field Gym. In an earlier contest the two teams went deadlocked into an overtime period. Maiden won. Coach Hank Prince's ,B boys now have a 6-3 record for the season. They trimmed Burdette's varsity Tuesday night at Burdette, 51-41 Charles Coalter scored 18 points in the workout. Coach John Koldus' Junior High Papooses will also see action tonight. They perform in the curtain- raiser at seven o'clock. The Paps were victorious in their last game, toot They took a trip to Paragould, returned home with the Roy Campanella Signs, Is Most Expensive Bum By ED WILKS BROOKLYN (AP) — Roy Campanella, who two years ago feared his baseball career was over, now is the highest priced player in Brooklyn Dodger history own at Washington, where he starred from 1928 through 1934. He ,,..., .succeeded Walter Johnson as man- oeriod^ "were eligible and i ager at, the end of the 1932 season ' and led the Senators to a pennant | in 1933. He was the regular Red Sox shortstop through 1945, winding up with a lifetime mark of .302. He is a member of the 2,000-hit club with 2,285 in 2.124 games over a 20-year span. they could not have been active as coach or manager within the las tfive years. The pair will be inducted formally at Hie Cooperstown Museum next July. Greenberg. 45, who quit as a player in 1947, now is in his sixth year as general manager of the Cleveland Indians. Cronin, 49. has been general: . manager of the Boston Red Sox! gy£J PjQ[ since 1948. two years after he re-1 record" price of $250,000 and immediately was named manager of the Red Sox. In all, 130 Former players received mention, including several who were not eligible because their playing careers had ended before 1930. Charlie (Red) Buffing, an outstanding pitcher with the New York Yankee pennant winners in the '30s and '40s, was third with 97 votes: Other top vote-getters were Edd Roush, 91; Lefty Gomez. 89; Hack Wilson, 14; Tony Lazzeri, 64. Greenberg. who broke in with the Detroit Tigers in 1930 and became the regular first baseman in 1933, clouted 331 major league home runs to rank ninth among the all-time home run hitters. In 1937. he drove in 183 runs, one behind the American League record set by Gehrig. The next year, he slammed 58 home runs to tie Jimmy Foxx's record for right-handed hitters. In 1946, his last year with Detroit, he led 'the league In home runs for the fourth time. He was sold to Pittsburgh Jan. 18, 1947, MONTICELLO, Ark. (fl 1 )—Arkansas A&M's star sophomore guard last football season, Bud Dial will transfer to the University o! Arkansas. A&M Coach Willis Convoy Leslie said yesterday that Dial and another valued player, end Bill Hartness, both would leave school. "A number of factors influenced' 'the players' decisions, said Leslie. He didn't elaborate on the "factors". Dial, a first string performer on the Boll Weevil team which won the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference championship last year, was named to the second AU-AIC honor squad. Hartness, who will enter Northeast Center College at Monroe La., was a second team performer at A&-M, mainly because the team boasted a pair of the AIC's finest ends. Quentious Crews and Woody Smithey. He still saw considerable action. Tennis stars Billy Talbert and Ham Richardson are inspirations for all diabetic victims — both oe- came champions in spite of the affliction. Why Call Gagers 'Goons?' Good in Other Games Also By MURRAY OLDERMAN NEW YORK — (NEA) — Basketball players are not freaks. There's a sizeable segment of our sports populace that looks with derision on the over-sized gents who gangle up and down slatted floors and airily dismisses them as non-athletic goons. Yet these same characters rhapsodize over assorted figures who cluck over a little pellet and try to stroke it into a hole. Well, they ought to see George Mikan. all 6-11 of him, unlimber his massiveness into the stroke of a golf ball. He'll outdrive most ot the pros. George's sidekick, 6-10 Clyde Lovellette, doesn't look like a Ballet Russe type with his hayshak- ing shamble, but around Terre Haute, Ind., they say there never was a smoother operator around first base. More than one of the trsnsom- tailqred lopers in the National Basketball Association couiri have made it in baseball. Dick Ricketts of the Rochester Royals doesn't know yet whether to be a pitcher of basketballs or baseballs. High-scoring Neil Johnston of the Philadelphia Warrors shifted to the hardwood only after his pitching arm went dead. The New York football Giants still are after Ed Kalafat of the Minneapolis Lakers, an end great in Montana high school circles. The Lakers' Dick Bchnittker was a starting Rose Bowl end for Ohio State. Junior Stephens of the St. Louis Hawks put in a season of football at Notre Dame. Tom Gola of the Warriors was the Pennsylvania prep quarter- mile'champ, swung a heavy stick as a first baseman and tried his hand on the gridiron. • * • Jack George went to Notre Dame as a T quarterback and served an apprenticeship in the Philadelphia Athletics' system as a catcher. Carl Braun of the New York Knicks was a minor league pitcher who's been thinking of becoming a golf pro. Walt, Davis of the Warriors is the same leaper who wo ntne 1952 Olympic Games high jump. Bob Pettit of the Hawks won his letter at Louisiana State in track. Dick Groat made up his mind to play shortstop for the Pirates after a basketball whirl with Fort Wayne. Bill Sharman found flipping one-handers for the Boston Celtics more lucrative than struggling through the Dodgers' chain. Let Otto Graham tell you how football never gave him the kicks he got as an All-America and All- Pro—in basketball! Tafrum Has Soeed, Schedule to Match CHAPEL HILL. N. C. — (NEA) - With six seniors, a host of sophomores and several good ones coming up from the freshmen. North Carolina should be much stronger in Jim Tatum's first year next fall. The material is here and with it speed. The trouble is that Big Jim Tatum has a -schedule to match. It inciudes Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Maryland, Duke and Tennessee, top powers, plus Virginia, North Carolina State, Georgia, Wake Forest and South Carolina. BEER IS A $104,404,876 INDUSTRY In Arkansas Yes, the beer business in Arkansas is a $104,404,876 industry. That is what legal beer means to Arkansas in taxes, business investments, expenses, payrolls, insurance premiums, rent, contribution, etc. This industry has been growing in Arkansas for more than 20 years. It contributes greatly to the prosperity of our growing state. UNITED STATES IREWERS FOUNDATION, INC G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. FUEL OIL Sell That Stuff" Phone 2-2089 Visit Conny's Conoco Service, Ash & Division Phone For Frtt Estimates R. C. FARR & SONS Phone 3-W>2 Owners 400 Railroad — Phone 3-45B7 Doug Dorris collected 16 points in the 29-24 win. The Papoose season record now stands at 3-8. Fewer Fouls Now, Bonus Shot Stays NEW YORK I/PI—The sharp drop off in fouling in college basketball games which followed the advent of the bonus free throw rule last season has been extended this year, figures of the NCAA service bureau disclosed today. Before the rule was put on the books, the average major college game produced more than 40 foul calls, reaching a high of 44.9 fouls a game in the 1951-1952 campaign. This season, through games of Tuesday, the average has been whittled to 38 calls a game as compared with 38.8 unfractions at this time in 1955. Averages Down Game point production also has been cut down, but only slightly. A check of 2,270 major college games shoWed an average of 144.2 points a game. Last year it was 144.3. San Francisco, the nation's top- ranked team, continued to set the pace on defense. The Dons have yielded" an average of 52.0 points a game. Morehead State of Kentucky shows 97.1 points to head the major colleges in the offensive department. Among the oftenstve leaders, St. Louis ranks No. 8 W'ith an 86.9 average per game. Oklahoma A&M is No. 2 in de- .fense, giving up an average of 53.1 points a game. Washington of St. Louis is No. 7 on defense followed by Tulsa Washington has allowed an average of 59 points and Tulsa 59.1. Pete Butler's Torch Lights Way for UA FAYETTEV1LLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' amazing climb from the depths of collegiate basketball into the Southwest Conference lead is too closely tied to the sudden development of Pete Butler into a firey competitor and accurate marksman to be coincidental. Statistics released by the Southwest Conference on team and individual performances show that it primarily was Butler, a 6-4 center from Jefferson City, Mo., who took up the slack when Razor. Manuel Whitley fell off his game because oi a back ailment. Whitely still leads the Arkansas pointmakers. both for the season and four conference games to date But Butler is ahead of the lean, ball-hawking senior in free throws to:- all games and league encounters. and has ar edge on Whitley as a.rebounder in the conference tilts. It was Whitley who lighted the spark, with a 30-point performance. to break the Bazorback's unprecedented streak of seven consecutive losses to open the season. The first Arkansas victory came over Texas A&M. In their next outing, the Porkers dropped a 51-50 decision to the University of Missouri, and haven't lost s'.nce. winning four games in a row to lead the Southwest Conference with a 4-0 league mark. After scoring 72 points hi three games in the holiday tournament staged annually by the conference, Whitley hurt his back against Missouri. Since that time, his best effort has been 18 points. And that's when Butler started pulling up. Two other starters, Jcrald Burnett, the steady senior guard, and junior Terry Day a fireball who lacks only polish, moved with him. Here are the statistics to prove only Porker listed in the top 10 conference scorers. He ranks fifth with a H.I average for 13 games. Butler ranks 23rd; Day 22nd; and Barnett 14th. But in conference competition, W.IItley is sixth with an 18.0 average; Day is 10th with 15.3; Buller llth with 14.8 and Barnet 13th with 14.3. The other starter. Buddy Smith, is 35th with a 6.6 average. All this adds up to newly-found ballance to the Arkansas attack. WMtley has a .452 field goal percentage for 13 games to rate fifth in the league, but didn't make the top 10 in conference play, while Baraett is seventh with a 492 average. Butler is the only Razorback in the first 10 free throw artists. He ranks 10th with a .744 average for the season, and 10th with a .140 average for the conference. But the spot where Butler has provided the most help for the overworked \Vhitley.is in rebounding. For the Season, Whitley has averaged 9.5 rebounds per game to place ninth. On the other hand, Butler ranks fifth in conference play with a 10.8 average, while Whitley Is 8th with 9.5. Team statistics show Arkansas has a slightly better pointmaklng average in conference games over its closest competitor. Southern Methodist. Arkansas has averaged 84.3 for four games; SMU 83.3 for three. On defense, the Mustangs have a small edge. They've given up an average of 65.3 points in three" games, while Arkansas has it: For the season, Whitley is the allowed an average of 66.8 in four Chicago Cubs Operate Out of Red CHICAGO The Chicago Cubs operated out of the red in 1955 for the first time since 1952 and showed a 560,000 profit. The report was made yesterday at the club's annual meeting of stockholders. The club's board of directors and all officers were reelected. Meanwhile, the Chicago White Sox said their advance ticket sales for 1956 were up 11 per cent over last year. More than $335,000 already is in the till, ticket manager Tommy Maloney said. • Smallest, Younqest, Pertett Figure Skater Anxious to Win CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — The smallest, youngest and pertest of American figure skaters. Carol Elizabeth Heiss, is ready and anxious to win the coveted Olympic crown if Tenley Albright falters — but most of all she wants an American girl to take the gold medal. "No American ever has won the women's championship," she said today as the games officially opened. "I hope one of us wins, figures than Tenley. Of course, she I don't know if I can but I hope 1 do. I'm prayinu every night before I go to bed." Carol, who had her 16th birthday Jan 20. stands a trim 5 feet 2 and weighs 103. Up to now she has been runner- up to Miss Albright during her brief and sensational career. She was second last year in the U.S., North American and world championships. Tenley was. first. ,. "Sure, I think Carol can win," said her French .loach. Pierre Brunet, a former champion. "She actually does more complicatec The jovial catcher, whose com«» back in 1955 perhapswaj the big. gest single factor in bringing Brooklyn its first world championship, signed a contract yesterday calling for an estimated $«,SOO. He got about $38,000 the last two years. No other Broolc player ever :ias cracked the 40-grand mark. In. mid-season 1954. Campy wai almost convinced that season would he his last. A broken bone in his left hand, suffered during spring practice, left him without control of two fingers. He finished the season with a pitiful .207 batting average, 19 home runs and _ Back in form last season, he batted .318, hit 32 home runs, drove in 101 runs and won the National League's Most Valuable award for the third time. Campy, 34 and entering his ninth major Ie>vue season, fe»ls he he "can go on catching 100 or more games for six more years and I'm not kidding, either." He's "completely satisfied" with his 1956 contract, but he didn't e Vice President E. J. (Buuzy) Bavasi much time to breathe easy. "Next year I hope to get more/' said Roy, "because I expect to have an even better season." Wi'fi Campanella in the fold, the Brooks now have most of their big names contracted. Among the missing, however, are Duke Snider and Carl Furillo. The St. Louis Cardinals top all the other clubs, with only outfielder Russell Rac still unsigned on their 41-man winter roster. Relief- er Ellis Kinder and second-string catcher Dick Rand signed yesterday. Yesterday, the Bed Sox added rookies Joe Albanese and Roy Tinney, both pitchers, and Bob Jenkins, an outfielder, while giving Mike (Manager of the Year) Higgins a three-year .contract calling for from S35.000 to S45.000 per. The Chicago White Sox signed pitcher Bob Keegan and two farmhands, catcher Earl Battey and outfielder Ed White, to check off 29 players. Infielder Forrest (Spook) Jacobs agreed to terms with the Kansas City Athletics, while outfielder Wally Westlake and pitcher Lynn Lovenguth signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. is younger and not quite as strong physically. She may lack some of the older girl's grace. Carol will be a champion one of these days —maybe next week." The compulsory figures for women will be skated next Monday and Tuesday, with the climactic free skating finals Thursday. Carol, who lives in the Ozone Park sector of New York, goes to the professional children's school Fast Finish Gives Joey Title Hope PHILADELPHIA W) — The Pennsylvania Athletics-Commission has given a boxing license back to middlweight Joey Giardello, recently released from prison. Commissioner Alfred M. Klein said yesterday the boxer, who ranks number seven in the 160 pound division, was reinstated after he appeared before the commission in person and after a number of public officials recommended he be given another chance. The 25 - year - old fighter had served part of a term fpr assault and battery during an altercation at a South Philadelphia gasoline station. The commission said his manager, Francis De Vicaris of Philadelphia, also met with the group's approval. in New York, and keeps up with her work by mail. Friday January27th, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. BRAND NEW World Famous Precision Made ROUND BOBBIN SEWING MACHINE HOURS ONLY! Tnouiondt of the»e machines have been sold by rh« noHon'i leading mail order companies, department stores and sawing mochin. choin stored Reg.*139 95 FUU-SIZE HEAM SEWS FORWARD & BACKWARD) SAVE $100.00! • NO MONET DOWN CttCC' •NOHNNKECMIMI •• ft r r • N» MOISI I l\ mm mm fr-r <*•<* «•- \.uti $4.95 Pinking Shears to *. the Hirst 25 Customers 4 . X1G- IAG t. 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