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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 21, 1952
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ETOWT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 1951 * A Coaching Turnover Starts Early; Playoffs May Irmg M«r« Gam«s TvinE up a few loosfl ends! Mississippi County is going through 1*6 coaching turnover a lit e «»lv this vear. Already there have been two vacancies, at Lcachvllle ,nd at LUfra?and there wiil be another one at Blytheville High School •«« this week. got a business administration de- tre*, why not put it to uw?» But of the vacancies already cre- »ted within the county only one remains open. That's at Luxora where Tye Adams has stepped down as athletic director. Word from Luxora is that the school has received but one feeler about the Job so far. ..... Johnny Buck, who coached the leachvllle juniors during the past three seasons, has stepped up as htsh school coach there to fill the gap created by the resignation of Ethrldge (Bokeml McKeel. And we see where McKeel has iccepted the basketball coaching job at Greene County Paragould . . . Yankee-Propelled Nats Keep Winning, Blank Browns 2-0 Br JACK HAN» AP Sporti Writer The Jackie Jensen-Bucky Harris ticket is sweeping the country. Since they opened new headquarters at Washington, they've won more delegates than Eisenhower and Taft combined. With Impish delight in the em-»— —— barrossment of the rich New York Yankees, who lot both men go. the public Is getting a kick out o( the surge of tho underdogs. Second place mny turn out to be an over-ambitious perch for the NATIONAL LEAGUE W L, Pet GB New York Brooklyn Chicago Cincinnati St. Louis Philadelphia Boston Pittsburgh Tech High in Ltons Back on Slate leachville, by th« way, Is back on the Chicks' basketball schedule »ff*r • year's layoff . . . If you '*member leachvllle and Blylhevllle severe* relations temporarily when tempers flared durlnj i close rame here in 1950. A rhubarb developed In the eloitar Kconds when the officlil tlrnlnr apparatus got Involved In • seulfle for the ball near the sideline. Just how the apparatus jot off the liming lable Is still •rgued but nevertheless It stopped the clock with 15 seconds to gi> mnd because nf the foul lem- ftrs that prevailed after the Incident. the same was never completed. But now It seems everything I. forgotten and forgiven and every body Is back on good terms - . . [ Mare Arkansas Foes? ' It looka like at least one good thing might come out of the revival of tns state football playoffs . . . Jonesboro and Newport In the same district (District Two) so the Chicks stand • good chance of . getting games with at least one and possibly two of the three. UmU-r Arkansas Athletic Association regulations governing the playoffs, each school must say whether or not it desires to take part !n the playoffs and If a tram elects to participate then It must play whatever team comes Its way via he playoff route or get out of the playoffs. And It Is reported that Jewport and Forrest City have indicated they will take part in the [layoffs this year. But don't count on anything yet. November is still a long way olf. Odds 'N' Ends Karl Stabler, the ex-Pap mentor who Is now heart track and asslstonl football coach at Soulli Browarrt Hlj-h In Hnllywond, Fla., dtd rljhl well for himself In his firs! year In the linrt of sunshine. E«rl's track squad won second place In the Florida Class A meet and with two of Its stars In N-rt with rlrus . . . Stabler writes that he has sinned a South Broward contract for 1053 but he Mill would like lo come back lo Arkansas . . . Why? . . . The P"h- Hrlly department of the University of Kentucky has nothing lull nice things to say ahout Charley Keller, tbe former Jonesbnro Hilrh School basketball and baseball flash whn Is, now » Wildcat. Charley, » freshman, has practically nailed dnsvn the [Irst base job with the Cats . . . Speak- In^ of Jonesboro, Eugene (Hot) Osment. who resigned this spring as .Tonrsboro Hijh School basketball coach. Is now peddling sporting- goods for Spaldlnj out of Little Rock . . . public is getting n kick out of the surge of the un- derdoRS l Second pi ace may turn out U) be an over-ambitious perch for the Senators. But they arfi looking up — not riov/n— at the moment. Only two games behind Cleveland after Inst night's 2-0 decision over St. Jjouis. the Jensca-Hams ticket Is In the mood lo claim a pennant on Em early ballot. Jensen rapped Tommy nyrne for a perfect 3-for-3 night. Since join ing Washington. 17 games ago, Jensen has baiter! .313. That brought his season average up to .314. niching Wealth While' Jensen sprayed base hits. Harris, fired as Yank manager In 1048, basked in a new-found wealth of pitching. He opened the season with Bob Porterfleld and a hope for the best. Now he can hardly wait for a chance to pitch Spec Shea (3-0) against his old Yankee mates. Connie Marrcro, the chubby little Cuban, did the shutout pitching for Harris lost night with a four- hitter. Marrero's perfect 4-0 record was n direct turnabout from his spotly form back home In Cuba, where his failures were the talk of the winter league season. Sports Rpunrfup— New Book on Monopoly Hearing Tells All Secrets By GAYI.E TAI.BOT NEW YORK Wi—The title on the brown paper Jacket of this thick, throwlng-size publication from the government printing office in Washington Is, with wondJtful restraint, "Study o( Monopoly power." But don't let that throw you off. —+ Want to know what the late Sam Iron Curtain Refugees Organize for Olympics By ORLO ROBERTSON NEW YORK (/T)—More hopeful thin confident, an organization of tidied sportsmen from behind the Iron curtain will make several provisional entries in tt\e Olympic Games at Helsinki this summer. Major League Leaders Uv The Associated f'«R NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING — Roblnrrm. Brooklyn, .350; -Ennis, Philadelphia, .345: Ad- conk, Cincinnati, .341. RUNS — Lockman. New York, 22; Adams. Cincinnati. 21; Robin- Brooklyn and Thomson, New York, 19. RUNS BATTED IN — Saner, Chicago, 34; Thomson, New York, 28; Kluszcwskl. Cincinnati, 26. HITS — Ennis, Philadelphia, 39; Sauer, Chicago. 37; Baumholtz. Chicago and' Mcreon, Pittsburgh, 36. DOUBLES — Musial. St. Louis. 10; Williams, New York. 9. TRIPLES — Thomson, New York 5; Adcock, Cincinnati. 4. HO.ME RUNS — Pafko, Brooklyn and Sailor. Chicago. 8; M"a- thews, Boston. 7. STOLEN BASES — Fondy. Chicago, 5; Jethroe, Boston, Reese, Brooklyn nnd Mays, New York, 4. PITCHING — Maglie. New York, 1» 1 19 T W II 16 II 14 15 12 15 11 IS 6 M .731 .1M .553 .'438 .444 .413 .181 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. OB JO 11 .645 11 12 .586 leveland Washington Boston New York St. Louis Chicago Philadelphia Detroit 11 11 15 11 16 18 14 16 11 15 1 21 .667 .536 .500 .461 .428 .250 314 3'/z 4% 5'/2 614 Wnile'the'Yank7migirthave rca- 7-0, l.OOOj Roe and Locs, Brooklyn, The hope Is that the International Olympic Committee will see fit to approve their participation as a group representing the "union of Free Eastern European Sportsmen." As the Olympic rules now read, Lifers Annex Fourth Win /nBWL Play An up UnUerl's Liters racked any athlete who competed previously cannot represent another country In the Olympics. At a meeting of the Olympic committee preceding the winter games In Oslo the matter was the Bay Window Softball League at Little Park yesterday afternoon thumping Coacih Jimmy Fisher's team 13-2. The league-leading Lifers sent 12 batters to the plate in the first, inning as they got away to a quick start with eight runs. J. P. Garrott hurled all the way for the Lifers to get credit (or his fourth win. He yielded six hits and had a shut-out working until the last Inning when lie gave up two runs. Fisher pitched for his team and was tagged for 11 hits. Poor fielding also hurt Ft=her's cau=e. Tnis afternoon, the Moose Lodge was scheduled to play fil Implement Company in the final game of the week. tossed back into me lap of tho executive committee for study. That group has a meeting scheduled a few days prior to the open- Ing of the international games on July 19. "We are more hopeful than confident that the committee will approve our entries," Anthony Sza- pa-'y. chairman of the recently formed union of exiled sportsman, said today. "Our organization has ! the backing of the United States mplc Committee and the National Committee for Free Europe. Thne Is Short 'We realize that the ttme is sons to regret the deal that sent Jensen to Washington, they could point with pride to the Johnny Sain purchase and Mickey Mantle's four hits at Chicago. Sain, Yankees' Best Saul's efficient six-hitter against Chicago last night for his fourth win, 4-3, made him the Yanks' top winner. Purchased last summer as a "stop gap" pitcher, the curve- balling veteran has turned out to be a .stopper. Notching his llOlh major league victory (104 of them with the Boston Braves in the National League) Sain breezed past the first 12 hitters. His march toward perfection was ended when he walked Eddie Robinson leading off tho fifth. Rain washed the rest of the big league program down the rain, calling off scheduled Boston-at- Cleveland and Philadclphia-at-De- troit games in the American and the eiUlrV ? four-game National League chart. 4-0, 1.000. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING — Mitchell. Cleveland, .360; DiMaggio. Boston, .343; Rizzuto, New York, .342. RUNS — DIMagglo, Boston, 21; Avila find Rosen, Cleveland, 20 RUNS BATTED IN — Rosen Cleveland, 21; Dropo. Boston Boone, Cleveland and V e r n o n Washington. 20. KITS — Simpson, Cleveland, 42 Robinson, Chicago and Rizzuto New York, 41. DOUBLES .— Lepclo, Boston Prlddy, Detroit and Marlon, St Louis, 8. TRIPLES — Simpson, Clevelani and Delsing. St. Louis, 4. HOME RUNS — Rosen. Cleve land. 8; Wertz. Detroit. 1. STOLEN BASES — Rizzuto. New York, 8; Throneberry, Boston an Avtla, Cleveland, 5. PITCHING — Mnrrero, Washing ton, 4-0, 1.000: Gromek, Clevelan Shea, Washington, 3-0, 1.000. Brcadon, then owner of the St. Louis Cardinals, said to Commis sioncr Kencsaw M. Lanriis a', r. joint league meeting back in 1929? Want lo look behind the scenes a dozens of such baseball conclaves? Have yc* evw ^rendered much the National League spends for towel service each year? How much a pennant costs (S100)? How much each of the major league and principal minor league clubs has made or lost in each of the past 30 years? Inside Story Then this is your book, all 1.643 ages of it. It is the most thorough nd, in many respects, the most nscinating inside story ever done baseball. What the bulky tome purports be is a report of the hearings eld last summer and autumn at V.ishincrton before Chairman ^manuel Cellar's House subcom- nittee investigating charges thai asoball is a monopoly and tha he reserve clause, which binds i ilayer to one club, is unconsti ut ion al. Actually, that part of the book iome 1,000 pages, makes prettj dull reading. Dozens of high base jail figures and interested by slanders appeared before the com mittee, and their testimony wa duly reported at the time. What the hearing didn't brim out, apparently was that the com mittee had forced tbe men w r h run baseball to disclose their inner most secrets from clear bac when—to open the books their meetings and, among othe things, to present Itemized financial reports on every big league team and on the two league offices. if is in the appendix, in the final 600-odd pages, that the report supplies flavorsome excerpts from the great mass of material. The more important league meetings for SOUTHERN Chattanooga Mobile Allanta New Orlean* Birmingham Nashville Little Rock Memphis ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pot 23 JO 18 14 1« It 17 18 18 13 19 29 .57 .56 .56 .52 .50C .42 .53 American League Vashington 1 St. Louis 0 (night) York 4 Chicago 3 (night) Boston at Cleveland, postponed rain •hiladelphia at Detroit, postponed rain. YESTERDAY'S RESULTS tittle Rork 4-6, Birmingham J-12 Chattanooga 4, Mobile 3 Atlanta 3, Memphis 1 New Orleans at Nashville, post- xmed "' 'I National \\\ games postponed, rain. TODAY'S GAMES National League St. Louis st New York Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (night) Cincinnati at Brooklyn (night) Chicago at Bofiton (night) American Lfagu« Boston at Cleveland (night) New York at Chicago (night) Washington at St. Louis (night) Chicago at Boston (night) Southern Association All night games Birmingham at Memphis New Orleans at Chattonoaga Mobile at Nashville Atlanta at Little Roc!t COLT COMFORT—Sir LioniS Veeps post attendants feosy staging R veritable s\t-down strike after throwing Jockey George Hettinger' »t Garden State Park. The rider remounted and completed the race. (NBA) Lookouts Trim Mobile To Take Southern Lead * By STERLING SLAPPEY Associated Press Sports Writer Chattanooga climbed alop the Southern Association for the first time in nine years last night but Joe Engel of the Lookouts couldn't greet the occasion with a historic more than 20 years back are reproduced from stenographic reports. Scores of letters, previously top secret, are published. The entire inside operation of baseball is laid bare, and some of the exhibits cannot help certain individuals. embarrassing More Troubles for Red Rolfe short but even if we do not obtain approval to compete at Helsinki. wo hope to obtain permission for our exiled athletes t ocompete in future events," Sznpnry, a Hungarian sportsman who spent some Umo in a Nnzl concentration camp and then fled ironi the Communists, estimated there are several thousand European sportsmen living in the West ern world who in the post years had to flee their native countries. ''Of these,'' he saId "I would say there are at Icnst 100 capable ! of holding thrlr own In interna- I tional competition." Hustle Alone Is Keeping Cubs High in National League Race BOSTON M»i—Lew FVmscca, who's* been around major leacue baseball] n t^ « D * l» for a long time, thinks he knows | rOCQnOntClS rICKS why the Chicago Cubs, last year's •, j r» National League tail-enters. nrelMOWOrd rOWGTS coin? much better this season. He says it's because of competition among players on the Ctlb roster. Fonseca is an old-lime league star who later Hoot Evcrs Lost To Bengals for Several Weeks DETROIT W — Manager Red Rolfe. who's been getting bad news in bucfcetfulls. get some more today: Outfielder Hoot Evers. the Detroit Tigers' big hope for climbing out of the American League cellar, won't he ready to piny for some time. Nobody can guess Just how ninny days or weeks it will foe. Evers, a lanky, blond right handed hitcr, broke Ills thumb In nn exhibition game April 11. Doc tors told Rolfe he should be ready to play in four to six weeks. Hit .323 Last Year It'll be six weeks this Friday. Evcrs. who batted .323 and drove 103 runs in 1950 and then ped last year, tried to bold bat and swing it nay before yesterday. The pain was too great. The club, loser of many games by one-run margins, misses the 'pcedy cenlcrfieldcr. His work this spring showed marked Improvement over last summer's .224 av ernge and Rolfe hoped Hoot would Join Vic WerU and Johnny Oroth as one of the league's best out . . . Hoot Evtfs . . Rome's IICTT headache . . . elds. "It's hard to say how long Hoot ill be laid up," said trainer Jack omel. "It'll probably be a week \ POCAHONTAS, ArX. Wi—Howard j Powers, former Arkansas State Col, ! lege gridcler. ha. 1 ; boen named hoad major i [ 0 ,-,tt>Mi and baskcthnll coach at Po- became a! cnhrmtas Hinn School. Powers, who has been assistant coach at Helena for the past three years, succeeds Aubrey Fowler, resigned. manager of the Chicago White .Sox and now is promotion director for | the majors. Giving his views on why the Cubs tre now in third place. 4H games off the pace of. the New York Oiantc and Brooklyn Dodgers, Fon- j seca says: Bvtrybodj Must Hustl* The biggest reason for their success Is the fact that everybody has to hu*tl« to hold his job. I know because rt happened the same war en the Cincinnati ball club I was irtth hi 1823. "We finished second that, season t* the Giants and we had absolutely no right to be up there as far as •oinel playing tclenl was concerned ... "Bu* ttiere was terrific •competition for Jobf. In the Infield especially. Everyone knew that if he ever tot out there he might never get i ctimference at the bMk to," I weighed 100 gram*. Free Picture Of Your Caleb Chicken Lays Big Eggs After Long 'Hold-Out' NORFOLK, Va. w»i—At first the hens laid nn cces at all iinrl then all of a sudden one Rhode Island Red laid two king-sized ep«s. The hens, the property of Mrs. Eisner McOoNmiijh, were fed growing mash for the first two months and lav-Ins mash for Ihe next six. Nothing happened so Mrs. McCol- Inush switched to feeding them [ com and table scraps. The hens j started laying normal-slied cgfjs! until the recent oversized ones! showed up. j The bieper of the two measured i 2*1 Inches in length, Vi In leiiRth- wise circumference and 6'' ( In cir- • larger end. It Jast hrlnj: your string of fish lo r>llr store and well take a picture for you any lime until 9:f>0 P.M No charge al all. Good luck to you on your fishing. Barney's Drug CAMERA HKADQVAirrEttS 200fi XV. Main Phone 361 and could be two weeks or mor%." Jack said the bone was badly splintered. Key to Trade Talks Hoot is also the key to the Tigers' difficulties in making a trade. "Sure, we can't do much about trading as long as Hoot Is out o 1 the lineup," said General Manager Charlie Gehringer. "We don't know how much he will be available to us. We'd like to know because that will affcc our needs in trading. Also, Ever can't figure in any erf our trad talks because no clubs want to tak a chance on him until he's recovered and they see how he' playing." Gehringer has already indicate* that all the Tigers except thir< baseman George Kell and some the pitchers are available in the trftde market. That's how bad the TIGERS NEED HELP. La motto, Hariston To Fight Tonight DETROIT OPI — Former Middleweight Champion Jake Larnotta has been talking about an easy fi^ht and even a knockout in his 10-round rematch with Eugene Hairston at Olympia Stadiu mto- night. But the 30-year-old t,amotta, who now has an eye on the heavyweight tiUe, Is rated a slight nderdog. Some of the bettin; entry have made Halrston a 6-5 (ivorlte and the 22-year-old Negro was expected to be Bt least ar ven money choice by fight time p. m. (CST). The bout will be telecast nnc broadcast on a national network statement. For years Joe has predicted*— greatness and pennants for his Lookouts. Last night when his Lookouts did look great, there was nothing new for Jae to shout. All Showboat Joe could find to say was, "we're champs and we're going to win the pennant — I told you so in the spring." That's an ucho 1951, 1050, 1949 and right on back through the years. Chaftanooga took the lead from Mobile with a 4-3 victory over the Bears " themselves. The Lookouts von the series three games to one. Chattanooga got only one hit after ;he third inning and Al Sim a had Lo tighten up often to pitch the victory, Barons Jolted Read Courier News Classified Ads' rained out. Birmingham's scrap to ,take first division berth got three hare jolts last night — a 4-2 loss to Little Hock and injuries to players Dale Lynch Emd Jim Dickery. Lynch is resting comfortably after j being be an eel by a John Weiss | fastball. He will be under ob-j servatiori for a few days. Dickery | severely bruised his left ankle. | Birmingham's loss was In the first game of a doubleheader. In the nightcap the Barons came back to win 12-B but still lost ground in the race to overtake Atlanta. Atlanta defeated Memphis 3-1 to j take third place from New Orleans.^ New Orleans and Nashville were Pinch-Hitter Bats For Pinch-Hitter During Big Rally AUSTIN. Tex. (>F>—A pinch-hit-ter batted Tor a pinch-hitter In & Big State 7 eague game here last night and baseball veterans said they never heard of It before. It was in the sixth inning of ths Austin-Longview game with Austin staging a six-run rally.. Rtcardo Dieguea batted for Pitcher Jim Logan and struck out. They batted around, and when It came Dieguez' turn again John Ancire batted for him, and got on first through a fielder's choice. For Sale • Soybean Seed 0 Funk's Hybrid Corn • Soybean Inoculation, • Fertilizer Farmers Soybean Corp. No. Broadway, BlythevlKe Phone 8191 ALL-L every 6 DAYS FREE TRIAL! We'll insfall absolutely FREE in your office or horn* a Frigidnire Window .Model Air Conditioner. Enjoy cool comfort for 6 days and if you're not completely satisfied . . . you're not obligated to buy. 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