The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 18, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 18, 1954
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 18,1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINB Philadelphia Syndicat Obtains Control of A Kansas Citians 'Down in Mouth' Failure to Get A's Big Disappointment For Mid-West Fans KANSAS CITY «P) — Like the proverbial bride left at the altar, Kansas City was down in the mouth today but still pictured itself as potential major league material. "Kansas City remains a major league city without a major league baseball team," said City Manager L. P. Cookingham. The report last Tuesday [hat e r s Last Minute Move Saves Loss of Team By RALPH BERNSTEIN PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An eight-man Philadelphia syndicate made a dramatic last-minute purchase of the Philadelphia Athletics last night, saving American League baseball for this city. American League club owners had approved transfer of the Athletics here brought a jubilant response. The cheer turned to chagrin yesterday with the anouncement the Athletics, purchased by an eight- roan Philadelphia syndicate, would stay in Philadelphia. "Kansas City Too Great" "While \ve have considered getting the Athletics as important,;' said Don Jackson, a Kansas City councilman. "Kansas City is too great to grove to anyone, including the American League. We wanted the team but we wanted it without any embarrassing features which we later would regret.' Kansas Citians had pledged to purchase more than 800,000 reserved seat tickets plus thousands of other pledges for unreserved seats. They also had voted overwhelmingly for a $2,000,000 bond issue to prepare s. stadium for maor league baseball. Councilman Robert J. Benson said: "Should Double Efforts" "Kansas City should double the efforts made to obtain a club. Baltimore had to work for two and a half years before getting its club. We have been working a little more than a year." Ernie Mehl, the Kansas City Star's sports editor who was a leader in the fight to bring the A's here, wrote in a front page story: "There must be considered only a very slim chance the league itself will do anything about the sale to the Philadelphia syndicate. There have been too many tractions Inside the league. Too much evidence of jealousy and spite have been uncovered to hope for anything but apologetic acquiescence." 4SC Books 23-Gome Cage Schedule JONESBORO — Arkansas- State College will open its 1954-5o basketball season Dec. 1 against Southeast Oklahoma at Jonesboro. The 23-game card Includes con tests with six teams not scheduled last year — Midwestern College, Pittsburgh (Kan.) State. McNeese (La.) State. Abilene Christian College. Northeast Louisian- and Dalta State. The schedule: Dec. 1 — Southeast Oklahoma. 2 — Southeast Oklahoma. 4 — at Bethel. 10 — at Union. 13 — Midwestern (Tex.). 17 — Pittsburg State. 20 — McNeese State. Jan. 3 — at Centenary. 4 a 1 NE Louisiana. 11 — at Southwestern. 15 — Bethel. 22 — NE Louisiana. 24 — at Memphis State. 27 — Austin Peay. 31 — Centenary. i Feb. 4 — Delta State. 10 at Austin Peay. 12 — Memphis State. 14 — Abilene Christian. • 16 — Austin. 18 — at Delta State. 21 — Southwestern. 24 — Union. The action ended the baseball life of one of the game's greatest figures. 91-year-old Connie Mack. Months of confusion and indecision over the status of the Athletics was ended when the syndicate of wealthy and prominent Philadelphians bought but Connie and. his son, Earle Mack, and made a one-ninth partner of Roy Mack in a four-million-dollar deal. The syndicate moved with starting speed in concluding the deal hat kept the A's from being ransferred to Kansas City. It was only last Tuesday that the American League met in Chicago and approved sale of the club to Arnold Johnson, Chicago businessman who wanted to take major league baseball to Kansas City. Roy Mack a Partner Roy Mack was giver, until 11 a.m. today to make up his mind on whether to sell to Johnson. Roy was given $450,000 for his 163 shares but he reinvested $250,000 in the new ownership group as a partner. It appeared that notnlng short of a miracle could save the franchise 'or Philadelphia. The local newspapers ran the team's obituary wtice with an "It was nice to have lad you for 54 years" salutation. But the Philadelphia group, stung In their civic pride with the thought the nation's third largest city was about to lose its American League representative, saved ;he day, accomplishing a deal in less than 72 hours that no one here seemed able to work out in the four previous months. The new group, which has asked President Will Harridge of the American League to approve the purchase agreement, paid Connie Sr. 5604,000 for his 302 shares and gave Earle $450,000 for his 163 shares. It assumed liability for a $1,200,000 mortgage held by the Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. New Owners The new owners, who plan to meet early this week to reorganize the club, elect officers and a board of directors, are: Arthur Gallagher, trucking firm executive and former national scull ing champion: T. R. Hanff. _an investment man; Barney Fischer, oil and automobile industrialist; Isa- dorc Sley. owner of the Racquet Garage Corp.: Morton Lfebman, son of a Philadelphia department store magnate; Arthur Rosenberg, chain executive; Jack Rensel, Philadelphia advertising agency man; John Crisconi.'automobile dealer, and Roy Mack. Said Roy, after the official announcement: •I have notified Wiliam Har- ridge, president of the American League, that we have agreed to sell to this fine group of civic- minded Philadelphia businessmen. I have requested league approval, bur lawyers are now meeting and are drafting the necessary legal locuments." No Comment Harridge said he would have no comment until he had received the list of new owners and had a chance to study it. Johnson, who flew here late last night in a desperate last-minute effort to forestall the Philadelphia deal, was stunned at the news "I can't understant it," he said at International Airport. "I offered Roy a much better deal. He would have been a vice president at a high salary and a key factor in the Kansas City setup. I promised to give his son, Connie Mack nl, a five-year' training course and make a baseball man out of him. I offered him the moon. And now what has he got. a one-ninth interest in nothing. His son won't have chance in this group." Roy has been guaranteed a one- year contract at his present 525,000 salary by the new group. Porker-TCU Film To Be Shown Here Blytheville football fans will get their first opportunity to see Arkansas' amazing Razorbacks on the screen tomorrow night when films of the Arkansas-TCU game will be shown at junior high school- Dan McCaskill, president of the Chickasaw Booster Club, announced this morning that the film has been acquired by the club for a public showing here. Showing of the film is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. toriiovrow night in the junior high school nmliorium TCU was the first victim of Conch Bowden WyaU's upset crnzy Porkers who now have won four In a row, including a 20-7 setback of notorious Texas last Saturday. Showing of the TCU film will be open to the public, Mr. McCaskill said, and no admission will be charged. College Football Season Is Hearing Half-Way Mark ;,..<.(«*. f' .' CHICK PROSPECT — Rene George, sophomore blocking back, is one of several Papoose graduates who are showing up well with the Chicks this year. So far this season George has shown fine spirit and hustle and is lacking only in experience. (Courier News Photo) Monday's Football Wash— Arkansas in Cotton Bowl Is Prediction By WILL GRIMSLEY NEW YORK (AP) — Monday's football wash, and won der how they'll be sorting the stuff in the bowls this year? Here's a mid-season guess at the ball games, lineup in the big bowls, based on records to date and remaining schedules: Rose Bowl—Southern California vs. Wisconsin Sugar Bowl—Mississippi vs. West Virginia. Field-Goal Minded Are the collegians getting idei from the kick-conscious pros . . field goals featured Saturda games. . . Joe Graff kicked a ?A yardcr as Georgia beat Vanderbil cotton Bowl—Arkansas vs. Oeor- j 16 . 14 | n lne , ac )ing minutes an gia Tech. •' ' ~ '~ "' "•— Orange Bowl Michigan State's Macklin Field Stadium has a seating capacity of 50.145. Last year, however, they „ -Duke vs. Colorado. Gator Bowl—Miami Fla. vs. Cincinnati. Flubbed Extra Points Certainly the most disconsolate athletes trudging to classrooms today must be Jerry Planutis of Michigan State, Dick Martin of Princeton. Ehvootl Ketller of Texas A&M and George Textor and Dick Ech«rd of Navy . . . They flubbed the in four of their live home games, extra points which cost their teams Irooklyn Joe Mastrojilovannl boot d a 27-yard goal for Wyoming -7 win over New Mexico. . . Th ongest major winning streak lekl by Oklahoma and Cinclnna —13 in a row . . . Yon have to f ack 65 years to find a time 111 ols lost its first four games to th rginning of its football to find cfcat for Stanford as horlble UCLA's 12-0 pasting. Missouri Horse Is Royal KANSAS CITY M>> — Southern Commander, a Missouri horse, last night captured the SI. 000 stake for 3-year-olds in the five-sailed division of the American Royal Horse Show here. Don Garver. Richmond. Mo., is the owner of the chestnut gelding. The S750 junior stake in the three-gaited division was won In the afternoon by a 3-year-old chestnut mare, Nancy Lee Highland, owned by the Broadacres Farm, Shelbina. Mo. HESTER'S BEST 10 p. rT ON (Plus Tax on 2 Tom or More) S. Highway 61 Phone I'Oplar 3-3186 FROM THE WANT ADS The BIGGEST selling job in town . . . Here In the classified section of your newspaper . . . you meet personally those people who are really in the markel foi whal you have to offer. They read your message because they want to hire or he hired, to buy, sell, to rent, or to do you a service. Within minutes after your paper appears YOU GET RESULTS THROUGH THE WANT ADS! Ads placed befor* 5 p.m. will appear next day, except for Monday's paper when ads must bt placed by noon Saturday. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYIHEVIJLLE COURIER NEWS itle Match Tops Week of Boxing Kid Gavilan Meets Saxton for Welter Crown Wednesday By JfURRAY ROSE The Associated Press Welterweight, champion Kid Gav- aii and challenger Johnny Saxtbn joth eager to get the affair over vilh. will make a third attempt Vcdnesday night to hnve it out In 15-round title tight In Philadelphia. The twice-postponed bout was rlginally scheduled outdoors for uly 14 and then Sept. 1. The first lostponcmpnt was caused by the Julian chump's injured right hand nd the second when the Keed came own with a virus and the mumps. The clever, 28-year-old Guvllan s the 1-2 favorite to make good In ils eighth title defense. Saxton, 2-1. nakes his bid with a tine 43-2-2 ecord. CBS will telecast the bout. Dreycr Flelils Tonljhl Gerry Drqyer. the former British ^ m p 1 r e welterweight champion Iran South Africil. is a slight favorite to spoil the New York debut of Romon Tiscnreno at St. Nicholas Arena tonight. The 20-year-old Mexican .who fights out of Los Angeles, Is highly touted. But. recent nvaders from the West hnve been .aking regular beatings and Ihe experts want to wait and see. The 10-rounder will be tclecos jy Du mont to some parts of the country, starting at 10 p.m., EST Paddy Young, hoping to get back In the middleweight top flight, Is a 1-2 choice to whip rugged Jcssr Turner of St. Louis In the othci Monday nlghl TV bout nl Brook, lyn's Eastern Parkway Arena. The 10-roundcr will be tdecas by ABC at 10 p.m., EST. , Astounding Arkansas One Of Few Undefeated Teams By ED CORIUGAN The Associated Press This crazy-quilt college football season is approaching he halfwny point and coaches are beginning to think in termt f conference championships and possible bowl bids. Some of the teams that were urled far down in the preseason atlngs ore right In the thick of lings. Arkansas, for one, could write real rags-to-riches story If they :in the Southwest Conference title, 'hey haven't taken It in 18 years. ut their stunning 20-7 triumph ver Texas last Saturday left them ne of the dozen and a half ma- or undefeated teams In the coun- :-y. They still play Texas A&M, lice and Southern Methodist, so ley could meet their downfall. The oiithwcst winner is host team in he Cotton Bowl. Army Tops East And who would have thought Army would emerge as the top cam in the East after It's wretched howlng against South Carolina in the beginning of the season? But he Cadets' fine 28-14 triumph put them up there. Both the Big Ten and Ivy League have been surprising. Illinois and Michigan State were expected to nake serious bids for the Big Ten itle. Both are pulling up the rear, while Wisconsin nnd Ohio State, two of the unbeaten:, go at it this Saturday. Oul of this game could emerge the Rose Bo\v\ team. Wisconsin polished off once-ambitious Purdue 20-6 and Ohio State defeated Iowa 20-14. Once-beaten Michigan plays Minnesota for the Little Brown Jug in another game that could have sonic bearing on the title should the Badgers or Buckeyes falter. Yale III Ivy In the Ivy League, Cornell was the htmvy favorite, but the. Big Red Is Just playing out the schecl ulc now. Instead, Yale, which hasn't won the championship since Tech Wins 3rd Straight, 34-13 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS If there ever was any doubt about the strength of Arkansas Tech. Iho inultl-talnnted Wonder Boys have erased It In running up four straight victories this fall. Tech. undefeated nnd untied, hung up Its third straight Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference triumph lost to Delta State of Mlsslralpp 33-0- Southern State whipped Hen derson 20-7; Ozurks downed Oua chilli 28-14 and Hendrlx bowed b Little Rock Junior College 20-0. 946. Is in a favorable position V> ome through. The Ells' 47-21 vie- ory over Cornell last week sent icin into undisputed possession of le lead, since Princeton dropped 21-20 decision to Brown. No one seems capable of catoh- ng UCLA in the Pacific Coast Conference. The Uclans can't go ack to the Rose Bowl, so tliey'r* laying for national honors. They nassacred Stanford 72-0 In their ast outing. Actually. Southern California jrobably will get the Rose Bowl f it gets past California Satur- lay. After that, the Tro]ans still lave games with UCLA, Stanford, Washington and Oregon State. Oklahoma Top« Throw the Uclan game out and hey shouldn't have any trouble. Oklahoma, the No. 1 team In he country in the Associated Presi weekly poll of sports writers and sportscaslers, heads the Big Seven, as usual. Colorado Is the only club capable of giving the Sooneri a healthy workout In their preparations for a jaunt to the Orangt Bowl. In the tough Atlantic Coast Conference, which supplies the host team for the Orange Bowl, defending national champion Maryland still has a good chance, although Duke and Wake Forest are In th« running too. Undefeated Mississippi is In a peculiar position. Ol' Miss ooulcl win the Southeastern Conferencs title and go on to the Sugar Bowl and with its soft schedule probably no just that. But the schedule hat worked against the Rebels In tha national picture. Arkansas is their opponent this week. Among the Independents, Notre Dame, struggling to recoup from Its reversal by Purdue, probably Is the standout. The Irish licked Michigan State 20-19 last Saturday and seem to have rebounded well. Saturday night, thrashing Inept Arkansas State Teachers College 3413. The victory left the rambunctious Wonder Boys on top of the AIC stiinrtiiiRs, and the only loop team without a loss. 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