The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 7, 1953 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 7, 1953
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 1953 A&M Announces Full Compliance to NCA NORMAN, Okla.. (AP) — The president of the University,of Oklahoma today forecast nation-wide schedule revisions if the North Central Association ban on athletic scholarships is not relaxed. And with its crackdown on Oklahoma A. & M.. the 19-state accred: Ing agency with power of acarlem life or death over 368 schools sa this was only the beginning. No More Scholarships "There will be no more athlet Kholarships as such," an Agg spokesman said yesterday in an nouncing full compliance with th new rule. The school acted in th face of an ultimatum to get In lln or be stripped of recognition. In light of the new get-touj policy, Dr. George L-. Cross, Okla homa president, foresaw drast changes in intercollegiate compet tlon if Midwestern schools recog rilzed by the NCA are forced to ha' recruiting and subsidization. * The Big Seven, Missouri Valle' Bkyline and Big Ten — stalwarts a In the world of sports — come unde NCA regulation. Their Intersection Al competition reaches into ever part of the country. Can't Compete "They won't be able to compet' with institutions in other accredit ing agencies, all of whom permi Scholarships based on athletic prow ess alone," Dr. Cross said. "And these conferences will no be alone in feeling the effects o the policy. Their opponents will bi Affected as well." Virtually entire non-conference schedules would have to be revisec to prevent the non-scholarship boys from competing against players cruited and paid for their athletic prowess. Will Lead Movement For these reasons, Dr. Cross said he would lead a movement among college presidents at a Chicago meeting April 26 to persuade the NCA to revise its policy to allow some subsidization. "In collegiate sports today," the Sooner educator maintained. "Some .form of aid to athletes is inevitable. To hold otherwise is unrealistic. I therefore deem it advisable to have such aid controlled by the schools instead of outside groups." He said he would urge other presidents In Chicago to appeal to North Central to crange Its position. Pailing that, he added, member' schools would naturally have to bow to the of the NCA and compeltely overhaul athletic policies and sched- ues. Tigers to Remember Wonderful Spring 5 By BEN FHLEGAR AP Sports Writer If times get as tough for Detroit this summer as some experts predict, the Tigers can always dream about the wonderful Florida spring. Early-season guessers generally have picked Detroit to wind up just about where they did a year ago — last. But at the moment the club tops the standings in the Grape- Ttu't League. In 22 games the Tigers have scored 15 victories, 13 of them against major league opposition. That's the best in either league, loth in over-all performance and n games with other major league :lubs. Among National League clubs the 'ther 1952 last-place finisher — 'ittsburgh—has the beet record, 10 .nd 5. But even the Pirates aren't larticularly proud of it since only w'o of the games were against lajor league teams; a 1-1 split •ith the Athletics and all but hree of them were with teams of lass A or much lower caliber. Brooklyn's 18-1 mark, complied ith but one exception against najor league opposition, is much lore legitimate. When it comes to games with iams from its own league, Brook'.n is considerably in front. The odgers have won 9 of 13 starts gainst National League clubs, ashington leads the American eague in this division with six Ins and three losses. A.L, Btttor American League teams gener- ly have fared better than their nior circuit rivals during the :hlbftion season. The boston Red ix are the only American League ub under the .500 mark for the ring while Milwaukee, Cincinnati and the New York Giants from the National League hove lost more than they have won. Rain washed out half of yesterday's exhibition schedule but In the only two Interleague meetings the National Leaguers won. The New York Olants .walloped Cleveland, 5-3, at Alexandria, La., and the Chicago Cubs edged the St. Louis Browns, 3-2, at Ardmore. Okla. The Giants pounded Bob Lemon for all 15 runs and 16 of their 18 hits before Manager Al Lopez lifted him with two out in the seventh Inning. Homers The Cubs made only five hits off the combined offerings of Harry Brecheen, Duane Pillette and Satchel Paige, but two of them PLEASED TO MITT YOU—Ca'cher Jack Parks reached for the ball in Atlanta, Ga., and caught ».ed Schoendienst of the Cardinals. The umpire is Augie Guglielmo. (NEA) Sports Roundup — Welches All-Victorious Over Wrestling Toughies Big boy Frank Hewett made with the tape across eyes routine again last night and in doing so he turned the bouts on the American Legion's wrestling card at Memorial Audi- were homers by Dee Fondy and Gene Hermanskl. The Chicago White Sox exploded for seven runs In the third Inning against Car! Schelb and went on to whip the Philadelphia Athletics, 9-3, at Memphis. Allle Clark homered twice for Philadelphia while Tommy Byrne, who pitched all the way for Chicago, contributed a three-run home run In the third-Inning uprising. In other games the St. Louis Cardinals downed Ft. Worth of the Texas League, 7-5, and the New York Yankees whipped their Birmingham, Ala., farm club of the Southern Association, 6-2. Giants Rookie Looking Like Great Bali Player Sy GAYLE TALBOT ^NEW YORK (AP) — You may put it down as nearly certain that the greatest rookie coming into the big leagues this year is Daryl Spencer, the tall young infielder brought up by the New York Giants from their Minneapolis farm club. torium into a bit of a melee. Actually, Ic took the Welch broth ers, Joe and EdVard, just 20 rnin utes to beat big Hewett and h partner, Carlos Freeman .into sub mission. But it was one of the wile est 20 minutes witnessed in the Le glon's square circle in seven months. Hewet, who stands at six-feet plu and weighs a measly 260, took u where he left off last week by rub blng a taped wrist across the eye of the Welches. He 'started In hi one-fall preliminary bout with Ed ward and carried right on turoug! Into the tag match main event. The main event didn't last bu two falls but the fans got their money's worth of excitement as th gladiators fought with fists, feet and ringside chairs. Things started pbpping early In ths main event. Joe Welch and He Witt, apparently not satisfied with the cramped quarters of the ring took their dueling right down to the ringside fans. Ired because Hewett insisted on using the tape on brother Edward Joe jarred the big boy loose from a ring post with a neat right cross and he fell sprawling into the laps ol the front row fans who didn't like the idea a bit and one even bounced a chair off his head. And Joe followed Hewett right on out of the ring and they continued their little brawl in one of the con- TROUT MAN!—George Trautman looks more like Huckleberry Finn here than president of the National Association of Proi«wion»l Baseball Leagues 'displaying a seven-pound trout he caught at Deland, Fla., where be hat bctn vacationing. (NEA) crete aisles. This little ftnre-up lasted but two minutes but It paved the way to a first round victory for the Welches. Sometime during the first round melee Hewett lost the tape from his wrist, and without that he was practically naked and lie and Freeman were cosy victims for the Welches in the second round which, though rough, was a Sunday School picnic compared to the first. • The Welchs made the evening a completely victorious one by taking both of the preliminary bouts with Edward pinning Hewett and Joe defeating Freeman. Bay Window League Meeting Tomorrow Night An organization meeting for the Bay Window Softball League will be held at 7:15 p.m. tomorrow at the "Y" In City Hall. AU plas-ers interested In participating are urged to attend the meeting. Several questions of policy are to be discussed and decided upon. . : : . 'Single-Wing Breeds Tougher Players/ Wyatt LITTLE ROCK OT—The Univer- ,ity of Arkansas' new grid mentor says he prefers the single wing-back 'ormation because "it breeds a little otigher football player than the T —and I think it'll score more touchdowns." Coach Bowden Wyatt. making his irst appearance before the Little Rock Razorback club yesterday, mid the first things he demanded if his athletes were pood physical londitionlng and maximum effort ill the time. Wyatt. a winning coach at Wyoming who came to Arkansas early his year to succeed T-minded Otis Douglas, reported the Razorbacks lad made good progress along these ines In their 18-day spring prac- ice. Beyond that he refused to rate iis Porkers—no victory predictions. 10 crying towel stuff, not even the mention of a single individual play- r. "I love all-conference and all- America players—in December." he aid. "You build up a player too much before the season's over and ie'8 likely to start thinking he does- i't need to burn himself out in ractlce." Wyatt laughingly told the boost's he'd heard "there are more randstand coaches in Little Rock nan anywhere else In the coun- ry," and added: "That's all right. I want your elp. I'll listen to you until Sep- cmber; then I'll quit, m S (, ftr t, \j s . enlng again In December." Fights Last Night By The Associated Press Brooklyn—Corky 130'i Denver, outpointed Gene Smith, 128, Washington, D. C., 10. Miami, Pla. — Tommy Harrison, 182 <-i Los Angeles, outpointed Jimmy, Blvins, 192. Cleveland, 10. New Orleans—Ralph Dupas, 138 3 i, New Orleans, outpointed Valde Fusaro, ISO'i, Milan, Italy, 8. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Having watched the boy with the long jaw play since the day he reported to the Giants' training camp at Phoenix, we will go on record as predicting that he will within year or two assume the "Mr. Shortstop" Mantle relinquished by Marty Marion. He has the height of Marion, 8 feet 2'A, and his 190-odd pounds assure his durability. Switch Must Come Somlnating the Wichita, Kan., product for shortstop Immortality nt this stage might seem risky, because it is far iroin certain that he will see any great amount of service »t that position in his first season. After all, the Giants have a ,300-hlttlng shortstop named Alvln Dark who was good enough to play on two pennant winners. But it really Isn't risky. Sooner or later — and probably sooner — Manager Leo Durocher will be forced to turn the big Job over to Spencer and Install Dark at second, for such i fielding genius as this rookie an- ) pears to possess can be utilized fuilv only at shortstop. It cannot 'be semiwastcd Indefinitely at third base or anywhere else. Great Arm In other words, this fellow can go and get them. If he has made an error all spring — and he probably has — we didn't chance to see it. All we have seen him do at short, second and third Is make an un broken string of stops and throws on every kind of ball there is. His throwing arm Is about as great as we ever saw The amount that Spencer will hit against big league pitching remains, of course, to be seen. All we know is that he has been hitting up to now — and for distance With Minneapolis last year he had a commendable 294 average, hit 27 home runs and drove In SO runs. The last would Indicate that' he Is no choke man when runners are on. The way he fields, he could hit .250 and make a manager happy. Hot Springs is Planning To Play CSL Schedule GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The Deep South Cotton States League has given iti Hot Springs, Ark., member the boot because-the club insisted on keeping'two Negro pitchers. League President Al Haraway said the Fathers' franchise was withdrawn yesterday at a meeting here because the issue at stake was "a matter of survival of the League." Haraway said the action wa: well within procedure set up b' the constitution of the 52-year-old class C baseball loop. Hot Springs disagreed. A few hours after the unexpect ed decision, officials ol the Hoi Springs club said they will protesi to the president of the Association of Minor . Baseball Leagues, George M. Trautman. In Columbus, O., Trautman declined comment on the squabble until he had received a statement rom Haraway. Closed Session The meeting in which Hot Springs drew the ax was closed ) newsmen. The vote was not given, but unofficial reports said it was 5-1 with the other two Arkansas clubs abstaining. Apparently, no action was taken oward planting the Hot Springs ranchise elsewhere. Most observ- rs agreed Vicksburg, Miss., had he Inside track. The squabble had been simmer- ng since Hot Springs signed up im and Leander Tugerson of 'lorence Villa, Fla. Negroes have never played in e League, made up of Hot prlngs. Pine Bluff and El Dorado Arkansas, Monroe in Louisiana nd Greenville, Jackson, Natchez nd Meridian in Mississippi. The Hot Springs directors offer- d to play the Tugersons only 'here home teams approved. This ompromlse was unsatisfactory. Haraway, in a brief statement fter the executive session said: "Since the Hot Springs club has assumed a position from which it refused to recede, which would disrupt the Cotton States League and cause its ,disolutlon...thls action was taken." Harnway. who lives at Helena, Ark., added that the Hot Springs move in .signing Negro players was made "without the courtesy of a League discussion.*' Gabe Crawford, Bathers' president, said the club was barred the constitution stipulating that proceedings at such a hearing must be recorded by a court reporter and said no reporter attended the League meeting yesterday. The Tugerson brothers issued a joint, prepared statement, saying in part: "Are we fit to Work in your homes and fields only? We can- talk for you and help elect you when it's time for voting. When from the league "because it re-1 you were young, was it fair for a Negro maid to raise you? Now we're the forgotten ones. . .You haven't been fair to us in the South. "We don't want to, as Negroes, stay with you or eat with you. All we want to do is play baseball for a living. This, too, is a job. We are still working for you... . "We hope this is not embarrassing to the city of Hot. Springs, which has been so nice to us. W« don't wish to keep the city from having baseball. . .But as long "as the club wants us, we will stay here and fight." The Hot Springs Junior Chamber of Commerce sent a telegram to Haraway, reminding him that it had heeded his request for the :hsmber to take over the Hot Springs baseball club in 1951 to 'keep the League from becoming defunct." "Now, two years later," th« Jaycees added, "the arbitrary, un- iust, undemocratic, unAmerican and unchristian action of th» Cotton States League has shocked fused to release two Negro play> ers." He contended that the action violated several CSL constitutional provisions. The Hot Springs delegation was accompanied here by Leslie O'Connor, a Chicago lawyer, one-time assistant to the late Baseball Commissioner K. M. Landis and former general manager of the Chicago White Sox. He called the League's action the most grievous error ever committed in baseball." Lewis Goltz and H. M. 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