The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 5, 1954 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 5, 1954
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINB It's Bowl Picking Time In College Grid Season Minors Draw Up New Legislation Leagues to Vote On Amendments to ' Pact with Majors , COLUMBUS, Ohio («—Legislation aimed at aiding the ailing minor leagues will be consdiered Nov. '-3S-Dec. 3 as the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues meets in annual convention at Houston, Tex. ^•George M. Trautman, president of the association, today announced the convention would consider 23 amendments to the major-minor agreement, many of them mapped by Joint committees from the big and little loops. Among the amendments up for action are: To allow major league teams to draft 3 players instead of 1 from each minor league club, but boosting the draft price to 515,000 for players from class D through AAA, and $20,000 for those in the coast league; Radio-TV Curtailed To curtail all major league radio and telecasts beyond a 50-mile radius of the ball park, except un- sponsored programs, the world series and the all-star game; To require major league teams 'with working agreements to pay traveling and other expenses of its 'selectees during training seasons, 'and to assume a part of the manager's salary if they have a hand In his appointment; To set a minimum of $5,000 for. • a class B working agreement, $4,'000 for class C, and $3,000 for class "D. with the major league club pay- Ing an additional $100 minimum for any player selected from the farm •' ! team; To ban the signing of a college player after he has started his sophomore year, until he or his • class have graduated, or he has reached age 21. '•' To move the recall date from July 31 up to June 30, to prevejit late- season elevation of optioned players; And to change the present ma- 'jor league limit of 25 active and > 15 optioned players to 23 active and 17 optionees, which would permit 32 "bench riders' from the majors to see action in the high minors. All amendments passed by the minors will be submitted to the majors at their Dec. 6-8 convention in New York. Both conventions must -approve the legislation for it to become part of baseball's code. Seminoles, Wilson Renew Old Rivalry OSCEOLA—The Wilson BulldogD and the Osceola Seminoles will meet tonight at 8 on Osceola's home grounds in the sixth gapie of one of Northeast Arkansas' number one rivalries. • Wilson has taken three games thus far and the Seminoles have captured two. As usual this game is expected to be a sellout and will match two Teams That Can't Go Are in the Spotlight 1 By RIP WATSON The Associated Press College football turns the corner tomorrow into November, the traditional month for determining the bowl game teams, and in this whacky season the teams who can't go to the bowls will be stealing the headlines from those who can. UCLA, for example, finds itself team in the top 10 with a game ' in a painful position. The nation's top-ranked team can add to its prestige by whacking Oregon, but if it does, it will go a long way toward boosting Southern California, UCLA's bitter cross-town rival into the Rose Bowl. UCLA is ineligible this year, but the No. 10 team, Southern Cal., will be almost certain of the spot if the Trojans belt Stanford tomorrow. Sooners Can't Go Similarly, Oklahoma, the No. 3 team, is barred from another trip to Miami for the Orange Bowl this year, but the Sooners are the de-' terminjng factor in the Big Seven conference. Oklahoma meets Iowa State, which doesn't figure to bother the Sooners,tomorrow, but Nebraska and Missouri, the leading contenders at the moment, follow on the Oklahoma' schedule. And the University of Miami, barred from bowl activity by an NCAA ruling, can add to its No. 6 ranking by whacking oft-beaten Auburn tomorrow and following that up With victories over Alabama and Florida. Both of the latter are in the running for the Southeastern Conference title, with designs on the Sugar or Cotton bowls. Porks After Seventh Arkansas, the surprise team of J954, will be going after its seventh consecutive victory against Rice, and another win by the fourth- ranked Porkers would Just about wrap up the Southwest Conference title and an automatic berth in the Cotton Bowl. They'll be in the bowl for sure If Texas A&M should end Us victory famine with an upset of Southern Methodist. It's almost unheard of, however, for the Southwest Conference race to be decided so early and nobody would be surprised if Bice upended Arkansas, thereby throwing the race into the usual mad scramble. Purdue, No. 8, is the only other More Semi-Pro Tournaments Set WICHITA. Kas. I*—Two hundred new sites for district non-pro baseball tournaments will be franchised before Jan. 1, the National Baseball Congress predicted today. "We are selecting 200 key spots In the nation for the 'added tournaments, and the Junior Chambers of Commerce in each city is being given first preference as sponsors," Ray Dumont, congress president, said. Each district champion will qualify to its state tournament. State winners will qualify direct or through bi-state playoffs to the 21st annual national tournament, opening Aug. 19 in Wichita. The U. S. winner will represent the nation In the first world tournament for non-pro players in Milwaukee, next September. teams of equal caliber according to past records, although In this game records have never meant too much, ering seven games. that has bowl significance. The Boilermakers have only an outside chance of overhauling highflying Ohio State in the Big Ten race. They won't have any chance at all if passer Len Dawson and runner Bill Murakowski don't subdue Iowa, which is currently ranked 12th and anxious to get back in the select group. Ohio State, ranked just behind UCLA in the .poll, can't afford to let down against Pittsburgh, which already has bounced two teams (Navy and West Virginia) right out of the top 10. Missourian Sets Scoring Record Lincoln U. Back Holds All-Time High—360 Points NEW YORK Iff)— Leo Lewis 185- pound Lincoln (Mo.) University halfback, could ooast today of being the highest scoring player In modern football history. Lewis rang up 12 points last, week to boost his career total to 360 points, all in small-college competition. The previous high in the modern era was 355 points, tallied by Carl Taseff of John Carroll Ohio also in small-college competition back in 1947-50. The generally accepted pre-modern record is 465 points credited to Willie Heston of Michigan during 1901-1904. 42 This Year Lewis, who comes from St. Paul, Minn., scored 90 points ae a freshman, 96 as a sophomore and 132 last year. He has 42 so far this fall with one game to go. His total of 60 touchdowns also is modern record, according to figures compiled by the NCAA set vice bureau. Tills beats the 59 scored by Taseff and equalled by Armys great Glenn Davis in 1943-46. Lewis also will be knocking at the door of the all-time rushing record In his final game against Jackson, Miss., this week-end. At the moment Lewis has rushed a total of 4,257 yards. Just 91 yards shy of the 4,341 accumulated by Brad Rowland of McMurry in 194^ through 1950. Rushing Leafier In other departments, Lem Harkey of the College of Emporia Kansas ranks fifth in total offense and second in rushing for small college players. Lewis trails Harkey in both divisions. The C. of E. standout has racked up 932 yards in 94 plays covering seven games, all by rushing. Lewis, No. 6 in total offense has gained 842 yards In 161 plays. He also Is rated sixth In rushing with 739 yards gained in 149 plays cov- PHILAPELPHIA (/P)—Pittsburgh's Bob Baker tangles with New York State champion Jimmy Slade In « 10-round nationally'tele- vised heavyweight bout with a chance that the division rankings may need reshuffling after It's all over. Baker, expected to weigh a bulky 212 pounds, is favored to beat the 180-pounder from the Bronx despite the face that late ring rank- ngs list Slade No. 5 in the division, just ahead of Baker. Slade lias a record of 33 wins. 20 losses and 9 draws. His most outstanding bout this year was a knockout of Tommy Hurricane Jackson. , Baker has won 35, lost 5, draw) Enjoy Tastes Mellow as Moonlight 'from the life and vigor of the grain" Original 1870 formula *3*? nt $f69 "* l'/ 2 pt. SUU Tai «EO. A. DICKELDIST. CO.. LOUISVILLE, KY. . W PROOF THIS HURTS Tulsa Coach Bernic Witucki holds his head I nlJ nwrv I w._ ____:•;.*.* II K iMfflnri, n,,nr Kic i»(lMl •I Detroit moves to an agonizing, 21-6 victory over his team. A sorrowmg player gives him small comfort as the game nears its end. (NEA) Heavyweights on TV Tonight year, his one .loss to light heavyweight champion Archie Moore in March. The fight will be carried nationwide by CBS. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PROVIDENCE. R. I. — Charley Slaughter, 132%, -Westfleld. N.J. stopped Peter Agulrre, 130, Los Angeles. 6. Philadelphia — Joe Rowan. 175, Phoenlxville, Pa., outpointed Pat Roberts, 170, Phlladlcphla, 8. Johnson Awaits AL Approval Of His Purchase of Athletics #¥** *¥*¥ Connie Mack and Team All But Separated By TOM BRADSHAW PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bustling big league baseball and aging, ailing Connie Mack were all but separated today after an up-and-down "marriage" that lasted more than a half century. Mack was abed in his suburban apartment with a million memories and a check for $604,000 received yesterday from Chicago businessman Arnold Johnson for Mack's share ef the stock in the A's franchise. He has won lour out of five thlspvo football. End Ed Sprinkle of the Chicago Bears has played 11 seasons of There remained to formalize the sale of the A's some paper work involving Mack's sons Roy and Earle, and the granting of approval by the league owners. A league meeting was scheduled by President Will Harridge Monday morning at New York's Commodore Hotel. At that session the owners of the seven other clubs in the loop will be asked by the Mack family to okay the sale to Johnson. 47-year-old former naval lieutenant commander and present coin-mnchine tycoon. Johnson plans to pay Roy and Enrle Mack each $450.000 for their stock and shift the Athletics to Kansas City, where plans were being pushed to remodel the ball park now occupied by the American Assn. Blues. Reports of Opposition Hnrrldgc said in Chicago yesterday that Johnson'sownershlp of New York's Yankee Stadium "will be thoroughly explained" at Monday's meeting. There have been reports of opposition to Johnson because of this tie-in. Prior to the Oct. 12 meeting In Chicago at which the American League had approved the transfer of the A's to Kanscs City, Johnson had given assurance he would take any steps the league wished in re- giu-d to Yankee Stadium. Only one league owner, W. 0. (Spike) Briggs of Detroit, has ex' pressed opposition to the Johnson deal and he would have to be Joined by two others to block the transaction. Tommy Richardson, president of the Eastern League, who hnd made an unsuccessful bid for the A's last month, said last night he still is interested In a deal .He said he and a group of associates would be willing to pick up the Athletics losses through 1955 up to a maximum of $250,000 and then buy out the Mucks. The club would be moved nut of Philadelphia If it then appeared a hopelessly losing proposition here. $3,500,000 Involved There was no immediate indication as to whether an "outrushed" Philadelphia syndicate was still in the picture. The Johnson deal involves a total of about 3'/i! million dollars. In addition to the payments to Connie and his two sons, Johnson and his associates would take over the $1,200,000 mortgage on the A's property plus the $800,000 In outstanding club detbs. 'Johnson said yesterday he would have a million-dollar fund set aside to rebuild the A's from a, player standpoint — aiming at a first division spot within a couple of years. Both Roy and Earle, as well as their sons, may be retained In the club's front office organization. And Connie Sr. would be given the honorary title of chairman of the Board of Directors. The apparent end of the Mack baseball dynasty — to all Intents and purposes — came yesterday In the setting of Connie Mack's sick room, against a backdrop somewhat resembling the land rushes of the early West. Johnson There First Representatives of a four-man Philadelphia syndicate — the remnants of an elght-memlier group that had [ailed previously to get league approval of their offer for the club — showed up nt the Mnck home with checks for $604,000. Johnson had beaten them thera, however, by an hour and the Chl- cagotin emerged the winner. Mr». Connie Mack told newsmen: 'Mr. Johnson is a nice man and he won out. We said whoever got here first would be the buyer. Mr. Johnson was here at 9 o'clock; the Philadelphia group came at 10 a.m. The Philadelphia group dillydallied." A source close to baseball's elder statesman said he was dejected over the strong possibility his team was headed for other parts. Antonelli Gets Hero's Welcome . ROCHESTER, N.Y. (#>—Johnny Antonelli, New York Gianta southpaw pitching ace, received a hero'» welcome and a new auto from-bis hometown fans here yesterday. Antonelli, hit wife, Rosemari*. nnd 14-month-old daughter, Lisa, came here from their Lexington, Mass., home for the "Johnny Antonelli day" eelebration which be- Ban with a parade in the morning nnd ended with a banquet it night. The 24-year-old World Serlei star wns carried to city hall In a mile- long motorcale, was serenaded . by his old high school's band, and waa presented a foot-long key to the city by Mayor Samuel Dicker. Antonelli responded to the tributes with Home good news for hit local fans. 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