The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 1, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 1, 1954
Page 9
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER, 1 19S4 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE HINB Major League Trade Talk Accents Minors' Meeting ..White Sox Buy Baumholtz; f More Big Deals Expected By JOE REICHLER HOUSTON (AP) — Don't let that itsy-bitsy Franfcie Baumholtz deal fool you. This minor league convention is giving signs of being the incubator for a number of eye-opening jjiiijor league player trades. '•Every big league manager here 1s-.talUng trade—and not just to ntklce conversation. Maybe there *bh't be any real big trade news stemming from this meeting. That dcSesn't mean none will be made. The announcements may not come uiitil next week during the major •league sessions in New York. "•Chicago's White Sox are almost Certain to complete a man-sized trade with either Washington or Kansas City soon. General Manager Frank Lane denied one that "involved Washington and such big names as Minnie Minoso, George Kell Eddie Yost and Mickey Me- Dermott. But he and Manager CHuck Dressen of the Senators have another deal cooking up that .will be almost as big when, and U, completed. Baltimore isn't through dealing. ^The Orioles, who were to announce the completion of their gigantic 18-player trade with the New York Yankees sometime today, are cejpse to another swap with the Athletics. -- In the only business done yesterday, the Qhicago Cubs sold outfielder Prankie Baumholt to the White Sox for $20,000 and the Cleveland Indians sent outfielder Gale Wade to the Cubs as part of last month's Ralph Kiner deal. It came to light today that the Cubs got more than just money—$60,000— from the Indians for Kiner. Pitcher Sam Jones, who reportedly was sold by Cleveland to the Cubs, actually was part of the Kiner transaction. Now comes Wade, who batted .273 at Indianapolis lats season. Cincinnati and Philadelphia have made offers to Brooklyn for Jackie Ribinson. The Phils also want Carl Purillo and Junior Clllinm. The Dodgers have asked for Curt Simmons and Smokey Burgess from the Phils. A Cardinal-Dodger trade is also a distinct possibility, involving. a St. Louis outfielder and a Brooklyn pitcher. Even Leo Durocher. victorious manager of the world champion New York Giants, is after help. He is trying to swing * tride for a starting pitcher. Ths five minor leagues of A classification and upwards dratted 31 players for $123,750, which indicated an exceptionally low draft The Class B and C leagues were scheduled to conclude the draft sessions today. Pine Buff May Be Forced to Quit Pro Ball PINE BLUFF, vet— Lack of a major league tie-up may kill professional baseball at Pine Bluff and knock a hole In the lineup of the six-team Class C Cotton States League. The Baltimore Orioles of the American League announced Monday that they are dropping five minor league clubs from their farm system, and one of those cut out is Pine Bluff. Ralph Honeycutt, secretary-treasurer of the Pine Bluff team, said "We're through unless we can get another big league tie-up." He added that a decision on whether Pine Bluff will continue in the Cotton states League won't be made before Dec. 10, when team directors are scheduled to meet here. The Cotton States League, chopped to six members last season by a shortage of paying fans, has been on the brink of financial disaster several years, several proposals to disband were put forth last season by club owners. Fights Lost Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Miami Beach, Fla—Andy Mayfield, 162, Miami, outpointed Billy Kilgore, 164','i, Miami, 10. Seattle—Eddie Cotton, 169, Seat tie, outpointed Murray Bennett, 178, Chicago. 8. Chicago—Marty Marshall, 179'i Detroit, knocked out Bob Satter- lield, 183. Chicago, 2. Tulsa's Coach And Staff Fired Witucki Had Year To Go on Contract; No Successor Named TULSA, Okla., HI — Head football Coach Bernie Wituokl and his four-man staff were paid in full and dismissed yesterday by the University of Tulsa which just completed its most dismal season In 69 years. Wituckt's 3-year contract — reportedly calling for $15.500 annually—was due to expire after next season. His assistants' one-y'ear contracts were to run out at the end of this month. Dr. C, I. Pontius, university president, said the school would continue with a full sports program including football. He disclosed the faculty athletic committee has met to discuss a replacement for Witucki, who took over rrom Coach J. O. (Buddy) Brothers Feb. 1953. Won Only Three It was indicated the new coach would have a free hand at selecting his own aides. Tulsa, a member of the Missouri Valley Conference, had won only three games of 21 played the past two years. It lost all H this past season. After the announcement of his release Witucki said in an interview : "I'm not leaving the university with any animosity whatsoever. It was unfortunate we had to work under conditions such as they 'ere, namely insufficient scholarships and inadequate finances to bring in the type and number of boys to play the schedule such as the University of Tulsa had. "If an endowment fund is not forthcoming. the University of Tulsa should become a municipal school and be cared for by taxa tion." Witucki had coached at South Bend and Evansville, Ind., high schools and helped direct the Chicago Rockets of the old All-American Football Pro Conference for one season. He came to Tulsa as Brother's assistant in 1949. Queen Elizabeth's racing colors are royal purple, gold and scarlet. Sports Roundup— Browns, Lions Are Acquainted Nfi' hlCE Goalie Terry Sawchuk deflects the puck from the Soal on a shot by Bernie Geoffrion of the Montreal Canadians. loom Boom Geoflrion was held scoreless at the Detroit Olympia after scoring IS goals in the last 15 games, the Red Wings wlnnirir, 4-1. (NEA) __ Tech's Larry Morris Is Lineman of Week By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS When a player tackles his team right into a bowl game, he deserves some sort of special recognition. And that's just what Larry Morris did for Georgia Tech to earn the title of Lineman of the Week. Morris, a smashing 202-pound linebacker, who played fullback his freshman and sophomore years and was converted to center this year, wrecked the Georgia offense with his tackles Saturday. He set a Tech record by making 24 tackles. As a result, Georgia Tech squeezed out a 7-3 victory and took second place in the Southeastern Conference Tech will play Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl. Praised by Writer Ed Danforth, veteran Atlanta Journal writer, offered this comment on Morris: "I believe he gave the greatest individual performance again Georgia I have ever seen. Georgia couldn't seem to go anywhere that the ball carrier didn't run into Morris." Two other linemen draw special commendations from sports writers participating in the Associated Press poll. Others Nominated Jim Buonopane, 180-pound Holy Cross guard, was on the losing side against Boston College but stood out by getting in on nearly every tackle his team made. Chick Donaldson. West Virginia's 217-pound center who once was a 118-pound high school waterboy, did a terrific linebacking job against Virginia and realized every lineman's dream of scoring a touchdown. Then he kicked the extra point. Handy on Hand For Blues Bowl MEMPHIS, Tenn. Wl—The blind old Father of the Blues is back on Beale Street, the onetime thor oughfare of wickedness where he created a "low-down" music with a mournful beat. W. C. Handy, bent with the weight of 81 years, flew here from New York yesterday to lend his presence to the Blues Bowl football game, a charity affair between two high school teams. Blowing a horn is. too much for the writer of "Memphis Blues" now. He said he had to rest several weeks to "store up" strength for the trip. But he'll try to manage one note in a minor key to start things jumping. John L. Sullivan earned more than a million dollars during his lifetime, but only a small part of It cnme through his ring efforts The largest portion came from theatrical and lecture tours. Boxing Ratings Again Re-Shuffled NEW YORK W>— The crooning of ,wo new champions, and the resulu if several bouts among loading con- •ndars In the post month brought ibout a wholesale reshuffling of tho positions of boxing contenders in he latest Ring Magazine ratings. In the lightweight division, 'ex- champion Jimmy Carter regnim'd ;he 135-pound title for the second line by whipping Paddy do Marco. De Marco was given the No. 1 contender's berth that Carter held. Argentina's Pascual Perez won the flyweight championship from Japan's Yoshlo Shlrtl. Shtrai became the No. 1 contender. bans Moved Dp Feuuienvelght Teddy (Red Top) Davis of Hartford, Conn., outpoint- ed Percy Bassett of Philadelphia and exchanged positions, Davl» becoming top contender and Bassett. the No. 2 man. Heavyweight Jimmy SI»d«, who was drubbed by Floyd Patterson, fourth ranking lightheavywelght contender, fell from filth to eighth imong the blj boyi. In another change there, England's Johnny Wllllanu replaced Philadelphia's Dan Bucceronl In the 10th berth. Young Marty Marshall of Detroit cracked the lite, list with a No. 10 ratine among the llgni nwvlM. Al Andrews, of Superior, Wii., who had been a welterweight, wa> tanked 10th among the middlewelfhu. North Carolina Is th« only with an even 10 OcountlM. 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Only once in the course of setting down th_ gory details of what the Giants had done to his heroes did his face brighten for a moment. "Come to think of it," he said, "I guess there's one man In this town who feels worse at this moment than our valiant general manager, Hank Greenberg. I imagine that Paul Brown Is off somewhere quietly cutting his throat." 75,000 Down Drain He referred, of course, to the coach o$ the Cleveland football Browns, who had seen a near-sellout crowd of at least 15.000 go down the drain. Seems that the professionals, ^somehow losing track of time, had booked a game at the stadium for that Saturday evening between the Browns and the team which defeated them for the National League title last year, the Detroit Lions. The struggle loomed as perhaps the greatest natural of the league's season, with much important money involved. 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