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MONDAY, JUNK 8, 1953 KLYTHEVTLI-.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVKH Stan Worried But Not Frantic By JOE REICHLEB BROOKLYN (AP) — Even the greatest worry when they're not doing what is expected'of them and Stan Musial is no exception. The great St. Louis Cardinal star, in the throes of one of his worst batting slumps of an amazing career, is far from v frantic over'his lowly .247 batting mark. But he admits he is worried. "Suppose you were in business and it fell off 50 per cent," he said. "Wouldn't you worry? Well baseball is my business and I Rose Bowl Pact Renewal Seems Certain Today Coast Conference Expected to Give Approval By JACK HEWINS SEATTLE (AP) — Renewal of the Rose Bowl pact between the Big Ten and t h fe ? Pacific Coast Conference appeared headed for approva] today as the PCC got down to business in its annual spring session, hut the "how" of it might take a bit of settling. The Western Conference has approved the agreement for another t'iree , years. The present pact, which pits a Big Ten fobtball team against the West Coast's representative each New Year's Day, has another year to run. But along: with its approval the Western Conference suggested that each signatory be permitted to follow Us own plan of naming a representative. They do so now—technically- each voting onj the team it wants in the Rose Bowl, In actuality, the team that wins its conference title gets the votes, except that no team may appear two years in succession. If the champion repeats, the runner-up automatically gets the votes. Some Big Ten members wish to make it a two-year gap and the Western Conference probable will operate on that plan if its suggestion is adopted. It appeared likely the Coast Conference will approve the renewal and name a committee to confer with Big Ten bigwigs on the suggested change. May Cut Out Spring Drills The PCC faculty representatives, who run the conference, opened the spring session last night with a brief meeting to discuss the agenda. On the agenda Is a proposal that by Felix Carney The current craze for science fiction includes several projected TV shows, including one series now in pro' duction on the adventures of Buck Rogers, who got his • start many years ago on ra- • din. Bing Crosby !s now set for ei'tjht television shows on Sunday night, starting in the fall . . . and "Omnibus" has been renewed for next year as a late Sunday afternoon showing. There will be a junior ; shed "Omnibus." too, for the youngsters. And the "All Star Rovue," previously dropped for good from- the NBC-TV schedule, is coming back after all in September. It will appear orce a month as an hour-and- a-''alf program in "Your Show of Shows" time. The latter show will now be on three weeks and off one. You may have noticed once in a while a "hangover" on your TV set . . . that is, an image that stays on after the picture is changed, superimposed on the new picture. But an electronic freak caused a real "hangover" on a set be• longing to a lady in Oceanside, Long Island, recently. The image of a beer bottle, from a beer,commercial, lingered for four days! There's n sponsor that got a lot of show,' ing for his money . . . You want your set to "show" a lot for your money . . . and that's why it pays to get a good set, like the new GE Ultra Vision TV, from your servicing dealer, who can give you expert installation for ton r t c e p t i o n, BLYTH0- VILLE SALES COMPANY, 109 E, Main Street. Phono 8616. would say my work has fallen off 50 per cent this year." Musial's Iranfc appraisal of himself is typical of Stan the Man. He gave no excuses. No alibis. He doesn't blame his batting slump on injuries. His health is fine. The poor weather hasn't affect him. His other business (the restaurant) is doing a whopping business. "I just haven't been hitting the way I should," he said simply. "My timing is off. It has been off practically from the start of the season. Don't ask me who. I just don't know. All I know is that the pitchers are making a sucker out of me. Pressing Too Hard "I'm certain I'll snap out of it soon but right /now I just can't seem to do anything right. I know I've, been pressing because I've been taking too many good .pitches and swinging at too many ba4 ones. But It's the way it goes when you're in a slump." Musial, as fine a gentleman as there is in the game, still hasn't given up hope of winning his seventh batting title and his fifth in in a row. Oddly enough, players round the league still regard him as the guy to beat for the championship. The confidence and respect rival players hold for him a tribute reserved only for a select few. "The Musial is a thoroughbred," Manager Eddie Stanky commented. "He feels worse about his slump than anybody else, but I've never heard him gripe or utter one word of complaint. He's been a inspiration to the rest of us." There is a difference of about 230 degrees between the hottest and coldest temperatures of the world. PARTNERS — Pd Brown, right, and Bill Connolly form the star battery of Blair Academy of Blairstown, N.J. Throughout their preparatory careers, they have been halfbacks in football, the guards in basketball. (NEA) spring workouts, cut to 20 days this year, be- eliminated entirely. The suggestion Includes other sports as well as football and would eliminate all out-of-season practices. Another proposal would eliminate freshman schedules in all sports, forcing the frosh to spend their first athletic year entirely on the practice field. Football schedules for 1958 also will be set before the spring meeting ends Thursday. With that year ;he conference returns to the round robin schedule it followed prior to World War II. Few of the spools at present meet all the other member teams during a season. Betsy Rawls Takes Eastern Golf Crown READING, Pa (jp) — The Eastern Women's Open golf crown is still the proud possession today of. slim Betsy Rawls of Spartanburg, S. C. The southern lass retained her championship by virtue of a six-foot putt in a sudden-death playoff with Patty Berg at the Berkshire Country Club .yesterday. It was pouring rain ^'hen Miss Rawls stepped up to the 17th hole with a four-stroke advantage over the redhead from St. Andrews. 111. Betsy had started the final round with an eight-stroke lead. Patty picked up two strokes on the long 17th. On the 18th Miss Rawls three-putted while Patty calmly collected a birdie, making it all even—293—at the end of 72 holes. A sudden-death period was ordered by tourney officials. In three shots both women were just six feet from the cup. Betsy sank, her putt nnd it was all over The Spartanburg collected the winner's check of $1,250, and Miss Berg picked up $900. National League: One Big Rat Race By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — The Yankees switched from thfe' Indiana to the White Sox as the club to beat. The problem is not so simple in the National League, where five clubs threaten to race right down to the wire. Flag Raising Conversation NEW YORK — What happens when two big league teams parade to center field for opening day flag raising ceremonies? It's one time the nntl-fratmitai- lion rule is out since nobody but the players can hear what's going on. We'll let Jimmle Dykes, manager of the Philadelphia Athletics, tell of his conversation with Yankee innnafier Casey Stengel: STENGEL: "Jimmle, r think we ought to make a deal" DYKES: "OK, I'll take Andy Carey and you can have any one of my pitchers but three (Bobby Sliantz, Harry Byrd and Alex Kellner)." STENGEL: "Why not take Verdi (Prank Verdi who hit .313 at Bing- hamtqn, N.Y.l?" DYKES: Verdi! Why I never heard o! him, What's he play?" STENGEL: "He's a third baseman but I don't know if he'll hit." DYKES: "Well I'm not going to take him just to find out.". The two managers next met around home plate. Stengel had made out three lineups, one for the umpire, one for Dykes and one for the press bo*. Dykes had mid« out three but only two showed/Tip it the pre-game conference. STENGEL: "Where's your third lineup card?" DYKES: "Why it's up in the pre* box where it's supposed to''be. If you want to see it so badly how about you running up those st«pi and getting it. "Someday I'll fix that Stengel. I'll mate out three different lineup*. Then let them try to »tr»ight«B things out." Qriginal markers of the Mason* Dixon line were of oolitt lime* stone, made in England. The endless conveyor belt as a j cargo carrier affords the cheapest form of transportation for earth, crushed rock, coal, ore and similar materials, over distances as great as 10 miles. They can deliver 600 tons of coal an hour. The Giants took two from the Dodgers at the Polo Grounds like breaking sticks. The Brooks bounced right back to beat the Phillies' Big Three and sweep a three-game set. Pitching depth and tremendous enthusiasm promise to take the Braves a long way. The Cardinals moved when Stanley Musia) snapped out of the worst batting slump of his illustrious career. •Only the Cubs, Redlegs and Pirates can be counted out, and the first named outfit is capable of stirring up considerable trouble with pitching and power. Leo Durocher made the Giants in 1951 and set up the little miracle by bringing in Whitey Lockman from left field and stationing him at first base. The dandy little manager put the breath of life back into the New York side this spring by sending Lockman back where he came from and inserting Tookie Gilbert at first. The Jints appear vulnerable just where they were considered strongest—irt reserve pitching. Much' depends on Sal Maglle's aching back. • * * CHARLEY DRESSEN lashes the Dodgers along with the amazingly versatile Jackie Robinson. When Gil Hodges couldn't purchase a hit at first base, Robinson was switched from third, where the eager Billy Cox became a demolition man. When Hodges found the range Robinson plugged the hole In left field. Chuck Dressen's principal concern is the usual one—pitching that is on the short side. Iron Man Joe Black, whose brilliance on relief Won last year's flag, was a total bust until he wiped out the Phillies with a double play pitch at Shibe Park the other night. The Phillies simply quit hitting as a unit. Connie Ryan functions at second, base only in streaks, and there is no one of worth behind him. Past Roberts, Simmons. Drews and maybe Konstanty, Steve O'Neill has to fret about his pitching, with upcoming double-headers multiplying the conundrum. St. Louis has sufficient pitching, but Solly Hemus is little more than adequate at shortstop and Steve Bilko and Ray Jablonski are weak defensively at first and third. • • * THAT BRINGS US down to the delightful and delighted Braves in delirious Milwaukee. Lou Burdette beat the Giants and Dodgers, stressing the deepness of Charley Grimm's pitching. Vern Bickford Granted that water is free; granted that you are paying only lo save water gathered, safeguarded and distributed; just what is it costing you? What, for example, does it cost to get enough water delivered to wash your face — just (o fill the basin? Less than five one-hun- dredlhs of a cen(, or less than five cents a month, assuming you're satisfied to clean up three times a day. You can get all (he wafer you require for a bath, poured right info the tub for approximately a penny, and a shower will cost you even less. The bill for flushing a toilet runs about two-tenths of a cent. Go out and wafer your garden. Give it a good hour's soaking. Then count the cost It may set you back a dime. Add all these costs up: allow for the water used for drinking and coffee making and cooking, include laundry and household cleaning requirements, and then consider how you'd go about meeting your water needs if you didn't have a public supply system. Suppose you want to keep that garden verdant and blooming. You've been pouring some 300 gallons an hour on it at a cost of ten cents or so. Pumping and carrying the same amount of water would take at least six hours. Even if you could get one of the neighbors' youngsters to work for fifty cents an hour (in itself quite . unlikely these days), you would have to spend ninety dollars a month for the service. Compute any of your other water uses on the same basis and try to think of any other commodity which is delivered lo you, guaranteed ready to consume or employ, at a comparable price! The important thing about your wafer hill is not the charges !l records, but the savings it doesn't mention! Blytheville Water Co. "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity" is back and there always is Warren Spahn. Even In the fog and drizzle. Max Surkont striking iut eight consecutive Redlegs for a new major league record was an amazing feat. A pitcher last fanned seven in a row n years ago, giving you arough Idea of how long the blubbery Sur- kont's mark, will stand. Bob BuJi! and Johnny Antonelll came out of the armed forces to give the Tribe a right-hander and, a southpaw. Jim Wilson is an excellent right- hander, Don Liddle a corking left- handed recruit. Del Crandall, a fine young catcher, the second base combination of Logan and Dittmer and fleet Bill Bruton in center field made the Braves sound down through the middle. They have the potential home run champion in Mathews. more thump in Gordon, Pafko and Adcock. Clubs were rooted in before, and the good burghers of Sudsville have something to shout about. It is best to use one-third lard and two thirds other fat for pastry and frying purposes, according to t'he Encyclopedia Britannica. The BAIT SHOP No. Highway 61 Minnows - Roaches Worms Tackle — Motor Boat Oil — Candy — Cold Drinks Open 4 a.m. — Close 6 p.m. FREE! 50 Minnows each given lo the Fisherman catching Biggest Grapple. 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