The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 30, 1955 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 30, 1955
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EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 80, 19M Giants Aren't 'Stand Pat' Club, Says Leo; Nobody Will Trade Harlow Has New Approach To Rugged Task at ASC Gene Harlow, new head football coach at Arkansas State College, was through town briefly last week and stopped by for a visit. The Florence, Ala., native with a big job ahead was on a swing through the South looking for football talent. He expressed considerable interest in at least three of last year's Chickasaws though he realizes he's up against some tough competition in trying - o get them. AH three, Allan Shanks, John Fong and Danny Edgmon, are considered top college prospects, and have been contacted informally by at least two major universities — Including Arkansas. Harlow, who faces about as rugged a task as anybody I know, impressed us as a man who knows exactly what his problems are and how to go about coping with them. His biggest headache for next year is In the forward wall. Ills backfield Is pretty well set with better than average talent. But a couple of fine tackle prospects like Fong: and Shanks coutd do him a lot of good In the next few years. ONE THING in particular we liked about the Indians' new mentor. He feels Northeast Arkansas can supply the college with practically all its football material requirements. He thinks there «re enough good ball players from the smaller schools In this area who could be attracted to Arkansas State- to make State's ambitious grid program a success. And he. plans to put forth his major recruiting efforts In this •ection In an attempt to get the better boys from the smaller schools. Here's the way he put it: "Arkansas Stale is Northeast Arkansas' school. It belongs lo the people in this area and should be representative of them." SUCH A POUCV would be a considerable change from the days of Frosty England who scoured far and wide for gridiron giants . . . and you can't deny that he came up with same. But It's no secret that gate receipts at the Indians' games have suffered in the past few years. The poor season record last year no doubt accounted for much of the decline, but the general lag In interest, both hi Jonesboro and throughout the area, may have been a. major factor. At least it is Harlow's belief that the school must concentrate on building interest in the entire area if it is to build its game attendance back up ... And he,thinks the best way to do this is to Use more players from the surrounding counties. • • * WHETHER HE CAN mold a squad from such talent that will uphold the reputation gained by the school in the past and produce a winner against some rugged opposition is a question that only the future can answer. There's little doubt (hat (his area produces enough good ball players to maintain a football program on the level thai Arkansas State has operated on in the past. The big problem of course Is to get them. The competition Is tough on top boys of the bigger schools, but Harlow might well have a field day with standouts from the smaller towns which quite often produce sonic mighty good prospects. We get the impression that, left to his own devices, he will come up with some top clubs. 'Bad Luck' Shantz Hurt Again WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. Cfl — The bad luck that dogged Bobby Shantz in Philadelphia may be following 'him to Kansas City. Shantz, the American League's leading pitcher in 1952, started his first exhibition baseball game for the Kansas City Athletics yesterday. In the second inning the little lefthander was carried off the field after being struck by a ball. A line drive off the bat of Pittsburgh outfielder Earl Smith hit Shantz just over his left ear. The ball was partly deflected by his glove, thus possibly preventing a skull fracture. The injury was not believed to be serious. X-rays showed no fracture but he was kept in the hospital overnight for observation. Club Solid if No One Gets Hurt, Says Lip By ED WILKS Tlie Associated Press Early reports to the contrary, the champion New York Giajits are not a stand-pat club. It just looHs that way, says Manager Leo Durocher, because "nobody wants to trade with us." About the only deal getting a good rumor rating with the Giants is one sending Prankie Baumholtz, Chicago Cubs outfielder, to the New Yorkers for some second-line pitchers (Al Corwin, Al Worthington and George Spencer). But what Leo wants is another pitcher and perhaps some infield support to stopgap second baseman Davey Williams' back miseries. .. "This is a good club," said Durocher yesterday as the Giants broke camp to start the long trip to the Polo Grounds. "Man for man it's solid. If no one gets hurt, it's great. Wants Another Pitcher "But I'd feel more secure if I could get a real good pitcher. Right now, though, I'm concerned iibout Williams. I dunno, I hope he's all right." The pitcher Leo wants would be a fourth starter behind Sal ("He's my No. I guy.") Maglie, Johnny Antonelli and Ruben Gomez. It could be Jim Hearn may get a crack at the No. 4 spot after a disturbing 1954 season (8-8) when he was an undependable starter. While Durocher began the homeward trip in a chipper mood, how-I ever some other managers were j having their troubles. ! . Eddie Stanky pulled Stan Mu-j sial put of the St. Louis Cardinals j outfield and put him back on first base as the Redbirds belted Eddie Lopat and a New York Yankee "B" team 6-2. Stanky is looking for more punch at first, where Musial hit .365 in 1946 and .312 in 1947. Virdon In Rookie Bill Virdon moved in to fill out the Cards' outfield and slugged a home run, along with Wally Moon and rookie Ken Boyer. Manager Lou Boudreau of Kansas City got a new worry when southpaw Bobby Shantz, the hard luck guy, was felled on the mound by a line drive off the bat of rookie Earl Smith as Pittsburgh beat the Athlstics 9-8. X-rays failed to show serious injury. Three Brooklyn Dodgers—Don Newcombe, Clem Labine and Don Zimmer—also were hit by batted and pitched balls, but they too escaped serious injury. The incidents occurred in pregame drills before the Brooks made four hits good for a 5-4 victory over Milwaukee. Turley Shows Good Art Fowler and Jim Pearce allowed just three hits and catcher Ed Bailey hit a home run as the Cincinnati Redlegs beat Washington 5-1. The Yanks' regulars knocked off Detroit 6-1 with Bob Turley making his first good showing of the spring. He gave up just two hits In five innings, although walking five. Ernie Banks kept his bat in action, lining a run-scoring single and his third home run in two days, as the Cubs beat Cleveland 9-7. Baltimore tripped Philadelphia G-3. Rookie Don Leppert and veteran Gene Woodling drove in two runs each. The Chicago White Sox had Chick Thine lads Get Down To Serious Work With the first real spring weather suitable for outdoor work coming this week, Blytheville's Chiek- asaw irncksters have finally been able to get down to serious work on the quarter-mile oval back of Haley Field and are busy preparing for their first outing, probably Thursday of next week. Coaches Russell Mosley and Bill Stancil. In addition to the cold and wet weather problems they've faced lately, are confronted with an even greater task of developing a .track team around a bare handful of boys with any experience at Rll. Only four They have only four. Charles Abbott, Freddy Akers. Hays Sullivan and Ray Westbrook. who, took much part in last year's activities. Abbott and Akers are hurdlers, and may see other action. Sullivan ran some of the dashes last year C1IICK HURDLERS — Two of the four Chicks' with track experience are shown above taking a turn over the hurdles as the Tribe thinclads got down to serious work this week after being con- fined indoors because of bad weather. They are juniors Charles Abbott (left) mid Freddy Akers. (Courier News Photo) and is due, to continue in that department. Westbrook's running last year was confined to relays. He probably will he used there again, but is also tabbed for some half-mile work. There are a few weightmen with good potential though all lack experience. Included in this group are Jodie Hnll, Warren Moxley. Allan Shanks, John Pong and Alvin (Bo) Huffman. Jimmy Bratchcr is looking good as a 4-10-yarcl dash prospect. Also slated to try the quarter-mile are Jimmy Edgmon, Jimmy Castleberry. Jimmy. Earls and Fred Hodge. Others on the roster include: Wayne Honeycutt, hurdles: James Privett, sprints and hurdles; James Tremain, sprints: Bobby NEW YORK (AP) — Increased activity among the top flight boxers have accounted for!° 810a . U Bobby""oncs , °Frcd Rouns'a- a host of changes in the April boxing ratings of Ring Magazine, released today. I vaii, Dick Foster, Pat Sullivan, Many Top Bouts Cause Boxing Rating Shake-up , The ratings advance Tommy Jackson of Far Rockaway, N. Y., who is on a winning. Charles Thompson, Jacky Thomp- streak, from sixth to fifth place in the heavyweight division. Earl Walls of Canada, on hisi son ; . Bobb -:: E <'s<»°'>. •>»»<"? Oce draw with James J. Parker of Paterson, N. J., has dropped from fifth to sixth. j and Jimmy Henry. Jimmy Slade of New York has men left on base but still pulled out a 5-3 decision over the Boston Red Sox. been eliminated from the top ten. Charley Norkus of Jersey City. J., who was ninth last month, 13 i is No. 10, while Parker was upped Musial Appears Set To Stay on First ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — It could be tough to pick the National League's first baseman for this year's All- Star Game with Stan (The Man) Musial tapped for probable field of Chicago has moved up to ninth. Nino Valdefi of Cuba remains the leading challenger to Rocky Marcianp's throne, although second-ranked Don Cockell of England, will get a title shot at the Brockton, Mass., champion May 16. Willie Hoepner of Germany, who knocked out Gerhard Hecht to win the European light heavyweight crown, has jumped from ninth to fourth in this class. Paul Andrews of Buffalo. N. Y., has dropped a notch to sixth and Boardwalk Billy Smith of Atlantic City, N. J., fell one spot to eighth. Bob Satter- infield duty again. Eddie Stanky, St. Louis Cardinal manager, put Musial on first base in yesterday's exhibition game against the New York Yankees and admitted this will probably be part of his regular lineup. In the switch, rookie Bill Virdon was sent to center field with Waily Moon moving from center to left and Rip Repufski from left to right field, Musial's old spot. If Musial, one of the game's best hitters whether lie's in the infield or outfield, opens at first base he'll be paired off with the likes of Brooklyn's Gil Hodges, Cincinnati's Ted Kluszewski and Milwaukee's Joe Adcock come all-star picking time. Cunningham Optioned Stan played first lor the Cardinals in 1946, their last pennant-winning year, and again in 1&47 but has been used there only in emergencies for the last seven seasons. The Cards completed the shuffle later yesterday by optioning Sports Roundup J ~/ a £/ —/atbot Giles Likes Big, Bulky Umpires TAMPA. Fla. (AP) — If you have been toying with the idea of becoming a big league umpire and stand less than six feet tall, better give it up. You might sneak in, but your I chances are not nearly so good as.they would have been a generation ago when little guys such as the late Bill Klem were in their glory. oe seventh. In the middleweight division, Tiberio Mitri of Italy, Willie Troy of Washington and Bobby Jones of Oakland, Calif., have dropped out of the first ten. They have been replaced by Eduard Lausse of Argentina, Johnny Sullivan' of England and Bobby Dykes of Miami. Former welterweight kind Kig Gavilan of Cuba slipped to eighth after losing to Dykes. Ramon Puentes of Los Angeles had advanced from fifth to fourth and Del Flanagan of St.. Paul, Minn., victor over Johnny Bratton, is seventh. In the lightweight class, Orlando Zuluetta of Cuba and Joey Lopes of Sacramento, Calif., have traded places. Lopes fell to tenth with the Cuban advancing a peg to ninth. Paul Raton Macias of Mexico is recognized by the N.B.A. as the butting average on 13 hits in 47 trips and Cunningham has only one hit in 17 trips to the plate. Cunningham was beaned recently in an exhibition game. world featherweight titleholder after stopping Chamrern Songki- irat of Thailand in the llth round. But the California commission, in whose territory the fight was staged, refused to bill it as a championship contest. Robert Cohen of France continues to be listed by the ring ratings as the holder of the world title with Macias as the top contender. Cohen, injured in an auto accident, says he will be ready to fulfill his title fight with Willie Toweel in Johannesburg, South Africa, in July. Cards Head North Play Chicago Next ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. I/D The St. Louis Cardinals break camp here today for their trip north during which they will play schedule. the Chicago White Sox. The two clubs play their first game on .the homeward trip tomorrow at Columbus, GR. The Cardinals are scheduled to arrive in St. Louis April 8. A two-game scries with the Detroit Tigers follows to wind up their exhibition 4 New Records Set in Kennett Track Meet KENNETT — Four new Kennelt invitational track meet records were set during Tuesday's annual meet which Charleston won by only four points over Caruthersville. Although the Tigers came in second, they set three of the new records. Charleston's Bluejays. one of the better teams in Missouri, racked up 57 and one-third points while Caruthersville made 53 and one-third Other squads in the meet were Sikeston with 25 and one-third points, Kennett with 10, Caruth with nine and Senath with two. Caruthersville's mile relay team set a 3 minutes 42.7 seconds first place record. Tiger Jim Leslie won the 220- yard dash in 23.45 for a new record. Caruthersville's Earl Hill gave the 120-yard high hurdles a new record of 16.6. Charleston set a new record ol 1 minute 34.5 seconds in the 880- yard relays. However. Caruthersville also broke the old record and came in second In 1 minute and 36 seconds. Stan Musial Dick Bartell, who was a scrappy little shortstop in his day, put the charge to President Warren Giles of the National • League that he was hiring "nothing but big lux- moxes" these days, and decrying the trend, and Giles readily conceded that he leaned toward bulk and majestic bearing. "Other things being equal, I prefer to hire the big man," he said. "I know that some of the greatest umpires we've ever had were little fellows, but I simply think it is more impressive when three or four big men walk out there to take charge or a game. Most Arc Bigger "Another thing, of course, is that men are coming bigger than they used to .Any time I send a man to scout a minor league umpire of whom we have heard good reports, the chances are bn will be a six- fooler or better and will pack some weight. You may quote me also as saying that I think we have a better set of umpires than the other league," And why would his men in blue, taken as a group, be any more efficient than those of the American League? "Our phloem are better," Giles replied equably, "so why shouldn't our umpires be better too? Maybe our umpires are instructed a little differently and work harder at their job." Cunningham, regular first bii.seman the last part of the '54 ] sen.son, to Rochester of the Inter- I national League. i Cunningham anct Torn Alston. ' lanky first sacker wno flopped in i his debut lust year, had been com- j pet ing- for the infield spot in spring j training. I But this spring Alston h;i.s a .277 ! Authorized Dodge-Plymouth Service Factory Trained Mechanics • Factory Approved Equipment • Factory Engineered Parts For Service Bring Your Dodge or Plymouth Home to 61 MOTOR CO. N. Hwy. HI (Same location as 61 Imp. Co.) 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