The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 2, 1955 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 2, 1955
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MONDAY, MAY 2, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAG1 MINI Nationwide Baseball TV Jeopardized By Minor League Suit By HARRY GRAYSOS* _/ ... .. NBA SporU Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Several years ago, a fan by the name of Fred Vinson, who was the chief justice of the Supreme Court, handed down a verdict in an anti-trust suit that had been slapped on organized baseball. Vlnson's opinion was that base- half was ft sport, not a business. But between the i 1 e g a 1 lines, he (told the organ- I ized game, in ef- ] feet, that it was I receiving some- j thing in the na- 3 ture of a hand- I out, suggested It I had better run I its future busi- j ness without I w i n d i'n'g u p | in court. For five years, \ Prank D. Law Prink Lawrence rence nas threat; - . ened to bring baseball. back into court.. Lawrence, a banker who owns the Portsmouth, club of the Class B Piedmont 'League, was getting tired of. losing money because of an unrestricted wave of. radio and television casts of major league games in his territory. Nobody in baseball's top circles paid attention to what they called Lawrence's grousing. Most were * inclined to.laugh it off. The brass contends that it is against federal regulations to.restrict telecasting. • * * Lawrence, who has been in baseball for something like 45 years, wants to see about this. He has the rough idea that the major-minor agreement gives him exclusive rights for a few miles around Portsmouth. So, with former United! States Attorney General James P^ McGranery as counsel, he has hailed Commissioner Ford Frick and Company into court. ''There is no way for Lawrence to':lose this suit," says McGranery. "Unless, it .vis, settled quietly, the courtroom spotlight on how baseball is conducted today :cottld be- conje very damaging. •'Baseball conducts its business inj a strange way. You would not expect it to be 'up lo the standards off say, General Motors' adminis- tr^tive principles, but from what I can see of its method of conducting daily administrative business . . ." the man shook his head wearily; Sud bury's 5th Grade Stofnps Central 36-0 'in "Y" Grade school Softball pity at Little Park yesterday, Sud- bu'ry's 5th Grade team pinned a 36-0 win on Central's team, while the Sudbury Gra-Y team was los- infc a heart breaking 15-14 decision U^Lange Gra-Y in two extra. Innings. The Central 5th graders were able to get only two hit* off Terry Wicker, while his team mates put on the old-merry-go-round on the base paths. The Gra-Y game was a very tight contest through the fourth, when the score was tied at three- all. In the 7th, Sudbry leaped to the front with four tallies but saw their advantage wiped out as Jewell Dunkin clouted his second home run, with the bases loaded. Sudbury saw the game slip from their grasp as Elmer Cash walked with one away, stole second and came home on Earl Branscum's On the witness stand, Frick wasmlnor leagues would share In the asked what his exact duties.were,estimated J10 million income the and by the time ne was throughie major league franchises receive answering, the present role of thefor putting their games on the air commissioner Was more hazy thanWaves. They would have to pay or ever. limit Uleir-telecasting to their own This suit of Lawrence and 11 backyards, other independent minor league • • • owners, who seek $3 million in With the minors cut in, nation- damages, is strictly legal business.wide telecasting might not bring in To the average fan, the only thlngenough to make it worth-while, and that really matters in baseball Isbasebill might, It is. hoped, get who .wins the game. ' healthy again with cash customers. This suit could have ,a direct A fan. in a minor league city bearing, however, on people whowould have to watch, his own club, like to watch games' from living That would add up to more mi- room box seats, and there arenor league. clubs and more and more of them every day. Onlybetter players. 3,874 paid to see the Dodgers flat- So, this suit is an important one ten Robin Roberts foi their record The best thing that! could come 10th straight, for example. out of It would give the minor A victory for Lawrence in thlslea.gues the rights to which they suit, you see, would mean that the are so richly entitled. Boxing Briefs Moore, Vaides Clash Tonight By MURRAY ROSE The Associated Press Light heavyweight champion Archie Moore and Cuba's Nino Valdes, each yearning for a crack at heavyweight ruler Rocky Marciano, clash tonight in a non-title 15-iound bout in Las Vegas, Nev. Both put up a loud holler v/hen Marciano by-passed them in favor of . England's Don Cockell, The two then agreed to battle it out so that the winner could put the pressure on the heavyweigh champion for a September title bout. The 38-year-old. Moore, winner of 19 straight fights over a three- year span, is a 2-1 favorite 'to beat the 30-year-old Cuban, now the No. 1 heavyweight contender, for the second time. Archie, a 6- footer outpointed the B-3 Cuban giant In a St. Louis 10-rounder, March 11, 1953. No Radio or TV Moore's record is 118-19-5 with 81 knockouts. He has been stopped four times. Valdes' record is 348-1 with 24 kayos. He has been halted twice. The bout will not be broadcast or telecast. • • » Ronnie Delaney, the once-beaten middleweight contender from Arkon, Ohio, is a 4-1 favorite to beat Virgil Akins of St. Louis in a 10-rounder at New York's St. Nicholas Arena tonight (Dumont- TV, 8 p. m., CST). * * , • In the rival television bout of the night, Brooklyn's Carmelo Costa, sixth ranking featherweight contender, is a 4-1 choice over 22- year-old Tony Puleo, another Brooklynite, for their 10-rounder at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway Arena (ABC-TV, 8 p. m., CST.) Harold Johnson, leading heavyweight contender, is light 2-1 favorite lo make it two straight over Cuba's Julio Mederos in he •Philadelphia Arena Friday Night (8 p.m. CST, NBC-TV and radio). Johnson, from Philadelphia, out- pointed the Cuban heavyweight in Miami last Dec. 7. Sugar Bay P.obinson, winner of two straight since his defeat by Ralph (Tiger) Jones, should make it three in a row Wednesday night against fading Garth Panter of Salt Lake City in the Detroit Olympia. The bout will not be broadcast or telecast. The weekly Wednesday night network television fight show will be replaced this week by a dramatic production in, the usual one-in-four weeks rotation. single to center. Tex Turner started on the mound for Sudbury and was relieved In the fifth by Ira Lambert. Sudbury hitters collected 12 safeties while Lange got 15. Jerry Hill started for Lange and was relieved in the fifth by Bobby King. Your Car Needs to Be BABIED From tail light lo bumper, your car is RIGHT and READY to roll when our top-flight mechanics complete their work. Our men are the best in the business .. . that's why they're HERE! So play it safe. Let us check your motor and stop those little troubles before they grow big enough to stop your carl ompany Ph. 3-4453 Pony League Tryouts Thursday and Friday; Registration Still Open Tryouts for Blytheville's Pony League will be held Thursday and Friday on the Eighth Street diamond at Compress Park. Registration for eligible boys who did not participate last year is still open, J. p. Oarrott, Y director, said today. Bay Window Schedule Set- Starts Today Blythevllle "Y" Men's Softball L.-asue's season will open today at 5:30 when Ark-Mo Power Co. meets the Bay Window Bombers, defending champs in a five inn- Ing contest. Six teams registered for the league this year are Ark-Mo Power Co., Bay Window Bombers. Central Metal Products Co., Independents. Southwestern Bell Co. and the Courier News Dirty Sox. Teams in this league will be per- mited to use 10 players on the field. The league will be a "slow pitch" league, meaning that the emphasis shall be upon batting rather than pitching. Games will Tie played Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday each week. For the time being, games will be played at .title Park, though efforts are bing made to build a lighted diamond on Missouri Street near Walker Park. Schedule (home team listed last): May 2 Ark-Mo vs. Bay Window Bombers 3 Central Metals Products vs. Courier News 4 Independents vs. Southwestern Bell 9 Central Metals vs. Independents 10 Courier News vs. Arlt-Mo 11 Bombers vs. Southwestern Bell It Southwestern Bell vs. Ark-Mo 17 Courier vs. Independents 18 Bombers vs Central Metals . 23 Southwestern Bell vs. Courier 24 Ark-Mo vs. Central Metals 25 Independents vs. Bombers 30 Independents vs, Ark-Mo 31 Central Metals vs. Southwestern Bell June 1 Bombers vs. Courier 6 Bombers vs Ark-Mo 7 Courier vs. Central Metals 8 Southwestern Bell vs. Independents 13 Independents vs. Central Metals 14 Ark-Mo vs. Courier 15 Southwestern Bell vs.> Bombers 20 Ark-Mo vs. Southwestern Bell 21 Independents vs. Courier 22 Central vs. Bombers 27 Courier vs. Southwestern Bell 28 Central Metals vs. Ark-Mo 29 Bombers vs Independents July 5 Ark-Mo vs. Independents 6 Southwestern Bell vs. Central Metals 7 Courier vs. Bombers 11 Ark-Mo vs. Bombers .12 Central Metals vs. Courier 13 Independents vs. Southwestern Bell 18 Central Metals v». Independents 19 Courier vs. Ark-Mo. 20 Bombers vs Southwestern Bell 36 Southwestern Bell vs. Ark- Mo • 26 Courier vs. Independents 27 Bombers vs Central Metals Aug. 1 Southwestern Bell Vs. Courier 2 Ark-Mo vs. Central Metals 3 Independents vs. Bombers 8 Independents vs. Ark-Mo 9 Central vs. Southwestern Bell 10 Bombers vs. Courier AND WITH INTEREST, YET THE 916 Pemiscot Meet Is Tomorrow HAYTI—The winner of the Pemiscot County track and field m«t will be decided when the county'! eight squads compete on the Haytl High field Tuesday. Preliminaries will begin at 9:30 a. in. and finals will start at 7:30 1). in. While Caruthersville'i Tigers ara favored, other teams entered are HnyH, Wardell, Holland, Steela, Bragg City, Deerlng and Braggadocio. Caruthersvtllc has won over several of the county teams. The Tigers have shown a powerful squad, copping second . place honors in the Class B Indoor staU, Big Eight Conference and NorUi- east Arkansas-Southeast Missouri Invitational. Caruthcrsvllle will also be defending champion and the Tifert are expected to break several records. Aggies Challenge to Loeffler By HAROLD V. RATLIFF AP Newsfeaturcs COLLEGE STATION, Tex. — Ken Loeffler came to Texas A&M as basketball co'cah because he's a man dedicated to challenges. That's the way he put It although not exactly In tho« words. Why would a successful coach leave a lifetime Job with full professorship rating to take a rebuilding Job at A&M? Loeffler, who produced come of the nation's greatest basketball teams at LaSalle, Is a- phlloso- pher alonf with hl« many other Hssets — poet, lawyer, professor, coach, piano player and "student and teacher of life." So Loeffler simply wanted to live In the wide-open spaces and he wants his-6-yenr-old son .-to have the chance of living in Tex- as; to get away from the crowded city life. The man who came here to take over the sagging fortunes of the Aggies — they have won only 12 games in the lust three years — is all wrapped up In his son, Dusty, more formally known is Ken Jr. Loeffler put LnSalle on the basketball map when he went to the small Philadelphia college six years ago. He had brought Yule basketball, In eight years, from a very minor sport to a major one. He guided the St. Louis Bombers of the old Basketball Assn. of America to a championship the first year, then gave LaSalle two national titles, six national tournament engagements In six years and left with an amazing record of HIS victories and 30 losses. And now it's listless Texas A&M that he's determined to bring out of the doldrums. After the first week of spring (mining Loeffler said despite tho lack of a good big boy "who con get the bnll for us off the defensive backboard" he liked what he saw. Loeffler's slyle of "Incentive 1 basketball" where "every mnn Is a klnjf" keeps everybody moving. It's a 5-man screen and his bff m»n must move along with the others' "We have a Jong way to so here," snys Loeffler. "But we'll Win when we gel one or two of my type of boys." His typo means a balanced player nround 6 feet 6 who can move, rebound and shpot both on the post nnd out front. Handicap Bout Tops Mat Card A handicap grudge highlights notion In the American, Legion's wrestling bouts »t Memorial Auditorium tonight. Al Get?. Is scheduled to take on both Don Fields and Dick Lunn at the same time. The bout will be a tag affair with Dunn and Tields able to tag at any time, Geti, however, must go It alone. He challenged Dunn and Fields to the match after last week's bout. ^ In the other half of the double main event program newcomer HANDLES TWO JOBS WITH ONE SETUP! Danny O'Shocker* IK scheduled to i take on Karl (Killer) Kowalski. O'Shocker comes to , Blythevllle highly rsted as a top notch heavyweight. • The Chicago White Sox was the only team to win both games of a double-header from the Cleveland Indians during 1954. Again . .. We are buying TIN CANS Must be free of dirt Blum, grease, etc. BLYTHEVILLE IRON and METAL CO. I'h. 3-8B02 Moultrlu ft ll'dira; Brown Shoe Tops Tyler by 17-1 COOTER — Brown Shoe Factory of Cnruthorsvllle defeated Tyler, Mo., I'M in an Independent Softball game hero Friday night. Two home runs were scored for Brown Shoe with two men on base each time. They were made by Dewey Treece in the first inning and Robert Blzzle in the seventh. Lee pitched a four-hitter for HM shoe factory and Tyler's lone run was made in the last inning. The Caruthersvllle team will H* iictlon Tuesday night when they piny host to Mccarty. Compress Wint, LoMS CARUTHERSVILLK —In in to- dependent Softball game here Saturday night, the Compress te«m beat the City team 4-J. 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