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WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Limited TV, Unrestricted Draft Said Cures for Ailing Baseball Shrinking Gates Blamed on Ogre Of Television By HARRY GRAYSON NBA Sport* Editor NEW YORK - (NBA) — Early baseball attendance in New York and Brooklyn was alarming and it wasn't attributed to the weather. The Dodgers, on in unprecedented opening winning streak, .talked about the franchise being switched. Those who keep busy minding other people's business turned to the No. 1 whipping boy for everything — the monster that is television. The trouble with some baseball owners is that they want to sell their show to live audiences and at the same time be paid for letting cigarette manufacturers and beer barons give it away free, gratis and for nothing. The Yankees, Giants, Brooks and Cubs telecast all home games and the Superbas have added 25 on the road. So, you see, all the magnates do not yet agree with Lou Perini, who learned his lesson in Boston and threw out TV entirely to establish attendance records in Milwaukee. . * • If viewers - with • alarm suspect that baseball has a headache with video they should listen to Gabe Paul, one of the game's younger and more progressive officials as general manager of the Reds. Paul calls parking an even great- «r problem than the air waves. "If we had half the parking space at Crosley Field that the Braves have in Milwaukee, we'd increase our attendance by 300,000 with an ordinary club," he says. "There are 58 Tiillion automobiles In the United States and figures show that there will be 80 million in 10 years. Everybody knows that people are moving to the suburbs. Where they used to corne on the subway, they now come in a car." Paul has no solution for the parking jam, but prescribes two other cures for baseball's ills — limited television and an unrestricted draft. I Paul Richards, now trying to get somewhere in Baltimore, has for years been plugging an unrestricted draft as baseball's only salvation. With It, a maor leaguje outfit could control no more than 40 ath- WITHERING GLANCE letes instead of 400. An unrestricted uraft would balance the leagues, end the ridiculous bonus practice and put independent minor league owners back on their pins. "Why, money tossed away In more recent years tr players who failed to make it would finance all the lower minors for 50 years," asserts Richards. Gabe Paul is a bit amused at the TV ogre finally hitting New York. "Now the New fork clubs are finding out how the other half lives," he smiles. "Because TV's impact Was more immediate - on us, we' did something about it." Cincinnati limits telecasting to 18 home day games, exclusive of Sundays and holidays, plus two home nights and four road games. "There was a recer.l example of how TV can be used to sell baseball," points out Paul. "The Phillies telecast In Philadelphia the first half of a Sunday double-header at the Polo Grounds, Robin Roberts against Johnny Antonelli of the Giants. The next night, though it wasn't exactly a starry night at Connie Mack Stadium, the Dodgers played the Phillies before more than 30,000 with no TV. "We've got to find a way to live with television until the subscription plan, which will be the answer, is Installed. That way is to promote the game with It. The fans haven't lost interest, you see, as long as they're hatching base- Tigers 1st in County Meet HAYTI — Caruthersville's Tigers won first place in Pemiscot County's high school track meet here last night. Caruthersvllle scored 146'/ 2 points, more than the other six teams combined. Warden was second with 36 points. Other teams scoring were Deering 27, Hayti 20'/i, Braggadocio 14, Steele 12 and Bragg City 8. Holland did not participate. Earl Hill of Caruthersvllle was high scorer with 20 points. He won low and high hurdles and was fourth in shot put and discus. Jim Leslie of Caruthersville had 18 points on 100 and 220-yard dash wins, and was a member of the winning 880-yard relay team. Five New Records Five new records were set and Caruthersville tied the mile relay record they set last year. Caruthersville set three of the new records and Deering 3t>t the other two. Neal of Deering ,-an the 880-yard run in record lime of 2:06.2. He also set a new mark in the mile with time of 4:34.9. Hill for the Tigers ran the 120- Vard high hurdles in 15.9 and the 180-yard low hurdles on in 21.4 for* new records. Caruthersville's 880 relay team, composed of Hollowell, Clayton, Louis Cook and Leslie, set a new mark of 1:35.7. The mile relay team of Southern, Lay, Joe McCoy and Talmadge McCoy, had a time of 3:44.2 to tie the lecord. Power Must Rest His Leg for Awhile KANSAS CITY </P)—The Kansas City Athletics have lost the services of Vic Power, their lead- Ing hitter, for at least a couple of days. The first baseman who has been hampered recently by a pulled leg muscle aggravated the injury during the A's 4-3 victory over Ballimore last night. He's hitting ,415, second best in the American League. Kentucky Derby favorite Nashua made his first start at Belmont Park on May 5, 1954, and won it by three lengths. KENTUCKY ITMI6HT IOURION WHISKY - II PROOF EARLY TIMES DISTILLERY COMPANY . LOUISVILLE 1, KENTUCKY Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Seattle — Mllo Savage, 159'/ 2 , Seattle, outpointed Tiger Al Williams, 158, Los Angeles, 10. Detroit — Chuck Spleser, 174%, Detroit, knocked out Frank De- gasio, 184, Niagara Palls, Ont., 4. Miami Beach, Pla. — Andy Mayfield, 159'/ 2 , Miami, outpointed Ous Rubicini, 158i/ 2 , Toronto, 12. 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"Television ultimately will work into baseball's attendance pattern." 1st Period Class Is Infra-mural Track Winner The first period gym class at Blythevtlle Junior High School won the intra-mnral track meet held yesterday afternoon under' the dl- 'rection of Coach James Fisher, First period class racked up 37 points and four first places. The team was paced by Robert Brown, Bob Duncan, and Frank Rowe. Second place went to third period, which had two first places nnd 23 points with Don Spears leading the way. - Taking third place was fifth period with 15 points, closely followed by sixth period with 13 points. Here is a run down on the events: 50-yard dash — Duncan, first period; Spears, third period: Em- inert, fifth period and T. Smith, sixth period. — Time — 7 sec. 100 yard dash — Brown, first; Strecter, third; J. Smith, fifth; nnd Stilwell, sixth. — 12 sec. 440 yard relay—(For small boys) — sixth, first, fifth, and third. 61 sec. 440 yard relay — first, third, fifth and sixth. 51.8 seconds. 440 yard relay {8 men) — first, third, sixth nnd fifth. 54 seconds. 440 yard relay (For slow boys)— third, fifth, first and sixth. 440 yard relay (2-men) — third, fifth, first and third. McGrath Says His Racer Can Top Old Mark INDIANAPOLIS (/P) — Jack McGrath of Inglewood; Cnllf., who holds the Indianapolis Motor Speedway one-lap record against both competition and time, biilleves he ran out his own qualifying mark for the 500-mile race May 30. McGrath, who set a one-lap record of 140.537 miles an hour in last year's race, said yesterday several improvements had .been made in his car owned by J. B. Hinkle of Wichito, Kan. His record which will be assaulted in time trials starting May 14 are 141.287 miles an hour for one lap, 2% miles and 141.033 for Field of 10 May Run In Richest Derby Yet By OKLO ROBERTSON LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The field for Saturday's running of the $125,000 added Ken- cucky Derby today stood at eight definite and two probable starters after Flying fury's thrilling but unimpressive victory in the Derby Trial. On the definite list, as they have been all week, are Nashua, Summer Tan, Swamps, Racing Fool, Flying Fury, Jean's Joe, Blue Lem and Honey's Alibi. The two probables »r« Nabesna and Trim Destiny. Should all 10 start, the race will * : • ——• gross S152.500 with the winner taking down a net of (108,400. Thanks to »n Increase of £15,000 In added money by Churchill Downs, the race Is the richest In its 81 years. Post time Is 4:30 p.m.. Eastern Standard Tine. Prom 4:15 to 4:45 the race will be curried on 212 radio and 163 television stations by CBS. There was nothing In the result of the Trial yesterday to jar any of the followers of Nashua and Summer Tan. Summer Tan at 2 to 1 Pari-mutuel officials predicted the big bay from William Woodward's Bclalr stud will open at 4 to 5 and possibly go all at even shorter odds. Nashua picked up additional supporters, both among horsemen and laymen, yesterday when he stepped a mile in 1 minute 37.6 seconds and worked out the full Derby distance of a mile and a quarter In 2 minute" 5.8 seconds. The Derby record of 2:01.4 Is held by Whlrlaway. It was set In 1041. Summer Tan, carrying the hopes of Mrs. John W. Oalbreath, of Galloway, Ohio, was quoted at 2 to 1 with Rex Ellsworth's Swaps, choice of the West, third In line at 6 to 1. One needs only to look at Flying Fury's time in the trial to see that neither he or 'any of those in back of him figure to menace the favorites. Flying Fury was clocked In 1:38 as he beat the Murcnln Stable's Jean's Joe by a nose. That time was two fifths of a second slower than Nashua worked. Amcrlan League umpire Ed Rommel was once a star pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics. Twice he won more than 20 games for the A's. four laps. Thirty-one cara and 38 driven already are at the track In one of the earliest starts of serious practice for the »250,000 nice. for the league." Stanky Sees Big Stars In His Youth Program By JOG KEICHLER NEW YORK (At — Out of the mouths of the managers: Marty Marion, Chicago White Sox: "Every home run record in tho book is going to be wiped out in the Kansas City ball ptu'k before the year is over. Homers will look like a hailstorm. They talk about Fenway Park in Boston being 1 a paradise for right-handed sluggers but this is even easier." Eddie Stanky, St. Louis Cardinals : "This Is the best team I ever miuwRCd. potentially at least. We have t future great players. I mean fellows like Kc • Boyor, Wally Moon nnd Bill Vircion. There's no telltng how far they can go. Incidentally, Vlrdon was strlully a second choice when we made the deal with the Yankees a year ago, I wanted Hal Smith. That's the catcher now with Baltimore. But he wasn't available at the time. When we couldn't get Smith, our people In the minor league system recommended Vlrdon very strongly, virdon Is my regular center fielder now." Frank Lane, White Sox general manager: "The absence of Ted Williams will cost the American League $500,000., Bosobiill needs a big name like Willtums and right now It doesn't have any, Ted has hurt attendance in every park the Red Sox have played in by staying In Floridci. Kansas City would have drawn 25,000 the other night Instead of the 19,000 Uiey had if Williams hud been there. I figure Williams can mean 300,000 or 400,000 more people over the course of the year. That amounts to $600,000 Sugar Ray Ends First Cycle of Comeback Try DOTROIT OT—Sugar Ray Robinson's comeback campaign completes Its first full circle tonight and the former middleweight chnmp still Is trying to get Ik straightened out on the ro»d to another title shot. Robinson is sceducled for 18 non- televised rounds agalnit Garth Panter of Salt Lake City, l familiar TV performer who has lost alx of his last seven itarU. In his heydey Robinson could have whipped Panter with ono hand. The result tonight Is a little less certain, Robinson opened his pomibtck tit Detroit's Olympta Stadium In January with a six-round kayo of Joe Rlndone. He's back In Detroit after a loss and two decisions In three more bouts. Nothing In the four fights has indicated that Robinson has regained any considerable part of the skill he displayed while ruling the world's welterweight* and middleweight*. Michigan hunters and trappere were paid $67,200 during ItM u bounties on 3,71ft coyotes, 31 wolves and 627 bobcats, reports the state conservation department. AMERICA'S FOREMOST ARTISTS VOTE PLYMOUTH "AMERICA'S MOST BEAUTIFUL CAR \" "To Plymouth in honor of the men and women who designed the 1955 Plymouth-most beautiful car of the year" -SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS CITATION Plymouth is proud to announce this award bestowed by the famed Society of Illustrators, composed of the nation's most outstanding illustrators. To the trained eye of the professional artist, Plymouth's Forward Look styling represents the year's most perfect expression of beauty in automotive design. You'll appreciate this beauty, too, but more than that, you'll appreciate what Plymouth'i beauty does for you. How, for example, it gives you the greatest visibility of any low-price car ... the roomiest interiors ... the largest trunk. But see for yourself. Sec America's most beautiful car today-the all-new PLYMOUTH! 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