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PAG« SDC BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 1948 Big Rookie Year In Baseball Seen Coach of Penn State Explains Dissension in Cotton Bowl Tilt Major League Clubs Believe They Have Stan Forthcoming Br Otcar Fralev United Prac Sport* Writer NEW YORK, Jan. 5. cUP>—This I* going to be one of the biggest years in baseball history for the * . . .. f f i | L nit D«;jc llltlc nllu UVBall nniviins freshmen.and as a tlpoff »t least M f M , , t at thc 11 major league clubs already are '">.... putting In a "rookie of the year" bid for one of their first year men. RT Norman A. CaUrell I (United Pr«s Sporli Writer) STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 8 (UP)—Pcnn State's football team was torn by dissension In the Cotton Bowl , game and most of the squadmen cut some lively caper; while In Dallas, Coach Bob Hlgglns revealed reluctantly today, but he said he would never tell which players caused the trouble. Pointing out that fhe boys resented being quartered In » Naval r Base there and began asking moment of their arrival to play Southern Methodist In the New Year's Day game, Higglns said that during tho Rame, others who accompanied the squad said they believed jnder non»«rclrcurmtnnceit It would have beaten Die host Methodist team by at least two touchdowns. Rins, early In the game, removed several star players and they saw little action thereafter. Despite the dissension reports, the s<iuacl was Riven a rousing welcome by nil estimated 2,000 studcnt-i and townspeople. HIgglns told them he thought Ills t«am had done n fine job of upholding the honor nf the East against the highly-rated Southwest Conference. buglet .are blaring the ability of the newcomers who may shake up the seen Navy service during the war "But I figured, after I cooled off, SS5S5 Vlhe penna'nt^ are ^ *%*%£» P^uSS run ' . i youngsters who spent a good manv The Boston Braves have been fighting for old guys like me,' praising the ability of shortstop' J Alvln Dark, former Louisiana State All-America halfback. He hit .303 and was * defensive gem as he led ' he said. | Higglns, distressed over the fact i that these 'true but damaging re- dral|aU , d admlt . S ted that the dissension threaten^ World Series. But before you hand, . him.the laurels you'd better look I ^"^ wh , ch R lm;scrvc(1 an un . around a Dit. [defeated record by tying S. M. O The Cincinnati Reds think they ,-, ,„ ,, have a shortstop to top Dark in I Virgil Stalleup, who hit .3*0 for | NCAA Meeting Begins Tonight Coaches Want Sanity Cod* Enforced; Will Ask for Rule Changes NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UP)—A means of putting "teeth" Into the projwsed athletic "sanity code" was the major concern of early arrivals today as delegates filed in for the National Collegiate Athletic ASM- constitutional amendments designed „,.„,...,,,. ln , hc " 13. "Before the game, I thought this College Cagers Buckle Down to Conference Play NEW YORK, Jan. 5. (UP)—Texas in Hie Southwest and Kentucky in the Southeast today appeared as, the teams most likely" to defend " to makc sllr e that the new code successfully their basketball cham-l ]s effective." plonslilps ns the nation's college He called for colleges to adhere teams buckled down to conference week. It was a foregone conclusion that the organization would approve constitutional amendments deslgend to eliminate proffessional-llke recruiting of athletes. But the delegates admitted thai their code would be useless If it could not be enforced. Dr. Carl Leib of the University of Iowa, president of the NCAA, sale! machinery will be studied during the convention paugh seen in 20 years. Detroit, believes thai It will spring a surprise In George Vico, 23, of San Fernando, Calif. Vico. six, three and WO pounds, hit ,W? for Portland and they praise his split as reminiscent of the one made famous by Harry Davis. Pittsburgh outbid seven oilier clubs to corral Eddie Fitzgerald, Sacramento catcher, for an estimated $100,000. A durable six footer of 180 pounds, ;the 24-year-old from Santa Ynei, Call!., hit .457 aeainsl coast league chucking and was one of the circuit's top base stealers. And while looking over catchers, don't overlook Wesley Westrum, 22, of Olearbrook, Minn., for whom the Giants refused »100,000. He battc.1 .295 at Minneapolis and hit 22 homers, only one behind the American Association leader. Potential Stan Two potential star outfielders arc Ken Wood, coming up to the Browns, and Cal Abrams, up with Brooklyn. Wood, a Charlotte, N. C., boy, goes six, one and 200 pounds. .Up from Elmlra. the 23-year-otd , flyeha-ser was second In the Eastern < League with 23 home runs and 96 runs batted in. Abrams. hit .345 at Mobile, topping thft Southern League in bases on balls and runs scored. A long ball hitter, lie on« belled a 475 foot'round tripper. The St. Louts Cardinals, sorely In need of pitching strength, are pounding the drums for Clarence Beers of Houston, first Texas League tosser to win 25 games in a decade He pitched 24 complete games which included six shutouts and walked only 63 men in 286 frames. The Phils meanwhile expect much of nineteen-year-old Curt Simmons, an Egypt, Pa., youngster who Herb ' Pennock describes as "a second Rube Waddell." Out of high schopl last June, Curt went to Wilmington, Del., and there the six fooler won 13 against five losses. He came up the last day of the season and his fast bail and curve fanned nine New York Giants as he went the route for a 3 to 1 victory. Cleveland looks hopefully to 27- year-old Bill Kennedy, a southpaw from Carnesville, Ga. He has won 43 against five defeats in two years: . 28 and 3 at Rocky Mount in 1945 where he compiled : 456 strikeouts, and 15 and two last season at to the NCAA regulations on a national basis in the same manner that Tcxns suffered Its first defeat of j they obey the rules in their reg- the season last week to Oklahoma' ional conferences. A. A; M. in a non-conference tour- j The main provision for enforce nnmcnt clash at Oklahoma City, but those 10 victories the Longhorns have amafisccl IhLs season Motmen to Throw Leather Instead Of One Another A. ipecial "light to the finish" boxing match between wrestlers. Bill Canny and Roy Welch, will highlight t)ie card of th« American Legion's weekly wrestling chow at tile Legion Arena tonight. The special bout was arranged by Promoter Mike Meroney at the request of both grapplers as a rt:ult ot an age-old grudge which was rekindled during last week's three- way lag match between Canny, Red Roberts and Bill Coffield, and Welch ind two of his brother!. Jack and Lester. Meroney said that Canny was the first to request the boxing match when he challenged Welch to "slug it out" with him atter he had been defeated In a preliminary bout last week. Welch later agreed to the special grudge fight after receiving some extra rough treatment from Canny during the tag match which followed, Meroney said. There will be no round limit to the match. Meroney said. 'Tliey are .going to fight until someone goes down lor the count. It may take all nlg-hl but that's what they want," the veteran match-maker staled. Both men are veterans of the wrestling ring and have had some experience at boxing. Canny, the Manila Cagers Win 3 Games From Lepanto Three teams from Manila High School, the senior boys and girls and the junior boys, made a clean sweep of a three-game series with teams from Lepanto High School in Hie Manila High School gym Friday night. The Manila Junior Lions nosed out the Lepanto juniors 9 to 7 In the /Just game, with the senior girls defeating the vbltlng sextet 26 to 23 in the second game and the senior bovs drubbing the Lepanlo High School five 33 to 19 in the night cap. David East led the senior Lions in their 12th win by scoring eight points. The three Manila teams will journey to Cooler, Mo., tomorrow night for gnmes with Cooler High School teams. Earlier this season Cooter handed the Lions their only defeat of the season by a two-point margin. 'V Cagers to Meet Dut-of-Town Foes In Armory Here Three Blytheville independent cage teams will see action in the Armory gym tomorrow night against out of town foes. In the first game the Hays Store five will meet an independent team from Hayti, Mo. with th« Wakefield Service Station quintet meeting the Shawnee Independents hi the second and the Simpson Oil Company live taking on Holland in the night cap. All three of the local teams are members ol the Blytheville Y's City Basketball League. The first game is scheduled to get underway' at 1 o'clock. AAU to Schedule tvtntt AAU TO SCHEDULE Events—la. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jin. S.— (UP)—Sites and dates for Arkansas AAU athletic events for 1MI «ill be awarded at a meeting h»r« tonlgiit. Ivan H. Orov« ot Hendrlx College Is president. He said the chief offender came to him the night they arrived In Dallas and asked for a special airplane to visit friends In Houston. "He asked If 1 knew the commander of the base well enough to get him a plane to Houston," Hig- glns said. "I told him I had just met the commander, but that even if I did know him well, I wouldn't dare make such a request. Made Other Requests "During the 14 days we stayed U Dallas," Hlgglns continued, "this boy made many, nmny other requests. But 1 won't tell you his name because he's got a lot of football years ahead of him." Higglns was asked concerning a report that seven seniors on the squad climbed over a fence and went Into'Dallas on one night. "It was my understanding that he whole squad, or at least most of them, did," he said. "I wasn't .00 mad about that. When you gc T . a bunch of kids together In a stranpe town and experiencing* a thrill like bowl game, most coaches would find it pretty tough to slap them down hard." Hlgglns said that he was very sorry that the matter had come to light and emphasized again and again that he didn't want to "name names." "Anrt don't cause a lot of trouble will you, by putting In names where maybe they shouldn't be," he added "They are a high strung bunch of boys, but I'm not apologizing {ci- thern." he said. "The game, the season—everything—ls over now. What do you want me to .do, tag the kids with a bad name? Some of them are headed for pro ball and great football careers." Although Higglns said that he believed the players went "all out" made them look mighty good In the run for the top money In their own ballwick. Kentucky does not defend Its Southeastern Conference title until the league tournament comes up Inter this year, but Aclolpli Rupp's crew appears ready to repeat. Victories over Crelghton and Western j Ontario this week stretched the win string to 10. against one defeat—an upset loss to Temple. Elsewhere around the nation, the fortunes of 1947's champs were not so bright. St. Louis University, defending the title In the Missouri Valley conference, is still undefeated after .seven games but plays that tough Oklahoma A & M crew Saturday. I The Aggies lost only to Kansas State, and arc ready for the early showdown clash this week. Illinois seemed headed for the Big Nine crown with an undefeated record In seven games until it ran up aRninsi Wisconsin Saturday. Wisconsin won the game, 52 to 47 ns the starting effort in its nig Nine title defense, but lown boasted the best record today. The Hawk- eyes are unbeaten in six games. Illinois plays Northwestern tonight and then meets Ohio State I Saturday. Iowa faces Ohio State ' ment In the code Is the pledge thai younger of the two. spent several no NCAA member will participate •' rs iu the tjo x j ng &ame but later In athletics with a school not ad-1 i wnt & i o wrestling as a means of hereitig to the no-recruiting regulations, Aside from the "sanity code" which will be taken up during the regular NCAA sessions Friday and Saturday, this week's meetings embrace conmentiohs of the various coaches' associations. The nation's college coaches were scheduled livelihood. As an added attraction, Promoter Meroney has booked a 80-minule time limit, best two out of tlir^e (alls wrestling match between Tex Riley and Jack Welch as a preliminary to the boxing match. for their first session tonight, and | they will be'followed by ttie football and track coacnes tomorow. The football coaches' rules committee meets Wednesday. Lou Little, chairman of the com mittcc, has polled the 30 members and he said today that the free substitution rule will come in for the most spirited discussioti_ Keeping the T-fortnation quarterback a yard behind the line of scrlm- ItnseUall to gather > Kramer Blasts Riggs NOTICE OF GRANTING OF LIJUOR PERMIT Notice is hereby given that the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas has issued a permit, No. 571 to City Drug Co. to sell and dispense vinous or spirituous liquors for beverage at retail on the premises described as 101 E. Main, Blytheville. This permit issued on the 1st day of Jan.. 1948 and expires on the 30th New Theater Manila's finest Showi EVKRV NIGHT Bos O>»i» Week Day» 7:M p.m Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sat.-Sun. I p.m. Conl Showing Tonight "DOWN TO EARTH" with Rita Hayworth and Larry Farkc Also Shorts day of June, 1948. City Drug Co. 1 Permittee E. C. Williams, V.P.- Tuesday "THE KEY WITNESS" with John Beal and Trud.v Marshall Selected Short Subjects Opens at 6:30 p.m.; Start* 7:00 p.m. Tonight "MARGIE" (In Technicolor) Jeanne Grain, Glen Lancam Lynn Bari Warner News and ShorU Tuesday "BORN TO KILL" with Lawrence Tlerney, Claire Trevor and Walter Slezak Serial: "Brick Bradford" ' Also Shorts mage Malty is another issue, and coach Bell of Southern Methodist added the suggestion Hint the extra point be eliminated from football. Basketball coaches meeting Wednesday are scheduled to take up the five-foul rule. They may vote to revert to tile old system ot ejecting a player after he was committed four fouls. tonight anil Purdue Saturday, and Wisconsin meets Minnesota tonight: ami Indiana Saturday in the featured Big Nine sanies. Scranton to be the Eastern League's most valuable player. The Cubs are taking premature bows for southpaw Cliff Chambers, 26-year-old Portland, Ore., player who won 24 against nine losses at Los Angeles. He led the Coast League with wins and 178 strikeouts. Those are being touted at the moment as the best of 1048. But tlieve are so many coming up that almost anybody Is liable to walk off with the honors. Jimmy Deamret s Golfdom's Top Money Winner LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5. (UP) — Jimmy f cmnrct. Ojai. 'Cal., won S27.03Q.83 over a 92-tournamcnt grind in 1947 to reign today as golfing's top money winner for last year, George Schneiter. professional Golfer's Association toun:ameiit chairman, disclosed. Dcmarct was followed by Bobby Locke ol Johannesburg. South Africa, wno netted $2-4.327.50 In 48 tournaments. Dcmaret also was awarded the Vnrdon Trophy for his low stroke average ol 69.80 lowest of any Aiucriciui goiter. Lorke average S9.52. but, not being an American citizen, was not eligible for the trophy. Ben Hogan. 1946 lending money winner With S42.556.16, finisheil third last year with 523,310.15. De- narct. was fourth in 1946 with $19,.06.51. The Ilvst 12 money winners for 1947 included: Dnmaret, Locke, Hogan, Ed Oliver, $17,941.15; Jim Fcr- Hogan Strengthens Lead | In Los Angeles Open LOS ANGELES. Jan. 5. (UP) — Ben Hogan teed off today with a three-stroke grip on first place '.ti the 410,000 -Los Angeles Open Golf tournament. The pint-sized Hershey. Pa., pro turned in a one-utider-par 70 yesterday to bring his 54-hole total to a red hot 208. He would have had a 69 if hf? didn't muff an easy, four- foot, putt on the IBth hole. Blazin' Ben's total was three strokes better than Ed Furgol To Tie Series at 3-> TOLEDO, O., Jan. 5. CUP)—Jack Kramer, of Los Angeles. America's Davis Cup star who left amateur tennis for a fat contract and a chance to wrest the U. S. profes- ; sional crown from Bcbby Riggs. i today was deadlocked with the I veteran Riggs at three matches] apiece in their 65-nmtch tour. | Improving with every perform- • nnce, Kramer used his smashing service to defeat Riggs 6-4, 7-5, last night. It was the former U. S. amateur champion's third straight victory over the acknowledged pro champ. In the opening match, Dinny Pails of Australia downed Francisco (Pancho) Seguara of Ecuador, 3-6, 6-3. G-2. Kramer and Pails teamed Io tie Riggs and Segura, 6-2, 13-15 n the doubles play. Churchill Recovers PARIS. Jan. S. <UP)—Winston Churchill has recovered completely from a chill and his personal physician, Lord Mora'n, will return to London today frt>m MalTaketfi, Morocco, the French Press Agency reported. Lord Moran arrived with Mr*. Churchill last week. The violoncello is played sitting BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWBSl ADMISSION PRICE ANYWHERE! Reset-Ted Seals on S^le at the Legion Arena from 6 p. m. Every Monday ADULTS 45c — CHILDREN 15« • Monday, Jan. 5th BOX EXTRA SPECIAL FIGHT TO A FINISH WITH GLOVES BOXING Roy Welch versus Bill Canny A 90 MINUTE TIME LIMIT MATCH WRESTLING Tex Riley versus Jack Welch Mr. Farmer: BEAN EARLY BIRD! 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