The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 7, 1948 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 7, 1948
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WEDNESDAY, JANTJARY 7,1948 Football Coaches List Rule Gripes 20 College Coaches Meeting to Diseuit Possible Changes By SleTe Snider JO!"""' Pre« Sports Writer) JEW YORK, Jan, 7 (UP)-Twen- _rof the nation's top collegiate football coaches went Into a huddle today to sift the rules of the game and determine what's needed to make It better than ever. Matty Bell of Southern Methodist wants to eliminate the point after touchdown. Jimmy Phelan of St. Mary's thinks the team trailing In a game should be given the option of kicking off or receiving after a score has been made rather than giving the option to the team scored against. Those nnd more than a dozen other suggestions came out of « survey by Lou Little of Columbia cha rman of the Rules Committee - -vn.i., •wuiniiiiL.iee of the American Football Coaches Association, and the ao-mau coaches committee will decide whiah chances to recommend to (he National con- venlion. Other suggestions included a pro posal to widen the goal-poets to Increase field coal kicking and con- the fr l L Pe f C h'.V, a ^ 5; elimtn!1 "°n of! NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 7 <UP)_ for ihVfir,Mmi U , on . r ln effect I Vincent Riw.o, who started his bua- IHK a T fnrm.^ M " 50Il: mafc - '""'' carMr '» baseball 2< 5'ear.s iii i rorn1atlo n quarterback el- • — tMTHEVILLB Chick Mentor Gridmen, Lions' Guests Head Coach Firman W. Bynum presented a review of the football season and discussed 19« prospects at the weekly meeting of the Lions Club yesterday noon in Hotel Noble. Blytheville High School football squad members were guests at, the meeting and a'ere introduced by Coach Bynum, who designated graduating and returning players. Coach Byuuni said that gamrs have been tentatively scheduled for Ihe coming season with Little Rock, Tine Bluff, El Dorado, North Little Rock. Subiaco, Mcssick High School ol Memphis, and Joncsboro. Bill Godwin, coach of the Chicks during the 1946 season, was a visiting member. He is now with the Boston Yankees pro football team. Walter s. Davis, assistant coach at Blytheville High School, and Harry l^vitch ol Blytheville also were guests. Joe Louis Will Defend Title In June; Walcott Expected Will Be Opponent NEW YOHK. Jan. 7. (UPJ-The* 20th Century Club attained a victory over other flght promoters about the country today when heavyweight champion Joe Louis assured acting club director Sol Strauss that he would defend his title at New York In June—probably at Yankee Stadium. However, It still remained Strauss and his associates to line ill) Joe Wnlcott as an opponent. I N K W YORK, Jan. 7 cUPl—Ted Walcolt, who gave Louis the hardest Williams and Joe DIMnggto bumped tussle of his title career at Madison »>t<> fnc\\ others' headlines today In Square Garden lust month In « . an off-season Journalistic crnck-iip hout which most ring observers fig-j by which through somebody's bad tired he had won, wants more than Unilng they both came to 19411 sal- Williams Gets Salary Boost *jFor '48 Season Pirates Appoint Rizzo As Pels' General Manager of . ago by .selling peanuts and popcorn in a local ball park, yesterday be- rhViTn". "•;"""•-> «•"= i«ra oenind came general manager of the New tne jine or scrimmage as required ! Orleans Pelicans. ", P """ t: . CI «lflMllon of the kick- [ ni?.zo's appointment was announc- o o e ck - r,,n rU !f,i p " mit "»« "ther team 'to r,,n, er eam t run with a fumble instead of liniii l"ir it tohe offensive team. " Giants Reported Dickering With , Poole . ed by Ray Kennedy, general mana- gcr of the Pittsburgh Pirates' 19- club farm system who arrived here Monday with the news that Jimmy Drown, former St. Louis Cardinal utility lofielder. would manage the Pelicans in 1948. Kennedy said that Rizzo had been given so many recommendations that the Pittsburgh oraEnizntlon. which purchased the Pelicans from MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 7. (up>; soft cirink bottler A. B. Freeman —The odds today were that the I here last month, "could do nothing greatest passing combination | n ! bllt Bive him a chance." collegiate football history—Char- i Rizzo ' wh ° is 34. joined the Pelican Jey Conerly and Barney Poole. o.' front <>">" in 1916 as a scout fol- me University of Mississippi— w ,-|| (lowing his discharge from the Armv Play together In the New York ' He became acting; general manager pro ranks next year. two months ago when Leroy Dis- The fact seemed certain in the sin S«r left the post to remain witn wake of a five-year. SRO.OOO. con- , th <> Boston Red Sox. The Boston tract which Alabama's Harry Gil- 'Club ended a working agreement mer has signed with the Washing- "•"'- " - ~' ' •- ' ton Redskins. As soon as Gilmer was signed the Skins sold the New York Giants their National League draft ri"IYs to Conerly. The Giants already held the draft rights to Poole. : season. the Pels at the end of last ^Redskin Boss Denies •Gilmer's Salary Reports . . 0 v , „„,,_. BEVERLY HILLS Cal 1111 i Now the only thing that remains (UP>-Ownci- George P "Marshall Is to get them signed. That should- of the Washington Rert'sHiK nro nt prove too difficult-it the Price lessional football Teamtday n'cT being, (hnt he'd like a combination ' _.. " ....... Gilmer was^ reported yesterday by _ ^ as having signed : Rcdskin Coach Turk baseball-football contract like that ... Gilrn< ; r was fl Which Georgia'*. Charley. Trippl-got (tt .!. I ' I ^ d T r ? list vear ' ™ B a contract with- re- the 20 per cent of the gross portedly offered by Strauss. Louis, whose contract calls lor him lo be under the exclusive services of Ihe 20th Century club. « K ieod ta fight for 40 per cent of the net gate. The Brown Bomber, who has announced he will reti|» alter this title defense, came lo Terms late yesterday In a conference In whlch'has manager, Marshall Miles, and his attorney. Truman Gibson of Chicago met with Strauss In Louis' Harlem hotel suite. During the conference. Mike Jacobs, head of the 'Dili Century Club, who has been In a Ions period ol convalescence listened In hy telephone from Miami Strauss said he "took It for g.-ant- | new rapacity as Ri ed" that Walcott could be bronchi manager that Wllll: to terms, but at Camden. N J Pro- ' ' " ' molcr Felix Bocchlcchlo, said he wasn't so sine. Bocchicchio, who has exclusive call on Walcolfs services said he "would not conslde per cent of the gross gale „ "We're open lo the best proposl- ' act that ne •••• lion, but under no condition will lhl> " some b >' leading the league In we agree to 20 per cent In New butting with a .a« mark. In home iork. Bocchlcchlo said. He added' rllns with 32 ' ln "'»* batted in with ary terms on the same day. The premier American league sluggers bolh got fat raises, too. as befitted outstanding performances In the 1947 season found DIMagjio of the Yankees getting the league's most valuable player award by one tenth place vote over Williams of the ntd Sox, Williams, (he bean-town beanpole with the fat bat, settled up yesterday for J80.000. while Dining- gto. the lanky Yankee with the wide stride, hart to sign for $65.000. but he got the blgcor raise of the two. At Boston, General Manager Joe Cronin, who previously has dealt with thumping Theo<1or» only on the ball field, announced In his Red Sox general iams had wired acceptance of 194S terms from hli winter retreat at Princeton, Minn. Williams' salary represented a ...v.v.,. M.OOO boost from his 1947 figure the 20 [ allcl WRS Rranled without even long- distance haggling in view of the his keen and . . e ae hat he had talked twice in (he past three days with Herman Taylor Philadelphia promoter, about a Louis-Walcott match there next June and that "I am now waiting on Taylor's reply," 8 Knoxville May Have Southern League Club •• KNOXVILLE. Tenn., Jan ,_ (UP)-The Knoxville Amusement Co. revealed today that It holds an option on the francise ol an unnamed Southern Association Baseball Club and will buy the fran- e ranch se of the City Council agrees to enlarge the ballpark here. The announcement was made by! Dr. Holjart Ford, president of the : company and former owner of the i Knoxville Smokies of the TriJ i State League. H e said he was "certain" that' the Southern Association would approve the purchase of the franchise if the Knoxville. ball park is renovated and asked the City Council to furnish J200.000 for that 114. and In runs scored with 125, Actually, steady Teddy wasn't down on the dotted line as was DiMagglo and there se*med a remote chance lhat. he might kick up a lilllc fuss over a few provisions, but Cronin said that he wasn't concerned about It. MESSAGE" (Continued from Pajre 1) disapproval ol Ihe Taft-Hartley labor control act but said he would enforce it so long as it remained on list year. .',- He's already been co the Chicago cubs, Dal:,.. pprooklyn Dodgers and New York Vfankees about a major league baseball career but Conerly said he'd "rather wait" until his schooling ends'In 'the Spring. • He. added that he'd play "where I can get the best deal, of course " ;and igreeri that the football Giants mtacted by i Edwards for an estimated $80.000. iroit Tigers i , ' Fd hnlk at s >K nln K anything New York ' /ainll y resembling $80,000," Marshall 6aid. Marshall would not admit that the Alabama passing sensation ha;l signed with the Redskins. Neithe= would h« deny the United Press report. ii-tu w.oi. uic IUCMUHII i_riancs : "I hope It's true." Marshall said be * congenial outfit with I "But that reported $80,000 figure .•wnich to land since they've had , sounds like publicity Dan Topplnn » monoply oh the services of the in the All-America Conference would POOleff. >r!,,A n*n -.~ '• Set Records •.Eleven crops set new production ;recordj in 194S. They were corn, ,.;cherries, peaches, pears, plums, potatoes, rice, soybeans, tobacco, truck. " and wheat crops. give me. "If he keeps that up, people will say we're in love." wisecracked Marshall. "Topping wanted Giimer for himself, couldn't get him and probably is using fantastic salary rumors to heckle our deal with Gilmer." ' Mr. Farmer: BEAN EARLY BIRD! Let us schedule your tractor and farm machinery now for repairs and parts replacement. Save valuable time later! Get our FREE ESTIMATE at an early date .... Compare and Save! We add no "extras" here; you know what your bill is in advance. Pre-Schedule Repairs Now! fosy Payments Available on All Repair Work 3/2 SOUTH 2ZP ST. PHONE863 the books. In addition In his new request for a higher minimum wajr, Mr. 'I'ruman appealed again for limited rationing and price-wage controls to fijht Inflation, universal training for American yniitli. a long-range housing: pro- tram, and a national health Insurance program. The kicker, saved until last In the long message, was income tax reduction lor all an complete exemption lor many millions, 'rtie 10.000,000 Individuals who would be relieved of taxes altogether repre- j sent about one ritlli ol all person. 1 ! NEW YORK. Jan. 7. (UP)—Harrv' H^° an '™ all >' »" vc »*«n making re- Gilmer. Alabama's passing star has • V."''" ""?" h ' B ' wilrtlme tax ™ lcs ' signed a five year contract to plav ! ,,'i ^ ' T °" y ' urpme P*c"«ge professional f o o t b a 11 with the I , '' ™" lafi 5 "««sagc altliouoli Wnshington Redskin" the United J! O " 11M «»"^ "ad been confident learned yesterday U " lle " he would in some way counter Re- J ' ] Publican income tax cut maneuvers in an election year. Gilmer Accepts $80,000 Pro-Football Contract Press The contract call.s for approximately J80.COO. $20.000 less than Gilmer first demanded. Gilmer was signed by Turk Edwards. Washington coach, shortly alter the Sugar Bowl game in which his play was far overshadowed by that of Bobby Layne of Texas. As soon as Gilmer was signed, the Redskins sold .their draft rights to Charles Conncrly, the Mississippi passing nee, lo the New York Giants, the United Press learned. That gives the Giants the National League riratt rights to the leading collegiate passing combination in the country last season. Connerly to Barney Poole. Poole was drafted oy the Gianls at the close of the 194« season. "It is estimated," Mr. Tnunim said, ".that such a tax credit would reduce the federal revenue bv »3,- 200.COO.OCO. This reduction should be made up by increasing the tax on corporate profits in an amount that will produce this sum—with appropriate adjustment for imall corporations." He «ald corporate profits In 1M7 hit a r«ord-breakinjc S17,- (NX),000.000 after taxes while manj families were suffering hardship became of ihe hlfh of lirin^. He proposed lai rate adjustments "sn that those least able In pay will have Ihelr burden lessened hy the transfer of a portion of II to those best able to pay. Mr. Truman's proposed hike In minimum wages would be the equivalent of a boost from 116 In a minimum ol |3fl per 40-hour week. He NEW YORK. Jan 7 (UP) !„. t* ktA '° r ' Ur "" 1 fcr » nt '- tr ' I5t ««Di Macglo of the New v« v v v ! ' orcement and stronger legislation ees sleiied hK IDIR ™r,t . t *«nic- to protect competition against mo- iday a'nd aHhough ^^L^^ W" The President calied on in- announced. It was will receive in the S70.000. Di Maggio came to terms after a conference with Yankee president Dan Topping and General Manager George Weiss Monday night. While the club clung to It* policy of not d*ulging any salary figure, a spokesman said "Di Maggio signed for about the salary which was belna publicized " That figure was betweer $70,000 and $75.000 "eUeer, Joe Dimaggio Signs Contract For 1948 eurlty structure w«s only half-finished. Til* message pjoiwsert broader coverage and higher pay levels for unemployment compensation, old age beiielil.s nnd survivors' benefits. This should be accompanied, Mr. Truman continued, by a national system o( payment lor medical care based on Insurance principles and substantial federal assistance to overcome educational Inadequacies |u any stale. "Oiir ultimate aim." he si\ld, "must be a comprehensive Insurance system lo protect all our people equally asalnsl Insecurity and 111- hesllh " He asked Congress lo creal* > Department of Welfare lo administer Ihe expanded health, education and security programs. Mr. Truman snld every American family should be provided with a decent home within Ihe next 10 years. Meantime lie demanded *x- lenslon and strengthening nl rent controls. lloualiil Program Slrtuvri "As an Immediate, slep." he said, "we need llu- long-raiine housing' program which I have recommended on many occasions. This should Include financial aids designed to' yield more housing at lower prices, ft should provide public housing for low-Income families nml vigorous development of new techniques lo lower the cost of building." The me«Mjf krynoln were peace and proneprlty. Rut Mr. Truman warned lhal Inflation wns dantor- I ounly nut at hand and mint hr checked lo prrvrnt ilcnrolon. To that end he aitkrd atnin for the cost-of-hvliu controls which (hr Novrmbcr-Drn-mhfr rmcrfrriii-T srwilon of ronirr»« rotutdcred and lar*fl>- rejfclrd. Tlimf Included authorlly for limited rallonlnj of scarce comtnodltlrn ntnt for warr- prlce eelllno. "High prices must not be our menns of rationing," the President, told Congress. "Wp must deal ef- i feclively and at once with the high 1 cost of living. "Already Inflation In this country is undermining ih r u v | n(r «ia n - dards of million, of families. Food roj|» too much. Housing has reached fantastic prlrr levels. Inflation threatens to hrinff disagreement and ilrllf between labor and manacrjnenl. "Worst ot all. inflnlltm holds the threat ot another depression.' 1 . ' He said Ihe price splrnl was continuing Its upward zoom and that i since October wholesale prices had increased at an annual rate of 18 Dec cent mid retail prices at an annual rate of lo per cent. On the brighter sine, Mr. Truman reported 14.000.000 more Americans 1 i have Jobs today limn In 1938 and our yearly output of goods and services up two thirds. Those 10 years roughly cover (he period of World! War II. But he salt! we. could Increase our annual output by ai least one third above ihe prpseni i level and nearly double our standard ot living compared with 10 year; FljZO. As ol now the President rcngrlrd that the average income of Ihe pen- I pie measured in purchasing power I had Increased nbout 50 per cent since 1S38. But he said farm families were lagging behind the llvin» standards uf city folk. He estimated | average farm Income at $779 com- 1 pared with $1.238 for non-fium peo- j pie. Mr. Truman said we could "K ( . I far toward stamping out poverty In our generation" by Increnslnc our annual production. He nsked Congress again for enactment of universal (mllltarvi training. His message carefully avoided use of the politically explosive word "military" In making this request. "We look forward." Mr. Truman explained, "to the day when nation: will decrease their nrmamcnts. Ye! so long us there remains serlolK opposition to the Ideals of a peaceful world, we must maintain slroim armed forces. t pleads for National Security "There are many elements In a balanced national security program, nil Inter-related and necessary, hut universal training should be the foundation for them all A favorable decision by Congress at an early date Is of world Important!- > I am convinced that such action Is vital In the security of this nation and to the maintenance of 1U leadership." The President reviewed his foreign pollcj'. pledging full support to th.- Untted Nations and-expresslng r.on- fld«nc« In 1U ulllmat* >m promised to submit later to „„..„.«.,„ » «pecl«l program of relief and re- trncB mail challenged that his for«l»i •s lead to peace—not war. "We nre following a sound, con- . •- ~,~.v,..t f>v K iniii in iciiei una re- ..,1, coiutriicllon »ld for Chlnn. Cnllliw , ,, nre '"'I™'"!! » sound, con n*«ln for legislation lo admit Euro-I ," n " fl >"» <- Hc>i]roi!raeIncur ons to United Pi lml "" r ''o'ennlnnllon to nc ' '•wniii »ui jrKJAinuun (O admit European displaced persons to Unllcd BUIos shelter unrt citizenship, Mr Tinman SUM they would ndd strength Hurt energy to Ihe nation. He pleaded for extension of MIC .wlprocal hade agreements net MII- atr which tlil.1 country recently took I lie Inilnltvr to oblnln world wide |«ilft reductions. Ho nsked con- Imird siinuorl for the liUrrnnllniml (rude arts* (on which swk.s world-wide agreement on fnlr Intcr- nalional Iriirte practices. <i»»l In r<-ac<-—N,,( \\; r For the Marshall plan Mr, THI- ti S ,'^!^ c ± <llllck ao " on '« "'ok' S6.80fl.0flfl 1 00fl available for the is months (winning April 1. To Wal'«<•<< and the led winger, who accuse him o( wnr pol!cte», Mr. Tin- lilevo pence," Mr. Truman'saul. "We nre fighting poverty, hunger rttid suffering. We me building to«'««! a world where all nations, inigc- and siimll iilifce, nmj , jj vo tr"» [\ nm /'""• »"",«o,,. Alw/nli urn striving to achieve a .... ...istd upon dignity of Ihe ImllvW,,,,! ,uul the brotherlioml of ""."'"l " l< ' 1 " 1 " lo Hc-nce—nnl war." High on |,K || st O f ret-ommemln- thoosso ii nl "" 1 " "" t s " >lra >' for 'Whclhc-r dlscrlmlnnilon Is based on rnce." he said, "or creed, or co- mi- .11- In >..i _• _ , . .. ' t " "'"' " f Osceola Cagers Win From Keiser 41 to 31 OSCEOLA. Jan. 7.— The Dsceola " l » h . sc1 "? 1 . St'nlnolea defeated the Keiser High School Yellowjacket Jn a preliminary same the Osceola girls and the Kelscr girls battled through two overtime per- odj to « 29 lo 39 tl e to become the first teams In thl s area ti end a game In » deadlock. Scad Courier News Want Ads THEATRE Manila, Ark. 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