The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 12, 1951 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 12, 1951
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(AUK.) COtTRTER NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER It, 1981 WELL-ROUNDED Dick Groal has been called by competent observers the best college baseball player they have ever scon. Shortstop Groat led Duke to the Southern Contercnce baseball championship last season, was largely instrumental in making the Blue Devils the rtmner-ups in basketball. The 21-year-old, six-loot. 182-pound senior from Swissvalc, P.v., bat loci .380 to be an'All- America. He set a new national seasonal scoring record in basketball,.831 points. (NEA) Where Will Stanky Play?Cards' Pilot Won't Say Now By KD WI!<KS ST. LOUIS, Dec. 12. VAPj— Edward Raymond Stanky .steps gingerly Into his new role a.s manager of the St. Louts Cardinals txxtay confronted by a novel problem, Can he win a starting position on his own team? It's definite, says the former New York Giants second imsenmn, that he will serve as R playing manager. However, the "its, buts and maybes" begin to pile up when he's asked where he will Insert him*elf in the Red Bird lineup. With only a few short hours of* — •icperience a* a nianager (he signed » two-year contract with owner Fred Salgh around supper time yesterday) Slanky says he isn't ready to make that decision yet. Or any Chicks Sweep Two From Catholic High Tribe Wins Easily 54-29; B Team Victorious 48-40 Closing fast, after a slow beginning, the Blytlieville Chicks hung up their-third victory of the basketball season at Haley Field gym last night, trouncing Catholic High of Memphis 54-20. The Chicks' victory enabled* BlytheviUe High teams to make their first clean sweep of a clouMe- heailer thi.s season. Earlier the Chick liees edged the Memphis team's reserves 48-40 for their first win of the season. Tiie Chicks, after scoring but. nine points in the first period, broke away in the second qurirUM 1 to take command ol the game. From midway in (lie second period en, they were never pushed as ttie Catholic t«am proved no match for the Tribe's height. Joe Lynn Vowell, their classy playmaker and Mcmtroe Holland, their slx-foot-su- pivot ace. paced Dick Kazmaier Is Back ol Year Princeton Ace Leads AP Poll;'Tennessee's Lauricello Is Second others lor that matter. The deal thai brought Stanky to the Cardinals to replace the ousted Marty Marlon M manager has been Ucked around /or a few months BOW. "Yet ^t look almost three hours •C actual conference between Eddie Mid Saigh to agree to terms. Salgh held out for a one-year ttrm, two years at the maximum. XddU originally wanted ft threc- j-ear contract. For giving up their peppery second baseman,- the National League pennant winners received veteran pitcher Max Lanier and outfielder Chuck Diering from, tho Cards. *3Z,Me » Yrar As foe the price tab Salgh placed on Stanky's services, IL'a anybody's guess. But the baseball men who say they know Rboul such things ptaoe it at about $32,500 R year. .But Retting bock to Stanky anti the Cardinals, Eddie figure* to go over his coaching staff iti I lie next lew day.i and maybe ask for a few replacement*. A request, for additions seeim doubtful since SaigV recently i-educed the staff Ui three He cut loose veteran Rny Blades •xpUlntag * lowr-man slall \s tea cumbersome. Any other decisions, especially Miose concerning the playing ner- «bnnel .will have to wait mill upring training, says Eddie. "What I see at spring training will determine what will happen the lineup, 1 ' he commented. Eddie includes himself in tha spring training test. He says he'l be competing against "the beat sec ond baseman in the league," Re< JJchoendlenst. But Stanky isn't SKIT Mcond base is the only plncft h may find an opening to squeeze in to. Hemns Was Great "Who plays regularly at third •hort and second will depend what Schoendienst, Solly Hemu and myself can show next spring. Hemu?, who Stanky calls the mos improved infieldcr or outfielder the 1951 season, bas been rejects and recalled on occasions by th Cardinals from their lann systcn Like most of the Cardinal fo lowers, Eddie maintains that it wa Heinus who played a major pact i keeping the Cardinals In ihud plai last Edison. • Speaking about, mini poMtion how about 1552? Someone aske Stanky. Eddie wouldn't hazard a Faced by sports writers, sporU- ca.stCT.s ami photographers* flashbulb?, Eddie tocki'd ntiylliing but "the brat" a.s he is called by the : urman Surprises Duke 73-72; Notre Dame Wins li.v TKI) MK1KK NEW YORK. DEC. 12. (AP)— Fnrman's surprise victory over Duke net the extension of Notre Dnine'-s and NYU's winning strcEite Icaturgd ilay Iti college baskelbnll Insl night. Denver's conquest of Ohio Slate; St. Louis' defeat or Canlsius; Oklii- loma A. & M.'s overtime triumph if Southern Methodist nnd Kansas Stale's victory over California also •ere prominent in the national plc- ure. j A Held gonl and n free throw by; Veil Gordon In the last 38 seconds' :ave Fiirman Its unexpected 73-12 rlllnlph over Dtikc ntul Dick Groat Shelby, N.C. Gordon was fouled he inatie the field gonl, then calmly sank the free throw for the winning point. Notre Dame, led liy Negro sophomores OlHe Bctraml nnd EtHee Shine, nicked Northwestern, 65-5'l. nt South Bend. It was Notre Dame's 'ourth straight victory and second over n Big Ten quintet. NYU made it. Eight In n row by coming from behind to beat Yale at New Haven, 08-67. on Dick Bunt's acurnte foul shooting In the closing minutes. Denver likewise came from bc- nind to whip Ohio Stiitc. 67-S8, nt Colombus us Onie Toft tossed hi 22 points for the Skyline Conference five. St. Louis and K-Stntc, ranker! 4!h and 5th in the AP poll, had somewhat easier times. Pinying at home St. Louis whipped Canistus, 62-51 K-State, on n western trip, trounced California, 64-50 with u second half surge. The Oklahoma Aggies went over- lime to take SMU at Dallas. 50-45 as Doit Johnson dunked scve] points tn the extra period for the Aggies. Tn the other games Holy Cross took a narrow GT-G-1 victory over Rhode Islnndi George Washington upset. West Virginia 53-81 in overtime; and Marshall whipped the touring Texas Aggies, 46-40. Shawnee Wins And Loses in Tournament the Chicks to the win with 17 points each. Bob (lied) playing probably his 'game so far this season, was next in line with 11 points. Laffcrty was high for the Terriers with 14 points. The Chicks used it set offense throughout the game with Holland as the hole man. In spite of the fact Hollaml wns tightly guarded, the Chicks passed the ball into him well and their rebounding showed signs of improvement. Freeze "Works Tile Chicks' biggest weakness was their inability to hit set shots from back of the free throw circle which is so necessary on Coach Jimmy Fisher's offensive style. With a commanding lead the Chicks put on a "freeze" at the start ol the fourth quarter and stayed on It throughout the period. They shot but three times and all three were successful lay up shots. The Dees jumped to an early lead and gradually built it up. However they had to fight off a late Catholic rally in order to hold their advantage. Taylor led the Bees in scoring with 13 points followed by Lunsford with 10. But Catholic High's Mc- Keimctt was high for the night with 23 points. B Game Blytheville (4«) Pos. (40) Ca. High NEW YORK, Dec. 12. (AP)—Did Kazmnler. Princeton's dynamic All America tailback, today was name Back of the Year In the Associate! Press' poll of sporlswrlters an sportsc asters. The slender, 21-year-old triple threat from Maumee, O., won in a landslide. He was picked by 76 of DiMag Considering TV After Hanging Up Spikes By JOE REICHLDH NEW YORK, Dec. 12. (AP)—Joe DiMagglo, definitely through as a player at the age of 37, is expected to remain in the New York Yankee organization in the role of a television broadcaster. THE 'CLIPPER QUITS—Joe. DiNfaggio, one of modern day baseball's immortals, yesterday hung up hLs spikes after 13 years service with the New York Yankees. Joltin' Joe, undecided about his future, says he's considering television Job with the Yanks the 125 writers and radio ipen from "among other offers." const to const who participated In [he poll. Closest to the Tiger terror was Hank Lauricclla. Tennessee's superb All-America tailback. Laurlcella was selected by 13 voters. Third, with seven votes, was Johnny Blight, the Negro back tram Drake. Bright, who holds the record for yardage gained in a college cnrcer, was put out of action with Luxora Teams Gain Split With Wilson JOfNEB. Dec. 12—Shnwnec High School's invitational basketball tournament opened here last night with Shawnce's hoys' and girls' tennis winning and losing in the two games played. In the opening game, Marion nosed out Shawnce's girls 40-45 in a tln-Hler. It was Marlon's first win In four seasons. Tn the second game the. Shawnee boys rolled over Marion 74-33,11^! Three games- are on tap for tonight, in the opener at 6:30 p.m., niylhevillc's B team takes on Dy- oss' B squad. At 7::iO, Missco nnd Kciser girls tangle with the Mlssco ami Kciser boys playing at 8:30. Semi-finals will be played tomorrow night with the finals to be played Friday night. f.lrls' <1« me Shawnee Pos. Tinsley (21> .. F (8) F P. G G Taylor (13) Michael (1) Lnnsford (10) Hall (8) Whtscnhunt (4) F.. (3) Marshak F. . (3) Franklin ..C(23) McKcnnctt G ...... (4) Glatt O — (1) Rivalto a broken Jaw in the game with Oklahoma A. & M,, and lost a chance to repeat as the 1951 leader in total yardage. That honor went to Kaz- mnier. with 1,827 yards. Bright was followed by Washington's Hugh McElhenny (6), and Baylor's Larry Isbell (5) and Kentucky's Babe Parllll (5). San Francisco's Ollie Matson received four votes. KnzmnSer, a two-time All-Anierl already has won the Maxwell anc Heisman awards as the player o! the years. Others who received votes Included Bill Rclchardt, Iowa, 2, and the following with one vote each: Fred Benners, Southern. Methodist. Vic Janowicz, Ohio State; Alan Ameche Wisconsin; Bud McPhnil. Oklahoma; Don Klostcrmann, Loyola {Calif.l Bob Mathis. Stanford, Hnd Paul Geil Minnesota. Substitutions: Blytheville — Hill (3). Daniels. Phillips, Vail. Stanfield (3). catholic High— Burnette, Turvcy, Cardosl (2), Jeter (4). A Game Blythevtlle (54) PM. (29) Ca. llish Vowell (11) ..... F. .... Singleton Ch'itdress (11) -.P.. (14) Lafferty ..C.... (O Morris Holland (11) Mosley (2) .. Hays (1) . ..G (3) Owens ...G (3) Clark fnns who know him best. He looked like a (veil-scrubbed choir boy yesterday. Apparently lie hopes to continue looking like a wfll-mnnneiTd n (; n- Ueman on the Held. too. Now that he's n manager. Eddie ligiirr.* he Slmnnon (5) Welch 119) Elrncl Reed Miller Substitutions: Marlon Powell Finlcy Atkins Dailey (331 . D . Slupcntl . Blackford Shawnee — Klni- bcrlin, Ashburn, Marion — Mann Ncvcns (5), Billings, Mechc, I. Dailey. Bn.vs' Oiimc best- culm down in his association | with umpires. When a.skcd abimt Ins salary. Stanky remarked: "t can't say how much, but I only hope Santa Clans will be us so-o;: j to my kids as Mr. Saigh has been to inc." S;iu;h responded: ''Thank.s. Kridic. Not many fellows say that about me days." Shawnee Jenkins (10) . Hoskins . ... Welch < 16) .. Ralph (10) ... Felts (14) ... SubM tuitions: Pos. P .. F (I G ... G... G Marion . . . . (B) Ncal •) J. Simpson IT) Jenkins O> Fogclmnn . (I) Finlcy Substitutions: Blytheville, — Sliil, Privett (3), Gentry, Burnham (3). ACE Group Begins Study of College Sports LUXORA, Dec. 12 — Luxora and Wilson split a pair of basketball ;ames here last night with the Luxora girls and the Wilson boys winning. Luxora's Pantherettes chalked up their seventh straight victory in the first game by outlasting the visiting sextet 27-24. It was Wilson's first loss in rive starts. In .the boys' game. Wilson's Bulldogs finished ahead by a 47-34 count. Walker led the Luxora girls to their win with 13 points and Price scored 12 for Wilson. In the boys game Barnes was high for Luxora with 13 points nnd Freels scored the same number for Wilson. Girls 1 Game The great outfielder, who yesterday announced he would never wear a baseball uniform again—as a player, nianager or coach—is considering an offer as TV commentator of Yankee home baseball games. While both parties refused to commit themselves. Yankee president Dan Topping admitted DiMaggio had been offered the TV Job "among othar propositions." DiMagglo said all his offers dealt with radio and television and "it is possible" he will accept the Yankee bid. The TV post reportedly would pay him $50,000 a season for three years. DIMogglo planned to leave for his home in San Francisco on Friday to think over all the propositions He said he expected to reach a decision "some time next Keek." The Yankee clipper appeared In good spirits as he outlined his reasons for quitting before grinding cameras, glaring lights and the largest sports press gathering since the days of Babe Ruth. "Old injuries that lingered and some new ones hastened decision to retire," DiMagglo explained. Another reason was night baseball. Joe estimated the arc ligh play cut about two years off his career. "It Gets Tough" "It gets tough to recuperate the next day from a night under the bulbs when you get older," he said. 'Night ball should be played every night or not at all. "You don't get to bed until two in the morning, or so, and'wake up at 10. I found that wr-n't enough rest to get the aches nnd pains out of my system. I'd go to the park for an afternoon game the next day, and sometimes. I wouldn't wake up until the fifth or sixth inning." "I feel I have reached the stage where I can no longer produce for my ball club, my manager, my teammates and my fans," he added. "I had a poor year last season. But even if I had" hit .350, this would have been the last year for me. ' "I found playing last year a torture. I was full of aches and Griffin Takes Marine Exam In Little Rock LITTLE ROCK. Dec. 12. (IF) — Hob Griffin, University of Arkansas football star for the past three years, was lo learn tcday whether he will become a U.S. Marine. The big center-linebacker-tacklc, named to the 1851 All-Southwest Conference team as a defensive tackle, began a physical examination at the induction center here yesterday. An officer at the center said the examination would be' completed today and that. If he passes, Grlf- Lu.xora Walker (13) Petty (4) .. Lewis (2) . B. Clark Richardson D. Clark ... Pos. .. P.. . "P.. . F . . G.. G . G.. Wilson .. (12) Price (5) Mullens (7) Nicholson ... . Andrews ... . s. Davis Greenwell iains. 1 found It difficult to get ut of bed each morning—especl- lly after a night game. I know I'll liss the game, but I dont fe*l oo badly about it because ttiosejjjrj lays and nights of agony are still resh in my mind." DiMaggio said he first knew h« vas slipping as far back as three •ears ago when he realized his mlng was beginning to be off and his reflexes were beginning to slow D. He began thinking of retiring ,st spring and made up his-mind to quit at the close of the cam- aaign. "When baseball Is no longer fun, t's no longer a game. And so, I've- played my last game of ball." Stengel Praises Him Manager Casey Stengel, expressing regret over DiMagglo's decision, lauded Joe as "the greatest player I have ever had the honor of managing." The skipper said he planned to give Joe's centerfield. post to 21-year-old Mickey Mantle. "I don't expect Mantle to fill Joe's shoes," Stengel said. "Nobody can. He was the greatest. But Mickey is fast, has a strong arm and hits with power. To be sure, he's young, and therefore inexperienced, but he has the potential to develop into a great player." Thus DiMaggio closes out a memorable baseball career. Holder^ of numerous batting and fielding^! records, this great all-around' performer undoubtedly will rank beside such superb stars as Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and all the other baseball immortals. Ho put in 13 active seasons in th« majors, all with the Yankees, built up a lifetime .325 batting marlc despite numerous "injuries. His 56-consecutive game batting record may never be equalled. He played with 10 pennant winner* and was a member of nine world championship clubs, both records. This is the same person who was rejected by 15 clubs because of .«. knee injury suffered while playing with San Francisco in the Pa'cilio Coast League. As a result, the Yankees, acquired him In 1936 for only $25,000 in cash and five players. 1 _ It turned out to be one of th» best bargains in baseball history. ' Substitutions: Liixora—M. Clark €. Smith. Wilson—Oswalt, Jones. Boys' Game Luxora Pos. Wilson Towles (51 F.. (11) Robinson Barnes (13) .. F: (13) Freels Lunsford <8) . C (8) Webb R, Ttate (2) . G (11) Cissell B. Tate (6) .. G (4) Grant Substitutions: Luxora — Bennett, White, Williams. fin will be assigned to duty with the Marines. Griffin earlier had said he hoped So enlist in the Air Force. The gridder. a 22-year-old senior from Frederick, Okla., withdrew from the university last week to keep his draft date. Shawnee — Wil.'on. RnbcrtMin (ia>. Brewer (8), Larue. Hc-nnett- <2>, Strectcr (2). M:\nun---B. Simpson <•!), Ashley and Harlan. Crows nre regarded as being the most intelligent ninong birds by many naturalists. fjekupS'*^^ ,'ia WASHINGTON. Dec. 12. (AP>— Ten college presidents today renewed their search for the answers to these two questions: (1) What's wrong with intercollegiate sports? (21 Whiit can be done about it The presidents are members of a special committee set up by tlic American Council on Education, a private body of educators, to study college sports. They laid the groundwork for their studies ,in a meeting here last month. Tndrty they were to hear from n football coach. Lloyd Jordan of Harvard, and two physical education cx- peits, Thomas E. McDonoush of Fmory in Georgia and S. C. Staley of Illinois. 'Jordan is president of the National Football Coaches Association. Mc- Oonodfih heads the College Physical Education Association, ond Stnlry is president of the American Academy of E J hysical Education. Umpire Cat Hubbard Suffers Injury to Eye While Hunting Ezzqrd Charles Is Favored In Bout with Maxim Tonight ST. LOUIS, Dec. 12. (AP) Cal Hubbnrd, the American League umpire, is In McMillan Hospital for treatment ot nn eye Injury suffered in ;i hunting accident. It was not known whether the injury is serious enough to end his career as nn umpire. A McMillan supervisor said the hospital is under orders from Hubbard to withhold reports on his condition. A hunting companion with Hubbard on the trip nenr Milan in northern Missouri Monday quoted n doctor as saying the umpire stands a "50-50 or better 1 chance of not losing the use. of his left eye, A ricocheting shotgun pellet struck Hubbard in the eye ns he sat In a car when another member of the party shot, and killed a rabbit. Hubbard was brought here yesterday after first receiving treatment Bt a hospital In Kirksvillc, Mo. With Hubbard on the hunting trip were Al Barlick, n National League umpire, George Booker of Springfield, III,, James Payne cf Milan, and Wiltard Robinson nf Pollock, Mo. Hubbard owns a dry cleaning establishment at Milan. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12. (AP>< —Ezzard Charles, who confidently expects to regain the heavyweight crown next year. Is a 1 to 3 favorite to defeat light ' heavyweight champion Joey Maxim in a 12 round fight tonight. The charity exhibition, In the Cow Palace, will be televised coast to coast, and also will be broadcast (9 p.m. GST). It will be the fifth meeting ol the pair. Charles won all four previous bouts by decision. Including 15 round defense of his title before Jersey Joe Walcott knocked him out this year. Both fighters are at peak condition. Maxim, who trained at nearby Santa Rosa, looked impressive against heavier sparmates. He is a master boxer and lacks only a real kayo punch to become a menace in the heavyweight ranks. Charles, who drilled here before 'capacity gymnasium crowds, gave onlookers many a thrill by slugging it out with sparring partners. Although he is a good boxer, he has discarded this style in favor of a two-fisted attack. He changed his ring tactics his first match after losing the title to Walcott and scored an eleventh round knockout over burly Rex e^of Utah. Layne had defeated Walcott before Jersey Joe won the crown. It's a Run on Twins DES MOINE3, la. (PP)-- Three sets of twin calves were bom all within 10 days, on the Mauritz Lind farm n ear Pilot recent! y. The calves u-ere horn to three brown Swiss heifers. There were four bulls and two heifers. , The Mount Cenis tunnel from Italy to Prance under Col de Frejus is eight miles long and was completed in 1871. MOOSE LODGE CHRISTMAS DANCE D #" Mirror Room, Hole! 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