The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 24, 1951 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 24, 1951
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' PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLB. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS American League Leaders Gird for Showdown Battles Yankees and Indians Square Off In New York; Bosox Play Chicago By HUGH FUI.LKRTON, J r NEW YORK, July 21 M>j _ The . commissioners of ten major college conferences have agreed to "exchange Information regarding detrimental activities"—which hardly sounds like anything new. . . The best way to get the "dirt" on under-cover activities always has been to listen to someone from a rival conference or college, especially a scout who hnd been beaten to a good prospect. . , . Trouble is the fact.s and figures aren't nl ways reliable—its the "lie turned down our offer so you can guess what they must be paying .him" *luff. ... And we have yet to see an athlete wearing one of those reported $150'suite and tlrMntr R rumored ?3500 convertible. .". . So we'll wait hopefully until this exchange of Information actually turns up such a case. - Deep Freei* . . Reporting, via Casablanca, on the dnlngs at thc Harlem Glol>« Trailers' Snulh American troupe, llarrj Uannln lt|[ 5 |, O w come the fabulous touring baskclballcrs .played (wo games In different 'countries on Ihe saute d;tr. After knocking: olf » couple of Venezuelan teams In Caracas, Ihe Trotters and their lou*Inif partners, the U.S. Stars, were slati-rf for a final encounter on .Saturday night, Jane 13, before hopping to Panama. . . . Bui It rained that nighl and »n outdoor court In the bull ring was no place for basketball. ... As soon as the game was called of/, ([ovcrnment officials firmly announced that all exit permits would be nillilicM until Ihe same was played. ... So at 10 o'clock the ne.vt morning, in a drizzling rain, the Globe Trotters wliipncd the Stars 19-44, colleclcil their papers and flew lo I'iinarau to play that nljlil. Idles as a healthy activity" outlet tor the students." The public, alumni and other;, were asked by the NACC to understand "that the continued cxiMetK-e of college athletics depends upon tiie maintenance of a snne and sound balance in the life of the By JOE IfKICIH.KK Associated Press Sports Writer Attention Will Han-idge, president of the American ue: low about handing n bonus to the fellow who made out thai dream turnstile schedule? One-Minnie Sporls Page Looks like phll Wrlglcy was Jnsl trying to outdo the National League umpires when it cnme lo throwing out Fratikie Frlsch. Thc umps only tossed him out. nt one game at a time. ... A gent, who usually knows the score in pro Uotball savs Ted Collms hasn't a chance of winning thai contract-jumping suit against George Ratlerman because the supposed Ihrec-ycar-contract actually was a one-year affair ;viih an option which Ted didn't pick up Richmond. Va.. puts in n claiiu !o beine the softliall tournament capital of the U.S. The Virginia .sofi- ball Association is holdinc seven ol Us 10 tournnincnts in Richmond on MX successive weekends. . . . Carl Hoscndorn, Ihe sage o[ North English. Iowa, claims the .American League race is gcttine closer tbaii I a boy ami a girl at a duvc-in (hca- j ter. . . . and three makes, a i heck of a crowd in a pennant rate J or a chive-in. | I Dots Alt. Brother!, ! Tiie Giants home attendance Ibis season is 7.1,030 lielow l.isl year's figure at lliis time. . . . 1'rril Oc Lano. former ('. of Michigan publicist, is (lie neu president of the Southern California I'imlb.ill writers A.vori.illnn. . wlint i-omes from those Hi s Ten visitations lo Ihe Hose l!o\<l. Either the Buy ts blessed with uncanny foresight or else lie Is just pluin lucky. How else could he l-.fwc mapped out a schedule that brings together the four top teams today nnd right on through tiie. next seven games? Specifically. Hie pace - setting Yankees ami the red hot Cleveland Indians battle It oul for the league lead today, tomorrow and Thursday. Al. the same time, the Boston Red Sox. tied with the Indians for second jilncc, sing It out with the fourlh.piace Chicago White Sox On Friday they switch, Chicago comes to Ihe Yankee Stadium for a loiir-gaine scries while Cleveland travels to Boston /or a. three-game .':et at Fenway Park. Is that top notch schedule making or not? ^Today's card pits New York's W Raschl (13-6) against Cleveland's Early Wynn (10-S) and Chtcns-o's Howie Judson (4-2) against Boston's Maiiry McDerrnolt (5-si or Leo Klely (2-0). Managers Optlmlsllr. The Yankee-Indians game Is a-i afternoon nffalr. The Red Sox and White Sox clash Under thc lights At present, only tivo percentage PoinUs separate the Yankees from he deadlocked Indians and Reel Sox. The Yankees arc playing COO ball. Hie Indians and Red Sox .ci)7 All four managers are optimistic! .'en Paul Richards of the sagging Although dismayed by four •straight losses (o Washington which knocked his men out of first place Into thc bottom of the first division, Richards was far from discouraged. 'Look." he pointed out. "We lost 10 out of 14 at home. Yet we fell only two and a halt games behind the others. Tf we can keep pace with Cleveland, Boston and New York on the road, we'll be In good shape tor the finish." Steve O'Neill, Red Sux* pilot, I, confident his train «.») w | n t ], e pennant. He pointed out his charges begin a la-gtimc stand at home where the n c d Sox are almost invincible. They've captured 30 of 40 tilts in Fenway Pink thus far. "We should leave Fenway in first place." he said. "And once we get up there, we won't give It up" Cleveland's Al Lopez declined to make any prediction but was enthusiastic over his club's Improved hitting and pitching during the past four weeks which jaw the tribe pick up eight games on the leaders "I have a feeling the hitting v.ill get still better; the popular pilot said. "I don't, know who will win but it. won't be decided until the lost lew days." "Our Big Chance" riie Yankees begin a 17-game home stand In first place although they played no better than .500 ball in their recent road trip. "This Is our big chance to take a goott-sl/cd leart," saw Mnnae*r Casey Stengel. "The mal nidea Is to win both series (Cleveland and Chicago). If we can do that we knock down two contenders when itcoilnts most and maybe we'll also undoing R bit of gaining on the Red Sox." Only one same was played In the majors yesterday and that was a real slugfest. The Boston Braves nipped the Pirates, 15-H. under the lights of Pittsburgh. The Brave* scored the winning run in the eighth when Roy Hartsfleld singled pinch runner Slbby slstl home Ralph Kiner hit his 25th homer for Pittsburgh. The National League's eastern teams swing into the west today witli Brooklyn | !0 Wln B an 8',1-game lead. The Dodgers open at Chicago Other pairings find N CW York at Pittsburgh. Boston at Cincinnati and Philadelphia at St. Louis The Dodger-Cub tilt is the only day game In the National. Slowdown Urged In College Sports NACC Asks De-Emphasis; Off-Season Practice Hit By FRANK PITMAN Colorado Springs, Colo., July 24. (AP)-Ton key men m the collegiate sports world yesterday urged a slowdown i-i college sports. They said "undesirable trends"* . TUESDAY JULY 24, 1951 have developed "a regimented program of such Intensity in the train Ing of athletic technique.? as overshadov: the student-status the player " The call for a slow-down came i a policy statement adopted at the annual meeting ol the National Association of Collegiate ^omnvLssloners WACO, repiesenl- ng the nation's ten major collegiate ithletlc coulcrences. They said college sports leader: 'light to slam on the brak „ -- -- ... u ,. v.n, uiiint^, u^~ p(n.ij. iri {j. cause the "undesirable trends" are T,", , impairing -(he-ideal of college ath SI ° • student athlete under which lie must be a student primarily and an athlete incidentally." Conferences represented In the NACO are tlie Eastern, Western BJg Ten), Big Seven, Missouri Val ley, Southern, Southeastern, South west. Mountain Stal&s (Skyline Eight), Border, and Pacific Coast, To put Hit sloiv-down into effect, the commissioners suggested: More Limited (lames "1. Definite restrictions upon, or elimination of out-of-scascn prac- ice In all snorts, particularly spring practice in football and basketball. "2. Curtailment of sports schedules to a more limited number of nmes. ana to the avoidance of overlapping ol seasons in the var- ous major sports. "3. The preservation of institu- iona! control of athletics free from Ihe interference of outside pressures, including those of alumni or other groups." Tha commissioners said they would urge their conferences to carry out that policy. In other action at the concluding ieeti.-JK yesterday the commissioners recommended that the National ollegiate Athletic Association .NCAA) permit freshmen to compete in NCAA emits during the lext. academic year. As proposed .he freshman competition would not count as one of three varsity seasons they are otherwise entitled . Asa s. Busbnell of New York city, commissioner of the eastern conferences of 91 colleges .was reelected to a li!th term as president of ;he NACC. Reaves E. Peters of •Cansas City, Mo., commissioner o he Big Seven, was voted a erm as secretary-treasurer. ,1 14 Ul Mosley, Caldwell Play In Tennis Meet Today T ' IlS ' nt, the Play in the junior division Ro l uulemay yesterday afternoon Tire ountiimcnt Is scheduled to continue hrmiuliDiit this week. Drawings for the senior -livHi-n •ere held yesterday with M entries Fust rmmd hyes were awarded lo J. L. Thompson and Blake Polly Musley and Caldwell were <eiir- ihilrd to open pl ; ,y h, n, c sonior division at 5 p.m. All mate-lie* will be for thiec ...els with Ihe pluor winning bra out of three beinc.'de- clared the winner Other first round (Wirines uul time schedules: '' ' Wednesday 5 )>.ni.-Ai,dv Bsrks- nale vs. Riclurd Roberts and Don KrownMler vs. A. 13. Snlnl, \Veoncaoay 6 p.m.-Tom M,i;,. r v.s. Bob Bloilgctt. Is at s p.m. and Ted Fisher That's i >"•'. (he Rev. Harvey Kidd at Moose Club Wins BWL Tilt Ark-Mo Team Beaten | 14-10 in Wild Slugfesf : The Mnose Chib ouLslugped Art- j Mo Power Company 14-10 in a Dav >vuni ow League game at Little Park- i yesterday aflcrnoon. [ 'Hie Moose clubbed Ark-Mo hurl- i IT fnr a total of 19 base hits in! cludins; home runs by Eddie Saliba | Jred Boyctt anrt George Clark ' Ark-Mo got lo Clark, Monio Club 1 wirier, fnr 15 hits. Tills aflcrnoon Sullivan - Nelson was scheduled lo play Mead's. City Softball Standings COMMERCIAL LKAGLF. vv i, Leather Pulkis 14 * Dirty Sox j2 6 Money Ciiangc:.s .... 10 8 Juveniles 8 7 Roughnecks 3 II Painters 1 ir> BAY WINDOW Juveniles Get 5-0 Forfeit Victory Tiie Juveniles ycsU-rtiiv u ( n awarded a 5-0 forfeit win over F-ir mcrs Bank's Money Changers ' in Commercial Softball l.e.isuc action The forfeiture was declared whrii Pet. the Money Changers laitcd to in .778 pear for a scheduled till. .6671 TlifA afternoon the Leather p.])' c-rs were scheduled to meet the Roughnecks. Wakefield Quits Class D Team LAWTON. Okla., July 24. t,\pt _ Sick WsketlcM, former Detroit Tigers bonus player, last night left Ihe Laston club ol the Class D Sootier State League after 3 week as si-n- year" coach. Wakefield. whom the club retained in hopes of boosting attendance left for his Ann Arbor. Mich., home' There had been little change in lagging gale receipt.?. York St. Louis . . Philadelphia ti . NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. .. 56 32 ..49 42 ..41 42 Chicago Pittsburgh ..44 .... 41 41 35 35 .636 .538 .512 .494 .494 .477 Q.B, 8',-i 11 13« \1V- 14 " .308 31 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L 1'ct. ..53 34 ..54 36 .. 54 35 New York . .., Hcstun Cleveland . ... Chicago Detroit Washington . . Philadelphia . . St. Louis . ... .609 .607 .607 G.B. .576 .459 .419 .391 .303 13 14 19'/j 27 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pel. G.B. Little ROC* . ... 59 37 .615 .... Birmingham Memphis . , Mobile . ... Atlanta . .. Nashville . New Orleans Chattanooga . 57 . 54 . 53 , ie . 48 . 42 40 .535 .515 .480 .471 .416 .396 I'J 14 13 !i 2 Hi YESTERDAY'S RESULTS National League Boston 16. Pittsburgh H Only game scheduled American League No games scheduled Southern Association Mobile 20. Memphis 9 Little Rock at New Orleans rain Only games scheduled TODAY'S GAMES National League Brooklyn at Chicago New York at Pittsburgh night Boston at Cincinnati night Philadelphia at St. Louis night American League Cleveland at New York Chicago at Boston night Detroit at Washington night (Only games scheduled) Southern Association Night Games Memphis at Mobile Little Rock at New Orleans Nashville at Birmingham • Atlanta nt Chattanooga liose nt a residential blaze when I the hydrant broke. A great gush ol i water knocked him against a ucar- | by etiRine a nd thc st . rcnm kcpt I beating at liini. After coughing out i Uie water, he was treated nt an ; emergency hospital for a fractured collar bone. .556 .533 .214 .091 Sullivan- Nelson Aniencan United Li!e 61 Implement . ... Moose club Meads , . f.KAOt'E W in Pel. 833 .5E3 .500 .385 Fireman ts Swamped \ By Hydrant's Flow '. SAN FERNANDO, C.lllf. .APt — Elaine R, Kcnsley says he was nearly drowned while lighting * • fire. Tiie city fireman was maunjug a; CLOSED We're taking a vacation! \Ve'll be closed from July 32 lo August 6. Barker Body Shop 425 E. Kentucky Phone 2500 Osceola Team To State Meet Legion Nine Defeats Rector for Crown PIOaOTT, Ark., July 24. (AP) — Dsceola. will represent District One r. the Arkansas American Legion unior baseball tournament at Fort Smith next month. Osceola copped the district title yesterday with a double win over Rector, 14 to 2. and II (o 3. Little r-rtck and Ozark previously lad qualified for the state tourney. South Arkansas' representative stiil s to be determined. PIN-UP BOY — Albert M. v/hisnat, Jr., proudly holds on lo the fin of a 573.pound tuna the New Yorker boated during the opening day of the Second Annual Bimini Tournament off the, Bahamas. Whisnat, who won the trophy last year battled the big blueflen for 27 minutes. (NBA) Football Cut At Nevada U. Indebtedness, Heavy Stress Are Blamed RENO, July 24. (API—The regents today dropped football from he University of Nevada sports alcndar, effective immediately. That action presumably means toe Sheek-etski, controversial ath- etic director and coach of the Wolfpaclc, Is without his $12,500 on- iital job The regents refused to discuss Sheeketski's status, presumably ranting time to notify him. But hey said there'd be another important announcement at noon. The regents gave heavy Indebtedness In Nevada's football program nd heavy stress on the sport as easons for abandoning 11. Y Nine to Play Marked Tree Hand-Picked Team To Meet Legionnaires A grouo of boys in the 14 to 16 ige bracket selected from t>-.<; Bly- heville Y's baseball program, will >lay the Marked Tree junior Leion team -at Walker Park tomor- ow at 2:30 p.m. Jerry Dyer and Sonny Garner will form the batteries for the Blythevllle team. The Y team defeated Marked Tree in a previous meeting this season. The game will be open to the public. No admission will be charged. One-half the cotton now wasted in the form of droppings from the plant to the ground, is expected lo be salvaged with a machine recently invented, which can be run through the cotton Held, after the picking is completed, to gather un this present waste. Tennis at fewest Al 1'oiest I [ills, N. V., thousands thrill lo tiie sparkling play of "tennis at ils best"! Whiskey Hill and Hills ssiooth flavor will not give you flic serve of a Icmiis champion. But it will convince you that Uill and Hill is "whiskey at its hcst"! Kentucky 5traiqht Bourbon Whiskey BtENDED WHISKEY CONTAINS * PIOTTc ~*-,-,m.v T'mofkCT (.UN A NS SPIRITS • THE HILL AND HILL CO., IOUISVIUE, KY, Bears Scalp Chicks 20-9; Pebs Strengthen Pitching By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Maybe the environment of playing the best taims hi the Southern Association is good for the Mobile Fears. ~ * Against first division clubs Mo- Atlanta Appeals Dixie's Penalty Officials Plan to Take Fight to Baseball's Highest Authority NEW ORLEANS, July 34. <AP)_ Atlanta officials are planning lo take their fight against Manager Dixie Walker's 90-day suspension (o baseball's highest authorities If necessary. Walker's suspension was upheld last night by President Charles Hmih of the Double - A Southern A s s o c iatloji. Hurth's action brought loud and indigifant cries from Atlanta. Earl Mann, president of the Atlanta club, said: "I've never icard of such an injust suspension iince I've been in sasebiill. H u r t h has never called a »..,.„ . hearing and has Di)!l * V7'.l-"r relied on Umpire Paul Roy's word alone. We are convinced tha', Dixie is right and will fight this thing to the bitter end. "Walker is a man of proven integrity and it's a shame that an umpire can mar his career in this manner." Mann said he will appeal to George Trautman, president of the minor leagues,, then on to the mi- bile Is potent. Last night the Bean whipped third place Memphis, 20-9. in one of the southern's wildest games ol the year. .«•. Against first place Little Rock lajS week Mobile won three and lost one. Against Birmingham in mid- July Mobile won two and lost on*. The only other game scheduled last nigh I—Little Rock at New Orleans—was rained out. Weak HUlin* Statistics show that Mobile Is the weakest team In the league in batting, but against Memphis In tht first yame ol a series, Mobile got 19 hits. The wild game produced 19 walkj, eight errors and 30 hits. At ths end of three innings the score already was 11-8 for Mobile. While they were idle, the Little Rock Travelers moved to strengthen their pitching staff with the acquisition of righthander Bill Connelly. The Rocks, badly in need of a steady righthander since the mid- soason collapse at Milo Johnson and Vern Williamson, got Connelly from parent Detroit via Toledo on option. He has appeared in 13 games with Toledo this year, winning three and losing two. Last year, playing with last-place Toledo, he won three and lost five. nor league executive committee HB the major league executive committee if necessary. Walker had little to say—"I was sure I would be reinstated. This comes as a real shock to me. Naturally we will appeal." • Walker's suspension grew out of a June 29 game at Mobile. Umpire- Roy forfeited the game after disagreement over a decision at home plate. Baseball Is For Probe, COOPERSTOWN, N.Y./July 24. (AP)—Organized baseball is prepared lor a congressional investl- iation starting next Monday • in Washington, confident, in the words of Ford Frlck. "that a better game it! cotne out of it." Frick, president of the National League, was keynote speaker at ceremonies at the Hall of Fame yes- :erday when Mel Ott ot New York jiants fame and Jimmy Foxx, Bos- .on Red Siix and Philadelphia At,'i- etics first baseman, were formally enshrined. 'I am confident that out of thc learing will come confirmation that raseball is important to the American way of life," said Frick. "We are cooperating in all ways possible. • Rep. Emmanuel Cellar, Brooklyn democrat who Is chairman of the louse subcommittee on monopoly, has said his committee wants to trengthen rather than hurt base)all. He called Uie hearings, h» aid. as the result of numerous awsuits against baseball challeng- Prepared Frick Says Ing the reserve clause which binds players to their contracts. Ott, now managing Oakland on the Pacific Coast, could not be here for the ceremonies but Foxx wfls on hand, and told thc shirt-sleeved crowd modestly that he was "very l.roud lo become a member of the Hall of Fame." Frick, wno was loudly cheered declared: "Many tinies baseball has been under tire. It has been put on tjji spot before. Such a moment eix 5 ?H today. If Congress is only trying to ascertain If baseball Is worth while then it is wasting its time. "Some people profess to see tht death knell of baseball In the congressional investigation. I do not subscribe to this belief. Baseball !s too big, too much a part of the lives of all of us. I t«lieve that a better game wilt come out of It. I believe the hearings will clear away the mlste and open a new highway for baseball through the yean nhead." MEN'S SUMMER SHOE CLEARANCE TAN & WHIT! NYLON MESH Bostonians Regular 16.95 Summer Values 12 95 . Come Early for Best Selection! H O E S I Good Shoes & Hosiery

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