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BATURDAT, JULT 28,1951 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS INVOLVED IN BASKKTBAI.I, SCANnAL-Three University of Toledo basketball players lei-ve the office of New York District Attorney Frank S. Hogan at New York. Wednesday after the latter announced they had admitted rigging the points In a name with Niagara University at Toledo last December. Tnc players (left to right)—Carlo John Muzi, Akron; Robert s. McDonald, Jamaica, N. Y.; and William J. Walker Tole<J ° were 5Blri to h »™ accepted 11,150 from a New York fixer to shave their margin of vlcf;,, over Niagara. <AP Wirephoto) Yankees Edge White Sox 3-1 In Weather-Shortened Game Brooklyn , New York . Philadelphia St. Louis . , Boston . .. Cincinnati , Chicago Pittsburgh NATIONAL LEAGUE IV L Pet. 60 32 52. 43 41 46 45 4,1 .652 .547 .505 .500 .483 .478 .424 .402 New Ycrk . Boston . Cleveland . Chicago . . Detroit WashiugHr. Philadelphia St. Louis AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. 5G 35 56 37 56 31 12 48 . 54 . 41 . 42' . 37 . 23 .615 .602 .602 .i>63 .461 .452 .389 .313 1314 14 151-i 16 20 'A 23 G.B. 1 1 4'.2 14 ID 21 27 M SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. G.B Little' ! Rock . ... 62 39 .614 Birmingham . ..59 44 .573 4 ager of the year honors, led his Chicago While Sox into Yankee StatiHim last night lo battle the •ague-lending New York Yankees. The Yankees won, 3-1. by the grace of fickle fortune to retain their one game lead In the tight American League pennant rac? which finds the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians tied forsec- ond and (he White Sox fourth, 4',i ganies off the pace. Chicago, trying to climb back hi the light: entered the game nursing six defeats In Its last seven games and a. tongue lashing froni Richards. The Yanks led, 3-1, going Into the ninth. The Sox scored a run with none out and had two run- Memphis frJashville . . Atlanta . ... Chattanooga New Orleans . 56 . 56 . 50 . 49 . 43 . 43 .538 .523 .412 .471 .410 .490 9 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS N'alional League Pittsburgh 8, Boston 4. Hew Yoik. 5, Cincinnati 3. Philadelphia 2, Chicago 0. Brooklyn 12. St. Louis 9. American League Cleveland 3. Boston 2. Washington 8, St. Louis 0. Philadelphia 10. Detroit 6. New York 3, Chicago 1( called after 8, raln>] Southern Association Mobile 5, New Orleans 4 (13 iu- ninge). M«mphis S, Little Hock 1. Chattanooga 8. Nashville S. .Birmingham 5, Atlanta 2. TODAY'S GAMES National League Boston at Pittsburgh. New York at Cincinnati. Philadelphia at Chicago. I Brooklyn at St. Louis, night. American League Chicago at New York. Detroit at Philadelphia. St. Louis at Washington, night Cleveland at Boston. Southern Association Night Gamps Little Rock at Memphis. Birmingham at Atlanta. Nashville at Chattanooua. Mobile at New Orleans. Major League Leaders By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting (based on 250 times at bat)—Minoso, Chicago, .341; Coan, Washington, .339. Runs—Minoso. Chicago. 79- Williams, Boston, 75. Rims batted In.-Williams. Boston. 86: Robinson. Chicago and Zernial, Philadelphia. 80. Hits— DIMsggto, Boston, 128- rax Chicago, in. A Doubles—Noren. Washington, 30' * JiMagSio, Boston, 25. Triples—Mino?o. Chicago. 13- Fox, Chicago, a. Home runs — zernial. Philadelphia. 23: Williams. Boston. 20. Stolen bases -Busljy. Chicago. 19- Mmoso. Chicago. Is.' Pitchi:i2 fbasrd on five decisions! —Morgan. New York, 6-1 857- Fclicr, Cleveland. 15-3, .833. Strikeouts— Rax-hi. New York 90: Wynn. Cleveland 89 NATIONAL r,KAt:i:K Batting-Musuil. si. Louis, .372; Robinson, Brooklyn. .357. Rain Washes Out Chicago's Ninth Inning Rally; Richards to Protest By RALPH KOI)EN' Associated Press Sports Writer So you think the life of a major league manager is ail peaches and cream? Well, listen to PJ^I! Richards' tale of woe. Richards, top candidate for man- stormy Inning. Yank Manager Casey Stengel also go>, into an argument with the umpires. Stengel protested the banishment of third baseman Gil McDougald by umpire Bill McGovjai, McDoilgald walked over to talk with Morgan when he was pitching to Floyd Baker with I wo on and none out- McGnwan promptly ejectet McGougald for apparently delaying the game. Baker singled to make 1 3-2 and the first storm broke. After play resumed, Bob Dillinger forced Ed Stewart at third but Doi Lenhardi walked, and Haas and Nelson Fox slnnled before the second storm brought an end to th game. Tndlani Win The Indians edged the Red Sox 3-2. In Boston to tie the Red So, for second place. Home runs ac counted for all of the scoring. Ra Boone belted two for trie Indian including a gome-winning blow li the ninth off Ellis Kinder. Al Rose ners on base when a thunderstorm halted play for about 15 nnnuie.x Play was resumed nnci with one out pinch-hitter Bert Haas socked a two-rim single to put the Sox in front, 4-3. Another hit loaded the bases but then the storm brok- again. Plate umpire Hank Soar waited an hour anil two minutes and then called the game. The act wiped out Chicago's lead and the score reverted to the end of eight innings and the Yankees were the victors. flame Protested Richards, hopping mad. announced that he would lile a. protest. Tt wasn't unplayable" Richards fumed." There is no such thine as an unplayable Held. All they had to do was take the cuver off, ami they didn't do that." ''They iold us we could stay until dawn, that there was no time limit. Why such a hurry? If they' want- a time limit, let the league put one on. This game could win or lose the pennant for any one of five clubs." Home runs by Gene Wondllng ai;d Joe DiMaggio off Billy Pierce ac- .,„, „, „.„ ruiauuigu ma counted for the Yankee lead gems ped the Boston Braves 6-4 Into the ninth. Rookie Tom Morgan The Phillies scored their third then lost his stuff and before the straight shutout as they beat the rams ended the game four other Chicago Cubs. 2-0, behind five-hit Yankee pitchers saw action In the I pitching by Bubba church. socked the other Indian homer an; pinch-hitter Chariey Maxwell ho niered with one on In the seventl off Bob Lemon for Boston. In other American Leagu the Washington Senators „...„ the Sf. Louis Browns. 7-0, and th' Philadelphia Athletics downed th Detroit. Tigers, 10-8. Brooklyn, meanwhile, continuei to roll along in Itii National League The Dodgers overcame a five nil deficit to bent (he St. Louis Card; nals, 12-9. Roy Campanella broke i up with a three-run homer in th ninth off Al Brnzle. The victory w.i the Brooks' tenth straight over th Cards and (t dumped the Red Bird out of third into fourth place ii favor of the Philadelphia Phillies. The runner-up New York Giants 9'.4 games behind the Dodgers, trim ed the Cincinnati Reds, 5-3. PACK Bums Continue to Master Cards with 12-9 Win Sports Roundup HUGH KULI.KKTOX, JR Brooks Overcome 6-Run Deficit to Hand Red, Birds 10th Consecutive Defeat B.v THK ASSOCIATED 1'HKSS Brooklyn spotted St. Louis six runs nielli iitul Lh"ii mums (he services of Jackie Kotiiuson and I'cwoe Reese battered the Red Birds 12-9 in nn iniccrimonioiia finish ihnt dumped them into fourth place. tin 'chronological. but not jieccs-«. : orily logical disorder, here's what lappened: Brooklyn scored one in the first nit Stan Mnsial promptly tied ii with a home run In the bottom of the [rame. St. Louis added two In the third ind the Dodgers knotted it again with two in the fourth, in their naif of the inning, however, the Cardinals erupted for six runs- living them a 0-3 cushion. Robinson left the game at Hint mint with an injured thumb and Reese was yanked for a rest, presumably because his team "didn't have a chance." C'ampanella's Homer Wins Brooklyn added one In the sixth, tivo In the seventh and throe in -he eighth to tie it again at 9-Q. Jn the last frame, Duke Snider walked and oil Hodges was purposely passed to get to Hoy Com- lanella. Blowing the Red Bird stra- :egy. Roy blasted one over the fence for the Brooklyn victory—its 19th straight over St. Louis, It put the league leaders 9'^ lengths ahead of the runner-up New York Giants. A crowd of 28,429 saw the contest. ' In Washington last night, the Senators beat the St. Louis Browns 8-0. Con Manero, who gave up eight hits, posted his 10th victory by the shutout. NEW YORK. July 28. WV—When San Bernardino lans .staged a "day" last sprius for Dec Poiidy. who started with the Cubs and now plays first base for Lo.s Angelas, Fcndy turned over the money they collected to start a kid team. . . . The team won the first-hall title in its league. , . . Latest report from the Dodger larm system shows only two clubs us low as lilth place In their leagues and eight of the 19 11 fust p;;icc. . . . Wonder what's iccome of them? Well. Rudy York ;till is biuMing home'runs (32 of .hem) as manager of the Oil City. L'a., club in the Middle Atlantic '..eagiie: Red Barrett, who used to men for the Braves, i.s managing and pitching for the Butler, Pa., Pirates, who are doing well in the same circuit under the Mickey regime, and Kil'by Higbe. the Brooklyn tavorilE. Ls a winning pitcher for Jacksonville, pla.. in the Sally league. , -. Howie Pollett yielded 13 hits and four home runs yet went all the way as the Pittsburgh Pirates top- BWLManagers Pick All-Stars Lifers Lead Voting With 4 Players Picked Although (hey are In second place in the league standings the Lifers of the American United Life Insurance Company dominated the Bay widow League Softball League's all-star team which was -selected yesterday on a poll ot the managers. The Lifers placed four men on the team. First place Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet Company placed three with the Moose Club, and 61 Implement Company each getting two berths and Mead's and Ark- Mo getting one. Thirteen players were picked on the team Instead of 12 as originally Planned. The extra player was necessary due to a. tie vote In the pitching department. Sonny Stiles of 61 Implement got the most voles in the pitchers' ballot with Reed games ?, COtt ° f , Sullivan-Nelson and ,., George Clark of the Lifers tying for the second pitching position. The team: first base—Jack Rawlings, Moose Club; second base- Emory (Shorty) Francis, American United Life; third base—Pete Burnham, Sullivan-Nelson; short stop—Paul Human,. American United Life; outfield—James Fisher, American United Life; Fred Boyett. Afoose Club; pat Chltmon, Ark- Mo and Sonny Ledbetter, Sullivan- Nelson; catcher—Bcnil Poe, Mead's; utility—Wes Stallings, 61 Implement Co. The all-star team -will play .two games. In the first it will meet the league winners and in the second It will play a similar team from the Commercial League. Luxora Tops Stuttgart Semi-Pro Tourney MORHILTON. Ark., July 28. W/-A team of Tigers from Mississippi County scored the lirst upset of the week-long Arkansas semi-pro tournament here yesterday by knocking off Stuttgart, one ol the pre-tournamenl favorites, 5-3. Luxora did it in the ninth. Go-iln the tournament , Ins into the final Innin? with the Mr.rrilton and Waldron.are pair- score led 3-3. the Tigers pushed en for the first same which gets across two runs ar.n then held on. ' Luxt.ra is the Northeast. Arkan- - fsas champion and their surprise the victory over stutigart raised j Tiser.V stock in the tourney. i More action Is on tap for toni Travs to Moke Flair Free Agent LITTLE ROCK. July 2fl. C,\Pl_ TJie Liltlc Rock Travelers have announced that first baseman M flair will l>c made a free agent. Grnornl Mrniaefr Ray WnvW <aul ' no effort would be made lo sell or I trade Fbir, who has been replaced I by Ralph Atkins in the Traveler! lineup. Winder, also announced that pitcher Bill Connelly, who. like At- ' kins, was obtained from Toledo. ' underway at 6:30 p.m. Booneville and Wesley are paired 8:30. The Booneville club, one of [he pre-'.ourney favorites, came through 'BIN j its (irsl 5ess | 0n | a5t n ight w nh mile i difficulty, defeating Danville 7-1. Edwards, who was on the mound for Booneville. struck out 13 Danville hitters. Winner of the tournament will represent Arkansas in the National Baseball Congrc.w tournament at Wichita, Kans.. later this summer. Rabbits 1 Feet Didn't Break Cards 1 Jinx The Blytheville rabbits feet didn't brtak the Brooklyn Jinx lor the St. Louis Cardinals but their senders say they will in due time. Nine rabbits feet, one lor each member o' the Crfrdfnals' starting lineup, were sent, to Harry Caray, Cardinal broadcaster, by Chief pf Police John Foster and City Clerk W. I. Malin, lo be distributee to the Cardinal p'.ay- ers. Caray acknowledged receipt of the good hick charms during his broadcasts ol last night's game. The rjljblls' feet, however, failed to break the spell last night as the Dodgers rallied in the ninth to beat 'he Cards 12-9. But this didn't discourage Chief Foster at;.: Mr. Malln. They ,ti'il believe lht- cood hick charms will work. "Caray didn't distribute the rabbits feel to the players." Ohlef Foster said. "That's what happened last night." Par Takes Bad Beating in St. Paul Open with Dutch Harrison in Lead ST. PAUL, Minn,. July 28. (m-Par was Jus-, another wor.l In Die dictionary « s golfers from Delaware and Illinois today started third round play n sl,'ok cl . under that mark in quest of the si. Paul open golf tourney's $15.000 prize money. E. j. (Dutch) Harrison, St. Andrews, 111., siz/.led around the course (or a seven-undcr-par K yesterday to match up will, the 133 posted for the firs! two days by Br Oliver. Wilmington, Del, who bested reguUtl ri marks by live strokes yesterday after scoring a 66 for opening day rounds. Oliver voiced the hope he could* hit a 82 score to clinch the $2.250 first prize, money over the 6.557-yaid Keller Municipal Course. But it was just a hope as the two current, leaders were pressed by the Year, Year! Al Warden, the Ogdcn, Utah, Standard-Examiner scribe, plumed Jack Dcmpsey after Uie-iWalcotl- Charlcs fracas anil heard: "I've told Jack Kearns and told him I'm all ready to atari training. I'm only 5€ and In gtiod shape. . . . Maybe It would be a good Idea to liav« a round ratlin of alt former heavyweight champions. James J, Jeffries 3s only 76. Tommy Hums, Jess Willaid, Gene Tunncy, Jack Sharkcy, I'rtmo Carnrrn, Max Sclimeling, Max Ilacr, James J. Braddnck Joe Louis, Eziard Cilurlps and yours truly. My what t. great field." 134 scores, posted by two veterans —Lloyd Mangrum of Chicago and Jimmy Detuaret. Ojal, Calif. Finale of second day's competition Better than a third of the field of 140 some players—58 to be exact —matching or bettering regulation fi'.'Uiei. A new course record of 29 strokes for the second nine, scored by Herman Coellio of Honolulu. Hawaii. Keroid Tlln>aleiieil A 30 for the same nine, posled bv Jim Fcrrler of San Francisco, who last year won the St. Paul Open crown in a playofl with Sam Sneud of White Sulphur Springs. W. Va. Two rounds ol C5. seven strokes under par, played by Harrison and Jim Deal of New York City. They were Just two strokes .may from llic record 63 posted by Horton Smith In 1941 and Harry Cooper In 1B36. Behind Detnaret and Mangrum wilh 130s were Julius Boros. Mid Pines, N.C., George Fazio. Pine Valley. N.J., Jim Ferrier of San Francisco who earned a 66 yesterday; Jack Burke of Houston,'Texas, Fred Hawkins of E) Pnso, Texas, and Gary Middlecoff of Memphis' Tcnn. The low 91 scorers act out today to decide who goes into -Sunday's final round. The low 60 scorers, plus any ties, play tomorrow. Chicks Thump Travelers 5-1 Behind Frank Biscan By THK ASSOCIATED TJIKSS Lefty Frank Biscan. a chubby slow ball artist thought washed up by the San Antonio Missions, hurled his 11th victory and his sixth In a row for Memphis last night and almost threw a perlect game. ShnrU and Shells George Mikan. the Minneapolis Lakers sharpshooter, has passed up golf this summer to study for the Alinnesotii bar exams. . . . You never can toll "When'basketball will need a goid lawyer. . . . when Paul Richards moved into the big leagues alter managing at Buffalo, International r.eagtie Secretary Bill Mauley wiote him: "We'll niLss you —nnd all those fines." . . . Bill says Paul came close to the record tor squawking at the umps but never squawked at paying fines. He'd just send a check and a not«: "Hpre's t.nother for your collection." It has been estimated that If (he rest of the world were to become Industrialized on the scale of the United States, world requirements for minerals would be multiplied by seven times. The 31-year-old hurlcr, sold to the Chicks with veteran outfielder Joe EVazler by (he Texas leaguers Trautman Gets Walker Case Hearing Scheduled For This Morning WASHINGTON. July 28. (API— The president of the minor leagues today called hi the manager of a Southern Association baseball (emn and a league umpire (10 a.m. CST) to hear their views In a red-hot baseball argument. George Trautman, the final word in the minor leagues, says he will try to make a decision "as soon as humanly possible" after listening to their sides of the story. The hearing Is a result 'of nn appeal by Dixie Walker, manager of the Atlanta Crackers In the Southern Association. Walker was suspended for 90 days and lined $100 lor causing forfeiture of nn Association game between his club and the Mobile team on June 29. :arly in May. had a no-hitter uh:il Little nock catcher Larry Cie- siclskl singled with two out in the eighth. Until the seventh, none of the Travelers got the ball-out ol thi! infield in the 5-1 Memphis triumph. Biscan. who fanned 11 and walk- fji only two In fashioning his three- hitter, yielded the lone Little Rock run in the ninth. A single by H. G. Otey and Hal Simpson's double averted a shutout. The loss cut Little Rock's Southern Association lead over the Birmingham Barons to font; games as the Barons stopped Atlanta. 5-2. Birmingham's jnn piersall an* George Wilson clouted triples and Marv Rackley homered with one on. The latter blow followed first baseman Joe Dipippo's three-bagger. Mobile downed New Orleans, 54, In 13 innings, and Chattanooga topped the Nashville Vols, 8-5. Chattanooga's second straight victory brought the Lookouts from Die cellar. They turned the basement spot over to the New Orleani Pelicans. Mobile's menacing Bears won theh' second consecutive overtime when Walt Moryn tripled and scored on an infield'out. Another Doublecross Uncovered In Basketball Bribe Investigation NEW YOHK. July 28. IIP, — Jnck, wanted to give Bowling Qreen a [Zip) West, who twice outsmarted i good beating. Actually, Hogan said, they had no intention of trying to run up a high ficors against Boivling Green. However, as things turned out. the game got out of hand, and Bowling Green won it, 66-59. This, Incidentally, h'appencd fre- master fixer Eli Kaye by uppln the latter's price to Bradley and Toledo basketball players was still York and Peoria authorities Nature Boy On Mat Card TV Wrestle Artist On Legion Program A much publicized wrestler who bills himself as Nature Boy, will make his initial appearallct In Blytheville Monday night. Natur» Boy, who hails from the West Coast, will team with Lee Hcnnlng against Jack Moody and Charlie carr In the lag match feature of the American Legion's bouts at Mernomt Auditorium. A talen'ed grappler and good showman. Nature Boy actually will be no newcomer to Blytheville mat fans. He has appeared a number of times on television bouts which were screened here, A bearded gent. Nature Boy cloaks himself in lln.shy wrestling togs and goes about his granpllns; business with an air thnl has won him thoinands ol lans throughout the nation In the preliminary bout.<=. Nature Bi.y will :neet Moody with Helming swnpin? srlps with Carr. New con- Unwed their investigation in the latest college basketball scandal. District Attorney Prank Hogan yesterday explained how West engineered a second betting coup by paying each of four Toledo players $500 to shave the point spread against traditional rival Bowling Green on Jan. 11 ol this year. Kaye, who had been denling with I he players—William Walker, Carlo Muzi, Robert McDonald «nd Jack Feeman—asked the four to "do business" against Bowling Green. But they told Kaye he ; honld bet on Toledo because they Rain Postpones Softball Actions The Commercial Softball League BBinc bctwren the Roughnecks and Money Chanecrs scheduled for yes>- terriay afternoon wits postponed d:if to rain. The game will be made up st n later date. League play will be resumed Monday with the 'Dirty Sox scheduled to meet the Painters. would join the club in Memphis this OM,,- iinrf" —•-•••• •"•'•• weekend and would be ready for tin- ne* U pm"SnNf°° Wyn ' 8 ' : *t-| mediate pctton. * Rims Ijattc-ci in-Kiner. Pitts- i % burah and W(,,tlAsc. SI. Louis. S3 l Mnn> ' ° r 'he dazed tiles used lot Hils—A-himrn. Philadelphia, no' ! ' wvin * lln " rs '" France's, Rcnais- Mii.-inl. S'. Loin-., 127. jssnce palacrs were the work of n -FuriMo and iioiiinson, I |JO " cr> Xlas -5eot Abaijuesne, of Ron- Brooklyn; Wyrostek! Cincinnati; Dark. New- York. 23. Triple."—Brll, PilUburgh, p.- Mu- -•, St. I/nils. 7. '0:110 runs HodLie;. Brc,oSilyn. 30. I_lntr, Pitt,'bllr»h, 25. Stolen bases—Jethroe, Boston, en. 21. Robi.ison, Brooklyn. IB. I'ilrhir," If,*-. liro-'Mui. 14-J. ,8V.): i;re:hm>. si. l.ouis. (]-). 1.S7. SSnkeouts -Newcu.nt*, Brooklyn, M; Spahn, Boston, 91. BLYTHEVILLE LEGIOH ARENA WRESTLING Monday, July 30, 8 p.m. ' TAG MATCH Nature Boy & Lee Henning Adults 50c —Children 15* Jack Moody & Charlie Carr Far Reserved Seals. Call 338!) Also 2 1-Fall 90 Minute Matches Nature Boy vs. Moody Henning vs. Carr at large today lla Toledo, quently In fixed games. The players n'oulrt try lo keep their winning margin close, but would fall behind and never be able to make it up. Until yesterday. Feeman had not been Implicated. But president ASK Knowles of Toledo told Hogan the other three were forced to take him in when he almost upset their plans by scaring le paints against Niagara in a lixcd game. In that contest, Toledo was ahead by IT point* with only three minutes to go. But by dint ol keeping the ball away frorri'"FCeman' and making poor passes, they managed to win by only three points, enough lor Kaye to collect his bets. From tlK'r. on. Feeman was in on it, and when West's unidentified lleuleunn'. delivered the $2,009 to Walker, after the Bowling Green fix, "Jumping Jack" received ht> cut. Kaye also was caught In a game involving Bradley and St. Joseph's in Philadelphia. In that one, too, he was outsmarted by Wast, who cleaned uu after kidnapping one of Kaye's lieutenants and ordering ths point, spread fixed to lite advantage. A filth Toledo student—Joseph Massa ol Brooklyn—Is being Investigated, Hop,nn said. He may hav« known all about the fixes and received money himself, according to Hogan. Massa was a freshman play- CONTACT — The Right People for That Job Ad* placed before 9 a.m. will appear same day. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

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