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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 31, 1951
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PAGE EtGTTT _Bt,'IT«i!iVTLLg. (ARK.y COURIER NEWS . PHENOM—Proportionately to his times at bat. Villic'Mays > Ihlom leagues Mays s c-pp'ed right into center field lor the New York Q »S«s Ma? 25 upon bc/n K colS ? from Minneapolis, with which chib the 20-year-old Fail-Held, Ala., lad tore the American Association apart. He owns one of the strongest and most-accurate- throwing arms, is above average in snccd runs bases well and doesn't hesitate to hit the dirl, with or without his cap, which he frequently "o«s (NBA) Yankees Edge By Detroit 5-4 in Spite of DiMaggio's 'Rock' Brooklyn . New York . St. Louis . Philadelphia Boston . .. Cincinnati . Chicago . . Pittsburgh , NATIONAL LEAGUE W I. Pel. ... 62 ... 55 ... 46 .. 48 .660 .556 .4S5 ti.B. . .473 .4<m .438 .411 Xew York . Boston . .. Cleveland . Chicago , . Detroit . .. Washing Ion Philadelphia St. Louis . . AMERICAN l,KAGl!E W I. Pet. SB as 57 .IS 57 3r) 54 43 43 Champs Gain on Boston, Indians; Cardinals Win How docs a guy who By JOE RKIC1I1.KR J'rew Sports W labelled K 50 52 60 64 .G2B .600 .600 .551 .463 .453 .3S8 .319 18',i 23 29 Little Roc* . Birmingham Memphis . . Mobile . Kashville . . Atlanta . ... Chattanooga New Orleans ASSOCIATION W L Pel. O.B .83 41 .RIM 45 .575 .542 .523 .477 .412 .401 .404 . 61 . 58 . 57 . 52 . 51) . 44 44 'i 614 8 Is 13',; 14 20 21 U YESTERDAY'S KBSULTg National I.rague Chicago 1, Hew York 8 Cincinnati e, Philadelphia k St. Louis 4. Boston 3 Only games scheduled American I.eagiM i«ew York 5, Detroit 4 Only game scheduled Smilhern Association Memphis 10, Little Rock J Only gann scheduled TODAY'S OAMF.A National League Brooklyn at Pittsburgh night New York nt Chicago Boston at S|. ixmls night. Philadelphia at Cincinnati night American League Bt. L/Hlls at Boston night Cleveland at Washington night Chicago at Philadelphia night '.Only Rgmec scheduled) Southern Association Night Garnet Atlanta at Mcmphiji Ot "Mobile at Chattanooga Birmingham at Llttl« Rock i> New Orlestu Bt Nosiivlllt 'Foolish," admitted Joe DiMagglo, Ihc great outfield star of the New York Yankees. For the first lime since he came up to New York In 1938, UiMagglo fell like digging a i n , K( . hole In Yankee Stadium and diving Into II. The flawless flychascr, recognized for his ability to do Uie right thing nt the right time, really pulled a dllly last night before 39,684 unbelieving spectator!. Fortunately for him. the Yankees cnmc on to win—beating the Detroit I'igers, 5-4—to minimize DIMaggio's mental lapse. The victory Increased the Yanks' first-place margin to 2',i games over the Idle Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox. This is the sequence o' events (lint led lo DiMaggio's "rock." The score was .tied 2-2 when the Tigers came to bat In the eighth. Doubles by Gerry Prlddy and George Kell with one .out put the Tigers in front. 3-2. sieve Sotichock, nn cx- Ynnkee. filed deep to ulMnetiio Xell tagged up and headed for third! M(5counlcd Olds DIMnggio made no attempt to head him off. Instead, he calmly began la jog toward the Yankee dugout with the ball in his right hand. Dick Bartell, nlcrt Tiger third base coach, took in the situation «t R glance and waved Kell plute- ward, Joo finally understood why his mates were yelling nt and waving to him. Hut by then It was too late. Kell had scored the second run of'ths Inning. "I thoiisht It was the. third oul" explained the embarrassed Yankee clipper later. s luck would have it-ond luclc Is the word for It—It was a DlMag- gio's ninth-tuning hit that drove in the winning run for the Yankees With runners on first mid second and two out. Joe started to swing Rt H pitch by Virgil Trucks, then Major League Leaders B,T The Associated I'rras AMERICAN' LEAGUE Ratlin; (based on 350 limes Rl bat.)— Minoso, Chicago. .340; Coan, Washington, .340. Runs— Minoso. Chicago, 80; Williams, Boston, 78. Runs batted in—Williams. Boston. 90; Zcrnlal, Philadelphia, 82. Hits — DiMagglo, Boston. 12S; Fo*, Chithgo, 120. Doubles—Noren. Washington, 30; Dl.Maggio, Boston, 25. Triples — MlnoEO. Chicago. 13; Fox, Chicago and Coan, \Vnfl:ing- ton. g. Hoiie runs — Zcrnial, Philadelphia, 23; Williams, Boston, 21. Stolen pases—Busby, Chicago. 20; Minoso. Chicago, 11. Pitchinj luajcd on five decision.') — Sior,*a::. New York. 6-1. .S.">7; Teller, C!t\eland, 15-4. .789. filrikeuuts — Rasclll, iNcw 106; McUcrmritt. Boston 1(12 SfA'llOXAL LKACUE Batting—Miusial, St. Louts. Robinson, Brooklyn, 3:8, Rims—Horinc?. Brooklyn, 86• nor, Pittsburgh, el. Runs tailed in— Iriin. NCR- York. 72; Pittsburgh and Wc.stlake St. v>uis. 70. Hlts-'-Asholirn. Philadelphia. 143, MuMHl. S' Louis. 131. Doubles - Wyrostek, Cincinnati 25; Dark. New York, 24. Triples-Bell. Pittsburgh. 8: Musial, St. IAUIS and Jclhroe, BoMon, 7. Home ri.tif. — H.uJgcs, Brookljn, SO; Kir-ev. Pittsburgh, 26. Stolen bases — Jcthroe. Boston. 21; Robinson, Brooklyn and Ash- blmt. Philadelphia, 16. rled to check It, and accldcntly Wooped n single to right. That brought In Joe Collins wllh the winning run. Ed LopaU-allhough rnkcd for ten hits. Including ihrce doubles, a triple and homer—went the distance to register his 13th triumph. He has lost six. Idle Brooks Cain Ground While the American League's activity was limited to one game every team but Brooklyn and Pitlsburgh WOB active In Uie National Even without playing, the pace-setting Dodgers saw their lead Increased An eighth-Inning double by Roy Smalley drove In the lying and winning runs as the Chicago Cubs nipped the New York Giants 7-8 in the only game played In' (my-' HKht. It left trie second-place lants O'.i, Barnes behind Brooklyn A two-run eighth inning rally' climaxed by Del Rice's double gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 5-4 victory over the Boston Braves and boosted the -Red Birds Into a thirrt- PhUs l ' e *'"' " le PWl!ldcl P h la Cincinnati's Reds spotted the hllsjtf 5-0 tend and roared back to win G : 5.on n ninth-inning single by Bobby Adams and a triple by Con- was the nle Hyan. Jirn Kostanty . The league's most valuable nlnyer of 1050 took over hi the ninth and retired only one batter t he charged with his loth loss H has won only four. Houston Hurler Called by Cards ST. LOUIS, July 31. (JP)_The Cardinals announced today they had bought Dick Bokelmann. a leading Texns League pitcher, from their Houston farm club. make room for the 25-year- Another Cage Fixer Arrested in Probe Brooklyn Fruit Dealer Accused Of Trying to Bribe Bradley Player NEW YORK, July 31. <AP)_ A 33-year-old Brooklyn fruit dealer has been accused by the district attorney's office of attempting to fix the NCAA championship basketball game between CCNY and Bradley March 28, 1950. »«»'«• James O'Leary, secretary to Dls-^. trlct Attorney Frank s. Hogan, saitt today that Jack Rubinstein was one )f a group who offered Gene Mel- :hlcrre, Bradley's All-America cage Mar, $10,11% if he would throw the title game with CCNY. Melchtone has said he refused to accept the bribe. City College beat Bradley, 7! to 63, at Madison Square Garden. Hogan's office sail! that Jack (Zip) West, wanted by police of five state-; in connection with the "y MURIEAV ItOSF (J'or Hugh Fullcrlon, _ YORK, July 31. fixing of Toledo and Bradley games" Jj e sll , r ("' lscd if Jersey Joe 'waleott •>•!,•, eiui a. in^n noes n i defend his heavyweight Jron-n until next year . . . Sure he's Contracted to give Ezzard Charles i return by October but in box«K Ihere are many ways to get Hound contracts . . Actimllv still at large. Joseph Massn, a freshman at Toledo In 1050, was arraigned as material witness in General Ses- iions Court in connection with the bribery probe. The 20-year-old Brooklyn resident wus put into protective 'custody for 48 hours to furnish $io,COC bail. The district attorney's oflice described Rubinstein as an associate of West. Rubinstein was arrested ate yesterday afternoon, and formally booked on .charges of bribery and conspiracy early today. O'Lcnry said Rubinstein had been irrestcd Ihree times previously ... Brooklyn on charges ranging frcm jurglary u> assault and robbery. He nas served time only once, O'Leary *afd, and that was in a New York City reformatory for assault and robbery. Ma^sa Contact Man? William P. Siriguanrj. assistant district attorney, said yesterday that Hogan's office believes Massa was the contact man between Eli Kaye, indicted as «n alleged fixer, inci Toledo University players. Meanwhile, at Peo'ria, ill., John 3. Sullivan, attorney for four Erad- ey players—Including Melchiorrc— said the players "have not made up their minds" whether to testify voluntarily before a New York liand jury against implicated gam- Jters. Hosan's office had invited .lie players to appear. In addition to Melchlorre, the other invited were Bur! Grover, Bill Maim and Aaron Precce. Bradley and Toledo last week were brought Into the basketball scandal, which erupted here in January ana February. Hogan said hree Toledo players were involved n the rigging of two games, and that the Jour Bradley players had •uhnlUed a part in fixing games here and at Peorin. There are no charges against these seven players, but New York Assistant District Attorney Vincent A. G. O'Connor said he would have the Bradley players indicted and extradited " lot come lesses. from Illinois if they do here as voluntary A margin of error of about 10 per cent must be conceded in estimates of the total world population based on those countries which conduct periodic counts. old rlghlhanded Bokelmann, j-ho has won 10 and lost one so far his season, the Red Birds sent ighthander Jack Crimian to Hoas- on. Cardinal owner Fred Saigh said he decision to bring Bokelmann icre was reached after It was Iscovercd that Joe Presko. impres- rookie pitcher, hnd pulled a enrton In his right shoulder and votlld need nt least 30 days rest. Bradley Coach Blames Rapid Rise Of Basketball for Bribe Scandals York, .373; Ki- . HAROLD V. KATUFF SAN ANTONIO, TCI., July 31. (f) —Forrest. Anderson, youthful coach of Bradley University basketball, said today that the rapid of his game in popularity was a major reason for the recent scandals that have rocked the sports world. The man who WM shocked when lour members of his team sold out to the gamblers, also blamed high- pressure recruiting of athletes for the li-oHWef that have bcsec basketball. And he added thai he felt he had failed somewhere down the line to nnders.lanu IV" Hunger and tc titke proper steps to thwart It. Anderson, here to lecture at the Texas coaching school, said the quick rise of basketball from a s«- ticnal to a nation-wide interest had brought the gamblers into the picture. "Ai-ithing that mushrooms like that finds m:<ny people -.vant- me (o get on the band wjgon." he declared "R^ke'.b.i!! h?? growing pains — gymnasiums are not big enough to accomodiut the public; many colleges do nol haie (heir own facilities for playing It; supervision too S oJt«) tloe.s not rot in tlie colleges I themsch c.-" He pointed lo the fact that his ed. "The athlett today lakes the scholarship lhat grants him room and board and an education a* a matter of course. His first question inch more will you of- (s; 'How fcr?'" Anderson said he had not analyzed the situation to ti lc extent of determining where he himself had failed but he was sure that he had. Dut, he added, he was not as concerned with what already had happened ns what would be done to rectify It. The 32-year-old coach said the basketball scandals that have touched City College of New York, Long Island, New York University] school hurl not scheduled a single game away from college campuses next season. Biadley hart been playing ianics in Madison Square Garden, NIK York, where the tus- keiball scandals broke. Anderson declared that (he big rush for athletes had brought nil exalted view lo the athletes them" selves. "When ccllc-gcs alter a boy has him, it. gives or 50 , . the Dradlcy coach explain- =>„..,,,.., r , oirikcouii—wewcomt ?iuhu« - « M , Brooklyn, 15-2,1 09 ; Si)a hn, Boston, 93. 882;, Brcoklyn, 8-2, .800. —New combe, Brooklyn. Luxora Beaten In State Meet Tigers Handed 9-1 Loss by Sooneville MORRILTtw. Ark.. July .11. M>)_ Luxora suffered its first defeat in the state semi-pro baseball tournn- \vcrc beaten 9-1 by Bconevllle. However, the lo-ss didn't eliminate the Tigers from the tourney running. Tlic meet Is a double cllm- affair which means lhat a team must be beaten twice before being knocked out. In another game last night He- bcr Springs downed Watdron 14-1. Tonight. Luxora is scheduled to meet Walciron with Doonevllle taking on Heber Springs, Finals in the state competition will be played Thursday night. Winner of the tournament will represent Arkansas in the National Baseball Congress tournament at Wichita, Kan., nexl month. Toledo. Manhattan and Bradley "may be i blessing in disguise. They may awaken us to an accurate assessment ol the sports structure and vent anything games. Sports Roundup HUGH FULLER-TON. who, It seems now, wi'l Is pretty Jersey Jc_ >n Charles, SCI the first shot . . . ,,„, „ , lm , «cl worn out from his busy campaigning and can use a long rest Inwi Jersey Joe's brain trust would "Ke to clean tip before the ancient warrior steps Into the ring with his title on the line Walcott :an rake in the dough with T V appearances. endorsements ret-' ereem,j shots, a ,,d maybe a movie on bis poverty-to-rfchcs career. The nmvJe.!, incidentally, have inrovKlc.1 .r,,e will, almost as nmch income as Ihe boxim; box office ... the first I.ouis-Walcott tight film grossed around a million dollars . . . And even M(er for he Iwn Joes, (he income rolled n over a period of years so the lax lille wasn't as bad as u eollld havo been . . , T.V. set owners may get a break on the light heavyweight litlc scrap between clmnipion Joey Ma.vfn, and Irish l.ob Murpliy at Madison Square Oarclen, Aug. 22 ... T.V. sponsors are understood to be ready to Md over Hie 5100,000 mark for 'he rfght . . . that's loo rich right now for (he theater people. Sugar Ray Robinson will be at least a 3 to i favorite here when he meets his surprising conqueror Randy Turpin, In the Polo Grounds' M " V.' ' • We saw the movies ' their first bout, and it seemed lo have been an awful bore There was more holding 'ami clutching than anything else Turpin, however, showed he knew answer to Robinson . . Sugar needs plenty of room to get :he leverage for his punches Randy didn't give him much space' . . . The young English Negro moved in on Sugar Ray from the beginning and gave him a good mimmeling in the clinches IVmle Ray was holding on. Randy belted him to the head with his tree nglit hand ... in this country riirpin couldn't get away with that . But don't sell Turpin short . The 23-year Leamington Lar- ruper. Is strong, keeps in fine condition, and has a very good left jab. TUESDAY, JULY W, 1«1 How many more schools will be drawn into the basketball scandal, the blackest chapter in college sports history . . . District Attorney Frank Hoffan won't say but the rumor has it that he has sortie more up his sleeve and will spread them out over a period of time . . . T.V. goes coast-to-coast by Sep- mljer and In the same month, there will be at least 50 theaters equipped Co handle sports events >y theater-casts . . . How high will the bidding go on the big fights? . . Those close to the scene 'igure New York Is going to lose Jiit as the scene of big fights after tune 1952 because of television . . The major T.V. sponsors won't- bid or a show If the New York area, he biggest market, Is blacked out on the lights . . . And if you own i T. V. set and like to watch r ights, don't worry about missing many shows starting Oct." 1 , . • *-..~ ,...v, many snows starting Oct 1 sho v us what we have to do lo pre- T hc international Boxing Club has \ Cnt anvthlllsr rKp nnrrl.Kr n,.- --„. .- , . . ... our contracted to telecast Its regular Wednesday and Friday shows from CLEAR HAVANA — Cuba's Davis Cup team tackles Canada's side at Montreal's Mt Royal Tennis Club, Aug. 3.-S. The players are. Jose Aguero. top; Rcinaldo Garrido, left center; Juan Weiss, right center, and Orlando Garrido. (NBA) Sox Take Pair; Edge Juveniles Painters Forfeit- Again in CL Play Courier News Dirty sox picked up a twin victory in (he Commercial League yesterday as they edged by the Juveniles 4-3 in extra .linings aricr taking a 7-0 forfeit from the Painters. Winning pitcher Billy Baker doubled home the winning run in She sixth Inning after the Juveniles had tied the game and gone ahead with three runs in the fifth. Sox catcher Floyd Olli-son smashed a ong home run to left center to tie he game In the last of the fifth. Marvin Ross, who relieved Wayne Burnhnni ii-. the fifth was the loser. Garner led Juvenile batsmen with two hits ir. three trips, including a triple, and Ross had two for four. Baker had three for three including two dcu'Jles to lead the Dirty Sox. Edsel Harbor scored three of tne Sox runs. The Sox twin-win moved them within one game of league leading Duro Chrome who was scheduled to play the Juveniles this afternoon it Malonej Park. Baseball Meeting Player Obligations, Frick Says Notional League Prexy Testifies At House Anti-Monopoly Hearing W f ih N t' —""' " U1J ' 01> i At ")—Ford Frick, president ba) haTmet n f,11H**" 6 '|P« ste d today that organized base- oall lias met fully its obligation to the players. Memphis Shaves Travelers' Lead Chicks Thump Pebi 10-2 to Trim Margin To Only Thre* Garnet The Southern Assoclption baseball season wasn't a montlk old May 12 when Little Rock took first place from Atlanta, since then the Travelers have hung grimly to the lead Nov. Little Rock's gilp had better he at Its tightest. Trouble Is coming. Second place Birmingham visits Little Rock for three doubleheaders in three nights beginning Tuesday night. The Travelers took a rough 10-2 beating from Memphis, third place team, last night_ and saw their league lend whacked to three games The victory was Memphis' third in four games over Little Rock The remainder of the Southern was unscheduled. In the fourth inning Memphis hit three singles, drew a walk, a hatter was hit and Dixie Upright doubled—results: five runs. The only times Little Rock scored were against Dick Duffy. Dick Littlefield held the Travelers scoreless for four Innings but In the fifWi he Injured his hand. Duffy came on, gave up a single and for -walhs Vern Kiiidsfiither then took over and quieted the Travelers. The defeat snapped Traveler left- hander AI Yaylian streak at nine wins in a row. He now has a 10-4 record. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Mead's Beaten In BWL Action Moose Club Triumphs 10-7 Behind Garrott The Moose 'Club moved linto a fourth place tie with Mend's Clothiers In the Bay Window Sbft- ball League standings yesterday afternoon by whipping the ClotWers 10-1 at Little Park. J. P. Garrott was on the hill for the winners with Herb ChUds f|t his opposition. Both hurlers went the full seven innings. : Six runs in the first Inning ( >ot the Moose Club off lo a flying start Three more were added in the second before the Clothiers scorod their first tally. This afternoon American United Life was scheduled to play Ark- Mo In a league contest. Jde( l 'hat the average „„» average American wage for skilled workers on a year-around basis " The National League boss r- scheduled to continue testifying 9:30 a.m. (CST) before , judiciary subcommittee began (rivln^ if i^t^ *' j , ., """'b n, iare yesterday shortly before the day's hearing r^t rl i er i '"••^a' 1 ' 5 immorta! TV Cobb had told the lawmaker, that organized baseball's pollclej on the whole 3 « med M right, but could be changed some to benefit n,* p)a.ver "^-AICIII, ins Could Ke Changed The old-time Detroit outfielder'* assertion that baseball has to, havj something on the order of a reserve clause In its contract* won favor! He suggested, however, that perhaps it could be changed to *jv. Ol.lvarc fV,ft _:..Ui L- . K*Y9 conac n,- '° an arbl "-ation board fter ftve years if the player was ^sa fsfied. cobb suggested th a r II he board agreed the player ha" cause for complaint, he should theL be free to peddle his services ftS as much as he could get. The present reserve clause civei c ub owners the right to retain a Player beyond his first year at play or sell or trade anytime. Some lawyers have contended this arrange«H- t , u V.S£" y to the natlon ' 5 Chairman Celler <D-NY> of the House group to!d reporter's Conb's testimony indicates that the reserve clause can be changed for the good. City Softball Standings COMMERCIAL LEAGUE Leather Pullers Dirty Sox Money Changers Juveniles Roughnecks . Painters . .. W .... 14 ....14 7 .... II a 4 II 1 12 L Pet. 5 .727 .667 .579 .529 .267 .017 BAY WINDOW LEAGUE Sullivan-Nelson American United Life 61 Implement . Meads . Moose Club Ark-Mo '.'.', Pet. i .769 .538 .533 .429 .429 .309 : r 'Needle' Was Forgotten when Ty Cobb Took Stand; Congressmen Were Just Mere Fans By ARTHUR L. EDSON WASHINGTON, July 31. </P>— Supreme court justices, labor leaders, chiselers, J. P. Morgan and at least one president—fellow name of Abraham Lincoln—have appeared to testify before Congress. But few have had a more attentive audience than that waiting yesterday for a somewhat florid, pudgy gentleman of'64. . Tyrus Raymond Cobb was on the itaiid. He had come to talk to a House judiciary subcommittee which is studying whether baseball violates anti-monopoly laws. He didn't go into baseball law, but indicated that on the whole it didn't seem too bad to him. It was fairly obvious from the start that the Congressmen were first of all fans and secondarily lawmakers, at least with Ty Cobb before them. They seemed a iittla awed by che great man. Every question was respectfully phrased.. The old needle, an Instrument Usually kept handy for investigations like thus, was never once brought out. It was Mr. Cobb this and Mr. Cobb thnt. And why not? Every kid has dreamed of being a great baseball player, and— "Were you elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame?" asked Chairman Celler (D-NY). "Well, yes," said Cobb shyly. "I just happen to have been the first one named." (The inscription on Cobb's tablet at Cooperstown. N. Y., tells why: "Led American League in batting 12 times and created or equalled more major league records than any ottie'r player.") Carefully, gloatingly, the committee went over Cobb's great career. {It's ail In the record books. Ho got more hits, stole more bases and hit higher—.367 for 24 years-than any other player, bar none.) And so the nice man answered questions nicely, and a fine time was had by all. then until June. 1952 ... of course, there's nothing to prevent the from putting on a super-duper show on another day and selling it (o the theaters . .4. But you'll get the regular Wednesday ant! Friday cards. Prized for Smoothness y WilLrn...ii> :>n'll rnjdv ila Mi "Me dm or. I'licccl i-iclil, |,, o . Wll.ktS M.VJII.V I', I.AU'RI\C1KCKU, IXU. . SI PROUF GRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRIT* A LEAKING MUFFLER IS DANGEROUS! LET US INSPECT YOUR MUFFLER AND W NECESSARY WSTAU A NEW GENUINE FORD MUFFLER Including Parts & Labor rlionipniHj ma-mag* r •* & Chickasawba Mien* 4453 ''

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