The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 6, 1952 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 6, 1952
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__ WPWMPAT, nSKOAXT 9, MM Sports Roundup | By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK W)_They say thit rolled down Warren Giles 1 cheeks the other night while Ralph Branca was singing his heartbreak song at the baseball writers' annual dinner here. The National League president listened entranced lo the pitcher's rich baritone lamenting the home- run that Bobby Thomson hit off him in the final playoff game and •aid over and over, "It's the most wonderful thing that ever happened to baseball." That would seem to make it of- Ilcial. We own to having felt at the time that this was something special, and to having experienced » bothersome constriction of the throat muscles while the Brooklyn bridegroom was warbling, but decided to undergo a 24-hour cooling- put period before going emotional In print. It Is a /airly universal failing of the nocturnal set to find something either hilariously funny or unspeakably sad in the late hours only to discover upon closer Inspec-'i tion by daylight that It didn't • mount to much, really. This one, — NBA Photo FKO FOWER-George Mikan, left. U as sharp as ever the streaking Minneapolis Lakers in the thick of the National Basbal Asscdation's Western Division race, He's the league, top J^r £b cousy, center, of Boston by way of Holy Cross, sefc the paT IW to 0.1UC. in the Itelen, Division. Speedy Dick McGuire U th? Nel Y rk Knickerbocker chief play maker and spark. American League Books 216 Night Tilts for 1952 of the Junior circuit's 1052 schedule. up for a long time. Already a number of extremely thick-crusted critics have called it the greatest act In the 29-year history of the writers' show. That is no small tribute from men who have, themselves, appeared in writers' shows of he past. He Was Due the Works I It is customary In these ever- lively reviews to Impersonate the baseball character who is being dissected. This has. Over the years proved a highly effective method of taking the hide, layer by layer off both the game's stuffed shirts and of those hapless individuals who figured In some amusing or otherwise significant event of the past aeason. Branca was, of course, « cinch to »et the full treatment. As the man who threw possibly the most expensive single pitch in b=«ball history, he couldn't miss. The Brooklyn wolves had been gnawing at his ahanks s)l winter and here the poor Buy was going to get it again Most of those in the great crowd were pleasantly surprised when Thomson, the girnnlng Scot who scrambled Branca's life, came through the curtains in the flesh The secret, as usual, had been tightly kept. Bobby sang his version of "Because of You" very well, too In a nice tenor. There was a wave of applause •nd then, all of a sudden, there stood Branca in his Dodger uniform, bathed by the spotlight The kid was ready to show them he could take it. He began to sing of » the blow that had crushed him in a fruity baritone whose quality was •mateur-good. It was a couple of notches better than that. The Show Was Oi-er When Ralph finished telling what Bobby had done (o him there was floor-stomping applause such as might never before have rocker! the ballroom of an equally famous hotel. A great many eyes were no more dry than those of Giles The show might as well have ended right there. The remaining numbers were thrown away on an audience which had experienced its emotional spree for the night We asked Thomson alter if. had their roles been reversed—he the goat, Branca the hero—he believed he could have acquitted himself as well as Ralph had. "There's no way I can answer that," he replied, "but I can tell you that I think Ralph was great really wonderful." "Do you ever talk about It when you're together?" he was asked No, Bobby said, "we talk about jolt. The other thing-tint's Just basebali. It could i iB p pe n to me the next time." t Royal Children Praised By College Official LONDON «•)—Britain should be OK when King Charles III t s on trie throne, according to p. H Mltchlner, senior vice-president of the Royal College of Surgeons. Welcoming Princess Elizabeth to honorary fellowship in the collene Mltchlner said: ' "Princess Charles has an inquiring mind and a clear blue eye, capable of *n unwinking JUre. These augur well for the future of this country under King Charles III. "Princess Anne 1 nave seen only asleep In her baby carrisge. Judging by the tendency displayed In many of h«r photographs to push h« parents and relative* from her, •he will doubtless develop a fine Independence of character, coupled »JUi a Jorthrlehtnesj of speech." Shawnee Boys Defeat Earle But Girls Lose JOINER — Shawnee's Indians made an early lead stand up all :hc way here last night as they thumped the Earle Bulldogs 51-30. The victory gave Joiner an even jreak with the visiting Bulldo" teams in the doubleheader. in the the Indian six 32-27, Shawnee's girls, who haven't won a game all season, appeared their way to their first win when they built 1Ia a six point edge in the third quarter but Earle rallied in the late minutes to pull the game out of the fire. Bclue led Earle with 22 points and Welch scored 10 for Shawnee. The boys game was more exciting than the score Indicates. The Indians got a.way"to a fast start but the Bulldogs pulled their defenses together late in the first half and made a game out of it. Robertson was high for Shawnee with 16 points and Morgan paced Earle with 13. Boys' Game Shawnee Po; Earle Fimlic <8> ...... P ...(6) Trammel Robertson (16) F (2) Welch (14) C ..... (0 Ralph 9> "o ...... (5 Cullum. De// Observes Homecoming With Victory DELL — Dell High School celt- Orated its annual homecoming in fine form last night as the Blue- Jays won over the Manila Lions 5952. In a pre-game ceremony, Helen Workman, Dell High School senior, was crowned homecoming queen. The aluetnys avenged an earlier licking dealt them by the Lions with their victory. The game was close all the way with a strong finish protecting Dell's edge. For Dell, Gene Mooney led In scoring with 18 points but he had plenty of help from Ray Cook who scored 14 anti Lewis who got 11 points. Tipton was high for Manila with 10 points. De " POJ. ManlU R. Cook (14) . F (7) Barker B. Minyard .. F.... (10) Tiplon Lev.-ts (11) ... C.... (6) Shelton Perkins (7) .. a (S) p owjer Mooney (18) . O (3) caery Substitutions: Dell — Simmons, Trantham, Chandler (9), Wilbanks Shelton, Richardson, B. Shelton. Manila — Homer (10). Scott (2), Miles, Wagner (3), Edwards (3). The official playing slate, announced by League President Will Harridge, has the 1952 race opening April 15 and closing Sept. 28. The night program offers 19 more games than last year's 197-game night card and tops the previous Wgh of an night games in 1950 by This Increase developed under a one-year rule permitting unlimited night play. However, four clubs- Detroit, Cleveland, New York and Boston—kept their after-dark total the same, and Chicago added only one game for 20, Browns to Play 41 nJ| he »f *". J f I 15 Browns . operating ineir nr 5 t full season under Bill Veeck, have the biggest night- game Increase, 11, from 30 to 41. The Washington Senators, greatest exponent, of night piny, upped last Philadelphia Athtetlcs* win" p^ayTa" five more than last year Detroit. New York and Boston retained minimum 14- E ame night while Cleveland maintained Chickasaws Trounce Paragould Again 773Q~ Paps Rally Late to Whip Bullpups by 35-23 Score the Luxora Wins 2 From Osceola Panthers Los* But 1 Game of Triple Bill With ScminoU Teams LUXORA - Luxora High School .earns won two out of three games from Osceola here last night. Their only loss was registered by the girls :eam which suffered a 39-31 setback at the hands of the Seminol- ettes. In the boys' action. Liueora's B team whipped the, Semlnole reserves 39-M and the Panther! eek- ed out a 47-44 win over the Semln- oles. In the girls' game, Osceola grab- Jed a 14-6 first Quarter lead and hen held on. Luxora tried desperately to offset the one-two scoring >unch of Billle Gaines Mann and fatie Watson but they were unable o overcome Osceola's early lead. Mann led Osceola's scoring with 19 points and Watson netted 14 :ockrell wa« high for Luxora with 17 points and Lewis got nine. The Seminole-Panther tllf was a thriller all the way. Luxora finished strong to protect their lead and claim the verdict. However the Semlnoles were without the serv- ces of their scoring ace Harvey Lee Hill but Warren Weinberg took up ome of the slack by sccrlng 22 points. Luxora's point cards, Read Courier N«w« Clawlfled Adi. last year's 29-game program. Each club will play a total of 154 games—night and day. The April 15 opening-day schedule includes New York at Philadelphia; Boston at Washington- St Louis at Detroit; ana Cleveland at Chicago. Each club has 12 Sunday home dates, while Philadelphia, Cleveland and Detroit are the only clubs with only one home holiday date. 3 NEA Boxers Victorious in Memphis Bouts MEMPHIS—Members of Northeast Arkansas' Golden Oloves team wound up with a .500 record in the opening rounds of the Mid-South Tournament of Champions here night. Six members of the team saw action last night and three of them came away with victories. Heading the list of victors is J W Gore of Surdette who scored a first round TKO victory over Milton Wilkinson oi Jackson, Miss., In an open Featherweight match. The other winners were James Bagley of Joiner, who scored a first round TKO over Herman Tippett of Trumann In a novice flyweight scrap and Donald Johnson, a novice lightweight of Keiser who outpointed Oene Pippin ol Jackson, Tenn. The big surprise to followers of the NEA team was the TKO loss of classy Sonny Jenkins, a lightweight irom Caraway who was placed in the open division here. He was defeated in the second round by Andres Sclambra of Memphis. Jenkins fought in the novice division in the Otceola tournament. Leo Cooper, a novice featherweight from Osceola, was decisioned I by James Jones of Jackson, Miss I in another bout. '' Bobby Tate led makers with 18. Girls' Gam* *uxora p os . Jockrell (n) ,*. Clark (2) Lewis (9) .. J. Clark .... lichardson . D. Clark .. Osceola ••P (19) Mann • •I" (S) Cone •*• .(14) K. Watson •Q Kendrick. '& Dunn • O Peeper -.- ~ rcepcr Substitutions: Luxora—Petty (3), Smith, Hanna, Leigh. Osceola —-' Spiers, Hatley, Weatherford, I. Watson, DeLancy, Woolen. Bojs' Game Luxora Johnson (4) .. White Williams (G) .. R. Tp.te- (3) .. B. Tate (18) .. Substitutions: Luxora — ., <6), Bonds (41, Sullins, B»rch Osceola—Phillips, Cox (9). p os. Osceola ••F. Duclos •F.... (3) Greene •C (5) Rose • G. (22) Weinberg (5) Burch Towles (6). •* The victory, the 13th of the season for (he Chicks, gave Blythcvllle a clean sweep of a doubieheader with Parigouid teams. In a preliminary game, the Papooses came from behind In the second half to tip Paragould's junior Bullpups 35- After three quarters of good st ™ d »' basketball the Chicks went wild In the last period scoring 20 points lo complete the roule They grabbed an early advantage and then piled up „ 32-12 halftime margin. L»te in the second period Coach Jimmy fisher tent his scrubs while his regulars rested on the bench. Then late In the third period the regulars returned lo give the home fans a look «t their new fast-break offense. Parngould was never In (lie game. The Ull but Inexperienced Bulldogs were unable to cope with the re-bounding of Big Montroe Holland and Bob (Red) Children and the dead-eye shooting of Joe Lvnn Vowell. Vowell wan the chicks' high- pointer with eight field goals and two free throws for an 18 point total but he had plenty of help, Right behind was Holland who hooped in 18 points, most of them on re-bound shots, and right on his heels was Tommy Mosley who rimmed 15 points. It was Mosley's best showing of the season. He got most of his points In the fourth quarter when he led the fast-break attack with his speed and timing. It was the Chicks' second victory over the Bulldogs this season Earlier, they whipped the Canines 7131 at Paragould. Barnhlll, a playmaker, was Psra- gould's only consistent spark. He generated the team on their set-up Plays and led its scoring with nine points. The Bullpups threw a scare Into the Paps with a splurge of long shooting in the second quarter Hitthig from all «ngles the Paragould Juniors overcame an eight point deficit to grab the lead midway In the second period and they hung on stubbornly until the Paps' superior height paid off In the late stages. The Paps had trouble finding their shooting eye in the early quarters and they were out-hustled by the visitors but they came back after the halftlme Intermission to find their old spark and went on to win. Danny Edgmon led Blythevllle's scoring with 11 points and Maxwell scored seven to lead Paragould. Junior Game College Basketball By The Associated Fred Princeton 59, Temple 5« Yale 78 Springfield 71 Bucknell 101 Rutgers 89 William ana Mary 70 North Carolina state 81 W«ke Forest 64 Davidson 83 Bradley 67 Wichita 48 Miami (O) 70 Cincinnati 56 Oklahoma Cii,y 48 Tulsa 46 (overtime) Millikln 6S Washington (St. Louis) 50 Southwestern (Okia) 79 Northwestern (Okla) 50 Port Hays state 60 Southwestern (Kan) 58 St. Benedict's (Kan) 73 Rockhurst 52 Ottawa (Kan) 60 Baker (Kan) 50 Kansas Wetleyan 67 McPherson 5g Southeastern (Okla) 70 Northwestern (La) 52 Texas M Baylor «« New Mexico A&M 47 Texas Tech 41 East Texas Baptist 57 Texas wes- leyan 54 Southern State 74 College Ozarks 61 Southern California 67 Los An geles Loyola 61 of Cotton Is the m,"sl valuable cash crop 'n the British protectorate of Uganda. Africa, Musial, Not Williams, Hodfop" Guaranteed Salary of 1951 Season B >* WILL CH1MSLEY if they open up the books, Expected, ThcrT^y ta'.'^w" m"w sTprU" * g ° VCrnmenl hearta « *** ™* ForInstance, what player do you suppose drew down the top flat salary In 1951? O* P« III ~f- ~ . * DIMagglo? Big Field Is Expected For EL Paso's Open Paragould Boone (1) . Wood (2) Hlggins (6) Corder (3) POS. . F... . F... a... Blytheville . (4) Jones («) Akers 1) Edgmon Cobb Reeder (4) ... o (4) Hall Substitution^ Paragould — Hunt, EL PASO. Tex. &P)—A field of 142 golfers start shooting tomorrow the $10,000 El Paso Open end If the pare of tune-up „„„ qualifying rounds is maintained Ihe El Paso Country Club course Is In for an awe- sornc drubbingf, The lesser lights—those who had*—— to qualify to get Into the open- pretty well took the 6,315-yard par 30-35-71 course apart yesterday. A couple of amateurs set the pace with j. C. Goosie of LacWnnd Alt- Force- Base of San Antonio laying down a 84 to tie the competitive course record and Don Addington Dallas collegian, posting a 66. Between them. Goosle, who Is from Knoxville. Tenn., and Adrtlng- ton, a Soulhern Methodist University star, bagged three eagles—Addington getting two. Ooosie equalled the competitive course record set by Earl Stewart of Dallas In 1947 when Stewart was an amateur. He would have bettered It but for ap- hole proach trouble on the final \vherc he wound up with a one- over five. 90 Qualify More than 100 players were supposed lo post qualifying scores but only 90 did so and 59 of them mad it. A 77 was required. These will go Into the opening 18-hole round tomorrow with 83 players who were exempt from qualifying. Most of these were golfers on the winter tour. The touring pros, notably John Bnrnum of Gr.ind Rapids, Mich., have been cracking par figures without half trying. Barnum has shot a «4 and there have been plenty of 67's, 68's and 69's. Topping the field will be Ted Kroll of New Hartford, N. Y., and Cary Middlecoff of Memphis, Tenn the second and third high money- winners of the year to date. Krol! with $3,000 $2,300. , and Mlddlccoff with — Nail Shanks Maxwell (7). Blythcvll!« (2), Langston, Hyde (3) and Abbott (4). Senior Game Blytheville Pos. Paragould Vowell (18) . P (3) Good ChUdress (9) . p «) Py] an d Holland (16) o.. (3) Buchanan Gentry (4) .. a... (9) Barnhill Mosley (15) . G Piltrell Substitutions: Blytheville — Harrison (3), Privett (4), Burnharn (6), Hays (2j and O'Brien, Paragould —Gregory (4), Tripod, and Whitney (8). Thorpe Makes Big Hit with Ted Williams in Sportsmen's Show By BILL KINO BOSTON (/p, — Twice a day a .wo-toned roaring shakes the an- :i«nt timbers in Mechanics Bulld- ng as the Boston Sportsmen's Show, with Ted Williams and Jim Thorpe as co-stars, rolls along to a new attendance record. Shrieks are for Williams, one of laseball's top batters. But most of *"• deep-throated shouts of the he middle-aged are for Thorpe, one of the greatest athletes the world has developed. And Boston hails the 63-year-old Indian aa one of ils fTl. Williams is being paid $12,000 for nine such days of work. Promoter Sheldon Fairbanks will not disclose Thorpe's salary, presumed to be about one-tenth that paid the slugger. Williams and Thorpe met for the first time here last Friday. Ted called Jim "Chief" on sight. "The Chief is really something. What a wonder he must have been n his prime." Willlems marveled. Thorpe, however, seems unaware of the Impression he has matte on Long Addition On an adding machine that adds up to 16 places, 127.538,5*2 years would be needed to reach the high- i est possible figure, it you added one j at a time and punched the key 180 | times a minute, night and day. With C A \ / C I ^ Z\ \/ P I ^^ * * w •• • Hay* Satisfaction Lower Cost Insurance HOME — AUTOMOBILE — BUSINESS STAXPAD 2VOX-ASSESSABLE POLICIES RAYMOND ZACHRY CUT INSURANCE COSTS BANK THE DIFFERENCE COMPLETE LINE OF I>on Kdwards Co. is distributor for Remington and Underwood Typewriters and Adding Machines. All makes portable typewriters, Smith-Corona, Royal, Onderwood and Remington, are available. Steel Office Furniture and Filing Cabinels. Repair for all office machines, Including cash registers Typewrittr & Adding Machint Rental ° f your ofnce Don Edwards Co. 112W. Walnut Phon. 3382 one of the highest-salaried sports performers of all time. But then Jim has had more than hfs share of life's (ticks. For ycnrs he has been living from hand to rnouth nnd recently he had an operation for a lip cancer and be needs another one soon. Two years ago. when Williams made his professional fly-castlnc rio^l' Trf 8 ,'x thl5 Eame show ' ne nominated the press room, where the top performers rest between shows. The conversation then was »H baseball, hitting especially This time, however, It's all about Thorpe. Civil Defense in Schools WINNIPEG, Man. WJ—Introduction of a civil defense program In schools of greater Winnipeg wa j advocated by MaJ. Gen. M. H 3 Penhale, director of civil defense. He said the school program is one of the strongest, links in any public education for civil defense. Gosnell Splits Doubleheader With Holland OOSNELL — Gosnell and Holland. Mo., basketball teams divided a doublehearier here last night with the Oosnell boys winning and the girls losing. In the first game of the twin bill the Holland girls thumped the Pirate six 42-24 with Duvall scoring 20 points for the visitor*. Billte Presnel! led Gosnell with 13 points. Gosnell's boys continued their winning ways In easy fashion in the feature tilt whipping the vlsltlns Holland quintet 53-4fl, The Pirates' regulars built up a big lead in the first half and then the reserves took over. High pointer for Gosnell was Gee with 19. chllders scored the same number for Holland. Girls' Gam* Holland pos. Oosnell . P B. Potter P... (13) Presnell F. (11) Hannaford Roberts DuVall (20) McArthur <7) Wilfred (3) . Cohoon Keller Lahue Substitutions: (6), M. Duvall, G G ......... Smith Holland" — cope Smith (6), Bur- , . , , ur- lington, Heathcoat, Carnal. Oos- nell — Bevlll, Lucius, B. Price, Hlcfcnian. Boy*' Game Po s. p.. Potter Gosnell Emery (a) Lollar (2) O" (19) Cook (0) Caldwell (4) F... O G... Q Holland (i 9) chllders . (II) Smith (3) Martin ____ Harris (4) Holly ' . ....... Substitutions: Oosnell '— Hodge <2), Brown (8), Wllllford, Allen (2), Cogglns (3). Hyde, West (2). Holland — Workman, Uttle (4), C. Chlldcrs (3), Booker (2). India Imports Metals NEW DELHI, India (XP) — The Dnit«d Kingdom and Belgium BUP- mi iui plied the major quantity of iron and denta. steel that India bought abroad dur ing April to August 1951. Official figures publtshed here v..»i.,ot jigutra PUUU.1MCU IICIG inaia aiso ootamea ipOw showed India imported 86,000 tons from the United State*, 7,000 , of which 30,000 tons came from the again. Williams? Guesa was the St. Lou's Cardinals' superb atan Musial. according to one high-placed source who claims to have the full financial dope on tne game's gold- plated stars. Although on an overall basis, counting bonuses and such, he didn't match the Yankees' Joe Di„. ,. , , Magglo and the. SUn Musial Re d Sox' Ted Williams, Musial signed for the largest guaranteed pay, like this: P1 »ycr Salary Bonus ;V'* !a! * 75 .«x> * 5,000 Williams 10,000 20,000 DIMaggfo 60.000 30.000 While those and other figures ar« expected to be bandied about In today's hearing of the Salary stabilization Board, there'll be no argument over who Is highest paid in 1952. DlMagglo has retired and WU- llams Is headed for Marine jier?ic», leaving Musial pretty much &lon» in the astronomical income brackets. Overall Curb . The latests S3B hearing deal! with the recent edict putting a curb on the overall baseball club budget*. Under the ruling each club mm» arrange its 1952 salaries to meet on» of two following specification*! 1. The total salary payroll of any one year, 1948 through 1850, plu» a 10 per cent flat IncretM. 2. The total salaries paid fci 1W1 in accordance with previous rulings, with no Increase. Walter O'Malley, president of ttu Brooklyn Dodgew. for one, bitterly object* to this decree -which h» says caught him with »on» two- thirds of his player* already Blgnftd. O'Malley said the plajwrs »er» signed under the old SSB provision and some of them wer» givra nlc« Increases. If the prte«nt govemme&t ruling Is permitted to itand, then most contracts will have to be cati- ed back and renegotiated. Cooter High Plans Homecoming Tilt COOTER, Mo. — Ooot«* „,„ School will observe its annual hontt- comlng Friday night .with: a buket- ball game between Cooter arid Hajtt highlighting the if fair. A special Invitation to attend ttw ceremonies has been nrttneMd to all former Cooter High School da- from Belgium. India also obtained 1,008 Unlled Kingdom and 25,000 tons West Germany. , , from Franw and «,000 torn from FOR SALE! Calcium Ammonium Nitrate £ PER CENT NITROGEN For Information and Price, Call WEST MEMPHIS COTTON OIL MILL WEST MEMPHIS, ARK. 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