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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 21, 1952
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HMD AT, MARCH 21, 1952 BLYTHEVII.LF. fARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE KIWI Football Playoffs Talk Is Revived; r AAA Will Vote on Issue Thursday The Arkansas Athletic Association will hold Its annual spring meet• ing in Little Rock next Thursday and one of the main topics scheduled ,for discussion will be the proposed resumption of the state football play- 'offs. Some coaches are even going so far as to offer to wager that we'll have «tat« championship playoffs in all divisions next fall. ' AS you know, the playoffs were '"voted out by the coaches last spring, The so-called classification system i was given a four-year try and j' unworkable. The truth of ;,lbe matter is -the majority of the ..coaches just didn't like the setup. fejFLiclr gripes were many, but their biggest objections seemed to bo that! the playoffs extended the season' entirely too long and (hat the districts weren't set Up ri^ht. Some 1 had too many teams of a certain class while others had too few. But now some one has dreamed _ iip a new system for determining ' state championships. The new plan at least sounds better _that did its 'predecessor and the concensus ppem.s (o be that its chances of survival at Thursday's meeting are better than fair. The new playoff plan calls for a portion of the net receipts went back lo the districts involved and a larger portion went to the AAA foi administrative purposes,' There was very little left for the two competing schools to divide. Some two years ago. we went on record as being opposed to cham pionshlp playoffs and this new proposal doesn't change our stand but very little. Our sympathy Is sill: with a setup similar to the old Big 16. Will Classify Officials Another proposal that is scheduled to be acted upon at Thursday's meeting Is one having to do with the classifying of football and bas kf.ball officials. Under the proposal officials will be classified in two groups (at certified and lb) registered (those Marion Is Browns Key Man, Says He'll Play in 100 Games By till CORKIGAN AwocUled Pres* Sports Writer Marty Marion, the deposed manager of the St. Louis Cardinals and em-rent shortstop of the St. Louis Browns, could be a big help to Rogers llornsby's gang of youngsters. Not that any one is taking Iho >— — '—• - '- '_ Brownies seriously this year. BiH wilh a fellow like Marion around to direct the infield and pitchers like Ned Gar- Bob Cain. Byrne and Benrdon, dividing the slnU? into four districts! registered with the Arkansas OWi- inslead of the. current eight, wilh cmls' Association) and f each district to have an ample a- inount of trains of all classes. Dis- 1 championships would he tic- 1 torniined on a percentage basis instead of district playoffs us hi the old system. In other words, the AAA .* world be asked to certify the teiim v.ith the best record ns the district champion and that team would . represent its district in the state . playoffs. The four district champ!OILS then .would meet in past season games v'jfi the home field of one of the *Sfeams Involved in each individual K game- Officials of the two schools . Involved wonlld get together to try to determins where the game Is to be played and If they couldn't agree then the flip of a coin would decide the issue. ; " Another phftse of (he proposed rin\v system that would be a bis* ' improvement over the old playoffs '-I* the dividing of the gate receipts. ' Under the new plan all proceeds -• for each championship game will : be divided equally between the two 'participating schools after the game • ; expenses are paid and the visiting '•team is allowed a reasonable sum for travel. Under the old system non-registered. In order to become certified, officials will be required to pass a written examination on rules and game mechanics nnd io attend the state rules interpretation meetings. The only requirement for a regis- ered official will be to pay his state reiteration dues. To this, we say bravo. While this by no means will cure all the ailments of Arkansas' officiating situation, it Is most definitely n step in the right direction. The Arkansas Athletic Association and the Arkansas Officials Association in ypars past have been far too lenient on their rules concerning the qualifications of officials. At present all that is necessary for n person to become a registered official In ver, Tom Gene they could, finish so in e w h e re above last in Ihe A in e r I c a n League. M n r I o n, though. Is Ihe key man. He didn't play a gime last year. but he think s Marly Marion he'll be able lo go about 100 this time if his injured leg holds tip the way he thinks ii will. "My leg Isn't real strong yet," he -said today, "but for the first time (his spring, I'm actually enthusiastic about my chances." Well, they say spirit is contagious and H o r n s b y has it. So have Ills kids. Maybe the veterans will catch on, too. Then (he Brownies will win some games if they can gel a little hitting. Marion went two for three it) yesterday's game which tbe N lionul League champion New York Giants won, 4-3, in 10 innings, Tookie Gilbert was the hero for the Giants. He hit a double in the 10th, and finally scored on a fly, after taking third on a single. Yanks Nip Cards John Hetki, ft National League castoff, was the victim, but before that he gave a smooth per- No Schoc! Got Rich Off Bowl Games, AP Survey Reveals NEW YORK (/Tj— There may be evil.* football bowl yiimes as contended by a committee of college presidents asking thc-ir extinction, but one of these evils apparently isn't money. + The Associated Prcr^s look private peek today at the s\ came out. a Pros After Burke At Jacksonville Texan Tries for 5fh Straight Major Golf Tourney Win Today Arkansas Is to present the two buck) formance with a perfect Job on registeration fee and be able to sii-n his name and the latter is not always necessary. New officials are not required to pass a rules examination. Neither are they required to attend rules Interpretation meetings. They arc given a rules examination but thfs department hns yet to hear of an official who was denied registeration because he failed to pass the test. JACKSONVILLE. Fla. W t — The most glittering field of tlie whiter *olf tour set out to break J»ck Burke'fi winning streak In the round of the Jacksonville Open today. Burke, at 29 every bit as good j abled some colleges io fallen tlioi (us the experts prophesied, has won j lUhleLlc coffers nnd build up pro- four .straight PGA co-sponsmett lournamenUs. He look the lop 52,000 at San Antonio, Houston, Baton that came out. of itie four shows ot last Jan, 1 and discovered none of the colleges involved is getting overly fat on the returns. Take Illinois, the Biif Ten champion which slaughtered Stanford 40-7 before 100.000 fans In the Hose Howl at Pasadena. After the Illinl have finished sharing llieir prosperity with other conference .schools imt! paying e.xtra expenses for a special bowl party that included cheer leaders, ect.. Athlete Director DOUR Mills figures the universits''* nc-t lake at about 14,000 or 15.000.. One of Ihe criticisms against. bowt games has been thai it en- L H 1 E ,P" l" F , AND H ' S BRAVE—W-ihoo Alhc RcjnoM Yankee p.tchor *ho notched two no run," no hittu l,,s sero,, ami h,s son v,oiW miltogether at the World Champ.ons' St. Petersburg, Fla. naming comp. Unlike Ins father, young Reynolds is a southpaw. (NBA) grpssively stronger learns. Georgia Tech. 17-14 winner over filvcirod to lvin ," sairt CoiKh b - ra|lk Baylor in the Orange Bowl at Mi 7 i Ml .a,,i,e of Brooklyn's St. John's Roiip.c and St. Petersburg. a "». is proonbly another that t before (teiianing for Halci2h N r, But one fellow he didn't have lo won't buy that rcnsoninj-'. | wliere he faced the pohsiblUty ot contend with in those four is Sum Trch Netted 25,noo | tni'Oting Ihe Wildcats in the qua:•- Sneael, the otilv non-Texan to make ! '''lie Yellow Jackets brought , tcr-Ihusls, big splash in golf since World j ^ l '° 1 "| d ! ;p' 0 ° 0 awny from Miami. | Dayton's Coach Tom Blackburn, lask Is to outsmart second- NCAA Playoffs Begin Tonight With Kentucky the Favorite NEW YORK IJ'j—The NCAA basketball playoffs open tonight on four regional fronts stretching from North Carolina to Oregon with the Kentucky Wildcats again rated the team to beat for the championship. Although the 16-lcam field Is studded with talent, Including 10 major conference champions and six teams hand-picked at large, Adolph Rupp's marksmen fro;n the blue grass country are .strongly favored lu capture their fourth college crown in the insl five years. "I think Kentucky Is the best* team in the nation nnd should be . . Upsets Mark Quarter-Final Action in AAU Tournament AIC Schools Reported Agreed on De-Emphasis COPfWAY, Ark. (AT—Eight members of the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference are reported to have agreed upon a non-subsidised athletic program. Warren Leads In Gulf Coast Invitational .. GULFPORT. Mist. (IP) — Leonard ."Barren, .professional at the Ln. : fayette. I*.. Country Club is leading tho pack at the end of the first IB holM.of tha Gulf Coast Invitational Oolf Tournament with ft five undor par fl6. Warren, a comparative unknovrr in the golfing world, shot six bird- le« »nd an eagle as he toured the Great Southern Country Club . coursa here yesterday. - Clos« behind three players were 1 tied for second with 6Ts — Dick CoHord of New Orleans, Burt Weaver of the Louisiana State Univer- ', »ity golf team, and Otey Chrisman of Belma, Ala. - - Others finishing well at the head of Ihe long list of players Included: j^Charle* Isom, Little Rock, Ark. nnd E. T. Rayford. Camden. Ark., 72s; John BuMck, Monette, Ark 73. * Jeff Farris, athletic director of Arkansas state Teachers College hare, nnmed the' schools 'yesterday as Teachers, College of the Ozarks Henderson, Arkansas Col- ege. Hendrlx, Oiiachila. Arkansas ech and Arkansas A. & M. That leaves out only Arkansas tale nnd Southern State. Farris Inted they -will be dropped from :e conference If they don't fall line. There have been numerous ef- orls to put the AIC program on strictly amateur basis but some olleges opposed de-emphasis, 'arris said some who fought de- mphas before are for it now. Heasons Listed Farris said a non-subsidized •rogram is desirable because: 1 Subsidized athletics is contra- y to the basic concepts of Amer- can education: 2 It Is unfair to a majority of he students; 3 The expense involved cannot be justified. He said the non-subsidy ment would be enforced Rend Courier New« Classified Ads DIXJE DANDY — Marguerite V. illianis. defending women's Ilixic ski-jumping champion from Holland, Mich., zooms sky- v. ard on a tremendous le.Tp during the Mexican Invitational Water Ski Tournament at Aca- PIMCO. The talented miss will try for a new world's record Uiis year. (NEA) ull-time. rnissioner. agree- by paid conference com- Pro-Am Series Schedule Fixed CAMDEN. Ark. fcp) — The South Arkansas Golf Association has scheduled • series of pro-amateur matches. The cities and dates are: El Dorado. April 13: Arkariel- phia. May 11; Hope. June 8; Magnolia. July 6; Fordyce. Aug. JO; and Camden. Sept. 14. the mound for four innings. The Browns' neighbors, the St. Louis Cartli nil l.s, men n while, played their fifth extra-inning game of the spring, bowing to the New York Yankees, 5-2, in 14 innings. The Red Birds now have played 11. 12, 13. 14 and 15 Inning: contests. They've won two nmt lost three. The Yanks scored three times in the 14th. Gerry Coleman's double tallied the deciding marker, but an error nnd a base on balls that forced in one marker accounted for (he two. The other big news of the day was Chris Van Cuyk, the towering Brooklyn Dodgers' southpaw, going all the way against the Cincinnati Reds and shutting them out (o boot, 4-0. it was Van Cuyk's first complete gome as a Dodger since July 1950. A couple of more performances like that and he' high on Manager Chuck Drea- en's list. Andy Pafko made things easy or Van Cuyk by crashing a home un with one on in the -seventh. The Dodgers' "B" squad drop- ed a 4-2 decision to Mobile of the Southern Association, but the ormhands borrowed Brook regu- Carl Erskvne lor mound chores. The Boston Red Sox let loose ith a burst of their famous power—and they needed it—to down he Washington Senators, 14-8, The Senators actually were in the lead 3-7, until the eighth inning when the Sox scored twice. Then the> notched five more tallies in the ninth. Russ Meyer went six Innlti; and faced only 19 batters as the Philadelphia Phillies nipped Detroit Tigers, 2-0, while the Cht en go Cubs pasted the Chicago White Sox, 1-1. The Philadelphia A's and th« Boston Braves each won a game at the expense of American Asso cintion teams. Tlie Mackmen stop ped Minneapolis, 4-3, in 10 inning home run by rookie outfield er Keith Thomas, and the Brave polished off Milwaukee, 14-12, 01 six runs in the eighth Inning. The Cleveland Indiana defeats the Pittsburgh Pirates, 2-0, in night game, and the Bucs "B squad turned back Seattle of th Pacific Coast League, 8-3, War II. Farming up to rejoin the tour here. Snead won the Semlnole pro- Amateur earlier this week. Burke wa:i one of his victims, but it tttd- But tho Southeastern Conference took its 25 per cent cut—$23,000 —riffht oU the top. After trip expenses, which included accommodations for nil the players' wives. n't break the Houston, Tex,'young-I Tech was lcft with arimm! $25,_,_.,_ ..:.i ^. : , ,. _ nnn ster's victory siring because the tournament was not PGA co-sponsored. Burke also will have to deal with 'ary Mkkllpcoff, Jim Ferrier nnd dozen other top-notch veterans. lien, there are -such young mien. Breaking into the Front ranks as Tammy [Thunder) Bolt, Doug 'ord. Ted Kroil and Al Bessellnk. International treats are on hand In Bobby Lccke, the South African who Ls back on another Safari for he American dollar, and Albert •elissfer, Frenchman who holds the Belgian championship. "I my streak brought them all out." Burke cornmented Thursday after a 'Ions practice .session the par 36-36-72 Hyde Park course. Hoppe Rallies To Gain Tie /or Billiard Lead SAN FRANCISCO M 1 ) — Champion Willie Hoppe bounced back from two defeats and a severe case of nerves to tie for first place hi the World Three Cushion Billiard Tournament And In thumping rotund Art Rubin of Brooklyn 50-46 night he eliminated H dangerous threat from the possibility of a five-way tie for the championship. Hoppe's victory elevated him Into a tie with Jay Bozeman of Vailejo, Calif,, /or the lead. Each has a 6-2 record,. Each has one game left in the round robin tournament. Two other players. Kinrey Mat- suyarna 5-2 and Ray Kilgore' 4-3. still are in the running — posing the possibility .of a two, three or 000. Maryland, surprise 2S-13 victor over top-ranked Tennessee in the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans, got the best tttianciiit deal of the eight major bowl participants. The Terrapins, who played ngainst Southern Conference orders, drew a check for $120.^32.68 and didn't have to share it with anybody. After expenses, estimated Rt not more than $25,000, the I money was dumped into the athletic fund. Tennessee also got 6126,232.68 from the New Orleans gnine but had to give S31.5S8.19 to the Southeastern Conference. Conferences Split Sway The Pacific Coast Conference and Big Ten take charge of slicing up their share of the Rose Bowl proceeds, estimated this year at around .$290,000 each. Stanford gets a flat SGO.OOO plus $2,000 traveling 1 expenses. Kentucky and Texa-s Christian each grossed SI25,a 10.09 from the Cotton Howl Eil Dallas. Each gave a little more than 31,000 to its conference. TCU figured expenses at around S6.000, leaving about $88,000 for the university's use. Baylor's take from the Orange Bowl was $92,000, less 523,000 to the conference and less expenses. Top 3-Year-Olds In Spa Feature ranked Illinois, the Big 10 pion, in the opening game at Chicago, added his vo:e: "I saw Kentucky once during the season. I don't see how anybody can beat that club." A dissenter is -Coach Ken Loeffler, whose LaSalle club was surprise winner of tho National Invitation title last week. :"I like Du- qucsne," said Loclller. La Salle was snubl>ed by the NCAA. Kentucky opens its tournament campaign against Peun Slate, one of the at large teams which finished the season with n 20-4 record. Here's the schedule tonight (all EST): Cats Play Pcnn Stale At Raleigh. N.C.—7:30 p.m.. Kentucky (21-21, Southeastern Conference, vs. Pcnn Stale (20-4): 0:75 p.m.. North Carolina State 123-91, Southern Conference, vs. St. John's (22-4). At Chicago—8:45 p.m.. Illinois (19-31, Big 10. vs. Dayton (27-4): 10:30 p.m., Princeton (10-8), Ivy League, vs. Duquesne (22-31. At Kansas City—Kansas (22-2), Big Seven, vs. Texas Christian '2231. Southwest: 10:45 p.m.. St. I.ouls 122-Ti, Missouri Valley, vs. New Mexico AfcM (21-8>. Border. At Corvnllls, Ore.—10:30 pm, UCLA (19-101. Pacific Coast, vs. SanU Clara (15-9); 12:15 a.m., Wyoming <29-fi. Mountain States, vs. Oklahoma City rl7-7). Finals Wednesday Second round games are scheduled Saturday night. Then the four regional survivors go to Seattle foi the .semi-finals Tuesday ami the final* Wednesday. The winner and runnerup qualify for the Olympic trials beginning March 29. With three of the top-ranked teams In the field, (he Kast Is favored to continue its mastery over the West. Eastern representatives have won tlie title the last five yeni s. The West was dominant cighl years in a row before that. DENVER 01';—The U. S. Air Force All Stars, a scrappy band of tireless hustlers, and Hollywood's take-it-easy Fibbers knocked out top- rated Oakland. Calif., and defending champion San ETancisco last night in the National Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball quarterfinal!. The Flyers, from Tinker Basc»at Oklahoma City, battled through an overtime period lo post their 40-34 victory. Hollywood's fibber McGce and Molly team, reverting to old-style slow-down ball control basketball, stalled San Francisco's fast breaking Chcvrotcts 43-41. Bnrtlesvillc, Ok!a., Phillies 66- ers drawing a bead on their eighth AAU championship In 10 years, breezed by the Artesia, N. M. RBA travelers, 70-52. Tonight's semifinals match Hollywood and Peoria followed bv Phillips and the Air Force. Former Collegians The Air Force All Stars are a ollection of Rocky Mountain re- Ion former collegiate stars. They nclu<!e La Del Anderson of Utah tale. Bob Petry, Boh Wallace nd Bryce Heffley. who played for Regis College In Denver: Wayne Tucker of Colorado University and id Ryeu of Denver' Univcr.sitv They outscrapped Oakland's owering club all the way and trapped up the game wilh a si/, sling six-point outburst in live ivertime after the regular game ended 34-34. Tiie Air Force team \va? ront the entire first half, which jndcd 20-18 HOT SPRINGS. Ark. (AP> — Seven ol Ihe better three-year-; olds, were entered in the .six-fur-] long featured race. Trie Oklaho- j ma, at Oaklawn Park tonight. j Kentucky, top-ranked in the As- non ' ! sociald* four-way tie for tomorrow night's lirst place finale. after automobile to the kegler hitting the high single game in any event. More than 40,000 bowlers will compete. Top weighted among the winners was Ralph Parachek's Black Bantam, carrying 115 pounds. Mrs. F.inil Dcnemark's Sky Tiger Is carrying the lowest weight of 102 pounds. A century ago farmers brought milk to city homes In cans hanging from yokes on their shoulders. d Pics.-.' 1352 final poll, war Ihe crown in 1048. 1049 and 1!>51 its striutr broken only by City College of New York's ama/lng double slam in 1050. Illinois is second ranked nation ally and Dnmiesne is No, 4. othe top 10 teams in the tournamen 1 scramble »re St. I.ouls. No. 5; Kan sas. No. fl: and St. John's No. lo: Pat O'Su/iivan Wins PINEHURST, N. C. liP\ — Pa O'Sullivnn, shooting for her third straight North and South title, defeated Mae Murray. I up, on 20th hole yesterday. UnBniellable Carbnn monoxide gas cannot be smelled, making It very dangerous because it is highly poisonous. The gas is formed as a result of Incom- j prizes. In addition, many valuable plete combustion. prizes will be awarded, one ABC Tournament Begins Tomorrow i MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Bowlers from 13 states and Canada will send th« 49th annual tournament \ of the Amerlcari Bowling Con- ] grcss Into high gear tomorrow. } Most of the firing on opening day will be by booster 850 average and under teams with only one of four squads belnff composed of regular teams. Through June 14, a record ot 7.735 5-man learns, 13.-092 2-man teams and 26,034 individuals will compete for about $450,000 In When UJe Finance Your Home. FRIENDLY ASSISTANCE and Prompt Attention Blytheville Federal Savings & Loan Association Glcncne HMjf. Phone .155.1 businessmen know that (he more dn.sely I hey work will) their bank, the more secure their business is. That is e<|ii;illy true of pur- Bonal affairs. From safely deposit boxes to trust services from investment counsel to travelers checks—we arc equipped to serve all your banking needs. 3 orker Netmen Play FAYETTEVIL.LE. Ark. M'j — The Art:Ein>:a- [ ; Razorbacks will open Uictr 1952 tennis season here to> morrow In a meet with Northeas Oklahoma of Tahlequah. Approximately 25 minion cow contributed Lo U.S. milk proriuclioi 1051. GLOVEMAN—George Schmces Irics on both first baseman s and outfielder's gloves as he joins the St. Louis Americans in Spring training at Burbank, Calif. Manager Rogers Hornsby hasn't decided yet where the six-toot, 190-pound slugger will play. Schmecs hit .328. including 28 home runs, for Hollywood last season. (NEA) INVITES MOST SENSATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN OUTBOARDING HISTORY! 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