The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 24, 1952 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 24, 1952
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9AC/S 87!t BLTTHTTVTLLB (ARE.) WBWS National Leaguers Get Tough With Yanks, Phils Win 4-0 Cards Pound Ken Johnson Hard as Tigers Fall 12-1 By KD CORKIOAN AP-Sport* Writer Don't try lo telj the New York Yankees that the National League is a soft touch—at least in the springtime. The world champions have been* — waltzing through their American ' league cousin/; all throucri the exhibition Fpftw^n, hut Manager Casey Stengel today must have been wondering whether (he senior circuit renl!y had it thIs year, Or maybe he was wondering if all the vauntrd power of the cham- Sports Roundup By GAYLE TALBOT SAN FKANCTSCO (£>}—The man- Bger of the Tokyo Glant.s, T. P. (Cappy) Haradn, snys that within j not too many years there wilt be' a World Scries "which will mean something"—that Is, a playoff In which the champions of this country will engage the champions of Japan's two young professional leagues. Harnda, a bright-eyed base ball nut \vho speaks perfect. English, IB here both on business nncJ to watch ell the games he can get to, working both i he afternoon and nitjht shift. He hns told us n prrnt den] j s bo tit post -A a r Japanese bnll we i didn't know before, and which-we i found extremely interesting. i "Our boys arc petting folder pions can be slopped hy good pitch,- At anv rate, the Yanks haven't been doing much hitting of late. Yesterday, for example, they were shut out for the second time within n week, when they bowed lo the Philadelphia Phillies. -5-0. In 12 innings. J-ist Tuesday, (ho TJo.ston Braves whitewashed them, 1-0. The Yanks have, played nine the time," ho says, "and as nv>y ! panics National league op, , do they are coning to pitch and hit i Position mid have dropped five of ' closer to the American Some of thrm are throwing about as hard as your pitchers d. now, nnd the larger ones-~?ome •• them are six feet and over—can hit the real long ball. Hoys ("Jet Bljjifer "The reason they are crowing is that they arc eating better since the occupation. Before the war we mostly were fish and ricp caters Now (he young ones are more meat and vegetables and it is making n difference you can see. 1 really believe that within a no! her generation, or even less than that, our champions will he playing your teams on even terms. We always were fine fielders." The first, Japanese profession,!I league of cicht clubs was formed back (n 1035. The man given credit for its formation and Its early growth IK Lefty O'Dout, who was always mnklrig trips over there In, those dnys. lefty now manages the San Diego club In the Const League Rfier a sad break-up of n 17-year association with the San Francisco Seals. "Lefty Ls a great hero In our country,' 1 Harada says. "When we formed our second btf* league In 1R50 and played our first world series between the Central r\nd Pacific Leagues, Lofty was invited over to pitch the first ball." Something which might not be generally known Is that the Japanese hart thetr pro ball right through the wnr, just ns we dici. Presumably it was considered a fine morale builder over there, too. The crowds remained large nnd cn- thusiosMc right to the end "Our people love baseball and (he game hns a great future in our country." Harndn says. "It's our nationnl game Just ns It Is yours. We've never had any other since your missionaries Introduced it About 15 year aeo. Before 103S it was played only between college and semi-pro teams, but the fans are even more enthusiastic now that, they are seelne the professionals play an improved brand of ball. "Your team of hip: leaguers that vas over last fall nlayert to one crowd of 105.000 in Tokyo. Tt was a pood team, with fellows like \Vnr- ren Spnhn pitching for It, hut every one of the 15 snmes It played ncalnst our nil-stars were close and the scores to\v. \Ve won OUR nnrt tied two. Maybe that doesn't sound like much, but tt represent,-; n grca improvement over anything we could have done before the war. Your players said we have several fellows, especially one pitcher, who could make It In your bte leagues. "Somethine we are doing now is Importing some of your yonn? players of Japanese descent, boys who have played in your colleges or on fast semi-pro rlubs. They are able to teach OUT boys n lot ol tVip liner point* which they otherwise mtpht be a Inntj time learning. They arc very popular with our fans, just ns nil your good players nre." lhcm - Twn nf tlu ' ir have j 1]s £ been at the hands of the Phillies, fo\ who, if nothing else, have a topflight Ditching staff. Roberts Sfniiprtl Them Both times. Eddie Sawyer has thrown ncr> Robin Roberts In nRainst thr Yanks, And ejirh time the New Yorkers hnve looked futile against him. Last week, he held them io one hit in five innings, nnd In yesterday's encounter allowed only one hit In six stanzas. The entire Yankee team, in fact, manacctl to collect Just three singles from Uie assorted offerings of Roberts, Howie Fox, Jim KonsUn- ty and Andy Hanson. Tommy Byrne and I/>n Sleatr-r hurled the St. Louis Browns to a pair ol victories over the Son TYan- risro Reals of the Parific Coast I-casue. Byrnn went the full nine Innings and hung up a 13-fi riecl- sion, fcnt while Slcafe.r (seven rnivsed Innings) n prr- when Hay Hamrick bent out n bunt. The Brownies won It, 2-0. The Chicago Cuhs. who have oeen doing right well for the po- entlal National Longiie cellar team, won their fifth In n row and ninth •n 14 pama-i by binding the Cleve- .nuti indinm T-3. OlanU Win Tlie New York Giants racked up :helr fifth straight triumph by wating thr Oakland Oaks of the U 5-0. behind the hurling of Sal Maglle and RORLT Bowman. Tlie Philadelphia A's, who hnve been lasinp Menritly fslx In a row) snapped out or tt by whipping the, Washington Senators, 3-2, on I>ave PhlHoy's biwes-loaded single In the ninth. Ken Johnson, who just Joined the Dotrntt. Tlfiers, wn.s tossed in ngainst (he St. Louis Cardinals, and was promptly battered for 10 run* in the first two innings. The Cards finally ran up R n-i victory. The Brooklyn Dodgers shellacked the - Boston Red Sox, 14-2: the Plt.lshurph Pirates nipped the Chicago White Sox. 7-6, and the Cincinnati Reds pained a f>-4 decision over the Boston Braves In other games. Doug Ford Leads At Jacksonville Bobby Locke and Sam Snead Close Behind; Jack Burke Falters JACKSONVILLE. Fin. Wl — Twenly-elcrlu-ycar-nlrt Onus Portl am] ,i pnir of veteran campaigners—Bobby I.ocke and Sam Snond —are Itio men lo bent today In Ihe Jacksonville Open golf tournament. Ford came up to today's f'lnal 1R holrK nt 207. nine strokes tinder liar and one In Ironl of Locke, Trom Johannesburg. South Africa. Snoad from Whltrs Sulphur Springs, W. Va., Imrl 200. Another 21 professionals were below p«r for the three rounds over the 6,508-ynrd Hyde Park course. But it was n lot loucrher lo beat par 3l)-3f!-12 Sunday than the first two days due lo a strong wind which cut across Ihe tree-lined, narrow fairways. Lncke and Snead have just Joined (he winter tour. Locke has heen baek In Ihis country about two weeks. Locke shot the day's best score of 68. Tommy Thunder Dolt made short work of his putter on the ninth (rrcen. He missed short putts on both the eighth and ninth hole. SomclhlnK had to give, and It was his wood-shaft putter. He. shattered It across his teg and under PGA rules he had lo play the rest of the 18 without B putter nnd r-n- .shed In 77 for 217, well out of the running. Jack Burke, winner of Inn last four PGA co-sponsored tourna- menls, also shot 7V (o blow himself out of a chance to run his victory string to five. With 218 he is too far back to catch up. MONDAY, MARCH M, 1MI REDLECS NOW—Cincinnati Manager LuVie Kewell is flanked by a quartet of Reds who came to the club m 3 player swap with the Phillies. From the looks of things. Ihey seem happy with the change. Shown at Spring training in Tampa are, left, Pitcher Miles Jordan. Outfielder Dick Sisler Sewell, Catcher Andy Seminick. and Infieldor Eddie Pellaerini. (NEA) NCAA Tourney Advances To Semi-Final Rounds St. Johns Tops Mighty Kentucky; Illinois, Kansas, Santa Clara Win SEATTLE (AP)—Two veteran and two upset-minded earns— fine each from the Eaiit and the West—collide here omorrow night for the National Collegiate Basketball Championship and a berth in the Olympic Games trials. + St. John's of Brooklyn, oon- % i i 1% I Queror of mighty Kentucky, »nd Jaklawn Park Opens Last Week 181,636 Witnessed Racing at Track During First Weeks Friendly Frenchman Prevents Another Hubbub in PGA Ranks By K. T. MACFF.KLV A friendly Frenchman hai saved the Professional Golfers Association from JACKSONVILLE, Fla. <tP>- another International black eye. Because Albert Pelissier didn't go back U> Paris angry, the PGA president, Horton Smith, has been able lo smooth over a situation stirred tip largely by delayed mail delivery. Pellssier, professional at a swank * > Paris course and holder of the Belgian Open Championship, wrote the PGA some time ago he would-like to p\ay in a few American tournaments this sprint;. Advising the French golfer he would he welcome, the PGA sent a copy of Its late winter and spring tournament schedule. Tt listed these: St. Petersburg Open. L.-iROrce Pro-Amateur. Setn- early Gosnell Tourney Champs Crowned OOSNELL—The senior hoys and Junior girls walked otf with top honors In the Gosnell High School intrn-murnl baskethflU tournament held here recently. Second plnce honors went to the freRhmen boys nnd girls. Tlie tournament was sponsored by the senior class with the pro cecds iolne to its trip. Read Courier News Classified Ads Peoria Wins AAU Title; Olympic Tryouts Next DENVBB WV-Champion Peoria and the three other teams In the 45th National AAU basketball tournament hearted today for Olympic tryouts In New York City and Kansas City this week. The Illinois Caterpillar Diesels bagged their first AAU championship Saturday night by surprising the favored BartlesvillE. Okla., Phillips BScrs. 66-53, In the tournament finals. The O. s. Air Force All Stars, marie in) mostly of players from Tinker Air Base in Oklahoma City, nailed down third place with a -tfl- 47 overtime upset of Hollywood's F'ibber McGec and Molly team. Peoria and the. Air Force train wilt play Saturday in Madison Square Garden. Runnerup Phillips and Hollywood meet in Kansas City the same nioht. The winners play March "' • -- -victor Jack Stone and Billy Donovan, both of Hollywood; Ken Pryor and Bus \Vhltehead, both of Bartlesville. Inole Pro - Amateur. .Jacksonville Open, Aikcn Pro-Amateur. Wilmington Open and the Masters. Pelissler wrote saying he would like to compete in the seven tournaments and n fellow Frenchman, French Professional Champion Jean Bnptlsta Ado of Biarritz, would like to rome alone with htm. Letters Weren't Thfre They arrived in St. Petersburg the morning the St. Petersburg Open started. But their letter and another one written later hart not reached Smith. One later was forwarded from PGA headquarters iu After hnsty conferences with local sponsors ond PGA officials, the :wo were entered In that tournament. But, Pelissler says, the start- in the first tee was anything the embodiment of international friendship and courtesy. The French professional says he a Ado were told to be ready to start in 10 minutes: then were left to wait more than an hour. Didn't Qualify Upset- by the experience. Pellssier shot 38 on the first nine and rlld not report his score for the first round. Ado scored 1F.2 the first two rounds. This wasn't good enough qualify for the final 36 holes, but Ado misunderstood and thought ns foreign visitor he would be extended the courtesy of playmg on the last two days. Meantime, PGA officials explained that, Lagorce. Semlnole and Aiken tournaments were strictly Invitational and the field had been filled for some time. Ario went back to France. Bu Pelissler stayed lo compete In the tournaments open to him. Smith has been able to get Pells- sier an invitation to Alken. He Is playing hero in the Jacksonville I Open and will compete at Wilmington. Abbott Wins Gulf Coast Cro\vn Again ! "^ GULFPORT. Miss, • Hoppe Plans to Retire After Winning 12th Billiard Title SAN H> CHARLES McMtJRTHY FRANCISCO I/Pi—Willie Hoppe, 48 times world billiard champion in 47 years, plans to retire next fall—perhaps on his 56th birthday. That's Oct. 11. LOVE SET — Lovely Jean French Fallot displays a Ha?, zling smile aflcr besting Venezuelan Champion Amireina Drew-Bear in two out of three scls to advance in the u-omon's indoor singles play at New York's 7th Regiment Armory. Mrs. Fallot comes from Amity- vine, LonE Island. (N'£A) Israel plans to revive the once- flourLshing trade in potash extract- "1've been considering this step long time," he said today. ": don'l wnnt to wind up seventh or eighth, and have everyone feeling lorry for a beaten old man." Hoppe won his first champtor ship, at 18.1 baikline billiards, In 1006. He won the title he now plans t s his last — the three-cushion crown — Saturday night, defeatm the Japanese star, Kinrey Matsu yama. 50. 37, in 60 grueling innings It's his 12th year on the three cushion throne. Hoppe not only has won — he' monopolized eevry rccrgnizcd bll linrd championship, plus thre specials tossed in for diversion. Turned lo 3 C isbion He he!d the 18.2 balkline title 1 years. He owned the 18.1 balklin crown 1!) years. Balkline compel tions were discontinued 18 year aco because Hoppe. Jake Schaefe and Welker Cochran became proficient fans got tired watchin them make long runs. The three then turned to the spectacular three-cushion game. Schaefer never won that title. Cochran won It. six times and retired. Hoppe has had it 12 years: in 1526. 1340-44, and 1947-52." He also won a special 14.1 balk- line crown in 19H and a 71.2 balk- line title in 1938—only time either event was held. And he picked up a cushion carom title in 1933. He also holds a trunkful of records—but keeps few trophies. "Oh, I've kept only two or three," he said. "Big. silver bowls that, cost | S7Sn years ago. Most of them aren't worth much. I give them to relatives." HOT SPRINGS, Ark. «1 _ Oak- awn Park opened the final week of its 30 racing day season this ifternoon. Eight three-year-olds met in the feature race, the 6- ill-long Ft. Smith purse. Hearting the field were two en- ries — Henry Forrest's Lonoke lash linked with Pollard and Harns' Our Challenge, and Mrs. R. . Reincman's Estellean, coupled vith Lawrence H. Thompson's Rock Garden. Others entered included Emil Dcnemark's Cullerton. Mrs. Paul 'riddy's Texas Coin, W. E. Brltt's Dry Summer and Mrs, T. M. Daniel's Free For Me. Bettingr Increases A pari-mutuel handle of $2.735.187 last week brought the total landle for the first 24 days to $9,155,357. This was $1.450,752 over the handle for the corresponding period last year. A total of 46,902 fans attended last week, boosting attendance for the first four weeks to 181.636, compared to, 165,511 for the corresponding period of 1951. Spur On raced through the mud to win the $5,000 Oaklawn Handicap Saturday. Ruhe was second and Gloriette was third. Spur On was timed in 1:46.2 over the mile and a sixteenth and paid J11.60 straight. Illinois, Big Ten champion, »ra pa|red in the opening game of the National Collegiate Athletic Association NCAA semi-finals »t the University of Washington pavll- i lion. They will decide the Eastern championship. Kansas, Big Seven titllst, and unheralded .Santa Clara, surprise winner over UCLA. Pacific Coast champions, and Wyoming. Skyline Conference Kingpin, will settle the Western championship In the second game. The two winners will collide Wednesday night for the national championship. The finalists also earn a berth in the Olympic Games (rials later this month in Kansas City and New York. Fop Delays Arrival Kansas and Santa Clara arrived here last night and scheduled pre- tournnment workouts today. Fog at the Beattle-Tacoma >i- ernational Airport forced & special plane bringing St. John's and lllnois here from Chicago to go on lo Portland. Ore., for the night, United Air Lines said the plane will fly the two teams hera from Portland about noon today. St. John's turned in the basketball upset of (he year with !*«,,.•. 54-57 victory over top-rated Ken-'|il tucky In regional playoffs Saturday. Clara provided the «e<v ond surprise by upending -Wyoming, Skyline Conference champion, 56-53. Kansas captured th« Western regional at Kansas City, defeating St. Louis, 74-55, and Illinois ttaonp- ed Dliquesne, 74-68. The Kentucky Wildcat*, Wo. I Learn in the Associated Preas poli, had won the NCAA crown in tiirea of the last four years and were favored to repeat until they met the Redmen from Brooklyn. Baker Named Manager Of Luxora Tigers LUXOR A — The Luxora Tigers one of the leading semi-pro baseball teams in this area, began their spring drills yesterday under their new manager E. J. Baker. Baker was chosen as playep-man- aser of the Tigers at an oryaiii?,a- Linnal meeting here last Thursday night. Charlie Hicks, last year's helmsman, is to be assistant manager and Wylie Tate Sr., was reelected business manager. Jim Killett O f Blytheville, wiU serve In the capacity RS booking agent lor the team. The team plans to conduct- con diiioning drills several times weekly until their opening game April 2C against Lepauto here. Veteran players competing fo: starting berths on the Tiger lineup include outfielders C:i>irlie Brown Ollie McAdoo, Gene White am Haskin Mitchell; infieLciers Tink Malone, Hugh Wright, Manage Welch, Newcomer On Wrestle Card Ve ter an Roy Welch and n ew- conier David Lewin will team tonight BE-ainfil toughi&R Jack Moody and Red Roberts in the tag match feature of the American Legi&n's wrestling bouts a,t Memorial Auditorium. bewin, a 215-pounder, hails frontffjj the west coast and is considered ^ one of the top young heavyweights of the ciirernt wrestling crop. He Ls billed as the wrestler 'with the perfect body and is a student of Danny McShane. the world's Junior heavyweight champion. In the preliminary bouts. Welch will take on Moody and Lewin will meet Roberts. President Wilson's radio address to the crew of the U.S.S. George Washington on July 4, 1919, .was the first attempt to radiocast a U.S. president. Baker, Jim Killett, Johnnie Dudo*, Alvin Duel os. Jack Duclos, and Jim Lutes; aJid pitchers Bud Luted and John McHaffey. Steve Sun'dra, Former Yank Hurter, Dies i—Pat. Ah bott played It cautiously over tricky croons and posted n one over par _ 72 to become the first champion to N T rw York City. The ( riefond surccs.sfully his title in the then mrcts the collegiate- 1 Gulf Coat Invttdtlontil golf tour- «i/inrr of a companion series in '. url. an exhibition gnme in Madison! His careful plnylnp pave the Square Garden April 1. ] Memphis. Tenn., pro a 279 for the Knrlnrul iimiorrd ] 11 hnte tourney over the fi.006 yard Boh Kurlnnd, Ihe scv^n foot con- ! Circa! Southern course hrre ycstrr- tor HOP for Phillip.*.- was chosen by : dny nnd netted him SOOfl In prize toumrmirnt .sporlswrilers and mnney. sporlsraslf-rs on (he AAU's "All-i Charles Harper, a Fort Denning. American" pcuiad for the sixth Oa,. pro. surprised the field with a straight year The former Okln-; strokr-stinpy .13-34-67 to post the homa A. .V M. are was n unant- | brst round of the day and win sec- mous choice as was Grank McCabe, \ onrt plare with CLEVELAND U r )—Steve former New York Yankees Sundra. pitcher, Sundra. suffering from an undisclosed Incurable disease, was flown here from his home In Atlantic City. N.J.. two weeks aco to spend his laM days with his father. Michael. His weight dropped to 75 pounds during his illness. During his play- inc days h« weighed 185 pounds, f and went up Vo 2\5 when he retired! from baseball in 1946 to do construction work Sundra pitrhrd major league ball; for New York. Washington and St. j Louis In the American League. | , 280. Pforia center who formerly played I for Marquette. Others on the squad 1 Sea level in the distant pasl drop- A school of "soldier" front will all are Howie Williams and Dan Pip- ped many feet when untold tons of ' swim In the same direction, at the pm both of Peoria: Bryce Heffley, water were locked up In advancing; same speed, each a set number of and Bob Wallace of the Air Force: i claeiers. i "puces" apart. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING *»€ET.THE CHAMPS Vel"ran jockey Johnny Lcr.Bdcn, voted by turf writers and xKcappcrsas I951's outstand- r >ockc)r, a congratulated by , . > winners of previous years Oc*cV>n Glisson. center, 1949 ,»od WIHie Shoemaker, 1950. at .ArcjKHa, Calif. A bronze statue to{ *e tele George Woolf walch- [ «s ewer the s&ssion, (NEA) Mondoy, March 24 p.m. Adults SOc—Children 15c TAG MATCH Rcy Welch & Dove Levin TS. Jack Moody & Red Roberts Also 2 1-Fall Matches Roy Welch vs. Moody Roberts vs. Dave Levin For Reserved Seals. Call 33S9 Read Courier News Classified Ads 118. JL UCUL BUtlUIKj UUJWf, IMlSTllti IT. PTTWWWWWWWWW ^jamboree Sunday, March 30 3:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON America'* Number One Hillbilly Singer Lefty Frizzell ALSO WAYNE RANEY DANY BROWN BLACKIE CRAWFORD JOHNNIE RECTOR The Western Cherokees Band 9 American Legion Arena Blytheville, Ark. ARKANSAS BLUE TAG CERTIFIED COTTONSEED 80-8S-91", germination, dellnted and treated ARKANSAS CERTIFIED BLUE TAG OGDEN SOY BEANS SO-SS'rc termination CORN AN!) HAY FOR SALE EARL MAGERS, Phone 2811, Dell, Ark.

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