The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 26, 1952 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 26, 1952
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VACITMK . --T" : 'I BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH Preacher Roe Pounded Hard But Dodgers Whip As 9-5 Sports Roundup GAYLE TAL»OT PHOENIX, Ariz, Wj — Tha voice of experience in the form ol Oscar Vitt is prepared to warn the New York Yankees that Ihey are going to muse Joe DimaRgio more than they have any idea, and to say thnt the world champions will be In trouble without The Jolter, %-ho retired during the past winter. Old Os.s, himself> is taking It easy these days. The onetime DP- troit star quit the game shortly after the "cry baby" episode at Cleveland In 1940. when his player* revolted at wlial they consider erf cruel and inhuman treatment ami forced his resignation. He never talks alxmt that, feeling, no doubt. that such a shnbby it*i» is forgotten, but he maintains a keen in- trrwt- in the sport which weus his life lor so long. "I don't cure who the Yanks put out there in center Held—Mantle, Jensen, WoodHng, Cerv or whoever —he's not going to he another Dl- MagRto," O^j«s declared, "In the course of a .season, the difference between having Joe and some oilier player out there can easily come to nix or eight victories, ajiri Stengel vill find it out. I'm only talking about his Holding, too. ''Believe me. I know. Pie murdered me in the three years I was" at Cleveland. I cnn remember at least a hatf-dczeu games we lost to those guys that we. would have won but for some catch or throw Joe made at a crucial point. 1 never saw one equal to him in that respect, no .mutter what my old teammate Ty Cobb says about the moderns. "I'll never forget one important game we lost to the Yanks 3 to 2, The Hrat time Hal Trosky came up frith two out and men on base he hit one a country mile out by Ihe flagpole at the stadium. I didn't think Joe had a chance at It, but he went back on those king legs of hlfi and hauled K down. I stayed in the ooRChec box until he came in, and I won't t«H you what I said to him. "Next time Hoi came up T waved to Joe to go way back, muttering to myself, and he took me up on It. He trotted o*it soveral more steps, »nd I oowkd w« him grinning at me. Tills two* Tio*ky banged as pretty a Tata* teaguer M you «ver B out ov«r second, wid K It cleared the In f told I cupped my hands and yelled, "Get feViat one. you so EHKI "Well. I'll be damned If he didn't, sol" BIG SHOT - Pvt. Robert C. Busch, of 27th Signal Companv, New York National Guard, cleans up a king-sized M-l rifle, and is only too glad that he doesn't have to pack the giant weapon on maneuvers. The eight-foot-long replica of the M-l is used for training purposes at Albrmy, N. Y. Giants Edge By Cubs 7-6 On Bob Thomason's Homer By RALPH ROOKN AP Sport* Wrllrr Preacher Hoe is off to a bad start but the ace left- hander of the Brooklyn Dodders isn't worrier!. Roe, who posted an amazing 22-3+— record last year, has been hit hard in each of his three outings this spring. The lean veteran was taRged for 11 hlls in six innings yesterday as the Dodgers defeated the Preacher Roe Philadelphia Ath fetlcs. 0-5. at Ml ami. Flfi. Roe said after the game: 1 "I figure I'm lust about throwing the way I should be at this time. My stuff is spotty; some of It good, some of It bad. 'My control isn't what it should be yet, Tt was better than bust time nt least. I'm Betting the hall over the plate, hut I'm not getting it where I want it." I.IM-S Finished Roe yielded all of Philadelphia's runs including a two-run homer by Bddie Joost. He left wilh a 6-5 lead. Young Billy Loes protected the margin. Bobby Thomson slammed a home run in the eighth Inning to give the Now York Ginnts a 7-fl triumph over the Chicago Cubs at Phoenix, Ariz. Home runs also featured the Cleveland Indians' 7-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox at Tucson, Ariz. Larry Doby clouted R three- nm homer and Al Rosen and Jim Prldley followed with bases empty blasts In the sixth to wipe, out a 2-0 deficit. The St. Louis Browns defeated the Pitl.sburgh Pirates, 6-2, at Bur- bnnk. Calif., scoring all of their runs and hits In the second Inning against rookie southpaw Royce Lint, Rain washed out other scheduled games. Kentucky Derby Will Be Telecast Racing's Big Thrill Will Be Viewed By TV Fans of Nation LOUISVILLE. Ky (/TV-America's annual hi? racing thrill, ihc Kentucky Derby, will be flashed by television cameras acrass Ihe country for the first time in history May 3. Churchill Downs announced decision to permit a live telecast Irwt night and promptly claimed the show will command the largest TV audience erer to view an on- the-sjiot event in sjxjrLs or otherwise. President Bill Cnrum of the DOWIIB emphasized, however, that this year's telecast will be strictly experimental. ' "We are going to study the effect on crowd, betting, and such before committing ourselves to future contracts," he snld. The TV agreement was reached with Columbia Broadcasting System. Corum declined Is* di'.'lllse the terms other than to say It involves a "substantial sum." Lnsi year's Derby went out on the television cables on films several hours after the race. The only previous live telecast was by a Louisville station In 1949. WHSTI.AKE CUT DOWN—Wally Westlake, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder, is tagged out at Hit plate as he attempted to .score from M-cond (in Slnve Bilko's sinsle to center field in fourth inning of game with Philadelphia Phillies at St. Petersburg. Fla. Smoky Burgess, Phils Catcher, makes the putouL after taking throw from Richie Ashburn. Scolty nobta is the umpire. |AF Wirephoto) First Two Weeks Will Make Or Break Browns, Babe Soys nuRBANK, Calif, I/ft— Babe Herman, the old National League slugger, thinks the St. Louis Browns will get a baptism of fire In the first two weeks of the coming American League pennant race. Harold Lahar Named Coach At Colgate HAMILTON. N. T. (/F)—Ool««t* Unlvwfilfcy feoday announced ths appointment of Harold W. Lahar. line coach at th« University of Pittsburgh, us head football coach. Lahar. 34. succeeds Paul O. Blxler, who resigned Jan, 14, Lahar signed a 3-year contract, He did not disclose the salary. The new coach will have the rank of assistant professor ot physical encaMon. Ltihnr, a native of Dnrant, Okla.. played guard and tackle for the University of Oklahoma for three seasons prior to his graduation in 1940. He captained the Sooners In 1939. He nlso played professional fool- bntl n'ith the Chicago Bears of (he National Football League In 1D41. CllHmm Currrnry Some of (he articles used as currency in primitive cultures arc hoes, rock salt, feather bands, axe blades, shells and sperm whale teeth. and one draw a.s a pro after campaigning through 150 amateur bouts in Ihe Army, NCAA and Golden Gloves. He has .scored' 21 knockouts in his pro career. And the Babe, putting it adroitly if not originally, observed: "It could make 'em, or break "em." He referred tr> the fact that the Hrov.'ns. embarking on a noble campaign to relinquish their usual hold on elRhth place in the league, take on the big boys right off the bat. "Detroit, then the White Sox, Cleveland, and pretty" soon the Yankees," Herman continued, incidentally without access to memoranda. "New Ynrk and Cleveland, they're the two real cluhs. The White Sox will be tough. They say Detroit will be, too, now that they got Art Houtteman, back from the service. Kids Are Key "With some of those young kids the Browns have, paying against the big teams could be real murder." "Or," snid the Babe, reflectively, "it might make 'em overnight." Herman recently scouted for thi I'irates, and before that, for Cleve land and other major league out fit.s. He is sort of "scouting" fo his own satisfaction this spring keeping tab on players for the tim when he will hook on again with a club. Kansas, St. Johns in Finals Of NCAA's Cage Tournament By JIM HUTCHERSON SEATTLE (AP)—Ii will be Lovellette and company of Kansas against the ji«ftt UR» ers of St. John's for the National Collegiate Basketball crown tonight. Louisiana Nine Defeats Southern RUSTON, I,n. <<!"> — Louisiana Tech's baseball team unleashed four doubles and a triple in a nine- hit attack to dump Southern State ol Magnoia, Ark., 8-3, here yesterday. Southern 000 020 010-3 3 3 La, Tech 102 012 020-8 9 2 Stevens. Murry and Cathey; Randolph, Maxey. Till and Parrar. Kansas got to th« throne room*doorway the easy way in the semifinals of the NCAA playoffs last night, as bl|f Clyde Lovellette led the way to a 14-56 victory over Santa Clam. St. John's of Brooklyn jot there by the margin of a game-ending gasp, with a 61-59 win over favored Illinois. In the title classic tonight it will be the clever passing game of St. John's against the power that comes from having a tower of strength like 6-foot-9 Lovelletle in (he slot. Scored 33 Points The bif? Kansas center scored 33 points against Ihe Santa Clara Broncos, and he stood out as a playmaker and backboard bulwark a.s weir 8s a scorer. His 33 ran his three-game NCAA 1052 playoffs total to 10B to set a new record. The old mark, in four gam^.s, was aT. It was set by Don Sunderlage of Illinois year. If crystal nail gazers want to look into the past competition between the two finalists for a weather vane reading, the edge Ls with Kansas. It won a 52-51 victory over St. John's when they met last year in Madison Square Garden. Beat Kentucky But these St. John's hoop magicians have thrown the book out the window. The experts didn't even think Ihey would gel to the national tourney. They did it the hard way, in the regional tourney, by beatng Kentucky. No. 1 team in the Associated Press national poll. Illinois, the Redmen's victim last night, was the No. 2 rated team in the same poll. One goal was clinched by both St. John's and Kansas by their semi-final victories. Both quall/ieti for the U. S. Olympic Games trials. While Lovellette stood out as the No. 1 individual performer In the semi-finals, St. John's flashed 8 star of its own who may give the Kansas center a run for his money tonight. He was center Bob Zawoluk. a mere 6-foot 6-incher. He tallied 24 points for St. John's was a strong man at the backboards and his nine field goals were within three of Lovellette's total. Optimism High in White Sox Camp; Club Is Stronger TUCSON, Ariz. (I?) —For 41 stirring and somewhat surprising dayg, the Chicago white Sox held the lead in the pennant race in the American League last year. Seattle, or Al Wldmar from the The Sox may not hold the lead. so long this season, but there are [hose with the club who profess to believe they'll hold H when it counts—meaning (he final day. Much of Ihe optimism is based on Ihe point that Paul Richards is the manager, tactician and brains ol Ihe outfit, He worked a small miracle in selling the Sox ablaze and into a final station In the first division in his freshman year as a major league manager. With what most critics think is a stronger club, Richards in his second go-round might just up arid do that much belter. The principal .strengthening efforts were aimed at third this winter, and while ii is too early to make a final appraisal, cer- lainly this position looks better. Another Cuban Star Richards. General Manager Agriculture in Britain uses some 4« million of Britain's 60-mtllion- acre land area. Frank Lane company came up with a star from the International League, Hector Rodriguez, to fill the gap. Rodriguez, now another member of the Cuban colony on Ihe team, is a 31-year-old vet- j eran of Latin American baseball, but he fielded well, hit .302 and stole 26 bases for Montreal,' as well as driving in 95 runs. Richards cut Bob Dillinfjer loose Browns, might be factors. And able relief is lo be expected from Luis Aloma or Harry Dorlch. Infield Excellent The infield, aside from third, li excellent. Eddie Robinson at first, Nellie Fox at second and Chico Carrasquel at short are fixtures. There are some wh9 think Fox may have played over his head last year. Richards thinks the youngster is just coming into his own. Big gun ot the outfield is lh« inimitable Saturnino Orestes Ar- rieia Armas Minoso, The American League "rookie ot the year" from Cuba powdered the ball for .326, second high in the league. .Jim Busby and Hay Coteman have been regarded as Minoso's regular mates in the outfield, but the returns may not be all in from Al Zarilla or Eddie Stewart. Soss Takes Lead In ABC Tourney MILWAUKEE (/p)_Th e thrill of rolling In his (irst American Bowling Congress Tournament failed to yesterday and presnmnbly is go- keep Gene Sass. 35. • Milwaukee ing along with Rodriguey,, with | factory foreman, out ot the strike utility man Sam Dente from the pocket yesterday. Senators on hand to back him up. Richards' catching is improved, too. with the acquisition of Sherman Lollar from the Browns to share the job with Veteran Phil Masi. And bidding for attention Is 19-year-nld J. VI. Porler, Ihe big kid from Waterloo, la., and Oakland. Calif., high school. The pitching should be adequate and deep, if not star-studded. Saul Rogovin, Bill Pierce, Ken Hoi- combe, Chuck stobbs — these names stand out. Joe Dobson, Howie Judson, Lou Kretlow, or possibly such newcomers as Skin- With 10 years of league bowling under his belt, Sass cut loose with 1.876 for first place In the all events, smacked a big 661 series for third in singles and paired with Joe Sobolewski, 43-year old fellow worker, to post 232 second place in the doubles. Sass had 555 In the team event Monday night. Enclosed CaWn The log cabin In which Abraham Lincoln was born still can be seen. It has been enclosed in a beautiful Chuck Dovey, Ike Williams Fight Tonight CHICAGO Wi — Some boxing critics think Chuck Davey is too much of a polite pugilist and will have lo shake off the nice guy act tonght If he hopes to defeat battle-scarred Ike Williams. They will tangle in a nationally televised 10 rounder. Davey Is a 26-year-old Insurance executive with a masters degree in education administration from Michigan State and wilh R determined longing to become the world's welterweight champion. He also is a pretty Rood fighter wilh a perplexing porlside style, but has never really been leslcd attains! a class mauler. Davey's record is 30 vic.torie He came In and made one of the prettiest shoestring catches you ever saw. I didn't have anything more 10 say that- day. "And don't think that just because he slowed up some In the last few years that he wasn't still rnak- inc Them. His sen.'p of anticipation became more wonderful with the years. ny Brown or Marvin Grlssom from mausoleum at Hodgenville, Ky. ii. Whats Your Notion of Magnificent Motion ? W E'LL admit thnt we're taking in a lot of territory when we use a word with the definition shown above. But no lesser term can do justice to all the things that make a Buick such a joy to drive and to own. Splendor and sumptuous adornment you'll certainly find in its rich interior — grandeur you'll certainly find in the mighty flow of its power. But all this is only background for what is accurately termed its Million Dollar Ride. ies, sir, magnificent is the word for this majestic beauty in motion. There's nn earth-hugging, mile-skimming feel to it, as it bullets along the highway. It holds a straight course without weave or wander —seems to snug down to the road on curves, A massive X-braced frame gives it solidity. A torque-tube firms its keel. End-sway and side-roll are neutralized.Theengine is Hi-Poised mounted on rubber pillows —and big, soft-acting coil springs on all four wheels soak up the jars and jolts, float you over the road-ripples, "washboard gravel" or weather-pocked macadam as if they weren't there. Even its Dynaflow Drive* contributes to the smoothness of its forward motion by cushioning the transmission of its power. Alow about taking one of this year'* Buicka — SPECIAL, SUPER or ROADMASTBR — oa a cruts* of discovery all your own? Touch off its Fireball 8 Engine that's a ga*. saving high-compression valve-in-head—h*od it out for the roads you know by past exp«ri. ence-and let it speak for itself. Even the pric* tag is eloquent proof that this is the car for yo«. Zr*ipf.<*l, vxvjmv,. fK., „„* ^4,t, „, re «, d *S«*«<ior<f on RotDlfASTtp. optional oi loirs ea»t otl o Sure is true for'52 When better automobiles are built BUICK will build them LANGSTON-McWATERS BUICK Co., Walnut & Broadway, Phone 4555

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