The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 27, 1952 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 27, 1952
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PAGE SIX BLYTKBVILLE (AHK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MAUCH 27, 1952 Kansas Trounces St. Johns 80-63 for NCAA Crown By JIM I1UTCIIKSON SEATTLE (AP) — Kansas rules the world of collegiate basketball today and Clyde Lovcllette wears the crown. The Jnyhawks won the NCAA * lile In convincing fashion last | I _ i _ I U K-/"\ r^O C O/H U I I 1 £1 C ( h XJ H f~l P* C [I VjUUoCVj l\Ult;O V^ | | Q I ILJ C-J ' —^ _ • , | .-i^-v/J i .-, ] fl GO III big lipht by downing St, John's of Brooklyn, 80-63, in (he champion- hip -finale of the 19S2 playoff. Loveflette, keeping up a lorri- ic scoring pare with the clinin- ilonship chips rtov:n, led the way vilh 33 points. His record-break-1 performance brought him thf j designation as the most valuable \ )layor of the to 1 .] nicy, i The Kansas conquest came after Illinois won iliirri ranking by doivnln? Santa Cljira, 67-64, in ihc j consolation game. Kansas hnfl beaten Santa Clara nnti St. John's j had upset Illinois in the semi-H- [ nals. Rated ICighth Kansas, which was rale.rl eichth jy the nation's sports writers in he 1952 Associated Press poll, icver gave the Rcrimcn of St John's n chance in iVie payotJ game. Lovcllctte put the Kansaiis front with an opening free throw and they stayed there all the way. The JaynawKs set up an iron defense that kepi tho Rertnicn in check so they never were able to keep a sustained offensive clicking \inlll the final period. It was the only one in which the losers held a scoring edge. Meanwhile, Lovcllctte kept firing his deadly pushups nnd hnok shots to run up njdozen field goals along with nine (rce throws. Mad 111 Total Guard Bill Licnhard and forward Boh Kenny added a dozen points each as they shared the sharp-shooting role with Lovcl- Ictle.'anc) guard Gene Kelley was L sparkplug on the floor. The 6-foot-9 Lovellelte ran his four-game NCAA playoff scoring total lo 141 points. He hnd broken the old record of 83 points in the first three games. It had been sel by Don Sunderlage of Ulinol^ last year. I He also set a new free throw record of 35 for the four games. The old record of 27 also was held by Sunderlage. The tight Kansas defense kept 1he St. John's star center. Bob Zawoluk fairly well In check through most of Ihc game as Lovellette hung over him like a lean- ting tower under the basket. Za- ivoluk got nine points in s pa r Icing & fourth quarter St. John's drive, bringing his game totnl to 30. He fouled out 3'A minutes before the end. SEATTLE (XTj—nti.sKetball's rules doctors will operate on late CJinir 1 stftllinH and cheap foiils--anri m the opinion of coaches who watched a trial run last nipht it should be major surgery. „— + jt, sppnird certain that, the rule.s body would come up with sonie- thinz along the line experiment in the Clara con.solation Sports Roundup GAYt.K TAI.IIOT Rookie' Harrist Shines As Browns Top Pirates PHOENIX, Arl/,, — Sl«nn of spring in the great .southwest: The Chicago Cubs have virtus h i er ing everything l/i sight, find the pitching monsters o[ the Cleveland Indians haven't been able to win for losing. As u.sual the exhibitions do not count in the standing. Leo Durochcr of the Giants says he doesn't know what'* eating his old pnl Charlie Dresden of the Dodgers. "I keep reading where he says we've been taughtng at hi.s club all winter. Hell, I haven't even mentioned the Dodgers all spring until right now. I know belter than anyone docs how lucky we were when Thorn ason lilt that homer." Scouting- for Smuts Roy Hamey, the Yankees' trouble shooter, is out this way trying to put together n new scouting staff for the champs who suffered fi ser- Inus blow whrn their two famous talent hunters, Joe Dcvtnc and Bill Es5tck died within a short time of •ach other. Between them, Devinp nnd Esskk. wore responsible for practically all the West Const stars such as Di- Mafcglo. Gomes nnd many others who won fame with the Bomber. 1 ! over the past 20 years. Soldier Gets Long Letter from Pasadena PASADENA. Calif. <#)—Pfc. John Klotzle. now in Korea, will be envied by his mall-loving buddies when he receives A "wholesale" letter from home. The letter, some 131 feet long was sent recently by Mfs. Diane Dun bar and the soldier's family of Fasadent. They had Rent sheets of paper to H5 of Klotzlc'.? friend." throughout the United States nsjt- Ing them to write something to be included in the huge scrolJ. One of the messages is from Klotzle's former boss promising the soldier hw job back when returns. Commissioner t\ird Frick passed through Denver on his way to thn coast and he brought word that, the two-pame series between the Giants and Indians In the Colorado capital next week Li going to he something, Indeed. Given A break in weather— anything short of a foot of snow—he declares the big leaguers wilt play to two capacity crowds of 1B.OOO and pay for a lot of training camp steaks. It Isn't Frick's business nny more to blow the bugles for any one team nr set ol learns, nnd he conscientiously avoids the controversial topics. He dof.s. however, po so far to say he was more impressed by the Boston Braves than nny team he saw In the ?1orlda group. He retains an especially vivid memory of Ed Matthews, the bii? Braves rookie who accidentally crashed Into him on the practice field. He says he still hurts all over every time he thinks about It. rjf IIK-P nfglit'.s Illinois-Santa ame at the NCAA chiuusiionshins, won. by .the Illini 67-54. Briefly, here \vcre the changes tried: i 1. All foul shots had tn be taken. Prpypnt riile.s permit a foul/Ml team to take the ball out o[ bnmicls and I rei-un possession, instead of .shoot- bn-M »»B- 2, A second shot was awarded when the was mJ.i?<?d on any foul, either defensive or offensive, in the final three m!miles. 3 In the final three minute! 1 ; every foul was considered intentional and worth two shot. 1 ;. If the last foul shot was missed the bull remained in play if the List fou! shot was made It went lo the opposing tcnm out of bounds. Fr«rirk Dissent* The major dissenter was Santa Clara's coach.Bobbie Fcerick, who thought the idea would, rather than curtail, stalling, salt! a team ahead, knowing would get two fihot.s in the closing minutes, would Invite fouls by hanging onto the ball. That's what his team tried to do, and failed, with the scoro 58-38 at the three- minute mark. The crowd watchine the lUinois- Ranta Clara encounter did not- seem to notice that free throws could not be waived. None of the coaches questioned made, nny mention of this phase ol the experimental rule change. However, the National Association of Basketball Coaches went respondingly on record, 45-5, yesterday In favor of banning the waiver of foul shoLs. They sent this recommendation along to the national rules committee- along with several others in the fiamc vein as those tried last night. The rules group, which WEW due to wind up Fit noon today, was report ed by a spokesmn n to be In general'agreement on the need "unfreezing" the final games and making fouls more costly. Ford Purse Was Oaklawn s Feature Today HOT SPRINGS. Ark. ifi — Two sprinters with impressive victories hchlnri them hcacinci a fiokl of 10 in the (caturod Ford Drillers Purse nt Oaklftwn Park today. Fine Arl nnd Hopeful Sain were assigned the top impost of 118 pounds In the 6-hlrlong dash. Others entered im-ludrd Charing URht, Foray Vina, Tordar, Count j A Bit, Whirl Awhile, Holly Swc-ct, Aunt Drirn find Best Doings. Texas Melody, a swift juvenile filly from the Reynolds Brothers' stahlc, captured the featured Oaklawn Preview for two-yen r-otds He f yesterday, turning the four fur- It. j longs in the fast time of :4G.2. The winner paid $3.80. Bull Keys was second, and Vibrate gained the show. Apprentice Johnny Heckmann. the n-ycnr-old Denmark contract rider who has scorer! triple + Sf'I.KNDm Sl'LIN'TKR SIMMS ONE—Ted Williams Is setting in all the baseball he can before he reports to the Marines. Here the laige Red Sox outfielder doubles off. the right fteld wal! to drive in a rim against Brooklyn in a spring exhibition game at Miami. Catcher Roy Campanula and Umpire Bill Grieve follow Ihe flight of the ball. Boston won 5-3. (NKA) ped it because I would hate to have to see such a great former champion as Ike Williams knocked unconscious." And then, in Williams dressing room where he wa.s on a rubbing table with his seconds dabbing cotton on his gashed cheek, his manager said: "Ike was lightweight champion „...,,__„ . ,_,_,, '<"' s 'x years and was Ihe best TUGbON, Ariz. i/Pj—The Cleveland Indians, starting with Manager with class and punch . . . Ihree ^ Al Lopez, are firmly convinced they will win the 1952 American League • years ago you should have seen i pennant, and a majority of baseball men out this way are inclined to j him Pulverize. . ." And so it went last night at Chicago Stadium, and 116 RBI's. dropped oft to 24 Indians Are Confident They'll Win AL Pennant By RALPH ROUKN AP Sports Writer Earl Harrist, a slim 31-year-old righthander, is making good in what probably will be his last chance to stick in the major leagues. + Harrist. a knuckle ball artist, has | turned In some fine pitching for the I "new" St. Louis Browns. At the I moment he Is counted on for relief ! chores, a job he previously per' formed .for Washington and the Chicago White Sox in 1948. Earl's chief claim to fame lo date Is the two no-hitlers he pitched for Syracuse of the International Ix?ague in 1046. This feat earned him a promotion to Chicago. He tolled lor the White Sox In 194.7 and after dividing the 1948 season with Chicago and Washington, returned to the minors. He was drafted for 110,001) by the Wiilsams Beaten By Chuck Davey Referee Stops Fight In Fifth; 32nd Win For Young Welter CHICAGO if, — After It was all over you would expect the winning fiRhter • to say: "I murdered de Buy." Instead you heard Chuck Davey Browns from Oakland last fall, agree with thorn. "X'ne latter agree, at least, Ui the extent of sayln? thnfc if the Tribe rloesn't heat nut the Yankees this and 1C2, respectively, anci lost '22 points from his hnttinc time It miKht as well quit trying. | He appears to have his swing back] probably upon the recommendation of Brownie Manager Rogers Horns-„ - by. He won 16 games for Oakland •I m glad the referee stop-1 last year nnd impressed Hornsby, who was pilot at Seattle. White Sox Triumph The Bro-viis. he'-.ind It* stout pitching of N T ed Carver and Harrist. turned back the Pittsburgh Pirates. 4-2. at San Bernardino, Calif., yesterday. Harrist was touched for both Pittsburgh runs In the ninth. The ChlcnKO White Sox exploded for five runs in the ninth inntu; to down the Cleveland Indians, 8-5, at Tucson, Ariz. Rookie George Wilson, once with the Boston Red Sox, broke up the game with a three-run homer oft recruit Gei'ald i Fahr. Tonk Fighl Easy Home ruit.j also figured promi- Blinky Palermo, Ike's manager! nc ' U ' 5 ' in the Ncw Y " rlt Giants' whose "license in Illinois has been! 9 T 6 -!r mm P h ovcr the Chicago Cubs The human frame can stand only so much disappointment. Last year, with three of their key players— Luke Easter. Larry Doby and Al Rosen—operating at only about half speed, the Indians stayed in the race until close lo the end and finally finished a firm sr.c- wlns' 011 ^' ^ ve ? amnB hack of the Yanks two occasions here this year. antl M * in Irmit , of . Boston. Rosen. Doby and Big Luke all for fifth wns suspended yesterday rough riding In Tuesday's race. However, the .stewards announced that Heckmann would be allowed to ride in (he JlO.OOfl Arkansas Derby, closing day feature al Oaklawn Saturday. Vision Standards Called inadequate expect to make substantial come- say his St. Louis Drowns will finish higher than Paul Richards.' speed Ai!ii_speakinj? of speed, the Giant.s scoff^nuV loud at a recently printed Rcsfion that the Sox are (he fnslest club in bast-bat). They declare that Bobby Thomson would beat either Minnie Mlnoso or Jim Busby by close to 10 ynrds In the 100. PITTSBURGH, m—The ability to read letters on a chart across a room is not nn adequate, of vision, says the American Opto- metrlc Association. "The ?n.?o f'.andard of vision is minutes of fi fallacy which should be explod- ' ed," says Dr. .1. Ottis White, association president. "It ciocs not mean normal vision nor does i1 mean average vision. It is just an arbitrary stanria'rd set before we knew any better." Among requirements for adequate vision listed by Dr. White backs In the approaching race. The club still has four potential 20- c-ame winners In Br>h Lemon, Bob Feller, Mike Garcia nnd Early i Wynn. nnd It has a sound short-! stop-second base combination tn I Ray Boone and Bob Avila. It has reason to expect to win, Easter Is Key The key figure, other baseball j men say. is Easter. If the 240- ' pound Negro slugger can play firstj base regnlnrly, if his knee opera- j tion of the winter proves a com- 1 plete success, then, they say, the j Tribe ml^ht indeed move right out In front and stay there. Luke was in nnd out much of last season, though he still managed to drive in 103 runs. Doby, who only a couple of years I JIRO stood out as one of the same's i really fine centerfielricrs, tell off badly at bat last season, partly be- j cause of Ice trouble, and became a I sort of forgotten man. He hit only j .295, compared to his .326 of the previous year, and dropped from RBT's to 69, That could have the difference between first In the groove after giving up in- I tensive golf and Is grimly deter- [ mined to be a big wheel in thei pennant drive. j In fact, all the Injuns are de- : termined. They figure they had all the hard luck and lapses in proven i form coming to one ball club last | season and that there is hound to be a change. They nlso have a happy feeling that the Yanks will miss JOE DiMaggio. Mexicans Strong i Contenders in j Women's Meet WICHITA. Kan. HP) — Mexico's champions look like a strong contender for championship honors in the National AAU Women's Basketball Tournament. The sharp little players from Chihuahua moved into the quarterfinal round last niiiht with a convincing 50-20 vvin over the Cohim- bus, Ohio. Dickersons. The Mexican team jumped off to an early lead and stayed in front all the suspended pending a probe of a police record, hovered over his has-been like a, mother hen. "We didn't take Davey seriously enough." Slinky repeated. "Ike would like one more fight. As for a rematch -with Jimmy Carter j who dethroned Williams for the lightweight crown 11 months a?o we won't hold him to a return bout, now—it wouldn't be fair to the public. Ike on the dressing table, didn't say a word. Davey, holder of a masters de- pvee from Michigan State, had •graduated to the ranks of a top welterweight contended. He remained undefeated through 32 professional bouts by scoring a fifth round technical knockout over Williams. at Phoenix. Ariz. The victory was the Giants' seventh straight. Cards Get Mauoh Bobby Thomson. Al Dark and Whitey Lockman homered for the National League champions to wipe out a 4-0 deficit. Ron Northey poled a round-tripper for Chicago in the seventh against Sal Maglie to Ynd. Maglies 1 streak of 19 scoreless Innings. The Baltimore Orioles of the In- ternationa] League turned back the Philadelphia Athletics, 5-3, at Hollywood. Pla. Other scheduled games were rained out. The Yanks. Braves and Reds sliced their rosters. The Yanks sold infielder Gene Mauch, drafted from Milwaukee, to the Cardinals for the 310.000 waiver price .Boston chipped nine players to the minors and. Cincinnati three. were ability to ?ee clearly at about j : IS inches, ability lo make the tVt '°:becn' rye.s work together, ability Ut J»rtqej antl second pt'acn richt there, distance and the ability to see over] Rosen Improving a large area white focusing on aj Rosen, the third-basing rookie point straight nhcad. sensation ol 1950 with 37 home runs advancing tn the quarterfinal. 1 ! with victories last nicht wore the Dallas, Tex., Hornet?, the Jackson, Miss., Magnolia \Vhtps nnd the Nashville, Term. Highway Patrn]. | The Datas Hornets came from j way in downing the City, ehind tn the last three minutes to', Kan., Dons 43-36. Pebs Sell Catcher To Buffalo Club LITTLE ROCK (.?) — The Lilth Rock Travelers of ths Southern Association have conditionally sold thpir No. 1 catcher tn Buffalo of the International League. He is Larry Ciesielski, who bnt- ted .271 and was named to the all star squad last season. Some a.stiitp observers dn not feel that the Chicago White Sox «re displaying quite the fir" nnd hustle (hey did in training games a year apn. 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