The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 1, 1952 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 1, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER KEWS TUESDAY, APRH, 1, Kansas, Peoria Caterpillars In Finals of Olympic Playoff By JOE FALLS NEW YORK (AP)— LaSalle's gritty Explorers had no formula for stopping big Clyde Lovellette, and as a result Kansas will meet the Peoria Caterpillars in the finals of the Olympic basketball trials tonight at Madison Square Garden. 'Lovetlelte, (he nearest thinp to*- m scoring robot, .stuffed 40 points through the corris lust night as Kansas overcame LaSalle. 70-65, in perhaps the most thrilling game seen here this season. In the opener, Peoria repeated Its AAU title win over the Phillips Oilers by whipping the Barlies- ville. Okta., club, 64-50, with surprising ease. By winning last night, Kansas and Peoria qualified seven players each for the U.S. Olympic learn, which will Journey to Helsinki this Bummer. The fans in Madison Square Garden, who claim they've seen jusl abolll everything, were given a performance by Lovellette they won't soon forpel. Couldn't Stop Him At limes, the Explorers, who were forced to play without their great reboundcr, Jack Moore, would double and even triple tenm the AH-Americft center from Terrc Haute. Ind. But almost every time Lovellctte got his hands on the ball, II ellhrr cut the cords or 'danced around the rim and teetered out. In all, Clyde dropped in 18 field goals and lour fouls. LaSalle, a fine shooting learn, got away fast and zoomed lo a ?4-12 lead jusl before the first quarter ended. But the. older, more experienced Knnsans continued to play their regular game (try to pass Into Lovellette. or Bhoot from the outside) and by halftlme cut LaSalle's margin lo 40-35. Ahead In Third The third quarter was touch and go, with Kansas, slowly but surely, coming closer, closer, closer. Then •with a little more than six minutes left, Lovellctte found the basket with * hoolt shot and the J»yhawkers had a 67-56 edge. It w»» during this ntre,!ch thai Lovellette scored 15 straight points tor his team to give them a 88-59 lead. Despite a last-ditch effort, by ttw Explorers. Kansas held on *i fc« closing minutes to rack up • blggeat wtn at «i« season. Giants Stronger than Last Year, Durocher Believes Br BOB MKYEKS PHOENIX, Ariz. OP)—Barring bad luck, the New York Giants may well score a repeat victory In the National League—without slicing it so thin into year with the Brooklyn Dodgers. * Manner Leo Duroclier is not disposed lo Junk his policy of making no outright pre-season prcdjc- lions, but the new I,co does feel that the club Is potentially stronger limn last season. U • ft-,__il- _ Tne Qlnnts nre homeward bound ISPflin rtntlUr tnrtay. Plnylni? before a sellout If\f\jllt I I UVIIVV crowd In Denver, but here »re the facts as they appeared when the club broke camp here last week end:* Olanl pitching should be solid; the batting excellent, and defensively, the prospects are good. The major' question all sprinK wax the replacement of Eddie Porker Cagers Practice Spring Drills Open With Rose at Helm; 10 Letrermen Back FAYKTTEVILLE, Ark Wh-SprlnK basketball practice gets under way t the University of Arkansas today with Coach Glen Rose bRck In the saddle for the first time since 1942. Kose returned to the Job he Rave up to enter the army as successor to Presley Askew, who resigned as Porker conch at the end of the 1952 season. 10 I.<llprmrn Ten leltennen were to report for the first of 18 spring drills. They nre Walter Kearns, Gene Lambert. Tryan Lewis, Floyd Sagely, Orval Elkin.s, Marvin Adams, Raymond Shaw, Bill Sailer, Joel Lncke nml J. W. Walker. Coming up from the freshman team are former high school all- staters Johnson Gunn mid G « n e Bradley of Van Buren, Carroll Scrogglns of Center Hidge and others, Most of the damage done to the city of Rotterdam by German bombing on May 14.1940, has been repaired. Solas Out to 'Win tor Mexico 1 In Fight with Carter Tonight IfM ANGEI.E8 (Ft—"I want to win this one for Mexico," says l*u- K BalM, K determined little challenger who climbs into the ring tonight - to n»rt Jtorumy Carter of New York, the lightweight champion. Bt feeh b* hu a r*al ohwx* of taoomtae »h» ttrst native of Mexico *o c*ptur« in undisputed world's boMng title. Ijauro, who lives here. »*m« to th« U, S. In 1M1 from itaiUrrer. H« still helpi support hts temlVr then. Although fistic followers don't jive 24 - year - old Lauro much chance to dethrone Carter, R heavier puncher though four years his elder, they figure Sains will put up ft good «crap. Most remember he WM- about A 7-1 nnderdog against, then bantamweight champion Manuel Ortiz n couple years ago and trimmed the titllst in an overnight . M»jr Go Umlt Neither Lauro nor the sharp hitting 135-pound champion has ever been munled out, so tonight's bat- tlt mny well go the 15-round llm- "I'm in the best shape ever." says Salas. the California featherweight king who has done most of his scrapping among the 126-poundcrs. Carter flgurw he fights himself in shape nnd already has won IhrcB 1952 non-title bonU:. His only previous defense of the championship he took with a Hlh round knockout over Ike Williams lasl Mny was In beating Art Aragon here Nov. H. Stnnky al second base. Durocher has finally given lhe nod lo Davey Williams, a $65.000 purchase from Allanla Ihree years ago. The young- slor from Dallas has had good seasoning wilh Minneapolis ami came up Insl fall for n final polishing wilh lhe varsity. He merely handled 85 fielding chances without nn error. Still lo be decided Is (he fntc of Army - eligible oulfielder Willie Mays, lhe league's "Rookie of the Year" In 1951. Ginnl admirers look lo the pitching staff as the brightest part of n weil-batnncecl club. Two 23-gnme winners, artistic Larry Jansen nnd Sal Mnglie, head (he rosier. ISlR Jim Ilearn, Max Lanier, Dnve Koslo. Sheldon Jones, Al Cor- wln, Monlia Kennedy, relief specialist George Spencer, and perhaps n rookie or two, sny Roger Bowman or Hoyt Wllhelm from Minneapolis, round oul the army. Monte Irvln, who batted .312 and led the league In runs knocked in with 121, heads up lhe batting power. Already off lo » good start Is lhe man who wound up in such spectacular fashion wilh his dramatic home run in the playoff game with the Dodgem, Bobby Thorn-ion. Whltey Lockman. Cnpt. Alvin Dark, Mays, Don Mueller. Chuck Dierlng from the Cardinals, all should have as good or beller years. Handyman Bill Rigney can be counted on too, for emergency help. Rookie Gall Henley may well blossom into Importunes. Defensively the club appears sound, with the same infield nfleld with Ihft exception of newcomer Williams—Lockman »t first Dark Rt short and Thomson at third. The catching Is solid, too, with Wes W.estrum, Ray Noble and Sal Yvars on; deck. Practice Injury Fataf To High School Player SEATTLE (/Pi — Jnmcs Morningstar. 15-year-old West Sealtle High School freshman trying out for his school team, collided with a fellow - eratives slill are (he ones to beat, Welchs Turn Toughies but Lose Decision « GEHKMANN WHIPPED IN BANKER'S MII.E—Army'U. Warren Druet/Ier (left) breaks the lope at Chicago Stadium Saturday to win the Banker's Mile In the Chicago Relays: Lt. Druet7.1er, now stationed nt Fort Lee, Va., uncorked a terrific finish to triumph over Don Gehrmann (center) of Wisconsin who finished third. Gehrman was a four- time winner of the event. Dewey Johnson (right), Drake University, was second. Winner's time was 4:09.7. (AP Wlrephoto) The usually scientific Welch brothers. Joe and Roy, turned toughles in their grudge wrestling KO with Jack Moody and Red Hob- <'rl-<; nt Memorial Auditorium last nlcht, so tough In fact that, they were disqualified. Don Cortez. acting as special referee for the grudge affair, disqualified the favored Welch broth- ersl n the third and deciding after he, Moody and Roberts had been chased from the ring by the enraged Cherokees. Cortey,, who had sought refuge among (he ringside fans, held up -the hands of Roberts Find Moody giving tem the match amid the jeers and boos of the crowded arena. The? txuit was a knock-down- drag-out from the very beginning. Roy Welch got In lhe had graces of the referee In his preliminary bout with Moody when he knocked te official down In prolest of a ruling he made. Then In the tag bout, tempers grew holler. Moody and Roberts grabbed the first fall In 13 minutes but the Welchs came back to take the second In 11 minutes but again they had trouble with Referee Cortez. Then In the third fall things really started popping wit, the Welchs launching a savage fistic attack against their opponents and the referee. In the preliminary bouts. Joe Welch bent Roberts and Roy whipped Moody. Texas A&M Gets John Fortenbury LITTLE ROCK WV- John For- lenbury. All - Big - Six bnsketball plnycr for two years at. North Little Rock High School, told the Arkansas Gazette yestcrdny thnt he will r-nroll nt, Texns A, nnd M. Fortenbury and Pine Buff's Jim Reed were considered the two top cage prizes In the state. DUKE DRIVES—The Duke of Windsor follows his ball closely afler driving off in lhe Scminolc Golf Tournament al West Palm Beach. The Duke was in fast company, veteran Sammy Snead zooming up from 27th place to cop the J10.000 competition with a "eat 138 total. (NEA) —^••^••». COTTON SEED 30 tons, DPI, Saved from foundation seed, »ubj*ct to certification, Germl- **U™ 93*. Sared before the 1140 TON Ate* ,(X!»r Posts tor gafc PHONE DELL 26SI RUSSELL GILL I*" - - - Osceouv plnycr while go ng after a pop fly yesterday He died two hours later of an Internal hemorrhage. Corps. The Yanks slill have a lop pllching slaff. backed by plenty of power and some smoolh newcomers, namely young Andy Carey, who probably will take over third base. baseball, and If any team Is going to beat out the Yanks, It should be the Tribe. Hob Feller, Mike Garcia, Dick Sisler Confident- Hell Hit .300 This Year TAMPA, Fla. (/Pt— clck Sisler, whose Illustrious dad hJt better than .300 no fewer than 14 times, thinks this Is the year he will reach the charmed .300 circle for the first time. "I've beeji in (he big leagues six he wasn't doing me any 5!™ s "u 0 , 1 '-' > V' lcs ^ <1 '""" d .?. h ? vcn ' ( ' taki "£ me Ol ". That is been able to make it. I think this is the year I'll make it, though.! Anyway. I'm going to keep Irving! unlil I do." Sisler slnrU the '52 season with' a new club and with n new chance.' He thinks he didn't gel much op- porlunity last year with the Philadelphia Phillies. He Is confident he can win n regular outfield Job with the Cincinnati Herts. \ "Mind you." he said, "I'm not blaming Philly Manager Eddie Sawyer or anybody else but my- sell for my failure lo reach lhe .300 mark. But I might have been able to better my .287 mark If Eddie had permitted me to go the full nine innings every day. It hurt my confidence plenty when, in jr.ime after game, I was taken out of the lineup. "t wouldn't have minded it so much if I had been taken out In the Inie innings for defensive purposes, or for a substitute with a strong arm. That's percentage baseball and I'm all "for it. But. Sawyer took me out as early as the third or fourth inning after I had batted only once. That's what hurt." N'evpr Complained Sisler said he never complained except once. He had been struck cut by rookie lefthander Roger Bowman of the Giants with the buses loaded early in the game. Sawyer promptly yanked him. Afler lhe gnme Dick asked Sawyer for nn explannlion. Sisler snid Sawyer told him. "lhe fnns were riding you pretly hnrd, Dick. I wanted to Inke Ihem ofj your shoulders and put them on me." "I told Eddie I would rather have stayed in fans' booing as and accepted the favor bv the words onlj time I ever had any words with Sawyer." Sisler, n quiet, soft spoken gentleman both on and off the field H'as quite disturbed over a recen' article quoting him as calling lhe Philadelphia fans "the worst wolves in baseball" nnd accusing them of booing Andy Seminick anc himself- right out of Philndclphin "That was not what I said a all," declared Sisler heatedly. ": the fans rode did mention Seminick, and Jim that as well as Del Ennis Konstanty, pretty hard Yanks, Giants Still Rank Tops as Clubs Head Home By ED CORRIGAN AP SporU Writer With the start of the major league- leason only two weeks away, this is shakedown time for the clubs. The managers have Quit experimenting with rookies and now ars starting their jaunts north and east with the hopes of getting the regulars in shape, A quick look at prospects of some of' the teams seems to be In order. AMERICAN LEAGUE:: New York—Casey Stengel's op Bob Lernor, and Steve Gromek can ;at any team on any given day Boslon-This Is „ pu^ie. The Red Sox have been hitting, but haven't been getting much pltch- •>B, their Irouble down, through , .„„, ,..„„ l[OUDle „ throueh ven wvth the loss of Joe ttMaggio the years. There's a f«l"nz around nd the robable d " and the probable departure of Jerry Colemnn lo lhe Marine Boudreau Isn't * Golfers Rehire Fred Corcoran Former Tournament Director Gets New Contract, AP Learns By STERLING SLAPPEV AUGUSTA, Ga. t*—With the lid of secrecy knocked off "the Corcoran affair," louring professional golfers today considered three big problems:: How to win the Masters Tournament beginning Thursday. The weather. And, whether Fred Corcoran, newly signed tournament commit- lee promotion director will win approval and. backing reportcdl> necessary lo complete the selling up of n new Professional Cioll Association Bureau. The new bureau not only is designed lo promote . tournaments and golf in general, but plans cal for the bureau and Corcoran to assist In relations between touring golf stars and tournament spon sors. A PGA meeling is set for April 21-23 in Chicago to consider tourna' mcnt plans and the signing ol Corcoran. It was revealed to The Assocla. led Press yesterday and later COD firmed by. numerous golfers anc officials that Corcoran—rteposec .... ., a ,.. c .„ <™«Vim e nt director from 1936-194- but a sprained wrist hampered for lhe pc >A--hatl "een signed to him In the final month and he a £?!! ? M 1 rc ?, L dipped to .296. Again In '51, he was hitting over .300 only lo fall off in September. > and that Seminick probably was better off in Cincinnati. Bui ss for calling Philly fans the worst wolves in baseball. . . that's not true They're no worse lhan Ihose ol any other city. Every town hiu, both good and bad fans. As for me. I have no complaints to make about the fans at all." Sisler cnme close to reaching his .300 goal both in 1950 and '51. He was well above that figure In' ': Begorra, U.S.A. Take It Away New York, That Is DUBLIN. Ireland I,P1 — The Ollld sod of Manhattan has been shoved abruptly out of the Irish Republic. Two years Hgo, in ah effort to sponsors. spread the fine arts of hurling and lween the stars and tourname: Irish football across lhe Atlanlic, the Gaelic Athletic Association declared New York an Irish prov- a. contract March 1. Several reliable sources said that if Corcoran gets a strong vole of confidence in Chicago he wil assume the riulics given him by the contract. The secret contract, negotiated during the winter between ttv tournament committee nnd Cor cornn nnd his lawyers, cnlls foi lhe deluxe promoter lo set up a New York office. It is proposec Ihnt he operate a promotlona clearing house; supply information on tourney sites, dnles and rcc ords: not as a public relations mai and help In repairing relations be a challenge — that! Ince.' It had to do this "because the Irish GAA activities are restricted t . a the Grapefruit Clrcu that with wicn he Inherited. The suspicion s that he'll give lhe veterans & :hance and If they don't come hrough, he'll try t o get rid of hem. Chicago—Manager Paul Rich- ,rds seems to be In the same boat is last year when he astounded, one and all In the first half of the season, then watched his club run out of steam. He says It will t» » running team. But the question s: Will pitchers like Bill Pierce and Snul Rogovin come through? Most observers doubt It. Detroit—No power, and Manager Red Rolfe knows It. He'i hoping le can get a long-ball hftter to back up a fair pitching staff. Art Houtteman ought to be of considerable help to the hurlers. NATIONAL LEAGUE: NEW YORK—Pitching won It for lhe Giants last year, and Manager Leo Durocher apparently ii going to rely on his elbowmen again. Ha lost his top infielder, Eddie Stanky, A and cnn only hope that Davey ^ Williams fills the gap. Brooklyn—Here's, the club that ns rated tops all through the season iast year. Don Newcombe, who won 20, has been lost to tha service) and Manager Chuck Dressen is hoping Clem Lablne and Chris Van Cuyk can take up th» slack. 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