PAGE TBK BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1953 — ; -— r ~*....~..n^ v ^...x., ~~~*m^.. ni^ro THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1953 Injury Jinx and Marine Corps Deal Telling Blows to Giants, Yanks, Bosox Monte Irvin Breaks Ankle: t —— _ Monte Irvin Breaks Ankle; Williams, Coleman Pass Exams; Simmons to Return By RALPH KODEN AP Sports Writer The 1952 World Scries opponents may have been determined on April 2—two weeks before the official opening of the season. Three teams, (he New York Giants, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees received severe Jolts In their pennant ambitious yesterday while the hopes of a fourth, the Fhlladelphln Phillies, were boosted. Here's what happened: 1. Monte Irvin. left fielder of Big Field Seeks Masters'Title 72 Golfers Tee Off Today in Opening Round of Tourney ' By STERM.Vfi Sl,.U'Pj;V AUGUSTA. Ga. i.fl—The flower fringed Augusta National Golf Course waited like a tremendous and treacherous but deceptively beautiful trap In the East Georsta hills today for the opening round of the Masters Tournament. The field of 72 Is the largest and probably the best on record here, but few expect more than three or four players to beat the Course's 12-hole par of deception about this National 288. 18-link chain of holes. Flowers and shrubs planlerl here a century ago, when the land was a nursery, border the (airways and make the tailored landscape look .soil and easy for a game of golf. Hogan 1951 Champ But the National isn'l easy. Lust year when Den Hogan fln- • Ily won his first MASTERS with' 280 golf, only four men were better than the 288 standard — Mogan 6k.ee Riegel, Lloyd Mangrnm and Lew Worsham. The year before only three broke par. Eighteen amateurs are among the 72 taking their trip today across the G.OSO-yard layout. No • amateur ever won this event, but, this year the amateurs supposed to rate betler lhan usual. With the improved amateurs is a vastly improved group of foreign born players. And, of course, Ihere Is the troupe of touring profes- tlonals. All Masters winners are . back except Herman Keiser Ralph Guldahl. and Gore, Jenkins To Notional AAU Boxing Tourney Two members of Northeast Arkansas' Golden Glove.; boxing team who won state AAU titles two weeks »«o, were scheduled io leave today for Boston, Mass., to participate til the National AAU tournament. The young fighters, j. w. Gore of Burdette and Sonny Jenkins of Caraway, left yesterday for Little Rock where they were to Join six- other stale AAU champs for the trip to Boston. Gore won the 125-pound title in the state tournament and Jenkins Is the state's 135-pound champion. the champion Oiants and National League runs-battcd-in king in 1051, broke his right ankle In an exhibition game against Cleveland nl Denver. Colo. Irvin will miss al least half of the campaign and possibly the entire season. 2. Ted Williams, star slugger and left fielder of the Hod Sox. passed his physical examination at Jacksonville, Fla., and will report for active duty with the Marine All- Corps on May 2. 3. Jerry Colcmnn, Infieldcr nl the Yanks, also passed his physical examination at Jacksonville. Fla., and will relurn to duty with the Marine Air Corps also on May 2. 4. Curt Simmons, crack left- handed pitcher of the Phillies, will bo riischarced ns a sergeant of the 28th Infantry Division. He will return to the United states from Germany within in days. Hfc.iJI Expected The recnll of Williams and Coteman lo the colors was expected bill the loss of Irvln. came as a shock and cast a pall of gloom over the Giant camp. Irvin was Injured In Ihe second inning of a game Cleveland won. 5-0. He walked to lead off the frame and zipped aroimd second BS Army-hound Willie Mays sing, led to right field. Cleveland short-stop Rny Boono cut off the throw from the outfield and hung Mays up between first and second but Irvln slid Into third anyway. He suffered a compound fracture of his right ankle. Irvin's loss probably means thai Bob Thomson will forsake third base for his first love, the onlfleld. Hank Thompson, a disappointment Insl year, figures to return to third. The situation is further complicated by Ihe expected induclion of Mays. Williams May Quit Williams, highest salaried player In the game, and Coleman will also miss the 1G53 season. They are in for 17 months. For Williams. Ihls probably means the end of his brllllnnt career. He will be 35 when his second pleted. . tour of duty is com- Red Sox Manager Lou Boudrean Indicated In Houston, v Tcx.. that Don Lenhardt^and Clyde Vollmer woutd probably alternate the left field job. Another candidate Is rookie Gene Stephens. Gil McDougald will probably take over second base lor the Ynnks Instead of switching between second and third. Hooklc Andy Carey apparently will man third. The lelurn of Simmons greatly enhances Ihe slock of Ihe Phils. Sli.-inons is in shape and should be Jy to pilch shortly afier Ihe bell rings. In Simmons and Robin Roberts the Phils have two po- lenlinl 20-gnmc winners. In exhlblllon games yesterday She Cincinnati Reds nosed out Ihe Washington Senators. 4-3, Brooklyn trounced '.he Yanks. 11-1. the Phils defeated the Boston Braves, 3-1. and Ihe Pittsburgh Pirates turned back the St. Louis Browns, 5-2. Two Expelled Army Gridders Add Strength to K-State Squad States hopes for a good 1952 sen-Ue S wl,,er. All Big Seven and Coach Bill Meek said at the con- | safe'ty a""a" soXmnrT^t^'™''™ prTctTc'e^eH^n^TOto^rdTvThar'" 1 ^ hoth ' off! ' n!<! nnrt defense nex'l ,ie"'- Cadfts Jack McShlilksis. an end. and enard Ed Stahuka would he : used on both the offensive and dc- i fensive platonns tliis 'nil. j Three other former Army players, who came (o Kansas Slate follow-! ing the cribb'.nc scandal last fall, have withdrawn Irom school. They were siiard Day Malnbasj and tackle? Jerry Hart and R -b Volonnlncv "We are Going lo be thin In ro- ; serve strensth aeain this fall •••' Meek said, "and hovs like McShui-- skis apd Stahuka will have to pby both ways. Bnth boys have \vondrr-. ful spirit and I think they'll have important spots in any success ve might have." ' ; Freshmen \Vill Help '' The K-State coach says the use of freshmen next fall would be a big boost to his team. First year me., were eligible for the varsity last season. But will not be permlt"- ted to piay this fall unless the Johnny Lujack Quits Pro Ranks Bear Ace Considers Returning to Notre Dame as o Coach CHICAGO MV-Having severed his ties with (he Chicago Bears. Johnny Hijack was free loday to give serious conslderalion to returning to his alma mater, Notre Dame, us football bnckfield coach. Ltljack. the former All-America quarterback at Notre Dame, will not continue In pro football. He and George Halas, owner-coach of the Chicago Boars, failed to roach an agreement at the end of a 2-day huddle yesterday, Johnny's 4-ycnr contract with the Bears, reportedly culling tor S80,- 000, expired after the 1051 season. Salary Nnt the Question Mains and Lujack both announced that salary did not enter the conversation. The 27-year-old former Hclsman Trophy winner and ath- lele of the year in 1947 said he was too busy with his insurance business to meet the demand of lime required by pro football. He said he planned to meet with Coach Frank Leahy of Notre Dnme regarding the backlield conchine Job vacated by Bernie Crimmins who moved to Indiana University as head man. Hnlns placed Lujack on the Bears' reserve list, making certain that If he does decide lo return to pro football he will have to Play for Halas unless traded to another team. "It was Johnny's quit," said galas. made a wise^crtoice. decision "I think Oklahoma City tops Travs 10-9 LONGVIEW, Tex. (,!•) — Oklnho- mn City of the Texas League Jumped on the veteran Dutch McCall ami rookies lefthander Dick Hoeksema for 15 hits to defeat the Southern Association Little Rock Travelers. lfl-9. in an exhibition game here Inst night. The Travs rallied for two runs In the ninth but couldn't overhaul the Indians. Meanwhile, it appeared likely that Second Baseman R. c. Oley^ i h e only inflpkler held over from t h e champion 1951 Travelers, would miss U.S. OI.YMPHC BASKETBALL SQUAD -Members of the Olympic basketball squad pose with team's coaches at Madison square Garden in New York Tuesday after the Peoria Caterpillars defealed Kansas, 62-60. in the Olympic tournament final. Front row (left to right): Bob Ke-iiney, John Kc.'ler, Clyde Loi-ellettc. Bill Llenhard, Dear, Kelley. Charley HoaR and Bill Houglanu, all of Kansas. Center (left to right*:' Kansas Coach forest (Phog) Allen, assistant coach of the Olympic teac; Howard Hobson. Yale, chairman of Olympic Committee; Penria team; Howard Hobson, Yale, chairman of Olympic squad. Back row (left to rightc Wayne Glasgow and Bob Kurland of the Phillips oilers; Ron Bontempts, Frank McCabe. Marcus Frei'oerger, Dan Pippin, Howie Williams, all of Pcorla. <AP Wlrephofo) Saigh Very Fond'Of Stanky, He Has Cardinals Hustling ST, PETERSBURG. Fla. «v-"The more I see of the little guy the fonder I become of him. He's done a fine Job for us. I can't praise him too highly. It's remarkable the Tvay all the boys have taken to him and willingly work their heads off for him." Ted Williams Indicates He May Quit Baseball After Marine Duty By JOE REIC1II.ER JACKSONVILLE, Fla, ifi~ Ted Williams, one of baseball's greatest sluggers, indicated today his colorful diamond career will come to an end on May 2 when he returns to active duty as a captain In the Marine Corps. The slender Boston Red Sox star, alter a two-hour physical examination yesterday, was found fit for duty together with Gerry Coleman, star second baseman of the New York Yankees. Williams is baseball's highest salaried performer at sioo.oon. A Marine captain's salary is SS.OOO a year. "This Is it." Ted said. "I guess (his finishes me. I don't see how I can come back. - , — when I get out. That's old. feller. It's awfully hard lo come back al that HKC. Heck, it's getting harder for me all the time—even now." It had been believed that Williams' left elbow, the one he shattered in the 1950 all-star came In Chicago's Comiskey Park, might keep him onl of service. The medical board dispelled Ihat thought. Said Capt. J. C. Early, senior medical officer:*. "Capt. Williams' left elbow met every lest and X-rays showed no significant limitalions. As for Capl. Coteman, he. loo, passed wilh fly. ing colors." Both Are 1'ilols Williams and Coleman, both veteran fliers of World War II. will start a 17-month tour of duty next month. Ted will be 34 years old next October. He is certain to miss Ihe 1952 and 1953 seasons, and will .season starts. Coleman. 27. Is a veteran of 57 dive-bomber missions In the Pacific theater. Both men said they would play out the string of exhibition and regular games until it is time to go. The season opens April 15. Wil- a good officer." Williams said: "Well. I'm bacx in the Marines and that's that. I'll rlo my best, of course, only how I'm praying for " liams said he planned to rejoin the -club in Dallas today. Coleman will rejoin the Yankees in Atlanta tomorrow. "Now that my baseball caree. is behind me for a couple of years," Coleman said. "I'll iry to become Thief Gives Break s Youth Killed r|W hen Struck By Baseball COMANCHE. Okla. f/p ( —A group of Comanchc high school baseball players n-ore limbering up. throwing the ball around the infield. H was me wyi and 1953 seasons, and will Dn ,ri r* n ,,.; „, „, ,,. be. in his 3Slh year when the 1954 I RCad C ° Uner News Classified Ads. ADA, Okla. (/ft— J. H. Hewitt, an ; ardent angler, issued an invitation in the newspaper for a thief to md K el his rods and reels, .set for a good -ame SS 1^^.^- ^1 y ^U £L"E£. strut him in the chest. Just above the heart. No one thought much of it until Gary slumped to the ground. He died soon after, despite efforts o! a doctor and pullmotor squad to revive him. Gary was the son of Mr. and Mrs. - --~ ••••f-i<~' <u. o s.nn;i 10 a spring-like dav and pvprvnnp i-a* relurn and K el his rods and reels, j .set for - eier ja ne was The poles were useless without flies and plugs, Hewitt explained. During the night the tackle was returned to the pickup truck from which it was stolen. k' Charlie Moore. Route 3, Duncan. The speaker wns Fred Salgh, president of the St. Louis Cardinals. The "little guy" he was talking about was Eddie Stanky, the effervescent ex-Giant who has taken over the Redbirds' reins, succeeding Marly Marion. Stanley, who has Impressed by Ihc businesslike way he has run the club, has a real chance to be a first year wonder. The Cardinals appear to be definitely Improved over the team that finished third, 15'i games behind the penuant- winning Giants. Most of the improvement stems from Eddie's inspiring leadership, his flaming spirit and his contagious hustle. The Cards aren't a set club by any means. Several problems still confront Stanky. but the little skipper, who tells yon trankly he "is still trying to make the team," Is optimistic about his club. "I like the club very much." he tells you. "I figure the Cardinals a strong pennant contender that could possibly go all the way." Stanky likes his pitching. It was in this spot that he was most afraid. Eddie sums It, up this way: "I'm more optlmislic about the pitching staff now than I was the first day in camp." Heading Ihe staff are righthander Gerry Staley (19-131 and southpaw Cliff Chambers (14-12). Each has looked sharp this spring. Right- handers Joe Pres-ko. w I 1 I a r d Schmidt, and southpaw Wllmer the Southern opener April 12. He's confined to his North Little Rock- home by \mumps. (Vinegar Bendl Mizell round out the starting five. Schmidt, who! isn't even on the Card roster, has 1 been the surprise sensation. The! 24-year-old native of Hays, Kan..i has yielded only three earned runs I and allowed 13 hits in 22 innings. ' Tbe young fast bailer has fanned i 19 while issuing only eight bases on balls, ; Presko. whose fine freshman sea-1 son was Interrupted by a sore i arm last summer, appears to have fully recovered. Cloyd Boyer. an-1 other sore-armed gent, also looks j stronger. Veterans Harry Brecheen '• (3-4) and Alpha Brazle (6-5) will be used as spot pitchers and res-1 cue men. Dick Bokelman, who came up late last season after a spectacular 1.69 earned run average at Houston, will serve as a relief hurlcr. George Munger (4-61. Boyer (4-5) and rookies Fred Hahn. Johnny Yuhas. Jackie Collum. Bob Habenicht, Kurt Krieger and Octavio Rubert round out the staff. Slanky's biggest problem Is first base. He Is giving big Steve Bilko, the 237-pound strong boy from Rochester a good, long look. If the 23-year-old Giant can make it, the Cards will have a long ball, right-hand hilting slugger lo learn up well wilh leflhanders Stan Musial and Enos Slaughter. If Bilko fails, either Red Schoendienst or Musial will play first. Schoendienst had divided most of his time this spring between second base and shortstop, bul it looks like Stanky will open al second and Solly Hcmus at short. snn. Al Columbia. Mo., the University of Missouri also Is gel tine a blr; lift from another rx-Ariny pla\-"r' He is Bill RivAok.imp. former West Point, end. who Is mining at first string fullback lor Coach Don Faurnt. Turn to Page 7 DELTA IMPLEMENTS >dve '""• «*,//„ ro, OlDHaHCM Modern, monthly.payment HOME LOANS Biytheville Federal Savings & Loan Association Glcncne nH «f- Phone J553 APRIL SPECIAL! This special offer good anytime during the month of April except Saturdays! Come in real soon. > CAR WASH > LUBRICATION > OIL CHANGE All 3 Services for Only 3 Noble Gill Pontiac; Inc. 5th & Walnut Phone 6817 •Come On Down & Save! Hundreds Of Other Items On Sale! 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