The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 4, 1952 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 4, 1952
Page 7
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4, 1»B1 'Old Bobo' Newsom Is Back For 5th Hitch with Senators BLTTHETTLLB (AKK.) COURTS* Sports Roundup . . DENVER (* _ The citizens of Denver are not the arguing kind They simply slate that they have the greatest sports city in the .United States, bar notie. and then [look out the window. i If pressed they will tell you that their Bears of the class A Western .League outdrew every other minor ;Ieague team in the nation last season, game for game. This is all tile more remarkable when one considers that class A ball isn't ,even what it used lo be before they began upgrading the higher minors. Only one club below Ihe majors. Seattle of the triple A coast League, surpassed the Bears' season total ol 424,000 customers. Seattle, however, played a much ;longer schedule and did not equal the locals' average of 6.146 per contcsl. Virtually every man. woman and child in Denver must have watched manager Andy Cohen's Bears perform, though it is likely they waited for Hie weather to Jwrm up somewhat from its cur- ™/lt state before taking the little shavers out. ; They'll Settle for A Denver, understandably, feels it has as much right, to be" hollering for a big league franchise as any of the cities on the West Coast, but its leading enthusiasts are realistic about the situation, they know they are hellangone from anywhere and that the travel distances would kill them. Meantime they'll settle for the Bears and one of the prettiest ball parks in the land. When they are not watching the Bears, Denver's money-heavy fans have no difficulty finding something to do. The horses run in the afternoon and the dogs at night, and we would swear someone said the hounds had a total handle of SO million dollars last year. lee Hockey Popular The current rage Is ice hockey- college Ice hockey at that. Denver University suddenly found itself blessed last semester with some Canadian students who knew the same well and were willing to fay, and they say they cut a re- M'arkable swath through the college ranks. The professional game reached out this far for one season, 1950-51, but the U. S. League • uspended operations last year. Denver University appears to be well .heeled generally, and it will not be surprising to see its football team getting about the country rather extensively before long. ' The only thing wrong with Den: ver, athletically speaking, is that Its founders wandered loo Jar. Rocky Predicts Kayo Victory Over Robinson CHICAGO Wj —Rocky Graziano has reached that stage In training for his middleweight title bout with champion Ray Robinson where he is making predictions, ^praziaiio predicted today that he wll take Robinson's crown with a knockout. The 15-round bout will be held April 16 In Chicago Stadium. Al Sllvnni, Graziano trainer said: "Robinson is through—he's renchcd that age where he must cf necessity conserve his energy. He has a fear or leaving his rtg'ht in thr ?ym." "Robinson jot away njth It n- gainst Randy Turpin and Boh ol- scn." Silvan! continued, "but he woYt against a rough, tough puncher like Rorky." Kobinson is 31. two years olcirr than Grrzblio. "He is training in Pomplon Lakes. K..J. Veteran Hurler Signed As Reliever; Cards Lose Bj RALPH RODEN Old Bobo Newsom is back New Baseball's famous nomad, who iwns up to 43 years of age, hooked on with the Senators as a relief pitcher yesterday. Newsom had been working out with the Senators at Orlando. Fla., and looked pretty good. Washin g t o n Manager Bucky Harris caid: "If BcBo isn't a changed man. he's putting on the best act I know." 'When Newsom dies, they oii"ht to cut off his right nrm and place it in the hall of fame at Cooperstown. He still has a lot on the ball and I think he can help us as a reliefer." Newsom hasn't graced the major league scone since 1948 when he was released by the New York Giants. He won 30 games for Chattanooga and 17 for Birmlng- nam uf the Southern Association Ihe past three seasons. With Cubs and Dodgers • Besides the Senators and the Giants Newsom'has. pitched for the Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers and every American League club with the exception of Cleveland and Chicago. Newsom found time !n his travels to win 205 big league games. Bob Feller of Cleveland is the only other active major leaguer with more than 200 victories. The shopworn righthander has Dlenty of stories. There's the one he (ells about the first time he was shipped back to the minors Newsom came up to the Cubs in 1932 when Rogers Hornsby was Ihe manager. In an early season game infielder Hornsby plaved right field. "I remember there were nine balls hit against the rightfield fence and Hornsby misplayed every one of them." Newsom relates. "I never saw a guy run so much. Hornsby didn't say anything to me HI the clubhouse after the game but the next day I was with Reading." With Newsom around life with the Senators shouldn't be dull The Cincinnati Reds spoiled Newsom's return by beating the Seniors, s-i. Hi Charleston, s. c Lefly Harry Perkowski went all the way and checked the Nals on five singles. The reds collected eight llyws off Bob Porlcrflpld and Sandy Consuegra. Meyer Goes Route Bus.? Meyer of the Philadelphia Phils also went the distance as the Phils nipped the'st.Louis Cardinals. 4-3, at Waycross, Ga. Meyer allowed only four hits including ihree in the second inning when they scored all of Ihcir runs. The Boston Braves edged Ihe Brooklyn Dodgers, 5.4, in 13 innings at Mobile. Ala. Ebba St. Ciinre doubled home Ihe winning run before 10.503 fans, largest crowd ever to witness a baseball game in Mobile, Dave Phillcy socked a three-run homer to spark the Philadelphia Athletics to a 6-4 victory over Columbia of the South Allanlic League at Charleston, S. C. Philley connected in the seventh inning. The Chicago Cubs scored their seventh straight victory as they turned back the Pittsburgh Pirates. 10-5 at Beaumont, Tex. Roy Smalley paced the assault with a throe- run homer. Dallas of the; Texas League held the Boston Red Sox to a 1-1 tie in a game (hat was called because of rain after live innings. Don Lcn- hardt, homered for Boston. Rookie outfielder George Wilson continued his line hitting for the Chicago White Sox by doubling home the winning run in the eighth inning in a 2-1 triumph over the St. Louis Browns at San Antonio [ Tex. Rain canceled scheduled games between Cleveland and the New York Giants and a night game between Dallas nnd another White Sox fquad. PAGE vrrm Harvey Lee Hill Gets All-Star Tilt Application OSCBOLA - Harvey. Lee Hill, Osccola High School's one-man wrecking crew, has received „„ application for an invitation to play m all - star baskctta " ™ •• Williard Schmidt, Cards' Amazing Rookie, Is Destined for Starting Role Schmidt Is a 32.year-old farm boy from the wheat fields of Hays. Kan., who came to the Cardinal (raining- camp as a baiting practice pitcher and turned out to be the find of the camp. In less than a month, this sturdily built righthander caused Manager Eddie Slanky to revise his entire pitching alignment. Not only Is Schmidt sure to be scratched from the Houston roster and made a» oHictnl Redblrd, but he Is almost certain to win a starling role. "From what I have seen of Schrnldl." observed Stanky. "he Is n major lesgue pitcher. That -In- chides Ihe arm, head and stom- Ray Gafford, Johnny Palmer Tied for Lead in Masters AUGUSTA, Ga. wv-A brace of .lightly Unsuccessful tournament golfers-Ray Gnfford and Johnny Palmer-looked over their shoulders today from lofty first place in the Masters and Mw „ terrible twosome One stroke behind Ihe lending 60*—— shooters as Ihe Masters' second * rSrSn^'T^GA 1 ^:! 80 ^ Rllfh 's F"St picn. Al«o at 70 was Al Bc.sselink. Those live led Ihe charge on par nt the Augusta National's pur of bring together some or the nation's lending basketball talent. er to receive an invitation application from the game officials. Red Grange Is Recuperating Meyer Gets Tough with Bucs f Fines, Suspends Bill Werle ' HATTIESBURO. Miss. ttv-Mana e er Bill Meyer let his Pittsburgh ttrates know today they will have to obey training r ule s if they «-ant! to stay with the BUM. However, Billy Ueall, Os'ceola's as-! sistarit coach, pointed out that Hill j has not received an Inrlvatlon lo play in the game. "This is merely ! an appreciation 'for an invitation." he said, "but we think he has a pretty good chance of getting an Invita- ', CHICAGO <it'>— Red Grange who Hill, a -graduating senior at Os- • "'"* hospitalized for Severn! weeks ceola High, Is a three sport man lhrce months ago with pneumonia here. Besides basketball he also ] followed by a heart condition nnw starred In football and track. His uncanny eye for the basket won him acclaim from many coaches during the past baskeiball season. While Osceola's Semlnoles witnessed a losing season finishing with a 14-16 record. Hill still hit the bas- 'ket at an amazing clip, averaging approximately 26 points a game. Besides his shooting ability, Hill also was the Seminole's top floor- man. He is believed to be the first The old "galloping Ghost" ot Ihnois football fame in the mi'd- t'.ventics has taken off 35 pounds and works three or four hours a day in his insurance office. Grange said Ins doctor has ordered him to cut cut golf this summer. 35-36-72. Eight others sliced off otie stroke. Shooting 71 were Johnny Revolta Fred Hawkins, Doug Ford. Lloyd Mangrum. Tommy Bolt, Skip Alexander, Lew U'orsham and Joe Kirkwood. For six seasons Palmer, of Badin, N. C., has been a regular on the Professional Golf Association circuit but only occasionally tins he come up with the kind of shooting so often expected. This is Oafford's first outing of 1952 after a minor operation Jnn. IS. He cnme to Ihe Masters partially to look over the running of a first class tournament. On his home Nortlnvood course in Dallas will be played the Nallonal Open in June. Poster Gets Welcome EKLVIDERE. Ill, r,P,—Rev. s Bi;r!-?.nan. nniv pastor of the welcome. A serious fire was averted by i noticed smoko cor jtomjhe building. Firemen put out bin. i\fe.ver. who fined southpaw pitcher Bill Werle S500 and sus- lended him indefinitely for an unspecified violation of the rules yeslerday, read the riot act before he Sues got ready to take the 'icld against the Chicago Cubs. "This is only the beginning. I vill not tolerate any more viola- ions of training rules. I'm through covering up. We've got too many cids on our team and I'm going lo protect them," he declared. Meyer, who is being backed to he limit by General Manager Branch Rickey, said waivers will asked on Werle. The 30-year-old hurler, who cost the Bucs a reported S50.000 four years ago, was ent to Pittsburgh to await further ! instructions. Werle didn't say what training rule he is accused of breaking. However, he intimated other Buc I players may have broken some ot {the rules. I'm a Scapegoat. x "If it's coming to me. I deserve I it. But I'm being made a sc.ipe- | goat." he said. | The Pirate manager made no I secret of the fact that he had j previously warned Werle—and all I players—to either observe training ; rules or be prepared for discipli-' nary action. | Werle has been anything but 1m-' ear- I vault ' pressivp this spring. He pitched 8 2-2 innings against major league opposition, giving up lo earned tuns. Rickey nrided. "If I can make a decent deal I will dispose of him • Werle)" Werle won 12 and lost 13 games in his first'year wilh the Bu'cs In 1050 he hart an 8-16 mark and last season won eight and lost six. OlDRaiKM """••X ^noo^m^ Anon t nly*p9yment ^$k for HOME LOANS *"'**•* Blytheville Federal Savings & Loan Association Glencoe 131%. ,, hone ..,, the old brewery, found an old hot- blaze that started in the coal tie of beer In the company ' A note attached to it said'i "Last ' The Rev. Buchanan was Installed , boltle of beer bottled by Decatur'l paMor the following Brewing Co.. Aug. 17, 1016 SINGAPORE MV-The Singapore government hns been swamped by 109 applications for naturalization since relaxation of the English language qualification by Colonial Secrclnry Oliver Lyttleton. Home Run Clout Is Commemorated FAYETTEVILLE. N. C. t,p,— A 38- year-old home run— believed to b" the first poled by the Immortal Uabe Ruth In his professional career— was commemorated here today. T.'-e ceremonies irere held on '.he site of f long-abandoned ball park. the -iame park where Ruth, Just a kid fresh from a Baltimore orphanage. stepped to the plnlc for the Baltimore orioles In an exhibition Rame and slammed the ball out o! the park. Tom Zachery. the pitcher wild served up that home run ball to Ruth was Invited to attend. Ducks in Freezer? Better Eat Them Before Tomorrow LITTLE ROOK M>>— The period for disposing o[ wild ducks or other migratory game birds killed during the open season ends tomorrow. Under the law. persons may not have the (owl in their posse.wlou 90 dnys after tha open season ends I Tomorrow's the deadline. »ch." rst five apJMaranow to >n game* with b\a !«***• competition. Schmidt set Ihe traii liig camp agog by hurling- 30 IB. "ings without allowing «n ..nud run. During that .m.zlnff .trhjT h« yielded nine hits, walked MU* seven nnd fanned 18. Gopher rtlth | n sfllfc Schmidt did not fare too well hi his sixth stnrl, giving up (our hlU ana as many run» in two Innlnn Even then he won Stanky.™ ,S »y the manner In which ho born down and retired the n«t Tta Phillies after Willie Jone, " d hit B grand slam homer to nccowrt for all the runs off Schmidt Before that game Stanky hid s«id "I don't care If he |<u Knocked out In ]<>&• than i_ n1n#. HP'S shown ma he U-B^««*« his stay with the Cards ""* venrl'T 8 * *" '" i5 h " d ° nly thrMI ball. Schmidt has Ihe poL^of a veteran and Is the possessor of fine control. He also Is an »|ert "eider and seems to have oood baseball instinct. He gives theim- JM-cssion of being a battler on In. bill nnd is remlndlul of Robin Roberts In the way he Inkes charge out on the mound. Was Up last Fall Schmidt came up for a look last fall nnd immediately made « good impression on Marty Marion, then manager of the Cards. "Kid." said Marlon, "your fust ball is belter lhan that of anybody on my club. But your curve ball Isn't worth a nickel. YOJJ won't be n b;R leaguer until you I«am u> throw one." ThM m« old stuff to Schmidt. He had heard thai ever since ha took up pitching but nobody hid ever volunteered to teach him to throw a curve. "Then I got a good break," recalled Schmidt. "Harry Brechtm look me aside nnd showed m« how to throw a curve. This spring h« has spent a great deal of t!m« working with me. He also hs« rn- cpur.lged me lo throw my knuckler. I'd been fooling around with i knuckler for quite B while but I never dared' throw It In a game." What i Aw* ^— . 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