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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 8, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT Willie Jones Shines as Edge Past Cardinals Again BLYTHEVILLS (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Sports Roundup By GAYLE TALBOT .K TALBOT NEW YORK (.-Pi—A woe* RRO today we were traveling across the Western stales with a pennant- bound ball club, tho New York Giants. It sc-ems n long tune a^o. If ever a tenm exuded clans nnd confidence, the Giants did, TJjev had what it took, nnd there wasn't a man on ihe roster, from Manager Leo Durocher down, who didn't know H. There WHS great pleasure in traveling fro hi city to city with as happy an outfit as the Giants were. Not even a series of close losses to the Cleveland Indians hnd shaken their confidence a pnrthk Dnrocher, a hard loser, was grumbling a bit about his catchers calling for wrong pilches nt critical times, but that WOK all. Leo always was a IttUe worrier, they said. And then came Denver, a week nt-o tomorrow. Monte Irvin, the club's most valuable pinyer and possibly its most popular, slid into third and fractured his nnkle so that the hones protruded through the sock. As the Negro «!ugyer wns cnrried from the field, you knew you had witnessed the death of a bnsebnll club, Finished In Silence An unbroken .silence settled over the Giants bench and they played out the final seven innings ns though they were in n tranve. Several said later thai they felt numb. They wore men who not only had seen a friend painfully hurt, but had at the same time seen perhaps $6,000 npfccc disappear Into thin air. The stricken athletes had few words to say as they returned to their hotel by bus. You would sny, "Touch," and they would mumble, "yeah." There were no smiles nnd tha usual bnnter was RH gone ns they climbed aboard ihelr .special train for the next long haul to Wichita, Kan. F o r t u n n ) c 1 y It rained steadily all tho next day, or the Wichita fans would have*witnessed a sad exhibition. Thomn.son to OitlflrM Dodgers Maul Reds 8-4; Cleveland Defeats Giants HV RALPH ROUEN Al' Sports Writer "Sock a ballplayer where il hurts most—in the pocket book—to make liim toe the line" is an oft-proven adaiK; Willlo (Puddinhead) Jones, (he* . fine third baseman of tho rimnrtel-1 phla Phillies, is the Intost example that there's plenty of truth in the - cher. The Jittle manager inade no old saving wns fined $200 by Simmons Siaris i int'f] i^uu iiy AlftllH pfJI Frldte Sawyer on j ^\* 1 I A I 1 * ~ '«'"'•«'Discharge Work iS, riilm. Since then «* ball of fire both afiotit and nt ihf plfito. The "n e a p " Jones has been especially hard Southpaw Will Rejoin Phils in Few Days; Condition is Poor Willie Jones Jfe lias tluoe home Iji Die ) NKW niiUNSWICK. N. J. »v_ '',1. dnl Simmons struts rtov/n tiin ; "lately I * ]mys production stimshed j b!lscbA |, e^',! WBi J; -nJ< '" t ",",!" 0t( ' h '! er end. Tim 22-year-old southpaw aco will rejoin tho Philadelphia i>hi]li<»i soon .1.7 )ie can rom/dcte lure iy discharge and romp to con- rarl terms with Philadelphia o'.vti- Bob Carpenter. Simmons (low brick to the II. S. yesterday from Gorniany, where Intantr.v Division. Hn slopped off at his home In Home runs were plentiful at Kish I Ktjypl, Pa., last. ni|-ht and Rave a Point. N.C., where (he I'hilado.t-1 cautious appraisal ot his plavini: plila Athletics outlasted the Boston I condition. days afialnst the Red Birds. w Yesterday the Phils made It four ,. straight over the Cards with a 5-4 j V irinmph nl Raleifih. N.C. Willie Homered In (lie cicrhlh to launch a Ihrec-run rally that won the name. Catcher Del Rice slammed n pair of homers to keep the Cards in the .• m , r. As Blast ru,snx er HEAD WORK—Jack Milbiirn, left, center forward of Newcastle Uniteti, uses his head expertly taking Ihe ball away from Ihe Blackburn Hovers' IllKht Halfback Dick Campbell during the foolball Association Cup senii-fmah nl Sheffield, Knglnnd. The gamr ended . in il scoreless tie. (NKA) Red Sox, 12-G. Elfjbt homers were "When you've 1 hit with Joe Astrolh, Gns Xcinlnl as I have." said end Allie Clark connecting for thel grimly, A's and Dom DlMnsnio. Vern .Stephens. Billy Ooodman. Jim Pier- sail nnd Faye Throne-berry for Ihe "nx. The Brooklyn Dodders, who lost a 1-0 no-hitler to the Braves Sun- dny. pounded out 11 hits to swamp Boston. 8-1, al f.ynchburg, Va. Hookle Bill Miller and veteran Joe Ostrow.skl almost turned In (he spring's fourth no-hit, no-run game. The lefthanders pitched [be New York Yankees to nn 8-0 one-hit victory over (he Columbus Cardinals I off as ; Simmnn.s of the Class A South AtlanCc. League at Columbus, Ga. Triple Wlitlu Giants The Cleveland Indians smeared Iho New York Giants. 8-3. at San No one knew belter than Duro- Antonio, Tex., for their ninlh win , ., in 11 starts against the National effort to conceal his anguish nor'League champions. Bald anything about mnybe winning without Monte when ho lold newsmen of his emergency plan (o r«t»rn Bob Thomson to the out- Weld nnd send HANK Thompson to third. It seems a. lot longer than five daye ago when Leo said Hint his pretty wife. Larratne Day. had told him to get on his knees and pray. It is not possible to compare any disaster which ever befell another club to that which struck ihe Glonts. There have been olher worse Injuries, even death, but rone which almost as surely a team a championship. It was a painful (hing to have witnessed ami will not soon be forgotten. Chicago's Cubs also enjoyed n bl(? hmltifT, comlnff up with seven runs In Iho fourth to defeat the SI. Louis Browns, 8-6, nt Shrovcport, La. The Washington Senators edged the Cincinnati Reds. 8-7, at Roanoke, Va., thanks to rookie plir.hcr Rnoul Snncllez. Sanchez took over in the ninth with none out, two runs in and two on and retired the side. In night games, the Chicapc. White Sox nosed out Ihe Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3, nt New Orleans and the Delrolt Tigers nipped Atlanta of the Southern Association, 10-0 In 10 innings at Atlanta. Read Courier New« Classified Ads. . . - old control ;<in't what It nseri to fie." On Tin- llravy Sidr "I won't really know how lontr II! wilt take me to Ket in condition un- HI I jiclunlly st.ii'l to work. It's the leas you have, to work, on." The you UK lillrler appeared a little on the heavy side und admitted he tipped (he scales at UK). He hastened lo adit that lie "had filled out a lot nnd can carry IBS to ISO pounds without any trouble nt all." Just liow long 11 will be before Simmons starls training for the coming National I.cniruc R r I n d wasn't clonr. It could dike three days lo turn him back into a civilian—or be could be pushed through in 2'1 hours. Had 17-8 ItriKird Simmons had a record ot 17 wins nnd eight losses when he was caller! up in September, 1050. and the P.lillies were leading the loop by seven gumes. Simmons donned bis Army uniform and tho club slid almost off llic pennant precipice. The Phils barely mwiau r ert to win the flat; on the final clay of the .season. They lost Hie World Scries to (he New York Yankees In four straight. Simmons never was too talkative- before his Army service and he hasn't changed. He bowed away yesterday froiiv making nny pre, dictions aboirT tho Phillies in the i coming season nnd pooh-poohed the rumor Hint he intent pitch in the Phils' opener against the Giants at New York. Wekhs Win iH SpGCIOl [Grudge Bout The Welch brothers, Hoy and Joe, , sweet revenue lasl nizht in (lie tag match feature ol the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium, The Welrrhs pulled an "iron man" stunt, whipping three hated fees in the special grudge bout. Opposing them were Don Cortez. Red Roberts and Jack Moody. The Wclchs got the decision bv taking the first and third falls losing only the second. They won the first fall in 17 minutes with Joe whipping Cortci in II nunutfs with a jack knife and then (aking care of Moody in fcur ininufes with TUESDAY, APML 8, Reichler Picks Cleveland in American "I ~ r., , . 'Stronger Pitching Ls Tribt'c AM , In Dire Need Ot Help, In Hole; Yankees Will Finish 2nd Will Give Wakefield a Try HOUSTON, Tex. (/J'h-The Dfck Wakefteut «tory ttiterj R new chapter today, perhaps the last. Wakefield. baseball's so-called "problem child," has received an- . , re other opportunity to prove he belongs In the major leagues. * Thi New York Giants, lorn Fooi Runs First at Jamaica Ted Atkinson Brings Derby Fovorite Home In High Quest Purse By OKI.O KOHKKTRON NEW YORK "-New York racing fans have seen Tom Fool as ,1 3-year-olci In action and they liked what they uruv. Grcentrec's bay son or In dire straights due to the loss of outfielder Mont« Irvin with a broken ankle and the Impending induction o! flychaiwr Willie Mays, will give Wakefield a "try out" Manager Leo Durochcr said today Wakefield "*'!» Play in the. outfield some- Place. I don't know. I just want to look him over and see what he's sot." Al Lopez, man- aeer of the Cleveland Indians said: . J.'e can help Menow, 1 Die Giants, If he one of the prime favorites for the re Kentucky Derby, made his seasonal debut at Jamaica yesterday and did what was asked of him With Ted Atkins whiri alongside his head to keep him honest. Tom Fool ted all the .„», wnue attcm way lo winning the six-furlong Hi s h sity of Michican Quest Purse !»• a neck. He p.iid — ' "»*"">• ±^ l ^:r:-- M -»- SS,,^ Mm" Tyrstannoun'fstable's p"i- style Sk He < "| d cd Sl the tC Tex O a f s f League^n from of Alfred' G. Vanderbill" b'att'cd* .Sl^ln^hlsTst seasor^vUh Cousin. Primate and Cousin also Detroit in 1043. are Derby . All Hie Way In M S b '" Tom Fool's time of 1:12.2 under waketlpM 120 pounds for the three-quarters "'* e " c!a was nothing u, shout about but the ismoecd manner in which lie ran made an helfinz impression. He jumped into an early lead, twice shook off challenges by Primate; nml was in front all the turned to "fieirA'iY'i '"m',7" "'"•"• way down the stretch with Atkin- b e cn B nrn w™ "' W8 a " d has SOH just wavin K (he bat by his head. r*tr O n LranM wW^f; . "He did everything as though he YirTk, k nnlH W , ak . efU! d lo lhci llOVCd It." salH AfHrx^r, "T ^, *".?.' "_ 6 " eld Ollt '" H« SprillK enjoyed It," jraid Atkinson. "I hit r^ r,w ^ *i£ S- 1 ?™?^^^ . He pulled up with his ears pricking and came bacx looking for the photographers. " Tlie SG.500 Tom Fool picked up . boosted his ' His record shows six firsts nnd 'two seconds in eight starts. Primate and Cousin, although beaten, lost little stature, especially the Vanderbilt colt. It. was the first, start of the year for both. The Sim-mount Derby hopeful forced the pace ami was running well at the end while Cousin cnme Japanese ICR lock. Hoy then beat , ' aL . 1 ^ ™ [l whllc Cousin «n>e Robert., in three minutes with body Irom slxth P' 3 " to B el - ">*<> 'he slams »nd a pin. money. Cortez. Moody and Roberta rallied to. take the second round in 12 minutes with Moody beating both the Welchs. He got Joe In 10 minutes with a bear hug and two minutes later he whipped Roy in the .same manner. In the third fall. Joe whipped Corlez in 10 minnles with a reverse J;ick knUe, Roy got Moody in four mimitrs »-jMi a hammer lock nnd I », n , , , Joe b=al. Roberts in three minutes L^T^f, Ar . ki \ 1 «? T5 **9 entrants Irtv slam anH a r,in I '" ' h ^ n ?'«"«l *AU boxing tournament at Boston, Mass., have been . . , / Jenkins Are Defeated In Boston Meet NCAA Steps Up Efforts to Nob Violators of Its Athletic Code CHICAGO «v- The National Collegiate Athletic Association has stepped up Us efforts to crackdown on violators of its academic and athletic requirements. A 4-man committee, headed by NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers, was named yesterday at the final session of the NCAA n an Investigate evidence of violations. Tho other members are John Hurlbtirt, Stanford; King Ifen- Southern California said Hint "any activity on field or floor, movie demonstration, or chalk talk or combination of the three, on a given day will constitute one session of the 20 sessions permitted." The cxlra events committee headed by Wilbur Johns of UCLA, will soon start p. nationwide survey of sentiment toward continual!) football bowl gnnies or olher Crop-Dusting Costly, Safety Man Claims BOZEMAN. Mont, (AP) _ Crop dusting by plane is 24 times as dan with a body slam and a pin In the preliminary bout,s. Joe Welch beat Moody in 10 minutes with kicks and a pin and Roberts beat Roy Welch in 11 minutes witli knee lifts nnd a pin. BWL Meeting Set For Thursday final plans for the coming season will be made Thursday defeated. The Associated Press reported at. a meeting of Bay Window Soft- this morning that J. \V. Gore, Bur- dptlc's 125-pounrt flash, was de- cisioncd by Clifton Bradley and that Sonny Jenkins of Caraway was beaten by John Barnes, a 130- jiounder from Detroit yesterday. However. Charles Reeves, a light heavyweight from North Little Hock, kept the Arkansas team In the running when he flattened Kenneth House of Amsterdam. N. Y.. in 30 seconds of the first round. Subby Valentl fo Tort Smith was also defeated In yesterday's action. Nelson said 137 pilots had been „ . ------ ~ .--..., «„. „„„„ Mar ,. p. nationwide survci- MM - 2(B seriously injured. 400 council to handle complaints nml of sentiment toward com "uaHonnf i P,"" 1 " <10slr<> y crt anrt ™ estimated Investteafp nvfrfr»ni-n n r i,< n i n H n ..c. *_-.* *i"njn»imjuii nc; (h r( *p million dollars lest in croit tluMint; operations in the past five vrare. dricks. Uiah State, and Tom Hamilton, Pittsburgh. The four can act only in advisory! capacity, channeling rcpnrl.s lo n season competition. Questionnaires will be sent to ~- - "... vu ami, 111 college presidents, athletic direc-1 — lors, dead conches, athletes, stu-' rtent leaders, and others for a cross- i Skoda Production section of opinion on Ihe subject. withdrawn from the league. new enforcement croup to be mnop up of nine educators of the NCAA membership. The n man council, the power- • " Or ' (ln 9 Meter Ads Okay ful policy-making body, will have' final authority to determine whether a member school should be suspended cr otherwise punt,,,,^,., for code violation. i "How advertising on parking met The council also clarified Ihe new ' "* They .Mcnrd a fivp-vrar 00:1-i . . -_-------Drop, ,„ C Z Ccf,OS/OV«k; a Kearns Pitches Porks to Win FAYETTEVTl.LE. Ark. M*l — | Risht-hnndcr Walt. Kc.irns allowed WEST FRAN'KJfOHT. Ill, (API — With the city's irrasiiry nrarly punished [ hrok(v ««mrilmen have decided '' allow Riant Skoda Tlie VIENNA, if-r for Biontrr ,,rndi of lnri>in.ll:v<\<! in ^'ovks in rii-en is behind scbrniile. Radio Brno s;lid thai January (irodurtion was I only CG percent of the tarcot. Wos* ecu rronnnii^is tn \ r tc*mi t —^ ^ ,.,». .^ ^ «• i,m i. iii j nnjii i in; [H'\\' * ' '•• ' '"-^ -••"- rim i\ i u c-y car OO'i- '• i >•.••'•••- i.-> m * n unit NCAA's limit of 20 spl'insr football:'"" «'hich ccnlrt return th» ri!v : ', : ," '"''""'"I^'C prortuclion pn^s:- practices in a 30 day period. jflOOOO Mayor ' —•- " —" --•- - ly . v;a? ri!> '™ brc.iusc !lie Sk-ixin NCAA President Hugh Willett of 1 there wnuld" be i Oklahoma Gets DcQueen Star DE QUEEN. Ark. <f>— The University of Oklahoma has snared one of Arkansas' most sought-after hi?h school football players. He is Buddy Benson, who an- nnunced yesterday he will enroll this fall at Oklahoma. Benson, con- to eleven victories without a s teams meet wain this after- j scorlne "leaner" ^"hlgh^sch"^"^'™- '• Petition. ijxirlt pla^f l bo»1«ry i»W«5 «J wif »j NOW AGED 5 $6.75 Plus l Kiflhj STITZEt-WEllTR DISTIUESY jOMOtO KWTUCItY STe*ICMT SOUR6ON WWSKEY p FULL YEARS 23 > * * 3X t*5 1 A P' U!i la* d "InH ^.1'} Halfpinti EilAMISHEO lOUtiyRlE. KfNTUCKt, 1S<» too PtQQf . Distributed by MOON DISTRIBUTING Co. Lillle Rock, Ark. 'ally wants (o Dick Wnkefleld Bv lot. REICfUJW NEW YORK (AP)—The Cleveland IIK&WB failed to win the pennant last year despite baseball's stronge&t ptteh- ing staff because they won only seven out of 22 game* from New York and only one out of 11 at Yankee Stadium. They figure to gel even better pitching this year which probably means more victories against the Yankees. This. In Ihe opinion of the writer,*— should bring a Hag to Mnnagcr Al Leper, and his revenge-minded Cleveland club. The American League race should be strictly a two-team a(- fnir between thR Yankees mid dians. The Yankees have a be. balanced club, n stronger Mi,.. and a slicker defensive unit. But tha Indians have the pitchers to carry their players. If Bob Lemon hart enjoyed a normal year. Cleveland could have won (be '51 flag. Lemon, a 20-Eame winner for tbrce straight seasons, bnrely broke even with a n-H last year. His brilliant work in the exhibitions Inriicale he may again head the East-West Cage s Game Is Booked Dick was the Jirst of the um, ••»••" babies. He received aronnd i kens, mighty staff that includes Bob Feller (22-8), Mike Garcia and Early Wynn (both with 50-13 records). It's mik'hty difficult irickint; The Served In Navy following season found almost and the Yanks traded him to the start of the se.-uon. Bake lo Yanks Chicago called the deal off \rhen Wnkeficld demanded a ss.fioo ral- »ry increase but former Commissioner A. B. Chandler voided the tical and the stormy petrel return- id to the Yanks. The Yanks finally sold him to Oakland of the Pacific coast League. He was released bv Oakland in 1051 and since has been without a fob. General Manager Hanko Greenber? gave the 28-year-old outfielder another chance this spring but he failed to stick. Wakefield visited Lawton of the Sooner Stale League, last season H'ith nn eye to a tle-tin but 11 did not work out. The compound microscope invented about 1590. the world champion Yan- who have a habit of rising to the occasion, winning the led by the Detroit Tigers in games and making Ihc rifhT play while attending the Unlvcr- at the proper time. They are a bunch that never wilt under pressure and rarely beat ihemselves. Have Fine Rookie As in previous years, they have a fine looking rookie crop boasting such fledglings as third baseman Anrly Carey, outfielder Bob Cery nml pitcher Harry Schaeffcr. And they have Casey Stengel, one of the shrewdest of managers. So why should they lose? This writer, who picked them to win last year, thinks the Yanks will miss Joe DiNfaggio more than anyone expects. They should also miss ihe fine second base playing of Gerry Colcman. and their bench may suffer from the loss of third baseman and pinch hitter de luxe Bobby Brown. Also, it is not at all certain that pitching stars Vic Raschi 121-10), Ed Lopat (21-9) and Allie Reynolds (17-8) will perform as brilliantly as they did last year. Heynolds is 34, Raschi and Lopat both 35. Others Lack Strength No other team has the strength or depth to make n real run for the flag. The, hustling Chicago White Sox, strengthened by General Manager Frank Lane's judicious trades during the winter, should pull away from Detroit and Boston to gain third place. The Tigers will be tou?h because of pitchers Art Houtieman. Virgil Trucks and Ted Gray. The Red Sox, crippled by the loss of Ted Williams to the service and the retirement of Bobby Doerr, may finish out of the first division for ''as the first time since 1945. -The writer picks the teams to Shriners to Back Ail-Star Tilt Set for Kansas City KANSAS CITY M>,—Twenty of the nation's top ranking cage stars will participate In the first annual East-West basketball game sponsored by the Ararat Shrine Temple here Saturday night. All net proceeds will go to StHn- ers Hospitals for criplcti children. Phog Allen, coach of the NCAA champion Kansas Jayhawks, will coach the West team. Henry (Hank) Iha. of Oklahoma A. & M. will tutor tho East, team. A hear sellout crowd Is assured for the all star show in municipal auditorium. Toppkig Ihe list or name plavers is Clyde Lovellette, Kansas' All- America scoring giant. Two other Kansas players. Bob Kenney and Bill Houglanrt. also will play with the West team. Ronnie Mac Gilvray, star of St John's NCAA finalists, and Don Johnson, of Oklahoma A. <fc M., are among the East's standouts. The squad rosters: West—Dick Haag. Wyoming- Jim Buchanan, Nebraska; Jim Ramstead, Slanford; Bill stauffer. Missouri: Jerry Romm>y, Brigham Younjr; George McLeod, Texas Christian: Glenn Smith. Utah University, Lovellette, Kenney and Hougland. East—Joe Dean. Louisiana State- Edwin Miller. Syracuse: Don Meln- eke. Dayton- John Dllling. Holy Cross: Ray Stelner. St. Louis University; Tom Katslmpalis. Eastern Illinois of Charleston; Pete Darcev Oklahoma A. & M.; Robert Watson.' Kentucky, Mac Gllvray and Johnson. The average Englishman Is rationed to about SO pounds of meat finish this way:: 1. Cleveland 2. New York 3. Chicago 4. Detroit 5. Boston 6. St. Louis T. Philadelphia 8. Washington it took a lot of money Your waler system serves you by securing water, by storing water, by testing and purifying water to make il safe for use and by delivering water into your home or place of business. These things it is able to do hecaus* substantial sums of money have been expended on equipment and installations which perform these functions. Fortunately, most of us benefit by expenditures made over a period of years, including periods wlien prices were much lower than (bey are now. Yet even in terms of 1<MO prices, when most commodities cost about half what they do now, water works facilities cost real money. A (wo-billion gallon reservoir, hie enough lo provide a 200-day supply for a city of 100,000, cost 52,500.000 ten years ago. The pumping station required to move this water through the city's mains cost §100,000 lo build and equip. A mile of S-inrh cast iron pipe, of the type used for water mains in residential areas, cnsl $6,500, and, under normal conditions cost another $-1,500 to install. An elevated storage lank of 125,000-galIon capacity, of the lype you'll see serving small towns and villages, cost $18,000. A fillralion plant for a cilv the size of Louisville, Kentuckv cost $1,850,000. ' niuiKy, Whether financed by private capital or a municipal aulhorifr, a wnter works has always represented a major investment, ranging from $50 to $100 per person served. Regardless of prevailing prices, i( has always laken a lot of money to bring you safe, usable water. BlythevilEe Water Co. "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity"

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