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•ATOTOAY, Anm, 12, 1952 Bt,mn!viLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Chick Trackmen Defeated In Kennett Practice Meet Sports Roundup By GAYLE TAI.BOT By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK wilt will come as no surprise lo our readers to learn that the Cleveland Indians, bless their optimistic little hearts, are going to reward their loyal following with an American League flag This, though, is new—the full final standing in the junior circuit:: Cleveland: 2. New York- 3. Detroit; 4. Boston: 5. St. Louis- 6. Chicago; 7. Philadelphia; a' Washington. For the daily double we recommend number 1 and 2. Any other combinations might be accompanied by a slight element of risk. but you can go lo sleep on the two big teams. By mid-August ihe other six clubs won't know which way they went. If the Indians miss this time, the year the Yankees lose both Joe DiMaggio and Gerry Coleman. we promise faithfully never again to pick them higher than the second division. If a man has any spunk at all he will stand being made a sucker just so long. Easter Is Key There Is only one excuse which might just possibly be acceptable. If Luke Easter's mended knee fails to hold up, or he hurts It again the Tribe will lose the heart of the attack which has been riddling the Giants on the way North" Given a sound Luke all season, the team might take it In a romp. The biggest difference from a year ago Is that Cleveland's great pitching staff now has almost absolute confidence in its double play combination of Ray Boone at short and Roberto Avila at second. Opposing clubs will reap few of the cheap runs they did during the first halt of the 1951 race. They'll Miss DlMa s As for the Yanks we are accepting the word of some of the game's smartest old timers that it 1* impossible for a club to lose such a great player and leader RS DiMaggio and still be quite the same. Maybe nearly the same, they ssy, but not quite. A game's difference here, another one there. If Casey Stengel makes it four in * row he gets our vote as the greatest manager of them all. There Is nothing especially daring about the other placings except, possibly, the elevation of the rebuilt St. Louis Browns from the cellar Into fifth place. That's quite • Jump, but after living with Rogers Hornsby and his hard-bitten crew for some days and observing the brand of ball they intend to play w« honestly feel it is within reason. Mayer and Riegel In Drivers' Seat GREENSBORO, N. O. (IP)— Dick Mayer of St. Petersburg. Pla., and Bkee Riegal of Tulss, Olcla., a pair of 3-year professionals, held the hot «e»t today going into the second round of the $10.000 greater Greensboro Open Golf Tournament. They were responsible for the two best 9-nole scores of yesterday'* first round as they tied for the IS-hole lead with 4-under par 67s. The two pace-setters were only one stroke ahead of Ed (Porky) Oliver, the veteran Rvder Cuppr from Limont, III. Oliver was. in turn, one stroke in front of three 69 shooters. There were II working on first round TOs, Including the favorite, Sammy Rnead. Seven more made It in par 71 over the 6.630 yard etarmount Forest Country Club layout. xoricr. n>T THE PROBATE COURT OF CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT MISSISSIPPI COUNTY ARKANSAS Estate of J. R. Bimbolaski, deceased. Last known address: Blythoville Arkansas. Date of Death: January 30. 1952 An Instrument dated December 28, 19<8. was on the 1st day of April. 1953, admitted to probate as the last will of the above named decedent, jnd the undersigned has been appointed a.s executrixs thfrc- i under, a contest, of the probate o( Tthe will can be effected only by fil- ine > petition within the time prescribed by law. All persons having claims azainst the estate must exhibit themr duly verified, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication ot the notice or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefits in the estate. This notice first published April 1, 1»M. Rose Bombolaski, Executrix Jane Bombclatki, Executrix Executrix* address: noi w. Mosley's Squad Captures Only Two First Places Coach R'ussellMosley is not expecting great thines from his 1952 Blytheville High School track squad Due to the lack of facilities, his team lacks proper conditioning and be knows it. Yesterday afternoon, the Chick to Jonesnoro lo enter the District tlMclaric /.nntllrrtrt n.O.. ...._ l:__. mi H'G lyjallllt thinclads captured only two first places us they suffered a terrific beating In a prncllce meet will) Kennett. High School at Kennett. The meet was originally scheduled as an official meet with Bly- (lievllle, Kennett and Osceola taking part. But Isle Thursday Osceola decided to withdraw from the meet to enter one at Lonoke today. Then, coo, .1 chilly wind accompanied by an occasional drizzo! hampered the athletes and Coach Mosley and Kennett Conch Bill Young decided against an official meet and substituted instead a practice meet. Sophomores Bob Ciiildress and Billy Phillips garnered Blytheville's only two first places. Childress took the 440-yard run with a 57 6 seconds timing and Phillips captured the half mile in a 2:16.7 timing. These were the Chicks' only brisht spots and of the two, Phillips marie the best showing. While his time was no where near a record, it was his first time out on n full- sized track and he finished ivith steam left. Have No Track Thc Chicks do not have a practice track. They do their practicing around their football field. The weather and a track made slow by yestrrday's rains, kept the limes down In every event wilh Phillips' half-mile ,md Kennelfs 23.2 liming on the 220 yard low hurdles the best of the afternoon. That low hurdle time is three- tenths of a second better than Arkansas's state record. The Chicks actually won another first place but it didn't count. After Three mc-et. IBS Continues Broadcast Fight .Radio Network Seeks To Lifr Ban Fixed By Major Leaguers CHICAGO «l-The Liberty Broadcasting System is still fiqhUn<* to got its "same-of-the-day" baseball broadcasts on Ihe air this season major season opening Tuesday, thc network's attorney, Thomas C. McConnell says he'll go to court Monday and ask a special order forcing major league lcan\s to let Liberty broadcast the games. ' The network, which claims to be thc nation's second large", already has sued 13 major league' clubs, (he two league presidents and their commissioner tor 13 million dollars damages. Sued Feb. 21 LBS sued under anti-trust laws Feb. 21, saying it had been frozen out of the 13 ball parks although it had offered more money than other bidders for broadcast'righis. The suit named all ma.ior league teams except the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds and thc Chicago White Sox. has I for the suit and it may not come £™ j "P tor months. .u. i,, c a.ier.ioon. B nt tne rc-ords' Attol ' no - v McConnell yesterday showed that Benson of Kennett had < " men<lcd lnc Federal District won the event with a toss of 113 : Court complaint to include a slip- feet. 8 Inches. Holland's best in th» : ulation 'hat broadcasts be permit- heaved the plate a neat 125 in a practice throw which was b-,t for the afternoon, but the re-ords ' competition was 108 feet, six inches. Wednesday, the Chicks are scheduled io compete with 15 other Northeast Arkansas schools In Arkansas State College's invitational meet at led until cided. the suit has been de- ecu IVL ijunc.iuuiu. rar K Then, on April 25. they go back'Korea. Japanese military engineers he- fore World War II built one of the Par East's finest rail networks in Werle Says His Case Is a 'Great Mixup' HH.LSDALE. Calif. (/Pi—Pitcher Bill werle, fined S500 and suspended indefinitely ftom the Pittsburgh Pirates for breaking training rules says the entire affair is the "greatest mixup and piece of misinterpretation I've ever heard of." In Washington last night Pirates* general manager Branch Rickey announced that he had reinstated Werle but that the April 3 fine o( $5(10 still stood. When notified of Rickey's action. Werls said he wus 'gratified" but added he had not been formally notified. HIE wife, Olga, yesterday released for publication a letter from her husband in A which he tells his side of the controversy. It read in.part: '. , . as to the mess I'm in — it is thc greatest mixup and piece — of misinterpretation I've heard Bill Werle of." The pitcher said when he asked genera! manager Branch Rickey for an explanation of his suspen: on and fine, his boss became very indignant. "I asked if it had something to do with a woman supposedly being in my room, and he sad, 'well, it'.s tine, isn't it?' I swore on my father's grave that it wasn't and that someone was a d---d liar. That seemed to surprise him and he said he would check \vith Pirate manager Billy Mover." Fine For Tardiness When Rickey was asked again about the fine on April 8, Werlc said he was told:: "Whatever gave you the idea that you were suspended for having a woman in your room? Yon were fined and suspended for not being on lime." Then, said Werlc. he was told to lake Ihe dispute to the baseball commissioner if he wanted to. Rickey. Werle said, told him he was trying to make a trade for him. but dial he was lo rejoin the club in St. Louis on opening day April 15) if the trade didn't go . ,. , j through. Six- Man Tag Bout Booked On Mat Card A six-man tng bout, featuring three of the four Welch brothers. has been booked as the main attraction of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. The three Welchs. Lester, Joe and Roy, have been booked to meet Jim Bcndix. Red Roberts nnd Jack Moody In the 90-tnlnnte time limit. best two of three falls match that was booked on the request of Roberts and Moody. At the climax of last week's five- man card, in which Roberts, Moody and Don Cortez lost to Roy and Joe Welch, Roberts and Moody demanded a return booking with Ben- rilx as their partner. The Welchs agreed only IT they could bring along brother Lester. Moody and Roberts approved this. An si;e-clci feud between the Welchs and Roberts and Ntoody is expected to highlight this booking. They have been ring enemies for a number of years. Three one-fall bouts are also on the card with Joe Welch meeting Bendix. Lester meeting Roberts and Roy taking on Nfoody. PAGE FTVB thf m °7 M ddion ' ur ? " f ' h « ; 1 dmg Mary. I; Fred .2; Mrs. Leahy, holding Ch iatrick, 5. Standing, same way, are Jerry, £ d Frank Leahy wi " h:lvc a 'oolbal! learn of his own. Here is Dame coach's family. Seated, left lo >i ? ht. .ire Florence 11 y, holding Chris, born Feb. M: and Papa Leahy holdhvs James . 8; Frank, Jr., 16; nnd Susan, U. - (NBA) Are Experts Wrong in Picking Indians? Lopez Says Yes-lf..' The manager of the Tribe and the manager of the New York Giams. whom Cleveland meets here today for the 10th time this exhibition season, say: "Yes—if." Al Lopez, In his second year as*— '. ___^_ the Indians' pilot, says: ~~ "We've got the pitching. We've > got the long ball j hitters. All we Al Lopez year, I believe, we hit .250. If we hit .270 this sea- so n. w e'll be champ*." Leo Durocher, manager of the Qianls. hte Indians' springtime playmates, lias watched Cleveland closely both last spring and in the past five weeks. He snys: "Yon have o very solid (earn. But it all depends on big Luke Easter. The Easter I see out there now seems to be enjoying perfect health. As long as he is healthy, the other clubs in your league ought to be pretty sick. But an injury to Luke is like an injury to my guy Monte Irvln. Men like Irvin nnd Easter you don't replace. You substitute, but you don't replace. More Snlla At the end of last season's In- rt i a n s-Oiants barnstorming tour enst, Durocher told the tribe: "So long, see you in October." By one of the greatest stretch drives in baseball history, ihe Giants got into the October series. But Cleveland faltered in the final three weeks and fell behind the New York Yankees. Durocher thinks the 1952 Indians are a more solid club than the 1051 tribe because of improvement in shortstop Ray Boone, first baseman Easter and centerfleldcr Larry Doby and because of the addition of rookie outfielder Jim Frld- Icy and veteran Pete Reiser, a strong pinchhitter. "When you got Reiser, you got a new bench," Durocher said. "The guy can run and hit and hustle. He's Ihe winning type." Baseball Fans Do Forget, Bums 7 Ralph Branca Finds By WILL GR1MSLEY NEW YORK M>,-nal|ih Branca, who ihrcw the fnmous home run ball that decided Ihe 1951 National League pennant , 5 uys he's happy to find baseball fans are not like elephants—they do forget. 'I thought I'd get a terrible standing. riding this spring." said the big Brooklyn righthander today. "Instead. I found the fans—not only down in Florida but all the way up on our trip home—very under- Southern Loop To Begin 51st Season Tonight ATLANTA Wi—The Southern Association opens ifs fifty-first season tonight, and fnns expect to see a better brand of Clnss A A hittznf?, fielding-, pitching and catching. Managers and officials of Southern Association teams, utmost without exception, say their teams are better, more evenly balanced and that the caliber of players is a cut or two above normal for tlin past seven seasons. The first round of opening games will be Memphis at Chattanooga, Atlanta nt Mobile, Little Hock at Nashville and Birmingham at New Orleans. The second round of openers comes Tuesday with Nashville ftt Atlanta, Chattanooga nt Birmingham. New Orleans nt Little Rock and Mobile at Memphis. Bill Loes Shows New Life As Brooks Pound Yanks Reds Shutout Detroit 5-0 Behind Good Pitching; Gionts Trip Trib« By RALPH RODEN Associated Press Sports Writer Billy Loes owes Brooklyn plenty hut If his work IMl spring is any criterion the Dodgers can write off their to. vestment as "paid in full." Loes is otie of baseball's bonus* ——_____^___ babies. He received $21,000 for I signing with Brooklyn In 1949 but until (his spring has shown little to merit the outlay. Tlio 22-year-old righthander spent 1951 In the Army and according to baseball Imv cannot be shipped to the minors without his consent. Asked recently by a reporter If he would consent to go to the minors Loes retorted: "I'm consenting to nothing." I.oes' adamant stand may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Brooklyn. Manager Chuck Dressen has been Impressed by the kid's work. "He might win some games for us." Dressen said. He's been fir- Ing the ball hard since his arm lost that stiffness and ho has a heck of a curve." 3 Hlllcss Inning, Loes strengthened his case yesterday as he hurled threa hltless and scoreless Innings against the world champion New York Yankees In the Yankee Stadium. Ralph Bratica entrusted Loes with an 8-2 lead and the young pitcher mowed the Yanks down In order until the ninth when he permitted two walks before retiring College Cagers Play for Charity ; Crippled Children To Benefit From East-West Gam* KANSAS CITY «1 _ seasoned Kansas City gets It* lut cage show of the winter circuit tonight in Ihe first annual East- West Shrine game. Sponsored by Ihe Ararat Shrine Temple, th» game Is being played for th» henetlt of hospitals for crippled children. With even the ushers paying their way into Municipal Auditorium, the charity contest starring the side. The Dodgers clobbered rookie "They hardly got on mo at all. They're either fine sports or they don't hold it against a guy for just one pitch. There was little or no ribbing from the stands. I was surprised." Branca started for the Dodgers against the New York Yankees in the home opening exhibition game yesterday at thc Yankee Stadium. He was credited with the 9-2 Dodger victory. There were scattered cat-calls from a few die-hards but these were drowned out by the heavy round of applause given the moody pitcher. Branca served up n three-run homer to the New York Giants' Bobnv Thomson in the ninth inning of the decisive playoff game last ycnr. Thc blow sent Ihe Giants into the World Series against the Yankees. In five playoff games in the Na- lional League the tall dark-haired Branca has been charged with three of the losses. "I don't see how I can ever get even." Uranca said as he discussed the unpleasantness without rancor. "My only hope i.s to get some breaks and do a lot of winning. "I won't be worrying about that home run ball during the season. I'm going ahead and doing my best. If I get some breaks maybe I can win 20." Harry Schaeffer and two sticccs- sors for 14 hits in their 9-2 romp. The Brooks stowed the decision away in Ihe. first inning when they clipped Schaeffer for three runs. Ilerm Wehrneicr, Hank Perkow- skt and Prank Smith, almost turned In thc fourth no-hit no-run game of thc spring as they teamed up to pitch the Cincinnati Reds to ft -5-0, one-hit victory over Mtetrolt at Columbus, Ohio. Mullins Spoils Ma Outfielder Pat Mullln spoiled the bid by cracking it double against Wehmeier in the second inning. Beside the defeat Ihe Tigers also lost the services of outfielder Hont Evers. for a month. Evers suffered a broken right thumb In the fourth Inning when struck by one of Wehmeler's pitches. Robin Roberts tuned up for Ihe season's opener by pitching the Philadelphia Phillies to a 8-2 triumph over their Baltimore Oriole farm bunds lit Baltimore. The New York Giants nipped the Cleveland Indians, 4-3, In 12-ln nings at Kansas City. Chuck Dier- Ing, weak-hitting outfielder, singled home Al Dark from third with the winning run. It was his second hit oi Ihe gnnic. Bob Elliott, acquired R few days ago in a trade with the Boston Braves, reported and played four Innings. He batted cleanup and drew one walk In two times up. A scheduled game between the White Sox and Cubs at Chicago's Wrigley Field was called oft because of cold weather. Walker Cooper Wants to Coach Or Manage When He 'Hangs Up' Steals to Help Wives SINGAPORE Wt— A 38-year-old rag and bone man had such conjugal troubles he had to break into 15 homes at night and take large quantities of silverwnrc. In court he said: "I can't help stealing. I have two wives and six children to support." Bv FRANK KCK AT Ne-wsfcalure Sports ^V^iter NEW YORK—Anyone who thinks Walker Cooper Is about to retire has another guess coming. Big Coop, ,-s he is affectionately called by his Boston Braves teammates, wants lo , _ -, catch JOO games this season. At 37 Cooper has no designs on retiring. "I'd like to work ,1 100 games as during the past three year s," says Cooper, "After that who knows, but I hope to slay around boseball and become a manager or a — coach." Walker Coorer This marks Cooper's 13th season in the National League and he has one of the best' records of any receiver in Ihe clr- I cuit. havine bit .300 six times. Although he Is a Billy Southworlh man, having played for him for «lxi full scajnnt and parts of Iwo others. Cooper harf his l)Mt year with (he Giant* unrtfr Mel Ott In 10(7. That vr*r he hit .305. drove home 122 Chickasaivba. Blytheville. Arkansas. O. w. Barham. attorney. Guard Building, Blytheville, Arkansas. 45-12 S.E. Mo. DUROC BREEDERS SPRING SALE 30 Open Gilts 15 Fall Boars Tuesday, April 15(h, Judging Contest — ]0:00 a.m SALE 1:00 P.M. Poplar Bluff, Mo. S.E. Mo. l.ivesl<ick Producers Pavilion ABdioneer: CAUMAX POTTER. Jacksonville, 111. On« Jonesway Farm Gilt given away to F.F.A. or 4-H Club member that wins Judging contest In connection with show. <Mt » st»rt with some of the finest Registered Duroo breed- Inc itock In the mid-west. Future hog market looks very f»vor»ble. ' For ealalogs write: Tarker Rowe, SEC>. g.E.Mi). DUROC RREEDFRS, INC.. Slkeiton, Mo. Foods that are Different at the RAZORBACK Cherry Cobbler Blackberry Hot Biscuits Cobblei R u B-L Baked Beans Barbecue Choice Chieke|| Home Madt VegttabU Soup Horn* Mad* Hot Rolls "Eat Out More Often" runs and smarked 35 homers. Cooper has batted .313 the -last two seasons. He broke in with the Cards in 1940 nnd was sold to the Gianls for $175,000 on Jan. 5, !9(6. Giant President Horace Stonehnm still has a pholostatic copy of the] check to prove the price. Near mid- | season of 1!H9 the Giants trruietl ', him to tlie Reds for Ray Mueller, j a catcher now manaeinc Sioux Cily, la. After a spell In Cincinnati. Coop was traded to the Braves for Second baseman Connie Ryan, now with the Phillies. Cooper has an enviable World \ Series and All-Star name record. In three Series he has hit .300 fur 16 Barnes and in six All-Star games he holds a .333 batting mark. Coop has played for six manaRrrs In the majors. First It was Southworth In St. Louis and then in Boston, in the Interim he played under Ott, I^o Durocher, Burkv Walters, now a coach with the Braves, and Luke Rewcll. Now he's under freshman manager Tommy Holmes and Cooper thinks the former rieht Ileldcr will do a cood Job with the Braves. In the off-season Coop runs his own rnller-skatlng rink in Buckner. Mr). One time Cooper had been accus- top point- full house many of the nation's makers is assured o! of about 10,000. The West team, coached by Pho» Allen of Kansas, is the favorite mainly because Clyde Lovelletta will be in the lineup. The «-fe«t », 240-pound Kansas giant ha* s. monopoly of NCAA scoring records. The game is billed as a show of All America players on both coaches — Allen and the East's Henry Iba o( Oklahoma A. & M. — will have unlimited manpower at hta disposal. Ltvrcllctte Hilda Tswn With Lovellette starting at <mv ter, Allen will call on Bill stmu*. fer, Missouri, and Olenn Smith, Utah, at Forward; Jim BuchAri&n, Nebraska, at guard, and either Dick Haag, Wyoming, or Jerry Romney, Brlgham Young, at th« other guard post. Iba. whose Oklahoma A. * M. tennis have beaten Allen's KatlMDH In 13 of the last 24 game*. 1* «. pected to start:: Don Meinke, Dayton, at forward. and cither Don Johnson, Oklahoma A. & M. or Tom Katslmpalls, Easi- ern Illinois, at the other forward spot; Pete Darcey, Oklahoma A. 4- M., nt center; Bobby Watson, Kentucky, at guard, and etthe* Ronnie Mnc Gllvray, Bt. John'i of Brooklyn, or Ray Stelner, M. UMU, at the second guard position. Wordy v ? calar ' r * rd of lo.ifms with the Oiants nnd lho report soes that he picked Durocher up in the dressing room as though Lr-o wore a meek lamb. The next sprlnn Conjier was trnrlcd. Coop Is a quirt cily but takes no gulf from anyone, "I've always clvcn the fame the hrst in mr." savs Cooper. "H Isn't any fun coin* out there and losing, rsncrhlly when you get Dial hot weather." Cooper, who says he will work as oflcn as possible, thinks his big brother Mort was nbout the best rlirht. hfliuinr he ever caupht. "Vern BickfonI Is pretty Bond, too." says Cooper. Among the crack lefties he caucht were Johnny Beaxley, Ernie White, Man l.anler. Harry Brccheen. Howie Pollct nnri Warren Spahn. Cooprr. incidrntially. hns made tnore hits than any active catcher in either le.neue. His 1.107 hits In 12 seasons rank 10th among the National League veterans. His Ml home runs arc fifth best among active nlnvers In the circuit. He he- sins the 3052 sc^on with n .292 lifetime aver^ce. the same mark as Brooklyn's Roy Carnpanella. If Coip evrr makes the grade as a manacrr In the majors he might have soirie illustrious company. Al Rain to Mar Arkansas Relays Action FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. MV^Pros- Pects of a wholesale onslaught on record. 1 ! harl just about faded as (lie annual Arkansas Relays got under way here Mils morning. An all-night rain mnde the track heavy, and water was standing In spots on both Ihe cinderpath and Hie field. It was windy and more rain was threatened. The temperature was about 50 degrees. The University of Michigan and Oklahoma A. A: M. were favored to fisht it out for first place m the university division. Arkansas was Ihe only other entry. Seven Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference teams were entered in the college divisions, and more tlnn 25 high schools were to compete in two prep divisions. in thc active vocabulary of __ average American buslnew mm. according to th« ~ Brltanniea. 1053. Hnrvey Morris, Cterk By Anita Sykes, D. C. C. P. Cooner, «tty for p«. Ed B. Cook, ally, id lli«m. 3-23-M 4-ft-M WAltMXCJ ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chlrkfc- saw;ha District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Leona Johnson, Ptf. vs. No. 12.008 Frank Johnson, Dft. The defendant, Frank Johnson, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named In the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Leona Johnson. Dated this 21 day of March. Lopez. L'ike Sew ell, Bill Meyer and Paul Richards were catchers. tno.( BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA M W R E S T L I N G Monday, April 14 8 p.m. Adults 50c—Children 15c 6-MAN TAG MATCH (2 REFEREES) flO Minnie Time Limit (Hcsl 2 out of ,1 Falls) Jim Bendix 7 Red Roberts and Jack Moody vs. 3 Welch Brothers (Lester, Joe & Roy) Also 3 1-Fall Matches .Toe vs. Hcnrlix — I.cslor vs. linhcrls — Roy vs. Moody G3VE YOUR POCKETBOOK fi BREAK! Com« hi today. expert servic*. "R«o«w" your ear . . . and poy o» you drivel PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 300 Broadway Phont 4453

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