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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 14, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT BCYTHEVILLE (ARK,) COURIER NEWS Major Leagues Set for Openers Tomorrow MONDAY, APRIL 14, New Faces to Dot Lineups As '52 Season Gets Started By JOE NEW YORK <AP)— Major league ball clubs will lead With their pitching aces tomorrow when the 1952 baseball season gets under way but the lineups will otherwise be dotted with new faces. In New York, Bal Maglie (23-6), Giants' ace, will oppose Robin Rob- «rts (21-15), Philadelphia's best. The Giants, however, will present a couple of new faces in second baseman Davey Williams and left fielder Bob Elliott. The Phillies newcomers will be Connie Ryan, acquired during the winter to plug the second base gap. and catcher Smoky- Burgess, who camo along in the same deal. Boston fans will see n flock of newcomers In the Braves' lineup when Boston faces the Brooklyn Dodgers. Second baseman Billy Reed, shortstop Jack Cusick and third baseman Ed Mathews will appear in starting roles. Sheldon Jones, (he righthander obtained from the Giants, may be used in relief should starter V/arren Spahn (22-14) need help. Koe For Brooklyn The-Dodgers will field the same team that lost the pennant in a playoff with the Giants last year. Preacher Roe (22-3) win lead off on the mound. Jim Fridley, hard-hitting young outfielder, may be in the Cleveland lineup when the Indians face , th« Chicago White Sox with Early Wynn (20-13) on the mound. Lelty Billy Pierce <15-U> will pitch for the Sox, who. will show their home town fans a new face in third baseman Hec Rodriguez. Lou Boudreau, faced with Ihe loss of Ted Williams, Is grooming a couple of young hard-hitting outfielders in his place and may start EUch as Faye Throneberry and Gene Stephens when Boston faces the Senators in Washington. Mel Parcel/ (18-11) will hurl against the Nats, who will counter with Bob Porterfield (9-8). Washington will field a veteran lineup, The Browns will lop them alt when It comes to presenting new faces. Manager Rogers Hornsby, back at the managerial helm, will feature a brand new team except for pitcher Ned Carver (20-12) when his team opposes Dizzy Trout (9-14) nnd the Tigers in Dclroll. Catcher Clint Courtney, outfielders Jim Rivera, Dob Nicman and George Schmees and Infielders Leo Thomas nnd Gordon Gold^berry are Just some of the newcomers. The Tigers figure to piny outfielder Cliff Mapes, catcher Malt Balls and Ben Taylor, obtained from the Browns. Jack Jensen will be In centcrlicld for the Yankees In Philadelphia when Vic RiuOil <21-10) tries to conlinue his jinx over the Athletics, He has beaten them 20 limes in 22 decisions. Jimmy Dykes will start southpaw Bobby Shanlz (1810) backed by a veteran team. Third baseman Andy Carey £nd pitchers Bill Miller and Harry Schaeffc are the best of a host of Yankee newcomers. Cards Call Slalcy The St. Louts Cardinals may use rookio Steve Bllko at firsl against Pittsburgh when Gerry Slaley USIS) takes the mound ogatnst Ihe Pirates' Murry Dlckson (20-16). The Bucs will counter with some rookies of Ihelr own In infielders Dick Hnll nnd Jimmy Mcrson and oul- fleldcr Bobby Del Greco. Veteran righthanders Bob Rush (11-12) of the Cubs and Hcrm Wehmelor (7-10) of the Reds will be the opposing pitchers in Ihe Chicago - Cincinnati game, which may feature the debut of outfielder Wally Post of Ihe Reds and catcher Toby Atwell ot Ihe Cubs. Hill Gail and Blue Man Strong Derby Threats By ORLO ROBERTSON NEW YORK WV--I1 the Kentucky Derby was run today the favorite probably would be Hill QaU with Blue Man a strong second choice. '• • But the Fishing Derby Opens April 20 HOT SPRINGS, Ark. «t — Hot Springs' annual Fishing Derby gels off on a 13-day run on Lakes Hamilton and Catherine April 20. Fishermen will compete for prizes valued at more than $5,000. The finals will be held May 2. Ard three days — April 21, 24 and SO — have been set aside for competition by out-of-slate visitors only. LITTLE IF—A harness horse with the shortest name in racing today is If, two-year-old pacing colt owned by Trainer Fred Egan. winner of the 1940 and '49 Hambletonian. Shown here at Eean's Orlando. Fla., stable, If is by Nibble Hanover out of Juleby. (NEA) $100,000 run for the. roses at Churchill Downs Is nearly three weeks away; and [here are at least two major Derby preps still on the agenda. They'll go a long way towards determining the Derby lineup and betting odds. Hill Gall, fleet-running ' son of Bull Lea, from the Calumet Farm, earned his lofty position by reason of victory In the Santa Anita Derby and a track-equaling 1: :10.4 for six furlongs In the Phoenix Handicap at Keeneland last Thursday. Blue Man, from the White Oak Stable of A. W. Abbott of Rye, N. Y., moved up considerably In pre-D«rby calculations by winning the mile and onc-slxleenlh of the Experimental Handicap No. 2 tit Jamaica In 1::44. The time was the fastest recorded In the event since the stake was established In 1046. Has Won 3 of 4 The son of Blue Swords now has won three of his four starts this year, Including the Flamingo Stakes at Hialeah Park. Blue Swords was runner-up to Count Fleet In the 1943 Derby and Abbott Is confident the offspring will do better. Blue Man heads for Dcrbytown sometime this week while other top contenders will meet in the mile and one-eighth of the $50.000 Wood Memorial at Jamaica on Saturday. Then at Keeneland on April 19 the 3-year-olds will have another lest in the Blue Grass Slakes, also a mile and one-eighth affair. The Derby is run at a mile and one-Quarter. The Wood is expected to bring out Grcentree's Tom Fool, top 3- year-old of 1851; E. B. Benjamin's Primate; Alfred Vanderbilt's Cousin, and the Cain Hoy Stable's Armageddon. All skipped last Saturday's Experimental nfter finishing in that order in the six furlongs of the High Quest at Jamaica week ago. Only two heads separated the first three. Gil I urner Meets Varona Tonight PHILADELPHIA WI — Unbeaten Gil Turner, a shlnging new star in welterweight boxins. goes after his 31st victory tonight In a 10- rountl match against Chico Varona. Havana veteran. Turner will he out to win this once convincingly because a title shot with Kid Gavilan mny hinge on his performance. Cornell Coach Lashes Oat at Ivy League's Ban on Spring Training By WIU/ GRIMSLKV NEW YORK (/JV-Cnrncll University's Coach George K. (Lefty) James figures the Ivy League will have to change Its policy on spring football practice or crawl Into a hole and play strictly within Its own circuit. "I have always been strongly In favor of meeting representative outelde teams," the Bid Red's head strategist said today, "but I don't sea how -we're going to do it on such an uneven basis. Mobile Wins Twice, Takes Southern Lead By The Associated frea Before the Southern Association's 51st season began Saturday Manager Ed Head of the .\foblfe Bears made * careful analysis of his team. Said Ed:: "I believe wo will have* . well balanced club—a hit and run type." I In a doublehcader yesterday. Mobile made /our hits Rood lor three rims in a 3-2 victory ami eight hits good for six runs in a 6-0 shutout. As a result the Bears arc atop the standings. Birmingham and New Orleans divided n doubleheader with New 3rlenus taking the opener (1-5 and Birmingham the'second name 5-1. Afler winning Iho opening game of the season Saturday, Chattanooga turned about aw! lost tu-ice to Memphis yesterday, 8-3 and 7-2. The Little Rock-Nashville dou- ijleheadcr was ralneci out. Dale Long homered in the 9th o give New Orleans the first, aine. Dixie Upright of Memphis came ;o bat nine time.s nnd nine times le got on base. His output included triple, double, three singles, iwo walks, taking /jrst on an error and on being hit by a pitched ball. ' Today wns a day off, and the second round of openers will be held tomorrow with Atlanta, Bir- Ingham, Utlle Rock and Memphis Ihe host teams. Ray Robinson, Graziano Set For Title Bout CHICAGO «l -- Champion Ray Robinson and Rocky Graziano. each boasting he'll win by a knockout, have ended heavy drills for their middleweight title brawl In Chicago Stadium Wednesday. Chicago's fight fans arc getting more steamed up for this expected slam-bang scrap Ihr.n r-.t any time since 1D-17, That wns when the same Graziano caught their fancy by belting out Tony Zale In the sixth round to win the 160-pound crown. Grazlnno's shot at Robinson Is the climax of his comeback. It will he their first meeting. Sugar Rny -rules a solid 3-1 favorite. ItrwilF-n'e his second middleweight tUlo., defense since regaining the crown from n n n d y Turpin in New York last September. The scheduled 15 rounder will ie televised and broadcast nationally starting at 0 p. m. (CST). Griffith Tells Of CobbWeakness WASHINGTON I.4V- Clark Griffith says Ty Cobb has his nei YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD WITH US * For the Best Deal in Town Always Buy FISK Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet Co. J 301 West Walnut Phone 4578 A 9 Records Fall In U. A. Relays Oklahoma A&M Cops University Division; Russcllville Wins FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. I<B—Nine records fell and another was •qunled In the 1352 Arkansas Relays. Oklahoma A. & M. boasting strengih m the relay events, captured first place in the University Division. Arkansas' fresh- ncn won (he Junior College-Freshmen division nnd Tulsa Central took top honors in the High School division. Hussellvillc. Ark., won the small high school events. AitlElts Won The Aggies cracked seven records and Michigan's top weight- man, Roland Nilsson. set the other :wo in the shot put and discus. Oklahoma A. & M. won the unofficial (cam victory with 78 points, ' 'lowed by Michigan with 05 and Arkansas with 30. Arkansas scored 43 points to top he Junior college-freshmen division, followed by Arkansas State Teachers -13 and two-thirds; Kansas "itate Teachers 28 and one-third; Oklahoma A. & M. 24, Louisiana Tech 15 and Drury College 6. Second to Tulsa Cenlral in the ligh school competition was Springfield, Mo., with 26!4 points. Ft. Smith, Ark., was third with 26. Then, in order, came Ada. Okla. 23; North Little Rock 31; Hot Springs 12; Stillwater 6, and Okrnulgee I 1 /*. Ill the all-Arkansas small high school competition, Russellville finished with 41 points. Payetteville had 37, Ben'tonvtlle 23 and Eureka Springs 14. + "Wilhout spring practice, we'll be at an even worse disadvantage than s normally the case. I am just loping the directors recognise their mistake and restore spring practice before another year." James said Cornell opens the 1862 season against Colgate, Navy and Syracuse, In that order. "All :hree have had spring practice," ae said. "It gives them quite an edge." The Cornell, coach, outspoken in !S opposition to the Jvy League's ban on spring rehearsals, said his main objection was based on Ihe jnfalrness to the players themselves. 'As a result." he added, "we will have (o work with the few Soys we know something about. The new men won't have a chance because we won't know anything about Ihem. The season will be half gone before we know what these fellows can do." James said there's no substitution for spring- football nnd he had merely advised his athletes to be active In spring sports to maintain condition. Fourteen have gone out for lacrosse, six for baseball and several others for rugbv. Bill Whelan of Lynn,"Mass., the .cam's captain and halfback, is regular second baseman on the baseball club. Most of the other Ivy coaches ve made similar recommendations. Six-Man Match On Legion Card Three of (he four Welch brothers, Lester. Joe and Roy, will team tonight In the six-man tag bout feature of the American Legion's wrestling matches at Memorial Auditorium. Opposing the Welchs will be three toughles, Red Roberts, jack Moody nnd Jim Bendi.x. The six-man bout was booked nt the request of Roberts and Moody who lost a decision to Roy and JOE Welch last week. In the preliminary bouts, Jor Welch Kill meet Bendix. Hoy will take on Moody and Lester wil' wrestle Roberts. Read Courier News Classified Ads criticizing Ted Williams for being able to hy. to left field. "Cobb couMn't hit to rlsht," the president of Washington's "senators told the American Forum ot thi Air panel yesterday. Lloyd Jordan of Harvard advised his some 100 grid candidates to go out for some spring sport and "give It your all." Most of Pennsylvania's lop gridders are engaged in baseball, track or lacrosse. At Columbia, coach Lou Little has 'made no suggestion on the players' spring program, leaving it entirely to the boys. No orders have gone out to Princeton's Tigers but a handful of the players already are engaged in. spring activities. Yale reports a small percentage of its football squad out for baseball and track, with no pressures from Coach Herman Hickman to Set into one of the varsity activities. Dartmouth and Brown coaches have asked their proteges to "keep in shape." ' SOUTHERN Mobile Little Rock ... New Orleans .. Memphis Chattnaooga . Birmingham . Nushvilfe Atlanta ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pel. 0 l.OOD 1.000 .601 .667 .333 .333 .000 .000 YRSTF.KDAY'S RESULTS Sauthern Association Memphis 8-7. Chattanooga 3-2. Mobile 6-3. Atlanta 0-2. New Orleans 6-1. Birmingham 5-5. Little Rock at Nashville, rain. TODAY'S GAMES National League Philadelphia at New York. Brooklyn at Boston. Pittsburgh at St. Louis (night) Chicago at Cincinnati. American Lcajrue New York at Philadelphia. Boston at Washington. Cleveland at Chicago. St. Louis at Detroit. UPENDED Jockey Richard fernery tumbles off Eole II jumping a hedge in the Wye Handicap Steeplechase run at Kent. England. The little rider didn't lake the spill lying down, however, coming back to win two olhcr races later in the program. (NEA) Foods that are Different at the RAZORBACK Cherry Cobbler Blackberry Hot Biscuits Cobbler Baked Beans Barbecue Ribs Choice Chicken Home Made Vegetable Soup Home Made Hot Rolls "Eat Out More Often" BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, April 14 8 p.m. Adults 50c—Children 15c 6-MAN TAG MATCH (2 REFEREES) 90 Minute Time Limit (Best. 2 out of 3 Falls) Jim Bendix 7 Red Roberts and Jack Moody TS. 3 Welch Brothers (Lester, Joe & Roy) Also 3 1-Fnll Matches Joe vs. Hcndix — t.cster vs. Roberts -— Roy rs. Moodv American dressage riders competing at Helsinki next Summer. (NE/ 1 ACE President Greatly Encouraged' Over Response to Be-Emphise Plan State Track Meet Is Set For Mav 2-3 in Art Wall Takes Slim Lead n Rich Greensboro Open By ARTHUR EDSON WASHINGTON (AP)— The head of the influential American Council on Education said today he is "greatly encouraged" at the progress made in adopting a nation-wide code which would radically change coileee sports. Dr. Arthur s. Adams, council* -----president, said that all conferences have laken action either have (A) adopted the code outright, or (B) taken steps in that direction. 'Nowhere have we been turned down," Adams said, "even those who have been critical in some aspects of the plan have agreed with its basic principles. I have been greatly encouraged." When the 11 college presidents named to study sports — and find a cure for whatever ailed them — came up with Iheir proposals. the consensus seemed to be that they may have gone too fnr. Scholarships Abolished The presidents asked for, among other things: The abolition of the outright athletic scholarship: A strict control on recruiting; An end to spring football practice and post-season bowl games, and College administrators to take control of — - and be responsible for — their athletic programs. . They also suggested that the enforcement should be given to the accrediting .associations. Then a school which failed to measure up to the code could be threatened with the loss of its academic standing. Got Commlllee Okay The Executive Committee of the Council unanimously accepted the recommendations two months ago. How much progress has been marie since? Adams and Raymond P. Howes. i council staff associate, gave a "eporter this breakdown on what's been done so far: Eastern conferences have pretty well gone along with what the presidents wanted. Big Ten has balked, temporarily at least, on . cutting out spring football practice and bowl games. Southern Conference is considering the whole question. In the Par West, Ihe Pacific Const Conference reports it given him what appeared to be the eventual lead at 207 with which to start today's last round. It was scramble. far from a two-man however. . There were GREENSBORO, N.C. (/!>,—Art Wall, Jr., the Pennsylvania who boasts a phenomenal record of 31 holes-ln-one, was on the threshold of his first victory In a three-year professional golfing career today. -+ But standing squarely in his path to the S2.QOO first place payoft window of the $10.000 Greater Greensboro Open Tournament was Sammy Snead, an old hand at winning here. Wall carne in with * 67 In yes- iiA *} O terday's third round for & 54-hole /VSQV 2.-3 total "' 2as lind a one-stroke lead / *^ over Snead, whose earlier 66 had LITTLE ROCK W, — The annual high school track and field meet of the Arkansas Athlelic Association will be held here May 2-3. The junior and Class B division compete Friday, May 2. Teams from Ihe Big Six a'nd. Class A will "nold Iheir meet the next day. Winners of first and second places in events in eight District meets will be eligible for the A, B and junior classifications., Each Big Six school will be allowed two compelitors in each event. Dates and sites for Dislrict meets:: Dislrict 1, Apri! 26, Payetteville; District 2. April 36, Jonesboro; District 3, April 25, Jonesboro; District 4, April 25 and 26, Russellville; District o, Apri! 26, Conway; District 6, April 26, Stuttgart; District 1, April 26, Camrien. and District 8, April 19. Monticello. two dangerous rivals at 208*-Bobby Locke, 1 the South African smoothie, and long Dave Douglas of N^jvark. Del., whose 64 set a tournament record Saturday. Only three strokes away at 209 were Ed (Porky) Oliver, Lemont, III., the 36-hole leader who fell from a pair of 63s to 13: and-Skee Riegel, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tlie U. s. Army is resuming tta formal training of dogs for military use for the tirst time since World War n. some respects Is ahead of the presidents. Ditto for Big Seven and Skyline. Howes said he hasn't heard from the Southeastern or Southwest conferences. WHEN YOU Hit IP •-.:. - -' - .' -*•; "i. vz. T3-. 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