The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 3, 1952 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 3, 1952
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PAGE TEN CARK.) COWRIE* A e, Confusion Reigns in Region Two Over How to Pick its Champion The Arkansas Athletic Association must be (jetting a )Ht!e perturbed about all this petty bickering going on in Northeast, Arkansas among the leading Class AA football powers. If it Isn't. 11 should lw because the childish differences the cities of BlytlieviUe, Joncslx>ro, Newport and Forrest City arc having are causing the AAA a few more gray hairs In trying to complete Uic set-up for Ihc state's new football playoff t;ystcm. Johnfe Burnett, executive secretary of the AAA, Indicated that lie might be tiring of the situation In Region Two (formerly District Two. Three and Six) last weekend v.'lien he told (lie Arkansas Gazette that the situation must be cleared up before the opening of the 1052 football season 'A'htch is less than two weeks away. The situation he referred to was the four cities Inability to get together on how to choose a regional football champion. It all cnme Rhout when the AAA combined the Doublc-A schools of the three districts Into one region for its uciv state playoff setup. It turned out that Blythcville wn.s without r» regional opponent tuul Newport, Forrest City and Jonrs- boro weren't Interested in playing the Chicks. So this left a problem: How will the Region Two championship be decided? At a meeting In Jonesboro Aug. 22, representatives of (he four schools talked over the situation and offered a couple or three solutions but none met with approval, so everybody went home just as befuddled and determined as they were before the meeting. No I'enaHy Johnle didn't say Just what would happen if the confusion wasn't cleared up by opening date, but he did say that no permlty would be levied Rgabist any of Ihc four schools. Probably what will hnppen Is the AAA will do the deciding Itself through its district or regional officers. A couple of possible solutions offered at the Jonesboro meeting were (1) to decide the chnmplon- ship on a v percentage basis nnd everybody leave their schedules ns is and (2) that Blythevillc be eiven a substitute game to count on its Region Two standing and each of the four teams then be required to play at least one Region Two foe. But both of these met with opposition from 'Blythcville. Blythcville officials didn't like the percentage Idea because the Chicks play a tougher schedule than the other three teams. And the substitution offering met with disfavor because Blythcville plays only three Arkansas opponents. North Little Hock. Hot Springs and raragould and it would be almost Imperative that a Rame with on .Arkansas team be picked ns the substitute. It may £cem a little silly that some sort of solution can't be worked out. but so far all efforts have been unsuccessful and It's our guess that nothing satlsfnetory to everybody concerned will be worked nut by Die time designated by Mr. Burnett. Which probably will 'mean (hat Rciglon Two will not have a bouafide champion. JIBS merely a representative („ (he state playoff that has been appointed by the AAA, Pritllc Trattle Mel Hay, u-lio did most of the passing for IVio West team in the national high school nil-American football same n Memphis last week, says Osccola's Warren Welnberg is the best end he ever threw to. Snys Mel. "He can get In the open better nnd quicker than any high school end I ever saw and nil you have to do Is hit him." .Five . . . . of Mel's nine completions In the game were to Wclnberg . . . Weln- berg, Incidently, Is ticketed for Washington University at St, Louis where he will study medicine . . ; . Arkansas' hunting season gets underway this month with dnvc and rabbit seasons coming in Sept. 15. . . . The dove season runs through Oct. H and the rabbit season through Jan, 31 ... The dally bag and possession limits for both arc eight . . . Aside from lengthening the season by 10 days the only major revision In duck shooting regulations is that hunters may now shoot migratory game birds from a boat or other 'cmft having a motor attached provided pitch craft Is fastened within or tied Immediately alongside of any type ol stationary hunting blind. Rough Work Comes Early in Big 7 Camps KANSAS! CITY (rp, — The rough work Is startln; ear'.y on Big seven conference football practice fields. already scrimmaged and will take then-'first test under game conditions Saturday. . ' Missouri and Kansas State planned hard-contact work Wednesday. lncluding ft a taste of scrimmage. Two K-State players — center August Keller nnd halfback Very! Switaer—suffered slight Injuries In Tuesday's workout. At Missouri coach Don Faurot fried out a No. 1 offensive buck- field composed of Gabby Hook nt quarter, Nick Carras and Jack Pox, halfbacks and Bill Rowekamp, fullback. Rowekamp came to Missouri from West Point last year . One of Nebraska's players got a pat on the back from coach Bill Glassford. Qlassford said Johnny Bordogna, a Junior, showed vnst improvement in both his passing and quarterbacklng. Ball Handlers Work The Oklahoma backs concentrated on ball handling in an effort to improve their timing and avoid fumbling. The Sooner squad Includes seven players who re-enter- JN TRIM—Don McAuliffe cap- lam and hnlfback, gets the feel ?* Jl 16 «"<•' keeping in trim for the upcoming campaign by manicuring Michigan State's Macklin field. <!>'EA) ed school after service with tho 45th division. At Iowa State, coach Abe Sluber looked over his 53-man squad for a kicker. Bob Clendening. his top kicker. Is recuperating from an ap- pennectomy and won't work out for another week. Two other veterans aren't expected to show «P until Sept, 10. Quarterback Dick Mann and center Jim Rawley both are attending reserve officers summer camps. Five conference schools play their opening games Sept. 20. Oklahoma and Colorado stnrt a week later. Amusement .Ride Goes Berserk in Denver DENVER (/iv-The scene was the "Hurricane" concession at Lakeside Amusement Park with metal planes whirling in circles nt the end of steel cables. Alex Brunner. 35, who was at the controls, decided to step to the fence for a word with his wife, Mabel. 28. One of the plane wings struck him and knocked him flat. Mrs. Brunncr ran to help him and another plan knocked her down. As both lay stunned, the plnaes kept spinning around with the riders helpless li halt them. Finally, n bystander ducked under the whizzing planes and fiddled with the controls until he stopped them. The nnmncrs were taken Ic a hospllal lo patch up their heat! cuts. Blackweli Weaves Shutout In First Outing with Yanks Lanky 'Whip' Sets Bosox Down 5-0; Bums Lose Two Southern League Mobile 7 Atlanta 3 New Orleans at Birmingham (ppd- raln) ' Chattanooga 8 Memphis 0 Nashville 8 Little Rock 4 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. <3B New York ..... 1<} 64 ,591 ... Cleveland ..... 75 57 .5(13 3',!, Boston ........ 03 61 .53J 81i Chicago ....... C9 02 .527 a Philadelphia ...09 03 .5'J3 Oi/j Washington ... cd F* .519 jo St. Louis ........ 55 78 .411 24 Detroit ....... n 89 .326 35>i NATIONAL J.KAGim W L Pet. Rb 63 44 75 71 ..72 Brooklyn New York SI. Louis Philadelphia Cllicaso Boston Cincinnati Pittsburgh 66 5B 57 ....39 .654 .591 8 .565 ] I .551 12'!, .403 20',£ .43428 .432 28 >/ 2 .3914714 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION ChaEtanooga Atlanta New Orleans Mobile Memphis . Nashville Little Rock Birmingham W 81 10 78 77 77 72 66 60 Pet .555 .531 .627 .520 .517 AM .449 .411 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS American Lvalue New York 5-4 Boston 0-0 (dny- nlght) Washington 3-5 Philadelphia 2-0 (twi-night) (first game 10 innings) Chicago C-7 Detroit 5-4 (Only games scheduled) National League Philadelphia 8-9 Brooklyn 2-3 (twl-nlght) (Only games scheduled) By JOK iiv.wm.KK ' AP Si»rls Writer The New York Yankees received a quick dividend on their $40,000 investment in Ewcll Blackwell. Brooklyn's Dodgers, the National LeiiRiie leaders, dropped a pair to Philadelphia's Phillies, 3-2 and 0-3, and were lucky to gel out of the City of Brotherly Love in one piece. Two dozen Philadelphia hits plus splcndied pitching right- handers Hobin Roberts and Krai Drews cut the Dodgers' first- place lead over the Idle New York Giants to eight games. Chicago's White Sox climbed into fourth place, vanquishing the Dc- Iroil Tigers twice, fi-5 mid 7-4. Rocco Krsnich's two-run triple In the ninth won the opener. Marv Grissom won his nth in the nightcap. Nals Take Two Washington's Senators, although held lo 'three hits In each game. won both ends of a twi-nlghl win bill from Philadelphia, 3-2 in 10 Innings and 5-0, lo dump the Ath- Five days after the purchase of the former National League Star from the Cincinnati Rods, the Yankees last night sent Black'.vcl! lo the mound against (he Boston Hed Sox. The long, lean right- hander responded with a scoreless five - inning performance to rack up his Mrst American League triumph. Blackie was not the overpowering pitcher he had meen in his nays as a big winner with the Reds, j but he looked ',- \ quite capable be: ' lilackwel fore bowing out for a pinch hit, ter. He permitted four slnstes. fanned four and walked three before retiring because of weariness and the humidity. It was In the fiflh, however, when the Yankees ganged up on Boston starter Sid Hudson for all their runs to win the nightcap, 4-0, after rookie Tommy Gorman' had hurled an eight-hit 5-0 shutout over the lied Sox In the nflernoon por- lion of Ihc day-night doubleheader. 5 In a Row The two Iriu/nphR run the Yankees' winning slrcak lo five and increased their first-place margin over the Idle Cleveland Indians to 3',', games. WEDNESDAY, SEPT- t, half , letics into fiflh place, only game In front of the Nals. Mike Pornleles, 20 - year - old Cuban righthander, pitched a one- bit shutout in bis major league inning single by calcher Joe Astroth prevented the youngsler from becoming the first pitcher in modern times to pitch a no-hitter in his first big league game. Blackwell received credit for t shutout victory although he needed help from another MationL League castoff, Johnny Sain. The ex-Bos ton Braves' righthander permitted only one hit in the last four in nlngs. TODAY'S GAMES American League New York at Philadelphia (night) Raschl (15-4) vs Kellner (10-11). Boston at Washington (night) Trout (0-101 vs Oumpert (4-7). Detroit at Cleveland (night) Newhouser (7-B) vs Feller (9-13). St. Louis at Chicago (night) Pillette (0-11) vs Rogovln (11-0). National LC;VE\!<> Brooklyn at Boston (night) Roc (10-2) vs Burdett (5-8). Philadelphia at New York (night Raffcnsbeigcr St. Louis (night) vs Staley (15-12 Necclal (14-12). Chicago at Hacker. (12-7) : TSpufhern League Mobile nt" Atlanta New Orleans at Birmingham (2) Memphis at Chattanooga Litlle Rock nt Nashville Sculptor Doos 'Imposible' Against Experts' Word * , Sciilulor Does Impossible 12 .. VISAL1A. Calif. Wl—Experts told Mrs. Hosier Slbloy It was Impossible to h.inrt sculpture porcelain figures. but thry were a little late with tholr aclvtre—she hart already made a hobby of It. Porcelain is a little harder ui work with than ceramic clay, salt! Mrs. sibley. because It dries Oiit faster and requires a higher temperature for bikinir. But she found nothing impossible about hand- sciilnturin£ her beautiful figurines. Her piocrs of porcelain retain sharper detail than ceramics anrt also have a pleasing translucent appearance. Built-in Death Lurks In Walls of Village BEED13NBOSTEL. Germany ffi— Death lurks in the walls of Ibis small village in the north German moorlands. Bcertcnbostel and some other small hamlets in the vicinity have been seized by the Jitters since Richard Germer clicrl in his locksmith workshop after a seemingly harmless start tube he wns forging blew up in a violent blast. Gcrmcr's death meant the beginning of many sleepless nights lo villagers who took thousands of these slccl tubes from a nearby Wohrmacht ammunition depot shortly after the war. The tubrs soon were traded on the black market, and some local builders bought them to reinforce walls of small farm-houses. Others wore user! Io fence off pas- lures or flower-gardens. Results of an investigation into C.ermcr's (k'ath chilled the bones of many :\ fanner. The "steel-tubes" were special explosives used by German engineers in (lie war against Russia, Authorities found out that fanner II. Hop- penstetlt from nearby EndchnU had toucecl off his cattle with 120 suc r.\j)loslvc lubes. They said IWitnlns striking into the fence would hnv" set off nil atomlc-llke chain c.xplo sion. 'Nooga Blanks Chicks To Tighten SA Lead By STERLING SLAPPEY Associated Press Sports Writer The Southern Association lodge brothers aie counting thetr chances In fractions today. After flopping again last night,* and losing to Mobile ^-3 in the process, Atlanta has only a fraction of a chance of ousting Chattanooga from first place and winning the pennant. Atlanta trails 314 games with only five days to go. New Orleans, together with Birmingham, was. rained out but the some situation facing Atlanta faces the Pels, They arc four games back. Mobile climbed back In the first division but the Bars' lead over Uflh place Memphis is only a fraction of a game. Mobile rates the CWcks by half a game. Nashville bumped Little Hock 8-4, and stilUhas a chance at taking a first division spot—but the chance so slight it's fractional. Chattanooga, on top anil fairly healthy took an 8-0 victory over Memphis. fith Year Sonny Dixon pitched a two-hitter for the Lookouts who, if they win the pennant, will duplicate Little Rock's feat of last year. Between 1950 and 1051 Little Rock transformed, an 8lh place club Into a pennant winner. Now. it looks as though Chattanooga will. do the same thing since the Lookouts finished 8th last summer. Hal Simpson, most valuable player in the Southern last ser.son. hit his 20th Little Rock homer with a man on base last night in the third inning Later in the same Inning, however, Nashville made its bid and went ahead with a four-run outlay. Vol Bob Boring got 3-for-4. Birmingham and New Orleans! will make up their rained out date j with a doubleheader tonight. STRONG DEFENSE—Behind this Roman fighter's armor is a fellow who wears a lot less in a scrap. It's Joey Maxim, world light-heavyweight champion, trying to fool a television panel, (NBA) Ohioans V//'n Long One in Legion Meet. UPINVER (/P)— Cincinnati rallied for three runs In the top of the ninth to tic the game and then came through In the llth to whip San Diego B-6 early today for the Ohioans second straight triumph in Ihe American Legion Junior baseball national finals. nangy Bob Thrope, pitching- his second straight night for San Diego weakened in the late innings. Carl Beiler's two-run inside the park homer capped Cincy's ninth Inning rally. San Diego plays Austin, Tex,, Wednesday night with the winner playing Cincinnati for the title Thursday and If necessary Friday. Austin eliminated Milford, Mass., 0-C, "in Tuesday night's opener. Read Courier News Classified Ads. De/ Flanagan, DeFoz/o Fight Again Tonight CLEVELAND f/P)— Welterweights Del Flanagan and Johnny De Fazio maid: mija for the third time tonight in a 10-round bout calling for close officiating. The first time they mot officials in New York called it a draw. Flanagan won the second bout on a disputed decision at Minneapolis — right next to his home town. St. Paul. De Fazio, from Biiyonnc. N. J.. says Flanagan has not come close to beating him. The bout will be televised across the nation, but probably not 'io Cleveland, station WXEL here said it would show the fight only if the Cleveland Indians-Detroit Tigers game is rained out. The weatherman says there Is not much chance of that. If there is not a knockout, the fight will be determined by the round system by the referee and two Judges. Three Dodgers Among NLs Fielding Leaders NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Dodgere, MeUn» to bveak the major league club fielding record, are algo weH representeri among Hie individual fielding leaders today. file pennant-bminrt TtrAr\Uc «,vin on~ n »*,* '.. i »T-..I- *.__ The pennant-bound Brooks, who boast a .034 defensive mark, contribute, third baseman Billy Cox, shortstop Pee Wee Reese, catcher Roy Campanula and outfielders Carl Furillo and Andy Pafko to the National League's list of top men. If the Dodgers continue their present pace they will eclipse the existing team record of .983, established by the Cleveland Indians in 1QVI and again in 1949. . Cox Heads the third Backers with a .982 average. Willie Jones of the Philadelphia Phillies is second with a .374 slate. Hecse is deadlocked for the shortstop iead ivlih Boston's Johnny Logan at ,975. Campanella holds a slight edge over Del"HJce of St. Louis. The burly Negro catcher shows a .995 mark to rice's .991. Along with Sid Gordon of Boston, Purlllo and Palko rale as the cream of the Nationnl League fiychasors. Gordon's .996 average is only one point better than that compiled by the dodger outfielders. Ileds Have Two A pair of Cincinnati players Ted Kluszewski and Grady Hatton round out the National League's defensive pace-setters. Kluszewski, with a ,994 slate, heads the first baseman and Hatton, n converted third baseman, tops the second sackers at .990. In the American Leni>ue. the highlight is Clint Courtney's sparkling .993 mark. The St. Louis Browns' catcher shows only one miscue in 455 chances. Johnny Lipon of Boston Is the front-runner among tile shortstops at .980. New York's Gil McDougald. with 10 bobbles out of 3W. Is the leader among the third baseman with a .971 average. > Other top men defensively are outfielder Gene Woodling of. New York, .9DS; first baseman Mickey Vernon, Washington and Detroit's Walt Dropo with .993 each, and Only 10 Report For 'B' Reds 'Pass the Buck' On Beef Shortage HONG KONG Ijn — The Peiping Peoples Dally reports a shortage of beef and mutton has caused unrest Moslems in Red China's official Communist Party organ said an investigation placed the blame on the Chinese Nationalists plus a desire by farmers lo keep livestock for breeding". "Before the liberation and under the cruel exploitation of the Nationalists the farmers were forced to sell cattle in lartze numbers to eke out a living," so the newspaper said. among capital. The second sackers Nellie Fox. chl- eago, and Bobby Young, St. Louta, deadlocked at .986. Junior Vanity Squad Opens Practice Under Coach Jimmy Fisher ."'• Jimmy Fisher. Blytheville High School's new "B" team coach. Issued his first call for candidates yesterday and the results were discouraging. Only 10 candidates were on hand at yesterday's initial practice session for the junior varsity team. However, Coach Pisjier said he had talked to several other boys who said they were unable to report for practice until school starts next week and he is expecting his squad to increase considerably then. But in spite of his small squad. Coach Fisher went right to work' conditioning his candidates. Most of the afternoon session was spent In calisthenics and wind sprint ses- The which Bees have but 10 days In to prepare themselves for their season opener. They ars,- I scheduled to open the season Sept*I 12 against Keiser High School here. Coach Fisher stated that he planned to employ the orthodox T as the Bees' offense, the same they used last year. He said that he knew very little about his team's schedule as he has not, had a chance to go over it aft yet. Coach Fisher arrived in Blytheville Monday night from a two- week vacation trip. Tlie Bees will hold daily workout* on the campus of the new high school building. Nothing to Cover but Infield, Bill Veeck Says of Protest ST. LOUIS (/P) Owner Bill Veeck of the St. Louis Browns, commenting on the Cleveland protest over a rain-shortened game here Labor. Day that could cost the Indians the pennant, says he has nothing lo cover up except a wet playing field. The Browns won the second half of the doubleheader 2-1 when rain interrupted the game for a second time and the umpires called the contest. The Indians had taken a 4-2~lead with three runs in the sixth but the Brawns hadn't finished llieir turn at bat in the inning, and the score reverted to the fifth. Thus the second-place Indians dropped a half same further behind the: league- leading New York Yankees. Manager Al Lope?, of Cleveland angrily protested to league headquarters that the patched canvas used to 'cover fhe field n-as In disgraceful condition and that the 1 ground crew failed to obey tile umpires and made no effort to cover the field the second time It rained. Veeck conceded the Browns' field canvas is iu sad shape and said bids are being taken on a new one which The Azores total 880 square miles in area. Flying Soldiers Go To Malaya and Back SINGAPORE (/TV-Twenty giant aircraft are lo fly 1.1H British sol- riicrs. saHors and airmen who have completed their tour of duty In Malaya to Britain by Christmas. The chartered planes — Atnvork Hermes. Lagle Yorks and Aqnilla Solent flying boats—will bring back replacements with each outward trip. Until the end of the last ccntviry little but the whim of the victor governed Ihe fate of the captured enemy in wartime. . ALFALFA SE.ED New Crop OKLAHOMA APPROVED RETAIL 46c PER LB. NO WEED SEED BLYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORP. 1800 West Main St. Phone 856 Blytheyille, Ark. Red Rubber Soled 1AIMITr; BUCKS ONLY $ 7 95 B_7 to 12 C—6'/2 to 12 D—6 to 12 will not be ready until next year. Set New Record The St. Louis owner said his ground crew set a new record of seven minutes in covering the field the first time it rained. The field was too far gone when the second downpour came, Veeck said, ehlefly because so much of ^he water ran off the canvas when it was taken x up. Veeck said he telephoned Hank : ' Greenberg, general manager of the* Indians, yesterday and must have*wanted to ask him something but . can't recall what it was. Veeck saidv Greenberg "really doejyft't*' Veeck delayed the ground crew in' covering the field, as Lopeii- charged. ,: The Brownie owner said he asked Oreenberg whether he would give? the-Browns a new tarpaulin if they went to Cleveland. Veeck didn't re-' port Greenberg's reply, but said all , Greenberg wanted to talk about was 1 'rain, .canvas, and low blows fromt fate and other quarters. . Yeeck quoted Greenberg as faying: "You have supplied the spar* that will keep us going." Be style-right (his season . . . took sharp. Treat yourself (o a pair of Pedwin While Bucks, with red rubber soles. Never before so much style at (his price! i lAJeSWrooli', FAMILY SHOE STORE I Phone 2342! 1312 W. Main! PAT O'BRYANT HAS PARKER PENS O- M only '354 Here, for the first time, is a pen made by Parker craftsmen, with Parker's famous styte and performance, at a real economy price. Uses pen-prelecting Parker Quink ...or any good ink. <jneat PARKER PARKER "21" »J7» "Z^ M Row < PARKIR "21" DCLUXi .... »7»« Sid'^i'".T.&t'S PARKER "21" CUSTOM . . . »10<x> Vi"t£J.*",i*tE".3 PAT O'BRYANT Main & Second

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