The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 5, 1952 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 5, 1952
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PAGE TEH BLYTHEVILI/E (ARK.) COURIBR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 19W Gary Middlecoff Leads Field as Play in King Cotton Open Gets Underway Field of 90 Is Expected For Country Club Tourney By GKOriOK CLARK Courier News Sports Kill tor With Dr. Cary Middlecoff, one of golfdom's top money winners, lending the way, play in the third annual Kinjr Cotton Open golf tournament got underway on the Blytheville Country Club Course this morning. •——— ——^ The first wave of the huRc field that Is expected to reach near the 00 mark by mid-afternoon IccA off at 8:30 this morning with others following in five to 10 minute Into 1 vaJs. Play in the 54-hole medal tournament will span over three tinys with the finals scheduled for Sunday. Each golfer competing will bo required to shoot IS hole. 1 ; on each of the three clays. By enr]y today, more than half of the expected field lind rJrendy fcred. Some came to town yesterday for n few practice rounds rjefore the tournament competition tx>gan. The 6,100-yard Country Club course Is in top shape for the multitude of top notch golfers that will whack nway at I Us jiar 12 during the competition and, the consensus is that only pood sub-par golf wiH he good enough M> finish in the money. A total of $1,250 Is In the offering for the pros. The first \\\ac& pro wit] receive n check for $350 with the rest of the prize money bcinp divied out accordingly. Amateurs, of which there are nnny, will shoot for silver trophies and Rolling equipment. The question of Middlecoff's status in Hie tournament was cleared up this morning when Bill Joe Den ton of Wilson, a personal friend of the Memphis dentist, fm- nmmcorl that he definitely would enter the tournament. Although he hod not registered at 0:30 n.m. today, Midriiecoff was assigned R 2:04 p.m. tee-off time today. Defend Champs On Hand Middlecoff played during last' year's tournament but did not enter the competition. He Is a frequent player on the Btythevlllc course and often refers to the course sa his "practice grounds". Among the early arrivals for the tournament were the dpfendlng pro mid amateur champions, Harold Williams, Tuscaloosa, Ala.', professional and Arthur MncDonald of M em p h Is who won the a m a t eur title last year. Andy Cusick, pro at Little Rock's Sylvan Hills course and winner oE the first King Cotton Open In 1917, also Is on hand to try again for the prize money. Other top-ranked pros entered are Red Wiley of Terrc Haute, Ind., winner of the recent Irvin S. Cobb Open at Paducah, Ky.; Jimmy Colcmnn of Jackson, Miss., the Mississippi Open champion; L. V, Dukes of "Greenwood, Miss,, who was 'one of the runners-up last year; Chick Ynrbrough of Vln- cennes, Ind.; and Jake Fondren and Pat Abbott of Memphis. Among the top-flight amateurs taking port In the tournament are Barney Osmerit of, Jonesboro, the Arkansas Open champion; Johnny BiiKlsck of Moncttc, the Blytheville Country Club champion and a former Arkansas nrmvteur king; Miuir- ice Koeppen, one of St. Louis' top amateurs; and Cy Speck of Little Rock. Tournament officials announced yesterday that galleries -are being permitted during the touvnument provided the fans in no way hinder the golfers. No admission fee Is being charged gallery members, Holland, Gentry lo Lead Chicks Senior Letfermen Elected Co-Captains By Squad Members Mont roe Holland and Donald Gentry were elected yestenins' to captain the Blvthcvllle Hlfch School Chicks during the 1052 football campaign. The senior lettermen were picked to guide the Tribe as co-captains by vote of the soundmen at nn election held yesterday morning. Both are two-year letlcrmcn with the Chicks and were starters last year. Holland, n six-foot-six giant played offensive end and defensive ,linebacker for the Chicks last year 'and will be back In (he same rotes this year. Gentry, a pint-sized speedster, was starting fullback on last year's squad but this year he has been shifted to right halfback. These two lads will general the Chicks at oil times while they nre in games. Coach Russell Moslcy snld, ruling on all decisions mi\dc by the team. In addition to football, both Gentry and Holland lettered Itist year In truck and Holland lettered in basketball. Roy Welch Is Head of NW A Committee Roy Welch, veteran heavyweight wrestler from Dyersburg, Tnnn., who has appeared hero many times in the past 10 years, has been named temporary chairman of the National Wrestling Alliance's Junior Heavyweight Championship Committee. Announcement of Welchs' appointment as the temporary chairman was made here yesterday. Welch was scheduled to fly to Los Angeles earlier this week to meet with the committee which has charge of the determining^the Junior light heavy wrestling champion of the world, Other members of the committee are Sam Avey of Tulsa, Okie,; Hugh Nichols. Hollywood, CftHf.; Al Haft, Columbus, O.; and Don Owens, Eugene, Ore. The committee is a branch of the. National Wrestling AWnncc which controls nil professional wrestling in the United States, supervises all championship matches and makes all rules governing the game. The Junior Heavyweight Committee Is one of the NWA's most Important committees, .second only to the senior heavyweight committee. New York Cleveland Chicago Washington Boston Philadelphia St. Louis Detroit NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn New York ...... 77 St. Louis ....... 76 Philadelphia .. ,T2' Chicago ........ GG Cincinnati ...... 59 Boston , . . . ..... 57 Pittsburgh ..... 39 W L 84 -15 52 57 GO 70 15 14 97 Pet. GB .651 -. . .397 7 .571 10 .545 13 ',i .-185 21'/2 .440 27'.fe .435 28 ,287 48'fe SOUTHERN Chattanooga Atlanta New Orleans Mobile Memphis Nashville Little Hock Birmingham ASSOCIATION W L Pet 83 65 -5G1 80 69 80 71 Recruiting Ban Will Hurt Play, AIC Coaches Think By CAUL BEIA LITTLE ROCK dlt — The men who should know best — the coaches — fear that Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference football Is going to deteriorate greatly as a result of tlie league's new ban on subsidizing athletes. But the consensus of the mentors calibre of football will noticeably In an Associated Press survey i that the decline in the calibre of AIO play will not be immediate. Few feel the teams will be much weaker this year. Next year and in succeeding seasons, they say, not only the quality of football but also th* attendance will drop off. "People do not like to see nubins and culls play/' commented Heart of the A 1C Slate Mule .537 .513 .510 .490 .450 .409 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS American league New York 12 Philadelphia 2 (night) Cleveland 2 Detroit 0 St. Louis 8 Chicago 0 Washington 4 Boston 2 (night) National League Boston 6 Brooklyn 5 (night, 11 innings) New York 4 Philadelphia 3 (11 Innings) St. Louis 1 Chicago 0 (night) Cincinnati 1 Pittsburgh 2. decline. By 1051, AIC football will > be little better than high school . football." Forrest England of Arkansas Stat« believes that after this year the quality of play will be "way down." A similar opinion was expressed by^ Jim Benton of Arkansas A. & M.— "if,the ban is continued in the AIC and schools outside the conference keep subsidizing." Uenton said Mississippi schools still offering scholarships had gotten football players that otherwise would have enrolled at A. & M. able change this season is that, j Rab Rodgers of Ouachita, one of while prohibiting the award of fur- I lne schools thai led (he de-empha- thcr .scholarships, the AIC rule per- ^' s movement, says that In the future some teams will be "loo weak." "Won't Hurl 1'lay" Coaches of the two Conway colleges, which also led in the move to cut hack athletic programs, were i>y themselves in suggesting that the anti-subsidy program won't hurt the teams at all. • Ivan Grove of Honclrix said it won't make any difference now or in the future. Coach Elmer Smith champion Southern Riders. The reason few expect a notice- mit.s member schools to continue aiding athletes to whom cGmmitl- .530 moms were made prior to this year. HIO GUNS IN' KING COTTON — Jimmy Coleman, Jackson, Miss., Mississippi Open Champion, L. V. Dukes, leading Mississippi professional, and Howard Williams, Tiiscalcosa, Ala., pro who won last year's tournament here, are shown as they fcnlshed playing warm up rounds yesterday at Blytheville Country Club. They all had warm praise for the nine-hole layout here. King Cotton Open play began today. (Courier News Photo) Yanks Bomb AS and Shantz 12-2; Miller Blanks Cubs 1-0 Miller Deals Blanks As Cards Top Cubs 1-0 By The Associated Tress Stu Miller, the recruit pitcher who wasn't good enough to make his high school baseball team, apparently Is no flash In the pan as a major league pitcher. The 24->ear-old righthander of the St. Louis Cardinals, brought up from the minor leagues less than a month apo, shut out the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on four hits Thursday night, just as he did in his major league debut in Chicago Aug. 12 Displaying a sliarp curve arid baffling change of price. Miller struck out seven and walked only four. He cave up only one hit for five innings, disposing of 17 of the first in to face him. ] The Cardinals scored their only i run in the crmlest at Sportsman's park in the first inning on singles | in 1 Hed SthormliciLst, Stan Mnsial By RALPH ROUEN Associated Press Sports Writer .AlHc Reynolds has achieved two of three defeats tv pitcher dreams about — World Series triumph. Tortay the 33-yenr-o!d New York Yankee righthander stands llzing the third — a 20-win season. Reynolds, one or ttie game's best * • "money pitchers," turned In his 17th victory *>f the season Thursday riijljt as the Bombers whaled the tnr -out of Bobby Shantz and the Philadelphia Athletics, 12-2. This enabled the Yanks to protect their three-game American League lend over the Cleveland Indians. The Indians, behind Mike Gnr- cfa, had turned back the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, in the. afternoon. In oilier games, Washington defeated Boston, -1-2, and St. Louis trounced Chicago, 8-0. Brooklyn's National tjeague nil- vantage wns slicked to seven gaines as the Dodgers dropped a 6-5, 11-inning decision to Boston v.'hilo the runner - up New York Giants disposed of Philadelphia, 4-3, also Iti 11-Innlngs. St. Louis turned back Chicago. 1-0, and Cincinnati humiliated Pittsburgh, 7-2. The Ynnks held to one hit by the A's Harry Byrd Wednesday night, lipped Shantz and Ed Wright for 13 hits while Reynolds permitted but eight blows. ISIh From Garcia Atlanta Nes Orleans Chattanooga Nashville 3, Southern League 10, Mobile 3 12, Birmingham 3 4, Memphis 3 Little Rock 2 TODAY'S GAMES American League at Philadelphia Ku- Miller 13-6) vs Kell- Smith, the most outspoken of the mentors, disagrees witli the majority on the kind of football to expect this season. "I think the ban will greatly affect foolball this fall." he said. "Many AIC schools are without scholarships regardless of wishtul thinking." 50 Per Cent Weaker Smith says the in the AIC after committments are fulfilled, compared to that of the past, will be "about like the. Southern Association and the city league" in baseball. Couch Raymond Bunieit o! Arkansas Tech thinks the overall strength of the conference's teams will be "nbout 50 per cent weaker." Frank Koon of the College of the Ozarks feels this way about it: "Following the 1B52 season, the Jim Crnfton of State Teachers commejited: "It is my opinion that the calibrfi calibre of play] of play will not be allected, as theW present subsidy toys that have been playing AIC football were offered scholarships in the AIC and very few of them (0-0) vs (Only Mizell (9-6). ;ames scheduled) New York zava (7-7) or ner (10-11). Boston at Washington Kinder (4'-4) vs Shea (10-7) or Sanchez (0-0). Chicago at Cleveland Pierce (13-10) vs Wynn (18-12). Southern League Birmingham at Atlanta (2> Little Rock at Chattanooga Memphis at Nashville New Orleans at Mobile coulcl have gone elsewhere to play." Burnett, Koon. England, Benton and Rodgers expressed belief that the AIC will permit subsidization again sonre day. Benton said he expects the conference to settle eventually on a middle of the road policy, offering subsidies smaller titan those of years past. Grove and Crafton said they didn't know whether the anti-subsidy rule would be repealed.] And Smith remarked: "It depends upon the- popular trend and whose back needs to be scratched." Harvard, planned in 1636 arid founded in 1939 is the oldest, university in the United States. L no-nit game and a good chance of rea- Nauonal League Philadelphia at New York Kon- slanty <5-2) vs Lanier (7-12). Brooklyn at Boston Lehman (0-0) vs Wilson (11-11). Pittsburgh -at St. Louis Bell Garcia recorded his 13th- victory for Cleveland In blanking Detroit on five hits. Luke Easter's 2jth and Enos Slaughter. Warren Hack- '" home run of the season In the er and Dutch Leonard held the fourth Inning off Bill Wight \vns fcs Spirit Praised by Coach Mosley A touah srhemiip and a lineup scattered with untried mm make Rodbirds to five hits but that first j inning run was enough for Miller's fourth victory to go with two defeats since he joined the Cards. Hrouns [teat Chlsox The. li'.-owus triumph o f the shutting out tlie White Sox 8-0 on a MX-hittei by Dnune PhiUette. Vic WerU. doing his bCJt to convince fans that the Browns made uo mistake in Divine up pitcher Ned Carver in Ihe deal that Wort; to St. Louis from Lookouts Only One Game Away from Southern Flag liy The Associated i'ress Pitchers were the stars, both on the mound and at the plate, last night, as Chattanooga got everything in readiness to hoist the Southern Association pennant nt En gel stadium. All that is needed now to Rive the setting down the last II batters in Lookouts the championship is one more Chattanooga victory or an Atlanta defeat. Al Sima, reliable workhorse for the Lookouts, chalked up his 24th victory against nine defeats by turning Memphis, 4-3, on eight hits ^ The steady .southpaw, who has won] more games than any other hurler in the league, struck out five and walked three. Nashville pitcher Fred Sherkel's n tilth inning single drove In the nm that gave tlie Vols a 3-2 triumph over r.IUle Rock. Sherke! cave up 10 hits in winning his third game, but finished strong. order. The Vols picked up three more double plays, bringing their total to 219 for the season. The old season record wns 208 twin-killings set by FOR SALE! Recleaned Germination 90% , WHEAT urlap Bags Per Bushel endenon-Hoover Seed Co. Highway Gl So. Phone 2860 the 1910 Vots. New' Orleans righthander Ed Wolfe drove in four runs with a double and triple to pace the Pels to a 12-3 victory over Birmingham. The game was ragged, Birmingham making six errors to the Pels' live. Atlanta hatters got the range on five Mobile pitchers and turned 18 hits into a 10-3 victory. :ill Garcia needed. George Strickland singled homo Birdie Tebbetts with an insurance run in the seventh. Former Yankee Duanc Piliettc their first : encountered cftsy sailing in beating nt ChUMco. : the White Sox. Vic Wertz leil the Browns to their first victory of the year in Chicago by driving in four runs on his 22nd and 23rd homers, The Dodgers suffered their first defeat in 15 meetings with the brought j Braves in losing the night game at Detroit, ' Hoston. Brooklyn-born Sid Gordon Michigan State Picked First in AP's^Pre-Season Grid Poll Blytheville's Rotary Club yesterday. Moslcy opined tint the North I.H- tle Rock oprner might be too much for his '52 criition. Logan from in lo Mcol '" t for i smclcd home Johnny f °- ""- i ' hir " "T wiih iw ° ° Hitting n lusty 381 since he join- 1 '° W111 ll 'e «a me - cd the Browns, Wcrti has tlammcd [ Monte Irvin singled with the out [our homer.* in bli last 10 1 bases loaded and one out to give times at bat. Hob Nicninn contrib- the Giants the nod over the Phils. They cut more men o!f their utcd a h:) - r ' c run and a double am! ' Relief piicher Al Corwin singled to sn.uad than we have out .^.. ot- i Jim °'' c;; a l' =ir nf doubles to the ' ' I tor loot-i Jim iJ - >c - ; a l i:ur nl noiiuje: ball. But our boys Imc" fine spirit ' Browns* rxtrn-tu^e assault. nnd aren't poiii:; over there to eft beat," he stntcd. Coach Mo-loy raid lie didn't know how the champion^hin of Region Two will be ckntkd. ""I hope the Arkansas Athletic Association steps in and takes action," he said. Jonesboro, Fntrc&t Citv nmi New- [ port, other Region T^o members,' have thus far refused to play the 1 Chicka5av.-5, but Mosley .said yester-j day that Newport had indicated * they might co;"e on the Chick schedule next year. Also ariyiearinc on the proirranr was Line Coach Bill Stancil. GueiU at the meeting included Dick Dcadrlck, Jnck Cuadra, Lt R. D. Hughes. Jr.. Bob Smart. Richmond, Va.. Dr. Robert Smn.rt, Richmond, Va.. Jcre N'ash, Grccm-.v.c, Miss., .and J)an Boone, Memphis. It was the first, shutout of the .=ea.=on for Fillet;, anrt his 10th victory ncrunsi 11 lovi-cs. Turner Favored Over Dykes in Fight Tonight NEW YORK if,- AcRrcssivc- Gil Turner is a 9 to 5 frivovite to cri back on the winning trail toni.'ht when ho tnkrs on stiff-imnchinE Bobby Dykes of M:;imi in a 10- rounder at Madison Square Garden Stopped in 11 rounds by We-Kcr- Neiehc Champion Kiel G.v.ibn in his last stsu in J-.U-. -i.c UI-VT.IT- old Tuiner has been handed one of launch (he winning rally. The triumph was Corwin's fourth without a loss. SUl Miller, sensational Cardinal rookie righthander, turned in his <ccond shutout over Chicago in Ihree weeks under the lights at Si. Louis. The Cards nicked Warren Hncker for the gnme's only run in Uie lirst tnnins on singles by Rod Schoendienst, Stan Musial and Enos Slaughter. the toughest possible foes for nis comeback effort. Dkycs. a 22-yenr-olrt six-footer with dynamite in either fist, has J2 knockouts to his credit In 90 pro fights. The 9 p.m. EST, bout will he broadcast and telecast nationally. Read Courier News Classified Acb. NEW YORK (/ri—Before a muscle has been flexed In ycrious competition. Michigan State has been selected as the No. 1 college football team of 1952 In The Associated Press annual pre-senson poll. The Spartans edged out the potent Maryland eleven in what amounted to a two-team race tor the top spot, the 214 sports writers ana sportscastcrs participating In the poll piled up 1.720 points for Coach Biggie Mttnn's team to 1,696 [or Maryland. Georgia Tech was a fairly respectable third choice with 1.233 points but. was not even close to the first t.\vo when it came to flrst- nlace votes. The point totals were baserl on 10 points for a firstj place vole, nine for second, eight for third, etc.. and Michigan State's top point total was the result of its crfce in point? awarded for tlie lessor positions, as the Spartans received 17 first place voles to 79 for the runnciup Maryland team. Georgia Tech received only 15 fir.-t-place vote?, but \\as well-supported for a place high in the top 10. The top 10 with their point totals anrt first place votes Vn parenthesis follow: Michigan State (77) 1.720 Maryland (791 1.656 Georgia Tech (151 1,233 Oklahoma i!6) t.058 Illinois '1i 1,OW Tennessee (&> 101 Wisconsin (•!> California (21 Texas Christian (1) Notre Dame 534 626 500 482 Read Courier News Classified Ads. MUDE THE OLD-TIME SOUR MASH WAY Tit Jirt tt »• CenfgryJ U.S.ROW mm NOW EASIER TO OWN THAN EVERS For • limited tim« — during this unusua tvent only—you enjoy the BIGGEST savings in years cm Ae one tue in the world wirh Royalle* Tread, Everlasting V/hitewatts, Renewable Safely! l« TODM! CREDIT TERMS McCAUL TIRE STORE So. Highway 61 John Burnett, Mgr. 8662

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