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TTM BLTTHEVrLLK (ARK.) COURIER NEW* THtlRSDAT, AtTGTJST-*, Bullpen Refugee, Hal White Comes Through for Tigers By JACK HANI) {.Associated I'ress S ports Writer) _... Maybe Red Kolfc bad a hunch about Hal White. Maybe lit: was just plain dcsiin- rate with Art Houtteman on the shelf. But hunch, desperation, luck or shoL-in-thc-dark, tho Detroit manager's move was a touch of genius, Whito, nn obscure refugee from* (he bullpen, gave thc Tigers' pen- ant hopes a shot in the arm yesterday with a brilliant two-hit shutout, of New York, 4-0, That's why (he Tigers are two games out front- in thc American League. The White of Aug. 2, 1950 finally fulfilled the promise of the "Kid from Uticn" who blazed a 12-12 record for tlie Tigci.s in his rookie year of 1EH2. But there have been many blank spots in between', Particularly World War II. Four Years a flop The. war took something out of Hai, When he came back, he Ju.it didn't have it. Four years—four flops. Finally in May of 19-19, Rolfe sent White to Toledo—a give-dp gesture. White fought his way back to llie majors with a 10-8 record at Toledo, But not a.s a starter. La.st spring, Rolfe, h«d new hopes for White—in the bullpen. However, he got a chance as a .starter in late June and enrlv .inly. After three starts he went back to relief. Yesterday the 31-year-old right- hander faced only 31 men. Singles by Gene Woodlins in the third ar.d Johnny Mize in thc fourth marred his no-hit bid. White did a Job at the iik'te. t^o. driving in what proved to be the winning nin with a second-inning single off Allie Reynold,-?. Despite While's fine effort, the Timers have no relief. The Yank-c.s, clinging to scone! place by three percentnse points, must be faced again this afternoon. And Cleveland, also two pnnie.s back, becomes a more serious threat each day. T,"rrv n^h" hi* Mirre successive homer.-; for the Indians last niftht ns Bob L?mon won his I7th the easy way—by an ll-O score over Washington. Lemon, (op winner In the majors, hasn't last since June 20 and now has nine straight victories. The Boston Rert Sox made it 15 o\it of 16 over the St. Louis Browns, rallying with three in the ninth for B 9-8 edge. Walt Dropo's s«'-.«!le, following a two-run double by Verii BUGLE: OR WHISTLE?—Glcrm Davis reads war news at Red lands University, Calif., training c;im;> lh;il luok.s like he rnrw be called before playing his first piofc.ssion;il football «nmc with" the Los An^olcs K.invs against the Washington Redskins nl the Los Angeles Coliseum, Aug. 1C. West Point's 'famous Mr. Outside was discharged from the Army in June. Stephens, did the Job for the Sox. VahT I'its for Cycle Elmer Vfilo hit tor the cycle with t single, double, triple and homer for Philadelphia in H 10-3 win over Chicago, "Emory (Bubba 1 C hu rch boosted the Phillies' National League lead in s»& games with a 2-0 decision over Cincinnati's Wizard Ramsdell. Church allowed only three hits and drove In the first run with B single In the fourth. Brooklyn moved into second place on some timely hitting by Jimmy Russell against his old Pittsburgh mates. Russell, batting rlghlhnnded Rgainst lefty Bill Werle. hit H two- run liomer to Lie the score In the ninth. Batting lefthauded against ri^hthanded Murry Dtcksnn in the 10th r Russell won the game with a single, 5-4. Boston's Johnny Sain clicked off his 15th win to hoist the Braves into third place over St. Louis with a 4-3 decision over UIR Card?;. Walker Cooper's pinch single In the eighth scored Sid Gordon with the tie-breaking runoff Harry Brecheen ' The New York Giants climbed all over Chicago for a double win. 11-I and 0-6 despite three; homers by the Cubs' Andy Pafko In the second game. The Giants have won 15 of IB from Chicago this season. Sale of World Series Radio, TV Rights May Exceed $800,000 Grid Hail of Fame Has 25 Members I.OS ANGELES, Aug. 3. (;!•(—A professional football hall of fnnie has taken tti 25 "charter" members. Here is the roster of pro great.-; named by Los Angeles area sports editors for the Helms Athletic Foundation: Clltf Battles. Sammy Banqh. the lale Joe K Carter (first National League pre.sicictit). Dutch Clark. Paddy Drfscoll, Turk Edwards. Rny Flaherty, Danny Fortmann. Red Orange. Ceorgc Halas. Mel Rein, the lale Bill Hewitt, Clarke Hinklc. Cal Hubbarrt. Dot: Hut-son. Onrly I.amljcail, Tnffy Leemans, SKI Luckman. Bronko Nagnr.sk!, Ernie Ncvcrs. Steve O'.ven. Ken StroriR. Joe StydaVmr. Jim Thorpe and George Trafton. Foul" names \viil be added each year to thc famed list. Pels Continue Hot Pace with Win Over Vols By Th* Associated Tress The pennant hopes of thc New Orleans Pelicans are all but gone but their chances lor a first division finish and a shot at the Southern Association Shauphnessy playoff crown look better every game. New Orleans has won seven straight and is now the Southern's hottest team. The Pelicans open a three-night stand in Memphis, which Is in fourth place—five games ahead of New Orleans, New Orleans tacked n 6-4 defeiU on the third ranking Nashville Vols last nicht with Harry Fisher yielding only five hits. Memphis was whipped by Birmingham 10-1. Atlanta defeated Litlle Rock for the third straight time. C-0. Memphis bonus boy Gus Zeriazci- kos lasted six Innings amt grive up 10 hits and seven runs. Chick first baseman Nick Etlcn was hit on the neck by a bouncing ball and left the game. The extent of Ms injuries hasn't been announced. Birmingham used 14 \\its to win its only game In three from Memphis. Jim Atkins gave up only four singles and one double to win Lhe game, Dick Hoover of Atlanta won his first -shutout of the year in five hits. All thc Crackers could get off Little. Rock's Mito Johnson and I l,o m bar do were a matching five but made more timely use of their blows. All of Chattanooga's runs came in the sixth as the Lookouts whipped Mobile, 4-2. Fred Wcltcroth gave Mobile seven hits En winning SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W I, Atlanta 07 39 62 43 Jil.shvillc . . -lemphi.s . .: ew Orleans tlobile . ... 00 57 SI 48 45 Philadelphia Jrooklyn . Iloston . .. St. Louis . New York . Chicago . . Cincinnati . Pittsburgh . NATIONAL LEAGUE W r, 60 40 53 40 54 41 .. 54 .. 47 .. 41 sa .. 34 A.M Kit!CAN Detroit . .., Nrw York . Cleveland . Boston . Washington Chicago . ., Philadelphia St. Louis . . LEAGUE W I. 61 34 CO 37 61 38 56 43 41 51 ...... 35 ...... 34 rw. .632 ,590 .550 .533 .486 .453 .340 Pel. #00 ,i70 .sea .563 .500 .430 .406 .354 Pot .642 .610 .ma ,561) .403 ,300 357 .35 Yesterday's Results Southern Assnclallnn Birmingham 10, Memphis 1 Atlanta 6. Little Rock 0 Chattanooga 4. Mobile 2 New Orleans 6, Nashville 4 Nnllona: l.tzgut Brooklyn 5, Pittsburgh 4 (10 innings) N'cw York 11-8, Chicago 1-6 Philadelphia 2. Cincinnati 0 Boston 4, St. Louis 3 American League Detroit 4. New York 0 PhiHidelphia 10. Chicago 3 Cleveland 11, Washington 0 Boston 9. St. Louis 8 Today's Games Rnulhtrn Association New Orleans at Memphis night Chattanooga at Atlanta night Na'hvlllc at Dirminsham night Only games scheduled NEW YORK, AU2. 3. Wi—Tin rst sale of television for thc Vorld Series in 1947 brought $65,00. This year, more than $500.001 las already been bid for thc 1950 'V rights and the final figure ma> ump another hundred thousand. Arid the $175,000 niclio righL ,nd you get a total of approximately .800.000 before even figuring the egular gate receipts. Prior to the 1023 series, n rnil- [on -dollar gate was only a dream, n 1922, for instance, the total was 605,415 for the Giants and Yankees n New York. The following fall, the anie teams drew Sl.OG3.815. Tlie first world B erics, back In 903, brought In all of $50,000. Receipts to Player E-'uiuls The radio receipts go to the pen- ion fund for major league baseball jlayers. Payment for TV is received by the centra] baseball rtmd in he commissioner's office. Commis- .ioner A. B. Chnndlcr negotiated he radio contract from 1945 to 050. It total $2,225,000 for the pen- iioil fund^r^-::: The most-active bidders for TV igbts on Hie coming scries are two big commercial firms. Chandler's decision will he (hie Aug. 19. Since the 1949 series, the nation's TV set.s in use have increased Full's sale of series video was for from 2,150.000 to 6,214,100. Last $200.000. So it. can be seen that the sale irice and national use of TV sets lave jumped^ at the same ratio— about three times above 1919. The Coxlal cable currently serves in nrea with 5,000.000 TV sets, a- nst only 1,750.000 a year ago. Virtually thc entire northeast is covered. Ark-Mo Defeats Whisenhunt7-2 Ark-Mo Power defeated the Kemp Whi.senlnmt Company tcati 7-2 in n Bny Window Softball League playoff game yesterday afternoon. The victory by Ark-JUo evened thc two-game first round scries at. one win each (or thc two teams. This afternoon, the Courier Nc\v,s was scheduled to meet Burnett Hudson Sales in another playoff game. Stanford Defeated in State Tourney CAMDEM. Ark., AUK. 3. OT)— CV.ark. already once loser, didn't show up for it.s yame with Newport in tho slate .semi-pro bsisebiOl tournament here last night. Thc resultant forfeit dropped Ozark from thc double-elimination tourney. National Lratur Cincinnati at Philadelphia night St. Louis at Boston Pittsburgh al Brooklyn American Ltien« New York at Detroit Philadelphia nt Chicago Only games scheduled Yankees Deny Reports that DiMag is Sulky DETROIT, Allg. 3. CAP) — Tin New Yo rk Ya nkees a re hop pi n; :nad about published reports thi Joe DiMaggio, star outfielder, is talking to Manager Casey Stengel. "Anyone who knows Casey Sten gel's reputation as a manager an Joe DiMa'ggo's reputation as a tear player, will realize how ridiculou is any talk of a disagreement be twccii them," George Weiss, Yan kee general manager, said in statement. "For this reason the Yankees wl! not dignify the story by rnakin any further comment on it." Joe 'nimble. New York Da It News baseball writer with the Yan kecs. reported that DiMaggio "wearing * a cloak of martyrdom because of his recent removal froi the clean-up spot in the bat Lin order. Johnny Mize now hits loiut anrt DiMaggio fifth. "No one denies this great. pl?.yi the right to his pride," Trimb write, "but'he is carrying things to far when he refuses to talk to the manager, curtly cuts the newspapermen who have been his friends for years and maintains a stony silence toward all but a few of his teammates." Sports Roundup HUGH HH.I.KKTON JK. By CAYLK TALBOT (Kor Much Kulkrlon, Jr.) NEW YORK, Aug. 3. Wj—The last blng we .saw, the New York Yan- ecs were 3-2 favorites to win their ccond si might American League ennant and their third in the past our years. The Detroit Tigers are quoted ecoml choice at 2-1. the surging Cleveland Indinns third al 13-5 and :ie Boston Red Sox fourth at 7-2 l/s a fine cluster of short odds, re- Icctlng both the fierceness of the ace in the younger circuit and thc reat-heariedness of the book- inkcrs. : The first though that might oc- ur to the casual follower of the IQX scores is "what arc those Yanks olng up there again—haven't they iad the miseries all season and laven't some of tlie best minds Rreed that this Ls Detroit's year?" The answer Is—well, yes. One of he champions' greatest stars, Tomny Henrlch, has played btit rarely because of a damaged knee, and "' *cl Golfers Tee Off at Dawn as Crowded Field G6es After Tarn 0 Shanter Cash By CHAKI.KS CIIAMHKKLATN CHICAGO, AUK- 3. (AP)— The $75,000 Tarn O'Sliantor golf jubilee became a wagon derby today. The main batcli of 250 pros was forced to see off at daybreak. milk Arkansas Sportettes Highly-Touted Pennsylvania Prepster Visits U.A. Campus By CARL BELL LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 3. (n't— Looks like tlio Arkansas Razorbacks may have something of an unofficial working agreemen twith the Philadelphia Kagles. foe DiMaggio plalnlv has sli >adly. Joe Page, their fabled re- ief pitcher, hasn't been vorlH his ountl for a month. And Delrrilt lias lulled nut on a tremendous show mder Ped Rnife's guidance. Even Willi Last Vrar But — well. Inr* at the figures Juring the mmith just past. Casey Stengel's has-beens won 19 games 1 while losing eif-nt, That pl.t them ! Dou ixactlv even with their won-lofl s|)n landings of a year HIJO. During July they smashed 27 home runs while their own hill staff was ylekl- 112 only 16. a murderous advantage Big John Mizc. who barely es- :ar>ed a second and possibly finn] rip to the minors less than a month -i«o. suddenly began hitting like a nadman in thc clean-up spot. Jn sum. eveivtnlng had begun to click for (he numbers at once—before (hey hit Detroit, Even the wo reliefers obtained from St. Louis Tom Perrick and Joe Ostrov:skl, In the tleal which brought such an avalanche of criticism upon the sensitive head of Cielleral Manigcr George Weiss, have been contributing some gaudy work. And while all this was hnDoenlng to the StenRflmen It gradually be- c-me apparent in recent weeks that Detroit's fine pitching staff, which had been counted upon to pronel the Tigers to the pennant, was beginning to feel ihe strain of overwork. Of course the two straight wins over ihe Yanks helped a lot. Virgil Trucks has been out since May with a sore arm, and Rolfe has only seven sound pitchers. He has found it necessary to convert his best relief man, veteran Dizzy Truot. Into a starter, and he has been forced to use his big four— Newhouser, Houtteman, Hutchfnson and Gray—In relief a total of 21 While Hazorback grid coach Otis Douglas Ls helping get his former Eagle mates ready to meet the college all-stars, a visitor to the university canipu: at Fayeteville was John Hednarik, .a 195-pound Pennsylvania high school product of considerable repute. John is the younger brother of former Pcnn all-America center Chuck Bednarik, now with the Eai'les, and saiil it was upon ills lircthor's recommendation that he was considering a college pigskin career at Arkan-sas. You'll recall that several members of thc national champion Eagles visited F.iyctteville to help Douglas coach the Porkers in the favor, in addition to Douglas doing chores in the champs' training camp, Arkansas is allowing i!-s assistant coach, Dick Humbert, to rejoin the Eagles to pla In the all- star game. All of this wsis preceded, of course, by Arkansas' great bick, Clyde Scott, going to the Eagles and Douglas giving up Ills Philiy connections to become the Ftazorbacfci' head coach. Speaking of couches, see if this one makes sense: l>urinff the past school year l.ittle Rock Junior College's football learn was undefeated and utifletl and won the Little Rose Kowl game, but it's baskctballcri on onl yone of 19 games. I.K.IC's football coach of Ust fall. Jimmy Karam. Is now "retired", while basketball . coacb .John Floyd bas a promotion to the cage tutoring job at Texas A. anrt M. weekend. Former state Units champ Vincent Allison has yield- pit his l-'ort Smith city crown, ton. Sam MrKinney dumped him, I and 3, In the meet final. times. Evans Runts Talent Rolfe concedes that the situation Is precarious, and that if he doesn't get another pitcher soon it will become worse. General Manager Billy Evans has Just ' returned from an unsuccessful hunt on the west coast. The price-makers are, of course, keenly aware of Rolfc's mis- the Clevelands. anyone givings. As for who wishes to risk his roll on Lou Boudreau's boys would do well to grab the current odds, for Ihey will get a Iol v shorter before they get longer. The Injuns are a hot ball team. Boudreau, scenting the big chance, is back In there playing great shortstop and powering the hits again. Huge Luke Easter, the Negro rookie is scaring pitchers to death. Bob Lemon is proving what had been suspected—that he is just about thc best pitcher in the game today. They could win the big prize. The Red Sox? Trie temptation Is strong, now and then, to give up on Steve O'Neill's gladiators. But a man was saying Just the other day. don't. They're knocking the cover off the ball out west, he said, and pretty soon they'll open a nice, long i home stand in Fenway Park, wiser they are hard to shave. Hold off i bile yet, the inrm urged. 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Paul Boyd, the. referee of the game which brought a protest from TCU Coach Dutch Meyer and then censure of Arkansas by the conference, said he wa.s "blackballed" from the loop's officiating list By one coach. We don't know why. but no 1950 assignments were given W. C Mills ntt Roy Sclby, who helped Boyd nd Coleman call the much-publicized game. TaleniPlentiful On High School All-Star Squads MEMPHIS. Aug. 3. (if) —Triple threat backs, pile driving linemen nnd glue fingered ends arc a dime a dozen around here. And many a college coach would like at least 11 of same. Forty-six outstanding prep football players from 32 states arc practicing daily for the second annual All-America high school football game here Aug. 9. It will be a battle of thc "T" formation against the single wing. The "East" squad is directed by Harold (Red) Drew, head coach at the University of Alabama. Drew is nn exponent of the T. The "West" t,eam is coached by Will Walls, single wing mentor at Corpus Christ! University. "These boys_ look good," Drew says. "I've got "a better set of backs year, and I understand Walls has a better line. It ou^ht to be a good game." Walls is equally enthusiastic. Both coaches could field, without second thought, a secondary aver- . aging close to 190 and a line at( F tout 220. The boys are selected on the basis of their, prep school records and the recommendation of coaches, teachers, business men and sports writers. The event Is sponsored by the Wigwam Wi.semen of America, H benevolent sports organization. Proceeds go toward helping young persons who have been physically handicapped as the result of injuries. The first annual .game, played in Corpus Christi. Tex., last year, was won by the "East," 12-1. There was such a last mlnuU rush of entries that Promoter eorge S. May had to revise hit schedule for the first two day» Into a dawn-to-dusk affair. With the exception of exempted players who were automatically awarded berths on the basis of p^tf records, the hordes of less fortq£ ate pros were to lee off at the unheard-of hour of 6 a.m. while roost* crs were crowing they started off on, an 18-hole qualifying Jaunt for 56 places open in the All-Amerlcan tourney bracket. So large was the field that extended qualifying trials were also set for tomorrow morning. The 56 qualifiers and 20 hand-picked pros begin 72-hole medal play for the All-American pot of gold Saturday. Meanwhile, the women and the men amateurs opened fire today. In alt, more than 400 players were ready to uncork the biggest bombardment ill golf history. Women Follow After today's early birds got started, the nation's best women pros and amateurs followed in their first round of tourney action. The bumper to bumper procession Is expected to develop into a race against nightfall. All Ben Hogan were on hand. Favor- lies include Tarn's own representative, Lloyd Mangrum, who is shooting for his third consecutive All- American title; the sensationally rising star, Jack Burke: British Open Champion Bobby Locke, the 1917 Tam titlist making his initial start on American fairways in a year; Sam Sncad, and Jim Perrier. Snead, known to his friends.^ "old moneybags," entered the ja'aR pot drive as the nation's top money winner with $20.223. Ferricr is second with S1G.240. followed by Jim Demaret, with $14.676. and Man- Srum will) 512,855. Most favorites agree that the win- nlng score .will be around 280. compared to the tourney record of 289 set by'Byron Nelson In 1945 and Mangrum's winning 276 of last year. Mangrum has been pasting the best practice rounds. He hammered 68 yesterday. Patty Berg, carding trial 71, has been made a co- avorite with Babe Zaharias !n the pro women's ranks. of golf's sliotmastcrs except Boyd, who recently—too late for anything to be done about the censure—said Arkansas got a raw deal, wasn't originall yscheduled to bean official for the game. Tlie assignment first went to Abb Curtis, the tough but well-liked former University of Texas athletic star, like the V-loan program of the last EDSON Continued from page 8 mented sourly, "So people in jail and the bughouse nrc really the preferred classes today." Would Co-Signer Help? National Security Resources Board Chairman W. Stuart Symington was explaining the new defense production loan guarantee plsn to the Senate Banking and Currency Committee, He said it was a Rood oit Mo. Nine Cords To Meet Manila The Number Nine Cardinals meet he Manila Jaycces tonight under he lights of Manila's baseball park- ThU will be the third meeting Between the two teams this season: During recent National Baseball Congress play the two teams split in two meetings, Manila winny^ ihe first 9-t and Number Nine 3w second 4-2. Orover Whittle or Fritz West will probably see hHl duties for ihe Cardinals with Wayne Taylor going for the Jaycces. The game Is called for 8:15. Then Curtis left the Southwc.it to become supervisor of Pacific Coast Conference officials and Boyd wns named as a substitute for the Porker-Frog battle. Now, Curtis is back as the Southwest's supervisor of officials. Charles I.ules, a Blyfhcville semi-pro baseball player, slole nine liases, Including home twice, in a game with Burdctte the other riay. Two Hot Springs pr(»s, Pnte Fleming and Gib Sellers, will compete In the rich Tam O-Slian- ter golf tourney al Chicago this war, which had netted the government a profit of $23,000,000. "Who was the skillful fellow in RFC who did that?" demanded Senator Torjey of New Hampshire brightly. The way he said it. it was clear this was the best news he had heard In years. Sen, Paul Douglas of Illinois, who has been scourging EIFC in Arkansas Senator Fiilbright's subcommittee, took a dimmer view. "I have grave doubts about the efficienci of RFC." said Senator Douglas. "": doubt the wisdom of putting $2,000,000,000 In thetr hands, even for stockpiling." GI Bill Pays Off—Plenty The 01 bill of rights, passed six years ago. has provided benefits to nearly all the 15,000.000 vets of World War n. About half of them took educational training of some sort, at a total cost of $10.000.000.000. Two million vets have taken out OT loans for housing or business, totaling about $11.000,000,000. Nearly 9,000.000 vets drew readjustment benefits for a total of about S4.000.000.000. Some GI's drew benefits under all three main programs. Costs of GI benefits were just beginning' to decline. The total for fiscal 19-19 was $6.500.000.000. But now, %vith another war on hand; the rate of expenditure Is expected to rise again. Terminal dates ,-?§& applying for various GI beneJR come in 1056-57, but could be extended further by act of Congress. FIRST...FORM 3 1J STRAIGHT YEAR! KENTUCKY'S FAVORSTE STRAIGHT BOURBON A jfX outselling all other straight whiskies, HAK.LY TIMES is ihc smash-hit popularity winner in the hourhon capital of the world — where the making and enjoyment of fine whiskies i,s a lime-honored tradition. Just try it! Gives major league srancHnKS* schedules 2nd (fatal Ask your dealer for a cocnpl im en ta ry copy! (where laws permit such distribution) EARLY TIMES IARLT TIMIS DISTILLCRT CO., LOUISVILLE 1, ICY. • THIS WHISKY 1$ 4 YIARS OLD • •* PftOOP

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