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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 22, 1952
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TEN LE (ARK.) COUBIER NEW» Mantle is Called For Draft Checkup MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — New York Yankee sophomore Mickey Mantle is slattd to leave here today with eleven other 4-f Ottawa County youngsters for Oklahoma City and his third army draft examination in less than two years. The M-year-old baseball itand-* : out previously has been rejected because of a chronic bone dlsr.ise. Osteomyelitis, in his left leg above the ankle. It was doubtful whether the »rmy,would take him even If he passed'his physical becau.%e of the number of persons dependent upon him. Since his father's recent death Mickey has been the sole support of his mother, two brothers and a sister. He also is married and soon will be a father. His leg- ailment Is the result o! « football injury, received in a high school game.; Originally, the Commerce, Okla., speedster was classified 4-p by hl« draft board here Nov. 28, 1950. In Tulsa, April .11, 1351, medical examiners again found him unacceptable. Doctors, at Ft. Sill, Aug. 20, 1951, tagged.him 4-P after checking his leg.' A recent , directive from '- Gen. Lewis B. Hcrshey, national draft director, is responsible for the reexamining ,of certain groups formerly catalogued 4-P. The order states the army does-not want se- lectees who. suffer ' "active Osteo- myelitis -or . a iverlfled .history' of chronic Osteomyelitis, unless Successfully (rented for two or more years" previously." Dr. S. S; Gaynor. New York Yankee physician, last August wrote Mickey's draft boarti he had treated the outfielder during the past two spring training season: almost daily. Dr. Gaynor explained Mantle had to wear a guard on his leg while playing to ease swelling and tenderness. Dr. H. W. Wendelken, Miami draft board advisor, concurred lu Gaynor's diagnosis. Jop Marathon Entrant Collapses SENDAI, Japan W>—"I'm going to'run to'the finish," gasped marathon runner Isamu Kojo as he staggered toward the finish line today in the 13-mile-run of the seventh national athletic meet. Kojo fell eight times blithe last 80 yards and virtually crawled the- last few feet. A thunderous ovation went up as'Kojo crossed'the line ftnd collapsed: "Kojo showed One fighting spirit," one meet official remarked as the determined runner was taken to a hospital on a stretcher. Kojo finished Mth. . • , _ Shall the Fixers Play Pro Sport? That'* Question Loop Owners Must Decide As Prexy Steps Down By KD COR RIG AN NEW YORK Wl—The American Basketball League, which has been In operation since 1028, Is at Ihe crossroads today In Its struggle for survival, . . The venerable loop will decide at Its annual meeting of the owners tomorrow .whether to permit some of Ihe players who have been Involved In the basketball scandals to play for Us teams. But no matter what I* decided. John J. O'Brien, the wealthy businessman, who has been president all through the years, will step down. O'Brien Is upset over the thought of the league permitting the players (o Join the teams. Some of the members have been reported In favor of opening the doors to the players and Elmlra went so far as to sign BUI Splvey^ a former All-America at the University of Kentucky. Olhen Signed Three others—Alex Groan and Ralph Beard, who plnyed wllh the Indlnnapolls Olympians of the National Basketball Association, and former Long Islnnd University slar 'Sherman White—have been signed by Jersey City. ,\ 'It would not be fair for me to sny that my .resigning has anything to do with the action of the owners in debating whether to hire these' players." O'Brien Bald. "But In all Its history our league never' has been tainted and I wouldn't want it to start now. "Why, In years gone by, we have banished, players who were even suspicious. We didn't need proof. If a player was seen 'In the company or a gambler* fils contract was not renewed. That's the only way. to keep basketball clean. Elmlra Rignlni Veteran Trainer, of Athletes Retire 'I.: think '. perhaps the team wns , misguided in .,.„ „ Splvey. He Is under indictment but has not been found Kiiilty of anything. In my opinion ho still should be barred. I am not belnff unkind where these boys ale concerned. I would certainly •help them get jobs and . become- rehabilitated— Eagles Ask Waivers On Smackover Scott PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Th« Philadelphia Ragles announced yesterday that they have asked walvera on'Clyde Bmackover Scott, the fleet but oft-injured halfback from Arkansas. Scott, considered one of the great-* ; est players ever to perform (or \ Bascom Meets Jimmy Bivins the University of Arkansas, signed hi» first professional contract with (he Eagles four years ago. But In his f)rst year of pro competition, Scott suffered a dislocated shoulder, and rwver lived up to his advance notices u one of the nntlon'i great running backs. The 175-pound Southwest Con - ference slar was switched to defensive play by Ihe Eagles Ihls year In an effort to break the Injury Jinx that has hampered him since he entered tho league. ,. ; 9.4 Man Reputed to be the fastest man in football, Scoll once ran the 100-yard dash In 9.4 seconds. Ho finished a close second in the Olympic 110-meter hurdles at London in 1948. ' Scolt played his first college football with Navy during the war, then transferred to the University of Arkansas In 194fi, where ho starred for three years. He was selected on the All-Southwest Conference team three times, A brothel 1 , Tracy Scott, also played for Arkansas, and another brother, Benny, was a first line reserve back on Little Rock Junior College's 19-13 Little Hose Bowl champions, A native of Smackover, Ark., Scott now lives,at Lake Village. St. Louis Hometown Boy Will Take on Veteran Heavy ST. LOUIS fa>>— Wes Bascom, a hometown boy, who has shown promise, and Jimmy Blvlng, a ring veteian : from Cleveland, tangle In the Arena tonight In a, scheduled 10-round heavyweight match that offers a unique situation for St. Louts fight fans. The bout,to be telecast- and broadcast CBS-TV, CBS nationally at s p.m. <C.ST), will'be the first local taxing match televised In the St. Louis' area. Whether future bouts here will be carried on local TV outlets apparently will rest with the night'* gate receipts. CHmblnr •'•'•' . Bascom,' an East St. ' Louis, 111 Pap-Jackson Tilt Delayed For a Week The Blythevllle Papoose* will be Idle this week because of a mix-up in Us schedule. Cnach Harold Stockton said this tnorninjt that the Paps' game with Jack-sun. Tenn., which wa« orfj;- Inany scheduled far tomorrow nljtlil, h*i b*>n postponed until next week nn the request of Jaok- xnn authorities. The Paps were originally .scheduled to play (Heroin's Juniors next week but , C'oach Stockton said that that Ihls game nan bten postponed until Nov. In In 'order to make Ihe Jackson change. In Jackson U was reported that the schedule difficulties' came annul when two games were book- , ed for Jackson's field on the same but not In basketball." • Unofficially, It appears thnt the owners will okay the hiring of the players. Hnl / Robncher, Elmlra president, said he expects" 1 , the league to,sanction It:, Sooners Strengthen All-America Bids By SKIPPER PATRICK KANSAS CITY (AP) — Center Tom -the Cat Catlin and quarterback Eddie Crowder both of Oklahoma, decidedly strengthened their bids for All America football honors in the ^ooners 42-20 victory ovtr Kansas For the second straight week boxers In the light-heavy. class. Bivins, on the other hand,' Is a 32-year-oM campaigner who has always carried respect in the heavy- welght'dlvlslon. He, too, holds a No. 3 rating among the outstanding boxers in his weight class.' . " Neither,- however, Is ranked as a contender to either the heavy or light-heavy title. . • Under Missouri ring rules, to- ntght's bout will be judged'on a point bast?, with Judges splitting I'-poEnts a round between the two. Hog Distance Runners Win . KAYETTEVILLE |/p)_Tlie University of Arkansas' .crack cross country running team won its first engagement of the yenr yesterday, downing Oklahoma A.<feM., 24-35. The Victory established the Porkers as favorites to win a third straight Southwest Conference cross country:championship. Earlier' this year, the team from:Sltllwnter easily defeated Texas A&M., the Ha- zorbacks' leading rival for conference honors! Yesterday's .winning" time was 14:28 over * 3-mile course. As many as a million tons of copper have been produced : from ores !n the United. States In ,a x year. His Men Were Heroes to Him. , Bj TOM BRANAGAN CHICAGO.(AP) —-A'man may be no hero to his valet, but with his trainer it's different. That's straight 'from the heart of one of the best -p Andy Lotshaw, who retired this week after almost 30 years training Chicago Cubs and Bears. V In an Interview, Andy went down the list of the great nnd near- great baseball and football professionals whose aches and pains have been his concern over the years. "Hack Wilson, Pnt Mntone, Lon Warnekc, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Dizzy Dean (baseball stars •II),:. Red Grange, Bill Hewitt, Bronko Nagurski, George Trillion, Bulldog: Turner, (football luminaries)— they were the greatest guys going," says Andy. "You couldn't beat them. High clnss. every one." The 72-year - old Cubs - Bears clubhouse; fixture hates to leave his heroes, but he hasn't been feel- Ing welK lately. "You've got lo step down some lime," says "Doc" Lolshnw. "And _ od memories." He exemplifies this with a wave of the hand that takes in countless pictures of spqHs figures that crowd the walls of the Lotshaw home. "That Oabjby Hartnettl'' en-- thused Andy. "I guess maybe he was the best. I loved that boy." The colorful Gabby was one of the finest catchers ever seen in the National League. But his Breat- est attribute as a Cub was his ability to Inspire others, says Lol- shaw. . Dizzy Dean, the famed pltcher- turned-radlo announcer who Joined the Cubs In the twilight.of his career, was one of Andy's big projects. Rrut Motion "He oroke nis toe, you remember Lolshaw says. "Well, he couldn t take that big stride of his off the rubber and (hat Inlerfcred with his delivery and that in turn made his arm sore. I worked and worked with that arm but it Just (THROWER IS RIGHT—Willie ll^rower fondles . th«- ball •w«rde the puser by hii State teammitei after victory over Texas e back- ured Dlz couple r.iqd years if It hadn't been for that broken toe." "You know, thnt Wilson had the tiniest feet I've ever seen on a man," snys.Lotshnw. "You would not think it of a powerful man like Hack, but ns I recall he wore a size 5 shoe. "But don't kid yourself. TJiere wasn't anything dainty nbout thnt guy. He wns one of the old-timers .who played for keeps. He slid into those bases like n tornado. But it was sure hard on his little feet and ankles. :' Taped Legs "I had him taped practically up to his knees every day so his pins wouldn't break off." To this day Andy is awed by the massive proportions and Immense strength of Brdnko Nagur- ski, All America Minnesota fullback who plnyea many years with the Chicago Bears. Andy-says the Bronk was indestructible, and gives an example: "One lime he got the cnlf of his leg cut in an exhibition game with the Green Bay Packers. That wns the dressing room and we put I eight stitches in It. He was out there the second half—and doing good as ever, I tell you." LEVEE TAXES NOW DUE! Will be in Osceola (Courthouse) Oct. 20th to 25th Manila (Fleemon Bldg.) Monday, Oct. 27th Leachvillc (Gen. Insurance) Tue»., Oct. 28th Luxora (Miss. Co. Bank) Wed. Oct. 29th Dyess (F.H.A. Office) Thurs. Oct. 30th Bassett (My home) Friday, Oct. 31st Osceola (Courthouse) Saturday, Nor, 1st • w -. . ,-««» or mall jo«r check (with exchanre) vt Money Order (without exchange) together with your Ux stale- •ent, U KK it Wilson. Emily P. Trammel Leyee Tax Collector Box 358, Wilson, Arkansas Pharmacists Aid A-Bomb Research WASHINGTON (/P)—Major contributions to the development of atomic energy were made by two pharmacists working 150 years apart, says the American Pharmaceutical Association. Nfartin H. Klaproth, pioneer pharmacist and scientist, first identified the .element uranium in 1789 In 1939 Dr. H. A. B. Dunning of Baltimore, excited by the plsslbllitle* Involved in the development of the theory of 'uranium fission by German scientists, underwrote special research at Johns Hopkins University which hastened development of the atom-bomb. Dunning Is a life member of the pharmaceutical association. Most cigarette tobaccos contaii about 10 per cent sugar., Every mellow drop... TOP KENTUCKY BOURBON rnnucn STMIMT mnoi wntsnr. « nui k) MOV. » MM MWilW Ok, HtMHT. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 198J' ££i. T £i!£ RS —£ a P' Frank McPhee, !eft, foe* both w«y» for Princeton. Michigan StTteCpaul DekT ker, center, pulU 'em out of the sky.. Art DeCarlo nukes cireus eatche. tor Georgia. They are among the suoenor college end*. (KEA) Cansas City Star; John Cronley, Jally Oklahornnn, .Oklahoma City, .nd Floyd Olds, Omaha World- tarald. Catlin, 20, a 6 foot 1 inch 195 pound > sen lor, from Ponca city, Okla., got eleht': clean tackles and assisted with I others while play- Ing against Kansas last Saturday. He made a great one-man stand n,t a time Oklahoma led only 21-20 and Kansas were knocking at the file yard line , „ Catlin threw the key block in Oklahoma's first touchdown that enabled the Sooners to pull Into a 1-7 tie , Crowder, 20, a 6 foot, 170 pound senior, from Muskogee, ofcla.,• befuddled not only the spectators but Kansas as well with his wizardry ball handling He completed 2 of passes', too, ( one of them a 58- yard -scoring play .to end Max Boydsloh that put ' the Sooners dhead to stay Huik'er Makes'First The name-of Jerry Mlnnick, Ne- brnska' defensive tackle, appeared on, .the All /America . list -for the first'time. The 19-yenr-oId Minnlck, a 6-foot 4-Inch 215-poundcr from Cambridge, Nebr., mnde tackles nil over the field in the Corhhuskers' strong •defensive' play against Penn State. Highly;commended by the bo 'i were: Elmer . Stout, Oklahoma Aggies, defensive fullback. John ' Payne, Oklahoma Aggies, defensive'trickle. i Howard Waugh, Tulsa, offensive fullback.' Bob st'.clalr, Tulsa, defense-offense tackle. Willie Roberts, Tulsa offensive end t Billy Vessels, -Oklahoma, offensive halfback. Charlie Hong, Kansas, defense- offense hnlfbnck. Gnlen Fiss, Kansas, defense-offense fullback, Harrison Plays At Haley Tonight Harrison High School's T>rag- ons take to Haley Field tonight where they'will face West Memphis Starting time h»j been »ei for 8 p.m. / The Dragons have won three K»rnes, while losing one; last week to n strong Memphis learn. Ira Young Is Dragon co»ch. . Read Courier News Classified Ad> Sports Roundup— Women's Pro Golf Hot; And the Take is Better By OAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK <tf}—The professional women • golfer*';o'f this' country' now are whacking up-mpre prize money each year ;tha'n 'their male counterparts did. In. 1939. Six of them-.will .'average better than i 10.000 apiece this year and will pick up additional thousands from, sporting .goods firms whose tool* they use on the fair* ays Before rushing out to buy the daughter a set of clubs, hoaeier, it might be «ell to listen brleflj to Freddie Corcoran, who Invented playing gdll for. money. The competition among the five or six top girls has become fierce lately," marvels the tournament manager both lor the men and women glamor players 'A fe» years'ago Babe Didrikson •.('z'ahar- las) xas in a class by hersel/ She won most of the money and the others took »hat «as left Its tightened up now to »here the Babe is just one of the girls. Broke Male Record "They've done as ay entirely with women's par. Louise Suggs shot 284 to wiii this year's open —an average of 11 stroles to the round Betty Berg shot a 64 on one course to break the men's'record by a stroke. One M-hole tournament was won with a score of 211. Betsy -Hauls; who led thejnonev winners with a total'of-over ?14,OM, is.a good bet to 'equal men's -par any time she goes out." We observed that Freddie was sticking to the well known names and asked what the chinces were for some new girls to break Into Ihe picture in the near future. Almost every season' produces- some bright new-figure In the men's division, we pointed' out; Corcoran was dubious. different "It's a different situation with the girls,"'he said. "We have seven former women's amateur champions In our group, and thej''ve been playing one another in hard competition for several years now They've Improved their games tremendously, in ,'that- time. When they're not playing they're practicing, just as the men do. In fact, the\ don't call it practicing ans more, but say they're going out to work on. their game for a while. No matter hon good n girl might be as an annteur, she simoly cant get this kind of competition After she joins our group it will take her some time to bring her game up to 'the-tournament' pitch of the original bunch and begin getting her share of the money " Oklahoma Center Is Top Lineman Tom Catlin , Gets Selection By AP Writers By TED HI1EB NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Ratlin, 20-year-old Senior cen- :er for the University of Ok-' altoma, is the lineman of the week. '• • . ;The co-captain of*the Sooners to- lay was named the winner of th« Associated Press poll because of his >lay that/proved the turning point,' n the Oklahoma-Kansas game last Saturday. :_:*• ' . Oklahoma won, 42 - 20,* Sooners led by only 21-20 In the second half with Kansas on the Sooner five when Catlin made his cey play. , . On third down, 2 to: go, Catlin smashed through to throw Jerry Robertson, Kansas quarterback •or a five-yard loss. Kansas lost' .he ball on downs on the next play Shaken Confidence As Bud Wilkinson. Oklahoma coach, said later "That shook Kan- sas\conf(den'ce and we were able" - win." Cnllin, a poueiful 6 01 195- poiinder from Ponca City, 'okla , also threw the key biopk on the way that brought Oklahoma Its first touchdown. Other linemen from \lrtuallv ev- Jiy section of the country leceived i'gh praise, among them, Harley Se\iell, in the southv est The Texas guird plnyed brilliantly both offensively and de- fensnclv against Aikpusns He hit Arkansas Murray Elton so hard on one play that the ball was jarred from Elton's grasp; Se'well fell on the ball on the Arkansas 15 to set up Texas' first T. D. ... Now Leo, the Artiste, as Lip Discloses Plans for Film Career HOLLYWOOD 7/P)—Leo Durocher California v and would like to spend is thinking of following his wife, Laralne-Day, into the motion picture field The manager of the New York's says he h'n's some proposals from '.the movie Industry . and that after the 1963 season he may give up baseball and become a movie producer "I'm giving the matter.very serit ous consideration," Durocher told a newsman yesterday. He said he would like to be able to spend more time.with hU family in California Durocher and the attractive Laraine, "whom he married in 1947, maintain a home on 4!S acres near the Riviera- Country club in Santa Monica. She has two children by a previous marriage. 1'The children >re getting to the age where we hate to: move them about from California to New York." said the fiery Oiant boas. "We like more time here. 'Baseball lias -been very good t_ nie, and certainly I can't say enough about the wonderful organization ] work for. the New York Giants. "Of course. It may be that i'l find I'm not capable of- handling this proposed venture into, the mo vies. But I might. I might give it : try, anyhow." Bight now, Durocner" Is rehears ing for a role in a movie, ."Main Street to Broadway," with Tallulah Bankhead Miss Day Is active both in movies and television r l'~* » t- ' T ^W ^ IfiAS* f^fiS Paste at No Extra Cost . - . , ; ' « For Hire* doyi only-rpurehoM «f)owgh woUfqptr far 1 room and Wordi will hrnit* aN KM poft* yaw M*d «t no •**• charse. Choo« ybw IT'S WARDS FOR WAUPAP6R SWING ,YOUR PARTNER!— Kngamisato, left, and Yosh*- bayam'a are not fat men dancing N They're 400 pound Japanese Sumo >*rentiers exciting Ihe fancy in Tokyo. Kagamisato pushed his honorable opponent over tne'rope to win. 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