The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 29, 1952 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 29, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.y COURIER 400 Club Membership? Terps, Spartans Sooners NEW YORK (AP)—Michigan State, Maryland and Ok lahoma.undefeated powerhouses terriorizing opponents in and out of their geographical sectors, are three of the five major college teams still "hitting 400" — averaging 400 or more yards gained a game, Michigan State, polishing off an* , unbeaten eastern team Tor the second, straight ..week, racked up 495 yards Rgalnst- Perm' State nnd stop the total offense.column with 467.6 yards, a game, according to statistics released today by the NCAA . service 'bureau". San Jose State, Idle last Saturday, is; second with .4555./Oklahoma third with 434.8, Maryland fourth with 430.3 and Tulsa fifth with 412.4. The Sooners, tied In their first game but .completely irresistible since/ lead, in total points, 210, and points per game, 42.0. Against Kansas State they scored 49 for the thlfd time in their last four games and reeled 'off &08 yards. Michigan' State is second in scoring with 34.8 points'a game. Calif. First In-rushing, California kept first .place despite.-its, : poorest day in six "years, but Its margin over Sun Jose was.cut-to 305.5 against 301.2. Oklahoma and Tulsa are next with 294.8 and 204.4 respectively* California was .held, to-119 yards by Southern California, Its .smallest one-game ground output since Stanford held it •to 101 In 1816, Total offense leadership has been « consistent 'reflection of success' this seasonVOf the top eight, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Maryland end Georgia Tech are unbeaten, while San Jose, Tulsa, Princeton »nd California have lost only once. In last Saturday's games, Tulsa and-Yale .each produced 528 yards', thejtay'8,hlgh. Yale's/317 rushing yards against- Lafayette were high in that phase of attack, while Holy Cross, in losing by a' point to Syracuse, completed most pssscs of «ny 'team in one gamo this year. The Crusaders made : 24 out,of 48. Scoring above 30 points a game, in addition to'Oklahoma and Michigan State, are Virginia, 31.8; Princeton, 31.4^. and Arizona;-30.8. Charlie Hoag Got Kansas Back into First Teh Teams Bjr RIP WATSON- NEW YORK (AP)'— Charlie Hoag, slashing Kansas halfback whose one-man offensive display dazzled Southern Methodist last Saturday, today was-named the Associatfcd Big Bonuses BeOut In '53 Season May Press back of the week, Hoag, the greatest ground-gainer In Kansas' history nnd one .of the best ntl-around athletes 'In football this year, had the Mustangs going around In circles as he ran (or one touchdown, passed for another and was the key man In two more :coring drives In Kansas' 26-0 vlc- ory. Here's what the 20-year-old scn- or from Oak Pnrk, III., did: Sprinted 14 yards over right guard—without a hand being laid on him—for the first Kansas score. Passed 13 yards to Paul Leonl 'or the final touchdown. Kept 'em Going Kept the other Jayliawk scoring drives going with his running nnd lass-rccelvlng, winding up with a otal of 79 yards gained rushing, 74 gained catching passes anrt :3 passing himself for a total of. 166 yards. Kicked two extra points Coach Rusty Russell of Southern Methodist summed lip the left tialf- onck's performance as "grctit" anrt Kansas tackle Oliver Spencer, who plays with Hong as co-captain of !he team, said it was the nest performance of Hoags' three-year career. Hoag was, in fact, the main reason Kansas gained the No. 9 spot in the AP poll after dropping from the top ten last week. Record Holder Hoag, who set the university ground-gaining record of 1,445 NEW - YORK (If) — Payment of fancy ,1100,000 bonuses to untried youngsters to 'sign with major league baseball clubs may be sharply curtailed in 1S63. Major and minor league clubs, at their joint December meeting in Phoenix. Ariz ,- will be asked to vote on a proposed new bonus rule that would limit such payments to «,<**>• ', v> The new proposal 'follows the shelling out of vast sums by major •league clubs on green talent during the past several years. During the past 18 months, 'for nistance, the Boston Red Sox spent some »430.000 for high,school and college stara. ? 120,000 Minor leaguer : Two of the highest bonus players ar pitcher Paul Pettlt and Billy Joe Davidson. Pettit, property of Pittsburgh, received an estimated »100,000. Davidson reportedly received $120,000 for casting his lot with Cleveland. Neither has yet made the majors. ,- . The new proposal was drawn up yesterday by a special recommendation committee of the game's Major-Minor Executive CouncIL , Committee members and the council^mefc in Commissioner Ford Frick's office here^ Afterwards they declined to say what was discussed but it was learned that the bonus was the-maln topic of discussion. Provisions The new proposal provides: 1. Each major league club owner would agree—In a sort of a "gcn- ^tlemen's agreement"—not to offer 'a bonus exceeding 16,000 to any player. 2 Violation of this agreement would subject the transgressor to a year's suspension, a (500 fine and loss of the player. 3. Minor league clubs would enter Into a similar agreement with $6,000 as the celling for open classification, triple, and double'A loops £4,000 for double A and $3,000 for B, C, and D organizations. 4. All bonus players regardless o) the amount.they received, would be subject to unrestricted draft If nol called up to their major league club within one year. 5. Clubs would be forbidden to make special payments to parents Irlends, relatives or agents in form; of cash, homes or automobiles. yards at the e:.,1 of his Junior year, ilso was an important member of Kansas' NCAA champion basketball team nnd the U. S, Olympic hns- ketbnll srnmd. He also Is a discus thrower—gaining fourth In the Big seven meet in'1051—and won five letters In his first Uo years' of competition. Hoag's nll-nroiin'd one-man show overshadowed the efforts of tour fine quarterbacks; Jack Scarhath of Maryland, Tom Ycwcic of Michigan Stale, Dale Samuels of Purdue and Worth Lutz of Duke. Scar- bath and Yewclc unfurled three touchdown pns'scs against . Pcnn Sl.ile and Louisiana Slate, respectively. While Samuels topped this with four scoring heaves In the Boilermakers' trouncing ot Illinois. LuU ran for- one score against Virginia and passed for another. , Sears Candidate Another lop candidate for brick or the week was Jimmy Bears of Southern California, whose explosive 69-yard touchdown rim after catching a punt was the key play in USC's 10-0 upset of California. A'nothcr const performer, DIM Stits oj UCLA, had a good day ns he caught a UCLA pass for one touchdown and Intercepted a Wisconsin pass for nnother score In the Uolans' 20-7 triumph over Wisconsin.- Among others nominated were Harold Hnrdy, Nebraska and Buck McPhall, Oklahoma. Saturday to Tell How State Stacks up in AIC By CARL BELL LITTLE ROCK -r- (AP)' — Not all the heat in South Arkansas is being generated by forest fires. There's a football game at Magnolia Saturday nighl that"has-the populace — not only of that stction but o1 Northeast Arkansas as well — steamed up more than a lit tie b\t. Jt s Arkansas State vs. Southern State, of course Read Courier News Classified Ads The Arkansas staters of Jones-, boro aren't- members 'of ihe Arkansas Intercollegiate .Conference — or, of any other league, for that matter. So, they're not eligible for any official championships. But the Indtnns will get a chance when they visit Mngnolin to. see if they are Ihe best small college pigskin aggregation in. Arkansas, as their followers argue stnunchly. For, Southern's Muleriders are the AIC's defending champions, and It doesn't look as though anyone Is going to keep (hem from latching onto a second straight trophy. , Magnolia observers say the 1952 •Rldors are Coach .Elmer" Smith's best team ever. But they fenr A-Stnte, and wlthVgood reason. A-State continues to lure athlete^ with scholarships as bait — that's the reason it no longer belongs to the AIC, in which athletic scholarships now are forbidden. The Jonesboro school always has ranged farther In recruiting athletes — at least ever since Forrest (Frosty) England has been Its coach. Southern Unbeaten Southern Is unDcaton c.nd untied. A-Stnte, with a tougher schedule, hns fnllen only before blgtlm'e Mississippi Slate nnd Tennessee Tech. Snlurday night's garrtc will bring together a couple of coaching style- setlers. '•"•.•'.."• England is recognized wldely'as an expert on the T formation. He's written books and given countless lectures on that mode of nttnck. Smith Is the Inventor of the "no- hainc". formation. This alignment Is n combination of the T, (he single wing nnrt the Notre Dame box. From it the Mulcrlders enn spring any piny that could be run from those three standard formations. ; EXTREMES—Tennessee wen! to extremes selecting talent. Senior Doug Atkins is a six-loot six, 220-pound defensive right tackle. Freshman Bobby Brcn- gle is a five-foot five, 150-pound "frtv man. fNEA), National League Had Fine Rookie Crop CINCINNATI (AP) — The National I.cagiift has figured out that persons who sa there is "a scarcity of good young players" don't know what they're talking aboiit Dave Grote, manager of the league's service bu reau, sat down today with club ro 1 ters, records, pencil and paper and came up with the observation that the senior loon hari bumber crop of new stars in 1952. . Grote, a quick young man with the record book, .pointed out that rookies actually carried most, of the season's plching laurels. Joe Black of the Brooklyn Dodgers had a 15 von and 4 lost record; Hoyt Wll- hclm of the New York Giants iras a 15-3 performer and had" the best earned run average with a mark of 3.43, ; r Tubas Led Le*gue : Eddie Yuhas of the St. Louis Cardinals had the best winning percentage with .85? on a 12-2 record. Others listed by the National League as having made their mark in 1952, although some of .them weren't freshman in the strict sense of the word, were Ed Mathews, Johnny Logan and Bob Thorpe of toe Boston Braves; Toby AtweU and Harry chill of the Chicago Cubs; Roy McMillan and Jim Grcengrass of the Cincinnati Reds, Dnvey Williams and "Dusty" Rhoadcs of the Giants; Mel Clark of the Philadelphia Phillies and Dick Groat of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Mathews, a 20-year-old lefthand- cd hitting, third baseman, clubbed 25 home runs during the past season and became the first rookie in National League history to hit three homers In one game. Fancy Fi«ld*r McMillan was toasted around the league all season for his brilliant fielding and Williams plugged » gaping hole in the Giant infield when he succeeded Eddie Stanky. Clark, s 26-year-old Ohio University, graduate, hit J35 ,in « NEW YORK m—The last snowy \y we drove away from Larry :aePhaH's 800-acre truck garden >wn In Maryland the'dlsllnguished idhead was In retirement 'and up his hips In heavy, underslung act cattle which were beginning win blue ribbons In nearby cow ompedlions. . Having laid down the heavy bur- en of running the;NeW York Yan- :cs and banked the check for one illlion dollars, MacPhall was a ippy, contented man. His charm- g wile Jesn was happy too to ce the old restlessness finally gone om her husband. His only Inler- sts were the bovines and Ihe lensiml life about him. Thcro was one old stone struc- ure on Ihe grounds, ', nothing like le fancy quarters provided for ic cattle, and we . recall dimly lat a number of lonesome look- ig mnres were staring out from heir stalls. MacPhall said they idn't signify anything. Either ho ns Just giving the animals house oom as a favor to Alt Vanderbllt, he had bought them cheaply •om the young sportsman, we on't remember- which. At any ite, ho had no intention of getting jrlous about race horses. Larry r as through with sports in all its ranches. Well, It just goes to show. That as something less than five win- :rs ago, and friends insist this is IE same MacFhail who sold 185.200 worth "of colts and fillies t the last Saratoga auction, and 116,200 worth at the one before lat. It nlso Is the same MacPhail, icy say, who is president ot Bowie In'co .Track and who. Is pulling n something like 14 hours a day citing the rebullt'plant ready for ~s fall meeting, which -opens on Nov.' n. Under the driving force f Hie mail who retired, the old laryland track Is preparing to put n two $50.000 added-races, the larylnnd Gold Cup for 2-year-olds Nov. 22 nnd the President's Plate iandlcap Dec. 6. This Is twice the Igurc Bowie ever put up lor ace before. Bowie hns an entirely new track. t has new seven-furlong and mile- ind-n-qiiarter.chutes and has been jretlicd up'by two artificial lakes n Us infield. MacPimir.s New, York backers originally thought of spending omething like $700,000 on improve- rienls as a starter, but Ihey should have known Larry belter than that TV,SaysO'Mally Is No. 1 Problem It Took Series Dough to Put in Block WEDNESDAY, OCT. », 1MJT, v Other Colleges Didn't Want Perfectionist Jack Scarbath By lOT. REJCHICR NEW YORK W-Presldent Walter O'Malley of the Brooklyn Dodgers Is.of the opinion that the television problem, rather than the bonus controversy, will be the No, 1 Job for the major league owners at the annual , winter m«tlng« in Phoenix, Ariz., In December. "We would like to televise our road games next year," ^O'Malley said. "In order to 'do that, I must get permission from the seven other clubs in the league. Sometime ago I wrote to all these clubs. Up to now, not one has given me the desired permission," Despite, capturing Ihe National League pennant with what has been called.the. best team ever lo represent Brooklyn, the Dodgers' home attendance was approximately 800,000 below their record year, 'It took a seven-game World Series to -lit Brooklyn In the black," declared 'Malley. Williams (o Try Contrary to earlier reports,'Ted Mlliams, Boston Red Sox slugger ow stationed with the Marines In 'uerto Rico, declared he fully ex- sected to resume his baseball career Iter his discharge In October, 1953. 4 man 34 or 35 years old, who as spent two years out of baseball s I am doing, can hardly come "ickjind show^the same effecthe- :ss," he was quoted ai sajing *»(. I expect to try a comeback [ I find I have lost the touch I vlll retire. I don't want any othe osltion than that of a player" Trade rumors are Hying arounu gain thick and fast The most log- cal one Involved the Dodgers and irnves with Brooklyn giving up list baseman:Gil Hodges, Infielder Miami Gridder Sues Florida U. Says He Was Injured And then Had His Scholarship Revoked MIAMI, . Pla. UP)—Peter Schultz an. all-city tackle at Miami High School;ln' 1950, h'as tiled/suit-nek Ing $35,000.from the stnte board o control for:injurfos received In'foot bnll practice at the University o Florida and cancellntion of. hi scholarship. The suit filed in circuit court jes tertiny nsks $10.000 .for "breach o scholarship agreement" and $25.00i as H.result of the University o Floridn's alleged failure to provld proper physical examination n medical attention niter- the ' acci dent that Injured his bick Schultz safd his scholarship date from Sept. 1, 1931 through May 3 1855 anil had been approved by th committee on scholarships, Cites Injury The suit said he was injvire.d dur ing a '.practice scrimmage on No 15,'1951 when other players "pushe nnd threw him to the ground wit such force thnt his back was in jured." He contends this mishap and a legcd failure of the University c Ploricln to provide proper medlca treatment nggravnted an old in Jury nnd left him with a "fusei spine" which permanently cripple him. The suit is the first of Its kin ever to be filed, according to attor neys for Schultz. Every mellow drop... TOP KENTUCKY BOURBON games with the Phils nnrl nnlle down a starting berth late In th season. The Cubs seemed to huve the catching problems settled for some time to come. Atwcll hit .292 and Chitf, who hasn't yet attained voting age,' hit ,2TT. Atwell was good enough to make the 1952 league all-star team. Black, Wllhelm and Yuhas were not the only hot pitching prospects among the rookies. The Cards had Wllmer (Vinegar Bend) MIzcll, stu Miller and Harvey Haddix. Joe Nux- hall of Cincinnati, Steve Ridzlk of Philadelphia and Ron Necclai of Pittsburgh were among others \vho looked ns if they'd be around for quit* * spell, . siuint KKIIIOH wniwn. « nun. m MM dwumt », Warren Spahn and first baseman . . And Th^y Still Don't Wmnt Hit • JOHV ItoCALU/K »y • NEA Stall nnn,,, ,.v d : t ~ (NEA) ~ To ^^ footba » conquering Maryland plays it, you simp]y need a Jack Scarbath. The fathers of College Park don't tell their children' legitimate bedtinie .tones *ay more. Instead, they tell the kids how the Maryland quarterback runs the «plit T like an im- : bitlextrous magician — how he personally took charge of the attack to ; beat Missouri Auburn, Clemson, Georgia and Navy with his passing and running. , , • They quote maateri like Georgia's Wally Suite, "He'i, the best I've seen;" Missouri's Don Faurot, "Finest split-T quarterback in the game;" and Navy'i Eddie Erdelatz, "Magnificent." Nothing seemi to fluster Scarbath or jolt his aplombi The six-foot- one, 190-pound senior has an unusually fine sense of timing, never loses sight of a receiver when rushed He won't throw the hall where it can be intercepted If there's no recelier open, he'll run Scarbath led the nation's T quarterbacks In rushing last'season, llii« thiounh a broken field like a disembodied : spirit. As a ball handler, Jim Tatum declares Scarbath has no peer The Sl-yfear-old's fingers are abnormally long, which permits him to gst a good grip on the ball. His chief means of frustrating the enemy is the option ' play. ' OPTION MEANS ANYTHING And in Big Jim Tatum'« svslem option can mean just about any- seeking a starting tefthanded pitcher and did not deny that the Dod gers and Braves had been In a huddl« since' the >World Series. Who is the hardest hitter in baseball today? 'Mickey Mantle of the Yankees," says General Manager .„ _,_ Charley Gehringer of the Detroit Morgas and a pitcher for Tigers "I believe he hits harder than Bpbe Ruth or Ted Williams Earl Torgeson. Dodger Manager He Is the greatest switch hitter I Charlie Dressen admitted he was ever saw." . • thing/ -".-I. 1 ' Searbath either *e«p« the ball, or slide* left or right, or hands off left or right, or pitches left or right, or drops back deep and hands off five or 'six yards behind the line, or passes, or goes back deep to pass. The kid-could clean up in vaudeville with this kind of sleight of hand. The Maryland field general is a master diagnostician. Georgia varied Its defense from a four to nlne.-nian line, changed not only after each play but during it The shifting deployment worked for a while, then Scarbath got vuse Scarbath began calling for the snap'of .the ball on .the first-or second count rather than wnitlm; until the third or fourth as he had been doing While the Georgians were shifting, the Terps were moving and scoring A quarterback used to shout "signals off" In ;he old days, v hen he wanted to suddenly substitute a play as the teim lined up It generally called for another huddle But Scarbath neither misses a step nor count When he completes »hat ordinarily would be his chant he shouts, 'Sdd one," or 'add two,' which actually Is » new signal best designed for the new defence STRICTLY HOME-GROWN Coach Tatum discovered Scarbith plajing high-school football In BJl- timf re four years ago and spoon fed him Maryland lore The Terrapins were the only ones who saw the young man's possibilities," No othe: school made any overtures He wa awarded the Charlie-Keller Schol- arshlp In his tephamon Tear. '." & "I want much ihucci m blghl school," recall. j«ek, -didnt mm to get the hang'or the game untB coming to Maryland : Jlm g«v« m» confidence, convinced me I eould play college ball." What about profe«lonal ballt There'll be none ot that for Scar- bath, at least not .right away. He'i a member of the ROTO Air Corp* program, Is headed for t hitch to the service. It is largely due to Scarbatri's expert generalship that the Terj* moved into the Louisiana State game protecting a 17-game winning streak. College Park had whopped the last five Southeastern teams-it had played. . On probation for violating th* Southern Conference's Bowl code last year, If the Terps keep winning in the Southeastern they may be booted out of that league, too. Last Night's Fights By The Associated Frtsa LOS ANGELES—Ramon Fuentes, 148, " LOB Angeles, stopped Johnny La Brqi, 149 'Ai Chicago; T. SACRAMENTO. Calif — Jack Nelson, 185, Salt Lake city, stopped Grant Butcher, 194, San Francis 10. 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