The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 4, 1952 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 4, 1952
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BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Saigh Still Wants TV Banned from Parks By JOE RFICHI.HH PHOENIX, Aria., (AP) — President Fred Saigh of the St. Louis Cardinals said today he believed the National League should ban television from all parks for 1953 and reiler> nted his threat to refuse clubs to telecast their home games with St. Louis unless the Cards received a share of the TV receipts. State's AA Title >0n Block Friday Camden, Roger* After Blytheville Crown .. By The Associated 1'rcsi The scent for Arkansas' high »chool football championships in Class AA, A and B grew stronger today. Th« Class Double A champlon- »hlp will be decided tomorrow Bight at Camden >vhen Rogers and the home town Panthers clash for Hie tiltn won by Blytlicvllle In 1050. Tonight, one half of the Class A and B , sainl-flnal pairings will deliver tennis for the championship game to be played Deo. 12. Searcy meets Boonevllle on Ibc < Arkansas Tecb gridiron in nussel- ' Ivtlla with the winner gaining a berth In th« Class A finals. Car- Hsle travels to Dumas hi a Class X clash, ihe victor golug to the head of the list for next week's , showdown. Other Action , Til* Rogers-Camden tangle will be Joined by further Class A and B action. Stuttgart meets the «n. beaten McGeliee Owls for HID other 1 Gla£S A, spot and Earle battles Atkins to fill the Class B spot, State crowns won this year may fce the lost as th« Arkansas Athletic Association 1ms abolished future playoffs. The 1952 play-otis were resumed after a 1-year layoff. In 1950, Wyn- no oopped the Class 'A championship and Risen swept Io tha Class B title. Searcy—sparkplugged by 'Halfback Don" Christian— advanced to - the semi-finals with a 19-0 victory over Harrison and B o o n e v 111 e reached ike next-to-champlonshlp round by pasting Nashville, 25-13 Stuttgart walloped Marked-Tree 31-0 and unbeaten McGbee trounced Bnvixite, 26-0. McQchee Is the only undefeated high school lean: . in the state, whipping 11'opponents'. Carlisle, unbeaten until last week reached the semi,finals with a 5.6-6 lashing , ot Hughes and Duma: :" bpnnked Norphlel, 39-6. Green For est forfeited its*:first round game . to Atkins and Earle throttled Heber ,» Springs 25-6. * ' Rogers, in tho Class AA playnff: for the first time since - 1930, downed Jonesbor'o, 21-14 and Caiu- deh, loser to Blytheville. two year ago, edged Benton 26-19. WilsonCage Schedule Has 16 Tilts Left WILSON —. Coach Bill Yates' \Vitson High School fienlor girls and boys basketball teams have two games of 1952-53 basketball season behind them with 16 games and an invitation tournament ahead. The boys will also participate in the annual invitational tournament nt Arkansas State College in Jonesboro. Meanwhile the Junior glrU ami boys teams, coached by Phillip E. MeRae, will open their season this 'week when they participate. In the invitational tournament at L,nx- ora. . According to Coach Yates. he has no senior girls reporting this year. The team is made up of sophomores and juniors. There are three returning letter winners from last year's team. They are Carolyn Nicholson, Josephine Alired and Genois McNabb. The boy's team didn't suffer any 111 effccls'by graduation, losing two and only one of them a starter. Four of the five returning lettermen are on the starting lineup. They ore Terry Robinson, L,. C. Frcels, Howard Cisscll and ,Jimmy Grant. Corky Simmons is the other leUermatt. . Remaining senior schedule: Dec. !. Lepanto, there; Dec. 8-13, Invitational tournament. Dyes;; Dec. 16. Shawnee, here: Dec. 30-Jan. 3. (boys* invitational tournament. Jonesboro; Jan. 0, Kelser. (here: Jan. 9. West Memphis, here; Jan. 13. Missco, there; Jan. 16. Marion, here; Jan. 20, Dyess. there; Jan. 23, Shawnee, there; Jan. 27, Luxora, there ; Jan. 30. Osceola. there; Feb. 3, Dyess. here; F«b. 6. Marion, there; Feb. 10. Missco, here; Feb. 13. West MemphM, there; Feb. 17, Dell, there; Feb. 20. Lepanto, here; Feb. 23-28, County Tournament, Junior schedule: Dec. 8, Oiceola, there; Dec. 11, Osceola. here; Jan. 8, Shawnee. here: Jan. 19, Luxoro, there; Jan. 22. Dye-vs, here; Jan. 29, Shawnee, there; Feb. 2, Keiscr, there; Feb. 5, Dycss, there. Feb. 12, Luxora, here. Manila Boy Goes to Houston Virgil Wallace. Manila youngster ; who's had considerable success In minor league baseball, will move up a notch nest year. Wallace, a first baseman, has teen drafted by Houston of the AA Texas League. Me wss drafted Iron: the Corpus Chrlitl, Tex., club at tlie annual baseball convention ID Phoenix - - ' •' > "There It no question In my mind that television Is hurling the attendance," declared the Redblrc boss 24 hours before the start of the major league meetings. "However, to satisfy the skeptics, I suggest we ban video for one yeai Io determine once and for al whether It hurls or helps baseball "Right now," Salgh added, "Ihere are no agreements between Chios regarding television. The Cardinals are going to adopt n listening policy ul Ihe major league meetings starting Friday, hoping a proper solution will be proposed. But if there Is going to be television al our parks, tho Cardinals will Insist en a pro raled share of the TV receipts. Says Hurt* Poor Club* Salgli, a persistent foe of baseball (elecasls, is convinced lhat television not only cuts deeply Inlo altcndances but breaks up the balance of power throughout the league and Ihreatens to wreck the poorer clubs. The Cords, who own the largest radio network In baseball, a • chain consisting of 82 stations, do not telecast their home games. "We, of course nro chicfy concerned over the drop in attendance at our-road games," be said, "for tills 1« taking away bur share of road receipts . while the 'home' clubs are making up for the gate lasses by pocketing [ho television fees. We feel sve arc entitled Io an equitabo selteinent, somewhere near tlie 50-50 mark afler expenses are taken out by either side. "This would create better balance between the richer and pooi'er clubs' and strengthen tho league as » whole since it would enable the smaller clubs Io be in position to pay bctler salaries, keep better mainlennnce al Ihclr ball parks, '.nuiinlain larger, scouting staffs and compete in the open plnyer market, otherwise television will break up the halnnce of power throughout the league ami wreck the poorer clubs." As far as Ihe Cardinals are concerned hi regard to television, Srctgh said 'they are simply a victim of an "accident of location." I,es« Sell "In St. Louis we imve 350,000 television sets. In New York there die 4,250,000 sets. No genius is needed In New York to get -n bigger fee for televising games tlmn we might receive in St. Louis. Tho city lhat lias ..the most TV sets should pay the bigger price for Hs TV rights because It culs Ihe deepest Inlo the gale receipts." Informed that the Giants and Dodgers, for example, have contracts lhat run through 1050 and arc committed to televise n games per season. Salgh. remained unshaken In his beliefs. • "Wo wnriied them three years ago of our intentions." he said, "and if they stuck their necks out with commitments, that's their fault. Television contracts are an assignable right and cannot be governed by baseball rules. We signed an .agreement permitting the Giants and Dodgers Io Icle- vise our games at the Polo Grounds and Ebbets' Field last year. We will not sigti this year unless we get a fair division of the receipts." Dutch Meyer Quits at TCU FORT WORTH, Tex. M'j—L. R. (Dutch) Meyer quit today as head foulball coach at Texas Chrisllan Unirerslly allcr IS jfarj In Ihe Job. He will be snrccriteH bj till chief assistant, Ata Martin. < The little man who gained national fame \vllh Ills raulD dazzle football trams will remain as nlhletlc dircclor. The annnuiiremenl (hat Meyer wa» Jfepplns donn as fnnlb.ill roach Inimcdlalel.v was made bv Dr. M. K. Sadler, president of Texas Christian. College Basketball By The .Associated I'rrss Noire Dame 80 CrciRhlon 59 Bowling Green M Hillsdale 48 .Vurrny (Ky> BO Evnnsvllle 19 St. Benedicts (Kas) 63 Central Missouri 55 Parsons 6G Central (Mol 49 Mankato 50 Buena Vista 49 Washington (St. Louis) 82 .Missouri Mines 50 Emporia SiiUe 66 Northeastern Okla 57 Pcoria 'Cats H H aniline 57 Phillips Oilers 102 Kelly-Ryan (Neb) 54 Oklahoma AfcM 55 New Mexico AS.-M 28 Southeast Okla 57 Arkansas State 52 First Meeting OXTORD, Miss. (NEA) — When Maryland played Mississippi this season, It marked the frist meeting between the schools in any sport. SEE WATER CLINIC ON Page 7 THURSDAY, DEC. '4, ON THE BOWL—All-America Tackle Kline Gilbert Infi , M and ,in appointment will, all-conquering Seorg a T cc h in 0 tho ' DAgoslmo. center, will go both ways for Florida Vh«n ( h £ . Galor Bowl. End Buck Martin will be on the ini ftnS^9, . h ^? a ^ ;>i waits lor New Year's Dav r! c 2. n . s ,.? u £ al :. P 0 " 1 -. Bj K •><>'<.• At Phoenix Session- Browns Get Trucks and Groth' f , ' ' Minors to Vote on Bonus Today niirMTklfV Jl ..I- lm. -r-. ,, > ' PHOENIX, Ariz. (/Pi - In the* fourth major Dctrolt-St. Louis deal in a year, tlie Tigers today traded pitchers Virgil Trucks and Hal While and center fielder Johnny Groth to the Browns for left'flelder Bob Nlenian, second baseman Owen Friend and catcher-outfielder J. W. Porter. The swap. Involving some $250.000 In player talent, did not Include any cash according to Rudy Schaffer, Drowns general manager. Trucks, a 33-year-old righthand- er, pitched two no-hitters in 1952— igalnst Washington [n May and :hc New York Yankees in August- jut wound up with n 5-19 record. . . Illl .284 Or'otli, 20, a Detroit regular since lfH9, hit .2B4 In 141 games and White, a 33-year-old relief pitcher, uul a 1-8 record in 41 games. The most important St. Louis player involved was Niemon, 25, a rookie sensation with a .289 bating average. 18 homers and 74 runs batted in. .'rim right-handed hitter Hit two straight .homers against Boston In his nuijor league debut Sept. H, 1051. Porter, used both as a catcher and outfielder, received a $65,000 bonus from the Chicago White Sox as a free agent, when he entered pro "hall. Last season the Ifl-year- old prospect hit .250 for the Browns after spending most of the season it Memphis and Colorado Springs, two White Sox farms. The Tigers wilt nave to wait a week or so tor Friend. 25. to be lischarged from military service. He was the Browns'" regular second baseman In 1050, hitting .237 n 119-gfiiries. . At ffrsT glance, it appeared that he Browns had the best of the atest trade, acquiring a starting litchcr In Trucks and a regular center 'fielder In Groth for one proven blg-leagucr—Nieman. However, the Tigers were reported after Porter, who has promise of becoming a future star. A Steady Job NEW YORK (,PI , ~ Mike Lee, ports editor of the Long Island 3aily Press, is now serving his seventh year as president of the Jnilcd States Harness Writers' As- octation. He recently was re-elected at the annual meeting of the ncing group. Shawnee Opens Season Friday Oklahoma Transfer Is Top Prospec^ By CHARLEY FELTS Conner News Clrresuondent JOINER—Shawnee late on the powerful Dycss Eagles in the opening game of the year for the former Friday night at Dyess. Loss of four regulars. Welch, Richard nalph is the only starter from last year's team who will be bnck, but much Is expected from hot and cold last year. These two boys will be teamed lust year's seniors. He wns nll-dislrlct and all-regional In Oklahoma last year while he played with a team that racked up 1,305 points In 32 games and. lost by one point to Oklahoma's stale champions. The schedule: Dec.' -5 Dycss . There Dyess Tournament (4 days) 16 Wilson There 18 Crnwfordsville * Here 10 Missco ' There Jan. 6 Luxora Here 3 Burdette There 13 Earle There . IB Dyess Here 20 Luxora There 23 Wilson Here 27 Dell 30 Burdetta Feb. 3 Reiser 6 Missco 10 Clawfordsville 13 Dell 17 Kelscr 20 Earle There Here There Here There Here Here Here Read Courier News Classified Ads ANNIVERSARY TOO YEARS TOO YEARS SALE We Are Out to Sell 30 • NEW' • ST TT DEBAKERS In 30 Days! 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A total of 5357 100 was spent, $120,000 by (lie majors. Last year the 'draft elevated 180 players at a cost ot $484,000. The bonus rule Is expected to of legislation to come before the club heads today. Two new bonus rules will be considered, one pro- cculive council. At present thei'e Is no' bonus rule. Rule on Free Agents . The .proposal by tlie ' executive who gels more than $4,000. from major league club or a club than B: classification or f a club of B 'classification recalled .and becomes subject to draft at the end of the Jirst year. '•:'.. ; - . • The proposal' also puts teeth into the rule, providing for a, stiff fine and possible suspension 'of the guilty party. The Kansas City proposal is on the same principle except that it raises Ihe major league limit to 56,000 and provides for a larger fine and longer periods of suspension. The executive council proposal seemed .to be more in favor. . . . Hit Short Recall The minors have become increasingly disturbed in recent years Jim Tatum Good Bet io Follow Carl Snavely at N. Carolina By HAKKY CKAVSON NEA 8porl! Editor NEW YORK -r.There are going to be some changes iirthe Southern Conference Regardless of whether he is asked to coach North Carolina, Jim Tatum says he is' initely through as; Maryland's athletic director and football foreman. def- Bin Jim Tatum Insists he will enter business rather than return to College Park for a seventh season. Carl Snavely is finished as North Carolina's football tutor and a post In the Physical Education Department comes as a relief to the veteran, who had much brighter years at Buckneil. Cornell and Carolina. Ranking right along with Tatum, or a bit ahead of him as a candidate lor the Tar Heel pigskin portfolio is George Barclay, who this sear left the head coaching post,at Washington and Lee to help Snnve- Iv Install the split T, | Another who must be considered is Jim Gill, a line coach who first became a,staff member at Carolina in 1946 after Blurting his coaching career in '32 at Mlfsouri. his alma motor.. Others mentioned are Virginia's Art Guepc and Paul Brown of the professional Browns, whose name nearly always bobs up when a big job is open. New Conferences Planned Because of general dissatisfaction with its lor-Ilung pattern, the 17- sdiool Southern Conference, niay'be split up, at its Clemson meeting, Dec. 12-14!' There long has been talk of the Institutions that are strongest athletically taking In Virginia and forming a vastly . more-compact eight or 10-member league. Another plan wuold coll for colleges of the Southeastern Conference, especially Georgia Tech and Georgia joining members of the Southern, starting with North Carolina and Duke. Getting back to '[tie coaching situation, Tatum .feels that he no longer can build at Maryland. Tatum tells intimates that Dr. H. C. Byrd Is going to run for governor, suspects there would be vastly fewer athletic scholarships with the president's departure. There is no question but that a cleavage • developed between Dr. Byid and Tatum as the result of Maryland defying the conference to JJm Tatum Krause Defends Sucker Shift; Asks,'Should We Ring Bells?' By JERI^Y LISKA CHICAGO (/I>i--In a spirited defense of Notre Dame's "sucker shift" Athletic Director Ed Krause charges.critics ot the Irish offside- lurlrifr play with trying to kill "football wit'and intelligence." Krause. 'attending the Big Ten winter meeting.' said yesterday the controversial Irish shift actually was a.complete play. . . Halfback* Billy Vessels 1 of Oklahoma, winner of the Heismonn Trophy, had complained that the tricky Irish shift was an incomplete play. Vessels inference was thai Irish had no specific atlacx on the play. by big league clubs pulling star players out of their farm teams in mid seasons under the 24-hour recall rule. . The Columbus club of the American Association, a St. Louis Cardinal farm, asks that no players sent down on option be recalled until the end of the season. It appeared that the major-minor executive council version that set a July 31 limit for recalls had more chance of winning. "Tell Mr. Vessels." Krause said, "that Notre Dame has a complete repertoire of single wing plays and has had them since 1914,". A storm of controversy was stirred when .Notre Dame used the "sucker shift" to produce the touchdown in its 9-0 upset of Southern California last Saturday. Krause explained that the Irish used the questioned times this season and had It used against them by Pittsburgh and Iowa. "The 'rule -book says-i trial any shift must come to a full second stop to be legal," said Krause. "Our play did that. Should we ring bells to tell an opponent a trick play is coming?" Sedgman on Poster \ ' SYDNEY (AP)— Australia's Davis Cup star Frank Sedgman will model for a-Victorian-rallways poster which will encourage people to go by train to the tennis matches at the . Kooyong Courts, Melbourne, this season. The Kooyong .season starts on Nov..27 with the Victorian championships. 6IVI AMERICA'S LEADIN« PREMIUM STRAIGHT This 5 Ev&y ounce <> M&& whisky I Fifth «f«TKKi atmn IMMN wu IA*IY TI.ME.k. DISilUilT COMPANY, LOWISVI • M rwtr LLI 1. K I MTHCKT smack Tennessee In the New Orleans Sugar Bowl last New Year's Day, . . Tatum informs friends that Dr Byrd wanted the $140.000 or so that goes with the upcoming edition oil the Sugar Bowlgame. - • Bowl Put Terjw on Road ? Tatum explains that this would have meant.another year's suspension from the conference and any hope of Maryland lining up a satisfactory new alignment of colleges work that was under way. ^ ' •'•' 'The Maryland'players wanted to appear in a Bowl, and there was a letdown when Tatum advised them there would be no such trip. Being kicked out of the conference left Maryland with only three home games, and Tatum attributes his squad's collapse to travel ns well as injuries and the weariness of jack Scarbath. A North Carolina spokesman says a month ago'Tatum. who played so much tackle at Chapel Hill arid coached there, would have been a' cinch for the Tar Heel appointment, but Hint he easily, may have talked himself out of it. ' One North Carolina group is dissatisfied with what George Barclay did with this year's line. Jim Gill and Art Guepe are popular. Paul Brown coached North Carolina Pre- Flight during World War II. Anyway, North Carolina is to rebuild, and there will be some, changes In the Southern Confer*! ence. •'• Rover 0etg theBesfofit! When Hubby's Ufa -Supper'* C«I<J- And You Feel Like Doing This- Count Ten! Relax! It's Time for G.B.! .B. MEANS V GOOD BEER! fc. 1 Mil 4, M*.

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