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Blytheville, Arkansas
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MONDAY, MARCH 27, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK,) COURIER NEWS Porkers Show New Split- T Offense to 8,000 In Spring Tilt -.j By Carl Bell JL LITTLE ROCK, March 27.''(At 3 )—It's too oaily to : JT counting next fall's victories, but at least 8,000 football fans are convinced that the Arkansas Raxprbacks have come up with the offense they've been seeking for years. The Porkers hit swiftly, deftly and often spectacularly from their new split T formation. The difference in the striking* power of Otis Douglas' pro-styled club and other riizorback elevens of recent years .was .easily discernible In the annual spring intrasquad game in War Memorial Stadium Saturday night. The Whites won the exhibition, 28 to C, but that wasn't important. Pile Up Yardage What did matter was that Douglas' men made 3G first downs and 741 yards against each other, the defense knowing what to expect better than should any of Arkansas' opponents. And they put on the .wideropen running and parsing : show after haying practiced tl'cir tricky attack only three iveeks. Notable were the ball carrying of halfbacks Sammy Furo. Buddy Rogers and Sam Reeves for the,Whites and Ray Parks and Ross Pritchard of the Reds, the quarterbackins of tlie Whites' Larry HpfHie nnd the forward passing of the Reds' Charlie Temple. ' , No. 1 quarterback Don rogue dMn't flay because of .a leg injury. The Whites h n d the scoring punch; but a breakdown of the stjjfcttcs shows the two squads mill evenly matched than the score Indicated. The Whites made 19 first downs to the Reds' 17 nnd 391 yards to 350.. Defense Umler Wraps Plays were run against defensive patterns Arkansas expects to face next season. The porks kept their own "secret" defense under wraps For the record, here's how the scoring went: Whites—Rogers from three yards out; Hogne on n one-yard sneak' after completing passes of 33 and 26 yards to set up the tally; Johnny cole .on a 46-yard run-back of an intercepted pass and Hogue on another short sneak. Reds — Temple connected will- Buddy sutton on 68'^ yard pass and run play in the last 15 seconds of the first half. %ush, Carl in o Clash with Welch, Gossett Fom-Mnnn tag wrestling returns i Memorial Auditorium tonight 'tcr a two-week layoff and a uaj-tet of veteran heavyweights avc been booked for the main rent bout of the American Legion ponsored program. „ t , Heading the list of heavies sched- ed to grapple In tonight's main rent Is Wild Bill Rush, Ihe Texa.- JUghie who is slated to team 1th Johnny Carlin against Jack 'elch and Eddie Gossett. The bout will, be for best two ' three falls over the 90-minute rne limit route. ' This will be Rush's second ap- earance before a Blylhevillc crowd he big Texan made his initial Ppearance here about a month ago "• hails from Galveston. Tex., and considered one of the top wresters of the southwest today. Rush teamed with Carlin in hU irst appearance here but lost ecision to Lester Welch and Tex Rilcy. Ke is a rough and tumble rtefc and made quite a reputation or himself in his previous bouts Tlie one-fall preliminary bout, •e also on the card with Rush leeling Gossett in the first and Jnrlin swapping holds with Welch n the second. End Frank Dischel the points after all place-kicked four White touchdowns. : The Rnzorbacks will wind up their sprint; training with another tntra'squad' battle at Fayetteville next Saturday. Ckafles, Beshore Keady for Bo«t BUFFALO, N. Y., March 27..(/P)— Ezzard Charles and Freddie Bcshore suspended heavy training today t< taper off for their NBA heavy weight title bout here Wednesday Both agreed that a month's delay may have helped a little. The 15-round fight originally wa scheduled for Feb. 28. However it was postponed Feb. 24 to allow Charles to recover from a reportec cracked rib. '- ' Charles scaled 189 1-2 five day before the first fight date. Beshore is expected to weigh abou 185 Wednesday night. TOOLS OF TRADE — Jack Harshman chngs to bats which ?•'* i W 'Sn. hlm steady job with Giants. The New York Na- hW- ,£ rs ,' bas "nan has been hitting the long ball at Phoenix, ,S!Z? 5J, amm S c am P , which is what Manager Durochcr dei mands of him. Hearing Aid Users Now, you can get fresh pre- tested Batteries for Any Kind of Hearing Aid at KIRBY DRUG STORES PAGE SEVEN °MJ — ^ hc , c . 1 , sliding into thir . , . , the Cardinals as the Yankee Clipper traveled from first to third on Billy Johnson's single ,. j *? bolllcr h| m this spring. Joe DiMaggio plays the game in regular high slylc, sliding into third base in St. Petersburg, Fla. The ball, high in air, tscapcd Tommy Glaviano of ' Snead Fires A 269 to Win At Greensboro GREENSBORO, N. C, March 27. (""/—Sam Snead.has completed the cycle begun a year ago. The golfing gent from White Surphur Springs, W. Va.; inaugurated a hot run in last year's Greensboro'open Tournament and hasn't cooled off yet. Sammy made It two in a row and four since 1938 here when he breezed around the Sedgeficld Coun-^ try club coure in 80-07 style' yesterday to grab off $2,000 top money in the $10,000 event with a record- breaking 269, total. a gallery, estimated - at record for this winter's '{iner's Ailing rVr/sf Worries St/cco Bosses SAN PRANcrscO, March 27 AP)—Big Ralph Kiner, the Na ional League's highest-priced base ball player, still Is troubled by .wo-wcck old wrist sprain and th 'ittsburgh Pirates hlgh.comman has them worried The right-handed . cocker,.wh slammed 54 homers last year In ured his right wrist in a collisio during a March 14 exhibition gam against the Chicago White Sox. H ratted yesterday for the first time hammered one practice pitch over fence, but admitted later h ladn't been able to follow throug >roperly. If that's true, it might make that inviting left field target at Forbes Field considerably more difficult to clear. And—if again—tliut happens, he Pirate punch Is gone and with t much of the attraction that brought a new home attendance record in 1949. General Manager Hoy Hamey commented that he's afraid the in- Jury to Kiner "is more serious than at first reported." And club president Frank McKinney confessed that he's getting worried. Manager Billy Ivfeyer said, however, that he believes Kiner will be back in action within a week. That would be none too soon for the Bucco morale. Yesterday's 9-8 decision was the third time in a row they've been beaten by the San Francisco Seals of the Class AA Pacific Coast League. Kiner will be paid about JSO.OOO by the Pirates this year under a new two-year contract he signed recently. Before 17,000—a . ___ tour—by PGA Tournament Bureau Director George Schneiter, Snead romped into a 10-stroke winner over runnerup Jimmy Dernaret/ Opai, Calif, whose 71-66 finish gave him 270 and $1,000. Snead touched off the spark last March when he beat Lloyd Mangrum In a. playoff. From here he swept on to the Masters' and PGA titles and wound up with top money of $31,000 and recognition as Professional Golf's No. 1 player of the year. . He's still ablaze. His lalest feat boosted his 1050 winnings to $12,908, again topping the field. For his found rounds Snead had 66-70-66-67, 11 under par. Back of Dcmaret, came Jimmy Turnesa, Braiarcllff, N. Y., who followed n' first day 73 with three straight 69s. Thai gave him 280 and third money of $1,000. Sports Roundup Hugh Fullerlon Jr. NEW YORK, March 27. (/T)—Word seeping in from southern sources is that the Southern Conference has given up hope of trying to select a commissioner this spring and won't try again until December . . . Seems that nobody within the circuit can get the necessary two-thirds majority except possibly Col. Bill Couper of VMI and so far they haven't been able to agree on an outsider. . . . Couper has repeatedly said he wouldn't take the job even if they.".drafted'.' him. . . No. 1 reason why the "Poughkeepsie" regatta will be held in Marietta, O, from now on: when the I.R.A. stewards saw their choice between 50 S'ears of tradition and tin observation train, they were smart enough to choose the one that would bring In some dough. Probably the Samovars Become Modern Vessels of Aluminum MOSCOW (AP) — Samovars are now to be manufactured of aluminum. The samovar is a famous and ancient piece of Russian household ware. It Is a large bulbous vessel with a small spigot which is placed in the center of the table and furnishes boiling water for tea. Samovars are generally of copper and fine samovars of silver. The new aluminum samovars will be one-half as heavy as copper ones. Another recent improvement In samovars Is electric heating which is available In some models sold here. Exhibition Baseball Yesterday's Uesulfji San Francisco (POL) 9. Pittsburgh 8. St. Louis (N) 3. Boston (N) 2 San Diego (POL) 11. St. Louis B A).l Chicago (A) S, Sacramento (PCL) Brooklyn 11, New York (A) B Detroit B. New York B (A) 3 Buffalo (IL) 7. Philadelphia (Al 6 Hollywood (PCL) 7, St. Louis (A) Washington 10. Chattanooga (SA) Cleveland 11. Chicago (N) t • Cincinnati 13. Boston (A) 7 New York (N) 9-2, Oakland (PC busiest guy in upstate New York these days is Councilman-Coacti Roy Simmons of Syracuse. His Lacrosse tenm opens against Kenyon today; his boxers go in the NCAA championships Thursday and there's always city council meetings. On the Loose The Indiana U. freshmen '"footballers were drilling against the varsity the other evening when Pete Russo, frosh tackle from Ambridge Pa., (and a whale of a prospect) managed to run through u play without touching any opposing player. . . Line Coach Steve Sinko took out after him demanding: "Jusl who do you block on that play?" . . . Russo put on an innocent look and replied:. "Oh, I just pick up :.he strays." 6-0 Today's Games St. Louis (N) vs New York (A) at St. Petersburz. PI a. New York (N) vs St. Louis (A) at Burbank, Calif. Detroit (A) vs Boston (N) at Bradenton; Fla. Brooklyn (N) vs Philadelphia (A) at West Palm Beach, Fla. Washington (A) vs Philadelphia (N) at Clearwater. Fla. Cleveland <A) vs Pittsburgh (N) at San Bernardino. Calif. Postman Anxious to Walk After Breaking Leg at 78 DANVILLE, Va. (AP)—After 289,OCO miles of walking, Poslman Rich- i ard Oamcwell Lewis Is in the hospital with a broken leg. He is anxious to get well so he can get out and do some more walking. Ke Is 78 years old and started carrying mall here In 1892. That was before there were any automobiles. He had no serious accidents until a car hit him recently. He retired In 1036, but the records show he walked the equivalent of 11W times around the earth in his 44 years of service. On the record, too, Is the fact he carried more than 2,000,000 pieces of mail in that time. Monday Matinee Did you ever notice that Don Newcombc, the Dodger flingcr, keeps Lhe ball in his glove while he take? ils full wlndup and stretch and ;hen transfers it to his pitching linnd when he raises his arms to begin the pitch? We didn't, but Ed Barrow called attention to this quirk and added that the only other pitcher he's seen who does the same thing Is the Yanks' Allie Reynolds . . Santa Clara U. finds an omen of some sort in the fact that its new coach, Dick Gallagher, signet his contract on St. Patrick's Day . . . Fourteen former Kansas Re lays referees will be Invited back to this year's track carnival, April 21 22.' Looks like an opportunity fo: 14 kinds of second-guessing. . Harry Trotsck, who is training Oi Capitol for the Kentucky Derbj claims: "I was about the worst rid er that ever got on a race horse.' . .• . Wonder if he'd repeat th statement, if his Jockey should re peat Jab Jessop's 1917 boner ant try to pull up at the sixteenth pole Zone and Moan Ohio State's basketball team have played In the Garden thre times in NCAA tournaments have lost out by narrow margin each lime . . . Must be those "tw sagging forwards" Coach Tippy Dy mentioned in his defensive setup - - . Another description of tli Buckeye defense, given by a loca 'expert" was: "A variation of Pho Allen's transitional stratified : with man-to-man principles." . "osh, and we thought all the time ic kids were Just trying to get HIGH SCHOOL GUDIATE GETS HEAD START OR GETTING AHEAD IN LIFE! PFC Rodney Thrilli, Onrk, Ark., now completing laboratory tnhat' cat (raining <t Fl. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Enthusiasm for N«w Opportunity Runs High After sin months in the TJ. S. Army, PFC Rodney E. Thralls, Ozirk, Ark., says: "This man's Army is the best thing that ever happened to me. Since I enlisted, I've learned more about how to earn more, either in military or civilian life, than I learned in all th* rest of my life put together." Thtallj is currently • studying Medic»l Laboratory Procedure and Kinds near the top of his class at ih« Medical Field Service School, Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio. *°u, too, can have your choice of specialized advanced training in your choice of over 40 technical Khools in the U. S. Army. Interested? Cell «• VliH U. S. Army A U. S. Air Ferce Keerailhig SUtion k, ArkanSM City Hall Zage Coaches Think2~Minute Doomed Hums Whip Yanks Again < VEUO BEACH, Fla., March 27. I/I 1 ) —The Brooklyn Dodgers have n imck of whipping the New York Yankees—when II doesn't count. The llrooks have lost three world cries to tho Yankees, but In Hie xhlbit cl'cull, it's nnnthcr story. The Dodgers whlnped Hie New Workers, n-g, np,n\n yesterday. It narked tlie sixth straight time Brooklyn has detent id the world hnmplons in ' Grapefruit League ny over a span of two years. liuolile (o Third HOLLYWOOD, Onllf.. March 27. /I')—A slugging rookie who came to hn SI. Louis Browns ns nn out- icldcr will get a cnnnco at the hlrd base post. Mannuer Zach. Taylor says now s llic lime lo experiment—and that lilts Rocco Ippoltto. a Ind from Bnytmnc, N.J. Taylor rcndlly aii- ulls he Is hard np for a third snrk- er now thai.Frank Gusllnc Is temporarily out of order. NEW YORK, .March 27. (API — Several members of the National Basketball Coaches Association predicted today 'that the controversial '-wo-mlnute rule will be tlvrowr mt. The coaches began gathering for heir annual national "convention leld In conjunction with (he NCAA losketball title game Tuesday, be- wccn Bradley and City College of New York. ' • <• • Orlluir • (Dutch) Lonborg, Norlh- veslern cage coach, said he expects a change In the rule to come out of 1 he Ihree-day coaches meeting. " Bruce Drnke of Oklahoma, member of tho coaches' group nuc he National Basketball Rules Committee, added: "If the answers to our question naires are an indication, we will do nway with the rule." The rule under fire provides ; 'th a :hca team fouled In the last lw< minutes of a game retains the bnl after Iree throws^ The major pro .cst against this is that the lean behind Is penalized unfairly. Bradley and CCNY will piny, tin NCAA final using the standard vcr slon. The same two clubs played ii :he Nallonal Invitation final uslnj :he local version— a Jump ball afte free thro'ws In the Inst two minntw Several sections of the country including the Western Conferonc ind Ivy League, voted out the nri llonal two minute rule in favor o their own varying Interpretations. Attendance Off At Oaklawn Park HOT SPRINGS, Ark., March 27 VDr-Attendance nnd wagering fcl off. slightly at the 1950 Oaklawn horse racing meet as compared will that of 1819. :. Y Attendance for the 30-dny meet ing whjch closed Saturday wns 215, 183, compared to 215,687 in 194D. The 30-day ^pnrl-mutuel liandl was $10,922,500, compared to $10 990,061 last year. The last day crowd this year sc an all time record for Onklawn A total of 12,791 persons saw O.-E Buckley's Big Ike win the $10,000 added Arkansas Derby, feature the closing card^ Lucky Codine was second, and Virtue was third. The favored Fu- t.uramatlc ran fifth. Big Ike was timed for the mile and a furlong In 1:52 fiat. He paid $7, $4.20 and $3.10. TRAINING CAMP BRIEFS : Ry the Associated Press Ilrcrhpcn, IMunger to IMlch ST. PETERSBURG, Fta.. March. 27. Mt—The SI. Louis Cardinals nrn ;o!np; lo throw two of Ihelr uesl illclicrs aRntnst Ihe New York Yan- cec. 1 , in thctr exlilblllon game today. Slated to pitch are George Munger and Hnrr.v Urcchecn. Mnrty Marlon Is back at short for -he Cards after missing four games jecause of n twisted knee. Reels SUI1 Hoi TAMPA, Fin, March 26. W — Just the mere mention of the Cincinnati Reds must he becoming a jit embarrassing to such hlnhly touted clubs ns the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Braves and Detroit Tigers. The Reds, who aren't figured to BO anywhere In this year's National League pennant race, are knocking over those pennant contenders like they owned them. They chalked up their fifth victory in n rov,' yesterday by beating the Red Sox. 13 to 7. Saturday they rung a C to 5 pasting on tlie Cards. House to Start LAKE LAND, Fla., March 27. (If) — Frank House, the Delroit Tigers' $75,000 bonus catcher, got his starting -chance today as tho Tigers faced the Boston Braves. House, who must be kept with the team' this season because of the bonus rule, Is slater' for bullpen duty. Hut Malinger Red Rolfo decided to put the ^20-year-old rookie In against the Braves today for experience. Yesterday Delroit bcint the New York Yankee reserves 5 to 3. WAYWARD "OSCAR" — Los Angeles aircraft worker Bruce Kierman, 20, is tho holder of an "Oscar," hut he didn't win it for actinji. Kierman found the coveted statuette about nine years n^o. Despite demands of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to surrender ihe slntuctte, Kierman held onlo It, ami every year around Academy Award time be wonders who lost or threw away his "Oscar." major league pitching. Luke dispelled a lot of doubts In yesterday's 11-5 exhibition victory ovci 1 Chicago's Cubs when lie smacked a double and n 'MO-fool homer. In 10 exhibitions, luscious Luke hns collected 10 hlls in 48 times nt bat for a .333 average, and been handed 20 walks. • Bradley, CCNY To Meet Again Braves and Beavers ' Clash Tomorrow Night for NCAA Till* By Mllo Famed NEW YORK, March 27. (/P)— To- "" morrow nlglit's battle for the NCAA bnskelball championship In Madl.~" son- Square Garden will decide: 1. Whether Bradley or City College of New York has the counlry'i best team. , 2. Whether CCNY Is great enough to win two national titles in the same year. It's a renmlch of the two teams that plnyeil in the exciting Na- r lloiial Invitation Tournament final- hero nine days ago. CCNY's ram-" paging sophomores, riding a late ' season surge, upset favored Brad-"" ley In that one, G9-61. ' Since then city College has won Hie Eastern-78-13 over North Carolina Stale— nnd Bradley the Western NCAA title- C8-C6 over Baylor CCNY Favored ™?,'l? , limc " 10 °<ltlsmakcrs nlclc CCNY lo. repeat. They fnvor the Beavers by a slim 1 1-2 points. No tcnm ever h ns won both the National Invitation Tournament and the National Collegiate AA crowns In one season. Of the few hat have tried the double, only hrce won cither. Kentucky took ' he NCAA last March, Utah the M n wo'""" and Colorado th <> NIT? As to whether , the best team'tn the country halls from Peorla III • or New York City, tomorrow's an-' Mvcr probably will Bct general, If not unanimous, acceptance Hrndley'K Braves satisfied enough observers to 'rate No. 1 iri the country In the Una! Associated Press Poll. Naturally, the .. unconvtactd - Slslcr In Outricjrt OLEARWATER, Fla., March 27. (/P)—Many ,theories have been advanced on the fate of Dick Slslcr since the. return of Eddie Wnllkns to the regnlnr first base job with the Philadelphia Phillies. Now Slsler, who covered the first bnsn position for the Phils after Wnltku's was shot last spring, looks like lie's headed for left field. Since taking over that position last Wednesday Slsler has clubbed out 12'hits in 24 tries, Including' three home runs.and two doubles. Ho continued'his stlckwork against Ihe Toronto Maple Leafs yesterday with three hits in -five appearances at the plate, getting his third homer of the training season. thrown aside to underneath. Aggies Win STIUAVATER. Okla., T.Tnrch 27 (/TV-Oklahoma A. and M. won the thnxj annual Aggie Relays here Saturday with 9614 points. University of Oklahoma was second with 3814, and Arkansas third with 2-1. Arkansas set a new two-mile relay Strip Mine Spoil Banks Can How Be Reclaimed WOOSTEB, Ohio (AP)-The strip mines of Ohio have found thai the "spoil banks" can be reclaimed, says the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station. The spoil banks arc the heaps of refuse made of material which has been stripped off and get at the. coal When these banks are leveled and planted, things will grow on them. Station experts report 1,018 acres reclaimed by 37 companies. They say the best time to grade the banks Is the summer. When they are graded at other times, erosion spoils the grading before It can be planted. Also when heavy machinery runs over the banks In winter afid spring the wet material is compacted too firmly. Some of the banks will grow grasses, legumes or miscellaneous crops. Other should be planted to trees, they say. It depends on the kind of material In the banks. UnsoT to Practice SARASOTA, Fla., March 27. (/!')— Boston Red Sox manager Joe McCarthy hns ordered four of his first line players to star away from the ball park today when he puts the American Lcniruc club through a practice session. The four—Ted Wil- llnms, Bobby Doerr, Dom DIMngKlo and Al Znrllla—have plnycd virtually all of every exhibition game. The Sox have only one game scheduled for the next four days, against the New York Yankees here Wednesday. New Baseball League Voted For Missco Reorganization of the 'Mississippi County Baseball League, a semipro circuit, was voted at a meeting of • representatives of six towns at the Godwin Sporting Gcocls Storo Friday night. The Mississippi County League functioned year before last but was dropped last year because of lack of interest] The representative voted to reform Ihe league for split season play. They nlso elected to begin play April 30 and continue throughout June, July and August. The six towns and communities that have indicated they would sponsor a team in the league nre Number Nine, Luxora,' Fotty nnd Eight, Blythcvlllo, Osccola and Lutes. Two more teams will bo sought In order to have an cleht- leam league. : . . • Towns and communities Inlcrest- ctl in entering n tcnm In tho league have been asked 16 contact Bill Godwjn, acting president of tho league. H " lcy a " d - 'he CCNY o i l ta N.O. Slate (o Tlay Baylor We don't feel that we played tin o our capabilities when CCNY d P fcated us '- " ; ---- ~"* ai unran >" > . "any "^ has since knocked off the q in „•' ™ Liner Has Garage Seme* .NEW YORK (AP)-Motoriit» : go. lug abroad may, now drive' their cars 'aboard an ocean liner, park them In a garage and drive ishor* on the other side of the Atlantic. rne garage on the 'motor liner BE- lory of the Gdynia American Line !• reached by n special ramp from the dock. The usual practice In shipping cars abroad Is to lift them with • derrick. "Say It With Flowers" Blytheville , FLOWER MART Memphis IHwajr • Phone M«! Cooper tn Braves? BRADENTON. Fla., March 27. f/f^ —A "hot" trade rumor in this training spot of the Boston Braves' has the Tribe obtaining veteran catcher Walker Cooper from the Cincinnati Reds. The unconfirmed report has inflclder Slbby Sistl listed as one of two plnvers who may wind up with the Rhlnelanders. The reported arrival of Cooper, who caught for Manager Billy SouthworOi on the St. Louis Cardinals, persists despite Southworth's contention "Del Crnndall will be my first string catcher." I'aslpr Itcnorlcil "In" SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.. Mar. 27. (/P) — Lou Boudreau, Cleveland Indians' manager, still says the race for right field Is wide open—but knowing Insiders just nod toward Luke Easter and wink, "he's In." The big question was whether the gigantic Negro newcomer could hit BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLI LOWEST ADMISSION PRICK ANYWIIHREI Reserved Seals on Sale at Ihe Legion Arena from 6 p.m. livery Mnnrlay Monday, March 27 ADULTS 50c — CHILDREN 15c New Starting Time 8:15 BOX SEATS Ific EXTRA (Tai Included! TAG MATCH WILD BILL RUSH and JOHN CARLIN versus EDDIE GOSSETT and JACK WELCH Also 2 1-FaH 30-Minute Matches RUSH GOSSETT CARLIN YS. WELCH Planning To Buy A New Car? tiuvc lur jour car wucn you trade for a new Hudson. Drive one— you'll like H. 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