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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 19N Lions Aerial Barrage Clips All-Stars 24-10 By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN rmrAGO (\P) — It's just as well that most of the College All Stars move on today rr, toinffi rapectiJe pro learns now in training. They have a lot to learn. They found that out last night when the Detroit Lions, one of the most determined proleams in the series history, gave them a football lesson, 24-10. The Lions left little doubt in the minds of 93,818 spectators at Soldier Field — biggest crowd since 1948 _ and uncountable TV-radio fans that Uicy will be hard to stop from repeating (or the National Football League crown this fall. They sheared the All-Stars with the fanciest passing barrage ever seen in the rivalry, gaining a record 339 yards In the air. Bobby Layne, who was not supposed to be feeling up to par, personally contributed 323 yards by hitting on 21 of 31 tosses. The Lions picked up 134 yards on the ground. The All-Stars were virtually stymied, by comparison. With the Lions setting up a new defense with each new opposing quarterback, Jack Scarbath of Maryland (who will be with the Washington Redskins), Dale Samuels of Fur- due (Chicago Cardinals), and Tommy O'Connell of Illinois (Chicago Bears) combined for a mere 80 passing yards. They connected on only nine out of 27. Tempers Flare Meanwhile, Gib Dawson of Texas, Buck McPhail of Oklahoma and Don McAuliffe of Michigan State mustered most of the running power from scrimmage that totaled 107 yards. Tempers boiled at times on both sides. End Earon Blaine of the Lions and tackle Gilbert Kline of the All-Stars were ejected from the game in the third period. They started swinging and had to be separated by teammates. In the fourth Ed Bell, Pennsylvania's great end, and back Ollie Cline rf Detroit went for each other but were quickly subdued and remained in the contest. "The Lions were one of the best pro teams I've seen," said Head All-Star Coach Bobby Dodd o! Georgia Tech. "They were three touchdowns better than the Los Angeles Earns who beat us 10-1 last year." Coach Buddy Parker of the Lions said he was surprised by the All- Stars' offense and how well they moved the ball, but had "expected they would be much better defensively." "Condition was our answer," Parker added. Lead at Half The Lions jumped into a 10-3 halftime lead, scoring a touchdown in the first period on an 80 yard thrust in 10 ploys. Layne's toss to Hart, who lateralled' to Walker, covered 47 yards and was the key play. Bob Hoernscheyemeyer ploughed the last yard on fourth down. Walker booted a 10-yard field goal in the second period imd Dawson placekicked one for 30 yards for the All-Stars before the halftime gun. The Lions struck for 74 yards in seven plays in the third quarter with Layne spearing Box for 53 yards and finally hitting him for the final nine to score. Detroit made it 24-3 out at the outset of the fourth, slamming 96 yards in 15 plays with Layne alternating on passes to Hart, Walker and Box. Hoernschemeyer bar- relled over from the two. The All-Stars showed signs of life midway in the finale when Jim Sears of Southern California raced 73 yards on a punt return and Dawson sped 17 more to score. Read Courier News Classified Ads. RE ENFORCEMENTS Called up to bolster the Yankees, as though the World Champions needed help, were, left to right, the left-hand pitchers, Bill Miller and Steve Kraly and Tu-st Baseman Gus Triandos. Miller came from Kansas City, Kraly from Binghamton, Trinndos from Birmingham. NCAA Calls Errant Colleges on Carpet CHICAGO (AP) — The National Collegiate Athletic Association's powerful policy-making council begins calling some disobedient members on the carpet today and, from all reports, there's no picking them for size. Powerful Notre Dame and Michigan State, the latter winner of the national football championship a year ago, are reported to be among the three institutions up for disciplining. The other is said to be Arizona State at Tempe. Their alleged offenses: violation of the athletic code, particularly nf> deals with recruiting of talent. The NCAA has coyly declined to dentlfy the three members whoso cases have been la id before the council by the membership com nittee, an investigative group. Walt Bynrs, executive director of ;he collegiate body, hns announced .here tire three -schools but beyond that says, "no comment." Lobby Talk Names Three The names of Notre Dame, Michigan State nnd Arizona State at Tempe emerged from hotel lobby ;alk but were bantered around by men close to the NCAA operations. .Several official sources named them, but declined to be quoted. These sources say the punishment in any of the cases is not expected to he too severe. It may be a case of telling the offenders to put their houses in order, or else, permitting them to continue normal athletic relations in the meantime. Notre Dame's troubles may stem largely from the notorious Charlie SUcka Incident. Sticka, a standout freshman fullback from little Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., showed up on the Notre Dame campus last January and Trinity officials immediately yelled "rob- bevy." Embarrassed Embarrassed, Notre Dame told Stick.1 he WHS ineligible to play for the Irish. Whereupon, Sticka went back to Trinity. But the case left Trinity boiling mad. Michigan State has been placed on indefinite probation by the Big Ten Conference until it can throw some light on an alumni scholarship foundation which supposedly has been feeding talent to the Spnr- Inns. Arlzonn State at Tempe is reported to be on the griddle for I'eTinilting violations. Another Item on the council's agenda is a review of the cases of the University of Kentucky, Bradley University and little Midwestern of Texas, which were dealt punishment a year ago. All are expected to get a clean bill of health and n. warning to keep their skirts clean henceforth. In 1950, Dodger Manager Burt Shotton toid Gil Hodges he w a s turning his head and taking his eyes off the ball. Manager Charley Dressen repeated the warning again this spring. Sports Roundup — La Starza Camp Man Viewed by Press By GAYLE TALBOT GREENWOOD LAKE, N. Y. Lfl— j One of the unsung heroes of the ' fight industry is the official camp manager and public relations ex- j pert provided by the promoters whenever a champion or. challenger goes deep into the woods ot i cogitate and tone up his muscles for an Impending brawl. Among the manifold duties of tiiis minion of the vested interests is that of smoothing relations between the brooding gladiator and members of the visiting press and generally keeping everybody happy. Also, at least in the early stages, he must compose those daily dispatches tilling how his man is polishing his left hook and giving his spar mates a hard time. Harry Mendel, one of the most renowned of this hardy breed, is in charge of Roland LaStarza's establishment here as the boy from the Bronx prepares for his Sept. has done the same chore scores of times before, and quite probably is known personally by more persons even remotely connected with the fight game than any other man. You always ask Harry what he thinks of his boy's chances, or the first time we can recall, he hedged. 'I'm getting to where T don't like to pick 'em any more," said the former cxar of the six - day bike races. "Since Joe Louis, the greatest of them all, went down, I realize I'm inclined to grow too fond of a fighter when I'm around him for a while. This is a fine boy here and on his record you've ;ot to give him a chance, but . . ." Mendel, ns we should have Raid earlier, acted as Joe Louis' manager on all the Brown Bomber's exhibition tours throughout this country, Canada and Latin America during the long years he was champion. Name the town, including Moose Jaw, and Harry and Joe were there. "I should have realized Joe was through before he fought Marci- ono," he says now, "but I didn't because I was loo close to him. Looking back I can remember him fighting two or three bums and falling to knock them out—bums he would have stiffened in a round in the old days, I should have realized he finally bad lost his punch, but I didn't. 1 don't ever want to get that close io n fighter again. "Not many know what a wonder- ful fellow Joe was to be around. Maybe he wasn't too smart and couldn't talk much when he first came up, but he learned fast. He had a great sense of humor. Once when we were in Jamaica a woman came up and said she wanted to shake his hand because he was responsible for her having a husband. "In Joe's first fight with Joe Walcoit, she explained, her boy friend had promised to marry her , if Louis won. If Walcott won, no [dice. Joe"grinned and said 'I'll bet 11 had you worried when I was on j my panties.' Joe was about the nicest fighter I've ever been around. Buddy Baer's the only one I could compare with him. Tony Calento was the meanest, I saw him deliberately butt smd cut, three sparring partners in one session. His manager, Joe Jacobs, almost look a ball bat to him." Next to Louis, Harry's all-time love was the six-day race, which he promoted for years. He recalls that this now virtually extinct sport once grossed $80,000 in a week at the garden. He blames college basketball for killing it off. BASEBALL STANDINGS AMERICAN LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Loit Pet. Behind 75 36 .678 70 44 ,614 8','a 64 48 .571 il'i 64 52 .552 55 59 .482 41 65 .420 40 73 .354 . 39 77 .3'8 New York .. hicago Cleveland .. Boston Washington . Philadelphia Detroit St. Louis ... 13'A 2 Hi 28 l / 2 36 '8',';, NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn .... 74 Milwaukee . . 68 Philadelphia . 61 Won Lost Pel. Behind St. Louis New York .. Cincinnati .. Chicago Pittsburgh .. 60 . 53 . 52 44 . 38 .667 .591 .555 .541 .491 .452 .396 .319 8 W"z 14 19" 2 24 30 40 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Nashville ... Atlanta Memphis — Birmingham New Orleans Chattanooga Little Rock . Mobile Won Lost Pet. Behind . 70 52 .574 . 69 56 .552 . 68 58 .540 60 .516 .504 .457 .452 .408 64 64 58 50 51 6' 2 i/i 4 7 8',i 14',2 15 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh at Brooklyn—Pace (54) vs. Meyer (12-5) Milwaukee at Chicago — Spahn (15-51 vs. Church (7-5) Philadelphia at New York (2)— Simmons (10-9) and Bldzlk (7-5) vs. Jansen (10-9) and Grissom (11) St. Louis at Cincinnati—Hadclix U4-5) vs. Collum (5-7) or Podbic- lan (5-13) AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago 7, Detroit 0 Cleveland 8, St. Louis 7 New York at Philadelphia, postponed, rain Washington at Boston, postponed, rain SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham 2, Little Rock 1 Memphis 5, Atlanta 1 Chattanooga 5, Mobile 4 New Orleans 8, Nashville 3 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago 11, Milwaukee 4 Cincinnati 2, St. Louis 1 (11 Innings) Pittsburgh at Brooklyn, postponed, rain Philadelphia at New York, postponed, rain AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Philadelphia—Sain (10-6) vs. Byrd (10-D Washington at Boston (2)— Stobbs.(7-8) and Porterfield (14-9) vs. Flowers (1-1) and Henry (2-2) Chicago at Detroit—Johnson U- 2) vs. Dray (7-12) (Only games) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga at Birmingham (2) New Orleans at Memphis (Only games scheduled) Mot March !s Feud Again Monday At A. L. Auditorium It'll be grudge wrestling again at the Memorial Auditorium Monday night. A feud that developed during las Monday night's bouts is expected to be rekindled next Monday nigh when Walter Sirols and Rex Mobley team up against two of the Welch brothers—Lester and Edward, in the tag match main event of the American Legion's wrestling program. These same four grapplers took part In last Monday night's double main event and both bouts verj nearly ended in riots which prompted the Welchs to hurl a challenge at Sirols and Mobley for a tag go Mobley and. Sirois accepted the challenge and Promoter Mike Meroney arranged the affair for nexi week. In last Monday night's bouts, thf Welch brothers gained a split witl Lester winning a dlsqualificattor decision over Sirois and Eclwarc losing to Mobley. But Monday night, the Dyereburg, Tenn.. broth ers will be going for all the marbles In addition to the main event \ ", / %' V4P '>,J&?mi«>£A MILA HIGH — Mila Milakov wins the pole vault in competition involving Americans. Germans and Yugoslavians at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin's British sector. More than 25,000 see the Yugoslavian do 14 feet 1 inch. (NBA) Klein Tries To Bat Pelicans Up the Ladder By MERCER BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer Lou Klein, a veteran of 13 professional seasons, seems to be putting on a Single-handed campaign return New Orleans' Pelicans to the Southern Association's first division. The 34-year-old third baseman Jammed his 10th homer of the season and his 24th double last night to spark n Pel attack which humbled Nashville's league-leading Vols, 8-3. The night before Klein collected a homer, double and single in New Orleans' 10-7 loss to the Vols. Although Nashville lost, Atlanta was unable to narrow the Vols' 2V 2 game margin. Memphis whipped Crackers, 5-1, to pull within four games of first place and l'/ 2 games of second. Birmingham edged Little Rock, 2-1, to sweep the 4-game series, and Chattanooga dropped Mobile, 5-4. Little Kock's Verne Williamson turned in probably the neatest mound performance of the night, but. he .lost the game. He allowed only four hits, but the Barons used a double steal by Hal Grote and Norm Seibern, and a Texas leaguer by eorge Moskovich to score thter parr of runs in the sixth, Grote stole home and Seibern went to second when Catcher Ed Oswald's throw to second was low and R. C. Otey juggled the ball. Then Moskovlch put a blooper Just out of Otcy's reach, sending Seibern home. The loss dropped Little Rock Into seventh place. President Of Baylor Praises Football, Bowls CHICAGO (IP)— Football and major bowl games were lauded as "an antidote to the softness creeping into our way of life" by the president of Baylor University yesterday. Dr. W. E. White, appearing as a guest speaker at the 13th annua meeting of the Football Writers Association of America, said he feels that the credits of football outweigh its liabilities. Concerning major post - season two one fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Sirois meeting Lester Welch and Mobley taking on Edward Welch. Holland In All-American Grid Game Blythevllle'e Montroe Holland, massive six-six football and basketball star, who completed a spectacular high school athletic career here in June, has accepted an invitation to play in the All- American high school football game at Memphis Aug. 26, It was learned yesterday. He is scheduled to report to Memphis for pregame drills next Wednesday- The contest, which pits standout high school playeri from all over the nation on East and West teams with the Mississippi River as the dividing line, is sponsored by the Wig-wnm Wise- men of America- Holland will play [or the West squad. A top-notch basketball star as well as an outstanding football player, Holland was named to the nil-state basketball squad earlier this year after the Blythevillc Chicks advanced to the finals in the state championship cage tourney. Holland is slated to attend Tyler, Tex., Junior College in September. Indians Win Over Browns Rosen Tied With Zernial for Home Run Lead By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There was just too much power in the" Cleveland iine- up for the Browns but in the end it took a safe bunt to push across the winning run. The Indians won last night's game, 8-7, as big Luke Easter powered a pair of homers, each with one man on base, and Al Rosen hit his 29th of the year with the sacks empty. Rosen is tied with Gus Zernial of the Philadelphia Athletics for the American League home run lead. In the ninth inning, with Cleveland leading 7-6, one more run was pushed across on a single, two walks and a safe bunt by George Strickland. That proved to be the winning run as the Browns scored one In their half of the ninth on double by Don Lenhardt and a single by Vic Wertz. The Browns routed Bob Feller in a three-run fifth inning after he had retired the first nine men to face him. Roy Sievevs hit a two-run double in that inning. Bob Lemon was the winner in relief, giving him a record of 1611 for the season. Starter Duane Pillette. whose record is now 4-9, was the loser. Thirty-three players took part in the game. In Cincinnati, Vinegar Bend Mizell and the Cardinals lost to the Redlegs, 2-1, in an 11-inning Kame as Boy McMillan lashed out the game winning single to score Ted KluszewsM. Joe Nuxhall and Mizell both hurled seven-hit ball in the extra- Inning game. Mizell had driven in the tying run with a single In the fifth Inning. Manager Eddie Stanky started rookie Dick Schofleld at shortstop and Harry Elliott in' left field. Schofield went hitless in three trips-to the plate while Elliott got one double in four tries and scored one run. Chisox Condition Best in 33 Years By BEN PIILEGAB AI' Sports Writer Even if the Chtafgo White Sox don't catch the New York Yankees, 'Manager Paul Richards should rate a rousing cheer for. his 1953 successes. , , t , . t Hidden in the hoopla of the pennant struggle is the fact that the current edition of the Sox is playing better ball than any Chicago American League entry since 1920 I hat was the last time the Sox finished as high as second in the flag chase. Richards took over a sixth place team at the start of the 1951 eea- son. He finished fourth in his first year and third last season. In beating Detroit 7-0 last night thp Sox maintained their five game margin over third place Cleveland. While the Yankees—6'/ 2 ahead— appear out of reach, the Chica- gonns are a solid bet for second. Richards, a catcher in his play- Saratoga Auction ;.3sar All Time 247 Thoroughbred Yeariings Sold For $2,095,500 SARATOGA SPRINGS. N. Y. I.TI —A near record was chalked up by the Saratoga thoroughbred yearling sales as the five-night auction closed tonight with 247 head going under the hammer for 52,062.500. The figure was exceeded only by last year's sales when 332 were knocked down for $2.095,500. The average of 38.384 this year was higher, however. Last year it was $6^312. Tonight was "Knight's night" as the Almahurst Farm of Harry H. Knight sold 46 yearlings for S560,- 400, nn average of S12.13'. A year ago 47 Almahurst yearlings sold for 5682,700. Top price of the final auction was $3.500 paid by I. J- Collins of Lancaster. Ohio, for a dark bay colt by Heliopolis out of Theen. A War Admiral colt out of Rocka- bye was sold for S'3,000 to Chester Gates of Columbus, Ohio, an agent. Collins also paid $16,000 fey- a bay filly by Eippey out of Elpis and Gates purchased a bay filly by Roman out of Sun-Blest for 528,000, making them the two highest purchasers of the night. One youngster, a bay filly by Nirgal out of Wood Spirit, was Knocked down to L. S. (Larry) MacPhail, former baseball magnate, for $5,000. MacPhail sold 21 yearlings from his Glenangus farms of Bel Air, Maryland, during the Thursday night sales. The sale of 29 horses-in-training Saturday morning will bring to a close action in the sales ring at Saratoga for this year. ing days, has received a tremendous boost from two fellows who used to pitch to him and now pilch for him—Billy Pierce and Virgil Trucks. Trucks came to the White Sox In mid-June from the St. Louis Browns.' He's won 10 games and lost two for Richards and has an overall record of 15-6. Pierce Is Tops Pierce won his 16th game last night against Detroit, the most he's ever won in the majors. It was his third straight shutout and ran his string of scoreless innings to 34 2-3. Both Pierce and Trucks are prospective 20 game winners, such, a rarity in recent White Sox history that they haven't had one since Thornton Lee in 1941. Pierce, a small fastballing left- hander, struck out four men in winning his fifth straight. He's fanned 142 so far—tops in the league and only two short of his previous all time best. Rains in the wake of the Atlantic hurricane washed out half of the major league program last night. New York at Philadelphia and Washington at Boston in the American League were postponed. So were Pittsburgh at Brooklyn and Philadelphia at New York in the National. Indians VVin Cleveland outlasted the St. Louis' Browns 8-7. The Chicago Cubs battered Milwaukee 11-4 and Cincinnati edged the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in 11 innings. Big Luke Easter blasted a pair of two-run home runs to aid the Indians and Al Rosen hit one. Bob Lemon, last of three Cleveland pitchers, was credited with his 16th victory although the Browns pounded him for five hits and a run in 2 1-3 innings. Home runs ruined Milwaukee in Chicago as the Braves slipped eight games behind the league leading Dodgers. The Cubs hit four into the seats including a pinch hit grand slam by Bill Serena, his first in the majors. Eddie Mathews hit No. 31 for the Braevs in the first inning. Wilmer (Vinegar Bend) Mizell lost the decision to Joe Nuxhall in Cincinnati although tey each gave up only seven hits in the 11- inning struggle. Ted Kluszewski was the big gun for the Redlegs, driving home the first run in the fourth and scoring the Winning tally. He doubled in the llth and rode home on Roy McMillan's single. • Bernard Hewitt of Gettysburg, Pi became a, full fledged jocked the i day he scored with Slue Tail Fly. | The rider won his first race aboard j the same horse last July 16 at i Monmouth Park. bowl attractions, the Waco, Tex, educator said: "Properly conducted, as they are, they are stimulating and highly rewaiding." He said football serves as an outlet for the tension of the times and as a whole, healthy release. He pointed out that Baylor hasn't won a Southeast Conference; grid championship in 29 years, but j added that the school stands solidly behind Jts footballand entire: sports program. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Aug. 17 8:15 p.m. Adults 60e — Children 15c GRUDGE FIGHT TAG MATCH Walter Sirois & Rex Mobley VJ. Lester & Edward Welch PLUS Two Preliminary Bouts E. Welch vs. Mobley And L. Welch vs. Sirois NCING GHTLY! 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