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December 10, 1953

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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BLTTRETILLl (ARlt.)' OOUHIER WBWI THtmSDAY, DECEMBER 19, I99f Baseballers Talking Peace By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — The major league's newly appoint «d tws-man pension committee will meet next week with chief player representatives Ralph Kiner and Allie Reynolds in an effort to make peace between the club owners and players over the pension plan squabble. "We plan to get together with IClner and Reynolds real soon, laid Cleveland General Manager Hank Greenberg, who along with President John Galbreath of Pittsburgh will represent the owners. "We will discuss this thing openly and honestly and I'm sure we'll come to an amicable understanding." Demands Scored Greenberg and Galbreath were named by the American and National Leagues at a joint meeting yesterday to study and report the possibility of terminating the pension plan by November, 1955. The owners charged their move was compelled by "the excessive demands by the player representatives and their attorney." No names were mentioned but undoubtedly they were referring to representatives Kiner and Reynolds and the players' attorney, J. Nor. man Lewis. The meeting of Greenberg, Galbreath, Kiner and Reynolds which, incidentally, may include Lewis, may also provide the answer to what many baseball people 200 per cent increase, probably will be negotiated. With that in mind, the players have been demanding benefit increases from $50 to a month for five-year men and from $100 to $150 a month for 10- year men. They also want the age eligibility reduced from 50 to 45. Cost 58 Million The owners, believing these demands to be excessive, have pointed out this would msan an added expenditure of $8,730,000 to past service cost players) and (for retired ball- would double (to believe is the crux of the entire dispute. * Just who is entitled to the vast receipts attained from the sale of the World Series and All-Star game television and radio rights —and how much? |1.Z Million The players stoutly maintain the annual $1,260,000 plum belongs to them. They are supported in this belief by Lewis and former commissioner A. B. (Happy) Chandler. A majority of the owners are equally certain the money is theirs. A small minority is willing to concede that the television and radio receipts should be divided among the club owners and players with 60 per cent going to the athletes after 15 per cent for expenses is taken out for the commissioner's office. Both tides are looking ahead , to 1956 when the current television- radio contract expires and a new over a million dollars a year) the current cost of carrying the plan, Rnthcr than do that, they Raid, they believed it best to abandon the pension plan. Every club owner, including | Commissioner Ford Frick and League Presidents Wnrren Giles of the National and Will Harridge of the American insisted they wanted the pension plan to continue. "I have made my position clear from beginning to end," Frick said. "I am thoroughly convinced this plan is an admirable plan. I will use every effort at my com-" mand to see that the plan is maintained." Owners Want II "The big point Is," said Gree: berg, "that the owners desire maintain the pension plan. Th impression created by some th; :he owners are anxious to tern inate the plan is Incorrect. I'j equally sure there is no desire o ,he part of the players to term note it. "At the meeting, we're going t !ry to straighten out the diffe ences, if there are any. I'm sur we will come together. Nobod wants to deprive the players o arger pension benefits, provide here is money available for tha purpose." "I certainly hope there can b a way to work out all these dlf ficulties," said Kiner, "but I Eti maintain the players have a' righi to legal counsel at any meeting that are set up where legislation contract, calling for an expected | does not prohibit it. Sports Roundup — Little Australia Is Tennis-Mad Nation By WILL GBtMSLEY (For Gayle Talbot) MELBOURNE (AP) — You have to see it to understand why this country with less than 10 million rules the tennis world. What the Dodgers are to Brooklyn, what bull fighting is to Spam, tennis is to Australia, only more so. Down here at the bottom of the world the racquet sport has become almost a religion. The poor and the Tich, the old and the young play it. Everybody talks it. You have hardly settled back in a cab before the driver asks: "Well, do you think the American blokes are going to take back the cup this year?" "Sorry" Or he will ask about Lew Head's sore shoulder or express concern over Ken Rosewall's timid service. Ask a New York hack driver about Vic Seixas' sprained knee ligament and you'll probably get, "Sorry, bub, but I don't speak Trench." The doormen and waitresses here discuss the finer points of the game like a pro. It isn't an odd sight at all to see a dignified grey-haired man in a homburg waiting for a street cay with a tennis racquet tucked under one arm. Almost every schoolchild is equipped with a neat leather carrying case for racquet apparel. Like DiMagglo The star tennis players, particu larly visitors, are idolized like the Jo« DIMagglos and Mickey Mantles in the United States. Schoolchildren and adults line up to get autographs. "Gee, this makes you feel Important," said Hamilton Richardson, one of the U. S. Davis Cuppers from Baton Rouge, La. "I could walk down main street at home and nobody would notice me." Tennis players are scouted and developed just like a piece of promising baseball bric-a-brac in the United States. But there Is one sad note to it Players like Rosewall and Hoad, each now 19, become tennis robots. Their every move is governed by the Australian tennis bodies and sporting goods firms. TROUBLE? Is your car causing you undue trouble? What you and your car need is my expert mechanic's care. What ever the trouble or complaint, we guarante to satisfy. Call me today—Tom Little, Jr.,—and 1ft your car troubles be over. Free estimates on all repairs. BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. FInt »t Walnut Phone 4422 IN THIS CORNER — One-fourth of the big weekend cage attraction at Haley Field gymnasium are Jimmy Fisher's Blytheville Chicka- Saturday night, the two teams switch with Blytheville getting Humboldt. Above are (first row) Mosley, Akers, Jones, Hall; (second row) Hill, saws. They take on Milan, Tenn., here Friday Hyde, Cobb, West; (back row) Taylor, c. R. Hall, night when Leachvllle meets Humboldt, Tenn. Childress, Edgmon. (Courier New) Photo) Cage Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fordham 80, Yale 51 Penn 78, Muhlenberg 63 Lafayette 69, Princeton 61 Harvard 71, Wesleyan 55 Cornell 92, Clr.ikson 37 Brown 73, Northeastern 62 Navy 63, American Univ 53 Vlllanova 73, Baltimore Loyola 3 Virginia 86, Eundolph-Macon 41 Lincoln (Mo) 76, Kentucky State a fitting Gift for him! Dress Boots Ifou'll Wear Everywhere Sizes 6-12 Widths A-B-C-D $1695 55 Drury (Mo) 78. Southwestern Grid Success Story: Paul Brown Is Three Men in One: Quarterback, Coach andM anager By MILES A. SMITH CLEVELAND (AP) — General manager, coach and quarterback. Which of the three Paul Browns is the real one? Each of the tides fits him. Ho seems to put the most heart into calling signals for his team, a sort of 12th player on the sidelines. You could build a logical case for the idea that he is really a quarterback in his other jobs, too. He is known as a great organ-1 shuffling his feet, and swinging his Izer—witness the high school farm arms. The other Sunday a reporter system he built in Massillon, which still works. He is thorough—witli his note-books and his "special units" he has created a professional team that in eight seasons never has been less than a divisional champion. Keep Moving He even knows what to do about Paul Brown. In the dressing room after a game he is constantly asked whether the epo, Came hadn't contained a lot of ''ulcer material." His reply was, "Urn's why I keep moving like this. It lets off the inner steam." But everything about him comes back to the one characteristic that everyone knows, "the intense desire to win." Can he lose? He haci a losing season once. His 19-12 Ohio State champions, and even that year's freshmen, went into selective service. Ohio State was left with four men who had flunked their military physicals, and some newly matriculated freshmen. No naval trainees, such as the other schools had. The "baby bucks" of 1943 always led at their (Tenn) 62 Illinois 80, Butler 48 Miami (Ohio) 72, Dayton 70 McPherson 76, Tabor 56 Culver-Stockton 61, Parsons 59 McKendree 59 Westminister (Mo I 47 Bethel (Kan) 81, Bethany (Kan) jhalftime, but they lost six of 54 ! nine games. Washington (St. Louis) 69, South-1 "* Was Proud" ern Illinois 55 | For years afterward Brown nth FA Battalion 60, Southwest- j would grow downright sentiment- ern Okla 54 i al when that team was mentioned. Ft. Leonard Wood at Loras, post- j " They were tne most courageous poned team I ever saw," he said. "I was proud of them." Southern Methodist 72, Tulsa Oklahoma City 60, Texas -A 38 Southeast Itate 52 Oregon 82, Qonzaga 53 Hawaii 47, Washington state 45 Okla 68, Arkansas The old Cleveland Rams, who moved to Los Angeles when the Browns started up, used to fee] so lonely in Municipal Stadium they finally moved back to League Park, now a practice field. But the Browns' Stadium attendance for seven league games and the championship in their first year, 1946, was 440,000. By 1948 it had tapered off, when the fans decided Cleveland apparently was too good for the rest of the conference, except maybe the San Francisco 49ers. That winter Brown's original contract, with two years to go, was extended to a total of seven years from then. The group of Cleveland sportsmen who bought the club last summer have a contract which runs through 1955, making 10 years of pro coaching for Brown. Convincing The National League had jeered ; the upstart All-American Conference. Elmer Layden, then league commissioner, had said. "RO get a football." And whom did the Browns meet in their first National League game? No one but the Eagles, who held the league championship. Cleveland 35, Philadelphia 10. "Some coaches dread the day of a game," Brown said. "I don't. I love it. I love to get into the game." General manager, coach and quarterback. Which is the real Paul Brown? Just call him the Guy who plays to win. , j * you'll wear everywhere. Made of smooth, easy-io-shine calfskin leather ---- fully lined with fine calf skin . . . looks and fits like an expensive shoe. Jarman's sensational LKATHER.MJCKS are bools Ask satisfied customers who wear this hoot every fall and winter. Jarman LEATHERNECKS Rive you a choice of America's smartest dress hoots. Come in and try a pair on ... you'll be convinced. mm Give him a Pair For Christmas! Use Our Lay-Away Plan! 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