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'Major Leagues Draw Up Next Springs Exhibition Card: PCL Teams Ignored By GAVLE TALBOT Los Angeles-fP)-You'U never ta your life meet a group of flher, more intelligent men than the estimable gentlemen who run the Pacific Coast League. · Their venerated president, Clar- tnce Rowland, is one of the best. Ht enjoyed a fine big league career if umpire, manager and sage, and there must be very little about baseball that Clarence doesn't know, or at least suspe'ct. In only-one respect, in fact, can Clarence Rowland and the bright young men who surrounded him be diagnosed as slightly on the eccentric side. They think they are going to be a major league. This very probably is a result of their proximity, to California, where things do grow to an alarming degree. We all know, 'of course, that the Coast League is not going to become a third major league. There are so many reasons, including a shortage of big league players and a constriction of ball parlts in this territory. The biggest or.e is that the pen who own the present 16 big league clubs do not desire a third . major leagde. And why should they? No S»nta Glaus? Of course, the large leagues do riot come right out and tell their bemused friends'on the coast that there isn't any Santa Claus. They smile "behind their hands and utter the usual platitudes about a step in the right direction 'and how everybody has to make a start some time. Maybe the ' C o a s t Leaguers are not entirely taken in by the double talk, but something seems to impel them to keep on getting their brains knocked out. It was amusing to watch the byplay at the latest meeting of the two factions here, The big leaguers ate Rowland's food and dranfc his beverages and said jovially that everything was hunky-dory and that the coast boyr were the salt o f ' the earth. If the coast boys didn't want the big leagm clubs to play exhibition games against each other In Coast League plants, that was 'just great. "Nobody's mad at anybody," Eaid Frank Lane of the Chicago White Sox, sounding the keynpie. "We understand them perfectly and are not looking .tor_n. .fight.." Then the big shots, loaded with free Coast League nourishment, retired to their meeting room and quietly gave the Coast League the business. They made out an exhibition schedule 'or next spring in which they scrupulously will · refrain from (laying each other in. Coast League parks. Also, as a sort of afterthought, they will almost completely cease to play gimes agains; Coast League clubs anywhere. A perusal of this spring's schedule shows the big league., teamjt would have played 33 games agajnst Coast League opposition' if it hadn't rained. The Schedule for next spring hasn't been completed, but as of the moment we. understand It contains only fhree'^e*^ hibitions with the Coast Leaguers. In brief, the men who dream'of; becoming a third big league now merely have succeeded in cutting themselves off Irom playing with the major leaguers at all;-.the very last thing in the world the? wanted to do. Several of their managers expressed worry at the: news, because such games offer them their only opportunity I - show their aspiring athletes how the sport can be played. Magnolia Purse Is Featured At Oakland Track Hot Springs, Ark.-(/P)-The Magnolia Purse was slated as the feature event on today's Oaklawn Park racing card with nine sprinters scheduled to compete In the six-furlong dash. Mrs. Margaret Aclcl's Den-Cal, a flashy performer in his first victory here a couple of weeks ago and a third finisher in another test against stionger opposition, was assigned top weight of 120 pounds. Murray Hill · Farm's Dear Lillian, already a two-time winner, was also expected to be a strong factor. Others in the evenly-balacncd field were Easy Ray, Best Apache, Jump Tune. Glady's Folly. -Thistle Sir, Liebeskind and Anxious. HAPPY DAYS AHEAD? · ·" By Alan Mavw wu Be ro FIND A Wfli) CAN-KEEP eve of/ ·'f M m-row ttwe we 0/tftrs · fA/L£P To W/N Pl/ftOCHER . OF TH£ GIANTS SHOULD IN FOR ' AtfQTHER GOOP ·,, THE W/NHING BUfrfWHi trf XMf rewtmm f**«KBM ft/ ALLAN A. OILMAf. **· Suit-Tilt VtMtlM Blindl AlHmlnum ind DuckinR Awntntt Aluminum WIndvwt MMl O»«r - tcrt«nt ... . Or*am*nui Iran l ^««inliBhi . Ftncn, tUirwayB GABE COOPER 1111 441 S*. LMltl Glen Rose is due on the Arkansas campus April .1, according to the athlelic department's release announcing his 'appointment · ' a s Nead basketball coach. Glen con- firrrit'this, saying he'expects to be here about that date, and adds thai he hopes to get spring cage drills under .way as soon thereafter as practical. Just how the University.'?, ..annual spring vacation will figure in the plans is not too clear'at the moment. That comes the second weekend In April' and includes Friday, Saturday, . Sunday and Mondaj-, April 'li-if ' ' , Knocking a four-day hole in the workouts is not the sort of thing that Is "likely to belopked on with favor by a new coach (or an old one, for that matter). And what :he outcome wjll be will await Rose's arrival here and the 'arrangements he makes then: . · Last spring the team took a lit:le vacation of-its-own,^barnstorming around the state-playing intra- squad games. Maybe, if that was ojjay, the members of the team would be willing to give up their spring vacation at the appointed time for a special one later on. As Rose explained, he is quite anxious to get acquainted with the personnel and it mosl likely would try his Christian spirit to wait until after Easier lo do that- Which reminds us .'. . does any-' one know where we can get a good sleak of » Sunday eve? Someone once said that It's the littl? Ihings in life ithat count. That's truer than w$ sometimes remember. We received a card in 'th« 'mail this week that said: "Thank You, Very,' Very Much." It was.sijrieij by the 10 members of the Rogers High School basketball team and their coach. : We. don't-feel that we did all we might have in praising the fine 'teim Hofters ended the season with. Rogers was most remarkable, probably, for the strong manner in which it finished the season fitter a mediocre start. That is a sure sign of ; ?. big. heart. And the members o f ' t h e leam were as fine a group of sportsmen as we saw all year.' Their card was more deeply appreciated by tiSvlhan a trip to Kansas City. The whole-hearted response w i t h - w h i c h ' t h e public met this column's request for funds with which to. send Fsyettcville High School's basketball t e a m to Kansas City seems to us a tribute to the fine kind of boys that made up the leam. If ihal spirit prevails In Ihis community then we'd like to ask that you keep in mind the Fayetteville Boys Club's need for your interest and support. That program is designed to--and with your increased interest and support, will--produce boys, of the same caliber as this year's Bulldogs.' Of that Fayetteville could be perpetually proud. AAU Basketball Meet Reaches Quarter-Finals Phillips, Stewart Chevrolets Head Pack Into Stretch Denver-f/Pl-SIx veteran AAU teams, a crew of collegic ns and the U. S. Air Force champions last n i g h t sailed Into t h e quarter^ finals of the National Amateur A t h l e t i c Union Basketball Tournament. San Francisco's defending champion Stewart Chevrolets led the march into tonight's four-game round with an 8''-44 lashing or Portland, Ore. Doing along with the champion were tenms from Bartlesville, Okla., Oakland, Calif., l-'coria, III., Hollywood, Calif., Artesia, W. M., Warrensburg, Mo., and the Air Force team, made up mostly of -players' from Tinker Base at Oklahoma '-City. San Trtncisro plays the Hollywood Fibber McGoe and Klolly teain which advanced with a 45-32 victory over the Denver Central Rankers. Phillip 66ers from Barllesvillc, winners of seven -f the' lust nine AAU .tourneys, had lough goinc, "before.-whipplnB the Los Alnmllos, Calif., Naval Air Station 64-54. Phillips will play the P.EA Travelers from Artesia. The REA club needed an overtime period before conquering Mcl'herson, K a n., American Legion "jl-5o. . Oakland's Atlas Pacific ' Engineers, who zipped by Sari'DICgo, Grihalva Motors 74-48, will piny the. Air Force'AlI Slars. T h e ' A i r Force team, generating a blazing fust break, swept by Milwaukee Allei^Bradlcy U7-69. Peoria's Caterpillar Diesels used their superior reserve strength I" wear down the Denver Jussel Electric team 75-56. The Diesels play the Warrensburg, Mo., Hig- gles Maza Bowl, the only unseeded team- among the starling 44 clubs to reach the quarter-finals. The Missouri team, made tip ot Warrensburg Teachers College players, flipped over seventh-serried Los Angeles Kirby Shoes Ot-M in vesterdny's major upset. Victors in tonight's somes will q u a l i f y (or the playoffs to select the team to represent the U. b. in the Olympics this summer. National JC Cage Tourney Advances Into Second Round Hutcblnaon,- -Kam-W-T e a ms from Illinois; Texas, Missouri anU Kansas .seek their second consecu- live victories tonight m the National Junior College Basketball Tournament. . Joliet (111.) College plays the Wharton, Texas.' r club and Hannibal Lngrange of Hannibal. Mo., meets Dodge dlty, Kan. All won their first round games. In yesterday's piny, Whartnn defeated Moberly, Mo.. 71-64, and .loliet downed Campbellsville, Ky., Two teams 1 .' 1 -- Hlbblna, -Minn., and Branch Agricultural College nf Cedar City, Utah--already have two victones^and no defeats in the w c e k -1 o n'gV'.double-ellmination tournament. ' - . - 'Hibhing slipped past the. Connors State -Aggies of Warner, Okla., 67-66, yesterday and Branch Agricultural handed Grays-Hnrbor College of Aberdeen, Wash,, its first defeat,C76*69.. In. ;a/'loser's bracket contest,' WinRatev"N.'- C., walloped Campbell Collage'..'Of Bule's Creek, ?., ·fSVel'.V'r r. Today's schedule: 'Abharfam Baldwin,- Tiftori,' Ga.; vsy .Graceland o f ' L a m o n i , :lrtwa; Moberly, Mo., vs. Campbellsville, Ky.: Connors State vs. Grays Harbor; Bee- Cobb Probably Never Tried To Steal On A Fuzzy-Wuzzy By HERB ALTSCHULL Washington-(ff)-The hassle Ty Cobb started when he said modern bail players aren't as good as the old timers produced some unexpected results today. The National Geographic Society got into Ihe act, pointing to what it said are the most amazing hall players in the world; the -Fuzzy-Wuzzies of Africa. : ·Those African . .tribesmen are real ball hawks, the', society reported. · . : , - . , . i Cobb, Immortal hitting star of the first quarter of the century, caused a lot of eyebrow raising lasl week when he said only two present day players v/Ould rank with the all-time greats of years gone by. t He listed only Slan Musial nf the St. Louis Cardinals and Phil Rizzulo of the New York Yankees. "Obviously," Ihe society said, "Cobb hasn't analyzed all the ball players in the world." And, a society spokesman added, maybe the big league talent hunt-, ers have been overlooking sofrlp promising ground as they hear the' bushes for the slars of tomorrow. These Fuzzy-Wuzzles, who live on rocky desert land near the Red Sea, settle their minor squabbles by throwing rocks at each olhcr. Everything goes--curve.', sliders, fork balls, palm balls, fast halls. Here's what happens when two Fuzzy-Wuzzies decide lo go al it: They strip to the waist, wrapping the upper ends of their white cotton robes around their middles. Eich man lakes his position inside · small circle marked In Ihe sand. The circles, snmc yards apart, contain blj piles of stones, each about th? size of i basebsll. The umpire signals and the two men start pitching. Und*r Ihe rules, they mny dodge or catch the flying stones. If you leave your circle, you're a cowird. These Fuzzy - Wuzzles hive developed the art of throw- ln( to such · hljh d«trce, the so- rlnty Mid, th»t they are «blj to nil! «.fitting mounliln goat with i ttoh« tnd kill It, It'i itilntt the rulei to kill the umpire, ·» win UM MM TOres Mir. (SPORTS IORTHWEST ARKANSAS TIMiS, Fay»lltvlll«, AtkanMt, ', Thuriday, March 20, 1952 All Work, No Play Turning Phiis Bock Into Whiz Kids By The Associated Pr«n Manager F.ddie Saver's "austerity program" is paying off for the Philadelphia Philllc skipper and lie's optimistic over his team's hanccs in the in. r i2 race. Sawver laid the law down t h i s spring after his "Whiz Kids" of 185(1 slipped lo f i f t h place In IS51. No wives automobiles, golf, gambling, swimming and a strict curfew is the order of (he day In the camp of the Phils. The plnycrs toed the line and Sawyer was so pleased 'with the improvement t h a t he relaxed some nf the regulations. The boys can cat away from the hotel now and play cards but the remainder nf Ihe restrictions .still are In force. Outfielder Del Erinis is one reason the Phils' boss is enthusiastic about his team. F.nnis, who slumped after a great 1950 season, Is in the best shape of his career. A streamlined Kin pounds, K n n i s has been hitting with power in. the clutch. The slugging outfielder started Hie Phils on the mad to, an B-l victory nver the New York Yankees at Clcn/water, Fla., yesterday by belting a grand slam home run In the seventh inning. The homer was his third of the spring. The Detroit Ticcrs alno came up with" some lusty hilling us they sculped Ihe Boston Braves. 0-1, at Bradenton. Fla. Donklcs nen Taylor and Huss Sullivan pnumlvd nut Hirer hits apiece to lead the at- lat.-k. ·· Former Ti»,cr F.nrl Happ sockrrl twn bnme runs to pace the St. Louis Browns to an 11-2 derision over the Chicago Cubs at Los An- "eles. Monte Irvin, National League runs-batlerl-m king, came out of his slump tn lead the N e w ' Y o r k Giants to a 4-3 victorv 'over the Chicngn White Sox at Pasadena. Cnlif. Irvin poled a two-rtln homer in the first inning. A home run by Vcrn Stephens also enabled the Boston Red Sox to nose out the SI. Louis Cardinals, 3-?, at St. Petersburg, Fla. Utility Inflclder rftbby Morgan drove home two runs on a triple and single Ui lead the Brooklyn Do'Ulers to a 3-2 t r i u m p h nver the Cincinnati Reels at Vero Beach, Fla. The 'vPiluburgh- -Pirates -hoiiiped 'on Bob'Feller ''or'three runs In the first Inning on a walk and three singles and went on to down Ihe Cleveland Indiana,-3-2, at San Bernardino, Calif. Bozeman Takes Lead In World Billiard Meet S1n Fram:lsco-W)-Veteran Jay Bozeman, playing billiards for the first time in six . years, tuok over the World Thrce-Cufhlon Tourney lead last night by walloping Miss Masiiko Katsura 50 to 18.' Bozeman--third man to hold the lead In three days--has six wins and two defeats in the single round robin meet that ends Saturday night. Tied for second at 5-5 arc defending champion WilliC: Hoppe and the 10-tlme Japanese .. champ, Kjnrey Malsuyama, who also emerged from rellrement this year. be, Ark., vs. Garden City. Kan.; Joliet vs. Wharlon; Dodge City vs. Hannibal Lagrangc. ENTRY BLANK and Complete Information Now Available at,.. Exclusively A M**'t Store Wolf Replaces Frnka As Coach Of Green Wave New Orleans - (/Pi - Raymond "near" \Yolf, Tulane University's' new hoad t coach, plans lo continue use of the "T" formation but will probably ndrl variations, including some double wing bark forma r lions. ; Appointment ot Wolf, Tulanc line coach for Ihe lasl two yearj, wat; announced last night by Dr. R u f u s O. Harris, Tulane president, a few hours oiter the resignation of Henry Frnka. Frnka, Tulane roach since Jflljl, resigned to become executive vice nrosldcnl of Auslln College nt S'-prmnn. Texas, ending a 25-yrnr coaching career. During his tenure ;H Tu'ane Fnikn's Uo;'all leimh won 31 games, lost 23 and lied four. Wolf said he plan. 1 * to add some variations lo Tulane'fi "T" forma~ lion and hopes for a balanced alack w i t h r u n n i n g In set up pass plays. ^ ·We like In throw the ball If we can," he said. Frnka's resignation does not become effective u n l l l J u n o ,10, but with spring t r a l n i n n alrnadv In progress, he suggested thai his sue. cessor take charge immediately. Wolf plavwl In the l i n e at Texas Christian University In 10Z4-ZO. Me rnHcViwI the TCU line from 11)29 until 11)35. serving also as athletic director his last two years there. He then became head coatjh at the University of North Carolina and In six seasons his teams won 37, Inst 17 and lird Ihiw. He entered Naval service in 1042 and afler th».war went to.the.;Un,iyrr r "·ity of Florida, wl'ere his learns won 13, lost 24 and tied two. Fights Last Night ftf rtit A'l.oftntril Prttt Cleveland--Danny NflnUco, 177, Tampa, outpointed nick Wagner, 173, Toppenish, Wash., 10. Lewlslon, Me.--Gene Hcrrf-n, 157, Bath, Me., outpointed Bobhy Howe, 158, Biridcford, 8. PLAY STARTS TOMORROW ' Ksniucky .Tops Lisf Of 18 Teams Lined Up For NCAA EiynaSions Razorfr ack Tennis Team Swings inio Action Saturday The Arkansas llazorbnck Ifnnls team opens its 1952 ,-i'n.v.m here SaH:rdny against NE Oklahoma College nf Tnhlcquah, Okla. The matrh w i l l ho the first of .12 scheduled for the Porkers this year. Under the cnat-hlnR of Francis "Windy" Morris, nmvly appointed tennis tutor, the Hogs will he nut lo better, or at Irast m a i n t a i n , their e x r f l k - n t l!'."ii f h f n v i n q of seven w i m , finir loves and lies. Tn rin t h i s , Mnrrls w i l l havr fnur Ir-ltmn'-M rr!lirniMtv-.~Chitrlle CriEgcr. lllyll-c-. M l ? ; Turn C'iik»r. S t u t t n a r l ; l l u - h Dmrov, I? n r t Smith; and ,lim K.mlkwr. M n l - vcrn. Onlv .John Ot'iffrr- nf r'nrt Kmith has bcr-n lo.^l from t h e 1951 squad. ,, ,,, , ,, ,, . B,,!!!,,,., f ; ,r ,..rh, ,.., Ihe -»i.- let or sevM Mnrrls v.MM n r n h n b i y carry rturlnullu. ,,.,,,,,, :Irr , ,,, r( ,p of h,.| fr.-l..n.-n nuji-r:,! w,nnes-.IIn, 1 or., r . ,,,,,,, .. ers suffered a jolt wr»'n Hoi I h n n California I m p s f f r r ' l a r M e .l"!H-s was clec-bicn ini;|l«lliln. I In i* n former Arlcms'.'s r f n l e hl;h school shinies an-! doubles chamn; as well as Arkaiir-BH Junior mra's singles and doubles champ, ll!* doubles parlnro In the h''rh school championship. I.'nvi 1 : Teolcr of Malvsrn, w i l l be oul 'for the squad however. Others "include Ewcll Lw, Forl Smith: Hob Wh.'llev. Magnolia; nudrfy S'nldrr. Mill* Rock; and Dick Elmer, Springdale. The ISM tennis schedule: .Marrh 22--NK Oklahoma College, Faycttoville. March 25--S\V Missouri Teneh- ers, Springfield, Mo. March 20--Drurv C o l l e g e Springfield, Mo. April 2--University of Missouri, Co'umlila, Mo.. April 4--Oklahoma A. anrt M., Stlllwnter, ,0kla. . . . . April S--Unlvcriily of Tulsn, Tulsa, Okla. · ' A p r i l 10--SW Missouri Teacher*, Fayijllevllle. April IS--Oklahoma A. and M., Fa.vetlcvlll, April 23--NK Oklahoma College, Tahiequnh, OHa. April 28--Drury College, Fay- "'Way' 3--Oklahoma UniverJliy, fayftteyille. ·*···' tS^niyii ·* K;w Ynrk-'/Pl-Six of th« lop 16 i tpfimr In the Associated Press poll,. i hrnHcd by first-ranked Kentucky, j will b» srcJting'the NCAA baskct- | ball championship when the play- o"j bcaln with four regional lourn.-menls tomorrow night. The nthcrs are No. 2 Illinois, F5lf! Tfh Champion: Duquesne, No. 4; St. Loitl.s Missouri Valley Champion and No. 3; Kansas, Big Seven Champion and No. 8; and St. John's No. 10. Kentucky, wlnnrr of three of the last four championships, open 111 hid a: Raleigh. N. C., against Perm State. on« nf the six t««ms pii-ked at large. The Wildcats go into the event with the country'! br?i major college offensive record am! a hcsvy favorite to repeal. The Wildcats havo scored 2.498 \ point:; in 2n cames and own an ; avf-rar,- of fin.2 .points an outing. '· Nnt nnf- nf i' f other IS contend| r-.f. cm ?|i;irnnrh this total. Of the ; t ' l u i f - n i f n t tenms, Dayton U next ! hc;-t in the offensive race, 15th in j t h e ·landings w i t h a 74.S point av- , crr'-'c. THT"? rtf Ihe tn?tms arr among the six hrM d r f f n s l v e quintets in IN' nal'iM. .Oklahnmn City, which n'i'.vii Wyoming at Cornvallis, Ore., in second only in Oklahoma A. and M. on defense. The Aggies, lues tn -4Ji.R points a game while Ok'ahoma City has yielded only New Mexico A. and M., which mcct.i St. Ixiuls nt Kansas City, hns I'-.e f o u r t h best defensive mark' while Texas Christian is sixth. .TCU meets Kansas at Kansm City. KRJIE.IS will- be depending on s fi'eeilhrow proficiency to help null It through. The Jayhawks and Pennsylvania are tied for the lead n this department with a hitting avorasc of 8D.4 per cent. I l r r c . l s tomorrow's schedule: At lUteigh--Kentucky (27^2) vs. Pehn Slate (20-4)!. North Carolina State (23-B) v». St. John's (22-4). At Chicago-Illinois (19-3) vs. Dnytrai 24-4; Prlncelon (10-8) vs. uqiiesne (22-3). At Kaniai Cltr--K»i!Mi (12-1) vi. Texts Chrl«tl»B (IZ-3); New Mexico A. »n« M. (tl-l) n. SI Ulli (22-7). . A t Cornvallln--Santa Clan (150) vs. UCLA (16-10); Wyomlta (28-0) vs. Oklahoma City (17-7).- Wln« Al Palm .Beach, Fla ; . -(/P)- Ramhi" Sncad posted ». 88-hole tola! of 138 lo win the pro division of u/ $10,000 Scmlnolc Golf Tburrta- menl liy six 'strokes. Keep ·» «ll» lilt Tlmn d.Uy. Glennwe Now only At lost-a famoyi prtmlum quality Sour Maih' Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiikty is available at a popular prict. 4/5 Qt. $005 U fint $156 11/2 Pt. Flu» Sain Tix) MAPI »f TNI ·IITUllll M IAMOWI KlMIUCIV UVIIH* ·IINIUCII iixiani lOuMON Amim · IOIUIC.IN.IONO · OUNMOM OIIIHUIKI COMfANY ·

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