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Bigleague Teams Enter Shakedown Stage In Drills With Opening Day Two Weeks Off Â·Â·By ED COMIC AN . . AP Sporla Writer With. the start of the majo Ingue season only two week iway, this is shakedown time Â£o the clubs. The managers have qul 'experimenting with rookies an now are starting 'their jaunt North and East with .the hopes o getting the regulars in -shape. A quick look' at prospects o some of trie teams: Â·, AMERICAN LEAGUE New York--Casey Stengel's op eratives still are the ones to beat even with.the.loss of Joe DiMsg gio and .the probable departure 6 j;*rry'Cpieman to the Marine Corps; The Yanks.still have a top pitching staff, 'backed by plenty oj T power and-some smooth newcomers, namely young A n d Carey;-.who probably' will take over third 1 base.' Â·'" ' Cleveland--The Indians have the best "big four" pitching staff in baseball, and if any team is going, to beat out the Yanks, 'i shaujd-be-the. Tribe. Bob Feller Mike- fiarcia. 'Bob 'Lemon and Steve Gromek can beat any team pn-an'yi given.day. 'V Boston--This" is a puzzle. The Red Sox have been hitting, but haven't been getting much pitching,' their trouble down through the years'. There's a feeling around the -Grapefruit Circuit -that Lou Boudreau isn't satisfied with the team he inherited. The suspicion Is, that he'll give .-the vterans a chance.' and if they don't come through;, he'll try to get rid of them. .' Â· . : V.Chicago--Manager Paul Richards seems to be in the same boat as last year when .-he astounded operand all-in the first half of the season, 'then watched his club run put :of steam. He says it will be a funning team! But the question is: will pitchers like Bill Pierce and Saul Rogovin come through? Most observers. doubt it. Detroit--No power, and Manager Red Rolfe knows it. He's hoping he can get a long-ball hitter in back up a fair pitching staff. Art Iloutteman 'ought t.b be of considerable; help to the hurlers. NATIONAL LEAGUE . ,New York--Pitching won it for the Giants last year, and Manager t*o Durocher apparently is going to rely on his clbowmen again. He loet his top infielder, E d d i e Stanky. and can only hope that Davey Williams fills the gap. The signs of spring are to numerous to mention these dayt The fishing season 'was brough to the fore Saturday when Win field Scott BronsMi pulled a seven plus pound bass from Lake Wed ington, which certainly was winter fish. Spring basketball practice start today; baseball practice on al fronts is in advanced -stages; th University tennis and track team have already seen action and the Porker golf team opens its season tomorrow. The City Lake opened today sweaters and leaves ' are comini out in lovely fashion; and th days are getting longer. If that isn't enough to convince the sceptics the TIMES yesterday dismantled its storm door on thi front of the building. We got a card, yesterday from :he Hydroponics Research Bureau telling us how to raise a big garden in half ihe time without s6il loeing, spading or weeding. That, o us, seemed like a gross insult to the sun, the rain, the rocky hills of the Ozarks, and the natives who abound therein. And it was a double insult to us, who only last weekend raised a lush crop of blisters as we planted a little vegetable garden n our back yard. There is no surer 'sign of thf eason of rising sap than when his sap gets off his back end and icgins sorting .through the garden ools, frightening off the termites n the hoe handle and the neigh- lorhood kids in the back yard. .In the past we've gone at this gardening business in a haphazard nanner, borrowing seeds from our ricnds and grinding them into the we spots in the'yard with a run- lown heel. But this year--last Saturday in act--we got o u t ' t h e fork, the pade, the rake, the pick, the lashie-niblick and the hoe. Then e surveyed the sack yard for he most likely plot. At.length we decided on a stra- egically located spot where the eighborhood animals and chlU dren always cross the yard. Our reasoning was .that by putting the garden on the path they won't have to detour from their normal Brooklyn--Here's the club that i route to walk through it. was., rated tops all through thi. season last year. Don Newcotnbe who won 20, has been lost to the sen-ice, and Manager Chuck Dres sea is hoping Clem Labine am Chris-Van Cuyk can take up the slack. Otherwise the team i? sub stahtiaily the same., -- _, SC'L'ouis--The dark horse. The Cards have the .power; and the word is that all they need is some pitching. They've been getting it all.spring, and if young -Willard Schmidt keeps up at his present pace, they'll make things tough for the top contenders. Philadelphia--The Phils have shown more spark this year than last, and are heartened by the fact that Curt Simmons is due out ol the Army. They have good pitching, no hitting. With Simmons back, though, they'll be contend' ers. In yesterday's games, the Cards defeated the Phillies, 8-6; the Yankees shut out the Tigers. 3-0; and the Pirates and Browns played a 7-7 tic in 10 innings. . LnMtl Ltlgue Wall Street took the league leading Tn-stste SÂ»le tor two games, while Si'vermin's .detea'ed Ozark C'eaners 2-1. Campbell-Bell defeated Glenn's Dairy the first hvo games, the third resultlnr In a .tic, although Glenn's _ Dairy pulled through and won f^e tie by one pin In an exlra frame playoff. Bolnim Bread took two games from Ward's Ire Cream and B-jnton's |_^cÂ« Bar trimmed O. K and Milady. ramDbeli.Bell won te'am series Honors willi ?,3;4 pins and Wall S'reet S h , h ' 8h sin?ll! ?'. *"Â· Â·"Â» *'Â»'Â« * captured Individual ieries te^nie Â·SteiuTnit Ti-'-state Sales C Silverman'5 sm-erman'5 si wall Street Esso Station tt V7ard's I-e Crram nrark Cleaner! "" Â« Glenn'j Dilry . v ',Â« .. Camnb-ll-Bcll Â« Jo Hol=um Fre-id * 7 Â» 0 . K . - a n r t M l l a r t v , " , } 5SI Benton'3 Snack Bar I_"~-34 53! When New En-Hand farmers cleared their -land, (hoy often piled , loose stones found in the fields,at the edges of the fields Â«s fences. Th/msands of miles of these stone fences Â· are still in place. 1 -, . Â· Â· Â· . Â« The first caller we had was an inquisitive bird dog. Our oldest boy asked: "Daddy, is that a bol dog?" We replied: "No, son. That a goil doy." (Being a parent ha its problems.) The dog displayed an advance state of adjutation upon enterin the yard and by the time we ha the onion sets installed we dis covered'why.-The poor old anima had secreted away a choice this bone under the onion bed and a soon is he. got his chance he se to work carefully transplanting the onions throughout the imme diate .area and at length uncov ered the bone and crept off nex door with a single reproachfu glance in our direction. As is customary with the gar lener, we had an accident. Wha with the virgin soil that abounds in our back yard there are more than the usual quota of rocks. Thi only tool we could find that would dent the ground and uproot the sedge grass was our railroad pick And barely started the tired old handle gave way, The new handle we purchased didn't fit our hands oo well, but had one compcnsa- :ion. It enabled us to make fast 'riends with a robin. An elderly 'ellow, he trotted up behind us and investigated every pick holf as soon as wp left it. Worms were so thick they nearly excited the robin to death, But although he didn't know it, th^ best was yet o come. Soon \ye gave up preparing the oil and went to planting the seed. The 'robin gave that operation one ook and flew off to the southeast. By the time we were finished the obin was back with about 15 of iis friends, all hovering around vaiting to get at,those round, rich eeds. Our whole family enjoyed the Balance of the afternoon watching lie birds drilling around 'in the ied searching for 'the spots I'd lut the seeds'. Like an Easter egg lunt. . ' How well the birds did I would rarcely hazard a guess. But if qu see a Blue Jay flying around vith a radish growing in lils tail on't shoot!! He's p friend of purs. This Is Boys Club Week in Fay- ttevllle, is well as throughbut he nation. Fayettevllle's Club is rying desperately to get a good tart. There have been some bad ecisions made by the Club in the PGA Seeks Plan For Better Public, Tourney Relations Augusta, Ga.-(/P)-With the lid of secrecy knocked off "the Corcoran affair," touring professional golfers considered three big problems: ' How to win the Masters Tourna- me.nt beginning Thursday. The weather. And, whether Fred Corcoran, newly signed tournament committee promotion director will win approval and backing reportedly .necessary" to complete the setting up of a new Professional Golf Association Bureau. The new bureau npt only is de signed to promote tournament and golf in general, but plans cal for the bureau and Corcoran ti assist in relations between tour ing'golf star's and tournamen sponsors. A PGA meeting is" set for Apri 21-23 in Chicago to conside 'ournamerit 'plans and the sign ing of Cprcoran. It was revealed to The Associ ited Press yesterday a.nd late: confirmed b y n u m e r o u s golfers and officials that Corcoran --deposed tournament directbi rom 1936-1947 for the PGA--had been signed to a contract March 1 Several reliable sources said hat if Corcoran gets a strong vote if confidence in Chicago he wil ssume the duties given him by he contract. The secret contract, negotiated Roje.ULeHermenOnHandFor Opening Of Spring Cage Drills patt, but there is a valuable Â«rv- ice the organization can render to this community. The Club needs your support. If you don't ilo any- .thing else, visit the Club headquarters this week, to tee what the program is. Better understanding of the work being done will help. I vÂ»ttlÂ», Â«IIMPIIM .,,) Ontlllwt Ommtal.1 tcrttm GABE COOPER " Ml t*. LMWI MtAVY MIXED ARKANSAS Ireiltr Hatchery Don't risk fire lossa. Get thorough protection with Hardware Mutual! depend* able, low-con Fire ind Ex. tended Coverage Iniurince. Write or phooÂ« lot deuiUI W. (. (Bll) ADAIR 421 NÂ«1h OKvt. HWM 704 during the winter between the tournament committee and Corcoran .and his lawyers, calls for the deluxe promoter to set up a New York office. H is proposed that he, operate a promotional clearing house; supply information on tourney sites, dates arid records; act as a public'relations man and' help in repairing relations between the stars a n d tournament sponsors. A light rain yesterday afternoon cut short practice rounds .for the Masters. The Weather Bureau said unfriendly weather wc-uld continue at least until Wednesday. April Sports Card April 1--Cliy Lakt op.ni. Spring batktlball pr ' ilea openi ai Unlrattlt 1 April 2--Arkansas tennis team v Missouri, tat Columbi; Mo. Arkansas golf team v: Missouri, at Columbia Mo. April 4--Arkaniai baseball lei n Oklahoma A; and M her*. Arkaniai tannii Itam TI Okla. A. and M., at Still water.. Ok) a. Arkaniai golf tiam TI Barlor. at Hardierabbla C o u n t r y Club, for Smith. April 4-5--Arkansas .track team a Texas Relays, Austin Texas. April S--Arkansas tennis team vÂ« Tulsa, at Tulsa. Okla. Atkamai baitbill itam TI. Oklahoma A. and M. hare, April?--Arktniai butblll itam TI. Winona. Minn., Si. Ttachtri; htra. pril I--Arkaniai bÂ«teb'll iÂ«m TI. Winona. Minn., Si. Ttachtri, hire. Arkansas golf team vs. Tulsa, at Tulsa. Okla. ipril 9--Arkansas baseball learn TI. Biitna Viiia, Iowa, College, hare, iprll 10--Arkaniai bmibill learn TI. Biiena Villa, htre. Arkaniai tennli team TI. SW Mliiourl Teach- eri, here. pril 12--Arkaniai Relayi, htre. pril 14--Arkaniai baitball Uam TI. tlllnoli, here, .pril 15--Arkaniai iannii ttam TI, Okla. A. and M., here. pril 17--Arkansas golf team vs. Rice, at Houstop. pril 18--Arkansas golf team vs. Texas A. and M., at College station. Arkansas baseball team vs Tulsa, Â»t Tulsa. Okla. Arkansas track tcnm at Kansas Relays, Law- rfnce, Kan. pril 19--Arkansas baseball team vs.'Tulisa, at Tuka, Okla. pril II--Arkaniai golf Itam TI, Texai, here. pril 23--Arkansas tennis team vs. Nfi Okla'., at Tahlequah, Okla. pril 14--Arkaniai baitball team TI. Tulia, hert. prlllS--Arkaniai baiebtll team TI. Tulia. hire. Arkaniai golrttam TI. Okla. A. and M., htre. Arkansas^ track team at i * Â·Â· Spring' basketball practice- was on the agenda .at (he Unlvenity at 3 o'clock this afternoon, and the opening session promised to be an interesting one for all concerned, for the players It would offer the first look at the new conch in action, and the first chance to impress him with their abilities in the battle for berths .on the srjuad. For new coach Glen Rose, em- Â·wkins on his second voyage as head Arkansas basketball coach, the opportunity offered th^ first chance'of sizing up the material on hand for next season. For tl'e special"-: |iÂ«at were sure to be on hand for the workout it was a chance to see how the coarh rftarteri to his material an' how the .material reacted to the coach. One thing WBS certain--a new style of offense and defense will be installed. Gone will be the slow-break, patter basketball w i t h accent on handling the ball rather than shooting and scoring. Rose is a believer in outscoring the on- oosition and his teams as a rule set a fast, scoring pacet for their opponents. Greeting Rose this afternoon will be 10 letterinpn plus two reserves and a flock of highly rated 'reshmcn. The lettermen are Waler Kearns, Gene Lambert, Tryon -*wis, Floyd Sagely, Orval Elk Ins, Marvin Adams, Raymond Shaw, Bill Sailer, Joel Lucke, and J. W. Walker. The reserves are Dale Lemon and Dick Galloway, and the most promising of the frosh are Johnon Gunn, Gene Bradley, Carrol ggin's, Jerry Smith and Nornan Smith. Lovellette Leads Kansas Playoff With Peoria New York-(/P)-LaSalle's frllty* Explorers had no formula for (topping big Clyde Lovellette, and as a result Kansas will meet the Peoria Caterpillars in the finale of the Olympic basketball trials tonight nt Madison Square Garden, l/rrellette, the nearest thing to i a scoring robot, stuffed 40 points through the cords lust night as I Kansas overcame LaSallc, 10-65,1 in perhaps the most t h r i l l i n g game I seen here this season. I In the opener, Peoria repeated Its AAU title win over the Phillips Oilers by whipping the Bartlesville, Okla.. club. M-50, with lur- prislng enst. By winning last night, Kansas and Peoria qualified seven players each for the U.S. Olympic team, which will journey to Helsinki this summer, The fans In Madison Square Garden, who claim they've seen just about everything, were given a performance by Lovellftte they won't soon forget. At time's, Ihe Explorer!, who were forced-tn play without their great roboUndtr. Jack Moore, would double and even triple team the All-America center from Haute, Ind. But almost SPORTS MMFHWIST ARKANSAS TIMIS, FoyttMvflt*, ArkoMM. Tuttdoy, April I, 1937 Sisler Hopes To Bat .300 This Season every time Lovellette got his hands on fie ball. It either cut the 1 cords Phog Changes List Of All-Time Slars; Adds Lovellette New York-Wj-A moon-faced idiana glnnt with the delicate ouch of a Pnderewski has'forced ansas' renowned basketball pro- cssor. Dr. Forrest C. "Phog" Alen, to grab nn eraser and make omc changes in his all-time list f hardwood greats. "No all-time basketball team ould be worthy "of Its name ithout Clyde Lovellette," the raying, 65-year-old court mister aid. "I rnnoi-ip- ' Â·Â«-"-"? Â·Â·Â·- rcatcst player the game has pro- uced." Lovellelte, 6-foot-9 center from or danced around the rim and teetered out. i ' In all/Clyde dropped In 18 field goals end four fouls. 1-aSalle, a fine shooting team, tot twiy fast Â«hd zoomed to a Z4-12 lead 'Just before the first fiiiarter ,Â»nded. But the older, more experienced Kansans continued to play'their regular game try to pasi into Lovellette, or shoot from the outside Â»nd by halftime cut LnSalle'tJ margin to 40-38. The third quarter was touch and go, with Kansas, slowly but surely, coming closer, closer, closer. Then with a little more than six minutes left, Lovellette found the basket with a^hook shot and the Jayhawkers had Â« 57-58 edge. It was during this' stretch that Lovellette scored 15 straight points for his team to give them a 89-59 lead. Despite a last-ditch effort by the Explorers, Kansas held on In the closing minutes to rack up their biggest win of the season. . Drake R e l a y s , Des Moines, Iowa.. Â· April 81--Arkiniai Itnnii team TI. Drury, .her*. Arkansas, golf team'vs. . . . T.C.U.,".at Fort Worth. April 29--Arkansas.,.golf team vs. 'Â·Â· '" S.M.U., at Dallas. April 30--Arkansas baseball team vs Omaha U., at Omaha, Nebr. II. is estimated that the United States has 6 per cent of the world's .population and 42 per cent of the world's income. prre Haute, Ind., set a record- alterlni nacc t h a t carried ansas to the NCAA champion- lip and now Into Ihe finals of the lympic Trials at Madison Square arden. "Until Lovellette came along I always considered Hank Lulsetti, Stanford's star of the mid r 30s the best I'd ever seen," the University of Kansas coach said. "Now I've had to revise my opinion," .Here's Allen's... all-time team, with Lovellette heading the list: Clyde Lovellette, Kansas. Hank Luisctti. Stanford. Bob Kurland, Oklahoma A. and. M. George. Mikan, Depaul. Paul Endicott, Kansas. "Lovellette not only is a bif Tens Aggies To Gel Wildcih' FortoRiufy Little Rock-(;P)-John Forten- bury,'A!l-Blir Six basketball pl.y- er for I Rock F .-i years a't North Little h School, told the Arkansas Gazette yesterday that he will enroll at Texas A. and 'M. Fortenbury and Pine Bluff's Jim Reed were considered the two top caff prizei in thÂ« atate, man but he .has finesse. You lel- dom find a man with both of these attributes,".Allen tald. "Also I think he hai the beit soft touch I've ever seen. Besides, he has a ,wonderful temperament, just like a big Newfoundland dot, and he's so hug (330 pounds) that It's; ilmost impotilble to get the ball. He'j square.'When you play againit him 'it'i like ' walking around a house." ' '." Taihpa. Kla.-(/IVplck Sisler. whose Illustrious dud hit better than .,100 no fewer f-an 14 tlmc-5. thinks this Is Ihe year he will reach the claimed .300 circle for the first time. "I've been In the big lenguct six year.5 now," he said, "and I haven't- been able to mnke II. I think this Is the year I'll make it, though. Anyway, I'm going to keep trying until 1 do." Sisler starts the T2 season will a no* club nnd with a new chance, He thinks he didn't get much opportunity last year with Ihe Philadelphia Phillies. He is confident he can win a regular iiutfidld job with the Cincinnati Reds, Mind you." he pnlrt, "I'm not blaming PMIlly Manager Eddie Sawyer or anybody else but: my self for my failure ; to reach the .300 mark. But 1 mlg'U have bci Â»bl*;Jlo, bctf --- Â·"' r idli^-ii)iJ';p.. t .,- ,,-,., 'fuirnlhelfiningB^every'Ji^/lThlirt my confidence plenty When. In game after game, I was taken out of the lineup. "I wouldn't' have minded it so much If 1 had been taken out In. the late Innings for defensive pur- poÂ«tÂ». But Siwyer took ane out an tarly u'thÂ«4jUfel or fourth Inning after I had lia'tted ohly* once. That'a what hurt." '. , Sisler, a quiet, soft spoken gentleman both on and off the field, wai quite disturbed ovir a recent article quoting him as calling the Philadelphia fans "the worst wolves In baseball" and accuslnf them of booing Andy Setniriick nnd himself right out of Philadelphia. ' . ~;;' "That was not what t laid at all," declared SUIer heatedly/ "I did mention thÂ»t the fani todÂ« Semlnlck, ai well as Del EÂ»nlÂ» snd Jim Konstnnty, pretty Mf* nnd that Scminlck probably" wit brtt'r off in Cincinnati. But ti'ter cailins Phllly fans the wont wolves In baseball . . . thafr'-nol true. They're no worse than'Wotf nl nny other city. Every town hu both cood and bad fans. AÂ«yior me, the majority treated me~wÂ»TI. I have no complaints to WkÂ« about thp funs it all." " Sisler came close td reaching hM .300 goal both In (ISO anq 1 'SI. Hi was well above that figure Jn 'M but a sprained wrist hamper** him In the final month and' hÂ« dipped to -.298. Again in *Â»t, hi) .was hitting over .300 .only off In September. ' Welcome Hoftw Piny Plumed For 6kn Reft The Arkansas athletic department will be host at a/'HWeomf Home" party for Glen tttii Friday, April 4, at the FayeMtvlIM itotryjClub.-Membtri. OJt tkt f Xafcrtiack Club Â«rÂ« tevitW tnd the 'affair will bt atafc- Â«- Cording to athletic director: JohÂ» Baitihill. ' Rose, who recently live-year contract ai Miketbal! coach, arrived night for the opening of baiketb.il' practice today. --Wkaleule Prlcet TÂ« Â·a, i f U LUI itia TMÂ»UeÂ« Trtek Ihtet Pwwh ~ Â« ALL "WaÂ§OW"-"SPALDIIÂ«0" Ipnt Oft* LEWIS BROS. CO., Inc. - Wt SELL fllHIMa LICEHStS - SummerproaF 1 rrotect ingine, Gears, Chassis, Radiator with ComplÂ«tÂ« Spring Mobil-Car* A*k your frigidly MobUgn Dealer for * Â»eÂ»Â»wl check-up . . . fptiag Mobil- Â·Ciif to keep )Â«our cir operating it peak performance, power and economy ...prtvept trouble befoif it hippeat Wd tarf you nootr. 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