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Flag Hopes Jolted for Bosox, Giants, Yanks Loss Of Key Personnel May Prove Costly · Phili Bolstered By Return Of Simmons From Infantry ·7 EALFH RODEK AT SperU Writer' The 1M1 World Series opponents rn»y hive been determined on April 2~tavo weeks before (he official opening of the season Three teams, the New York Giants, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees received severe jolts in their pennant ambitions yesterd»y while the hopes of a fourth, the Philadelphia Phillies were boosted. . ' ' . . ' Here's what happeMd: 1. Monte l*rin, lef Ijelder of'the champion Giants and National League ninsfbatted-in king 1651, broke his right ankle in an exhibition game' against Cleveland at Denver, : ?(Jo. Irvih will miss at I«S? n »l*'·, thc campaign and possibly the entire season. 2. Ted Williams, star slugger ·nd left fielder of the Red Sox, passed his physical examination at Jacksonville, Pla., and will report for active duty with the Marine Air Corps on May 2. 3. (Jerry Coleman, infielder of the Yanks, also passed his physical examination at Jacksonville, Tit., and will return to duty with .trie Marine Air Corps also on May 4. Curt Simmons, crack left- handed pitcher of the Phillies, will be discharged as a sergeant of t*« "28th Infantry Division. He will return to the United States from Germany within 10 days. CUM A* Sneek. The recall of Williams and Coleman to the colors was expected but the loss of Irvin came as shock and cast a pall of gloom over the Giant camp. Irvin was Injured in the second Inning of a" game Cleveland won, 5-0. He walked to lead off the frame and zipped around second es Army-bound Willie M*ays singled to right field. Cleveland shortstop Ray Boone fut off the throw from the outfield and hung Mays up between first and second but Irvin slid into third anyway. He suffered a compound fracture of his right ankle. Irvtn's loss probably means that Bob Thomson will forsake third base for his first-love, the outfield. Hank Thompson, a disappointment last year, figures to return to third. The situation is further complicated by the expected Induction of Mays. Iw) Of Career Williams, highest salaried play- r«t»ia, Fimu, (ttlrwar* GAIE COOPER u 441 t*..Ut»t Come In and See Us About Our Easy Payment Plan on Re-Modeling Your Home, Building New Garage, Chicken House or Milk Barns, etc. ALSO W« Hare Old and New Philco Refrigerators and Freezers Clifton Lumber Co. Phene 27. West Fork, Ark. Stinky Putting Fire Into Cardinal Lineup Sisti Scores Sibby Susti, Boston Braves, scores from second on Sid Gordon's tingle to center field in the sixth inning of game with the New York Yankees in St. Petersburg, Fla. Jackie Jensen's throw bounces away from Yankee catcher Ralph Houk as the Braves' Earl Torgerson watches play. The Yanks won 8-6. (AP Wirephoto). · 6t. reteraburt;. na.-*)-«The more I »·* of the little guy, the fonder I become of him. He's done a fine Job for us. I cant praise him -too highly. It's remarkable the way all the boys have taken to him and willingly work their heads off for him." The speaker was Fred Saigh president of the St. Louis Card inals. The "little guy" he wa talking about was Eddie Stanky the ex-Giant who has taken ove the Redbirds' reins, succeeding Marty Marion. Stanky, who has impressed by the businesslike way he has run the club, hat a real chance to be a first year wonder. The Cardinal appear to be definitely improve) over the team that finished third 15 H games behind the pennant winning Giants. Most of the im proverfint stems from Eddie's in spiring leadership, his flaming spirit and hit contagious hustle. The Cardi aren't a set club by any means. Several problems ttil confront Stanky, but the littli skipper is optimistic about hii club. Stanky likes hit pitching. I 1 was in this spot that he was mos afraid. Heading The Staff Heading the staff are right- hander Gerry Staley (19-13) am southpaw Cliff Chambers (14-12) Each has looked sharp this spring Righthanders Joe Presko, Willard Schmidt, and southpaw Wilmer (Vinegar Bend) Miiell round oul the starting five. Schmidt, who isn't even on the Card roster, has been the surprise sensation. The 24-yeir-old native of Hays, Kan'. has yielded only three earned runs and allowed H hits in 22 innings The young fast bajler has fanned 19 while issuing only eight bates on balls. Presko, Broken Leg Robs Giants Of Srvin, Loop's Top RBI Man Dcnver-(^P)-There a: - e sad days ahead for the New York Giants as they beat their way down through the Southwest and toward the start of the national League campaign with their great Negro star Monte Irvin left behind in ( hospital here. When Monte fell to the ground at third base with a fracture* ankle yesterday, there wasn't a Giant but knew that a second straight league pennant probably had been forfeited in an exhibition game, and on an unnecessary slide, at that. You can't lose a star like Irvin, the league's leading $.BI man last year, and retain much hope of beating out a solid club such as er in the game, and Coleman will also miss the 1953 season. They are in for 17 months. For Williams this probably means the end of hi: brilliant career. He will be 35 when his second tour of duty is completed. Red Sox Manager Lou Boudreau indicated in Houston, Texas, that Don Lenhardt and Clyde Vollmer would probably alternate the left Held job. Another candidate is rookie Gene Stephens. Gil McDougald will probably iake over second base for the Yanks instead of switching between second and third. Rookie Andy Carey apparently will man third, The return of Simmons greatly enhances the stock of the Phils, Simmons is in shape and should ready to pitch shortly after the sell rings. In Siiftmons and Hobin Roberts the Phils have two poten- ial 20-game winners. In exhibition games yesterday :he Cincinnati Reds nosed out the Washington Senators, 4-3, Brook- yn trounced the Yanks, 11-1, the 3 hils defeated the Boston Braves, 3-1, and the Pittsburgh Pirates turned back the St. Louis Browns, 5-2. [ELUSIVE! try Ounce a Maci Whisky/* MHT leMM MttaURT COMPANT NrMOf Brooklyn. Willie Mays, caught In a rundown after shortstop Ike Boone of the Indians had cut off the throw f.-om the Outfield, kept pointing wildly toward third as he scampered between the throws and finally permitted himself to be tagged out. Then he went running across the infield to bend o v e r Monte. It was Mays' hit that started the ill-fated play. Willie expects to be called into the Army soon. The Giants have been figuring that they might somehow get along without the brillian Alabama kid--possibly by sending Bobby Thomson back to the outfield and returning Hank Thompson to his 1950 pott at third. But none of them will tell you they can make .it without Irvin. No club ever suffered a teugher blow, even if Monte should return sometime during the sea* son. Once Irvin was hurt in the second inning the Giants appeared to go to pieces. Mays' hit was the last they got off Bob Lemon in seven innings ap4 they gave the second big Denver crowd of two days a listless exhloitiori as they succumbed, 5-0. Bowling Downtown DicksM ClaMtt "Jug" Wheeler's Drive-in held its own in defeating Spyres' Esao Station 3-1. while Hcb-Nob Liquor Store took three point* from O. K. Taxi. G. W. Shirley and Son trimmed DeLuxe Cafe for all four poinU. Hflb-Nob Liquors took team honor* with MS-2.573. with Ed Ten rolllnf high individual scries of 596 Cy Carney. Jr.. of "Jug" Whecler'a Drlv» In blasted high single of 231." LCICII* StandifiEs "Jug" Wheeler's Drive-In 84 HobtNob Liquor Store ___________ 63 Spyres* Esso Station ______________ 54 whose fine freshman season was interrupted by a sore arm last summer, appears to have fully recovered. CloyS Boyer, another sore-armed gent, also looks stronger. V e t e r a n s Harry Brecheen (8-4) and Alpha Brazle (6-5) will be used ai tpet pitchers and rescue men. Dick Bokelman, who came up late last season after a spectacular l.«B earned run average at Houston, will ferve as t relief hurler. Oeorge Hunger and rookies Fred Harm, Johnny Yuhas, Jackie Collum, Bob Habenicht, Kurt Krieger end Octavl. Hubert round out the staff. 51 ~' O. K. Taxi ..... G. W. Shirley and Son . ___ ~.~.~~.~~.~.'.t» DcLuxe Cafe _______________ i. Arkansas wnttrn Ca The Frapt Burners and the H. T. U.' remained £Ted for first position aftar defeating the Blue riamei and HisH Broilers, M. B. T. U.'s took team series with 2.172 and the Front Burneri rolled high team single with t73 pins. Perry Couch of the B. T. U.'s took all individual honors with 210-545. Ltacile StaMiNt* Front Burners ________________ 23 B. T. U.'s ........ , ____________ 23 Blue Flames ____________________ 21 Hlsh Broilers .......... ,, ....... 17 NWA .UelfM L-P Gal Co. of Sprinjfdale trimmed Pasteurized Milk. 4-0. Henderson Coffee Company row one poiitlon in league standing! by deflating Ar- V:unit5 Western Gas. 4-0. Uchiyter's alio made a clean sweep over Medo- iweet Dairy. 4-0, while Barrack's took Tyton's Fied and Hatchery, 3-1. Henderson Coffee Co. took team honors with 837-2,394. Jo Te«t of L-P PIS Co. captured individual hifh scores with 19fi-5Q«. iC»o ttaiMinn L-P Gas Co , 17 Medosweet Dairy _ -- 73 Tyson's Feed and Hatchery .* Arkansas Western Gas Co. 57 Lichlyter'i S2 Henderson Coffte Co. SO Birrack'i 49 PatteurJxtd Milk Co 41 MWA MtN All matches resulted In 3-1 count* with the Sprlngdale Smok* Shop hold* Ing its comfort*hie lead defeating Farmers' Market. Cravens and Co, downed Dick Trcwhltt. Purely Supply C*. dtfeattd Bill Hodni Liquors, HM- kin Can Co. took Clark and Koff Furniture Co, and tht Klncild Co. tripped Hoai Coffee Company, Cravens unrt Co. took team honors with ttt-2,757. A. M. Zlnn and Nat Richmond claimed individual h 1 f h icorc* of 571 itnrl 22), respectively. LMftM MeMSlllIM Sprinrdnle SmAk* Shop II ^ravans and Cn U The Kincaid Company M Clark *V toff Furnlturt Co 11 float CnffM C« ·! Purdy Sutrply Co M Dick Trawhltt M B U I H*4.T.il MeJMOtt 44 Htcrtln Can Co. ,, M Farmer 1 ! Market 14 Stanley's biggest problem It first base. He is giving big Steve Bilko, the 117-pound strong boy from Rochester a food, long look If the 23-year-old giant can make it, the Cards will have a long ball right-hand hitting slugger to team up with lefthanders Stan Musis and Enos Slaughter. If Bilko fails, either Red Schoendienst or Muilal will play first Schoendienst had divided most pf his time this spring between i ond bate and shortstop, but 1 looks like Stanky will open a second and Solly Hernut at short Htmus It ( hustling SUnky-type who has been getting on bfte at a phenomena! rate. In his first 41 times at bat, he hit safely 11 times, walked IT and was hit twice. Qilly Johnson, tht solid man with the rifle-like arm, makes the Redbirds definitely ttronger at third base. This doesn'f pee m to Jeavt room for Schoendienst but Stapk dispels that thought with the Statement: "I don't know where he'l] play but Schoendienst definitely will be in the opening day line' up." Unless Musial Is moved to first, the outfield will consist of the league's top hitter in left, Wally Westlake in center and Slaughter n right. Peanuts Lowery, Hal ·lice and rookie Herb Gorman are the reserves.. Gene Mauch, Tommy Glavlano and; Eddie Kazak are the utility infieldcrs. Del Rice heads the catching department. He will be backed up by Les Fusselman, and either Bill Sarni or John Bucha. Lujack Quits Pro Game; May Assist Leahy Chieego-(J)-Having severed his ties with the Chicago Bears, Johnny Lujack was free today to give serious consideration to returning to his alma mater, Notre Dame, as football backfield coach. Lujack, the former All-America quarterback at Notre Dame, will not continue in pro football. He and George Halas, owner-coach of the Chicago Bears, failed to reach an agreement at the end of a 2- day huddle yesterday. Johnny's 4-year contract with the Bears, reportedly calling for $80,000, expired after the 1951 season. Halas and Lujack both announced that salary did not enter the conversation. The 27-year-old former Heitman Trophy winner and athlete of the year in 1(47 said he was too busy with his Insurance business to meet the demand of time required by pro football. He said h« planned to meet with Coach Frank Leahy of Notre Dame regarding the backfield coaching job vacated by Bernle Crlmmlns who moved to Indiana University at head man. Halat placed Lujack on the Bears' reserve list, making certain that if he doea decide to return to pro football he will have to play for Halae unlace traded to another teem. "It wn Johnny's decision ts quit," tald Halts. -I think he made a wise choice." Will ioms And Coleman Pass Marine Exams Jacksonville. Fla.-WJ-Ted Williams, one of baseball's greatest sluggers, indicated today Us colorful diamond career wi.l com* to an end on May 2 when he returns to active duty, as a captain in the Marine Corps. The slender Boston Red Sox star, after a two-hour physical ex amination yesterday, was found fit for duty together with Gerry Coleman, star second baseman of the New York Yankees. Williams ls baseball's highest salaried performer at $100,000. A Marine captain's salary is $5,000 a year. "This is iv," Ted said. "I guess this finishes me. I don't ice how 1 can come back I'll be past 35 when I net out That's old, feller. It's awfully hard to come back at that g*. Heck it's getting harder for me all the t|me--even now." It had been believed that Williams' left elbow, the one he shattered in (he 1990 all-star game in Chicago's Comiskey Park, mighi keep him out of service, The medical board dispelled that thought Said Capt. J. C. Early, senior medical officer: "Capt. Williams' left elbow met every test and X-rays showed no significant limitations. As for Capt. Coleman, he, too, passed with fly. ing colors." Williams and Coleman, both vet eran fliers of World War H. will start a 17-month tour of duty next month. Ted will be 34 yean old next October. He is certain to miss the 1(12 and 1(53 seasons, and will be in his 86th year when the 1954 season starts. Coleman, 27, is a veteran of 17 dive-bomber missions in the Pacific theater. Both men said they would play out the string of exhibition and regular games until it is time to go. The season opens April 15. Williams said he planned to rejoin the club in Dallas today. Coleman will rejoin the Yankees in Atlanta tomorrow. "Now that my baseball career Is behind me for a couple of years " Coleman said, "I'll try to become a food officer." Williams said: "Well, I'm bach in the Marines and that's that. I'll do my but, of course, only now I'm praying for a truce." April Sports Card n OhUketM A. tut* M. Arkansas tMMii Okla. A. estf M- aT water, Okla. Arkansas telf few n, Baylor, at MarfcrtkMe C o u n t r y Clyfc, Fefl mnun, April 4-5-jArkansas track team at Texas Texas. Relayj, Austin, April i--Arkansas tennis team vs. Tulta, at TuUa, Okla. Arkansas beaeball teem TS. Oklahoma A. tut M., here. April 7--Arkansas baseball learn TS. Wlnona. Mian. Si. Teachers, her*. April I--Arkansas baseball team TS. Wtaona. Mian. It Teachers, her*. Arkansas golf team vs. Tulsa, at Tulsa, Okla. April (--Arkauat batebaU item TS. Buena Vlsla, Iowa. Coll***, her*. Apill II--Arkansas btMkall Iwm Ti. Buna Viita, hti*. Arkansas twnlt teem T«. SW Mlttewl Teach- ·n. kne. April l*-Arkansai X*|ITI. ket*. April 14--Arkansas baseball team vs. Illinois, her*. Apiil li--Arkansas unnit (MSB TS. Okla. A. tsul M.. IMC*. April 17--Arkansas golf team vs. Rice, at Houston. April IS--Arkansas golf team vs. Texas A. and M., at College station. Arkansas baseball team vs Tulsa, at Tulsa, Okla. Arkansas track team at Kansas Relays, Lawrence, Kan. April 18--Arkansas baseball,team vs. Tulsa, at Tulsa, Okla. Go To Seed AT Brown Bros. Where Y*v Cent 0*4 Freeh Quality fete] Alse Ktkr Cklckt HtlchW CTery Tutecer ·»* ihkiu W. 1 ^ |fcv' WEST CBNTEH IT. FAYCTTEVILLI Par Expected To Hold Own In Masters Augusta, Ga.-(*)-The flower 'Cringed Augusta National Golf Course waited like a tremendous and treacherous but deceptively beautiful trap in the East Georgia hills today far the opening round of the Masters Tournament. The Held of 71 is the largest and probably the best on record here, but few expect more thin three nr four playeu to beat the National Course'i 72-hole par of 280. There Is deception about this 18-link chain of holci:. Flowers «nd shrubs planted here a century ajjo, when the land was a nursery, border the fairways and make the tailored landscape look soft and easy for a game of golf. But the National isn't easy. Last year when Ben (lagan finally won his first Masters with 280 golf, only four men were better than the 2M standard--Hogan, Skee Rlegel, Lloyd Mangrum and Lew Worsham. The year before only three broke par. Eighteen amateurs are among the 72 taking their trip today amateur ever won this event, but amateur ever won thi sevent, but this year the amateurs are nuppos- ed to rate better than usual. With the Improved amateurs Is a vastly improved g r o u p of foreign born players. And, of course, there is the troupe of touring professionals. All Masters winners are back except Herman Keiser ana Ralph Ouldahl. Fiohfrt Lost Nioht Bribe As Washington--Gene Smith, lit, Washington, outpointed G l e n Flanagan, !«, St. Paul, 10. Miami Beach, Ila.--Georvle Small. Ill, Brooklyn, outpoln.ed Billy Kllgore, 18), Mliml, ID. If the atmosphere 4» not rotate with the earth there would be a, constant westerly wind of 7N mllei *n hour at 40 degrees latitude. AawUll Attlltt-Arkanse* tennis teem vs. HE Okla., at Tahlequah, Okla. April It--Arkansas kea*k*ll teem TS. Tulst, hue. Arkansas toll *·· **· OkU. A. and M. here. Arkansas track team at Drake R e l a y s , DM Melae». lew*. April Hu-ArtoMM teat TS. Ptwf. ktte. [SPORTS' MtlHWMT AKAMAI TMMfS, fewenertHe, * · Thuntfey, April I, 1*52 Ex-Army Grid MenLookGood At K-State Manhattan, Kan.-(/P)-Two for- mcrm West Point football stars figure prominently in Kansas State's lioprs ior a tiood 1952 ccasin. i Coach Bill Meek snid at the I conclusion of X-State's opening spring practice session yesterday that ex-Cadets Jack McShulksli, an end, and guard Ed Stahuka would he used on both the offensive and defensive platoons this fall. Three other former Army players, who came to Kansas State foU lowing thc cribbing scandal last fall, have withdrawn from school. They were guard Ray Mnlahasl and tackles Jerry Hart and Bob Volonnino. "We are going to be thin In reserve strength again this fall." Meek said, "and boys like Mc- Shulskis and Stahuka will have to play both ways. Doth boys have wonderful spiri- and I think they'll have Important spots in any success we might have." The K-State coach says the use of freshmen next fall would be a big boost to his team. First year men were eligible for the varsity last season. But will not be permitted to play this fall unless the conference takes special action at Its meeting In Norman, Okla, Meek eaM he alto planned to use Joe Swltier, All Big Seven and third team All America defensive safety ts « sophomore tart year. on both ottens* and defense next season. At Columbia, Mo,, the University of Missouri (lao 1s getting « bit lift from another ex-Army player. He ia BUI Bowekamp, or- mer West Point end, who Is run* nlng at first string fullback for Coach Don Faurot. Water is teperttefl into hydro- nn and oxygen by the pattefe of ect current eteetrterty Hog Net Tem BowT J To Missouri, 5-2 : The Arkansas tennit teen lefT to the University at Missouri, tt yesterd.y, at Columblo, Me.-ll.. was Arkansas' second ttHlfht d*-" feat. The Uam take* OR the OMe-» homa Aggies, at StiUwater tteaer., ... row. .,. r ,. The results: -·-; -.-· Sinclu-5--Charlie Criggtr, Arkj . 1ef!»to1 Jim Tanelll. S-I, S-I; MkV. . Wlckcnham, Mo., defected Hug* . - Dorsej, 6-1, *-!; Cliff Trwtet:.. Mo., defeated Tom Coker, 6.4, t-t, ' 6-1; Keith Worthington. Me, 4je-"'' fcated Buddy Snider. «-, 8-0; aJiaV Pierce LlVerman, Mo, defected -Jim Porter, S-l, S-I. · ..- Doubles--Crlgger and Dofsey, . Ark., defeated Tanelll and Wlefer :. crsham, 6-2, 8-1; and Trenton aoi · Wnrthlngton, M o , defeated Coksjr~ ·· and Snider, l-«, 8-8. 1-1. ... ', The nativei of Uganda, Afrkav now live In rectangular stone alt! wood homei, rather than ia niee...' beehive thatch dwellings. . -- -- -» Used by thousands In reducrsttV llets--Junge's Roman Meal Brawl. - . U-1MI service wiik April fO--Arkawa* batebtll teem $154 ·KJ n. HERE'S WHY... 1. Only Clenmore distills an*] beXlttM iMs whitkey, thus assuring the samt) wnrrWm, rich flavor. 2. This whiskey Is 4 yea.» eM anel he* «J» ways been · genuine sour mash beiiiksai. 3. Olenmore has mad* more) Kentucky k*»» be-n than any ·mtr distillery. IxptxfoMe) counts. 6LENMORE KtHIUCKY SJKAIOHT l O U f f l O M «MM i M outturn M MMOUI iMfucn ·HNtwcn iTidiom touitON WHIWIT · toinie m «IINMOW MTMtjMi COMMOT.

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