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April 14, 1952

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 9

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Cleveland Picked As Best In American League By GAYLE TALBQT 4 Hew York-yP)-It will, come as fiQ surprise to our readers to learn that the Cleveland Indians, bless their optimistic little hearts, are going to reward their loyal following with an American League flag. This, though, is new--the full final standing in the junior circuit: J. Cleveland; 2. New York; 3. Detroit; 4. Boston; 5. St. Louis; 6. Chicago; 7. Philadelphia; 8. Washington. For the daily double we recommend number 1 and 2. Any other nther combinations might be ac- rompanied by a slight element of risk, but you can. go'to sleep on the two teams. By mid-August the other six clubs won't know which way they went. If the Indians miss this time, the year the Yankees lose both Joe DiMaggio and Gerry Coleman, we promise faithfully never again to pick them higher than the second division. If a man has any spunk at all he will stand being made a sucker just so long. Caster': Knee A Question There is only one excuse which might just possibly be acceptable. If Luke Easter's mended knee fails to hold up, or he hurts it n^ain, the Tribe will lose the heart of the attack which has been riddling the Giants on the way North. Given a. sound Luke all season, the team might take it in ft romp. The biggest difference from a year ago is that Cleveland's great pitching staff now has almost absolute confidence in its double play combination of Kay Boone at short and Roberto Avila at second. Opposing clubs will reap few of 1*?e cheap runs they did during the first half of the 1051 race. As for the Yanks we are accepting the word of some of the game's smartest old ^timers that it is impossible for a club to lose such a great player and leader as DiMag- x'\o and still be quite the same. Maybe nearly the same, they say. but not quite. A game's difference here, 'another there. If Casey Stengel makes it four in a row he gets our vote as the greatest manager of them all. There is nothing' especially Sarins about the other placings except, ossibly, t'-e elevation ot the rebuilt SI. Louis Browns from the cellar into fifth place. That's ouite a jump, but after living with Rogers Hornsby and his hard-bitten crew for some davs and observir 0 tc brand of ball they intend to play we honestly feel it is within reason. Aggies'Top University Field In Arkansas Relays Nine records fell and another* was equaled in the 1952 Arkansas Relays. ' Oklahoma A. and M. boasting strcnjth in the relay events, captured lirst place in the University Division. Arkansas' freshmen won the Junior College-Freshmen division and Tulsa Central took top honors in the High School division. Russcllvillc, Ark., won the small high school events. The Agsics cracked seven records and Michigan's top ^weight- man, Roland Nilsson, set the other two in the shot put and discus. Oklahoma A. and M. won the unofficial team victory with 78 points, followed by Michigan with 65 and Arkansas with 30. Arkansas scored 48 points to Keef up wit!! ttiit rimi*--read f -MFS 1«H' fun-Till Venetian Mill* ?nd nuek'n? Awnin«« Aluminum WinMwl an* DMr \ tereem Ornmcrt'al l-en lecirattem ·archil. PcntM S!ti-we»» GABE COOPER ··ti-n- i.»« 44t *·. Lccuil top the junior college-freshmen 'division, followed by Arkansas State Teachers 43 'and two-thirds; Kansas State Teachers 28 and one-third; Oklahoma A. and M. 24, Louisiana Tech 15 and Drury College 6. Second to Tulsa Central in the high school competition was Springfield, Mo., with 26 points. Fort Smith, Ark., was third with 26. Then, in order, came Ada. Okla., 23; North Little Rock 21: Hot Springs 12; Stillwater 6, and Okmul?ee 114. In the all-Arkansas small high school competition, Russellvillc finished with 41 points. Fayetteville had 37, Bentonville 23 and Eureka Springs 14. Fayetteville boys in cnmpetition for the first time this season showed well in taking a close second to the powerful Husscllville team. Bulldogs gaining points were: Alan Adams, third in the 100- yard dash; Ronald Morris, second In the 440-yard dash; Larry Head, tied for first in the high jump, at 5' 6", and placed third in the 440- yard dash; Duanc Terry, second in the 880, and third in the high jump; Max Powers, second in the shot put; Bobby Pearson, third in the discus. The Bulldogs finished second to Russellville in the 440, 880, and mile relays. Turner Working For Shot At Kid Gavilan Philadelphia-(£Unbeaten Gil Turner, a shining new star in welterweight boxing, goss after his 31st victory tonight in a 10- round match against Chico Varona, Havana .veteran. Turner will be out to win this one convincingly because a title shot with Kid Gavilan may hinge on his performance. Hog Diamond -- 'Crew To Play New Faces Dot Lineups As Major Leagues Open Season By JOE REICHLER New York-W-Major league ball clubs will lead with their pitching aces tomorrow when the 1952 baseball season gets under way wise be dotted with new faces. tained from the Brnwn-j. ·· Jack Jensen will bf in eer.tei'- ' field for the Yankees in P r i i b u l e l - . pbia when Vic liasrhi ( 2 1 - t n i tries to c o n t i n u e tiis j i n x o'-rr ! but the' lineups will other- | Athletics. He has beaten t h r : n :'(· In New York, Sal Maglie (23-6), Hants' ace, will oopose Robin loberts (21-15), Philadelphia's best. The Giants, however, will present a couple of new faces in second baseman Davey Williams and left fielder Bob Elliott. The Phillies newscomers will be Connie Ryan, acquired during the winter to plug the second base gap, and catcher Smoky Burgess, who came along in the same deal. Boston fans will see a flock of newcomers in the Braves' lineup when Boston faces the Brooklyn Dodgers. Second baseman Billy Reed, shortstop Jack Cusick and third baseman Ed Mathcws will appear in slarting roles. Sheldon Jones, the righthander oblained from the Giants, may be used.in relief should starter W a r r e n Spahn (22-14)'need help. Bnms Lineup In Same The Dodgers will field the same team that lost the pennant in a , until the m a n u f a c t u r e i times in 22 decision:;, . l i m i n v Dykes will start southpaw Hobby Shantz O B - I D ) backed by n v e t - eran teain. Third baseman A n d y Carey and pitchers H'!! M i l t e r and Harry Rchoffer are t h e b??t of a ho.st of Yankee ncwconiri". The St. Louis Ca'riina'.s may i'--" rookie Steve liilko at first a-laiiT;! Pittsburgh when Gerry Stniry (19-131 takes the mound a;;-iirr-t the Pirates' M u r r y Uic!:rnm2ii- 16). Th Bues w i l l counter v.-iin some rookies of their own in i n fielders Dick Hall and J i m m y Merson ant! outfielder Hobby Dc 1 ! Greco. Veteran righthanders IBnb K u - h (11-12) of the Cubs and !!en:i Wehmeier (7-10) of t'o l!er! :: v j i i be the opposing pitcher? in t h e Chicago-Cincinnati game, v.'hieh may feature t h e debut of oul.ii'ld- er W a l l y Tost of t h e Reiis a n d catcher Toby Atwcll of tho Cubs. I l l i n o i s U. Tr.f; I.'nh t .·:··*· bn;-ri;;i!! Icnm MM'fcj: in i : ;ibr:id nf Hie -500 ninrit 1 ! u; ;··'.'.' r n o n n . but llv; pro;;- j r ...~ v.-rrr* ;;!im ns l!:r University f i f Illinni:-. ninvrrl in tor .1 sin "Jo {·:i'ii:ri. T.M- l ! f ' V h:ivo won two ,i".d !o.-i t A-CI .thjj; ::c.i:.un. ]'.:·. u'.rU'-i to pi:,: li fn; A r k i i n :-;is ·:.·;,:; Clmk 1 ^ Bru-vn. who t u r n - er! in s /'.mi 1 jnh in fir oprncr .1."..';!I 1 r .t f)l:l::h:''r«:i A. Jin ' M.'s .s'.riiij;; nine. I f H .v i".».*n rlros not :.'·'·[ 'he t:nll Krlri*! \i:\ mil W a l t e r Kcnui;: nr* ;n r :nl-ibk', urn) L;un:ir l v yci i n t;M i n t o I'itvh'.v. \vill be on Sintf* ij^*"**"^^ ,^^^» SPORTS b IORTHWEST ARKANSAS IIMES, Fnv.H.ville, Arkantal.. Monday, April 14, 1952 J i c l l i l l ! ;iet:n:i hnnd. playoff with the Giants last year. Preacher Roe (22-3) will lead off on the mound. Jim Fridley, hard-hitting young outfielder, may be in the Cleve- i ^1 land lineup when the Indians face | the Chicago White Sox with Early I · Wynn (20-13) on the mound. I Lefty Billy Pierce (15-14) will j pitch for the Sox, who will show j their home town fans a new face | in third baseman Hec Rodiiquez.! Lou Boudreau, faced with the' loss of Ted Williams, is grooming a couple of young hard-hitting i outfielders in his place and may ! start such as Faye Throneberry j end Gene Stephens when Boston | faces the Senators in Washington. I B l h · Century v.'a? one nf Hi'. extensive of European industries. *«v»r|i» in tli TlMF.fi--II r.;i'rr i -. r r ! i e : H l l r r l tn s t n r t ' e l n i - K m l l l u - I j i i M ' e r S i L y ' s ;':ii]n[n| \vesl ui 11.e tciilli:; Cobb Couldn'f Hit To R^hi-, Says G r i f f i t h \ V . - i : . - l i i n i : l n i i - ( . T ! - ( ' l - i i - k ( I r i f f i t h s;iv.- T V ( . ' t i i i i j h:' ; i ' i s nr.rVL- c r i i- ,.j ; .;. r , -|',..| \ V i U i ' " n - . - t n r nnt b e i n r . ,-ihl" I n l i i l : - i | ; -:i fir!:!. "Cti'.i'.i r i i i i l ' i i i ' l h i l I n rr.'llt." tl:c JUT 'irje.!!! nf \VP"hin;;ton':; .S?nHtO"s I n l d t h e Ain£'i-it-;:n I-'urudl of till 1 A i r |);niel yi-.- t e i -!;iy. U n t i l I h e l"!!i people helievc-l hirds h i h e r n n t c d C e n t u r y m o s t I h n t linrntltl". i l i t r i n ^ · · i n t c r The Arkansas U n l a y s , n big hil , u'i'.h mo:;t of t i n ? foreign entries, j appear tn be missing the m a r k j w i t h state len-Tir:. Trr evet'.t is dc- i signed p r i m a r i l y to appeal to s t a t e ! teams and to stimulate interest in t h e spor'. in Arkansas. One of the basil- ifleas behind the plan, according tn A t h l e t i c Director John B a r n h i l l . is to a f f o r d the 1 opportunity for small schunls w i t h small teams to e n t e r nmi compete on an er|U?il fooling with the iar.-er schools. In other woids, a s'.hool mi'-Sllt brinr^ one boy, r.r, StilKvalcr Hlsh School did Su'.ur ' day, and .shoot for one or t w o ; event.-. In t h e state high school tr.-irk me:ls the schools are competing against one another. In contrast a rclnvs meet should feature individual competition If It Is to have an appeal to all schools in the Isl-lc. A year ngn :\vo high school' coaches l i i t l r r l y c r l t l c i / e d t h e : seoiin;: system. Elvin Oeiaer. nf i N o r t h L i t t l e Hock, and George! H a y n i r . of l.ir.lc line':, a t t a c k e d , the ?:y!:lem li'.'ciiu: 1 .' 5 t h e y w ri 1 nnt told prhr In the m c r l ' l ' v t t ? a m '· point': \vf|T to hi 1 rrvnpilf]. And y i : s t i r . ! a v A r k ; i i ; s i s S t a l e Ti-.-u-hi-rs Ciilli-jji' ri-!i.:ter«l a s'.rf)ii i coinpl'iinl on the g r o u n d s ' tluit it had not b'.-cn informed of : Tc-arhfTs C'oat'h H i l l fromu'i-l! ! iln:larcd y i v t i - n l i i y t h a i he thought i his t r a m was s a f e l y nl-en:! w i t h : only two even!:) yr-'. to In* run. A t ; t h a t point his c h i i ' . ' . ' n lu-l'.l an I P^-poiol le.-ifi «vrr the Arkantn'? i Krosli. Kfn 1 t h a t reason, C.'ro:7iv.Tll j explained, he kept some of his host! hoys out of the f i n a l two relty | events. Upon r e t u r n i n g home h r ; discovei p(i in the m o r n i n g p a p e r ' that the relay events, each \von b y * 10 points each «nd Wit had taken the team champii BarnhiU dcclarwl toil t on learning ol th« c volrrd by State Teachen,! Unlv«r;l'.y. would chtck stnrv and m»k* ivtty ei correct the icorinf tytttm ', at f a u l t . "We want to «po*I-W Ire schools of the «tat«," BanhUI snl'l, '-.?n:l tha purpose of fKi'-r»» hy, is to stimulate lnt«e«t ; « th«. (port. We want the meet rim-. M th? contestants want It nffl.?.. In n i l probability the ArSJnMi HcTiys will be on the aclifdulft aqain next year. Track Coach/John 9 1 Mftrris^, who started the tffilr. ; will not return to Arkan«»»iii«*t ; year and his replacement ha* not =^ i been named. There la somfc tilK · t h a t the event, which has (friwn i sharp criticism two yearn In crow, 1 will be dropped along with JVIor- rlss. However, the blf field! thit turned out this year land Of it- lu-tanee tn quit what ihoUfA b« a worthwhile project) wlll-yrob- I i.hly spur ths University ailttle i department to make an efloJTt to do it rl^ht.next time. ^ Eugene Stephens, the Gf^ptGttO baseballer who played In: th» American Lesion junior bafebail tournament at the WashWlton as: poj- Csirrilnnl Scout Freddy -jfewn, who discovered Stephens but was · iiilbirt by t*it % rich Boston ot»«n- iuiiion, reports that he - ««w Sli-ph«:is during sprinj trailing, and t h a t the Gravctte pfjynom "c-jn't miss." Hawn said thf kid miifht not be able to stick: thli scasnn, hut that he wa« too!|ood a h i t t e r not to end up in tM bll li.Tic. .'; The Island of Man, near"3tng- lanri, WBS inhabited in early tinwi by a people who spoke « called Manx. Mel Parncll (18-11) hurl against the Nats, who will counter with Bob Porterfield (9-8). Washington will field a veteran lincun. The Browns will lop them nil when it comes to presenting new faces. Manager Rozcrs Hornsby. back at the managerial helm, will feature a brand new team except for pitcher Ned Carver (20-12) when his team opposes Dizzy Trout (9-14) and the Tigers in Detroit. Just a Few of Changes · Catcher Clint Courtney, outfielders Jim Rivera, Bob Nicman and George Schmees and inficld- ers Leo Thomas and Gordon Goldsberry are just some of the newcomers. The Tigers figure to The Manchus conquered China | play outfielder Cliff Mapcs, catch- in the I7th Century. : cr Matt Balls and Ben Taylor, ob- BLUE CROSS-BLUE SHIELD 307 PROFESSIONAL BUILDING, FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS now open to op rest'.denh APRIL 15-30 For two w^s only Ark»ns»s r*$id«nt» under 65 ye»« of age foin Blue Crost-Blue Shield Non-Croup Mcmberahip reprdlett of employment status. Individual and family-type mcmberihips are available. Farmers n«»y join through their County Farm Bureau group during this enrollment period. 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