Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 29, 1952 · Page 11
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Big League Rookies Face Critical Period Kenlucky Cage " " Accused Tempus · fugit is a tired old phrase -- tired through repeated usage and the passage of time. But it is just as true as it is tired. And every once, in a while tho fact Is brought home with cruel suddenness. ,. ,, . We were glancing at the sports page of a big city newspaper, the other day and ran across an item concerning a promising young pitcher in the St. Louis Cardinal chain. The youngster was termed a great strike-out artist of the ' Dizzy Dean, Vinegar Ben Mizell school and his age was listed ss 19. Now that doesn't seem too significant, does it But his name is something else again. His name is Franklin Delano Roosevelt Wieand and he's 19 years old. It's hard to realize that a boy has been born and has grown up to manhood since F.D.R. became president. But 1 that's the case. It may be our hypercritical ear, but we have recently sensed a significant change in the speech of contemporary America. It is okay, we suppose, for the nation's radio commentors to 5?. "ah-so-sce-ale" for associate and "knee-go-see-ate" for negotiate. To pronounce the word properly the "see" syllable in both words would be "she" arid that makes B hissing noise over a microphone So it would be hard to blame the commentators for shying awa; from hissing poises since most o ' them are kinda snakelike anyway But why must public speaker? and other intelligent and cducatec members of our society adopt a blatantly erroneous pronunciation'' ' We asked one mnn, who made a speech at a recent civic club meeting, why he mispronounced the word "negotiate." He led u aside and furtively popped ou his false teeth. "It is hazardou for a man with no spare denture to follow Webster in that particu lar cese," the gentleman replied That is reasonable, too. Ani maybe, if the truth be known i every case, there is always pres ent that extenuating circumstance In which case it would seen likely that there is a splendi opening here for a young dentis average AAU or independent team --success rests almost entirely upon individual skills. The same applies to all-star teams. In the ng run the all-star group will how up on the losing side of the dger in competition with a long- stablished and -well-organized earns. By The Associated Press The critical period is at hand today for major league rookies as Eastern and Western teams clash for tho first time in the infant 1952 season. Within the next fortnight the strategists must decide on the players they will retain for Hie long haul. The ax will fall from now until May 15, the final day for trimming the rosters to the required 25 players. In the annual AAU cage tourna-1 .The battle for survival among icnt the organized industrial | lne greenhorns and the early sen- earns always prevail over the ickup teams of college all-stars; ie pros have won the majority f the annual Ail-Star football lassies; and the Harlem Globc- .rotlers have lost more games to mall college teams than to the earn of. All-Americans they've oured with the past few years. All of which points to the un- isual feature of a coach mixing ip a group of boys that were not used to playing with each other and finding a team spirit predom- nating. It would seem, since the )oys were on trial as far as the new coach was concerned, that each would be doing his utmost to core as many points as possible --to hog tho show in every way lis talents would let him. The latural desire under such circumstances would be to think of one's self ahead of the others--for the spring drill was a cut-throat battle '.or positions on the team. But team play was probably the outstanding feature of the entire 18-day drill period. And to us it seemed a tribute to the basketball that Presley Askew taught at Arkansas that such was the case. The best team of the tour that battled it out on a round- robin basis this spring--as lar as scores were concerned--was the one that had Tryon Lewis and Floyd Sagely at guards.-And there seemed to us to be a reason why that team excelled. Sagely, who came up under With spring basketball practic come and gone we'd like to men tion an idea or two that occurre to us as we watched several of th scrimmage sessions. In the first place it is to b remembered that Glen Rose, the new coach, did not interfere with the conduct of. the scrimrriagcsi He was without experience in working with the players and was without the knowledge of individual skills and abilities. For that reason he threw out the practice balls and told the candidates for the team to "go to it," He then leaned back to watch and evaluate. Yet with no active coaching the boys still were able to execute plays with fair precision and at times showed excellent teamwork and the ability to pool their collected talents. To anyone acquainted with team sports in the absence of coaching siich an occurrence is exceptional. normally -- as typified by the Askew at Van Buren, and Lewis, who had his high school coaching under Fayettevillc's Glenn Stokon- berry, are boys who are thoroughly schooled in the nrlvantagcs of team play. Thesp two proved that team-play is just as important in the fast-break as in the slow break to which they were accustomed. Both made the change and made it well. The willingness on the part of both boys, who usually led the fast break, to decoy the defense so that a teammate could make the points was a crucial favor in nany games and resulted in extra points in .every game. In the Red-White game which closed the spring practice season 'or the Hogs, we were a little disappointed that Lewis did not score more points than he did -because he's a Fayetteville boy. But we noticed well the fact tha' Sun-Till Venetian Blind' Aluminum and Duchinf Awninn Aluminum windom and Door Screens Onramental · Iron decorations Parents, Ftncei, stairways GABE COOPER 1016 Ml So. LoeMCt iis teammates depended upon him to get the offense rolling. He was one of the first to handle the ball on almost every offensive maneuver by his learn while in the lineup, and his ability to pass the ball into the post accounted for a good share of his team's points. Whatever the successes of next season, to some extent the credit will belong with Presley Askew He drilled his men long and wel in the basic fundamentals tha make for good team play. And that work was apparent this spring. Not white, not wheat, not rye but a flavor blend of all three-Junee's Roman Meal Bread. 11-19-t ,,,,., upstarts--Ihe St. L o u i s Browns, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs--will command the fans' atlcnlion during the next 10 days. Whether the four teams are 'morning glories" or pennant contenders should be determined during this first extended road trip of the campaign. American Loop In East American League teams invade the East, hoping that the rain which has kept the clubs on the Allanlic Seaboard in drydock for virtually a week, will subside. Meanwhile, the Nalional League's Eastern teams gladly left their water-logged parks for the West. Manager nOgi.-v Hortisby's St. Louis Browns head the Eastern invasion. Their first port of call is the Yankee Stadium. The Browns, boasting a 7-3 record, have what many believe will be the rookie of the year in Jim Rivera, 29- year-old outfielder up from Se- allle. Lefly Bob Cain (2-0) has been selected to pitch against the Yanks' Vic Haschi (2-0) today. Cain, a Yankee tamer of note, has allowed only one run in 18 innings. Bosox Takes On Timers Boston's frisky Red Sox entertain the resurgent Detroit Tigers while Cleveland's highly regarded Indians invade Philadelphia and the Chicago White Sox, last year's spring sensations, lake on the Senators in Washington. The Yanks will say goodby today to Gerry Coleman, their popular second baseman and the league's top hitter, and the Red Sox will bid adieu to Ted Wilams, their slugging left fielder morrow. Both Coleman and Wil- ims depart to return to the arine air arm on May 2. In the National League, Brook n's pace-setting Dodgers clash ith the Cards in a night game St. Louis while New York is at ncinnati, Philadelphia at Chigo and Boston at Pittsburgh. In the only game played yes- rday, the Cubs shaded the Cards, 3, under the lights at St. Louis, ank Sauer drove in all of Chingo's runs, two on a firsl-inning omer. Harry Brecheen, former lib tormentor, was the -loser. ISPORTS NORTHWEST ARKANSAS TIMES. Fayetteville, Arkansai, Tuwday, April 29, 1952 SPORTS ROUNDUP Charles, No Longer The Champ f Opens Training To Repn Title Of Perjury Warrants Issued For Arrest of Spivey, Ail-American Center New York-W-The University of Kentucky, famed for its cham- pinnthip basketball teams, felt the 'nil brunt today of new game- [ixing reverberations rocking the college sport. One of the university's All- America stars, seven-foot Bill Kpivcy, 'nc'ed nrrei.l on a firsl degree perjury charge dcjplle his repeated protests of innocence. Conviction carries a maximum penally of five years' imprisonment, or $5,000 fine, or both. Three oilier Blue Grass greats-Alex Gro?.a, Ralph Beard and Dale Barnstablc--awaited sentencing In General Sessions Court after Kcer the OP with the 3s!cs-- read daily. BRAKES - LIGHTS -- STEERING THE BIG THREE OF SAFE DRIVING SM KOHIER and HALL for o FREE checkup on these important safety factors at Whiteley's Garage CORNER MOUNTAIN k SCHOOL By GAYLE TALBOT New York-(/P)-Ezzard Charles, who is not the heavyweight cham- i,mn any more, begins training on Thursday for a fight with Jersey Joe Walcott at Philadelphia on lune G. Walcott now holds the title, having knocked out Charles in a battle at Pittsburgh in July of last year. This will come as a surprise :o many fans who.were away on vacation at the time and who still recognize Ezzard as the champ. They say Walcott has made less nut of the crown than any champion of the modern area, possibly barring Primo Camera, who wa« not permited by his managers to pen a checking account The old pappy fighter has, however, made scores of appearances at charitable nstitutions and before church groups and has in general worn his laurels well, if anonymously. Despite anything you might save read to the contrary, the Derby trial at Churchill Downs :oday does nothing except confuse ·he issue. If you are looking for Lhe winner of the big race on Sat- Jrday, pay the trial no mind whatever. Why they call it the trial is one 3f those sweet mysteries. It is run iver a distance of one mile, which is a long quarter less than the Derby route. The horse which flies under the wire first in the ihey ask him to put jn o little ' Arkansas Net Team Loses To Drury, 4-3 The Arkansas tennis team lost a match to Drury College, of Springfield, Mo., on the campus courts yesterday, 4-3. The Porkers took i 3-2 edge In the singles but lost both doubles matches. There ore two matches remaining on the spring schedule for the Arkansas net team. The results: Charles Crlggcr, Ark., defeated Irvln Heimberger, 0-2, 6-1; Bob Ewing, Drury, defeated Hugh Barney, 0-1. 6-2; Jim Finley. Drury, defeated Hoy Rosin, 0-2, 6-1; Buddy Snider, Ark., defeated Adam Thompson, 0-2, 9-1; and Jim Porter, Ark,, defeated Roy Orarale, 7-1. 7-8, «-0. Unity Md EwInK, of Drury, defeated Crigger and Snider, 7-5 and «-«; and Ilclmberger and Thompson, of Drury, defeated Dorsey and Coker, 6-3, 7-5. Brrjr Sets Record Illchmond, Calif. -(#)· P » t t y Derfi won the $3,000 Richmond Women's Open Tournament with a record-breaking scor« el 8474-72--210 for 54 hole*. . . Ailverlhw In tlw TIMES--It »m. a National i e y as m , jve'rllme four days later. The nag | ineiit game in 1D49. ;o watch is the one which comes Judge Saul S. Streit is scheduled to sentence the latter three today. Gro/a and Beard, like Spivey, were All-America selections nnd they were spearheads .of Kentucky's "Fabulous Five" t e a m which represented the United .O W U L L I l Jo UlU Ul IV w nn-J i . "im- .11 fifth today looking Innocent. The best story in Frank Gra- nani's new book, "The New York Slants," we think, tells of the time young Willie Mays of the Giants came to bat in Brooklyn last year. Roy Campanella, the Dodger's great Negro catcher, asked Willie what he thought of Preacher Roc, who was curving 'em for the Brooks. "He's a mighty good pitcher, Mr. Campanella," Willie said. "You're lucky today," Roy said. "Walt till you get Don Newccunbe tomorrow. He hates colored rookies. He'll blow you down!" Graham, probably for lack of space, neglected to relate how the mischievous Campnnella k e p t lossing dirt into Willie's shoes just us the ball wa.s delivered. Willie complained to his manager, Stales in "ihc 1948 Olympics al London. Conspiracy Charge On a conspiracy charge, Ihey may be sentenced to serve up to three years in the New York City penitentiary. College athletics in general may be in for another broadside blast f-om Judge Streil when punishment for basketball's law-breakers Is handed -down in the General Sessions chambers. was Streit, n tall, dapper wiuie compiHiiit-'u u nis iiutMiij^-i, ji was oircu, » LUU, ui^i^vt Leo Durocher, and next time he : bachelor of 5'i, who stunned the came up told the bulky backstop: I naljon ' s co n ege s with charges of "Mr. Durocl-er says it you (in 1 . ommc ,. clalism nnd ove r-cmph- that again for me to throw « handfull of dirt in your face, Mr. Campanella." "That's fine, Willie," Hoy said. "Any time you feel like dying, you just do that." Willie, it is recalled, went hitless his first 21 times at bat in the big show. Hog Golfers Bow To T.C.U., 6-0 The Arkansas golf team lost its ifth Southwest Conference golf natch of the season yesterday, owing to the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs, (i-0. The Hog linksters close their season lis afternoon against Southern Methodist at Dallas. The confer- nce meet, which determines the oop's individual champion, is the nly event remaining on the calen- ar for the Arkansas golfers. The results: Don Moore, T.C.U., defeated Mike Clifford; Rover Smith, T.C.U. lefealed E. B. Gee; and Moore and Smith downed Clifford and Gee. Bill Tatum, T.C.U., defeated Jim Billingsley; Dick Martin, T.C.U., defeated Tom Raney; and Tatum Southern Race Looks Upside Down So Far (By The Associated Press) The Southern Association baseball race looks more than ever like ' . an upside down version of the How They Stand AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Boston 8 2 St. Louis 7 Cleveland Pet. .810 .700 .607 .500 .444 .400 Washington --' 4 4 New York _-4 6 Chicago , 4 0 . Detroit 2 8 .200 Philadelphia 1 7 .125 Monday's Results New York at Washington, post- and Martin and Raney. Old-fanhioned Straight Kentucky Bourbon with the imooth mellowness ·f Bfe...N(ituro'a great gift to your enjoyment. None finer at any price. muii im m MM MH «··« m* . IK MRtt « TUI1 Ml downed Billingsley Clifford was low scorer for Arkansas with an 80. Fiahts Last Nioht (By The Associated Press) San Francisco--Harry Kid Matthews, 182, Seattle, knocked out leorge Kaplin, 194, Brooklyn, 1. up: 1951 race. Chattanooga finished last In 1951 but the Lookouls are Ihird this season. Nev; Orleans was seventh last summer but the Pels are second today. Atlanta was sixth last September, are fourth now. Only Mobile was a first division team last summer and still holds a first division post. The Bears were third in '51 and they arc first today. Mobile finally worked in front of Little Rock in the last of the ninth inning last night when Did; Teed belted a homer for a 4-3 victory. Mobile got off to an early lead but the 1951 champions overtook the Bears. Second place New Orleans remained two games.behind Mobile with a 8-4 victory over Memphis. Atlanta's 5-game victory streak fizzled out in Chattanooga when the Lookouts won 7-5. Roy Hawes homered twice for Chattanooga and At Sima won his fifth game of the season. Manager Hugh Poland shook up I his Nashville lineup and the Vols ' hit belter. But, Nashville's pitching still was weak and the Vols lost to Birmingham 11-10 in the wildest game of the Southern season. Nashville got 15 hits and Ranee Plcss got three hits to run his uornora, i-a., uuipunii,i:u viutmy streak to 15 games for the Vols. Cerello, 167, Hobokcn, N. J., 10. | Baron Marv Slendel doubled home Holyoke, Mass.--Jackie Weber, ilhree runs. 135, Powtucket, It. 1., outpoint-' ~ ed Georgie Edmonds, 131, Hartford, Conn., 10. Ciiicago--George Berry, 137, Gary, lnd. t outpoinled Madison Morgan, 134, Chicago, 8. Frenso, Calif.--Jimmy Savala, 135, ' Madcra, Calif., outpointed George Macias, 136, Mexico City, jamc scheduled) NATIONAL LEAGUE W ' L Brooklyn 7 ' Cincinnati 8 Chicago 8 New York 6 St. Louis S Philalelphia - 3 Boston '. 4 Pittsburgh .-- ----2 11 Monday's Result's Chicago 4 St. Louis 3 (Only game scheduled) Pet .876 .72' .72 .55(1 .455 .333 .. . 8 .333 .154 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. commercialism and over-cmph- sis" last November when he sen- cnced gambler Salvatorc Sollazzo o a ' long prison term and gave ail sentences to five former play crs. He blamed college authorities ilumnl and coaches for the widespread corruption and labeled thi atlltude of many bigtlme coache as "despicable." Warrant Issued Spivey was indicted for perjury y the New-York grand jury yes lerday and Dist.'Ally. Frank S Hogan issued a warrant for hi arrest. The Indictment charges Spivey with falsely denying he dlscusse deals with alleged fixers and ac copied $1,000 in the winter o 1950-51 to arrangc,thc poihl sprca of games. The district atlorncy says Splvty's leslimony in a voluntary ctppearance here in February was not borne out by that of the others questioned. Spivey, who has steadfastly maintained he has had no part in the scandal, learned of the Indictment shortly before taking the floor for an exhibition game In Williamstown, Ky., last night. "That is not true 1 ," he said. Asked whether he would fight extrndillon to New York, the towering center said: "I'll have to talk to my lawyer." 41 i. ttNYGS WONI Jt OPEN SATURDAY UNTIL 8 P.M. New York--Lou Sonny 148, New York, and O'Brien, 147, Hartford, drew, 8. Pittsburgh -- Lee S a I a, Volpc, Jackie Conn., 1G5, Dornora, Pa., outpointed Jimmy Mobile 13 New Orleans 12 7 Chattanooga 10 7 Atlanta . 8 B Little Rock 7 8 Birmingham 7 11 Nashville ! 1" Memphis 4 12 Monday's Results New Orleans R Memphis 4 Chattanooga 7 Atlanta 5 Birmingham I I Nashville 10 Mobile 4 Little Rock 3 Sox Fans To Honor .588 .529 .4(17 .380 .333 .250 April Sports Card April 29--Arkansas golf team vs. S.M.U., at Dallas. Williams who starts a duly tour of at least 17 months as n flying Marine captain Friday in Willow Grove, Pa. -- didn't want any big observance for his farewell but the movement just mushroomed. He hasn't seen much 1D52 action, having suffered a pulled tendon In his lelt leg while sliding in the season's opener in Washington. But he has seen service as pinchhilter and has been accord ed n great reception by the fans. Williams probably will be playing his final game for the Red Sox tomorrow. He'll be 34 next October 30 nnd will miss both the 1952 am 1953 seasons, making him an old man by baseball standards in 1954. A comeback then might Boston-f/Pl-Tcmpi'rnmcntal ' Williams and Boston's rabid Red \ Sox rooters have .scrapped often j in the past, but tomorrow is Wil- j Hams' day and the fans plan n j rousing and sentimental sendoff for the Marine Corps-bound slug- | gcr. Williams lias heard jeers aplon- , ty_sprinkled lightly with cheers j --In his years with the Sockcrs. But this season the boos have been drowned out by the applause in his few appearances. j The lanky home run bolter-- , . loo tough to attempt, tiiw In the TIMES-- It n»yi ~ Accent On Speed As Racers Tuned For "500" Indianapolis - (/P) - Lou Moore, who built three of the last five winners of the Indianapolis 600- mile auto race, has decided to go along with a trend for more speed. He has beefed up and souped up two front-drive Blue Crown Specials. Mauri Rose of Los Angeles, now retired from racing, won the 1947 and 1D48 Memorial Day events in one of them. And Bill Holland won the 1940 race in the other. Holland has been under suspension from ihe American Automobile Association for the lust two se.-ison.s for competing In non- AAA races. So Moore Is putting two flrnl- llino competitors at Ihc Speedway, J o h n n i e Tolnn ot Denver and Lcroy Warrlncr of Indianapolis, aboard Ihc hopperl-up four- cyllndor cnrt. Both arc votcrnns of the dirt nnd asphalt tracks. He also is shifting from gasoline to alcohol as fuel for more speed, although it meant Insl.illimf bigger tanks to compensate for alcohol's lov/cr mileage. Moore also has made several other changes, all on the Ihcory that the record-breaking 1951 "500" was the beginning of a new era in big-car racing. Last year's race was run at such a pace that only cifiht of the 33 starters were still on the track when Lee W a l l a r d look the checkered flag with an average speed of 120.244 miles an hour. Wnllnrd, Jnck McGrnth, Jinfmy Davics and Ihc lole Cecil Green Iroalcd the 2H-mlle track like a hnlf-mllc "bull HIIR." They but- tled for the load na though the first lap were the hist one, Dipped in and out of t r a f f i c and kept the While there · still ^ime tRE INSURANCE throttle down until deep In the turns. They killed the t r a d i t i o n a l idea of running ;ig.'iinr:t thr d'n'l: n:id waiting for the opposition to drop out. Meyer-Drake engines used by most of the c;irs weren't built for the 5,000-plus revolutions a minute to which they were pushed during the race. Competition fur the slarting hi-rllis had been wi intense that the cars were i;calrd up for high acccloralion in the lime trials - and lulc-s didn'l permit changing for the actual race. This year, c;ir owners mny j chnnfio gears after the rjuallfic"-' tion runs, but Mooro thinks many ; if them won't (In it. He expects] the race day emphasis In be nr. speed nXuin, rather t h a n durability. I Don't risk fire losses. Get thorough protection with Hardware Mutuals dependable, low-cost Fire and lix- tended Coverage Insurance. Wtitc or phone lot dcuiUI W. C. (BILL) ADAi* 421 North Olive. fhene 704 Mud EVERY TIRE REDUCED PASSENGER-TRUCX-TRACTOR WARD WEEK SALE ENDS SATURDAY Cor-owners, truckers, farmers-buy now and lave with .afety. Every Riverside tire ii priced extra-low. Every tir. it firit quality materiali throughout. Every Riv.nide it backed by Wards lifetime warranty. Look at the rock-bottom prices on popular passenger iiei below. Save on off tirei. PASSENGER TIRES AND TUBES Tlr. ill. 6. 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