Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 55, No. 290, Ed. 1 Monday, December 8, 1952 Page: 3 of 8
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Sweetwater Reporter, Texas, Monday, December 8, 1952 3
New Baseball Bonus Rule
Draws Varying Comments
^ PHOENIX, Ariz., Dec. 8—UP—
• Any kid who can yet ;-p to $75,000
or $100,000 from now on to sign a
major league contract will have to
be practically another Babe Ruth,
club owners agreed Monday as they
entered inlo a new era of dealing
with talented youngsters.
The consensus was that the rule,
put in because something was need-
ed lo curb large scale spending,
will be an experiment. It can be
repealed in a year or so if it doesn't
work. But il was regarded as ex-
£ tremely doubtful that many young-
sters hereafter would get the kind
of money that went lo Paul Peltit.
Johnny Antonelli, Robin Roberts,
Curl Simmons, and Frank (Pig)
The restrictions are too great—
and so is the risk involved.
Bill Veeck, the boss of the St.
Louis Browns, said he was sorry
this particular rule passed, even
(hough he acknowledged the need
for some kind of bonus legislation,
l} Helps Small Clubs
"This was ? rule that was strict-
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ly for the big time and wealthy
club owners," he said. "They may
have up lo $250,000 to spend while
a club like ours would have only
"Okay, under the old system with
no bonus restrictions in effect, they
might go out and spend (heir 250
grand on maybe 10 players. That
would leave a few more for us to
go out and scout who would be will-
ing to sign for us for less money,
yet still become just as good or bet-
ter ball play"3. We could gamble
on them making a few mistakes."
General Manager Frank Lane of
the White Sox said he felt that the
bonus rule now would make the
bonus figure a maximum instead
of a minimum.
"The psychology of it is wrong,"
he said. "Every kid now approach-
ed will want every penny he can
get up to the amount that makes
him a bonus player for his cate-
gory. We won't be signing kids up
for $500 now—they'll want 10 times
Dodgers Back Rule
Buzzy Buvasi of the Dodgers,
whose club supported the measure
all the way, said they never had
been for big bonuses and now per-
haps the money which had been
spent in the past would go into the
backbone of baseball itself—the
"The $4 million or more that
went to bonus kids last year went
out of baseball forever," he said.
"Now. with these curbs on why
would it not be better to put it into
minor league baseball lor the de-
velopment of franchises and play-
ers down there"
Other owners commented off the
record that they favored the rule
because something had to be done
but that they still did not know how
it might work.
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DOWN RIVER — Johnil/ Groth,
hailed as a sure-fire big player
in 1949, will patrol center field
for the Browns next season. The
Tigers shipped him to St. Louis
in a six-player deal. (NEA)
The REAL McCOYS
By Clayton Wi!!!ams
Don Moomaw Mad
Lineman of Year
In UP Piloting
NEW YORK, Dec. 8—UP—All-
America Donn Moomaw of UCLA,
a rarity among modern college foot-
ball centers in that ho was a star
both on offense and defense, Mon-
day was chosen the 1952 United
Press lineman of the year.
A nation-wide poll of 254 sports
writers and radio broadcasters vot-
ed Moomaw the award by a wide
margin. The 220-pound, six-foot-
four star received 67 votes, more
than double that of his closest riv-
al. offensive center Tom Catlin of
Catlin attracted 28 votes, while
tackle Dick Modzelewski of Mary-
land had 2. and linebacker Dick
Tamburo of Michigan State and
guard Elmer Willhoite of Southern
California 18 each.
Moomaw. tabbed "an all-Amer-
ican in every way" by his coach,
Henry (Red) Sanders, played 250
minutes during the course of
UCLA's tough nine-game schedule
—an average of nearly three-quar-
ters of every game.
Big Ten Studies
CHICAGO. Dec. 8—UP—Televi-
sion of football games, long a sore
subject with many colleges in the
nation, came in for a good share
of attention at the recent winter
meeting of the Big Ten athletic di-
rectors and faculty representatives.
The conference officials voted to
petition the NCAA to abandon its
present plan of televising one game
a week on a national network and
substitute a system of regional tele-
The athletic directors made it
clear, however, that they actually
favor no television at all. but hint-
ed they didn't think their hopes
would be fulfilled.
Plane Feared Lost
In Howling Storm
On Pacific Coast
By UNITED PRESS
A crippling wind, rain and snow-
storm that killed at least eight per-
sons on the Pacific Coast, stalled
passenger trains and tore up prop-
erty began to abate Monday.
The violent storm was believed
to have forced an unidentified air-
plane to crash in the snow-swept
Sierra Nevada Mountains, and
search parties ventured out again
to find the missing craft after hur-
ricane-like winds drove back one
The storm caused the deaths of
at least five persons in California
alone and killed three more In Ore-
As the storm moderated, weath-
ermen predicted showers for most
of the Pacific Coast and warned
that snow would continue to pile up
in the mountains.
The unidentified airplane was
thought to have gorrr down early
Sunday near Tahoe City, Calif. Res-
idents said the plane, possibly a
multi engined craft, dropped flares
and circled blindly for more than
Bluish Flash Seen
They said It finally disappeared
and a few moments later an ex-
plosion was heard and a bluish
flash was seen near a mountain
north of town.
A rescue party led by Constable
Harry Johansen set out on snow-
shoes on two separate occasions
but were driven back by winds esti-
mated at between BO to 80 miles
"If there's anything up there we
probably won't find it until next
spring," Johansen said.
Seven Southern Pacific trains,
with nearly 1.400 passengers
aboard, were stranded for more
than 24 hours at the fringe of the
deep snow area as snow plows tried
vainly to clear the drifts.
Meanwhile, in San Bernardino,
Calif., howling winds and biting
snow defeated another attempt Sun-
day to reach the wreckage of a C-47
transport high up on 11,485-foot Mt.
The plane crashed more than a
week ago with 13 persons aboard.
The brunt of Sunday's storm,
which whipped the coast with
winds lip to 100 miles an hour, was
felt in far northern California
where gale-driven snow blocked the
railroad link between California
Falling Tree Kills Four
Four of the deaths were caused
by a giant tree which fell on a little
cottage Sunday in the tiny lumber-
ing community of Branscomb in the
north coastal area of California.
Two men and two small children
lost their lives.
One man died in California when
a motorist failed to see through a
blinding rainstorm and ran him
Two persons died in Oregon traf-
fic accidents and another was
swept off a rock into the ocean by
a giant wave and drowned.
The storm hit the highways a
telling blow. U. S. 40, one of two
main transcontinental routes across
the Sierra, was closed by slides and
One 400-foot wide avalanche
swept a tanker truck off the high-
way and into a valley hundreds of
feet below. The unidentified driver
leaped to safety and escaped un-
In Events Here
Twentythree hundred students
from 37 bands took part in the Re-
gion 2 Interscholastic league
marching inspection and the Mus-
tang Bowl and the entire town was
filled with the happy young visitors
and their parents and friends.
Bands rating No. 1 included:
Sweetwater Mustang band, San An-
gelo high school, Brady Junior
High, San Angelo Robert Lee, Ab-
ilene South Junior High, Brady
Junior High, Ozona, Mason, Ran-
ger, Haskell, Cisco, Abilene high
Bands Rating 2 included: Sweet-
water Junior High, Roseoe, Abi-
lene North Junior High, Eden,
Knox City, Loraine, Junction, Dub-
lin, Menard. Santa Anna, Cross
Plains, Eastland. San Saba. Bal-
linger, Coleman, Lakcview, Anson,
Bands Rating No. 3 included Win-
ters Junior High, Munday, Merkel,
Comanche, Winters, Colorado City.
Grading was based 20 points on
executive of the required maneu-
vers, 30 on playing, 10 on cadence.
20 on alignment, 10 on inspection
and 10 on general effect.
Prkes On New Model
Fords Not Increased
DETROIT—The 1953 Ford pas-
senger cars, which will be shown
to the public on Friday, December
12, will be introduced without any
increase in present prices, L. W.
Smead. general sales manager of
Ford Division, announced today.
Suggested list prices for the 1953
cars and accessories and equip-
ment will be the same as the 1952
suggested list prices, Mr. Smead
said. Ford Division today notified
its 6400 dealers throughout the
country of this hold-the-line
BERMUDA AIR CRASH CLAIMS 37 — One of the four persons
rescued when a Cuban airliner crashed into St. George s harbor,
off the coast of Bermuda is transferred from the U. S. Coast Guard
cutter "Yakutat" to a Kindle/ Air Force Base crash boat. The
DC-4, belonging to the Compania Cubana de Aviacion, had just
taken off on the last leg of a flight from Madrid to Havana. Cuba,
when it smashed into the sea, killing 37. Ruptured fuel tanks
spread gas and flaming oil which made rescue difficult. (NEA
A wildcat oil try in northwest
Fisher County, Panhandle Oil
Corp. No. 1 TXL. drilled to a bot-
tom of 0,742 feet in barren Ellen-
! burger, has been abandoned. It
found no shows of production and
: the section of 6,087-6.712 feet recov-
i ered 45 feet of drilling mud arid
i 600 feet of sulphur water during a
i two-hour drillstem test. Location
was in section 15-V-T&P survey.
It was lour and one-half miles
northwest of Rotan.
Mrs. Rushing, 84,
Are Held Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. Willis
Rushing, 84, of McCaulley, mother
of George Rushing of Sweetwater,
were held Sunday at 3 p. m. at
the McCaulley Baptist Church
with thT? pastor, the Rev. L. R.
Stuckey. officiating. Burial was in
Mrs. Rushing, a resident of Fish-
er County tor 65 years, died Sat-
urday, at 5:30 p. m. at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. It. L. Miers,
in McCaulley, after an illness of
She was born Mary Jane Veale
on Feb. 6, 1868, in Navarro County. I
There she was married on Dec. 4.
1884 and she and her husband
came to Fisher County in 1887. Mr.
Rushing d'od in November, 1942.
Mrs. Rushing had been a mem-
ber of the Royston Baptist Church
for 35 years.
Burial was in Roby Cemetery,
with grandsons as pall-bearers.
Survivors include live daughters
—Mrs. J. A. Brown of Roby, Mrs.
J. L. White of Plainview, Mrs. H.
N. Reed of Royston, Mrs. C. A.
Polk of Abilene, Mrs. Miers of
McCaulley; four sons—Bert and
Mat of Rotan, George of Sweet- j
water and Jim of Roby; 33 grand-j
friMdren and 31 great-grandchild- ]
Air Reservists To
Be Made Permanent
A meeting for all Air Force re-
serve officers of this area will be
held Thursday night. Dec. 11, at 8
o'clock at the Civil Air Patrol build-
ing at Avenger field, it was an-
nounced Saturday by Capt. Stanley
S. Simik. liason officer of the
9172rd Volunteer Air Reserve Train-
At this meeting, Maj. John P.
Watt Jr. of Lubbock will explain
to the group the provisions of the
new Air Force Reserve permanent
"This meeting has been called,"
Capt. Simik said, "to outline the
advantages of the new permanent
i type cummissioi.ers over the old
I system whereby the individual Re-
| serve Officer renewed his commis-
sion every fie years."
Principal reason for the change-
over in commission, Simik said, "is
j one of economy. Because of the ad-
| ministrative workload entained in
! renewing reserve commissions ev-
ery five years, headquarters of the
! U. S. Air Force has decided to
I grant a permanent type commis-
"The new commission in no way
| affects the Reservist's current
I standing in the Air Force reserve.
I Reservists still may resign their
j commissioners at any time under
current Air Force regulations."
The project of re-commissioning
j Air Force reserve officers in the 12
southeastern and south central
states is being undertaken by the
14th Air Force with headquarters
I at Robins A. F. base in Georgia.
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Dame's fine defensive end, will
line up with the East against
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Baker, Allen. Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 55, No. 290, Ed. 1 Monday, December 8, 1952, newspaper, December 8, 1952; Sweetwater, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth283998/m1/3/: accessed January 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Sweetwater/Nolan County City-County Library.