The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 14, 1951 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 14, 1951
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 19B1. Cleveland Jumps to Two and a Half Game Lead Bob Feller Notches No. 19 As Tribe Whips Tigers 2-1; A's Top Yanks Again 16-8 Br JOE RBICHI.FR Associated Press Sports Writer Cleveland's oimtsliing- Indians conUniie to whiz by all opposition BS the "Lopez Limited" speeds steadily toward its destination—pennantville. No wonder the Indians, led by Manager Al Lopez, are talking pennant today. They never were so well off. The Tribe won again last night,»—— defeating Detroit, 2-1. Here is what the victory meant U> the Indians. It increased their first place margin over the runnerup New York Yankees in the American League to two and a hair games ns Philadel- Wilkinson Defends Football, Says ItShouldritBeBlamedforScandals LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 14. (AP)—Bi K By CAKL BIXL time college football lias Its Brooklyn . ew York . 'hlladelphla St. Louis . . Jostcn . ,. Cincinnati . Chicago . . 'iltsburgh . Little Rock Birmingham Mobile . .. emphis . S'ashville . Atlanla . .. hnttanooga •Jew Orleans phia shellacked the Bronxites lor the third straight time. 16-8. It stretched the Tribe's winning Cleveland streak to 11 New York straight, only two Boston short of the club's Chicago all-time record of Detroit 13 accomplished Washington in 1942. St. Louis It marked the Philadelphia !9lh triumph tor Bob Feller, who celebrated a -night" In his honor by limiting the Tigers to sev- Al Rosen en hits. It was the eighth consecutive complete job by a Cleveland hnrlcr and It was the 12th straight game the Indians held their opposition to four or less rims. It also was Cleveland's 14th win in 15 meetings with Detroit. "We're on our way," said Lopez. "t don't see how anyone can slop us now. Rosen's Homer Bif Blow "If we can bultd up a lead of five games during our coming home stay against the east, we're,in. We are getting great pitching and timely hitting. Ray Boone and Bobby Avil-, have been splendid at short and third and Al Rosen has been helping us with those home runs." It was a homer by Rosen—his JOth—that proved the difference between Feller and Marlln Stuart. A Detroit error, Feller's bloop single, a sacrifice and Avila's fly gave Cleveland an unearned run In the fifth. Singles by Jerry Prlddy and Dick Kryhoskl and George Kell's forceout produce* the Tiger run In the eighth. "We're in the best aharn of the •eason," said Lopez. "This bounce-back ball club. We proved it when after dropping those first two in New York, we came back to win the next, one and followed with two out of three victories In Boston "That WM tha turning point for W." Philadelphia raked four New York checkers for 18 hits—Its season high—and scored in all but the first and eighth Innings. Catcher Joe Tipton got four hltfl and drove in three runs. Elmer Valo also made four hits and drove in two. Morrie Martin own his seventh game. Vie Raschl started for the Yankees but Joe Oslrowskl was charged with the loss. Tn the last three games, the Athletic* have bombarded 11 Yankee pitchers for 32 runs and 46 hits Whew. A three-run homer by Oil Hodges in th« eighth inning gave the Brooklyn Dodgers a .7-8 victor over Boston's Brave; and left their 12'4 first place margin intact. The runner-up New York Giants won their third straight from Philadelphia's Phils. 5-2. Reds Win Pair Cincinnati swept a doubleheader from Pittsburgh. 2-0 and 7-1 while Chicago's Cubs upset the 3t. Louts Cardinals, 6-3. Hodges' homer was his 33id the season and the 100th of his big league career. Carl Erskine wa: credited with his 13lh victory bu needed relief from Clyde King in the ninth. Whitey Lockman cracked a thice run ho'mer In the first Inning of Bubba Church and that was all '..airy Jansen needed to record his 1511 triumph for the Giants. The Cubs blasted Dirk Bokclmai for five runs iu the second innin; Ui rtiin the rookie's first big Icagu start. Ransom Jackson collrctei three hits -and scored twice. Sin Musial's 200th Mi; league home wcul- to waste for the Cards. AMKKICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. 70 39 .642 63 42 .€18 46 50 . 65 60 . 51 . 47 34 . 44 .591 .545 .112 .431 ,112 .380 G.B. NATIONAL I.KAOtJK W I. Pel. 12 36 62 51 57 55 52 53 50 67 .601 .549 SI 48 45 .495 .461 .464 .449 .402 12V,, 17 18",-j 21 V, 22 23 V, 29 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W I. Pel. O.B. 75 47 .615 .... 70 . 65 . 63 . CO . 50 . 51 . 51 .565 .524 .508 .483 .480 .415 .408 11 13 15 ',i 16 Vj 2414 25 Si YESTERDAY'S KESULTS National I/eague Brooklyn 7. Boston 6 New York 5. Philadelphia 1 Chicago 6, 5t. Louis 3 Cincinnati 2-7, Pittsburgh 0-1 American League Cleveland 2, Detroit 1 Philadelphia 16, New York 8 Only games scheduled Southern Association Atlanta 7, Memphis 5 New Orleans 6. Chattanooga 9 Nashville 11, Mobile 3 Only games played Young lowan Leading Junior Golf Tourney DURHAM, N. C., Au K . 14. (AP)—George Clark, the kid with a baby face and a grown upV game who shot a wind burning 69 yesterday, had 21 main challengers today as the second qualifying round opened in the National Junior Chamber of Commerce Tournament. Young George, 17-ycars old and* ~ " — ivcll known for hts golf ability In Ills native Iowa but only slightly cnown outside, knocked par winding oti the Trout nine of Hope Valley Country Club's course yesterday with a 33—two under pur; on the icnilng .side he slumped one over >nr to take a 36. For unpredictable kids who usually play hot and cold golf, Clark's front nine shooting was a picture of solid golf, In the rear of young George by one thin slrokc was Kent McLach- lau of Vancouver, Wash. Two 71 shooters were Charlie Strack, York. Pn.. and 1 Don McLoughUn, Okla- lioma City, Okla. Five kills with 72's who are easily in striking distance of the top are Bob Sehocner, Allen town, Pa,; Sam Sadler, Wichita, KBS,; Jack Doss, Monroe, La.; Steve Bull, Racine. Wis-; and Billy Ford, Charleston, 3.C. After the medalist la decided today, almost surely from among the top group of 22 kids, match play begins tomorrow. The long road toward the sixth annual championship takes In eight tours around the 8,660-yard course. Two rounds of TODAY'S GAMES National league Brooklyn at New York night Philadelphia at Boston night Chicago at St, Louis night Only games scheduled American League Detroit at Cleveland New York at Washington night "Boston at Philadelphia night (Only games scheduled) Southern Association Night Games Little Bock at Atlanta Barry to Speak At Osceo/a's Legion Banquet Edward F. Barry, president ol the Memphis Baseball Association, will be guest speaker at the han- quet in Osceola tomorrow night honoring the state champion American Legion team. The banquet Is being given by Osceola's American Legion post In cooperation with Osceola business men. It Is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be In tlie Masonic Hall. A prominent Memphis civic leader, Mr. Barry Is a lending sports enthusiast of the mid-soulh. He has been sctlve with the Memphis match play come off tomorrow, two more Thursday, two Pi-id ay and the 36-hole finals Saturday. Oregon held the lead today In the team championship race with 293. Oklahoma and Pennsylvania fol lowed with 295's and three other teams were bunched with "297'j Georgia,'* Iowa, and Kansas. The state team championship will be decided today by adding the lowest 36-hole qualifying scores of any four players from the same Chattatiooga at Mobile Nashvl]le ; al New Orleanj Only games scheduled team for a Southern Association number of years. The banquet will serve as a sendoff for the Osceoln teen-aged team which will leave Thursday for Baton Rouge, La., to compete in the Legion's regional tournament for a chance to go to the national meet. Osceola won the stale title by defeating Little Rock In the finals of the state tournament Aug. 4. Wilkinson ill,8 says the coach of the nalon'j No, 1 team of 1950, but it shouldn't be blamed for scholastic scandals and failures, Bud Wilkinson of the University of Oklahoma, chief instructor at a coaching school here, had the floor last night Jn an impromptu roundlablt on the criliclsm leveled at the game since the uncovering of the West Point cribbing acanda!. ~ "+ ''Actually," said the Sooner grid joss, "football takes less time from classwork than any other college sport. You practice or play a couple of hours a day three months in he fall—part of that before school opens—and four weeks in the ;pring. "Colleges exist for education, not for football. But football is im portant. It is a point of common interest among nil the students ^ It brings the stu- i dent body closer i together nnc builds school pride and loyalty. We need to :/* integrate. athle- J j tics with the other departments of a college so that it will better fit into the overall program." Wilkinson also .suggcsted_that college athletic conferences may put too much emphasis on the financial benefits received by a player in determining his eligibility. "More emphasis should be placed i scholastic standing by raising the grade average an athlete must maintain to be eligible," he explained. "And the average should be the same in all conferences." Athletic Director John Barnhill of the University o f Arkansas, among others at the coaching school, doesn't think the future of college athletics need not be dark because of the basketball fix scandals and cribbing. May Be the Making "This may be the making of college athletics In the long run," he said. "After all, the Black Sox scandal made baseball by leading to creation of the commissioner's office to control the game. I'm sure some good will come out of these things." Fred C, Thomsen, head coach at Southwest Missouri State (Springfield) , expressed opinion that a mountain was being made of a nolehill at West Point. "Did you ever SEC a college where copies of every examination given for the past 30 years weren't available in every dormitory and frat ernlty house on the campus?" he asked. "I don't think these boys are cheaters. 1 ' Ivan H- Grove, athletic drlector at Hendrix College, Conway, Ark., for more than quarter of a century said he thought academic leader; were too prone to blame interests other than themselves for scholastic troubles of a student. "They too often pass the buck to the coaches and athletes when the pressure is on. If a professor is too lazy to make out new tests for the next day, the next month or semester, it's certain that someone Is going to find out what some of the questions are and football isn't to blame." REPLACEMENT Even the harness horse world is replacing men with machines. Yonkers. N. Y.. Raceway installed a rnotor-driven turnstile lhal moves about three miles an hour, to relieve stable boys ol Ihe tedious job of cooling horses ailer a workout. Hi I-o's Sister, a leading three-year-old pacer, show* how it's done. (NBA) Travs Open Series with Red Hot Crackers Tonight; Chicks Lose 7-5 By THE ASSOCIATED 1'RKSS Little Rock's league leading: Travelers find themselves in the enviable position of bang able to tain a half game on second place Birmingham tonight—if they can defeat the •ed hot Atlanta Crackers. The Barons and Memphis are idle* — — : state. Qualifying scores Included: Charles Bruce, Hope. Ark., 45-41— 8«. Morris Orr, Tcxarlcana, Ark., 9052—102. Herb Harrell, Little Rock, Ark., 50-41—91. Mike Flanagan, Memphis. 39-41— 80. Doyle McJunkin, Little Rock, Ark., 43-40—83. Phil Rogers, Fayetteville. Ark., 40-43—fa. Ray Barnes, Kayetteville, Ark., 40-41—gi. 'Music Depreciation Night Rocks All Brooklyn and Wrecks Ebbets Field NEW YORK, Aug. 14. (AP)—The world of culture hung it* head in shame over the murder music at Ebbels Field last night. Music was tormented, tortured and finally done to a horrible death by 2,426 Brooklyn Dodger fans who posed a* "musicians." It was "Music Depreciation N'ight." And the 2,426 got in free by bringing along an Instrument. They proved they could make noises more ghostly than those of the regular "Dodger Sym-phony" which has wrecked City Softball Standings COMMERCIAL I.KAGDE W L Leather Pullers . Dirty Sox . ... Money Changers Juveniles Roughnecks , .. Painters 18 15 12 . 10 6 1 Memphis Tennis Play Continues . MEMPHIS. Aug. 14. <<?i seeded Bill Davis ol Tenn.. meets Howard Meridian. Miss., today in a second- day feature ol Ihe Mississippi Valley tennis tournament. Davis, the Southeastern Conference champion, drew a bye, yesterday. Another top match today pits fourth-ranked Gavin Gentry of Knoxville against George Longshore of Annlston, Ala. Stengel, Jr.. Tennessee stat« tllllst from Nashville, was among several seeded stars winning matches yesterday. Stengel, rated in the No. 2 spot, lieat John Kellis of Memphis, 7-5, 6-1. 10.000,000 can. As music was losing the one- sided contest with the executioners, the Boston Braves lost to the Dodgers, 1 to 6. There were 25.000 pay customers. Despite the heat, folks (or blocks around (he ball pnrk closed their windows to shut the din. The "musicians" gave forth with trumpets. Iroinboncs, zithers, tubas, accordians, bugles, flutes, .snare cinims violins, mandolins, assorted horns—and a glockenspiel and a washboard. Mayor Vincent R. Impcllitteri, seated in a home plate box seat, puffed on a harmonica, but was drowned out by the "musicians." The big question was: "What are they playing?" H tnight have been "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here." Or it might have been something from "l«i Traviata." At limes, "My Wild i Irish Rose" blended just beautifully with "The Shiek of Arnby." Musical Warfare Musical warfare broke out among tlie cliques in (he "depreciation' .1&3 | section of the stands. There was a .625 I jazzband section. There was a sec•511 lion for military airs, dominated by .503 a boy scout bugle and drum corps .333 I from St. Albans, Queens. And there .063 'was a diellard group of fiddle play— ers and the like who insisted jthe sweet old-time favorites. The whole zany uproar \\a.s to celebrate the return o[ the "symphony" to active status. The gimmick resulted from musical rhubarb when Local 802 of the AFIj American Federation ol Musicians discovered that The "sym-phony," wearing their top nats and dress suits, had a ilace of honor last night. Iceland pastures hundreds thousands of sheep and cattle, ac cording to the National Geographl Society. incl the Travelers invade the home [rounds ot the Crackers, who have ust tnken Eour straight games from he fourth place Memphis Chicks nd who have won six of their last even games. Both Birmingham and Little Rock »ere Idle last night. Atlanta de- eated Memphis 7 to 5, cellar-dwell- ng New Orleans shaded seventh place Chattanooga 6 to 5, and fifth jlace Nashville banged their third place Mobile 11 to 3. Little Rock has a six-game lead over the Barons. The Crackers, who are only three and a half games out of the first Jivision, gained their first triumph of the season over Tom Hurti, who las defeated them five times. Hurd was in trouble as early .he second inning when Al Aucojn ripled after Jack DEttmer and Ed Ma thews walked. Buddy Hicks promptly brought Aucoln in with a fly and Atlanta was in front to stay. Vols Stage Rally Cracker starter John Maldavan won his fourth game of the season, with help from Andy Elko. After five scoreless innings Nashville jumped on Bob Ludwick and his successor, Pil Mills, for seven runs in the sixth to blast Mobile. The runs came as the result ol five singles, a double, two walks and an error. Jack Hnrshman slsrnrncc homer for the winners in the eighth and Milt Joffe saved Mobile from a shutout with a three-run circuit clout in the last of the ninth. Bert Flammini was the winning pitcher. Frank Thomas' 23rd home run of the season in the llth inning enabled the Pels to edge Chattanooga. New Orleans jumped on starter Bill Pearce for fo.ur runs in the seventh on three hits and as many walks to take a 5-2 advantage. The Lookouts, however, rebounded for two tallies in the eighth and knotted the score in the ninth. Bill Koski pitched 10 innings for the Pels, allowing the Lookouts six hits. Musial Bangs 200th Homer* But Cards Bow to Cubs 6-3 Nine seasons ago Stan Musial, Five hits, an Intentional walk and powered his first out-of-tne-park j two Cardinal errors gave the Cuba hit for the St. Louis CardinnLs. Last night at- Sportsmans Park the man hit- his 200th major league home run. The blow—an mside-the-park af- iair to deep center field — wasn't enough to bring the Cards home safely, however, .as the Chicago Cubs put together a five-rim second inning for a 6-3 triumph. Dick Bokelmann, a rookie right h a n d e r making his first major league start, was the victim of the Chicago uprising. their .chance, Tom Poholsky came in to relieve the newcomer and gave up five hits the rest of the way- A thjrd Card miscue in the sixth gave the Cubs their final run. Wally Westlake also hit a home run for the Cards, No. 101 in five National League seasons and hla 20th of the year. Musial's round tripper was his 26th of the season. The Cubs and Cardinals wind up their two-game series tonight* before the Red Birds leave on a road tour. Cat McLIsh (3-6) will be the probable Chicago starter against Cardinal Cliff Chambers (8-10). The St. Louis Browns are ldl« for the second straight day today before opening at Sportsman's Park against the Cleveland Indians tomorrow night. The ancient "Church of the Twelve Apostles" in Las Tramnas, N,M., was built by 12 men and took 12 years to build. Pet - Top- Kiwxville, j™ mbers of the "symphony," Bishop of h ? d .5 een l llavi »e at Field for 13 years, were union members The "sym-phony" was threatened for a time with extinction. Dodger President, Walter P. O'Ma!le> announced last night's orgy "Music Appreciation Night Uhr- name was scon changed i" as p protest against the union ban or members, who had played free in exchange [or admission to the bal park. The dispute was settled when the two union members were replacec by amateurs. But the melody lingered on. O'Mnlley's offer ot free admission lo "musicians" stood. Dirty Sox Nail Down 2nd Place Roughnecks Los* 9-3 in CL Tilt Courier News Dirty Sox assured themselves of nt least a second place tic in the Commercial Soft- jnl! League yesterday afternoon as they ended the season us It was begun by defeating Montgomery Ward's Roughnecks. The score was 9 to 3 Hie game ended the official season although Farmer's Bank Money Changers have three make-up games (o play. By winning all three, they can tie the Sox for second place. BiJl ( v Bilker WAS the winning hurler a.s the Sox overcame a three-run delicti in blasting out nine runs off Roughneck st-arter Sntn Duncan and his relief man Charte-i Cook. Gene Griffin. Sox outfielder hit ihe only home run. Tomorrow afternoon, league all.^tars wtll play champion Duro Chvurue flpain in a practice game at Maloney Park, Women's Softball Finals Tonight CAMDEN. Ark. Aug. U (fT) Ark-Lin Motor Co.. of Little Roclt and Ihe Sunbeam Bnkerettcs ot Pine Bluff will clash tonight (or the Arkansas women's sottball championship. Ark-IJn eliminated Boyd s Dairy ol Little Rock, 8 to 2. last night. Sunbeam whipped Geyer Springs, 12 to 2, and then Ark-Lin beat Geyer Springs, 6 to 0, to g»ln the linals In the double elimination tourney. Archery at its1?estr In llicir annual meet, nmlers of llie bowman's arl display "archery at its best." Whiske at its Hill and Hill's mellow Kentucky flavor will not make you an expert archer. But it will help you serve far tastier drinks. 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