The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 21, 1951 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 21, 1951
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PAGE EIGHT (ARK.)' COUTIIER NEWS Chicks Begin Grid Training With 34 Candidates on Hand Cleveland . New York . Boston , . Chicago . . Detroit . .. Washington Philadelphia St. Louis . . AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pel. ,.. "J5 43 .636 74 70 64 56 . 41 . 46 . 36 .627 .603 .541 .419 .405 .387 .313 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pel. Biooklvn . .. New York . St. Louis . .. Philadelphia Boston . ... Cincinnati . Chicago . .. Pittsburgh . 74 OK 50 , 57 . 54 53 51 49. .643 .571 .500 .487 .478 .457 .441 .415 G.ll. 1 ^ 10',!. 18'i 21 29 '.i 3714 c.n. IB'.i 18 10 21 !4 22 ». Squad Includes Ten 1950 Lettermen; 36 Paps Report Sun-toughened by long hours of labor at odd jobs during the summer, 34 young football hopefuls were on hand yesterday as the Chicks of Ulytheville High School began SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Rock . Birmingham Mobile . Memphis . . Nashville . . Atlanta . ... Chattanooga New Orleans W . IS . 14 . 69 , 61 . 64 G6 . 63 68 . 5' 76 . 54 18 I, 52 57 62 64 Pet. .600 .5(15 527 511 .492 .461 .415 .409 914 n',; 14 15 V, 24 25 training for llicir 1951 gridiron wars. Coach Russell Moslcy and his as- *' sistant. Dill Stancil, assembled their squad of cimdkliHes at the school's North Tenth Street practice field twice yesterday and wasted no time in getting down to business. Yesterday morning the trlljal chieftains ran their shorts-clad sriuad through light conditioning drills with yesterday afternoon's session being spent on fundamental drills. Of the 34 candidates reporting yesterday, 10 arc lettermen from last's -squad. The only two letterman not reporting lor Initial drills were Qulncy [lodge, Ihe Tribe's big tackle who currently is vacationing hi Texas and Carl Brown, a back. They arc expected to report later tbis week. Fourteen backs and 20 linemen worked out yesterday. There were a ot of new faces among Lllesc, most of them belonging to young fellows just .up from the junior high ranks Heading the list of lelteiroen reporting yesterday was Mel Hay. Hie YESTERDAY'S RKSUI.TS , National l.caaue Brooklyn at Boston rain Only game scheduled American I.easur Cleveland 5. Washington 3 Detroit 6-5, New Ycrk 3-12 Only games scheduled Southern Association Chattanooga 5,»Birmingham 3 Mobile 4. Little Rock 1 Memphis 9. New Orleans 8 Atlanta. 6, Nashville 4 TODAY'S GAMES National League Pittsburgh at Boston night St. Louis at Brooklyn night Cincinnati nt New York Chicago at Philadelphia night American League Philadelphia at Chicago night, Boston nt St. Louis nlelit New York at Detroit nlghl Washington at, Cleveland night Southern Association New Orleans at Memphis Atlanta at Nashville Birmingham nt Chattanooga Mobile at Little Rock lrl|)le-lhrcnter from last squnrl who will lie the mnln cog in the Chick's offensive machin year. Hay Wulglii 203 Seminoles Begin Football Drills Condition of Squad Has Speck Mooning; 27 Candidates Report Oscrola's Scmlnolcs opened their 1031 football practice yesterday amid the tears and cries of the coaching staff. "They're In pitiful condition " moaned Head Coach Dukie Speck "They need a lot of work. A lot of work. 1 ' Twenty-seven candidates answered Coach Speck's nrst call for talent yesterday and spent the day TUESDAY, "AUGUST M, 1951 Ileveland Extends Lead Dver Yanks to Full Game By RALPH KODEN Associated Frew Sports Wriler Dale Mitchell, a bench warmer every spring, lg O n» the leading lights in Cleveland's stirring drive for th» mericaii League pennant. doing conditioning exercises. Scmlnoles worked out twice terdny. Of the 27 The yes- Mel 4 cheeked In weighing 20:1 pounds which Is approximately ID pounds above his paying weight. Other IcHmnen reporting yesterday were backs Johnny O'Brlcn. Donald Gentry, a]id Clinrlcy Mny, who are due to sec n lot of service this fall and linemen Montroe Holland, Mnck Hay. .John Hornbergcr, Mack Kooncc, nntj Larry Liuwford. The Chicks arc scheduled for tw!ce-a-day workouts fron] now until the opening of school Sept. 3. At thnt lltnc workouts will be cut to once n day. Harold Stockton., the newly-hired Junior high coach, greeted 36 candidates when he opened drills yesterday. Of this number, six are let- t/?rmen from last year's scpifid. They arc Dnnny Cobh. Dan Edgmon, Kenneth Fisher, Charles Abbott, Bob Jones and Chuck Ltuigston. The juniors worked out only once yesterday and spent that session do- Ing conditioning exercises. reporting yesterday I seven were returning lettermen 11115 from lost year's squad. Coach Siicck snUI that seven more letter winners arc expected to report within the Travelers Lose to Mobile But Retain Leading Margin By 'I HE ASSOCIATE!) I'KKvSS Little Rock lost to Mobile 4-1 last night, but thuiiks to Chattanooga's work against Birmingham, the Travelers mntntnincd their four and a half game Southern Association lend will) 21 clays of the season remaining. Chattanooga beat the second- four-rut) outburst. Paul Maulcliu place Barons. 5-3, and came out of, followed the boot with a double to the cellnr u-hen Neiv Orleans lost to score three men. Bama Rowell and Russ El o s e triplet] in succession lor Mobile in the fourth ami that was nil pitcher Tom Lakos needed to win his IGth game of the soa.son. Little Rock's next few cloys. Due to the needed conditioning o f his squad. Coach Speck stated that beginning today his team would work out three times a day He scheduled drills for 9 n.m 3 Bm nnrt 7 p.m. ' The Seminoles arc slated to open their 1051 season nt Wynne Sept. 7. 2-Pound Crappie Wins Blytheville Woman $24 Prize A two-pound crappie landed at iartlis Lake last month has brought Mrs. C. E. Gollnday of Blylhevllle " $24 prize. Mrs. Gollnday was notified yes- crtiay that her cntcli was the argest crappie landed during the cventh week of the Oxford, Miss. Junior chnmber of Commerce's '(siting derby and that she had won first prize for thnt week. She said she dlil not know whai tier prize would be but that she understood (lie prize would Ot $2 n sporting goods from an Oxford firm. Memphis. 9-6. Atlanta whipped Nashville, 6-4. All five Chattanooga runs were unearned. An error by WaJt Rogers on Don Grates' grounder in the second gave the Lookouts their first free run. A dropped third strike by catcher Red Mathis in the fourth set up the pins for a Club Owners Meet Acioin Chances of Hiring Commissioner Slight NEW YORK, Any, 21. MV league baseball club Wners met again today in their search for a new'r. Th? field of II hns been cut by the withdrawal oT some of the men. Lou Ferini, president of the Buston Braves and a member of the screen committee, revealed several of the men contacted by various club owners have eliminated themselves. He declined to iiive namns but presumably they included Gen- ' erals Dwipht, D. Eisenhower and Douglas Mac-Arthur. The 1G ch;b rnvncrs two weeks ago narert down the list of men Under consideration to 11. "Maybe some new names will be | mentioned today, but as yet none have been presented," said Pcrini, The chance of electing a successor today to Commissioner A. B. Chandler seemed slight. Dutch McCtilt wns hunting for his IGth, Memphis came out of Its batting slump. New Orleans went into field it it; slump to ylvc Memphis Marv Rotblatt a Cine going a was Sift. Rotblatt said he would fonve immediately for his Chicago home to await induction into the Army 31. Little Rock Grid Players Arrested LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 21. (fl 1 ) Six youths, inchidltig four LUtl Rock High School football player have been charged with petit lar cony here. They are accused of stealing L cases of beer from a store In residential district, A prellminar hearing has been set in Munlclpa Court for Aug. 31. The football players, nil letter men on last year's Btg Six chair uionshtn .squad, are fullback Henr Moore, a 1950 all-staU: selectioi hnltback BlUy Hastings, gunr Harold Mecks and end Wlnsto Porter. —Courier News Photo * GKII) mUI.LS Ol'KX—Mel Hay, Blythcville High School's triple hreat back of last year, is shown warming tip his punting leg a.s he Chfcks began football practice r'Csterday afternoon. Coach R«sell Maslcy will construct his 1051 ,eain around the pitting and passing of Hay, who checked in at yesterday's opening session weigh- ng 203. Yanks Recall Mickey Mantle But Slugger Faces New Draft Check Up OKLAHOMA CITY. Aug. 21. f/T'i —Mickey Mantle departed for Fort ill, Okla., today for another round f draft medical checks, cheered by ''ic news of his recall by the 'cw York Yankees, Only yesterday, the 10-year-old rizc rookie from Commerce, Okla., emnrketl: "il I was managing, I'd till be there (New York). And last night in Detroit. Yance officials announced the slug- ing outfielder's recall from Kansas Uy in the American Association, vhcre he has earned n .364 bating average in 40 games. Mantle disappointed the Mew York front office at the frist of he season after a sensational per- ormance In spring training. He was hitting only .2(10 and had i truck out 52 times, but still led he club in runs batted in when le was sent to Kansas Citv for more seasoning. Army doctors will give his ailing leg a thorough x-ray check nt, Fort Sill to determine whether the bone infection should keep iltn out of service. Mantle, marked lo succeed aging Joe DiMagglo in centciTlcld, has ;wice been classified 4-F—unfit for military service—once by his loca board, at Miami, Okla., and jtgnit last December after a speci.i! examination at the Tulsa indue tin station. Many New Coaches n State this Season LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 21. (AP>—More than two score Arkansas high hool football teams are operating under new head coaches this year, any more have new laces among their assistant coaches. Rend Courici News Clas-sltied Ads Miners to Play Dexter Tonight Number Nine's Niners are schcd iilcrt to play Dexter, Mo., nt Dexte tonight. The Kiners are executed to sem vet era t\ righthander G rover Whit tie to the mound against the Mis saurinns. Sunday afternoon the Ninei were beaten 17-15 by Anno re 1 in 12-lnning game At Number Nim Chnrles (Ruff) Lutes ^ed Armo rel's hitting with a perfect day. Rshi'ngatits ts the channels o(f La Jolh, California! 11 divers" find spear fishing at ils best. Whiskey Hill and Hill's fine Kentucky flavor will not make you an expert spear fisherman. But it will treat you to "whiskey at .its best." Try some, today I ARTHRITIC Kentucky 5traiqht "Bourbon Whiskey Kentucky Blended Whiskey Read Courier News Classified Mountain Valley J Mineral Water Liberty Tash Grocery 501 W. Ma i I'hone <1973 Two members of the Big Six Con- rcnce have new head men. At Hot rings Dub McGibliony has suc- eded Joe Dildy, to whom he was ssistant la&t year. El Dorado i ported Woody Johnson from Furin University, where he was cshinan mentor, to take over the ins left empty by the resignation H. C. Jenkins. McGibbouy has been around for young man. A former pro grid ar. tie was henti coach at Arkaii- s State Teachers College and an sistiuit at the University of Ar- insas several years before going i Hot Springs. For his assistant, McGibbony lachetl out to Walnut Ridge and •abbed Duvall Thornton, former ot Springs and ", of A. gridman. hat created an opening in the cad couching position at Walnut e, and Dewcy Thomason, anther Ra/orback, stepped up from i assistant's post to fill it. Other new head coaches include: Smackovcr, W. D. Bagnalt; Stamps, lint Fuller; Nashville, John Shad- ox; Maririiiun. Bill Landers; Jones- x>ro. Chili Davis; Hope, Jce En- .nger; Morrllton, Clyde Trickey; 'aragould, John Douthitt; DeWitt, am Cook; Newport, Louis Hayden; entonville, J. D. Yarbrough; Hard- ng Academy (Searcy), H u g h .hodes; Conway, Raymond Bright; 'cxark an a , Bobby El len ; Fordyce, ~ 'Gorge Henry; Bauxite, Jimmy Ives. There's also a new head coach in :eanis. Benton was an assistant a A. <t M. last year and stepped up when Jack Eckdahl resigned. , collegiate pigskin ranks. le is Jim Benion of Arkansas A. t M., Mouticello, former great pass atching end for the U. of A. ami he Cleveland and Los Angeles pro Wilson Delays Grid Practice Until Monday WILSON, Ark., Aug. 21 Rcgula football practice for the Wilso: Fligh School Bulldogs will begi: next Monday afternoon with e!eve lettermen, including nine senior and two juniors, returning froir j'car's team. Coach Roy Slboough has tv, open dates to be filled for th coming season, Sept. 14 and Oc 13. Any school interested mav con tact him at Wilson. Nine game, have already been scheduled wit three new teams, Harrisburg, Ear and Blytheville "B" being ndded. Lettermen returning arc, scnioi Tommy Boyles, H. P. Cash, Jimrr Munoy, Wayne Alexander, Lore Abbott, prank Keel, Edwin Web Harold Bllrch, Buddy Stanrod; jun iors, Terry Robinson and L. Precis. Schedule: Sept. 14 oncn; Sep il Luxora, there; Sept. 28 Harri burg, here; Oct. 5 Shawnee, ther Oct. 12 Earle. here; Oct. 19 ope Oct. 26 West Memphis, there; No 2 Blytheville "B", here; Nov. Osceola, here; Nov. 16 Eurdctt there; Nov. 23 Keiser, here. Mitchell, who has never failed to t .300 in the big top, sits on the delines down south while rookies ttle for his left field Job. But itchell doesn't worry. "I'll be In ere before long," is his comment. There was some doubt this year Mitchell would come through lin. He got off to a horrible start tcr all aspirants for his berth fail!. but he finally started to click, id so did the Indians. Mitchell reached the .300 mark in atting jened last night as the Indians a crucial 18-game home and by beating the Washington enators, 5-3. The triumph, s 43rd birthday resent for Manager Al Lopez, en)led the Tribe to pull one game lead of the runnerup New York ankees, who divided a twi-ntght oubleheader with the Tigers In De- olt. The Tigers won the opener, -3, but the Yanks grabbed the sec- nd, 12-5. Homered In First Mitchell opened the Indian half ( the first inning with his ninth omer, only two shy of his output four previous complete big league easons. Before the innfng ended, Ai losen boomed his 22nd homer will! mate on and the Indians never T ere headed. Home runs by Bob \vila In the third and Harry Simp on in the sixth accounted for thi ther Cleveland runs. Husky Mike Garcia scattered 12 Washington hits in posting his 17th •ictory of the year compared light losses. Mickey Vernon, will i double and three singles, and Ei Yost, with a home • run, featurei Vashlngton's attack. The Indians meet every rival dur ng their current stand. They col- Ide with the Yanks In a three-g amt erieB beginning Thursday and "'Mi n a doublehcader with the BosC? Red Sox Sunday. The Indians embark on a 17-gam» oad trip after their current stay at home and then wind up the wa- on with a pair of games in Clevt- and with Detroit. Yankeo Stopped Virgil Trucks, with help from Dli- zy Trout, stopped the Yanks In th« opener at Detroit. Truckj, leadlni 4-0, left in the eighth when th* Yanka tallied twict. The Tl»en came back with two la their half to clinch the decision. Jerry PrJddy and Pat Mullln paced the Tigers' 11-hlt attack against efty Ed Lopat. Prlddy' droT« in three runs on a triple, double and single. Mullln contributed hfc nth >mer. The Yanks tucked the nightcap away with an eight-run explosion In the eighth Inning on five hlU, three walks, an error and fly ball. Joe DiMagglo and Yogi Berra dror* In three runs apiece. Berra hbmer- ed In the ninth Inning of each gam* to boost his home run output to JO. Lefty Joe Ostrowski, making hl« second start of the season, scattered ten Tiger hits, Including a hoper by Steve Souchock. Th« vio- Tory wa« his fifth of the season and his second complete gam» triumph over the Tigers. The remaining American Leue* clubs were not scheduled. In jM National League, rain washed out « game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Braves at Boston. Th* other National Leagua clubs wer* idle. Meroney Proves that Age Is No Handicap in Grudge Fight Mike Meroney, Blytheville's veteran wrestling promoter, proved to the wrestling public last night that age is no handicap, provided you can catch the other guy off guard. Meroney, a bit spindle legged after nearly 43 years in the business, climbed into the Memorial Auditorium ring as a wrestler last night and won his match. He beat Bunk Harris, a 275-pounder in the amazing time of a minute and a half. He got the Job done by rushing Harris with a series of right and left jalis, pushed him down and pinned him. He didn't wait for the official time; but rushed from the ring as soon as the match was over. . The Meroney-Harris bout was part of special preliminary bout arranged for last night's American Legion prcgram. Harris hud challenged Meroney and Lee Fields to a bout to settle all argument concerning Harris' size. Fields won his match, too, pinning Harris in five minutes with drop kicks and a body pin. In the main event bout, Jaok Moody, pinch hitting for Eddie Malone, teamed with Harris to tak« a tag match decision from Fields and Rex Mobley. • After losing the first fall. Harris and Moody rallied to take the second and were awarded the third when Fields and Mobley were disqualified by Referee Bad Boy Brown after they had attacked th* ring official. This set off a rhubarb that ended with Fields and Mobley challenging Brown to a bout. Farm Sizes ^ The average New England fjH contains 100 acres, cotton belt farm 80 acres, middlewestern farm 169 acres, great plains farm about 400 see I/tings youve never seen before ! Here—just slip behind the wheel for a moment. You'll find literally, and wondcr(ully,;r/rt>—inthe 1951 Packard! See that ri.c;ht front fender? You've never seen before from the driver's scat. And what a wonderful feeling of driving surencss that can give you in tight traffic, in parking, in any driving situation. Dead-ahead vision's better, too. With Packard's new, lower bonnet, you enjoy "dost-up-vision" of th« directly ahead of your wheels! But rhat's only part of the story! her out on the highway. Have you ever experienced smoother automatic driving than Packard Ultramatic Drive. Have you ever commanded more aleit power than you have under your throttle-foot now? That's the new 1'ackard Thunderbolt Engine—highest BOTH 86 PROOF • HtH AND Hill KENTUCKY BIENDED WHISKEY CONTAINS 65% GRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRITS • THE HILL AND HIU CO.. LOUISVIUE, KY, JTti ^PACKARD compression eight in America! Now hit that rough stretch ahead. Did you ever see steadier going? Road shocks are completely absorbed. Your steering wheel hand doesn't even feel them. And your passengers hardly realize the road's been torn up! This car paves its *ay in comfort. Why don't you drop in today for an actual demonstration? ASK THE MAN WHO OWNS ONI MOTOR SALES COMPANY 217 West Walnut, Blytheville, Ark.

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