The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 22, 1951 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 22, 1951
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PAGE EIGHT XE, (ATO?.)' COtTRTER NEWS , AUGUST 22, W51 Qste. 9*. A Forrest City Has Open Date Oct. 26 But Mustangs Won't Look This Way Tying up a few loose ends on the eve of another football season: Word from Forrest City is that the Mustangs' athletic director, Bill Irving, is looking for a game to fill au open date Oct. 20. Hill is so anxious to fill the date that he had Little Hock and Memphis newspapers spread the word over the state. . . ' If Bill really wants to lill the date, we know where he can get the job done. And with a good drawing card, too. . . . The Chicks have that date open. We'll even promise not to call out the fire trucks to wet down the field and then hire the weatherman to order a cold wave. We won't promise not to bring aioirg tennis shoes, though. . . Speaking of schedules and open dates, Russ Mosley, the Chicks' big chief, is wondering what It is he's done to deserve nil this ill luck. Russ was Wossed with a little luck in lining up eight good games for his team this year but it's the trick of fate concerning the Oct. 12 elate that's got him down. Two days after booking Dlerks. n sm?.ll southwestern Arkansas school, to fill (he Oct. 12 date, left vacant by J-nesboro's withdrawal fr:m the schedule, Russ got a telegram from Greenville, Miss,, one of the peren- "nial powerhouses of the south, wanting a game on that date. Some days you just cant' innke « ni llian the other fellow or he wouldn't be talKing like that" And RaB Rab Knows the t'lilcks Bill stand! told us the other day of a bit of interesting conversation he carried on with Rab Rogers the former Smnckovcr Coach who is now Ouachita College. High School head man nt He said he was talking with Rab and some other coaches during the Arkansas Athletic Association's coaches clinic in Little Rock last week ; about the "roughness beyond rensoij" charges leveled at the Chicks by Joncsboro's Clarence Geis last fall. Rab. according to Stancll, commented that he had played Blythc- vilie and thought that lie knew the Chicks And he added that "when I should know the Chicks. It was his team that lost to Blylhevillc in the finals of (he state Ctas.s AA phiyoff in 1948 and then boat, the Chicks in the first, p,ame of the playoff the following year. Cleaning the Cuff Arkansas Tech's Wonder Boys will have three Mississippi County lads In lheir .starting lineup when they try to climb back up (.tie Arkansas rntercallegintc Conference ladder Hi la fall. Ex-ChUrks Billy Bob Elliott and Lloyd Koonlz ore slated for starting roles nt guard and tackle respectively and Robert Gray, the husky Luxura speedster, is a good bet for a starting backficld assignment. Alt three are returning letlcrrticn and Elliott is a three- itrlpcr. Johnny .staples, Hue coach at BUS In 1043-49-50, Is back hi the coaching same again, at least temporarily. Johnny has signed to coach n hi«h school team in Lakeland, Fla,, but It fs reported lie Is also trying for employment with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, . Norman (Monk) Mosley, brother of Russ, has been elevated to head coach rU Tnllaclega, Ala., High School. He Bob Feller Notches 20th Win As Indians Club Washington AMEHICAN LEAGUE Cleveland , New York . Boston . Chicago . .. Detroit . .. Washington Philadelphia St. Louis . W 16 15 70 65 50 47 46 . 37 Pet. .639 ,630 .598 .551 .475 .402 .333 .319 G.B. 5 10 ',4 19 VI 28 30'A 3 7'A NATIONAL LEAGUE W I Pet. Brooklyn . ,, New York . St. Louis . .. Philadelphia Doston . .. Cincinnati . Ciller "o . .. Pittsburgh . 74 69 . 56 59 55 53 51 49 .643 .575 .500 .W6 .482 .453 .440 .412 G,B, n IB'.i 22 23 li 21 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pel. G.B. •m 52 Little Hock , Birmingham . Mobile . ... Memphis . . Nashville . . Atlanta . ... Chattanooga . New Orleani; assistant there !nst year. Stockton Is Harold fourth University of Arkansas graduate to be hired on tlie Chicks' coaching staff In the past five years. Nig IJynum served two years—1916-47, Walter (Buddy) Davis was his assistant In 1D17, hear talk like that I Just say that] Bill Stancll cnme In 1950 and Blytheville played better football! now Stockton. . Phil Cavaretta fo Pilot Cubs in 1952 Season PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 22. (AP)— Phil Cavaretta of the Chicago Cubs now knows what people mean when they say "don't bellevo everything you hear". 75 GO 68 65 63 , 54 .54 .SOS .568 .523 .515 .496 .411 .412 .406 10',-i H'/j 14 16',-i 25 20 YKSTKIIDAY'S RESULTS National league New York 7, Cincinnati 4 Boston 3. Pittsburgh 1. Philadelphia 3-4, Chicago 2-1 (first game 12 innings—completion of lime suspended July 22) St. Louis at Brooklyn, rain. American League Cleveland 6. Washington 0 New York 11, Detroit 4 Chicago 13, Philadelphia S St. Louis B, Boston 4 Southern Association Birmingham 5, Chattanooga 4 Little Rock 0, Mobile 3 Memphis 1, New Orleans 0 Nashville b, Atlanta 2 Yanks Drub Tigers 11-4; Cards, Bums Rained Out By RALPH RODKN Associated Press SporU Writer Bobby Keller has reached tlie second of three goals set before the start of the 1951 season. The 32-yonr-old righthander of the Cleveland Indians set 20 victories, a world series •triumph and a no-hitter as lis prime tni-gels for the season. He got his no-hitter against Detroit on July 1. Feller realized his second arnbl-, Detroit. Berra poled his third hom- tlon last night as he became the | cr (n as many games to open the najor's first 20-game winner, and he way the Indians are traveling days he stands a good chance of attaining the other. The no-hit ma-ster pitched the Indians lo a 6-0 triumph over the Washington senators and preserved ileveland's one gp.nie edge over tlie runner - up New VTork Yankees, The Yanks hammered the Detroit Tigers, 11-4, while the St. Louis Browns npsct the third place Boston Red Sox, 6-4, and the Chicago Wbite Sox defeated the Philadelphia Athletics, 13-5, In other American League . Bob Feller games. Meanwhile, In the National League, the New Ycrk Oiants stretched their winning streak to ten games, beating the Cincinnati Reds, 7-4. The Philadelphia Phils nipped the Chicago Cubs, 3-2;'in 12 innings In completing a suspended game of July 22 and then downed the Cubs, 4-1, In the regular scheduled night game. The Boston Yank scoring. Woodllng drove home four runs on as many hits and Mize featured a five-run fourth inning with a two-run homer. Little Art Schallock scattered seven Tiger hi.ts in going the distance for the first time. Jim McDonald, a former Red Sex, turned back his old mates or two hits at St. Louis. The Browns clubbed a trio of Bcston pitchers for ten hits. Fred Marsh, Ken Woods and Malt Eatts drove in al of St. Louis' runs. Walt Dropo doubled home two Boston runs anc Dom DiMaggto knccked home the other two with a homer in tin ninth. Chisox Score Early Chicago ran up an 8-0 lead ovci tile A's in the first two inning: to win in a breeze. Luis. Aloma, wh< took over in the third from San Rogovin. gained credit for his fifth victory without a loss. Don Len hardt with a double and two sin gles led Chicago's 15-hit attack. The Giants poled three horn runs in the eighth Inning a n scored six runs to beat tlie Reds Homers by Eel Stanky and White Lockman tied the score at 4-4. We Westrum followed with a three ru blast off Frank Smith to win th Odds Favor Murphy in Maxim Bout NEW YORK. Aug. 22. (AP)—Confident Bob Murphy predicts he will knock out llglH heavyweight king Joe Maxim and become the new champion about 8:30, tCST) tonight. "I'm going to knock him out within seven rounds. And with a left hook to the body," said the husky, hard-hitting San Diego redhead as he awaited the starting gong (or the 15-round title scrap in Mndisoi: Square Garden. The bout will Le broadcast and telecast by the C.B.S. networks. "I'll win—I've got to win." was Ihe way Maxim put it. The tall, swarthy champion is defending His croun for the first time since ne lifted it from Freddie Mills with a ten-round kayo in London IE months ago. The bettor.s lean strongly to Murphy. Solid support for Ihe challenger in the last [cw days has zoomed him from an underdog to an H'-j to 5 choice. By fight time, the California southpaw may be favored by 2 to I or more. Per yesterday, a month to the day following the stop-gap appointment that placed his dream title "manager of tlie Cubs" behind Cnrarrctta's name, the Cub front office changed its mind. It signed the 35-year old first baseman-outfielder and 17 - year Cub star to manage the club through 1952. It was on July 21, when Frankie Frlsch wound up a two-year term at the helm of the Cubs while they were here to play the Philadelphia Phillies — that Cavarretta got his chance. He was named to take over from Frtsch. but only until the cnd of the '51 season. Owner Phil K. Wilgley said at Ihe time: Big ClKuu-c Now "After the season he can go out and manage one of our minor league (arm clubs. ... He can come up through the system. Then when he gets his chance he'll be ready. He will be able to do himseK justice." But Cavarretla figured his big chance was right now- He resolveil to meet the challenge. His big Job was to Infuse some of his own fiery spirit Into a team Hint bore n seventh place lag. The Cubs still are in seventh place, but tile improvement has been noted. Under flisch Ihe chi- csgoans compiled a .438 record. In their first 18 games under Cavar- retla they hit the .500 mark, in the first 34 games, up lo last night's double detent, they played .411 ball. Observers have noticed a solid basis for the change since Cnvnr- TODAY'S GAMES National League Cincinnati nt New York Pittsburgh at Boston, night St. Louis at Brooklyn (2-day- night). Chicago at Philadelphia, night American I^aRuc Philadelphia at Chicago 12 twi- night) Boston at St. Louis (night) New York nt Detroit Washington at Cleveland Southern Association Night Games New Orleans at Memphis 'Atlanta at Nashville Birmingham at Chattanooga Mobile nt Little Rock. Braves clipped the Pittsburgh Pi- same. Home runs by Bob Adam rates. 3-1. Rain washed out a! Connie Ryan and Jim Pramesa game between St. Lnuis ami Brooklyn In the third inning. Only Six Hits Feller allowed only six singles and was In command throughout. retta took over. They rile the bet- lor ' Rookies Shine In Southern League Games By The Associated Prrss Two rookie pitchers, finding out early about, Hfp In the Southern Association, looked anything but raw lust night. Both pitched n whining brand ot baseball but only one of them \voii. A3 Lnry of NrvshvHle, pitching his first complete game since he Joined the Veils earlier this month, whipped Atlanta 5-2 on B six-hitter. Nineteen - year - old Ronnie' Kline, pitching In his first South-j cm game, gave Mcmohls only five 1 hlUs but lost as the Chicks defeated New Orleans 1-0; I Birmingham defeated Chattniiogn' 5-4 to give the Lookouts their first series loss In n month. First plnce Little Hock was too much for four Mobile pitchers and the Travelers won G-3. Johnny Grlce singled for Little Rock In the second to nut the Trm-s ahead for the remainder of the ni^ht. Bob Cruse won on a 10-hit- It was Feller's first 20 victory season since 1947 and his sixth In 13 seasons—a feat matched by only five other American League pitchers, Cy Young, Walt Johnson, Lefty Grove, Wcs Ferrell an d Ed die Plank. The Indians provided Feller with a 5-0 lead at the end of three inn- Ings. Harry Simpson drove home the first run and Ray Boone and Al Rosen'knocked in'the next four. Larry Dcby ended the scoring with his 19th homer in the seventh. Tlie loss \v a s Washington's tenth straight. Yogi Ijerra, Gene Woodling and Johnny Mize led the Yanks' 17- counted for all of Cincinnati's run. BUI Nicholson walked with tli bases loaded and none out in th 12th inning to force home Phila dolphin's winning run against th LITTLE VERO BEACH—Mickey McConnell at a Jones Beach, N. Y., clinic shows a Little Leaguer ao\v to bunt. Then McConnell, supervisor of a Youth Activities Program which includes the Little Leagues for boys from eight to 12, demonstrates the swing hitting the ball from the tee he introduced at the Brooklyn club's Vero Beach, Fla., training camp. Beside it is an improvised tee in a bucket, illustrating to the boys that anyone can make one. A youngster tees off, inset. O'Connell formerly was director of the Dodgers' scouting. Little League schools, started in the east this summer, are to be conducted throughout the nation, (NEA) Chicks Run Dummy Scrimmage Plays As Mosley Speeds Up Training Pace Conch Russeli Mosley apparently is satisfied with the physical condition of his Chick gridders. Yesterday was only the second day of pre-season football training but the tribal chieftain had his squad running dummy scrimmage plays in full battle array. Scrimmages, dummy or otherwise.*— . usually don't appear., on a high school football squad's agenda until the second or third week of training. But after a short period of calisthenics and fundamental drills. Mosley ordered '.the play-running session. Tlie Chicks do appear in a fair physical condition, however. So far there has been a minimum of heat sickness in spite of the 90-degree Cubs to complete the suspende game. Bubba Church was the win ner and Monk Dubiel was the los er. Ken Johnson, with help fro Church, squared hts record at 4-4 in the nightcap. Ralph Caballero, with three hits, led the Phils' 12- hit attack against Cal MeLisJi. The victory snapped an eight game Philadelphia losing streak. Jim Wilson turned In his first complete game triumph for the Braves iu stopping the Pirates at Bcston. Wilson scattered eight hits including a home run by joe Garagiola. Sid Gordon singled home two runs in the first and Sibby Sisti singled home Roy Hartstielcl hit atlack against the Tigers at with the clincher In the fourth. temperatures yesterday and Monday. Coach Mosley had his tribe running basic power plays during the short scrimmage session. Most of them were tackle slants and end sweeps as he .gave his backs chance to feel the ball. Moslcy used two different backfield combinations during the session. Bob (Red) Childress. the Paps' lanky fullback ol last year, operated at blocking back with Donald Ocn- try doing most of the fullbacking and Mel Hay running at left half. Johnny O'Brien, the Junior speedster and Carl Brown, a sophomore letterman operating at right half. In the forward wall, Mosley had Montroe Holland, the Chicks'"man- :nountain center, of last year, operating at left end with Leon Privett a Pap graduate of fair size, working at the pivot. Bill Mayo, a last year regular anc Mack Koonce a returning letterman, were at the guards with John Hornbcrger and M. L. Criner, two Midgetless Browns Whip Red Sox Behind McDonald By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS One deal backfired for, the St. Louis Browns yesterday, but another supplemented their offense and allowed them to defeat the Boston Red Sox, 6-4, at Sportsman's Park. ' Frick, Giles and Lausche Top Candidates for Baseball Czar NEW YORK, H.v JOE REICIII.EH .Aug. 22. (API—Baseball's new commissioner, who may be named at the major league joint meeting in Chicago Sept. 20, likely will be either Ford Frick, Warren Giles or Gov. Frank Lausche of Ohio, but the field still is open to a darkhorse. In n six- and a half hour meeting, three names remain, does not meai here yesterday, the club owners narrowed the field of candidates down lo these three men, Ihe Asso- ialed Press learned today. The wners also voted that the Execu- ive Council call a meeting for Sept. 0 for the express purpose of clect- ng a czar, with increased powers nd a larger salary than any of his iredccessors, However, the fact that 60 Caddies Fire In National Meet Ler pi telling. The now pilot nisuie a radical ^change from tjie Fri.sch melhccl of selecting starters out of a hat. He instituted a strirt, rotation system with live pitchers, nnd his staff has been responding slowly. As Witt Matthews, director n[ Chirapo player personnel, put H in announcing the sicnin^ of tlie COLUMBUS. O.. Auc. 22. (..n — Sixty goll-playing caddte Irom a ii parts of Ihe iiatton and two from ! Canada teed off in match play to- ' day in their quest for two college scholarships. The event was the sixth annual PGA-Naticnal caddie golf tournament. The prizes are a St.503 fnur [ year scholarship for the match play champion and a two-year S750 scholarship for tlie runncrup. The match play winds up Saturday. Favorites Play !n NBC Tourney WICHITA. Kn-v, AllR. 22. (IP) — Two of the lop-seeded entries In [he national .semipro baseball tournament — the Slnton. Tex., Oller.s new contract. "Phil has proved him- ! and the Lafayelte, Ind.. Red Sox self to our satisTactinn HP'S done a' meet tonight In the feature of swell job since taking over." J three-game card. : Uoth learns enter the second round game undefeated. In France, landlords arc so badly i The Indianaiis beat the Letter- Miucezctt by rent controls that if a ; kenny. Pa.. Generals. 13-1 In their window is destroyed, it may t.ifee' first start Monday, sin ton wallop- five to ten years rculal lo repair cd Port Warren, Wyo., 12-1. In the damage. first round game Saturday. Read Courier News Classified Ads FOR SALE LUMBER Oak & Cypress AH Dimensions BULLINGER'S STORE at Gilberts Crossing or Call URI5 that one must be elected commissioner. Happy Chandler, the ousted commissioner, was a dark horse when he was elected. Del Webb, vice president of the New York Yankees and chairman of the Screening Committee, announced at the close of yesterday's ses- other lettermen, tackle slots. playing at the The Chicks' squad dropped to 31 In number yesterday with four ab sences and one new candidate reported. Among those absent from yesterday's drills were Mack Hay an end letterman; Larry Lunsford the massive tackle who lettered as a freshman last year and D. L. Bailey, a new backfield candidate. The newcomer was Carl Brown, a back letterman, who did not report on opening day. tied down from It to five. It was learned on strong authority, however, that two of the five Webb had in mind were Douglas MacArthnr and Milton Eisenhower, president of Penn Stale. The others were Gov. Lausche. Giles and Frick. Giles Is president of the Cincinnati Reds and Frick is president The deal that drifted away was* the one which gave the Browns and owner Bill Veeck the first miciget of major league baseball. The American League turned thumbs down on Tom Thumb. Everything turned out just line in the other transaction, however, as Jim McDonald—a former Red Sox farm hand—tossed a three-hit pitching performance at his former owners. The Browns came up with a 10-hit power showing of their own to send the Bostons reeling deeper into third place. Willard Nixon, the starter and loser, Chuck Stobbs and Walt Mas- lerson did manage lo keep the Browns scoreless. . Matt Batts, Browns' catcher, knocked in two runs on two doubles, while Ken Wood hit his nth home run to give his mates the lead in the fourth inning. It was McDonald's second triumph with the Browns, against four defeats, and stopped a three-game losing streak. Tonight it will be Tommy (4-6) Byrne for the Browns against Leo Klely (3-2) for Boston. The St. Louis Cardinals made t' eir best showing of the season against the Brooklyn Dodgers last night. They \vere winning, 1-0, when •atn cancelled the game at Ebbets Field. Still trying to break a nine-game osing streak against the Dodgers the Cards will send either Max .anier (7-8) or Toin Poholsky (4-10) and Gerry staley (14-12) against "readier Roe (15-2) and Carl Ers- :ine (14-81 in a day-night doubleheader today. 6 Ex-Champs Head National Amateur Field NEW YORK, Aug. 22. (,fl -Defending champion Sam Urzetta and five former titlists head the record field o! 1.426 entered in the 1951 national amateur golf tournament. The tournament will be staged, Sept. 10-15 over the Saucon Valley Country Club. Bethlehem, Pa. These champions are among 11 ^ who will be exempt from sectional qualifying trials Aug. 28 at 32 scattered centers throughout the nation. In these tests, a total of 1,415 players will compete for 189 places in the national. The field will number 200. ten less than in 1950. sion that the field had been whit- of the National League. When the label says "Old Sunny Brook"— \VI! ' that's cheerful news to me! BOTH 86 PROOF . 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