The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 17, 1951 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 17, 1951
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW3 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER IT, 1931 Nine Missco Grid Teams in Action This Week Chicks Play Poplar Bluff While Bees Meet Burdette; Osceola, Piggott to Clash The football season hits full stride in Mississippi County this week with nine county teams scheduled to go into action. Pebs Take Lead In SA Playoffs Rocks Go 11 Innings To Scrape by Chicks 4-3 in Fifth Game •—Courier News Photo BIG TACKLKS—The Chfcka have plenty of Blze at, tackles this year and two of the largest arc M. L. Criner, deft) a senior, nnd Qulncy Hodge, a junior. Both top the 200-pound mark and are expected to see plenty ol action this season. Hodge U • starter and Crincr a reserve. Yankees Crush Cleveland 5-1 To Regain Lead in American Red Sox Close in with 5-4 Victory Over Chicago; Giants Gain on Bums AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. Kew York . .... 88 53 .624 Cleveland 90 55 .621 Boston . 85 58 .907 Chicago . 78 «7 .551 Detroit «7 77 .485 Philadelphia ... «4 81 .441 Washington . ..56 85 .397 K. Louis « Vt J12 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. Brooklyn . . 90 50 .643 New York 88.57 St. Louis '. 75 67 Boston 73 70 Philadelphia . ..68 75 Cincinnati 62 83 Pittsburgh 59 88 Chicago .58 85 .807 .628 .510 .476 .428 .407 .406 ZV4 13 22 Vi O.B. i',4 •16 1814 23'A 30'A 33',= 33',4 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet.. 4 0 1.0001 p, By JOE RKICIU.KK Associated Press Sport* Writer New York's defending champion Yankees stilt win the big ones—nnd that is why they're back in first place today. Because of their ability to rise to the occasion, because they seldom folded in the clutch, and because they were able to beat the team in front of them, the Yankees won the flag in 1949 and '50. • History simply repealed itself yesterday when the Bronx Bombera crushed Cleveland, 5-1, and re- Birmlnghnm . .. Little Boci 3 Memphis 2 iMocile 0 z—Eliminated. .600 .400 .000 placed the Indians at the top of the American League. At the same time, Boston's third- place Red Sox remained right In the thick of things by beating the Chicago White Sox, 5-4. nnd Climb- Ing to within 2VJ games of the top. The Yankee victory came on the anniversary of their taking the league lead a year ngo. Only on Sept. 16. 1050, It was (he Tigers they beat to grab a lend they never lost. New York's first-place hold Is a irecarlous three percentage points YESTERDAY'S RESULTS National League Brooklyn 6. Chicago 1 New York 7-6, Pittsburgh 1-4 St. Louts 9, Philadelphia 2 Boston 6-0, Cincinnati 5-4 American League New York 5, Cleveland 1 Boston 5, Chicago 4 Philadelphia 7-7, St. Louis 1-5 Detroit 3-4, Washington 1-3 Southern Association (Playoff) Little Hock 4, _MemphIs 3 (11 Inli- Ings) ,nd It can be expunged today If Ed x>pat loses to Cleveland's Bob In the last meeting between he two clubs. Up to now, however, the Indians uwo shown a pathetic incptncss at he Yankee Stadium. Of 10 gnmcs TODAY'S G.A.lIKS National League Brooklyn at Chicago Philadelphia at St. Louts night Only games scheduled American League Cleveland iU New York Chicago at Boston Only game's scheduled Southern Association iPlnyoff) Litlle Ruck at Memphis night Famed Umpire Bill Klem Dies Ex-National League Arbitrator was 77 MIAMI. Pla., Sept. 17. I/IV-William J. (BOH Klcm. baseball's fa- moii.s "old arbitrator," is dead. Tlie veteran umpire, who wa.s died of n heart and kidney aiime in suburban Corn! Gables yesterday His wife, Marie, his only immcdir-ti survivor, was with him when lv died. Klcm. who had been in failing health for the pau two year*, en lerod the hospital Aug. 11. He knev the end was near and only a week ago told his lawyer, "this is my Last I same and Im going to strike out' The Yankees have 13 and the Red Sox 14, but eight are against each other. Lest U be forgotten, there still Is pennant race in the National League. Two victories over Pitts- [ burgh, 7-1 and 6-4, kept the faint hopes of the Nev, r York Giants alive as Brooklyn's first-place margin shrunk to 4',i games despite their 6-1 triumph over the Cubs in Chicago. The Dodgers "magic" number still Is eight That Is the number of Bames__they have to win in order to "clinch the ting, Brooklyn hns 14 game's to play, the Giants nine. Elsewhere. Philadelphia's Athletics whipped the St. Louis Browns twice; 1-1 and 7-5; Detroit took two from Washington, 3-1 and 4-3; St. LoulV Cardinals vanquished the Philadelphia Phils, 9-2 and Cincinnati nnd the Boston Krnves split. Kenny HnfTcnsbergcr pitched the By The Associated Press The LItUe Reck Traveler. 1 ; and the Memphis Chicks look their surprisingly close Southern Association playoff series to the Arkansas capital today with the pcnnant- wlimiug Travs ahead, 3-2. The champions edged the fourth- place Chicks, 4-3, yesterday. All three games have been decided by a single run. Birmingham which dnibbeti the Mobile Bears It: four straight qame.Sj awaits the winner of the series. Little Rock had lo yo 11 innln: before Ralph Atkins' single secret Johnny Grice with the winning run Righthander Bill Connelly, who joined the Travelers late in th season from Toledo, went the ful distance for the victory and stop ped. Memphis on seven hits. The Rocks were also confined to seven blows by Chick starter, Tom Hurd, Jerry Dahlke and Russ Op pllgher, Oppligher, who entered in the 10th, was the loser. Eddie Samcoff's pinch-hit shigl tied the game for Memphis (n th bottom of the ninth, and but for nifty throw by Trav second sncke R. C. Otcy that run would hav won It for the Ten ness pa sis. Al Kc?/ir opened the inning wit a double and went to third whc Connelly juggled Eel White's bun Jim Biumier then lashed a ho grounder to Otey, who nailed Koz,a at the plate. White went to on a fielder's choice and scored th tying run on Samcoff's blow. A great throw from centerfielde Johnny Grlce nipped Baumer, try- to sew up the National League pen- ing to score the winning run. nant. There are seven games involving .ssippi County teams on sched- Five of them will be played riday night \uith the other two ated for. Thursday. Blytheville's Chickasaws, who op- led their season with a 24-12 win vcr Marked Tree last Friday night, emafn at home again this week to Poplar Bluff, Mo, Pre eason dopcsters have picked this ame as one of the best to be layed here thU year. The Chicks' B team will partici- ate in tills week's opening action otng to Burdette Thursday after- son for a game with Coach Charey Sims' red hot Pirates. The Pir- tes drubbed Shawnee 21-7 for their econd straight victory last week •hile the Chick Bees were losing 3 L'arle 35-7. I.uxora to Open ^ Osceola's Seminoles, boasting a 1 record in two games thus far, stay .t home this week, too, playing the 'igfjolt Mohawks at Hale Field in Osceola. The Scmlnolcs bounced back from i disastrous opening to trim Para ould 26-0 l^.c*. ^'OPkend, Wilson's Bulldogs, 28-6 vie ton ever Lepanto last week, will take on the Luxora Panthers at Wilson Friday night. It will be the first ame of the season for Luxora. Keiser's Yellowjackets will open their season Friday night when they Journey to Hickory Ridge. In the other Thursday game, Keller's juniors are scheduled to piny at West Memphis in a night Btirne. Blytheville's Papooses, 21-0 victors over Marked Tree last Thursday night, will be idle this week. 'Magic Number' For Bums Is 8 NEW YORK, Sept. 17. "magic" number for the Brooklyn Dodgers still is eight. That means they need eight victories—or eight New York Giant defeats, or a combination of both— >oug's Comment on Squad Game— Porks Offense Good But Not Good Enough ANOTHER HOCAN — Looks like golfdom's Ben, doesn't he 7 Well, he should, for it's the little golf champ's older brother. Royal, who played in the National Amateur at Bethlehem, Pa. But his golf doesn't look, like Ben's. <NEA> FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Sept. 17. (AP)—Coach Otis Douglas ad- milted today that his Arkansas Bazorbaeks' offense is better than It was last year but quickly added: "It still isn't good enough." This was one of two conclusions the husky mentor drew as he looked lack on Saturday's inlrasquad practice game and ahead lo next Saturday's season-opening fray against Oklahoma A. & M. the other was: "Jim Rinehart will start at quar-fr • • • . «rback." Douglas had been undecided as to whether Rinehart, a senior, or one of two sophomore pasping stars, Ralph Troillett and LaMar McHan, would be the man under at Stillwater. / Rinehart settled the question with lis performance Saturday. His smooth ball handling, accurate pass- Ing and careful play selection led :he Whites lo a 36-23 triumph over the Reds. He worked with the Reds some, and it was when lie was with them that they generated their most offense. "Jim didn't make a .mistake," Bud Wilkinson, Sanders Picked On Ail-Star Staff SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17. « Two of th e n ation's top foot ball coaches, Charles (Bud) Wilkinson of Oklahoma and Henry (Red) Sanders of U.C.L.A., will be members of the wesl; staff for the 27th annual East-West charity game, here Dec. 29. William M. Coffman, managing director of the post-season classic played for the benefit of the Shrirt- ers Crippled Children's Hospital, made the announcement today. Douglas smiled. "The other quarterbacks showed flashes of brilliance but weren't as consistant Jim was throwing well nnd his play selection was very good. "Our offense was ragged most of the afternoon. We were sluggish." Starting Lineup Set Except at one position the Porkers' starting lineup is set. Douglas doesn't know yet whether Harold Spain or Sammy Dumas will open at right guard on offense- Both are sophomores. Otherwise, the offensive starters are due to be Pat Summerall and Bill Jurney at ends; Tom Garlington and Dave Manner at tackles; Fred Williams at left guard; Bob Griffin at center; Rinehart at quarterback; Buddy Sutton and Dean Pryor at halfback and Lewis Car- AIC Flag Chase Starts This Week Southern State, LRJC Arkansas State Open Season wif'i Wins on the Yankees' homo grounds they Braves lo a 1-0 victory ntter lios- won only one. Allle Reynolds, whom the Tiuilnns rnded to the Ynnkees In the win- cr of '46, wielded the tomahawk •cstcrdny. He set the Tribe back Hi flve hits nnrt drove in the winning nlu with a second-inning Ingle. Strategy Backfires It was in the Yankee hull of the Ifth, however, that tills crucial con- tost reached Its most dramatic Joint, as far ns the capacity crowd of 08.760 was concerned. The Yankees, lending 3-1, hart a •miner on third with two away. 31evcland strategy dictated an tn- :cntlonal pass (o the lefthanded Yogi Bern; so the rlghthnndcd Bob FeDer conld pitch to Joe DiMaggio. Tt was the third lime in DIMnggio's Illustrious career—all coining this season—that a batter was passod to get at Joe. Tt was the first lime nt the Stadium. The Yankee Clipjier knocked the strategy into a cockcrl hat nncl slaimned Feller out of the box with a U'o-rmi triple that rolled to the left-center field fence 4.V7 feet away. The victory was the 15th for Reynolds. Five of these have come over Cleveland. Keller, ivliose 22 victories leads all the hurlers. was charged with his eighth setback and his third in four duels with Rey Holds. The Indians, who move on to Boston tomorrow for a iwo-eamc series, have nine games left to play. Knees of Bartosh and Fowler Keys To Texas Christian s Gridiron Hopes (Tills Is another in a scries of Southwest Conference fool ball prospects). FORT WORTH, Tex., Sept. IV. (AP)—The Texas Christian Horned Progs could win the Southwest Conference football title this fall—and.they could finish a flat last. On the .surface, the Christians appear to have good manpower, adequate skill and experience. There are 20 letLcnnen back from the team that tied Texas A. nnd M. for third last year. But many a subsurface factor has the Frogs worried. Without question, the most vexing problem is "knees." Three of the Christian's top hands underwent operations Tor knee repair last winter. If the results will permit the three stars to KO at top speed all season, the Progs definitely will be contenders. The questionable knees belong to Gill Bartosh, Malvin Fowler and Keith Flowers. Bartosh'5 knee is the most important. The "Granger Ghost" will make or break the Frogs. As a sophomore last season playing on 'one leg" the last five grimes, Gil did everything n Frog ttulbnck must do. He completed 77 of 150 passes to climb high In the conference's all-time list. He ran 862 yards; he wn.s tops In total offense for the conference and fourth in the nation. And he was an outstanding play selector. So, tf the Bartosh leg permits Its owner to go all the way, tho Frogs will have n p°t eil t offense. Fowler a Starter Almost as important is the Flower's knee. The big senior is due to captain the Frog defense. Fowler is slated to start at left half and can fill in at tailback. With Bartosh nt quarter, powerful Bobby Jack Floyd at lull. Fowler at left half and big John Hnr ville at ripht half, the purple at! lack should be dangerous indeed. I-'Ioyrf hits 20, Harville '103. There Is fairly good .secondary icplacemenls. too. Such veterans as John Medanlch. Bobby McFarland who'll do most of the punting ,and Jack Ray, who came un in spring training to No. '2 fullback, cimld Read Courier News Classified Ads.'help out. There arc some fine sophs. Lon won, G-5. for Warren Spahn's .21st triumph, An eighth-inning single by Clyde Vollmer scored Johnny Pesky with the run lhat gave Leo Klely, Red Sox rookie, his seventh win ns Chicago's Kenny Holcombe bowed for the llth time. Gus Zerntal hammered his 32nd home run and drove in three tallies ta boost l>is league leading KBI total to 124 as Bob Hooper nnrt Alex Kcllncr each notched his 10th triumph for the A's. Bobby Thomson blnstcd his 28th and 20th homers and Alvin Dark collected six Mis In the Giants' twin victories. Sal Mnglfe won No. 21 and Larry Jansen No. 19. Ralph Klner's -10th homer averted a Pirate shutout in the opener. Gtl Hodges belted his 38th homer to help rookie righthander Clem Labine whip Chicago. I|. was the fourth win against no defeats for Lnbine who was recalled by Brooklyn from St. Paul last Julv. Belgian Walloons The Walloons nre the Inhabitants of southern Belgium, who speak a dialect of French, as contrasted with the Flemings, or people of Flanders, who speak a dialect of Dutch or low German. The Wil- Joons primarily are of the Celtic race. In the line, the Frogs have some question marks, particularly at of- cnsive tackle and defensive ends. Loss of Red Marble, Willie Mathis aid big- Frank Struska hurt the tackle posts. Graduation of the Moorman twins, Bill and Bob, re- n overt two four-year veterans who could really operate. Norman Hughes, who started iome games last year, is back at offensive left tackle, backed by Morgan Williams, sophomore son of TCU's 1928 nil-conference perlorm- Jake Williams. They could do .t, but right tackle Is most doubtful. Tom Evans, who missed all season with a knee injury, is due lo start but has had no varsity experience. The rest oi the offensive Hne Jooks fairly good. Bnc!< at ends nre Wilson George and Ted Vaught. Huge Carle ton McCTormack returns at center and senior Walton Taylor is back at right guard. Jack Ramsay, squadman, promises to take over left guard. Reserves in the middle of the line are just "fair." Coach Dutch Meyer believes defense will be the key to the Frog success. Last year, his defense leaked for an average of 279.3 yards per game. That was too much for the offense to overcome. Meyer plans to spend much time person- naly with the defense this year. For his defensive unit. Meyer has six veterans. They are seniors DOUE Conaway and Herb Zimmerman left guard and tackle; Bill Buck fit right guard; Flowers and Harville as linebackers, and McFarland fit right half. If Harville Is used on offense, he'll be replaced on defense, probably by Jim Am burg. this time." "Klein was a fine chap and prob- | ably the greatest' umpire of nil f time:' said Ford Frick, pre,sii1ent[ of the National League. One of the most colorful umpires! the game ever saw. Klein often was! quoted as saying he never mi^ed one In his life. Later he amended that to say when he called a play he knew in his he-art he was right. Membership IT IS TIME TO PAY YOUR DUES—1952 The American Legion has sponsored all worth-while I.KGtSI.A- TION lhat has been of benefit to Iht es-servltrcman and Ms family, such as Education of Veterans, G. t. Loans. Our Four Main OBJECTIVES C11IU) WKI.FARE COMMUNITY SKRVICF. REHABILITATION HOSriTALIZ.VTION TO PROTECT TI1KSE BENEFITS PAV VOUU IHJKS NOW nun CASON POST NO. 21 Paul Mahon, Commander. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Sept. 17 8 p.m. Adults SOc—Children I5c This Is It-Texas Rules! Nothing barred except eye-gouging, choking and low blows. TAG MATCH B. B. Brown & Bill Canny TS. Lee Fields & Rex Mobfoy For Reserved Seals. Call 33S!) Also 2 1-Fall 90 Minute Matches Mobley vs. Canny Brown vs. Field* tterman fullback. At the questionable ends, letter- en Wn yne M ar tin a nd Char! ogers are back but may neec elp. Center Roy Pttcock, a senior ay be used some at the spot. R. C arris, a lanky soph, is due to ,art at right tackle. lonny and Brown Mat Program Bill Canny and Bad Boy Brow: rill try again tonight for reveng n Lee Fields and Rex Mobley, th ag team which has whipped ther n two previous grudge bouts. This third match will be th lighlight of the American Legion vrestling bouts at Memorial And orium tonight. It will be a winner akc-all affair with Texas Rule ipplying. Under Texas rules, anything 1 he way of a hold is permitted ex cept eye gouging and low blows. In preliminary bouts. Brown will enter at fullback. On defense, it'll be Summerall nd Frank Fischel at ends; Hanner nd Griffin at tackles; Williams ver center; Carpenter and Jimmy mlth at inside linebackers; Sutton nd Floyd Sagely at outside line- ackers; Pryor and Johnny Cole at ialfbacks. The Razorbacks are annoyed by lumerous minor injuries, but Do"/'as said he didn't think any of the oys would miss the A. and M. tilt. "We know it's going to be an aw- ully tough game," he worried. "But we have a bunch of fine loys that want to win." A. and M. upset the Razorbacks 2-7 last year. LITTLE ROCK, Sept. !7. (AP) — The 1951 football season isn't fully initiated yet, but the scramble for the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference championship gets under way this week". Two of next Saturday's games will count in the loop standings. Southern State of Magnolia^ one of the teams figured as a title comb will be host to Ouachita, andj^ ansas State Teachers will visit Little Rock Junior College. Southern and Little Rock opened the campaign with non-conference victories last Saturday night, while Ouachita"and Teachers fell before out-of-staters. An 81-yard punt return by Donald Crews heloed Southern's Mulerid- ers take Wharton <Texas') Junior College, 21-2. Clark Howard's three-yard quarterback sneak in the second quarter and R tight defense gave Little Rock a 6-0 nod over Northeast Mississippi. Ouachlta- held the initiative in a scoreless first half before It lost Us steam and went down, 12-0, under favored Delta (Miss,) State. Southwest Missouri State of Springfjeld blanked Teachers about as expected. 19-0. Arkansas State overpowered Memphis Navy, 34-0, and' Northeastern Oklahoma State thumped Henderson—the AIC's defending champion, 13-0. Non-league games Saturday will send Arkansas State to Mississippi State and Arkansas A. and M. to Misissipi College at Clinton. Cards Drub Phils 9-2« To Hold Third PJace By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The St. Louis Cardinals turned into,the last two weeks of the major league baseball chase with a determined grip on third place in the National League scramble, ' meet Fields Mobley. and Canny will take The Cardinals, paced by the hitting of Stan (The Man) Musfa!. I set down Philadelphia, 9-2, at St. • Louis yesterday while the fourth- place Boston Braves were getting no better than an even break in their doubleheader with the Reds at Cincinnati. The Phils got H hits off Gerald Staley but left 17 runners aboard. Richie Ashburn's fourth hit of the game, a double in the ninth, was converted into the Phils' second and last run. Their other marker was Bill Nicholson's eighth homer of the season in the third inning. The Cardinals, collecting 13 hits, three of them by Musial, piled up seven runs in the first two innings. Musial delivered a triple, double cmc 1 single and drove in two runs for a total of 104 this season. He now has 195 hits. Ashburn boosted his total hits to 206 with three singles in addition to a double. The Philadelphia Athletics stretched their winning streak t o ive games by downing the St. Louis Browns twice yesterday afc Philadelphia. The Browns lost the first one, 7-1, and the second, T-5. Gus Zcrnial, American League home-run leader, slammed out his thirty-second homer of the campaign in the third inning of the first game. Harry (Duke) Markell, making his major league debut, was the victim of the home-run. Markell, up from Oklahoma City and the Texas -League strikeout king, walked nine men and allowed eight hits, enough for six runs. Beautiful Urn ^t The Portland vase is a rare and beautiful burial urn found about 1560 in a marble sarcophagus under the Monte del Grano. near Rome. It Is believed to have been the work of a Greek artist and to have contained the ashes of a Roman emperor The urn sometimes is known as the Barberini vase. littletREAM because lt% Double-Rich! 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