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PAGE. EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL «, 19fl Indians and Tigers Hearing New Major League Records By JOE KKICHLKR AP S[w>rts Writer Cleveland's rampaging Indian^ baseball's only unbeaten team, are closing in on Lhc major league record for consecutive victories at the start of a season. At the same time. Detroit's u»-»-—— • fortunate Tigers are on their way to a record in reverse—that of losing the most games from opening day, Combining brilliant pitching with Jong-ranpe hitting. Al Lopez' win- happy Tribe ycF-trrdny swept a. don- bjeheader frnm the toothless Timers, 3-2 and 7-2, for ihcir .sixth Riici .seventh triumphs In sucresslon. Cleveland 'needs two more wins to equal the recorrl of nine that the 1944 St. Louis Brown?. 1018 New York Giants and 1940 Brooklyn Dodgers reeled off right from the start, Detroit, without a victory in its first seven panics, is more than halfway to its own major league record of 13 successive losses at the Mnrt of the 1020 campaign. The Ti- PCTK, only hie Iras UP t'luh never tn have finished in Hie cellar, nre there now, seven full Fames behind the pace-srtiinp Indians. Tun no Koute Bob Lemon and Steve Gromek each went the . distance yesterday. Lemon yielded scvr.n hits in the opener for his second triumph. Gromek permitted five for his first. Luke Easter's homer in the ninth, his third in three days, broke up a pitching duel between Lemon and Art Houttemnn. The Indians unleaded four round- trippers In the nightcap. Al Rosen hit two and Pete Reiser nnd Ray Boone one each. The Dodgers had their unbeaten skein snapped nt five when Sal (The Barber) Maplle pitched tb.fi Giants to a 6-D vlrfory. Mnelie limited the harri-htcthis Brooks to two singles, Home runs by Davey Williams Defeat of Favorites Throws Kentucky Derby Field Open Ky OKM) KOIIKKTSO.V NEW YORK (/P)—The May 3 running of the $100,000 atlricd Kentucky Derby shaped up today -is nnp of the* most wiilR nprn rao's tn recent years tallowing a successful two-day session of (lie knockdown- the-Xavorfto club. Mobile New Orleans Chattanoopa Little Rock Atlanta Nashville Birmingham Memphis Amerlran League and Hnnk Thompson sent Rookie Ben Wade to defeat, Cincinnati advanced to within one game of the National League- leading Dodgers, winning a p^!r In Pittsburgh, 8-6 nnd 12-2. Ted Ktiis- zcwskl, slugging Cincinnati first baseman, had a field dny at bM. He smashed a home run in each game nnd drove In nine runs. Two Hitter for Carver Ned Garver hurled his second shutout In two starts for the Browns, who split a twin bill with the Chicago White Box. Garver held the Sox to two safeties us the Browns won thn first game. B-0. Chicago bats awoke in the second Cleveland Boston St. Louis Washington New York Chicago Philadelphia Detroit Jrooklyn Cincinnati Chicago . Louis Boston ew York 'hlladclphia 'Htsburgh game to pound out a win, Darkness halted this game tit the end of seven Innings. A home run by pinch hitter Billy Goodman with two on r In the seventh gave the Boston Red Sox 6-3 victory over Washington. It wn.s Boston's sixth win In .seven pjimos and left them a gfime behind the Indians. Manager Casey Stengel shook up his lineup nnd the New York Yankees responded by bcalinp the Philadelphia Athletics, 9-6, to hail n three-game ioslntr -streak nnri extend the Athletics losing skein to four Johnny Mlze. veteran first baseman and Gerry Coleman, Marine-bound second sncker, rapped out three hits apiece to pace the Yanks' 14-hit .nttnck- Steve Bllko, rookie first baseman, hit a home mn with Enos Slaughter on basft in the fifth inning lo give the St. Louis Cardinals a 2-1 victory over the CnbsJ In Chicago. Boston's Dravps took a 2-1 decision from Philadelphia after the Phillies had eked out a -1-3 victory in 10 Innings of the opener YESTERDAY'S RESULTS American League Cleveland 3-7 Detroit 2-2 St. LouiR 8-2 Chicago 0-10 (Second game called end seventh, darkness) Boston 6 Washington 3 New York 9 Philadelphia. 6 National League SI. Louis 2 Chicago 1 New York 6 Brooklyn 0 'hllndcJphln 4-1 Boston 3-2 (First game 10 Innings) Cincinnati 8-12 Pittsburgh 6-2 SOUTHERN' LEAGUE L Pet. OB 0 1.000 ,Kh7 .714 ,500 .400 ,285 .167 .000 The meeting started last Friday at Lexington's Kecnc-lanri where C, V. Whilnoy'.s Cold Command cdtfccl the highly regarded Hill Gall of the* Cnlimirt Farm in a .seven-furloni; .sprint., wit.h third goinjr to Ciu.shJnj,' Oil, winner of the Louisiana find A r k u 11 s n s Derbies. Thn knoL'kflown-thc'-f.ivm ifc boys pulled an even bi«Krr surpri.se nut i of the hat on Saturday ai Jamaica | when Master Fiddle from the I | Myhelyn Stable came from off iho! pace to beat out (liT-ontice's 1951 2-year-old champion, Tom Fool, in the mile and one-eighth of the $03.300 Wood Memorial. Piutor from Mrs. Marion DuPont Scott's Mcmtpelier Fin m iv;r> tliird. And back In tho park were inch well-JIkeri horf.es as Alfred Vanderbilt's Cousin and E, J. Benjamin's Primate. The rtillc and njie-cl ( jrlith of the nine GrfWi States at Koenelaii'l Thursday is, exprclod 10 throw TWO. FAT POLKA—With tnc ball ja. the air, two .sturdy lacrosse starlets bn Scotland-England ladies' international game j n Edinburgh .Lnghsh lassies won. 12-4. (NEA) tho ball jarred out of the hat and into '"Itle for possession during a <„ t*^:_! 1. jjj c NATIONAL LEAGUE W L 5 1 4 2 3 2 3 3 3 4 2 3 2 4 Diamond Diggings— 'Big Klu Is Keeping Promise; He's Headed for a Big Season By .IOK IIHADJS PITTSBURGH [,<?>;—Big Ted Khuzcn-ski martc a solemn promise In •ould be different, by golly some more liKln on Iho Derby sil- spring training thai the I!)52 baseball season wi "miwes^ < e^I, 1 os. rCSarrt l ° " 1C A " ri ' b >' *°»*' '—ant ever, ,orcl. 2 5 .833 .067 .600 .500 .429 .400 .333 .281 Meantime, thn Easlcrn delegation, which is exported to number at least seven, prepared for tli? trip to Louisville, nine Man, winner of the Experimental Handicap No. 2 nt Jamaica, nlready is at Churchill Downs. Cousin nnd Bayard Sharp's Han- nlhAl, fourth In the Wnnd, will IeFIVE tomorrow. Master Fiddle and J. J. Amlcl's Count Flame, stable- mate of In.st year's Derby winner, Count Turf, will-go by plane Thursday. Tom Fool cnlniins Thursday, ntor is expected to leave some time during the wnck from Laurel. Md. 0-8. Memphis 4-4. called end fttfh. NPU- Orleans Second gnme darkness, > Little Rock l-l, Mobile 0-5. Chattanoogn n-9. Atlfvntn Second Rame called end dnrknesjO Birmingham 5, Nashville 4. 7-12. fifth, TODAY'S GAMES Southern Association Southern League Night games: Little Rock at Memphis. Nashville at Birmingham. New Orleans at Mobile. (Only games scheduled). Klus7.ev:ski, Cincinnati's slump-* ridden first baseman, couldn't buy iiit last season and had little success — tmlil Sunday's doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Then the 27-year-old Pole took the shackles off against tho Hues. He blasted two home runs, two triples and drove in nine runs, seven of them in the second contest. Cincinnati swept bolh ends of the twin-bill, 8-6 and 12-2. His big swat was a crand slammer off Southpaw Howie Pollet in the fifth Inning, of the nightcap. He also collected a pair of triples in the second came.Thal brought his RBI output In four games against the Bucs to 12. First Off [Jirkson In the first contest, tne ^.in-pounrl native of ATRO. III., got his first home run of the 1952 campaign. It came in the eighth inning off Murry Dickson. old hand at tossing home run melons. "You know those hits made me fppl nretty good," commented Klus- zowski afterwards. "I feel like Drobny Plays Sedgman in Rome Today ROM 15 W—What could be a preview of the Wlmbleton final — Frank ScdRmnn vs. Jnroslnv Drobny — lured upwards of 10.000 spectators to the Italian International tennis tournament today. Possibly tho two greatest non- Amorican Amateur players In the world toriaj-rSeilRman, ace of the Australian Davis Cup team, and Drobny, the Cxechoslovakian turned Eqypllnn because ho didn't like his country's Communist government, swept through their enrly rounds with no trouble. Both breezed into Ihe linal yesterday. Drobny taking the measure of Burfgn Patty of New York, 0-1. | _ n 6-0. 7-5, and Sedgman shcllar-king 2Q-GCTITH» Kurt Nielsen. 0-1, 6-2. 6-4. Only i *»»«•««= Barons Pull Out of Southern Cellar and Chicks Move In By STEHL1NG SLAWEY For a week everything Birmingham did in a baseball way seemed to be wrong. But in their last two games practically everything th« Barons have done has been just right. Yesterday Nashville tried strategy on Ihe Barons. It backfired and Birmingham belted the Vols 5-4. — * The victory gave Birmingham a Hfl out o( the Southern Association cellar. It gave them their first victorious series of the season and marked tile first time this year the Barons have won twice in a row. Memphis tumbled into the cellar with a doubleheader loss to New Orleans, 0-4 and 8-4. Atlanta divided with Chattanooga, 7-8 and 12-9 and Little Roclc and Mobile split —Little Rock Inking the opener 1-0 and Mobile the nightcap, 5-1. Wade Browning was half an Inning away from a no-hitter Sor Mobile in the second game. In the seventh. Llttls Rock's Harvey Zernia and Hal Simpsort each got singles to spoil ihe showpiece pitching. Little Rock's run was scored on a walk, wild pitch, passed ball and Infield out. Ernie Funk gave six hits in win- Distance Runner Pearman Making OlympicComeback By WILL ORIMSI.EY NEWARK. N.J. <Jf}— Rfegle Pearman has kept his long rendevous with ill luck and frustration, and nov he has another pressing date — at Helsinki in July. * One of the nation's outstanding ' ~" *•*•• I middle distance runners five years ago, the 28-year-old New- York rammar school teacher lost his hance to make the 1948 Olympic iames because of a spike injury nd afterwards went into a sudden cllpse. Now in this Olympic year. 1952, he former New York University peedster is bouncing hack with engcance. There, may be no deny- ng him when the bugle blows Helsinki this summer. Pearman scored the new man. But I knew something had to snap. "In sprin gtraising I wasn't ftet- iing many hits. But I was meeting the ball solid. I knew sooner or later they'd be falling for hits." Kluszcvvaki's baiting average lelll In .y;>9 last year and he hit n i home runs. In 195D, he f mashed 25 rouiuitrippers and batted -307. Conference Prexys End 4-Day Meet HOT SPRINGS, Va.. t/p, — The National Association of Collegiate Commissioners wnnljs to abolish "unfair treatment of official? athletic contest* and Is going to back the National Collegiate Athletic Association to the limit in eliminatina rules infractions. The commissioners of the nation's 10 major athletic conferences ctosed out their imrr-tiay annul 1 -! meeting here yesterday by passing n resnlution ur^inz spectators and coaches to maintain an "attitude of fair play" towards the officials, particularly in foctball and basketball games. The commissioners pledged their "wholehearted support" of the NCAA regulations governing intercollegiate sports at Saturday's se- slon. Victor O. Schmidt, Pacific Coast Conference commissioner, was elec- bilsc jtrrt president to succeed Asa S. Jack Clayborn Negro Wrestlers On Legion Card A double main event program featuring two Negro wrestlers will highlight action on the American Legion's wrestling card at Memoria Auditorium tonight. t i In one of the 90-mlnute time lim- j it bouts, two Negro heavyweights Jack Clnyborn and Buddy Jackson, will swap holds. It will be the first iime Negro wrestlers have performed here. In the other bout two white heavyweights, Lee Fields and Re! Mobley. will clash. Clayborn is recognized by thi National Wrestling Alliance as thi world's Negro heavyweight chain pion. He began his career hy win ning a 20-ivrcstler Cuba 12 years ago. tournament i was about 15 miles. Booing came out of the stands from 7.551 fans who wanted to see some more baseball. ning the opener. The second Chattanooga-Atlanta game was called because of dark- t ness after the fifth by Umpire Neil |Strocchia. The Weather Bureau re- second Im- ported at the time that visibility lortant and surprising victory of ils comeback campaign in the Scon HaU Relays here Saturday when le won the 400-meter special race which had been conceded to others. Beat Gclirmann Last Feb. 23 the long-limbed Man- hattanite beat Don Gehrmann In he IC4A 830 special in one minute. 1.3 seconds. Ptarmnii's, time in the Selon Hall special wasn't anything out of the rdinary—48 seconds flaU—but. it was achieved on a fairly slow track, agnlnst a slight wind and over a star-spangled Held. The race had been advertised as itinning duel between Ollie Sax the 20-year-old Kearny, N. J., sen- saiion who won three of four middle distance events indoors last winter, and Kerb McKenlcy. Ja. maica's world record-holder in the 440 H6 seconds flat). But Pearman took charge at the halfway point and never turned loose. Sax finished behind with Me- Kenley another three yards in arrears. Golfers Qualify For North-South Sfraley Is After eight days ago, Sertgman von the Monte Carlo final from 1-9, 6-2, 7-5, 6-t. National I^-apue New York at Philadelphia (night Jansen (0-0) or Hearr. kO-1) va Fox (0-0). Chicago at Pittsburgh (night) Minner (0-0) Vs Kline (0-0). (only games scheduled) AnirrEcan League O.T Dies Toclay Philfidelphia at New york Shanta 11-0) vs Rafchl (1-01. Washington at Boston Marino (1-0) Vs Atkins (0-0). (Only Games Scheduled) Minoso's Slump Hurts Chisox ST. LOUIS liP)—One of the rea- .son.s the Chicago White Sox are off to such a dismal stjirt, is Ihe inept bnttlnsr of Minnie Minoso. La.st season. Minojn swatted ft healthy .32(5 and was one of the sparkplugs In Chlcagn's surprise fourth-place fin- But so fnr tills season, the Ne- i?ro outfielder Is hitting only .160. Today's Big Difference automatic washers— At Leading Dealers St. BushnelL, Eastern cillrop athletic ronierence head, Reaves E. Peters. Bi^ 5-r.ven Conference commissioner, '.vas re-elected secretary-treasurer. Read Courier News Classified Ads. games this year. Last season the. durable righthander fell just one short of that mark. Already, Gerry CHICAGO U^Gerry Slaley Louis Canliiiiils mound ace. is try-! has n 2-0 record and has allowed to make certain he wins 20 'only three runs in 17 innings. SHE'S A DARLYN — Kathy Darlyn practices balance and form working out at Cypress Gardens, Fla., for the sixth annual water ski tournament, Apr. 10-12. The prelty miss is one of the favorites, will compete against more than 100 skiers from the United States, Canada and Mexico. (NEA) BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA M WREST LING Monday, April 21 8p.m. Adults SOc—Children 15c DOUBLE MAIN EVENT Both Matches 30 Minute Time Limit—Rest 2 Out of 3 Falls NEGRO WRESTLERS JACK CLAYBORN \/ c BUDDY JACKSON A 2 ' 1 ... I -'' s —California V I> . 215 U.S.—Toledo. Ohio LEE FIELDS VS. REX MOBLEY Nature has smiled upon this fine whisky! Rich, light Straight Kentucky Bourbon with that old-fashioned fiavor .. ."Mellow a? Moonlipht".. .Cascade is all Whisky, Straight Whisky... naturally good because it's naturally aged ... Try it todayl us* ki ra. L Htm tismiint tmm. t«is*«.«,.. tt PKV. ms misn u 4 nm HI VROM THf LIFf AND VIGOR Of THE GRAIN' PINEHURST, N. C. l/Fi — There wa.s no standout favorite as North and South amateur golf tournament qualifying play began today. The fast Field listed" so many potential winners that the 52nd staging of this event looked like one of Ihe most wide open in history. Hobart Manley. the defending champion from Savannah. Ga.. h3S the shots with which to repeat. His 1951 finals opponent. Billy Joe Fatten of Morgsntown. N. C.. loser by one wp In 36 holes, also has strong support. Frank Stranahan of Toledo, win- Pops Defeated 8-2 in First Game of Year Blytheville Junior High School s baseball team opened its first season on a bitter note Saturday afternoon, suffering an 8-2 setback at the hands of the Bellevue juniors of Memphis at \Valker Park. Blythcvillc's only two runs came i home runs by Danny Edgmon nnd Allen Shanks. Eci Roaers hurled for the Blytheville nine. The Paps are scheduled to play return game with Bellevue at .Memphis next Saturday. Thft junior high team was organized by the players themselves because "we wanted to play baseball." Blytheville Junior High does not sponsor baseball as a part of its regular athletic program. Read Courier News Classified Ads. lyiAXIMUM—Chester Maxson, right, stands proudly beside, his record 487^-pound blue marlin taken oft Andres Island in the Bahamas after a. 22- minute struggle. It tops the former record for 50-pound tcst-of-line class -by 87',4 pounds. Bud Fairbank, a fellow fisherman, witnessed th€ battle. (NBA) ner in 19*6. and '49 and a finalist two other years, is always dangerous. Pinehurst's Dick Champan probably holds front rank as sentimental favorite but he has never been able to win (his title. Start Your Spring Trips Right Get it with a Convenient, Low-Cost LOAN (With U p to 18 Months to Repay) at DELTA LOAM & FINANCE COMPANY 324 West OF Ash BLYTHEVILLE Phone 2091 PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 300 Broadway Ph. 4453