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PAGE sa BI/TTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FEIURSDAY, JULY 17, 19-17 Rocky Graziano New Champion Of Middleweights After Win Over Tony Zale in Chicago By JACK CUI>1)V i United Press Sports Writer CHICAGO, July 17. (U.P.)— lloeky Cira/.iano, a dc.spcM- *te, dedd-cnd guy from the streets of Now York, wits middleweight champion of the world lodny because his luck! and his gameness had enabled him to lurn a soonr ingly certain defeat into a technical knockout victory in the -sixth round of- a return lillc match before J8,r><17 ;it Chicago Stadium last night, Rocky was lucky because he got I March 31. an<| permitted promoters the licking of tits life in at least the first three- rounds, after which Dr. John J.-lprammls, the boxing commission physician; came :into the iring '(o ii\V?stlgate : whether challenger Graziano .' — - with the deeply gashed left brow and : nearly closed right eye — should be permitted to continue. It • seemed at the end of that third round, in which Grnztano.lind bcen'drivcn to one knee lor a "one count" by a terrific right to the chin that Rocky must lose on' ft technical kayo — must suffer his second knockout at the hands of the champion from Gary, 1ml.. who hnd belted him out for the full count at 1:43 of the sixth round In their first title brawl at New York's Yankee Stadium last Sept. 27. Slit Sheldon Clark, chairman of the Illinois Boxing commission, received the physician's report and ordered the bout to continue. This gave 25-year-old Gra/laiio a no-*- lease on his pugilistic life in this -make-or-brenk battle with 33- year-old Zale. it enabled the desperate "happy hoodlum" to con- Irving Schoenwnlcl, Jack HCKUII, ami Jack Hurley of Chicago to this Hie liUgilisltc pllllll.; Roland Bishop Advances in Tourney Lead in Southern Shifts to Pelicans Barons Take Game From Bears While New Orleans Wins ATI,AN"1|A, Gi.. July 17. .rUP> — New Orleans was ba;k on top of the Southern Association standings today by a sltni hair-game margin but .the Pelicans owed their pron-.'jUon largely to a ' delayed double c?lefcration on the part burly Hob Reid at Ti'H' 'J8 li-.uon first-sacker. who tni'ii- Sunday and only recently returned lo the linctiF) utler he- iiH' on Die inactive list, celobfat<;d both evcn'.s wil-h a frnind-slftin lirrit-imiitin homer and another fcur-ir.astcr In the seventh to sink Hie I!oirs (i to 3 !'n Slagtown jist nifilit. Mobile rallied wiltli 'two tallicr. in l-ho eighth to send Bir- mhv-jlmm starter Frank No'son lo Ihe showcvrs. but the five runs ac- ccurteil for by Reid again.;t righthander Johnny Hall proved Roland "Skceter" Bishop. Insl too nui?li of an edge for the year's mnner-up ii'i the Blythe-! Bruins to ovcrccn-.s. vilh 1 Country Club'.t membership At Allanti, meanwhile n IC-hit polf Icurn-iment, turned in a 2- attack by tlie Bayou •Bombers cn- uncler \i>e 25 for the final nine nblncl Fred Walters' crew to coast Smokehouse Boys Take Hold On Top Spot in Softball League The Sam Johns Smokehouse Kofl- ballers were awarded the undisputed' possession of first place in the City Softball I.caiuii-' .standings by defeating l/>y Eicli •! to I in la/il light's nightcap while the Hays Grocers were knockinc the Sallba Wholesalers from tho running with a 7 tu 5 victory in the first KMHK. Both games were m:ike-n}] tilts. The win by the Smokehouse boys and the defeat of the Wholesalers left the Johns nine one yame In front of the Wholesalers, Loy ISioh. and Owens Drug, who are tied for second place, and virtually assured them of a spot among the lop four teams ul the end of the .season. In both of last' night's contests the pitching was superb. In the first tilt. J. C. Whittle opposed Harvey Don-is on the hill, with Whittle giving up elglil blnglcs and Donis seven. With the exceptions of one big inning In which the Wholesalers collected six hits and four runs, all the hits were pretty well scattered. Hadley Hays and J, B. Williams paced the victors at bat, both collecting two single's in four trips. Hoy \estordav afternoon to nose on 1 . Frank Wbit'.vortli 2 and 1. in u cjuavtor-final match of the 1017 club ii'.einl"']K]h]> tournament. Tlie witi advanced Bishon to ihe meet hole, but nfier that Bishop started a rally that netted him victory, /line semi-final matches of all three flight's will be u'aycd this week with tlie finals to be played semi-finals uhcre he will Jamrs CiUird. In the other semifinal match »f the oluiMU-ion.ship flight, defending champion Groiv.e Hisbinrd Jr., will m«1 Dr. Jehu Pnltoliim of Steolc. Whilworlh took a!:.-: linue the battle that might win him lead over Bishop in the fir;', nine, the world's 160-pound • crown and turning in ;i 34 lo Bishop's 3C. He perhaps get back his license lo Rained another stroke ou the tenth I fight In his home slate of New hole, but nfier that Bishop "'—' Yorkj where he hnd been barred last Feb. 7 because of his failure to report three offers of $100,000 bribes. >Vhen the awkward, muscular, square-shouldered New York Ital- - — : — * '• Ian. with the mop of unkempt brown BASEBALL S 1ANDINGS 'hair, entered the ring a BVito 5 underdog last night, he knew Hint his career was at stake; for if he lost he had no chance of getting back lits New York license. • Although Graziano was ou the verge of "queer street" at the end of the third round, he rallied to fight back with surprising strength in the fourth session — and to slow up Zale wilh body blows and head hooks, although he lost that round by .a slim margin. to a 9 -to 5 victory over the Crackers. fWalt Cress was credited with the win whioh \uulted 'New Orleans to Ihe top although he mced- cd help lin tin; eighth from Walt Smola. Legion Teams Qf'46/47Play In Exhibition Cunningham paced the Wholesalers wilh a triple and two singles in funr trips. Harold Ward out-pitched Jack Whittle in the niijlHcap us he llm iU'd the Loy Eich nine to two hits wlille Whittle was [jiving up tbreo bliifjles. Whittle hit a streak of wlld- nr-ss early In the game that caused his downfall. The Johns nine took an early lead by pushing across one run in the first Jnnlmj on a base on balls and a double by Leon Ashby. They added two more in the second inning and the final tally in the Fifth frame. Jack Whittle tripled In the fifth and scored on Pete IJurnham's lonij l!y to center Held for the Etchers' j lone tally, Hilly 13ob Elliott and Jack Duclos singled to account for the Johns' oilu-r two hits, whittle's triple in Hi; 1 fifth and Ralph Pattern's sin- Kle in the first inning were Loy Kich's only hits. Two games are scheduled to be played tonlj-ht wilh the Smokehouse buys meeting Owens Drug in the h' umne am] Ark-Mo playing Charlie's Electric in the nightcap. Four Pretty Girls From Buffalo Make Good Pitches' Even Better SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Pet New Orleans C2 Mobile GO 38 37 Nashville . . Chattanooga Birmingham Atlanta . .,. Memphis . . Little Rock •10 4!) 4!) as .G20 .013 .511 .495 .490 .•17!) .424 .357 Tony MLsses, Falls . ' AMERICAN LEAGUE W. I,. Perhaps Rocky was heartened In New York 56 28 that.fourth session by'the sight of Detroit 4'J 35 the usually accurate Znle missing Boston '12 31 n punch and falling to the floor. Cleveland 3G 311 Ariyway, Rocky came storming out, Philadelphia '10 42 in the fifth with such a barrage of Chicago 37 -IS heavy hooks to-the head that he Washington 35 -13 had'the champion staggering sev- St. Louis 28 50 era ^imes and bleeding. For the many experts who had witnessed last September's bout and had seen Zale come back from an Inhuman head-beating in the fifth round to win on a knockout in the sixth, it wns still anybody's fight when they entered last night's coincidental sixth round. Pet, .083 .54; ,532 .4Stii .-ma .451 .•H9 .35!) Tiie 1M5-43 Blythevllle American T.eeiun Junlcii baseball Irani <le - fcatcd Hie Cotton Pickers, the 1947 edition of trie Legion team, 10 to an e>:hihitioy^uame «\L the Air iBase diamond yesterday af- tei'noon. I'.il'v Dcinton, 'Ben Lancashire, I' Uan CnldVLcll. worked on the mound for the victors and Buddy Wester. Hoi) Mu'len. Kenneth Merrill, Alvin Duclos. and Dudley Hardy, hurled for the Gotten Pickers. T.he 1045-4'i team scored in ov- nrv inning except the sixth eighth, and had very litle trouble in defeating the Cotton Pickers. >Lloyd Koontz worked behind the Plate .for the Pickers and Bil- •Wixarn for Uie 1945,46 team'. The Cotton Pickers will leave tomorrow for Jonesboro to entor 'Itlic District tournaMicnt there- Winner of the Joncsboro tounv.i- mont will T.epicsent this clistric in the Kl.n,te meet to be :held Little Hock incxt inonth. '.s theyi have 1 he National] NEW YORK. July 17. (UP)—Tt was time today lo give credit to four pretty ftin's Irom Iluffalo— •Marjoiie, June. Gertrude and EkMiior S:»hn—for their purl in making the Boston Braves the rei' hot petinant contenders jeen all Ee.ison in tl League. TJiey tire sisters of lefty W'irrcii When Spahn first was heacliM For Htiirdcm as a big leaguer, ne tiail trouble wit.h his control ami it was onlv u hen his sisters took turns 'H shariut,' tho bi^ mitt in their back-yard at 'Buffalo, that he wa/> able to work long in geting his delivery perfected. .Spahn sai : t there 'wa-s "nothin;; sissy" atont Die \vay' he threw to I'hcni. They could ft.mdle any pitch without flinching in Just as efficient u manner as Bravr-'s' catcher >irank Cainclli did in Fmlm'j ^ to 0 Klmlout over the Cnrdmnis last nioht. I'itrlies Another Shutout •., Sj?\lin's .shi*'.out. was his second |j hi ;> ricub'? with (he bases loaded. A^^.in Emil Leonard gave up onlv three nils to register his U'lh victory ac-uitist four defeats ;i!-. the Phils look 1:1 4 lo 1 decision Jrojii Cincinnati at Philadelphia. Yankees Win Nn. 17 The Yankees, the "Or Man Riv- rr" team of 1947. "jes kept roriin' alrnc," with their 17th straight victory, an 8 to 2 decision over the Ijuliin.s ia-t Cleveland whi?h put i hem within two of an all-time Aineric-r.n League mark of 19 set l>y the .While Sox of 19D6. It also enabled them lo top tlioir all- iim:.' team mark of 1G, set in 192B. in 'a row and 'hi. 1 - 1 lonrth of the season and he ran his siring of scoreless innings to 25. .Spahn drove in one run, an 'Hcnrieh i;ave Charley Wensloff the working margin he neerlcri with a two-run .homer in the first inning and Larry Berr.x jiclded ancthcr homer later. Timers dropped 11 1-2 games behind I lie Yankees by sp'ittinR a double till with, winning 0 to B, then losing 10 to 1. Die!: Wa.kcf.Mct drove in five runs wit.ii 11 double and single nponing slugfest in which NATIONAL LEAH OK W. I Brooklyn -1P Boston -If) New York 43 St. Louis « Cincinhati 41 j Chicago 37 But this was a desperate, grimly Philadelphia determined, blood-smeared Orazi- Pittsburgh . ano who was fighting last iiighl. He swung his fists like a hammcr- slayef on the loose as he went afler Zale for the "kill." He shook off Tonjfs counter"liiuiches to'lhe body' and shook the champion with books to tlie head .that-had-the veteran swaying this way'and that he smashed Zale. into a neutral corner. . ...: Zale managed to lurch out of the corner; but Rocky was after him, bludgeoning his henrt with blows that might have felled an elephant. A succession of those punches spun Zale .and sent him slithering sideways into the ropes and left him draped over the second straiul of the ropes — face down, while savage Graziano continued to smash .1- way at his body At this instant. p<>- ftree' Johnny 'Behr of Chicago, fr. - mous coach," stepped in to prevent a possible recurrence of fatalities j that-the fight game recently experienced at Cleveland and IAU Angeles. . j He helped extricate Zale from tho ropes and at the same time mo- ! tloned Graziano back to his cornir. ' notifying him with frantic semaphores that the fight was over, and that he hart won the championship on a technical knockout at 2:IU of the sixth round. Zale Falls Helpless Since this was Chicago's biggest betting fight since the "long count" heavyweight title battle between Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey In 1927,. there naturally was some criticism of Behr's merciful action. But the cool-headed and correct referee explained. "I. should have stopped the bout when Zale was slumped in the corner in the sixth round because his eyes hi to focus. But. because he v. plon, I let him continue until he was completely helpless target — with/absolutely no hope of recuperating." -It was Pet. .590 .51)3 .551 .52-1 .•191 .451 .43! .305 Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis 3. Chalianoona 2 (12 Innings). Birmingham 0, Mobile 3. Nashville 10-8. Little nock 2-1. New Orleans 9, Atlanta 5. AMERICAN Detroit.'8-1. Washington B-10. Boston 7. Chicago 2. New York H, Cleveland 2. St. \Louis 5-1. Philadelphia list game 11 innings). NATIONAL LEAGtTE New York 0. Chicago 3. Philadelphia 4. Cincinnati 1. Boston 3, St. Louis 0. Brooklyn 10. Pittsburgh T,. Assault Readied For New Canter And More Dough NEW YORK, .Inly 17. (UP) — Assault, is being readied today for another canter to the counting house and if -the clubfoot from Texas fat's 'to add world record money winnings in the $100.000 Gold Cup on S.Hnrdi.y you can Manic JL on tlie. State Department. The E - npire-at-Bclmont feature was designed bv yo\mg Jim iButzer, one of New York's turf -tycoons, to further international racing. But if "Assault keeps on running over and awoy from everybody, he wi 1 /. be undiplomatically upholding l.he tone Star state's assertion l.hat the rest of tlie globe is slinji'y a suburb. rrrcr by Martv Mnrion set 11:1 another, and doubles bv CamrUi icnd Jobnnv Hopp produced th.i: third. Spahn p.ivc up six walked oulv 'two. The Dodgers ended a three- same Josing streak mid .stayed 2 1-2 pames ahead of iho T^ivives in first pkice by drubbing tlie Pirates at Brooklyn, lo lo (5 on the strongth of a .'.'x-ruii si".t'.i inning in which Carl Furillo sent pitcher Ernie nonhnm In de slunv- r-rs with a two-run triple. Jfmiiiy Blcortwcrth hit a Pirate licmer. Tlie G.^n.ts p,oi, another well pitched g-anie. their fourth in n row, PS Moiil'n Keimrdv tnn"ed 'coinetI the Ci>bs, (i to 3. «t New Yovk to his I although he weakened in the iliilh when he gave up all of Chi- X runs and lost, a shutout. 3pbby Tli-^-mpson drove in four with n two-run hoiuer a:ul Today's Giimes SOUTHEKN LEAGUK Chattanooga at Memphis, night. Ncv; Orleans at Atlanta, nlpht. Mobile at IJirmir.phain. nlglil. Nashville at Little Rock, ni^ht. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Clevdnncl 121. Boston at Chicago <2t. Washington at Detroit (13). Philadelphia at St. Louis, night. NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago at New York 121. St. Louis at Boston, night. Pittsburgl\ Brooklyn. Only yamcs. 'Re«d Courier News Want Ads. Young Pro GoSfer Leeds Canadian Open Tournament TORONTO. July 17. (UP) — Johnny Palmer was the mnii to culcli but 13obby i>ockc was Llie man lo beat today as (he 15G polf- ors in the SlO.flQO Canadian Open pnlf tiiect squitrcd of! for -second round piny over thr sprawling ficar- boro cuur-sc 1 , Pahncr, a "Dixie pixie" froii Uaclin. N. C., hoxcrt UIR rest of the field yostevdiiy when he finishec early with n five nndor par GG anc loft tho others i>rncLlcally breaking their backs—or their clubs—try hit to match him. Three other U.S. players, Claytoi Hcafner. a fellow North Cam linn coHer from Charlotte; Ellsworth Vines, the ox-tennis pro from Los Antilles: and Niok Wisnock, an amateur from Detroit, came close with 07 cards -but not close enough. Mirk ChrisMnian got a Washington hcmrr. Little Marino Piereli held Hie Tisei-5 to five hits as the Nats made 10 to breezs to the second nama triumph. Buddy Lewis hit- tina a two-run homer in the first. H:il Nev.-houser was" bitted out of hits aivijthe box in the second inning of the o;ietier. Thr Red Sox .ruine<l l-he conie- bark clrbut of Charley (Red) Ruff- niK. •12-::e:ir-c.'d dcnn of major leai'.ue ilinrlers at Ohieago, topping him. 7 to' 2. in liis first appear- ro^ce since IvMv 4 ,-aftcr recovery trcm a knee injury. Ted Williams led the 11-hit attack with n hom- fi' :md two siiigles as uncle 'Den- nv/Galehouse scored his fifth vic- tcry ai'-i his fourth since com- ini.' to iBostcn from the Browns. Ycrterday's star -Lsftv iWlrren frvhn of thn Braves who pitched his secciul stvaight shutout, a six- hit. 3 io 0 victory over the Cardi- • Palmer, making his first, bit- time golf tour ns n 2D-year-o]d prn, kept up .the brilliant play (hnf has cbar- cri^cd his appearance in nthc:r Summer tournaments by shouting a ;iar 3G on the out nine, then coming home with a .sensational 30, getting four,birdies and five pars. Wins Honolulu Race HONOLULU. July 17. (UP)—The yawl Chnbiisro, owned by W. StewHit. Jr., of t.os Angeles, crossed the Diamond Head finish line al 1:5H a.m. today lo win the firs' post-war runniun of the Sun Pedro to Honolulu Yiirht race. K,Pace-Setting Bears to Face Heckling Vo/s in All-Star Tilt thrilling fight _ perhaps even more thrilling than their first - encounter at the Nc\v York Yankees' ball park last September. It -was the "big fight" of 1947. and it was the richest indoor figiit ever staged In any division; for It drew a record indoor gate of $422308. This; more than doubled the former -indoor record of $201,603, es- tabiished by the battle of heavyweights Ji(h Marlney and Jack Delany at New York's Madison Square Garden. • : This victory^— achieved before light crowd that was a cross-section of the nation's boxing enthusiasts —must have been a blow to the New York Boxing commission, ft put a hot potato right in the mouth o Eddie Eagan, chairman of the New York Commission, who had an of Rock's (ATLANTA. Ga.. July 18. (UP>- Mobilc's rocc-sctling Bears have "been heckled by Nashville all sc:\on. niul they \vill still have a lot of Vo's to contend with when hey play host to the Southern Association nil-stars on July 23. Spelts writers in Soutlu-i-n loop cities have pricked seven NashvilU 1 players on the l9-m?n all-stnr cquad. ed. Mobile fivp stars four. iBut when the Bears richt io entertain the leading the league on their five representatives Nashvi'Ic pl:iccrl a-nd New Orleans won the stnrs b\ July 13 were re- 'New Orleans, which missed setting the host ro'c in the all-s'jir tilt by just half n pimc on dead- day. July 13. placed live on team which will meet Ihe Bears. Atlanta and Birmingham got three ull-star b?rths each, and Chattancoga got,one. Memphis and Utlc Rock, rtin- fcventh and eighth in Southern title race, fak'cd to representation. de.Moilc the the fact has t> » tU1 i "J 1 ' schedulc<1 > As ihe lean, was originally piek- New York's garden on cd betoic the lost was determin- tinned and five ethers chosen. Of the replace ments. Narhvillc cot. two. nnd New Orleans, At- lant'i and Birmingham one apiece Atlanta's Charlie G'ock. win p!:ucd with the Crackers whei they were hosts in the annual : last year, is the onlv repeater. 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