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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAY Old Derby Rivals Ready to Run Today En 74th Annual Preakness at Baltimore By GKOKGE BOWEN BALT1MOKK, May 20. (AI')—They've always .said around Baltimore that the Kentucky Derby is a 1'reakness prep, iintl there's something to it in this 7<(lh running today. For of the seven probable starters in the Pimlico race there isn't an honest smiJ that will giv*! any except the first three in the Derby a chance. And among (his trio of C. T> Chenery's HiH Prlnee, King Ranch's (32 bet on one of them to place • third. This would result In a minus pool, or money the track will have to put tip \to meet the minimum. So it is considering eliminating betting on third to save dough. The four colLs other than the first three in the Derby haven't won a race worth mentioning. That makes them alt outsiders in the begging. Three of them, S. W. Labrot, Jr.'s A reave, Mrs. \V. II. Labrot's Balkan and Mrs. James Carson's Kinsman, are by Maryland owners so their presence can be attributed more or Jess to loyalty. Track Slow The fourth, Mr. Trouble's slable- Miticilegroutid and C. V. Whitney's Mr. Trouble, it's s case of "pay yotir money nnd take your choice." Just to show how the thinking Is going, Midcileground won the Derby with Hill Prince second and Mr. Trouble next. Yet ,1 week later Hill Prince was marie the favorite over MSddlcgroimd and won the Withers mile. Today, Hill prince again bids fair to be the betting favorite and Mr, Trouble next. This leaves Middleground third choice even thuogh he won the Derby. 3-IIurse Race Trainer Casey Hayes of Hill Prince voiced the public opinion when he declared it's "n thrce-h orse I m£l t e D 00 ]y, is viewed as Whitney': inee/ 1 mooning the first three in insurance for a muddy track. Ant ihe Derby. The Pimlico management Is of the same mind. It figures the three will draw the bulk of ihe butting by the 35,000 fans expected and .so (here won't be enough money to provide the $2.20 required for each the track Is bound to be something on that order. It's mined here 11 out of 19 days this moiltli and the strip now is ROO. Even after being squeezed out all night the track doesn't figure to be better (ban slow for the Preakness at 4:17 p-iii. EST. The weather bureau, however, this morning revised an earlier prediction of showers and said the weather figured to he partly cloudy but dry this afternoon. There even V.MS some possibility of sunshine, It said. But track conditions may remain still too poor for Arcave and Kinsman, and the colls may be scratched. If so, there will be only five interests due to the Whitney entry. making show betting a losing financial proposition for the track. Slow going doesn't figure to bo- thor anybody except Arcave or the possible exception of Middle- Kinsman, All of the others, with ground, have shown they can run as well on n"y kind of a track. Trainer Max Htrech of Middleground sflid he has to be shown an "off" track will slow down his Derby winner. The Is a mile and three-sixteenths and alt of the seven probable starters have proved they can go that distance. Cleveland's Sad Sam Zoldak is Sporting Wide Grin After Win Over Boston's Sox Gate Receipts Show Increase By the Associated Press To the delight of 1,337 cash customers and an unestimnttKl host of television fans, Atlanta climbed a full game cut in front of the Southern Association pack with a 11-3 decision over New Orleans last night. With some misgivings, no doubt, Crneker President Earl Mnnn permitted television cameras this week at Ponce de Leon Park, where crowds this season have been thin. But despite the free show .cash customers turned out in numbers Hint must satisfy even Mann. A total of 25,326 paid Attendance was recorded for the three-game series with New Orleans, And at the same time, the Crackers snapped out of a hatting slump to knock 50 hits and score 34 runs in the three contests. Dick Hoover turned New Orleans back with a five-hitter last night. Tonight, Art Fowler opens for the league fenders in Birmingham, with Dick LUttcfielcl throwing for the second-place Barons, In the only other Southern game last night, Chattahocga downed Memphis 7-2 to climb back into sixth place over the Chicks. Chick outfielder Ed McGhce started one of baseball's most unusual double plays. He fielded Dick Guyton's single nnd threw to third to catch Chattanooga Catcher Jake Early, who started from first. Guyton was thrown out trying to reach second. Nashville at Little Rock and Mobile at Birmingham were rained 1 out. £G Stage All-Star Game Blytheville's Junior High School baseball league, sponsored by the Y here, will slase an all-star game at Walker Park's diamond Mond night. The game will find the Little Park ter.m facing an all-star group picked from the other three teams in the league. James Fisher will have charge ol the contest.. Tickets will cost S5 and ten ccnUs. Funds will be used to purchase equipment for the summer baseball program. Gamp time fa 8 p.m. Heads River Association RUSSKLLVILLK. Ark.. Mny " WV-Fi-ed A. Smmi of Uirdiinr-H has been Fe'rcUrd .-• exrc'ilhv ;re retary of Hie Ark;>.n>;;,- nj vf , r By RALPH KODEN Associated Press Sports Writer Sad Sam Zoldak is grinning from ear to car today. General Manager Hank Grcenberg nnd the best of the Cleveland Indians' family are equally elated. Zoldak was ordered to report to San D(pgo Wednesday, but 12 hours later Grcenberg changed his mind and (old Snmmy to unpack his bags and stay, flst night, before 34.8D2 fans In Cleveland. Sad Sam mnde Grcen- berg look like a Solomon as he turned in a brillant relief Job to gain credit for a 4-1 victory over the pennant-favored Boston Red Sax. Zoldak, who had given up 14 hits in less than seven innings in four previous outings, hud no warning he would be called to relieve. But, in the second inning with Llic Indians ahead, 1-0, oy virtue of Bob Kennedy's first inning homer, starter Mike Garcia of the Tribe was struck on the riglit wrist by a line drive off the bat of Boh by Doerr. Garcia threw Doerr out to end the inning but was forced to retire. Went In Cohl Zoldak, with little time to warm up, took over nt the start of third and yielded only one nin and .six hits the of the way. In addition ho singled home n run in the seventh. The New York Yankees ma Into Inert their one game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the American League pennant chnsc. Tommy Byrne pitched the Yanks to at 2-0 victory over Bobby Gain and the White Sox in n night game nt Chicago while the Tigers trounced the Philadelphia Athletics, 14-8, in the only day game in the majors. Both Byrne and Cain surrendcr- de only three hits. The Yanks, however,, bunched two of their blows along with a walk to score both (heir mas in the third Inning. Both nms scored on Joe DiMaggio's single. The Tigers spoted the A's a 5-2 load and then pounded Hank Wyse, Carl Scheib and Harry Byrd for 10 runs in the fifth inning to win going away. All other games were rained o\it. Tex Riley Joins Swede Nelson In Top Mat Go Capable Tex Rllcy returns to the BIythcvilLe American Legion rire Monday. The big Texan will be teamed with Swede Nelson for the feature event of Promoter Mike Meroncy's weekly card. Waiter Sirois and Bill Canny, two veteran grappTers of this area, will oppose Riley and Nelson In the main event Ug match. Riley will meet Canny in one of the preliminary fights which will get under way at 8:15. In ihe other preliminary, Siroi; will face Nelson. Stages Can lease Proposed Bridge LITTLE ROCK, May 20. //T 1 ) — There's nothing Jn Arkansas law to prevent the state's Highway Com- m>sMon from joining with Mississippi's to lease Die proposed Helena toll bridge across the Mississipp River. A-torticy General Ike Murry yes- imiay so advised attorneys for the Ai-V.n i^ns - AMsMssipPi Bridge Commission. It lins been sup(?e5tort that after of the bridge, the regu- anri other development alont; Arkansas River nnd its tributaries. interest on revenue bonds issued to finance the construction. Mo'or League Leaders NATIONAL I.KAGUE Batting—Musial. St. Louis, .450; :isler. Philadelphia, 372. Runs — Jones Philadelphia. 25 Waltkus, Philadelphia and Jcthroc Boston, 23. Runs batted in—Ennls, Phllndel- Jhia, 26, Jones. Philadelphia. 24. Hits—Musial, St. Louis, 39; Jeth roe, Boston, 36. Doubles — Musial, St. Louis, 13 Rcbillson, Brooklyn, U Triules—Kcrr and Jethroe, Bos ton 3. Kjme runs—Gordon. Boston. 8 Kiner. Pittsburgh and Jones, Pliila dclphla, 7. Stolen buses—Reese, Brooklyn, 5 Jeth.oc. Boston, 4. Strikeouts—Roberts. Philadelphia 35: Spahn, Boston, 30. Pitching — Rush. Chicago, 4-0 1.000; Werle. Pittsburgh. 3-0, 1.000 AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — Lehner, Philadelphia .333; Doby, Cleveland, .371. Runs — DIMagglo. Boston. 28 Williams and Pesky, Boston, 26. Runs oatted In—Williams, Bos ton. 35; Stephens, Boston, 34. Hits — DIMagglo nnd Stephen Boston, 38 Doubles—Wertz, Detroit. 9; Zaril la and Stephens. Boston, Kryhosk Detroit and Berra. New York, 8. Triples — Hetmch. New York, I DGerr, Boston, Mapes, New Ybr and Dilllnger. Philadelphia. 4. Home inns— Williams. Boston. 11 Dropo, Boston and Rosen, Cleve land, 3. Stolen bases—Dilllnger. Philadc phia. 4; Adams, Chicago and Llpoi Detroit. 3. Strikeouts—Lemon, Cleveland, 2£ Reynolds. New York nnd Truck Detroit, 27. Pitching—Trucks. Detroit; Wyn Clevch-nrt; , Reynolds and Byrn New York, McDermott, Boston a Shantz, Philadelphia, 3-1, .750. Augiiest through December b th most active shrimping season In th United Statcjs. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA STLING UW'i-XS'J ADMISSION I'UIL'Ii ANYWHKREt Kcservcrl Seats on Sale al Ihe Legion Arena from 6 p.m. Kvery Monday Monday, May 22 ADULTS 50c — CHILDREN 15< Now Starling Time 8:15 HOX SEATS 15< EXTRA (Tax Inelvded) TAG MATCH V/ALTER SmOIS and BILL CANNY versus SWEDE NELSON and TEX RILEY Also 2 1-Fall' 30-Minute Matches CANNY vs. RILEY SIROIS vs. NELSON WINGS SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W I. Pel. tlanU , 22 11 .067 oblle 21 21 .030 eniphls 20 M .588 irmlngham 19 U .576 cw Orleniu 15 15 .516 laltnnooga 16 20 .444 asliville 13 17 .433 Ule Hock 4 28 .125 NATIONAL LEAOUK W I, [lilndclphia rooklyn , ,. I/MIL'S . . oston . .. hlcngo . . ill.sburgh . cw York . iiicimmtl . . ... 1C 15 13 13 U 13 8 6 I'clj .050 .025 .520 .520 500 .5fJO .4fJO .201 AMERICAN LK.VGUi: t IV I. I'd. York n 8 .080 clroit 15 S .652 on 19 12 .613 /ashington 15 10 .000 eland 14 11 .553 hlladelphia 9 11 .34(j Louis 6 15 .250 hicago 1 18 .217 Sports Roundup HUGH MJU.KKTON JR. NEW YOHK. May 20. «1—Wa- tcrbury, Conn., enthusiasts are constructing a $75.000 ball park for little league baseball. . . In case you don't know (and you should) Hint's orgnniicccl baseball for kids eight to twelve years old, played on a* layout two-thirds the size of n regulation diamond. ... 11 has to be seen to be appreciated, and II can be seen Ibis year in 30 states, Including Texas mid California, where they ordinarily shudder at. anything that isn't We. . . Ted Collins, the football Yanks owner, says Kugene Martin from Stanford "may be the pass-catching sleeper of the year." . . . Trouble with Ted's football team has been too many guys who played like sleepers. . . . The U. of Pittsburgh Is shopping around for a golf course. What would the NCAA say if they found one with a pro? Yesterday's Rcsulls Southern Assoriiillon Atlanta 11, New Orleans 3 Chattanooga 7, Memphis 2 Other games post(x>ned. National I.easuf All games postijoned—rain. Amcrlran League Detroit 14, Philadelphia 8 Cleveland 4. iiotton 1 'nisrht) New York 2, Chicago 0 might) ' Washington at SI. l/)ui.s (night) )ostjx>neri cold 1 oclav's Gamns Southern Association (All Night Games) Chattanooga at Little Rock. Nashville at Memphis. New Orleans at Mobile. Atlanta at, Birmingham. Inside Story ' Southern California didn't do any loud bcefms when Hill shnrman signed with Pueblo, Colo., in the Dodgers chain instead of finishing out the collide baseball season. Maybe this Is why: Seems that football Conch Jelf Cravath and freshman baseball Coach Forrest Tvvogood were attending a prep ] coaches meeting. . . They \vere having a s]»t of lunch with a couple of strangers when the conversa- 1 tiou turned to ;\ comparison of Slinr- man and UCLA's George Stanich. ... "I'll take Shannan for my money," said Cravath. "He can come through under pressure. I ! predict he'll be a great baseba player because lie doesn't choke np," . The listener turned out to be a Brooklyn scout', who took Jeff'. 1 ; word and advice and promptly signed Sharman for 512,800. National Leafcur Cincinnati at New York 12) Pittsburgh at Brooklyn (2) Chicago at Philadelphia St. Louis nt Boston American I-eafioe New York at Chicago Philadelphia at Detroit Washington at St. Louts Boston at Cleveland 500' Drivers i Shooting for ; 130 rn.p.h. Goal INDIANAPOLIS. May 20! (<F>— The specter of last Saturday's ter- ific .speeds haunted drivers and wncrs of today's potential qualif- ers for the 500-mile Memorial Day luto race. | • There we're more than enough ars ready to go to fill jthe 33-car tarting lineup for the; big race. rwenty-five were ready, and 22 >laces remained unfilled." Stage is Set for Sammy Snead To Capture Western Open Today By BOM MYERS I.OS ANGKIjES, May 20. (AP)—The stage is set today for Samuel Jackson Snead to make his move toward winning the ?15,000 Western Open' golf championship. The West Virginia capitalist, us one humorous soul has tabbed Snead. tees ofl today one stroke off he pace, and the lime U now (or ilrn to get going. Leading the fleid going Into toj Bill Joe Denton in Top Flight in NEA Tourney JONKSUOHO, Ark., May 20. (fl'> — Malc!i play started Here today In the second Northeast Arkansas amateur goll tournament. First nine holes of the play was to decide tiie tourney's medalist. Three players turned In even-par 73's In yesterday's qualifying round, which was played In a heavy rain. The three were William Corothers of Greenwood, Miss., W. A. Dowell Jr., of Jonesboro and Noland Dodd of Little Hock. Other scores up to 83 were good enough io get Into the championship flight. Defending champion Cy Speck Jr,. Little flock, wasn't required to post a qualifying score. rouml pairings in Ihe eham- pionship night: Cy Speck Jr., Little Rock, vs. Paul Collon, El Dorado, CI9), Jimmy Wittenberg, Memphis, (77) vs. Eugene Osment, Jonesboro, (81). Noland Dodd, Little Rock, (73) vs. T. Skinner. Jonesboro, (80). Martin Tenney, Little Rock (78) vs, Glenn McFniling, Memphis, (83). W. A. Dowetl Jr., Jonesboro (73) vs, Barney Osment, Jonesboro (79), Howard Willcoekson, Jonesboro (77) vs. Howard Wllkins, Pine Bluff (83). William Corothers, Greenwood, Miss., (73) vs. George Pinyear, Joncsboro (80). Bill Joe Denton, Wilson (78) vs. Orady Hollway, Little Rock, (83). Jack Onslow Is Secure, Top Brass of White Sox Maintain Suortspourri This weekend should provide a sooil line on tlie NCAA track and field championships with the Hep- tagonnl. New England. Southern Southeastern and Big Seven titles up fur grabs in addition to the California relay meets. . . . Abe Saperstein sends word that the Harlem Globetrotters have been playing to sellout crowds every night in Portugal. Switzerland. Prance and England. . . . Lou Novikoff. the aging "Mart Russian" of the Cubs, is back in softball again with the Long Beach. Calif.. Night Hawks. . . Add one ta the list of former Chicago Hears now holding college .football coaching jabs: Ace Pcderovlch, now head coach at Davis & Elkins. Weak Em! Notes Writing about the odd sport of 5l>nariii!* fish under water, Ralph 'Bradenton, Fla.) Warner concludes it would be no sport for politicians. "The first, requirement." he says, "is io be able to hold your breath for at least a minute and a half." . . . Speaking of politics, wonder what sort of n rhubarb they'd have at that annual Democrats vs. Republicans game in Washington if a manager whispered: "Take two and hit to left," ... The Cardinals' chain is ready for any kind of weather with Bob Cloud at Fresno, Calif., Elwood Clear at Omaha; Wendell Freeze at Willows, Calif., and Paul Dewey at Geneva, Ala. . . . Fred Saigh probably hopes they'll be better than fair. CHICAGO, May 20. MV-Wllllc the* Chicago white Sox' top brass was denying today that Manager Jack Onslo'.v will be replaced,.the American League last-placers were reportedly seeking help from three American League clubs. Vice President Charles Comiskey squelched the talk that "cither Onslow goes or I quit." He added th:U "getting a new manager certainly isti't the way to solve our current problems." "We have a good club but could nit a few weak spots with some help from the other teams," young Comiskey said. "That's what we're trying t do now." The Sox, in last place, have won only five of 23 games. They have dropped five straight and 11 of their .ast 12 contests. One transaction reportedly would send Second Baseman Cass Michaels and Bob Kuzava, left handed pitcher, to Cleveland for First Baseman Mickey Vernon, Outfield• Allie Clark, and Pitcher Steve romck. Another deal under discussion by the Sox and New York Yankees would send Pitcher Fred Sanfprd, Catcher Ralph Houk and Outfielder Gene Woodllng from New York to Chicago in return for Kuzava or Billy Pierce, another southpaw pitcher. The Sox also were reported to be making overtures to the St. Louis Browns for Pitcher Ned Carv- and either of two outfielders, Dick Kokos or Ken Wood. uni: ui lusi oaLurii.iy .s ill iiuiuuitNb opped. A slower car' would risk being bumped out ol the lineup atcr. ! There also was the matter off il.COO qualifying prizes-for each rjf • the three remaining time trial days —tomorrow and nextfSatunlny and Sunday. Some of the contenders | were expected to hold off and shoot.! 'or later prizes. ; ( Lou Welch's big i Novl specials ; were among those slated to go today. Whether they would try to regain the ten-mile record set by i the late Ralph Hepburn In one of them last year was something i Welch would not say. ] "I don't tell my drivers how last to go, but Nalon'1 intend to ; let any grass grow under him," i Welch said. ! Duke Nalon hit the wall In the 1949 race after setting records for the first 50 miles. He was badly burned. [Atlanta Transit Strike May Last 'for Months' ATLANTA. May 20. W—A pre . diction that the strike of Atlanta's bus nnd trolley operators may last for months instead of weeks faced this city's 300,000 daily trolley riders tfldny. The prediction came from John M. Elliott of Detroit and Denver, international vice-president of the AFL Transit Union. Jesse M. Walton, president of the local union backed up Elliott. Walton said the operators were "prepared to hole out from now on." Armore!, Manila Meet Tomorrow Two of Mississippi County'i top semi-pro baseball teams are to meet tomorrow afternoon when tile Ar- inorel Tigers journey to Manila to meet the jnycee team there. The game is to be played at 3 p.m. in the new Manila park. Fritz West i-s slated to pitch lor the Tigers, clem Whistle will coach. The Tigers have lost only one game In five starts. They were defeated on a muddy field at Jonesboro Wednesday night. Skeer, Trap Shoot Meet Tomorrow More than 50 persons are expected to compete tomorrow in the BlytheviUe Qun Club's trap and skeet shoot, B. F. Brogdon, club operator, said today. Shooters from Little Rock, Stuttgart, Memphis, Dyersburg and Union City, Tenn., are expected to be on hand at the Air Base skeet and trap range at 9 a.m. tomorren. Mr. Brogdon said the public Is invited to attend the event which may become a monthly feature of the club should tomorrow's meet prove successful. The range is open to the public every Sunday afternoon. Our Telephone Number 4438 Shelton Motor Co. day's third round wns an obscuri, young pro from Huntlnglon Bench, Calit., Jimmy Clark. The ex-Marine, wice medalist in the National Pubic Links championship, reached the naif way p^'nt with a score of 70- -lS9. One shot back was Snead, with 69-71-140. Last year at St. Paul. Snead WHS railing Chick Harbe'rt and Lloyd at this stage, but then he >egan a drive that carried him to he l.-ont nnd eventually on to win the crown with a 20-under par score of 26B. Sammy'* Star It doesn't look like Snead will 'racture par by any such margin <nls time, the Brentwood Country -Jlub apparently proving tougher for Sam/el than the St. Paul course. But Snead is still the. star of the tournament, its main gate attraction and the man to whip. There are a few within rifle range ol jiving him s nightmare, however Cnry Mlddlecoff, the National Open champion, had another 11 yesterday and at 142 is Just two strokes back of Snead and tied with Jack Gage of Los Angeles, whose 69 nvde him one of the first round leaders and 13 yesterday kept him in the running. Mangrum Is not playing as he did before a shoulder Injury put him on the shelf last winter. But Man- Brurn was In the H3 bracket, alou^ with another formidable threat any tournament, Dutch Har The latter passed the 36-hole with 70-13-143. Cawson Little Iired a 10 yesterday for a total 144, tied with Jim Ferrier. with-71-73-144. Snead looked like a runaway for a time yesterday. He was one under par for the round at the ninth hole making him three under par for the distance—hut his putter began to backfire and he was lucky to finish In even par for the afternoon. Navy Locfci for Sale BOSTON, May 20. (.\P)— Provirtt your own lockpicker if you _buy one lot of a variety of surplus material offered for bids today by the Navy. It was listed: 22 padlocks, without, keys, unused, condition good. Bids must be in by June 7. Guaranteed Fishing Worm Getter^ Pour a little EARLY BIRD whri|( worms are—on rich, damp soil, under Urge rocks, boards, etc. Worms crawl to surface m • few minutes. Doesn't hurt worms. Saves money, time, work, als« from running out ol worms on trips. Fun to OM. Guaranteed rt- sults or money back. Long lasting bottle EARLY BIRD onlj 51.00 at— Bill Godwin Sporting Goods FOR SALE Bargain! Bargain! Bargain! TRUCK $275 Hauling Collon Choppers 503 EAST MAIN* Reward Offered for Dog Wearing Rings on Ears SHEPPERTON 1 , England. May 26 (AP)—Tom Leonard offcretl a 50 pound <SHO) reward today (or :he return of his poodle dog. who disappeared wcarin? his wife's earrings. "My wife wasn't too kern on wearing them," he said, "but liiey looked fine on the dog." You'll Love Our Flowers! 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