The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 28, 1954 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 28, 1954
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PAGE TEK BLYTHETILLE (ARK.)* COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JULY 28,1954 Vic Wertz Looms as Indians Big Man Now By JOE REICHLEK AP Sports Writer Hank Greenber<* whose player deals during the past few years have backfired more often than a 1929 jalopy, finally appears to have found a live one in Vic Wertz. Each day,, the slugging outfielder-first baseman looms larger and larger in the Cleveland Indians' pennant plans. Last night, for instance, he slammed a home run and double and drove in three runs as the Indians whipped Boston 6-3 for their 14th victory over the Red Sox in 15 decisions. The Tribe now leads the New York Yankees by 2& games. The Yankes were shut out by Chicago's Virgil Trucks 4-0. Cards On Top In the National League, the St. Louis Cardinals thrashed the New York Giants -7-4 after Brooklyn's onrushing Dodgers had won a 7-6 slugging bee from the Chicago Cubs. The Giants' onetime seven- game bulge over Brooklyn has dwindled to a mere two in six days. In other games, the Philadelphia Phillies whipped the Cincinnati Reds 8-2, Baltimore defeated Washington 7-5 and Philadelphia's Athletics beat Detroit 8-3 after the Tigers had won the opener of the twi-night twin bin 3-2. Milwaukee and Pittsburgh were not scheduled. , Wally Moon and Stan Musial led j a late St. Louis drive to bring the ' Cardinals up from a 2-0 deficit to an easy victory over the Giants. Moon smashed four hits. Musial cracked his 28th homer with two mates.,,aboard. Pirates Said Needing Cash PITTSBURGH ® — Al Abrams, sports editor of the -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, said today the Pittsburgh Pirates have lost approximately $1,850.000 since Branch Rickey became general manager four years ago. In the 'first of a -series of copyrighted articles entitled "A Factual Report on the State of the Pirates," Abrams said the club is "staggering under a financial load which could lead, to eventual disaster and sale of the club." Bullfrogs are considered fish' by California law. Therefore, an angling license is necessary in that state to catch bullfrogs. .LATE .AKEIVAL — King Ranch's High Gun wasn't heard of at the tim£ of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. but the son of Heliopolis won the Peter Pan ? and the Belmont and Dwyer Stakes to swell his earnings or the season to $176,150. Eric Guerin is the jockey. Jones-Johnson On TV's Fight Co I if or man Is 2-1 Favorite to Take Youngster NEW YORK 1$ — Bobby Jones, who hit the headlines by twice beating Gil Turner and then turning down an alleged $15,000 bribe offer in a fight with Joey Giardello, is a 2-1 favorite to whip Trenton's George Johnson tonight at Madison Square Garden. The 10-rounder, to be telecast by CBS, will start at 10 p.m., EDT. The last time Jones was in the Garden he aroused the customers to loud protests when the officials gave Giardello a unanimous decision. It was razor close on all three cards, 5-4-1. Johixson Can Hit Jones, 28-year-old Oakland, Calif., veteran of 65 fights, is a fine boxer without too much wallop. He has stopped only five men in his career while piling up a 37-20-8 record sine" 1945. Johnson is a youngster of 24 with a good wallop. He stopped Moses Ward, the man who upset Yolande Pompey last week, and had run up a string of 17 straight until he was knocked out by Holly Mims May 5 at Baltimore. His career record is 27-4. Both boxers are "light" middleweights, weighing around 153 or 154 pounds. HERE'S HOW Harvey Haddix gives you a closer view of the way he throws a baseball than he does National League hitters. Left, Haddix illustrates his fast ball grip and on the-right the one for the knuckle ball. Center is the'little Cardinal left-hander's position after, delivery. (NEA) Pitcher Ruben Gomez of the New York Giants holds a B. S. degree in physical education from the University of Puerto Rico. Ty Cobb created or tied more major league records than any 'player. He led American League batters 12 times. Southpaw Harvey Haddix of the St. Louis Cardinals is nicknamed "Kitten" by Card players because of his pitching resemblance to Harry "The Cat" Brecheen. The record for most shutouts by a goalie in the National Hockey League belongs to George Hainsworth of the Montreal Canadiens. In the 1928-29 season he had 22. Sports Roundup- Minor Leagues Still Dying Off By JACK HAND (For Gayle Talbot) ^ NEW YORK (AP) — The sad plight of the minor leagues is causing deep concern in the upper strata of the baseball world, where it is recognized that the game cannot survive without its lower branches. Harbert Started to, but Didn't Make Same Mistakes of Past By HUGH FULLERTON JR. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — At the age of 39, with the years beginning to show in greying hair and a slight paunch, Chick Harbert yesterday won his first national golf title out Walt Burkemo. beating The onetime boy wonder, now a part-time tournament player and vice-president of a golf club manufacturing concern, said before the PGA Tournament began: "If I reach the final I'll probably make the same danged mistakes I did when I went to the finals before." Into Cornfield It looked as if that prediction might come true yesterday when Chick knocked his second shot out of bounds into a cornfield. For three holes he was the same old Chick, the fellow who could hit them a mile but often hit a half mile into ' the rough. He was under a tree on the second hole, but recovered, He fought the rough and buried his ball in a sandtrap for a double-bogey 7 on the third. And when Burkemo birdied the fourth, Wally was 3 up and well on the way to a successful defense of the title he won last year. That's when he stopped making mistakes and started playing the kind of golf of which he is capable at his brilliant best. For the next 30 holes, he never was over par and he lost only two of them. At the finish he was on top by a 4 and 3 margin. It was the ninth time Harbert had tried for the PGA title. It was his third trip to the finals. He tried to match his booming, uncontrolled drives against Jim Ferrier's putter in 1947 and lost. Five years later he hit a wild drive under a tre^ at Louisville and lost to Jim Turnesa. Turning- Point "It's the only national title I've aver won," he said. "Naturally I think it's the most important. Wally is a great player and a great fellow to play with." Harbert said he thought the 10th hole was the turning point of the match. That was when he wedged a shot up for par, the second Mossor Has Looks' Number Three of Four Wins Come from Engeimen By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Earl Mossor wishes he could pitch all his games against Chattanooga and his Mobile Bear teammates would be happy to play all their home games against the Lookouts. Mossor, a slender 6 feet 2 right- hander, handcuffed Chattanooga on three hits last night to square his record at 4-4 as the Bears won 5-0. Three of his victories have come at the expense of the fourth- place Lookouts. Home runs were the deciding factors in the other two Southern Association games last night as Atlanta beat -Memphis 4-1 and Birmingham defeated Little Rock 9-4. Nashville at New Orleans was rained out, reducing the Pels' league-leading margin over Atlanta to one game. The Brooklyn Dodgers have been known in their history as the Su- perbas, Kings, Bridegrooms, Dodgers, Robins, then Dodgers again. straight hole he had won. He also took the llth to square the match, and from there on there was no stopping him. Burkemo also played fine golf except for a flurry of wild shooting from the 10th through the 15th in the morning, when he had three bogeys and lost three holes. From there on he shot 19 holes in 3 under par and couldn't gain an inch. - Sox y to Cop Win by 70-8 After teetering on the brink of defeat for four innings, the Courier News Dirty Sox rallied strongly in the late stages to pull one from the fire, defeating the Southwestern. Bell Ringers by 10-8 in Y Men's league play at Little Park yesterday afternoon. Southwestern threatened to make a runaway of it, as they tallied two in the first frame and added two more in the third and apparently sewed it up in the fourth with four more to take an 8-1 lead. But at that point they lost their wallop, going scoreless in the remaining three innings. Actually they were able to get only one hit after the fourth. The Dirty Sox registered their lone run in the first on two hits and an error. From that point their bats were silent until the fifth, when they broke out in a rash of base hits, scoring four runs on five safties and an error, climaxed by Mack Lewis' home run poke to the parking lot, which Mathenia was not quite able to reach. Two more in the sixth put them squarely into the ball game, getting the stage for Malone's home run smash into the rock pile with two mates aboard, with two out in the seventh. George Anderson was the winning pitcher, as he surrendered nine hits and walked six, the longest safety being Johnson's pop double to right center. Jack Christie was the loser, being touched for 12 hits but walking Since the start of the season, three of the 36 minor leagues have folded and the number of clubs playing minor league ball has shrunk from 268 to 249. The Florida International in Class B, the Mountain States in Class C and the Tar Heel in Class D are no more. Tratitman Disturbed George Trautman, head of the minors, was in town early in the week for a series of meetings. Although he was trying to keep his chin up, he obviously was disturbed by the foldings. "We're not going to die on the vine," he said. "The situation is not that desperate. But obviously it is a cause of concern when you drop from 59 leagues in 1949 to 34 halfway through 1954. Arrange for Money "I'm not saying that radio and television of major league ball games into our cities is the cause of all our difficulties. Perhaps it is only one of several contributing factors. Before we get together for our December meetings in Houston, I hope we can arrange to channel some funds down to us from up on high." Baseball still is scared of Washington, uncertain how far it can move without being hauled up on charges of monopoly. If it were possible to take some of the money that is paid for radio and television rights and spread it among the minors, without legal complications, I am sure Commissioner Ford Frick would advocate such a move. Something like that may be the ultimate solution. Paul Dean, Jr, To Pitch Tonight LITTLE ROCK (7P)—Paul Dean Jr., son of the former, St. Louis Cardinal pitcher, is scheduled to pitch for the Hot Springs American Legion team against North i Little Rock tonight in the first round of the district tournament. Hot Springs, certified to the tournament only yesterday, will meet in the second game at 8:45. Little Rock's Radio Center line will battle Malvern at 7. Read Courier News Classified Ad? Registration Blank 3rd Annual Fishing Rodeo Name .. Address Age Mail or Return to Chamber of Commerce Blytheviile City Hall e Your Available at Your Favorite Car Dealer Garage or Service Station Distributed By John Miles Miller Co* Blythevilk, Ark. 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Adams of Port Worth, retired oil executive, bought the colt for the Adams Syndicate from the consignment of Clifford Mooers' Walnut Springs" Farm. Adams, a newcomer to the Breeders' Sales Co. summer auctions, is retired vice president of the Gulf Oil Corp. and Gulf Refining Co., and a director of the Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show in Fort Worth. Old Record $75,000 The contending bidder for the Nasrullah-Lurline B. colt was A. E. Beuben of Toledo, Ohio, master of •Hasty House Farm. Reuben gave $23,100 for a yearling from the Mooers' consignment in the 1952 summer sale and the colt. Hasty Road, became the leading money winner among juveniles in 1953 and captured the Preakness this spring. The old record for a yearling was the 575,000, which Eastland Farm Syndicate gave in 1928 for New Broom. Nasrullah was second among the leading sires in England last year. The imported stallion is the sire of Noor, who four times raced Citation, the turf's only millionaire, into defeat. Alien Mosquitoes EAU CLAIRE, S. C. UP) — Nonresident mosquitoes have been plaguing this Columbia suburb. Mayor John E. Wilds told the City Council that the worst breeding places appear to be ponds outside the town limits and that the Richland County Health Department has no funds for mosquito control. Council voted to seek to have the breeding places sprayed by the owners and to ask nearby property owners to dispose of cans and other places where water collects. none. The game was an interesting one to watch, being played in one hour and five minutes and the fielding, at times, was spectacular, several circus catches being registered in the outfield. A meeting of team managers was held at the Y last night and tentative plans were set up for a league picnic. Also preliminary plans for a lea- ue organization to continue throughout the year, were discussed. Managers are to poll their players on some of the proposals made and will report to their colleagues at a second meeting scheduled for Aug. 3. Standing; By XHE ASSOCIATED PEESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W 1. *v*. Cleveland ......... 66 29 .695 — New York ......... 65 33 .663 2 Chicago ........... 62 37 .626 Washington ....... 41 51 .446 Detroit ............ 41 54 .432 25 Boston ........ .. Philadelphia Baltimore TODAY'S GAMES New York at Chicago Philadelphia at Detroit Boston at Cleveland (N) Washington at Baltimore (N) Tuesday's Results Cleveland 6, Boston 3 Chicago 4, New York 0 Baltimore 7, Washington 5 Detroit 3-3, Philadelphia 2-8 38 56 .404 27 J / 2 35 59 .372 30 J / 2 34 63 .351 33 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB New York 62 36 .633 — Brooklyn 60 38 .612 2 Milwaukee 51 45 .531 10 Cincinnati 49 50 .495 13& St. Louis 47 48 .495 13'/ 2 Philadelphia 46 48 .489 14 Chicago 40 55 .421 20&Pittsburgh 31 66 .320 30% Today's Games Chicago at Brooklyn (N) St. Louis at New York Cincinnati at Philadelphia (N) Milwaukee at Pittsburgh (N) Tuesday's Results Brooklyn 7, Chicago 6 St. Louis 7, New York 4 Philadelphia' 8, Cincinnati 2 Only games scheduled .. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. G New Orleans ... 64 45 .587 — Atlanta 62 45 .579 1 Birmingham ... 61 46 .570 2 Chattanooga ... 57 50 .533 6 Memphis 52 54 .491 10 & Little Rock .... 48 61 .440 16 Mobile 44 65 .404 20 Nashville 41 63 .394 20 J4 Tuesday's Results Atlanta 4, Memphis 1 Birmingham 9, Little Rock 4 Mobile 5, Chattanooga 0 Nashville at New Orleans postponed, wet grounds. Today's Schedule Chattanooga at Mobile Little Rock at Birmingham Memphis at Atlanta Nashville at New Orleans (2) • COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. GB El Dorado 59 29 .670 — Greenville 55 33 .625 4 . Meridian 49 39 .557 10 Monroe 40 50 .444 20 Pine Bluff 36 52 .409 23 Hot Springs ... 26 62 .295 32& .. Tuesday's Results Greenville, Monroe 1 El Dorado 6, Pine Bluff 1 Meridian 21, Hot Springs 0 Today's Schedule El Dorado at Pine Bluff ~ Monroe at Greenville Hot Springs at Meridian Regardless of condition, we will credit you with up to $40.00 trade-in value on your old heating equipment when you buy a NEW falemon GAS OR LP-GAS FLOOR FURNACE Fits in the floor-no air ducts required. Tremendous circulating power. or a GAS OR LP-GAS WALL HEATER Fits in the wall put of the way. Uses no living space. No air ducts are needed. Power blower is optional. NO DOWN PAYMENT FRtE EASY FHA TERMS MONTHS TO PAY Win a Colt man Floor Furnoc«J Ktgitter now—No obligation Halsell & White Main & Division Phont 3-6096 WHY SETTLE FOR A SUBSTITUTE?... KIEKHAEFER ... YOU CAN OWN THI BEST FOR SO LITTLE MORE! HALSELL and WHITE FURNITURE GO. 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