The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 30, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 30, 1954
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PAGE BIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1954 Yankees Can't Get Stengel His 64th Birthday Present on Time But Their Record Tops Those of Flag Years By BEN PHLEGAK Associated Press Sportswrtter Associated Press Sports Writer Today is Casey Stengel's 64th birthday but he's going to have to wait awhile longer for a present from his athletes. ,— . + The New York Yankees didn't Ez First to Get Three Chances But Marciano Has Already Been Set Up as 1-3 Choice may never go down as the greatest heavyweight champion, but he will have his own little niche in the history of the ring. The lithe Cincinnati Negro will be the first ex-ch&mpion ever to get three cracks at winning back his title. He lost the crown w Jersey Joe Walcott, dropped a return decision to Jersey Joe, then lost another decision to Rocky MarcJaao. Bock « 1-3 Now he's going to get a second crack at Marciano, here on either Sept. 15 or Sept. 21. Today, even before the battlers have signed the final contracts, an early line has been quoted. The Rock from. Brockton, Mass., is a 1-3 favorite and ie even money to stop the 33- year-old Charles. "I hope to do a little better than last time," said Marciano. "I was a little disappointed that I didn't drop him at least once." It was a bloody battle on both sides and befor^ the agreement for the return could be made yesterday, Marciano had to have his eye examined. Charles worked on it to the extent that 10 stitches were required, but physicians said it was healed completely. So Jim Norris, head man. o€ the International Boxing Club, now merely has to iron out the details. Baseball Standing 14 Will Scamper At Arlington CHICAGO (ffl — oughbreds of the Fourteen thor- 3-year-old and up class, headed by Sir Mango and Iceberg U, are primed for tomorrow's $100,000 - added Arlington Handicap. This is the world's richest grass course race, and if all 14 start the purse will total $158,000 with $102,050 going to the winner. Sir Mango is favored at 5-2. Iceberg U, is rated at 3-1. Sadi n and Turgueneff are listed as a probable entry With Iceberg U. Also due to draw considerable support are Find, Stan and Ruhe. Ranked about even with these three m the early odds is Smoke Screen. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SYRACUSE, N. Y.—Pat Manzi, 150. Syracuse, stopped Chuck Foster. 147, Omaha 6. Brooklyn (Fort Hamilton)—Johnny Busso. 139*2, New York, stopp^cl Frederico Escalera, 139, New York, 5. West Jordan. Utah—Rex Layne, 203, Salt Lake City, knocked out Garris Alie, 213, Los Angeles, 2. quite make it to first place in time for the celebration. In fact, they haven't made it to first place any time this season although they've won more of their first 100 games than any Yankee club Casey has managed. Won 87 When they whipped Chicago 10-0 i yesterday, they ran their record [ for the year to 67 won and 33 lost. None of the past five New York pennant winners has done as well. New York trail* Cleveland by a game and a half and the day-today question is how long can the two clubs keep up their sizzling pace. During the last seven weeks the Yanks have won 37 out of 49, a. .755 clip. The Indians captured 35 of 49 over the same period for a .714 mark, exactly equalling the best winning percentage ever compiled by an American League champion. Yesterday, while the Yankees were routing the wishful White Sox, Cleveland .collapsed before a Boston onslaught, bowing 10-2. The Red Sox had lost 15 out of 16 to Cleveland before turning on the league leaders. Four Shutouts Of the nine games played yes* terday, four ended in shutouts. Whitey Ford held the White Sox to four hits in the Yankee victory. Vic Raschi, the ex-Yankee star now working for the St. Louis Car dinals, beat the New York Giants 8-0 on three hits. Corky Valentine of Cincinnati pitched a four-hitter against Philadelphia, winning 3-0 and Chuck Stobbs of Washington checked Baltimore on five hits in a 6-0 triumph. In other action Chicago defeated Brooklyn 6-5; Milwaukee won its seventh straight, 5-3 over Pittsburgh in 10 innings and Detroit took a doublehecLder from Philadelphia 4-2 and 7-3. Only Two Walk* Raschi was in complete control of the league-leading Giants. He gave up two bases on balls and struck out a pair. Pinch hitters flopped for Brooklyn as the Dodgers lost a chance to shave their two-game deficit. Manager Walt Alston used five and not one got the ball out of the infield. The final failure was George Shuba who grounded to first with the bases loaded and two out in the ninth. Hank Sauer and Ernie Banks homere " for the Cubs. The Braves had a close call in •Pittsburgh. They tied -the game in the ninth on three straight singles and added two more, including Hank Aaron's 12th home run, in the 10th. Battinr Star Valentine not only pitched a shutout for the Redlegs, he was the batting star as well. He doubled twice, singled once and scored two of the four runs against the Phillies. The loss dumped Philadelphia into sixth place behind the Cardinals and Reds who are tied for fourth. Boston wrapped it up early against Cleveland, routing Bobby Feller in the second inning after piling up a 5-0 lead. It was Feller's second loss and broke a seven- game winning streak for the veteran fireba-llar. Jackie Jensen drove in six runs with two homers and a single. Ted Williams also hit a home rua. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet GB Cleveland 67 30 .691 — New York 67 33 .670 1% Chicago 62 39 .614 7 Detroit 44 54 .449 23y 2 Washington 42 52 .447 23% Boston 39 57 .406 27% Philadelphia 35 62 .361 32 Baltimore 35 64 .354 33 Friday's Schedule Washington at Cleveland (N) New York at Baltimore (N) Philadelphia at Chicago (N) Boston at Detroit (N) Thursday's Results Boston 10, Cleveland 2 New York 10, Chicago 0 Washington 6. Baltimore 0 Detroit 4-7, Philadelphia 2-1 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York 63 37 .630 — Brooklyn 61 39 .610 2 Milwaukee 53 45 .541 9 Cincinnati 50 51 .495 13% St. Louis 48 49 .495 13% Philadelphia 47 49 .490 14 Chicago 41 56 .423 20% Pittsburgh 31 68 ,313 31% Friday's Schedule Milwaukee at Brooklyn (N Cincinnati at New York (N) St. Louis at Philadelphia (N) Chicago at Pittsburgh (2) (N) i Thursday's Results 'Chicago 6, Brooklyn 5 St. Louis 8, New York 0 Milwaukee 5, Pittsburgh t (10 innings) Cincinnati 1, Philadelphia 0 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet GB New Orleans 64 Atlanta 64 46 45 46 50 56 63 67 63 .587 — .587 — .578 .541 .481 .432 .396 1 5 11% 17 21 .394 Birmingham ... 63 Chattanooga ... 59 Memphis 52 Little Rock .... 48 Mobile 44 Nashville 41 Yesterday's Result* Atlanta 6, Memphis 5 Birmingham 9, Little Rock S Chattanooga 4, Mobile 3 Nashville at New Orleani Postponed, rain Today's Games .. .. Memphis at Atlanta Little Rock at Birmingham Chattanooga at Mobile Nashville at New Orleans (2) (2) MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AMERICAN ASSOCIATION St. Paul 7-1, Charleston 1-0 Minneapolis 10, Columbus 2 Toledo 8, Indianapolis 2 Kansas City 2-15, Louisville 1-1 (2nd game 10-inning tie) TEXAS LEAGUE Tulsa 6, San Antonio 2 Beaumont 4, Dallas 0 Houston 3, Oklahoma City 1 (12 innings) Fort Worth 2, Shreveport 1 WESTERN LEAGUE Des Moines 4-5, Colorado Springs 0-0 Sioux City 3. Wichita 0 Pueblo 5, Lincoln 4 (10 innings) Denver 10, Omaha 1 COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. G El Dorado . Greenville , Meridian .. Monroe Pine Bluff . Hot Springs 60 56 51 40 38 26 30 34 39 52 52 64 .667 .622 .567 .435 .422 .289 4 9 21 22 34 . Yesterday's Results Pine Bluff 7, Hot Springs 4 El Dorado 10, Monroe 1 Do Better By JACK HAND (For Guyle Talbot) • NEW YORK (AP) — Rocky Marciano thinks there is no danger of Ezzard Charles "do ing a Walcott" in their September rematch. In case it may have slipped your memory, "doing a Walcott" refers to the Rip Van Winkle bit that old Jersey Joe did in the first round of his ballyhooed rematch with the Rock at Chicago. "I thirl; the guy's got guts," he \ said. "I kept pressing him all the time from the sixth round on. A lot of oth guys fell apart. Some took 11 rounds, some 12 or 13 '-ut most of them fell apart sooner or later. Only Twice "Only twice did I think I had him ready to go—the 10th round and the 15th." We tried to draw out Rocky on whether he thought he might have softened up Charles for a second fight. He wouldn't try to answer. "It was tough on both of us," he said. "He hurt me a lew times and I hurt him." Hopes to Do Better In the six weeks since the first fight, Rocky has been "lazying around" first at Cape Cod and later at Grossinger, N.Y., where he does his training. For the first time in a long time he was able to go back home to Brockton, Mass., long enough to hear what the neighbors had to say about his fight. "A lot of people said they were glad it went the way it did," h said. "They told me they wer happy to see me prove I could go 15 rounds and still win. They men tioned how a lot of you fellows said I couldn't win if it went to a decision. "I've been doing some thinking about the first fight, too. I wasn' exactly satisfied. This time I hope to do a little better." ield Is At Kansas City But Hole in One Gives Youngster A Slight Lead By SKIPPER PATRICK KANSAS CITY W — Youthful Vlike Krak, virtually unknown on the professional golf circuit, held a one-stroke lead today going into ;he second round of the $20,000 Kansas City Open Tournament. Krak, a 26-year-old native of 'zechoslovakia who served two years as a jet pilot in the U, S. Air Force, had a hole-in-one to his credit—the first of his career. He shot an 65. Just a stroke off pace with 66s ere Ed (Porky) Oliver, of Lemont, HI., Earl Stewart Jr., Dallas, and Fred Hawkins, El Paso, Tex. Oliver won the event last year, setting a tournament record of 19 under par for the 72 holes. First round firing over the 6-625-yard par 73 Blue Hills Country Club course yesterday found 81 of the 166 players. hitting par or better. The watered greens played normally, but the dead grass fairways allowed an extra roll of 35 yards or more. The course has had little or no rain since mid-June and water restrictions had limited sprinkling of the fairways. Krak, Louisville, Ky., pro, scored his hole-in-one with a No. 2 iron on the 210-yard 18th, a tree obstructed the green. Krak was out in 34 strokes, two under par, and back in 31, six under. Grouped at 67 were such players as Henry Ransom, Pontiac, Mich. Doug Ford, Kiamesha Lake, N. Y. f Jim Turnesa, Briarcliff, N. Y., and Jack Fleck, Davenport, Iowa. Dick Lundahl, of Logan, Utah, Herman Scharlau, Boca Raton, Fla., Marty Furgol, Lemont, HI., and Lloyd Mangrum, Niles, m., each had first round 68s. Gary Middlecoff, the Memphis dentist playing out of Kiamesha Lake, N. Y", had a 72. The highly regarded Gene Littler, of Palm Springs, Calif., posted a 70. Littler was runnerup in the recent U. S. Open and won the National Amateur last year. Meridian 7, Greenville 6 .. Today's Games Hot Springs at Pine Bluff Meridian at Greenville Monroe at El Dorado £ the Stanky Remains Scrappy Manager NEW YORK (AP) — They're calling him the "new 3 Eddie Stanky but the only thing new about the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals is the snazzy pair or sports shoes he bought in a midtown store yesterday. He's still the same scrappy little the National League race is still guy with that tremendous zest for victory. He still has that same devotion to his ideas on running a ball club and if he has mellowed in any way it is not noticeable at first glance. Have Chance Typical of his nature, Stanky still" thinks his Cardinals have an outside chance of catching the leaders. St. Louis' easy victory over New York and Chicago's triumph over Brooklyn yesterday might have influenced his thinking but Eddie stubbornly insists CHICAGO, W) — Thoroughbred racing's "Futurity King", John Marsch, 85, died at his Chicago home yesterday following an illness of two years. Marsch earned the title "Futurity King", through the amazing success of the two-year-olds he owned. One of the most famous of his string Occupation, was the top money winner among two- year-olds in 1942 with $192,355. it £ SIX YEARS OLD 86 PROOF. E. G. BOOZ DISTILLERY COMPANY, BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY wide open. "I admit things don't look too good for us right now," Stanky conceded, "but 've're not out of i' by a long shot. Remember, there are still two months to go. Let us have one good long winning streak and the entire pennant picture might change. That goes for any one of six clubs. We haven't had a real winning streak yet. Maybe we're due for one." The Cardinals are finding it J tough'task to sneak into the firs division but they've been playing good ball of late. Five of His Eight Victories Are Over Dodgers and Giants NEW YORK (AP)—Vic Raschi must save his best for the National League leaders. The big righthander got his eighth win of the year at the Polo Grounds yesterday, holding the leading New York Giants to three hits as his St. Louis Cardinal teammates racked up an 8-0 victory. Of his eight wins, five have ;ome at the expense of New York clubs—three against the Giants and two from the second place Brooklyn Dodgers. One of big Vic's previous wins against Leo Durocher's Giants also was a shutout, 3-0, and put the Birds atop the league standings back on May "19. They stayed there for five days. Felt Good Before Raschi, who went almost six weeks without getting a victory, shrugged and said: "I was feeling good before, too. Just w a s n 't getting results, though." Ray Jablonski, back in the lineup after nursing a strained side muscle for several days, doubled in three runs for the Birds in the fifth to send starter and loser Don Liddle to the showers. Rip Repulskl and Bill S a r n i teamed with Jabbo to pace the Cards' H-hit attack. Wally Moon, Cards' rookie cen- terfielder, got two hits in three tries to run his batting average to .3*3—second only to Brooklyn Duke Snider's league-leading .361. Raschi, who has lost five times, did not give up an extra base hit and only two Giants got as far as second base. Osceola Little Leaguers Win OSCEOLA—Little Leaguers of the Northeast Arkansas League ended regular season play yesterday when Osceola took a 10-5 decision over Tyronza. The victory gave Osceloa's club a 16-2 season's record. The league's annual tournament gets started here on Monday night. Registration Blank 3rd Annual Fishing Rodeo Name Agt Address Mail or Return to Chamber of Commerct Blytheville City Hall Gigantic summer clearance Unbeatable deals! Amazing terms! Sedans! Sports coupes! Hard-tops! Station wagons! Trucks! Wtede on week! Chance of a lifetime to own a brand new Studebaker This is it! This Is the bombshell that smashes new-car prices to smithereens I This gigantic Studebaker summer clearance sale guarantees you truly terrific cash savings—and the most advanced automobile in America in the bargain. We're out to flood this area with new 1954 Studebakers this month—and that's why we're making unheard of deals and trades that top the best you've been offered. Come in at once and get a '54 Studebaker—the world champion in economy and style—at a sensational saving! W. D. "Bill" Chamblin, Owner Phone 3-6888 Railroad & Ash Streets WHY SETTLE FOR A SUBSTITUTE?... ... YOU CAN OWN THE BEST FOR SO LITTLE MORE! ITE FURNITURE CO. MAIN AT DIVISION I .PHONE 34096

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