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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST S, 1954 For Television Screens in '54 But Sport Is Beset by Troubles By TED SMITS NEW YORK (AP) — The multi-million dollar football battle of the television waves gets under way in earnest Aug. 13 with the All-Star Game in Chicago. Never before has so much football been offered to the TV public. The American Broadcasting Co. will televise college football Saturday afternoons under the NCAA program. ABC reputedly paid two million dollars for the rights alone and the total bill may hit four million. Pros Get $2.6 Million Dumont will televise the Chicago All-Star Game as a prelude to professional football Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons by' exclusive contract with the National Football League. The season's cost is around $2,600,000, In a daring experiment but on a more modest scale, the National Broadcasting Co. is bringing Canadian football to American viewers Saturday -afternoons for the first time — with at least four games in direct conflict with ABC's programs. The fourth big TV network, the Columbia Broadcasting System, will stick to is regular week-end programs which are light on the sports side except for a half hour Saturday afternoon show. featuring major horse races, and possibly some football Scoreboard programs. Biggest Ever Even without CBS this will mean a pigskin concentration in excess of anything seen before. But behind this impressive entertainment facade are rumbles and rumors, huddles and hassels. General Motors, which paid the bill for the college game the past two years, has shown a marked disinclination to do it again. The rigid NCAA program, which aims at distributing games all over the country and limiting each college to a single appearance, irked the big auto firm. G. M. was reportedly ready to shell out its millions against this year if it could have latitude in showing three schools twice during the season. The schools were said to be Notre Dame, Michigan State, and Michigan. But the NCAA said "no." Then there Is the question of how much football TV hurts the college "gate"—not such a sordid problem as it sounds, because the vast college athletic programs are dependent on football revenues. One by one smaller and middle sized colleges have dropped football competition, the latest to bow out being venerable Washington and Lee. Many college men feel the final answer must be some kind of pay-as-you-watch football television. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB New York 67 37 .644 — Brooklyn 62 42 .596 5 Milwaukee 56 46 .549 10 St. Louis 50 51 .495 IS 1 /* Philadelphia 49 51 .490-16 ~ Cincinnati 50 558.476 17 y-> Chicago 43 59 .422 23 Pittsburgh 34 70 .327 33 Tuesday's Schedule Chicago at New York (N) St. Louis at Brooklyn (N) Milwaukee at Philadelphia (N) Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (N) Monday's Results Brooklyn 2, Milwaukee 1 (13 in- inings) Only game scheduled BCC Golfers to Play Semifinals This Week Only one dark horse — power hitting Walter Daniels — remained in contention for the Blytheville Country Club's Championship as play moved into the semifinal round this week. AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet GB Cleveland 61 30 .703 — New York 70 34 .673 2 1 /: Chicago -. 6639.629 7* Detroit 45 57 .441 26 1 /2 Washington 43 56 .434 27 Boston 41 58 .414 29 Baltimore 37 67 .356 35 V 2 Philadelphia 35 67 .343 Tuesday's Schedule New York at Cleveland (N) Boston at Chicago (N) Philadelphia at Baltimore (N) Washington at Detroit Monday's Results Baltimore 10, Philadelphia 2 Washington 11, Detroit 6 Only games scheduled The semi-final round finds Daniels meeting E. B. Gee, Jr., and Bill Joe Denton taking on Jimmy Terry. Gee, Denton and Terry all loomed as strong pre-tournament favorites in. the event which has seen dark- horses make trouble every year. As plans stand now, Terry and Denton are to play on Friday with- Gee and Daniels tangling Saturday. Gee, a member of the University of Arkansas golf team, is competing in the tournament on weekend trips from Fayetteville where he is attending summer school. Denton advanced to the semifinals by taking a 2-1 win over Bob Porter while Terry beat McWaters 2-1 and Gee defeated Hubbard, 4-3. Daniels' quarterfinal opponent, Herbert Graham, had to withdraw from the tournament due to a badly infected finger. While the club's best were battling for the big honors, lively scraps were being waged by lesser golfers who are after prizes in seven other flight, including consolation brackets. They, too, are in semifinal competition this week. Here are last week's results where reported: Championship Consolation Williams over Stickmon; I. R. Coleman over Buzick, default; Thomason over Whitsitt; Gee, Sr., over Lenti (19 holes). First Flight Whitworth over Kidd, 2-1; Councille over Lynch one up; Guard over Haines. Sr., 7-6. First Flight Consolation Knudsen over Bushing, one up, 20 holes; W.-Afflick over Smythe, one up, 19th hole; D. Coleman over F. Wagner, 2-1; Stevenson over Hoyt, one up. Second Flight Afflick, Jr."; over Terry, 6-5: Bege- nold over Crigger, 4-3; Thomas over Hutson, 2-1; Morse over Bogers, 5-3. Second Flight Consolation McManus.over Caldwell, Sr., 3-1; Haines, Jr., .over Afflick, Sr., 6-4; Anderson over Buck, default; Thompson over Cooper, 5-3. Third Flight J. Coleman over Taylor, 7-6; Caldwell, Jr., over P. Wagner, 4-3; Whitis over Adams, 5-4; Branson over White, 4-3. Third Flight Consolation .Boone over Craig. 1 up, 20 holes; Goodman over Florida, 5-4; Clark over Berry, 8-7. Pairings: Championship Consolation Williams vs. Coleman; Thomason v. Gee, Sr. First Flight Whitworth vs. Councille. First Flight Consolation Knudsen vs. Afflick; Coleman vs. Stevenson. Second Flight Afflick vs. Begenold; Thomas vs. Morse. Second Flight Consolation McManus vs. Haines; Anderson \ vs. Thompson. Third Flight Coleman vs. Caldwell; Whitis vs. Branson. Third Flight Consolation Goodman vs. Clark. MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Indianapolis 8, Kansas City 3 Minneapolis 7, St. Paul 6 (11 innings) Columbus at Louisville, postponed (Only games scheduled) Texas League Shreveport 11, Dallas 7 Fort Worth 5, Beaumont 3 (10 innings) Oklahoma City 13, San Antonio 7 Houston 3, Tulsa 0 Western Leagrue Denver 2, Des Moines 1 Sioux City 5, Wichita 4 (Only games scheduled) COTTON STATES LEAGUE W 63 58 53 41 40 28 L 31 36 41 53 56 66 Pet. .670 .617 .564 .436 .417 .298 35 El Dorado Greenville Meridian , Pine Bluff Monroe .. Hot Springs Yesterday's Results Meridian 4, Monroe 1 Hot Springs 12, El Dorado 8 Pine Bluff 4, Greenville 3 Games Today El Dorado at Hot Springs Pine Bluff at Greenville Monroe at Meridian Bell Ringers Pick up 15-1 MSL Victory The Ark-Mo Kilowatts started and finished strong, but between the start and finish were quite helpless as they took a 15-1 drubbing by the Southwestern Bell team in "Y" men's Softball at Little Park yesterday afternoon. Ark-Mo's batters started off as though they would dispose of Jack Christie in a hurry, blasting out five hits in the first and four more in the second frame, but could make them count for only five runs. They failed to score on two hits in the third and one in the fifth. In the sixth, three hits produced only one marker and in the seventh, they realized on the potential with five runs on as many bin- gles. The Bell.Ringers had 16 hits as against the Kilowatts' 20 but were able to score 15 runs by bunching them properly and using a little fielding help from the opposition. After going ruriless in the opening frame, the Bell boys came up with three in the second and scored in every inning thereafter, getting four in the third on five safeties and five more in the big fifth on four hits and a couple of errors by the Kilowatts. Christie was the winning hurler and Jim Tully was the loser, both being rapped rather freely, and neither recei\ing the support necessary for a winning record. On the other hand, there Were several sparkling fielding plays, including Johnnie Duclos' stab of Marvin Ross' line drive and shortstop Malone's spearing of Duclos low liner in the 3rd. In this afternoon's game G.M.A.C. BRAINS—Big Jim Tatum of Maryland has top flight quarterbacks to choose from coaching the All-Stars against the Detroit Lions in the All-Star Game at Soldier Field, Chicago, Aug. 13. Lined up behind Iowa center, Jerry Hilgenberg, at the Purdue training base, • are, left to right, Vince Dooley of Auburn, UCLA's Paul Cameron, Baylor's Cotton Davidson, Stanford's Bobby Garrett and Georgia's Zeke Bratkowski. (NEA) Stengel May Quit If r By JOE KEICHLER AP Sports Writer Casey Stengel has said if his New York Yankees don't win the pennant this year he ought to get fired. The high-flying Cleveland Indians can do something about that tonight when they open a "crucial" three-game series with the defending world champions. Nobody actually believes Stengel gel said last night as his team was will be dismissed if the Indians preparing to entrain for Cleve- meets the Bombers. Antonelli After Triple Crown ERA, Wins and Best Percentage May be His NEW YORK (I?) — Lefty Johnny Antonelli, Milwaukee's gift to the New York Giants, is headed for pitching's triple crown — lowest arned run average, most victories and highest winning percentage- dethrone the Yankees. It is quite possible, however, that the 64-year- old manager might call it a career. He has said on more than one occasion that he will retire when the Yankee pennant string comes to an end. Although only 2*/ 2 games behind the Indians, the Yanks are four games behind in the important lost column. "Those four behind in the lost column is what really hurts," Sten- as he sets the National League. pace today in all three departments. Antonelli, acquired from the Braves in a trade last winter, has yielded only 45 earned runs in 182 innings for an earned run mark of 2.23, figures compiled by the Associated Press reveal. The 24-year-old southpaw has won 16 games — most in the majors —and dropped only two for a win- land. Southpaw Whitey Ford (10-6) was Stengel's choice tonight to oppose the Indians, who will counter with rookie left-hander Don Mossi (4-1). Both Cleveland and New York were idle yesterday as the major league activities were limited, to only three games, one in the National League and two in the American. In the National, it took the Brooklyn Dodgers 13 innings and 3 hours and 4? minutes to eke out a 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Braves. The winning run, produced by Billy Cox's sacrifice fly, resulted in the following: 1. It snapped the Braves' win- • rung streak at 10 straight. 2. It ended the Dodgers' losing streak at four straight. 3. It cut the Dodgers' deficit to five games behind the league-leading New York Giants. 4. It shoved the third-place Braves 10 lengths behind first and In the American League, Washington moved to within half a game of Detroit by trouncing the fourth- place Tigers 11-6. Baltimore left Philadelphia all alone in the cellar, vanquishing the Athletics 10-2 as Bob Turley completed his first game since July 3. Until they broke through in the last half of the 13th it was a frustrating afternoon for the Dodgers. Right-hander Billy Loes was sailing along on a. 1-0 lead from the second inning and apparently had a shutout when he retired the first two Braves to face him in the ninth. Then consecutive singles by Adny Pafko, Johnny Logan and Andy Pafko, Johnny Logan and Bulldogs Play It Close To Win by 3-0 Throwing up an airtight defense, the Bulldogs scored a 3-0 victory over the Leopards of the "Y" Pee Wee League at Compress Park yesterday afternoon. Each team had three hits, but the Bulldogs got theirs with men on bases. Marvin Bell, on the hi! for the) Dogs, not only limited the Leopards to three hits but did not issue a walk and struck out eight. Terry Wicker's performance was almost as good, as he struck out six and gave up only three binglea but was worked for two base* on balls in the fourth, one of which figured in the scoring. The fielding of both teams waa excellent, the losers making only two errors, while the Bulldog* did not commit a bobble. The first run of the game cams in the third. With two away, Roland Warrington was safe on an error by the shortstop, going to second on the play. Paul Swafford'J single allowed him to cross the plate. Two more in the fourth ended tha scoring. First man up, Mickey Johnson strolled. Bell's roller to the hill was muffed. McKernan, hitting for, Jewell, struck out hut Jackie Holt walked, loading the sacks. Mike Calvert singled scoring Johnson and Bell. The Bulldog coaches, Freddie Rounsavall and Gene Hancock, juggled their line-up for this game. Mickey Johnson, who has hurled most of the season, was shifted to first base, where he played an excellent game and seemed to stab- lize the infield. Bell, a comparative newcomer to Pee Wee ranks, showed fine control on the hill and did not walk a man. In Friday's game, the Cougari and the Bobcats meet at 5:00 p.m. at Compress Park. ff reliever Jim Hughes, tied th« core. From the nintk until the 13th, the Brooks blew numerous chances o score, raising their men-on-base otal to 20, which tied a league ecord for a 13-inning game. With ne out in the 13th, however, Duke nider singled off loser Dave Jolly nd went to third on a single by Hodges. After Sandy Amoros /as given an intentional base on alls, Cox came through with a ong fly to left that scored Snider. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Atlanta 67 46 .593 — New Orleans . 68 47 .591 — Birmingham . . 66 47 .584 1 Chattanooga . . 60 54 .526 7V- Memphis 54 58 .482 12 l /2 Little Rock ... 48 67 .417 20 Mobile 48 67 .417 20 Nashville 42 67 .385 23 Yesterday's Results Memphis 9, Birmingham 4 Mobile 7, Nashville 3 New Orleans 7. Chattanooga 2 Atlanta 12, Little Rock 11 (11 innings) Games Today Atlanta at Birmingham Nashx'ille at Mobile (Only games scheduled) Sports Roundup— Kids Baseball Enjoying Boom By JACK HAND (For Gayle Talbot) NEW YORK (AP) — If the minors seem to be withering on the vine as leagues fold from day to day, baseball for the kids of America is enjoying boom times. The Little Leagues enjoyed a tremendous expanison (formerly the Little Bigger League) is spreading to all corners of the nation. Youngsters who outgrow the Little League class move on to this organization for boys in the 13-1415 year age group and, eventually, play school or college ball. Some will make the grade with the pros. The main idea i s to keep them off the streets and playing organized games. Stamford is Hotbed Perhaps the hottest community in this country for this kid baseball is Stamford, Conn., not too far from New York City. There, a big, deep-chested boy of 15 has pitched the town to three national baseball championships and is gunning for a fourth. Andy Wasil Jr. was only 12 when he pitched Stamford to the Little League crown at Williamsport, Pa. He followed that up with Little Bigger League titles the last two years. Big league scouts can do nothing but drool over this six-footer for the next two years until he gets out of high school. Then it will be up to him and his father, a former semi-pro pitcher who now is a shipping clerk, to decide whether he turns pro or goes to college. If Wasil pitches Stamford—the Connecticut champs—to the regional crown in New England—Saturday and Sunday, they will be one of eight teams to compete in the Babe Ruth League world series at Griffith Stadium in Washington, I starting Aug. 17. The .young phenom's father, now 42, goes over each game in detail the next day, trying to work out the mistakes. "Once he looked slow fielding a bunt off the mound," he said. "I told him always to be ready to field his position. He catches on quick." Know The Law! You can have a free copy of the Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Law for the mere asking. CalJ or see "Dee" at the United Inur- ance Agency, 111 W. Main Phone 1-6SU Blytheville. ning percentage of .889. He has 11 LEE WARD OF PARAGOULD FOR CHANCELLOR Native of Clay County—Resident of Greene County "Heres the safest road — IT'S COHC^ITI ALL THE WAY!" -'Safest? Why is that?" I asked the service station attendant. "Well, light-colored concrete reflects light, doesn't absorb it 1 like dark-colored pavement. At night you see the road edge clearly. You see curves, animals, pedestrians and other things sooner, get more time to slow down or stop. Haven't you noticed that?" I sure had. What this man was telling me made sense. "Another thing," he said, "if you have to stop fast you can on concrete. Slam on the brakes and your tires get a tight grip on its gritty surface. That enables you to stop ia a hurry without skidding, even though it may be raining!" I'd noticed that too. As I drove on I felt these were things every driver should know about roads. That's why I'm telling you. PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION 916 FALLS BUILDING, MEMPHIS 3, TENNESSEI A fictional organization to improve and extend thi usts at portland cement and concrete...through scientific research in* enginitrlft| lieM wert CONCRETE COOPERATES WITH YOUR EYES AND YOUR BRAKES Endorsed by every practicing lawyer in Clay and Greene Counties. Endorsed by every public official in Greene County. The WEST SIDE candidate for a WEST SIDE vacancy. Position formerly held by Judge Cherry. LIVE AND LET LIVE! Our Chancery district, composed of 6 counties, has two Chancellors; but one is to be elected this year. Chancellor Leon Smith of Blytheville, who has two more years on his present term, has lived in Mississippi County for 32 years. He lives there now. Lee Ward's only opponent also lives in Mississippi County. His election would give ONE County BOTH Chancellors for this 6-county district. No ONE county is entitled to furnish all the Chancery Judges for this large area. Givt Greene County A Chance — Vote Aug. 10 FOR CHANCELLOR LEE WARD WIN WITH WARD! Political Adv. Paid For By Lee Ward WHY SETTLE FOR A SUBSTITUTE?... KIEKHAEFER HALSELL and WHITE FURNITURE CO. MAIN AT DIVISION PHONI J-609*

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