The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 3, 1954 · Page 9
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TUESDAY, AUGUST t, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUBIE* NEW1 PAGB MINI Between You'n Me Weiss Blew Top Over Lie; Moon Excites 'Em By MURRAY OLDERMAN NBA Staff Writer The feudin* and fussin' in the Yankee family, reported here some time ago, erupted into verbal fighting the last day of the Indians' invasion when a key aide to general manager George Weiss walked out in a huff . . . and with more than 57,000 in the stands — because lonesome George objected to a couple of passes doled out. . . . ' Down In Atlanta ballplayer* Insert cabbaf ft leave* under their caps to combat the heat. . . . Among other things, the new, relaxed Bob Feller has added a knuckler to his repertoire. . . . And this is the first season since 1951 they've used sponges to warm him up. ... The key to the Indians' stability this year is Al Smith, the kid they call Fuzzy—snubbed by his mates last year because of his lackadaisical play after he was called up from the minors. . . . When we wondered aloud if football had left its imprint on Bill Skowron, the Purdue Boilermaker steaming along at first base for the Yankees, expressive Moose yanked 'out a mouthful of molars to impress the point. . . . - -A little white fib gave the Indians the first base punch needed so badly when Al Rosen was shifted to third. . . . Right after Vic Wertz, a career outfielder, joined the club in early June, skipper Al Lopez ask«d him if he'd ever played first. ." . . "Sure," answered Vic, "in a dozen or more games with Detroit." . . . And only after he'd been installed as a regular did they find at the position. . . . The San Francisco '49ers must blush with the knowledge that their team captain, veteran guard Bruno Banducci, sought to jump to down by Calgary). . .Joe DiMaggio will collect $7500 for telling all about his post-baseball career in an upcoming magazine article which reminds us that after the Stadium public address system announced the Clipper had accepted an invitation to appear on Hall of Fame Day. Aug. 14. the guy in the next seat yelled, "And bring the family, too, Joe. Won'tcha?" We're never seen a big league umpire who dWn't throw like a ballplayer, but the square-shoulder suits make 'em ail side-armers. . . . The National Broadcasting Company is equating on a plan to telecast a series of Harlem Globetrotter basketball games next winter. ... Maybe you saw the recent picture of Rocky Marciano and the big fish while lolling at Cape Cod. . . . "I had a tough time reeling it in," The Rock winked to us, "— Bob Feller from the deep freezer.". Hey, Yogi, ask Casey Stengel about the time he was once presented to the King of England and said, "Your Majesty, you are honored." Unscheduled Fight Adds to Mat Feature Bedlam reigned at Memorial Auditorium last night as things came close to getting out of hand in the American Legion's wrestling program. In the ring Cora Combs and the tag team of Lee Fields and Lester Welch emerged victorious. But th bout that stole the show was the unscheduled one that took place in the ladies' rest room and spreac outside the arena. This one was between two wo men spectators. No one what it was all about but few car ed. The minute it broke out the fans deserted the wrestlers and ganged around the free swinging females. It ended outside the arena with city police carting both principal Cli. ... - * . , L, No pitcher's tougher than Carl away one minus her blouse. Erskine when he has it. The most overlooked player in baseball has to be Hank Thompson, no better than sixth in the balloting for All-Star selection. . . . Jerry Coleman wears his baseball pants higher than anyone in the majors. . . . Wally Moon's the most exciting new player to come up. ... And whatever happened to Rudy Regalado? Mickey Mantle confesses he doesn't know how good his kid twin brothers (in the Yankee chin) are . . . because he hasn't seen them play a game of baseball since he came to New Yo*k. . . . One way to get rid of any lovey- dovey raps against tennis would be to get rid of the love, starting at the Nationals in Forest Hills . . . by following old pro Mercer Beasley's suggestion to sub "zero" for "love" in the scoring. Heavyweight newcomer Charlie Powell, now that he's gotten the Coast buildup on softies, is in line for a TV shot. . . . Between you'n'me, hockey's just around the corner. , . . In the official matches, Miss Combs roughed her way to a two out of three falls decision over LaVern Bottoms, who substituted for Ruth Waters. Miss Combs grabbed the first fall in 18 minutes with an airplane spin and a body pin and the third in 10 minutes with a body Pin. Miss Bottoms took the second in 12 minutes with a body drag*and a pin. The tag bout was one of the wildest ever staged here as- Chico (The Mad Mexican) Cortez and Chris Averoff used every trick in their well-filled bag but to no avail. Things started on a rough note and gained in momentum as the bout proceeded. Fields and Welch rallied after what looked like a sure finish to take the first fall in 15 minutes with Fields pinning Cortez. Cortez and Averoff came back to take the second fall, the roughest of the night, in 15 minutes. Averoff made Welch give with a Will Yank Spell Touch Branca? By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Writer NEW YORK — (NEA) — The pennant-winning intangible known as Yankee Pride catches hold of a player the day he signs with the World Champions. In personal splendor, anyway, Ralph Branca fits in with Casey Stengel's rare collection of diamond plutocrats. It didn't take the discarded Branca long to convince the Yankees. Branca, best known for throwing the home run ball to Bobby Thompson in the memorable play-off of 1951, only had to show Manager Stengel and Jim Turner that he could still throw hard. They take the position that the Yankees can do the rest. They did not care what the Dodgers and Tigers thought of the right-hand- er. They have an opinion of their own . . . and perhaps a different method. "Why shouldn't he win here?" -asks Professor Stengel. "He's big '•and strong, showed us he is still swift. And this team don't hurt any pitcher." • » * Branca, the guy who was supposedly shocked beyond reclaim when he made the pitch that cost 'the Dodgers the pennant In 1951, echoed his new manager's remarks. "I had a bad back my last two years in Brooklyn and I just could ^not get going this year ... so far," the handsome 28-year-old explained. "But I believe I can win here. With this kind of a club, you've got to win." How does it feel when a pre- •umably washed-up pitcher is handed a contract by the winning- eat club In baseball history? "Good, very good," said Branca. "Who wouldn't like this? Look at this team — Mantle, Berra, Woodling, Reynolds . . . it's wonderful." Branca revealed that he was •hooting for the job from the outlet. "I don't know what they were thinking when I asked If I could pitch batting practice, if said the young man who won 221 games for the Brooks when he was 21. "They .might have thought I was just doing it to stay in shape, but I came her* to show them I could make the club." • • • tieng*! laid he compared Branca with «om* of the pitchers he had and then asked him If he wanted to go to work. It was as simple as that. "You don't have to worry about anything," Coach Turner started the build-up job on Branca. "Just throw that ball in there with something on it. We got the .guys who can catch it." As Ralph Theodore Joseph Branca walked out of the Stadium after signing, a gate attendant grabbed him by the arm and whispered "good luck" into his ear. Branca shook the man's hand, thanked him, then walked up the block to his car. Kis shoulders were squared and there was a slight smile on his face. Ralph Branca was going home to his wife — not as a washed-up pitcher any more. He was a Yankee and things were going to be different now. It has worked out that way so many times before. TERMINU Bruce Terminix Company Memphis, Tenn. P. O. 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Fields and Welch ended the fray by teaming up to work Averoff over while Referee Moody busied himself pounding away at Cortez. Tee Talk- Littler Has Them. Talking As Youngsters Come on Scene By JIMMY DEMARET CONCORD INTERNATIONAL, N. Y.—(NBA—The showing young Gene Littler haf made since turning professional has a lot of people talking about the sweet swingers of the future. With this, the mailman comes around,and after putting stance, forks over a not* from the United States Golf Association, telling us about its National Junior Championship. This tournament, to be held over the course of Los Angeles's Bel-Air Country Club ending Aug. 7, is loaded with 128 bright prospects from all parts of the country. Next along this line, comes the Junior Chamber of Commerce Tournament in New Mexico. These are fairly new events—the USGA version is only in its eighth year— but their value to the top ranks of golf already is pronounced. Littler, Al Mer^ert and Bud Holscher, moving up in the money ranks, got baptismal fire in junior productions. Rex Baxter, another excellent prospect, won the National Junior last year. Baxter, a student at the University of Houston. is the kind of nugget who comes along once dn a long time. In an Open tournament at Laredo, Tex., last year, he won from a field which included such old-line pros -as Porky Ed Oliver, Dave Douglas and Jerry Barber, Baxter is ineligible for the National Junior this year, being a year above the age limit of 18. But the way these tournaments have been turning out players, you may look for another one or two of his type to bob up this time out. A youngster named Louis Gra- ham moved in with a medal score**, of 68, made in the qualifying round i in Nashville. That was low for the! qualifiers. He might be the bov. I * i Tommy Galloway of the Hermi-j tage Club, Richmond, Va., (He'sj the man who taught Gen. Robert E. j Lee) ran a tournament for members of more than 60 years of age. . . . Contestants were allowed to use phony names. . Three gentlemen named John Jones wound up in a dead heat. . . . Robert A. Hudson of Portland, Ore., a man I'd have to rate one-two on a list of people who help golf, is making In Osceola OSCEOLA — Marked Tre« cam* off with the first upset of the NBA Little League tournament last night when it took a 10-9 victory over West Memphis. Tyronsa beat Cherry Valley 6-1 a strong bid to have next year's | in the only other action last night. Ryder Cup Matches held in this country. . . . Here's another for the Do - It - When-It-Counts file: Jim Guinnup, Indiana professional, slammed his second shot in Chicago's Tarn O'Shanter's 18th right into the cup. playing a wedge. . . . Guinnup duplicated Lew Worsham's feat of last summer. . . . The difference was thai; Lew walked off with $25,000. In tonight's games, Hanisburf takes on Wynne and powerful Parkin meets Marked Tree. First gam« starts at 6 o'clock. Parkin finished the season atop the league standings and. with OB- ceola, shares the favorite's role in this single elimination tournament. Osceola doesn't get into action until tomorrow night. Ten team! . Guinnup picked are in the tournament and some 150 up coffee and cake money from the others in his foursome. persons were on hand last nignt' to witness the first game. TOMORROW rolks who know the score are baying Portfe, And sale* records show more people are buying For-ck than ever! Join the swing to Ford. See t» now while your present car still be* PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY Broadway 4 Chickaiawba Phone 3*4453 GREAT TV, FORD THEATRE, WMCT, 7:30 P.M., THURSDAY "LETS RECAPP ONE" South Highway 61 Phone 3-8662 formerly McCaul'i Tire Store ROYAl liLlll

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