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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 5, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1954 Marriage Happy One By TED SMITS NEW YORK (AP) — One of the strongest arguments on the side of those who claim television builds sports audiences is presented by the Dumont network's television of professional football. Baseball Standings By [HE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB New York ...... 69 37 .651 — Brooklyn .. Milwaukee Philadelphia St. Louis Cincinnati Chicago This will be the fourth year Du-># mont has televised National Foot ball League games, and the pro/ gram for 1954—embracing Satuiv day nights and Sunday afternoons —is the biggest ever. New Record Last year the NFL set an attendance record of 2,164,585, up five per cent from the previous high mark of 1952. Sports observers find that the interest in professional football, once virtually confined to the cities where games are played, has now spread across the nation. Durnont's televising of pro football, for which contracts amounts- ing to more than four million dollars in gross time sales have been signed, rivals ABC's schedule of college games. However, there is no conflict in time between the two, nor with NBC's televising of Canadian football Saturday afternoons. Star Game First Dumont starts it football program by televising the allrstar game in Chicago-"Friday night, Aug. 13, between the ex-collegians and the Detroit lions. Altogether there will be 12 weekend telecasts of more than 60 NFL games, eoastrtorcoast and regionr ally, from Sept. 25 through E)ec. 11. Each week feur to seven pro games will be shown with one "top games of the week" going oa a coast-to-epast hookup. More than 100 cities will be reached! The Saturday night games will be on regional hookups, depending on the 'teams playing and the sponsors. All games will be blacked out in the cities where they are played. Osceola, Parkin May Meet in Finals of NEA OSCEOLA T— Chances seemed better than 50-50 today that Osceola and Parkin would meet in the finals of the Northeast Arkansas Little League tournament being run off here. Last night, Osceola beat Hickory Bidge 20-6 while Earle topped Ty.- ronza 4-2. In regular season play, Oseeola won and lost in two contests with Earie, which it meets tonight in the second game. In the first. contest tonight, Earle takes on Wynne at 6 o'clock. Tomorrow night, the winners of tonight's contests tangle in the finals while tonight's losers meet for third-place honors. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Chicago — Jimmy Carter, 138, New York, outpointed Glen Flanagan, 135 Vb, St. Paul, 10. Mount Carmel, Pa. — Johnny Saxton, 156, Brooklyn, drew with Johnny Lombardo, 152, Mount Carmel, Pa. 10. Jimmy Carter Fails To Impress Mob CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmy Carter, fresh from a unanimous decision over clever Glen Flanagan, figures he's ready to become the first fighter to win the world lightweight championship for the third time. The durable, 30-year-old New Yorker is scheduled to meet champion Paddy De Marco at San Francisco Sept. 22. Should Help "This fight with Flanagan," said Carter after his convincing but un- sensational victory before national TV cameras at Chicago Stadium last night, "should help me against 64 42 .604 5 57 47 .548 11 . 50 52 .490 17 . 50 53 .485 rP/> . 51 56 .477 18 & . 43 61 .413 25 . 35 71 .330 34 SCHEDULE Army's football team meets South Carolina, Dartmouth and Virginia in home games at West Point this fall. Legion's Aces Deliver Again Tight Pitching, Timely Hitting Pay Off by 3-T The American Legion Little Leaguers again used the winning combination of effective pitching and timely hittin gto subdue a scrappy Kiwanis crew by 3-1 at Compress Park yesterday afternoon. For four innings, the Kiwanians 1 Jimmy Bruce locked horns with Doug Don-is as n "spectators delight", before the Legionnaires wrapped it up with two unearned markers in the fifth. Dorris gave one of his best pitching performances of the year with a one-hitter. He fanned 11 men and walked only two. The winners garnered four sale- ties, one each in the second, third, fourth and fifth innings, and except for an outfield error, on which the ball trickled through the legs of little Nate Austin, the battle might have gone on all night. Jimmy Bruce also exhibited one of j his better hurliiig stints, striking out seven and walking thre and' having excellent support afield, the only Kiwanis error being a very costly one. The Legion scored first in the second frame. Jerry Rounsavall led off with the only double of the ame, advanced to third on Dorris' roller to first and scored when Jimmy Wells forced Dorris at second, shortstop unassisted. The Kiwanians came back to tie it up in the fourth. Gene Webb walked but was forced at second by Bruce. Rounsavall's attempted pick-off of Bruce went into right field and Bruce wound up at third. Don Stallings then delivered the only Kiwanis safety of the game to score Bruce. They threatened mildly in the ifth when Mike Boyd miscued on Hallman's hopper to second. J. L. Austin popped out and James Thaxon was brought in to hit for Tommy Seay, but Dorris tightened the screws and struck out both Thaxton and Billy Jones. The winning tallies were posted in the bottom of the fifth. With one away, Johnnie Plunkett drew a walk. Bruce then whiffed a fast third one past Russ Moore and it appeared he might be in the clear, but Mike Boyd lined sharply over the infield and when Nate Austin De Marco. "'For one thing, I had to go a full 10 rounds tonight and I needed that. Then, Flanagan boxes a lot like De Marco but he's much more clever than De Marco." Carter complained that Flanagan was "hard to hit." Next Champion But Flanagan, a product of St. Paul, Minn, felt enough of Carter's blows to proclaim: "He's the next lightweight champion of the world." The fight, for the most part, resembled a huge wagonwheel, with Flanagan dancing in a circle and jabbing in and Carter throwing his punches out from the hub. Occasionally Carter broke the circle pattern to drive Flanagan back with hard rights and lefts to the body. Pittsburgh THURSDAY'S St. Louis at Brooklyn Chicago at New York Milwaukee at Philadelphia (N) Cincinnati at Pittsburgh Wednesday's Results New York 4, Chicago 3 (11 in- ings) Brooklyn 8, St. Louis 7 Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 3 Philadelphia 2, Milwaukee 1 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet GB Cleveland 72 31 .699 — New York 71 35 .670 2y 2 Chicago .......... 68 39 .636 6 Detroit ,. r . r . 47 57 .452 25 J / 2 Washington 43 58 .426 28 Boston 41 60 .406 30 Philadelphia ..... 37 67 .356 35 ! /2 Baltimore ... 37 69 .349 36 ^ Thursday's Schedule New York at Cleveland Washington at Detroit Boston at Chicago Only games scheduled Wednesday's Results Chicago 6, Boston 5 (10 innings) Detroit 6, Washington 2 Cleveland 5, New York 2 Philadelphia 6, Baltimore 4 came in to field it from his right field position, the ball went between his legs and just kept rolling. Both Plunkett and Boyd tallied and that was the, old ball game. Still battling, Bruce drew a pass with one out in the sixth, but Dorris blew the third strike past both Stallings and Polsgrove. Except for one or two lapses, the fielding of both teams was excellent. Probably the most spectacular save of the game was Don Stallings one sand stab of Rounsavall's low line drive in the third. Kiwanis AB. R. H. Jones ss 3 0 0 Webb 3b 2 0 0 Bruce p ,"-2 1 0 Stallings Ib ....3 0 1 Polsgrove 2b 3 0 0 N. Austin rf-lf 2 0 0 Hallman c-rf .."... 2 0 0 J. C. Austin ef 2 0 0 Seay c 2 0 0 *Theyton 1 0 0 McDowell if 0 0 0 SOUTHERN ASSOCL4TION W L Pet GB Atlanta 69 47 .595 — New Orleans 68 48 .586 1 Birmingham 67 49 .578 2 Chattanooga " 61 54 ,530 7% Memphis 55 58 .487 12 y 2 Mobile 50 67 .427 19'/a Little Rock 48 68 !414 21 Nashville 42 69 .378 24 & Yesterday's Results Atlanta 12-16, Birmingham 2-0 Chattanooga 4, Nashville 1 Memphis 6, Little Rock 4 Mobile 7, New Orleans 4 Games Today Atlanta at Birmingham Nashville at Chattanooga Memphis at Little Rock Mobile at New Orleans HUGE—Coach Buddy Parker glances' anxiously at Le$ Bingaman as the largest man in. professional football weighs in at 349 % pounds, at the Detroit Lions' training eamp in Ypsilanti Mich Bingaman will be the middle guard 'on defense, as usual, against the College All-Stars at Soldier-Field in Chicago, Aug. 13 (NEA)I Super-HittingGiant Is Talk of Tarn CHICAGO (AP) — Mammoth George Bayer, the Paul Bunyan of the links, may never strike it rich in the $205,000 Tarn O'Shanter golf jamboree starting today, but he is a pro set apart from the others because of his incredible power. Move of Athletics Seen as Certainty PHILADELPHIA (AP) ^- Speaking in terms of cold cash, says Vice .President Earle Mack of the Philadelphia Athletics, "there isn't a chance" of keeping the ball club in Philadelphia. forthright ^^ Courier Tops Wards Crew By 17-5 Margin That was the most statement made yet on the plight of the American League elui? that is dying from a lack of money, fans, and a winning record, Offer Confirmed Earle made tke statement yesterday in confirming that a 4V 2 million dollar offer has been made for the A'S by a Kansas City syndicate headed by Arnold Johnson of Chicago. The statement wa,s the latest in a series of exchanges between Earle and his older brother, Roy, the team's executive vice president. Roy has been one of those behind the movement to keep the A's in Philadelphia and has said he has high hopes of raising enough money to buy out his brother and their father, Connie Mack. "He Talks Big ?> "Roy talks big," said Earle. Latest developments on the A's tremulous future showed conclusively that both 91-year-old Connie Mack, builder of the Athletics empire, and his son, ^arle, despair of keeping the club here and both are resigned - to Ailing out. Only Roy clings to the hope the fran- hise can be saved for Philadelphia. Johnson said previously in New York that he wanted word from ,he Athletics front office on his offer within a week or two . The Courier News Dirty Sox took a two-run lead in the first and finished strong with five runs in the fourth and seven in the fifth, to subdue Montgomery Ward's 17-5 in a Y Men's Softball game at Little Park yesterday. The Sox took advantage of six Montgomery Ward errors with timely hitting as they put the game on ice in the final innings. Losing hurler for Ward's was Billy Baker who gave up 15 hits. Leading the Courier News at the plate were Matheny and Ross with three apiece -?- one of Ross's being a homer — and Malone, Birmingham and Ledbetter with two each. Ward's tied the game briefly in the third with two runs, but the Sox came back in their half of the inning with three runs and a 5-2 lead. McAdpo, Tinker and Christie led Ward's attack with two hits each. Winning pitcher for the Sox was George Anderson who gave up eight' hits while walking one and striking out two. 22 1 1 Legion AB. R. H. Plunkett rf 2 1 0 Moore ss 3 0 1 Boyd 2b 2 1 1 Rounsavall c 3 1 1 Dorris p ...2 0 1 Wells Ib 2 0 0 Craig 3b .............. 1 0 0 Lovelace If 2 0 0 Mulling cf 2 0 0 19 "Batted for Seay in 5th. MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Indianapolis 7, Kansas City 2 St. Paul 6, Minneapolis 3 Toledo 3, Charleston 0 • Columbus 4, Louisville 2 Texas League Dallas 6, Shreveport 5 Oklahoma City 13, San Antonio 5 Houston 6, Tulsa 3 Beaumont 8, Fort Worth 2 Western League Colorado Springs at Des Moines postponed, rain ' — Pueblo 8-4, Sioux City 1-1 (1st game, 10 innings) Omaha 1-p, Denver 0-3 (1st game 7 innings) Wichita 12, Lincoln 7 COTTON STATES LEAGUE El Dorado Greenville Meridian Pine Bluff Monroe Hot Springs Yesterday's Results El Dorado 9, Hot Springs 7 Greenville 6, Pine Bluff 0 Meridian 4, Monroe 3 (10 innings) Games Today Monroe at Pine Bluff His colleagues -^ such as Ford, Dutch. Harrison, Jimmy Demaret and Lloyd Mangrum — claim that the 240rpound 8-5% Bayer is the longest hitter in golf history. The tank-like Bayer was among 36 pros teeing off today in the first round of the All-American tourney, the first phase in promoter George S. May's fabulous extravaganza that runs 10 days and is climaxed by the "World Championships" next week. $100,000 for Somebody The "world" champion receives $50,000 in cash and a $50,000 exhibition contract. The AllrAmeri- can meet is a mere warmup, with a top prize of $3,420. Bayer, pro at the Glen Head, N.Y. Country Club, is not expected to win, but he is bound to draw attention of the swarming galleries for his feats off the tee. About 300 pros had to shoot for 60 Qualifying spots. Leading the survivors with six-under-par 66's yesterday were four club pros — Tom Burke Jr. of Chicago; Paul McGuire, Wichita; Jay Hebert, Woodmere, N.Y., and Mike Sipula, Ottawa, III. 475 Yard Shot In the. meantime, the bigshot players were talking about Bayer's practice round drives. For instance, on the 495-yard second hole Bayer's drive was so prodigious he needed only an easy nine" iron for his second shot. He has hit a 330-yard green on the carry. "Probably my longest drive came on a Las Vegas municipal course last September," he recalled. "The hole was 475 yards. My drive hit a spectator standing on the front edge of the green on the second bounce. There was a 10 to 15 mile-per-hour tail wind." The St. Louis Cardinals have Manager Birdie Tebbetts of the played eight rookies this season. I Redlegs appeared in three All- Six are still with the eiub. Star games and one World Series. Additional In vestors to the Meridian at El Dorado Greenville at Hot Springs FIRST from Border-to-Border BLYTHEVILLE INDUSTRIAL FUND Accountants: A. Benjamin Hall (additional) J. D. Smith Appliances & Tire Stores John D. Burnett Firestone Store Hambletonian Different Now By JACK HAND (For Gayle Talbot) GOSHEN. N. Y. (AP) — The Hambletonian, seen for the first time since Greyhound won in 1935, still has the sprawling air of a country fair without the ferris wheel. The ladies still serve dinner on the lawn in front of the church on Main Street and folks stroll over to the track from the Orange, Inn the Occidental Hotel and the Railroad House (Chez Choo-Chop) where the Ernie trains rattle the bottles on the back bar. Right outside the side door of the Goshen Inn is the half mile Historic Track'where they operate (never say run) a week-long meeting every July. Willie Mays could throw a ball from Historic Track to Good Time Track with its odd kite-shaped mile layout where the Hambletonian i s held. Years ago this festive day in Orange County was a combination farmer's picnic, church social and lawn party for the social elite. A sprinkling of the horsey set from Saratoga used to drift down for the day and a few fugitives from Empire City came up for the air. In 1935, at least, a slick gentleman made a few fast dollars with a shell game on a corner until the cops drove him, his folding table and walnut shells out of town. Somehow, the crowd seems to have changed since harness racing became a bigrtime operation j under the lights at Roosevelt and | Yonkers) the old Empire City flat j track). No longer do the book- j makers sell their pools under the (Stands. The days are gone when you could "steal" a horse at 10 to 1 on the slates and watch with glee as the price shortened and your horse went off as the favorite. Mutuels Now They have had the mutuels up here for many years with a tote board in the infield and long lines waiting at the windows back of the low rambling wooden stands. In front of the gate, the handicappers sell their selections just as they do at Belmont, Jamaica and Aueduct docker Joe, a man who should know about such things, says, "business is a little j slow. These people see these things only once a year." No Suspender Sam For years, you have been reading about the "Corn Tassel Derby," the cliche coined to describe this most important test for three- yearrold trotters. But there wasn't a Suspender Sam or Sunbonnet Sue in the crowd this year. The sport shirt, cord jacket and loafers was a common uniform. Earl Van Inwegen, a veteran of the mutuel department and Yonkers Raceway Clubhouse, has been coming to Hambletonians for over 20 years. He finds the players "hep" to the ins and outs of the mutuel system. Things have changed in 19 years since Greyhound. But the original "grey ghost" would have been right at home in the 1954 field. |ST STRAIGHT WHISKY FIRST from Coast-to-Coast! WHY SETTLE FOR A SUBSTITUTE?... AMERICA'S TOP-SELLING STRAIGHT WHISKY KENTUCKY STRAIGHT IQURBpN WHISKY • 16 PROOF EARLY TIMES DISTILLERY COMPANY - LOUISVILLE 1, KENTUCKY KIEKHAEFER — ^^ minfURy Carpenters Union No. 884 Auto Parts Ozburn-Abston Funeral Homes Cobb Funeral Home (Additional) Groceries Thomas Y. Chiu John Chew T. K. Fony Don Wy John Lum Jim Lum Clyde T. Davis W- L. Davis T. A. Folyer H. L. Halsell, Jr. E. B. Moore, Jr. Douglas Morris Russell Mosley Optometrists Dr. Milton Webb (Additional) Ladies Shops Jiedei's (Additional) Miss Whitsitt's (Additional) Liquor Dealers East End Liquor Stewarts Liquor 100.00 25.00 25.00 150.00 1,000.00 250.00 250,00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 5.00 5.00 25.00 25.00 100.00 50.00 50.00 25.00 25.00 50.00 250.00 200.00 100.00 100.00 National Firms & Chain Stores Black & White The Darling Shop Grabers, Inc. (Additional) S. H. Kress & Co. Sterling: Stores 200.00 100.00 250.00 100.00 400.00 Beauty Shops Browns Beauty Shop Oil Dealers T. W. Jefferies Martin Oil Co. Service Stations F. E. Scott Paint & Glass Sherwin Williams Communications Courier News (Additional) Wholesalers Q. W. Davis (Additional) Fred S. Saliba (Additional) Marvin Nunn (Additional) Shelton Produce BIy. Soybean Harry Began P. D. Foster Co. Pidgeon -Thomas Taystee-Grennan Bakery Individuals & Misc. L. E. Isaacs Telephone Co. Employees Firestone Employees Pat O'Bryant Employees Mrs. Joe Lester Mrs. A. R. Little Walter Rosenthal Mrs. Walter Rosenthal Langston-McWaters Employees Mr. & Mrs. P. E. Cooley Fred L. Patterson Pepsi Cola Employees Black & White Employees Adeline Shop Employees Darling Shop Employees E. A. Rice Clyde Kapp Nicholas P. Powers Frank Harsh man Hubbard Hardware Employees Joe B. Grceson Ark-Mo Power Employees 10.00 100.00 250.00 50.00 250.00 300.00 100.00 250.00 250.00 100.00 150.00 100.00 50.00 250.00 500,00 25.00 5.00 25.00 1.00 25.00 25.00 . 50.00 50.00 35.00 25.00 50.00 10.00 6.00 30.00 50.00 50.00 100.00 25 f QO 25.00 10.00 25.00 4,550.00 Board of Directors — Blytheville Chamber of Commerce ... YOU CAN OWN THE BEST FOR SO LITTLE MORE! HALSELL and WHITE FURNITURE CO. MAIN AT DIVISIO,, PHONE 3-6096

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