The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 6, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 6, 1954
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1954 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER PAGE SEVEN Fans Are Coming Back Now "We have Willie back, that's all," they were told. The Johnny Antonelli-Don Liddle acquisition made a bigger impression on Polo Grounds fans. Mays? They'd see about him. Two years is a long time in athletics. People don't remember too well. But Durocher remembered. Willie was the difference, he kept reminding you in Phoenix last spring. From the beaten manager of the year before, he became a carefree individual, a guy who semed to be winding himself up for another one of those delirious years that have marked the "up" part of his career. "Do you know," says Durocher, "that Monte Irvin did not once smile from the day Willie left until he returned? When Willie poked his head through the clubhouse door in Phoenix, Irvin threw his arms around him and his face broke into a big smile. He's been smiling ever since." * » » NEXT DUROCHER, the erudite Irvin, an alumnus of Lincoln University, has the biggest influence on Mays. Willie lives on St. Nicholas Avenue, right above the Polo Grounds, but Irvin picks him up in his car enroute to the park from his home in New Jersey and' sees that he gets home after the game. They are inseparable roommates on the road. Willie carries a record machine and Irvin has him buy platters he prefers. Irvin is 10 years older than Mays, so has his way until it's time to" get up in the morning. Willie is an early riser and, while Irvin pleads for another hour or two of sleep, record playing and teasing get him on his pins. Willie backs up Irvin on the field. Irvin backs up Willie off the field. It's another fine combination. " 'You hit the ball. Ill catch it,' Willie tells me," la'ug^s Irvin. "Don't you ever lose "that glove!" the Giants kid Mays. Pepper games involving Mays, Irvin and Durocher became a pre• game sideshow in Phoenix. Irvin and Durocher would team on Willie, as they wagered cokes. Monte- would rap quick and easy chances at Leo, lay them fax to one side of Willie. A good catch redeemed so many cokes, and Willie scrambling after the ball while shouting "Ree-dee-mer!" in that shrill voice was the hit of the act. But now he's back, ht'i Leo's joy And Willie's just a. frowinf boy! * * * DUROCHER CONFESSES that he has never been so close to a ballplayer. "And I have been close to many, notably Pete Reiser and Pee Wee Reese," he recalls. President Stoneham was not in Phoenix when Mays reported the past spring, asked Durocher to sign the lad. "I called him to my hotel room and handed him the contract and a pen," recollects Durocher. "He signed without as much a* looking at the contract. "'Willie, that's your contract,' I said. 'Don't you want to know what you're getting ' '"Anything you say is all right with me, Leo,' was all he said, and he left the room. "Well, what difference does it make to him? All he wants to do is play baseball and win. Six games a day wouldn't be enough. When I ran into him playing stickball in the street with kids after a doubleheader and expressed mild surprise, he said, 'It isn't dark yet.' "I recall taking Willie to a father-and-son dinner in Hackensack, N. J., in 1951. I told Willie to be down in front of his home when I By JIMMY BRESLIN NEA Staff Correspondent *When Willie served his Uncle Sam He left the Giants in an awful jam NEW YORK — (NEA) — When their phenomena^ young center fielder became Pvt. Willie Mays in June of 1952, | the Giants were in first place by three games and had just! taken that many straight from the Dodgers at Ebbets Field. • While Mays learned how to use an Ml rifle, the News York Nationals — and Leo Durocher — slipped, then fell apart. Throughout the winter, people kept asking if Horace Stoneham planned changes. got there in order to save time. I had a new Cadillac and when I pulled up in it, there was Willie, in a brown suit and a red satin tie, surrounded by some 300 admiring neighbors. Instead of hopping in the front seat with me, he got in the back and said, 'OK, James, let's go-' "In a question period at the dinner, a youngster asked him who was the best center fielder in baseball. " 'Son, you'r lookin* at him,' replied Willie." Giant fans have crawled out of the woodwork to see Mays do the unbelievable. What they don't see is Leo and Willie looking at each other across the dressing room and saying, "Isn't he great?" Say Hey! ("Lyrics irom 'Say Hey!" by Dick Kleiner and Jane Douglass. Heprinted with permlsiion of Tula Music Co.) Baseball Standinp-s By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York -. 69 38 .645 — Brooklyn 64 43 .598 5 Milwaukee 57 47 .548 10& Osceolo Makes Way to Finals OSCEOLA—Pre-tournament favorites Osceola and Parkin emerged a* finalists in the Northeast Arkansas Little League tournament being played here. Parkin finished the regular season just barely ahead of the Os- ceolans. They meet tonight at 8 o'clock in the second contest of a double-header. In the first game at 6, Wynne takes on Earle for third-place honors. Last night, Parkin beat Wynne 8-7 while Osceola was taking Earl 7-5. The four teams in the finals finished in the top four places during regular season play: Parkin, Osceola, Earle and Wynne coming home in that order. St. Louis 51 53 .490 16V 2 Philadelphia 50 52 .490 iS'/a Cincinnati 51 56 .477 18 Chicagp 44 61 .419 24 Pittsburgh 35 71 .330 33y 2 Friday's Schedule Milwaukee at New York (N) Cincinnati at Brooklyn (N) Chicago at Philadelphia (N) St. Louis at Pittsburgh (2) (N) Thursday's Results St. Louis 13, Brooklyn 4 Chicago 6, New York 4 Milwaukee at Philadelphia, rain Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, rain GB AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. Cleveland ........ 72 32 .692 — New York ....... 72 35 .673 1& Chicago ..... ------ 69 39 .639 5 Detroit . ... ....... 47 58 .448 25 J / 2 Washington ...... 44 58 .431 27 Boston ........... 41 61 .402 30 Philadelphia ...... 37 67 .356 35 Baltimore ........ 37 69 .349 36 Friday's Schedule Philadelphia at Cleveland (N) New York at Detroit (N) Washington at Chicago (N) Boston at Baltimore (N) Thursday's Results New York 5, Cleveland 2 Chicago 5, "Boston 1 Washington 4, Detroit 1 Only games scheduled Apprentice Jockey Johnny Sal- SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Atlanta New Orleans Birmingham Chattanooga Memphis Mobile Little Rock Nashville 70 68 67 62 56 51 48 42 47 49 50 54 58 67 69 70 .598 .581 .573 .534 .491 .432 .410 .375 2 3 7 12 \> 2 19 J /2 22 25 V 2 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Minneapolis 5, Indianapolis 3 (11 innings) St. Paul 9, Kansas City 3 Toledo at Charleston, postponed Columbus at Louisville, postponed. Texa* League Shreveport 9, Fort Worth 2 San Antonio 4, Tulsa 3 Dallas 6, Beaumont 3 Oklahoma City 9, Houston 3 Western League Lincoln -5, Wichita 0 Omaha 5, Denver 1 Des Moines 4-0, Colorado Springs 0-3 Pueblo 5, Sioux City 4 COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. G El Dorado 66 31 .680 Greenville 61 36 .629 Meridian 55 42 .567 Pine Bluff 41 56 .423 Monroe 41 58 .414 Hot Springs 28 69 .289 Yesterday's Results Greenville 7, Hot Springs 2 El Dorado 11, Meridian 5 Monroe 11, Pine Bluff 8 Game's Today Monroe at Pine Bluff Greenville at Hot Springs Meridian at El Dorado 5 11 25 26 38 Jaycees Defeat Rotary by 11-5 Errors and Walks Hurt Cause of Losing Club Though tied at 7-7 in the matter of base hits, the Jaycees made They scored four more in the Rotarians could get only five in Little League activity here yesterday. Rotary jumped off to a 4-2 lead in the first inning when Huey, Smith. Reid and Coleman all coming through with solid base knocks. The Jaycees also scored four in Ex-King Cotton Open Champ Is Leader in Ail-American By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO (AP) — A jolly, 225-pound pro from Tuscaloose, Ala., who filched a putter from his wife's golf bag, today dared the big-name performers to catch him after an unprecedented start in the 825,000 All American money chase at Tarn O'Shanter. Bespectacled Hal Williams, 34,. only 22 strokes on the greens at ~~ got up at the crack of dawn to j Erie, Pa., tourney after using 38 start his first round yesterday, i with his own club. Yesterday the finishing- at 9:30 a.m. with a five- j magic wand , inscribed "Mary" under-par 67. (Harold Williams last year won the professional division of Blytheville Country Club's King: Cotton Open tournament here. He is also a past tournament champion and has entered the event several times.) Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York — Bill Bossio, 129, Hartsdale, N. Y., outpointed Guillermo Robert, 130%, Havana, 10. Oakland, Calif.—Charlie Powell, 215, San Diego, stopped Sandy McPherson, 245, New York, 6. Liverpool, England — Pat McAteer, 158%, England, outpointed Leo Starosch, I60y 2 , Germany, 8. the third when they got only one base hit. Two bases on balls and He had a haircut in the Tam barber shop, stopped for coffee and doughnuts then retreated to a motel to relax through the day. 67 Stands Up His 67 withstood the challenge from 129 other pro shooters and gave him the first round lead by one stroke over Canadian Rudy Horvath, Australia's Peter Thomson and Norm. Van Nida and Bel- Read Courier News Classified Ads. gurated in 1941, the score of an early finisher stood up for the day. Williams told of "borrowing" his wife's putter recently and taking gian Flory Van Donck. ., , , , ,, . .^ iv _ , .^ For the first time since the Tam three errors, together with the hit, O ' S h ant er tournaments were set up the rally. theirs count for 11 runs while the fourth when Elledge walked and stole his second base of the day and scored on Ball's triple. Cobb walked and Wicker's single scored Ball. Duncan doubled to send Wicker home. Another base on balls by Rotary's Smith added another run for the Jaycees in the fifth when Carson walked and scored later on White's single. Rotary bats were held pretty quite by the Jaycees' Marshall. The Rotes picked up one in the third on a single and two base error which put Smith on third. He came home on an error and that wound up the Rotary scoring, Marshall being effective for the balance of the game. was good for 28 putts that helped put Williams to the front. Wife at Home ''Not only did I steel Mary's putter,"' laughed Williams, "but I also left her in charge of our golf club while I'm away." The couple owns and operates the Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club at Tuscaloosa. The wind yesterday played havoc with moss of the scores but 35 sharp shooters managed to break 72. Probably as surprising as Williams' 67 was the breakthrough of four foreign entries among the leaders. The big shot American stars were, in the most part, looking like also-rans. Chandler Harper and Gary Middlecoff were exceptions, with 69's. Defending All American champion Lloyd Mangrum had 70, National Open champion Ed Furgol stumbled in with 73, PGA -winner Chick Harbert soared to 75. and Lew Worsharn, the 1953 "World" champion, at Tam settled down with a 72. See Blyrheville's Newest and Most Modern SERVICE STATION Corner Ash & Division — BlythevilJe Conoco Super Gas with TCP — Conoco Super Motor Oil G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Sell That Stuff" Phone 2-2089 Yesterday's Results Atlanta 14, Birmingham 3 Chattanooga 5, Nashville 1 Memphis 6, Little Rock 4 (12 innings) vaggio is warm and happy now Mobile 3, New Orleans 1 that he has gotten back to riding winners on the sultry tracks around New York. He has just returned from duty with the Army in Alaska. Games Today Atlanta at Birmingham Nashville at Chattanooga Memphis at Little Rock I Mobile at New Orleans DON'T TAKE A CHANCE.... WILSON'S TV & Radio Service Guaranteed Service Al) TV and-Radios (home or auto). Phone 3-4237 Day or Nifht 114 So. First—Ingram Bldg How To Make Up Your Mind on a Used Car Hunting 1 for a top value used car is a little like prospecting for gold. The more you know about where to look and how to look, the better your chances of success. It's easy to be fooled by so-called low" prices and "clean" car appearances —and it's expensive! So before you buy, check over each cwae of these important points on where and bow to look: Where to look How to look Re-Elect J. VANCE CLAYTON your STATE TREASURER "My Record Is My Best Recommendation' pol. adv. paid for by: J. Vance Clayton When you can trust a dealer, you can trust the value of the ttsed cars he sells. Every Ford Dealer is an established businessman in his community. He has a large investment in his business and his good name at stake. He's here today and he'H be here tomorrow. How about his prices? Your Ford Dealer doesn't depend on used car profits to stay in business. He takes trade-ijis mainly as a service to customers who buy new Fords. And today he is selling new Fords at a record rate, so he has more used cars to sell. These cars tie up valuable space and cash. That's why Ford Dealers offer you used cars at rock bottom prices. Is he really interested in you? You're bound to get your best deal from a 'man who wants to see you again. When a Ford Dealer sells you a used car he wants yo'ir service business, too. He's also looking ahead to the day vmen h^ can sell you another used car or a new car. So naturally he's all out to earn your goodwill and, through you, the goodwill of your friends. Does he know his used cars? Many dealers sell used cars "as is/ They don't look hard for mechanical troubles. Ford Dealer mechanics work on new and used cars every day. They have the tools, parts, and "know how" to spot trouble fast and fix it right. Every A-l used car gets a complete check before it goes on sale. Get inside the car. Don't just gaze at the nice " ; clean** interior. Bounce on aft the seats. Try all the doors and windows. Start the engine. Do aft the gauges work properly? Test the windshield wiper, headlights, turn indicators, heater, and radio. Look and listen under the hood. Does the engine idle evenly and quietly? A "rough" motor may mean bad spark plugs or faulty valves. Are there stains which betray a leaky head gasket? Check for rotted hose connections. They can cause trouble later. Check battery cables for corrosion, Walk all the way around. Tires are costly to replace. Check the treads, and look for small cracks in the casings—a sure sign of age. Don't forget the spare. When the engine is warm, check the exhaust. Excessive smoke shows the piston rings are worn. Take a Test Drive. Find a quiet road. Try the brakes—do they pull evenly? Does the handbrake hold? Test the clutch for "chatter" by letting it in very slowly. Listen for excessive rear-end noise when you accelerate. It could mean expensive transmission repairs. Take some bumps and curves. How does it ride and hold the road? Is there too much play in the steering? Is your'inspection welcome? Ford Dealers invite your close inspection because they won't be satisfied until you. are. Skilled mechanics have made careful tests on every car they label A-l. Bat you be the judge- check your Ford Dealer's used car values for yourself. F.D.A.F. Ford Dealer used cars and trucks PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY Broadway & Chickasawba Phone 3-4453 'See your local authorized Ford Dealer' PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 45 S3 ri xibOLVED by the House of Representatives or she State of Arkansas, and by the Senate; e. Majority or all the Members Elected to Each House Agreeing Thereto: THAT THS FOLLOWING is nert&y proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Arkansas. and upon Being submitted to tiia electors or the State for approval or rejection at cne next genera] election for Representatives and Senator. IT s majority oi the elector* voting thereon, at such an election, adopts such amendment, the same shal) become a part oi the Constitution or the State or Arkansas. towit: SECTION 1 The Executive Department or tnzs State consist oi a Governor. Lieutenant Governor. Secretary of State. Treasurer of State. Auditor of State. Attorney General and Commissioner of State Lands. all or whom shall teep their offices at the seat oi Government, and hold their offices for the term of two years and until their successors are elected and qualified SECTION 2. The annual salaries ol such State officers, which shall be paid in monthly installments shall be as follows: : The Governor, me sum or fifteen thousand Dollars (315.000.00): the Lieutenant Governor the sum of Three Thousand and Six Hundred Dollar* < 33.600.00); the Secretary or State, the sum oi Seven Thousa'nd and Two Hundred Dollars (57.200.00): the Treasurer of State, the sum o' Seven Thousand and Two Hundred Dollars I $7.200.00): the Auditor of State, the sum of Seven Thouand and Two Hundred Dollars ($7.200.00); the Attorney General, the sum ol Eight Thousand Dollars (SS.000.00). and tus Commissioner of State tends, the sum of Six Thousand Dollars (S6.000.00) SECTION 3 The a-oove mentioned State Officers shall be elected by the Qualified electors of the State at large at the time of the regular general election tor voting for members of the General Assembly: tha returns Of each election therefor shall be sealed up separately and transmitted to the seat of government by the returning officers not later than •:he last day of November or th« year in which the election is neia. and shall be directed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The Genera] Assembly shall coavena In special session on the first Monday in December of the year in which the members oi the General Assembly are elected and shall ba in session for a period not to exceed three d#ys, unless called into special session by the Governor At such session oi the General Assembly, and upon both Houses being organized, the. Speaker . of the Souse of Representatives shall open and publish the votes cast and given for each • of the officers hereinbefore mentioned, in the presence of both. Houses of the General Assembly. The person having the highest number ol votes for each ol the respective- offices shall be declared duly elected thereto; and shall immediately begin his term of office; but if two or more shall be equal, the highest in votes for the same office, one ol them shall by chosen by a joint rote of both Houses of the Genera] Assembly, and a majority of all the members elected sball " be aeces«ary to a choice. SECTION 4 The Genera] Assembly siialJ meet in regular session or sixty (60) days, which need not be continuous, at the seat of government every two years on the first Monday tn February of each odd numbered yeai until said time be changed by law The members of the General Assembly shall receive as their salary the sum of Twenty-four Hundred Dollars ($2.400.00), except the Speaker of the House ol Representatives, who shall receive as his salary Twenty- five Hundred and Fifty Dollars (S2.- 550.00). for each period of two (2) years payable at such time and Us. such manner as the Genera] Assembly may determine: and in addition to such salary the members of the General Assembly shall receive Ten Cents (lOc) per mile for each mile traveled In going to and returning from the seat ol government over the most direct and practicable route; and provided, further that when said members are required to attend an extraordinary or special session of the General Assembly, they shall receive in addition to salary herein provided, the sum of Twenty Dollars (S20.00) per day for each day they, are required to attend, and mileage, at the sar= 0 rate nereis provided SECTION 5 There is nereby created A joint ad Interim committee of the General Assembly to be selected rrora its membership, as may be provided by law. for the purpose or conducting research into governmental problems ana making audits of State Agencies The General Assembly shall fix the amount of per diem and expenses ol committee members and the compensation and expenses 01 the committee's einaloyees. SECTION 6. ua> The Genera) Assembly shal) from time to time provide for the salaries and compensation of the justices of the Supreme Court and for the salaries and expenses oi the J cages or the Circuit mcl Chancery Courts o: this State; provided, that such salaries and compensation of the justices or the Supreme Court, anc t£e salaries and expenses of the judges or the Circuit Chancery Courts snal) not be less than now provided by law. ib) me genera) .-\ssemoly shall oy ,a.w determine the amount and method of payment of salaries to the Commissioners or the WorJirnens' Compensation Commission, provided, tnat the salary of any Commissioner shall not be less than now provided by law to rne oeneral Assembly shall oy law determine the amount and method or payment or planes or county officials Nothing r.ereia shai] o« construed as abrogating any right or trie people as the State of Arkansas under the Initiative and Referendum provisions of the Constitution of the statutes of Arkansas. id) Thai Section 23 or Article XTS. or the Constitution and Section 2 oi Amendment DC to the Contitution of the State or Arkansas be and the same are Hereby repealed SECTION 7 That Section 39 or Article 7 or the Constitution of the State of Arkansas Is amended to read as follow-: '.for every five nundrcd elector* tsere shall be elected one justice of the peace but every township howeve: small, shall have two justices of the peace' SECTiv^ix e .M* amendment saall be tn force upon its adoption and shall not require legislative action to put It into force and effect. Approved. March 26 1953. C G HALL Secretary of 8tat* WHY SETTLE FOR A SUBSTITUTE?... KIIKHAIFIR ... YOU CAN OWN THE BEST FOR SO LITTLE MORE! HALSELL and WHITE FURNITURE CO MAIN AT DIVISION FHfNE 3-609*

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