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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, AUGUST, is, 1954 Bums-Jints Series Is Big Flag Factor # # * * ###* Managers Strangely Silent By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer The New York Giants may find out tonight whether luck is still on their side. They invade Brooklyn for three games with the second place *Dodgers and the way both teams have been playing, luck will go a long way in determining the outcome. Neither New York nor Brooklyn has been a ball of fire in recent weeks. They've stayed 1-2 in the National League pennant chase mainly by default. Come the Braves Now the Milwaukee Braves are creeping-.up. Many more mistakes by either of the first two clubs could prove fatal. So far the Giants have held most of the trumps in their showdowns with their metropolitan rivals. They've won 9 of the 13 games and lead the Dodgers by 3& lengths. Six of the remaining nine games will be played, in Brooklyn, three in the last week of the season. Fans have been ganging up on the Brooklyn box office but the managers remain strangley silent. Neither Leo Durocher nor Walt Alston has gone so far as to predict a sweep. Sal May Wait Durocher even has been hesitant in picking a pitcher. For two seasons Sal Maglie has been the automatic-choice to open any series with Brooklyn. But the aging right- hander wa s whipped in the Giants' last trip across the river and Leo has notions of using Ruben Gomez tonight with Maglie waiting for tomorrow's sunshine. Carl Erskine definitely will go for the Dodgers tonight. The clubs should be rested. They both had the day off yesterday. Milwaukee took advantage of their idleness and moved within 6y2. games of the top and within three games of Brooklyn by beating .St. Louis 3-1. Cincinnati whipped Chicago 8-6 in the only other National League action. Yankees Take Kin Folks The New York Yankees picked up half a game on Cleveland by •winning a- doubleheader from the Philadelphia Athletics 5-4 and 7-1. But the Indians trounced Detroit 10-1 and still lead by 2y 2 games. Boston and Washington split. The Senators won the first game 9-5 but were shutout by "rank Sullivan in the second 5-0. Baltimore and Chicago weren't scheduled. Philadelphia made the Yanks work for the .irst game, coming from behind twice to tie before Mickey Mantle decided matters in the eighth with his 25th home run. Four runs in the first inning, including a lead off homer by Hank Bauer, sewed up the nightcap in a hurry. Tribe Gets Hits The Indians pounded three Detroit pitchers for 13 hits including Al Rosen's three-run homer, his first into the seats this month. Bosen, deep in a slump, has hit safely only three times in his last 44 at bats. Bob Lemon coasted to his Baseball Standing By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Cleveland 78 33 .703 — New York 77 37 .675 2£ Chicago 7242.632 ?& Detroit 50 61 .450 28' Washington 38 63 .432 30 Boston 47 64 .423 31 Baltimore 39 73 .348 39% Philadelphia 37 75 .330 41 J / 2 Friday's Scheule Boston at New York (N) Baktimore at Cleveland (N) Philadelphia at Washington (N) Detroit at Chicago Thursday's Results New York 5-7, Philadelphia 4-1 Cleveland 10, Detroit 1 Washington 9-0, Boston 5-5 Only games scheduled NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York 70 41 .631 — Brooklyn 6745.598 3% Milwaukee ..; 63 47 .573 6V 2 Philadelphia ..... 55 53 .509 13y 2 Cincinnati 55 58 .487 16 St. Louis 52 60 .464 18& Chicago 44 68 .393 26 J / 2 Pittsburgh 39 73 .348 16th victory. Jackie Jensen hit his 19th homer for the Red Sox in their first game loss to Washington and was the batting star of the Boston victory in the second game as he drove in two runs and scored a pair. Lefty Warren Spahn, who has had trouble" winning this season, was in top form for the Braves against the Cardinals. He threw a six-hitter, struck out seven and walked nobody. In Winning their sixth straight and their 17th in their last 19 outings, the Braves bunched all of their runs in the fourth inning on an error, two singles, a double by Andy Pafko and a long' foul fly. The loss was the fifth in a row for St. Louis. Cincinnati moved within 2% games of the first division with its second straight power victory over the Cubs. The Redlegs ran their home run total to eight in two days with blasts by Ted Kluszewski, Jim Greengrass and Wally Post. A triple by Kluszewski drove in the winning runs. Friday's Schedule New York at Brooklyn (N) Chicago at Milwaukee (N) St. Louis at Cincinnati (N) Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (2) (N) Thursday's Results Cincinnati 8, Chicago 6 Milwaukee 3, St. Louis 1 Only games cheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet GB New Orleans 7, Nashville 4 Atlanta 74 52 .587 1 Birmingham ... 69 55 .557 5 Chattanooga ... 64 60 .516 10 Memphis 62 62 .500 12 Little Rock .... 52 72 .424 21% Mobile 52 74 .413 23 Nashville 50 73 .407 23% Yesterday's Results Atlanta 9-7, Memphis 1-6 New Orlean 7,' Nashville 4 Little Rock 4, Birmingham 0 Mobile 2, Chattanooga 3 Games Today Mobile at Chat' r-nooga Birmingham at Little Rock Atlanta at Memphis New Orleans at Nashville COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. G El Dorado 72 32 .692 — Greenville 67 38 .638 5% Meridian 56 48 .538 16 Monroe 47 59 .443 25 Pine Bluff 44 60 .423 28 Hot Springs .... 28 77 .267 44% Yesterday's Results El Dorado 5, Meridian 4 (12 innings) Monroe 2, Pine Bluff 1 Greenville 11, Hot Springs 4 Games Today El Dorado at Meridian Pine Bluff at Monroe Hot Springs at Greenville MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Toledo 16, St. Paul 2 Charleston 5, Kansas City 0 Columbus 6, Indianapolis 5 Louisville 4-7, Minneapolis 1-4 Texas League Oklahoma City 7, Beaumont 3 Dallas 3, Houston 1 Port Worth 6, San Antonio 1 Shrevepqrt 10, Tulsa 5 Western League Denver 3-14, Lincoln 1-7 Pueblo 12, Sioux City 6 Wichita 1, Omaha 0 Des Moines at Colorado Springs postponed ••>• Jimmy Wilde, one of the cleverest of world's flyweight champions was one of the most deceiving of fighters. He looked anemic but he was one of the hardest hitters in modern times. Sports Roundup— Kearns: A Spry Wizard By JACK HAND (For Gayle Talbot) NEW YORK (AP) — Doc Kearns popped into town with a new bankroll, cutting a wide swath down Broadway on the way to-the tailor's shop. An hour later he returned to Jack Dempsey's to report he had bought four new outfits. "Imagine the nerve of that guy, at his age, expecting to wear out four new outfits," said one of the mob. He looks like he'll make it too, dapper and spry as ever although he must be over 70. A year or two back they carved away at his spare frame in a Chicago hospital but he beat the rap. In Castellani Camp The good doctor has maneuvered himself into the camp of Rocky Casisliani. who is managed by a Cleveland contractor named Al • Naiman. They say Naiman owns at least half of Lake Erie so he was prevailed upon to guarantee Bobo Olson 5125,000 for a chance at his middleweight title. Kearns assisted in the arrangements and then helped promote the San Francisco show. He has done such a good job that they talk of a sellout for next Friday's Cow Pal- ' ace bout and Naiman is a sure thing to get off the hook. : Archie and Joe i In his spare moments, Kearns is making moves to get his Joey Maxim a fourth bout with Archie Moore for the light heavy title. IT. a gay moment. Doc once told somebody Maxim punched harder than Jack Dempsey. Now, Pal j Joey can stick with the left, tie ! you up in close and spin you around but his punch is a mild I caress. j Long ago Kearns patched up his feud with Dempsey. The colorful Manassa Mauler and the glib j doctor now are good friends. It was in Dempsey's Broadway restaurant the other night that Kearns made one of his classic remarks. He was talking about the chances of a Maxim - Moore bout in Omaha. Best in West "Maxim always goes best west of the Rockies," hft said, quickly shifting his eyes to see if the late watch was up on its geography, The next afternoon in Jim Norria' I office, they were talking business on that Omaha venture. Somebody suggested this probably would be the first title fight ever held in Omaha. "Who thought of Omaha?" Norris was asked. "Doc stopped in there, hitchhiking- back from Las Vegas," said ;Jim with a grin. It was a good gag because Kearns has a special soft spot in his heart for Las Vegas, where the wheels spin and the action is lively. A couple of years back he was talking of a "fight to the finish" in Las Vegas between Pal Joey and Archie the Gypsy. The last man Maxim "finished" was Sugar Ray Robinson in a heat wave but let's not go into that. Just a Plug- The Doc almost met himself working both sides of the street when he suggested he was prepared to offer a big guarantee for Moore to defend his title against Castellani if Rocky should upset Olson. "Are you by-passing Maxim?", a fellow" asked. Kearns explained the dates would be different, nothing was definite and what was the matter with trying to get in a plug for the Castellani-Olson bout. Sometime when they get asbestos curtains for television sets, they ought to try the Doc Kearns story on "Thi: is Your Life." Of course, you'd have to give the Doc a piece of the show. NOTICE Effective Monday, Aug. 16/ the Following Prices Will Be in Effect: Haircuts $1.00 Flattops . $1.25 Shaves 75c Shampoo 75c OK Barber Shop Main Barber Shop Rid Ball Barber Shop Imperial Barber Shop Hudson Barber Shop Safety First Barber' Shop THIS IS A WORKOUT?—With beauties as ballast, Bobo Olson combines business with pleasure riding a water bike at Baywood Beach, Calif. The passengers are Joe Place, left, and Judy Devicenzi. (NEA) Fantastic Start At Tarn O'Shanter By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO (AP) — The "world" championship at Tarn O'Shanter, paying the winner S50,000 in cash and a guaranteed $50,000 exhibition contract, today was off to one of the most fantastic starts in golf tournament history. With Earl Stewart Jr.'s 65 the best effort, 54 of the 96 pros matched or bettered Tarn's standard 36-36—72 in yesterday's first round. It was one of the biggest uprisings against par ever recorded in a major golf tournament. Let 'em Shoot "Let 'em shoot for it," said Matt Niesen, president of Tarn O'Shant- er and chairman of the rules committee, "let 'em have fun." In yesterday's opening action the bigshots hit the warpath with a wild gleam. At the present rate Byron Nelson's 72-hole Tarn record of 269— 19 under par—set in 1945 appeared in jeopardy and. the $10,000 extra prize for breaking Lloyd Mangrum's course record of 63 carved in 1948 may even go down the drain. Stewart, of Dallas, appeared like an innocent by-stander in a terrific jam as he set out to protect his lead. The red-haired, former National Intercollegiate champion from Louisiana State, posted his dazzling 30-35—65 early as the barrier was sprung yesterday, then dared anyone to come close. The Good Ones Walter Burkemo, the 1953 National PGA champion and runner- up this year, blazed home in 66. Johnny Palmer, Bob Toski and Dutch Harrison caught the money scent for 67's. Seven shared 68's— Henry Ransom, Dave Douglas, Britisn Open champion Peter Thomson of Melbourne, Shelley Mayfield, Sam Snead, Claude Harmon and Jim Turnesa. On the track at 69 were Porky Oliver, Jack Burke, Belgian Fiory Van Donck and such unheralded sharpshooters as Mike Souchak and Bill Ogden. Grouped at 70 were 11 marksmen, including Doug Ford, Tarn's All-American champion Jerry Barber, Lloyd Mangrum and Gary Middlecoff. Even the women were having a picnic with par. Patty Berg took aim in the $12,000 women's pro bracket with a blistering 69 to match Babe Zaharias' competitive course record set last week in the Tarn All-American. MSL All-Stars Fall Before Bomber Attack The General American Insurance Co. Bombers continued their string of victories yesterday afternoon by taking the measure of the All- Stars in a nine-inning softball game at. Little Park. The score was 17-11, hardly what one would expect when the cream of the league gets together. In fact, both teams dished up a serving of loose play from time to time. It was a close game for one inning. The All-Stars scored in the first on two hits, while the Bombers tamely went down in order. In the second, the latter came back to score seven runs and break the game wide open, rapping Jim Tully freely. From that point, it was just a question of how much, as they added 6 more in the sixth, inn- THE ORIGINAL T84O CABIN BOTTLE name &mvu> it of MIC Sngttifv SIX YEARS OLD $450,000 AII-S U TVT By TED SMITS CHICAGO (4P) — The College All-Stars meet the Detroit Lions at Solider Field tonight in the first big game of the 1954 football season with a crowd of 90,000 expected. Gross receipts will reach $450,000, mostly going to charity. The collegians have a fair chance to get their seventh victory in 21 games because they have first rate passers and because the Lions will be handicapped by playing under college rules. The Lions, however, remain one touchdown favorites. Zeke to Start Jim Tatum of Maryland, coach of the nation's No. 1 college team last fall, will probably start Zeke Bratkowski at quarterback for the All-Stars. Bratkowski completed 360 passes out of 734 attempts for 4,863 yards and 24 touchdowns in three years at Georgia. Backing him up are Cotton Davidson. Baylor; Bobby Garrett, Stanford; Lamar McHan, Arkansas; and Vince Dooley, Auburn, all top - notch passers. Lions Have Layne The Lions, champions of the National Football League, have a great passer in Bobby Layne, but coach Buddy Parker may save him for the regular season and depend on Tom Dublinski. Furthermore, the Lions must use their men on both offense ~nd defense whereas pro football is still playing two platoons and liking it. Needless to say the Lions are unhappy. Coach Parker faced up to the problem of creating an all-around, one platoon squad out of his two platoon specialists by using his regular offensive line — which will average 238 pounds — in front of a patched backfield that includes, besides Dublinski, Doak Walker, Jack Christiansen and Lewis Carpenter. Tatum has created a backfield to support Bratkowski by teaming his own Chester Hanulak with Notre Dame's Johnny Lattner and Neil Worden. In all the collegians will start three men from Maryland and three from Notre Dame. The game, which starts at 8:30 p.m. EST will go to 570 radio stations on the WGN-Mutual network, and to 164 television stations on the DuMont network, the biggest TV coverage ever. Net proceeds go to the Chicago Tribune Charities, Inc. Dodd Moaning Still on Sub Rule DALLAS. (AP) — Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd says the one-platoon system he was forced into by the rules makers last year will bring most of the nation's colleges to the two-team system and that will mean further lowering the class of football. Dodd made his observations at the Texas cocahing school here where he is lecturing on the split T formation in football to 2,000 high school coaches from over the nation. . The coach of the Sugar Bowl champions for two years declared that the collegian couldn't play 50 or 60 minutes under the speeded up football of today without losing his effectiveness and rather than "get whipped with tired boys" the colleges would be using two teams next season. Each team will play both on offense and defense and will stay in the game for an allotted time regardless of the result. More Boys? The advent of the one-platoon PROOF, L G. BOOZ DISTILLERY COMPANY, BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY ing, and inserted a few more now and then along the way. The All-Stars waited until the ninth to offer a real threat, but by that time, they were so far in arrears that the ringing bats could be laughed off. In that inning, they rapped out six hits to tally six runs. Truly and Bill Baker shared the hurling chores for the Stars and both were treated rather roughly at times. Meharg was on the hill for the Bombers, and he had rough moments. The Stars accumulated a total of 18 base his as against 17 for the Bombers but just did not put them together right. This afternoon at Walker Park, members of all teams in the league will have a picnic. As a penalty for their loss yesterday, members of the All-Star team will serve the food. system last year saw the colleges carrying eight or ten fewer players and he said that was one of the objectives of scrapping two- platoon football—to trim expenses by cutting down on the number of players. But, Dodd observed, as many if not more players will be on the rosters under the two-team system. This is nothing new, he explained. Knute Rockne* used the system at Notre Dame in the twenties with his "shock troops." And Dodd said Gen. Bob Neyland used it at Tennessee in 1938-39-40 for the first time in the Southeastern Conference. "Football runs a. cycle," he said. "Now we're back where we were 30 years ago." Meridian, N.O. Get Victories Legion's Regional Tourney Under Way AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 13 W—Meridian, Miss, ajid New Orleans' Cokes took advantage of opponents' miscues to win opening games in the Region Six American Legion Baseball Tournam'ent last night. New Orleans survived a two- run last - inning rally to squeak past Fort Smith, Ark. 7-6 in the first game, and Meridian handed Earl Hays Chevrolet of Dallas its first loss in 24 games this season, 4-0. Meridian picked up all four runs on five Dallas errors in the eighth. James McCarriey allowed the unusually hard-hitting Dallasites four hits. Earl Furlow, Fort Smith hurler, had a 3-0 lead and was pitching hitless ball until the fourth inning when his pitching collapsed and five New Orleans runs cross dethe plate. New Orleans collected two more runs in the seventh and ninth, Two Old Hogs Face Each Other CHICAGO (if)— When the College All-Stars meet the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field here tonight two former University of Arkansas backfield teammates will be on opposite sides. Wearing All-Star colors will be Lamar McHan, No. 1 draft choice of the Chicago Cardinals. Lewis Carpenter, who played with McHan in 1951 and '52, is beginning his second season with the Detroit Lions The Lions earned the right to play the All-Stars in the annual classic by ^winning the National Football League championship last vear. and cut off a three^run Fort Smith rally in the ninth to win. Tonight's games in the double- elimination tournament will match Fort Smith and Dallas and Meridian and New Orleans. 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