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SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ABK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FWB G Field Dead Ball Club a Crushed bv Big Pros Use Only 25 Players in Win By JERKY LISKA CHICAGO (AP) — Two-platoon or one-platoon, the College All-Stars are helpless prey of the roaring Detroit Lions two-time champions of the National Football League. It was indeed an unlucky Friday the 13th for the collegians before 93 470 at mammoth Soldier Field last night as they took a 31-6 clawing from the ruthless Lions. The efficient pros from the Motor City had been forced to play the limited substitution rule and junk their two-platoon system just for this nationally-televised contest. 14-10 Last Year Last year, with free substitution prevailing, the Lions whipped the All-Stars, 24^10. With their stellar passing quarterback, Bobby Layne, riding the bench all the way, the Lions pounced on the inept collegians for 17 points in the first quarter and then won as they pleased. No. 2 Lion quarterback Tom Dublinsfci, directing only 24 other pros used by Detroit Coach Buddy Parker, called his shots with deft skill and had the backing of a bristling defense that hamstrung the outclasses All-Stars. «-Point Gift I Whea th* All-Stars scored their only touchdown in the third period —on a five-yard end run by Notre Dame's Johnny Lattner—it was only because a Lion fumble on Detroit's five-yard line offered the opportunity. In contrast with long, quick aerial scoring strikes which typify pro play, the Lions crunched the All- Stars with a smashing ground attack, three touchdowns con>'ng. on short plunges. The Lions' 14 first downs by rushing broke the game's pro record 'of 12 by the Chicago Bears in 1942. Two Scores After a fumble by Lattner set up a 36-yard field goal by another ex-Notre Dame star, Jim Martin, to start the Lion scoring, Doak Walker crashed five yards to a touchdown and Lew Carpenter bolted two yards for another to give Detroit its 17-0 first period lead. Lattner's touchdown shaving the Lion lead to 17-6 only prompted another slashing pro drive, covering 67 yards and ending with Carpenter's second touchdown, a one- yard blast, also in the third period. The final Lion score in the fourth quarter brought further humiliation to All-Star Coach Jim Tatum of Maryland as end Jim Doran stole the ball from Notre Dame's Neil Worden and romped 36 yards to score. Used 48 Tatum used 48 of his All-Stars, but the theory of fresh players taking the steam out of the Lions - under the one-platoon system just didn't work. Heralded quarterback Zeke Brat- owski of Georgia, property of the Chicago Bears, threw 14 passes and completed eight. The All-Star running attack was paced by lightly-touted Veryl Switzer of Kansas State, who carried six times for 34 yards. Switzer's 27-yard run from deep in his own territory in the second quarter provided th only collegiate offensive thrill. On defense, end "arlton Massey of Texas was the outstanding All-Star. The All-Stars in their dressing room thought the outcome might have been different if Lattner had not fumbled on the game's opening scrimmage play. "They Were Dead" However - Lion Coach Parker probably sized up the whole game correctly with the comment: "The All-Star coaches got all they could out of those boys, but it just wasn't enough. They just weren't a goou team. They were dead." Parker also said the one-platoon system hurt the All-Stars more than it did the Lions, It certainly seemed that v/ay, with the All- Stars outrushed, 250 yards to 62, and outpassed 111 yards to 28. The game which marked the fourth straight pro triumph and 13th victory against six defeats and two ties brought gross receipts of $445,650, including TV and radio tees. The game's most serious casual' ty was halfback Chet Hanulak of Maryland, property of the Cleveland Browns, who suffered a fractured left arm early in the fray. Baker Takes Y Ping Pong Tournament The "Y" Summer Ping Pong Championship was captured thi week by Larry Baker in a one day tournament staged in the "Y' game room. Baker defeated Clar ence Cummings in the finals 21-12 21-13 and Herbert Loveless defeat ed Jack Renfro for third place bj a score of 21-19; 21-16. Seventeen boys entered the tour ney, which turned out to be per haps the strongest field ever to enter a ping pong tourney at th "Y". James Tremain and Kenneth Stanley had to fight it out for th< privilege of being the 16th man in the bracket, Tremain winning' b$ a score of 18-21; 21-16; 21-20. In the first round of play Jame Morrow defeated Jimmy Hall Herbert Loveless downed Tommy Slayton, Larry Baker dumpe Bruce Smythe, and Carroll Knapr won over Larry Campbell. Tremain continued victoriou by whipping Joe Wicker, Renfr eliminated Jimmy Haynes, Cum mings scored a .surprisingly eas win over Larry Ellis and Marvir Zellner dumped Earl Hyde. In the second round, Loveles beat Morrow, Baker subdue Knapp, Renfro won over Tremai and Cummings dropped Zellner. Cummings won over Renfro an Baker defeated Loveless to gai the finals. Bob Toski Convinced He's the Man for Tarn By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO (AP) — Bob Toski, who is built like a jockey but hits a golf ball like a Paul Bunyon, is convinced he is the man of destiny as far as Tarn O'Shanter's biggest payoff in ournament history is concerned. The 127-pounder, who will be 28 next month, confidently expects to jick up promoter George S. May's vinning check of $50,000 and sign $50,000 exhibition contract when olf's "World" championship ends Sunday. The locker room crooner, known affectionally by his colleagues as 'The Mighty Mouse," splattered Tarn's par 72 with a second round of 65 yesterday for a midway tally of 132—a dozen strokes off the regulation. Best Ever His 36-hole total was the best ever recorded since Tarn tournaments started in 1941 and gave the little golfer from Livingston, N. J-, who smacks 300-yard drives, a :hance to crack Byron Nelson's 72- hole course mark of 269 set in 1945. Nelson posted 134 at the 36-hole juncture in his record-breaking evsnt. "Somebody told me Nelson was only 29 when he won the first Tarn tournament in 1941 and no one any younger has won here since," grinned the 5 foot 6 Toski. "But this time Toski will become the youngest." Solid Man The experts think Toski is not one to fold under pressure and his tourney record for the season supports the belief. In the midst of his greatest season on the money trail, he ranks third in PGA winnings with $14,938 and has scored victories in the Baton Rouge, Wilmington and Eastern Opens. But he had a horde of money- hounds on his heels as today's third round started. Veterans Johnny Palmer, 36, "World" champion of 1949, and the indomitable Dutch Harrison, 44, were only three strokes away at 135 Bunched at 136 were Walter Burkemo, Jack Burke, first round leader Earl Stewart Jr., British Open champion Peter Thomson and unflagging George Fazio. In all, 15 players were under 140, including Ail-American champion Jerry Barber and Al Besselink at 37 and Belgian Flory Van Donck, Doug Ford, Henry Ransom, Jay Hebert and Lloyd Mangrum at 139. Meanwhile, close races were in prospect for three other "World" ;ourney sections running simultaneously in the complex carnival These leaders were: Women pros, shooting for s $5,000 first prize—Patty Berg, 144, ight under par; Louise Suggs, 148, and Babe Zaharias, 149. Men amateurs—Arnold Palmer of Cleveland, 138, and Frank Stranahan, 141. Women amateurs — "Wiffi" Smith and Mickey Wright, each with 153. No Big Man At Ontario U. S. Wins Meet With Canada, Mexico LONDON, Ont. (#)—A favorite to succeed Gene Littler as U. S. na tional amateur golf champion was not to be found in the Americas Cup Golf Tournament. The United States won the ternational Canada, 14 in competition,- shading to 13, while Mexico Zellner Cops Y Net Event In a three-set final match, Marvin Zellner this week defeated Jack Thompson 6-1; 4-6; 6-3 to take the "Y" Junior Tennis Cham pionship title on the Walker Park courts. Zellner had reached the finals by defeating Carroll Knapp 6-3; 6-1 in the opening round of play and then toppled Dean Dougherty by identical scores in the semifinals. Thompson had a somewhat more rugged road to travel to reach the finals, downing Larry Baker in the first round by 6-2; 8-6 and almost bowing out in the semi-finals against Bruce Smythe, who captured the first set 11-9. However, Thompson rallied to run it out 6-4; 6-3. drew a blank in the two-day tour nament concluded yesterday. It was felt that this tournament pitting the best amateurs from tin three nations, would give a line on what to be expected in the Ama teur, to be competed at Detroi starting Aug. 23. But not one player Hashed game that would tab him as a big favorite. Competition was too keen fo any one player to stand out. For instance, five of the seven U. S. players felt the sting of de feat. Only Charlie Coe, Oklahoma City, and Joe Conrad, San Antonio Tex., escaped unscathed. Conrad played on the winning team in Thursday's intricate three ball "sixsomes." Coe, replacing Conrad in yester day's singles, defeated Phillip Far ley of Toronto but had to go to th 36th green before winning, 2 up. All other U. S. players lost a least once to the Canadians. Sports Roundup— It's Time to Switch Managers NEW YORK (AP) By JACK HAND (Far Gayle Talbot) Mid-August is rumor time in the major leagues the season when managers are fired six times a week and twice on Sundays and every second- division club promises to clean house with the roster. Because all 16 managers are nice fellows who usually answer politely when you ask sane questions, it is painful to look ahead to 1955 and realize that some members of the jolly family will no longer be around. It doesn't make much difference, either, whethflr they had holdover contracts. Where Are A's? whether the Philadelphia A's are in Philadelphia, Kansas City, Dallas, Toronto or even Shickshinny, Pa., but the chances are that Edie Joost will not survive the move. That doesn't mean necessarily he failed as a manager but rather that a new face will be needed. How anybody could manage a team like the A's with the Mack Brothers feuding in the front office and the bills piling up, is difficult to imagine. Boudreau, Too? Boston may be another trouble spot for there are reports Lou Boudreau has not charmed some of the Fenway patrons with his Red Sox youth movement. Jimmy Dykes recently survived a vote of confidence by the Baltimore players but the club is bumping along near the bottom and the Orioles already are paying Marty Marion and Rogers Hornsby not to manage. From time to time there have been reports Chuck Dressen may come back from the coast to succeed Freddie' Hutchinson at Detroit or to take over the Phillies job. Terry Moore took the Phils job from Steve O'Neill, refusing a 1955 contract. It would seem the old Cardinal centerfielder should rate a chance to take the club through an entire season, including spring training, before any final judgment is passed. Hack to SUy The Cubs made their switch last March, bringing in Stan Hack to replace Phil Cavarretta during spring training. Hack certainly will be retained after his success with the youngsters. Charlie Grimm, Birdie Tebbetts and Leo Durocher are set and Fred Haney undoubtedly will be back if he can stand the Pirates. Brooklyn went out on the limb to pick Walter Alston out of its farm system last winter and can't afford to admit a mistake, even if the Dodgers fail to win. Eddie Stanky's status in St. Louis may be shaky despite a three-year contract he got last season. Whether Cleveland wins or not, Al Lopez should have no troubles. Paul Richards has few snipers in Chicago. Bucky Harris should be safe at Washington. Unless Casey Stengel decides he has had enough, he can have the Yankee job as long as he wants. 4 Braves Out To Make Fight of It By BEN PHLEGAR Associated Press Sportswriter Milwaukee's wild dash for WHAT IS IT? — Resembling something out of a Jules Verne novel, Jose Cortinas emerged from San Francisco Bay festooned in seaweed. The Havana- born marathoner was preparing to swim the 23-mile length of Lake Tahoe, a never-before- attemoted feat. (NEA) Harvey Just Not Same Any More He Hasn't Been Sharp Since Injury Before Star Game CINCINNATI <& — Harvey (The Kitten) Haddix, St. Louis Cardinal ace southpaw, hasn't shown his usual sharp form since an injury befor3 the All-Star game. He started on the mound for the Redbirds last night but was belted out of the box after four innings of work after allowing three home runs. The Cards went on to win the game, scoring four in the eighth and three in the ninth, 10-8. Haddix, who has won 15 and lost 8, was hit below the knee by a line drive shortly before the All-Star game in July. Shortly before that Ms 10-game winning streak had been stopped by Brooklyn. Since coming back to action, Haddix has won three and lost four. He was belted from the box in the first inning by Pittsburgh in one start. Wally Moon's sinking double drove in two runs in the ninth to give the Birds the victory—their first in the last six games. Redleg Manager Birdie Tebbetts was ejected from the game for arguing with Umpire Bill Stewart over the hit. Tebbetts claimed Gus Bell caught the ball while Stewart held it was trapped. Wally Post hammered two homers for Cincinnati and Ted Kluszewski and starting pitcher Joe Nuxhall hit one apiece. Bill Sarni and Ray Jablonski homered for St. Louis. Brooks Lawrence, the fourth Cardinal pitcher, received credit for the victory, his 10th against four defeats since joining the club ii June. Baseball Standings Newcomer Booked for Legion Ring By JTHE ASSOCIATED PEESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet GB Cleveland 79 33 .705 New York 78 Chicago 73 the pennant has stolen much of the thunder from the cur- j Detroit 50 rent battle for first place be- Washington ... 48 twe'en the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Boston Baltimore .. Philadelphia 37 42 62 64 65 74 75 .678 .635 -446 .429 .420 .345 .336 Alston Likes Bums 7 Looks Says Team Really Shaping Up Now BROOKLYN (R — "The boy looked like champions tonight. I'v been waiting a long time for this They were all great but nobod was greater than Carl Erskine. H was a real pitcher out there." It was a long stataement for Walter Alston to make. A shy, ret- icient person by nature, the freshman manager hasn't said that many words at one time on any given day this season. But even a sphinx couldn't remain mum after Erskine's brilliant exhibition last night as he *cenrTATrn pitched the Dodgers to within 2V 2 Jr ™E ASSOCIATED lames of the Giants with a vital i West Haven, Conn.-Jeriy Lue- 3-2 victory over New York. dee, 161 New Haven, outpomted "He's the best damn pitcher in Johnny Green, 158, Springfield, the league," enthused catcher Roy -^ as s- 6 Pony Game Set For Monday An unfinished game between the Eagles and Rams of the Pony League will be run off Monday afternoon, league officials stated today. The Aug. 4 game was called due to darkness at the end of seven. Fights Last Night Campanella. "He and that Harvey Haddix of the Cardinals. They're the best two for my money. Nobody could have beaten Carl tonight. He was simply great. He had it when he needed it." Osaka, Japan—Somdez Yongra- kit, 146%, Thailand, stopped Teruo Onuki, 144%, Japan, 3 San Diego, Calif.—Zora Folley. 188, Phoenix, Ariz., outpointed Kirby Seals, 194, San Diego, 10. By now the Braves have .convinced the two top clubs that they are serious about this pennant business and the current three-game eries in Brooklyn between the Giants and Dodgers finds both clubs looking over their shoulders for the onrushing Redskins. Close In They don't have far to look since the Braves closed to within 5 l / 2 ;ames of the top last night with a 5-2 triumph over Chicago after the Dodgers had whipped the Giants 3-2. Milwaukee came back from a sensational road trip and staged a dramatic homecoming for an enthusiastic gathering of 42,820 well- wishers. Trailing through seven innings, they tied the score at 2-2 in the eighth, then triumphed on Del Crandall's three-run homer with one out in the ninth. The victory was the 18th in 20 games for the Braves who have made up 10 games on the front- running Giants in a month. Six weeks remain in the season. Another Chiller The Brooklyn contest was a spine-tingler too, decided on a two- run homer by Carl Purillo in the seventh inning. Sal Maglie and Carl Erskine allowed a hit apiece through the first five innings. Brooklyn broke into the scoring column first, getting one run on a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly in the sixth. The Giants came back with two iri the seventh on doubles by Don Mueller and Monte ' Irvin sandwiched around a single by Willie Mays. With a one run lead Manager Leo Durocher sent up a pinch hitter for the tiring Maglie and sent his No. 1 relief ace, Marv Grissom to the hill in the eighth. Gil Hodges greeted him with a single. Furillo followed with the game-winning homer. Big- Three Wins Cleveland held its 2y 2 game edge over the New York Yankees with a 9-4 verdict over Baltimore. New York whipped Boston 8-2. Chicago shaded Detroit 1-0 in a brilliant 16-inning pitching duel between Jack Harshman and Al Aber. Philadelphia edged Washington 3-2. In other National League action Pittsburgh thumped Philadelphia twice, 9-5 and 5-0 and St. Louis overpowered Cincinnati 10-8, scoring six runs in the last two innings. All Way Aber and Harshman went all the way in the Chicago marathon, each allowing nine hits. Harshman struck out 12 and gained the victory when Minnie Minoso tripled with Nellie Fox on first in the 16th. Bob Feller tamed the Orioles for his 259th lifetime victory. A five run first inning kayoed Bullet Bob Turley, a youngster whose fire ball is supposed to blaze like Feller's did 15 years ago. Enos Slaughter belted a bases- loaded triple as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning for New York and Whitey Ford coasted the rest of the way for the Yanks' fifth straight victory. Slaughter's blast came with the score tied 2-2. Phil Rizzuto added a two-run homer. Tom Finigan collected three hits, stole home with the winning run and disabled the starting Washington pitcher as the Athletics broke an eight-game losing streak. A drive by Finigan hit Dean Stone on the wrist and the pitcher had to leave the game in the fourth. Robin Roberts, a shutout winner Newcomer Don Bruno makes his initial appearance before a Blyihe- ville crowd here Monday night in the tag match, feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Bruno, a top ranking heavyweight, is scheduled to team with Lee" Fields against Al Getz and Chico (the Mad Mexican) Cortez ia the main go. Very little is known abount Bruno but according to advance booking reports he is a young heavyweight who has made quite a name for himself in mid-western wrestling circles. PhiladelDhia at Washington (N) j A running duel that nas been •*?,.!*,,,.>„ T?»™IT* | going on lor sometime between I Fields and Cortes, is expected to 1 highlight Monday night's mat-ch. The duel was set afire again last Monday night when the two squared off in the tag feature. 29 31 32 401-2 41 Vz Saturday's Schedule Baltimore at Cleveland Boston at New York Detroit at Chicago Friday's Results Cleveland 9, Baltimore 4 New York S, Boston 2 , Chicago 1, Detroit 0 (16 innings) j Philadelphia 3, Washington 2 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB .625 .602 .577 .500 .482 .469 17 7-2 .389: 26& .360 30 2% 5& 14 16 New York 70 42 Brooklyn 68 45 Milwaukee 64 47 Philadelphia ..55 55 Cincinnati 55 59 St. Louis 53 60 Chicago 44 69 Pittsburgh .... 41 73 Saturday's Schedule New York at Brooklyn Chicago at Milwaukee (N) St. Louis at Cincinnati (N) Pittsburgh at Philadelphia Friday's Results Brooklyn 3, New York 2 St. Louis 10, Cincinnati 8 Pittsburgh 9-5, Philadelphia 5-0 Milwaukee 5, Chicago % SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet GB New Orleans ... 76 51 .598 — Atlanta 74 53 .583 2 Birmingham ... 60 55 .560 5 Chattanooga ... 65 60 .520 10 Memphis 63 62 .504 12 Little Rock .... 53 73 .421 22& Mobile 52 75 .409 24 -Nashville 50 74 .403 24 & .. Yesterday's Results Chattanooga 7, Mobile 2 Birmingham 11, Little Rock 6 Memphis 7, Atlanta 6 New Orleans 14, Nashville 6 Games Today Chattanooga at Atlanta Nashville at Birmingham Memphis at New Orleans (ONLY GAMES SCHEDULED) In the preliminary bouts, Bmno is scheduled to meet Getz while Fields takes on Cortez. AUSTIN, Tex. ®—New Orleans' Cokes took over the favorites' rote in the Region Six American- Legion Baseball Tournament last night as they blanked Meridian, Miss., 6-0. Earlier, Earl Hayes Chevrolet of Dallas eliminated Fort Smith, Ark., 4-0 on three-hit pitching by lefthander Boo Sudderrh. Ja the Fort Smith-Dallas game, Sudderth was In complete control. The only hits he gave up were singles in the first and fifth and Catcher Gerrell Williams' double in the seventh. COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet in his last three outings against Pittsburgh, failed to survive the fifth inning last night. Sid Gordon and Preston Ward blasted him for three-run homers. Rookie Vern Thies pitched a winning' three-hitter in the second game. Cincinnati hit four homers but lost out to the Cardinals as Wally Moon drove in the winning runs a sinking li wit hnitn neh rhn.tie with a sinking liner in the ninth. Manager Birdie Tebbetts was tossed out for arguing that the ball was caught. Wally Post hit two homers for the Reds. El Dorado 72 33 .686 Greenville ..... 68 38 .642 Meridian 57 48 .543 Monroe 48 59 .449 Pine Bluff 44 61 .419 Hot Springs 28 78 .264 .. Yesterday's Results Meridian 7, El Dorado 6 Monroe 4, Pine Bluff 2 Greenville 8, Hot Springs 1 Games Today El Dorado at Greenville Monroe at Hot Springs Pine Bluff at Meridian 10 25 28 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Indianapolis 6, Columbus 5 Toledo 4, St. Paul 1 Louisville 6, Minneapolis 5 Kansas City 5, Charleston • Texas League Dallas 6, San Antonio 4 Houston 7, Fort Worth 2 Beaumont 2, Tulsa 1 Shreveport 8, Oklahoma City 4 Western Leagne Des M o i n e s 11-6, Colorado Springs 4-5 Pueblo 9, Sioux City 5 Wichita 10, Omaha 9 Denver 3, Lincoln 1 • FILM • MOVIE FILM • FLASH BULBS • COLOR FILM • POLAROID FILM BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 W. Main Phone 3-3647 WRESTLING Monday, Aug. 16 8:15 p.m. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA Adults 50c — Children 15c One-Fall Matches DON BRUNO Tag Match and vs. Bruno Cortez Texaco Cotton Picker and Spindle Oil For All Types Cotton Picking Machines Delivered Anywhere In Mississippi County Finest Quality . dation Resistant Rust And Oxi- . 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