The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 16, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 16, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, AUGUST, 16, 1954 Brooklyn Is Nearer Top But So Are Hot Braves Milwaukee Only 3V2 Games Back By JACK HAND AP Sports Writer Brooklyn's glee over dumping "them Giants" three in row is tempered by the knowledge that giddy Milwaukee, nine-game spree, shows no signs of running out of on a firewater. Stan Hack Jumps On Bravewaqon Says Milwaukee Is Getting Better All The Way Now MILWAUKEE.., L^—The Milwaukee Braves aren't the only ones who think they can go all the way to the National League pennant. Stan Hack, manager of Chicago's Cubs, jumped on the bandwagon today. The Braves swept a three- game series from the Cubs, ending with yesterday's 2-1 victory. "They definitely could make it," said-Hack '"They're getting better and'--better. The-breaks are going their way and .-they're. making the most of them, 'it's a real live ball club and I think'they could make it.";' 1 .;. Bossed by Grimm Hack, third baseman of the 1935 Cubs who won 21 straight in the waning weeks to grab the pennant, said the current Braves remind him of that team. Those miracle Cubs, incidentally, were bossed by Charlie Grimm, now manager ol the Braves. "We couldn't lose in that string," Hack said. "Only once did we ever come close, and then the other pitcher hurt his arm and we jumped 'all over the relief man. Charlie Grimm's boys act just the same—they know what to do when they get a break and. if they keep getting 'em, they could do it." The Braves themselves, practically to a man from Grimm on down, have the same opinion. Milwaukee fans, more rabid even than' the Brooklyn clientele, are convinced the World Series is their apple. Ticket reservations for the classic are coming in steadily. GeeTakes Denton, CC Championship by 6-5 Practically raised right on Blytheville Country Club's nine-hole layout, E. B. Gee, Jr., made himself right at home yesterday and fired a four-under par 31-hole score at Bill Joe Denton to take the BCC championship 6-5. Ward Raps All-Star Team Says It Was Worst Of Game's History CHICAGO (.<?)—Friday night's All- Star football game was a "keen disappointment," says Sports Editor Arch Ward of the Chicago Tribune, which sponsors the annual event. Commenting in his column on the Stars' 31-6 loss to the professional-champion Detroit Lions, Ward declared: "There have been pro victories in the gridiron's glitter series by riore decisive margins, but none in which the All-Stars had so little to offer." The Tribune Sports Editor said Head Coach Jim Tatum of Maryland worked hard to prepare the All-Stars but thai "he completely underrated the character of the opposition." Ward said the collegians should "gamble" more against the pros. The Giants' lead, once a bulging seven games, now measures only half a game over the Dodgers. The Braves are 3V 2 games behind. If Brooklyn beats the Phillies tonight in- the only game scheduled, they'll trail New York by only .002. Clean Sweep Brooklyn bumped off New York yesterday 9-4 for a sweep of their three-game series .while Milwaukee squeaked past Chicago 2-1. St. Louis barely survived, 14-12, over Cincinnati when Gus Bell, Ted Kluszewski and Jim Greengrass hit successive homers in the ninth inning. Pittsburgh won its fourth straight 9-6, its longest streak of the year, at Philadelphia and rallied "to tie the second game 6-6 in the eighth when the curfew forced play to be suspended. Indians Up Cleveland moved three full games in front of New York in the American League race. The Indians ran their winning streak to six by downing Baltimore 5-2 and 3-1. The Yanks scored eight in the first inning on the way to a 14-9 decision over Boston, their seventh straight. Chicago was practically eliminated from the pennant race by losing twicp to Detroit 2-1 and JW, dropping 9y 2 games behind Cleveland. Johnny Schmitz pitched Washington to a 4-1 victory over Philadelphia. Too Bi£ Gun Billy Loes' pitching was a most important factor in Brooklyn's success against New York. The young right-hander calmly set down the Giants with seven hits for his sixth -straight triumph. After Jim Hearn's wildness presented the Brooks with three gift runs in the second, the sluggers took over. Duke Snider and Gil .Hodges hom- ered and Jackie Robinson contributed two doubles. Willie Mays hit No. 37 — his fir-' since July 28 — and Ray Katt, Al Dark and Hank Thompson also hit ^.ome runs for New York. 12 for Conley Gene Conley, the Braves' lanky rookie, won his 12th with a seven- hitter that Included six infield hits. Joe Adcock's double and Johnny Logan's single in the fourth provided the winner after Milwaukee scored an unearned run on Vern Morgan's wild throw in the third. The trmers y Bell, Kluszewski and Greengrass tied a record held by many clubs but couldn't save Cincinnati from defeat. Joe Cunningham's homer with two on and Stan Musial's 31st helped the Cards win a wild one. Doby, A.vila Hit Larry Doby and Bobby Avila slammed homers in Cleveland's sweep over Baltimore. Doby hit No. 27 with two on in the sixth inning of the first game. Rookie Bob Grim won his 16th for the Yankes although Boston made it a little uncomfortable after trailing at one stage 1M). Art Schallock and Tom Morgan finally subdued the rallying Red Sox. Harry Agganis homered for the Sox. "Mickey Mantle smashed No. 26 for the Yanks. The University of Arkansas golfer went two up at the end of nine and gained two more in the second nine to finish four up when morning play terminated at the end of 18. Gee By JIMMY BRESLIN NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — (NEA) - The banning of bubble-blowing by gum chewing players during a game was lightly dismissed here the last time around. But the small- sized storm this local option rule has kicked up around the Little League circuit gives us something to chew over again. Take Birmingham, for instance. Down in the Alabama city, they began kicking the minute the no- bubble-blowing rule first made an appearance. The Birmingham people point to Joey Sims, their control artist of last year who had baseball people slightly ga-ga over the way he hurled his club to the Little League championship at Williamsport. Pa. Between each pitch, Joe blew up that bubble gum while waiting for the catcher's sign. This, according to the southern city, automatically makes it OK to pull the Mickey Mantle act with guxn. * « * In Elmont, L. I., the kids in the local LL scamper around a well- kept playing field, but nobody is mor_ light-hearted about it than parents around town. The field, you see, was a, sand-pitted death trap only two years ago. The sand pits made national headlines .as they claimed the lives of four youngsters within weeks. When authorities began a cleanup drive, they decided to erect a Little League field on the site . . . in hopes that the good accomplished for kids would ease bitter memories. * * * A fence company has come up with a portable baseball bacsktop which can be assembled or dismantled in less than 20 minutes. It Going into the final nine holes still four up, Gee birdied two with a "three while Denton was getting his par four. This brought' the youngster a five up advantage with but seven holes to go. A par three on the fourth hole turned the trick when Denton tc a four. Both parred one and three of the final round. Meanwhile last week, other golfers were scrapping for top spots in 'hree other flights, plus three consolation brackets. In the championship consolation fli.,_t, Mac Williams, Jr., last year's club champion, defeated E. B. Gee, Sr.; one up. In other results, James C. Guard took Cliff Councille, one up; E. B. Thomas won over E M. Regenold, one up on 19 holes, and Chester Caldwell, Jr., beat Newt Whitis, 6-4, for championships in the first, second and third flights respectively. Consolation play in that same order found Jimmy Stevenson taking Bill Afflick, 2-1; George, Anderson whipping Hank Haines', one up, and Billy Boone taking the measure of B. B. Goodman, one up on 19 holes. Here are Gee's and Denton's cards: Morning Round Out Gee 454 435 534 — 37 Denton 445 445 544 — 39 In Gee 453 254 434 — 34 Denton 544 245 534 — 36 Afternoon Round Out Gee 434 444 524 — 34 Denton 543435433 — 34 In Gee 434 3 Denton 444 4 BEAUTIFUL RECORD —Tweedle Beacker prepared at Cypress Gardens, Fla., for the National Water Ski. Tournament at Wiers, N. H. She holds the junior girls' jumping record of 49 feet. (NEA) I Sports Roundup- Williams Surprises By JACK HAND (For Gayle Talbot) NEW YORK (AP) — This might give you an insight on Ted Williams, who has been condemned publicly as hard to get along with, ill-tempered and self-centered. Now Mays Even With Ruth Total NEW YORK (£) — Willie Mays, who a few weeks ago was far ahead of Babe Ruth's pace the year the Bambino hit his record 60 home runs, today was just even with the Babe. Ruth hit his 37th homer in the Yankees' 114th game on Aug. 16 in 1927. Mays connected for his 37th in the Giants 114th game yesterday when the New Yorkers lost their third straight to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Tommy Jackson, before his recent fight at Madison Square Garden, explained why "708" was written in indelible ink on both his hands. "That's my hotel room number," he said. appears to be the answer to a lot of headaches caused by the necessity of moving backstops to make room for other sports. The whole works can be taken from "a permanent setting and stored in somebody's garage or attic with ease. m * * SMALL TALI. — This year's Little League World Series final, Aug. 27, will be handled in strictly big- time fashion, as usual . . . with an added touch of class on the broadcasti: and television supplied by Baseball Standing; By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York 70 44 .614 — Brooklyn 70 45 .609 y 2 Milwaukee 66 47 .584 3 1 , Philadelphia 55 57 .491 14 Cincinnati 56 60 .483 15 St. Louis 54 61 .470 16 Chicago 44 71 .383 26% Pittsburgh 43 73 .371 28 Today's Games Philadelphia at Brooklyn, (N) Only game scheduled. Sunday's Results Brooklyn 9, New York 4 Milwaukee 2, Chicago 1 St. Louis 14, Cincinnati 12 Pittsburgh 9-6, Philadelphia 6-6 (second game called by curfew end 8th) Toski Won't Forget Weird Finish at Tarn By CHAKLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO (AP) — On a course where par meant nothing, Bob Toski used one yesterday to win the equivalent of $100,000. ..... * i,-.^™ His final round of 72 — put together the weirdest fashion in tournament history. — gave him the "World" title at Tarn .O'Shanter and $50,000 in cash plus an exhibition contract worth just as much. The 127-pounder, at 27 the youngest Tarn winner, settled for a 72- hole score of 274. This was 14 strokes under par, with brilliant rounds of 67-65-70 and the finale of par 72. He Won't Forget By one stroke he beat out Earl Stewart Jr., the money-hungry 54- hole leader from Dallas, who blew to a closing 74, and Jack Burke Jr., also a Texan, who did the last 18 in 69. Each of the runners-up, who locked with 275, collected $7,500 as shares of a $150,000 purse distribution. The wiry Toski, registering from Livingston, N.J. T never will forget that closing 72 as long as he lives. He started out .the last round with birdies on four of the first five holes. Then suddenly, he began to look like you and me. The roof fell in with a triple bogey 7. He parred the next three for a 35 against standard 36 for the front nine. Four. in Bow At this point — 63 holes — he totaled 237, Stewart, 236, and Burke, 240 with a front nine of 34. AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Ect GB Cleveland 82 33 .713 — New York 30 37 .684 3 Chicago 7444.627 9& Detroit 52 63 .452 30 Washington 49 65 .430 32V 2 Boston 4767.412345/2 Philadelphia 39 76 .339 43 Baltimore 39 77 .336 43 & No games scheduled today. Sunday's Results Cleveland 5-3, Baltimore 2-1 New York 14, Boston 9 Detroit 2-8, Chicago 1-7 Washington 4, Philadelphia 1 Chiefs Rally For Win Over Dyersburg, 8-5 With. J. T. Conners tossing up seven-hit ball, Blythe'ville's Chiefs took an 8-5 decision over Dyersburg, Tenn., yesterday as they dissolved an early Dyersburg.. lead. Sonny Garner and Terry O'Neal each homered with the bases empty for the Chiefs. Garner also had two singles and a walk in five trips to the plate. Connert struck out six and walked one and after the third inning, allowed only two hits with no runs He was in trouble in the. early innings, however, as the Tennes- seeans scored two in the first and three in the third. But the Chiefs came back with five in the fifth and one each in the sixth and seventh. BLYTHEVILLE AB R Killett 3b 5 1 Garner 2b .... 4 2 Bennett If *.... 3 0 Fisher rf 5 0 Poster ib 4 0 O'Neal ss 4 2 Baker cf 2 1 White c * 1 Conners p 4 1 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet GB W L Pet. GB New Orleans 78 Atlanta .... 76 Birmingham , Chattanooga .. Memphis 64 Little Rock 54 Nashville 52 Mobile 52 52 53 .600 .589 57 .55 62 .512 64 73 75 76 .500 .425 .409 .406 24 V 2 25 Mel Allen the voice of the N. w York Yankees will do the play-bj-play of the final over a radio network and also will supply the commentary for the filmed version which will be shown Sunday afternoon on the 'nation's TV sets . . . Williamsport is pulling itself together for the jam of baseball people from all parts of the country at Series time . . . Yesterday's Results Atlanta 6, -Chattanooga 2 New Orleans 3-7, Memphis 2-4 Birmingham 1-3. Nashville 0-5 Little Rock 4, Mobile 0 Games Today Chattanooga at Atlanta Nashville at Birmingham Little Rock at Mobile (2) Memphis at New Orleans COTTON STATES LEAGUE El Dorado Greenville W 72 70 Meridian 58 Monroe 50 45 28 L 35 38 49 59 62 80 Pet. .673 ,648 .542 .459 .421 .259 Pine Bluff . Hot Springs .. Yesterday's Results Greenville 4, El Dorado 0 Monroe 7, Hot Springs 2 Meridian 8, Pine Bluff 3 2% 14 23 27 4*1/2 After salvaging a par 5 on the ong 64th from a trap, Toski bogied -four holes in a row by wandering into sand and missing short putts. At this time — 68 holes —- he had used up 261 strokes in all while Burke and Stewart were deadlocked at 258. While Stewart went for a birdie 4 on the 69th, Burke drove out of bounds and took a 6. Toski hit a Derfect drive, stuck a No. 4 wood 12 feet from the cup and holed the putt for an eagle 3. This tied him with Burke at 264, while Stewart jockeyed ahead with 262. On the 215-yard 70th, Stewart overshot the green, stubbed a chip shot and finally took a 5. Burke and Toski parred in 3s. Approach Helps Stewart, who was behind the other two, parred the 7ist and also took a 4 on the 72nd after failing to sink a 13-foot putt for a birdie 3 and took 275. Burke and Toski each'took 4 on the 71st. On the final hole Burke parred with 4, two-putting from 20 feet. Toski planted his approach eight feet from the pin. He rammed in the putt for a birdie 3 — and it was all over. Lloyd M a n g r u m took fourth place with 277 and Walter Burke- xno, fifth with 278. Other "World" champions crowned* were: Women pros — (Worth $5,000) —• Patty Berg with a 6-under-par 298, three strokes ahead of Louise Suggs. Women amateurs. , — Mickey Wright of San Diego "with 309, two ahead of defending champion "Wiffi" Smith. Men amateurs — Frank Strana- han, for the fifth straight time, with 284, one stroke ahead of Arnold Palmer of Cleveland. Golfers Like Thinner Air Teen-Aged Golfer Hits Ball 305 Yards ALBUQUERQUE MB— Albuquerque's mile-high altitude is proving a boon to 190 teen-aged golfers starting qualifying play today for the ninth annual International Jaycee Junior Golf Tournament. -, Tournament activities officially started yesterday with a driving contest which saw 16-year-old Lee McGuire of Leavenworth, Kan., knock a ball 3"" yards, two feet. The distance was a record for the contest, a regular pre-tournament feature. The 287 yards John Garrett of Houston, Tex., posted last year was the best previous effort. A dozen shotmakers bettered that yesterday. - . Most of the players figured the thin air here added 20 or 25 yards to their drives. But in practice sessions, most of the boys reported they found the going rather tough on the 7,250-yard University of New Mexico course where the 72-hole medal play tournament starts Wednesday. The boys shoot 36 holes of qualifying today and tomorrow with the top 100 and ties entering the tournament proper. Those who failed to qualify will take -*art in a class' B tournament. Olson Title Fight Set for Friday TV NEW YORK (AP) — Boxing fans who go for ring science are in for a treat this Friday night when middleweight champion Carl (Bobo) Olson defends his title against Rocky Castellan! in San Francisco's Cow Palace. .35 8 DYERSBURG AB R 5 Leonard 3b 5 2 3 H. Reed If-c 4 1 1 Richison cf-p 3 1 0 Bizzle ,ss 4 0 2 O. Reed 2b 4 0 0 Hampton Ib 4 0 0 J. Turner rf 4 0 1 C. Turner c 3 0 0 Kraft If 1 0 0 Hiale p-cf 3 1 0 Totals 35 5 7 Blytheville 100 051 100—8 Dyersburg 203 000 000—5 The two 160-pounders are among the most skillful fisticuffers in action today and among the most successful. The 26-year-old champion from an Francisco will be seeking his 16th straight win. Castellani, a 27-year- old ex-Marine now living in Cleveland, has swept his last 10 scraps. Starts at 8 Starting time for the 15-rounder is 8 p.m. CST. NBC will broadcast and telecast the show. Unbeaten Frankie Ryff, who soon meets New Orleans' clever Games Today Monroe at Hot Springs El Dorado at Greenville Pine Bluff at Meridian MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Minneapolis 15, Toledo 3 Louisville 3-2, St. Paul 2-1 (second game, 13 innings) Charleston 5. Indianapolis 2 Kansas City 9-2, Columbus 3-3 Texas League San Antonio 2-3, Dallas 1-0 Beaumont 6, Tulsa 3 (12 innings) Houston 6, Fort Worth 5 Oklahoma City 8, Shreveport 7 Western League Omaha 8-8, Denver 1-4 Des Moines 5-13, Pueblo 3-0 Lincoln 9, Colorado Springs 2 Wichita 6, Sioux City 1 Ralph Dupas, faces veteran Dennis Pat Brady in the 10-round lightweight main event at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway Arena tonight. ABC will handle the telecast at 8 p.m. CST. In another TV 10-rounder tonight, two im. orts, Gerry Dreyer of South Africa and El Conscripto of Mexico City, collie at New Nicholas Arena. Mont telecasts at 8 York's St. Du CST. p.m., In his comfortable home at Sil- | about his illness. Bill just quietly ver Springs. Md., 2 few miles outside of Washington, Bill McGowan, the umpire, is sitting out the rest of the season. The doctors sent Bill home from Chicago a lew weeks ago with instructions to take a long rest. A re-examination in January will determine whether he returns to work again. Tough Blow A s McGowan, a fiery little fellow who came up to the majors in 1925 is finishing his 30th year in the American League, it was a severe wrench to call it a season. slipped out of the box scores and Bill Summers moved over from another city to take his place on a four-man team. Last week the phone rang at McGowan's home. It was Williams on the line. "Don't Rush It" "How're you feeling. No. 1?" he asked. "They tell me you'll be out for the rest of year. Take it easy and don't rush it. Don't forget, you're still No. 1." That was all. Just a friendly There had been little publicity phone call, but McGowan couldn't have been more pleased if President Eisenhower had called. "Imagine that." he commented over the phone. "The greatest player in the j league calling up to see how I "felt." McGowan always contended it was the "bushers" who gave the umpires the most trouble, not the big stars of the game. Joe DiMaggio never griped about a pitch, nor Williams. They are the real pros, the fellows who know if a pitch was close enough for an umpire to call, it was close enough to hit. Finest Quality . dation Resistant WHY SETTLE FOR A SUBSTITUTE?.. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Adults 50c — Children 15c Monday, Aug. 16 8:15 p.m. Tag Match One-Fall Matches CHICO CORTEZ Texaco Cotton Picker and Spindle Oil For All Types Cotton Picking Machines Delivered Anywhere In Mississippi County Rust And Oxi- . Priced Right Dirtributor For FIRESTONE TIRES THE TEXAS CO ——Bob Logan Consignee Blytheville Phone 3-3391—Joinet Phone 2421 ... 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