The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 19, 1954 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 19, 1954
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Coast's Charley Powell Is Boxing, Grid Phenom By HAREY GRATSON NBA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NBA) — Charley Powell may never win the world heavyweight championship,, but the big San Diego kid most certainly is the finest all-round athlete ever to Powell, being hailed in California as another Joe Louis, ran the 100 in under 10 flat as a high school boy, even though he weighed 200 pounds. Upon graduation, young powell, was offered numerous college scholarships for his? football and basketball, but decided to start earning money, and first took a whack at baseball. Signed by the St. Louis Browns and farmed to the California v '> ' ..-/j League, Powell hit _: , * ' '"' the longest home Charley Powell run in history of the Madesto park. As a lad out of high school, competing against the greatest college performers, he at once became a bright, shining defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers. Abe Saperstein sought to sign him for the Harlem Globetrotters of world basketball renown—and not because he was any part of a clown. As a footballer, the six-foot four inch Powell weighed 230 pounds. Knocking out the vastly more experienced Rocky Jones in his last outing as a fighter, he was a svelte 216-pounder. * • * POWELL HAS FLATTENED his last eight victims, requiring less than 12 rounds to dispose of the lot. One went out in 16 seconds. This fellow appears to be as quick as Louis was at his best. In the case of Jones, it must be borne in mind that Powell was a green youngster with only nine profe" ssional bouts behind him, whereas the ->oddler out of Chester, Pa., had scored decisions over Roland La Starza and Tommy Harrison. He twice went the route with Dan Bucceroni and once with Danny Nardieo. He- was a good trial horse, but Powell quickly left- hooked him to the showers. You can take a boy out of beak busting, but you can never take beak busting out of a boy. For a dozen years, Manager Suey Welch has done very well in the motion picture business, with theatres and a cafe in downtown Los Angeles. He made more money than he ever did in boxing. Welch hails from Akron, O., but resided in Los Angeles for more than 20 years. He promoted boxing in Akron, guided Gorilla Jones to the middleweigh championship, developed the old rubber puddler heavyweight, Kayo Christner. Jones now trains Powell. THE FIGHT BUG was in Welch's veins, and when five or six years ago he heard about a San Diego high school boy named Charley Powell, famed as an all-round athlete at 16 and with boxing aspirations, he invited the lad to come to Los Angeles for inspection. What sort of a chap is this 22- year-old giant with the atomic fists? Eagles Obtain Tie for Third Top Pitching Duel Is Seen In Pony League The Methodist Eagles pushed into a tie for third place in the Pony League yesterday with a 5 to 1 victory over the Christian Bears behind Dave Holt's two hit pitching. The Eagles got four of their 3 is in the first inning on Bear miscues. With two men out Holt drew a base on balls; Nelson followed and he also drew a base on t 1? Fully hit an easy .roller to the first baseman and it looked like the third out but McGuire threw wide to the pitcher covering the bag and Fully was safe. Holt scored from third on the overthrow and Nelson moved to third base. After Fully had stolen second, Gilles hit a hard single into right field scoring Nelson and Pvlley, Gilles going to second on the throw to plate. Fowler then hit a roller down the third base line that went for an infield hit, and when the first baseman tried to pick Gilles off as he was rounding third and threw wild allowing Gilles to score. Rounsavall struck out to end the inning. The Bears almost scored again threat in the lop of the 4th inning. Privett walked and proceed- He's certainly not garrulous, reads, thinks before he talks. Asked which was tougher, pro football or boxing, he replied: "I have to weigh less for boxing and be Once you leave your corner, you're on your own. There are no blockers. It isn't a team job." Certainly he's thinking about Rocky Marciano. "I believe I have better physical equipment, but I lack experience," he said. "I am taller and heavier. I know I am faster. But the matchmaking is in the hands of Suey Welch. When he thinks I'm ready for the top boys, that will be good enough for me." Gorilla Jones tells you that Powell has the fastest hands he ever saw on a big fellow. "Make one mistake and you're a goner," says the former titleholder. What does Suey Welch think of his new tiger? Just try to buy a piece of Charley Powell and you'll find out. ed to steal two bases. Then Ross lifted an easy fly to center field but Nelson let the ball bounce out of his glove with Privett scoring on the error. Campbell walked but Jayroe grounded out to end the threat. The eBars almost scored again in the 5th when O'Neal lifted a deep hit to center field for a triple but he was out at home when he was trying to stretch it into a home run. The Eagles got their last run in the bottom of the 5th. With two out, Holt hit a triple to right center field and Nelson followed with a single to center to score Holt. The game was highlighted by the brilliant pitching duel between Holt and Howard. After a shaky first inning. Howard limited the Eagles to only three more hits with Holt's triple being the only big hit. Holt, however, was the master for the day as the Bears went four innings before getting their first hit and then getting only two for the rest of the game. BEARS AB R H PO A E O'Neal, If 3 0 1 1 0 0 Nokes, 3b 3 0 0 0 2 0 McGuire, Ib 3 0 1 10 0 Privett c ... ? Ross, ss 210510 200100 Campbell, 2b .... 2 0 0 0 3 0 Jayroe, cf 3 0 0 1 0 0 Kelly, rf 1 0 0 0 0 Jackson, rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 Howard, p 30 0 0 3 0 McCasslin, rf .... 1 0 0 0 0 0 EAGLES AB R H PO A E Griffen, 2b ... 3 0 0 2 0 Fitzgerald, c-ss ..300520 Holt, p 221130 Nelson, ss-cf 2 1 2 1 1 Reed, rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pulley, rf 3 1 0 1 0 Hanley, cf 00 0 1 0 Gilles, cf-c 3 1 1 0 1 1 Fowler, Ib 30 1 80 ( Taylor, If 1 0 0 0 1 Rounsavall, If ... 2 0 0 1 0 Simmons, 3b ..... 2 0 0 1 1 White, If 00000 SUMMARY R H E Bears 0000100 1 2 Eagles 4 0 0 0 1 0 x 5 5 Barracuda in Race Track HALLANDALE, Fla. (B — Al though water-skiers skim withou fear over the infield lake at Gulf stream Park during racing season they have just learned that a 33 pound barracuda has been hooke> there by a track worker. Barra cuda, with their long over-hanging teeth, are dangerous to man. The fish enter- the lake througt sluices when pumps raise the wa ter level to a required depth at th start of the racing season. Durocher's Hunches Are Paying Off Again Use of Hofman, Rhodes Gives' New Yorkers a Needed Lift By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — Leo Durocher, regrouping his fal- j tering forces for the stretch run, is up to his old tricks 1 again. A hunch player from way back, the New York Giant manager is playing "them to hilt — and they're paying off. Lions Club Shocked by three straight losses to the Dogers at Ebbets Fields, Durocher shook up his lineup against Philadelphia Tuesday night, putting Bobby Hofman on first, Billg Gardner on third and Ray Katt behind the Plate. All Hofman did was slam two home runs and drive in four runs to spark a 8-3 victory. Gardner shone defensively and Katt contributed a double and a run-scoring fly. Rhodes Comes Out Yesterday, with a right-hander pitching for the Phillies, Durocher sent Dusty Rhodes, the power-hitting pinch hitter ,to left • field in place of Monte Irvin. Rhodes blast- a pair of borne runs and Ira Long Hurls Chicks to 77-8 Victory Behind the six-hit pitching of husky Ira Long, the Blytheville Chicks scored an 11-8 victory over Stanford at the Fritz West Park here. Eight-Run Inning Paves Way For 14-7 Landslide An eight-run fourth inning set the stage yesterday for Lions' 14-7 massacre of Kiwanis Club in Blytheville's Little League. It gave Nelson, Lion hurler, an easy win over the Kiwanians as h« held them to nine hits. The big fourth inning went something like this: I Killett opened with a waUc, ad- j vanced on Jacques' double and I Morris 1 grounder to second which. I was fumbled. Mathis singled, Ges- Long was nearly air-tight until he | t . ring was sa f e on a fielder's choice let UD in the seventh. and Nelson whiffed. •Until that time, he had allowed! After Alford went out, Raspberry RED DOES OK — Red Childress, who'll play in tomorrow night's-Ail-American high school football game in Memphis' Crump Stadium, is pictured with Betty Dunbar receiving a watch in recog- nition'of being a member of the-'All-American squad. Miss Dunbar is handling the baton twirlers' demonstration for the contest. drove in five runs as the Giants \ but two base hits while striking out! and Hill doubled, Kiilett was safe won 6-2. | Rhodes got the Giants off to a 13-0 lead in the first inning, ham| mering Herm Wehmeier for a | three-run homer. His s e co n d homer, and 12th of the season, 12. A walk, a pair of errors and a j on an error and Jacques doubled scratch bit helped Stanford to I him home. Morris farmed to end i the nightmare. Four more Lion runs came homt Harvey Cant Get That 16th Victory MILWAUKEE (AP) — Win No. 16 still eludes Harvey (The Kitten) Haddix. He had his fourth try this month for victory 16 and allowed the Milwaukee Braves just four hits in seven innings last night. But he was facing another great hurler, Warren Spahn, so failed for lack of plate support from the St. Louis Cardinals. The Braves, still trying hard with a pennant drive, turned a walk, a triple and single into two runs for a 3-1 victory over the RedBirds. The other Milwaukee run was off reliefer Gerry Staley. Stan Musial scored the lone St Louis tally with his 32nd home run of the season. That came in the ninth. Haddix held the Braves hitless until Del Crandall singled past third in the fifth. Spahn had a two-hitter—a game opening single by Wally Moon and two-bagger by Musial in the fourth —until the ninth. Ray Jablonski and Rip Repulski each singled in the ninth following Musial's home run, but Bill Sarni struck out and Joe Frazier flied out, ending the Redbird threat. Milwaukee's Ed Matbews walked in the sixth but was forced at second by Hank Aaron for the second Brave out of the frame. But" Joe Adcock tripled, scoring Aaron, and a bounder by Andy Pafko scored Adcock. Singles by Danny O'Connell and Aaron and a grounder by Mathews produced the run off Staley in the eighth. Cloak and Dagger in Paddock— Horse Druggers Work in Devious Ways By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — The three jerks trying to beat the gate at Narragansett were bigger suckers than regular horse players. With some sort of a walkie-talkie ! arrangement, they attempted to get a jump on the field, with the information transmitted to blokes at $50 and $100 windows. They probably figured that a mill was as good as a mile. What a bath they would have taken with famous slow starters like Whirlaway and Stymie! They were picked up by operatives of the Thoroughbred Racing Prctsctive Bureau, which prompted this rsportsr to ask Spancer J. Drayton, who directs it as head of ths "Thoroughbred Racing Associations, for other amusing stories in connection with racing rogues. A recent case was pure meller- drammsr, unadulterated thud and blunder. I am entitling this one "Cloak and Dagger in the Paddock." * * » Instead of trying: to give a horse an advantage, this group, three men and a woman, planned to guarantee a loser—yet. The loser preferably should be a heavy favorite. That would have been profitable to unscrupulous book-makers. The plan was so fantastic that it might have worked had it not been for the TRPB's policy of following up every rumor. The diabolic scheme was to shoot the horse with a home-made air- pressure gun powered by a CO2 cartridge. The bullet was a pellet carrying a depressive drug, or "slow pill." The culprits had previously determined that the shooting caused no more reaction on the thoroughbred than the bite of ft. fly. The damaging effect, of course, came later as the drug took effect. The first, victim .was a nationally known • stakes horse. On the afternoon of the race, one of the gang had been assigned to follow the steed from barn to paddock, where he was to "finger" the animal for the one who would "shoot" him from the paddock terrace. » * » Everything went according to schedule until the ''trigger man" unbuttoned his coat to get at the airgun. All hands were seized. A little item from the TRPB announced there had been but two cases of stimulation among 51,624 starters during the first half of 1954 at 39 TRA tracks. The goal of the TRPB is to nab tha scoundrel beforehand. Agents do not depend on flashes of intuitive genius or the deductive methods made famous by Sherlock Holmes and Nick Carter. Then- job is the slow, careful, methodical and often boring accumulation of facts. Many of the tips prove to be just so much fictional sales talk spread by touts hoping to convince rank suckers that a horse is fixed for a killing. But a jockey, broke and living in the stable area, decided to stimulate a horse and win himself a bet. He had to borrow the betting money and the plan leaked, * * • One day the jockey was observed, in a strategically-hung mirror, to approach the stall being watched. He was collared in the act of trying to feed the plug a lump of sugar saturated in a solution of strychnine and brucine, central nervous system stimulants. He was barred for life. A complicated case involved the plotted stimulation of a gray horse. There were seven grays at the track. Two days later a trainer and groom nere nabbed, hypodermic needle in hand, as they prepared to inject a powerful stimulant into the horse's neck. FIRST from Border-to-Border STRAIGHT WHISKY FIRST from Coost-to-Coost! came off southpaw Ron Mrozinski in the fifth with one man aboard. "Every time we go bad," Durocher said, "I call upon Rhodes and Hofman. They're my minutemen. I first got the idea using them as trouble shooters last fall during our tour in Japan. They were both hitting fools on that trip. Dusty and Bobby easily were the best hitters on the club. If it weren't for them we wouldn't have won a single game in Japan." Hofman's batting average of .238 is misleading but Rhodes is pacing the club with a .371 average. He has driven in 32 runs on 33 hits. three rons in the first. The Chicks made hay in the third and fourth innings when consecu- : live base hits by Mosley, R. Long j iorci s in the fifth when an error on Al- and Gentry opened the third. berry and another by Hill laid Long helped things along with groundwork for the additional tal- another safety. Whisenhunt doubled home Kiwanis had a three-run first on . £wo ! the strength of walks to Bruce and runs in the fourth and m turn j Stamngs ~ and a leadoff &&* by was doubled home by Hays, who | Polsgrove . Hallman followed up scored on Ross' single. 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