The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 20, 1954 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 20, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN U. S. Amateur Wide Open. Affair Full of Nation's Top Golfers By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor DETROIT — (NEA) — One would suspect that the winner of the United States Amateur would be a member of The Americas Cup Team, fresh from that competition and the Canadian Amateur. But traditionally, Cup team members get precisely nowhere in the U. S. Amateur, which is to be contested over the old course ol the Country Club of Detroit at Grosse Pointe Farms, Aug. 23-28. Only one member of the Walker Cup Team reached the quarterfinals a year ago in Oklahoma City. Only one member of The Americas Cup Team got that far in Seattle the previous summer. Competition ia so keen there is a firm indication that a different titleholder would be determined if the Amateur were held weekly. The champion hasn't repeated since Lawson Little bounced down /in front in 1934-35. Bobby Jones did it twice in the '20's/ Otherwise no one has bagged two in a row in 41 years. There is no defending champion. this trip. Gene Littler having vacated the crown to tour with the professionals. _ Harvie Ward, Jr., is a threat, but having been a member of thje Americai Cup Team puts twc^ strikes on the little North Carolinian who has copped the British Amateur. Ward , now selling automobiles in San Francisco, has been playing considerable golf, went into The Americas Cup Matches and Canadian Amateur after an exhibition tour with Byron -Nelson. If you are stabbing for a dark horse, don't overlook Ted Richards. Jr., and Bruce Cudd, also out of the far west. Richards recently won the Southern California Amateur. The Santa Monica lad was the Public Links champion last year, had Littler 2 down in the Amateur and let him get away. Cudd accounted for the Western Amateur a couple of weeks ago. A 21-year-old junior at Portland University, he was unknown outside of his own backyard when he went to the semi-finals of last summer's Amateur to be smothered by Lit- tl«r. 10 up and 8. The Americas Cup Team was composed of Bill Campbell, Don Cherry, Charley Coe, Lt. Joe Conrad, Dale Morey, Ward and Billy Joe Patton. The latter is the daring player who hogged headlines in the Masters and Open, but the Mor- fantown, N.C., lumberman is at his best at medal play. * * * The Americas Cup Matches once more gives the Amateur an international swing, bringing along the Canadians and Mexicans. Robert Trent Jones, the architect. has worked on the Country Club course, which means that things aren't so simple. The Grosse Pointe Farms layout is one of the most level in the land, but is well wooded and trapped. It is 6875 yards long and par is 70. The total entry was 1282. The eligible field consists of 200. of whom 176 were determined by sectional qualifying rounds. As a stern test, the six-day marathon, all at match play, is com parable to the PGA Championship The winner survives 10 rounds an eight sudden death matches. Ther are 18-hole matches the first tw days, two 18-hole matches the nex two, then the 36-hole semi-finals and final. The golfer must remair hot for a week and avoid tacklin one who is hotter. It's a lot of golf. Dale Morey Billy Joe Fatton Harvie Ward Double Play Catch BERLIN, N. H. l£) — Big leagu double plays have little on the on pulled off by Anthony Dube and his son, Donald. Dube, about 60, and his 33-year old son were trolling from differ ent boats in,Maine's Lake Rich ardson. Suddenly a vicious strik tore the elder man's rod from his hand and into the water. Seconds later Donald felt strike and reeled in to find his line had tangled with another. Attached was father's rod, reel and a 23-inch lake trout. Johnny Temple, Cincinnati Red- leg second baseman, is a whiz at running bases. He stole home three times in his first 21 games in the majors, and led the Texas League in steals with 30 in 1951. Know The Law! V~ou can nave a free copy of the Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Law for the mere asking; Call or see "Dee" at the United Inur- ance Agency 111 W Main Phone 1-6812 Blytheville. WILSON'S TV & RADIO SERVICE Our technicians mre experts in TV, Radio, Intercom Systems *nd Sound Equipment repairs. Service Calls In City $350 Phone 3-4237 Day or Night 114 S. Pint - [nirr*ni Bid*. Harrison High To Single Wing Dragons Open Season At Jonesboro Sept. 24 Blytheville's Harrison High School will join Blytheville High in running from the single wing as its principal formation for the coming season. Harrison Coach Ira Young announced today. Blytheville High will be in its seventh season with the single wingback as its basic lineup. Young said changes in his squad led him to make the move to the single wing in an effort to get the formation best suited to his material. Ten returning Mermen will be on hand when the Negro high school squad opens pre-season drills Monday. Uniforms will be issued at 9 tomorrow morning, and conditioning work will start at 4 p.m. Monday, according to Young. One of the largest Dragon squads of recent years is anticipated if the 45 to 50 turnout Young expects materializes. Scrimmage practice sessions will get undenvay September 2, two Lennon Ties SA Hit Mark ATLANTA (jp)—-Nashville center- fielder Bob Lennon tied the Southern Association home run record by blasting his 52nd of the season in the eigth inning of last night's second game with Atlanta. Lennon, who had gone 10 days without hitting a four-bagger, unloaded one off Atlanta's Leo Cristante in the second inning of the first game. His homer in the second contest, coming with one man on, tied the single season record set by the late Charley Workman of Nashville in 1948. weeks in advance of the opener against Stuttgart High here on September 8. Other games include: Sept. 34—Jonesboro, there Oct. l—W. Memphis, here Oct. 8—Osceola, there Oct. 15—D o u g 1 a s (Memphis), there Oct. 27—Osceola, here Oct. 29—Helena .here Nov. 5—Open Nov. 12—Marianne, here Nov. 19—Dyersburg, here Nov. 26—Forrest City, there Double fog/e CHARLESTON, S. C. I?! —-Drayton Ford, long hitting Charleston golfer, carded the first double eagle ever scored on the Charleston Country Club Course. He holed his second shot on the 504-yard, par 5 ninth hole. Then six holes later, he smashed an eagle two when a four iron second shot rolled straight into the cup. Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York 73 44 .624 Brooklyn 7247.605 2 Milwaukee 67 49 .579 5 1 /. Philadelphia 56 60 .483 16 U Cincinnati 53 62 .483 16^ St. Louis 56 62 .475 17 £ Chicago 46 73 .387 28 Pittsburgh 44 75 .370 30 Friday's Schedule Pittsburgh at New York (N) Philadelphia at Brooklyn (N) Milwaukee at Chicago Cincinnat at St. Louis (N) Thursday's Results New York 5, Philadelphia 0 !3rookli r n 7, Pittsburgh 5 St: Louis 2, Milwaukee 1 (10 innings) Cincinnati 7-6, Chicago 0-3 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet GB Cleveland 83 34 .714 New York 83 37 .692 2% Chicago 78 44 .639 8% Detroit 53 66 .445 32 ~ Boston 50 67 .427 34 Washington 49 68 .419 35 Philadelphia 39 79 .331 45% Baltimore 39 81 .325 46% Friday's Schedule Cleveland &i Baltimore (N) New York: at Boston (N) Washington at Philadelphia (N) Chicago at Detroit (N) Thursday's Results Cleveland 4-2, Detroit 3-8 New York 8, Philadelphia 5 Chicago 4, Baltimore 3 Boston 11, Washington 6 SOUTHERN New Orleans Atlanta Birmingham Chattanooga Memphis Mobile Nashville Little Rock ASSOCIATION W L Pet GB 83 52 .615 — 79 54 .594 3 72 60 .545 9% 66 - 65 .504 15 64 68 .485 17% 56 77 .421 26 55 76 .420 26 55 78 .414 27 Young Card Pitchers Shine; Could be Good Omen for '54 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three rookie hurlers, plus veteran Harvey Haddix as the bacls- bone, could form the nucleus of a top-flight corps of starting pitchers for the St. Louis Cardinals next season, something they have missed in 1954. Brooks (The Bull) Lawrence, 29- year-old Negro who has compiled an 11-5 record since coming up in mid-June, heads the list. Yesterday's Results Atlanta 8-1, Nashville 7-9 Mobile 10, Memphis 9 New Orleans 9, Little Rock 4 Chattanooga 4-5, Birmingham. 0-11 Games Today Chattanooga at Birmingham (2) Memphis at Mobile Little Rock at New Orleans Nashville at Atlanta COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. 74 37 .667 74 38 .661 59 El Dorado Greenville Meridian Monroe Pine Bluff Hot Springs Yesterday's 52 51 62 46 65 31 81 Results .532 .451 .414 .277 72 15 24 28 43 H> El Dorado 19, Pine Bluff 8 Hot Springs 8, Meridian 6 Greenville 2, Monroe 0 Games Today Monroe at El Dorado Hot Springs at Pine Bluff Meridian at Greenville MINOR LEAGUE RESULTS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American Association Columbus 2, Indianapolis 1 Kansas City 1. Charleston 0 St. Paul "4. Toledo 2 Minneapolis 5, Louisville 4 Texas Leagrue Fort Worth 6-3, Dallas 2-2 Oklahoma City 4. Tulsa 3 San Antonio 7, Shreveport 4 Houston 3, Beaumont 2 (10 innings) Western League Des Moines 3, Denver 0 Omaha 4-2, Pueblo 3-1 Wichita 6-2 ,Lincoln 2-0 Colorado Springs 3-9, Sioux City 2-6 The other two are Gordon Jones, 24, who has been with the club about two weeks, and Ralph Beard, 23, who came up with Lawrence. Jones turned in an eight-hit performance yesterday to defeat the j Milwaukee Braves in 10 innings 2-1. His bid for a. shutout was spoiled in the ninth. Jones has allowed nine runs— only three of them earned—in 24 innings of work for an earned-run- average of 1.13. He has appeared in four games, three as a starter, and has a 1-1 record. Iron Man Lawrence, who got his nickname through his ability to pitch with little rest, has appeared in 23 games for the Cards, 10 as a starter. His won-lost record places him second on the current staff behind Haddix's 15-9. The Bull, who has beaten all other teams in the league at least once, has pitched 97 1-3 innings while allowing 36 earned runs for an earned-run mark of 3.32. Beard, although he is yet to chalk up his first victory against two defeats, has turned in able performances during his nine appearances for the Cards. He has pitched in 44 innings, allowing only 15 earned runs for an ERA of 3.06. Only 12 home runs have been hit off the trio. The Card hitters have carried their share of the load this year" but ineffective and spotty pitching has the club mired in sixth place in the National League. Childress Starts For All-Stars Chick Gridder Will Be at Left End Tonight St. John's University lost the New York City title, but won the National Rifle Assn. shoot to become Eastern champion. Blyiheville's Bed Childress will be a starting left end tonight when two teams of high school all-stars tangle in Memphis' Crump Stadium. Childress, who'll be playing for the West team, was a standout blocking back for three years with Blythevffie's Chickasaws. The fast and ponderous Sast team is favored to overrun any West razzle-dazzle. The underdog West has never • won one of the annual scrambles. Its main hope this year was pinned, to the pitching arms of quarterbacks Artie Vaughn of Wichita, Kan., and Ray Masters of Brownwood, Term. 202-Pound Line Operating behind a line that averages 202 pounds, the West comes equipped with powerful plungers and fleet halfbacks, but Coach J. B. Whitworth of Oklahoma A & M put the emphasis on overhead tactics. The Mississippi River ."was, .'the dividing line, with 26 high school all-stars picked from each sector. The East is coached by Harold (Red) Drew of Alabama. The St. Louis team at Albany, attention. 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