The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 21, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 21, 1954
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Rules A nci fc/UtXJ COURIEB KEWg PAGE SEVEN But Castellan! Had Fractured Hand By BOB MYERS SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Middleweight champion Carl (Bobo) Olson remained the kingpin of the world's 160-pound division today after having turned back the threat of the nations' top challenger. Rocky Castellani of Cleveland. Balding Bobo of San Francisco ' captured a unanimous decision , over the 28-year-old Rocky last night in a 15-round nationally televised battle that was spirited, if not spectacular, and highly dramatic in at least six minutes of the struggle. Took 1125,000 Olson is richer by $125,000, his guarantee from Castellani's manager, Al Naiman. The 26-year-old native of Honolulu said he plans to continue fighting in the middleweight ranks despite the trouble he had making the weight limit. Castellani. defeated for only the sixth time in 63 fights, had a date with a doctor this morning. Dr. A. Lastretti, physician for the State Athletic Commission, said Rocky fractured a bone in his left hand. Presumably the mishap occurred in the second round when Bobo caught one of Rooky's swings on his elbow. The break was never evident to the crowd because Rocky kept throwing leather whether he landed or not. Action Highlights of the fight were packed in the llth and 12th rounds. As they came out for the llth Rocky let fly with a right and before anyone realized it, the startled champion was sitting on the seat of his pants. Rocky tripped over Olson's leg And his glove touched the canvas, but he was up immediately. Bobo scrambled as quickly as he could to his feet, which required a three-count, and proceeded to give Rocky all he could handle for the rest of the round. Off Balance Bobo claimed after that . their feet got tangled up and he was caught and hit off balance. In the 12th Bobo applied a Crusher. A long overhand right found Rocky's jaw and sent him crashing to the canvas. The game Rocky needed and took a nine-count, and to his credit, fought out the round like a wounded tiger. But his hopes faded from that point on. The unanimous verdict was automatic. Referee Ray Flores called it 89-76 under California's 11 points per round scoring system, Judge Fred Apostoli had it 85-80 and Judge Jack Downey scored 87 Vz- Baseball Standing By fBLE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York 74 44 .627 Brooklyn 73 Milwaukee .... 67 Cincinnati 59 Philadelphia .. 56 St. Louis 56 Chicago 47 Pittsburgh .... 44 Today's Games Pittsburgh at New York Philadelphia at Brooklyn Milwaukee at Chicago- Cincinnati at St. Louis (N) Friday's Results Chicago 3, Milwaukee 1 • New York 4, Pittsburgh 0 Brooklyn 6, Philadelphia 4 Cincinnati 3, St. Louis 2 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet GB W L Pet. GB Cleveland 86 34 .717 New York .,... 83 38 .686 3& Chicago ... 79 44 .642 8& Detroit 53 67 .442 33 Boston 51 67 .432 34 Washington ... 49 68 .419 35^ Philadelphia ..39 79 .331 46 Baltimore 39 82 .322 47 1 / 2 Today's Games New York at Boston Cleveland at Baltimore (N) Chicago at Detroit Washington at Philadelphia (2) Friday's Results Boston 4, New York 3 Chicago 8, Detroit 2 Cleveland 7, Baltimore 3 Washington at Philadelphia postponed, - rain. pion Carl (Bobo) Olson said. And that's what challenger Rocky Castellani said. Both were talking about last night's title fight in the Cow Palace. A Slip "It was more of a slip" when he sat down for a three-count in the llth, Olson said after his successful 15-round title defense. "Our feet tangled and I got hit at the same time." "I thought I had him," Rocky said. Castellani was down for the nine count in the-12th. but insisted he could have gotten up at the count of two. Too Strong I thought I had him," said Ol- SOUTHERN 771/2- The AP made it Both fighters weighed in at 160. i The gate was $121,470; TV rights, $100,000. Castellani's share was 60 per cent of the net gate and TV money, or slightly under Olson's $125,000. Chiefs~Gei Win Over Manila, 13-1 rfcitz West, the veteran Blytheville Chief pitcher, brought his season's mark to 6-1 last night at Manila's ball park when he took a 13-1 decision. He struck out 12 and exhibited great control in walking none over the nine-inning route. Joe Pierce shut out the Chiefs for five innings but retired in the sixth as Blytheville picked up four markers. Manila didn't score its lone tally until the ninth. Pierce struck out nine and walked two in the six innings he worked. Bill Davison, his relief, gave up nine runs and eight hits going the rest of the way.- Sonny Garner and West led the Chief hitting parade as they collected two doubles in four trips. Sunday at 2:30, the Chiefs tangle with the Blytheville Bombers, •who'll have Ira Long on the hill at Fritz West Park. Chiefs AB R H O'Neal, c ............ 400 Killett, 3b ............ 611 Bennett, K ........... 431 Garner, ss ........... * 2 2 Foster, 2b ............ 4 3 x Ross, lb ............. 3 0 1 Privett, lb ........... 200 McAdoo, If ........... * 1 2 Mathenia, rf ......... 3 0 0 Halstead, rf .......... 2 1 1 West, p .... ........... * 2 2 . 13 13 11 Manila. AB R B Smith, s* ............. 400 Wagner, 3b ........... 4 0 1 Davidson, Ib-p ....... 4 0 1 Edwards, cf .......... * 1 1 Bollinger, If .......... 400 Hatcher, c ........... * 0 ! Miles, 2b ............. 400 Nowlin, rf ............ 4 0 0 Pierce, p ..... ."." ...... 3 0 P Blytheville ...... 000 004 054 13 Manila .......... 000 000 001 1 Atlanta 80 Birmingham ... 72 Chattanooga ... 66 Memphis 65 Mobile 56 Little Rock — 55 Yesterday's Results Nashville 3-0, Atlanta 1-11 Memphis 6, Mobile 5 New Orleans 7, Little Rock 2 Chattanooga at Birmingham 2, cancelled, wet grounds. Games Today Atlanta at Mobile (2) Chattanooga at Memphis Birmingham at New Orleans (ONLY GAMES SCHEDULED) 68 Nashville 56 77 78 79 ASSOCIATION W L Pet GB 84 52 .618 55 .593 3 60 .545 10 65 -504 15i/ 2 .489 .421 .418 .410 Both Fighters Praised the Other For Being Game and in Condition SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It wasn't so much when he hit the canvas but it was a surprise when the other guy came back s* strongly. That's what middleweight cham- son, "but he was too strong." Nobody Has Told the White Sox They Aren't Still in Flag Fight "Olson is a great champion," Rocky said. '•Rocky was in great condition and he is a fine counterpuncher," said Olson. Castellani's manager. Al Naiman. said Olson is "a great champion" but is "purely a mechanical fighter who is always in good condition." Naiman made some rather vague remarks about bringing suit against the champion and his man- aser, Sid Flaherty, to have the title vacated and given to Castellani because Olson didn't make the 160-pound limit at the 10 a.m. weigh-in. Olson needed an extra 50 minutes to get down to the legal limit. King Stopping SA Swatsmen Hasn't Walked Man For Past Six Games By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nelson King, the big league righthander who- works for the New Orleans Pelicans in the Southern Association is the tallest, the stingiest and by all odds the most accurate pitcher in the circuit. • The 6-foot-6 mound ace, a member of the Pel staff since June, posted his 15th victory last night, an eight-hit, 7-2 affair over Little Rock. The two Travs' runs did not fatten his tiny earned-run average. But most -remarkable, it was the sixth consecutive game in which the lanky Pennsylvanian walked nobody. He has yielded only 23 . Yesterday's Results Monroe 7; El Dordao 3 Meridian 5, Greenville 0 (7 innings—rain) Hot Springs.5, Pine Bluff 0 Games Today Hot Springs at Pine Bluff Meridian at Greenville Monroe at El Dorado 26 V 2 27 28 COTTCW STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. C W L Pet. GB El Dorado — Greenville .... Meridian —.. Monroe 51 Pine Bluff — MINOR LEAGUE RESULTS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American Association Indianapolis 3. Columbus 1 Charleston 4,.Kansas City 3 (10 innings') Toledo 3-8, St. Paul 0-4 Louisville 6, Minneapolis 4 Texas League Fort Worth 6, Dallas 4 (12 innings) Beaumont 10, Houston 7 Shreveport 9, San Antonio 2 Oklahoma City 8. Tulsa 2 a Western League Des Moines 4, Denver 2 (10 innings) Sioux City 3, Colorado Springs 2 Pueblo 6, Omaha 4 Wichita 2, Lincoln 1 DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 3-4507 Hours: 8 a..m. to 9 p.m. with Delivery to 7 Know The Law! Tou c*a tt*»* t tf«« copy of tfc« Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Law for t»e mere isklnf. C»U or see "Dee" at the United inur- ince Agency 111 W Main Phone 1-6812 Blytheyllie. AUCTION BY ORDER OF THE U. S. District Court VICTORIA SALIBA DOING BUSINESS AS VICKIE'S SHOP BANKRUPT AH store fixtures, equipment, and stock consisting of ladies, misses, children! clothing, dry goods and notions, At Premises Formerly Occupied By Bankrupt 330 SOUTH DIVISION • Blytheville, Arkansas Thursday Aug, 26 10 a.m. Starts 10 a.m. James W. Steinsitck Trusts M. I. Seligman Bonded Auctioneer Bonded This Stock will b« offered «s a whole And In tot* to obtain Best Price for the Estate. bases on balls in 162 innings. Their success over Little Rock, eighth straight victory for New Orleans, left the Birds with a 33-2 game lead over second-place Atlanta. The Crackers split with Nashville. Winning the second game 11-0- after dropping the opener 3-1 to the bothersome Volunteers. Memphis nicked the Mobile Bears 6-5, halting a six-game los- ^ ing streak. Chattanooga and Birm-j ingham were rained out. Go-Go Lads Have Won Eight of 10 By BENT PBLEGAB AP Sports Writer X Somebody must have forgotten to tell the Chicago White Sox they are put of the American League pennant race. The go-go boys are back in high gear with a five-game winning streak and breezing as if they thought they still had a chance Mathematically, they're right. The figures show the Sox still could overhaul both the second-place New York Yankees and the league-leading Cleveland Indians. They are five games behind Ne\v York. 8V2 back of Cleveland. But the chances are remote. 8 of 10 The White Sox's recent record, however, shows eight victories in their last 10 starts and a highly respectable .642 percentage. That's a better average than any White Sox team has attained since 1917 and would have beaten the Yankees out of the pennant in lour of the last five seasons. Two of the team's brightest stars sparkled in last night's 8-2 victory at- Detroit, Trucks Shines Virgil Trucks struck out six and scattered nine hits in becoming the first American League pitcher to| Baltimore. win 18 games. Minnie Minoso moved within five points of the league catting lead with a nm-scoring triple that raised his average to .331. Cleveland defeated Baltimore 7-2 and gained a full game on the Yankees whose 10-game winning streak was ended by Willard Nixon is the first pitcher to beat New York four times this season. Braves Slip Milwaukee snpped another full length behind New York and Brooklyn in the National League. The Braves were beaten for the third time in four games, 3-1 by Chicago. New York defeated Pittsburgh 4-0 and Brooklyn whipped Philadelphia 6-4. The Giants lead the Dodgers by two games and Milwaukee by 6-i, pending today's action. Cincinnati took over fourth place in the National League by shading St. Louis 3-2 despite six double plays by the Cardinals. Philadelphia and Washington in the American League were rained out. Double' Helps Nixon, skipped over in a Red Sox series in New York last weekend, won his own game in Boston with an eighth inning double that drove in the winning run. Sid Hudson had to finish the ninth, however, when Nixon was injured in a slide. attempting to stretch his hit into a triple. Ted Williams beat out a bunt and added a double and a single in three official times at bat —a perfect night. Al Rosen hit his 21st home run and Larry Doby delivered a three- run triple as the Indians scored six runs in the. first two innings at' Homer Pays Off The Giants scored all of their runs against Pittsburgh on a grand slam home run by Don Mueller in the fifth inning. It was the second • bases-loaded homer of his career] for Mueller, who specializes in hit- i ting singles. Don Liddle. who came! to the Giants from Milwaukee with j Johnny Antonelli during the winter, j allowed only three hits, all singles.; Brooklyn found the home run range against Robin Roberts of the Phils and handed the strong-armed right-hander his llth defeat. Duke Snider hit his 30th with a man on in the first. Carl Furillo and Sandy Amoros also homered. The Braves scored a run in the first inning against Bob Rush but left eight runners stranded in the next eight innings as Rush went on to his eighth victory. Bob Talbot, a reserve outfielder, scored all three Chicago runs and slammed a double and two singles. Early Derby Favorite Seen SARATOGA SRINGS. N. Y. Although Native Dancer is reserved for the Saratoga Cup next Friday, Saratoga Race Course Presents two big stakes attractions' today and one of them might produce the early favorite for the 1955 Kentucky Derby. Six 2-year-olds were entered for the 52nd running of the Grand Union Hotel Stakes, bringing together one of the classiest fields in many years. TWO races later, Saratoga offers the 50,000 Whitney Hindi- cap, in which C- V. Whitney's game little 3-year-old Fisherman, will go up against nine older horses agairu The Whitney, a mile and o&» quarter affair, will be carried on CBS television network, 5-5:30 pJH. CST, and on the ABC radio network, 5:15-5:30 p.m. HOT Doe/ DELICIOUSLY SEASONED WITH OUR CHILI AND CHOPPED ONIONS TAKE HOME SACK—6 FOR $1 KREAM KASTLE DRIVE IN Fort Wayne Field Bunched FORT WAYNE, IND,, OP)—The ; front runners in the 15,000 Fort ; Wayne open golf tournament were; still" closely bunched going into the ; third round today, with "hole-in- j one" Pete Cooper ahead by a stroke, j Cooper, of Tampa, Ha., got the first ace of his life hi his first- round 68 Thursday and added a' 67 yesterday to move into the top j spot 'with 135. Sitll in a challenging position; with a IS is Paul McGuire of j Wichita, Kan. | ni DIFFERENT/ I Always Good J I Because They're | Scientifically Produced! You know you'll get clean, uniform, top-quality eggs every time because each hen, is its own off-the-ground cage, is ^ carefully fed and managed the Purina way. Proud Of O Bruce Ritchey Sales Manager Raymond Ross Salesman. Bob Woodward Salesman Division of Ford Motor Company Memphis District Sales Office 2970 Jackson Ave. P. 0. Box 278 Memphis. Tennessee August 3,1954 Phillips Motor Company Blythevilht Arkansas Gentlemen: We are very pleased to note that your company has risen to 328th position in car and truck sales nationally. With 350 Ford dealers in the Memphis District, this also places you EIGHTH in the district. This advancement is wonderful and we trust in the future we shall see you climbing even higher, as we are sure it is within your power to do. Thank you for this grand showing. Yours Very Truly, W. A. Hoot WAH: dw Asst. District Sales Manager Lester Godwin Salesman Joe Shanks Salesman Lloyd Allbritton Salesman WE'RE SHOOTING FOR THE TOP! That's Why Phillips Is the Place to Go For The Best Deal in Town! ! v Electrical & Plumbing Supplies For Th*t Hard to Find Item — §*• U* General Hardware And Appliance Co. 109 W. Main Ffconft 5-4585 Motor C Phillip Broadway & Chickasawba

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