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FAOB VOL BtYTHETILLE (ARK.) COURIER MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 1954 Will Those Injuns Never Fold Tepee? Warning Ignored By ED COREIGAK AP Sports Writer While the American League in general and the New York Yankees in particular waits breathlessly for the Cleveland Indians' tepee to collapse, the Tribe blithely ignores the somber warnings of their enemies. Al Lopez's remarkable Redskins were 5^4 games in front of the Yanks today and showing no signs of tapering off in their war on the rest of the league. In fact, the Yanks' onl3 r chance of winning their sixth straight pennant now is a Cleveland collapse. Bosox Tough The Tribe whipped Baltimore yesterday 12-1« while the Boston Red Sox were putting the crusher on Casey -Stengel's outfit 8-2. Elsewhere in the American League. Detroit halted Chicago (the White Sox -are out of it) 7-4, and the Philadelphia A's defeated Washington 3-2 in the first game of a scheduled double-header. The second was called after nine innings because of the Sunday curfew with, the *score' tied 4-4. In the National League, the New York Giants cemented their claim to the pennant -by gaining two games on the Brooklyn Dodgers. They swept a double-header from the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 and 5-3 while the Philadelphia Phillies were crushing the Brooks twice, 6-2 and 6-0. 20 Hit* The Milwaukee Braves, 7 Viz games off the pace, blasted Chicago 12-6 and the St. Louis Cardinals outlasted the Cincinnati Red- legs 9-7. The Tribe slapped out 20 hits while Early Wynn held the Baltimore club to three in his seven innings on the mound. After that Lopez sent in the scrubs. The Yanks could do nothing right.-Only ancient Enos Slaughter was impressive. Ted Williams knocked in the first four Sox runs with a homer and a. double. That was all Frank Sullivan needed to hang up his llth victory and give Boston a sweep of the three-game weekend series. Harry Byrd was the victim. Pierce Victim Detroit jumped on Billy Pierce for four runs in the first two innings and the White Sox never did get back in the game. The Pirates knocked both the Giants' ace pitchers. Johnny Antonelli and Sal Maglie, out of the box before losing. The Giants had to score twice in the ninth to win the first game. A pinch single by Billy Taylor drove in the winning run after three straight passes and an error forced in the tying marker. In the Sal Exits nightcap, the Pirates chased Maglie in the fifth, and from there on in, a brilliant relief job by Hoyt Wilhelm held them in check. He didn't yield a hit in the 4 2-3 innings he toiled. The Giants now have a bulge of four games over the Dodgers. Bobby Thomson returned to full- time duty with Milwaukee and promptly belted a two-run home run. Brave home run slugger Ed- Misscos Quail Hunters to Meet A meeting of Mississippi county quail hunters has been set for the municipal court room at Blytheville tomorrow night at 8. Gus Albright, Field Director of Arkansas Quail Unlimited and outdoor columnist for the Arkansas Gazette newspaper, will explain the recently formed state quail hunters organization. Arkansas Quail Unlimited was started last February by a group of quail hunters who believe a state organization interested in quail restoration can do much more for the sport of quail hunting in Arkansas than is now being accomplished. Albright was selected by the group as the organization's Field Director with primary responsibilities of getting the association es- tablished statewide. There are presently fifty-four county chapters affiliated with the organization, the goal being a, seventy-five county membership. A feature of the Tuesday night meeting will be the showing of the popular Missouri sound and color quail film. The film, released. this year, has been acclaimed as' one of the best on wildliffe ever made. It is both educational and entertaining. The meeting is open to the public, but all Mississippi county quail hunters are especally urged to attend. Tigers Get Flag In Real Thriller Gamt Rams Drop Vital Game by 7-6 Margin The Presbyterian Tigers staged a desperate eighth inning rally to defeat the scrappy Baptist Rams 7 to 6 after the Rams had overtaken them in the seventh. It was one of the most thrilling games played this year. The Karns took the lead in the first and fought back to tie the game in the seventh and went ahead in the eighth, but the Tigers staged a two-run rally in the bottom of the eighth to win the game and the championship. Bill Wyatt and Joe Bratcher went all the way for their teams and both looekd good. The Tigers were sparked by the power hitting of Ed Moore but errors by the Tiger team almost cost them the game. The Rams were not' without honor, even though the loser, for the timely clutch hitting of Billy Haney and the fantastic base running of Wayne Honeycutt kept them in the game despite weak hitting by the rest of the team. The Rams opened the game by getting two runs on only one hit — thanks to three Tiger errors. The Tigers got their first run in the bottom of the second inning. Lutz opened with a double and was safe at third when Hall hit a grounder to the third baseman and the fielder missed tagging Lutz, Hall was safe at first. Kelly then was hit by a pitched ball to load the bags, pitch get Coalter let Bratcher's away from him with Lutz scoring and all runners advancing. The Tigers tied it up in the third when, after Moore had singled and stolen second, Huffman singled past third base f o bring in the run. In the fourth it looked like the Tigers were going to make a rout of the game. With one out, B*-og- den got on by an error. Slayton struck out but Moore hit a fly and went all the way to third as Perry let the ball bounce past him for a two base error, Brogden scoring on the play. Huffman followed with a roller to Vincent — Ram third • baseman — who threw the ball into right field while trying to get Wyatt at second, Moore and Wyatt scoring on the play, and Huffman going to second. Behind now 5-2 the Rams began to peck away at the Tigers with some fancy base running. With one out, Honeycutt singled to center. After two attempts to pick him off first by Wyatt, Honeycutt stole second. Then Wyatt tried three times to get him out there. On the next pitch Honeycutt took off for third base and had it stolen but third baseman Slayton let the peg from Lutz get away from him and Honeycutt came on to score. In the top of the sixth the Rams added another run. Haney doubled to right field and took third when Slayton threw wild in trying to pick Haney off second. Bobby Watson followed by grounding out but Haney scored on the play. At the top of the seventh the Rams finally caught the Tigers and tied it up. Honeycutt walked SPLASHING VICTORY Two English runners complete the water jump of a 3000-meter steeplechase at London's White City Stadium. E. Shirley, left.and R. A.Morley grimace as they land. (><EA) Bobby Thomson, Elated by Homer, Will Start Tonight's Contest MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bobby Thomson, knocked out of action for nearly five months with a fractured ankle, gets his first starting assignment with Milwaukee against Cincin- By Redskins DETROIT (AP) — Joe Kuharich, a man who has worked with the Washington Redskins football team for only 33 days, today took over as head coach under a "get tough" policy which resulted in Coach Curly Lambeau's dismissal yesterday. nati tonight. Encouraged by his performance in Chicago yesterday after appearing as a pinch runner for the injured Eddie Mathews and hitting a home run in his first turn at bat, Thomson said today he expects to play regularly from now on. Broke Tie The 30-year-old Scot moved to the outfield for the first time this year after his pinch running chore, and his two-run homer in. the seventh snapped a 6-6 tie. The Braves went on to defeat the Cubs 12-6. "The home run gave me a terrific thrill," he said, "almost as and once again stole two straight | g rea t as the one I hit that won the 1951 pennant for the New York Giants. Not so much because it helped win the game, but because it made me feel for the first time bases. Bratcher then hit a foul ball, down the left field line which Moore made a beautiful running catch, but Bratcher tagged up and raced home with the tying run and throw. The Tigers almost took the game in the last inning. After being retired without getting a run by Bratcher in the fifth and sixth inning they came to bat in the bottom of the sevenUi with the score tied and the championship slipping from their hands. Bratcher struck out Moore to open the . inning. Wyatt followed with a single to left field and took second when the letf fielder juggled the ball. Huffman was walked intentionally but Lutz flew out to left and Hall rolled out to end the rally. It was now the top of the eighth. Coalter opened for the Rams by beating out a perfect bunt, Slayton in fielding the ball threw wild at first and Coalter raced to second, the throw from Hall went to Slayton, who now was covering second but Slayton let the ball get past him and oCalter was safe at third base. After Barnes had farmed, Haney rolled out to Hall but Coalter scored putting the Rams ahead for the first time since the third inning. Bobby Watson singled through the box but Wheat rolled out to end the inning. die Mathews left me game after he was hit on the finger. There | was no fracture. He'll be out j place, Stan Musial had a. pair of only a few days. St. Louis' victory over Cincinnati dropped the Redlegs to fifth [doubles in the 13-hit Card attack on five Red pitchers. Al Brazle was the winner. Tigers' desperate rally. With their weak end of the batting order up it looked like curtains. But they weren't out yet. Kelly hit a hard roller to the right of second base, but Honeycutt, after making a desperate run to head the ball off, let it scoot between his legs And Kelly was safe. Richardson, pinch hitting for Jarrett. hit a pop fly single down left field line with Kelly racing to third but Richardson was out at Sports Roundup— TV to Show Lives of Stars By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The thought of sitting through a documentary film based on the life and times of Pee Wee Reese, the Dodger shortstop and captain, was not an overwhelmingly favorable one. if the truth must be told. We figured that, having known the Little Colonel for some 14 years and admired all his play all that time, there was no crying need of a refresher course. But we went along to a private showing, along with Pee Wee's wife and mother and young daughter, and are glad that we did. The idea of putting the intimate lives of our diamond heroes on film, with authentic background material expertly woven in, is surprisingly effective, as millions of sports fans are due to discover for themselves beginning next spring. First of 36 Thl* first one, titled "And This Je Pee Wee Reese," is the first to b« completed of 26 similar short subjects which have been in the process of production for a year «.nd ft half. They will be seen on the nation's television screens as * weekly program starting with the 1996 bas«b&il season. Each of the 26 will, of course, depict the career from boyhood of A different star. Th« producer Emerson Yorke. 40,000 feet of film, we believe he said, already is in the can. But if what we saw is a fair sample (and Yorke claims they get better as they go along) he doesn't need to worry about getting his money back:. Would-be sponsors, he says, are practically fighting each other hand-to-hand. Fir«,t Time j "This is the first time," Yorke j said, "that an honest attempt has j been made to bring the ballplayer into the nation's homes, to show him as the human being he is. how he came to be what he i*. It i* the first film that has been officially sanctioned by Commissioner Ford Frick. I haven't permitted R club publicity man to be present at any interview I've had with the players. "My agreement with them find as th« series goes along that I've left out very little." second on the relay. Young followed and flew out to Perry in center field but Kelly tagged up and raced home with the tying run. It was now two out and the top of the'Tiger batting order up. Slayton got his first hit of the day __ a Texas League double just down the left field line. Moore then followed and dropped another Texas Leaguer this one to right field just out of the reach of the Ram second baseman who made frantic effort to reach it, and Slayton scored and the call game and season were history. BAMS AB B H PO A E 1 0 0 0 Honeycutt, 2b 3 2 Bratcher, p 2 1 Perry, cf 4 0 Coalter, c 4 2 Barnes, Ib 3 0 Haney, ss 4 1 B .Watson, 3b-lf . 3 0 Wheat, If-rf 4 0 Vincent, 3b 0 0 Wamble, rf 0 0 x Renfro '1 0 Morrow, If 0 0 y C. Watson 1 0 x batted for Vincent in 5th. y batted for Morrow in 7th. 000 000 000 0000 Slayton, 3b , Moore, ss .. Wyatt, p ... Huffman, cf Lutz, c TIGERS AB R H PO A E 511014 5 . 3 . 3 . 3 Hall. Ib 4 Kelly. If 3 Jarrett. 2b 3 x Richardson 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 like I belonged. "It's difficult to describe the lift it gave me. You have no idea how I felt sitting around helpless all year, watching .lie other fellows batting every day and -sashing i could help but knowing all the time I couldn't do anything. It's such a useless, frustrated feeling. Nobody realizes better than I do that the Braves gave up two fine pitchers for me only to have me break a leg and become useless to the club all season." Until yesterday, Thomson appeared in 14 games, all in the role of pinch hitter. Five times he came through with a hit and twice he walked. His left ankle still is heavily taped, but most of tlie stiffness is gone. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York 76 44 .633 — Brooklyn 73 49 .598 4 Milwaukee 68 51 .571 7 J/2 Philadelphia 58 61 .487 17'2 Cincinnati 59 64 .480 18Vi St. Louis 58 63 .478 18 Vi Chicago 48 74 .393 29 Pittsburgh 44 78 .361 33 Today's Games Cincinnati at Milwaukee (N) Only game scheduled. Sunday's Results New York 5-5, Pittsburgh 4-3 Philadelphia 6-6, Brooklyn 2-0 Milwaukee 12, Chicago 6 St. Louis 9, Cincinnati 7 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. Cleveland New York GB 88 34 .721 — Young, Vincent, Wyatt, Lutz, Brogden, rf 2 Young, rf 1 x batted for Jarrett in 8th. SUMMARY RBI: Moore, Huffman. Young, Bratcher, Haney 2. B. Watson. Sacrifice: Bratcher. 2BH: Haney, Young, Slayton. Stolen Base: Haney, Honeycutt 4, Bratcher, Moore. Hit Batter: Bratcher 3 (Kelly, Lutz, Wyatt), Wyatt 1 (Barnes).' Passed Ball: Coalter 1. Strike Out: Wyatt 6, Bratcher 8. Base on Balls: Wyatt 3, Bratcher 1. Losing Pitcher: Bratcher, Winning Pitcher: Wyatt. Earned Runs: Tigers 1. Rams 0. Umpires: Griff en, Ford, Fisher, Taylor. Time: 1:50. R H E 20001111 6 5 6 01130002 7 10 9 Rams Tigers 83 40 .675 5V-> Chicago 80 45 .640 9»/2 Detroit 54 68 .443 34 Boston 53 67 .442 34 Washington 49 69 .415 37 Philadelphia 40 79 .336 46 V 2 Baltimore 39 84 .317 49% Today's Games Washington at Philadelphia (2) Only games scheduled. Sunday's Results Cleveland 12, Baltimore 1 Boston 8, New York 2 Detroit 7,, Chicago 4 Philadelphia 3-4, Washington 2-4 (first game 12 innings; second called after nine innings, Sunday- curfew) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB New Orleans ... 84 53 .613 — Atlanta, 82 56 .94 Birmingham 73 60 Memphis 68 68 Chattanooga ... 66 6S Little Rock 57 Mobile 57 Nashville 56 79 80 79 .549 .500 .493 .419 .416 .415 9 15',2 16 & 26 J ,<2 27 27 Yesterday's Results Little Rock 13-4. Nashville 10-3 Memphis 6-3-, Chattanooga 4-0 Atlanta 8. Mobile 2 Birmingham 0, New Orleans 0 (Called end of 7th, light trouble. Second postponed) .. Games Today Atlanta at Mobile Chattanooga at Memphis Nashville at Little Rock Birmingham at New Orleans MINOR LEAGUE RESULTS American Association Columbus 5. Indianapolis 1 Louisville 13, Minneapolis 9 Kansas City 12-2, Charleston 3-1 Toledo 7, St. Paul 6 that they me everything they can about their lives up to now, obviously has sunk a jrreat deal and that I can use any part of it of money into th« project. Over I wisto to, within reaaon. Yo* will BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Aug. 23 8:15 p.m. Adults SOc — Childrtn lit Tog Match and DON BRUNO and EDDIE MALONE JACK MOCDY 2 Oiu-Fall Matchtt Sirois vi Moody And Mo'orc v$. Bruno Texas League Shreveport 17, Beaumont 6 Tulsa 5, Fort Worth 1 San Antonio 3, Houston 2 Oklahoma City at Dallas, postponed, rain Western League Denver at Lincoln, postponed, rain Colorado Springs at Omaha, postponed, rain After the club arrived in Detroit last night for an exhibition game ' with -the Detroit Lions Friday night, Washington General Manager Dick McCann said flatly: "Joe Kuharich is the new coach of the Redskins. That is definite." Followed Argument McCann said the move was made shortly after Lambeau and fiery George Preston Marshall, Redskin owner, had a heated argument in the lobby of a Sacramento, Calif., hotel early yesterday. Kuharich, 37, is the sixth Redskin coach in eight years. Lambeau did not make the trip to Detroit. Kuharich said, "I only know that I was told that I am in charge of the team." Sources close to the team said they believed Marshall was displeased with the "easygoing" approach Lambeau had taken with the club. Good Kecord "Players like Lambeau because he lets them get into shape the way they see fit," said one source, 'and now you can bet they'll really have to hustle." This is Kuharich's first season with the club. He began work with them July 20 as an assistant line coach. He was head coach of the Chicago Cardinals in. 1952 after piloting the University, of San Francisco to an undefeated season in 1951. He began coaching Notre Dame's freshman team in 1938 and played guard for the Cardinals in 1940, '41 and '45. Lambeau took over in August 1952 when Dick Todd resigned on the night of the Redskins' opening game of the season with the Los Angeles Rams. He won five games in 1952 and lost seven. Last year he won six, lost five and "had one tie. COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet G El Dorado 76 38 .667 — Greenville 76 39 .661 l / 2 Meridian 61 53 .535 15 Monroe 52 64 .448 25 Pine Bluff 46 68 .393 30 Hot Springs .... 33 82 .287 43Vi Yesterday's Results El Dorado 7, Pine Bluff 4 Meridian. 5, Hot Springs 2 Greenville 6, Monroe 1 Games Today Pine Bluff at El Dorado Monroe at Greenvile Hot Springs at Meridian. Bruno to Return To Legion Mat Don Bruno, the husky Greek who made his debut before a Blytheville wrestling crowd last Monday night, returns tonight to take part in the tag match feature of the American Legion's bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Bruno is scheduled to team with big Jack Moody in the tag match. Opposing them will be a couple of veteran toughies, Eddie Malone and Walter Sirois. Both are well known here ana ar» noted for their rough house antics. In the preliminary bouts Malone will take on Bruno and Sireis will meet Moody. Chiefs Win Over Bombers Local Club Keeps Its Home Record Intact with Victory With a patchwork lineup, the Blytheville Chiefs still had enough to keep their record clean at Fritz West Park yesterday when they overcame the Negro Blytheville Bombers bp a 7-1 margin. . Playing without the services o-I several key men, the Chiefs rode to victor behind the smooth hurling of Ollie McAdoo, curve-balling right-hander who let the Bombers down with four hits. McAdoo struck out six. walked three and allowed no earned runs. It gave him a 2-0 record for the year. The Chiefs were unimpressed by the appearance of Ira Long, former Harrison High School athletic great who is in the Army and was on furlough. They managed to get four hits and one run in the three innings Long worked, though the husky GI appeared to be getting stronger when he had to leave the game to catch a train back to the army. p. D. Foster led Chief hitting with three of four, including a double. Bill Rounsavall, returning to the lineup briefly, tripled and- singled in two appearances. Thursday afternoon, the Chiefs take on Marked Tree at West Park. Bombers AB. Aldrick 2b -... * Sanders Ib 3 Bell ss 2 Fanchers ss 1 Mullins cf 4 Young 3b 3 Mitchell If 3 Aldrick. J. C. c 2 Cirtle rf 3 Long p 1 Lightskin p 1 Jodie p 1 H. 0 0 01 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 28 AB. Chiefs Killett ss 5 Smith 2b 2 Rounsavall Ib 2 Bennett cf 5 Fisher lf-3b 4 Foster 3b-2b 4 Privett Ib-rf 4 White c 3 Mathenia rf-lf 3 McAdoo p 4 1 R. 1 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 •i H. 1 0 2 2 2 3 1 I 0 0 36 7 12 Bombers 000 010 COO—1 Chiefs 100 100 32X—7 Saddler Books Iron Man Stunt NEW YORK (AP) — Featherweight champion Sandy Saddler will try the "iron man" stunt again in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday night. The stringbean, 126-pound king from New York will meet a local opponent and then Baby Ortiz, the No. 6 featherweight contender from Mexico. ' Fighting two opponents on the[ same program is nothing new forj Sandy. He's done that several times in his haunts to Latin America. Chico on Tonight Billy McNeece of Central Islip, N. Y.. and Garth Panter of Salt Lake pity, a pair of take-and-give middleweights, collide in the main 10-rounder at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway Arena tonight. ABC telecasts the bout at 8 p.m., CST. The. other Monday night TV network bout matches Chico Varona, classy Cuban welterweight contender, and veteran Frankie Fernandez of Honolulu in a 10-rounder at St. Nicholas Arena (Dumont- TV, 8 p.m., CST). Mims Wednesday Holly Mims, Washington's middleweight hopeful, will be out to stretch his unbeaten string to U when he faces husky Tuzo (Kid) Portuguez of Costa Rica at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night. CBS telecasts the 10-rounder at 8 p.m. , v The Saturday night fight parade (ABC-TV 7 p.m.) matches a couple of comebacking middleweights in Paddy Young of New York and Joe Taylor of Binghamton, N. Y. The two belters will have it out in the War Memorial Auditorium at Syracuse, N. 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