The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 26, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 26, 1954
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1354 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Successful Semipros Stir Local Interest in Baseball Many baseball fans are hoping against hope that Blytheville's now tremendous baseball program for youngsters will lead to a revitalized interest in all aspects of the national passtime. One piece of evidence which leads them to think so is the local semipro outfit — the Blytheville Chiefs. Though the Pee Wee, Little and Pony Leagues have yet to graduate players into the semipro ranks, the Chiefs contain several youngsters who got their baseball starts in the early beginnings of these leagues—the YMCA's Junior High League and the Y-sponsored American Legion teams. Crowds to 200 And interest in the club is better than fair, crowds ranging in size from 100 upwards to 200. Home field for the Chiefs is Fritz West Park, which is just outside the city limits on Ruddle Road. AS they went against Black Rock today, the Chiefs had not suffered a" defeat in 12 games at West Park. Their overall record is one of the most successful of local semipro,. teams in recent years. Against ball clubs of various abilities, the Chiefs have won 21 and lest eight. This makes their record on the road 9-8. Fritz West, incidentally, is man- -£ & • * ager and part-time pitcher and player, having appeared in ten of Batting- G the 29 games. Rounsavall 23 Stemac Is Hill Star Fisher 26 The big pitching load this year, Fost<ar " 19 however, fell on Ed Stemac, ,a " '.'" 97 young collegian who played Legion 0 IN eal -7 ball here. Bennett 28 Stemac had a none-too-impres- Garner 26 sive wbn-loss record of 6 and 3, but g a v er 20 his earned run average is some- " . thing to write home about. In 95 wesx ° _ and two-thirds innings, he allowed Killett 25 only 20 earned runs for a 1.88 White 11 BLYTHEVILLE CHIEFS — Here's a portion of the Blytheville Chiefs before they took to the field Sunday to defeat a Negro team — the Blytheville Bombers. Several players were out of town for Sunday's game. (Courier News Photo) ERA. Ollie McAdoo, smooth-tossing righthander, can go Stemac one better, but hasn't pitched but a pair of games. He has a 2-0 record and has allowed but two earned Halstead runs in 15 innings for an ERA ot 0.62. Stemac has struck out 69 and walked 27. He has given up 58 hits West has a 6-1 record and a 3.39 earned run average. Rotmsavall Top Hitter Big Bill Rounsavall. who has been sidelined by an injury, wields the big stick for the Chiefs. Appearing in 23 games, he has 37 hits in 87 AB's for a .425 mark. He has struck out only six times and walked that number. He has 14 RBI's. (LESS THAN TEN GAMES) McAdoo 6 Phillips 4 Frivett 9 4 Ross 7 Stemac • 9 Most Doubles — Fisher (12) Most Triples — Garner (2) Most Home Runs — Rounsavall & Garner PITCHING Pitcher G McAdoo 2 O'Kane 1 Dyer .., 3 O'Neal 1 Phillips 3 (2) Sonny Garner, another youngs- vvest ter, is the RBI leader and is con- stemac n sidered a real prospect for profes- "'" sional baseball. Garner is just out i Rounsavall 4 of high school and had American | Ross 2 Legion experience. i Conners He has played shortstop regu- j pj erce larly. though, as with most Chiefs, he has seen duty elsewhere, too. Garner also has struck out more often (23) than anyone else on the team. He has 33 hits in 103 trips for a .320 mark—sixth best on the team. He leads the team with triples with two and is tied with Rounsavall for homer leadership with a pair . . . homers in semi-pro ball being rarities since outfielders can chase the ball clear in'to the cotton patch in most of the fenceless parks. The club has averaged just better than seven runs per game-and sports a team batting average of .286. W L Pet. 2 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 1.000 1 .857 3 .666 2 .500 0 .000 1 .500 1 .000 IP 15.0 5.0 12.4 9.0 11.6 55.6 95.6' 25.6 4.0 R 2 0 5 7 9 27 27 14 3 H SO 9 10 W ER ERA 1 8 11 13 60 58 24 6 2 7 7 16 32 69 17 2 4 2 7 3 7 6 27 7 1 1 0 3 7 9 21 20 12 3 0.62 0.00 2.19 7.00 6-92 3.39 1.88 4.21 6.75 r Frank Stranahan Appears Well Above The Mixed Crowd By HUGH FULLEKTON JR. DETROIT (.?) — The field in the 54th National Amateur Golf Championship was divided between a fexv "haves" and a lot of "have nots" — speaking in terms of national reputations — as the last 16 survivors set out on another double round of 18-hole matches. And standing out head and shoulders above the rest was Frank Stranahan, who must be numbered among the '"haves"' in any way of .reckoning. The muscular 32- year-old Toledo sparkplug heir has won national championships in three countries, including the cox f - eted British Amateur tw*Ice. 1 And he's dead set on winning the American title — the only important one that has escaped him. Top Men in Field The 16 players left of an original field included, along with Stranahan, Dale Morey, Don Cherry, Bill Campbell. Bob Sweeny, Ed Meister and Arnold Palmer, all players with more than a little fame in amateur circles. There was no assurance at all that these seven would survive today's fifth and sixth rounds. The lineup was such that almost any one could go the way of Billy Joe Patton, the fast-talking, wild-shooting North Carolina gallery idol: internationalists Harvie Ward and Jim Jackson; and long-hitting Hobart Manley and Dave Smith, all of whom were eliminated in yesterday's double knockout. Stranahan, who stopped Ward on the 18th hole yesterday and then disposed of another old acquaintance, Tommy Sheehan, ran right into another rugged match against Cleveland's Palmer, who has been shooting about as good golf as any amateur around this summer. i Card Camp The Boys Are Back in First- Division Again ST. LOUIS !.?)—The joy may not last but there is a lot of it around St. Louis Cardinal headquarters today. The team moved into first division again, Stan Musial took the National League batting lead and rookie Gordon Jones showed he's just what manager Eddie Stanky's weak pitching staff needs. All that occurred last night as the Redbirds trounced the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-0 behind Jones' five-hit pitching. Musial had three hits—a double and two singles—to give him a .347 batting average, 1 percentage point ahead of Brooklyn's Duke Snider who went hitless in six times at bat at Cincinnati. Jones allowed just five singles and one walk in pitching the St. Louisans a percentage poim ahead of the now fifth-place Philadelphia Phils. A delay of almost two hours, caused by rain and the groundskeepers work to repair the damaged infield, held up the start of the game, but the Redbirds went to work quickly, turning in three runs in the first inning. From then on they scored at least once in Major League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting—Noren, New York. 335; Minoso, Chicago, 333; A Vila, Cleveland, .327; Fox, Chicago, .323; Mantle, New York, .316. Runs Batted In—Doby, Cleveland, 102; Berra, New York, 96; Minoso, Chicago, 95; Jensen, Boston, 94; Mantle, New York, 92. Home Runs—Doby, Cleveland, 27; Mantle, New York, 26; Williams, Boston, 23; Sievers, Washington, 22; Rosen, Cleveland, 21. , Stolen Bases—Jensen, Boston, 20; Rivera, Chicago, 15 ; Minoso, Chicago, 14; Fox, Chicago, 12. Pitching—(10 decisions)—Feller, Cleveland, 11-2, .846; Consuegra, Chicago, 15-3, .833; Lemon, Cleveland, 19-5, .792; Reynolds, New York, 10-3, .769; Grim, New York, 16-5, .762. Strikeouts — Turley, Baltimore, 135; Trucks, Chicago, 133; Wynn, Cleveland, 120. NAIONAL LEAGUE Batting—Musial, St. Louis, .347; Snider, Brooklyn, .346; Mueller, New York, .336; Moon, St. Louis and Mays, New York, .331. every frame but the fourth and eighth. Alex Grammes was best, with the bat, turning out two doubles and a pair of singles. Joe Cunningham drove in two runs with his ninth homer of the year From where I sit... l>y Joe Marsh How to "Curry in a Hurry' Whitey Fisher wins this we*lrs prize for ingenuity — drop by his fine farm and catch him in his cow barn and you'll see what I mean. Seems Whitoy's wife got a new vacuum cleaner, so Whitey latched on to the old one and made a sprayer and "currycomb" for his cows. He nut a hose where the dust 'jag was and that's his sprayer. For currying, Whitey nse* the brush Attachment and vacuums his cows. "They're cleaner, they look better avid I get the job don« faster," said Whitey. From where I sit, if you really want to be "shown how," just take a tip from Whitey. He's a. good farmer and a successful one. Another fellow around here who can show you how to be a success in business is Andy, over at tb.c Garden Tavern. Andy voluntarily co-operates with the Self- Regulation Fi'u^ram sponsored by the Brewing Industry. And there's no cleaner place in town than the Garden Tavern! Copyright, Arkansas Division, United State* Brewers Foundation, 1954. Harry Stuhldreher, one of Notre Dame's famous "Four Horsemen" or the 1920's, was Villanpva College coach of Arthur Raimo, now assistant football coach at Yale TJnivers- Here's Rundown on Waterfowl Rules WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department today spelled out its regulations to cover hunting of migratory waterfowl during the 1954-55 season. The rules include shooting days and hours selected by the various state game administrators for ducks, geese, coot, brant, woodcock and jacksnipe. The department has already said the overall season would run from Oct. 1 to Jan. 10. Have Choice States in the Central Flyways were given the choice of a continuous season of 60 days or two j periods of 27 days each; Missis-! sippi fronted geese, or (C) 1 'Canada ihour before sunset, except that on goose or its subspecies and 1 white fronted goose. Coot, daily bag: and possession limits, 10. Seasons Seasons: Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee, Nov. 17-Jan. 10"; Illinois (except that there is no open season in that part of Alexander County described as a closed area under a 1953 regulation) and Missouri Oct. 22-Dec. 15; Iowa Oct. 15-Dec. 8; Louisiana, excluding lands and waters of the state T lying easterly of the center line of the main navigable channel of the Mississippi River between the northerly boundary of Louisiana and latitude 31 degrees north, but the first day of the season or split seasons shooting cannot start before noon. On the Missouri River within the boundaries of Iowa the closing hour will be sunset for taking waterfowl and coot, to conform to the closing hour selected by Nebraska, in which a part of the river also Jan. 20; no open season in remainder of Texas; daily bag limit 4, possession limit 8. lyway states were offered j L ? cludin S *?>' lands an <* ?*ters of a 55-day straight season or two * e State OI Mississippi lying west- seasons of 25 days each. In most flyways the shooting days this season are double those permitted in 1948, the first year under the present system. That year the Mississippi flyway had 30 days each and the Central 35. All Central flyway states chose the 60-day straight season. Shooting hours will be the same as last year—one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, except on opening day, when shooting will start at noon. In each flyway red-breasted and American Mergansers taken are to be included in bag limits on other ducks. .Detailed Regulations The detailed regulations by flyways includes: Mississippi Flyway Ducks (except wood ducks), daily bag limit 4, possession limit There is a closed season on wood ducks. Daily bag and pos- ed Merganser only. Geese, daily bag and possession limit, 5. The limit may not include more than (A) 2 Canada geese or its subspecies, or (B) 2 white- erly of the center line, Nov. l-Nov. 25 and Djec. 17-Jan. 10; Mississippi, excluding lands and waters of the state lying westerly of the center line of the main navigable channel of the Mississippi River between the northerly boundary of Louisiana and latitude 31 degrees north, but including any lands and waters of the state of Louisiana lying easterly of the aforesaid center line, Nov. 17-Jan. 10. Woodcock Woodcock, daily bag limit 4, possession limit 8. Seasons: Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee Dec. 2-Jan. 10: Arkansas Dec. 1-Jan. 9; Kentucky Nov. 20-Dec. 29; Missouri Oct"l-0ct. 31. Wilson's snipe or jacksnipe, daily bag and possession limits 8. In the Mississippi flyway only Louisiana took split seasons. Seasons: Mississippi and Tennessee Dec. 27-Jan. 10; Arkansas Dec. 1-Dec. 15; Iowa. Oct. 15-Qct. s 7 ov. 20-Dec. 4; Lou- 22-Nov. 5. Central Flyway Ducks, daily bag limit 5. possession limit 10. Bag and possession limits may include 1 hooded Mer- | ganser only. No open season on | wood ducks in Colorado, Kansas, [ North Dakota, South Dakota and j Wyoming. In other states, daily i bag and possession limits may in- j elude 1 wood duck. No open sea- j son on black-bellied tree ducks in Texas. Geese, daily bag and possession limits, 5. Such limits may not include more than (A) 2 Canada geese or its subspecies, or (3) 2 white-fronted geese, or (C) 1 Can- | ada goose or its subspecies and 1 j white-fronted goose. No open season in Colorado on blue geese. Coot, daily bag and pssession limits, 10. Seasons: Colorado Nov. 1-Dec. 30; Kansas Oct. 21-Dec. 19: Nebraska Oci. 8-Dec. 6; Oklahoma Oct. 27-Dec. 25; Texas Nov. 5-Jan. 3. Wilson's snipe or jacksnipe, daily bag and possession limits, 8. Seasons: Colorado, Nov. l-Nov. Shooting hours for waterfowl and i 15; Oklahoma Dec. 1-Dec. 15; and Ward's After Willie Troy He Has Three Straight Wins NEW YORK (£"}—Back in the limelight again with three straight victories, hard - hitting Moses Ward of Detroit is after a return bout with Willie Troy now. Ward, a 22-year-old auto worker, handed Tuzo (Kid) Portuguez of Costa Rica a sound, drubbing. last night in a television 10- rounder in Madison Square Garden. He won on a technical knockout in 1:23 of the fifth round. "" In the process, however, he suffered a cut over his right ,eya that required three stitches and just about canceled out a proposed match with Joey Giar- delio, top-ranking middleweight contender, in Philadelphia Sent. 24. Ward weighed 161 to his opponent's 157H:. session limits may include 1 hood- coot in Arkansas, Illinois (except j Texas, Dec. 20-Jan. 3. in Alexander County), Iowa (except on that part of the Missouri River within the state), Mississippi Missouri and Tennessee will be one-half hour before sunrise to one Woodcock, in Texas in the coun- j ties of Shelby, Nacogdoches, An- j gelina. Trinity, San Jacinto. Lib- j erty, Chambers and all counties j south and east htereof, Dec. 12- NOTICE To my Friends and Customers: Effective immediately no more fish stories accepted. Arch Lindsay's cannot be topped. He has been declared the champion. 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