The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 1, 1954 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 1, 1954
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PAGE IDC BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Heavy Work G for Chick Only Few Minor Hurts Reported A full day of rugged drills was run off yesterday in the Chickasaw football camp as head Coach Russell Mosley and Ms aide. Bill Stancil, began stepping up the pace of their workouts. Along with the heavy work, th usual number of aches and pain began cropping up. Warren Mox ley turned up with a slightly sor ankle. Bobby Jones, who figures as the regular blocking back as long a: Charles Abbott is in Kenneth Pish er's fullback slot, reported 2 lame back yesterday. Getting in Shape Otherwise, the Chicks are round ing into shape and are thriving on the contact work. Yesterday, they tackled beneath punts, took their turns in full- speed, head-on tackling drills and scrimmaged on a skeleton basis. Linemen went through their rough and tough one-on-one combat in the pits, too. As usual in early season, the session was full of bright spots and beclouded by some ragged performances . . . the latter coming in a great part from green, but willing newcomers. Backs Stand Out A whole contingent of backs showed to good advantage. James Privett, the sophomore tailback who was a junior high star last year, turned in .some nifty, running, as did Freddy Akers and slashing Danny Edgmon. Akers also was doing the top kicking of the day along with Abbott. Eugene Stephens, the stocky sophomore reserve fullback, saw- duty yesterday at blocking back, a post he'll be around off and on. In what was evidently a second backfield unit, he teamed with Tommy Carney, another newcomer, wno ran yesterday at fullback. Good Blocking' Although both were unfamiliar with their positions, the pair of youngsters did some effective double-team blocking on larger and more experienced ends and tackles. WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 1,1954 Kenneth Fisher dropped by th Chick practice field yesterday. Th big Maroon fullback said he ha been told he can "do a little run ning" Monday. The Chicks got a breather thi morning when they dressed out in their new game uniforms for squa pictures. Montroe Holland, an all-time athletic great at BHS, was a vis itor in the Tribal dressing room yesterday. Holland looked gooc and said he'll return to West Ken tucky in September. He is on a basketball scholarship and says it means just that — lots and lots of basketball. Crowds at the Chickasaw workouts have been picking up this week . . . due partly to cooler weather and the fact that the workouts are getting to the point where sideliners can tell who'll be playing the most football. A quick rundown on Chick manpower yesterday revealed that ;ome 36 boys will be on hand when ^isher and Moxley get back into uniform. Norbert Blankenship, a •ood-Iooking backfield prospect, nd Ray Westbrook, who's bigger nd faster this year, were new men out yesterday. Yankees Looking For Help with Tribe They Can't Do It All Alone With Only Four Games Left By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer .f +? e /J? ew , Y °J k Yankees have lost their last chance to stop the Cleveland pennant dash single-handed. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet GB Cleveland 95 36 .725 New York 89 41 .685 5 1 /, Chicago 85 47 .644 KH4 Detroit 57 73 .438 3?£ Boston 56 72 .438 37 2 A Washington 53 76 .411 4l'~ Philadelphia ... 44 87 .336 51 Baltimore 43 90 .323 53 Wednesday's Schedule Cleveland at New York Detroit at Washington (N) Chicago at Boston (2) (day and night) (Only games scheduled.) Tuesday's Results Cleveland 6, New York 1 Washington 5, Detroit 3 Philadelphia 8-6, Baltimore 6-3 Chicago at Boston postponed rain ON THE HOOF— Fullback Eddie Price isn't holding up Bill Shipp, left, and Earl Putnam, but the; prop picture stresses the size of the New York.Giants' freshman tackles. Alabama's ShSostanS siJ feet five, weighs 27o pounds. Putnam of Arizona State at Tempe is six-six and comes i 300. (,NEA) m< th New York NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB 82 47 ,636 Brooklyn 79 51 .608 zy 2 Milwaukee 74 54 .578 iy> Cincinnati 64 67 .489 19 ~ St. Louis 60 70 .462 22*/ 2 Philadelphia ... 59 69 .461 22y> Chicago 55 76 .420 28 ~ Pittsburgh 46 85 .351 37 Wednesday's Schedule New York at Cincinnati (N) Brooklyn at Chicago Pittsburgh at Milwaukee (N) Philadelphia at St. Louis (N) Tuesday's Results New York 5, St. Louis 3 Milwaukee 2, Brooklyn 0 Philadelphia 9, Cincinnati 3 Chicago 14-7, Pittsburgh 2-3 New Money Plan Envisioned By Roy Mack for Athletics PHILADELPHIA (AP) -^ Roy Mack today took a new plan to wealthy Philadelphians in his latest — and what could be a successful — effort to keep the Philadelphia American League baseball franchise in Philadelphia and in his control. The short, balding son of the* • r .- J ,._. builder of the onetime Athletics diamond empire got the "new look" financial setup at a meeting of the Board of Directors Mon- SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB New Orleans ..89 57 .610 — Atlanta 89 58 .605 y 2 Birmingham ... 77 65 .542 10 " Memphis' 75 71 .514 14 Ihattanooga ... 69 74 .483 18y 2 Nashville 62 84 .425 27 ~ little Rock 61 85 .418 28 Mobile 59 87 .404 30 Yesterday's Results Mobile 11, Birmingham 3 Nashville 12, Little Rock 2 New Orleans 14-1, Atlanta 2-2 ONLY GAMES SCHEDULED) Games Today New Orleans at Atlanta Memphis at Chattanooga Birmingham at Mobile (2) Little Rock at Nashville Unless somebody else is willing to help, the five-year New York monopoly in the American League Is doomed to end this month. Only four games remain between the record-bound Indians and the second-place Yankees and the Yankees trail by 5'/2 lengths. The point of no return was reached last night. The Yankees got only two hits as Cleveland roared down the warpath to a 6-1 triumph. Missed in First The Indians, who are winning games at a faster clip than any team in modern American League history, actually taunted the world champions by loading the bases in the first inning and then not scoring, a maneuver that would have meant certain defeat in years past. But Early Wynn never gave the Sports Roundup— Yanks a chance. Cleveland pushed over two runs in the fourth on singles by Vic Wertz and Dave Pope, a double by Al Rosen and a sacrifice fly. Four runs in the eighth, three of them on a homer by Dave Philley, wrapped it up. Irv Noren homered in the seventh. Enos Slaughter slashed a pinch single in the eighth. That ended the Yankee attack. 19th for Wynn Wynn's victory was "his 19th and his most impressive of the year. In the National League, the New York.Giants moved Zy 2 games in front of the Brooklyn Dodgers with a 5-3 triumph in St. Louis, i Brooklyn managed only three hits I off Gene Conley and bowed to the i Milwaukee Braves 2-1. In other major league action, the Chicago Cubs won a pair from Pittsburgh H-2 and 7-3. Philadel- MINOR LEAGUE RESULTS American Association Louisville 1, Charleston 0 Toledo 6, Columbus 5 (10 innings ) Indianapolis 8, St. Paul 4 Minneapolis 14-6. Kansas City 8- Texas League Tulsa 4, Dallas 3 (12 innings) Port Worth 2, Oklahoma City 1 Shreveport 6, Houston 1 Beaumont at San Antonio, postponed Western League Pueblo 6. Denver 1 Omaha 5, Des Moines 0 day. Price Cut Presentation of the new plan to Roy by a member of the board came after the board members learned that Arnold Johnson, the Chicago real estate man who has offered to buy the A's franchise and transfer it to Kansas City, has cut his price from a reported $4,250,000 to about $3,100,000. The newest plan to keep the Athletics in Philadelphia differs from the other most publicized plan which was offered by a syndicate headed by Harry M. Sylk, drugstore magnate, and financier Albert M. Greenfield, although basically the money figures are the same. Want Control Sylk and Greenfield have offered a total price of 2V 2 million dollars with the condition that they take over complete control of the club. But Roy wants to keep his spot with the Athletics and, according to a source closely identified with the club, has been pushing off a showdown on the sale of the club until all his avenues are exhausted. The new plan would work this way: A sum of 2 1 /, million would be raised. Connie's and Earle's shares of stock would be purchased for a total of about 51,200,000. A major portion of the mortgage now- owed to an insurance company would be paid off, leaving what the source estimated at half a million dollai's in the bank to rejuvenate the second-division club. Lincoln 4. Sioux City 3 Wichita 8, Colorado Springs phia clipped Cincinnati 9-3, breaking an eight-game losing streak. Wshington defeated Detroit 5-3, and the Philadelphia Athletics pushed Baltimore into the American League basement with a double-header sweep 8-6 and 6-3. Hurricane weather forced the postponement of the Chicago White Sox game in Boston. Ted Kluszewski took over the National League home run lead with a pair in Cincinnati's loss to Philadelphia. He has hit 41, one more than his previous personal high, set a year ago. COTTON STATES LEAGUE .. Yesterday's Results Greenville 4. Monroe 2 El Dorado 8, Meridian 1 Games Today .. Playoffs El Dorado at Meridian Greenville at Monroe Legionnaires Get Another Victory Doug Dorris Leads Way to Win Over Lions by 8-0 Legion's Doug Dorris, the Little League's "winningest" pitcher, racked up another shut out yesterday as he, aided by some fine defensive work ' by his teammates, "skunked" the Lions Club 8-0 at the Federal Compress Park. Dorris, who hasn't been beaten this year, whiffed 12 Lion batters in the six-inning fray. He yielded only three hits and walked only- three . And. that wasn't all. Doug collected three of his team's seven hits, one a three-run homer in the Legion's big third inning. But it wasn't all Dorris. Pine defensive play by his teammates, twice pulled him out of a hole and protected his shut out. Nelson Hurls Well Except for one inning, the third, the Lions Club played good ball, but there was just too much Dorris. . Little Billy Nelson gave the winners only six hits but loose fielding) got him into hot water in the third i inning and he couldn't pitch his way out. The first two innings were scoreless as Dorris and Nelson engaged in a neat pitching duel. But in the third the roof caved in on Nelson. The Legionnaires sent 10 batters strolling to the plate in that big inning and emerged with seven runs. Terry Mullins, the Legion's peanut-sized center fielder, Started things by laying down a perfect bunt along the third base line. Ira Lambert followed with a safety when he beat out a lazy hopper to the short stop. Mullins was thrown out at the Kid's Title Up in October Three Doctors Give Reports on Champ By MURRAY ROSE PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A virus infection sent welterweight champion Kid Gavilan to bed and once again put off his apparently jinxed title fight with Johnny Saxton, this time until October. plate on Plunkett's Hopper to the pitcher and all other hands were safe. • Rusty Moore walked to load .the bases but Plunkett was out short to third on Mike Boyd's bouncer with Lambert scoring the Legion's first run. Then Dorris lifted Nelson's 2-1 pitch high over the center fielder's head for a homer. Three straight errors by the Lions' generally cat-like shortstop. Jimmy Killett, put two more runners on for Prank Craig.' Craig went first pitch picking and homered over the right fielder's head to drive in three more runs. The Legionnaires, picked up another run in the fourth on an error, an infield out and a single by Boyd. LIONS AB Hill cf 3 Jacques 3b 2 Morris If 2 Jackson If , Killett ss 3 Raspberry Ib 2 Alford rf Mathis c Gestring 2b :. Nelson p LEGION Plunkett rf .3 Moore 3b Boyd 2b Dorris p Rounsavall c Lovelace Ib Craig 3b 3 Mullins cf 3 Lambert If 2 R 0 9 2 1 3 2 2 3 2 2 22 AB 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 R o 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 8 o 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 H 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 7 The 28 - year - old Cuban was stricken so suddenly yesterday that neither promoter Herman Taylor nor the copromoting International Boxing: Club could come up with substitute fight for tonight's weekly Wednesday coast-to-coast boxing telecast. It was the first ime that a live TV fight of some ort could not be staged as scheduled. First Time And Taylor said it was the firs ime in his 45 years in boxing tha e could remember that a titl :ght ever was called off by illness n the eve of the contest. It was first for Gavilan too. He said he ever had a fight postponed before in his eight years in the United tates, a record he had been very roud of. Taylor said he would start re- unding about 530,000 starting Fri- ay or Saturday. The veteran pro- loter said the twice-postponed scrap would be held sometime in October, probably in Convention Hall. On List Gavilan promised Taylor that he would fight then. Prank Wiener, chairman of the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission, who was summoned from his home at 9 p.m. last night, said that the champion would be placed on the "unavailable list" until he went through with the fight. Gavilan's manager, Angel Lopez, said the Kid had a lump on the left side of his face Tuesday morning but that he had insisted on going through eight rounds of exercise to bring his weight down. Lopez said Gavilan had his dinner in the evening and then complained about 7 p.m. that he wasn't "eeling well. Dr. Samuel Swetnick, his personal physician, was summoned. He found that Gavilan was suffering from a virus infection, had a temperature of 101 degrees and an inflammation of the left parotid gland (near the ear). Two other physicians made independent examinations and agreed. Holland Wins, Loses in Semo Softball Event HOLLAND .— Play in the Southeast Missouri Softball tournament finds four games on tap tonight with Holland's boys taking on Braggadocio in the final tilt. Monday, Steele'S girls took a 7-6 win over Bragg City and Steele beat Cooter 9-2 and Braggadocio topped Bragg City 6-5 in the boys' division. Last night, in girls' play, Cooter took a 14-6 decision from Deering and Holland went down before Braggadocio 10-4., Holland's boys pounded out a 12-4 victory over Deering. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Dodge-Plymouth PARTS Entire stock of Blytheville Motor Co., parts has been moved to 105 West Main, next door to General Hardware and Appliance Co. For fast service on these parts dial PO 3-6278 Special Price On Dodge-Plymouth Seat covers BEMIS COTTON PICK SACK3 LOOK FOR .THE SACK WITH THE BEMIS CAT TRADEMARK, AVAILABLE IN DUCK, ASPHALT BOTTOM AND OUR NEW PLASTIC BOTTOM. OUR PLASTIC BOTTOM BAG HAS BEEN FULLY FIELD TESTED AND WILL OUTLAST THREE OR MORE REGULAR DUCK BAGS, EACH TYPE IS STOCKED IN ALL SIZES REGULAR OR WITH HOOKEYE. Manufactured By BEMIS BRO. BAG CO. MEMPHIS 2, TENN. For Sale By ALL LEADING JOBBERS Triple Win for Old Sunny Jim? By GAYLE TALBOT The reason is, say his associates that "Mr. Fitz" has come back from the Saratoga meeting more than a little convinced that he has next year's triple crow n winner in Nashua, Belair Stud's crack 2- year-old who won last week's Hopeful Stakes at the upstate track for his fourth triumph in five starts. Fitting Climax Another sweep of the 3-year-old classics — the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes — would supply a fitting climax to one of the most notable careers in the history of the American turf. They say there- isn't a man in the business who wouldn't be happy- well, fairly so — to see the kindly sage of Sheepshead Bay rack it up AS his valedictory, 12-Hour Day The veteran trainer, who still drives his own car to work before daylight and puts in a full 12-hour day, already has a pair of triple crowners to his credit — Gallant Fox in 1930 and Omaha in 1935. Both, like Nashua, were Belair horses. Although Nashua, a big animal Who tl**dr too* like a *.ye*r-oki, still has some distance to go to , that his mount "wasn't doing his prove it, both Fitz and jockey Eddie Arcaro already are convinced he's the year's juvenile champion. Arcaro told Fitz after the Hopeful best," yet one expert wrote that he believed it was the best race he ever saw run by a 2-year-old at Saratoga. DO YOU KNOW —What is the first name and middle initial of Mr. Hardy, salesman at DICK OSBORNE FURNITURE CO. located on Main Street? ... who is the bookkeeper? The more folks with whom you "set acquainted "—the more enjoyment of life will be yours. In business and in social contacts "knowing: the persons BY THEIR NAMES" is most important. "LET'S GET ACQUAINTED" , . . will feature PEOPLE, those friends of yours at our places of business who serve your daily needs! ! ! WENE Our Used Car Stock is Way Down and We Need More Immediately. Right Now We Are Offering THE BEST DEALS IN THIS AREA on The Purchase of a New Chrysler of Plymouth. Don't Buy a New Car Unitl You See Us. GET OUR PRICE FIRST. "SEE SEAY BEFORE YOU BUY! r? 86 PROOF. L G. BOOZ DISTILLERY COMPANY, BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY T. I. Seay Motor Co. 131 Eott Main Chrysler-Plymouth Phont 2-2122

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