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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 4, 1954
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACT FTFE Chicks, F. City Don't Want District Round Robin Play Idea Is Rejected Edgmon, Fong Are Elected Co-Captains Two events of importance to the Blytheville football scene were reported yesterday. They were: 1. The Chickasaws will not be competing for a district paper title this year; and 2. A couple of big boys — 200-pound John Fong and 180-pound Danny Edgmon — have been named Maroon co- captains for 1954. Assistant Coach Bill Stancil. who represented the Chicks at the district coaches meeting, said Blytheville and Forrest City told the group they were not interested in competing for a title on the basis of assigned conference games. Only Newport This was the case last year when Blytheville was assigned three games to replace Jonesboro, Newport and Forrest City, none of whom would make room for the Chicks. This year, Newport is on the Maroon ticket, but the other schools won't play. However, Forrest City isn't interested in a district title on any basis. Stancii was quick to point out at the meeting the Chicks are eager to compete for the district championship on a round-robin basis where all the AA schools of the district (Blytheville, Jonesboro, Forrest City and Newport) play each other every year. Two to Tango - This proposal was quickly rejected. However, Jonesborc and Newport will stay in there and pitch for the district championship. Thus the winner of their meeting will hold the meaningless title. Starred as Sophs Edgmon and Fong are a couple of real veterans on the Maroon squad. They both broke into Chickasaw football two years ago after leaving brilliant records behind them as Junior High Papooses. Fong saw action in the North Little Rock game his first year and soon made the starting lineup as a middle guard on defense, Edgmon was called on by Coach Russell Mosley early in his sophomore year, too. When the regular backfield wasn't clicking, Mosley put Edgmon and then sophomore Kenneth Fisher into action and the two were terrors until both were sidelined by injuries. Both Edgmon and Fong were Chickasaw stalwarts last year. Edgmon had one of the top yards per try average on the club and Fong anchored one of the greatest Chickasaw lines of recent years. The Tribe ran through another scrimmage session quite late yesterday. They open their 1954 season Friday night at Osceola. — _—. + Casey Stengel, the New York Yankees' manager, thinks that drag bunts are as important as home runs to win games. All New York fight referees are required to take two official physical examinations a year. V.?*?. 1 !?..' !V.?!!*!!!L Crown John Fong Sports Roundup— Tiger practice on Thursday afternoon. In his absence, assistant Coach Harry Darr directed practice. Greenberg Smart as Weiss? By GATLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — One hesitates at this point to suggest that Hank Greenberg, the old home run slugger, has yet got as many wheels turning in his head as George Weiss, the| Wncn't BlflrkarH one-man brain trust of the Yankees, but there strong indications Hank is catching up fast TTUan * DiUwlvuru as his rebuilt Cleveland Indians drive toward the pennant. Logan Got Fed Up and Then, Boom! The Brawl Lasted About 15 Minutes By CHARLES C. FRANKEL CINCINNATI (AP) — "I was just tired of being pushed around," Johnny Logan said today in explaining last night's baseball brawl between Cincinnati and Milwaukee players. The players, coaches and Tiian- agers swarmed onto the field from the benches and bullpens after Lognn, Milwaukee shortstop, squared off with Jim Greengrass, Cincinnati left fielder, in the eighth inning. At least three separate fistfights and several wrestling matches followed before peace was restored. The Braves went on to win the 12-inning game, 3-2. Logan said Wally Post had hit him in the thigh earlier in the game and pitcher Corky Valentine had rolled over him in a football block in the previous inning. The Cincinnati Redlegs plowed ahead in the eighth 2-1 on Ted Kluszewski's 42nd home run of the year. Then Greengrass singled. Johnny Temple hit a ground ball and this play set the brawl in action. No Spikes Greengrass slid into second and wrapped his legs around Legan, who was standing guard. "I thought he tried to swing at me with the ball," Greengrass said after the game. "I didn't spike him. I had my feet tucked under him." When the players got up, Greengrass cocked his arm back but the adroit Logan, an ex-prize fighter, sidestepped the blow. Greengrass then picked up the 175-pound Logan and slammed him to the ground. Both Ejected Both players were kicked out of the game and peace was restored. But when Logan strolled past first base, he and Temple exchanged words—and then blows. Temple was cut on the nose and was bruised on the forehead. Joe Taylor, assistant Milwaukee trainer, struck at several players, including Cincinnati pitcher Bud Podbielan. Dick Bartell, the Cincinnati coach, had his arms around Milwaukee infielder Sibby Sisti. "The trouble was," said Gus Bell of Cincinnati, "You didn't know who was fighting and who was trying to break it up>." Charlie Grimm, the Milwaukee manager, dismissed the brawl with the comment, "the fight is over. I don't know a thing." The brawls lasted about 15 minutes. The game extended to 3 hours and 19 minutes. A ninth-inning homer by Del Crandall sent the contest into extra innings. Jack Dittmer's round tripper in the 12th gave the victory to the Braves. Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. GB . 83 48 .634 SO 76 65 . 63 60 53 54 68 69 73 .602 .585 .489 .477 .451 .425 .343 New York ., Brooklyn ... Milwaukee . Cincinnati . Philadelphia St. Louis ... Chicago 57 Pittsburgh .... 46 88 .343 38& Today's Games Brooklyn at New York Milwaukee at Cincinnati Chicago at St. Louis (N) Only Games Scheduled Friday's Results Philadelphia 7-10, Pittsburgh 1-2 New York 7, Brooklyn 4 Milwaukee 3, Cincinnati 2 (12 innings) Chicago 4, St. Louis 3 Doby Finally Extracts His Revenge on Yanks AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. GB Cleveland 96 38 .716 New York 92 41 .692 3% Chicago. 86 Boston 58 Detroit 58 Washington ... 55 Philadelphia .. 44 Baltimore 43 Today's Games Cleveland at Chicago (N) New York at Washington (N) Baltimore at Detroit Friday's Results New York 9, Washington 2 Cleveland 3, Chicago 2 Boston 11, Philadelphia 1 Detroit 4, Baltimore 3 (10 nings) t9 .637 '3 .443 '5 .436 ~ .417 58 .333 91 .321 1072 36 Ms 37 y, 40 51 53 in- SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 58 .613 — .597 21/2 .5'! .517 .479 .430 .416 .407 60 67 72 76 85 87 89 Atlanta 92 New Orleans .. 89 Birmingham ... 79 Memphis 77 Chattanooga ... 70 Little Rock 64 Nashville 62 Mobile 61 Yesterday's Results Atlanta 11, New Orleans 3 Little Rock 8, Nashville 6 Birmingham 7, Mobile 3 Memphis 8, Chattanooga 7 Games Today- New Orleans at Birmingham Mobile at Atlanta Memphis at Nashville Little Rock at Chattanooga 11 14V 2 20 271/2 291/2 31 Late Homer Foils Hope Of Stengel By BEN PHLEGAR Associated Press Sports Writer Larry Doby had to travel all the way to Chicago but he got his revenge on the New York Yankees. The home run-hitting center fielder of the Cleveland Indians, who failed badly at the plate during the recent New York series, personally punctured the latest Yankee pennant strategy by driving in 2 of the runs as Cleveland whipped the Chicago White Sox 3-2 last'night. This was the first of six games the Indians have left with the Chi- , ^ ^ „ , cagoans and the Yankees were ager of the Yankees in 1949. It's Back to Gym NEW YORK (AP) — It's back to the gym Monday for Charley Norkus and Cesar Brion. They can both use the work. 4 Norkus, a 26-year-old ex-Marine from Port Washington, N. Y., won a split decision in 10 rounds over Eddie Robinson. With the score tied in the fifth, ^g to be proud of , T >, e V i cior didn't show much more &&I , the lose- who looked two out and runners on first and j -j^ lumbering giant from Argen- third, Washington shortstop Jerry j -^ Iast cight bu , it wasn ' t ^y. Snyder elected to try for a force play at second on a bounder by Yogi Berra. Mickey Mantle beat _ the throw, a run scored and three j very" bad~"i'n d e"e~d~' Both" more Yankee hits produced three more runs. The victory was the Yanks' llth of the season over the Senators and preserved Stengel's record of never having lost a season's series to anr team since he became man- McGuire Back On Job Now MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Charleston 2-6, Toledo 1-10 Louisville 6, Columbus 4 Other games postponed Texas League Beaumont 1, San Antonio 0 Fort Worth 8, Oklahoma City 4 Tulsa 5, Dallas 3 Houston 7, Shreveport 3 Western Leagrue Pueblo 4-8, Colorado Springs 3-11 Des Moines 4, Lincoln 2 Sioux City 4, Omaha 3 Only games scheduled Mc- Kowalski, Roberts on Mat Program Karl (Killer) Kowalski, the betrd- ed Pole who has a nation-wide reputation as one of the toughest wrestlers in the business, returns to Blytheville Monday night to take part in the American Legion's wrestling bouts. Kowalski is scheduled to team with Red Roberts, the former southern junior heavyweight champion, in the tag match main event of the Legion's program at Memorial Auditorium. Opposing them will be another team of top notch heavyweights. Joe Welch, one of the five.wrest- ling Welch brothers, will team with big Jack Moody who recently returned to wrestling after a short career as a referee. This bout is expected to be a rough and tumble affair. Kowalski, who has made a name for himsell on the television circuit, is a massive heavyweight who asks no quar- hoping they had softened up the Tribe enough to allow for a White Sox sweep. Need Help The Yankees, 3V 2 games behind, need all the help they can get to keep alive their chances for a sixth straight pennant. Manager Casey Stengel figured it might be easier for Chicago after his lads had slowed down the Indians a bit. "Those fellows are too good to fold," Casey admitted reluctantly, "but maybe if we win two they'll have trouble getting started right away." But Doby didn't agree. With the score tied 1-1 in the fifth he singled home Bobby Avila. And when Jim Rivera's home run tied the score in the sixth, Doby folowed with his 30th homer high into the right field stands in the seventh. Score Posted The game-winning blast came just after the Yankees' final score had been posted on the Comiskey Park Scoreboard, showing a 9-2 triumph for the New Yorkers at Washington. Bobby Feller, with help from Don Mossi and Mike Garcia, won his 12th game. Virgil Trucks, trying for his 19th victory, was the loser. The New York Giants pulled four games in front of Brooklyn in the National League with a 7-4 verdict over the Dodgers. Milwaukee shaded Cincinnati 3-2 in 12 innings and stayed 6^ 2 behind. Cards Stumble Again In other action the Chicago Cubs defeated St. Louis 4-3: Philadelphia won a pair from Pittsburgh 7-1 and 10-2; Boston swamped the Philadelphia Athletics 11-1 and Detroit edged Baltimore 4-3 in 10 innings. The Yankees came from behind with five runs in the fifth inning and added three for insurance in the ninth on a pinch double by Hit for Hoyt Relief pitcher Hoyt Wilhelrn came through with his first hit of the year to drive in the run that put the Giants ahead to stay against Brooklyn. Given a chance to bat for himself with two on, two out and the score tied in the seventh, Wilhelm smashed a single through the middle. The Giants added two more in the eighth to register their first success over the Dodgers since early July. Gil Hodges hit his 37th home run for Brooklyn but nobody was on base. Whitey Lockman's homer on the first pitch in the first inning opened the Giants' 15-bit attack. Ted Taps One Home runs kept Milwaukee's faint pennant hopes alive. Del incinnati to tie the score. Jack Dittmer homered in the 12th to win it. The Reds' runs scored in the eighth on Ted Kluszewski's 42nd homer with a man aboard. Big Klu leads both leagues in home runs. Ted Williams moved up a notch in the table of all-time home-run hitters with his 362nd at Philadelphia. He passed Joe DiMaggio and now is in fifth place behind Babe Ruth, Jimmy Foxx, Mel Ott and Lou Gehrig. Granny Harnner, storm center of the recent flare-up on the Phillies, collected four doubles and a single in Philadelphia's sweep at Pittsburgh. The off-and-on Phils now have won five straight. The Cardinals lost their sixth in a row when the Cubs came up with two runs in the ninth on a double by Gene Baker. The slumping St. Louisians are only S^ games ahead of the improving seventh-place Cubs, Baltimore scored three runs in the eighth at Detroit to tie the score but the Tigers won out in the 10th when Bill Tuttle singled home Hoot Evers. more often than they connected and it was an inept, huff and puff affair that disappointed most of the tiny turnout of about 1,500 in Madison Square Garden. Norkus, trying a comeback after being stopped in five rounds by Hurricane Tommy Jackson in May appeared to have the edge- on his occasional left hooks and looping rights. Brion stopped Norkus ia four rounds in 1950 when the Argentine was a top ranking heavyweight. He's gone back plenty. This was Cesar's first fight in the IT. S. since he was soundly beaten by Bob Baker in Brooklyn 18 months ago. His record now is 42-10. Norkus' record is 24-12. Judge Bert Grant (6-4) and Jack Gordon (5-5 rounds. 6-5 points) voted for Norkus. Referee Harry Kessler scored for Brion, 5-4-1. The AP favored Norkus, 6-3-1. Brion, a 5-11 favorite, weighed 201 J / 4 to Norkus' 196%. Each received $4,000 from the radio-television receipts. The official crowd and receipts figure* were not announced. Boosters Plan Sept. 14 Meet Election of Officers Postponed by Club Failure to get out a crowd for its first mee.ttng of the year has led to postponement of election of 1954 officers for BlytheviUe's Chickasaw Booster Club. Club officers called a meeting for last night at 7 o'clock but attendance was so slight they deferred election until the next meeting which has been set for Sept. 14. The session, one week: from Tuesday night, will be held at the Rustin Inn and win get under way at 7 o'clock. Retiring President A. S. (Todd) Harrison urged full attendance at the meeting. Ham Richardson Credits Quinine Guire, High School's head football i lerA and gives none. coach, returned here Thursday af-i And > *x>, the bout w11 be spiced ternoon. and by an age-old feud between Welch j Roberts. They have been at j odds for a number of years and j every time they meet in the ring j the grudge gets a little hotter. The coach managed to get back!. In the preliminary bouts Roberts to Caruthersville in time for the!'? scheduled to meet Mooay and He has been in Memphis, Tenn., since Friday of last week. One of his two children is in a Memphis hospital. Kowalski will take on Welch. Husky Official The fact that the boss of the Tribe hasn't traded away a Minnie Minoso for a second ear trumpet for several seasons now is significant. He learned the. hard way, but he learned. The beating that the big fellow took after his early deals turned sour apparently only made him the more determined to prove that a former star player could match grey matter with men who had spent their baseball lives trying to outslick the other fellow. Farm Club Tops At the moment. Hank's top farm club, Indianapolis, is leading the American Assn., race by a healthy margin, while the Yankees' Kansas City branch factory is floundering in the second division. The Indians received more important young help from Indianapolis this season than the Yanks did from Kansas City. The Yanks, knowing they were on the verge of being caught with a slightly decadent pitching staff, passed up a chance to bid for Art routt?:nan when Detroit decided to et that \\Ming man go. Green- '.'urg grabbed him in * major deal, and Houtteman promises to wind up a 15 or 16-game winner for the Tribe. Hank Got Hal When Detroit cut veteran Hal Newhouser loose, and the southpaw was trying hard to make a. connection, Hank was the one who invited him to the Indians' training camp for a tryout. Maybe it was just a friendly gesture toward a former teammate, but Prince Hal has rewarded Hank by turning in some of the finest relief work in the league. fine job turned in by the veteran Sam Dente at shortstop since George Strickland suffered a broken jaw. This time when a crisis arose it was the Indians who had a man sitting on their bench who could go in there and play championship ball under pressure. The emergence of Vic Wertz as a varsity first-baseman marks another sound acquisition by Hank, though Manager Lopez deserves a few bouquets on that one, too. It is doubtful that any other club in the league would have put in a The husky, balding football offi- Frustrated golfers looked on while youngsters were swimming By WILL GREYISLEY FOREST HILLS, N. Y. tH —Young Ham Richardson at last has come of tennis age, and quinine pills may be the medicine Uncle Sam needs to win back the Davis Cup. "Quinine pills did it — they brought me through that fifth set," the good-looking Tulane University mated Australia's No. 1 ace, Leis law student said after he had elim- Hoad, in the quarter-finals of the National Tennis championships yesterday. The victory, a 3-hour struggle" won by the scores of 6-4, 7-5, 11-13, 4-6, 6-3, stamped Richardson as a good bet to carry one of the American singles assignments against the Australians in the, Davis Cup challenge round at Sydney next December. Tennis fans who saw Richardson lose a straight-setter to this same Hoad last year—and who had been accustomed to seeing him fold in the stretch in all long, tough matches—were amazed at his great improvement. "He has just come of age, that's all," said the veteran Gardnar Mulloy. "He has grown up. He's now mature and smart—and a whale of a tennis player." Richardson himself credited a bit of advice given him earlier this remainder of the field catches up with him in the semifinals. Vic Seixas of Philadelphia, seeded No. 2, plays Tom Brown of San Francisco for the right to meet Richardson in the bottom semifinals. Trabert vs. Hartwig The upper bracket sends defending champion Tony Trabert against Rex Hartwig of Australia and Art Larsen against Aussie Ken Rosewall. These matches are all on today's schedule along with a single women's quarter-final match in- tralia's Neale Fraser, 4-S, 7-5, 7-5, 6-2. The other American, Larsen, won over Herbie Flam in a replay of the 1950 finals, 6-4, 6-3, 7-5. Rosewall crushed Ed Moylan of Trenton, N. J., 6-4, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3, while Hartwig accounted for Gardnar Mulloy of Miami, 6-8, 6-4, 6-3,' 6-2. Louise Brough of Beverly Hills, Calif., Doris Hart of Coral Gables, Fla., and Shirley Fry of Akron, Ohio, moved into the women's semifinals. Miss Brough downed Mrs. Betty Pratt of Jamaica, volving Darlene Hard of Monte- I B. W. L. 6-2. 6-3. Miss Hart toppled bello, Calif., and Dennis Bradshaw j Lois Felix of Meriden, Conn., 6-1, of San Diego, Calif. 6-1. Miss Fry got a default from Trabert defeated Davis Cup Captain Bill Talbert yesterday. 7-5, Mrs. Beverly Baker Fleitz of Long Beach. Calif., who hurt her ankle 6-3, 6-0, while Seixas topped Aus- i Thursday. on the nine-hole golf course at; summer during the Pennsylvania Tisdale, Sask.. in Canada. Summer floods almost completely covered fhe course. graph was Hosea McDaniels. cial pictured in Thursday's Cour-| But few readers caught the mis- grass courts tournament outside Philadelphia. "A doctor told me to take quinine tablets," Ham said. "I'd been accustomed to getting leg cramps in long matches. So I could only ier News was not Marshall Black-1 take made by a Courier staffer j go at an 80 per cent pace when ard, a husky balding football offi-jwho was guilty of the wrong iden-j things got tough. Now I can go at cial. Actually the man in the j tification on the picture of a group i photo- of local football officials. 100 per cent pace all the time.' Richardson rests today while the DO YOU KNOW —What is the first name and middle initial of Mr. Beard., salesman at ALVIN HARDY FURNITURE CO., located at 113 E. Main Street? . . . Who is the bookkeeper? The more folks with whom you "get acquainted"—the more enjoyment of life will be yours. In business and in social contacts "knowing the persons Bl* 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 ! ' ! As the Injuns go into the final; serious bid for the veteran out- crucial weeks, with the Yanks still hanging grimly in there, this last could become extremely important. As long as Manager Al Lopez can go into each big series, including his final doubleheader against the 5fanks Sept. 12, with Mike Garcia, Early Wynn and Bob Lemon rested and ready, there is little chance that his club will be stampeded. Dcnte Has Helped Further evidence that Greenberg has been in there thinking right along with Weiss recently is the | it a whirl. fielder. When it finally became all too plain that the Indians were not going to win a pennant with Al Rosen struggling like a fish out of water at first, and probably not with Bill Glynn there, either, it became a case of pulling a first- sacker out of the air in a hurry, or else. That almost literally is what Lopez; did. He nsked Wertz if he had evr" playe'ri 'he position. Vic said no inn ;hai. he would like lo give BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Tag Match KARL (KILLER) RED KOWALSKI and ROBERTS Roberts vs. Moody and Kowalski vs Welch FOR SALE 3^ ton Dodge truck with good 10/20 tires all around. 22 foot single axle Carter trailer with 5-foot steel sides and straight air brakes. This truck ready to go. Special both truck and trailer - $1650. SEE ELMER STONE 416 L Main St. Fiber $9.95 . 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