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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1954 New Pennant Tribe Only 5 Games Out After Twin By JOE REICHLER Associated Press Sportswriter Pennant fever, a contagious malady that raises hopes; higher than temperature, is raging all over the state of Wis- " By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ' ° - _. - VATYJ1V.4T T-c-•»/>TTTC< consin again. Prom Kenosha to Sturgeon Bay, from Sheboygan to La Crosse, excitement has gripped all Wisconsinites as the Mihvaukee Braves are making another thrilling bid to over-take the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers, the National League front runners. The Braves took a long stride in that direction yesterday, capturing two "comeback victories over Cinci- natti 11-8 and 9-7 while Brooklyn was salvaging the finale of its three game series from the Giants. As a result, the Braves today are five games off the pace and only one behind the second place Dodgers with exactly three weeks remaining. New York and Milwaukee have 21 games left to play and Brooklyn has 19. The Braves meet the Giants and Dodgers three more times each. Six in Third Milwaukee used the home run to overcome early Cincinnati leads. Trailing 6-5, the braves tallied six times in the last three innings to win the opener. Two-run homers by Jack Dittmer and Joe Adcock were the big blows. Behind 7-1 in the nightcap, the NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. GB New York 84 49 .632 — Brooklyn 31 54 .600 Milwaukee 79 54 .594 Philadelphia ... 64 69 .481 Cincinnati 65 71 .478 St. Louis 61 74 .452 Chicago 58 78 .426 Pittsburgh 46 89 .341 Today's Games Pittsburgh at Brooklyn. (2) New York at Philadelphia, (2) St. Louis at Cincinnati Chicago at Milwaukee, (2) Sunday's Results Brooklyn 7, New York 4. Philadelphia 12. Pittsburgh 5 St. Louis 6, Chicago 2 Milwaukee 11-9.. Cincinnati 8-7 Indians Four and Half Games in Front with Only 18 Remaining By JOE MOOSILE CHICAGO {£>)—Manager Al Lopez took a good look at his ablebodied Cleveland Indians after they whipp Chicago 8-2 yesterday, glanced at the American League standings and said ""We're in good shape." Lopez was quite satisfied with his Indians who came back after los- __ ing two-out-of-three to the Yan- i ^g^^t ^ kees to take home the same toll in a ' three-game set with the White Sox. The games SPIRIT TO BURN—Tommy Herbert, 8, of Cleveland lost both hands under a switch engine when an infant. It hasn't bothered this youngster, hov/ever, Who shows he can handle a fishing rod and reel and play golf a step ahead of kids his age. Despite his handicap, he has learned to hit a golf ball over 100 yards. (NEA) AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. GB ig Seven Coackes Like Siiding-T d Wilkinson's Sooners Cleveland 97 39 New York 92 Chicago 87 60 50 76 Indians, left have with only 18 ooened a 4^-2 game lead over the New York Yankees and launch the stretch drive 90 92 .713 .681 .635 .448 .437 .425 .333 .324 39 si y 2 53 Braves roared back with seven runs in the seventh to sweep the twin bill. Eddie Mathews, who had homered earlier. Del Crandall and Dittmer homered in the inning, each with a man on. Ted Kluszewski's homers, one in each game for Cincinnati, raised his league leading total to 44. The Dodgers, sparked by Junior Gilliarn's bat and Carl Erskine's relief pitching, Whipped the Giants 7-4 to slice New York's lead to four games. Yanks Lose , I with a doubleheader at Baltimore today. Then they return home to meet Philadelphia and Boston before taking on the Yankees in a double header Sunday. Will Settle for Split Although Lopez said he isn't looking by the second division teams, he did say he'd like another better than to beat the Yankees twice. "Certainly I'd sellte • for a split with them, since they couldn't gain on us," said the Tribe chief, "but I'd like to beat 'em twice." "We'er in real good shape," he continued. 'The pitchers are work- The Cleveland Indians opened ing in rota ti 0 n and we'll have Geor- up a 4Vs game margin on the runner-up Yankees, drubbing the Chicago White Sox 8-2 while Washington was handing New York its second straight defeat, 5-4. Boston's Red Sox swept past Detroit into fourth place with 12-5 and 7-3 victories over Philadelphia while Baltimore was edging the Tigers ge Strickland in there as a regular in a few days." Strickland, Cleveland's dependable shortstop, has been out for about a month with injuries. Lopez used him" for an inning against Washington last week and again in the ninth inning yesterday's game. Othewise. the Indians are solid Philadelphia's Phillies won their | physically with the possible excep- sixth straight, knocking off the {tion of Al Rosen. PvOsen has been Pittsburgh Pirates 12-5. The St. j playing despite injuries which have Louis Cardinals snapped a seven- ', hampered his hitting. game losing streak, defeating Chicago 6-2. { Bobby Avila, Cleveland's scrap- j py second baseman, rapped four j singles in five times at bat,' drove j in two runs and scored another in j the Indians' victory over the White j Sox. Avila boosted his batting av- , erage to .334 tying New York's Irv Noren for the league lead. Eddie Yost's single off Johnny Sain with two out in the ninth ... o'< .. 45 Baltimore 44 Todays Games Detroit at Chicago, (2) Philadelphia at Washington. (2) Cleveland at Baltimore? (2) Boston at New York (2) Sunday's Results Washington 5, New York 4 Cleveland 8, Chicago 2 Baltimore 4, Detroit 3 Boston 12-8, Philadelphia 5-3 KANSAS CITY (AP) — The Sliding T. commonly known as the Split T, will be 2 ! the dominating formation in Big Seven Conference football this fall. 2 j Only one of the Big Seven members, Kansas, plans to use the standard T — with ^ I variations — in the 1954 campaign. The Quarterback sliding formation, invented by Don Faurot at Missouri and nationally publicized by Bud Wilkinson at Oklahoma. will be used for the first time at Nebraska, loxva State and Colorado this season. ' Coaches of the Big Seven held SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet, GB Atlanta 94 58 their annual pre-season press con- esxos, Hartwiq Meet Today / *=* i For National Tennis Crown By ED CORRIGAN FOREST HILLS, N. Y. Sept. 6. . . , . . . . xerence with sports writers, broaa- ( ^ } _ vic SeixaS( a handsome Phila- cas.ers ana TV people ,here yes- j de ip h ian met blond Bex Hartwig, terdav. i ......... . , ,. . , Sooners Tabbed New Orleans Birmingham Memphis ... Chattanooga Little Rock . 90 81 79 73 64 Nashville 63 Mobile 61 62 68 73 76 88 89 91 .613 — .592 4 .544 11^ .520 .490 .421 .414 .401 15 19 Vo 30 31 33 They'l! Open Year With BurdeSfe . Yesterday's Results Atlanta 8, Mobile 1 Birmingham 8, New Orleans 3 Chattanooga 7-4, Little Rock 2-3 Memphis 14-4, Nashville 13-2 (1st game 11 innings: 2nd game called end 5th—curfew) Games Today Mobile at Atlanta (21 New Orleans at Birmingham (2) Memphis at Nashville (2) Little Rock at Chattanooga (2) MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Toledo 9, Charleston 6 St. Paul 2. Kansas City 1 Columbus 8, Louisville 5 Concensus of the coaches, with Bud Wilkinson of Oklahoma making a minority report, is that Oklahoma will win its seventh succes- | sive conference title and that the battle for other positions will be wide open. Where's what the coaches had to say about their teams: Wilkinson, Oklahoma — "I don't think we'll have a great team; just a good one. We lost too many j top boys. We lost three of our first j four tackles, two starting guards, ! three outstanding halfbacks. Our i first team could be as good as a year ago." Bill Meek, Kansas State — "We should have a good team although I'm not sure we'll improve on our 6-4 record of last season •. . . Corky Taylor could make up slack caused by the loss of halfback Joe Switzer. . . . better team siz. but not as much experience as '53 ... only eleven seniors." Missouri Stronger Faurot, Missouri—"We 11 have a stronger offense than - year ago, a second-string Australian, today for the National tennis championship of the United States. By all odds and logic, both finalists should be sitting in the spacious stadium of the West Side Tennis Club watching two others battle it out. Neither was regarded as having a chance in gaining the finals. 8-6, 6-2. Hartwif Beat Rosewald Hartwig, too. was rated just another fellow who might get as far as the quarter-finals. He eliminated Trabert, then came back yesterday and clubbed Ken Rosewall, one of the Aussie hot shots, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. In the women's division. Doris Hart of Coral Gables, Fla., played Louise Brough of Beverly Hills, Calif., for the crown. This one came out strictly according to ex- Seixas was seeded No. 2 behind j Pectations. aflss Hart seeded No 2. . _ . __ . ripfpatpri Smrlpv Prv nf Olrrnn OT-iio Tony Trabert on the domestic list, but that was merely a courtesy because he Davfc Gun defeated Shirley Fry of Okron, Ohio, 6-2, 6-0 in the semifinals, while gained team last vear. No one took him . seriously until he polished off Tom ! ° Vf : r Darlene Hand of Montebello, Brown in the quarter-finals, then Indianapolis at Minneapolis (2), ; but ^ ]jkely as tQUgh a defensi ° re ; scored Ed Fitz Gerald with Washington's winning run. The Yankees had tied the score in their hah" of the • ninth on Gil McDougald's homer. Gilliam. on a 14-game hitting streak, walloped his 13th home run and came through with a run-producing single in a three-run seventh as Johnny Podres- outpitched Johnny Antonelli in a southpaw duel. For Mat Card Al Getz. Promoter Mike Meroney's ''old reliable", will take the place of Korl (Killer) Kowalski on to- OSCECLA — The Osceola Junior Seminoles will make their final preparations Monday, Tuesday an-1 Wednesday .for their opening game of the 1954 football schedule when they tangle with the Junior Panthers from Burdette Thursdy night j at Burdette. j Coach Jim Lee Stevens will match j his Split T attack against Burdette's ; Split T in the first game for both j teams. This will be Stevens' first j year in the coaching profession. ; One of the largest squads ever to ; wear the purple and gold colors for > the junior phase of the Seminoles, j observers think pershaps this 1954 j ream will go a long way in the vie- j tory column for the campaign. ! Probable starters for the Semi- j noles will be: J. W. Reese. RE: Mark ' postponed Texas League Oklahoma City 10. Dallas 9 Houston 8, San Antonio 4 Beaumont 9. Shreveport 2 Fort Worth S. Tulsa 4 Western League Pueblo 3-4, Colorado Springs 1-6 Wichita 12, Denver 1 Des Moines S, Grnaha 2 Sioux City 3, Lincoln 2 ettermen ... I'm happy with our quarterbacking prospects (seniors Vic Eaton, Tony Scardino, Jack Brase. . . . concerned over injuries to guard Terry Roberts and halfback Jerry Schoonrnaker." Dal Ward, Colorado—"We've got as much chance of playing in the Orange Bowl as a duffer's got of s h o o t i n o- a hole-in-one. Dandv went on to win his semifinal match yesterday from Hamilton Richardson of Baton Rouge, La, 6-3, 12-14, BSythevillc £ B»jt Graduation Hurt Osceola Team If past performances are any criterion, Seixas should be the favorite. He has played Hartwig nine times and has won seven of these matches. He must have been rooting- for Hartwig against Rosewall, too, for in seven meetings with Ken, he has dropped all seven. Prince Dare, having failed to stand up under training this sea- j son, has been retired to stud. His j best season was as a juvenile when { he eained 364,375 including first in OSCEOLA — Today marks the . the $50,000 Maryland Gold Cup. start of the final week of prepara- ' tions for the Osceola Seminoles before they open their 1954 campaign against the Blytheville Chickasaws ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed proposals will be received i at Hale Field, Osceola Friday night. > lj y the Board of Commissioners Game time: 8:00. of Drainage District No. 17, of • . Mississippi County, Arkansas, in gam & marks the second | the office of the _ District in the met in i First Nationa i B ank The 195 backs, but the line must be rebuilt j Vv ' as the fir st game between these two teams in almost two decades. Riddled by the graduation of nine starters from their 1953 starting past two years, and that year Biytheviller^Arkansasr un^LUGO o'clock A.M. (CST), September 17, 1954, .for excavating approximately 110,300 cubic yards of material, at which time and place the pro- By SONNY SAXDEES CARUTKERSVILLE—Ten of last year's fourteen lett.rrmen have returned to the Carurhersville High from end to end. . . . team about 75 per cent as strong as at same time a year ago." Chuck Mather, Kansas — "We j imeu P the Seminoles will field a i pos als will be publicly opened and lack experience. . . . only five sen- | t eam _which lacks game experience, j read aloud. The work is divided iors . . . the loss of Bud Bixler with kut high in spirit. j j,-,^ 0 ^ wo un jt s O f approximately Wade Rogers, quarterback and ! 33,500 cubic yards (about 11.5 Chitwood. RT; Robert Sanders. RG; School football squad. Billy Robbins, C; Bob Porter. LG. Doug eMadows. LT; Ed Weldon or night's wrestling card at Memorial c ^/Strange.' LE; Ray Mann qr ! _ Auditorium. Getz is scheduled t.o team with Logan Young, QB; Jerry Hil!. RHB; S. E. Siovall, FB: and Ed Weldor. rade this year. , Game time will ae at 8:00. Red Roberts against Joe Welch and or Llovd Moo , e LHB Jack Moody in the tag match fea- AI1 the * probab ie starters for the ture of the American Legion's card. : Stminoles are ninth craders except, Getz was called in to substitute Zd We!don who , vill be ' in , he el£hrh for Kowalski Saturday when a conflict in booking of Kowalski developed. Promoter Meroney said that Kowalski was booked for a Memphis bout as well as one here tonight and because it would mean more money to the wrestler, he agreed to obtain a substitute. The four grapplers will meet in a best two of three falls tag bout. In preliminary bouts Getz will meet cry. tackle: Bib Willis, tackle; York Hughes, halfback; and Louis Cook. halfback. Reluming letrermen that are juniors are: Jack: Taylor, guard; Bob Tanner, guard: Bob Bartholomew, quarterback; and Jim Leslie, half- • a broken collarbone on first day | of practice hurts us .... morale is high."' Backfield Coach Bob Davis, Nebraska—''I believe we have one of the best bunch of backs in the league, but we'll suffer from shortage of experience in line." Vince de Francesca, Iowa State —"We might not get out of cellar this year, but we're looking up. Of the 118 players who reported for spring- practice 44 were invited back for fall practice. . . . need a bit of time, say a couple of years, but we'll make it/' Welch and Moody. Roberts will take on Old Hc-;ns Week Oil Belt Tourney s Paul Coble, left, guard are the re- i mi i es ) and approximately 26,800 turning starters from last year's cubic yards ' (about 0.3 miles) re-' team which finished the season with spectively. Any bid received after an 8-1-3 record. j closing - time will be returned un- Bernie Weiss, Larry Hulsey ana ! opened. Jake Morse picked up a great deal j "Copies of the plans, specifica- of game experience last year and j tions and other proposed contract are expected to come into their own ! documents are on file in the office this year. Weiss is a tackle, Hulsey. j of Drainage District No. 17, at an end, and Morse operates from ! Biytheville, Arkansas, and are the right halfback slot in Coach J open for public inspection. A set Bill Beall's Split T offensive. j of such documents may be ob- j Other boys making things rough i tained from C. G. Redman, Sec- for a starting role are Nelson Hop- retary of the District, upon deposit kins, Jimmie Robbins, Kenny Clark, or Five Dollars (S5.00), which de- Jackie Crcsthwait. .Dick Lucas. Le- I Posit will be refunded to each roy Meadows, Illey Ellis, Dewey actual bidder upon return of such NEW YORK timer Hall — When the old EL DORADO. Ark. !.?)—Defend- ROSWELL. N. M. >./?!—Huge Joe Baumnn, a southpaw swarter. holds the all-time record for home ; ' right away. At the game between runs—a mighty 72 for 138 games; the Yankees and the Boston Red that should stand for a long, long •'Sox the following day. several fa- time. , miliar faces returned to Yankee i-... - l ; . , ^- i . , . _»>»*, , peered on Saturday. Aug. 14. at | in S champion Paul Collum lays his title on the line in the semi-final and final rounds of the Oil Belt Golf Tournament .here today. The chunky El Dorado sharpshooter, who won the Arkansas amateur crown in Little Rock earlier this summer battled his way into the semifinals with two vic- Missouri conservation officals • J oe- Roswell's 32-year-old. 240-'Stadium to see again the scene of report that a carp caught by '• pound first baseman, clouted three ; their exploits of yesteryear. They Charles Lybarger Sr., in Missouri j ^st night to better the record by ; included Joe Di'Mnggio. Jimmy j Dories yesterday. river waters had been tagged and : J u st that number as Roswell closed • Foxx, Al Simmons and Gabby) O th « rs in the s< released 466 miles away "and live !' L ^ e regular season by splitting aiHartnett. j Boone of El Dorado, years before. \ double-header with Artesia in the; Longhorn League. I practically all his slugging years re Joe Collum's Gentry, Allan Craig, Sharon Faulkner, Tom Pat Hartley and Ben Wells. New faces out for the first time for senior football and who have shown they are out for a starting position are Jerry Driver, J. L, Smith, Sammie Nickol, Bill Elias. Jerry Butch Stilhvell, Eddie Parham, Cowan, Lyman Shpemake, Jerry Spencer, Carol Driver, Jimmie Mallock. semifinal opponent, and Davis Love Jr. of El Dorado and Howard Dennis of Shreveport, La., who are tangling in the other semifinal rounds. documents in good order within five days after receipt of bids. The character and amount of security to be furnished by each bidder are stated in the above mentioned documents. Bidder must be licensed in the , State of Arkansas, and no bid may j j be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for at least thirty (30) days. The Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities. DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 17 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS By C. G. REDMAN, Secretary, 9/6-8-13-15 Bead Courier News Classified Ads. Bauman. who broke into profes-1 m the riocp minors or with semi- sional baseball in 1941, has spent pro clubs. CINCINNATI (AP) — If Ted Kluszewski isn't the greatest power hitter the Cincinnati Redlegs have ever had, name a better one. Already leading the major leagues in home runs with 44, mighty Theodore yesterday also took over the pace in the runs- batted-in department in the National League .with 119. His nearest competitor in that category is Stan Musial of St. Louis with 117. Musial had held the RBI lead mast of the, season. , .390 Average Xluszewski is batting .330 which makes him the fifth most effective hitter in the senior loop and about seventh in the majors. With 13 homers in August and three so far this month, two of them yesterday, Klu is pretty good evidence for the Cincinnati fans' argument that he is currently the ( hottest thing in cither league. Kc has hit safely in 18 straight sanies and at his present rate seems a j sure thing to cop the National homerun title. Kluszewski is within nine RBFs of Lhe all-time Cincinr.atJ season i I record set by Frank McCormick in i1939. j Could Retire But even if he shouldn't erase that mark. Terrible Ted could retire on the standards he has already set. His home run total stands also as a club mark and he holds the Cincinnati record also for total bases in one yonv with 334. Klu had the old mark with 325 lost season, also tied by Cy Seymour, j And he has 74 extra bnse hif.s this j yenr, another Recllep record. The ; old one wn.s set by Babe Herman | in 1932 witi 73. ! BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA RESILING Monday, Sept. 6 8:15 p.m. Adults 50c — Children 15c Tag Match AL GETZ JOE WELCH RED and ROBERTS VS. and JACK MOODY 2 One-Fall Matches Roberts vs. Moody and Get* vs. Welch Four Tilts Kickoff County's Grid Slate Keiser and Shawnee Clash Thursday Night in Opener . Another football season rolls on to the scene this week as all of Mississippi County's teams except Luxora swing into action. A pair of Class B teams, Keiser and Shawnee, will do the honors in lacking off the season this year. They'll get a running start on everybody else when they clash at Joiner Thursday night. Then Friday night three more ames will be reeled off. Blytheville's Chickasaws, the only Class AA team in the county, open their season against Coach Billy Beall's Seminoles at Osceola. In the other Friday night tilts, 'oach Harold Stockton's Burdette Pirates travel to Marion for their :urtain raiser and Wilson's Bulldogs go to Lepanto. Coaches have had 30 days -in which to whip their teams into shape. They began practice Aug. 20 and- have been holding daily, and in some instances twice a day, workouts since. Keiser Strong: Always-tough Shawnee will get things cracking Thursday night when Coach Carl Trussell will send nis small and inexperienced squad against Keiser at the Shawnee field. Charley Sims' Keiser Yellow Jackets have been tabbed as strongest B school in the county, next to Osceola, of course. A pair of lettermen — Konrad •waltney, center, and David Staring, a sub halfback last year — will lead Shawnee's thin crew this year. Only 17 men reported and one of uhem — Joe Jenkins who was to play first-string tackle — is out until October with illness. Malcolm Chiles, a transfer from Searcy, looks like he might fill he bill at tackle while Leroy Mahoney, from Seminole, Okla., is a :lnch to give the Indians fullback strength. Trussell Pessimistic Bill Laforge, who didn't play in 1953, is looking strong at left end in early workouts. Frank Chiles, an Indian last year who didn't This Week's Grid Calendar Thursday Nigfht Keiser at Joiner Friday Night Blytheville at Osceola Wilson at Lepanto . Burdette at Marion quite earn his letter, also has looked good thus far. All told, Coach Trussell is understandably pessimistic over the outlook of their small group of boys. But other coaches are more likely to remember last year's squad which was selected" as the county doormat but which surprised everyone with a 7-3-1 record. Luxora's Panthers don't see action until next week. They'll open the season at home Sept. 17 against Crawfordsville. The Panthers will be sporting a new coach this year, too. Coach Hershel Brewer has taken over the Panthers' reins from Coach Charley Johnson who resigned during the summer to take a coaching job at Bono, near Jonesboro. Figure This Gome ASHEVILLE. N. C. JR — The Asheville Tourists of the Class B Tri-State League are somewhat puzzled in trying to decide if they did or did not set some sort of record in playing a game here on July 24. Facing Spartanburg, the first nine Asheville batters *n the first inning hit singles, scoring seven runs. Nevertheless, Spartanburg won. The score was 13 to 7. BACK and the right an You Owe it to clothes to have them Cleaned safe for long wear— Better Cle with the Hudson in 8- Is Yours For The Asking! • Evening Dresses, Knit Dresses Blocked 9 Draperies • Hats • Seat Covers Be Sure with Hudson Cleaning. It costs no more for that peace of mind to know it was cleaned at Hudson's! Hu CLEANER - CLOTHIER-TAILOR Phone >0 2-2612, Blyfheville—97, Stcclc, Mo.

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