The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 15, 1954 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 15, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COtmiEK KEWI NL Race Gets Hotter As Bums, Giants Win Braves Virtually Out After 2-1 Setback By ED CORKIGAN Associated Press Sports Writer As the National League pennant chase rushed to a climax, it became more and more evident today that the three-game Brooklyn-New York series next week would decide the winner. Milwaukee, for all intents and! Cincinnati Redlegs behind the fine purposes, is out of the running. The Giants took care of that little item pitching of Johnny Podres, In ••mean nothing" National League last night with a 2-1 victory over the games, the St. Louis Cardinals de- Braves. Win 12 games to play, the feated the Phillies, 5-2, and the Braves are five and a half back, a virtually insurmountable margin. The Giants still lead the Brooks by three and a half games. Either, of course, could collapse before next | j n the Ani Q r i eSLn League when Monday when the set gets under i jf s a u over but the shouting th< „,_ ,-„ -c-KK^rc w e w hi* at tbp rate magic nmnber for the cievelan* Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates split a doubleheader. The Cubs won the first, 9-2 and the Pirates the nightcap, 4-0. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE GB way in Ebbets Field, but at the rate the two have been going, that's hardly likely. "if the Braves win the next two from the Giants, they could help the Brook cause. From there on. the Giants play six games in a row with one club—the Phillies. Brooks Bump Reds Brooklyn kept in the race last night with a 4-0 triumph over the Rocky 5 To Whip Charles Heavyweight Champ Defends Title Tonight; No Home Television j — Determined gets a second crack at heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano in Yankee Stadium tonight and the odds are 1-5 tfrat he'll get whipped again. The 33-year-old ex-champion from Cincinnati went the full 15 rounds with the .powerful Brockton blaster last June 17 but the return figures to be a short and explosive battle. Most of the experts feel that Charles will have to shoot the works quickly in the hopes of stopping the ever-pressing champion And that. Instead of scoring, he will be chopped down by Marciano's savage swings. The pick here is Rocky by a knockout within eight rounds. Odds Favor Champ The betting is 5-12 that the 30- year-old champion will stop the perennial challenger and wreck his unprecedented third bid to become the first ex-king to regain the heavyweight throne. You can get 6 to 1 if you think Charles will stop Marciano. They'll start swinging a-t 10:30 p. m., EDT before some 46,000 fans. Promoter Jim Norris, encouraged by a brisk ticket sale yesterday and by a favorable forecast of "fair and partly cloudy at •fce worst," still hopes to do $525,000 and upwards at the gate. The last one lured 47,585 of the faithful and grossed $543,092. If the fight is postponed by rain,, it will be held Thursday. Coast to coast closed circuit television to a record 70 theaters in 50 cities may add another $200,000 to the gate. There will be no home television. CBS will radio broadcast the fight across the nation. both Indians became "2" when they turned back Washington, 5-2. Any combination of two Cleveland victories or two losses by the New York Yankees and the Indians are the new league champions. The Yanks, meanwhile, continued to play it out by crushing Detroit 11-0. Baltimore beat Boston, 3-1, and Philadelphia shut out Chicago, 1-0 in other American League action. The Giants had their troubles whipping, the Braves, who had a 1-0 lead going into the seventh inning Don Mueller started with a single Dusty Rhodes walked and advanced on a wild pitch. Willie Mays was passed intentionally to load the bases. Hofman Comes Through That was all for Gene Conley, who had been pitching well. Chet Nichols replaced Conley and on his first pitch, Bobby Hofman, pinch hitting for Henry Thompson singled Mueller home. Rhodes, who collided with Brave shortstop Johnny Logan on the basepath, was out at the plate. Sal Maglie started for the Giants and was replaced by Hoyt Wilhelm in the eights. The reliever got credit for the triumph. Podres tossed a three-hitter at the Redlegs to lead the Brooks to their sixth straight victory. The Brooks collected nine hits including Carl Furillo's 17th homer of the season. Red Schoendienst and Rip Repul- ski hit successive home runs in tty? eighth inning to break up a tie ball game and give the Cards their vic- ;ory over the Phils. The Yanks rolled up 16 hits against the Tigers and played as .hough they still were in the thick of ;he pennant race. Tom Morgan hurled the shutout and Ed Robinson and Bob Cerv knocked in all the runs. Robinson sent six across the plats with a single, double and home with a pair of home runs. Marty Marion made his debut as Cleveland . New York . Chicago . .. Detroit . .. Boston . ... Washington Baltimore . Philadelphia Today's Games New York at Detroit Boston at Baltimore (N) Only games scheduled Tuesday's Results New York 11, Detroit 0 Cleveland 4, Washington 3 Baltimore 3, Boston 1 Philadelphia 1, Chicago 0 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1954 GOAL RUSH—John Henry Johnson of the '49ers even strong- arms the goal post crashing through the middle for a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns in an exhibition game in San Fran- -^sco. Ken Konz (22) is too late to do anything about it. (NEA) NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet New York . . Brooklyn „ Milwaukee . .. Cincinnati . ., Philadelphia . St. Louis . ... Chicago... — Pittsburgh . .. 90 87 84 69 68 66 60 51 53 57 58 75 75 77 86 94 .604 .592 .479 .476 .462 .411 .352 3 1/2 5fc 21}= 22 24 40 Today's Games Cincinnati at Brooklyn Milwaukee at New York St. Louis at Philadelphia (N) Only games scheduled . Tuesday's Results New York 2, Milwaukee 1 Brooklyn 4, Cincinnati 0 St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 2 Chicago 9-0, Pittsburgh 2-4 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American Association Semifinals best-of-7 Indianapolis 4, Minieapolis 2 (Indianapolis leads 1-0) Louisville 5, Columbus 0 (Louisville leads 1-0) Western League Semifinal* best^of-5 Omaha 4, Des Moine* 0 (Omaha eads 1-0) Texas League Final Playoff besUf-7 -Houston 4, Fort Worth 3 (11 innings — Houston leads 1-0) Southern Association No games scheduled. manager of the White Sox, but it was inauspicious as Arnold Porto- arreiTO tossed a four-hitter in out- dueling Virgil Trucks. Joe Coleman Was the big man n the Orioles' triumph. He set the Bed Sox down with a paltry five lits. Seminoles Work Hard For Paragould Game OSCEOLA — With one game under their inexperienced belts, the Osceola Seminoles will be going all out Friday night to put themselves in the winner's circle. The second game of the Semi roles' 1954 season will be played 01 foreign soil when they travel t Paragould to meet the Bulldog eleven. Race Track Widths In U.S. Vary in Size NEW YORK (#» — The widths of American race tracks vary from 20 to 30 feet, with the back stretch usually being narrower than the front stretch. Belmont Park, Saratoga. Atlantic City and Delaware Park each has a 100 foot front stretch and a 100 foot back stretch. Arlington Park, Garden State and Monmouth Park each have a 100 foot front stretch, but their back stretches are 10 to 20 feet narrower. Only- Washington Park reverses the rule with a 90 foot front stretch, but has a 105 foot back stretch. Narrowest of tracks are Pimhco and Keeneland, each having 70 foot front stretches and 70 foot back stretches. In their first encounter agains the Blytheville Chickasaws th* 1 Seminoles dropped a 33-7 decision however, they picked up plenty o: experience playing the Chicks and it might prove very valuable in their encounter with the Bulldogs. " Coach Bill Bean has been work ing on several changes in the Indian lineup hoping to bolster his overall strength for the remaining eleven games. Jimmie Robbins, fullback against the Chickasaws, has been moved to the right^ guard slot and Nelson Hopkins -has been inserted in Robbins' old position in the backfield. Probable lineup for the other nine positions are: Dewey Gentry, left end; Bernie Weiss, left tackle; Paul Goble, left guard; Dick Lucas, center; Allan Craig, right tackle; Larry Hulsey, right end: Wade Rodgers, quarterback; Kenny Clark, left halfback; and Jake Morse, right halfback. Craig and Lucas will be co-captains for the Paragould tilt Friday night with game time set at 8:00. Haddix Was Bargain Counter Pitcher ST. LOUIS IS) — One of the happy bulwarks of the St. Louis Cardinals pitching staff this season has been their peppery left hand- er, Harvey Haddix. And his total cost to the Cards was $1. "I heard about Haddix when I was running a tryout school at Columbus for the Cards," Al Bannister, a Cardinal executive explained. "I sent for him to come up from his home on a farm at South Vienna, Ohio. After myself and two Cardinal scouts looked lim over at Columbus, I asked Jaddix what I owed him for com- ng up. He said, 'Just a dollar bus 'are,' and that's what the Cardinals paid for the youngster. "We were playing night games when he pitched for Columbus. He would work on the farm all day at iouth Vienna, then drive up to :olumbus to play at night. I told him to forget the farm, to concen- rate on baseball." Phil Cavarette, veteran Chicago White Sox first baseman, is the father of four girls — no boys. IN-JAW-ING IT—Some of the wiring removed from his broken J*w, Oeort*' Strickland enjoyt hetti, the Cltvtland short's first s«mi-8olid food «ince Jul? 21 your tat meanc most wflh... JIM BOM from Kentucky stone water and choice grains... matured in charred, aea0on«d oak barrete. Tfu*t whjr it teafe* b*ttor. •™™ wwpfc ^NFV^^^^^MV Papooses to Play Poplar Bluff High '£*teo/n Thursday Night Blytheville's Papooses move to Poplar Bluff, Mo., tomorrow night to do battle with the Poplar Bluff High School "B" team, Coach Jimmy Fisher announced yesterday. The Paps originally were scheduled for an open date this week but the date was filled late last week. The Paps, 20-13 victors in their first outing against a strong Jackson, Term., team last Friday night, will be seeking their second victory. Coach Fisher has been running his squad through rough drills getting them ready for tomorrow night's game. The Paps are scheduled for light drills today and will rest tomorrow. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Arkansas Open In Second Round JONESBORO, Ark.'(&_ Second round play of the Arkansas Open Golf tournament opened here today with four golfers tied for medalist honors. Tournament officials hope today's round will break the ties. Jake Fondren and Ed Creasy of Memphis, Gib Sellers of "not Springs and Pete Flemming of St. Louis all posted five under par 68s yesterday to lead an opening field of 58 players. Running close second was Hillman Robbins, the Memphian who holds the National Intercollegiate title. Robbins barely missed an 18th hole put, thus- boosting bis All County Football Teams Taylor Resigns As Manila Coach Lions' Mtntor Quits To Further Education; Replacement Sought MANILA—Wayne Taytor, who for the past three years has coached Manila High School's atletic teams las. resigned his position, Boy Ashbranner, superintendent of Manila schools announced yesterday. Taylor resigned, Superintendent Ashbranner said, in order to devote his fuU time to furthering his education at Arkansas State College n Jonesboro. No replacement has been named jut Manila school officials are considering applications for the job. During his three years as coach at Manila High School, Taylor floored some fine basketball teams, and built up an excellent physical edu- ation program.. "We hate to see him go," Mr. Ashbranner said. "He has developed an excellent physical education program in the schools. He had three uccessful basketball years and ~e eel that under Coach Taylor Manila made progress." Coach Taylor's basketball teams were highly successful, too, hairing gone undefeated the past two seasons. Keiser, Luxora and Wilson Play at Home, Others Travel Mississippi County's 1954 football season rolls into high gear this week with all of the county's high school teams swinging into action. Harry Eads' Sir Mango, son of Gilded Knight, is being mentioned or "Horse of the Year" honors for his many mid-west victories. Michigan State footballers may lave eye trouble this fall. For the irst time.since 1944 the cheer lead- is will be coeds. core to 6fl stroges in the first 1 round. Pro-amateur team honors were copped by Fondren, Robbins, Curtis Persons, Sr., and Edin Elder Jr., with an agregate score of 281.' They were all from Memphis. Six games involving Mississippi County teams are on the menu for this week and all but three of them will be played on county fields. Keiser, Luxora and Wilson hold down the home fronts this week while Blytheville, Osceola and Burdette play on strange fields. Burdette Pirates, who opened their season last Week with a victory over Marion, take on the Keiser Yellow Jackets, rated as one of the strongest Class B teams in District 3 this year. This game is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday on the Keiser High School field., Keiser, too; got its season off to a running start last week by downing Shawnee 18-0 at Joiner. Luxora's Panthers open their season at home Friday against Craw- fordsviUe. This will be a daylight affair played on the Luxora High School field Friday afternoon. Wilson vs. Marked Tree Wilson's Bulldogs will be at home this week, too, taking on the Marked Tree Indians in an arc light battle at Wilson Friday night. Blytheville's Chickasaws, the coun ty's only Class AA team, hits the road again this week, going to North Little Rock to do battle with the strong Wildcats of the Big Seven. The Chicks opened their l^p4 season with an easy 33-7 victory over Osceola last week.. Coach Billy Beall's Osceola Seminoles go to Paragould Friday night for an engagement with the Class A Paragould Bulldogs. This game will mark the renewal of rivalry that dates back several years. Shawnee At West Memphis Coach Carl Trussell's Shawnee Indians will try to get into .the winner's circle Friday night when they, take on the West Memphis Blue Devils at West Memphis. The Indians were defeated In their home opener last wetk by Keiser. This Week's Grid Schedule Thursday Blytheville Jrs. at Poplar Bluff Friday Blytheville at North Little Rock Osceola at Paragould Shawnee at West Memphis Burdette at Keiser Crawfordsville at Luxora Harked Tree at Wilson Blytheville's other football entry, the junior high Papooses, Will be in action Thursday night. Coach Jimmy Fisher takes his Paps to Poplar Bluff. Mo.,' for a game yith Poplar Bluff High School's "B" team. This week was supposed to be an open date for the Paps but Coach Fisher filled the date last week. Wealth of Ends LOS ANGELES Iff) — With six lettermen returning to compete for the end positions this season — UCLA will be well fortified in the wing department. Bill Barnes, Bruin wing coach, admits that material for these two positions look unusually solid. But he tosses in the usual gloomy gridiron comment that UCLA lost a major defensive end with the graduation of Myron Berliner, 169- pound ace of last season's Bruin line. When Jack Dillon, Indianapoli* pugilist, fought Frank Moran in Brooklyn 40 years ago. Dillon kept his $40,000 cash guarantee in his empty water pail during the fight. HYDRA-MJOIC CMC TRUCK OWNERS REPORTING! "Far better gai mileage-" o "Not 5* for repairs in 34,400 miles-' "More work done in less time—" "Only Hydro-Mafic CMC's for me-'' N ow-as mileage piles up on Hydra-Matic* CMC trucks in service—the pay-off is looming large on the books of their cost-conscious operators. Report! are pouring in from farmers and florists, from diaper services and milk companies, from wholesale butchers and bakers and paper box makers, from owners and rental operators all over the land. 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