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MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Upset King Purdue To Face Duke Next I Will Return, Durocher Says World Champions' Pilot Says He Has No Plans of Quitting NEW YORK (£•)—Leo Durocher, manager of the world champion New York Giants, will be back at, the helm in 1955. Scotching all rumors he intended to quit the Giants and leave baseball entirely. Durocher promises he'll be back seeking a second straight pennant next- year. The triumphant manager left last night lor his Beverly Hills, Calif- home for a rest. He was accompanied by his actress wife Laraine and their two children, Michele and Chris. No Plant of Quitting "I have absolutely no plans of doing anything other than holding the job I have," he said before leaving. "I don't know how those rumors started. I am not considering any other offers. Right now all I'm interested in is to take a good rest and be with my family." Rumors throughout the regular season persisted that Durocher and his boss, President Horace Stoneham of the Giants, weren't exactly on chummy terms. But they were Saturday when Stoneham embraced Leo in the clubhouse after the Giants had applied the crusher to the Cleveland Indians. In between hugs and kisses, the elated Giant owner lauded Leo for his brilliant masterminding in the Series. Boilermakers' Win Over Irish No Fluke By ED CORRIGAN AP Sports Writer Four years ago Purdue snapped a Notre Dame unbeaten streak at 39 games. That Boilermaker club won only one rtore game that season, so the suspicion that it was one of those flukes that happen every so often. Six-Man Tag Match on Legion Card Six man tag wrestling returns to the Memorial Auditorium ring tonight to headline the American Legion's weekly wrestling card. Two three man teams of heavyweights are slated to square off in the 90-minute time limit, best two of three falls main event. Brothers Lee and Don Fields and Charlie Carr make up one of the teams. They will be opposed by Charley Keene, Walter Sirois and A! Getz. This bout is expected to be p. rough and tumble affair with chunky Charley Keene furnishing most of the fireworks. The rotund Keene is noted for his roughouse antics and is rated as one of the toughest wrestlers ever to walk into the local ring. And . Keene will have plenty of help in Sirois ~ and Getz. Both like their wrestling the rough way and always give the fans plenty of action. But the bout shouldn't be one sided as far as catch-as-catch can wrestling is concerned. Carr and Lee Fields have proved themselves at the art of mixing it up when the going gets tough. Three one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Keene meeting Don Fields, Getz taking- on Carr and Sirois meeting Lee Fields. Sporting News Names Moon And Bob Grim ST. LOUIS OP) — The Sporting News yesterday named Wally Moon, hard-hitting St. Louis Cardinal outfielder, and Bob Grim, 20-game winner for the New York Yankees, as its major league Rookies of the Year. Moon, who hit .303 on the year, received 126 votes in the .National League In the baseball newspaper's poll of sports writers, umpires and players. Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves was second with only eight votes. Grim received 134 votes in the junior circuit with Jim Finigan, Philadelphia Athletics third baseman, second with 14. The Sporting News said it defined a rookie as a player with less than 45 days of previous major league service. This year they broke a modest Notre Dame unbeaten streak of 13 games and in the process handed 26-year-old Terry Brennan his first defeat as a varsity cAllege coach. This one, you may be sure, was no fluke. Coach Stu Holcomb has a solid club, several good veterans and a fine crop of sophomores headed by the fantastic Len Dawson, who in his first two games has pitched eight touchdown passes. He completed 7 of 12 in the Boilermakers' 27-14 conquest of the Irish. After whipping both Missouri and Notre Da?ne, the Boilermakers p!^ host this week to Duke, which also has won both its games. The Blue Devils beat Penn in their opener and nipped Tennessee 7-6 Saturday. On that basis, Purdue should rule the solid favorite. Irish to Play Pitt The Irish will try to pick up the pieces this week against Pitt. Notre Dame has plenty of company. Maryland, the 1953 national champion, was flattened by UCLA last Friday. Texas, Illinois, Michigan State and Georgia Tech also have fallen. Illinois dropped a 12-2 decision to Stanford Saturday and the Spartans were beaten by Wisconsin 6-0. All this portends nothing but trouble ahead for Oklahoma, the perennial Big Seven champion and No. 2 team behind Notre Dame in last week's Associated Press poll. • The Sooners have a clean slate, having taken the measure of both California and Texas Christian. Their date this week is with Texas, which rebounded smartly from its Notre Dame loss to overwhelm Washington State 40-14. Iowa vs. Michigan Iowa, the third-ranking team in the country, faces Michigan this week after an easy 48-6 conquest of Montana. The Wolverines themselves were victims of one of the big upsets of the day when they dropped a 26-7 decision to Army. UCLA, Maryland's conqueror, visits Washington, while the deflated Terps will try to regain some prestige at Wake Forest. Mississippi, the eighth - rated team in tiie AP poll, looked powerful thrashing Villanova 52-0 and should do just as well against Vanderbill. Southern California, a pretender to the Pacific Coast crown, still is unbeaten after three games and figures to .extend the streak against Texas Christian Friday night. Pen'n State, which looks like about the best the East has to offer, dropped Syracuse 13-0 and goes after its third straight against Virginia. MIDDLEMEN—Kurt Burris, left, of Oklahoma and Georgia Tech's Lurry Morris are prime preseason cwVdidates for All-America center honors. Burris leads the burly Sooners against Texas Christian, Sept. 25. Morris and the Engineers run into Florida. (NEA) Sports Roundup— Was Mays'Catch Difference? Monday's Football Wash— Purdue's Upset Came Harder than in 1950 By WILL GRIMSLEY NEW YORK (AP) — Monday's football wash: Purdue's Stu Holcomb, coach of the week, says the Boilermakers' 27-14 victory over Notre Dame came "harder" than the big upset in 1950 when Purdue snapped the fighting Irish's 39-game unbeaten streak . . . 'This was a more bruising game," said Holcomb. "Our boys were exhausted." . . . Terry Brennan said, in effect, the Irish were double platooned—com- placency and Dawson . . Len froin Alliance, Ohio, made a personal point of deflating the mighty No..l Irish . . he threw four touchdown passes, one a real back- breaker good for 73 yards, made three conversions and popped up almost every time Ralph Gugielmi tried to hit a receiver. There Were Some Real Thrillers pounding thrillers Saturday . . . Joe Mstrogiovanni, the cowboy Tom Brooklyn, kicked a iield goal n the final two seconds to give iVyoming a 23-21 decision over Denver . . . there were just 63 seconds left when Dick Mitchell plunged over for the TD which, with Delmar Hughes' conversion, = 'ave Kentucky a 7-6 squeak over Louisiana State ... the clock had only 28 seconds to go when Henry Moore scored f(- Arkansas, giving the Razorbacks a 20-13 triumph over TCU. and their firt win in Texas in six years. to convert extra points doomed Tennessee, LSU, Oregon, Brown and George Washington. Michigan Staters yelled "foul" when Wisconsin's Alan Ameche scored the touchdown that beat them 6-0. . . There were only ten men on the field for state . . . Leroy Bolden was lying prostrate on the sidelines and the Spartans contended they thought time was out. . . but officials spurned the protests . . . By GAYLE TALBOT CLEVELAND I* — They were sayjng in this stricken city today that the World Series would have been an entirely different proposition if Willie Mays hadn't made that outlandish catch of Vic Wertz's potential game wrecker on the first day at the Polo Grounds. Even General Manager Hank Greenberg of the Indians subscribed to tills sentiment. The suffering citizens could be. right to some extent. But for Willie's tremendous feat the Tribe almost certainly would have won the opener, and with that one under their belts Al Lopez's athletes might not have ooked quite so terrible as they did in the succeeding games. But .0 suggest that they might have beaten the New York Giants under any circumstances borders on the ridiculous. Giants Fine Club The Giants are a very fine ball team from stem to stern, while the American League champions simply are not a solid outfit. After you've said that they have two of the game's best pitchers in Bob Lemon and Early Wynn, you've just about exhausted the subject. After watching the Indians roll over and play dead against Leo Durocher's fast and alert club one can only wonder again how they won 111 ball games in any league. The Indians were supposed to have bench strength, yet at the very end, with only one more out to go before decomposition set in, Lopez found himself forced to send up a lefty swinger, Dal« Mitchell, against one of the game's finest southpaws, Johnny Antonelli. Mit- chell ended the agony with a pop foul to Henry Thompson. The most significant thing we heard in the winners' happy dressing room was Durocher's explanation of why he relieved with Antonelli in the eighth inning of the clincher after Hoyt Wilhelm had wavered, instead of bringing on his other short-term specialist, Marv Grissom, who had proved his ability to throttle the Tribe in the opener. Leo snorted at n suggestion that he had planned all along to relieve with his top hand if such a situation arose. "If you want, to know something, it Wasn't my idea at all" he said. "It was Al Dark's. After hitting against their left-hander, Mossi, in the sixth Al told me Ihe shadows made it very difficult to see a southpaw at all and suggested that I get Johnny in there as quickly as possible. If it hadn't been for that, I probably would have gone on with Wilhelm. Hoyt's only trou- in his leiigue. No manager who ever lived could have driven the Indians to victory in this World Series. . that he hnd too much ble was stuff." Lopez the Goat Some of the Cleveland supporters we talked with after the final game were inclined to be critical of the way Lope? handled his team during the rout. That. Is, they didn't think he looked quite as sharp ».•; Durocher did in the tight spots. We were forced to disagree. It id true that Leo managed a terrific series, but he hnd the better club, the faster and smarter club. Lopez directed such talent as he hnd at his disposal in the exact manner he did during the season, and that was good enough New Memphis Speedway to Open Saturday MEMPHIS—Memphis will be the speed capital of the nation this week. Upwards of 20,000 race fans from a score or more states will pour into this area for the five-day inaugural speed program at the fast, new Memphis - Arkansas Speedway which will feature two NASCAR- .sanctioned stock i:ar races for Which nearly $17,000 in prize money liiu been posted. Ace speeusiers irom every sectloi of the nation will compete In the 100-mile sportsman-modified race Saturday afternoon and the Grand National Circuit championship rnct, for i;ite model stock cars Sunday afternoon. About 7, r > cnrs are expected to start each race. The five-day speodfest on the half-million-doilar track, world's largest for stock car racing, will mark the debut of big-time stock car competition in the Mid-Kouth It also will be the last nwjor I'vnnt on the Grand National schedule for j the ]9M season. Saturday's race will start nt 3 o'clock, and the Sunday Grand Na- Game and Fish News All Wildlife Benefited by Heavy Rainfall; Squirrel Hunting Is Good By THE ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH COMMISSION LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Heavy rains throughout the state during the past week have 'had a very beneficial effect on all wildlife. Squlrrel hunters will reap the nost Immediate benefit from the ong-nwniled genera! rain, which was timed to coincide with the opening °f the season. Reports out in the state indicate that our .squirrel population has increased over last-year, and that hunting will be from fair to good in most, coun- es. Recent rainfall will make it easier for both hunters nnd squirrel dogs to find squirrels, which are expected to begin moving around considerably following the rains. Although the general effect of the rains has not been to make any great improvement In food conditions, there will be some sections of the state'where the rainfall will help mature acorn crops nnd some berries. It will also have a beneficial effect on grasses and roots which squirrels often feed on. Water Moves Game Dove hunters who have found llieir best shooting at recognized watering spots may now have to range wirier for this game bird during the remaining days of this season, which continues through October 2-1. The greater availability of wafer is also expected to move the squirrel population. In most instances this Is healthy, since squirrels have moved out of areas which may have hnd an ample supply of food but no water. On the flshiHB side of Ihe ledger the heavy rains have had the effect of virtually opening up a new season for fishermen. The low water levels of all our lakes have been raised considerably, and sluggish streams have come to life again. More Important, the rains have all hut eliminated the necessity for any more fish rescue work and have probably come In time to save hundreds of thousands ot our brood stock, which may have been losl by the continued drying up of small ponds and bayous. The over-all effect of the rain on all waterways has been to restore normal oxygen content in addition to washing considerable food elements into the water. .Mils Duck Hunting The rains have In general slim- ulated all game and fish with its wonderful restorative and life-giving powers. There were particularly welcome to duck hunters looking forward to a successful season with the Commission's public shooting grounds offenns more to the sportsmen this year than ever before. Commission technicians have reported that Bayou Mclo in Arkansas County has filled some, and plans are to flood a much larger acreage than in the past. Several dams have been constructed to divert the waler into the area and to retain it there. These structures should triple the flooded area suitable for ducks if rainfall is near normal. At Dagmnr in Monroe County, several hundred acres have recently been purchased and added to the original project. A large part of the total will be suitable for ducks 1C we continue to get rain in this area. At Nlmrod, 1,200 acres Is waiting flooding with access roads in this area much improved over last year. The Black River Project In Clay County, Big Lake in Mississippi, have also gained some water and will offer several hundred acres of good shooting with more rain. Altogether, the Commission should be able to offer more than 10.000 acres of good duck hunting country to the public this year for fall shooting. But to make this possible, considerable more rainfall will be needed in the next few weeks. Overweight Catfish STUART, Fla. W)—While fishing the other morning W. D. Anderson pulled in a one and a half pound catfish. He figured this would be plenty for breakfast when mixed with a little bacon grease and a corn pone on the side. He changed his mind about hi« menu for breakfast a few minutes later when he opened the fish and out fell a two foot poisonous water moccasin. to overwhelm the live weak teams I tional is scheduled to start at 2. It Makes a Difference Place-kicking drii;;, will be the irst order of business today on several practice fieU.-s . . failure Juniors Play Tonight CARUTHEHSVILLE — The Junior High Cubs will play host to Hayti's juniors here tonight. Kickoff time will be 7:00 p. m. Caruthersville has a record of 0-2 and the Cubs will be trying for their first win tonight. The local coach is Jack Hupke. Record Payoff For World Series Teams CLEVELAND tfp>— The New York Giants, winner of the world series in four straight games, and the losing Cleveland Indians both will receive record payoffs according to a reliable baseball .source. The official split of the players' pool totaling $598.763.72 is expected to be announced within a few days by Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick but the source said the Giants have split their part into 34 te shares and the Indians into 38 ME. On that basis, a full share in the winners' pool would amount to $10.810 and to S6.457 for the losers. Up to now the biggest winning share was $8,230.63 which went to the New York Yankees last year and the largest losing share was $6,178.42. collected last year by the Brooklyn Dodgers The National Football League record for the most forward passes completed in one season is 210 by Sammy 2augh of the Washington Redskins in 1947. HESTER'S BEST GRADE 10 00 Per TON L (Plus T»x on 2 Tom or More) t S. Highway 61 Phone POplar 3-3186 CHARLEY'S ELECTRIC CO. 112 South Fifth Street — Blytherille, Arkansas • Electrical Wiring • Commercial Refrigeration c York Air Conditioning Sales & Service • Appliance Repairs H.F. Marshall-Frank Westall-J.T. Stalcup Tel. PO 2-2993, Nite Tel. PO 3-6109 or 3-4029 We Close on Saturday Afternoons FOR SALE SEAT COVERS Fiber $9.95 Plastic 13.95 Save up to $12.50 per set on oar Ullor made 'eat corert tirinf our September Clearance Sale. Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. GILBERT'S AUTO UPHOLSTERY Hlfhwij> 61 Nnrth fhone J-H742 Is the Price Too High?.. The dollar cost of providing increased water supplies under current conditions will be high. Will it be too high? It might appear to be more economical to wait for a downward curve in the whole structure of prices and wages before undertaking the kind of construction programs required to meet our needs. But where are the signs that such a curve is in the making? And how long can we afford to wait? It took just one hot, dry summer to imperil the water supply of many millions of people. Suppose next year—or the year after— brings similar conditions? Picture a shortage that goes beyond the critical stage. New York was only days away from such a crisis. Some smaller places went through it. Picture a waler supply insufficient to handle a serious fire. Picture a water supply insufficient to maintain proper sanitation. Picture a water supply no longer able to keep industrial processes functioning. The price of keeping pace with the need for water may seem high, but what about the price of failure? One uncontrolled fire, one epidemic, a group of major industries to the community—any of these could involve an expense beside which the price of improved water supplies—even with costs what they are—would hardly be noticeable. Water is essential to life—the life of a city as well as the life of a human being. Without water, a man dies. Without water, a community faces the same fate. 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