The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 2, 1953 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 2, 1953
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PAGE TEN Card Rookies Warm Heart of Eddie Stanky Br BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer Now that they've shaken the Florida sand from their .shoes, the St. Louis Cardinals! are setting about to prove that they aren't as had as their spring record indicates. With a feast of minor league pitching ahead of them the Red Birds should be able to pull into (heir Sportsman's Park home with a better than .500 average even though they won only 8 of 22 in Florida. first outing* ~ Marciano s Camp Not Overconfident BLYTHEVTM.R (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY. APRIL 2, 195S Yesterday, in then since lenving Si, Petersburg, the Cards pounded out a 12-4 decision over Atlanta of the Southern As- j sociaiion. They will continue to i meet Southern Association and j Texas League teams until they | face Ihe Browns in the St. Lotus L city series starting a week from Saturday. Rookies Hit The important thing to the Cardinals about yesterday's triumph was the way their rookies came through. Third baseman Ray Jab lonski laced a triple and a home run. Steve Bilko, who can have the fii'st base job for keeps if he can hit, drove in four runs with a triple and two singles. Outfielder Rip Repulski tripled and little Jackie Collum hurled three scoreless innings and hit a home run. Manager Eddie Stanky has claimed all along that his club's early, spring record didn't mean a thing because he was experimenting-. He insisted the training camp was the place to find out what his new men could do and thai a victory in March wasn't worth a dime in a September pennant drive. Stanky is sure to have liked what he saw in Atlanta. The quality in other exhibitions across the country yesterday varied from very good—in Clearwater, Fla,, and Mobile, Ala.—to farcical—in Denver. At Clearwater, Richie Ashburn homered in the first inning and Smoky Burgess did the same in the 10th to give the Philadelphia Phils n 2-1 extra-inning victory ovev the New York Yankees. Bums Win At Mobile, in another 10-inning contest, the Brooklyn Dodgers edged the Milwaukee Braves, 3-2. Rookie Bob Buhl scattered four hits as he went the first nine for Milwaukee but the Dodgers got to Lew Burdette for three safeties und the winning run in the 10th. And then there WHS the 12-11 fiasco between Cleveland and the New York Giants at Denver, which the V;lians won for their seventh straight. Cleveland pounded Sal Maglie for eight runs in the first six innings, led 11-7 after eight innings, and then won with two out in the last of the ninth on fluke single by outfielder Dave Pope off the knee of second baseman Davey Williams. Seven home runs cleared the fences, five by the Indians, including two by Luke Easter. Williams homered with two on in the ninth for the Giants. Elsewhere on the exhibition front the St. Louis Browns out-slugged the Chicago Cubs, 10-8. in n 24- hit battle at El Paso, Tex.; Cincinnati smothered the Washington Senators, 13-4 at Hazlehurst, Ga.; the Boston Red Sox whipped the Jacksonville Braves of the South Atlantic League, 14-1, and the Philadelphia Athletics defeated their Ottawa farm club of the International League, 8-2, at LeesbuvR, Fla. HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — The Rocky Marciano camp is far from brimming over with confidence as the time ap- ,'jproaches for the heavyweight champion's defense against Jersey Joe Walcott. ••*• NVRhev M'.uiaut'i- Al WeiH nor trainer Charley Goldman will let the chnmp forget hi 1 was trailing j on points and being .soundly out- j boxt'd by Walcott before the explosive 13th-round finish of their blistering Sept. 23 fight. "It.doesn't nuikr any difference how weak Walrott might, have finished at Philadelphia, if he stayed on his feet. Marciano couldn't have won a decision," WeiJl said. "We don't, know how Walcott may fight this time, but if the pattern is the .same, (lie pressure again will be on Rocky." Work on Body Goldman has been grooming Marciano to dish out heavy body punishment to the 39-year-old Walcott t.o the wearing-down process. At- the same time, he has boiMt conditioning tho Rock for either a vicious early attack by Jersey Joe or a crowding chase if the former chump goes bicycling. "This .should be an even-money fight," said Goldman. "Nobody knows better than Rocky that VVal- cott can punch. Although I don't think Jersey Joe can floor him again in the first round. Marciano was a pretty round NCAA Reveals Final Statistics For Cage Season Selvy of Furman Emerges with High 29.5 Average NEW YORK I/Pi—The NCAA today announced its final set of college basketball stntistics — ni:d it meant positively. Probably Uie most unpopular player among Ihe .statisticians of the NCAA's Service Bureau was Bevo Francis, the big Rio Grande youngster who shattered all sorts of records during the season only to have them thrown out. A couple of weeks ago. the NCAA put in a rule Hit stated o«ly points made against four-year colleges would count in the .statistics. It obviously was alined at Francis, whose school played against many junior j not a.s hard as several he took later DOL'liLE HANDICAP BOWI.HIl — Orin F. Smith of Decatur, 111., who lost a leg in Uin European '.healer during World War II, aims a bowling ball down the alley as he balances himself witli the aid of one cratch. Smith bowls as lead-off man in a Decatur league and has an average of 123. Before he lost his leg. Smith maintained an average of 170. (AP I'hulo) confused boy in the first at Philadelphia — suddenly 1'ace-to-lace wilh a champion. The left hook that decked Rocky was colleges. So the statisticians had to start figuring all over again. After all the feverish figurine. Flunk Seivy. a Furman junior emerged high scorer in the nation. Selvy averaged ai).:") points a game in 25 starts, surpussius Hie standard of 29.2 Temple's Bill Mlkvv set in 1051. Villanova's Larry Hennrssy, playing only 15 "official" games not without blinking." Sports Roundup — What's the Trouble With Leo's Giants? By GAYLE TAUJOT DKiNVER (AD — It did nut require Leo *Durochfcj s nou-appearanee at a banquet here to convince those close to the situation that the Now York Giants are a seriously disturbed baseball club a fortnight before the National League season opens. Their pitchers have not been pitching, their hitters have not, been hitting', and they are blue and angry at the series of high score beatings that have been administered to them by the red-hot Cleveland Indians in their exhibition junket across the West. The Goldman explained from now j atmosphere is nearly as funereal until Rocky breaks camp next Tuesday, he would have him ."putting three minutes of boxing into every two-minute round." Archers to Get Chance HELENA, Mont. Ml — Hunters [ who wiuil to make like Robin i countiim one against a service tetmij Hood with his bow mid arrows; after being ineligible the first sum- mm- hnve a chance !,n prove their big name in Montana. A bill authorizing bow and ar- huntiiig .seasons here has ester, was second with 29,2. Other new marks were; 884 points by SeatUeY; Johnny O'Brien; a 50.5 per cent field goal shooting accuracy by Vminn Stokes, ol St. Francis of Brooklyn; 425 free throw iit- .umpts by EM;on Hall's Walter Dukes; 332 free throws made by O'Brien; 23.5 rebounds ti game by Fordhain's Ed Conlin: and a total j of 734 rebounds by Dukes. The 6-foot 11-inch SeLon Hall center scored 8fil points and like O'Britm, surpassed the 705 recorded last year by Clyde Lovelk'tte of Kan- been signed into law. .Arche have to buy a $2 pern-lit, in addition to the regular big tfnme license before hunting in ureas not open to riflemen. its it. was when Monte Irvin broke his ankle here a year aao today. What Happened? Just what has happened to the powerful looking team which won the flag Uvo seasons biu:k and van n strong set-ond last year i.s difficult to analyze. Some of those who have- been with the Giants all Spring are convinced a reaction set in among (ho players several weeks ago , when they finally j realized tlich- i^real center-fielding teammate, Willie Mays, was not to be released by the Army.'players are superstitious to some extent. The Gianls knew they won in 'SI with Willie out tirely for the miserable showing Durocher's athletes have been mating for the past week and which caused him to bench practically his entire first string in yesterdaj s bout with the Indians. Injuries Bobby Thomson, one of the team's best hitters, has been out of the line-up for two weeks with a cracked bone in his right haitf, !.he result of having 1 been struck by one of Mike Garcia's fast ball^ The absence of such a star from the fat part of the batting- order 1 i.s bound to be felt, especially when a club is facing Cleveland's pitching staff day after day, -Monte Irvin, the clean-up hitter, has recovered from the ankle break, but is limping from a sore incurred Xvhen he .stepped on a clod in Phoenix. Leo let him rest it in the games here. When both Bobby and Monte return to j the line-up it is possible the club's up some -sas. | came. 10 camp this Spring think- A less distinguished record was i ing— or at least hoping strongly— >el by Spencer Schimitter, of Yale, j (hat he would be back. The news who averaged 4.57 persona I.s com- \ that Willie's request for a dis- mitlrd per game. His 15 expulsions i charge had been turned down drew it'd the country. Reds Won't be in Flag Race By JACK HAND ) n ^Y. AN ^ H ' Ga ," (AP] —Cincinnati, the experts' pick as "the most improved team in tlieiNatiorial League still is in the experimental stage u n d e r Manager Uogers HonisLv with its lineup and future both in doubt. " "Everybody looks fine, just fine," play of shortstop McMillen a 2«+— said Hornsby as he continues to hitter who really arrived as n big juggle his lineup daily. "They're leaguer last season. T~ /"* I/ f» 111 Sreal." Hornsby Is optimistic about his j I OD (jOll TfOS pitching, figuring a tighter defense | will make them look belter. \flr\On A-rnlf\n There is no reason lo believe I V/jL/CTI I f-{/.UlCU that last year's starters won't be I i , . « called on again. The ace is south- ! Mrff rrt I f\nn\I paw Kenny Raffonsberger (17-13), j *"ILI ICII I UUL/V the cagy control artist who seldom Before you jump to the conclusion thai the entire club is headed for the Hall of Fame, it might be wise to point out that (he sixth- place Reds will be glad to settle for a first division berth. The club doesn't have the power, oulfieid or pitching depth of a pennant contender but it does look like a much improved team. The Reds figure on a lighter defensive infield, built around Roy Me Millan. perhaps the top defensive shortstop in baseball. Big Ted Is Power Threat But the pitching is only so-so and the outfield is a question mark that probably won't be solved by opening day. Hornsby may wind up two-plalooning his outfield against leit and righlhanded pitching. Hornsby rates the Reds "much better" than the St. Louis Browns he was managing a year ago. Big Terf Kluszewski is the chief power threat. The hulking first baseman is given a good chance to beat out Stan Musial for the batting title by Hornsby. Oils Bell, ex-Pittsburgh Pirate flychaser, and Willard Marshall, formerly wllh the Giants and Braves, might fit into the outfield picture somewhere for their long ball hitting. The proper combination of power, speed and defensive ability Is Hornsby's main problem. Hornsby Optimistic Everybody comes away from Cincinnati games raving about the there, and that they ctkin'l win! " Uilck wil1 P Kfk U P som e and last year after Uni'le'snm grabbed Durocher's blood pressure will sub- Ihc brilliant, younu Neurn. They silie - II lmcl better happen soon. The single bright spot i.s the continued fine play of Daryl Spencer, the big rookie intielder from Minneapolis. His glove work is spectacular and lies' leading the team runs-battcd-in at this point. Our long faces. That, however, is purely in the • guess now is he will start the cam- abstract nnd could not account en- J paign at short. and Sal Mnglie topped "Rnffy" In wins last season. Letlhanded Harry Perkowski (1210), effective in his first year as a regular starter: Herm Welnneier (9-1U, still a disappointment; and Clarence (Bud) Podbielan (4-5> walks a man. Only Robin Roberts i WILMINGTON, N. C. w\— The! top six men on this year's proles- j Monal «olf money winning 1 list head- j ed the field for the fifth annual 72- hole 510,001) Azalea Open Golf Tournament which got underway today i at the Cape Pear Country Cluu. Topping the list with $6,730 pock-! Brooklyn Dodger, were the other ,,|ed 'this year was Liovd i Mnngnmi, I starters in '52 Prank Smith (1211) and Joe Nuxhall (1-4) figure FH'RI t nn\ , ,,-t t . , Ed Blake (10-3 at Milwaukee) has a good chance to make the club. Hoinsby probably will pick spots Nilcs . n , \ vho raUll . n(! d to acllon to shnr| , cn nis gnme for ncxl wceh .., I A " s " sl " Masu ? rs cb>KSic - Mangrum vvon nm , two The No . 2 wlnnel , Can , Mldclle . coff of Memp , l|s , Tcm ., is „„, Chicago White Sox) and Ernie Novel n-8 at Kansas City) also are Retting a good look. Tommy Bolt, Mnplewood, N. ,1., brings the No. 3 bankroll into a<> fion—$6,375. in fourth place with 55,247, comes Leu' Worsham, Oak- inont, Pa., recent Jacksonville Fla., open winner. Fifth is Doug Ford, Harrison, N. Y., at $5.163 and sixth is Ted Kroll. New Hartford. N. Y., with $4,833. Yogi Always Has the Answer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. iNEA)— The Yogi Bcrra stories, like the babbling brook, go on and on. The latest one has to do with a skull-and-ciussbones penant flown „, „ „ by a yacht that was entered in aj - "Sure," replied Yogi, "iodine." Florida-to-Bennudn .sailing race, "Know what that means?" a teammate asked the Yankee catcher, In Spring training here. GILLIAM KATE-S 60 HIGH WITH THAT' RCBIKSON f>HUHT£D FOOM SSCOMD TO THIRD HB hliTS >fj THE CLUTCH, TOO, A$ PKOVED BY HIS HZ KBI'S Charles Batters Layne; Can Beat Anyone Now' SAN FRANCISCO, (AP) —Onetime heavyweight champ Emird Charles, back in the title hunt with a smashing 10-round win over tough Hex Layne, told the boxing world today "I think I can beat anyone now." Cotton States Board To Discuss Negroes Clowns of League last year. HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Acting President Lewis Goltz of the Hot Springs Bathers declined to say today whether the club would stand by or back down from its plan to use two Negro pitchers in the class C Cotton States League this season. Tlie club's Board of Directors will Clowns of the Negro American meet here tonight, and Goltz said the situation would be "discussed thoroughly". There have been indications that, unless Hot Springs drops the Negro players, the league may withhold approval of the Bathers' three new owners, including Goltz. The league will meet at Greenville, Miss., next Monday to act on the club's change of ownership. Start Training The 31-year-old Cincinnati Negro put on one of the finest battles of his lengthy ring career when lie battered the Lewiston. Utah, gamester into a bloody hulk last night at Wlnterland. Millions of nationwide television viewers and 7,500 fans at the indoor arena saw Charles floor Layne four times—In the first, sixth, seventh and tenth rounds. Rex Takes Pounding Burly Rex gained his feet every time but the beating he took probably will shelve him for weeks. He suffered cuts near both' eyes and under the lower lip. Charles, fighting for a title shot, beat Layne in savage fashion. He pounded the 203 pound Res in I the mid-section and belted his head i The CSL includes teams from Ar- j with stinging left hooks and sharp kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. I right crosses to the face. Layne was Mississippi Atty. Gen. J. P. Cole- groggy from the sixth round on. man said at Jackson yesterday he believed mixed white-Negro athletic contests would violate public policy in his state. Coletnan said public policy, like common law. could be enforced in courts through injunctive rulings. Though not common, mixed Meanwhile, Jim and Leander Tug- \ white-Negro athletics \vould not be erson, fiist Ncgroe ever signed by a new in Arkansas. Negroes have per- Cotton States League team, were in j formed along with white players in spring training along W'ith 14 other the annual professional football ex- Bathers here. Training began yesterday. The Tugersons compiled outstanding records with the Indianapolis hibitions at Little Rock. And. 1951, Santa Clara used a Negro gridder against the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Decision Mere Formality The decision was a mere formality. Referee Prankie Carter and Judge Toby Irwin each gave it to Charles 59-51. Judge Johnny Lotsy called it 60',{. to iS',~, California's scoring system is 11 points to the round. The state ath : letic commission requires a fighter to take a count of at least eight when knocked down. Layne went to one knee in the opening round from left hooks to the chni. He was up at once and no count was started because it was not a complete knockdown. LOI'ATA SCORES ON DOUBLE STEAL FOB PHILS — Stan Lopata, Philadelphia Phillies catcher, scores from third base as Phillies executed a double steal in second inning of game with Detroit Tigers In Lakeland, Pla, John Bucha, Tiger catcher, rolls to ground as ball and glove fly In the air at right. Richie Ashburn, Phillies batter, watches at right. (AP Wircphoto) ~ ~*it/ PERSONAI 'do a WHALE of a job! Ads placed before 9 a.m. will appear same day. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS * Retread Today, the McCaul Way! i McCaul Tire Store i John Burnett, Mgr. j Highway 61 South Phoni 8662 [

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