The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 8, 1953 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 8, 1953
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PAGE EIGHT BLTTnEVTT.LE (AKK.) COUKTEP. NEWS APRIL 8, Yanks' Brighten with Return of Mantle Mickey Mantle's back with the New York Yankees and already things a re looking whole lot brighter for the world champions. The picture never was entirely gloomy but the word from the Yankee Iwelinjj party i that Manager Casey Stengel wasn't able to manage a full smile at any time while the younj, sensation was absent. Mantle has had a skin rash. For two weeks he suffered, not only physically but froni countless jokes from his teammates and opponents. The best of the jokes was of the St. Louis Cardinals who asked the switch bluer: "Which hand do you scratc with?" Stengel finally sent Mantle bac lents e oes . K . jrcd'ited to an anonymous member (to his Commerce. Okla., home t. Giardello Grabs Surprise Victory PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Welterweight Joey Giardel lo, a 3-1 underdog, exploded into action in the final round: last night to beat Gil Turner by a decision. Giardello hud won 35 and lost* only two prior to last night's sct-ti before 7,377 at the Arena. He wa fighting Joey as a warmup for fll ture business with Welterweight Champion Kid Oaviian. It. looked like the odds makers were right for the first six rounds Turner appeared to have conceded seven pounds in weight and Giardello seemed to have conceded class. Gil danced around the slow, plodding Giardello, trading six punhces for one. Joey didn't seem to mind. In fact there was some doubt he wanted to keep on going. Then, Action Then came the seventh round and Joey lashed out suddenly with a right hand. Turner ran right into it and almost knocked himself out From that punch on, Giardello felt like fighting and Turner looked like he wanted to go home. The crowd that paid $40,642 were loving it. Giardello staggered Gil with right hands that could be seen in the 10th row. He won the last four rounds. Referee Charley Daggert scored it 7-3; Judge Lou rt'ess, 7-2-1, and Judge Zach Clayton, 5-3-2. The AP had it five rounds for each man. Carmen Grazianp and Tony Ferrante. managers of Giardello, said they weren't interested in a Turner rematch. They said they want cither Billy Graham or Paddy Young. Hot Springs Case To Go to Top Baseball Heads HOT SPRINGS W)—The boss of the minor leagues and possibly Baseball Commissioner Ford Prick will get a chance to decide the question of whether the Hot Springs Bathers wll be reinstated in the Cotton States League. The Bathers' Board of Directors voted yesterday to protest their ouster from the class C circuit to Small Boys On TV Tonight Gallardo Says He'll Whip Champ Percy Bassetf WASHINGTON (/P) — Dnve Gallardo, who takes on "interim" Featherweight Champion Percy Bassett In a 10-round bout tonight, says he'll win "If Bassett is willing to fight." "If he runs from me," continued Gallardo..Til still win." All of which did not keep Bassett from, being the pre-flghl favorite. Eleven Straight Gallardo, 23-year old Mexican from Los Angeles, has been undefeated Gince 1951 and has a .string of 11 wins last year to bolster his confidence. Bassett won his interim title by scoring a technical knockout over Ray Pamechon in Paris last February. A hard punching Negro from Philadelphia, Bassett has scored 30 knockouts In 62 professional bouLs. The fight, beginning at 9 p.m. GST will be televised nationally. Fights In the 126-pound class can be only fur an interim title while Champion Sandy Saddler is in the army. George M Trntuman, chief of the National Association of Minor Leagues at Columbus, O. The resolution also said the matter would be taken to Prick, if necessary. Directors of the Cotton States League ordered the Bathers' franchise turned back to the league for the club's failure to release .Jim and Leander Tugerson, Negro pitchers from Florence Villa, Fla. i visit Ills wire, who is expecting a baby. A few days In the Oklahoma sun apparently did the trjck be cause Mickey had only a couple of red splotches on his legs wher he rejoined the club in Nashville yesterday. Mantle was put right lo work He started a game for the firsl lime since mid-March and played a faultless seven innings. He went liitle.s.s his first three times but in the seventh with two on base he poled a 420-foot double. Two other things made Stengel happy. He apparently had founc another starting pitcher in Jim McDonald, who went all the way in yesterday's 9-1 victory ovei Nashville, and Hank Bauer, back in the outfield after resting bis back, picked up his tremendous spring hitting immediately. "Bauer sin mined a home run and a double in three trips to the plate. McDonald now has crone the route twice and has yielded only five named runs in 40 Innings. No other Yankee pitcher has worked a full nine. The best combined pitching yes- :erday came at Mobile, Ala., where he Cleveland Indians broke a four- ?ame. losing streak by edging the New York Giants, 1-0. Early Wynn md Steve Gromek held the heavy- iltting Giants to a metisly three safeties while Dave Koslo and Max Lnnier doled out only five in the iant cause. A dropped fly ball y New York outfielder Dusty Rhodes allowed the only run to score. In another game where the pitch's were stingy, the Louisville Colonels of the American Associa- lon whipped the Milwaukee 3ravs, 3-2, on three hits. Milwaukee got four. Bob Buhl, Brave •ookie who has been one of the iggest (imls of the spring, went >lx Innings and was the loser. The Philadelphia Phillies parad- d their long-ball hitters against the Boston Red Sox at Roanoke, Va., nd came up with ti 35-2 decision. Connie Ryan homered twice for the Mills and Earl Torgeson and Willie ones contributed one apiece he home run department. A home run by Minnie Minoso nude the difference as the Chicago Vhite Sox clipped the Philadelphia ithletlcs, 4-3, at Chattanooga. Stove Bilko of the St. Louis Cardinals unloaded his longest lume run of the spring as the Cards whipped Dallns of the Texas league, G-4. The Atlanta Crackers of the jouthern Association pounced on eteran Johnny Lindell for four mis in the first and went on t,o lefeat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 9-5, In a free-swinging exhibition. FULL HOUSE—With Marcel Pronovost sliding under Goalie Terry Sawchuck to attempt to give the net added protection, Boston's Milt Schmidt didn't have much room to score in a National Hockey League play-off game in Detroit. (NEA) Milwaukee Lays Carpet for Braves MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee became the home of Braves today with a rip-snorting celebration. Sports Roundup — Brilliant Flashes Often Fade By GAYI.E TAU1OT NEW YiOKK (AP) — It says in the paper that the New York G i ants have sent outfielder Bill Taylor, infield Ronnie Samford and pitcher Al Worthinglon, among other play- era, to their Minneapolis farm team. Their namts sound faintly familiar. Taylor? Now we remember. He was that great big fellow just out of the service who could hit a baseball a country mile. He was the ta)k of the camp for the first week at Phoenix. Almost every time he came up he either hoisted one far and «i\vr.y.over the right field fence or sla.shert a double into the open "There's this much for certain— he can rcul'.y hit that ball," said Mnnager Leo Durocher. "WHh that big bat and (he way he swings, all he neer's is In got a p'pre nf it. Thsit short ri'.rhl field wall of ours is buili: for him. Ho could give what I need out Uiere." , For quite a lime. we recall, the hnnrisome px-so'dier .played right field every day and the boys began lo .••.peculate on what would be- i come of Don Muelloi, the splash 1 hiupr who hod pyevuiuslv owned ths job Tin 1 only tiling was, they noticed. 'hut Taylor Deemed lo take an awful lor/.: lime getting lo first and that IIP had diffi'-nltv locating line drive?. Worthing ion? Ah, \es, that was the youngster who wasn't even on the club's official roster—n sleeper if there ever was one. We won't forget the evening that Fiiink SheUenback., the Giants' astute, and vastly respected pitching conch, told of his find. \ "Don't overlook this kid," he warned. "He could be the surprise of the year, lie couldn't throw a ball straight if he wanted to. Everything he throws has something on it, and usually a lot. All he's got to do is get it over the plate and nobody's going to bit him. I'm anxious for him to get a chance to show you what he can do." Unfortunately, we missed the Worthington debut a few days later, but checked up anxiously to find if the youngster had forced the opposition to fan the high Arizona air. Turned out he hadn't/ Something lo do with lack of Control, but his pitches had, indeed, jumped and swerved and given his catcher a bad time. We were advised to wait until next time. Samford? Why, sure, he was the little pepperpot second baseman who teamed so brilliantly with Daryl Spencer at Minneapolis last season and was going to nail down at least a utility job with the parent team. Every time he got in there in the late innings he looked like a million dollars and evoked stirring praise from Durocher. What Taylor. Woi'thington and Samford have been doing with themselves lately we wouldn't know. Anyway, they had their respective days, and maybe all of them will be back. It's baseball. WHEN YOU THINK OF THINK OF UNITED AGENCY Leading legal reserve, old-line companies, approved by every stnte in the Union and C'.umlx All forms, including Low Cost Auto and Fire Insurance. Quick selUcments. Real Saving's on Car and Fire Insurance A. F. 'Dee' Dietrich Manager 106 So. 1st Insram Bldg:. Phone 6812 Ml =>', Ton Chev. Truck, Stake body. New paint and tires $495 '.it Nash Statesman 4-door. Radio & Heater (cream puff) $1195 '47 Nash 600, excellent condition -595 The welcoming ceremonies start- id in mid-morning and were to continue into the night as thousands of Milwaukeeans looked over ;helr big league baseball team for ;he first time. Spring school vaca- ,lons laced the crowds with youngsters eager to see the players about vhom they've only been able to I ead until now. A red carpet stretched' across he Union Station trainshed when Manager Charley Grimm and his quad arrived. Parade Down Braves Drive Outside the depot automobiles awaited the players lor a parade the length of Wisconsin Avenue, the city's main downtown thoroughfare which has been renamed "Braves Drive" for this week. Grimm personally is no stranger to Milwaukee , fans. Neither are many of his players, who performed under him last season with the Milwaukee Brewers of the American Association. It was in mid-summer last year . that Grimm was called up by the! parent BnVves from his job as Brewer manager. Last March 18, Lou Perml's ' plan to shift the Braves' franchise here was approved by the National League, the first major league move In 50 yours. The Brewers went to Toledo, O. The new stadium, a double-decked concrete horseshoe seating 36,000, Is sold out for the league opener next Tuesday with the St. Louis Cardinals. Even 7,000 bleacher seats, sold in advance with the league's permission, were gone. Near-capacity crowds are expected too, for the two-game exhibition series with the Red Sox tomorrow and Friday. Manila Nine Tops Armorel 1-0 in Conference Game MANILA — Manila topped Armorel 1-0 in a Mississippi County High School conference baseball game here yesterday in a tight pitchers duel which saw only three hits in the entire game. Tipton, hurling for Manila, gave up only one hit while striking out 12. Manila's lone run came in the third inning. Boxscorc: R. H. E. Armorel 000 000 000 0 2 3 Manila . . 001 000 000 1 1 1 Batteries: Aynorel — Dyer, and Cockran; Manila — Tipton and Davison Tough Masters Tournament Opens Tomorrow at Augusta By BEN PIII/EGAR AP Sportli Writer ' AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) —Take whatever score you can make in practice—without con- ctding any putts—add four strokes, and you'll have what you can e x p e c t to make in the Masters Tournament if you're playing well. Goes to Burdette — StocktonQuits As Pap Coach Blytlieville school officials have set about looking for a new junior high football-basketball coach . . . they need one to replace one of tht most successful in the school's history. Coach Hnrolcl Stockton, ex-Uni- vcrslty of Arkansas Razorback, is going to Burdette and thereby bringing an end to his near-phenomenal record as Papoose chieftain for the past two years. Burdette Superintendent of Schools L H. Autry said today that "the school feels indeed fortunate to have acquired the services of Coach .Stockton.' At. Burdette Coach Stockton will be physical education director and will be in charge of the school's entire athletic program. John Hawkins, who coached the isketball team last year, will be his assistant. Stockton succeeds Charley Sims, Arkansas State graduate who quit the post in January and went into a business position in Hughes, Ark. New Coach Sought "Coach Stockton leaves the Blytheville school system with my best wishes and the hope that he will meet every success," Blythevllle School's Superintendent W. B. Nicholson said today. "We have already begun a search Tor a coach to replace him . . . but negotiations have not reached a stage where any announcement can be made at this time," Mr. Nicholson stated. Burdette simply gave Stockton an offer, money-wise, which Blytlie- ville couldn't meet, it was implied by the Blytlieville stiperinttndent. While coach of the Papooses. Stockton's split-T formation foot- jail teams lost only one ball game in two years. That was to Jackson,, Tenn. last year when the Paps did not turn in one of their top efforts. Aside from the defect, their record was nearly perfect in other ways . . . they were unscored on for the major part of the two years and only a few teams could get a marker even against the second Harold Stockton team. State Finalists During the 1952-53 basketball season, Stockton led the Paps to the most successful year in the history of the school., The Paps dropped one regular- season game (to Humes of Memphis), were defeated by Leachville in the finals of the county tournament but advanced to the district championship and the finals of the state tournament before running out of gas. Stockton played football at Arkansas under now Athletic Director John Barnhill and deposed Coach Otis Douglas. He was regular offensive center at the end of his senior year. Adding to the woes of the Bly- 1 That's how Jack Burke, the smiling, curly-haired Texan who was runner-up to Sam Snead last year, figures the difference between the Augusta National Course during preliminaries to the 17th Mastt-J Tournament and the course that a record field will play in the main event, starting tomorrow. Burke had just taken something of a drubbing in an informal match against four of the toughest customers in the pro golf business — Ben Hogan, Carey Middlecoff, Jimmy Demaret and Claude Harmon — when he sat down to estimate his chances of winning. He hadn't been putting very well, even though the greens were comparatively soft and slow after Monday's rain. Greens Change "The greens won't be the. same when the tournament starts." Jack said sadly. "Look at the difference in the scores the first two days and the last two every year. "They always have a wind that dries out the greens and 'makes them 'different. Then they put water on the greens at night and let the wind blow. If they ever have four still days in succession, somebody will break the record." Field of 75 The record for the four rounds i over the 6,900-yard, par 36-36-(JTt Augusta National Course is 279.'' Ralps Guldahl, one of the few ex- champions who isn't here this year, set it in 1939 and Harmon equalled it in 1948. With a record field of 75 or more expected to start, Snead, Hogan and Lloyd Mangrtun were bracketed as favorites. Snead, a two-time winner, is after his third Masters title to equal Demaret's mark. He'd also ilke to make it two in a row, something no other golfer ever has done. Brothers Star at Hockey EAST LANSING, Mich. (/P)—Weidon Olson. Michigan State's star hockey player during the 1952-53 season, is a younger brother of Eddie Olson. Cleveland Barons ace who won the 1953 scoring championship of the American Hockey League. thevllle school heads Is the fact that Stockton takes his wife to Burdette. In the words of Nicholson, she's i "excellent" English instructor at Blytheville High School. Stockton's contract with Burdettft stipulates that he will begin there July 1. -However, August football practice will be his first major dufej TRUCK PRICES! Still greater values with famous Dodge qudc'Jy . . . 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