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SATURDAY, APRIL IS, 19B3 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAOT Chicks Finish Sixth in NEA Phillips Sets New Meet •• Record in 880-Yard Run BlytheVille's Chicks made a commendable showing in the Northeast Arkansas Track meet at Arkansas Slate yesterday as Coach Russell Mosley's thinclada notched l(i points to plact sixth in a field of 28 teams. Highlight of the Chicks' effort, and one of the top performances of the meet was the record-breaking 880-yard iun by Billy Phillips. Phillips won the event with the fine time of 2:C9.9 seconds better than the record for tile meet set in 1951. Conway took top scoring honors by a large margin in the invitation ai meet as the Wampus Cats garner ed 48 1 !; points. Second was Kennet with 21U. Other team scores were Caruth Mo., and Wilson, 18'.s each; Hayti 17, Blytheville, 16; Jonesboro, 15 Walnut Ridge, 13.. and Wynne, 10 One of the outstanding individua performances of the meet was turned in by Terry Robinson, of Wilson who was second high in individua scoring with 15',i points. Dennis Fulmer of Conway took individual honors with 17!» points. Robinson, In leading his team to its- third place tie, won firsts in two events, both low and high hurdles, «nd placed third In the high Jump and broad jump. Mosley Scores All other Chick points scored >5ame on the efforts of speedster '-'Tommy Mosley and the showing of the 440-yard relay and the mile relay teams. Mosley, the Chicks ace sprinter. Mobile Finally Wins, Looks Lose Memphis Edges New Orleans On Homers By MERCER BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer A masterful pitching performance and a home run finally put Mobile back In the winner's column of the Southern Association. The lack of same contributed to Chattanooga's first defeat of the scison. Mobile had been something less tallied with second place in the 220 yard dash, third in the 100-yard dash, placed fifth in the half- mile and figured in the quaitcr- mile relay. The Chicks' 440-yard relay team of Mosley, Ralph Snider, Phillips and Bob Childress. took third place honors. The mile relay team, consisting of Childress. Billy Gilbow. Phillips and Bobby Lee Hill, placed fifth. Though finishing third in the 440 relay, the Chicks time of 46.4 bettered the meet record. All together, six records for the annual meet were broken and one was tied. Two Meets Next Week The Chicks run in two meets next week. Tuesday they go to the Poplar Bluff Relays, and Friday return to Arkansas State campus for the district meet. Summary of results: ICO-yard dash—Fulmer. Conway; Westmoreland, Wynne; Mosley, Blytheville; McCain. Kennett; Motgan, Earle. Time—10.7. 220-yard dash—Fulmer. Conway; Mosley, Blytheville; Crittenden, SECOND ROUND—The Giants and the Dodgers and their fans hope the plight which befell Joe, Page in 1950 and Jim Konstanty in '51, after remarkable seasons as relief pitchers, doesn't plague Hoyt Wiihelm, left, and Joe Black. (NEA). Sports Roundup— Baseball Moguls Forgot to Tell Weatherman Season has Opened By GAVLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The forsythia is out, but the t r e e s are only beginning to bud ime-24 sees. ' B100Klyn -j around here and it's still too cold to go without a topcoat most days. 440-yard dash-King, Hayti, Pil-'l , Hujnldried s of Jjig Jeague ball players have been sitting around and writing letters home BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE VV I, Pet. QB W 1, Pet. OB Brooklyn 3 1 .750 — Milwaukee 2 1 ,li(i7 i,!. New York 22 .500 1 Chicago 1 1 .500 1 St. Louis 1 1 .500 1 Pittsburgh 12 .3113 it:, Philadelphia 12 .333 i<~ Cincinnati 1 2 .333 iijj 52. AMERICAN LEAGUE w i, Pet. GBJed yesterday. New York 3 1 .750 — Cleveland 2 1 .667 ij St. Louis 21 .667 '; Boston 1 I .500 1 Philadelphia 2 1! .50(1 1 1953 s Best Win Streak: Two Games By HEN I'HI.KGAR AP Sports Writer From now on you can scratch off "unbeaten" when you're talking; about the 1953 major league baseball teams. U'illi only five days gone and a dozen games played in (aeh league, every one of llie.lfi teams has lost at least once. The last three — .Milwaukee, Cleveland and Brooklyn bow- Chicago Detroit 12 .33:1 I' Washington 02 .000 2 SOUTHEHN ASSOCIATION ilmttanooija 4 1 .800 Atlanta 4 3 .671 little Rock ^ 4 .500 Memphis 3 3 .500 Birmingham 3 3 .fiOtl Nashville 3 4 .429 New Orleans 3 4 AW Mobil' 3 5 .375 V MSTKRI) A Y'S I! ESU1.TS NATIONAL LEAGUE New York G-4 Brooklyn 3-12 (day- iglit) Cincinnati 10 Milwaukee 9 Almost every spring some club The renewal of the Giants-Dod- junips out abend with a steady ! pers fr'irt. in which the Giants pre- .stnnfi ol victories throiiKli the first i vailed a year ai;o, saw Sal Maglie iverk or 10 clays. Tins mason's (;ivi>- \ t ;o ti 2-3 hiiloss innings in tlie aft- mid-take, in which not only every I n-nnon game before a wind blown team has last but all save Washing- j fly ball by Jackie Robinson eluded ton has won at least about in almost the i The longest streak was two sanies, [ i'nd had to have help from Hoyt certainly nothing to excite the ialUi-j Wilhel.'n, who finally quelled tiie least once, came: Monte Irvin in the seventh. Mag- the minimum time, lie weakened almost immediately Philadelphia Joned, rain it Pittsburgh, post- son; Morgan, Earle; Mount. Caruth; Broadwater, Newport; Hilburn, Walnut Ridge. Time—:23.3. Shot put — Henderson, Conway; Nelson, Leachville; burke, Caruth; Leachville; Distance — 49 feet 2M inches, i sensational tills year, dropping j Pole vault — Richey, Kennett; Babe Reported In Fine Shape Doctors Optimistic Regarding Return To Golf Some day a genuis will arise among the diamond magnates. He will study the weather graphs over a period of years and make the profound discovery that real baseball weather does not as a rule come to these parts until around May 1. low, walnut Ridge; Palls," Jones- i ancl rapidly losing the fine coats of tan they brought north from the training camps, boro; Dunn. Jonesboro, and Murdaugh, Conway (tie). Time—55 sees, i-yard run — Phillips, Blytheville; Childress. Holland; Carter, lonway; Phillips, Walnut Ridge; Mosley, Blytheville. Time—2:09.9. Mile run—Phalon, Hayti; McDonald, Kennett; Benson, Caruth; Ken- ledy, Wilson; Ancilea, Conway. Time—4:55. WO high hurdles — Robinson, Vilson; Carlson, Hayti; Hilburn, Vafhut Ridge; Mount, Caruth: Latner, Newport. Time—:16.5 180 low hurdles — Robinson. Wil- BEAUMONT, Tex. (/p) — The, 1 . We present, herewith, our annual exclusive interview with George Weiss, the general manaier of the Yankees, who is considered by many to be the smartest executive in baseball. "Do you," George was asked. ,. , , sports finish of Babe Didrlkson i "think your boys can make it five f~"r In a row until Inst night's 1-0 v'-fory over Little Rock. Chattanooga, the defending campion, had been going strong u-til Birmingham rapped four Lookout pitchers for 13 hits and a" 8-2 victory. • Mike Lemish. Mobile's smallish ~! Bennett, Newport; Gibson, Conway and Benson, Caruth, (tie). Distance, —12 feet, two inches. Zaharias may have been written entirely too soon. The great woman athlete came through a serious operation "feeling fine" and the doctors who performed It think she may eventually return to golf where she became the finest player of them all. The Babe \vas operated on yesterday afternoon for a maligna'ncy In a row?" George took a couple of reflective bites from his sandwich before offering his opinion. Would Have Won Eitfit "It sounds pretty hard to do. doesn't it?" he finally ventured. "However, we would hnve won eight straight if they hadn't turned Johnny Bnfalich loose on us." With that. George clammed up Broad jump — Fulmer, Conway; tllat hRd P ut her in a hospital eight a & aln ur -til next April. We looked it ------ -------- „. Falls, Jonesboro; Robinson. Wilsor Dunn, O s c e o 1 a: Westmorelan< Wynne; Distance—20 feet, 4 mche Discus—Ross , Caruth; Gillaspy !-hthander who had an 11-11 mark last year, turned in such a brilliant I Pocnhonlas; Hinders, Conway Job that Bill Shaman's homer was Riggs, Jonesboro; Grooms, Cardwel the only run he needed. Lemish re- j Distance — 125 feet, 7 inches. fired the Travelers in order In six irnings, and not a runner reached th'rd. He allowed only four singles. Take away Sharman's blast and Little Rock's Ed March did a fine Job. When retired for a pinch-hitter in the eighth, he had allowed only four hits. Except for Sharman, nobody got past secend. Atlanta eased back Into second place as the Crackers trimmed Nashville. 9-4, and Memphis edged New Orleans, 4-3, on Harry Bright's 3-run homer. High jump — Hufford, Cardwel Robinson, Wilson: Mills, Conway Riggs, Jonesboro; Grumes, Cardwel Dislance—5 feet. 7 inches. 440-yard relay — Conway. Jones boro, Blytheville; Wynne, Kennetl Time—:46.1. 880-ynrd relay — Conway, Ren nett, Wynne, Paragould, Wilson Time—1:37.3. Mile relay — Walnut Ridge, Con xvay. Hayti, Kennett, Blytheville Time—3:37.3. Kit Fox Again Slated For Legion Mat Show Chief Kit Fox, the Sioux Indian ivlio iiad to cancel his booking last week, has been billed again op gjie American Legion's tag match Tvrestling card at Memorial Auditorium Monday night. Kit Fox, a 212 pound full blooded Sioux from South Dakota, will pair with Lester Welch In the head line bout Monday against toughles Carlos Rodriquez of Mexico City and Snilor Moran of Galveston, Tex. This will be the Indian's first appearance here but he is not exactly a newcomer to Blytheville mat fans. He has been seen here in television bouts originating in Chicago and Memphis. * The big Sioux has had eight years professional wrestling experience. Rodriquez is a 230 pound toughle who has 16 years professional experience under his belt. He was on last week's card, making a return to Blytheville after an absence of nearly three years. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are also on Monday night's card with Rodriquez meeting Welch in the first and Kit Fox taking on Moran in the second. The first bout Is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. days before. The operation was pronounced as a success and one of her doctors made this obseratlon: Could Compete "If things go avs well as it looks, she could possibly take part in athletics again. But how soon is a little too early to say." No one talked to the Babe about It last night. In fact, she didn't come out from under the effects of the anesthetic until late last night. But when she did she, \vas reported in good shape. She may be able to discuss the situation today and it's a good bet that she'll repeat what she said yesterday before going Into the operating room: "I'll be back soon to play and win." George Is Happy Her last words were an appeal to the public to contribute to the cancer fund instead of sending her flowers. If she progresses normally she can leave the hospital in two or three weeks. She has said she plans to go fishing In Colorado and take a good rest. up dlBcovercd thnt ln 1940 year Detroit broke another Yankee string of four straight flags, Babich cooked the defending champs five times, mostly late in the race. His Thump Tulsa Links Picture Brightens with Third Straight FAYETTEVILLE UP) — Arkansas golfers turned back the University of Tulsn, 5-1. here yesterday. Miller Barber, the Razorbacks' No. 1 swinger, routed Drury Parks of Tulsa, 6 and 5. Barber was two under par when he closed out the match. Other results: Ralph Moraan, Tulsa, defeated Jim Biiling.siey, 2 and 1. Tom Raney, Arkansas, defeated Dick McCann. 5 and 4. E. B. Gee Jr., Arkansas, defeated Jim Pficfer. 3 and 2. Barber and BlUingsley defeated Parks and Morgan. 4 and 3. Raney and Gee defeated McCann and PlieSer, 4 and 2. record for the season was 14-13. Even though they finished third, behind both Detroit and Cleveland, (lie Yanks were in the runnint; un- | „ , _. Ill two days from the end. Perhaps j Barber Given the memory of Babich remains^ . Chance at Crown pecially vivid with Weiss bee the fact that the Athletics had drafted him off a Yankee farm only the previous winter. Aftpr that temporary setback, the Bombers came back to win three more for Joe McCarthy. The happiest person of all when best in the countr,-. This team the Babe came through the opera- Jon in good shape was George Za- wrlas. her husband. The 300-pound r ormer wrestler whooped: "Every- Jiing is okay now." •oom for four hours. Yorbro Wins Two In Y Softball Yarbro's softballers maintained a lot pace In the "Y" Grade School oop yesterday afternoon with a lotible win over Central. Central's 6th grade team had to orfeit when they failed to place a nil team on the field. The 5th Grade game looked like a runaway for Yarbro until the bot- om of the 5th inning, when Cen- rol combined 9 hits and 2 errors o push across 10 runs. The final core was 16-14. FAYETTEVILLE. Ark.-For the first time In three years Arkansas golf fortunes are looking upward. After losing their first Ihree matches (Oklahoma ASM ';.-n>il, Southern Methodist University, 2-4, and North Texas State, 0-8), a Rn- zorback foursome of Mlllr-r Bnrber, Texarkana, Tom Raney, Little Roc 1 :, Jim Billingsley. Helena, and Everett B. Gee, Blytheville. have successfully leveled their clubs on (.lie University of Missouri and Rice Institute. The Missouri Tigers were defeated 8-1, while Rice was blanked. 6-0. "Except for our opening match gainst Oklahoma A&M, we've went out and got 'em, and it de- i Played good golf all the way.' 1 stated Otis Turner, Arkansas golf tutor. Aside from Just playing good golf, one member of the Porker quartet is literally burning up the Pnyctte- sklnny side and with extra-short ' ville Country Club course. Miller Barber scored a four under-par 66 AMERICAN LEAGUE Vew York 7 Washington 3 Philadelphia 5 Boston 0 St. Louis B Chicago 4 Detroit 6 Cleveland 5 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 9 Nashville 4 Birmingham 8 Chattanooga 2 Memphis 4 New Orleans 3 Mobile 1 Little Rock 0 TODAY'S GAMES AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Philadelphia — Blackwell (0-D) vs Scheib (0-0) Boston at Washington—Freeman (0-01 vs Mastcrson (0-0) St. Louis at Detroit (2),—Plllette (0-0) and Holloman (0-0) vs Hoeft (0-0) and Marlowe (0-0) Cleveland at Chicago (0-0) vs Byrne (0-0) Wynn NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at New York—Erskine (0-0) vs Connolly (0-0) Milwaukee at St. Louis—Anlon- elli (0-0) vs Miller (0-0) Chicago at Cincinnati—Rush (1-0) vs Wehrneler (-0) ' Philadelphia at Pittsburgh—Kon- itanty (0-0) vs Friend (0-0) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Hock at Mobile Atlanta at Nashville Birmingham id Chattanmxsa Memphis at New Orleans Our first memory of B;tbe Didrikson Zaharias was as a basketball player. If you think she could golf and do ,a few dozen other assorted things well, you should have seen that gal play forward. Proved Herself They brought the Babe up to Dallas from Beaumont In 1929 or '30 to play on an Insurance company team which was about the cided the Babe had outgrown ner home town. As we recall, she was supposed to be 17 at the time. Anyway, she The^Babe was in the operating j looked like a kid, somewhat oil the * , skinny side and with extra-short hair, and she didn't look as though she had much business on the same :iK:iin.st Missouri last Saturday, then floor with some of her teammates i n a practice run on the loilowing and opponents. . Monday the Kami-buck ace fired a But that Proved to be strictly an Uiraling 65. The course record of 62 optical illus on The k d stepped , s heltl by B Nclson Jn Bal ., )n very best. Since then the world has come to know the remarkable girl who now is back home again, sick. We arc a little proud to have been among those who saw her first. Dr. Brewster Higley, of Smith Center. Kan., wrote "Home on the Range" in 1873. golf championship since 1929. Tomorrow, a return match with Missouri nt Columbia is on tap, then next Monday, Texas A&M visits Fayetteville for a conference encounter. Reo.d Courier Mews Classified Ads Carlos Rodriguez The University of Florida's 11)53 oothall team will have tri-captains. They are Fullback Rick Casares, nd Jack O'Brien and Guard Son ny May. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, April 20 8:15 p.m. 4-MAN TAG MATCH Carlos Rodriquez & Sailor Moran YS. I ester Welch & Kit Fox 90 Min. Time Limit — Best 2 out of X Falls Adults 60e—Children 15c ALSO 2 1-FALL 5 MATCHES Rodriquez YS. Welch Kit Fox vt. Moron 30 Minute Tirnt Limit Attention! PEMISCOT COUNTY and MISSCO FARMERS... Planninp; on using anhydrous Ammonia Fertilizer lliis year? You are, (hen cull on us for proper application. The cost: $2 per acre for application ami Anhydrous Ammonia at 7c per pound plus (ax. We have the I'incKl equipment available ami can give you ini- mediale service. A.B. DIXON BlythevilU, Ark. Ph. 4738 '53 Grid Slate For Burdette Announced An 11-gnniR schedule for Burlette's 1953 football season was an- lounced yesterday by Harold Stockton, recently named head :oach at Burdette. Six home games are on the slate or the Pirates of Coach Stockton, vho resigned as Blytheville Junior High conch lo take the Burdette job. He will assume duties at Burdette following the current school term. The schedule follows (Home games indicated): Sept. 11 — Marion (home) Sept. 18 — Open Sept. 24 — Blythcvllle B Oct. 2 — Osceola Oct. 9 — West Memphis (home) Oct. 18 — Corning Oct. 23 — Luxora (home) Oct. 30 — Lepanto Nov. 0 — Trumann Nov. 13 — Reiser (home) Nov. 20 — Wilson (home) Nov. 27 — Shawnee (home) ARE YOU PAVING THE STREETS WITH . V V 111 '" III .Hi'' GOLD? if your wheels are out of line! WE Will ALIGN YOUR WHEELS TO FORD FAC- rORY SPECIFICATIONS br,nly 6.50 100 HroarJway i'liono flil, but at least for the Braves it equalled their best consecutive victory string In a season and a half. The Braves, who would like to think they left their losing habits in Boston when they moved to Milwaukee, put up quite a tight to make it three in a ru\v, but a de.spentiion ninth inning rally in Cincinnati fell one run short. Rookies Help The Redlegs eased them, iu-9, a: young Joe Nuxhall got the sid>i o» with the tying run on second base Cincinnati had broken a 7-7 deadlock in the eighth with the help of three walks from rookie Bob Buhl who was making his first majoi league start. A ninth inning rally that was successful enabled Detroit to end Cleveland's two game streak,. 6-5. The Dodgers bowed to the New York Giants, 6-3, In the afternoon halt of a day-night twin bill at the Polo Grounds although they hustled back into the win column with a 12-4 decision under the lights. In other action, the New York Yankees whipped Washington 7-3 with Mickey Mantle driving a 562- foot home run, one of the longest in baseball history; Philadelphia's Charlie Bishop shut out the Bostoi Red Sox, 5-0, on five hits; and the St. Louis Browns edged the Chicago White Sox In Chicago, 0-4. with the temperature only four degrees above freezing. Since bafieball statisticians rarely come equipped with tape measures, there are no complete official records on the longest homo runs. Babe Ruth hit one at Detroit that traveled-GOO feet, according to sworn affidavits. Mantle, a switch hitter, was bat- ling right humlid against southpaw Chuck Stobbs when he slammed into a fast ball at, Griffith Stadium. The drive bounced off a beer sign 451 feet from home plate and landed In a back yard 105 feet behind the park. Dodgers with the bases loaded in the ninth. After getting nowhere for four innings against Jim Hearn in the night game the Dodgers exploded for six runs in the fifth and four more in tlr- sixth to leave no doubts. Billy LCFS. \ -o started lotifiri/j when his mutes got. him a 1J-0 lead, scattered nine hits for the victory. The Athletics came up with a surprise when they started Bishop and the Red Sox remained surprised all afternoon as the rookie who Won two at the tail-end of last sea- 6on .showed perfect control and struck out live. Bishop had not figured in Manager Jimmy Dykes' original list of starting pitchers. The Tigers, most everybody'! choice for last place In the American League, stopped the Indians ai catcher Matt Batts tripled home th« tying run in the last of the ninth and a fly ball by Owen Friend brought the winning tally acrosi. The runs cost Bobby Feller his first defeat nt the hands of th» Tiger» since the middle of th« I960 »e»- sbn. The Browns batted around in th» seventh inning and scored live run* to whip the White Sox. Satchel Paige, who some folks claim was already ft veteran when Abner Doubleday \vaa a mere boy, made nil first appearance of the season aa ha finished'in rolief for lefty Dick Llt- tlefieid. Llttlefleld got the decision over 36-year-old Joe Dobson wlM was chased in the big lining. MINNOWS from Ozark Fish Hatclmj Also Roachea & Worm* 24 Hour Service LUTES' S. Highway 81 Ph. tfm Carrier Air Conditioner FOR small BUSINESSES It's small. The new Carrier is just 3 feet wide, a littla over ] '/2 feet deep, and no higher than a filing cabinet. It's flexible. The new Carrier comes in sections, fits together to discharge from top, front or back. If's versatile. The new Carrier stands on the floor— or a counter—mounts on the wall, hangs from the ceiling, hides in a closet. It's fine for small stores, offices, homes and apartments. Call today for the full facts on this amazing new Carrier Air Conditioner! 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