The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 22, 1953
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PAOE SIX BLYTHEViLLE (ARK.y COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 1958 O'Neill Gets Last Laugh in Big Swap By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sporls Writer It's a little early in the season to be laughing out loud but Steve O'Neill is having a real good chuckle at the expense of the Brooklyn Dodgers. O'Neill's Philadelphia Phils dumped the Dodgers, 7-1, last night in their first meeting. And to make the triumph considerably sweeter, they beat their old buddy Russ Meyer. The Phils have been fighting a j until Dave Philley singled. The ^^ more or less losing: battle in their Washington attack against Charlie j Boslon efforts to convince the rest of the I Bishop and Bobo Newsom wasn't , p ,, ilo ,,. National League they didn't guar- j exactly powerful but It was effec- antee another pennant for Brook-'" lyn when they gave up Meyer In BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W I Brooklyn St. Louis Philadelphia Cincinnati Chicago Milwaukee Pittsburgh New York 1 live. j Allie Reynolds pitched the Yana four-cornered trade in February, i tee shutout against the Red Sox. But last night the Phils batted sround in the first inning and scored three runs, then chased Meyer with an uprising in the fifth that included a home run into the left field seats by Del Ennis with Johnny Wyrostek on base. Brooklyn managed to hold on to the league lead when Cincinnati defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-4. at St. Louis in another night game, with Harry Perkowski gaining the nod over Harvey Haudlx. Phils Looked Good In the other National Leastui game, also at night, the Pitlsburgl Pirates edged the New York Gi ants, 5-4, behind the steady seven hit pitching of Bob Friend. A home run by Joe Collins gave the New York Yankees a 1-0 verdict over the Boston Red Sox: Cleveland snapped the St. Loui5 Browns' four-game winning streak with a 4-3 decision; Chicago outlasted Detroit, 1-5, and Washington whipped Philadelphia, 5-1, nl night In American League contests. Milwaukee and Chicago in the National League weren't schecl uled. O'Neill has frankly predicted the Phillies can win the National League flag this year and his club made him look mighty good against the Dodgers, who had dropped only one game in their first five starts. Lefty Curt Simmons struck out eight and gave up only five scattered singles for his second straight victory. Meyer was charged with all seven Philadelphia runs although the last two were unearned and scored after Ben Wade had come on in relief. Cincinnati's victory, which snapped a three-game winning streak for the Cardinals, featured home runs by Bobby Adams and Wally Post in the fifth inning that helped the Redlegs build a 5-0 lead. A three-run homer by Ray JablonskI In the sixth and a pinch hit home run by Peanuts Lowery in the seventh put the Cards within striking distance only to have them waste their chance in the ninth when pinch runner Vern Benson missed a sign and was thrown out easily trying to go from first to third on a short single. The Giants moved Into Pittsburgh figuring on fattening their batting averages on Pirate pitch- Ing. The first game looked like a cinch with Sal Maglie, who had a lifetime record of 15-3 against Pittsburgh, going against Friend, who never had beaten the New Yorkers. But Maglie didn't have it last night. He lasted only four innings and departed trailing by three runs. Giants Injured The Giants lost the services at least temporarily of second baseman Davey Williams and catcher Wes Westrum. Wcstrum hurt his hand trying to tag out Danny O'Connell in the second inning anrl Williams reinsured his lame back while diving for a low drive in the fourth. Both men were due for X- rays today. Left-hander Chuck stobbs of Washington pitched 5 2-3 innings of hitless ball against the Athletics the third whitewashing the Boston club has suffered In six outings. Collins' winning home run—a low liner into the friendly right field seats at Yankee Stadium- came on a 3-2 pitch off Marv Grissom in the fifth inning. Bob Lemon, who twirled a one- hitter in his opening day game a week ago, bad to bear down all i [lie way against the hustling | Browns and finally cut them of | with the bases loaded in the ninth The loss dropped the Browns inti a first-place tie with the Yankees. Billy Pierce, like Lemon the au thor of a one-hitter in his firs appearance, needed help from Hairy Dorish as the White Sox took the measure of the Tigers in De troit. AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet St. Louis 5 2 .114 New York 5 2.714 Chicago 3 :leveland 3 3 Philadelphia 3 Washington 2 Detroit 1 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga Little Bock Birmingham Memphis Atlanta Nashville Mobile New Orleans W 6 f, 5 5 4 4 5 4 Pet. .750 .C67 .556 .500 .441 .44A .385 .333 Watson in Upset Victory Over Danny Nardico Fifth Ranking Lightheavy Looked Slow MILWAUKEE W)—Larry Watson ou (.punched and otitmatiled a slowed-down Danny Nardico for most of their 10-round bout last night to win a unanimous decision and his third upset victory In a w. Nardico, Illth ranked light heavy- veieht from Tampa, Fla., looked low against the hard-punching Omaha Negro before 4,733 fans in he Milwaukee Arena. Nardico velghecl 178 and Watson 107';. Nardico. his nose bleeding from lie fifth round on, was off balance most of the time and hung on to Watson repeatedly in an attempt to keep away from Watson's hard right. The Omaha lad pounded relentlessly with both hands. Watson previously had upset Wes Bascom and Billy Noble. Nardico, who went into the light a favorite because of his ruggeUness and non-stop attack, was rocked back on his heels and against the had Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia 7 Brooklyn 1 Pittsburgh 5 New York ' Cincinnati 5 St. Louis 4 FORMFUL—Bette Anne Montgomery, left, captained the swimming team of Penn Hall Girls Preparatory School and Junior College of Chambersburg. Fa., which concluded another all-conquering season. The Philadelphia miss set a new junior women's national Amateur Athletic Union record winning the 100-yard breast stroke. Evelyn Tokus Kawamoto, inset, of Honolulu broke the Olympic Games record for the 400-meter free style in her heat. Brooklyn's Ann Marie Riley holds , several New York and Pennsylvania marks. (NBA) Sports Roundup — AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 1 Boston 0 Cleveland 4 St. Louis 3 Chicago 7 Detroit 5 Washington 5 Philadelphia 1 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Rock 12 Memphis 5 Chatnooga 8 Nashvollle 2 Birmingham 7 Atlanta 5 Mobile 5 New Orleans 3 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Philadelphia — Loes 1-0) vs. Drews (0-0) New York at Pittsburgh—Hearn 0-1) vs. LaPalme (0-0) Cincinnati at St. Louis—Podbie- an (0-1) or Wehmeier (0-0) vs. J.lw>U !0-0) Milwaukee at Chicago — Surkont 1-0) vs. Rush (1-0) Derby Hardly Seems Necessary With. Native Dancer Running By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — They'll probably go ahead and run the Kentucky Derby anyway, but those who watched Al Vanderbilt's Native Dancer score his 10th straight victory the other day will find it difficult to believe that the big race is strictly necessary this time. New Stanky Didn't Flare Up at Benson ST. LOUIS (AP) — There's a "new" Eddie Stanky at the helm of the St. Louis Cardinals this season. The peppery little pilot says thei-fc won't be any more Harelips over one run defeats which might have gone into the victory column except for a player's poor judgment. o-i AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago at Detroit—Dodson i. Jordan 0-0 Philadelphia at Washington — Byrd 0-1 vs. Dixon 0-0 Boston at New York — Bro^n -0 vs. Rnschi 0-1 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta at Birmingham New Orleans at Mobile Nashville at Chattanooga Little Hock at Memphis Here Is the horse that might finally make some of the old- timers quit talking about Man O' War. or at least concede that a steed has come along who merits serious comparison with the immortal "Big Red." The ease with which the unbeaten "Grey Ghost" swooped past his field in the flrse division of the Gotham Stakes at wire Saturday. nesian, who was a great sprinter has gone all the distance asked of him. He has won twice at a mile and a sixteenth, which is 'edging up on the Derby route, of a mile and one-quarter. He plainly still was still of fire and run when his permanent rider. Eric Giierin. pulled him up beyond the finish foung Boxer )/es from Stomach B/ow WORCESTER, Mass. (/P) — Dick tiller. 22, of,: Wnrrcn, undefeated ropes in the eighth. Watson had j wellmvricht '' professional boxer landed two hnrd straight rights to j died last night a'few minutes after his head and pair of left and right combinations to the head. Chicks in District Meet Tomorrow Boudreau Unworried; Talks of Pennant in '5 5 By JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) — Time was when the Boston Reel Sox used to pack 'em in at Yankee Stadium. Every night appearance created a ticket jam and a threat to tlie'attemlance record. Folks used to arrange their vacations to boo Ted Williams. Coach Russell Mosley's track squad goes (o .lonesboro tomorrow for the District Three meet at Arkansas state College. The entire squad will make the trip and the Chicks will have entry in every event. Scheduled participation In the Popular Bluff Relays yesterday j young boxer's vital" organs' at' the was cancelled for thp Chicks be- Harvard Medical School. ' Brown was held on a technical manslaughter charge. Miller had won 12 straight professional fights without a loss. He weighed 146' 2 against 153 for Brown. he tt-ns struck a hard smash to the stomach In the fourth round of a scheduled six-round match. He died In his dressing room whore he was carried after falling to roRjiin consciousness before the start of the fifth round. His opponent. Jimmy Brown of Hartford, Conn., was announced as winner by a technical knockout before word spread through Mechanics Hall that Miller had died. Dr. Frank H. Can-, boxing commission physician, performed an autopsy early today but withheld his findings pending a study of the Jamaica brought to this writer better understanding of some of thi semi-hysterical pieces we have reac about him. Lives Up To Billing If we are late in getting aboard the bandwagon, we also are penitent. It just happens we are one of those curious individuals — diminishing tribe—who can take their horse racing or leave It pretty much alone. We finally caughl the Dancer mainly through a stern sense of duty. We are happy that we did. He appears to be everything the boys have been telling us since last spring, when he began run- nine; over the other 2-year-olds. Watching him virtually loaf along until the head of the stretch and then bound into a lead and pull away, we expierenced once again the thrill of seeing a champion In action. We also better understood those silly short odds they are offering against him In the derby Winter Book. Full Of Fire At The Finish At this time the son of Poly- cause of the trict meet. nearness of the dis- All that ended one day, about „ year ago, when Williams went back into the Marines. With Ted flying a jet in Korea, the Sox embarked on a youth program. Johnny Pesky went to Detroit with Walt Dropo. Vern Stephens finished the season but was traded to Chicago in the winter. Even with Dom DiMaggio obviously nearing the end of the trail, Lou Boudreau wasn't overly concerned. The manager's faith was in his kids. Averasc Age -24 Nobody broke down any turnstiles getting into the stadium yesterday when the Red Sox came to town for the first time. The paid attendance was a cold 7.193. The ages ol the starters, not counting the pitcher, averaged less than 24. But down Jr. the visitors' dugout, before, the game, Boudreau was talking pennant — a 1955 pennant. That's when he thinks the crop will be ripe. Boudreau knows some of the kids may not bo ready for the big league. But he wants to find out what they will do. His "kids" are outfielders Gene Stephens, 20; Tom Umphlett. 21; Jim Piersall. 13; and shortstop Milt Boiling, 24, "veterans" because they were with him all or most of last year. Experience Valuable "Maybe the kids should be in triple A," he said, "Any one of these kids could have a hell of a year in triple A. But when it was all over Joe (General Manager Joe Cronin) and I still wouldn't know how they'd go in the majors. "We figure If they're up here, they get to know the parks, get used to playing before crowds and face major league pitching. A year in the majors Is more valuable to them than a year in the minors," Don Nicholas, bidding for an outfield spot with the Chicago White Sox. stole 84 bases for Memphis last season to break the old Southern Association record. Camera Belittles Rocky DALLAS I7P)—Primo Camera, ex- heavyweight boxing champion, doesn't think much of Rocky Marciano, the current titlist. The Ambling Alp, now a star in the wrestling world, says of Marciano: "He's too small to be a great heavyweight charn- pion. Besides he ifi not a good boxer. A guy like Tommy Loughran or Gene Tunney would have defeated him easily." Camera made these observations in a stop-over here on the way to | his home in Los Angeles. A little more wfl be known about the dancer after his final Derby tuneup In the S100.000 Wood Memorial three days hence. That stretches him out to a mile and an elgth, and he will be asked to outrun another strong Derby candidate, Invlgarator, whom he missed in Saturday's divided race. Speaking as a new an highly enthuslatic member of the Nativi Dancer Marching Society, we fee: he will survive both the added distance and the stronger competition and rack up No. 11. If he does, those who wish to bet on him at Louisville the following week must be prepared to settle for about 40 cents on the dollar. What touched off the discussion was last night's game which the Cards dropped to Cincinnati 5-4 with two out In the ninth, Del Rice and Peanuts Lowrey racked up singles but pinch runner Vern Benson ran through coach Johnny Riddle's stop sign and was an easy out at third to end the game. After the game Stanky said, "it was just one of those breaks. It hurts most when you are out there battling all the way to get back into the game. Running OR Own "Benson was running on his own. It was bad judgement—just a case of getting beat by too much hustle." Stanky, noted for his quick tongue in past seasons, says "everybody wants perfection. The perfect ball player is in his grave. If he wasn't .the rest of us would look bad. 'You take a guy who catches 89 out of 90 flies, and the one he props makes him a bum." A Cardinal victory would have put the club on top of the National League standings, but as Stanky put it "we wanted this one, but there will be more." Could've Been Worse "Benson could have broken his leg, sliding into third or Mike Clark could have gotten a broken leg." Clark w-as struck on the leg by a line drive off the bat of Gus Bell in the eighth inning and was removed from the game. An examination showed there were no fractures. One thing about tne game that impressed Stanky was the ^relief hurling of Dick Bokelmann.' The righthander retired six straight men in his two innings of work. Bokelmann won three and lost, three in 1951 for the Birds but was bothered by arm trouble last season, part of which was spent at Rochester. Fights Last Night By The Associated Press Milwaukee—Larry Watson, 167',4. Omaha, outpointed Danny Nardico 176, Tampa,10. Los Angeles —Jess Mongla, 121 Denver, knocked out Kenny Teran 116'.J, Los Angeles, 4. Brooklyn Rldgewood Oropa — Danny Olovanelll, 145'4, Brooklyn, outpointed Jackie O'Brien, 147, Meriden, Conn., 10. Announcement... MR. OTHO STANFIELD cordially invites his many friends and customers to contact him at HORNER-WILSON MOTOR COMPANY, 311 East Main. Mr. Stanfield says "Whether your need be for a new Oldsrnobilc or GIV1C truck, or a good used car or truck, I will be happy to serve you at my new location." HORNER-WILSON MOTOR COMPANY 317 E. Main Pho. 2056 Perfect Derby Record LOUISVILLE, Ky. OFt— Bold Venture, which has a son eligible for the Kentucky Derby here May 2. Is the only sire with a perfect record in the Churchill Downs race. Bold Venture won the race himself in 1936. He sired two starters in the Derby and both won. Assault won in 1846 and Middlcground triumphed In 1950. WHEN YOU THINK OF UNITED INSURANCE AGENCY Leading Icjral reserve, old-line companies, approved by every state In the Union and Canada. } All forms, Including Low Cost Auto and Fire Insurance. Quick settlements. Real Savings nn Car and Fire Insurance A. F. 'Dee' Dietrich Manager IDS So. 1st Ingram Bld£. Phone 68IZ Treat yourself to Like the balance of your favorite rod, CABIN STILL is balanced at 91—to evenly combine mildness of proof with richness of flavor. OLD mild In proof... yet rich In flavor Every drop made, mellowed and bottled solely by STITZEl-WEtlER DISTIttERY :ilobliih,d louhvilli, Konfucky, \»V> LITTLE LEAGUE Player Registration I, the andersi^ned, do hereby apply tor registration as a player in the LITTLE LEAGUE. I certify that I will not have reacbed my 13th birthday on [May 1, 1953 and agree to abide by all the rules of the league as set forth by the Coaching Committee and the Board of Commissioners. Rocky Drops Glove Beef Says Joe Hit- Only with Mitts In Philly HOLLAND. Mich. (/Ft — Now that their rematch Is approaching. Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano concedes that challenger Jersey Joe Walcott may have hit him with nothing but his gloves in their first bout at Philadelphia. Although he took away old Joe's title in that fight. Marciano and his handlers charged that Rocky was partially blinded midway through the bout by "something" offf Walcott's gloves. His handlers still say so. "cssimes Work Rocky resumed glove work here yesterday for their once—postponed fight at Chicago May 15. Jersey Joe's handlers have denied there was anything on his gloves that would Irrate Rooky's eyes. But Goldman's charge touched off a long-smouldering feud. After two days of .bag punching, road work and rope skipping, Rocky went three rounds yesterday. Two were with Sparmate Toxl Halll and one with amateur heavyweight Larry Flynn of Grand Rapioj. Name Age Address Phone School - - Date of Birth • Mail or Take to Blytheville Y Manila Still Unbeaten; Tops Leachville 7-1 LEACHVILLE — Manila ran its baseball win streak to six games yesterday in mauling Leachville 7-1 behind the sterling pitching of Joe Dean Pierce. With five Mississippi County high school conference wins under their belt, the Lions of Manila have yet to lose a game this season. Pierce turned back Leachville with seven hits while striking out 13 batters and issuing only two walks. Tootsle Nelson was the loser as he gave up eight hits, fanned three I and walked four. Leachville scored its only run In i the fourth inning on an error. LOWEST Gas Prices Ever Heard of in Arkansas! WATCH THURSDAY'S & FRIDAY'S PAPER FOR THE'GRAND OPENING OF SAVINGS OIL COMPANY COLEMAN Water Heater,, Floor Furnaces & Circulators. WHIRLPOOL Washer, & Dryers . FRIGIDAIRE Appliance, • WESTINGHOUSE Television • YOUNGSTOWN Kitchens • TAPPAN Gas Ranges Halsell & White Furniture Co. «""" Co/em an MAIN & DIVISION IN BLYTHEVILLE •4* «AM«f PHONE 6096 /

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