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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 24, 1953
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FRIDAY. APRIL 24, 1953 BLYTHEVILLE (AP.K.V COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Chicks Second in District Meet Jonesboro Eases Past Tribe by Slim Margin JONESBORO — Blytheville's Chicks wore nosed out of first place honors by one and one-half points by the Golden Hurricane of Jontsboro in the District Three track and filed meet here yesterday. :... The Hurricane copped the senior A title by edging, ^fcoach Russell Mosley's thin-dads 36V4 to 35. Leachville took third place honors with 31 3/4 points. "' Led by the fleet footed Tommy Mosley. who carried off blue ribbons in the 100 and 200-yard dashes' the Chicks broke the tape ahead of the field of four events, and took second place in three others. The other two Chick wins came in the 880-yard run and the mile relay. Billy Phillips, the Chicks' record- breaking half-roller, remained undefeated this year in the half- a- span event as lie topped the field with a run of 2:12.3. Coach Moseley's mile relay team of Bob Crildress, Billy Phillips. Bobby Lee Hill and Billy Gilbow, notched 5 points for the Chick cause with a 3:51.8 tour of the oval. Second place runs were put up by Bob Childress in the 440-yard dash and Billy Gilbow in the 180-yard low hurdles. The other 3-pointer for the chicks came in the quarter- mile relay which the tribe had to run without the services of speedster Ralph Snider who remained BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. OB Philadelphia 5 St. Louis 4 Brooklyn 4 Chicago 2 Pittsburgh 3 Milwaukee 3 Cincinnati 2 New York 3 .714 — .667 1/2 .500 l'.' a .500 lib .429 2 .429 2 .400 2 .375 2! 2 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L PC*. GB New Yorfc 1 2 ."8 — St. Louis 5 2 Cleveland 3 Chicago ... Philadelphia Boston ^Washington TDetroit .... .714 1 .600 2 .571 2 .556 2 .375 3>/ 2 .250 4'i .222 5 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. 9 7 Little Rock Birmingham Chattanooga Nashville Memphis Mobile Atlanta New Orleans Yesterday's Results NATIONAL 1JEAGTJE Chicago 6 Milwaukee 2 Pittsburgh 6 New York 5 Philadelphia 6 Brooklyn 1 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 6 Boston 3 Detroit 8 Chicago <* ' Philadelphia 6 Washington 4 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Nashville 9 Chattanooga 7 111 innings) Birmingham 12 Atllanta 2 Little Rock 3 Memphis 0 .Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati at Milwaukee—Wch- mcier (0-0) vs. Antonelli k St. Louis at Chicag* vs. Minner (0-0) New York at Brooklyn—Corwm (0-1) vs. Roe (0-0) Pittsburgh at Philadelphia—Dickson (1-2) vs. Konstanty (0-0) (0-11 -Miller (0-0) his Axe Falls Quietly, Effectively On Football at Oklahoma A&M STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Athletic scholarships and subsidization of athletes have met a quiet death at Oklahoma A. & M. college after weeks of stormy charges and counter-charges. A. & M. officials issued the following statement of policy yesterday to bring their athletic code into line with the rules of the North Central Association which threatened to disaccredit the school if action was not taken immediately, "No athletes are subsidized and no scholarships are awarded solely for athletic ability except for commitments made prior to Sept. 1, 1952. Long practice sessions and frequent trips that interfere with the educational interests of athletic participants are disapproved." The statement will be presented to the NCA before May 1 as evidence A. & M. Intends to comply with the association's rules. Rocks Johnson Blanks Memphis By MERCER BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer Make way for these fast Travelers from Little Rock. They have that pennant gleam in their eyes again. After winning the 1951 Southern Association • .championship, Travelers had a lean year season, finishing seventh. the last But at home because of illness family. Other tallies for the chicks came on the efforts of Fay Jones with j f r 7 m ""; he iV"perch on top of the third place and Earl Hyde with | standi tod th toot , on fourth place m the 110-yard high the 195 j flgg " Milo Johnson pitched his wing- footed teammates into first place when he whipped Memphis, 3-0, on hurdles and Childress with third place in the broad jump. Wilson Takes B Division ace trackstcr Robin- up 21 poinvs as Coach AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago at St. Louis—Kretlow (0-0) vs. Trucks (1-0) Detroit at Cleveland—Houtteman (0-i) vs. Garcia (0-0) Washington at New York—For- terfield (0-2) or sima (0-0) vs. Lopat (1-0) Philadelphia at Boston—Kelmer (2-0) vs. Freeman (0-1) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mobile at Little Rock NashviUe at Birmingham New Orleans at Mernphis Chattanooga at Atlanta Baugh Turns Cowboy ROTAN, Tex. WV-Sammy Baugh, recently retired from the pro foot- ___ _ t ....... .... ball world, is now a_ skillful calf ; Blytheville; Hyde, Blytheville. Time Broad jump—Nelson, Leachville; Falls, Jonesboro: Childress, Blythe- Individual honors in the senior A event were taken by Frank Falls who was practically a one-man team as he racked up four firsts and 22% points for the Hurircane. Runnerup in individual scoring was Nelson of Leachville with 18 points. In the senior class B division, Wilson was the victor without much struggle hanpinc up 58 2/5 points— 21 markers better than the nearest threat. Wilson's son, rang Bill Yates' squad swept six firsts. In the Junior High A division. Coach Harold Stockton's Papooses took third position with 23 points. The Jonesboro squad also took first place in this bracket with 30 1/3 points while Corning ran second on 25 tallies. Only two teams vied in the junior class B section, with Barle slipping past Osceola 4S-4 1 ?. Coach Mosley indicated this morning that he may take the Chicks first and second place win- j ners to the State meet at Little • Rock next week. He said a comparison of Chick times with those of other parts of the state would decide the question for him. Summary: 100-yard dash—Mosley, Blytheville; Falls, Jonesbovo: Jackson. Paragould; Riggs, Jonesboro. Time 220-yard dash—Mosley. Blytheville; Stotts, Pocahontas; Riggs, Jonesboro; Reeder, Paragould. Time—:24.5. 440-yard "dash—Falls, Jonesboro; Childress, Blytheville: Dunn, Jonesboro; Reeder, Paragould. Time— 155.4. 880-yard run—Phillips, Blytheville; Hays. Greene County Tech; Hughes, Piggott; Tatum, Paragould. Time—2:12.3. 180-yard low hurdles — Falls, Jonesboro; Gilbow, Blytheville; Lit- tlefleld, Leachville; Buck, Greene County Tech. Time—:23.8. 110-yard high hurdles—Nelson, Leachville; Dowdy. Tech; Jones, roper. He has made fast time and r~won prize money in rodeos and rop- ' ing contests. His favorite mounts for ranch work and roping are quar-j vi || e; j ac i; S on, Paragould. Distance ter horses and he knows how to | _ 20 It 3 m . train and ride them. j H | gn jump —Falls, Jonesboro; Baiigh's ranch has the brand , Rjr, gKi jnnesboro; Matney. Tech; "Bar Lazy S." He used a dozen reg- j Nc '| sonp Leachville. Height—5 ft. is\ erect Hereford bulls to sire his 1 good feeder calves. Pole vault — Littlefield, Leachville; Snodgrass, Pocahontas; Hearn {and South, Joneshoro t^tie); Brown, five hits while Nashville was dumping Chattanooga, 9-7, last night. Johnson, a tall, skinny righthand- er in his seventh season with the Travs, was in high perfect control all the way. Twice Memphis had runners on first and second with nobody out. But Johnson bore down and left them glued there. Milo, who lists his "baseball age" as 32, struck out seven Chicks and gave up only one walk. Johnson has pitched 33 and one- third innings this season, winning three games and losing one. He has struck out 20, allowed 32 hits, 10 runs, and only five walks. Barns Trounce Crackers • The 1951 championship Travelers were considered speedy, but the current crop of hustlers are rated much faster. Two stolen bases—by Chick King and Dave Jaska — figured in last night's scoring. Little Rock players have stolen 15 bases already this season. Rounding out the night's activity, Birmingham crushed Atlanta's Crackers, 12-2, and climbed into second place. Mobile and New Orleans were idle. Chattanooga tumbled from the league lead it had held all season when Nashville's Harvey Gentry homered in the llth inning with two men on. The Lookouts tried to come back in their half, picking up one run on a 3-base error by Vol Third Baseman Bill Gardner. But Pete Mallory, Nashville's fifth pitcher, came in and struck out Frank Sacka. • Nashville sent the game Into extra inning by scoring two runs in the ninth after two outs. The defeat dropped the Lookouts into third place, with Birmingham easing into the runnerup slot, half a game behind Little Rock. Much of the Barons' comeback — 10 ft. 1 In. can be credited to the superlative bat "work of Big Gus Triandos. The oversized first baseman got three hits in four trips last night to bring his average to a tremendous .567. Baron Righthander John Kucab got three hits and drove in three runs—enough to win the gajne. Kucab, with the Philadelphia Athletics last year, took over in the first inning after Starter Dick Carr gave up two hits before retiring a man. Six Crackers were chased from the bench by Umpire Dave Welaj in the last inning. He said they were carrying their heckling a bit too far. Memphis Manager Luke Appling was ordered to take powder in the eighth for arguing too vehemently with Umpire Neil Strocchia. OLD PROS—Johnny Lindcll and his knuckle ball and Mike Sandlock form a 36-year-old battery in the thick of the Pittsburgh club's youth movement. (NEA) Yarbro, Sudbury Split 'Y' Twin-bill Yarbro and Sudbury split a dou- ble-neader in "Y" Grade school league play at Little Park yesterday afternoon, the Yarbro 5th Graders winninR by 19-15 and the Sudbury 6th Graders squeezing out a 5-4 decision by means of a final inning rally. It was the first loss for the Yarbro 6th Grade team. In the 5th Grade game, Yarbro built up a comfortable 19-6 lend going into the bottom of the 5th and final inning. But at that point, Sudbury put on a rally to score 9 runs on 8 hits and three Yarbro errors. In the sixth Grade game, defensive play was the best of the season as both teams fielded cleanly and made a series of sparkling plays. Each team scored a pair of runs in the opening frame and each picked up one in the third. Yarbro also tallied in the fourth and went into the bottom of the 5th with a one- run margin. Sudbury's Smith, first man up. was safe on an error, but Cecil Wright filed out to left and leadoff man Lovelace popped to the shortstop. Then pitcher Jerry Rounsavall broke up the ball game with a home run. Sports Roundup — Boston's 'Gold Socks' Vanished In a Hurry By GAl'LE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Even though you know that the Boston "Gold Sox" are no more and that the glittering array of stars which cost owner Tom Yawkey millions has been dispersed to the winds, it still conies as something of a shock the first time you see the cradle corps trying to win a ball game from a grown-up American League club. DISCUS — Giiiaspy. Pocahontas; | Duke Has Winning Coach Nelson, Leachville: Kennett, Leachville; Yelch, Leachville. Distance- MSA feet. Shot put—Nelson, Leachvill^ Gillaspy, Pocahontas: Kennett, Leachville; Snodgrass, Pocahontas. Distance—48 ft. 4 in. 440-yard relay—Jonesboro, Blytheville, Piggott, Paragould. Time — :46.5. 880-yard relay—Paragould. Corning. Piggott, Blytheville. Time— 1:30.5. Mile relay—Blytheville, Piggott, Read Courier News Classified Ads I Leachville; Brinkley, Piggott. Height Corning, Jonesboro. Time—3:51.8. Hunter Tabbed Top Shortstop By ED W1LKS ST. LOUIS (AP) — Young Bill Hunter, the St. Louis Browns' $150,000 investment, looks like he's going to pay off at shortstop. You can't say a 24-year-old rookie is established after only seven major league games. But lie is firmly set as the type of player-Manager Marty Marion likes to have around. He's a player that wants to Win. He's a lake charge man — not afraid to start a play," says Marion. But thus far it's been "good field, no hit" for Hunter, in 21 at-bats, the right handcr has been able to hit only four times. That- .190 average is somehting the Brown.** are working on every day, Marion, the onetime Mr. Shortstop of baseball, hasn't stepped in to give Hunter any fielding advice. ( Huntter himself is confident his hitting will come r.round. "I'm not striking out much I'm \ just popping the ball up in the air. I know I'm going to hit. I ought to | get, up to .250 or so." And .250 "or so" would be okay with Marion. Wanted Fielder Hitting isn't the bis thing with Hunter anyway. The Browns paid out 100 grand in cash and tos-scd in three players representing $50,000 to buy infield strength when they bartered with the Brooklyn Dodgers last winter. Hunter was the bl? rookie prospect at short Jn the Texas Lengue last season. One look and Bill Vecck, Browns' owner, knew what he was aft£r. It was a kid shortstop who was the Texas League's "player of the year," setting fielding records from San Antonio to Oklahoma City in the double-A loop while hitting .284 for Port Worth. With Bobby Young at second base, Veeck figures the Bvowns should set a double play record this season. Marion thinks he has a double play combination as good as any in the league. Thus far, Young and Hunter have been in on live twin kills, with Hunter acting as the pivot on three. In accepting 36 chances Hunter has erred only twice and both, says fyl&rion, were just carelessness." DURHAM, N. C. (XP)—Coach Harold Bradley has been the head man of Duke University's basketball j forces for three seasons and his teams have won 20 or more games in two of them. The 1950-51 club i won 20 and lost 13. His. 1951-52 Learn j won 24 and lost only six. This year's j outfit missed the mark by two games. Nevertheless the Blue Devils had a fine season in winning 18 and dropping six. Scarcely a name is really familiar except that of George Kell, the 30-year-old patriarch at third-base, Billy Goodman at second and maybe some elderly geezer in the pitcher's box. Otherwise you feel you must have dozed off for four or five years, nnd where did those strange kids come from? Where are Ted Williams and Bobby Doerr and Vern Stephens and Johnny Pesky and Dom DiMaggio and those other sockers who only yesterday were battering enemy pitchers and earning all that money? The baby of the DiMng- gios, you learn, is sitting on the bench, nursing his eye trouble nnd thinking of retiring. The others are gone. With the aid of a kindly Boston man you are brought up to date. Youngest Team Ever The boy in leftfield who just struck out is Gene Stephens. He's 20. So is the one .in centerfielri. Tommy Umphlelt. Milt Boiling: on short is 22 and expects to finish college this year. That's Jim Pier- sail in righlfield. He's a seasoned 23 and saw some service last Reason. Dick Gernert, the first-baseman, also "is 23 and led the lenm , homeruns last year, gammy White, the sophomore catcher, is 24. There's one on the bench, Billy Consolo, who Is only 18. It is, you are told, much the youngest team ever to take the field in the big leagues. It opened the current season by going Rcore- ess for 33 consecutive innings on the road. The wheel has gone full cycle, and the Red Sox, instead of trying to buy a pennant, have decided to raise one from the bulb. Watching Lou Boudrcau's honor scouts play the big, rough Yankees, you feel a little sorry for them and know they are going to have a hard summer. You see Vic Raschi blow the ball past them on the big pitch, you see them bobble simple chances in their anxiety, and you see them badly misplay certain batters. But you think, maybe this will be a ball club. BoucJrean Persistent Boiidreau insists he intnnJs to go through with it, no matter what the tortures. He has such veterans as AI Zarilla and Hoot Evers available for outfield duty nnd Johnny Lipon to play at short If he wishes, but Lou knows better than anyone else that he got no- where playing them before. He doesn't expect DiMaggio to get into more than fiO or 70 games. He just approved the sale of outfielder Clyde Vollmer to Washington,,5,60 he apparently isn't fooling. Actually, the Sox are taking no great Ramble. It wouldn't even be surprising if they start making Yawkey some money for a change, no matter where they finish. Most of that tremendous payroll which burdened the club all those years is gone, or will be pone shortly. Kell is the only regular now who figures to be in the big money. The team is n cinch at all times to draw over a million paid, and with the Braves departed fnr happier climes the take at. Penwny Park should be even better. If the new kids ever en ten fin? nnd begin knocking the seniors about it will be difficult to get near the place. The student manager of : . the Helena. Mont., High School basket- bnll team didn't have to look up to the tall players on the starting five. They averaged six feet two — but he was six feet three. Steve 0 Neill Fixes Eye on NL Pennant By BEN FHLEGAR AP Sports Writer By now at least the Brooklyn Dodders know that Steve O'Neill is serious when he claims his Phillies can win the National League pennant. You can't be much more convincing than the Priladelphia club was in winning three straight from the Dodgers. O'Neill maintained att spring the Dodgers could be beaten and that ho had the Learn that could beat them. The first chance to prove it came when Brooklyn moved into Conic Mack Stadium Tuesday night for a three game series. Look what happened: Curt Simmons mowed down the Bums, 7-1. Tuesday. Karl Drews stopped them. 5-4, Wednesday night. And Robin Roberts, working with only two days rest, applied the clincher last night, 6-1. The Phils have won four straight and moved into sole possession of first place with last night's victory, a half game ahead of the idle St. Louis Cardinals. In Notional league day games Chicago defeated Milwaukee. S-2, and Pittsburg edged the New York Giants, 6-5, Yanks Move The New York Yankees whipped the Boston Red Sox, 6-3, and extended their American league lead to a full game over the St. Louis Browns, who weren't scheduled. , The Philadelphia Athelctlcs beat Washington, 6-4, and the Detroit Tigers snapped a five game losing streak by trimming the Chicago White Sox, 8-4. Along with the Browns and Cardinals both Cincinnati and Cleveland had the day off. Brooklyn got to Roberts for nine hits but the only one that paid off was Pee- Wee Reese's first inning home run. Stan Lopata homered, singled and drove in three runs for the Phils. Granny Hamner also blasted one into the stands off Johnny Podres. The Giants outhit Pittsburgh, 12-7. but the big blow In the Pirates* attack was a grand slam home run by outfielder Frank Thomas, the first of his career. Warren Hacker wcnthered early home runs by Andy Pafko and Ed Mathews to post ills first victory for the Cubs. He gave up only two other hits and drove in a run ns Chicago went into the lead in the sixth inning. Mantle Again Mickey Mantle, the kid a lot of the experts think may some dny rival Babe Ruth, saved the day for the Yankees as he hit Ellis klnd- er's first pitch into the right field stands at Yankee Stadium with two men on and two out In the last- of the ninth Inning, Boston had tied the count In the top of the ninth off Johnny Sain, who won his second straight. Gene Woodling of the Yankees had a perfect day with four singles. Bobby Shantz, who turned in 24 for the Athletics a year ago, fin- ally won his first game this season as his teammates came from behind to nip the Senators. Billy Hoelt became the first Detroit pitcher to last nine innings as he turned back the White Sox on live hits. Of Winning Title But Odds Favor Champ Jimmy Carter BOSTON Wi—Boston boxing idol Tommy Collins was both confident and cocky as he awaited the supreme test of his career—a shot at durable Jimmy Carter's lightweight title in their nationally televised 15- round bout tonight at the Boston Garden. But most of Collins' admirers were apprehensive, so much so that Carter was likely to go ringward at. 9 p. m. <CST) as a 1-2 favorite. The bout will be telecast and broadcast. Indications are that the broad shouldered Carter will be Inside the 135-poundd limit and the Boston challenger about 133. Carter, who dethroned aging Ike Williams in 1951, lost and won back the crown from Laro Salas last year. Salas is one of the 57 victory string Coflings has woven while losing nine times. Collins has been knocked out seven times, most recently by featherweight titlist Sandy Saddler here 13 months ago. The fight will be scored on a point basis by a referee and two judges. The winner of the round will get 10 points and the loser 9 points or less. G. /. Bawls to Jap Title TOKYO m—Private Stan Fugiel won the first Japanese Bowling Congress* singles title here recently with a 627 total. Pic. Charles Brooks was second with 612 and Cpl. Ed Hughes was third with 609. The team title was taken by a group from Johnson Air Base. They totaled 2768. The tournament was open to any contestant. Many Japanese competed, too, despite the fact that they had been bowling only a few months since the opening of the Tokyo Bowling Center. Rend Courier NEWS Classified A<J» Watch The Signs! YOU can avoid accidents by watching the road signs and to avoid being covered with expense protect yourself with proper Insurance. YOU should have Accident Insurance to cover injury to yourself and Full Auto Insurance on your car. Don't delay—call us today. RAYMOND'ZACHRY MUTUAL INSURANCE AGENCY IU Nnrlh First St. Phnne 8815 Blylhcvllle, Arkansas Announcement... MR. 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