The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 28, 1953 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 28, 1953
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PACK TEN BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, ATOIL », tWI First Long Road Trips For Major Leaguers By BEN imEGAR AP Sports Wrllcr . Today the ball clubs take a look at their distant r e 1 a t i v e s for the first time this season. can League . g Eastern teams go west whiie the National League views the East. This first interregional play is always particularly i m p o r t a n t. It shows h o w the — * leagues are balanced. With more than 150 boys already signed up, registration for play in the 1953 Little League entered its final four days today. Deadline for registration is Friday. And as the registration deadline draws near, officials of the league are laying final plans for the kiddie baseball program which is scheduled to start June 1. J A board of commissioners is now tain number of points with which being formed and is scheduled to it must acquire its roster of 15 meet, this week to wind up organ!- players, zational plans. The board of commissioners will be made up of representatives of the six civic groups that are sponsoring teams in the league, plus some interested "outsiders." The Little League is open to boys 12 years of age and younger. The program is fathered by the Blytheville Y with Blytheville civic clubs cooperating. The Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club. Lions Club, Junior Chamber of Commerce, American Lepion and Shrine Club are sponsoring teams in the league this year. Program Broadened The league was organized last year by t'he Y but the program this year is being broadened and will not Db under the direct supervision of the Y. The league will be supervised by the Board of Commissioners nnd the coaches of the various teams. Boys djsiring to register for play In the league can do so by contacting the Y or by filling out a registration application which has been appearing periodically in the Courier News. To be eligible a boy must be registered In one of the schools of the Biytheville School District and must not have reached his 13th birthday by May 1. Tryouts for teams are scheduled to start next Monday. The teams this year will be chosen on a point system. All players will be required to take part In the dally tryouts. Coaches of the six teams will be on hand to watch these tryouts Then, if a certain coach sees n certain player he likes, he may bid against other coaches for this plny- er. Each team will be alloted a cer- Welch, Kit Fox Triumph in Legion Show Lester Welch and Chief Kit Fox . emerged the big money winners last | night as they were victorious in the ' double main event wrestling program at the American Legion Auditorium. Welch won his bout over the masked wrestler known as the Dark Secret on a second round foul in the first bout but Kit Fox had to go all the way to get his win over tough Carlos Rodriguez in the second bout. Tony Vaughn, who was brought in as a special referee for last night's bouts, awarded Welch victory in the first bout when he disqualified the Secret in the second round for fouling. The Secret was disqualified after 11 minutes of the second round for choking Welch with a towel. The second bout also was a wild one with Kit Fox coming back from a first round defeat- to take the final two falls and the victory. The able Indian won both rounds on Judo licks to the throat and body smothers. This bout, actually, was the roughest of the two with both wrestlers swinging fists freely as they tore up the rule book and fought according to their own code. It also gives -the rookies their first glimpses of some new parks. And it gives a better line on whether a club can be depended upon to win away from home, since it is a prolonged trip rather than the short opening junkets to nearby cities. Here's the major league picture at the start of the East-West invasions: The Philadelphia Phillies, riding an eight-game winning streak, lead the National League by a big games over the second-place Chicago Cubs. Brooklyn, the experts' choice to win the pennant for the second straight season, is third, with only one notch over the .500 mark after 11 games St. Louis and Milwaukee are tied for fourth, followed by New York, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. Leaders at Home In the American League Cleveland owns a 28 percentage point advantage over the Defending Champion New York Yankees, although due to a mathematical quirk the Yankees are half n game ahead in the "games behind" column. This is because the Indians have played only nine games to the Yanks' dozen. The dangerous Chicago White Sox are a close third with the St. Louis Browns and Philadelphia Athletics tied for fourth. Boston, Washington nnd eDtroit finish out the standings. In both leagues the leaders will be playing at home. The Phillies begin an 11-game stand against the West with the Cardinals coming In tonight for three straight night contests Milwaukee will stop off for two games, Chicago for four and Cincinnati for two. Short Tour for Indians The Indians have only seven :nmes against the eastern American League entries this time around. They start off tonight and tomorrow with the Athletics, rest a day before a two-game series with Boston and a ' double-header with Washington and then take another day off prior to a single night me with the Yankees. Other games today in the American League bring Washington to Chicago and Boston to Detroit while the Yankees play tonight In St. Louis. In the National' League all the learns wait until tonight when. In addition to St. Louis at Philadelphia, It will be Milwaukee at New York, Cincinnati at Brooklyn and Chlcngo at Pittsburgh. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Philadelphia g 2 « 5 4 4 4 4 4 7 Brooklyn Milwaukee St. Louis New York Cincinnati Pittsburgh Pot. OB .818 — .545 3 .900 3' .500 3'/ 2 .364 6 .333 4'/, .373 6 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. OB x-Cleveland ....... 7 x-New York ...... 9 Chicago ........... 7 Philadelphia ...... 6 St. Louis .......... 6 Boston ........... 4 Washington ...... 3 Leo, Dressen Deride Phillies By JOE RE1CHLEE NEW YORK (AP) — Are thb Philadelphia Phillies, currently enjoying their perch at the top of the National League standings with a record of nine victories in 11 games, really that good? Or art they playing far over their heads? Manager Steve O'Neill says he is not surprised by his team's tremendous getaway. He the club cannot continue at its terrific .818 pace, but he is more confident than ever that the Phils can win the pennant. "I've said all along that we had the best team in tile league," he said. "I kept telling nil you fel- lo\vs we had as good a chnnce hs anybody to win the flag. We're 580,000 WORTH — Eddie, left, and Johnny O'Brien jump from basketball at. Seattle University to what passes for baseball with the Pirates. The South Amboy, N. J., identical twins got $80,000 for signing, so must be carried for two years. The plan is to. make them a double play' combination. (NBA) winning because we have the confidence nnd we're in wonderful condition." Malingers Leo Durocher of the New York Giants and Charlie Dressen of the Brooklyn Dodgers, expected, do not agree with O'Neill. They nre among those who think the Phillies are playing way over their heads. "The Phils nrc hot right now," snid Durooher, "but they'll cool off. True, they've Rot two of the best pitchers in baseball in Robin Roberts and Curt Simmons, but they need more depth. Karl Drews is a good pitcher and so is Jim Konsl.'inty, but O'Neill may find he'll need more than those four, especially when the weather gets warmer. Tlicv'll Cool "The Phillies are Winning right now because guys Use Johnny Wy- rostck, Connii; Ryan, Earl Torgeson and Granny Hnnincr are wearing out the pitchers. They must nil be hitting around .500. Obviously, Hoi 'Cold Hitter' CHICAGO lift— Gene Hcrmnnsk! of the Cubs proved last scnson that lie is one of the best "cold hitters" in the game. The veteran outfielder has n capacity for coming off the bench and usually delivering a needed iiit in the clutch. Last sen- son Hcrmnnski appeared as a pinch hitter 20 times and got 11 hits and three walks. He drove in seven runs. His pinch hit average was an amazing .478. Alpine Asbestos • Asbestos first was discovered in the Italian Alps more than 2000 years ago. Its elnstlc fibers were woven into burial wraps for Roman emperors. they're hitting up in the clouds. Look up their batting averages a month from now and I'll venture to say they'!! be fighting to reach .300." Durocher conceded that O'Neill probably will have his club "up there" all season but stuck to his preseason prediction that the Dodgers were the team to beat for the flag. Dressen had even less respect for the Phils. "Aw, they're just hot now," he said, "but it's a long, long season. O'Neill has been fortunate in that the postponements have permitted Detroit 2 II .778 .750 — .636 1 .545 2 .545 2 .400 3'/ 2 .273 5 .154 7 x-New York leads Cleveland by half - game In the games behind column but trails In percentages which determine the standings. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. Birmingham 10 Nashville 9 Little Rock 10 Memphis . 8 Chattanooga 7 Mobile 7 Atlanta . 7 New Orleans 7 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE No Games 'Scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE Games Scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Nashville 8 Atlanta 5 New Orleans 5 Little Bock 1 Birmingham 8 Chattanooga i Memphis 7 Mobile 6 Today's Games NATIONAL LEA*UE Milwaukee at New York—Sur- kont (2-0) vs. Jansen (1-1) Cincinnati at Brooklyn — Raffensberger (0-1) vs. Erskine (20) or Roe (0-0)' St. .Louis at Philadelphia — Haddix (1-1) or Presko (1-0) vs. Konstanty (1-0) Chicago at Pittsburgh — Rush (1-1) vs. Dlckson (1-2) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at St. Louis — Raschi (1-1) vs. Cain (0-0) Philadelphia at Cleveland — Shantz (1-2) or Byrd (1-1) vs. Garcia 1-0) mott (1-1) vs. Hoeft (1-0) Washington at Chicago — Masterson (1-1) vs. C. Johnson 0-(0) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mobile at Memphis Nashville at Atlanta New Orleans at Little Rock Chattanooga at Birmingham Keiser Releases 1953 Grid Slate Season Opener First in County KEISER. — Keiser Yellowjackets' L053 football schedule was released ,oday by Coach Austin Hannah and his team will play what is believed be the first game in Northwest Arkansas for the 1D53 campaign when they tangle with the Shawnee Indians in a home game on Thursday, September 10th. The Keiser team will feature two of the most outstanding backs in .his section in Bobby Dlxon and Dave Wllbanks who hold the key the success of the 1953 Yellow- jackets. Sept. 10th Shawnee Here Sept. 18th Prayser, Tenn. There Sept. 25th Hickory Ridge, There Oct. 2nd Trumann There Oct. 8th Blytheville |'B" Here Oct. 16th Wilson There Oct. 23rd Crawfoldsville Here Oct. 30th Marlon There Nov. 6th Lepanto Here Nov. 13th Burdette There. him to pitch Roberts and Simmons almost back to back. Walt until the hot weather and those doubleheaders come around, He won't be able to pitch those two every game." WAUHIDE RuJbbwixtJ SATIN HNISH WALL PAINT SATINH1DI MATCHED FOR WALLS AND TRIM Cnom*/ •ATHHOOMS ANB ^ V J-J.j.Xi«!5 MISSISSIPPI COUNTY LUMBER COMPANY Phone 8131 BlythevilU TO (S/BLD THm r-OUrV«eST T»W IN THM MAJOK9... . QEMINIfCENT 'O!= TED WII-L.IAM-5 —PHYSICALLY AT LEA-ST Completion of Derby Cast Expected Today By ORLO ROBERTSON LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Selection of the complete cast for the 79th running of the Kentucky Derby, America's foremost horse-racing spectacle, was expected to be completed today in the mile of the §10,000 Derby Trial at Churchill Downs. The Trial, dwarfed by the Derby itself in both purse and importance, attracted a' field of 15, at east three, and maybe more, than s expected to start Saturday in he mile and one-quarter run for a share in the $100,000 added purse and a garland of red roses. Owners and trainers of at least six of the Trial nominees are more nterested in seeing their horses get in a good workout than winning. Of course, they have no ob- ection to banking the winner's share of the $10,000. For the other nine, however, the edict is "show something" or stay n your stall Saturday when the lands send the strains of "My Old Kentucky Home" reverbera- ing over the ancient downs before more than 100,000 person?. The six who need not win or, lecessarily be close. In order to qualify for the big test include loyal Bay Gem, the come-from- lehind horse owned by Eugene Constantin Jr., Dallas oil refinery iperator. In fact, trainer Clyde Troutt was (Utspoken in saying he had en- ered the Chesapeake Stakes win- ler in the Trial more for the work- tut than for the money. "Of course we would like to win," he said, "but the distance nay be too short. Regardless of what he does today he'll be in Saturday's lineup." The other five who are using he Trial chiefly as a workout are he O. & C. Stable's Money Broker, Edward M. Goemans' Louisiana Derby winner Curragh King, Mrs. Payson Adams' English - bred Blue Repeater, Mrs. Ada L. Rice's Mr. Paradise and Mrs. E. E. D. Shntier's Hit the Spot. In the group who must prove hemselves are Spy Defense, Ber- eem. Sir Mango, Dark Star, Bed Speed, Ram o' War, Thaxter, War- ess and Blenriam. If any of today's field steals the ;how Saturday from the leading actors, Alfred Vanderbilt's unbeaten Native Dancer and Mrs. Gordon Guiberson's Correspondent, il is expected to be Royal Bay Gem. Hog Linksmen TopTCU;Can't Win Crown PAYETTEVILLE W) — University of Arkansas golfers needed to score a shutout over Texas Christian as they closed out their Southwest Conference schedule yesterday in order to retain a mathematical chance of tying for the championship. They didn't quite get it, whipping the Frog swingers, 514 to %. The Razorbacks almost lost the match they halved, .too. Miller Barber had to birdie No. 18 to break even with TCU's Gene Shields Other results: Tom Raney, Arkansas, beat Graham Mackey, 5 and 4. E. B. Gee Jr., Arkansas, beat Dick Duckworth, 3 and 2. Jim Biilingsley. Arkansas, beat Archer Marx, 3 and 1. Raney and Gee heat Mackey and Duckworth, 7 and 5. Barber and Biilingsley bent Marx and Shields, 2 and 1. Only leading Southern Methodist and Texas now have shots at the Conference crown. They'll probably decide it when they meet Friday. . . . CLEANS AS n DRIES AS, T COOLS THE AIR Model Mt-75 S V< H.P. CROSLEY R 6611 * Air Conditioner Lets you sleep and work in cool, healthful comfort. Completely conditions the air in rooms up to 485 square feet; filters out dust, noise, pollen; muffles street noises. •»* 399" Easy Termi MOORE'S, Inc. Crosley Authorized Sales & Service 308 E. Main Paul F. Loflin, App. Mgr. Ph. 2660 "Save More at Moore's" Managers Maintain Players' Innocence NEW YORK (AP) — A combination of alertness »nd innocence is being professed by club managers and official! in reaction to Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick's official ; warning against high-stakes gambling .among major leagua personnel. Frick incorporated his warning in a bulletin which h« ordered to be posted in" all clubhouses. It emphasizes the . evils of permitting card games among players "where theVji{| stakes are high." . ; The commissioner also said in 1 ' ~ announcement in New York • • • • .Memphis Tops Mobile In 12 Innings yesterday that players would have to stay out of gambling places where, he charged, some have been seen frequently. Prick commented that an increasing amount of gambling in connection with baseball games prompted the bulletin, which he insisted was a routine notice. The team managers, held responsible by the commissioner for stamping out gambling, generally agreed that (1) Prick was right in stressing the point, (2) they were calling the attention of their players and staffs to the bulletin and to the penalties and (3) there was no such thing going on on their respective squads. Proffers Innocence Manager Marty Marion of the St. Louis Browns and New York Giant Vice President Charles Feeney, speaking for team officers and Manager Leo Durocher, made it particularly clear they were in complete agreement with the edict. Brooklyn Vice President ,E. J. (Buzzie) Bavasi and Cleveland Manager Al Lopez were quick to respond that their teams had rules against carcKplaying for anything but minor stakes. Feeney and Managers Lou Boudreau of the Boston Red Sox, Phil Cavaretta of the Chicago Cubs and Eddie Stanky of the St. Louis Cards stated there was nothing but penny ante and inoffensive card playing going on in the clubhouses and hotel rooms they occupied. Cincinnati General Manager Gabe Paul said he knew nothing of high stakes gambling among the Redlegs and Marion indicated there was no gambling by his players on road trips. Dirty Sox, 61 implement Take Softball Openers The Commercial and Bay Window Softball leagues got off to a fast start with high scoring season openers yesterday. In the Commercial loop the Courier News Dirty Sox, behind four-hit pitching of fast-bailer Billy Joe Denton, walloped Heekin Can Company 11-1. Homers by pitcher Denton and Floyd Qllison led the Sox 11-hit attack which was good for a total of 23 bases. E. Stamey was the losing hurler for the canners. In the liniment league 61 Implement overpowered Mead's Clothiers 27-2, on 15 hits. Stallings, hurling for 61, held the haberdashers to six hits Childs was the loser. Today's games pit Bell Telephone Chicks Get Breaks; Move To 4th Place By MERCER BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer Ask the experts and they'll tell you that there is more to baseball than pitching batting and fielding. Often an intangible they call "the <fl breaks" can make the difference between victory and defeat. Example: Memphis' 7-6 victory over Mobile last night. Mobile had sent the game into extra innings with a 3-run rally in the eighth. After two scoreless innings, the Bears combined a walk, two singles and a double by Pitcher- Tommy Lakos to score three more] Pans of little faith were ready to walk out. Then ,the Chicks came to bat. Leadoff man was Del Johnson, a weak-hitting catcher. Johnson picked that time to hit his first homer this year, • trimming thft Bears' lead to two runs. The blow unnerved Lakos and he walked the next three men. Mike Lemish relieved and forthwith walked Sammy Meeks and forced in a run Then Ed White sent a line 'single into rightfield to score two runs and win the game. The victory boosted Memphis from seventh place to fourth, just two games behind league leading Birmingham. Nashville climbed into second, place with an 8-6 victory over Atlanta; Little Rock lost to New Orleans, 5-1, and dropped to third,,; and Birmingham dumped defending champion Chattanooga, 8-5. .•': Read Courier News Classified Adi against Montgomery Ward In the Commerical, and Moose Lodge vs. American United Life in round-boys' circuit. Boxscore: Heekin Can Co. . 000 10 - 4 1 4 Courier News 042 5 -11 11 0 Stamev and Davis, Denton and Birmingham. Mead's 001 1 - « S 6.1 Imp, 12 10 5 -15 27 8 Chlldi and Harris, Stalling* and Poe. I Versatile Manager WAYCBOSS, Ga. (/P) — Morton Smith who played for Miami in the Florida International League in 1951 and '52 is now a playing manager for the Waycross Bears :n the Georgia-Florida League. In addition' to handling the "reins as the pilot, of the club, Smith will also do some pitching and play first base. For that original Bourbon taste...enjoy the one and only JAMES E.PEPPER the original Kentucky Bourbon / : NOW... .' also available '. (j years old ! Botllcd-in-Bond : • •#< • Q'/qt. Born wilti the Republic . .. First Bourbon tn Kentucky (1780). Moreyea,rs than any Kentucky Bourbon . . . more friends every year. Kentucky Straight Bnttrbon Whiskfy, 86 proof. :a > * CO. INC . IHINGTON. «NIUC» pint 1.55 Today, the McCaul Way! McCaul Tire Store John Bumttt, Mgr. Highway «1 South Phom 1441

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