The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 24, 1952 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 24, 1952
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iATORDAY, MAY 84, IWf A I Needed Here-A Lighted Boll Field; Golf an Old Man's Game?-Phooey! Now that Blytheville has organised a baseball league for kids It _jms to us the only logical step to take next Is to line up a well-emiinned playing neld to replace these made over cow pastures that tr* Y's hue- ball and softball programs are getting by on. coming from Is mother bis ques- It's a downright shame that a city as large as Blytlievllle doesn't have a softball and baseball dia- jijiiond that Is equipped for night playing. As it Is the kids, and grown ups too, must do their softball and baseball playing In the heat of the day and on Ill-equipped fields. The V would do better if it could, but there Is no money for such things. Last year, the city was Just a etep away from having a lighted field that would have served Ihe purpose until such time that necessary alterations could have been made. Officials of the now defunct City Softball League were all set to install lights at Little Park. They had arranged for the poles and wire and Ark-Mo Po'.ver Companv linemen agreed to Install liehts and fet the poles In their spare time free of charge. All that was needed was lights. The officials approached 'he Mississippi County Fair Association, which holds the lease on Walker Park and which has custody of the reflectors used on that diamond tack In the old Northeast Arkansas League days, about borrowing or buying the reflectors to install at Little Park. But the Pair Association said no and the whole thing 'ell by the wayside. es- tion but there's enough Interest in Softball and baseball around here that, In our opinion, such an installation would pay (or Itself In a tew years. That's b«n proven in nearby town» and It's worth a gamble in Blytheville. An Old Man's dam*? Some characters, evidently trying to be funny, once said that golf is a game where you turn the cows out of the pasture and let the bulls In, but there's a yearling over Memphis way who is belying thU Insinuation that golf it «n old man's game. The kid Is 14-year-old Charles- Joe Kochendcrfer who has been blazing the Memphis fairways at an amazing pace for a youngster. And incidentally. Charlie Joe was born and reared at Luxora and lived there until a year ago. He's the son of Mrs. Jay A. Kochenderfcr and the grandson of Mrs. Joe Hires both formerly of Lnxora. Dub Fondren, pro at Memphis Galloway course. ha.s dubbed the youngster a natural and predicted a bright future for him. The amazing thing about young Koehenderfer Is that until a year ago he knea- practically nothins -•—•' the game. He was introduced : sport last summer, took Campanella Back in Form And Brooks Win 3rd in Row - , - __—. Brooklyn New York Chicago Cincinnati Philadelphia St. Louis Boston Pittsburgh NATIONAL J,KAGUr: W L Pel. GB 22 7 .159 22 8 .733 'i 11 15 531 6'i 16 15 .516 1 H 16 .467 15 18 .455 Maglie Chalks Eighth Win; Rdffensberger 2, Cards 1 l»> RALPH RODF.N Sport* Writer .. 9 12 11 .414 10 6 28 .176 18>,i work to make It safe for night playing. More lights need to be erected, linemen say new light poles are an absolute must, the field in general Is in bad need of repair, and at night mosquitos as big as B-29's swarm all over .the place. In other words. It. would cost about as much to put the Walker Park H would to start from scratch. Through Its playground construction program the city has obtained jeveral sites that are satisfactory for night playing fields. Little Park, because of Us central location. Is ideal. The Federal Compress Park on South Ninth Street has good possibilities and there are good diamonds at Maloney Park and David Acres Park. The latter two, however, are somewhat awkwardly located. Equipping a park for night play » going to cost money, that Is •greed and where the money Is quite a name for himself among Memphis' golfing set. In Men's Tourney In October, of last year. Charlie Jot. at the tender age of 13, entered the men's annual Overton Park tournament. It was funny to some at first to see the kid amon» the men. But not for long. He made the championship flight and the tournament. Last week. Charlie Joe, a student at East «[gh, entered the Memphis prep tournament where he has won his first two matches. One of his victories was over Ronnie Weniler who was the big favorite to take the tournament. And he did it with a sub-par round of 70 on the Oal- loway course, Charlie Joe's mother says h« plane to enter a tournament at Nashville June 4 and four other tourna ments In Memphis thus summer. Golf an old man's game? — Phooey! » Monte Irvin to Learn Fafe Monday; X-Rays Look Good »y TED SMITS U.A.Completes Broadcast Plan For Grid Tilts FAYETTEVH,LE, Ark. W~P1an for th« University of Arkansas to its 1952 football games over Its own state-wide network of radio stations are complete Final tpproval o( the program was granted by the University's Athletic Council yesterday. ^» Under the program submitted bv Athletic Director John Barnhill and approved by the Southwest Conference, all Arkansas radio stations will have an opportunity to broadcast the games. Other Soulhwest Conference teams sell broadcast rights to a single sponsor. But the Arkansas school will sell the broadcasts directly to each radio station, which will obtain its own local sponsors. Other points in the plan include a restriction on sponsors who manufacture alcoholic beverages or makers of gasoline and other oil products. A standard schedule for commercials will limit advertising to four i—minute commercials and eight 30—second spot announcements per game. The University will be paid by the radio station according lo its national advertising rale. The institution will charge a minimum of $30 per hour Tor broadcast rights plus a percentage of ihe station's national hourly rate. f rj lonj; Way The distance from Ketchlkan In southeastern Alaska, to Attu the westernmost of the Aleutian islands. Is greater than that from New York to San Francisco. R»d Courier going • "I feel great. I think If to be ok»y." he aald. Next Monday the cast comes off • nd doctors can tell If the broken bone has set properly. Irvin aaw hi* first gam* of the regular season last night when the Oiants beat the Braves. Despite th« dire predictions when. Irvin was injured, the Giants .re In the thick of the National Leifue race without his services. "I hope to be playing by mid- July or early' August." he said. My weight is down. I'm watching It by dieting. "I exercise th« inkle every night. Move it up and down one hundred times. During the day I get out and cut the lawn and work around the house. That's what the doctors want me to do. I move .round without a cane now. "The X-rays all look good and everyone thinks I'm going lo be fine. Now I wonder if I'm good enough lo make the team. I doubt if I can find . spot. I'll try real hard, though." he »ld, and never cracked . smile. Broken April 1 Irvin broke his «nkle In an exhibition game at Denver April J. He was flown back to Harkness Pavilion of Presbyterian Hospital and discharged from there April 25. Ever since he has been at his home in Orange. N.J., drawing full pay on a salary reputedly around J25.000 yearly. "I felt preiiy bad when It happened." he said. "It was my fault. A player shouldn't allow himself to break a bone. It's always a player's fault when that happens. In this particular case 1 didn't lift my foot up high enough. The coaching was perfect, the firld wai perfect, and there wasn't a rough spot. "From the way it hurt and from the way the crowd «c(ed, I knew it was broke. I never did look at It. I knew it was bad .... 'I sure hope I can make the learn," he said Ads Giants with evil »tch»d the Cleveland Washington Boston New York St. Louis Chicago Philadelphia AMERICAN' LEAGUE W L Pet. GB 22 12 .647 18 13 .581 2H 18 14 .563 3 16 13 552 3>i 17 18 .430 5U 14 18 MS "bul I can swing a bat." Thai's ihe understatement of the year. Dutch Hiller of Cincinnati and Karl DJCWS of Philadelphia can sadly testify thai (l, e National League's most valuable player of ! du 11 16 .407 S 21 ! 7 7', I 11 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mobile Chattanooga New Orleans Atlanta Birmingham Nashville Little Rock Memphis W 24 25 23 21 19 15 10 has lost none of his power lo his enforced absence Campanella sat out three games because of a bruised left hand He returned to aclion Thursday and. rocked Hiller for a Ihree-run homer. The ace receiver continued his -.5^5 up YESTERDAY'S RESULTS National League Brooklyn S Philadelphia 1 New York 5 Boston 3 Cincinnati 2 St. Louis 1 the American League Cleveland 6 St. Louis 3 Detroit 9 Chicago 2 Only games scheduled Southern Association Nashville 1, Mobile o. Chattanooga 7, New Orleans 3. Other games postponed. TODAY'S GAMES National League St. Louis at Cincinnati. Boston at New York. Chicago at Pittsburgh. Brooklyn at Philadelphia (night) American League New York at Boston. Cleveland at St. Louis Philadelphia at Washington, night (Only games scheduled). Southern Association Little Hock at Birmingham. OhntUnooga at Mobile. (Only games scheduled). deslruciive work last night against Drews and Ihe Phils. He drove in Pel. all of Brooklyn's runs In a 5-1 .585 victory with a pair of home runs. .571 568 in the second inning and followed .up with a game-winning grand- .4871 slam blast in Ihe Ihlrd to insure .429 Ihe Dodgers' seventh straight .2501 triumph. | Maglie Wins 8lh The victory also enabled Dodgers (o protect their j; Rme lead over the runner-up New York Giants. Snl Maglie recorded his eifrhth victory wilhout a loss for the Giants as he turned back the Boston Braves 5-3. Maglie staggered a bit In the first three innings and In the ninth but from the fourth to Ihe last frame he allowed only one hit. The Giants scored all of their runs in (he fourth inning against hefty Max Surkont. They collected five of [heir seven hits in the fourth including Dark. Maglie permitted eight hits Including three in the first three in- Major League Leaders .. By The Associated Press .. . NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING - Robinson, Brooklyn, .345; Ennis, Philadelphia, .339- Adcock, Cincinnati. .333. ' RUNS — Lockman, New York, 26; Robinson. Brooklyn and Wilams, New York, 23; Adams, Cin- RUNS BATTED IN - Sauer Chicago, 38; Thomson, New York 25; Campanella, Brooklyn, 27. HITS — Ennis, Philadelphia 42- Sauer, Chicago, 41 HOME RUNS — Pafko, Brooklyn and Bauer, Chicago, 8; Mathews Boston and 'Adcock, Cincinnati 7 PITCHING — Maglie, New York' 8-0, 1.000; Roe and Loes, Brooklyn' 4-0. 1.000; Wilhelm, New York, 3-0,' . . AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING — Mitchell, Cleveland' .360; DiMaggio. Boston, .343- Kell' Detroit, .342; Rizzuto, New York' .339. RUNS — Avlla and Rosen, Cleveland, 22; DiMaggio, Boston Jl RUNS BATTED IN - Hoaen :ieveland, 23; Dropo, Boston' Boone, Cleveland, and Vernon' Washinglon, 31. HITS — Robinson, Chicago Simpson, Cleveland and Rizzuto New York, 41. HOME RUNS - Rosen. Cleveland, 8; Wertz, Detroit, 7.- PITCHING — Mnrrcro. Wash- ngton, 4-0.; Gromek, Cleveland »nd Shea, Washinglon, 3-0 two-run homer by Al ee n- nings and three in the ninth. Ebba SI. Claire cracked « two-run homer In the ninth with one out. Rookie Bob Thorpe followed with a single but Maglie got pinch-hitler Earl endin do grounrt lnl ° * * nme The Giant ace has beaten every club In the league with the ejc- faced" 1 ° f Chicago whlch he hasn't Veteran Ken Raffenslierfier, supported by youngsters Wally Post and Roy McMillan, gained his third victory of the season over st Louis as Cincinnati shaded the Red Birds, 2-1. post and McMillan homered off Harry Brecheen to account for Cincinnati's runs. Piratm r.ige Cubs The last place Pills-burgh Pirates edged Ihe Chicago Cubs 6-5 In 13 Innings lo snap r,n eight-game losing streak. Gus Bell and Johnny Merson doubled back lo back with game. Ted Wilks was the winner and Warren Hacker Ihe loser All American League gnnies also were played at nighl. The pacesetting Cleveland Indians downed Ihe Browns 6-3 in St. Louis and (he Detroit Timers swamped ihe Chi. cago White Sox 9-2. The other clubs were Idle. Big Mike Garcia, with help In Ihe eighth from Bob Lemon chalked up his sixth victory for Cleveland. Garcia blanked" the Browns on two hit. until the elghlh when he weakened and allowed two hits and three walks. Lemon took over with the bases loaded and doused the fire. The Indians whacked Ned Garver for eight hits Including four doubles, a triple, and Al Rosen's ninth homer of the season. The Tigers pounded former teammates Saul Rogovin and Lou Kretlow for .14 safeties nl Chicago Johnny Lipon was Ihe ringleader^ balling in fiv. runs on a ,l n «l. and double. The Tigers snapped a 2-2 tie with four runs "in the sixth three on Lipon's double with the bases loaded. HEFTY HITTER (Appraisers call 20-year-old Ed Mathews the greatest power hitter In Boston Braves 1 history. The six-fool one-inch, 200-pound third bn.?i>-' man stroked seven homers in I the first 24 Barnes. (NBA) Reds Trade Wyrostek To Phils for Church r«.t VPI " LADELPHIA M,1IH* hav, Johnny Wy~ = Church to the Cincinnati Reds Peterson is being sent to an as yet un- liienllifed Phillies' farm team, proa- ably Baltimore In the International League, Rain Threatens Race Qualifying NEW YORK M*j _ The Calumet Farm's real delight was expected to 3e the odds-on favorite to capture the I50.COO—added coaching Club American Onki today at Belmont ?*rk and further cement her claims to the championship ot the three- y«r-old filly division. The c«in Hoy Stable's Hushaby BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING toy. Mo, 24 8 p . m . Adu|1J jo^o,^ 6-MAM TAG MATCH t)"l f Tl._ I __ Pat Btmk Henry CRONIN, HARRIS & HARRELL vs. fa "I Roy L ucky LOPEZ, WELCH & GILPIN AUo 3 1-Fall Matehei H»rri* v*. Roy Welch Pat Cronin vs. Gilpin Harrell vs. Paul Lopez Colonial Play To Be Resumed F. WORTH. Tex. (if, - The delayed second round of the J20 000 Colonial National Invitation Golf Tournament moves out this afternoon if the course li considered playable. Tournament officials are quite anxious nbout it—and so are the Solfcrs. particularly Raymond Gafford, Dallas pro, and Joe Conrad, San Antonio amateur, who are leading the field 1 with two-under par 68's. A gully-washer of i rain halted play yesterday, causing tournament officials to reschedule the second round for today und to »dd a round onto tomorrow. Baby. Walter M. Jefford* 1 Lily White, and the King Ranch's Eufie appear to be the chief threats—if there can be any—to the Calumet filly. Ray Yorks rides Hu»h»by Baby, with Ted Atkinson on Lily While »nd Bill Boland on Bufle. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. SATURDAY ' "RED DESERT' wil hDon Red Barry »nd Jack Holt SAT. OWL SHOW The Hunch Back of Notre Dame" Charles I.aughlon Maureen O'Hira SUN..MON.-TUES 'FORT WORTH' Randolph Scott Gabs Paul, Cincln- er contacted »f«, Eddie eawyer, tried all last winter to pry Wynnsiek from tht Reds but were unsuccessful. Thev finally gave up. Wednesday n»tl genera Carpenter renewed his request for Ihe two clubs had a deal. In Cincinnati, speculation was that the transaction may be a forerunner to an even bigger swap between the. Reds and Brooklyn Dodgers. The rumor Is that the Cincin- nali club will send Ewell Blackwell to Brooklyn for outfielder Carl Fur- ilio or Andy Pafko. junior Gilliam fleet-footed Negro outfielder with the Ddgers' Montreal farm club in the International League would be Included, reports Indicated. NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phont 58 Six-Man Tag Bout Booked On Mat Card Six man Ing wrestling will be back on the Memorial Auditorium 1 ! program Monday night with six orer-sized heavyweights battling It out In the over-sized main event bout. Monday night's bout will Include thrceti of Ihe participant In last Monday's boul. Pat Cronin, the New Orleans "toughie champ;" Henry Harrell. the southern heavyweight champion; and veteran Roy Welch. But these three won't be on the Game skle. Scheduled to team In the bout are Cronin, Hnrrell nnd Bunk Har- rli against Welch, Haul Lopez and Lucky Gilpin. This bout In expected to be every bit as rough as last Monday night's bout In which Barrel!. Cronin and Red Roberts lost a decision to three of the Welch brothen, Roy, Jack and Lester. The match also will mark Ihe return of Lopei and Gllpln to th« Blytheville ring after long absences. Both are flashy-type wrestlers, depending on aglUty aa a main weapon. Three preliminary bouts are also on the card with Harris meeting Welch. Lopez taking on Harrell and Cronin meeting Gilpin. Vol Lefty Blanks Mobile; Lookouts in Second Place By Tile Associated Prftl i :l (t]e . J ° e . JIicc 'che adds lustre to an otherwise m * su " each time the clever Last night he zeroed league-leading Mobile on five hits to give Ihe Vols . 7.0 decision and their only victory of the three-gome series. U wa« Mlcclche's fourth success since Minneapolis lent him to Nashvile a few weeks ago. He has been beaten only once. Chattanooga found th» victory key after falling two nlghl* In I row against New Orleans and advanced again Into second place In the torrid . Soul hern Association nrst division scramble. The lookouts rapped a trio of Pelican hurl'"for 13 (ills and a 7-3 verdict Following the victory. Chattanooga boasted a .571 percentage to 5681 for New Orleans. i Rain washed out Atlanta at Little! Rock and Birmingham at Memphis! Only Nine Kunj Micclche, who compiled a 13-5 record with Jacksonville In the ' Sally League last year, has allowed I Just nine runs in his five starts In the. Southern. He has walked only U and passed two batters last night. The last 13 hitters to face him were retired tu order, Vol third bn.semnn Ranee Plew a teammate of Mlcciche's last ycnV acco'unled (or Ihree Nashville runs' when his right (ield fly found a hole In the Sulphur Dell screen in the six-run sixth Inning nnd disappeared for a homer. Nashville's • 1 Dusty Rhodes failed to hit. ending Ills bnttillir xirpnb &t 17 ~.,.., runs m the first but tallied onlr once thereafter. Roy Hawes. Chattanooga first baseman, who suffered a cut in a tangle with . burglar the night before, belted two doubles and drove In the three runi. Dale Long batted In all the. Pelican scores. SATURDAY 'BLACK HILLS AMBUSH" Allan Lane SAT. OWf. SHOW 'THE MUMMY'S CURSE" Lon Ch»ney SUN.-MON. "BATTLE AT APACHE PASS' John Lund Jeff Chandler TUESDAY "GUNG HO" Randolph Scntt Robert Mitchum Bratton W/ns Decision from Del Flanagan NEW YORK W;-Next In line for Johnny Bratton, a split decision winner over I>1 FlannRan. Is « June 18 return bout with Rocky CBStellnnl at Chicago. Hymie Wallman, Hiatton's manager, revealed the Chicago date after lust night's Madison Square Garden nod over Flanagan. The heavier Castellanl, x legitimate middleweight, upset Bratton March 28 at the Garden. Flanagan got the vote of Referee Al Berle 6-4-1 Inst night but Bratton was named winner • by both Judges. Judge Bert Grnnt had Bratton on top 6-4. Judge Joe Asncllo saw It 5-5 but save it to Brntton on points 7-5. The AP card had It 4-4 in favor of Bratton. 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