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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 30, 1953
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TTTURSDAY, APRIL 80, 1958 Majors' Hitters Break Out in Long Ball Rash By ED COHRIGAN AP Sports Writer If the current rnsh of long-ball hitting jn the majors continues, they're going to have to supply the bleacherites with outfielders' gloves. First it was Mickey Mantle of the Yankees, then Ed M a t h e w s of the Braves, then Mantle again and now Joe Adcock of the braves. And the season is only two wt-eks old. * Mantle still holds the record for Davey Scores TKO in Comeback Try DETROIT (AP) — "I was scared. I could feet the pres sure of all the people looking at me." Chuck Davey soaked his bruised left hand in a bucket of ice water. Thick slices of tape covered an ugly cut ove: his right eye. His left eye was purplish-red. But he probably didn't feel any pain. Hfe was too elated for that. He had just started his comeback in impressive fashion, scoring a technical knockout over Sammy Giuliani in 31 seconds of the 10th and final round of their nationally televised fight at the Olympia. "I was tense tonight," DaVey said. "Everybody xvns looking at me and I knew it. But the pressure wasn't so bad as against Gavilim." Fighting for TV Audience Only 6,038 fans saw Davey fight In the flesh last night. So by "everybody" he must have meant the millions of TV viewers who were looking In,to see If Davey had learned anything from that battering he took from Kid Gavilan. In a way, Davey was fighting for the TV audience. He had disappointed his TV followers last February by offering practically no resistance against Gavilan, who knocked him down four times to : successfully defend his welter-1 weight title. Gavilan flaunted his skills tha night, turning southpaw like Davey Giuliani tried the same—and the. results were disastrous. Heavy Punches "I did my best work when he turned left-handed," Davey said "I got through his guard and go in some good whacks. He's a rough boy but his punches are club-like not like Gavilan's sharp blows.' Giuliani, a willing 20-year-ok brawler from Stamford, Conn, carried the fight to his 27-year-old opponent in the earlier round! Two roundhouse rights staggered Davey in the third round. Giuliani also opened a cat over Davey's right eye in the third. Prom the fourth round on, Davey pecked away at head, body, head body. Sammy became an easy target. This was the start of Davey'B fight-a-month campaign to get back into the welterweight title picture He'll meet Sammy Mastrean In Fort Wayne May 12, then he'll go against Vic Cfti'dell in Cincinnati June 10th. Osceola to Enter NEA Little League OSCEOLA — The Osceoia Little Leaguers will be member of the Northeast Arkansas Little League for twelve year olds and under again this year. This makes the second year in* which the Rotary-Klwanls sponsored group will compete for championship laurels in the eight-team midget baseball circuit. Last year the Osceola nine finish- ad fourth and lost in tournament 'play to Marked Tree by a one-run margin, which gave Marked Tree the championship. Other towns represented in the league are Wynne, Parkin, Trumann, Harrisburg, .cherry Valley, West Memphis and Marked Tree. The league schedule calls for each team to play two nights a week for eleven weeks before the Shaughnessy playoffs begin. The players are boys who will not be thirteen anytime before the season is completed, although a boy who becomes 13 during the seaeon may play until their birthday. The season opens during the first week of June .and the Osceola squad will have two or three weeks of workouts prior to that time. Bill Beall, Osceola High School coach, will be back at the helm for the second straight year! The Indians lost several first-stringers from last year's group and It will be a rebuilding job for Coach Beall, with the nucleus of the team being Ray Mann, Jr., Ed "and Jerry Weison. Mann was a .342 hitter last year, playing the first base position Ed WeLson, alternating between the mound and shortstop, hit .337. and his younger brother, Jerry, was beginning to show prospects during the latter part of the season. Former Cage Star Heads Oil Firm BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (/P)—Pnu Endacott, once one of the country'& top basketball stare Is president ol a large independent oil companj (Phillips Petroleum Co.). Endncott started with both the game and his company when thej were in in fa ncy. He rose to the heights with both. He was a court star at the University of Kansas In the early 1920's, The man who got his bn.skcLbnll start as sort of a guinea pig for the game's Inventor, Dr. James Naismith, now considers hlmselt "just an ordinary fan." There's no doubt his chief Interest is In his company-sponsored team, the Phillips Oilers. As a boy of 10 in Lawrence, Kns. Endacott was used by Dr. Naismith with several other lads to test new Ideas to improve the then not too popular- sport. Naismith once told Endacott, "Hustle, use your noodle and follow instructions and you'll master this game some day." Endacott Joined Phillips three days after he left college in 1924 and worked four years in the oil fields to start his climb to the company's presidency. Even if you spell It backwards it's still Glenele Stable around the racetracks. LITTLE LEAGUE Player Registration I, the undersigned, do hereby apply for registration as a player in the LITTLE LEAGUE. I certify that I will not have reached my 13th birthday on May 1, 1953 and asrcc to abide by all the rules of the league as set forth by the Coaching Committee and the Board of Commissioners. Name Age Address School — Phone the campaign, his first blow traveling 562 feet. That probably won't be equaled for a long time. But in the matter of accomplishment, Adcock's yesterday off a pitch by the Giants' Jim Hearn was the most notable wallop. It came with one on and helped the Braves to a 3 - 2 triumph over the Giants. More Important, though, It was the first ball ever hit into the center field bleachers of the Polo grounds during a regular season game. The ball traveled 475 feet. "It surprised the heck out of me," Adcock said. "I knew I had gotten good wood on the hall, but I never thought it was going to travel that far." The "Rally" The hit came in the third Inning, and the Giants eventually tied the game. As things turned out, the Braves had to win it in the ninth inning when knuekleballer Hoyt Wilhelm let loose a wild pitch. Adcock got to first base when Al Dark made a bad throw on his grounder. He stole second, and advanced to third on catcher Sam Calderone's poor throw. Jlni Pendleton went in lo run for Adcock and scored on the wild pitch. The league - leading Philadelphia Phillies lost a full game to the Brooklyn Dodgers, hut the second- place Chicago Cubs Were also beaten, so Chuck. Drcssen's defending champions gained on botf leaders. It wasn't that the Phils minded losing so much. It was that the tie- feat came in a game that pitcher Curt Simmons would have won 99 out of 100 times. He gave up only three hit , but the St. Louis Cardinals bent him in the llth inning of the night contest, 1 - 0, when Bill Johnson doubled home Rip Repul- ski. The defeat was Hie first of the season for Simmons. His efforts were matched by Joe Presko ol '.ha Cardinals for D 1-3 innings. Stu Miller and Al Braaie, who got cred- t for the victory, finished. .The Cubs failed to take advantage of the Phillies' lapse and wen down to a 4 - 3 defeat at the hands the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates. By their victory, the Buccos moved Into a tie for sixth place with the Giants. nickson Winner Little Murry Dicksnn went all the way for tile Pirates, who looked IL> if they were about to drop anothei one when the Cubs scored twice ir the eighth to break a 1 - all tie But they came right back with ,hreo In their ^inlf of the Inning. Peto Castlglloiie knocked in two rims with a timely single. The Dodgers edged the Cincln- lati Redlegs, 0 - 5. Roy Campmieltu .led tile score with a home run with one on In the eighth, and re- lefer Joe Black throw Just one ball to gain credit for the victory. Redleg catcher Hoblc Lnndrith let tile in when he wns charged with iv passed ball in he nihl.ll. Carl Purillo, who was on -lilrd niter doubling to open the lining, scored. In the American League, the Indians gained half a game on the die Yankees when Early Wyim pitched them to a 2 - 1 decision iver the Philadelphia A's. The tribe low Is one game behind the Yanks. Both Indian runs came about in he same way. In the third Dale tlitchell singled, scoring Ray Boone, who had singled and gone 0 second on a sacrifice. In the iftli, Mitchell again singled, this ime with Wynn, who had singled ind advanced on a sacrifice. Bob Porterfield hurled the Wash- ngton Senators to a 3 - 0 conquest over the Chicago White Sox. All he leeded was one fun In the third nntng to wrap'it up, but catcher jes Peden hit a home run in the ighth and Clyde Vollmer singled cross another run in the ninth. The Boston Red Sox pulled their verage up to .500 by bombing the apless Detroit Tigers, 10-4. Sam ly White knocked in five runs and eorge Kell went into the league ead in batting wilh a .457 average, lie loss was the Tigers' 13th in 1 games. The Yanks and St. Louis Browns were rained out. PISTOL PACKIN* BABE RECOVERING — Babe Didrikson Za- harlas, recuperating in the Hotel Dleu Hospital at Beaumont, Texas receives 1,000 silver dollars from Abe Schiller of the Las Vegas, Nev., Variety Club for presentation to the hospital. This is one of the first pictures to be taken of the famous Woman athlete since her operation. (AP wirephoto) Michigan State had two boxers go undefeated through a seven-match 1853 ring schedule. They were \vsl- tcrweight Herb Odopi and middleweight Tom Hlckey. Sports Roundup — Courtney Meant What He Said About Yanks By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — It is heart-warming to learn that our favorite (jaseball player, Clinton D. Courtney of Cotishat- ta, La., hasn't gone soft and begun treating the Yankees with a sort of reverent respect, as so many other players do after a season or two in the American League. +. A little over a year ago, when we first heard the Brownies' rookie catcher refer to the champions as "them rich blankety- blanks" and tell in glowing terms what he intended to do to them at every cpportunlty, we put it down as a temporary peeve and Inwardly doubted the feeling would last. It shows how wrong a man can be when he tries. Clint plainly is a ballplayer of BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Philadelphia Chicago Brooklyn Milwaukee St. Louis Hew York Pittsburgh Cincinnati .625 1(4 .615 1 .600 l'/ 2 .GOO l'/ 2 .308 5 .308 5 .250 4'/ 2 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L New York 10 3 Cleveland Chicago Philadelphia St. Louis Boston Washington Detroit Pet. GB .769 — .727 1 .615 2 .538 3 .500 3'/2 .500 3'/ 2 .308 6 .133 0 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham Little Rock Memphis Nashville Atlanta Chattanooga Mobile New Orleans W 10 11 I) Pet .588 .579 .529 .500 .500 .500 .421 .389 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee 3 New York 2 Brooklyn fi Cincinnati 5 St. Louis 1 Philadelphia 0 (11 innings, night) Pittsburgh 4 Chicago 3 (night) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at St. Louis, postponed, rain. Cleveland 2 Philadelphia I Washington 3 Chicago 0 Boston 10 Detroit 4 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 4 Nashville 0 Other games postponed Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis at Philadelphia—Presko (1-0) or Mizell (1-0) vs Roberts (3-1) Milwaukee at New York—Bickford (0-1) vs Maglle (1-1) Cincinnati at Brooklyn—Wehmeier (0-1) Vs Podres (0-2) or Wade (0-0) Chicago at Pittsburgh—Minner (10) vs Friend (1-1) AMERICAN LEAGUE York at Chicago — Ford (00) vs Bearden (1-0) Philadelphia at Detroit — Byrd 1-1) vs Wight (0-0) Washington at St. Louis — Stobbs 1-1) vs Trucks (1-1) Only games scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham at Mobile Only game scheduled Painting may cost you less If you talk It over with us. Phone 4551. • Date of Birth Mail or Take to Blytheville Y E. C. Robinson LUMBER CO. L _ MINNOWS from Oiark. Fish llalchery Also Roaches & Worms 24 Hour Service LUTES' S. Highway 61 Ph. 4869 character. When he said he hated the Yankees' insides for having sold him down the river when he was, after all, a better catcher than Yogi Berra, he meant exactly what he said. He outhit Yogi by 13 points last year, by the way. No Accident That the Yankees feel the same way about their former teammate is obvious. The feud between the ornery, bespectacled fireplug and the usually staid money counters of the Bronx flamed steadily all last year, and it was no accident when Gil McDougald ploughed into the squat catcher at the plate in St. Louis the other day. Neither was it by chance that Courtney, in the next inning, did a job of hemstitching on little Phil BIzzuto at second base and set off the first full-blown team fight of the season. The Yanks should have noted that Clint hadn't said a wovd after McDouglad busted him up and knocked the ball from his hand. Such silence in our man ominous. He might not be as fast as Ty Cobb was, but he's as good a hater for our money. First thing he said this spring was "Who do you thlnk's gonna win it?" When we ventured that the Yanks might be favorites Clint said with some emotion that "I guess you've got to pick the thus and sos, but I'll tell you this much: They ain't gonna win it by bc.itin' us!" Looking back, it is interesting to recall that the only Yank he said anything good about was Rlzzuto. WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Anna Plorentino, Ptf. vs. No. 12,394 Domlnick Plorentino, Dft. The defendant, Domlnick Florentine, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint ol the plaintiff, Anna Florentine. Dated this 21et day of April, 1953. Geraidlne Liston, Clerk • By Cherry Sue Barnes, D. C. Claude P. Cooper, atty. for ptf. Ed B. Cook, atty. ad litem. 4|23-30-5|7-14 Geraldine Liston, Clerk During the spring of 1899 the Boston Braves (now the Milwaukee Braves) trained at Trinity College (now Duke University) and played four games with Trinity during their two weeks' stay. WIRING FIXTURES APPLIANCES WALPOLE ELECTRIC - 115 S. 2nd Ph, 3311 Kmerftcncy Ph. 4641 or ZK7 —Closed Sat. Afternoons— Saturdays Derby to Feature Whole Host of New Owners LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The 79th Kentucky Derby Saturday night will be labeled the "newcomers derby," for not one of the owners of the 12 probable starters ever has seen any.of his horses led into the winner's circle and crowned with the garland of red roses. And with the exception of Greentree Stable, owned by John Hay Whitney and his sister, Mrs. C. S. Payson. and Charles T. Fisher's Dixiana Farm, no owner ever has had more than one thoroughbred in the $100,000 added three - year- old turf classic., Greentree, which will be represented by the well regarded Straight Pace Saturday, sent out two winners. Twenty Grand in 1931 and Shut Out in 1042, but in those days the stable was operated by Mrs. Payne Whitney, mother of the present owners. Since it was established in 1921, Greentree has made 96 horses eligible and 16 have carried the famous watermelon pink and black silks to the post in 10 derbies. In addition, John Hay had a lone entry before his mother's death. Dixiana colors, which will be flaunted by Spy Defense Saturday, have been represented in nine previous derbies but never came closer than second, with Sweep All in 1931, Spy Song in 1946 and Sub Fleet last year. Rest Had One Of the others only Alfred Vanderbilt, owner at the mighty unbeaten Native Dancer; Mrs. Gordon Quiberson of La Jolla, Calif., whose Correspondent is the second choice; and Harry p. Guggenheim, master of the Cain Hoy stable, ever have sent a horse to the post in America's most spectacular race. They've each had one. Cain Hoy's hopes, and they are high, will be Dark Star, easy winner of yesterday's derby trial. Although he has been a liberal nominator to the Derby, you have to go back to 1934 to find the other Vanderbilt starter. That was the famous Discovery, which ran second to Cavalcade. Mrs. Guiberson's silks were sixth with Arroz lass year and Guggenheim, former U. S. asi- bassadDr to Cuba, wound up sixth \vifch the lavored Battle Morn in 1951. Outcast Is Mudder With the entry box scheduled to open at 7 a.m. tomorrow, the other entries with owners are expected to be: Royal Bay Gem, Eugene Constantin, Jr.; Invigorator. Saxon Stable of John Allison and Max Prestridge; Ace Destroyer, T. M. Daniel; Curragh King, E. M. Goemans; Money Broker, O & G. Stable of P. A. Qrissom and Edward Grosfield; Earn o' War, and Social Outcast, Vanderbilt. There also Is a possibility that the name of Mr. Paradise will be dropped into the entry box although trainer Howard Hoffman doesn't expect him to start. Social Outcast likewise may not be at the post for the 4:30 p.m. get-away. If it comes up mud, and the pre- dictions, are for possible showers, Vanderbilt definitely \viU send Social Outcast as a running mate for his illustrious Dancer. And there £jr a chance he'll go with the track fasW Atlanta Tops Vok 4-0 In Only Southern Game Hogan Reigns ! Heavy Favorite By The Associated Press Manager Gene Mauch's Atlanta Crackers — with just 18 games under their belts — already have had more ups and downs in 1953 than most Southern Association teams have in a season. Atlanta, tied with Nashville and* • Chattanooga for fourth place today, has held every position in the standings except the cellar* If Mauch and company hold this week's pace., they needn't worry i about eighth place. Mauch sent Righthander Art! | rt 1 f\ Fowler to the mound against the In rflft f\ fT) I Jf\&n Nashville Vols last night. About '•"' W~""Vp&II two hours later, the 30-year-old veteran walked off with^a 4-0 victory over the Vols. It was Fowler's third victory against one setback this year. Rain at Birmingham, Memphis and Little Hock caused postponement of last night's other scheduled games. Fowler's triumph, which gave Atlanta a 9-9 mark, was notched before a crowd of 6,183. The 4-hitter was the first shutout of the season for an Atlanta pitcher, Nashville's Dick Adair was the loser. He gave up eight -hits in seven innings before being relieved by Jack Harshman. Mauch smashed a homer off Adair in the third. Birmingham, tied with Little Rock for the league lead, takes on Mobile tonight. The rest of the teams have the night off. Stan the Man Is Off Aga in another Stan hitting MEXICO CITY (/PI—Ben Hogatt^ golf's semi-retired capitalist, rule" a heavy favorite to add to his coffers as play opened today in the 72-hole Pan American Open championship. Two of the men most capable of keeping the bantam Hogan from new gold were absent, at least one of them bitter because of preferential treatment given the three-time U. S Open champion. Lloyd Mangrum, defending Pan Am titlist, said he was passing up the event because the sponsors offered Hogan a S5.000 eppearance bonus while the same sort of lure wasn't given him. The Pan Am sponsors denied the S5.000 offer to Hogan. They said they had later offered Mangrum 51,000 to come but Mangrum continued to refuse. Mangrum himself a former U. S. Open champion currently is the leading money winner among U. S. pros Sam Snead also was absent, and officials of the Mexican tournament said they had been given no reason j for his failure to show. ,' Hogan, recent winner of the Masters at Augusta, Ga., showed he was in good shape by firing a 69 in a warmup yesterday. He had the round in a pro-amateur preliminary event over the par 72 course, a sprawling layout of 7,400 yards. PHILADELPHIA Musial is off streak. The St. Louis Cardinals' slugger has hit safely in his last nine | games. He was stopped only in the I Cards' opening game by Milwaukee's Warren Spahn. *Stan had one hit in three trips} in last night's game against the j , s^ Phillies. * Read Courier News Classified AdiSj If you can't get to Kentucky for the Derby... .. .You can still get Kentucky's Favorite Straight Bourbon! • No matter where you are on Derby Day, you can still make a safe bet picking Kentucky's favorite straight Bourbon- Early Times. Your first taste will tell you why. 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