The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 26, 1956 · Page 6
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Monday, March 26, 1956
Page 6
Start Free Trial

MONDAY, MARCH 98,1«M BLYTHBVHX.1 (ARK.) COURIER XEWf PAQE Sharpen Needles For Derby MIAMI, Pla. (/P)—Owners of the Florida-bred Needles fixed their sights on the Kentucky Derby today and said that will be the next race for their sensational 3-year- old. Needles boosted his Kentucky Derby stock Saturday with a convincing Victory in the $145,000 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park Mfore 24,191 when he put on a 4-H Champion. Cage Squads The basketball teams shown here are the winners of their respective divisions in the recent 4-H basketball tournament held at Lost Cane. Team in the upper left photo is Victoria of the "B" boys division. Upper right is Leachville, "C" boys. In the middle is the Milligan Ridge team, "C" girls, and in lower photo is the squad representing Victoria, "B" girls. Outstanding players from the tournamunt were named also. They.are: "C" girls: Billie Evans, Milligan Ridge; Lavada Hiser, Lost Cane; Rebecca Carter, Blackwater; and Mary Ellen Lewis, Victoria. "C" boys: Don Lewis, Victoria; Connie Keeling, Milligan Ridge; Butch Smith and Jerry Edwards, Leachville; Rudy Williams, Lost Cane; Jerry Pierce, Blackwater; and Tommy Hart, No. 9. "B" girls: Beulah Peyton, Lost Cane; Elizabeth Scott, Blackwater; Marilyn Sweet, Victoria; and Maureen Burleson, Promised Land. ••B" boys: J. V. Owens, Lost Cane; Billy Rodgers, Blackwater; Raymond Hendrix, Promised Land; and Oakley, who starred for Victoria. Skinny Dickinson Bullies Pros MIAMI BEACH, Pla. (AP) — Gardner Dickinson Jr., who surprised even himself by winning the Miami Beach Open, is further proof that brawn is not required in championship golf. So thin he scarcely oast* a lead over Dickinson , who was shadow standing sideways to the sun, the young Panama City, Pla., pro weighs only "about 125" with a pocketful of change. But hts steady 69 in yesterday's final round edged out by one stroke two husky members of golf's younger set — Billy Maxwell of Odessa, Tex,, and Dow Pinster- wald of Bedford Heights, Ohio. Although Dickinson pocketed top money of $2,400 for his 16-under- par ,272, the tournament probably will be best remembered as "the one Maxwell lost." The 26-year-old Texan, never •worse than a tie for first, entered the final round with a five-stroke second. But a misbehaving putter helped him to a 15 and he wound up in a tie for stcond with Finsterwald. The 29 - year - old Pinsterwald starting seven strokes off the pace shot a course record 29 going out He led the faltering Maxwell by one stroke and the consistent Dickinson by three strokes after 63 holes. But he soared to a 39 on the back nine for a 68. Gary Middlecoff of Dallas,, who closed with a and Bob Inman of Detroit, who had a 70, tied for fourth at 275. Jimmy Demaret's par-72 was good for sixth at 276 and Leo Biagetti of Willoughby Ohio, was next with 71 and 277. OREGON COUNTY LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION, ALTON, MISSOURI FEEDER PIG SALE Alton, Mo., April i, 1956 — Sale Starts at 12:30 2500-Feeder Pigs-2500 To tell at auction by the poiiul, Hoi* are norttrt Into uniform lota at to breed, type and quality. Over 3000 pigs will be of foot Hampthlre breeding. Sorting It wider the nperrMon of the Agricultural Extension -Service. All plgi are vaccinated with •cram and vlnu M <1»ji before the sale by a Veterinarian and all boan are castrated. Plgi will weigh 2(1 to U» Ibi. A large number of 7* t« 1M Ib. hogi to «en. For Information write: Ghas, Nicholas, Alton, Mo., Phone PR S-21D2 Alton, Mo. Rate Manatee) or F, O. Young, Alton, M«., Secretary. • customary stretch run to whip 13 other speedy colte in track record time. He ran the mile and an eighth in 1:48 3/5, shaving a fifth of a second off the mark shared jointly by Harmonica, Battlefield and Admiral's Pride. Needles earned $95,200 and now has a bankroll of 5338,605. That compares favorably with Nashua's 5402,340 at this stage of his career. Cardinals Drown Pirates Shantz is A's Only Chance By ED CORRIGAN The Associated Press The sad, sad Kansas City pitching staff is looking hopefully to a pint-sized left-hander who has won just 11 games in the past three years to take over as the big winner. Ii Bobby Shamz, 5 feet 6 and 138 pounds, can come back, the A's will throw their weight around the American League. They may not finish any better than their 1955 spot, sixth, but they won't be pushovers either. . Shamz was the toast of Philadelphia in 1952. He had won 24 games tor the A's and had been named Most Valuable Player in the league. But on May 22, 1953, he went to the sidelines with a strained muscle in his pitching He hasn't been the same since. That year, he pitched only 106 innings. In 1954, he threw just eight innings and won one game. Last season, he began to climb the long road back and compiled a 5-10 record and a far-from-sensational 4.54 earned run average. Last December, his arm was declared "sound" by a physician and when he signed his contract in January, ,he said it felt good. Shantz, now 30, has been in St. Louis (Team) Is the Hottest Read Courier News Classified Ads ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. («— The St. Louis Cardinals, hottest team in the grapefruit league, received a boost from a regular battling for his job and a rookie bid- dine for the catcher's post in the latest of their six straight victories. ' Left fielder Rip Repulski, feeling the challenge of rookie Jack Brandt, delivered a two-run single with the bases loaded to snap a seventh- inning tie in the Redbisds' 7-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Repulski had two hits and three rbi's for the game and little Hal Smith three hits in his spirited bid for the No. 1 catcher's spot. Brandt hit a long triple and drove in a run, giving him a spring average of .280 to Repulskl's .212. three games this spring. One was a bad one. He was tagged for seven runs by the Chicago White Sox in 4 2-3 innings. The other two were good. He held Milwaukee to one run in three innings, and yesterday at West Palm Beach he took his longest test, handcuffing the Washington Senators for six innings. The A's won the game 13-1. He was ahead of the hitters most of the way and scattered seven hits' while fanning five. Another big question mark, Saul Rogovin, who has been In and out of the majors for more than a decade, turned in a fine performance for Philadelphia in Clearwater. He tossed four scoreless innings against Boston and the Phillies finally won out in the 10th, 1-0 on Granny Hamner's home run. At Tampa, the Chicago White Sox licked the Cincinnati Redlegs 6-1 with Jack Harshman giving up just four hits. Ancient Tommy Byrne, aided by fuzzy-cheeked Ralph Terry, shut out the Brooklyn Dodgers 5-0 for the New York Yankees at Miami. Byrne held the Brooks to two hits for six innings, arjd Terry, up from Denver, doled out two more the rest of the way. Elsewhere, the Cleveland Indians edged the New York Giant* 4-3 at Tucson; the St. Loul» Cardinals stopped the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 at St. Petersburg; th» Chicago Cubs battered the Baltimore Orioles 10-5 at Los Angela, and the Milwaukee B r a v • I whipped the Detroit Tigers 5-1 at Bradenton. Kilgore Junior Champs HUTCHINSON (fft— The National Junior College basketball championship belongs to Kilgore, Ten., today, thanks to a 68-65 victory over Hannibal LaGrange of Missouri in the tournament finals here Saturday night. It was Hannibal's second year in a row as runnerup. Moberly, Mo., -iiie-fedending champion, won third— place with a 72-66 consolation triumph* from Pueblo, Colo., whicll finished sixth. National League batsmen hit 30 grand slam home runs ip 1956. This was five under tfce all-time league mark of 35 set in 1950. The Cincinnati Redlegs finished fifth in the National League In 1955 but their pitchers led the loop in shutouts with 12. Flash Bulletin from Mobilgos Economy Run V-8 WINS CLASS A In this year's Mobilgas Economy Run a new Ford V-8, with Fordomatic, Was the official victor over every car in its field, with a winning average of 47.7643 ton-miles per gallon. This means that the sturdier, heavier Ford carried more weight, with greater gas economy per pound, than any car in its field. This latest Ford victory was scored over a rough and rigorous 1,468.8-mile route running from Los Angeles to Colorado Springs. The winning Ford threaded its way over the tough and twisting course averaging better than 40 mph. Through the heat of Death Valley and over the chilling height of an 11,000-foot mountain peak... through the gas-eating stop- and-go of city traffic and over the straight- line open road . . . Ford proved anew its traditional reputation for economical performance. The winning Ford was a regular-production model taken right from the assembly line and officially impounded until the starter's gun sounded. It was no different than thousands of '56 Fords you see on the road and in dealers' showrooms. This proves that Ford, the Performance, Style and Safety leader, leads in Economy, tool That adds up to four big reasons why the '56 Ford is worth more when you buy it, while you drive it, and when you sell it, tool The "ton-mile" formula Ii used by contest officials to Insure equal ehanoe for aK cars in each dtat regardless of size or weight. Ton-miles Jier gallon equals the car weight (including passengers) in . tons, multiplied by tlte number of miles traveled, divided by number of gallons of gasoline consumed. I Test Drive the Economy Winner... FORD ALL-AMERICAN fop Award Winner for Ail-Around Stock Car Performance... PERFORMANCE CHAMPION Winner of MANUFACTURER'S TROPHY Dayfono Beath, Florida PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY 300 Broadway PhoM 3-4453

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free