The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 8, 1953 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 8, 1953
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PXGB BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW?. MAY 8, 1053 Top Slate for Tonight If Weatherman Permits By BEN PHLEGAB AP Sportswrifcr Major league baseball, which has seen mighty little sunlight this spring, goes complete ly under the lights tonight for the first time this season. At least that's what the schedules say, although the weatherman may have othe ideas. He has had so many times since the baseball season opened almost four weeks ago tha club owners are beginning to suspect the Weather Burt-au lias been taken over exclusive! by rainmakers. /__: _ , -* First place in the N a t i o n a Hogan, Snead Sulk; Porky Picks up Cash WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. (AP) — A grumbling Ben Hogan and a complaining £}am Snead went out today to catch upstart Shelley Mayfield in the second round of the 72-hole Greenbrier Open Golf Tournament. The two famous linksmen were forced to concede t h e first round lead yesterday to the 28-year-old Mayfield, from Cedarhurst, L. L, but they weren't beefing about that so much as their own troubles. Despite their disgruntled attitud they were only a stroke behind along with Pete Cooper of Whit Plains, N. Y., who took four stroke less than the par 70. Hogan groused about the green; of the old White Course after fin' ishing with his 67, including five birdies. Complains of Hand Snead, who bounced back lo cop the last two tourneys on the t cotirse Sixty Boys Sign For Osceola Little League Practices Starr May 18; More Expected to Enter More than sixty boys have signed to play, with the Osceola entry in the Northeast Arkansas Little League and this number is expected to grow to about 15-85 before this week is over. Regular scheduled practices will commence on the 18th which will be the Monday after the Osceola schools close for the summer vacations; however, Coach Bill Bcall will begin official workouts once a day starting the llth. The league opens during the first week in June and aspirants for one of the fifteen positions on the squad will be whittled down at that time. Only fifteen boys are allowed to participate in any one game in league play; however, Coach BeaH 1 Baid this does not mean a boy who does mot get to play ''in the first game is through with baseball for the summer. , He is carrying on a regular summer baseball program and will give instruction to anyone of Little League age throughout the summer. This does not mean a boy who may not get to participate in the first game as a player, or who remains on the bench throughout the game, is eliminated from league play. The following week may show an entirely new team for the game. Practice sessions will be held twice a day commencing Monday, May lath at the High School baseball field. One work is scheduled nt 9:30 in the morning and the other at 2:00 in the afternoon. Any boy between the ages of 9 and 12, inclusive, and who will be twelve years of age at least one day during 1953, and who are interested in participating in the summer baseball program should report to the High School baseball field at the times mentioned above. L C. Guard, Mack Williams Take Golf Lead Dr. James Guard and Mack Williams Jr., were in the lead today as qualifying in the Blytheville Country Club's annual spring medal tournament entered its final stages. Tomorrow is the final day for golfers to qualify for the tournament. The fight for the championship conies Sunday when with the playing of the final 18 holes. Guard and Williams shot identical 77s in their qualifying rounds this week to step into the lead, two strokes ahead of Bill Pollard, the early leader. Running behind Pollard are Jim- ''my Stevenson, 81; James.Terry, the defending champion and George Hubard Jr., with 82s. Qualifiers will be placed in flights according to their qualifying scores, Pro Paul Farrington said. where he is the pro, still complained of an aching left hand despite his 67. Snead hurt the hand several weeks ago when he swung at a ball at Aiken, S. C., and connected with a tree root. Mayfield attributed his excellent performance to the fact he "missed the green only once." On that occasion he was in the roiigh 75 feet jiway from the cup on the 188-yard eighth hole. Undismayed, he chip- pd into the hole for a birdie two. Oliver, Stewart Tied ARDMORE, Okla. (/P)—Ed Oliver, the Jovial jester of golf's tournament trial, was in excellent position to abdicate his title as a perenial runner-up as some 151 players teed off today in the second round of the rich Ardmore Open Golf Tournament. Oliver, who claims Wilmingtpn, Del., as his home, came through li a three-under-par 67 on the G,483-yard Dormlck Hills Country Hub course to share the first round mri with Earl Stewart Jr., Dallas, Tex. Financial Success It was a financial success for both Mayers on the opening day of this "our-day tournament. They split the $500 first place award for the day's ow round and cadi picked up $90 shooting six birdies under the )onus plans of the Waco Turners, sponsors of the event. held a two-stroke lead over 'our other players aiming at the top wize of $6,400. E. J. Dutch Harrison, the vener- ible Arkansas traveler and host pro, ound his game lacking and hoped or a better performnnce as he ought to improve his opening ound 71 and a chance to win $11,400 as his part in the Turner money scheme. League will be at stake with th Philadelphia Phillies coming Int Brooklyn's Ebbets Field for three game set with the sccon place Dodgers. Milwaukee will attempt to pla its third home game of the year— the Braves have been rained ou of their new home four times i six tries—with the Chicago Cub as guests. St. Louis will be at Cin cinnati and Pittsburgh at New York. The New York Yankees put thei: game and a half American League lead on the line in Boston after a two day layoff. The Cleveland In dlans, the Yanks' nearest pursu crs, invade St. Louis. Philadelphia Athletics are at home to Washing ton and Detroit visits Chicago. The Phillies, nursing a precious lalf game edge over the Dodgers will fire their three biggest guns— ~'urt Simmons, Karl Drews and Robin Roberts. Cheerful Charlie Dressen of the Dodgers says he plans to counter with Billy Loes tonight, Preacher Roe tomorrow and possibly Joe Black on Sunday In the invasion from the West that just ended, the Dodgers, as usual, fared considerably better than the Phil.s. Brooklyn dropped only one out of seven games while Philadelphia broke even in eight. In the American League's first East-West series the East also came out on top, although by narrower margin than In the National since the Eastern American teams were on the road. They won 18 and lost 14. The overall National margin was 17-10. No games were played in either league yesterday. The American League hadn't planned to play any and Lhe four National League contests were rained out. "T.he latest postponements sent Dave Grote of the National League Service Bureau into the record books and he decided that only once in the last 50 years—in 1940— :iave there been more washouts at Lhis stage of the season. The Na- jonal League has lost 29 games of the weather. The same thing happened in 1947 while in 1940 there were 30 postponements in the first 24 days. Fights Last Night liy The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Johnny Brattpn, ISO'.i, Chicago, outpointed Livio Ml- nelli, 152, Italy, 10. DETROIT—Al Gronik, 145% Lincoln Park, Mich., outpointed Norman Webb, 1454. Chicago 8. COPENHAGEN — Joergen Johan- 'ii Denmark outpointed Jacques Prigent Prance 15. light-heavyweights but exact weights not available. 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(NEA) Sports Roundup — New York is Becoming Ghost Town of Boxing By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — A week'from tonight the hcavy- veight champioship of the world is to be contested in Chiago Stadium, barring another postponement, and you would inrdly know it around this ghost town of the fight game. The once bustling offices of the Louis, who experienced first hand nternational Boxing Club are de- erted except for a few older cm loyes .who have nowhere" else to Now and then a couple of ncient managers, left behind at le ebb of the tide, drop in and ecall the good old days of last une when New York saw a title ght between Ray Robinson and oey Maxim. For some reason—and we might' s well blame this on television, -there is a great apathy here bout the return meeting of Rocky iarciano and Jersey .Joe Walcott. here has been no ticket sale here orth mentioning, ^whereas $30,000 as taken in at the local IBC box- fice for their first fight at Phila- elphia last summer. Quick Win? Up to now exactly one fan. try- S hard to fill an awkward pause the small talk, has asked me x I thought it would come out. e didn't watt for an answer, but Id he thought, personally, that e young guy. Marciano, would do it quick this time." He said at was what Rocky's manager. Well!, had told him, and that was plenty smart. Probably it Is this attitude, a Idespread belief that the powerful iung champion will chill his 40- enr-old adversary In a hurry, that is dampened interest locally. Joe the opiate in Marciano's fists, said between his tap dancing turns at a local theatre that he believed Walcott's legs finally had gone and that Rocky would bag him much sooner than the 13th round this time. People still listen to Joe, even after catching his act. According to word brought east this week by Truman Gibson, the IBC's Chicago manager, things are lotting some better out there than they did before Rocky's bleeding nose caused the bout to be postponed from its original date, April 10. More than $300,000 is in the till, and it is estimated now that the gate will go over $500,000, not counting the TV fee. This Is a long way from the $850,000 figure which was kicked around when the bout \vas originally assigned to Chicago, but it is better than starving to death, too. Davey Hurt Gale The postponement proved fortunate for the promoters. By coln- the very hour that Marciano's nose began bleeding that Chicago fans were not buying tickets in the anticipated quantities, and that they were sore about the way the ad- vnnce sale was being handled. They appear to have been gentled. Looking back, it might have been that the original date was too soon after the Chicago sports had prac- BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia Brooklyn St. Louis Milwaukee Pittsburgh New York Chicago Cincinnati W 12 12 8 6 8 6 .-..8 10 ; 711 5 9 , 3 10 L Pet. OB 5 .706 — 6 .667 i/ 2 .571 2 i .571 2 .444 4 .389 5 .357 5 .231 7 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York Cleveland Boston Chicago St. Louis Philadelphia Washington Detroit W L Pet. GB .13 .10 .10 .11 .10 .10 ..7 13 . 5 16 .684 .625 .556 .550 .526 .526 .350 .238 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W. L. Pet. Birmingham 16 9 .640 Memphis 14 10 .583 Chattanooga 12 11 .520 Little Rock 13 -12 .520 Nashville 11 13 .458 New Orleans a 14 .44 Atlanta 10 13 .43 Mobile 10 15 .40 Memphis Can Gain On Barons Tonight By MERCER BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer Luke Appling and his Memphis Chicks should welcome Atlanta to Rtisswood Park tonight with open arms. When will the Chicks have a better opportunity to overhaul league- leading Birmingham ? Atlanta's road record is so pool it is pitiful. The Crackers have losl four of five during their cuvrenl trip, and have won only two out of 10 away from home this season. Botn Birmingham and Memphis lost last night, so the Chick; remain 1'i games behind the Baron: A victory over the Crackers tonight would reduce the margin to one game. Birmingham is Idle. The defending champion Chatta- Yesterdoy's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis at Brooklyn, postponed wet grounds Chicago at New York, postponed rain and wet grounds Cincinnati at Philadelphia, postponed, rain and wet grounds Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, post poned, rain and wet grounds. AMERICAN LEAGUE No games scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION ' Chattagoona 6 Memphis 3 Little Rock at Nashville, postponed, wet grounds New Orleans 3 Birmingham 2 10 innings Only games scheduled. Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia at Brooklyn—Simmons (4-1) vs. Loes (3-1) Pittsburgh at New York—I>a- palme (1-2) vs. .Connelly (0-0) Chicago at Milwaukee—Hacker 1-3) vs. AntonelU (1-1) St. Louis at Cincinnati—Staley 2-1) vs. Perkowski (1-1) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Boston—Sain (2-1) 5. Brown (1-1) Washington at Philadelphia—Sh 1-0) vs. Shantz (3-2) Cleveland at St. Louis—Wynn 3-0) vs. Larsen (0-1) or Brecheen 0-3) Detroit at Chicago—Gray (0-2) vs Dobson (2-2) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta at Memphis Mobile at Nashville Only games scheduled Ically torn the Stadium apart In 'ebruary trying to get in to see leir boy Chuck Davey fight Kid iavilan. A sucker needs a suitable eriod in which to cool off before e tackles the game again. You're paying for top quality whiskey...are you getting it? IN DOUBT...FIND OUT Careful hosts serve Glenmore. There's never any doubt about its quality and character. Sip for sip it's the most completely satisfying Kentucky Straight Bourbon you can buy. Next time, serve Glenmore, T4/5 Qt. GLENMORE KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON GLENMORE DISTILLERIES COMPANY • LOUISVILLE, KY. Medics Take Lock at Fighters Rocky, Joe Expected to be Pronounced Fit By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO WPJ—Rocky Marciano's now famous nose will be the center of attention today as doctors of the Illinois Athletic Commission give the heavyweight champion and Challenger Jersey Joe Walcott the once over. Both fighters are expected to be certified as physically fit for their return title scrap in Chicago Stadium next Friday night. There is no reason to believe that Rocky's beak will not come through the examination with flying colors. A month ago doctors found two broken blood vessels in the champion's nose and the fight was postponed from April 10 to May 15. Precious Snout Since then, the snout has been treated like it was made of Dresden China. It has been protected by a leather and sponge-rubber contraption that's part ol the headgear worn by Rocky in sparring sessions. No one knows what will happen when Rocky unmasks his nose at fight time and Walcott has a chance to hit it. The examination of ageless Jersey Joe should be just plain routine. If ever a guy drank from the fountain of youth, the old pappy guy did. He has amazed spectators with his fast foot work. Many ring veterans' think he will become the first nooga Lookouts chased Chick starter Tommy Hurd in the eighth with a 3-run outburst that broke a tie and made the final score 6-3. With one man out, Roy Hawes doubled, Don Orate singled and Frank Sacka tripled. Tom Wright relieved Hurd and got Tony Roig to roll out. But. Leroy Dietzel pounded out a double to score the third run. Pels Stop Barons New Orleans whipped .Birmingham, 3-2, in 10 innings, to prevent the Barons from gaining ground. . The Little Rock game at Nashville was-postponed because of cold and wet grounds. Atlanta and Mobile Were not scheduled. Sonny Senerchia made the most of his pinch-hitter's role as he singled in the winning run for the Pels. Gall Henley had banged a triple against the Scoreboard, then the next two men got walks. Senerehia was sent in to swing for pitcher Lee Anthony and connected lor his game winning single. Pel Manager 'Danny Murtaugh and First Baseman Erv Dusak were t out 01 the game in the eighth for arguing over a decision. The Barons chopped two players off their roster in a move to come within play ( er limits. Righthander Johnny Wingo, and Shortstop Johnny Hunton were optioned to Binghampton, N. Y., in the Class A Eastern League. Fuentes Meets Wilson in TV Bout Tonight NEW YORK fff)—Ramon Fuentea, a new face from Los Angeles, opens his campaign for a rating in the welter division tonight against Al (Sugar) Wilson of Englcwood, N. ., in a 10-round match at St. Nicholas Arena. The bout will get the usual Friday night radio and TV network treatment, starting at 8:00 p.m. (CST). Young Punetes, beaten only once i 21 pro starts, holds the California Welter Title on the strength of a win over Mario Trigo last July. In his only start this year he stopped Freddie (Babe) Herman in, five rounds, March 17. Wilson. 26, has been winning — and losing — in the small clubs. On ,he strength of a creditable show- ng In a losing bout with Johnny ._ „.....*.,, .»„ ..,,. •jv.v.uiiii, mis; nitiu Bratton, April 14, he got the TV dethroned heavyweight in boxing I shot and the $3,600 that goes with history to regain his crown. it. His record for 35 fights is 23-10-2. SUNDAY^ and every Sunday! BLYTHEVILLE SPEED BOWL WALKER PARK Time Trials - - - 1 p.m. Races Start - - 2:30 p.m. Adm. Adults $1 Children 50c THRILLS GALORE! Television Radios RCA Victor Record Players Combinations Halsell & White Furniture MAIN & DIVISION IN BLYTHEVILLE PHONE 6096

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