The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 12, 1953 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 12, 1953
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PAOB toe BLTTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MAY 12, 1953 Little League Teams Chosen;!07 Boys Listed Little League coaches selected 107 players to represent the six teams in the circuit at an "auction sale" at the Y last night. ..,,.., , t, Despite the' loss of practice sessions because of rain during the past week, the coaches last night decided to go ahead as originally scheduled with the bidding on players. Each team started with 36.000 points to use In bidding on players. Spirited bidding for favorite players ran to cost of several boys to well over 10,000 points. practices for most teams will be- sin immediately, with facilities at the Ninth Street Park scheduled for nearly every day right up to the season opener on June 2. Team ratters are as follows: LIONS tLUB - Frank Alford, Larry Fitzgerald, Tom Godwin, W1I- simmons, Danny Bratcper. m ^ baseba , lgj auto graphed by major league players, will life offered to kid baseball players of Blytheville as liam , Lewis Mathls, Danny Morris. Billy Kelson. Jessie Raspberry, Thomas . Seay, Joe Lee Smith. Jimmy Holi- fleld Jimmy Kellett, Charles Edings and Jerry Hill. Coached by Roland Bishop and Harman Taylor. KIWANIS CLUB — Larry Burge»on, George Burton, Dewey Davis. Billy Hanley, James Marshall, Gerald Rhodes, Don Sellings. J. L Austin, Jimmy Brute, Jimmy Fong John Mayes, Lawrence Tayloi Bruce Whitney, Claude Wheeler Bobby Wilson, Jerry Polsgrove Harding Cure, John McDowell. Jr Kemp Whisenhunt, Jr.. Bobby Jacques. James Young and Oarj Lendennie. Coached by the Rev James Rainwater and John McDoW' "AMERICAN LEGION — William Boyd. Harvey Flowers, Glynn Dale Howard, 1 Albert Turner, Rober •White, Burley White, Billy Hatch Charles Chism, Douglas Dorns Ricky Dedman, Jerry Gilless, Byron Moore. Wayne O'Bannon, Jerry Rounsavall, Sterling Cook, Johnnie Plunkett and Donald Nelson Coached by Ott Mullins and Worth Holder. JAYCEES — Marshall Aycock Sonny Elledge, Billy Gene Gurien Steve Maguire, Harold Pulley, Darrell Gene Swaner, Lee Roy Vinson Jerry Wtlliford, Curtis B. Bran- Bcum, Larry Courtney, Charles Cobb, James Kelley, Gary Edward Sparks, Freddy White, Billy Boone, Jimmy Lentz, Bob sweet, and John Dean Storey. Coached by George Anderson. ROTARY CLUB — Lynwood Craig, Louis Garner. Alvie Ray Jarrett, • Bobby Peek, Billy Ross, Tommy Smith, Bobby Joe Smith, Bonny Huey, Alvin Harris, Jerry LarMn, Buford Wadell, Tex Turner, Jerry Coleman, Gene Turner, Mike God- «ey. Wendell chitmon and Oimmie Lendennie. Coached by Ed Cure, Vaughn Starnes and Pat Chitmon. SHBINERS — Bob Dallas, Billy Haney, James Pugh, Jack Renfro, Paul Swafford, Russell Smith, Charles West, Phyllis earner, J. B. Fisher, Robert Lovelace, Phillip McDermott, Jesse Taylor, Larry Whittle, Clyde Qriffin, Evan Wimberly. Jonathon Abbot, Harold G. McClan- «han and Billy Lambert, Jr. Coached by J. L. Westbrook and Lynwood Lewis. Autographed Balls Will Be Awarded trophies again this year. For Davey Again Stops Lombardo Wirh v TKO In Seventh By MURRAY ROSE NBW YORfP) — Aggressive Gil Turner was back on the victory trail today aiming for a big money shot with Chuck Davey in August. Heavier a little slower afoot but just as fast as ever with his hands Gil got back on the winning side last night by stopping Lanky Johnny Lombardo of Mt. Carmel, Pa., in one minute of the seventh round at Eastern Parkway arena. For the", first three pounds, the 3 to 1 underdog matched Turner punch for punch. But it took too much out of liim and he faded under the Philadelphia welterweight contender's ceaseless bombardment from then- on. There weren't any knockdowns but Lombardo almost fell in both the fourth and fifth rounds. Referee Barney Felix halted the one-sided bout after Johnny had absorbed 21 straight punches and then another stream of 12 without making a return in the seventh. Turner scales 152, the heaviest of his career, to Lombardo's 151 ',•>. The triumph was Turner's 35th against three losses. Lombardo's record now is 29-6-1. It was the second time he was stopped. Fishing for River Bass Starrs 16th LITTLE ROCK (IP) — Pishing for large and small mouth bass on Arkansas's rivers and streams will open on May 16 after being closed. ~N since March 15 during spawning "..Arkansas' bass season is open all year-round on lakes. The limit for one day's catch is eight large or •mall mouths, or 15 white bass. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pot. G. Brooklyn 14 7 .667 Philadelphia 13 7 Milwaukee 11 7 St. Louis 10 8 New York 10 12 Pittsburgh 9 13 Chicago 6 12 Cincinnati 5 12 .650 1/3 .611 l'/ 2 .556 2>/j .455 41/2 .409 5'/s .333 6'/ 2 .294 7 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. G. New York 15 7 .682 Cleveland 13 7 .650 1 Chicago .1510 .6001 Boston 11 10 .524 3'A Washington 11 13 .458 5 St. Louis 10 12 .455 5 Philadelphia 10 13 .435 5J4 Detroit 6 19 .240 10 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 17 10 16 11 Birmingham Memphis Chattanooga Nashville Little Bock New Orleans Atlanta Mobile .630 .593 14 rt 13 13 11 12 .583 .500 .500 .448 .407 .400 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE No games scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago 2 Cleveland 1 (Only game scheduled) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans 5 Atlanta 2 Mobile 8 Birmingham 5 Chattanooga at Little Rock, postponed Nashville at Memphis, postponed * J. P. Friend, assistant postmaster and sports enthusiast, said yesterday ^he has received two baseballs autographed by St. Louis Cardinal players and one autographed by Pittsburgh Pirate players and that two more, one from the New York Yankees and one from the Boston Red Sox, are expected soon. Mr. Friend, who also is statistl- can for several minor leagues, has been obtaining autographed baseballs for trophies for Y league teams for several years. The Cardinal,baseballs were sent Mr. Friend by Jim Toomey, the Cards' direcor of publicity. The Pittsburgh baseball was sent by Branch Rickey, Pirate president. Parnell Helps Mel Parnell, mound ace of the Boston Red Sox who pitched for the Blytheville Army Air Field nine during World War II. will furnish the other two baseballs autographed by the Red Sox and Yankees, Mr. Friend said. Giving autographed baseballs as trophies actually was Parnell's idea. While playing a spring exhibition game in Memphis three years ago Parnell handed Mr. Friend a baseball autographed by him and his Boston teammates with instructions that it be given to "some deserving kid." Later that year he also sent one autographed by the World Champion New York Yankees. And Mr. Friend took it from there. The following year he obtained balls from the Cardinals and Pittsburgh and turned them over to the Y. In past years the balls have been given to leading batters and pitchers of the Little League and the Junior Leglon-Y team. Two of this year's baseballs already have been earmarked to go to the Little League. The remainder will be distributed by the Y. Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Chicago—Meyer (2) or Wade (2-0) vs Hacker (1-4) Pittsburgh at Cincinnati — Lapalme (1-2) vs Erautt (0-0) or Jud;on (0-0) 3 New York at Milwaukee—Connely (0-0) vs Bickford (0-2) Philadelphia at St. Louis—Kon- .tanty (2-1) vs. Presko (1-1) AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit at Washington—Garver 2-3) vs. Marrero (1-2) St. Louis at Philadelphia—Holloman (1-1) vs. Shantz (3-3) Cleveland at New York—Wynn 3-0) vs. Ford (2-0) Chicago at Boston—Dobson (3-2) 'S. Parnell (4-0) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mobile at Birmingham Nashville at Memhis Chattanooga at Little Rock New Orleans at Atlanta Duke University's 1952 baseball tarn won 31 games. This was tops for a Duke team in a single season. Skaters Learn From the Book AP Newsfeaturcs SEATTLE—The Brusins of Butte, Mont., learned' their ice skating rom a book. This caused no end of eye-batting around the Pacific Coast Figure ikating Championships at Seattle's Civic Ice Arena. Nearly all the con- ,estants trained for hours under expert tutors to perfect their intricate steps and whirls. Mr. and Mrs. George Brusin practiced on the living room rug n their home. And they took the book with them in the evenings when they skated at the Butte Country Club's outdoor rink. The Brusin vanctlons took them to cities which hod big rinks and professional Instructors who could get the kinks out of their book learning. "The book was always right," says Mrs. Brusin "but sometimes we were wrong. Occasionally we'd knock each other down when we tried to skate together after learning our parts separately." Butte knows her better as Dr. Vida Mathews, physician. But on the skating program she is Mrs. Georqe Brusta, wife of a shoe merchant. Perspiration Is a device of the body to get rid of waste material and maintain balanced body temperature. rum OHLY FACIH& %/OM WALCOTT A* HE BID* TO OtfrAIH Hif UtAWWtlSHT 77716 KOKl ROCKY MAKCtAHO... Writers Take a Good Look at Rocky's Punch By JACK HAND lUt CHICAGO (AP) — Jersey Joe Walcott scoffs at the theory that his old ^egs gave . on him in the 13th round against Rocky Marciano last September. ''It wasn't the legs," he said yesterday. "I felt as good in the 13th as I did in the first. It was the blood running down into my eye. I never saw the punch that knocked me out." Walcott could have seen the punch for free yesterday at tt private showing of the uncut fight films for newsmen. He preferred not to mix business with rest on his day off. It was a right hand, Joe, right on the button. Felix Bocchicchio, Walcott's manager, also missed the knockout punch in the movies. He saw it in person. After viewing six rounds, Felix left, the projection room, claiming Marciano could be accused of butting in every one of the six rounds. Until a desperate Marciano knocked him loose from the world heavyweight title In the 13th with that right-hand bomb, Jersey Joe was way out in front on points In a slashing fight. Much of the prefight talk about Friday's title rematch at Chicago Stadium hinges on Walcott's ability to go 15 rounds at top speed. Everybody, Marciano excepted, admits that 39-year-old Jersey Joe can box rings around short-armed Rocky. But they aren't sure he can keep moving under the constant pressure of the champ's thumping body punches. The 11-year spread between Marciano, 23, and the old Pappy Guy from Camden, N. J., is a major factor In the 3-1 odds favoring Rocky. "How would you like to be 28 again?" somebody asked Walcott, "I feel like I'm 28 right now," he answered with a grin. "A man is as old as he feels. You. fellows could save a lot of newspaper space if you'd cut out that 'old' in old Jer- Sports Roundup — Yankee Pitching, Indian Giving; Those Fast Balls, Do They Bounce? By OAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees of 1941 won the American League pennant by the runaway margin of 17 games, and yet not a m a n on Joe McCarthy's pitching staff that yea"r won more than 15 victories. Bed Ruffing and Lefty Gomez each racked up 15, Maritis Russo 14, Spud Chandler 10, Ernie Bonham, Atley Donald and Marv Breuer 9 apiece, and Johnny Murphy, the great reliever, 8. Cleveland's record of trading away the wrong players must be without parallel. Gene Woodling, the current leader of the Yankees' attack, belonged to the Indians originally, but they dealt him to Pittsburgh in 1946 for a second- string catcher named Al Lopez. The Tribe's swap of Allie Reynolds for Joe Gordon looked good at the time, is the acrobatic second baseman helped them win a pennant in '48, but Reynolds now has helped pitch the Yanks to five world championships, going on six. The deal which sent Minnie Mlnoso to the Chicago White Sox is of too painfully recent memory to require comment. Owners of television sets need not start worrying any time soon over the prospect of having to insert a quarter in the slot or dialing their phone operator for permission to watch a big league game. President Walter O'Malley of the Brooklyn club claims he is seriously interested in such a "closed circuit" scheme. We hate to tell Walter, but that is when the beer and the cigarette sponsors will bow out and cease to write him those lovely checks reputed to total around $500,000 each spring. That's a lot of quarters. We saw doubt expressed In print again the other day that a fast-ball pitcher actually can make the ball rise, or "jump," as it reaches the CLOSED Every Sat. Afternoon! L. K. Ashcraft Co. R.R. and Cherry Ph. 4493 batter. The argument, as usual, was that such a feat is against all the laws of nature. All we know is that we've asked perhaps a dozen catchers about it at one time or another and that, without exception, they swear she hops the width of a bat when a good good speed- bailer is right. Dazzy Vance told us the last World Series that he had many days when his famous fast one was jumping close to six inches. "They'd call for a look at that ball after nearly every pitch," the old Dazmarin chuckled. sey Joe." Both WaLcott and Marciano wind up heavy training today with their final boxing sessions. Jersey Joe will work at the Midwest Gymn on the "West Side and the champ at his camp in Holland, Mich. Then they will taper off until ring time Friday night. Rough Night At Mat Show O'Hara, Siksay Win On Disqualification Things got rough at the Memorial Auditorium last night—so rough, in fact, that two of 'the wrestlers in the American Legion's tag match main event were disqualified. Doran O'Hara and his partner Jimmy Siksay were awarded the tag match decision when Referee Jack Moody stopped the bout in the second fall because the tactics of Red Roberts and .Carlos Rodriguez got too rough. Roberts and Rodriquez, for 15 minutes, beat up everybody in sight in that hectic second round, including Moody. And when Moody tried to intervene, they went to work on him. But big Jack himself stumbled to his feet and raised O'Hara's hand in victory signifying that he had disqualified Roberts and Rodriquez. But the two big boys didn't take Moody's decision lying down. They fumed and snorted, and after O'Hara and Siksay had left the ring, they atacked the official again forcing O'Hara and Siksay to come to his rescue. O'Hara and Siksay won the first fall in 15 minutes, too, with O'Hara making Roberts give with a crab hold. In the two one-fall preliminary bouts O'Hara defeated Rodriquez in eight minutes and Roberts won over Siksay in nine minutes. The Lowest Price for Kentucky Straight Bourbon In Arkansas!!! 6 yearsOM 96 proof HEAVEN HILL* Diifitttcf on<] BcIlJed in tyd Ktnlvtly by HEAVEN HILL DISTfLLiRIES INC. Compare Uese Prices! AT AIL GOOD '! STORES IN ARKANSAS BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY Indians Suffer From Old Jinx By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sportswriler Are the Cleveland Indians suffering from an incurable case of Yankeephobia? It is true that the mere thought of Casey Stengel's crew scares the living daylights out of the otherwise dangerous tribe? Probably not. But the time for the Indians to eliminate such suspicions is fleeting rapidly. They come into Yankee Stadium tonight for the first of a two-game series. If they blow the opener most folks probably will advise them to . go back to their Ohio camping grounds and wait for another season, even though there BennettTops Former Teammates 7-Hitter Gives Mobile Win Over Barons By MERCER BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer The Birmingham Barons peddled to Mobile a 28-year- old pitcher, Al Bennett, the first week of the season. Last night, Bennett showed the Southern Association leaders that he still has plenty stuff in his right arm. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound- er threw a 7-hitter to give the last place Bears an 8-5 victory over his former teammates. The defeat left Birmingham with a one-game edge over 'second place Memphis. The Chicks' game with Nashville was postponed because of wet grounds, and the Chattanooga game at Little Rock was rained out. It ,j,'as the fifth postponement in a week' for the Travelers. The familiar confines of their home park did nothing to help the reeling Atlanta Crackers, as they dropped a 5-2 decision to New Orleans. The Crackers, who have dropped five of their last six games, are only a half game ahead of last place Mobile. Big Al Grunwald led a 13-hit attack on three Atlanta pitchers. His three singles drove In four of the Pels' five runs. Pel Southpaw Lenns, Yochim scattered seven hits and received fine support afield for his fourth victory against three defeats. The Crackers were ready to roVI out the welcome mat for Right- fielder Chuck Tanner, who is being sent down from Toledo. Tanner, a fine, defensive player, also is a dangerous man with a bat .In his 1951 and 1952 seasons with the Crackers, he hit .318 and .345.. are 20 more New, York-Cleveland clashes this summer. Habit-Forming? Losing to the Yankees is an old, and undesirable habit, of the Indians. It has been many moons and eight long seasons since Cleveland won more games than it lost with New York. The tribal witchdoctors may have R really big job ahead of them because there are indications the 1953 Yankee hex may be even more widespread than in the past. Last night the Indians stopped off at their friendly wigwam' on Lake Erie for a single game with Chicago. They had swept a three- game series with the improved St. Louis Browns. They owned a minute percentage edge over the second-place New Yorkers. A clear victory would have sent them on in to New York with a chance to hold that lead even if they only broke even in the two games. Lemon Socked It didn't work out that way. The same Sox who bowed to Bob Lemon on a single, hit on opening day collected eight against him last night and won the game, 2-1. The Indians, worrying about the Yankees' Whitey Ford, who pitches tonight, and Vic Raschi, who may go tomorrow, weren't able to concentrate against Billy Pierce. The left-hander gave up seven hits, all harmless except for Bobby Avila'B second home run, in picking up his fifth win against a single setback. The Cleveland-Chicago contest was the only regular action In either league .yesterday. The traveling date brought three exhibitions, however, i*ith the National Leaguers winning two from American League clubs'and dropping a game against International League opposition. jhe New York Giants whipped the Boston Red Sox at the Polo Grounds, 7-3; Pittsburgh scored, twice in the ninth inning to beat the Browns, 3-2, and Milwaukee bowed to Toronto, 3-2. Starting today all of the national league teams will be in the West and all of the American League in the East for the first time this season. Along with the Indians In New York the American League schedule shows St. Louis In Philadelphia, where Bobo Holloman o will be making his first start since whipping the A's on a no-hitter last week; Chicago in Boston and Detroit in Washington. All »re night games. In the National League Brooklyn, the leader over Philadelphia by half a game, invades Chicago for the only day contest; the Phillies are in St. Louis, Pittsburgh in Cincinnati and New York in Milwaukee. In 1933 Rogers Hornsby made five consecutive hits as a pinch-hittAT for the St. Louis Cardinals. Why settle for Jess? A1953 CMC Pickup '24' at delivered locally gives you all this: IDS HP Valve-in-heaU Engine • 8.0 to 1 Conv pression Ratio • "6-Footer" Cab • 45-Ampere Generator • Double-Acting Shock Absorbers • Recirculating Bail-Bearing Steering • Self* Energizing Brakes • Synchro-Mesh Transmission • 6-Ply Heavy-Duty Tires. *Model 101-25. DUAL-RANGE TRUCK HYDRA-MATIC ond other optional. equipment, accessories, slots and local taxes, il or>y, additional. Price* may vary slightly in adjoining communities due to shipping charges. Ail prices sublet to changa without notice. HORNER-WILSON MOTOR CO. 309 E. MAIN STREET, BLYTHEVILLE Retread Today, the McCaul Way! 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