The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 5, 1956 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 5, 1956
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THURSDAY, APRIL g, 1»B6 BLYTHEVTU.E (ARK.) COtmtER NEWS PAGE NTVK Sizzling Braves-Bums Battle Newcombe to Prove He's Not 'Gutless' By ED W1LKS Th« Associated Prw« The National League season doesn't open for 12 days, but the battle's already on between the world champion Brooklyn Dodgers and the Milwaukee Braves. Tempers have flared. Don Newcombe, tired of being called "gutless," is mad. After a couple of squabbles that almost led to fist fights in the Braves' 7-5 10-inning decision over the Brooks yesterday. Big Newk said today, "Those guys sit around all night saying how gutless our pitchers are — especially me. "Well, we'll see about that tomorrow." Running 1 Skirmlih Newcombe is slated to face thn Braves at Chattanooga tomorrow as the two NL contenders continue their eight-game homeward tour from Florida. They play at New Orleans today. But If yesterday's doings are •ny Indication of what's to come —and If Newk is serious—it won't be an exhibition tour, pal, It will be a running skirmish. Things started Jumping in Mobile, Ala., yesterday when Roy Campanella came to bat for the Brooks in the second inning with th« base* loaded. He hit the dirt to escape Bob Buhl's first pitch, and on the next toss rapped into a double play. The call at first was close and Campy, who weighs 205. tromped on Joe Adcock's left foot as he crossed the bag. When the Brooks came to bat In the third, Adcocfc and Milwaukee catcher Del Bice started jawing with the Dodger bench, which returned the" jeers. Suddenly both Rice and Adcock started for the Brooklyn dugout. Jackie Robinson, Carl Furillo and Duke Snider cut them off. There was nothing more than pushing and an exchange of words. Play resumed and Buhl sent Robinson sprawling with his first pitch, nicking the Dodger veteran on the right wrist. Buhl apologized and Robinson called it "an acci dent," but later retired for ice- pack treatment. The game? Oh, Buhl went on to become the second Milwaukee hurler to go nine Innings (Warren Spahn's the other), but Dave Jolly got the victory when the Braves scored twice in the 10th, with Johnny Logan swatting a solo homer to break a 5-5 tie, off rookie Don El stem. Indians Take Giants The Cleveland Indians beat the New York Giants 2-0 behind the five-hit pitching of Bob Lemon and Bob Feller although held to only three hits. Detroit's Dick Marlowe and Bob Miller outlasted Boston's Mel Parnell and Frank Baumann to win 2-1. Earl Torgeson singled home the clincher in the eighth off Baumann while Red Sox rookie Marty-Keough got the game's lone extra-base hit — a. third-inning homer off Marlowe. . Cincinnati and Washington each FIREBALL —- Don Newcombe goes Into motion, rears back, fires and is in position to field a ball hit back through the middle. had only five hits, but the Redlegs ran away with a 5-0 decision after getting nine walks from Bunky Stewart. ' The New York Yankees belted Robin Roberts for all their runs in the fourth,, including a two-run homer by rookie Lou Skizas, but lost to the Philadelphia Phils 4-3. The Phils scored three in the eighth off Bob Grim. Pittsburgh got three runs in the second off Art Ceccarelli and beat Kansas City 4-2 with Roberto Clemente getting 3-for-3. And Baltimore, paced by Jim Pyburn's two homers, walloped the Chicago Cubs 15-4. One of Pyburn's clouts was a first-inning grand-slam off Paul Minner. NEW ORLEANS (/P)—Bonus boy Cletus Boyer and rookie Mike Baxes were impressive both at bat and in the field yesterday but their efforts were nob enough as the Kansas City A's bowed to Pittsburgh 4-2. Shortstop Baxes, 2fl, up from San Francisco where he hit .323 last year drove in a run with a single. The 19-year-old Boyer, who hit .241 in 47 games with the A's last year got two safeties in three chances The Athletics completed four double plays yesterday with all of them going from Baxes to Boyer to veteran first baseman Vlv Power Kansas City plays Pittsburgh to night at Houston. CAMP GORDON, Ga. (ff->—Bunky Stewart needs more work befor he'll be ready for steady pitchlni k duty with the Washington- Sena tors. In his first start yesterday, fltew art gave up nine walks, let loose wild pitch and yielded the Cincin nati Redlegs five runs in three in nings. Stewart got a late start in spring training "because of a broken toe. Don Bisplinghoff of Orlando Fla., was invited to the Masters golf .tournament as a result of win nlng the 195fi North and South ama teur. 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Foi Ight rounds, although he ab- orbed heavy punishment, he carried the fight to Martinez with wild rushes. Not until the ninth did Martinez, a 4-1 favorite, take charge. He dropped Diaz in that round with a left and right to the Jaw, but the bell ended the count at seven as the game Cuban climbed dizzily to his feet. A smashing right to the taw dropped Diaz again for an eight count in the final round but he was on his feet at the enrt. Martinez, 26, was a lopsided winner on all cards. Referee Eddie Coachman called It 100-85, Judge Ous Jacobson voted it 99-86. and Judge Stu Winston 99-89. The Associated Press had it 100-89. Martinez weighed 147'/ 2 to 150 for' Diaz. Fiahts Last Bj THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Miami Beach, Pla. — Vince Martinez, 14T4, Paterson, N. J. out- pointed Miguel Dial, 150, Havana, 10. New Orlean* .— Willie Pastrano, 188, New Orleans, outpointed Johnny Arthur, 228, South Africa, 10. Dave Melton. Kansas City prospect, hit the first pitch for a home run when he played for San Francisco in 1950. He Is a Stanford University graduate. New Face Might Steal Career Boy Not Cap from Old Masters Serious Darby Threat as Yet By MERCER BAILKV AUGUSTA, Ga. {AP} — Can a newcomer win the 20th Masters, a golf classic which opened today with the biggest and best field in its brief but brilliant history? The records say no, The golfers» — say no. And the sportswriters say no. They lean toward the experi ence o! a Gary Mlddlecoff, Sam Snead, Ben Hogan or Jimmy Dem aret. But Ray O'Brien, tournament di rector of the Professional Golfers Assn., says yes. "We have more fine young golf ers on the tour this year than ever said before, I believe," O'Brien 'Several of them have the game to win the Masters, and I think one of them will." Ciry Can Repeat He mentioned such circuit stars as Dow Finsterwald, Don Fair field, Ernie Vossler, Lionel Hebert, Mike Fetchiclc, Billy Maxwell, Gene Littler and Mike Sou- chak. Middlecoff, the defending champion who would like to become the. first to win Masters titles In successive years, held out for experience — experience on the exacting Augusta National Course, favorite golfing 1 retreat of President Eisenhower. "I rion't believe any of the boys who haven't played this several years stand much chance." he said. "This Is a course you have to know to be able to score well. "I'd say Littler and Souchak have the best chance among the younger fellows. They've already played In two or three Masters." The sprawling Augusta National spread its 6,950 challenging yards before a record field of 84 for the opening round. Rich in tradition and packed with prestige, the Masters championship is one coveted by all golfers. Southern Assn. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Birmingham 5, Nashville 3 Little Rock 5, Oklahoma City Tex 3 Atlanta 12, Atlanta Feds 2 Indianapolis AA 4, Mobile 3 St. Paul AA 8, Memphis 1 Wi//ie Postrano Spots 40 Lbs., Wins Easily NEW ORLEANS Wv-Willie pas- trano of New Orleans, eager to climb higher in the heavyweight ranks, today eyed R bout with either Joey Rownn or Chuck Speiser after hanging up an easy decision over Johnny Arthur ol South Africa. The .smooth-punching Pastrano, 20-year-oid native of the French Quarter, spotted Arthur 40 pounds in their 10-round bout last night and took home the easiest victory of his short career At 188, Pastrano was the heaviest he's ever scaled and made the 228-pound Arthur a steady target [or his talented left- hand. Referee Francis Kerchcval and Judge Pete Giaruso each tabbed Pastrano the winner, nine rounds to one. Judge Eddie Woll scored it a shutout for Pastrano. The Associated Press card scored it nine rounds for Pastrano with one even. The decision was Pnstrano's 36th against five losses and four draws. Choir Cagers Start Meet CHICAGO tf) — Eight entries, headed by the California -Plying Wheels of Long Beach, defending champions, open play today in the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Preliminaries and semifinals will be held the first two days at suburban Glenview, 111., with the finals Sunday at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago. Challenging the Flying Wheels are the St. Louis Rams, Illinois Wizz Kids from the University of Illinois. Kansas City Pioneers, NEW YORK (AP) — At least half of C. V. Whitney's one-two punch for the Kentucky Derby will need more work before he qualifies as a serious threat against, the best 3-year-olds in the land - at Churchill Downs May 5. When Head Man came from behind to win a 6-furlong dash ai Jamaica Monday after a galloping victory at Bowie, the rnilblrds were saying that the famous light blue and brown capped silks would be mighty tough to handle on Derby Day even with such powerful stretch runner Needles in the field. Trainers Not Unhappy They reminded you that in the Whitney barn at Belmont Park was Career Boy, rated by many better than Head Man and the top 2-year-old 1955 in the opinion of such an astute judge 01 horseflesh as New York handlcapper Jimmy Kilroe. Career Boy finally made his long awaited 3-year-old debut yesterday and he was something, of a disappointment, especially to those at Jamaica who backed him into favortlsim at 1 to 2. The pood-looking son of Phalanx wound up second, beaten 1& lengths by Isidor Blcber's Will Of Allah. While Career Boy's supporters at the betting windows may have been disappointed, trainer Syl Veitch and Jockey Eric Guerln were not. "He appeared In need of a race," said Veitch. "and he'll get another one next Wednesday in the Gotham." The Gotham is a $25.000 added race over A mile and one-sixteenth and should go a long ay toward showing whether Career Boy Is of derby caliber. Taint the h*ndle of your camp axe In alternate stripes of black and white, making each stripe an Inch wide. This will provide an excellent measuring rule. • « * Planning on painting or Tarnish* Ing your boat. Don't do It on cold or wet days. The ideal temperature Is between GO and 85 defrew. With plenty of pleasant, firsthand experience among the clan, The Sporting .Goods Dealer, business magazine published in St. Louis, acknowledges that about the only time you can be sure a fisherman It telling the truth is when he calls another fisherman a liar. In order to help anglers understand one another better and to keep things In perspective, The Dealer passe* along the following Table of Round Numbers recommended for all fishermen: Five or more — one dozen; 26 minutes — one hour; four fish—the limit; — seven fish—a boat load; seven inches — one foot; 30 inches —one yard; seven ounces — one pound. « • * In preparing a fishing re*! for that first outing, remember to put greaAe, not oil, on the fears. They rotate at such a rate that oil la thrown off. • • * Until now, automatic pitching machines have been quite coatly, but Dedoes Industrie* la out with one that sells for juit $39.50. It plugs into any light socket and throws harmless IH -inch balls. . Read Courier News Clattlfled Ads. Brooklyn Whirlaways, Pan - Am Vets of Long Island, N. Y., Jersey Wheelers of Newark, N. J,, and the New York Spokesmen of New York City. METAL BASE CABINETS Formica TOM B vSi u$e36 SllthtlJ HUBBARD & SON Fornltin V YE ELL YOU join us in welcoming Spring? 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