The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 18, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 18, 1953
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IAG1 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MOST) AT, MAY 18, 1958 Paul Richards: Houdini Of American League By ID CORRIGAN AP Sport! Writer The name of the manager of the Chicago White Sox is Paul Richards, despite rumors going- «round the American League that it's Houdini. ' With only one regular hitting over .300, and with a pitching staff composed largely of castoffs, the White Sox today were just ha!f a game out of first place. They've won nine of their last 11 games, many of them with spine-chilling late-inning rallies. But how long can It go on? Remember 1951 when the Pale Hou had the league agog for the first three months, only to fall off to almost nothing, taken last year, although they never did reach first place, they climbed to second In July, and eventually finished operations in third place. This year Richards said he thought the Sox could win the pennant—if. So far none of his its have been holding up. It's as though the team is balancing itself in midair. Only catcher Sherman, Lollar is over the .300 mark. He's hitting .348, and this is a pleasant surprise to Richards, who for a time thought of demoting him from the first-string catching job. Two Hurltrs Billy Pierce, with a 5-1 and reliefer Harry Dorish, have Yank Rally in 10th Beats Brownies By The Associated Presi The St. Louis Browns lost on two counts to the New York Yankees Sunday — the score and the number of players used. ' The Yanks used a pair of two-run rallies, in the ninth and in the 10th, to hand the Browns a 6-5 loss. Manager Casey Stengel may not have been trying to get more names in the lineup than St. Louis pilot Marty Marion, but he succeeded, 23 to*18. The 41 players set a major league + . record for the number used by two clubs in one game. A second game had been sched- > uled but even with daylight saving ttm« daylight doesn't go on forever, so the finale was halted In a scoreless tie after three and a half innings. The first game took 3 hours and 33 minutes. The Browns led 4-0 on seven singles in the first five innings but the Yankees picked up two tallies in the seventh. " StilMt looked like a Brownie victory as relief hurler Don Larsen had two men* out, a man on first and two strikes on Billy Martin in the last of the ninth. Martin didn't wait for the third •trike, he singled. A triple by Irv Noren tied the game. In the 10th Clint Courtney singled home Les Moss for another St. Louis iead. Martin came up for the Yanks again in the 10th, this time with the bases loaded, and drove in the two necessary runs with a single. Harvey Haddix, rookie southpaw hurler for the St. Louis Cardinals, was a member of all-star teams during four minor league seasons. Coors, Denton Are Defeated In Finals A 20-foot putt on the 18th green failed to fall and Dr. George Coors of Memphis and Bill Joe Denton of Wilson lost by about an inch the Little Rock Country Club's annual four-ball tournament yesterday. Memphlans Curtis Person and Eaton Elder were the winners, one- up. Denton and Coors were two holes down going into number 17 where Denton sank a birdie three putt. On the 18th, Coors missed his 20- foot putt by an Inch, thereby giving bis team a half on the hole. Had it dropped, the match would have gone into extra holes. Denton and Coors defeated John Buzick of Monette and Ted Darragh of Little Rock 2-1 in the semi-finals yesterday morning. The champions gained the finals by taking D. A. Cean and Bob Wilder, both of Little Rock, 3-2. been carrying the pitching staff t a large extent. Dprlsh has been in 13 games and owns a 3-0 record But more important, the Box hav( won nine of the games in which he has appeared. Saul Rogovln staggered through to a 7-3 victory over the Washington Senators yesterday, and if the league-leading New York Yankees had lost, Richards and his opera live would have been in first place But the Yanks won too, beating the St. Louis Browns, 6-5. The Yanks came mighty close to losing. The Brownies were ahead,4-2, and there were two out in the ninth when third-string Yankee catcher Ralph Houk singled. So did Billy Martin. Irv Noren drove both home with a triple. That sent the game into extra innings. The Brownies scored once In their half of the 10th on a couple of singles and a sacrifice but the Yanks came right back to win the ball game [or reliefer Bob Kuzava. The two teams used a total of 41 players, a major league record. Good Pitch Early Wynn and Mike Garcia hurled the third-place Cleveland Indians to a double-header triumph over the Philadelphia A's. Cleveland won the first, 7-3. The second was a little tougher. Mike Oarcia and the A's Alex Kellner engaged in a tight duel for nine nnings. But in the tenth, Kellner blew to the stratosphere and the ndians scored eight runs to wrap up a 9-1 victory. The scheduled double-header be- ween the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox was washed out. In the National League, the Cincinnati Redlegs must have Used up all their hitting power in the first game of their doubleheader against the Brooklyn Dodgers. They won the opener, 13-5. But In the nightcap, Carl Erskine held them to one hit—& drlbbly bunt down the third base line by Gus Bell—as the Dolgers registered a 10-0 shutout. The Brooks moved into third place by virtue of their victory and the New York Giants' 9-6 triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Chicago Cubs swept a double-header from the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-2, and 7-3. The Philadelphia Athletics executed two triple steals against the Cleveland Indians on July 25, 1930. The St. Louis Browns lost three consecutive 1-0 games. The dates were April 25, 2«, 27.1909. Sports Roundup — Heavy Title Picture Not Clear By GAYLE TALBOT CHICAGO (AP) — Rocky Marciano, the cobbler's son, had been sitting happily for a half-hour beside his manager, Al Weill, answering a barrage of questions thrown at him by the assembled press. Some of the questions were barbed, tossed in by admirers of J e r a e y Joe Walcott, but the grinning heavyweight champion handled them with ease and dispatch. "That's the fellow," observed a reporter on the outside edge, "who was called punchy the other day by Felix Bocchicchio (Walcott's manager). I wish I was punchy the way he Is. In fact, I would like to be exactly' as punchy as he and Weill are together." It was the man's way of suggesting that, between them, Rocky and his round business agent might possibly comprise the most destructive team In the history of the heavyweights. Rocky can hit and he possesses a remarkable native intelligence. Weill has long ben recognized, and not necessarily with admiration by fellow members of the craft, as a genius with the boxing dollar. They'll Do Okay They are going to make an awful lot of money within the next few years. Not too many others in the game can expect to get wealthy while Rocky and Al are in command. In fact, many of boxing.'B top figures were very gloomy about the immediate future after Friday night's monumental bust here. They fear the effects will be felt for some time. But they know that Rocky and Al will do all right for themselves. The plight of the two leading challengers, Ezzard Charles and Roland La Starza, is a rather sad one for the reason that they are standing in one another's way. If either had an outright claim to a title fight they could start beating the drums right now for an outdoor show in New York in September. But La Starza's manager, Jimmy De Angelo, wants no part of Charles, and it is difficult to tec where the impasse will end. "Why should we fight Charles?" D« Angelo demands. "We fought a split decision with Marciano three years ago, and he's been dodging* us ever since. Now we're not going ' to do & thing until we get Weill in the ring again." Manager Talk This is, of course, manager talk. Weill does not actually get in the ring, himself, except between rounds. "All right. La Starza doesn't want to fight us," snorted Jake Mintz, a co-manager of Charles. "If that's the way they feel they can go on fighting bums and making nothing. Charles deserves the fight, and I'm not worrying about that punch of Marciano's. I don't have to take it." Meantime, Weill Is talking happily of making movie shorts and touring the Orient for "big money." In reply to a direct question he conceded, rather, shortly, we thought, that Marciano would take part in both projects. Rocky enjoyed the exchange hugely. The largest crowd ever to attend the opening game at Crosley Field was 35,747 on April 15, 1924. The Redlegs defeated the Pirates, 6-5. • Puppies • • Parakeets • • Kittens • Canaries • Tropical Fish • —All Pet Supplies— Th» PET SHOP Mrs. N. G. Jerome 433 S. Division ph, 8075 Rt. 2 Basebollers Win Over Holcomb The Blytheville Rt. 2 baseball team took a rain-soaked victory over the Holcomb, Mo., nine there yesterday by a score of 3-2. Fritz West, manager of the Rt. 2 cub, hurled for the Blytheville team giving up only seven hits, while his teammates were clubbing Hoi- comb's pitcher, Joe Young, for eight safeties. Dink Little led Rt. 2 batters in the victory as he slammed a two- run homer past the 306 foot marker. Rt. 2 meets Steele in its next game Sunday at the park located here at the end of Ruddle Road. WAtCOTT DOWN IN FIRST ROUND — Heavy- to the canvas in the first weight Champion Rocky Marciano stands over fallen championship bout at the Challenger Jersey Joe Walcott after knocking him VV'lrephoto) _ J round of their 15-round Chicago Stadium. (AP) M iddlecoff in Top Form. For Coming U.S. Open WESTBURY, N. Y. (AP) — For the last four or five years those who follow golfer's gold dust trail have been calling Dr. Gary Middlecoff the sport's "heir apparent." If ;his be so, now may be the time for Doc to keep his date with destiny. The lean Memphis dentist has reached the peak of his game with [ he U. S. Open championship less ' ban a month away. He won the ast Meadow Brook Round Bobin Itle yesterday after five rounds of :parkling golf. He registered 70-64-66-67-66 tor 33, 17 under par. Arithmetically, le finished seven points ahead of 'Imy Dearet. "I am playing better than ever n my life," Gary said. "If I can teep this up I should do all right n the Open." The Open is sched- iled to start June 8 at Oakmont, iear Pittsburgh. Middlecoff has been consistently mong the first three money win- iers in the past five years and in 949 he won the Open champion- hip at Chicago's Medlnah Club, ut that was the year of Ben Hoan's near-fatal automobile acci- ent and the lanky Southerner was egarded, more or less, as an in- erim champion. Eight Had Plus Score Hogan came back to win in 1950 nd '51 and last year Julius Boros ame scrambling out of nowhere score at Dallas. Of the field of 16 hand-picked layers in the Round Robin yes- erday, only eight finished even or ettev. In the tournament in which ach player matched his card with very member of his foursome, 'iddlecoff ended with a plus 42 olnts. Demaret had plus 35. Jack Burke Jr. was third with us 23 followed by Lloyd Man- rum with plus 14, Jim Ferrler ith plus, 9, Bobby Locke with plus tmd Dave Douglas with plus 1. oug Ford ended even With the oard. Defending Champion Sam nead was 12th with a minus 11 core. Read Courier News Classified Ads. WC Is Against Sew Admissions FT. WORTH, Tex. UP]— Those fav- ring expansion of the Southwest inference loet another bid to enlarge the conference over the week- nd. The 7-scheol conference voted gainst admitting Texas Tech and Oklahoma. Voting to invite Tech and Okla- oma into the conference \vere Tex- 5, Texas Christian and Texas A&M. •low the other four members voted n the executive session of the con- erence Faculty Committee, was not evealed. Dr. E. D. Mouzon of Southern Methodist, Dr. Delbert Swartz of Arkansas. Dr. J. D. Bragg of Baylor and Dr. H. E. Bray of Rice, the new conference president, declined to say how they balloted. Felix Radleigh. 32, Is the president of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. He hails from Lyndhurst, N. J. Women Top Legion's Three Match Card Female wrestlers return to the Memorial Auditorium ring tonight to highlight a three-match card on the American Legion's wrestling program. Millie Stafford and Betty Hawkins are slated to square off in one of the three bouts with four male grapplers taking art in the other two. The other two bouts pit Carlos Rolriquez vs. Jimmy Siksay and Doran O'Hnra vs. Sailro Moran. All bouts will be for a one-hour time limit. The first bout Is scheduled for 8:15. Millie Stafford New Book for TV Fans NEW YORK W)—For the millions of fans who seldom, if ever, fee a major league baseball game yet follow their favorites via radio and TV, a new handbook has been published. H Is called "Major League Radio find TV Baseball Handbook." (A. S. Barnes & Co., N.Y., 50 cents). The book is edited by Hy Turkin, sports writer and telecaster. The handbook contains 160 pages revealing a glossary of baseball terms, full schedules, rosters plus many photographs and diagrams. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. O.B Philadelphia 16 7 .696 — Milwaukee 15 8 .652 1 Brooklyn 15 11 St. Louis 13 10 New York 12 15 Chicago 9 H Pittsburgh 10 17 Cincinnati 6 14 <300 8 >/ 2 .577 214 .565 3 .444 6 .391 7 .370 8 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 18 9 Chicago 19 11 Cleveland 15 11 Boston 14 11 Washington 14 15 St. Louis 12 16 Philadelphia 12 18 Detroit 8 21 .667 — .633 .577 2' .560 3 .483 6 .429 6 .400 7 .216 11 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION .. .W L Pet. GB Birmingham 19 13 .594 — Memphis 19 13 .594 — Little Rock 15 15 .500 3 Nashville .'.'16 17 .485 3',4 Chattanooga . 1415 .483 3"/ 2 Mobile 1618 .471 3'/ 2 Atlanta 1518 .455 4>/ 2 New Orleans 1520 .429 5'/ 2 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati 13-0 Brooklyn 5-10 . New York 9 St. Louis 6 Chicago 6-7 Pittsburgh 2-3 Philadelphia at Milwaukee (2) postponed, rain AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago 7 Washington 3 New York 6 St. Louis 5, 10 innings, second game postponed, darkness Cleveland 7-9 Philadelphia 2-1 Dertoit at Boston 2, postponed, rain. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mobile 3 Chattanooga 2 (12 innings) Little Rock 7-2 Atlanta. 5-4 Memphis 4-7 Birmingham 2-1 Nashville 2-8 New Orleans 4-6 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Booklyn at Cincinnati (night)— Roe (1-1) vs Podbielan (0.4) Philadelphia at Milwaukee night)—Drews (2-2) vs Buhl (1-1) New York at St. Louis-Koslo (3-3) vs Faszholz Only games scheduled AJfEBICAN LEAGUE Chicago, at Washington (night)— Dobson (3-3) vs Marrero (2-2) Detroit at Boston (2)—Carver (24) and Madison (2-0) vs Hudson (1-1) and Parnell (4-0). Only games scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Rock at Birmingham Memphis at Atlanta Chattanooga at New Orleans Nashville at Mobile BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, May 18 8:15 p.m. Adults 60c—Children ISe 3 BIG MATCHES! GIRL WRESTLERS! Miss Millie Stafford I Doran O'Hara I Carlos Rodriquei Tl. I VI. I VS. Miss Betty Hawkins | Sailor Moran | Jimmie Siksay All Matches One Hour Time Limit — Best 2 Out of 3 Falls Television SERVICE ANY MAKE PHILCO FACTORY SERVICE PA Systems for Sale or Bent Blaylock's N. Highway 61 Ph. 31M Walcott's Protest Hangs on 3-D Films By TOM BRANNAGAN CHICAGO (AP) Members of Jersey Joe Walcott's camp hoped today to parlay some morning moving pictures into a strong afternoon argument that their man's knockout by Rocky JIarciano be set aside. The International Boxing Club scheduled a special theater showing of three-dimension films of Friday night's two minutes and 25 seconds of action, which ended in Walcott's KO by the heavyweight Chicks Gain Tie for First Place Two Wins from Barons Put Teams Even By JACK SIMMS Associated Press Sports Writer It's been a long puli, but Luke Appling's Memphis Chicks are on top of the Southern Association today. The Chicks, in the league cellar the first few days of the campaign, knocked off the Birmingham Barons, 4-2 and 7-1 yesterday to go Into a tie for first with the Alabama outfit. Mobile took Chattanooga, 3-2, In 12 Innings; Little Rock got by Atlanta, 7-5, in the first game of a doublehefider and lost the second, 4-2, and Nashville and New Orleans split. New Orleans won the first 4' and lost the second, 8-6. Dick Strahs of Memphis won a pitching duel with Birmingham's Al Cicote In the opener. The Chicks collected 12 hits In the second game, Including homers by Ken Landenberger and Hoyd Fogg. Tom Fine was the winning pitcher. Simpson Homers Bobby Grain picked a fine time to get his first homer In the Mobile uniform. He blasted one out of the park In the bottom of the 12th against Chattanooga's Zeke Zeisz with on« on base to give the Bears their fourth-straight victory. Jack Brittin's 4-hitter gave At lanta its second game triumph over the Travs. He was tagged for a 2- run homer by George Bullard In the third. Lefty Ed March was the loser. In the first game, Ralph Atkins and Hal Simpson smashed homers to lead a 12-hit attack on three Atlanta hurlers. Dick Hoeksema was the winning pitcher. Preston Elkins hurled a 6-hltter at Nashville to whip the Vols .in the first contest. Norman Pox, the loser, held New Orleans to five hits, but one of them was a homer by Lou Klein. The Vols teed off for la hits to win the second game. champion. Invited were the press, members of the Illinois Athletic Commission and representatives of both fighters. Neither Marciano nor Walcott will be present. Both have left town. The films were taken from four angles and all four will be run off, both at normal tempo and in slow motion. Formal Protest Felix Bocchicchlo, Walcott's manager, and his lawyer, Angelo Malandra, maintain the films will prove their contention that Referee Frank Slkora gave the 39- year-old challenger a "fast count." They plan to file a formal protest with the Illinois commission in the afternoon. However, unless the movies show something not apparent to the commission, other officials and hundreds' of sportswriters at ringside, the Walcott argument is not expected to get very far. Commission Chairman Livingston Osborne and members Lou Eadzienda and Johnny Behr continue to state that in their opinion Jersey Joe was counted out fully and fairly. It was not known whether Marciano would be represented at the theater today. His manager, Al Welll, ,is not in town. Rocky himself was resting in Holland, Mich., where he trained for the brief bout. His plans are indefinite but may have been helped along somewhat by a recommendation of the National Boxing Association E x e c u 11 v t Board yesterday. *At a meeting in Milwaukee, th« board recommended that Roland La Starza and Ezzard Charles fight each other for the right to meet the champion. tOTTUD IN 10ND YEUOWSTONE, INC., IOUISVIUE, ICY, 1340 costs onty That's the price of this great new '53 Buick SPECIAL Sedan—with its higher horsepower and compression, its improved Million Dollar Ride, its 6-passenger roominess. Come in and sse for yourself that this big beauty is th« greatest Buick value in 50 great years. *2-door, 6-passangar Sedan, Model 430, Illustrated. Optional equip* ment. accessories, slain and local taxes, II any. additional. Prlcet moy vary jligMiy in adjoining communities due Jo ihipping cnargai. 8g M pikes lobjecl lo cnan.qe without notice. Langston-Me Waters Buick Co. 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